Swing into the weekend with drive-in movies, a selfie museum + MORE, July 17-19

Birmingham, spiderman
@theamazingspideydad swings through the ‘ham. Photo via @pto_slice

When Spiderman visits, you know you’re in store for an exciting weekend. Here’s what’s happening around Birmingham, July 17-20.

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Good Deal Alert

You asked, we answered. Here’s what you need to know about sales tax-free weekend, July 17-19. Who can resist saving money on clothes, shoes, back-to-school items and more?! 

More Ways to Save

Good news! We have even more ways to save some cash during sales tax-free weekend. Here are 5 places to check out:

For more places, check out our Small Business Guide for over 580 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery. 

Pro tip: Add your small usiness or non-profit organization right here for free.

The perfect snapshot

Birmingham, Selfie Museum, The Pixel Room
Photo by Brandon Swenson via Denver Selfie Museum on Facebook

Has social distancing made you hit the snooze button on your social media game? Problem solved! Taking the perfect selfie just got easier with Birmingham’s first selfie museum—The Pixel Room. The grand opening is Friday, July 17. Details + ticket info here.

Sidewalk Goes Drive-up Aug. 24-30 

Birmingham, Sidewalk Film Festival
Don’t worry, concessions will still be available for your movie snack. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Birmingham’s award winning Sidewalk Film Festival is back and better than ever with over 150 independent film screenings from across the U.S. and by local talent, too. Only difference? You’ll be enjoying screenings from the comfort of your ride at the Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard in Leeds. This high demand event is sure to sellout so grab tickets while you can.  

Airbnbs = mind blown

Birmingham, airbnb
Say no more. I’m packing my overnight bag now! Photo via Airbnb

Did you know Birmingham is home to some of the top-rated Airbnbs around? Whether you’re seeking a loft life staycation or an off-the-grid getaway in the woods, we’ve got an incredible list for you. Don’t miss the Airbnb on the Rotary Trail—it’s rooftop patio will knock your socks off!

It’s totally life changing

Innovate Birmingham teaches its students valuable skills to fulfill the demand for tech talent here in Birmingham. Photo via Innovate Birmingham

Are you an aspiring tech professional? Then consider taking part in the tech program at Innovate Birmingham. Here’s what 3 local companies had to say about their experience when hiring graduates from the program. Innovate Birmingham trains people with no previous tech training. That’s zero, nada, zippo.

Ready. Aim. Throw.

Birmingham, disc golf, Disc Golf Birmingham
Photo by Kevin Bradford via Disc Golf Birmingham’s Facebook group

Disc golf is on the up and up around Birmingham. From where to go and how to throw, we’ve got the ultimate guide to this exciting recreational sport.

Shoes to pavement

Birmingham, Pelham
Keep an eye out for the green stripe! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

There’s some awesome news for Pelham. The city has completed the first phase of its new Greenway Trail Project. 1 down, 3 to go! The best part—the trail is ready for you to go out and enjoy it. Details and sneak peak here.

Accessories DO matter 

Birmingham, Linq
Oh, and did we mention the bracelet is stylish? Photos via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

What if you could show your support for the Black Lives Matter Movement just by wearing a bracelet? Now you can! Local tech startup Linq has designed and launched the BLM.BAND—a smart bracelet that directs you to a list of resources that help you take action, get educated and donate to organizations striving for change. Learn more

A historic spot gets an upgrade

Birmingham, 16th Street Baptist Church
16th Street Baptist Church on July 15 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The 16th Street Baptist Church’s parsonage will soon undergo some renovations. Here’s a look at what’s changing + what exhibits are on the way. 

Cool camp opportunity for July 17-31

Mark your calendars. GirlSpring is offering a virtual camp for girls ages 9-18. SHE Camp (Sisterhood, humor + Empowerment) is dedicated to empowering girls and young women to make confident and powerful choices. Learn more + register.

Weekend Entertainment

Avoid missing out by remembering to wear your mask when you go out on the town. They’re currently required in Alabama. Need one? These local Etsy shops are stocked. Or stop by Sojourns downtown on 3rd Ave North.

For more events, check out Now the Weekend’s Video Edition

Friday, July 17-18

Outdoor Pop Up + Flea Market @ 78 Mini Mall (Bankhead Hwy). 9AM-6PM.

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

Friday, July 17

Grand Opening @ The Pixel Room (Leeds). 10AM. Adults – $23, Kids (5-12) – $17, Kids 4 and under – FREE. Tickets.

Earthbound @ Crestwood Tavern. 8PM-1AM. 

Art Auction benefiting Brennan’s Irish Pub @ Brennan’s Irish Pub. 6-9PM.

Winston Ramble Acoustic Patio Party @ Zydeco. 9PM. 18+. $5. Tickets.

The Holly Rogers @ Birmingham District Brewing Co. 7:30PM. 

Farmers Market @ Bama Health Foods. 3-5PM. 

Saturday, July 18

Funkiest Funky Food Truck Festival @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-10PM. $5 donation. Donate in advance.

Rice & Curry Popup @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 5PM. 

It’s a Vibe Poetry Show @ The Vault. 6-9PM. $10. Tickets.

French & Italian Bubbles Tasting @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM. FREE. 

Online Directing Workshop with Dr. Rachel Raimist @ Sidewalk Film. 1-3PM. $10-$30. Register.

The Talismen @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7:30-11:30PM. 

HPC Plant Bus Pop-Up @ Unity Market. 4-7PM. 

Level-Up Women’s Business Expo @ Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport. Noon-5PM. FREE.

The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. FREE.

ART Against Hate 2020 @ Studio 2500. 7PM. 

Natalie Valentine @ Brennan’s Irish Pub. 8-11PM. 

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

Sunday, July 19

Black is Beautiful Taproom Release @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 11AM-3PM. 

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

Post Brunch Boogie Down @ Tin Roof. 1-4PM. 

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