B-There! This Week’s Birmingham Events News

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8/22/12 – 8/28/12




This week’s edition of B-There features the best of events and destinations in and around the city! Fireworks, fine food, football and fish (of all things) lead the ‘happening this week’ highlights…with hopes that you get to B-There!
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The Farewell Drifters
w/ Angel Snow

WorkPlay, 8/23, 8:00 PM

Rising out of Nashville’s thriving independent music scene, The Farewell Drifters are an alt-folk band known for their 60’s era-inspired harmonies and adventurous musical energy. They’ve crafted a seamless blend of intellectual psychedelic pop with melodic songs that openly explore the brightest and darkest corners of life with raw intensity. Joined by Angel Snow, whose song-writing chops are supported by sweeping folk melodies and bluesy guitar riffs, this one-two punch of powerful storytelling and hypnotic hooks will top your “Best of” concert list for 2012! More details


Dart Over and Dive In at Darter Phest
Good People Brewery, 8/23, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Get in the swim of good things at Darter Phest, a campaign kick-off and Phishy fundraiser at the Good People Brewery! The Southern Environmental Center  Junior Board, in partnership with Good People Brewing, is initiating a campaign to save Birmingham’s endangered Watercress Darter with Darter Phest. The event will include live music by local band The Old Paints, free hors d’oeuvres, catering from Whole Foods and fabulous door prizes. A percentage of all beer sales will go toward preserving the fish’s habitat and educating the public about its value.  it’s an ideal opportunity to tip the “scales” in the favor of the Darter.  Is this fishy? You bet.  Dart on over and join the fun!
More details here 


Manhattan South:
5th Anniversary Celebration

Manhattan South, 8/23, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

B-Metro will be on hand to help Manhattan South celebrate FIVE years of ‘fashion fabulous’ here in the ‘Ham! To mark the occasion, Manhattan South is hosting TWO trunks shows from HONESTY Jewelry and SHE REIGNS!  Free food & drinks, music and prizes make this a don’t-miss anniversary party of epic proportions!  See you there! More details here


The 2nd Annual ‘The Taste of Birmingham’
The Club, Grand Ballroom, 8/23, 6:00 PM

The 2nd Annual Taste of Birmingham benefits
and gives voice to two groups this year: Children’s of Alabama’s Asthma Program and our own Birmingham Boys Choir! Tastings from Birmingham dining destinations and beverage sponsors include: The View, Satterfield’s, DoDiYos, JinSei, Bright Star, Silvertron, Pinkberry, Ozan Vineyard, United-Johnson Bros. Wine, Cahaba Brewing and Valentine Coffee Company! Enjoy live performances from the Birmingham Boys Choir and jazz from Charlie Giambrone and Shaun Pezant bands PLUS a fireworks display specially customized and choreographed to Birmingham Boys Choir songs. Celebration and sensational dining highlight the 2nd Annual ‘The Taste of Birmingham’ at The Club! More details here


The 14th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival:  
Top New Indie Cinema Screens This Weekend!

Various B’ham Film Venues,  8/24 – 8/26

The 14th Annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema returns to downtown Birmingham this weekend! Since its debut, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.  Low-priced weekend passes provide easy access to Sidewalk venues, encouraging attendees to seek out new films and sample programming they may not otherwise see. Parties, music panels and special offerings add even more to the film festival resulting in a diverse crowd rich united in a hunger for new film. 
Get the good seats at Sidewalk!

Art on Stage
Birmingham Museum of Art,
8/24, 9:00AM – 12:15 PM

The BMA and the Birmingham Art Association (BAA) are going back to their roots to partner on this one-day art extravaganza! Watch artists test their skills in front of a live audience in a battle of the brushes. Audience members get the opportunity to participate in this interactive demonstration with some of Alabama’s most successful artists including Dori DeCamillis, Scott Bennett, Frank Fleming, and Barbara Evans; all renowned artists creating in the Birmingham area. The event includes continental breakfast and refreshments. The cost is $35 and advance registration is recommended. More details here


Otey’s Boiling ‘N Bragging Tailgating Kick-Off Party
Otey’s, 8/25, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

The ultimate football season kick-off party is just around the corner! Football fans and seafood lovers are invited to Otey’s Tavern from 6 – 9 p.m for Boiling N’ Bragging, a benefit for the Critical Care Transport program at Children’s of Alabama.
Bringing football fans of all stripes together for the fourth straight year, the Rotary District 6860 and the Rotaract Club of Shelby County are hosting an all-you-can-eat cookout and low country boil. Guests will enjoy live music from Sean “Rockstar” Heninger, $1 beer specials, kids’ activities, sports trivia and a celebrity appearance by Lance Taylor from WJOX’s Roundtable. Guests are encouraged to wear their team colors. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and kids (10 and under) get in free.  More details here



Last Chance to Wine & Dine during 
Birmingham Restaurant Week 2012!
All Around Town, Ending 8/26

The outstanding opportunities to sample the dining and enjoy ‘prix fixe’ menus at a host of Birmingham’s signature restaurants is wrapping up this weekend.  Don’t miss this ideal chance to taste the masterpieces that put B’ham’s culinary community on America’s ‘best food’ destination maps. Taste what’s on the menu for
Birmingham Restaurant Week 2012!
 More details here .


Juka Tribe LIVE
Bottletree, 8/30, 9:00 PM

Recently featured in B-Metro magazine’s ‘Magic City Mix’, Juka Tribe will take the stage again at Bottletree, giving fans a full-on percussive show, which draws inspiration and influence from hip-hop, rock, African, and Middle Eastern music. The combination of ancient rhythmic techniques and modern technology calls to mind an addictive blend of world music and club music – and drives home more that one world boogie earworm in an evening.  Mark your calendar, catch the show with Juka Tribe at Bottletree. (18+ show)
More details here


Paradise… No Passport Required!

Just a short drive from Birmingham is the paradise of the Northwest Gulf Coast, where sugar-white sandy shores greet emerald green water. This tropical stretch from Gulf Shores, AL to Panama City Beach, FL is home to days spent deep-sea fishing, golfing on top-rated courses, shopping, dining on local cuisine and soaking in the sun on the beach or beside a resort pool… and we have a place for you close to all the action. With the unexpected spaciousness, amenities and freedom of a fully furnished beach home or condominium… You’ll be comfortable whether your travels include two people or twenty. And should you choose to own where your heart lives, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals leads the way in Real Estate Sales and Property Management.


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Join us SATURDAY, August 25 at Pepper Place!  

Featured Restaurant & Chef:  

The Homewood Gourmet / Chris Zapolowski     

Live Music:  

Fiddlin’ in the Parlor  / Marian McKay Mood Swings 


Pepper Place Saturday Market brings the best local growers, food producers and artisans to you each Saturday morning.

Rain or shine! From April to December,  

The freshest, festive day out!



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One Response to “B-There! This Week’s Birmingham Events News”

  1. Melody Izard says:

    What about the Beer on the Back porch at Ruffner Mountain – Paybacks will be playing? Thursday, Aug 23, 6 -10. Tomorrow night.

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