Grab your swizzle stick, it’s time for the weekend in Birmingham, Jan. 22-24

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From Wienermobile sightings to playtime with LEGOs, we’ve got you covered on an exciting weekend in Birmingham. Here’s what’s happening in The Magic City January 22-24.

Bite-Sized News

🌟 Innovation Depot announced the eight startups that have made it into their Velocity Accelerator program. Out of 50 companies, here’s who made the cut

🌟 Birmingham’s Boulo is helping amazing women reconnect with the work force. The best part—you can own a piece of this local startup for only $100. Details here

🌟 2020 was a record-breaking year for the housing market, which has us wondering—what will 2021 Birmingham housing trends look like? Find out from the experts at Ray & Poynor.

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This Weekend in the Magic City 

Oh, Yum!

On a blustery winter day, a warm meal is just an order away. Now through January 31, enjoy a meal, score a deal and support local businesses by taking part in Birmingham Restaurant Week 202-Winter Edition. Where can you eat? Dig into the restaurant lineup here

Wow-ing Over Walls

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Are you ready for a new home? Photo via RealtySouth

You know you’re an adult when you’re ooh-ing and ahh-ing over a house’s walls. So, this weekend, swoon away when you check out these open houses taking place January 22-24.

The Cinderella of the Orchestra

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Check out The Bowmakers, January 22-31. Photo via ASO

Where would a stringed instrument be without its dutiful partner—the bow? Probably not on stages across the world, that’s for sure. From January 22-31Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) expands their virtual offerings with The Bowmakers—a new feature-length documentary that follows the journey of the “silent servant” of the music world. By purchasing a ticket, you’ll be supporting ASO’s numerous education and online offerings, not to mention one of the most talented orchestra’s around. Tickets available here

For even more going on this weekend in The Magic City, check out Now the Weekend—Video Edition.

LEGO to McWane 

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Dream, design, build. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Building block enthusiasts, prepare to smile, because a new exhibit is stacking up at McWane Science Center. It’s called Brickology and it lets you dream, design and build with everyone’s favorite plaything—LEGOs. Details and safety guidelines here. The exhibit begins Saturday, January 23. Price is included in general admission. Tickets available online and at the door. 

Bright Lights in the City

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Birmingham City Hall shined green and pink honoring Vice President Kamala Harris and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

On Wednesday, January 20, Birmingham City Hall shone with green and pink lights in honor of our nation’s first female and Black/South Asian Vice President Kamala Harris and her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), Incorporated. Now through January 23, city hall will don red, white and blue lights to welcome the Biden Administration. Put on your sunnies and check out the lights

Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener…

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The Wienermobile’s in Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Break out the ketchup, the Wienermobile is in Birmingham. It made its grand appearance on January 19 and the response has been, well, pretty franktastic! It will be making pitstops around the Magic City until Saturday, January 23, so be sure to squeeze in a visit and score a tasty dog, Wiener Whistle + more. Click here to find out where the Wienermobile will be this weekend.

Indulge and Conquer

Bay Leaf Restaurant Week
Sweet Corn Asparagus Egg Drop Soup. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

There’s still time to eat your way through the latest menu at Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar. Created by Chef Z, you’ll discover divine dishes that can be delivered right to your door like  Lump Crab Tikka Masala and Coconut Fried Shrimp. Feast your eyes on the menu here—available until January 31.

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