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9/25/13 – 10/1/13


Jive back in time at RMTC’s production of “Grease” or hop on the latest food truck craze at Railroad Park’s “Trucks by the Tracks.” This week, there’s a little something for everyone, so grab your friends and family and enjoy the city! It all kicks off with B-Metro’s Pink Party tomorrow evening! 


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The Pink Party!


September 26 from 5 – 7:30 PM
Aloft Hotel in Homewood


Mark your calendars and get ready to walk the pink carpet at our 2013 Pink Party! We’ve partnered with Cancer Treatment Centers of America to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama. The event is free, and donations will be accepted.
We’d love to see you there! RSVP here!

Fultondale Farmers’ Market
Today from 2-6 PM
Ashley Furniture Parking Lot in Fultondale

The Fultondale fresh market is back! Enjoy fresh produce and local products every Wednesday through the month of October at the Fultondale Promenade. More here!


September 26 – October 13
Red Mountain Theatre Co.

Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to a simpler time with the original high school musical, “Grease”! Everyone knows the movie about bad-boy Danny and girl-next-door Sandy falling in love, but have you seen the original play? For a special treat, check out the burger and ice cream sundae add-on at Sunday matinees!

Get your tickets here!


Magic City Live After 5
September 26 at 5:00 PM
B’ham’s New Uptown Entertainment District

MCLA5 is our city’s biggest happy hour and free weekly concert series every Thursday evening through October. Here is who’s playing each week:

9/26: Uri Band

10/3: Just a Few Cats / NBC Presents “Birmingham’s Got Talent”

10/10: Gabriel Tajeu

10/17: Gentleman Zero

10/24: Yung Vokalz

10/31: Downright


41st Annual Greek Festival
September 26 – 28 from 10:30 AM – 10 PM

307 19th Street South

Opa! Itʼs one of Birminghamʼs most highly-anticipated events and a true cultural experience. Besides delicious Greek cuisine, attendees will enjoy live Greek music, Greek dancing, and a warm, spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. There will also be a Greek marketplace on site and a take-out option for on-the-go eaters.


Table of Hope
September 26 from 6 – 8:30 PM
The Club

Join Urban Ministry for their annual fundraising banquet benefiting their work serving low-income families in Birmingham. For this year’s theme of “History and Hope,” there will be live performance by musician Kate Campbell and award-winning author and historian Wayne Flynt. The event also includes a Southern dinner and silent auction.
Get your tickets here!


MUA’s 7th Annual Art Show & Awards Gala
September 26 from 6 – 9:30 PM
Vulcan Park and Museum

This annual event by the Museum of Urban Art promises to offer Birmingham the premier platform for artistic expression. This year’s theme, “Rhapsody in Red,” is styled like a red carpet affair and honors those who have made significant contributions to their areas of concentration. The recipient of the 2013 MUA Lifetime Achievement Award will also be announced at the gala.
Get your tickets here!


Western Fall Wine & Food Festival
September 27 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Birmingham Zoo

This annual event benefiting the Emmet O’Neal Library boasts more than 500 wines and 40 local food vendors! Chefs from the Jeff State Culinary Institute will be serving dishes featuring the best local foods, and the festival will also include carousel rides and exotic animals. Plus, see the debut of the 2014 Porsche Panamera from Tom Williams.

Get your tickets here!


The 3 Broadway Divas
September 27 at 8:00 PM
Samford University

Whether delivering breathtaking solos, saucy duets or showstopping trios, these three leading ladies of Broadway are guaranteed to bring down the house. Featuring songs from musicals like My Fair Lady, Evita, Wicked, A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia, Gypsy and more, this show is presented by The Alabama Symphony Orchestra at the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center.

Get your tickets here!


Alabama Ballet at Home
September 27 – 29 & October 4 – 6
Alabama Ballet Center for Dance

This six-performance dance series opens the company’s 2013-14 season. The performances feature selected repertory, including an encore of George Balanchine’s “Allegro Brillante,” performed in the Ballet’s home studio. Enjoy complimentary drinks alongside a beautiful live performance.
Get your tickets here!



Pepper Place Saturday Market
Sept. 28 from 7:00 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 Marvin & Wayne. There will also be a live demo by James Lewis of Bettola!


Dragon Boat Festival
September 28 starting at 7:00 AM
Oak Mountain State Park

You may have heard of dragon boat racing, but have you ever seen it live? This one-of-a-kind event invites teams from the surrounding region to paddle their boats for a good cause: the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. With the help of race participants, RMHCA can continue to provide a safe, affordable “home-away-from-home” for sick or injured children and their families.

More about forming/joining a team here!


22nd Annual Whistle Stop Festival
September 28 from 9 AM – 9:00 PM
Historic Downtown Irondale

This annual festival invites guests of all ages to enjoy a day of fun in Irondale. In addition to the traditional cavalcade of arts, crafts and food vendors and live music downtown, the festival will also feature several exciting attractions at the newly redeveloped Station at Grants Mill shopping center–activities include a zip-line adventure, vintage fire engines, the Smokey Rails model railroad and the Whistle Stop kids’ train. 


Cornerstone Ranch Family Festival
September 28 from 10 AM – 2:00 PM
Cornerstone Ranch

This free festival features special guest “Mountain Man” from Duck Dynasty! Meet the man himself and dress up for the Duck Dynasty look-a-like contest. The event will also include a hot wing eating contest, inflatables, live music, face painting, carnival games, pony rides, hay rides and much more! Be sure to bring your lawn chair!

Front Porch Festival
September 28 starting at 1:00 PM
Back Forty Beer Co.

Local award-winning chefs will be on hand

to offer a tasty glimpse into the evolving world of sustainable, locally-sourced cuisine. Dishes will feature local products and will be accompanied by hand-crafted Back Forty brews. The Ben Sutton Band, Festival Expressions, and The Dexateens will be performing starting at 2 PM.

Get your tickets here!

Symphony Under the Stars
September 28 at 7:30 PM
Homewood Park

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra is taking the stage at Homewood’s central park to perform a collection of songs that the whole family will love. At this free concert, the audience will hear familiar tunes, old classics, and some surprises. Arrive early to hear a special performance by Homewood City School musicians at 6 PM!

Clybourne Park
Now through September 28
Birmingham Festival Theatre

Set in a house in Chicago, but in two acts fifty years apart, the play focuses first on a black family moving into a white neighborhood, and then five decades later, a white family moving into the same house, now a part of a predominantly black neighborhood.



Trucks by the Tracks
September 29 from 11 AM – 5:00 PM
Railroad Park

Trucks by the Tracks is back, and this year it’s bringing more food trucks and more fun! Make plans to join the Railroad Park Foundation Junior Board for live music, entertainment, food trucks and beverages at this free community event. 10% of your purchase from the trucks will go directly to Railroad Park Foundation, the non-profit organization that runs Railroad Park.

Tapping Out Childhood Cancer Gala
September 29 from 1:30 – 6 PM
Gabrella Manor

Join the Dancers Fighting Cancer under the big tent for a celebration and show that raises funds for pediatric cancer research at Children’s of Alabama. This family-oriented show includes performances by dancers and dance teams from around the state. Fun activities including a moonwalk, games, and a DJ dance party will also be enjoyed by attendees.

Get your tickets here!


Vulcan AfterTunes
September 29 at 3:00 PM
Vulcan Park

This fall, enjoy cool tunes, fresh brews and sweet views on Sunday afternoons with your favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Chill out in Birmingham’s backyard and end your week with some of the area’s best music while witnessing spectacular views of Birmingham’s city skyline. Here’s who is playing each week:
9/29 – Erin McCarley with Velouria
10/13 – Rebirth Brass Band with Fisher Green
10/27 – Leon Redbone with Dead Fingers


Mark your calendars!
October 2013

Support Camp Bridges
October 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Tom Williams Porsche Dealership

Join Tom Williams Porsche for an evening benefiting the Camp Bridges Foundation, which provides support programming for kids, teens, and young adults in Alabama who have received organ transplants. The event includes a silent auction, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres by Kathy G and Co., and complimentary spirits & live entertainment.


October 3 – 6
Birmingham-Southern College

BSC‘s theatre department opens their 2013-14 season with ReEntry, a powerfully innovative play about coming home from war. The play is based on several extensive interviews with Marines and their families as they recount the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A forum led by BSC president General Charles Krulak will be held 10/1 at 11:00 AM in the college theatre.
Get your tickets here!


Taste of the Magic City
October 3, 10, 17 and 24
Participating Birmingham restaurants

For four consecutive Thursdays, get a taste of the Magic City and a portion of proceeds will benefit M-POWER Ministries, which provides education and health services to the impoverished. Here’s what’s happening this week:

10/3, 6:30 PM: Official Launch PartyGet your tickets here!
Little Savannah invites attendees to a Southern-style menu from Chef Clifton Holt while listening bluegrass band Shades Mountain Air at this event kickoff.


Kentuck Festival of the Arts
October 19 – 20 from 9 AM – 5:00 PM
Kentuck ParkNamed one of the USA’s top ten art fairs and festivals, you don’t want to miss this two-day event. More than 270 acclaimed folk, visionary and contemporary artists will be presenting their work, and expert craftspeople will be offering live demonstrations in the fields of glassblowing, woodworking, pottery, quilting and more.
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