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4/16/2014 – 4/22/2014 




From a “Party for the Planet” to an outdoor music festival, it’s never been more fun to celebrate Earth Day in Birmingham. At this week’s local festivities, you can support some of our city’s best eco-driven organizations while enjoying the company of friends and family. 
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DSW “Shoe Love” Party
April 17 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
DSW at Brookwood Village

Calling all shoe lovers! The B-Metro blog team will be celebrating the new DSW in Brookwood Village, and you’re invited! Join us, Abby Hathorn (Vintage Inspired Passionista), and Erica Bunker (DIY Style) as we live broadcast the event on social media. Stop by for DSW swag bags, light refreshments & punch, a “shoe cam” photobooth, and plenty of DSW giveaways!
RSVP here!

International Peace Corps Party
April 17 from 6 – 8:00 PM

This enjoyable party, reception and recruitment function celebrates the Greater Birmingham Peace Corps Volunteers. Stop by for light refreshments, a cash bar, and to learn more about the Peace Corps. Candidates recently invited into the Peace Corps will also be recognized.  

More info here! 


Taste for a Cure
April 17 at 6:30 PM
The Avon Theatre

This inaugural event, presented by and benefiting the Parkinson Association of Alabama, features food and drink pairings by top Birmingham chefs, entertainment, a silent auction, and a live auction hosted by auctioneer Ken Jackson.

More info & tickets here! 


Oak Mountain State Fair
April 17 – 27
Oak Mountain Ampitheatre

Alabama’s largest outdoor event is back! Along with carnival rides and games, this year’s fair also offers some unique food (deep fried Oreos, anyone?) and special attractions such as Kachunga & The Alligator show, No Joe’s Circus, Larry Moore the Magic Man, a motorcycle stunt show, a live petting zoo, and much more!

Beer on the Back Porch
April 18 from 6 – 10:00 PM
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

There is no better way to start your weekend than with delicious food, cold drinks and live music by The Bill Ledbetter Project. Come relax and support Ruffner on its back porch as you enjoy dinner and brews from Back Forty Beer Co.
RSVP here!


Matthew Mayfield
April 18 at 8:00 PM
Iron City Bham

Matthew Mayfield is an American singer-songwriter from Birmingham. This Friday, he will be returning home for a live concert performance. Be sure to check out Matthew Mayfield in the December 2013 issue of B-Metro! 

Tickets available here! 


NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships
April 18 – 20

The 2014 NCAA® Women’s Gymnastics Championships will consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors and event specialists over the course of three days. As these incredible gymnasts compete, be a spectator of this major annual athletic event.
Get your tickets here!

Pepper Place Market
April 19 from 7 AM – 12 noon
Pepper Place

It’s back! Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers and artisans to Birmingham each week–rain or shine. See what’s new to the market this season as you experience the freshest in Alabama goods.
More here!


Party for the Planet
April 19 from 10 AM – 2:00 PM
Birmingham Zoo

Join the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ signature event and largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Enjoy special activities, animal demonstrations, wildlife shows, and local business booths all focused on promoting the care and conservation of our planet.

 More info here! 


Cornhole Classic
April 19 from 1 – 6:00 PM
Good People Brewing Co.

This second annual event will keep your cornhole skills intact during the tailgating off-season. Stop by to play cornhole, eat delicious food, and listen to great music. Proceeds benefit The Bell Center, which provides early intervention programs for kids at risk for developmental delays.

Learn more & register your team here! 


Strike Out Ovarian Cancer Bowling Fundraiser
April 19 from 1 – 3:00 PM
Brunswick Riverview Lanes

Get ready to bowl for a good cause! Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and prizes at this cosmic bowling fundraiser.  You’ll have a great time, and proceeds raised will benefit Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Register a team here! 


Earthbound’s Earthfest
April 19 from 2 PM – sundown
Avondale Brewing Co.

This annual, family-friendly Earth Day concert features live music, craft beers, and local food. Headlining the event will be Birmingham-based band Earthbound, and various local artists will also have their works on display during the event. Proceeds will go towards Black Warrior Riverkeeper.
More info here!

Birmingham Barons vs. Tennessee Smokies
April 19 – 23
Regions Field

The 2013 season proved to be one of the most memorable in the long and storied history of Birmingham baseball as the Barons celebrated their return to downtown with the franchise’s 14th Championship. Cheer on the Barons this weekend at our home Regions Field.
Click here for the full schedule!


Green Day’s American Idiot
April 19 at 8:00 PM

For one night only, Broadway in Birmingham brings this Tony award-winning musical to the BJCC. Green Day’s American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends who are forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey.

Tickets available here! 


Celebrity Waiter Dinner
April 21
Ocean Restaurant

Birmingham professionals will don their aprons and serve up wonderful food at this fundraising event. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and comedy provided by comedian Karen Mills, an ovarian cancer survivor. Proceeds benefit the Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Learn more here! 


Birmingham Fashion Week
April 21 – 26
Pepper Place

Mark your calendars! Tickets are now on sale for the 4th annual Birmingham Fashion Week, and this one is sure to be the best yet. Enjoy fashion shows by local and national designers and retailers, and don’t miss the annual Rising Stars and Emerging Designers competitions occurring each night.
Check out the full schedule & get tickets!

Green Tie Affair
April 22 from 6 – 9:30 PM
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Celebrate Earth Day with 300 of your closest friends. This 18th annual event will feature live music, beverages, heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by local restaurants, and a silent and live auction offering items such as vacation packages, artwork from local artists, and gift certificates.
More info & tickets here!

Family Matters Opening Reception
April 23 from 6 – 8:00 PM
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

This opening reception features a photography exhibition by Carolyn Sherer of self-identified LGBTQ youth ages 15-23 from Birmingham. This exhibition is aimed at initiating a conversation about social change and the need for family acceptance for LGBTQ youth. 

 Learn more & RSVP here! 


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