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"Out of This World," B-Metro Magazine, March 2016

March 9 through March 15, 2016

This week, get a head start on St. Patrick's Day celebrations with festivities all week long in Five Points and the annual Tour De Brewers and Shamrock Shindig. Also, Opera Birmingham, the UAB Department of Music, and the Alabama Symphony have some great concerts in store. See you soon!
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Chamber Music
March 10, 5:30 p.m.

The UAB Department of Music and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts have partnered with the Birmingham Art Music Alliance to bring chamber works that connect music with the art in the Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015 exhibit. The concert features UAB faculty and Alabama Symphony Orchestra members performing seven world premiere compositions written by regional composers. 


St. Patrick's Celebration
March 10-18
Five Points South

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day all week long with an Irish Flag raising ceremony, parade, live music, and Irish food and drink specials at Five Points-area restaurants and bars.


Birmingham Revealed: Jazz in Birmingham
March 10, 5:30 p.m.
Vulcan Park and  Museum

Many of the region's greatest jazz musicians and composers have roots that are distinctly Birmingham. Samford University  students, under the direction and dialogue of Dr. Grant Dalton, will provide an evening of jazz music with performances  dedicated to Birmingham's rich jazz heritage.


Honk!, Jr. 
March 11-20
Virginia Samford Theatre

Come see the musical adaptation of one of the most beloved fables of all time performed by the VST's STARS student actors. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters and finds himself on an adventure of self discovery.


Million Dollar Quartet
March 11-12

On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring an entertaining score of rock hits.

Mozart & Beethoven: The Schools of Vienna
March 11, 7:30 p.m
Brock Recital Hall- Samford University

Pillars of the first and second Viennese schools of composition anchor this program featuring Mozart's enthralling overture from Don Giovanni, one of Beethoven's few scores for ballet, and Arnold Schoenberg's Second Chamber Symphony.


Orpheus & Euridice / Green Sneakers
March 11 & March 13
Red Mountain Theatre Cabaret

This pair of chamber operas by Ricky Ian Gordon will be presented in an intimate double-bill production, exploring love, relationships, and loss. The production is part of a new exploration of chamber opera, and will feature the Opera Birmingham debuts of African-American soprano Talise Trevigne and baritone Matthew Worth.


Taste of Teal Gala
March 12, 6 p.m.
Cahaba Grand Conference Center

Enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, casino games, music, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation, which supports research for  early detection of ovarian cancer.


The Foundation Ball
March 12, 8 p.m.
Christopher House Antiques

Join the Rotaract Club of Birmingham for their annual gala featuring live music and dancing, light hors d'oeuvres, and wine and beerProceeds support the club's foundation and signature service projects including Ready 2 Read and Ready 2 Succeed.


AirWave Block Party
March 12, 1 p.m.
Good People Brewing Company


Tour de Brewers
March 12, 11 a.m.
Tin Roof Birmingham

Your favorite 10k run or ride event is back. Run, cycle, or skateboard and celebrate Birmingham's craft beer. This year's event includes the Good People Taproom, the brand new Cahaba Brewing Co. location, Avondale Brewing, Trim Tab, and Hop City.


Shamrock Shindig
March 12, 7 p.m.
Sloss Furnaces

Enjoy catering by Rusty's BBQ, live music by Birmingham's own Schmohawks, plentiful libations, an iron pour, and a chance to win $3,000. Proceeds benefit the Arc of Jefferson County.


The Elvis Ball
March 19, 7 p.m.
Old Car Heaven

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of casino gaming, a 70s disco featuring DJ Stevo, an Elvis impersonator, the Sugar Babies, silent & live auctions, and local food and beverages. Proceeds benefit the Creative Montessori School.

Design Essentials For Kitchen & Bath
March 19, 10 a.m.- Noon
Case Design/Remodeling

Join the design/build professionals at Case for a free seminar. Essential information for those considering a kitchen or bath remodel - design, budgeting, process. Don't know where to start? We do. 


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