Up next, the weekend. Here’s what’s happening, Feb. 26-28

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When spring weather brings out your silly. Photo via Steven Thymes via Alabama Murals/Facebook

Get ready to make those plans, Birmingham. We’ve got everything you need to ensure a killer weekend. Here’s what’s happening in the Magic City, February 26-28.

This Weekend in the Magic City

Jurassic Quest, dinosaurs
Photo via Jurassic Quest’s Facebook
  • Fri, Feb 26-Sun, May 7: Go on a DINO-mite Jurassic Quest, a drive-thru dinosaur adventure at Alabama Adventure and Splash Adventure. Times. $49 per vehicle/$80 per vehicle with 9-15 passengers. Tickets.
  •  Fri, Feb 26: Find out who the sharpest + more creative minds are in advertising during the American Advertising Awards. This year’s event is virtual with hosts bringing you all the action live from the Alys Stephens Center. AAF Non-Members – $35 | AAF Members – $25 | Students – FREE. Tickets
  • Sat, Feb 27: Energize your mind and wow your senses, visit McWane Science Center for an Engineering Showcase. Take part in engineering design challenges, watch demonstrations from local engineering professionals/companies + more. 10AM-5PM. General Admission. Tickets available online + at door. 
  • Fri, Feb 26-Sun, Feb 28: Looking for an invite? These open houses have entryways so welcoming you’ll feel right at home.
  • Fri, Feb 26-Sun, Feb 28: Throughout the month of February, Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) + Youth Towers has been helping tackle food insecurity. To join the effort, purchase items in need from this Amazon wishlist + have them shipped directly to the JLB. 

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

McWane Science Center
Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

💥Fri, Feb 26: Base Camp Beer Release @ Birmingham District Brews. 
💥Sat, Feb 27: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. FREE. Pre-order here.
💥Sat, Feb 27: Cahaba Crawfish Boil @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-5PM. FREE.
💥Fri, Feb 26-Sun, Feb 28: Dream Big: Engineering Our World @ McWane Science Center’s IMAX Dome Theater. 1PM. Adults – $9 | Kids – $8. Tickets available online + at door.

Have a COVID-safe event you’d like to promote? Add it to our event database!

In case you missed it…

🌟 Now-Saturday, Feb. 27—the City of Birmingham is hosting a bottled water drive in front of Boutwell Auditorium in an effort to help cities impacted by last week’s snow storm. How you can help.

🌟 The AL Senate passed the medical marijuana bill in a 20-10 vote. This is the 3rd consecutive year a legalizing bill has passed. Learn about Senate Bill 46 here.

🌟 Ever wondered what Amazon employees do after hours? If you guessed volunteering, you deserve a prize! Meet two employees from Amazon’s BHM1 facility in Bessemer who are making a positive impact on the Greater Birmingham Area. 

🌟 Local upscale men’s store Alchemy has partnered with Ralph LaurenLearn more about the shop’s efforts to support Birmingham’s community + understand where your dollars really go when buying local. 

UAB
Photo via UAB

According to UAB, based on the number of vaccinations administered, the US could be approaching herd immunity by late spring.

🔹 Herd immunity occurs when enough people become immune to a disease to make its spread unlikely.
🔹 For this to happen, 72% of the population needs to either be exposed or vaccinated for COVID-19.
More info here.

That Spring Thing

Put some SPRING in your giddyup. Stock that closet with fresh clothes that don’t scream “I’m living through a pandemic.” Deals below.

More deals are just a click away in our Small Business Guide.

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