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10/8/2014 – 10/14/2014 



Taste the flavors of fall at one of the many outdoor festivals featuring local art, family activities, live music, and food & drink tastings this weekend. Gather your kids, your spouse, or your friends and prepare to discover some of our city’s best local treasures.

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The City of Birmingham Presents
The Fusion Awards



October 14 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Sheraton Hotel Birmingham


Meet 29 people who are changing Birmingham at a luncheon in their honor. The Fusion Awards recognize people in Birmingham who represent excellence in their chosen fields and foster, cultivate, and exemplify a wide array of diversity in our community.


Sponsored by BBVA Compass, the University of Alabama at Birmingham & WAVE, Inc. 

B-Metro Live Social Media Broadcast

Fall Community Showcase
October 11-12, 18-19
Showcase Home in Hunter’s Gate

The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders’ Showcase Home, which was built by D.R. Horton, features the latest in home design, décor, technology and sustainability.

We’ll be joined by My Life Well Loved and Vintage Inspired Passionista as we live broadcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram from the Showcase Home on October 11 from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Join us live or online for the latest in home design!

More on the Showcase Home here

The Reveal: Party on the New Porch
October 9 starting at 5:00 PM
Alabama Outdoors – Homewood

This special version of Party on the Porch will reveal the newly renovated flagship Alabama Outdoors store. Stop by for live music by Sweetwater Road, food from Saw’s Street Kitchen, and craft brews from Good People Brewing Co. What a perfect way to kick-off the fall season!

 RSVP here


Meet the Artist Reception
October 9 from 6 – 8:00 PM
Aldridge Gardens

Meet award-winning photographer Joseph De Sciose and get a first glance at his new exhibit, “Embracing Silence,” which is a collection of black and white photography of Moss Rock Preserve. The exhibit will be on display through December 7.

More info here!


Barber Vintage Festival
October 10 – 12
Barber Motorsports Park

Motorcycle enthusiasts, you won’t want to miss this 10th annual event featuring motorcycle stunt shows, road racing, vintage motorcycle displays, motorcycle auctions, a firetruck display, and more.

Event schedule + tickets here!


The Heart Behind The Music

October 10 at 7:30 PM

Wright Center – Samford University


This unique family-friendly show provides an up-close and personal insight into the best music written by some of the industry’s most talented musicians. The show features Deana Carter, Billy Dean, Teddy Gentry from the group Alabama, and Lenny Blanc.
Tickets available here!

Pepper Place Fall Market
October 11 from 7 AM – 12 noon
Pepper Place

Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers, and artisans to Birmingham each week, rain or shine. At the first fall market of the season, you’ll enjoy a special demonstration by internationally-known chef Todd English, who will be at the market selecting fresh, local ingredients to cook at Todd English P.U.B. later that evening.
More here!


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
October 11 from 7 AM – 12 PM
Linn Park

As part of the largest series of 5K run/walks in the world, the Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure celebrates breast cancer survivorship, honors those who have lost their battle with the disease, and raises significant funds for the cause.

Join the cause here!


Mt Laurel Fall Festival
October 11 from 10 AM – 3:00 PM

Mt Laurel Town Center

Celebrate fall’s arrival at Mt Laurel’s Fall Festival, which offers fun activities for kids and parents alike. This year’s event features a farmers market, craft fair, live music, a petting zoo, hay rides, inflatables, concessions, face painting, and much more.
More event info here!


Art in Avondale Park
October 11 starting at 10 AM
Avondale Park

This annual free art event showcases works by area artists and booths by local vendors. The event will also include music and dance performances, plus a children’s area featuring face painting and hands-on art projects.
List of exhibitors here!


Arts & Music on the Green
October 11 from 9 AM – 5:00 PM
Ross Bridge

This 9th annual event highlights local and regional artists and craftsmen along with the area’s hottest bands. Held in conjunction with Uncorked! on the Green (more info below), Arts & Music has come to be one of the most highly anticipated events in Birmingham, with over six thousand attending every year.

Check out this year’s artist lineup!


Uncorked! on the Green
October 11 starting at 5:00 PM
Ross Bridge

Indulge your taste buds and sample more than 50 craft beers from around the world–along with many fine wines–for free at this premier outdoor tasting event, which is held in conjunction with Arts & Music on the Green.
Beer + wine lists available here!


Baumhower’s ShrimpFest & BBQ
October 11 from 4 – 9 PM
Oak Mountain State Park

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Alabama State Parks by showing your support for the parks and Alabama Gulf seafood. Taking place on the beach at Oak Mountain State Park, this all-ages event includes fresh boiled shrimp, gumbo and BBQ, kids’ inflatables, and live music.

More info here!


Woodlawn Street Market
October 11 from 1 – 5:00 PM
55th Place South

This urban street market will take place in the heart of historic Woodlawn and feature merchants selling produce, goods, and prepared food, along with a few local retailers. The free family-friendly market will offer Birminghamians a gathering place for taking in an amazing meal or picking up an inspiring piece to add to their collection.

List of vendors here!


Cask + Drum
October 11 from 11 AM – 11:00 PM
Downtown Birmingham

This annual festival combines great music with craft beer and wine tastings, all benefiting Magic Moments. The day starts with the Kick’n Chick’n Wing Fest and continues with live concerts by Girl Talk, Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and more.
Full lineup + tickets here!


Cask + Drum After-Party
October 11 at 11:00 PM
Cantina Tortilla Grill

Cask + Drum fans, join in on the fun as Cantina Tortilla Grill, B-Metro, and Pepsi host the official Cask + Drum after party! Immediately following the conclusion of Girl Talk, we’re taking the party to Cantina in Pepper Place. Trim Tab will be offering specials, DJ Coco will be spinning on the patio, and Taco Morro Loco will provide the late-night grub. See you there!

More here


Birmingham Zombie Prom
October 11 from 7 PM – 2:00 AM
Das Haus

Get ready to dance until you decay… the Birmingham Zombie Prom is an event of dancing, door prizes, a costume contest, and of course, prom photos. This year’s event will benefit the Firehouse Shelter, and live music will be provided by Gentleman Zero.


Earth Science Week
October 12 – 18
McWane Science Center

Are you ready for Earth Science Week? McWane Science Center will offer hands-on activities and programs designed to promote the earth sciences. At this week-long special event, learn how how geoscientists gather and interpret data about the Earth and other planets, impacting society through their research.

More info here!

Boo at the Zoo
Now through October 31
The Birmingham Zoo

Put on your family-friendly costume and watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, trick-or-treating, themed rides, and fun games for 16 nights of Halloween fun. A few favorite activities include the Creepy Carnival, the Sasquatch Hay Ride, and the all-new Monster Slide.
Rides, games, and tickets here!


Halloween Events
Throughout the month of October

Sloss Fright Night | Through November 1
The famous (and reportedly haunted) Sloss Furnaces will be transformed this month into three different spooky trails, including the new “Outbreak” zombie obstacle course.

Pumpkin Patch Express | Through October 26
This family-friendly event at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum includes hayrides, a corn maze, and a pumpkin patch.

Atrox Factory | Through November 1
Prepare to be scared–the Southeast’s largest haunted attraction is a 40,000 sq. ft. indoor haunted home ready to spook you around every corner.

Warehouse31 Haunted House | Through November 1

If you dare, experience the indoor 3D haunted maze or 3D nightmare experience. You’ll also enjoy fire performances, zombie paintball, horror movies, and a DJ.



Harvest Feast
October 14 from 6 – 8:30 PM
Gabrella Manor

It’s that time of year when we gather family and friends around the table to celebrate fall. Join the Harvest Feast benefiting P.E.E.R. Inc. and East Lake Market at Gabrella Manor, and you’ll enjoy live music, a silent auction, and an amazing meal prepared by Chef Franklin Biggs.

Get tickets here!


B-Metro LIVE Facebook event!
Live Chat
with Jessica Kirk Drennan

October 15 from 11 – 11:30 AM

Ask your family & divorce-related questions and get immediate answers from the author of Divorce in Alabama. Join us on our Facebook page as Jessica Kirk Drennan, attorney at Kirk Drennan, P.C. answers all your burning questions in real time.
Want to send in a question anonymously? Ask it here.

Discover more here!

Jones is Thirsty Wine Tasting
October 15 from 6 – 7:30 PM

Join B-Metro’s newest columnist Scott Jones for a sundown wine tasting in Mountain Brook Village. This special tasting features a mix of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars paired with three wines. There will also be appetizers from Avo featuring Oli.O oils and vinegars.
Space is limited–reserve your spot now!



Samford University Presents

B-Published! Fiction Contest

Enter through October 15!

Are you a writer, storyteller, or avid reader? Have you ever dreamed of seeing your own written work published? In the first-ever B-Metro fiction writing contest, we invite you to submit an original story in one of our age divisions (student, college, or adult) for the chance to have your work published in our magazine.
Contest rules listed here!

Email your story to bpublishedcontest@gmail.com

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