National Kitten Day, Eat in the Streets in Avondale and a new farmers market opens this weekend, July 10-12

Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Photo via Nathan Watson  for Bham Now

From adorable kittens to eating in the streets, you won’t want to miss all the exciting things going on July 10-12 around Birmingham.

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A 2-minute opportunity

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What’s Happening

Small, but fierce

Birmingham, Forge
We sure miss seeing Kim and Kelsey’s smiling faces in Forge every day! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now and taken in 2019 prior to COVID-19

Bham Now loves local businesses, which is why we’re stoked for National Small Business week—July 13-17. Find out who’s helping small local businesses around Birmingham and how you can, too.

Hoover gets buzzy

Birmingham, Hoover Entertainment District
Big Whiskey’s and Cajun Roux will anchor the proposed Entertainment District in Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Step aside, Birmingham. Hoover wants an Entertainment District, too. The Hoover City Council will soon consider its first official entertainment district at Stadium Trace Village. The area has been popping over the past year or so with hot businesses moving in like Smoosh Cookies and Super Chix. But don’t pop the bubbly just yet. The ordinance is scheduled for a public hearing and council vote on Monday, July 20. Learn more.

Hey Alabama Entrepreneurs!

Birmingham, Alabama Launchpad
A finalist pitching his idea to visitors and judges at the Alabama Launchpad Cycle 1 event in Montgomery on February 28th, 2020 (before social distancing). Photo via Alabama Launchpad

Do you have a new business start-up or idea that helps solve a problem or makes daily life better during the “new normal” of COVID-19? Alabama Launchpad is calling on you to help reignite hope and innovation during their third competition of 2020—Reignite Alabama. Applications are open until Thursday, July 16. More info.

A trail worth following

Birmingham, Trussville, Trussville Antiques and Interiors
A one-stop-shop for all of your interior decor wants and needs. Photo via Trussville Antiques and Interiors Facebook page

From great deals and offbeat gems, antique shops are a treasure chest of unique finds. We took a trip along the Alabama Antique Trail and picked 10 shops in and around Birmingham that are a must-visit. (Psst! Irondale Pickersmade the list.)

MVP Slam Dunk

Birmingham, World Games
The world is coming to Birmingham! Photo via The World Games 2022

The World Games 2022 will kick off in Birmingham before we know it. In celebration, the Birmingham Organizing Committee has announced something big—NBA MVP Charles Barkley will serve as an honorary co-chair. Cool fact: Barkley is a native of the city of Leeds. Slam dunk! Full story.

Wild about produce

Birmingham, Bessemer Farmer’s Market
What a spread. Photo via Bessemer Farmer’s Market on Facebook

Craving that farm-fresh taste? Oh, baby. From juicy tomatoes to taste-explosive peaches, here are 9 farmers markets around Birmingham to score that produce fix. 

Eat in the Streets

In an effort to safely expand the dining experience during COVID-19, the City of Birmingham has launched “Eat in the Streets” on 41st Street South in Avondale. The fun continues through Saturday, July 11. Learn more

Pop Quiz!

What’s a sure-fire way to smile? Scoring a weekend of deals! Here are 5 from our Small Business Guide that will have you showing off those pearly whites. 😁

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Weekend Entertainment

Mask in place? Then you’re all set to attend these events, July 10-12. For more events, check out Now the Weekend Video Edition


Friday-Saturday, July 10-11

Eat in the Streets @ Avondale (41st St. S.) 5PM-1AM.


Friday, July 10

Drive-thru job fair @ Shelby County Instructional Services (Alabaster). 10AM-2PM. 

Jourdan Truth Presents “Painted Faces” @ Filter-Coffee Parlor. Fri. 7AM-2:30PM | Sat. 8AM-1PM. 

Via Vermouths Tasting @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 5:30-7:30PM. FREE.

Nuzzi Gelato + House Plant Collective Pop-Up @ The Shoppes of Crestwood. 5-8PM. 

Tragic City @ Avondale Brewing Co. 7-10PM. $10. Tickets.

CashBack @ Brennan’s Irish Pub. 8PM. $5 donation.

Justin Gannon Live @ Overtime Grill and Bar. 7:30-10PM. 

Live Stream Concert – Boney James @ Lyric Fine Arts Theatre.


Saturday, July 11

Grand Opening @ Unity Market. 4-7PM. 

Caribbean Grocery Pop-Up Shop @This Little Market. 10AM-5PM.

Activism Empowerment Training Seminar @ The Vault. 10AM-2PM. $15. Tickets.

Yoga/Meditation with LeNell on Norway @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 10:30-11:30AM. FREE.

Monkey 47 and Plymouth Gin Tasting @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Noon-2:30PM. 

Reggae In Avondale @ Avondale Vape & Hookah Lounge. 5PM-1AM. FREE. 

Salsa Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 11AM-3PM. FREE. 

The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. Pre-order here

Marshall’s Irish Singalong @ Brennan’s Irish Pub. 7PM. 

The Human Ignition @ Paperworkers Local. 11AM-4PM. 


Sunday, July 12

Cahaba Brunch with Michael’s Restaurant @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 11AM-3PM. 

Fundraising Game Night @ On Tap Sports Cafe (Liberty Park). 4-9:30PM.


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