Like running? Pets? Vinyl? Visual arts? Music? You’ll love Birmingham this week (and every week, but especially this week)! As always, I link band names to places you can listen to their music, so be sure you won’t get written up if you’re reading this at work. Continue reading “Birmingham Weekly Top Ten: September 6-12”
Guns, oil, and desert make Texas famous. So when Hurricane Harvey began to threaten oil refineries like the one that just shut down, people naturally begin to worry a little more. Here’s how Harvey might affect what you pay at the pump, and how to help both yourself and Texas! Continue reading “Harvey forces gas prices to float up”
As Innovation Week is in full swing, we should look at what makes us innovators. What does Birmingham medical startup Pack Health do, and how did they do it in Birmingham? I spoke with Dr. Mazi Rasulnia and Dr. Sanjay Singh to find out that and more! Continue reading “Birmingham Innovators: Dr. Mazi Rasulnia and Dr. Sanjay Singh”
Remember Tina and the Gucci Flip Flop? Go on, read it again, I’ll wait – but the author, Xavier Burgin, has bigger plans. No, not a TatGFF movie (though it’s definitely a thing, more on that later). XLNB makes movies for a living, and two of his works will feature at Sidewalk Film Festival this year.
Birmingham’s veterinary community has something to look forward to – as do Birmingham job-seekers! STERIS Animal Health’s new headquarters plans to hire new team members, and you can apply here.
Top 10 Things to do in Birmingham
August 23-29 Edition
I found way too much to go out and experience this week! So I’ll use this opening paragraph to plug a short film in Sidewalk that I couldn’t write a whole article on (because it had next to no connections with Birmingham, not because it didn’t deserve a whole article): Pavels Gummenikovs’ “Just Go” feels like Baby Driver minus the Hollywood corporatization. Trust me, watch it! I should also probably mention the mayoral election happening today (not Wednesday!), make sure you vote there if you’re eligible.
Iron Tribe is a Birmingham-born, community-focused health club that’s found a way to stand out in the explosive fitness industry. We’ll explore how their new mobile app for members, custom-built by Birmingham development agency Airship, is helping the Tribe Movement go national.
You may have read the general guide to eclipse viewing, but we were pretty quiet on where to actually go! That’s changing now that Birmingham venues have announced their viewing parties! So where should you go? What should you do? What shouldn’t you do?
“Your trailer was definitely the one that got me to ask my editor, ‘can we pull from all Alabama-native producers, not just Birmingham?’ – it’s a lot of fun!” I interviewed Huntsville film director Ben Stark about his life and his upcoming short “Rocket City Shakedown!” Continue reading “I interviewed Ben Stark on his upcoming Sidewalk film!”
Nearly 19 years ago, Alan Hunter co-founded Sidewalk Film Fest. It’s fitting: all his life has been dedicated to entertainment, from his time as one of MTV’s original video jockeys to his work in Sidewalk to his current job at Sirius XM’s 80’s on 8 channel. We asked Alan to look back on his time coordinating the festival over the years, and to look forward to this year’s festival. Take a trip with us! Continue reading “Sidewalk Film Fest co-founder Alan Hunter celebrates (almost) 19 years of Birmingham film”
This week in Birmingham, build yourself up, discover what others have built, listen to some great music, and more! As always, band names will link to music from that band, so don’t click unless you’re sure your boss won’t mind!
Sidewalk Film Festival will highlight a new way to experience film this year! Virtual and Augmented Reality can bring movies to life in entirely new ways. Sidewalk will offer VR and AR content both days this year. The catch? You have to sign up in advance! Continue reading “Sidewalk Film Fest prepares an exclusive virtual and augmented reality experience”
Car races have history in Alabama, and there are even aerial races (though nowhere near the Magic City), but what about drones? FPV, or first-person view, drone races have become increasingly popular across America. Continue reading “Alabama interest in FPV racing soars to new heights”
The Hoover Police Department has a message for neighborhoods: you’re not alone, and you have the power to make things better. The 2017 National Night Out, sponsored by Target, is coming up. Continue reading “Hoover prepares for National Night Out 2017”
This upcoming week promises lectures, movies, alcohol, and festivals! As always, there are more events on our dedicated event calendar, and any band name links should be assumed to involve auto-playing music, so be careful if you’re reading at work! Continue reading “Birmingham Top Things to do: July 26th through August 1st”