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"REstore," B-Metro Magazine, February 2016

February 17 through February 23, 2016

This week, Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett stop by the Alabama Theatre as part of their Songs and Stories Tour, Alabama Shakespeare Festival brings a special performance to the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Glenwood hosts its biggest party of the year at The Club, and so much more! Looking forward to seeing you, Birmingham!
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Birmingham Home and Garden Show
February 18-21 
Join thousands of homeowners at the BJCC for four days of shopping. Gain inspiration and meet with exhibitors and experts to discuss various projects, see exhibitions from local landscape and design firms, and much more! 


All Aces for JA Casino Night
February 19, 7-11 p.m. 
Good People Brewing Company
Junior Achievement of Alabama invites you to come as you to a fun casino night. Tickets, which include casino cash and beer, are available online or at the door the night of the event. Don't miss out on this fun evening and try your luck at the tables as Junior Achievement's Junior Board raises scholarship funds for students who hope to be future entrepreneurs.


Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto
February 19-20, 8 p.m. 
Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
"Majestic," "regal," and "heroic" have all been used to describe Beethoven's monumental final piano concerto. Brazilian pianist Arnaldo Cohen appears along with frequent ASO collaborator Michael Morgan on the podium.


A Choreographer's Showcase
February 19-21
The Dance Foundation 
Experience dance works created by up and coming choreographers from around the country. At the end of each show, audience members will be given the chance to nominate their favorite choreographer. The choreographer with the most votes will receive a contract with AROVA to set a new work for spring 2017.


February 19-21
Chicago is a musical tale of "murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery--all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts." Paint the town red with merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, their hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.


Corey Smith
February 19, 8 p.m.
Iron City 
Singer and songwriter Corey Smith is focused squarely on the future. As his new album title, While the Gettin' Is Good, suggests, he's ready to make a determined grab at country's brass ring.


Future Elevators Album Release Party
February 19, 8 p.m.
Communication Vessels 
Celebrate the debut release of the self-titled album by local band Future Elevators. They will perform live along with Dead Balloons and Omari Jazz. Cantina on Wheels and Trim Tab Brewing will also be on site with food and brews. For more about Future Elevators, check them out in our Magic City Mix.


The Comedy of Errors
February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Jemison Day Theater
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents a special Birmingham performance. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two pairs of identical twins who, after being separated in a shipwreck as babies, find themselves in a seaport town with a reputation for sorcery and magic.


A Night Under the Big Top
February 19, 8 p.m.
The Club
This annual celebration presented by the Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center's junior board supports programs and services for children with autism. Throughout the event, enjoy food & cocktails, live music, silent disco, casino games, a silent auction, and much more!


Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett
February 19, 7:30 p.m.
The Alabama Theatre
As part of the Songs and Stories Tour, Gill and Lovett will hit the stage together. Over the course of the evening, they'll each take multiple turns at the mic, playing some songs alone and others as a duo.


UAB ArtBlink Gala
February 20, 6 :30 p.m.
The Kirklin Clinic

Enjoy a cocktail dinner by IZ Catering, a silent auction, and live music by the Rock Candy Band. Proceeds fund daily research efforts and help facilitate the treatment discoveries at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Rebirth Brass Band
February 20, 9 p.m.
Saturn Birmingham

Whether seen on HBO's Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. 

The UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball
February 27, 7 p.m.
This premier fundraising gala is a major social event for the Birmingham office, focusing on raising public awareness and support. Guests will enjoy a red-carpet affair featuring dining, entertainment, and a parade of masks. Birmingham Mayor William Bell will serve as host.


Mark your calendar
The Food Film Festivalâ„¢South Walton 
April 8-10, 2016
South Walton, Florida
This 3-day, all-inclusive event allows guests to enjoy award-winning films and documentaries alongside tasty bites from renowned Southern chefs. 

On Sunday, April 10 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., be sure to attend "An American Institution: Grits!" at Bud + Alley's Seaside.  Soak up the natural beauty of South Walton's shoreline while enjoying everyone's favorite Sunday tradition-brunch. It's Grits!, a film about one of the South's most beloved institutions, will be screened. All food and cocktails included with ticket.


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