Warm up this weekend, Birmingham, with deals, drive-in movies + more, Jan. 8-10

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A hot toddy to warm your weekend. Photo via @hastingscatering

Yes, it’s cold. Yes, COVID numbers are not where we’d like them to be. But we’re still going to set you up for a solid weekend, Birmingham. Expect some deals, a few socially distanced things to do and even a “Chance” at the end.

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Pint-Sized News

Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure
The Rocket Racer is the attraction of 2021. Photo via Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure’s Facebook

🌟 Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure will soon have the biggest waterslide in the state—and it will be open for summer 2021. Over 50 ft tall, 300 ft long and featuring 6 lanes of racing, are you ready to slide headfirst down the Rocket Racer?

🌟 The past year dealt a hard blow to local creatives. Learn how to keep your creativity rockin’ + how others can support you. 

🌟 Local restaurants are saying bye, bye, bye to curbside alcohol pickup…AGAIN. On January 4, the emergency curbside sale of alcohol lapsed leaving local businesses wondering calling for a renewal. Here’s how you can help

🌟 Hiking 26.3 miles in one day may seem like an impossible feat, but it could be a life-changing experience for you and bring a wish to life for a child in Alabama facing a critical illness. Help raise funds for Make-a-Wish Alabama by becoming a Trail Blazer todaySponsored by Make-a-Wish Alabama

Weekend Deals

F is for FRIDAY. Here are 3 deals that await you. 

Find even more in our Small Business Guide featuring over 800 local businesses.

Did you know it’s FREE to add your business or nonprofit to our guides? 

This Weekend in the Magic City 

I want what they’ve got

house, RealtySouth
Are you ready to move in? Photo via RealtySouth

Been ooh-ing and ahh-ing over what others are doing to decorate their homes? It’s time to have people do the same over your home. The first step—checking out open houses like these around Birmingham. 

Out with the old, in with the new

Tired of the same ol’ same ol’? Here’s what restaurants are FINALLY open:

  • Aviné on 2nd Ave North in Birmingham. Menu
  • Cookhouse on 3rd Ave South in Birmingham. Opened January 6. Menu
  • Imperio Steakhouse in Trussville. Opened January 5. Menu

Buttered buns?  More like heated buns!

heated patios
Cozy tents in front of O’Henry’s Coffee in Highland Park. Photo via Bham Now

It’s a chilly weekend ahead, Birmingham. Cozy up and while enjoying some delicious eats on a heated patio at one of these local restaurants or bars

Drive in for the win

One of the easiest ways to be socially distanced and still have fun is to hit the drive in for a movie night. Here’s the lineup at the Grand River Drive-In in Leeds this weekend, January 8-10. 

  • Screen 1: Wonder Woman 1984 // Ocean’s 8 
  • Screen 2: The Croods 2 // Trolls World Tour
  • Screen 3: Alien (1979) // Jurassic Park 
  • Screen 4: One Night in Miami // Fatale 

⭐️Want even more entertainment this weekend? Check out Now the Weekend–Video Edition.⭐️

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