December 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm (Thu) - Duration 4:00hrs
The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, catch a movie, or sit down with friends for tapas at Oscar's. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9:00 pm.
General Admission is FREE to enjoy First Thursdays: After Hours at the Museum; however, there are charges for tapas or cocktails, and entrance to the Norman Rockwell exhibition.
5:00 - 9:00 pm // OPEN GALLERIES
5:00 - 9:00 pm // TAPAS & COCKTAILS
5:00 pm // GALLERY TALK One of the most beloved pieces in our Norman Rockwell exhibition is Bridge Game -- The Bid, 1948. Join Life Master Bridge play, Mr. Alan T. Drennen as he explains the inside scoop on the play depicted in the painting and how Bridge evolved into one of the most popular games of Rockwell's time.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm // WINE TASTING Get some good pointers to help you select holiday...
You've received your first party invitation of the social season and you have no idea what to wear. Does that black necklace go with that new sequined dress? Are boots cool for a cocktail event? Exactly what does the host mean when she says the attire is "creative black tie''? Birmingham fashion blogger Alexis Barton of www.samechicdifferentday.com wants to put your mind at ease. She will give style tips as part of "Fashion Friday,'' which will be held on the fourth floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library, 2100 Park Place.
"I hope this event will calm people's anxiety around dressing for social occasions and help them see that there are a variety of options for putting together their own looks,'' Barton said. "Sequins will be involved.''
Library fashion books and more will also be available to help you achieve your best look for the season.
The program, presented by the Birmingham Public Library and Birmingham magazine, is free.
You've received your first party invitation of the social season and you have no idea what...
• Visit the Hill Opera Center, located at 3601 Sixth Ave. S. (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm)
Students tickets are available for $12 to individuals age 25 or under with a valid full-time student ID, and must be purchased in person at the Hill Opera Center. To inquire about rates for groups of 10 or more, or for any other information regarding Opera Birmingham and performances for 2012-2013, call 205-322-6737.
Dec 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm (Fri) Dec 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm (Sun)
Join us at the Annual City of Birmingham Christmas Tree Lighting for a festive evening of musical entertainment, caroling, storytelling, arts and crafts for the kids, Urban Impact 4th Avenue Merchants Christmas parade, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
There will be special performances by Verna Gates Storyteller, Sounds of Praise Choir, and Magic City Choral Society.
Welcoming Birmingham Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
September 16, 2012
September 18, 2012
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct 15)! BCRI will host "Alabama Appleseed's Welcoming Alabama Dialogue" which is part of a national campaign that brings together members of diverse communities though respectful dialogue. The goal of these gatherings is to work for lasting and constructive change in the dialogue around immigration by preventing discrimination and unfair treatment of immigrants, and improving the quality of life for immigrants in Alabama.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This year's theme is “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories…One American Spirit” The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día...
This Saturday night catch the soulful sounds of Dan-I at Jazz Underground.
Since 2011 Dan-I has made her way through the Birmingham music scene with a fast climb to the top as one of Birmingham’s most talented artist. Dan-I recently won a contest sponsored by Music Mall that gave her the chance to open up for the legendary Charlie Wilson in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dan-I will perform live at Jazz Underground this Saturday night, September 15, 2012. Doors open a 7:00pm with the show starting at 9:30pm. $10 cover charge. For more information and reservations call (205) 202-3640.
Rosario Dawson to speak for Hispanic Heritage Month 09/20
September 12, 2012
Rosario Dawson to Speak at UAB Alys Stephens Center A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, 9/20
Actress, singer and activist Rosario Dawson will give a free, public lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. The event, part of the campus-wide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, will be held in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Dawson has been featured in many films, including "Josie and the Pussycats," "Men in Black II," "25th Hour," "The Rundown," "Alexander," "Sin City", "Unstoppable", "Seven Pounds", and "Eagle." The New York native recently was seen in "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief" as Persephone. She also is the star of an online sci-fi series, "Gemini Division," which debuted in August 2008. In addition to her stage work, Dawson also co-founded the non-partisan organization Voto Latino in 2004. The lecture begins at 7:00 PM with an autograph session to follow. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org . More details here
Friday, 7/13 Avondale Brewing Co.: CBDB/Roosevelt Franklin Back 9: The Raygun Administration Barking Kudu: Matthew Smith & Blanton Reed Beef 'O' Brady's: Mark Hill Billy's (Eng. Village): Spoonful Billy's (Liberty Park): Steve Wingo Trio Cafe Firenze: Whats up City Vineyard: Lesa Paddick & The LP Trio Codzilla's: Buckwild Courtyard 280: Gentleman Zero/SK5 Courtyard Southside: Kat Delacruz DanielDay Gallery: Sassy Brown Blues Band Emergency Room Lounge: Deja Voodoo Fuego Cantina & Saloon: Matt Carroll Gabriel's: Crazy Chester Grey Bar: Sam & Justin Innisfree: Z and the Party Iron Horse: Splendid Chaos Jolly Rogers: Jeff Tyler Kelley's Grill: AJ Beavers Mafiaoza's: T.U.B Unplugged Margarita Grill: Pharm Hand Marty's: Scott Ward & Big Mule/Groove Daddy Matthews Bar & Grill: Vintage Cowboy/The Secret Midnight Band Metro Bar: Kentucky Knife Fight Moe's BBQ (Lakeview): Stuart McNair Trio Moonlight on the Mountain: Roman Street/Tom Bertram The Mouse Trap: Ronnie Osborne & The Magic City Band Neighborhood Sports Grille: Franklin Road The Nick: Hail The Titans/Under the Rose/Apsis/The Rat Kings Oak Hill: Jason Mayo The Oasis: Rollin' in the Hay Ona's Music Room: Bonus Round Otey's: The Negotiators Overtime Bar: Whiskey Dix Pub 261: Deputy 5 Redline Bar: Vertigo Satterfield's: Carlos Pino & Brandon Peeples Speakeasy:...
♦ Blue Angels Air Show Demonstration of choreographed refinements of skills combined with aerobatic maneuvers. Free. 2 p.m. National Museum of Naval Aviation, 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL. Details: www.blueangels.navy.mil/index.htm.
♦ Atlanta Summer Arts Festival Family-oriented festival provides entertainment in the form of art, music, food, literature, and fashion. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. July 22 Noon–6 p.m. Greenbriar Mall, 2841 Greenbriar Parkway Southwest, Atlanta, GA.
♦ 79th Alabama Deep-Sea Fishing Rodeo Multi-species saltwater tournament. Prizes awarded in each category. 1015 De Soto Avenue, Dauphin Island, AL.
♦ Annual Blues of the Bluff Offers visitors a scenic view of the Mississippi River while listening to blues, soul, and R&B bands. National Ornamental Metal Museum. $20. 374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, TN. Details: 901-528-0560
♦ 8th Annual Mexico Beach Marina Offshore Classic Two-day offshore fishing tournament with prizes for big catches including King, Wahoo, and Dolphin. Mexico Beach, FL.
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City Vineyard Blues Fest featuring Alabama breweries July 7th
June 29, 2012
The festival will be held 1pm – 9pm, Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at City Vineyard located in the Arbor Place Shopping Center at Greystone. To celebrate two years in business City Vineyard owner Gavin Ennis is treating his customers, and friends as well as all blues, beer and wine lovers to an afternoon and evening of great Blues. Avondale Brewing, Back Forty, Beer Engineers, Blue Pants, Cahaba Brewing, Straight To Ale & Yellowhammer Brewing will all be serving their latest brews. There will be wine tastings and food from Crazy Cajuns and Pizza Express. There is no charge for general admission. Just bring a chair and find a good spot to sit, listen and enjoy. For those who would like a little pampering there will be a VIP tent where for $75 guests will benefit from exclusive seating close to the stage, free samples of the beer & wine offered at the event, full service including food catered by Stones Throw Bar and Grill plus other complimentary amenities The following talented musicians have been confirmed: Philip Dudley, 2 Blu & the Lucky Stiffs, Microwave Dave & the Nukes, Kent Burnside & the New Generation. This is the first time...
:::Metropolis: Find Your Worldly Sensibilities:::06.30.12
There is a time when difference is self-apparent, and event that caters to your worldly sensibilities from your travels across the country and beyond. There's an event that finally includes the urban corporate elite, the artists, the fashionistas, the entrepreneurs, the movers and shakers...all who are looking for something different. Well Look no more!
We encourage you to come dressed in your most lavish attire.
@ Metro Fuxon 554 Piedmont Ave - Atlanta, GA 30308!!
Over 50 Pieces of exhibited art from 11 Atlanta Artists
ARTlanta represents a strategic and social movement aimed at unifying culture, art, and trendsetting within a unique experience connecting to the best of Atlanta’s art world. The event is FREE and will provide a unique display of exhibited and interactive art while stimulating the senses of taste, touch and site through Hotel Indigo’s exclusive landscape of luxury and design indulgence. The event will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 9pm until 11:30pm. The event is for patron's aged 21 and up and an RSVP is required for admittance.
Join us as we support seven local bars in the downtown area for the Summer Happy Hour Bar Hop! We will visit one bar each week during the summer with the intentions of fueling each businesses slow nights and showing our support for these great establishments. The Summer Happy Hour Bar Hop kicks off on Tuesday, June 26 at B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar and Lounge from 5pm – 7pm.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Jazz Underground from 5pm – 7pm.
Tuesday, July 10 at Plum Bar from 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, July 12 at Merienda from 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday, July 17 at Dirty Ashes from 5pm – 7pm
Monday, July 23 at 3000 Bar from 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday, July 31 at Ona’s Music Room from 5pm – 7pm.
Drop in, show your support and purchase a drink or food!
♦ FilmHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 7 p.m. $8. Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd Avenue North. Tickets and details: 252-2262; www.alabamatheatre.com .
♦ Fundraiser Live performances, free food, door prizes, and DJ. Benefits Hands on Birmingham and promotes the improvement of Birmingham communities. 18 and over to enter. 7 p.m. $5 minimum donation. The Wine Loft, 2200 1st Avenue North. Details: www.handsonbirmingham.org/upcoming_events .
♦ Motorsports "The Triumph Superbike Classic." AMA Pro Road Racing national motorcycle road racing championship. $15–$125. Barber Motorsports Park, Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Leeds. Tickets and details: www.barbermotorsports.com .
♦ FilmThe Weight of the Nation. A film about the obesity crisis in America. Free. 2 p.m. Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road. Details: 414-3950; www.bbgardens.org/filmseries .
♦ FilmSingin' In the Rain. The 1952 American musical comedy film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. 2 p.m. $8. Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd...
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Magic City Live Concert Series starts June 28th at Linn Park
June 22, 2012
Magic City Live After 5 is an event designed to keep people in the city after working hours. Admission to the event is FREE. Drink specials and food from local food trucks will be available for purchase during the event.
There are seven Magic City Live After 5 dates scheduled this year:
Thursday, June 28 – Todd Simpson & Mojo Child at Linn Park
The fight against cancer is an ongoing process that has affected us all; either directly or through our loved ones. We are continuing our efforts to raise awareness of this disease and are asking for your support to make our efforts a success!
On Saturday August 11, 2012, we will host the 3rd annual Cupcakes & Cocktails for a Cause, at the Piedmont West Building located at 1800 Howell Mill Road. The event will be held from 6PM until 9PM and includes complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and exciting door prizes!
If you are unable to attend the fundraiser, you can still participate by making a tax-deductible contribution to the event at the website above. All donations are accepted regardless of the amount.
Currently, Black Girls RUN! Birmingham has over 800 women signed up for its Facebook group and has accomplished a lot in its short lifetime. The group had eight teams participate in the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Relay and at least another five members who completed the Mercedes Half Marathon.
The group has participated in the Ruben Studdard Half Marathon and 5K, the Vulcan Run, and many other local races. The Black Girls RUN! Birmingham team snagged first place in this year’s Rumpshaker 5K Colon Cancer Run/Walk.
Black Girls RUN! Birmingham has been asked to lead the American Heart Association Walk/Run coming up on June 30 and is a featured group in the Birmingham Track Club newsletter.
If you would like to know more about Black Girls RUN! Birmingham, the group will be hosting BGR Summer Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham, AL 35124. To RSVP, contact Tiki Merritt at email@example.com