Red Mountain Theatre’s Parkside campus is now open. Check it out

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Keith Cromwell, Executive Director, in front of Red Mountain Theatre’s now open Parkside campus. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

It’s finally here: the Red Mountain Theatre Arts Campus in Parkside is officially open! We checked out the ribbon cutting and got the scoop on the new setup.

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Birmingham is a Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge finalist—what this means

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The Birmingham skyline from Vulcan Trail. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge finalists are in, and the City of Birmingham made the cut. The challenge encourages cities to find solutions to urban issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep reading to learn more about Birmingham’s project and what that could mean for you.

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7 language learning classes in Birmingham to check out now

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Get started with a new language today. Photo via iSpeak

Comment allez-vous, ma cherie? Summer is here and for a lot of us, it’s prime time to pick up a new hobby. For anyone interested in adding a second (or third or fourth) language to their repertoire, we’ve got seven language learning courses you can sign up for today.

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3 reasons why you need to try Evelyn’s Southern Fare

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Evelyn’s Southern Fare owners Christie Lowe and Chef Chris Melville. Photo via Claire Hancock for Bham Now

Nestled in the heart of Mountain Brook’s English Village, Evelyn’s Southern Fare is the new chapter of a new local favorite. It’s time to re-introduce yourself to the restaurant formerly known as Bobby Carl’s Table on the corner of Cahaba Road.

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How to make the most out of HydroFest at Lake Guntersville, June 26-27

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Catch all the excitement at HydroFest. Photo via Lake Guntersville

Whether you’re a water sports fanatic or just want a weekend by the water, HydroFest is returning to Lake Guntersville and it is the place to be from June 26-27. Keep reading for your guide to making the most of it.

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5 popsicles you need to try this summer in Birmingham

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Beat the heat with fresh fruit popsicles in Birmingham. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Just last week there was a hot Twitter debate about the best ice cream truck orders, and chief among them was the mighty popsicle. If you’re in the group who favors them, you’re in luck because Birmingham has several gourmet popsicle spots for you to try this summer.

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The 5 best places to stargaze in Birmingham + info on the upcoming solar eclipse

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See the best spots for stars around Birmingham. Photo via Wil Stewart

For a lot of people the warm nights of summer mean stargazing. With a partial solar eclipse coming up this week, it’s good to have your stargazing spots already planned out.

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Ever wondered what to do when you encounter injured wildlife? We’ve got answers

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The Alabama Wildlife Center takes in injured birds for rehabilitation. Photo via Alabama Wildlife Center

As we head into summer, Alabama wildlife is out and about. But it can be tricky to know what to do when you find an injured animal and how you can help them the best. We spoke with the Alabama Wildlife Center to get the scoop on what to do.

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Ready, set, go! Lace up for these 8 summer races within 2 hours of Bham

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Time to bust out your running shoes. Photo via Crisis Center Inc.

Runners, joggers and walkers, get ready because Birmingham has a full calendar of summer races. From your classic 5K fundraisers to intense trail runs, there’s a race for everyone of every athletic level.

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These 4 locally made seasonings will add a kick to your next meal

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Get ready for some mouthwatering spices and seasonings, all made in and around Birmingham. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

What’s better than supporting local businesses and making a good meal? We’ve got the scoop on four spices and seasonings made right here in the Birmingham area that will up your spice rack game.

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Fresh, Fried + Crispy is bringing 3 Birmingham restaurants to Netflix on June 9

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Fresh, Fried and Crispy will take a tour of Birmingham’s fried food. Photo via Little London Kitchen’s Facebook

Netflix’s new show, “Fresh, Fried and Crispy” airs this month with an episode dedicated entirely to The Magic City. Keep reading to get the scoop on “Fresh, Fried and Crispy” and when you can catch the episode.

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Craving a staycation? We’ve got you covered with 9 unique Airbnbs in Birmingham, starting at $49/night

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Concerts downstairs and a cool hangout upstairs. Photo via Airbnb

Things are heating up and we’re ready to head on our next adventure. Luckily, we don’t need a passport or plane ticket thanks to these 9 Airbnbs in Birmingham that’ll make you feel like you’re seeing the city through a whole new lens.

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7 of the oldest congregations in Birmingham, across 6 major religions

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“My house shall be a house of prayer for all people.” Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Continuing Bham Now’s series of “Birmingham’s oldest” in celebration of the Magic City’s 150th birthday, we’re talking about the oldest houses of worship across six major world religions. Keep reading to learn more about Birmingham’s oldest faith centers and as part of it, the area’s religious history.

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Birmingham Promise receives $7 MILLION in donations for local students

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From today’s announcement of the newest donations to Birmingham Promise. Photo via City of Birmingham

Birmingham Promise now has a massive $7M in donations to help Birmingham City School students. Thanks to three very generous corporate gifts, the program from the City of Birmingham will provide local students with scholarships, paid apprenticeships and more.

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Need Memorial Day plans? Check out these 14 events in Birmingham

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The tournament is a perfect place to bring your baseball loving kiddos this Memorial Day Weekend! Photo via SEC Baseball Tournament

Memorial Day Weekend is coming up soon, and Birmingham has a packed schedule. With concerts, cookouts, memorials and outdoor fun, you have plenty of ways to spend the long weekend. Keep reading to find your long weekend plans.

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