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The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living
July 29 through August 4, 2015


Be there this week as we vote for Birmingham’s most adorable baby in round four of B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest, celebrate Birmingham’s Top 50 Over 50, discover new music at Secret Stages music festival, and join together with the community at Railroad Park for City Fest. We’ll be there, will you?
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B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest
Now through August 3

Parents all over Birmingham have submitted snapshots of the most adorable babies. Now it’s your turn to decide! Who has the cutest kiddo? Head on over to our Facebook page to vote for the baby you think takes the cake. Voting is open until 10 a.m. on August 3. 


Click the banner above to vote.

Peter and the Starcatcher
Now through August 16
City Equity Theatre
The New York Times names it as an adult’s prequel to
Peter Pan. T
 five-time Tony Award-winning musical Peter and the Starcatcher is based on the bestseller by newspaper humorist Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Top 50 Over 50
July 30
Cahaba Grand Conference Center

Growing older is unavoidable, but growing up is optional. Positive Maturity Inc.’s Top 50 Over 50 Awards celebrates the citizens of Birmingham who know how to dream, laugh, contribute, and achieve on many levels (without letting age determine the outcome). Help congratulate 2015’s Top 50 Over 50 on July 30.

Click here to learn more!


Toby Keith
July 30
Oak Mountain 

Get tickets for Toby Keith‘s Good Times & Pick Up Lines tour, because he’s coming to Oak Mountain Amphitheatre on July 30 and he’s bringing Colt Ford and Chris Janson along, too.

Get tickets here!


Shrek the Musical
July 30 through August 9
Virginia Samford Theatre
Join Donkey, Fiona, and The Gingerbread Man as they go on a wild adventure at the 
Virginia Samford Theatre
 with Shrek The Musical, beginning on July 30.

Smart Skin Med Spa Open House

July 30  


Smart Skin – New Homewood Location 

B-Metro is joining Smart Skin Med Spa to celebrate the grand opening of its second location in downtown Homewood. Join our blog team from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., or stop by between 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for delectable treats, wine, huge spa giveaways, and “Smart Bags” for the first 25 guests.

 Get ready to feel pampered here!

“New Year, New You” Reveal Party

July 30


Iron City

Join Matt Crane of L.I.F.E Fitness and Children’s of Alabama for the “New Year, New You” Reveal Party on July 30 at Iron City to celebrate the results of the hard work Liz Aldridge’s healthy revolution and the dedication she has given to her personal fitness over the past six months.

Press here to learn more!

Land Aid

July 31


Avondale Brewing

Join Freshwater Land Trust for Land Aid, featuring Nashville-based group Kopecky. Enjoy good music and good brews while supporting the Freshwater Land Trust’s efforts to conserve and protect open space and waterways throughout Central Alabama.

Fish here for tickets.

The Breakfast Club 
July 31
The Alabama Theatre 
The Alabama Theatre’s summer film series continues this Friday at 7 p.m. with a showing of the classic 80’s high school flick featuring Claire, Andrew, Brian, Allison, and of course, Bender.

For another rad experience, stop by Iron City that same night to hear ultimate 80’s cover band The Molly Ringwalds perform at 8 p.m.


Secret Stages
July 31 through August 1
Downtown Birmingham
Secret Stages is a two-day walking music festival for music enthusiasts. Be treated to around 60 local, regional, and nationally-known bands performing on the stages of neighborhood establishments (Imagine a southern version of SXSW).

City Fest
August 1
Railroad Park
Let’s celebrate our city with style – join The RootsCommon, and Taylor Hicks at Schaeffer Eye Center‘s City Fest on August 1 at Railroad Park. Come for great live music, tasty local food trucks, and a refreshing beer garden.

Mary Poppins
Now through August 2
Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at ASFA
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have created everyone’s favorite and practically-perfect nanny in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. If you enjoy the movie, you’ll love seeing the musical live.

Fenders & Fireflies
August 6
Old Car Heaven
Join Easter Seals of Birmingham for Fenders and Fireflies, a night of fun for a fantastic cause. Come for live music, catering by Cocina Superior, signature Firefly cocktails, and a silent auction with over 100 items to bid on, including a trip to Tuscany or Antigua!

Birmingham Restaurant Week
August 14 through August 23
Participating Restaurants 

Get your stomach ready for Birmingham Restaurant Week, a 10-day culinary affair on August 14 through 23, where locally owned and operated restaurants offer incentives for patrons to visit their favorite restaurants and to experience new ones.


B-Metro, a publication of Fergus Media LLC, is a proven, award-winning media brand in Birmingham, Ala., that blends style with substance and spreads the word about the need-to-know people, places and things that make Birmingham great. We put together a mix of youthful urban edge, fresh perspectives, and searing images and design to bring you a great magazine cocktail sure to quench your thirst for the great things our city offers.

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