Prodigal Pottery gives King’s Home residents in Birmingham hope + purpose. Support them here

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Prodigal Pottery ladies hand crafting each pottery piece. Photo submitted

When to Support a Business Checklist: Is it local? Does it benefit a good cause? Are the products unique? Prodigal Pottery checks off all of these boxes and more. Find out more about Prodigal Pottery, a ministry of King’s Home—Plus our favorite products and where to find them in Birmingham!

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Monday Night Brewing to open brewpub in Parkside District by 2020

Their motto? Weekends are overrated. Monday Night Brewing wants Birmingham to join them and stop living for the weekend. Instead they want us to enjoy every single day as much as we can. Photo via Monday Night Brewing Facebook

Some good news for your Wednesday: Another brewery is heading to Birmingham. CHEERS! The Monday Night brewpub is set to open in 2020—get all the details here!

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5 of summer’s hottest design trends from the experts at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham

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I sat down with Ellen Clark, a designer at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Greystone to find out the summer’s hottest design trends, plus how you can incorporate them into your home with the help of La-Z-Boy’s in house designers for FREE!

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3 things I learned about Innovate Birmingham from candidate, Loni Vaughn. Apply for courses + scholarships by Aug. 9.

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Loni Vaughn in front of Innovation Depot, where Innovate Birmingham is located—Always laughing at something, and it’s contagious! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The tech world can be intimidating, but Innovate Birmingham is changing that. They offer courses for FREE—no tech experience needed. And they are helping make Birmingham’s local tech industry more accessible to everyone. Hear from Loni Vaughn, a Data Analytics candidate at Innovate Birmingham on what the program is really like, plus how to apply for courses and scholarships today.

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Welcome to the Bham Now team! Meet our 3 new Bham Nowers

Meet Kyndall Stoker, Matthew Niblett and Beth Cunningham (from L to R)—the newest additions to the Bham Now team! We did a little Q&A to get acquainted… Favorite memes + vines, Birmingham bucket lists and traveling goals were all discussed. You know, the serious stuff. Keep reading to find out more about them and how they landed in the ‘Ham!

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What’s new at The Pizitz Food Hall: Eats, drinks and more—Win a $100 Pizitz gift card!

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Dancing into the weekend at The Pizitz Food Hall! Photo submitted

So many new things are happening at The Pizitz Food Hall! Here’s your guide to the newest eats, sweets and drinks popping up—plus how to win a $100 gift card from The Pizitz Food Hall!

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14 places around Birmingham no longer using plastic straws + other single use plastics. Plus where to buy your own locally

Emilie Maynor and Roni Nuby using their swzle brand stainless steel reusable straws in their cocktails at the Elyton Hotel! Photo via @emiliemaynorliving on Instagram

500 million straws are used in the U.S. each day—many never making it to recycling bins, instead to join the billions of others polluting our rivers, lakes, beaches and oceans.

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Cayo Coco Rum Bar & Restaurant plans July opening in Founders Station. They’re hiring now!

With palm trees and teal accents, you can’t miss the Cayo Coco Rum Bar patio in Founders Station on the corner of 1st Ave N off Morris Ave next to The Essential and The Pilcrow. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Cayo Coco —a new concept from the owner of The Collins Bar—is set to open next month in Founders Station! And they’re hiring. Keep reading for more details about what’s to come plus how to apply today!

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4 places to find “frosé” in Birmingham including Cat-n-Bird Winery! Use BHAMNOW for 10% off

It’s National Rosé Day, and we plan on celebrating with frosé alllllll day. Frosé is simply frozen rosé, and possibly the perfect summer drink. Here’s where to find it in Birmingham, plus more rosé specials and favorites to celebrate National Rosé Day!

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Photos: Help Birmingham’s new Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema open by the end of July—Here’s how.

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Sidewalk volunteers doing their thing, always with a smile. Photo via Sidewalk Film Fest

Bham Now loves Sidewalk Film Festival. We know you do too.  But they need a new home. Let’s help Sidewalk reach their funding goal for the brand new Sidewalk Cinema by the end of July so you can enjoy Birmingham’s only independent film center in the heart of Birmingham’s Theatre District ASAP. Keep reading to see photos of their progress so far and to find out how you can get involved.

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(Photos) Sneak a peek at artists attending Birmingham Art Crawl’s 5th anniversary celebration June 6 at The Pizitz

Artists at Birmingham Art Crawl. Photo via Birmingham Art Crawl on Facebook

The Birmingham Art Crawl is turning 5! Come out to The Pizitz this Thursday, June 6 from 10AM-9PM for art allll day. There will be poetry readings from Bards & Brews, live music from The Jason Grubbs Trio in the courtyard and access to some tasty eats + drinks! Keep reading to get a sneak peek at what local #BirminghamArtists will be there plus the ultimate guide to a night at The Pizitz!

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Your definitive guide to recycling in Birmingham

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Recycling at UAB. Photo courtesy of UAB Sustainability

It’s no secret Birmingham has some catching up to do when it comes to recycling. With the closure of the Alabama Environmental Council recycling facility a few months ago after 40+ years of operation, it might even feel like we are going backwards. But there are still so many other options for recycling and wells of information untapped. Here’s your definitive guide to where, how and what to recycle in Birmingham.

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Lordy, Lordy Look Who’s 40! Help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama raise $40K in 4 weeks—Donate here.

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All smiles staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Photo submitted

Someone grab the party hats—Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) is turning 40! To celebrate, they want to raise $40K in four weeks, and they need your help! Find out everything you need to know about the challenge plus ways to contribute during the whole month of June.

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Ultimate guide to Thursday night LIVE music series at The Pizitz all summer long

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Get dinner, drinks and live music all in one place all summer long with Thursday Night Live music series at The Pizitz. Here’s your ultimate guide to a night at The Pizitz including the best eats + drinks!

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PHOTOS: Rep Birmingham’s Iron City with new merch. Win t-shirts, coozies and more on Bham Now!

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Iron City went all out with this Frankenstein t-shirt, and we’re here for it! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

There are plenty of ways to support your favorite local music venues. For Iron City, you can go to shows, eat at The Grill and now you can sport their new merch all around Birmingham.

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