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8/7/13 – 8/13/13


Rev up your motorcycle for a great cause, enjoy a pancake breakfast with Mickey & Minnie, or spin the roulette wheel at a 1920’s casino night this week in Birmingham. From music events like Bottletree’s High Five Fest to cultural events like “Art on the Rocks,” this week is packed with events that let you “B-There” for the best of it!


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Magic City Mix

Mark your calendars for Magic City Mix 2013! Celebrate Birmingham’s music scene with B-Metro  at our annual Music Issue Release Party! After reading about some of the best up-and-coming local bands in our August issue, come hear them yourself as they perform live at Iron City! This event is free with no cover–so grab your friends and get ready to enjoy music by JazzMine Garfield, Gabriel Tajeu, Feather Canyon, Downright, Velouria, La Resistance, and Early Americans!
We’ll see you there!


BRW Preview Party
Tonight from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Can’t wait until Birmingham Restaurant Week? The Preview Party provides a sneak peek and taste of various BRW menu items offered. Chefs from eight participating restaurants will serve samples of their most popular Restaurant Week menu items at the event, which will benefit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute‘s educational and outreach initiatives. Birmingham Restaurant Week 2013 will take place 8/16 – 8/25.

“Flights and Flatbreads” Menu Reveal
Today at Seasons 52 Fresh Grill

Birmingham favorite, Seasons 52, is excited to unveil their new menu, “Flights and Flatbreads” tonight! This answer to happy hour invites you to experience a collection of exceptional wines accompanied by a signature flatbread. Starting today, this menu will be available at Seasons 52 every day before 6 PM.
Preview the new menu here!

8th Annual “Red Hot for the Cause”
August 8 from 7 – 11:00 PM

Step back in time amongst the glamour of a Roaring Twenties speakeasy at this benefit for AIDS Alabama. Shimmy your way into a decadent evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and jazz, bid on one-of-a-kind artwork and other hot items in a swanky silent auction, or try your luck at blackjack, Texas hold ’em, craps, and roulette at this annual fundraising event!

Your evening of glamour starts here!

2nd Annual “Fenders and Fireflies”
August 8 from 6-10:00 PM
Old Car Heaven

Join this annual event celebrating the Easter Seals of Birmingham, an organization that helps children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families. This year’s event will have catering by Cocina Superior, Music by Act of Congress, an amazing silent auction and much more. All proceeds raised from this event stay local and directly benefit those that the Easter Seals serve!
Learn more and get tickets here!
Participating Restaurants
Ted’s Restaurant
Fish Market Southside
Silvertron Cafe
Highlands Bar & Grill
Slice Pizza & Brew

Michael’s Restaurant

Bottega Cafe
Chez FonFon
Veranda on Highland
Dreamland BBQ
The J Clyde
Hot and Hot Fish Club
Little Savannah
26 & Ocean
Satterfield’s Restaurant
ROJO and more!


Art on the Rocks

August 9 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art

Make plans to attend the BMA’s ninth season of Art on the Rocks, a sundown series featuring live art collaborations, a photo booth, giveaways, and much more!

This week’s event showcases musical guests Man or Astro-Man? and Dj COCO. Don’t miss Christopher Davis as “The Comedic Curator,” a DANCEe Company performance, a multimedia VJ show by John and Katie Gaiser, and glow-in-the-dark prints being made by Yellowhammer Creative.
Get artsy here!

Pepper Place Saturday Market
August 10 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. Don’t miss a demo from guest chef Franklin Bigs of Sur La Table!

Cruising for the King’s Kids
August 10 at 8:00 AM
Riders Harley Davidson in Trussville

Formerly called “Rollin’ for the Ranch,” this charity motorcycle ride and dice run was created by the Greater Birmingham Apartment Association to benefit The King’s Home. This event marks the 9th year of this charity event, and last year, over 100 riders participated, so rev up that motorcycle and get ready to ride!
Get your motor running… 

Characters for a Cure Pancake Breakfast 

August 10 at 8:00 AM or 10:00 AM
St. Vincent’s 119

Join the American Cancer Society and all your favorite Disney characters and princesses this Saturday for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to raise money for the fight against cancer! That’s right, Mickey, Minnie and their crew of character friends will be at St. Vincent’s for this magical breakfast event. Choose your dining time and reserve your tickets today!For tickets, contact Kristin Berney at [email protected] or 205-930-8896

Cool down this summer at Cantina Tortilla Grill with the best margaritas and street food from around the world while listening–or perhaps dancing–to the greatest music. Enjoy the night outside on our patio or inside in our comfy room from 6-10 PM both nights. Call for more information at 205.323.6980  

High Five Fest 

August 10, doors open at 2 PM
Bottletree Cafe

Grab your pals for the second annual High Five Fest! Join Good People Brewing Co. as they take over the tap and The Barbecutioners as they cook up some delicious food all day. Music will be provided by talented local acts including Gainer, Green Seed, Coliseum, Teen Getaway, The Bear, Great American Breakdown, Nail, /GT/, Grandaddy Ghostlegs, and BIGGIEVSTUPAC!

Jazz & Gents at Butler’s Grooming Club
August 10 from 4 – 6:00 PM
Saks Fifth Avenue

Kick back with Butler’s Grooming for a prelude to your evening with soulful jazz from Lin Rountree accompanied by a whiskey tasting with spirits crafted by Gentleman Jack.

Sixpence None the Richer
August 10 at 7:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Since forming in 1993, the Nashville-based band has released four albums, scored several hit singles, landed a platinum record and even earned a few Grammy nominations. The band is stopping by Birmingham as part of their national tour for their newest album. Opening bands include local acts Preston Lovinggood, Sanyasi, and Jess Meuse.
Get tickets here! 

Jazz in the Park
August 11 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Caldwell Park

Magic City Smooth Jazz is pleased to present the fourth season of its Jazz in the Park summer concert series, which showcases national and area jazz artists. This week, the show will feature Neo Jazz Collective and Lin Rountree. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, seat cushions, coolers and snacks to enjoy the concert.
For more info and a complete list of rules, visit our Facebook page or website

Meet the Artist: Richard Taylor
August 15, 4 – 8:00 PM
Charlie Thigpen’s Garden Gallery

Richard Taylor‘s medium is concrete, and his inspiration comes from any object that he finds intriguing. Join the Garden Gallery to learn about his design inspiration and hear the captivating stories behind his art. There will also be a door prize drawing for a Richard Taylor original piece. A portion of proceeds will benefit Birmingham’s M-POWER Ministries.
Charlie Thigpen offers garden advice in his B-Metro column here

Art After Dark
August 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
IberiaBank Fultondale

Next Thursday, four local artists will have their artwork on display and available for purchase. The featured artists are jeweler Cecily Chaney, gourd artist Teresa Wamble, watercolor painter Fred Mobley, and photographer Jeremy Richter. Jazz guitarist Glen Butts

will perform, and light refreshments will be served at this second annual event hosted by IberiaBank and the Fultondale Arts Council.
Find out more here! 

Big Benefit Run
August 15 at 6:00 PM
Good People Brewing Co.

What other race rewards you with a Good People beer after finishing? This 5K fun run for charity benefits the Animal League of Birmingham and is sure to be a great time! Dogs are welcome at this animal-friendly run, and a live band, food truck, and raffle prizes will be waiting to welcome runners at the finish line.

On your mark, get set, go!


Vino & Van Gogh
August 15 from 6 – 10:00 PM
B&A Warehouse

The United Cerebral Palsy Junior Board invites you to attend their event for wine and art lovers. Wind down the summer with live music, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, art from local vendors, and a wine tasting–all for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which helps people with disabilities live life without limits.
More about this event here! 

13th Annual Picasso Pets
August 17 at 5:30 PM
Old Car Heaven

Hand in Paw‘s signature event and fundraiser, Picasso Pets, is a memorable evening that will leave you amazed and in awe of the miraculous things that animals are capable of doing. Pets have been paired with local artists to create masterpieces, with the artist helping the animal use its feet, tail and even nose to paint! Browse the 2013 gallery, bid on pieces in a live and silent auction, and enjoy a seated dinner.
View 2012 pet paintings and get tickets for the 2013 event!

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Now through August 10
Theatre Downtown

A tale of seduction set in France among aristocrats before the revolution, this classic drama explores decadent sexuality, morals, and manipulation played as the ultimate game with tragic results. The play has been performed worldwide, from London to Broadway, and was adapted into the 1988 film, Dangerous Liaisons, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Get caught up in the drama! 

i Gives Back
Now through August 14
Birmingham IBERIABANK locations

IBERIABANK is launching its “i Gives Back” campaign this month with the collection of school supplies for children in need at Fultondale Elementary School in Fultondale, AL.   Through August 14, the community is encouraged to donate new school supplies–such as notebooks, backpacks, folders etc.–at any of IBERIABANK’s eight Birmingham locations.   

Free Movies in the Park
Black Creek Park in Fultondale
Movies begin at dusk

Aug 13       To Kill A Mockingbird

More information on this great deal!

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