A cup of positivi-tea for the weekend with cool news + more, Jan. 15-17

Who else could use a mug of this right now? Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

It’s been a few weekends since we saw a shade other than gray out the window, so heat up your mug of “positivi-tea” and prep for a light-filled long weekend in Birmingham, January 15-17. 

Bite-Sized Must-Knows

Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. Photo via U.S. Space and Rocket Center on Facebook

🌟 Waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Sign up to be notified when it’s your turn to receive it. Visit the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency’s website + click the GREEN BUTTON or call the hotline at 205.858.2221. More info here

🌟 There’s some out of this world news for Huntsville. It’s been chosen as the preferred site for the future US Space Force Command Headquarters. Find out what this means here

🌟 Feeling sleepy? You aren’t alone. Many in Birmingham are suffering from a lack of zzz’s. To boost your function level from zombie to human, here’s what we learned from local sleep physicians at Brookwood Baptist Health. 

Fancy This

An eat, a sweet and a treat—just for you! Here are 3 to make your weekend sunny:

With over 800 local businesses listed in our Small Business Guide, you’re sure to find your dream deal.

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This Weekend in The Magic City 

“I have a dream.” – Martin Luther King

martin luther king jr A cup of positivi-tea for the weekend with cool news + more, Jan. 15-17

Martin Luther King Day holds significance for the entire country, but it also plays a big part in the Civil Rights movement that happened right here in Birmingham. Monday, January 18 is the official MLK Day holiday, and has become a day for people to give back to their community in multiple ways. So we encourage you to Serve, Learn, Move, Support and Donate this weekend. Get started with these 21 MLK Day events in Birmingham, January 16-23

Hungry? Fantastic!

Birmingham Restaurant Week’s Winter Edition is January 14-31 here and the stalls in The Pizitz Food Hall are taking part in the delicious action. Find out the who and what here, plus learn how to win a $100 gift card to The Pizitz Food Hall for BRW

Can I put you in a 2, 3 or 4 bedroom? 

A cool home in VESTAVIA HILLS. Photo via RealtySouth

Check out these open houses going on Jan. 15-17 to find the rooms of your dreams. 

It’s icy and it’s hot!

On Saturday, January 16 from 1-5PM, support over 20 small black-owned businesses through product demos, music, giveaways + more during the Fire and Ice Pop Up Shop at the Dannon Project. It’s FREE to attend, but registration is a must

For even more going on this weekend in The Magic City, check out Now the Weekend—Video Edition. It’s filled with some GLOWING events.

Shopping made easy

Market at Pepper Place
Photo via The Market at Pepper Place’s Facebook

The Winter Market at Pepper Place is back again. But don’t get out of that cozy car! This year’s market is curbside pickup only. Order now for pickup on Saturday, January 16 between 7AM and NOON. 

Warm others through generosity

Help Keep BHM Warm by donating winter essentials to the Boutwell Auditorium’s warming center January 16-31. Approved donation items include blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, socks. Drop-off locations include: The Pizitz Food Hall, Pose at The Summit or Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham

đź’Ż Candles 

Join the Negro Southern League Museum for a FREE VIRTUAL 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues on Sunday, January 17 at 6PM. Register hereWatch on YouTube

Oh snap!

Virginia Samford Theatre had to cancel their upcoming performances of 1776. If you bought tickets for the show January 27-February 7, call the box office for details on what to do next at 205.251.1206.

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