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8/29/12 – 9/4/12

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This week’s edition of B-There features the best of events and destinations in and around the city!  Runways, Railroad Park and Running (in COLOR!) feature prominently in this week’s highlights…with hopes that you get to B-There!
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The Color Run
Barber Motorsports, 9/3

The Color Run is racing into town at Barber Motorsports on Monday September 3, 2012 (Labor Day). The rules are pretty simple…mostly ensuring that you are squeaky clean and wearing white at the start line.  Because something colorful is going to happen. To you. During the run. All participants are welcome… fast, slow, runner, walker, old, and young.
White shirt dress code required at the official start line and be ready to roll by 8:30am!
Race it solo or form a “color team” of 4+ members. The Color Run is partnered with The Arc of Jefferson County (encouraging children and adults with intellectual disabilities to reach their maximum through education, employment, and independence. The only question is “Are you ready for the craziest, most colorful, 5k of your life?” You bet you are. More details here

21st Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin’ Contest
Tannehill State Park, 9/3, All Day

This Labor Day you can belly-up to Alabama’s largest moon pie eating contest and compete for prize money in both children and adult categories. Across the historic Tannehill State Park, the United Mine Workers hold their annual Birmingham District Labor Day celebration. There’s plenty of good BBQ, park exhibits to tour and some “picking and singing” too. Make the Labor Day jaunt to Tannehill and lay a lip on a Moon Pie! About Tannehill
Birmingham Artwalk
Birmingham Loft District, 9/7 – 9/8

Artwalk hits its stride in early September as Birmingham’s premiere art stroll in downtown Birmingham.  Over 30 venues host the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, street performers for this festival that transforms Birmingham’s loft neighborhood into an arts district! Featuring, food and drink vendors, and children’s activities, Artwalk is free to the public. Take in the diversity of talent, take time to discover new artists and take a bit of Artwalk 2012 home with you! More details here

Fashion’s Night Out – September 6, 2012
Birmingham FNO Destinations

Fashion’s Night Out
at Colonial Brookwood Village

Fashion’s Night Out
Saks Fifth Avenue at The Summit

Fashion’s Night Out
HOMEWOOD’s 18th Street & The Summit

Sam Bush
WorkPlay, 9/7, 8:00 PM

Multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush doesn’t seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he’s not. But he is. And though Bush is best known for jaw-dropping skills on the mandolin, he is also a three-time national junior fiddle champion and Grammy award-winning vocalist. Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. He’s made music over the years with fellow “Who’s Who” in bluegrass, folk, blues and country music … and he’s who’s coming to town on September 7!  Don’t miss this chance to see and hear a musical legend at work, at WorkPlay! More details here

Norman Rockwell Exhibition
Birmingham Museum of Art, Opening 9/16

Opening at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Norman Rockwell’s America is an in-depth look at the life and work of America’s favorite illustrator. Rockwell’s six-decade career coincided with one of the most eventful periods in American history, spanning four wars, the Great Depression, the space race, and the Civil Rights Movement, all vividly depicted in his work. The exhibition includes 52 original paintings and drawings, and all 323 Saturday Evening Post covers Rockwell created between 1916 and 1963. See first-hand the iconic American masterpieces from the hand of Rockwell himself! More details here

Girls’ Night Out
The Summit, 9/12, 5:00 – 8:30 PM

Kicking off Fall fashion season with the girls, gets started at The Summit on Wednesday, September 12 at ‘Girls’ Night Out’.  This fun fall outing at Belk features special fashion discounts and you can register to win a trip to Los Angeles for two to have lunch with Adrienne Maloof from the ‘Real Housewives for Beverly Hills’! Grab your girlfriends and get ready for ‘Girls’ Night Out at Belk on Wednesday, September 12th!
TRUCKS by the TRACKS
Railroad Park, 9/16,
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The food truck phenomenon has taken Birmingham by storm! In an effort to support local food, music, and Railroad Park, the Railroad Park Foundation Junior Board is hosting the first annual Trucks by the Tracks event. Join us for live music, entertainment, food trucks, and beverages. Admission is FREE! Food trucks: Avalanche Delights, Cantina, Dreamcakes, Fresh Off The Bun, Jim ‘N Nick’s, Nola Ice, O’Henry’s Coffee, Shindigs, Spoonfed Grill, Steel City Pops, Taqueria Guzman Taco Truck. Music: Burning Vinyl, Gip Gipson, The Green Seed, and Todd Simpson. Sponsors: Birmingham Mountain Radio, B-Metro, Good People, Coca-Cola, My Green Birmingham, Vision Landscapes, State Farm, American Society of Landscape Architects, and Alabama Furniture Market. More details here

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