Your guide to a fun and carefree weekend in Birmingham, Jan. 29-31

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Shake it it’s the weekend. Photo via @mayawellbarPhoto via @mayawellbar

January sure flew by, but it’s rolling to a close with lots of sunshine and heart-filled feelings as LoveFebruary strolls in. To lead you into the weekend, check out what’s ahead this fun and carefree weekend in Birmingham, January 29-31.

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We all have questions about the who, what, when and where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Jefferson County. The answer—call the Jefferson County Department of Health’s vaccination hotline to find answers to your important questions. Number: 205.858.2221. To register for your vaccine, follow this link then click the BIG GREEN BUTTON.

Out with the Old, In with the Fresh 

A fresh hairdo’ that is. Lop off those over-lengthy locks for a refreshing burst into February—it’s just around the weekend, you know. Here are 3 places to nab a deal:

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This Weekend in the Magic City 

Just… wow!

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International opera star, Angela Brown, cuts down the preconceived expectations of opera in Opera… From a Sistah’s Point of View. The virtual show runs Friday, January 29-Sunday, February 7. Buy your tickets here + be wowed. Sponsored by Opera Birmingham

Sunshine is Good

Nothing beats a home that offers good sunlight. You’re in luck because these open houses taking place January 29-31 will have you saying “Wow, talk about good lighting!” Sponsored by RealtySouth

Talk About Service

Local fruits, veggies and more market finds delivered right to your car? Sign. Me. Up. Pepper Place’s curbside Winter Market takes place this Saturday, January 30 from 7AM-NoonOrder ahead for contactless pickup perks.

More COVID-safe events to consider, January 29-31

Friday, Jan. 29-31: Keep BHM Warm @ The Pizitz. 

Saturday, Jan. 30:Frostbite 5K & Fun Run @ Veterans Park (Hoover). 9AM. $20-$35. Sign up

Saturday, Jan. 30:Cahaba 9th Anniversary Party @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-10PM. 

Saturday, Jan. 30: 17th Annual Virtual Salamander Festival. FREE. Watch here

Saturday, Jan. 30-February 6: Virtual Hello Sunshine HWC’s Healthy Food Funds 5K Fun RunSign up


You got the right stuff

No. Words. Photo via Satterfield’s Facebook

Fried dough topped with powdered sugar? Let’s hear it for beignets! We indulged in eight places you can find these bites of happiness around Birmingham. Follow the taste trail.

No playing with this marble

Looking to jazz up your home surfaces with something other than granite, ceramic tile + soapstone? Consider marble. Yep, it’s an option and it’s amplifying kitchens all around Birmingham. The impressive part—this marble comes from Alabama. Discover cool ideas hereSponsored by AM3 Stone

Just for Kicks

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Don’t worry about being the new kicks on the block, GO Kickball is for everyone Photo via Lee Boyd 

Kickball’s Spring Season is underway, rolling into Birmingham Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 1Learn more on the when, where and why you should sign up. Ready to register? Click here

Wanna get down and dirty? 

Then consider becoming an urban farmer. Thanks to the Southern Environmental Center’s partnership with the US Department of Agriculture, it’s possible—and you don’t even have to dig in the dirt to make it happen. Not yet at least. First, register and participate in one, or all, of these upcoming Zoom workshops:

  • February 4: Growing Pollinator and Nectar Plants (Turkey Creek Greenhouse Project)
  • February 18: Finding & Acquiring Vacant Lots for Farming (Birmingham Land Bank – Invited) 
  • March 4: Horticultural Therapy & Edible Landscapes: Transforming vacant lots into EcoScapes (Roald Hazelhoff)
  • March 11: Making Gardens Accessible for People with Disabilities – Bush Hills Urban Farm (April Williams)

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Patience Itson
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