B-There! This Week’s Birmingham Events News

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8/8/12 – 8/14/12



This week’s edition of B-There features the best of events and destinations in and around the city! The Black Jacket Symphony, Back-to-School, Babypalooza (and B-Metro’s search for a missing band) lead the ‘happening this week’ highlights…with hopes that you get to B-There!
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High Five Fest at Bottletree
Bottletree, August 11, $10 – $15

Good People Brewing are doing a tap takeover and supplying the finest draft beer Birmingham has to offer. The Barbecutioners are gonna be running the smoker all day and providing some seriously tasty grub…everything from Ninja Ribs to homemade tofu, plus sides and much more.  The Pinehill Haints, Model Citizen, Nowhere Squares lead the line-up of live music at this big deal on Saturday, August 11th. Doors open at 3 pm. Music and food start up at 4pm. A $10 cover gets you in, or $15 gets you in – PLUS – a sandwich and a fest coozie. Get your hands up for the High Five Fest! More details here

Read! Build! Play!

Birmingham Museum of Art
August 9
, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Free

Build out the last days of summer and join LEGO DUPLO play leaders for a day of creative building fun filled with guided activities, inspirational songs and time for free build to create whatever inspires you. Tailored for children under five (but really, who’s too old for LEGO?), the experience engages, excites and encourages early literacy development, and sparks exploration. You’ll bring home some new ideas to encourage play and learning at home, too. It’s good to be a “blockhead”!  More details here

The Black Jacket Symphony Presents: Pink Floyd’s
‘Wish You Were Here’

WorkPlay, August 10 – 11,
8:00 PM

The Black Jacket Symphony, with 12 sold-out albums under its collective belt, returns to WorkPlay! The BJS offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety in the first set by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked (the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album). The second set, featuring the album artist’s “greatest hits” opens, in full contrast to the first set, with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back.  Black Jacket Symphony has taken on albums from Hendrix, AC/DC, Led Zepplin and this weekend at WorkPlay … they present PINK FLOYD’s “Wish You Were Here”! Black Jacket…Pink Floyd…green light…Go! More details here

Alabama Marketplace at Colonial Brookwood
August 11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Alabama produce is cropping up at Colonial Brookwood Village every 2nd Saturday! Local food products, and produce from area farmers and growers offer the freshest taste of the state on the main street in front of Brookwood Village. Live music from Davis Nix and family entertainment are also on hand for the whole foodie family this Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM! More details here

“Who’d We Miss?”
B-Metro is Seeking the Birmingham Band Missed in the “Magic City Mix” Music Issue!  Help Us Find Them!

B-Metro magazine’s Annual Music Issue “Magic City Mix” featured 10 amazing local musicians this month…But we’re SURE that we missed another awesome Birmingham band! Help us out!

1) Go to B-Metro’s Facebook Page
2) Find the “Who’d We Miss” Post at the top of the page
3) NOMINATE your FAVORITE B’ham band in the COMMENTS

A B-Metro Facebook poll later this month will vote one of these bands to the top of the ‘Who’d We Miss’ list – and the winning band will be featured in an upcoming issue of B-Metro magazine!  Get your favorite B’ham band in the running today!  And please SHARE this search with your fellow music hounds!
Enter Your Favorite B’ham Band HERE!

August 11, St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Hey, baby…It’s your day! Babypalooza, the baby and maternity expo, features over 100 exhibits throughout the gym and halls of St. Vincent’s One Nineteen. Designed for new, expectant, and hopeful parents, grandparents and anyone else who may have a hand in caring for a baby or toddler the expo focuses on providing information in a fun and energy filled environment. Exhibits range from health and safety, to nutrition, and a childcare. It’s an opportunity for parents to connect with a host of local resources all under one roof in one day! More details here

Teen Vogue Brings Style Back to Back-to-School
The Outlet Shops at Grand River,
August 11 & 18
, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Teen Vogue is taking over The Outlet Shops of Grand River for Back-to-School Saturdays on August 11th and 18th – and is on hand to make back-to-school, back to style! Featuring non-stop excitement including music from a live DJ as you watch some high-energy fashion shows throughout the day, you can get a professional makeover to help you find that new look like Hollywood’s finest just in time for the new school year. In addition, there will be fun promotions, free giveaways and super savings at all your favorite stores, including opportunities throughout the day to “text to win” for a chance at some great prizes. Roll up, text up and get ready for Back-to-School! More details here

Sneak a Peek and a Taste of Birmingham Restaurant Week 2012!
Vulcan Park & Museum,
August 15, 5:30 – 8:30

Chefs from more than 10 participating restaurants will serve samples of their most popular menu items at the event, which will benefit Vulcan Park and Museum/Vulcan Foundation. Tickets are $25 advance/$30 door (couples $40/$45) The price of admission includes food, entertainment, wine samples from Rush Wines, beer samples from Avondale Brewery & Goodpeople Brewery and entrance to Museum and Observation towers tour. Restaurants providing samples for the Preview Party are Nabeel’s, Maki Fresh, Silvertron Café, VINO, Ted’s Restaurant, Michael’s Restaurant, Frio en La Paz, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, Little Donkey and Rogue Tavern. Taste what’s on the menu for Restaurant Week 2012!  More details here .

ArtWalk 2012 Preamble
Rogue Tavern, August 16, 5:30 – 10:30

One of the city’s signature art outings that drives the annual ArtWalk event, the Artwalk Preamble is a lively evening to preview the caliber of art that puts Birmingham on the art world map!  For a $10 donation you can amble among over 100 works of art at Rogue Tavern, join the silent auction – and perhaps own a beautiful bit of ArtWalk by evening’s end as well! An additional $10 secures all the Good People brews you like!  Amble on over and join good people and good company, to celebrate good times and great art at this benefit for the upcoming ArtWalk! More details here

Paradise… No Passport Required!

Just a short drive from Birmingham is the paradise of the Northwest Gulf Coast, where sugar-white sandy shores greet emerald green water. This tropical stretch from Gulf Shores, AL to Panama City Beach, FL is home to days spent deep-sea fishing, golfing on top-rated courses, shopping, dining on local cuisine and soaking in the sun on the beach or beside a resort pool… and we have a place for you close to all the action. With the unexpected spaciousness, amenities and freedom of a fully furnished beach home or condominium… You‘ll be comfortable whether your travels include two people or twenty. And should you choose to own where your heart lives, ResortQuest leads the way in Real Estate Sales and Property Management. With savings of 20% off, don’t wait to book your trip to paradise! Simply call: (855) 286-1395 and mention offer code “$BMET” or visit HERE!


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Join us SATURDAY, August 11 at Pepper Place!

Featured Restaurant & Chef:

Highlands Bar & Grill / Frank Stitt

Live Music:

Red Mountain White Trash / Marvin & Wayne

Pepper Place Saturday Market brings the best local growers, food producers and artisans to you each Saturday morning.

Rain or shine! From April to December,

The freshest, festive day out!


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