Virtual events, local deals and more May 1-3 in Birmingham

Birmingham, rabbit
It’s the weekend. Stuff your face. Photo via @tsghamptons

There’s lots happening around the Magic City. Check out local deals, virtual events like the Magic City Art Connection and more this weekend, May 1-3.

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Top Virtual Weekend Events—May 1-3

May 1-3: Magic City Art Connection Virtual. 6AM-11PM.
May 1-3: Gumbo Gala benefiting Episcopal Place. Noon-Midnight. Tickets & Donations.
May 1: UAB Virtual Commencement–Graduate Ceremony. 6-7PM
May 2: Fearless Fest Virtual Pop-Up. 8:30AM-12:30PM. Register.
May 2: UAB Virtual Commencement–Undergraduate Ceremony. 2PM.

Want more virtual events? Check out Now the Weekend Quarantine Edition.

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Nothing will stop this party!

Birmingham, Magic City Art Connection
Local artist Celeste Amparo Pfau. Photo via Amparo Creative House Facebook

COVID-19 may have caused 2020 to be a bit of a dud, but Magic City Art Connection isn’t letting it crash their spirits, nor their party. Instead, they’ve turned their 37th annual event into its first ever week-long virtual event. Hand it to artists to have the creativity and drive to stride on. This weekend, May 1-3, boot up that computer and check out online stores from MCAC’s 2020 artists. You’ll get to view and purchase cool works of art and more. Full story.

They’re Extra-ordinary! 

Birmingham, Vulcan Park and Museum
An impressive honor from an impressive region. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

Now is the time to get those nominations in for The Vulcan Community Awards—an annual celebration hosted by Vulcan Park and Museum that recognizes citizens who exemplify civic pride, leadership and progress. Who will you nominate and how? Learn more.

Tacos! Glorious Tacos!

Birmingham, Unos Tacos
Let’s taco bout this spread, okay?! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

In hindsight, opening a restaurant at the onset of a global pandemic was not ideal. However, Unos Tacos has hit the sidewalk running with a curbside pivot from The Pizitz Food Hall and has quickly become one of Birmingham’s taco hot spots. With Cinco de Mayo just days away on Tuesday, May 5, Unos Tacos is ready to serve all your favorite Mexican dishes. Margarita kits and taco platters anyone? Taco ’bout delicious! Menu + more.

Get in My Belly!

Hungry? These local restaurants pulled from Bham Now’s free directory will make meals a breeze this weekend. All offer home delivery.

Want taco’s this weekend? Order one of Taco Mama’s Taco Nacho Home Delivery Boxes. Feeds 5-10 people ($45).

P.S. Sign up your business or non-profit organization!


Birmingham, UAB, Remdesivir
Photo by Dimitri Karastelev on Unsplash, modified from @creativegangsters

There is finally some good news about COVID-19. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, there has been promising results from a clinical trial using a drug call Remdesivir. What’s especially amazing about this is that Birmingham’s very own UAB is at the center of it all. Read more.

Baby Got Fluff

Birmingham, dogs, animals, Instagram pets
Boop! Photo via @lila_golden_girl

Looking to spice up that Instagram feed? We have a must-view list of local pets who are nothing short of fur-mastic. Check ’em out!

Pretty in Lights

Let it shine! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders, there hasn’t been much excitement. Until a video of a new colored light installation under the 1-59/20 bridges leading to downtown Birmingham began blowing up the internet. 🤩 Who’s behind it? Bham Now videographer Matthew Niblett and content producer Nathan Watson. Details and video here!

“Mom, mom, mom, mom, moooooom!

Birmingham, Mother's Day
Content producer Patience Itson and her daughter at Ferus Eatery in Trussville. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

Heads up! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. After weeks of being quarantined with the kids, acting as school teachers (that math, y’all!) and trying to get our own work done, mom’s deserve some serious R&R this year. What can you get your sweet mom? Our Mother’s Day gift guide will point you in the right direction.

P.S. to the dads out there. Elementary-aged kids won’t be bringing home gifts from school this year. All present giving falls on you! Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 

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