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This week’s edition of B-There features the best of events and destinations in and around the city!  Fashion’s Night Out, fancy fretwork from Sam Bush,  and finding new favorites at Artwalk feature prominently in this week’s highlights…with hopes that you get to B-There!
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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

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!  Appearing with John Frazier, don’t miss this chance to see and hear a musical legend at work, at WorkPlay! More details here

Monkey C, Monkey Run: 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
for Camp Smile-A-Mile

Homewood Park, 9/8

The 3rd Annual Monkey C, Monkey Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run benefiting Camp Smile-A-Mile starts off this Saturday, September 8th! Organized by the Camp SAM Junior Board, you can run for fun, run for fitness and participate in many family-fun oriented activities. Race registration is $30, packet pick-up is at Trak Shak in Homewood, 9/6 and 9/7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also register day-of at the park from 6:30 am til 7:45am. The course will be USATF-certified and chip timing is included in registration costs. Participants are encouraged to join in awards, and enjoy entertainment and refreshments in Homewood Park following the race. Ape on over to Homewood park to cheer, hoot or run like a monkey! More details here

Birmingham Public Library and Partners Present:
‘Eat Drink Read Write Festival 2012

Opening at Pepper Place Saturday Market, 9/8, 9:00 AM

The Birmingham Public Library has joined forces with several Birmingham food organizations to present the second ‘Eat Drink Read Write Festival’, September 8 – 15, 2012. Presentations will include good food and good conversation from national and local food and beer experts. All events are free and will feature food tastings, a cooking class, and more. The first EDRWF 2012 event is Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Pepper Place Saturday Market. Birmingham storyteller Katie Elkins will perform stories related to food. The Desert Island Supply Co. will lead informal produce-themed writing workshops for children and adults. The library will offer food-related crafts. For additional Eat Drink Read Write 2012 events, visit the BPL website. More details here

Festival Market at
Crestwood Festival Center
Starting 9/6 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM

In partnership with Freshfully, the Crestwood Festival Center continues to build on its passion for revitalization in Crestwood and will soon be  home to Festival Markets held on four Thursday evenings this fall. Starting this Thursday, September 6 (with additional Thursday markets falling on 9/20, 10/4 and 10/18), attendees will enjoy inflatables for kids, free food, live music, prize giveaways, art and the best in local produce on the lot from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located in the outside parking lot next to The Edge Movie Theater – Get there first, get the best market goods and definitely get to know Crestwood! More details here

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

Colonial Brookwood Village
Fashion’s Night Out
Saks Fifth Avenue at The Summit

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

Fashion’s Night Out
Gus Mayer

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

Kick off Fall fashion season with the girls, and get started at The Summit on Wednesday, September 12 at ‘Girls’ Night Out’.  This fun fall outing at Belk features special fashion discounts PLUS 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!
“The Play’s the Thing” …
And Here are TWO Plays Opening Soon in Birmingham”

Black Pearl Sings & The Sea Horse Opening 9/13

Opening on September 13 at the Birmingham Festival Theatre, Black  Pearl Sings tells the story of Alberta “Pearl” Johnson from a Texas prison in 1933. She has “a father in Hell, a mother in Heaven, and a daughter in Houston.” But she’s not in Houston, and no one knows where she is. Can Pearl use the disappearing songs of her youth to sing her way out of prison and find her daughter? More details here

Opening September 13 at Virginia Samford Theatre, City Equity Theatre

presents The Sea Horse, a tender, ribald,

and complex love story, set in a waterfront bar, where seaman Harry Bales spends his shore leave. “The Sea Horse” is run by Gertrude Blum, with whom Harry enjoys a purely physical relationship; Gertrude has encased her heart behind a facade of toughness following a failed marriage. Now Harry has a dream to buy a charter fishing boat…and have a son. More details here

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 its first ‘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

Norman Rockwell Exhibition
Birmingham Museum of Art, Exhibition 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! Can’t wait? Get the first look and inside scoop at the ‘Norman Rockwell’s America Sneak Peek and Preview Party’ on September 14 at the BMA, featuring food, drinks and a private tour! Norman Rockwell Sneak Peak & Preview Party September 14 HERE

Coming to Birmingham! Menopause The Musical
BJCC Concert Hall, 9/20, One-Night-Only

The off-Broadway smash hit “Menopause The Musical” comes to Birmingham  on September 20th for 1 performance only! Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical has become an international phenomenon seen by more than nine million people in twelve countries since it debuted in a 76-seat perfume-shop-turned-theatre in Orlando, Florida in 2001. Billed as “The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change®,” the original, off-Broadway musical begins with four women, “Professional Woman,” “Soap Star,” “Iowa Housewife” and “Earth Mother,” at a Bloomingdale’s lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra – and hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and day-to-day challenges with aging parents, aging children and aging partners.  A joyous musical parody via popular songs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, tickets for Menopause the Musical are available at TICKETMASTER … and $5 from each ticket goes to the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation!

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