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7/10/13 – 7/16/13




From live music to live dancing, this week’s events are sure to entertain. Support the community at one of several local fundraisers, or celebrate the birthday of one of Birmingham’s favorite attractions. Whatever you do, we hope you will B-There!

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“Young Hot Birmingham Professional” Fundraiser
July 10 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Vino Restaurant

Vino in Mountain Brook’s English Village will host a fundraiser supporting two of Young Professionals of Birmingham‘s “Young Hot Birmingham Professional” candidates, Will Powell and Claire O’Rear. Powell is raising money for The Bell Center and O’Rear is representing the American Diabetes Association. Vino will be donating 25 percent of all sales to the two charities from the night’s event. The event will assist Powell and O’Rear in reaching their goal of being crowned Mr. & Ms. Young Hot Birmingham Professional 2013, a contest sponsored by YPBirmingham.


Soiree @ SoHo
July 11 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Rosewood Hall

The Girl Scouts Young Philanthropists (YP) Society will host the third annual Soiree@SoHo in Homewood’s SoHo Square.  Young professionals are invited to join the YP Society for food and drinks, a silent auction, and the Role Model Runway fashion show provided by Belk at Colonial Brookwood Village. Proceeds from the event ensure that girls across North-Central Alabama have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scout programs.   

For sponsor and ticket info, contact Robyn Tucker at rtucker@girlscoutsnca.org  


Daniel Moore: Artist Reception

July 11 from 5 – 7:00 PM
Aldridge Gardens Art Gallery 

Artist Daniel Moore, famous for his Alabama Crimson Tide paintings, will have a one-man art exhibition show and sale from now until August 30 at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover. Join Mr. Moore for the reception, where he will be meeting with guests and signing prints. The gallery is open weekdays from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, so stop by and view this great exhibition. 

More on the artist here 


Yellow Hammer Heart CD Release Party
July 12 at 7:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Company

Yellow Hammer Heart is described as a “Garage-icana Waltz-Rocker trio” located in the heart of the Magic City.
The band is thrilled to celebrate the release of their first album, Red Hot June. Join Yellow Hammer Heart alongside Wisconsin-bred band Dear August, who will open the show, at Avondale Brewing Co. this Friday!
Preview their album here!

Alabama Marketplace
July 12 from 4 – 7 PM
Colonial Brookwood Village

Alabama Marketplace is back this summer at Brookwood Village!
Every Friday evening this summer, come visit the farmer’s market at
The Village, where vendors will be set up on the sidewalk along Village Lane. Enjoy the great setting and delicious local produce.
See all dates this summer here

 Pepper Place July 13

7 AM – Noon

There’s no better place to be on a Saturday morning than Pepper Place market. Come experience the best offerings from local farmers and artisans every Saturday–rain or shine.
This week’s special music will be Fiddlin’ in the Parlor and Mike Hipp.
Don’t miss a demo from guest chef Chris Zapalowski of Homewood Gourmet!
More details here

Groove Baby – “Totally 80’s”

July 13 from 3 – 5:00 PM 

The Children’s Dance Foundation   


Groove Baby is a new a series of themed parties for parents and their kids who like to dance together, and this time we’re going back to the 80’s! Don’t you love how children will dance to completely unfamiliar songs? Such inhibition is catching, especially when the family is there to cool down, shake off the remains of a day in the hot sun, and get the tension gone before nighttime. Groove Baby is perfect for kids aged 3-8, and siblings of all ages are welcome! 

Get your groove on!


Songwriters On the Patio

Fundraiser Concert

July 13 6 – 10:00 PM
On Tap Sports Café

The Fultondale Arts Council presents this unique acoustic concert featuring songwriters Katy Cario, Vanessa Hill, Donita Gwyn Newman, Cory Johnson and headlining act, The Wildwood Ruminators. Proceeds from this fundraiser will enable the Fultondale Arts Council to continue to offer quality arts programming in the North Jefferson County area.

Get your tickets here!

Bam Bam B’ham Jam
July 13
A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club

Join us for a fun event that is sure to be a good time for the whole family! This youth basketball tournament for boys and girls ages 10-12 is in partnership with the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club. This sports event honors the memory of Seth Fingerman, whose greatest passion was sharing his love of basketball with kids.
Learn more about this event here!

July 13 at 11:00 AM
Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena

Join the Beautification Board and the City of Pelham as they host a fun, family-friendly day featuring local talent and live music by Stonecreek and Vintage Gray! Plus, don’t miss a live dance performance by Grebeldance! Pelhambration will also feature a kids’ zone, ice-skating, and a variety of vendor & food booths. Everyone in the community is invited to come to this free event!
More on Pelhambration here!


McWane Rocks! 

McWane Science Center’s 15th Birthday Party
July 13 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Can you believe the McWane Science Center is turning 15? Join them for a rockin’ 15th birthday party that you won’t want to miss! Travis Taylor, star of Nat Geo’s hit show, Rocket City Rednecks, will be on hand bringing his unique style of southern charm with live demonstrations that are guaranteed to excite and engage. From rock climbing walls to rock ‘n’ roll music and rock candy, this party will definitely “rock” your world!
Join the celebration!


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Doggie Work Days
July 13 – 14 from 8 AM – 12 noon
Red Mountain Park

Have you heard the news? Red Mountain Park is getting a dog park, which has pups all over Birmingham wagging their tails in delight! Join the park as they kick off the construction of building the 6-acre off-leash Remy’s Dog Park! Birmingham is invited to come clear the future dog park site on either of the two Doggie Work Days. Please dress comfortably and bring work gloves. 

Email contact@redmountainpark.org to let them know you’re coming!


Jazz in the Park
July 14 from 6 – 9:00 PM
W.C. Patton Park

Magic City Smooth Jazz is pleased to present the fourth season of its Jazz in the Park summer concert series, which showcases national and area jazz artists. This week, the show will feature Fred Spraggins, Tena Wilson, and Goodfellas. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, seat cushions, coolers and snacks to enjoy the concert.

“Who Dat? Where Dat?”
Photo Contest
VOTE NOW through 7/14! 
The Top 5 photos have been selected, and now it’s up to YOU to determine who will win the fabulous vacation package* at the historic Hotel Monteleone in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter! Vote on the B-Metro Facebook page until midnight on July 14! The winner will be announced on July 15!

*Vacation package includes one night overnight stay, welcome cocktail in the Carousel Bar and dinner for two in Criollo based upon availability. Valid for one night that includes a Sunday through Wednesday time frame.

Pepper Place Street Market
July 16 from 4 – 8:00 PM

Make your way over to Pepper Place next Tuesday for  their monthly street market–bring your kids, dogs, and dancing shoes and join the fun! Spend time with local farmers, food trucks, and live music with salsa dancing. Pepper Place eateries will also be open for dinner and cocktails. This new street market is a great way to  bolster our community’s support of local farmers, artisans, and chefs.
More on Pepper Place here!


Free Movies in the Park
Black Creek Park in Fultondale
Movies begin at dusk

July 16       Escape From Planet Earth
July 23      
Wreck-It Ralph
July 30      
Aug 6        
Oz the Great And Powerful 

Aug 13       To Kill A Mockingbird 



This July, The French Quarter Is Yours at Hotel Monteleone

Rates as low as $119 per night*
This July, relax in the heart of the French Quarter while enjoying our lowest rates of the year. Take a dip in our rooftop pool, and enjoy the panoramic views of the Mississippi River and French Quarter in our 24/7 Fitness Center. Continue your vacation while unwinding at our rejuvenating Spa Aria. The day isn’t complete without a meal at our award-winning Criollo Restaurant, home of truly innovative farm-to-table cuisine. Then step over to the world famous Carousel Bar & Lounge for a spin at the bar with live music and gorgeous views of Royal Street. With our ideal location, you are free to come and go as you please to explore all that New Orleans has to offer!

 *Valid May 27 – September 20, 2013. Promotional rate is based upon availability and subject to change at any time.

 Book your getaway now!

Godiva and Wine Tasting
July 18 at 6:00 PM
Krewe on First

Krewe on First, Birmingham’s premium lounge, has partnered up with Godiva Chocolates to bring a unique, fun-filled evening of luxury. Godiva has hand selected some of their best chocolates paired with wines from Krewe, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and indulge your taste buds!
To purchase tickets, call Krewe on First 205-983-7955 or Godiva 205-985-0940 

Art on the Rocks
July 19 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art

Make plans to attend the Birmingham Museum of Art’s ninth season of Art on the Rocks, a sundown series filled with live music, creative expression, themed beverages, and specialty foods. Every Art on the Rocks event will feature live art collaborations, a photo booth, giveaways, and much more!

This week’s event showcases musical guests The Weeks and DJ COCO. There will also be performances by ArtPlay Contemporary Ensemble, Opera Birmingham, multimedia VJs John and Katie Gaiser, and a “Canvas to Catwalk” fashion show by Gus Mayer!
More on the event here!


2nd Annual Southbound Music Festival
July 20 from 2 PM – midnight
Avondale Brewing Company

Southbound Radio, the local music specialty show on Birmingham Mountain Radio, is having its second annual music festival featuring a mix of some of the best music from the Magic City! Enjoy performances by FisherGreen, Delicate Cutters, Stuart McNair, India Ramey, Green Seed, LeeAnna Culp, The Hollows, Clay States, Terry Ohms, Early Americans, Josh Brown, An Atlas to Follow, and the Daughters!  

Are you ready to jam? 


Greater Tuna
Now through July 21
Terrific New Theatre

Welcome to the town of Tuna, Texas, where literary works like Huckleberry Finn is too smutty for the library shelves, and the Lion’s Club is too liberal. “Greater Tuna,” the first in a series of four comedic plays, is the trip to Texas that started it all! What makes this play so unique is that two men play over 20 eccentric characters and hilariously comment on Southern culture, attitudes, and life in a small town. 

Want tickets? Get them here! 


We share the excitement with the community about our Birmingham Barons baseball team coming back to the city to play at the new Regions Field. That’s why we’re offering a shuttle service that picks up game goers at the Lakeview and Pepper Place areas, takes them to the stadium, and brings them back when the game ends.

Service is just $1, and fans can buy tickets as follows:
for WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY games, buy tickets at Cantina Tortilla Grill, Slice and Innisfree Irish Pub. For SUNDAY games, buy tickets at Sol Y Luna.

Beach Shaggers Dance Club
Most Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Kelly Ingram VFW Post #668

Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to shag! The Beach Shaggers of Birmingham

shag club dances every Tuesday night (with a few exceptions). If you’re new to this dance 
style, free lessons for beginners are offered at 6:30 PM, and dancing goes from 7 – 10:00 PM. Join us if you want to learn how to dance the beach dances of North and South Carolina!
Learn more about the shag here! 

RACE: Are We So Different?
McWane Science Center

Now through September 2

“RACE: Are We So Different?” brings together the everyday experience of living with race and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations. “RACE” is the first nationally-traveling exhibition to tell the stories of race from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.
More details here!

Free Friday Flicks
Veteran’s Park in Hoover
Movies start at dusk

July 12           Madagascar 3  [PG]
July 19           Wreck-it Ralph  [PG]

For weather concerns please follow @BYMovieParties on Twitter  


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