Ignite your Valentine’s Weekend with markets, deals, last-minute gifts + more, Feb. 12-14

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Valentine, Galentine. Photo via @theroofbham on Instagram

It’s Valentine’s Day Weekend. Whether your Valentine is human, furry + four-legged or even a tasty taco, the weekend is here, which means HALLELUJAH! Get your scroll on to find out what’s happening in Birmingham February 12-14.

Bite-Sized News

Birmingham Zoo Dragon
Baby Philippine Sailfin Dragon at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo via Birmingham Zoo

🌟 Sorry Blaze, but Birmingham just got REAL DRAGONS! On February 10, The Birmingham Zoo announced the birth of 3 rare Philippine Sailfin Dragons. Meet Ezekiel, Nat + Tony.  

🌟 Buc-ee’s in Leeds is TRENDING. What makes this 54,000 square foot convenience store so dope. A jerky wall and beaver nuggets are just the tipping point. Find out what else it has to offer

🌟 It’s been 75 years and Nabeel’s Cafe + Market continues to whip up authentic, Mediterranean dishes for those in the Greater Birmingham Area. To keep things modern + current, the eater/market’s undergone some exciting new upgrades. Don’t worry, the eatery/market still offers that warm, fuzzy feeling it always has. Check out what’s new.

🌟 It’s time to ditch those pjs you’ve been rocking throughout the pandemic. Slip into new spring trends here

🌟 A sweaty gym may seem like the least likely place to find love, but it’s more common than you think. This local couple is proof

COVID Corner

Birmingham now has three mass vaccination sites. Here’s the list: 

  • 💉 A.H. Parker High School
  • 💉 Hoover Met
  • 💉 UAB Hospital-Highlands Parking Deck

Appointments are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at any of these locations. Make yours now

Discount Mania 

While we all await post-Valentine’s Day deals on candy, here are three discounts to get you through the weekend:

There’s plenty more where these deals came from. Check out our Small Business Guide for more. 

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This Weekend in the Magic City 

Watch the syrup pour

Iron City Grill
Chicken biscuits covered in country gravy. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Valentine’s. Day. Brunch. 3 words that ignite happiness when rolled into one. 💗 This Sunday, February 14 from 10:30AM-3PM, Iron City Grill debuts their Valentine’s Day Brunch menu—and we are stoked! Dig into the menu here. Call 205.202.5483 to place a curbside order. 

Wear red, clean your house + eat lucky foods

Chinese New Year
Dancers at a past BSC Chinese New Year Celebration. Photo via Birmingham-Southern College’s Facebook

After the year 2020, we could all use some luck. Well, guess what. Friday, February 12 is Lunar New Year and there are some ways to encourage good luck to shine your way this year. One way—dining on lucky foods. Here are 9 local restaurants offering takeout in celebration of Lunar New Year.

Get hyped for spring

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Can you picture yourself in this sweet home? Photo via RealtySouth

Did the 70-degree weather at the start of the week get you hyped for spring? Ring in the upcoming season inside your very own house. To find your perfect home, don’t miss these open houses Feb. 12-14.

Want more? You know you do! For even more going on this weekend in The Magic City, check out Now the Weekend—Video Edition.

Weekend Extras

Nabeel's Cafe + Market
Yummy in a glass. Photo via Nabeel’s Cafe + Market

💥 Fri-Sun, February 12-14: Valentine’s + Drive-In Movies @ Grand River Drive-In Leeds. View the lineup hereTickets.

💥 Sat, Feb. 13: Curbside Winter Market – Valentine’s Edition @ The Market at Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. Order in advance here.

💥 Sat, Feb. 13: Mardi Gras Market @ Ross Bridge Farmers Market. 1-5PM. 

💥 Sun, Feb. 14: Brunch with Mayawell Bar + the Mezon Food Truck @ Mayawell Bar. 11AM-3PM. Order ahead.

💥 Sun, Feb. 14: Valentine with Vulcan @ Vulcan Park & Museum. 4PM, 5PM, 6PM + 7PM.  Members – $50, Nonmembers – $60. Tickets.

Last-Minute Valentine Ideas

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Be mine. Photo via Amy Soverow

In desperate need of a last-minute gift for your Valentine? 😅 These guides will steer you in the right direction:

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