Cinnaholic OPENS, college football kicks off + more September 25-27

Birmingham, Cinnaholic
Cravings ignited! Photo via @cinnaholichoover

Ignite those cravings—Cinnaholic is officially open! Plus SO much more this weekend in Birmingham, September 25-27. Here’s what’s happening.

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Happening this Weekend

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Are you ready for some football?! Photo by Dave Adamson

Game day ready?

Saturday, September 26 kicks off the college football season. Two must-watch games:

  • Auburn v. Kentucky at Auburn – 11AM on SEC Network
  • Alabama v. Missouri at Missouri – 6PM on ESPN 

Crushing on HGTV

HGTV got your creative juices flowing? Put your inspiration to the test with a stroll through these open houses happening September 25-27 around Birmingham.

Bring on the pampers!

It’s Diaper Need Awareness Week and the Junior League of Birmingham is showing their support with their 5th Annual Diaper Drive on Friday, September 25 from 8-10AM. So stock your trunk with diapers of all brands and sizes and head to the JLB’s parking lot for this drive-through fundraiser. (2212 20th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35223)

A shot worth taking

Opera Shots is back Friday, September 25 at 5:30PM with another exciting pop-up event. Watch featured members of the Opera Birmingham Chorus and surprise guest artists as they wow guests with an open-mic-style concert of the greatest hits of opera and musical theatre. Masks + social distancing requiredAdmission: FREE. Location: Opera Birmingham parking lot.

Ooo, so sparkly!

Birmingham, Diamonds Direct
Between the ring and the view, I can’t decide which is more beautiful. (Ok, it’s the ring) Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Don’t miss your chance to shop the Simon G. Single Designer Event at Diamond’s Direct all weekend, September 25-27. And after that beautiful buy, head to 5 of the most Insta-worthy engagement spots in Birmingham.

You’re the top

Go on a musical adventure this weekend with a trip to Virginia Samford Theatre to see the popular musical production of Love, Linda. The story follows the life of Linda Lee Thomas, the socialite wife of composer Cole Porter and the music she inspired him to create. Tickets available now through September 27. 

In other news…

No dirt here

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Leafy. Photo by Lettuce Grow

Hydroponics are trending in Birmingham with the soon-to-open indoor hydroponics farm, Yellow Hammer Farms. Discover the 5 Ws here

The ultimate question: red or white?

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Red or White’s general manager Todd Edmondson and owner Randy Williams. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Where’s the best and classiest place for wine and light gourmet meals? We suggest Red or White—now open in the V Richards/Whistling Table building in Forest Park. Follow along our behind-the-scenes tour (video included!).

A look behind the marble

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Since 1925, The Pizitz building has been a staple of downtown Birmingham. Photo via The Pizitz’s Facebook page

It’s hard to overlook the ornate, marble-white exterior of The Pizitz in Downtown Birmingham. But what’s it like to live inside this intriguing building? Find out from two long-term residents. Psst! Being pet friendly is just one of the many perks.

A little creativity goes a long way

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A congregant blew the shofar at a safe distance from the crowd. Photo via Audrey Nicole Photography

COVID-19 has led many local businesses and organizations to show off their creativity. Check out how Temple Beth-El Birmingham reinvented their largest in-person gathering of the year—Jewish New Year. 

A new suite…that’s sweet!

Birmingham, The Altamont School
Photo courtesy of The Altamont School

Expanded tech capabilities is just one of the ways the Altamont School’s recent campus renovation is providing an exemplary education during COVID-19. Learn what else they are doing to keep students ahead of the curve and safe. Full story.

You’re never too old for a popsicle 

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Not only do you get to make your own custom-label pops—you get to take them home with you, too. Photo via Steel City Pops

Steel City Pops is known for their popsicles that are mmm, mmm, good! Now, you can learn how to make them during their first-ever in-person pop-making class series in Birmingham. Details + sign up info here.

Weekend Entertainment

Looks like umbrella weather. Grab yours + that ever-essential mask and check out these events around Birmingham. 

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All Weekend, September 25-27

Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank’s 6th Annual Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive @ Target Shopping Center (Hwy 280). All Day.

Simon G. Single Designer Event @ Diamond’s Direct. Fri. 10AM-7PM, Sat. 10AM-6PM, Sun. Noon-5PM.

Pumpkin and Mum Sale @ Sims Garden (Homewood). 11AM-6PM.

A Heart’s Calling – Hilltop Film Festival @ Birmingham-Southern College. 2-5PM. 

Love, Linda @ Virginia Samford Theatre. 7:30-9PM. $25. Tickets.

Friday-Saturday, September 25-26 

Vintage Days of Birmingham Fall 2020 @ Finley Center (Hoover Met). 10AM-4PM. 2-Day Pass – $11. Ages 12 & under – FREE. Tickets.

Eat in the Streets @ Pepper Place. 5-10PM.

Friday, September 25

5th Annual Diaper Drive-Thru Fundraiser @ Junior League of Birmingham’s parking lot. 8-10AM.

Sugar Face @ Oasis Bar. 8PM. 

Plant Bus Popup @ Avondale Brewing Co. 5-8PM. 

Grand Opening @ Cinnaholic (Hoover). 11AM-9M.

Opera Shots @ Opera Birmingham Parking Lot. 5:30PM. FREE.

The Pizitz After Dark @ The Pizitz. 7-11PM. 

Zoo Brews: Drafts at a Distance @ The Birmingham Zoo. 5-8PM. $15-$30. 21+. Tickets

String Theory @ Electra. 7:30-10PM. 

Live Music with Hannah McFarland @ Birmingham District Brewing Co. 7:30PM. 

Arts & Crafts Festival @ Homestead Hollow (Springville). 9AM-5PM. $4-$8.

Saturday, September 26

Unity Market: Every Saturday Afternoon @ Unity Market. 4-7PM. FREE.

Len Park Band @ Crestwood Tavern. 7PM. 

Football Watch @ Dread River Distilling Co. 11AM-11PM. 

Bluegrass Brunch @ Tin Roof Birmingham. Noon-3PM. Reservations.  

Art Walk @ The Outlet Shops of Grand River. 10AM-5PM. FREE.

Trussville City Fest @ Main Street (Trussville). 10AM. FREE.

Sunday, September 27

Downtown Churches: Shaping the City Then & Now Walking Tour via Vulcan Park & Museum. 2-4PM. Tickets.

Revvin’ 4 Research Charity Motorcycle Ride 2020 @ Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson (Pelham). 1PM. 1 rider – $35, 2+ riders – $60. Register.

Pajama Party Brunch @ Black Market Bar & Grill – 5 Points South. 10:30AM-3PM. 

Ghia Non-Alcoholic Aperitif @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Noon-9PM. 

Alabama Virtual Vegan Fest 2020. 11AM-9PM. FREE. Register.

We Sundaze Day Party @ Unplugged Bar. 5-10PM. FREE.

Autumn on the Avenue @ The Paisley Pig (Bessemer). Noon-5PM. 

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