B-There! This Week’s Birmingham Events News




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9/19/12 – 9/25/12



This week’s edition of B-There features the best of events and destinations in and around the city!  Bonerama, baclava, Barktoberfest, and beer are boosting this week’s calendar…with hopes that you get to B-There!
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Bonerama / Workplay
WorkPlay, 9/22, 8:00 PM

Even in a city that doesn’t play by the rules, New Orleans’ Bonerama is something different. They can evoke vintage funk, classic rock and free improvisation in the same set; maybe even the same song. Bonerama has been repeatedly recognized by Rolling Stone, hailed as “the ultimate in brass balls” (2005) and praised for their “…crushing ensemble riffing, human-feedback shrieks and wah-wah growls” (2007). Bonerama carries the brass-band concept to places unknown and has garnered repeated accolades for their inventive and addictive performance. As hometown music zine Off- Beat put it, “That nerdy kid in the band room with the trombone just might have the last laugh after all.” More details here

‘The Art of Giving’
UAB Charity Art Auction
Civitan International Research Center, 9/20

The UAB Research Civitan Club invites you to the  ‘Art of Giving’ a UAB Charity Art Auction at 6:30 PM on September 20th.  An amazing collection of art, vintage treasures and more are on the block for the evening.  Proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance, and the Research Civitan Club. Admission is $5 and tickets include access to silent auction bidding, many door prizes and refreshments. Donations are welcome. More details here

St. George Middle Eastern Food Festival
St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 9/20 – 9/22
Embracing two hospitable cultures, the Saint George family welcomes all to experience genuine Southern and Middle Eastern hospitality! The parish family prepares its own homemade foods such as humus dip, kibbee, falafel sandwiches, meat and spinach pies, rolled grape leaves, baklava, harissa, zalabieh and more. A monumental Middle Eastern menu awaits! Cultural music and dance entertainment add to the festivities while booths and vendors will feature all kinds of Middle Eastern and Byzantine wares.  More details here

Barktoberfest: A Benefit for Hand in Paw
Avondale Brewery, 9/20, 6:15 PM

Come to Hand in Paw‘s Barktoberfest at Avondale Brewery and get 4 beer tastings, bratwursts and kraut for just $20! The evening will feature door prizes, a costume contest, a stein hoist contest and live music! And, of course… the event is dog-friendly!

Pretzels, pilsners and pups = a party!  RSVP via Facebook HERE

“You are on the verge of something big”:
Art, Inspiration & a Fortune Cookie
Naked Art Gallery, 9/21, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

“You are on the verge of something big” is a mini exhibit of art inspired by a fortune cookie and unveiled in the loo at Naked Art during Third Friday in Forest Park. Featuring artists Charles Buchanan, Hollie Chastain, Constance Ehrlich, Jessica Hawbaker, Lorraine Singh, and Kudu-lah….drinks to toast the little exhibit will be served by guest bartenders from Birmingham Aids Outreach. More details here

The 9th Annual Taste of
4th Avenue Jazz Festival
Fourth Avenue Historic District, 9/22

The 9th Annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival will return to the Historic 4th Avenue Business District (4th Avenue North & 18th Street) on September 22, 2012 after last year’s enormous success. Several area  jazz groups will perform, with renowned saxophonist Euge Groove as the headliner. The 2012 festival will kick-off at 2:00 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. More details here

Foodie Yard Sale
Pepper Place Saturday Market
9/22, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The folks at Southern Living magazine and its sister publications are cleaning out their kitchen cabinets and collecting tableware, cookware, cookbooks and kitchen gadgets in preparation for what they’re calling the Foodie Yard Sale. The event, which benefits Greater Birmingham Ministries, takes place Sept. 22 during the Pepper Place Saturday Market. The sale will feature promotional items the food writers at Southern Living, Cooking Light, Coast Living, Oxmoor House and MyRecipes.com have accumulated over the years, as well as props used in magazine photo shoots and gadgets from the test kitchens.  Some of the items and their estimated prices include dishes ($1 to $2), cookbooks ($2), chef’s knives ($5 to $15), aprons ($3 to $5), cookware ($5 to $20), assorted utensils and gadgets ($1) and a few coffee makers and blenders ($15 to $20). This is a a thrifty foodie’s dream! Get your yard sale apron on at Pepper Place this Saturday! More details here

ORE Drink & Dine
Tosses the Coin at Happy Hour

(They’ll flip ya for it this Thursday)

All month long, local eatery ORE has been happy to flip a coin during happy hour (4pm to 7pm) on Thursdays to determine what you pay at the bar.  If it lands on heads, you get the drink for half price. This includes wells, wine by the glass and domestic beers. If it lands on tails, maybe next round. Hurry in after work, the “heads ORE tails” coin flipping ends at 7pm.

Vulcan AfterTunes
Vulcan Park and Museum,
9/23, 3:00 PM

Vulcan will once again be tapping his giant iron toes as music fills the air this fall atop Red Mountain. On Sunday, September 23, Vulcan Park and Museum will kick off its eighth year of Vulcan AfterTunes, the annual three-part concert series featuring local and national singer/songwriter acts featured on Reg’s Coffee House and Birmingham Mountain Radio. Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and bring the whole family out to relax and play under the shadow of Birmingham’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan! Admission is $15 for adults, $7.50 for Vulcan Members and free for children 12 and under. This Sunday’s AfterTunes show features The Secret Sisters, fresh brews by NOLA, and snacks by Little Donkey! More details here

Western’s Wine and Food Festival:
Benefiting Emmet O’Neal Library

Birmingham Zoo, 9/28, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Mark your calendar for Western’s Wine & Food Festival benefiting Emmet O’Neal Library on Friday, September 28 from 6:00-9:00 at the Birmingham Zoo. Featuring numerous wine vendors offering over 650 wines for tasting and serving delicious foods with a focus on Alabama products prepared by the chefs from Jefferson State Culinary School, guests will enjoy Fox Valley crab cakes, pond-raised shrimp, Hereford N.Y. strip steak samples and more.  Carousel rides and touring animals add to the evening’s excitement. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door…opening the door to a full evening of wine and wonderful food in the wild setting of the Birmingham Zoo!  More details here

‘The Pink Party’

ALOFT, 9/27, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

You’re invited to ‘The Pink Party‘ at ALOFT! Join us at THE Kick-off event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with North Central Alabama Susan G. Komen for the Cure! On September 27, from 5:00 – 7:30 PM, get ready to wear your pink best and meet us at ALOFT at Soho Square to enjoy free food, the Pink Carpet, trivia contests, door prizes, sponsor displays, swag bags, cash bar and MORE! Check out cooking demonstrations from Alagasco’s Good Heat Chef Chris Vizzina PLUS register to win a ‘TRIP for TWO to Emerald Grande’! (Must be present to win).  There’s no charge to attend  (though optional donations of $5 for Susan G. Komen are still very welcome!) Just come on down and join us as we celebrate hope, health and the drive toward the cure for breast cancer. Share this party invite with your friends, mark your calendar for September 27th … and get ready for the Pink Party at ALOFT!


Pink Party Sponsors include: UAB Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, Richard Joseph SalonSpa, Alagasco, Central Alabama Cadillac Dealers, Issis & Sons, The Fitting Touch, MiBella Wellness Center, Parc at Grandview, Scandinavian Design & Leather Gallery, Petro Cosmetic Surgery, The Outlet Shops of Grand River, The Maids and Xcell Academy

Happy 1st Birthday VINO!
A Birthday Gift for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
VINO, 9/20, 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Vino restaurant in Mountain Brook’s English Village is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 20 with an official b’day party bash from 5:30 to 9 p.m. A champagne toast and cutting of the cake at 7:30 p.m. kick off the party complete with the week’s food and drink specials, balloons and a look back on Vino’s first year. Your presence at the party will also give an additional

gift as Vino is donating 25 percent of the night’s sales to the Alabama Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Find VINO here

Baytowne Beer Festival at the #1 Resort in Destin FL

Bring together the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort,

beautiful October weather and a festive beer tasting and have a winning combination for fun in the sun at the Baytowne Beer Festival this October 19 and 20. Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Coast,” this popular event features more than 200 craft beers, learning opportunities and live music. Beer aficionados will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers. For more information on events and to purchase tickets visit www.baytownebeerfestival.com. For accommodations just steps away from the action, call (888)378-5462 or Book Online (code:BEER12).



Join us SATURDAY, September 22th at Pepper Place!

Featured Restaurant & Chef:  Bettola / James Lewis

Live Music:    Flyin’ Jenny / Peanut

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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