Slam dunk into the weekend, July 24-26, with events, deals + more

Birmingham
Slam dunk with your mask up. Photo via @southernintriguephotography

Don’t miss a minute! For all the events, deals and deets in Birmingham, July 24-26, we’ve got you covered.

Score a Deal

Based on Bham Now’s recent survey, we learned many of our readers—that’s you!—are seeking fab deals. We’re delivering just that! Here are 5 to grab right now:

For more deals, check out our Small Business Guide for over 600 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery. 

Sign up your business or non-profit organization and be sure to share with a friend who hasn’t signed up yet.


Summer in a sandwich

Birmingham, The Essential, BLT, sandwiches
Bravo! Photo via The Essential’s Facebook page

Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato. Combine them together and it’s simply magic. 🤩 From classic to fancy, here are 9 BLT’s being served around Birmingham that are simply too delicious to resist.

Check out ‘dem chompers

Birmingham, McWane Science Center
Mennerotodus mackayi shark teeth fossils. Photo courtesy of McWane Science Center

Scientists from Birmingham’s McWane Science Center, Auburn and South Carolina discovered two ancient fossil shark species from the southeastern US that lived during the Paleocene Period. Y’all, that was over 35 million years ago! 🤯 One of the species is even named after McWane Science Center’s very first President and CEO John L. Mackay. Full story.

Traditional vs Virtual

Hand sanitizer is the hottest back-to-school accessory of 2020. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

It’s the big question regarding how kids will return to school this fall. For families going the traditional route, Children’s of Alabama has advice on how to stay safe. Yes, washing hands is a must.

Keep the Stage Alive 

Birmingham, Alabama Theatre
The gorgeous, irreplaceable interior of Birmingham’s very own Alabama Theatre. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Landmarks

The Alabama and Lyric Theatres have stood proudly in Downtown Birmingham for more than a century. But current events have led them to hardship. Discover the journey of these two iconic landmarks and show your support by donating now.

When the Going Gets Tough

Having a strong support system in hard times can make a huge difference. Here are 7 Birmingham nonprofits that rise to the challenge for struggling families and individuals.

Workflow Back on Track

Feeling some downsides to working from home? This may be up your alley. The Lindsey Building—a new co-working and professional office space that opened on May 1—now allows tenants to rent a dedicated private office. And it comes with some pretty rad perks. Learn more.

Hasta la vista waste!

Spray cans, batteries, fertilizer, paper…it can oil up over the years. Now’s the opportune time to dispose of it during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, July 25 from 8-11:30AM. What’s considered hazardous waste? Find the full list here + 3 event locations. (Sorry businesses, residents of Jefferson County only.)

Calling all Bham babies!

Is your baby the cutest? Obviously! Now’s the time to show off those sweet dimples and adorable grins in B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest. Entry rules here. Deadline to enter—Monday, August 3. 

Weekend Entertainment

Wallet, keys, mask. You’re good to go.

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

All Weekend, July 24-26

Drive-In Movies @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). Show Times. Adults – $8, Kids (5-12) – $5, Kids (4 and under) – FREE.

Dinner & Tunes @ Tin Roof. 6-9PM. 


Friday-Saturday, July 24-25

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


Friday, July 24

Farmers Market @ Ross Bridge. 4-8PM. 

Natalie Valentine @ Diplomat Deli. 6-8PM. 


Saturday, July 25

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event @ Locations. 8-11:30AM. FREE.

Birmingham Freedom Fest (Virtual). 3PM. FREE.

HPC Plan Bus Popup @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 2-5PM. 

Lagerville 2020 @ Ferus Artisan Ales. Noon-11PM. 

Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Homewood. 10AM-5PM. 

George Dickel Bottled in Bond Tasting @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM. FREE.

PWYC Kids Bike Sale @ Redemptive Cycles. 11:30AM-4:30PM. 

Bubble Gum Pop Up Shop @ EuphoriaBham. 3PM. 

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

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


Sunday, July 26

Birmingham Music Club Virtual Live Concert @ The Lyric via Facebook Live. 3PM. Live stream it here

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

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

Makers Market @ Wild Roast. 11AM-5PM. 


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