Archive for August, 2013


B-There! ArtPlay | Sloss Night Tour | Bluegrass & BBQ

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

8/28-9/3/13: Get ready for a work-free day of fun with our picks for local Labor Day events in Birmingham!

B-There! Fairy Tale Ball | Hottest Hounds | Tailgate Challenge

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

8/21-8/27/13: It’s festival season in Birmingham! From Sidewalk Film, to Revival Music, to a “Taste of 4th” Jazz Festival, experience Magic City’s lively spirit this week.

B-There! Magic City Mix | Picasso Pets | B’ham Restaurant Week

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

8/14-8/20/13: It’s an exciting week in Birmingham! Check out this edition of B-There for numerous events that benefit animals and the arts. Plus, you can’t miss the fourth year of BRW and our annual B-Metro music issue party!

B-There! “Red Hot” Benefit | High Five Fest | Fenders & Fireflies

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

8/7-8/13/2013: Dazzle at a glamorous 1920’s themed casino night for AIDS Alabama, get your motor running for The King’s Home, or enjoy a pancake breakfast with Mickey & Minnie this week in Birmingham.

The “R” Word, Again | Facebook Silent | Dog Days

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The “R” Word, Again Hi Micah, I just recently read your response to Blair’s question in the print of June’s issue of B-Metro. I was raised in a household where using the word retarded was just as bad as any dirty, four-letter word you could possibly say. It also ranked right up there with the… Read More

B-There! Secret Stages | Rally for Reading | Taste of B’ham

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

7/31-8/6/13: Get your taste buds ready for a couple of delicious food fundraisers or rally for reading at a literacy fundraiser! Plus, get ready to rock at year three of Secret Stages, Birmingham’s two-day music discovery concert!

Beyond the Basics of Basil

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Produced by Brett Levine Food Styling by Lily Plauché Photography by Beth Dreiling Hontzas   Basil is a delicate herb. Sweet basil, most often used in Italian cooking, adds sweetness and subtlety to any dish, while Thai basil, with its narrow leaves, brings a hint of anise to a range of Asian dishes. Begin with… Read More

Magic City Mix

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Our annual look at the people who make Birmingham rock. Scroll to the bottom of the page to hear tracks from our featured artists.  Photographed by Liesa Cole Produced by Tony Rodio JazzMine Garfield How did you come up with your name?  Any particular significance? Huge thing about myself is being proud of who I… Read More

The Portraitist

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

“Eye on the ’60s” looks at iconic American photographer, Rowland Scherman. Written by Katherine Webb   Birmingham knows Rowland Scherman as the owner of Joe Bar, Southside’s legendary hangout for the hip and creative in the ‘80s and ‘90s. But when Rowland Sherman was 20–years–old, he was an intern at Life magazine. The year was… Read More

The Last Best Days

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Every year as summer packs her suitcase, we savor each last moment of her time. We help make sure that she’s left nothing behind her but the memories of a summer day. Photography by Graham Yelton   Model: Erin Jackson Hair and Make-Up: Beth Pilgreen Styling: Brittany Hartwell, Molly Green Boutique Props: Rust and Dust… Read More

Game Changers

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The people behind Flying Monkey Interactive aren’t just playing games. By Chris K. Davidson Photography by Beau Gustafson   Cute little virtual creatures became the jumping-off point for an Internet gaming company that has taken off like, well, flying monkeys. The Birmingham-based team of Candace Sargent and Cameron Holt hatched the plan for their breedable… Read More