A Bham Bake Sale, a grand opening + more May 29-31 in Birmingham

Birmingham, Queens Park
For a mind-blowing drink, the frozen grasshopper is The One. Photo via @queensparkbham

It’s time for another weekend. Insert happy dance! As usual, Birmingham has lots of cool things going on, so check it out.

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Pop quiz!

Birmingham, Mobile Tensaw Delta
Mobile Tensaw Delta. Photo by Ken Wills

Can you name Alabama’s 10 natural wonders? We sure can! And you can, too. Just click here and be amazed. 

A T-shirt goes a long way

Birmingham, United Ability, United Ability Day
NaTasha Garrett’s family (she is on the right). Left to right Shecoria Wright, Leah Mitchell and Kaya King. Photo courtesy of NaTasha Garrett

Bring joy to over 5,700 unique individuals and their families by celebrating United Ability Day on July 13. All you have to do is purchase a custom-designed T-shirt to show your support. Read on for more info + discover one local mother’s journey with United Ability.

Furniture, polished

Birmingham, YWCA, Watts Realty
Furnishings donated by Johnson Brothers Corporation to the YWCA. Photo via YWCA Central Alabama’s Facebook page

Women and children who get housing through the YWCA will have some cozy furniture to furnish their living space thanks to Watts Realty, Johnson Brothers Corp and the 59/20 bridge project. Full story.

Splish, Splash

Birmingham, Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, swimming, swimming lessons, pools
Photo via Birmingham Park and Recreation Board’s Facebook page

Pull on those flippers. It’s time to hit the pool. For those who need to learn how to swim, local instructors are offering lessons for kids, adults and those with special needs. Here’s where to sign up

Keep Mother Nature Alive and Kickin’

Birmingham, Cahaba River Society
Our outdoors enrich life for everyone. Photo via Cahaba River Society

It’s been a rough few months for local nonprofits. As you spend more and more time outdoors this summer, consider donating to Birmingham’s local environmental nonprofits, like the Cahaba River Keeper and Alabama Audubon. Check out our full list + info on how you can help.

Over 600 local deals, curbside pick and delivery—oh my!

Here are 5 businesses from our Small Business Guide that will make your weekend pop:

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Who’s the real OG? 

Birmingham, The Purple Onion
Photo via The Purple Onion

The Purple Onion has been a mainstay in Birmingham for years serving up Mediterranean American cuisine. Well, stand back because this onion is ready to blossom. The restaurant will be expanding throughout the city to 4 more locations. Find out where.

Crushin’ the Game

Birmingham, Mixtroz
Kerry Schraeder, co-founder of Mixtroz. Photo via Mixtroz

After two months post-state shut down due to COVID-19, Birmingham startups are starting to get their gears grinding again. How are they navigating the decision to return to work, sustaining company culture and more? Find out

Weekend Entertainment, May 29-31

May 29: Grand Opening @ Marble Slab Creamery & Great American Cookies (Trussville). 11AM.

May 29: Cahaba Float Away Friday @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-Midnight. 

May 29: Matt Bennett Live @ Tin Roof. 6PM. 

May 29: Sidewalk Starlite Drive-In: Mean Girls @ The Summit Birmingham. 7:30-10PM. $18.50. Tickets.

May 29: The EBB LIVE @ Brennan’s Irish Pub. 8:30PM-Midnight. 

May 30: Bham Bake Sale @ The Market at Pepper Place Drive-Thru. 7AM-Noon. 

May 30: Saturday Stroll @ Back Forty Beer Company. 9AM. FREE.

May 30: Pimento Cheese Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 11AM-3PM. FREE.

May 30: Dixie Belle Paint Demo @ The Mercantile by Miller. Noon-2PM. 

May 30: Cahaba Crawfish Boil @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-8PM. 

May 30: Ben Moseley Acoustic @ Tin Roof. 6PM. 

May 30-31: 2020 Cedar Run Virtual 5K & Cedar Shake Fun Run benefiting The Exceptional Foundation. Noon-11:30PM. 5K – $25 | 1 Mile – $20. Register.

May 31: Sordid Lives: All-Star Benefit Play Reading (Live Stream). 5-8PM. Youtube Live Stream.

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