5 words for the weekend: Easter, face masks + victory bacon. Happy Friday Birmingham!

Birmingham, Easter
It’s Easter weekend. Shell yeah! Photo via @shellyeahpromo

Happy Easter weekend, Birmingham! Here’s what’s happening in the Magic City, plus some great deals to check out.

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Local Business Deals 

Our Small Business Guide has deals from 418 local restaurants, bars and businesses. Here are 5 to check out this weekend:

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Don’t be an Easter basket-case

Easter may be a bit unconventional this year, but our team is here to help you make it awesome. Check out Now the Weekend | Quarantine Edition.  

Blue Cross Blue Awesome

Birmingham, Telehealth
It’s important to stay connected with your health care providers. Photo via Bham Now

Feeling a bit under the weather, but are hesitant to visit a medical office during this time of social distancing? If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, there’s some good news. BCBS has expanded their Telehealth coverage to keep its insurers and healthcare professionals safe. Learn more.

Adorn that Beautiful Face

Birmingham, face masks
Facemask and photo by Celeste Gains Ward

To avoid the spread of the coronavirus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now suggests everyone wear a cloth face covering when out in public. Find out where to get them and how to make your own. Many of the homemade masks I have seen show off cute patterns and designs. Hmm… will face masks be the next big fashion trend?

From Bacon to the Pentagon

Birmingham, Morgan Murphy
Morgan Murphy in combat attire. Photo via Morgan Murphy’s Facebook page

Morgan Murphy must have one heckuva resume. He’s an American Southern food critic, the co-founder of Birmingham-based Victory Bacon and even handles the social media for the Pentagon’s Secretary of Defense. Say whaaa! This is one story you’ll want to read. 

Strum on Dear John 

Birmingham, John Prine
John Prine with his prized 1968 Martin D-28. Photo via John Prine on Facebook

Beloved singer-songwriter John Prine passed away on April 7. He was known for a discography spanning more than 50 years, over 18 studio albums and dozens of live ones, but there’s something special that ties him to Birmingham. In his most recent album, he actually paid homage to Birmingham’s very own Vulcan. Check it out.  

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