Announcing Corks & Chefs at Linn Park, April 27-28. Early bird tickets on sale through April 5!

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So much food, so little time. Photo submitted

If you’ve ever experienced Corks & Chefs at the Magic City Art Connection, you probably don’t need any convincing on why you should go. Go ahead and get your tickets now. You know it’s unlike any tasting event in Birmingham. But if you’re new here, simply calling it a “tasting event” won’t cut it. So, I’m breaking it down for you. Here’s everything you can expect from this year’s 22nd annual Corks & Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham.

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5 mistakes to avoid when planning your Birmingham wedding according to Michelle Langdon, Iron City’s magic maker

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Did you really get married in Birmingham if you didn’t take photos in front of an iconic mural?Photo via Kerry Brooks

Are you in the throes of planning your perfect Birmingham wedding? Or maybe you’re still adding pins to your “Wedding Inspo” Pinterest board… (Hey, no shame in getting a head start!) Either way, you probably already have a never-ending to-do list. So be warned, this article is NOT that.

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Reserve your seat today for the InnovateHER Panel Discussion happening March 26 at Forge

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Photo via Innovate Birmingham

Innovate Birmingham is celebrating Women’s History Month with the InnovateHER Panel Discussion on 3/26 at Forge. There will be six panelists, all women in tech, including Nicole Mubarak, Chairwoman of Birmingham Women in Tech and Britney Summerville, Vice President of Community Engagement at Shipt! Reserve your seat today, because spots are filling up. Oh, and it’s free!

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How Birmingham based Freedom Soap Co. is helping change the world one bar of soap at a time

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You might not know it, but you’ve probably seen Freedom Soap Co. products before. You might have spotted their soaps while antique shopping at Homewood Antiques or while browsing other local makers’ products at Square One Goods in Founders Station. We’ve got the scoop on why Birmingham based Freedom Soap Co. is (almost) everywhere.

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Drink local with Birmingham’s own Better Kombucha bottled downtown at Innovation Depot

It’s no secret that Birmingham is overflowing with local makers. But I’m new here, so discovering all of the amazing local businesses here has kind of become a fun game for me! Recently, I found Better Kombucha and had to know more about this local fizzy drink.

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Guide to celebrating National Pi Day in Birmingham, including JaWanda’s—Alabama’s best pie shop

Happy #PiDay! Here’s where to find the best pies in Birmingham according to the Bham Now Team.

I didn’t know how much I wanted a sweet potato pie until I saw this picture… Photo via JaWanda’s Sweet Potato Pies’ Facebook
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Your March guide to free workouts in Birmingham including yoga at The Pizitz

We <3 yoga at The Pizitz. Photo via The Pizitz Facebook

Remember your New Year’s fitness resolutions? Me either. Frankly, I’ve exhausted every excuse of why I “can’t” workout. My favorites are “it’s too cold outside” and “I can’t afford to join a gym right now.” But, I’ve completely run out of ways to avoid getting in shape.


The forecast for the month of March—not including this week, brrrrr— is looking pretty good, so no excuses about getting outside, and Birmingham seems to be offering free fitness classes around every corner. I figured I’d share the good news with some of my fellow fitness resolution ditchers, because hey, we’re all in this together. So, here’s your guide to working out for free in Birmingham this March

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Guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham

Mardi Gras masks are SO extra, and we love it. Photo via Unsplash.

Grab your beads and get ready to celebrate—Mardi Gras are coming to Birmingham! From parades and Mardi parties to King Cakes and crawfish, there’s no shortage of Mardi Gras festivities in the Magic City! Here’s your guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham:

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Lew Burdette, of King’s Home, running marathon to raise $60K for the Alabama non-profit. Donate now.

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Cheering on King’s Home President, Lew Burdette, before the race! Photo via King’s Home Instagram

After a devastating loss of funding in 2017, the King’s Home of Alabama is ready to make a comeback—and it all starts this Saturday, March 2, with King’s Home president Lew Burdette running a marathon in Southern California.

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Take a sneak peek inside Iron City Grill’s menu makeover plus 5 new dishes from Chef Ian Barker

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Chef Ian Barker in his element. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Iron City is going through changes and introducing new flavors to the Iron City Grill menu, spearheaded by General Manager James Claborn and new Head Chef Ian Barker. Keep reading to find out what’s cooking at the Iron City Grill, and what new developments are on the horizon for the business as a whole.

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Guide to 8 live music venues in Birmingham and 17 shows to see this March including Kacey Musgraves at the Alabama Theatre

I’m a concert junkie and always up for a last minute show, but for those of you who like to plan ahead, we’ve done the work for you! Here’s your guide to music in the Magic City for March 1-31.  Time to get off that winter sofa and have some fun.

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Win tickets to the previously sold out mother/son dance, Queen’s Ball, happening at The Club in Birmingham, Friday, March 1. Find out how.

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All smiles at the Queen’s Ball 2018! Photo submitted

You always hear about father/daughter dances but what about mother/son dances? That’s exactly why the King’s Home created the Queen’s Ball, happening Friday, March 1, 7-9PM at The Club in Birmingham.  It will celebrate the mother/son bond and benefit the King’s Home too.

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