B-There! Brewnanza | Black, Blue & White | MLK Unity Walk

B-There! Brewnanza | Black & White & Blues | MLK Unity Walk




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1/09/13 – 1/15/13



This edition of B-There features the best of this week’s events and destinations in and around the city.   Whether you’re browsing Brewnanza, walking for MLK Unity or running with a Red Nose, January is picking up speed…We hope you will B-There!

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The Wells Fargo
Classical EDGE
Gabriel Kahane

Alys Stephens Center
1/10, 8:00 PM

The Wells Fargo Classical EDGE is the ASO’s most adventurous series, devoted to newer works and emerging composers. The 2013 Classical EDGE series kicks off with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and special guest, Gabriel Kahane. The New Yorker praised him for his music which “absorbs everything from 1920s neo-classicism to bluegrass to modern indie pop with potent melodies bridging the disparate styles.” His work Crane Palimpsest uses a poem by Hart Crane and Kahane’s own words in a voice-and-orchestral ode to the Brooklyn Bridge. Join the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Mr. Kahane to hear this and other works that seek to design the future of symphonic music. More details here

Zara Edwards Art Opening
Monty Stabler Galleries
1/10, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Zara Rodriguez Edwards began painting at a young age. With an innate ability that was encouraged by an equally artistic mother, it was not until five years ago that painting and developing as an artist became a serious focus.  Finding inspiration in her bi-cultural background, a mixture of British and Spanish parents, it is this rich, contrasting and diverse merging of cultures and life experiences that fuel her creative process. Living in the South for over fifteen years has in itself added a further source of inspiration. Meet Zara Edwards at Monty Stabler Galleries reception, and see for yourself the perspective she brings to her art. More details here

Good People Brewing Company
1/12, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

If you like beer,  beer-themed memorabilia, collectibles and ale-related gear, you don’t want to miss ‘Brewnanza’! Collectors from all over are getting together at the brewery with cool items like antique & rare cans, posters, bottle caps, shirts, neon signs, and more!

Beer hounds and ale connoisseurs are invited to come see and come share the love for the brew at Good People Brewing Company!

More details here

Southern Voices:
Black, White and Blues

Birmingham Museum of Art
Steiner Auditorium
1/11, 7:00 PM, Free

Original songs and vibrant performance poetry will unite in this kickoff program for the Museum’s 2013 Commemoration. Performance poet Glenis Redmond and Blues musician Scott Ainslie are master communicators about the power of story in our lives. This performance promises soul, humor, insight, and the power that comes from generously shared experiences. Both artists tour, write, teach, record, and publish on their own and their intersection offers us a chance to journey through and examine our personal, family, and cultural histories. While here, they’ll teach in local schools and their ongoing dialogue will reach across the airwaves to remind us of our connectedness as each of our stories prompts another story, another poem, another song. Co-sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham. More details here

Patterson Hood
Alys Stephens Center
Sirote Theatre
1/12, 7:30 PM

The Alys Stephens Center welcomes Drive-By Truckers co-founder and Alabama native Patterson Hood back home for a concert that will let his alt-country vocals shine. Hood’s third solo recording, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, came out in September, and the Muscle Shoals native has been touring non-stop since. At a fall 2012 show in Boston, Hood said, “People ask why I decided to do a solo record this time instead of another Truckers album. I wanted something simpler and a chance to play smaller rooms, where it’s more a conversation among friends than a big rock show. I’ve played big rock shows… But right now I wanted to do something different and just have a chance to sing to y’all.” Come early for the show’s ‘Happy Hour’ beginning at 6:30 PM featuring local craft brews to be followed by the concert at 7:30 PM! More details here
The 2013 MLK Unity Walk
Railroad Park
1/12, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Walk returns to Railroad Park at noon Saturday. The walk will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights movement and promote healthy living. This year’s theme is “Walking in the Footsteps of Heroes:  Healthy Self, Healthy Community.” Sponsored by the Birmingham Metro Diversity Coalition, the annual walk is open (no cost) and interested individuals and groups may register on-site starting at 10 am on the day of the walk. The family-friendly event will also feature activities, entertainment and a white dove release in honor of Dr. King. More details here

Broadway in Birmingham:
The HOT Tickets for 2013!
Join Broadway In Birmingham for some of the hottest performing arts events in town! Don’t wait to reserve your seats for the Tony Award-winning musicals Billy Elliot, the nostalgic masterpiece Jersey Boys and the rollicking, rowdy good times of Rock of Ages!

The Red Nose Run:
Benefiting the
Ronald McDonald House

Soho Square in Homewood, 1/12

Lace up your big old floppy clown….er, running shoes, put on your red nose, and meet up at SoHo Square in Homewood to join the 9th Annual Red Nose Run for the Ronald McDonald House! Kids will enjoy the One Mile Fun Run with real Ringling Brothers clowns and Ronald McDonald, while others can run or walk the 5K and 10 mile courses. All proceeds from the event benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Early registration is highly recommended as the entries may be limited.  More details here

Sherlock Celebration Film Series

Avondale Library
1/13 – 1/20, 2:30 PM

The game’s afoot! Fans of the iconic sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, simply must investigate this month’s Adaptations series at Avondale Library. The library’s 2nd Sherlock Celebration Film Series screens a different Sherlock film each week.  Film goers are also invited to discuss film adaptations of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet at the Adaptations AfterParty on January 29th!  Adaptations is Avondale Library’s book-to-film group with activites ongoing. The programs are free and open to the public.. More details here

THE MACHINE Presents Pink Floyd
WorkPlay, 1/15, 8:00 PM
America’s top Pink Floyd show has forged a 20 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters and appearing at renowned music festivals including Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo’s Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages. In the classic tradition, The Machine explores collective improvisation paralleling the Pink Floyd mentality, using expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays for an immersion experience. From recreating entire albums to  accepting requests from fans, The Machine promises an amazing show for Floyd fans!  “Hey You” … “Wish You Were Here” at WorkPlay on the 15th! More details here

BrickFair LEGO Convention
Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
1/19 – 1/20, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

With LEGO models, displays and winding trains sprawled out over 37,000 square feet, BrickFair brings together fans of LEGO, young and old, from across the USA (nd beyond!) to show off their projects, great and small, and share their passion for LEGO. Vendors will be offering all things LEGO, including shirts, hats, mini-figures, custom-molded weapons, unique models, key chains and many more LEGO-themed items beyond imagining at this family-friendly event! The displays will amaze the eyes, and the clearly marked interactive displays with delight the hands! Bring your camera, because you’ll definitely want pictures from BrickFair! More details here

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