B-There! SlossFest | Battle of the Blues | Flicks Among the Flowers

The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living
July 15 through July 21, 2015

Be there this week as we vote for Birmingham’s most adorable baby in round two of B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest, call in sick for Alabama Theatre’s showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, welcome 30+ famous musicians to Sloss Furnaces for Sloss Fest, get lost in the world of Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Mary Poppins, and shop local deals at Mountain Brook Village’s Market Day. 
We’ll be there, will you?
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Modern Dwelling

Follow B-Metro as we take a peek inside The Trinkers beautifully bright and modernized 1925 bungalow in Crestwood.

Stay Connected

B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest
Now through July 20

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.


Click the banner above to vote.


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.

Flicks Among the Flowers: Top Gun
July 15
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Head to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens 
tonight at 8 p.m. for an outdoor viewing of Top Gun. Bring blankets, chairs, and snacks! Wind, stars, flowers, and ambiance are complimentary.

Land here for more information.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
July 17
Alabama Theatre

Call in sick, hijack your dad’s car, and head to the Alabama Theatre for a widescreen showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off



Robert Earl Keen
July 17
Iron City

Don’t miss the multi-genre (but mostly Country) singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen at Iron City on Friday night. The show starts at 8 p.m. but “the party never ends.” 



Mountain Brook Village’s Market Day
July 18
Mountain Brook Village

Make your way to Mountain Brook Village for Market Day, a “European style” sidewalk sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounts up to 75 percent off. 



Saturn Swap
July 18

Buy and swap new, used, vintage and handmade goods from local vendors at the Saturn Swap on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saturn in Avondale.



Dierks Bentley

July 18

Oak Mountain Amphitheater 

Pull on your cowboy boots for a night with Dierks Bentley on his Sounds of Summer Tour this Saturday at Oak Mountain Amphitheater.


Sloss Music & Arts Festival
July 18 through July 19
Sloss Furnaces

Sloss Fest is a music and lifestyle event that’s not just about the 30+ bands it’s bringing (The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, St. Paul & the Broken Bones), it’s a celebration of the unique and creative culture that makes life in Birmingham special.



Battle of the Blues Bands
July 19
Iron City
Calling all blues musicians and enthusiasts: Gather at Iron City at 1 p.m. this Sunday ready to cheer on Birmingham’s best jive players in the competition of the Magic City Blues Society’s Battle of the Blues Bands.


Listen with the Lochamy Brothers 
July 20
Urban Standard

Join WBHM and A-Listers Will and Reed Lochamy at Urban Standard to hear portions of Radiolab’s “American Football” episode and talk football. Will and Reed will lead us in an entertaining and informative discussion of our Alabama’s favorite pastime.

Delta Rae
July 21

Don’t miss the delta blues-esque rock band, Delta Rae, as they bring their funky tunes to Birmingham. If you like Grace Potter & The Nocturnals or The Lone Bellow, you’ll dig this band.

The Oh Hellos
July 22
The folks here at B-Metro love them, and we think you should, too. Head to WorkPlay on July 22 to see the brother/sister duo that makes up the folk rock band The Oh Hellos.

Peter and the Starcatcher
July 23 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!

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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One Response to “B-There! SlossFest | Battle of the Blues | Flicks Among the Flowers”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Wow, great article. Dierks Bentley is also here. He is so cute. I have seen earlier on his site http://dierksbentleytourus.com/ that he gives a tour Somewhere on the Beach. Hope to get there.

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