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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Get a taste and tour of the new Dread River Distilling Co. this Memorial Day opening in Southside this July

Dread River Distilling Co.—so far the largest distillery in Alabama—is set to open early July 2019 in Birmingham’s Lakeview District. But don’t wait to see what the all the hype is about! Taste spirits and tour their new 24,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, tasting room and event space this month at their open house this Memorial Day on May 27.

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Dary Goodrich, Chocolate Products Manager at Equal Exchange, on fair trade and their new 92% Total Eclipse Bar

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Staff from Equal Exchange and TCHO Chocolate visiting with members of Pucacaca community of the Acopagro Cooperative in Peru. Photo by Equal Exchange

Think about what’s in your pantry right now. Any coffee? Tea? Chocolate? Do you know where it came from? And I don’t mean which Birmingham grocery store. How was it made? Who’s hands touched it before yours? How much time was spent growing, cultivating and preparing that singular product for you to enjoy? And what benefits did the farmer whose energy, time and hard work went into making it get?

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PHOTOS: Birmingham native, Roy Wood Jr. back home for filming of new Comedy Central pilot downtown

Views from 16th St and 3rd Ave N at the Etheridge Senior Car Wash for filming of Comedy Central pilot, “Jefferson County Probation.” Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Crews are set up in Downtown Birmingham for the start of filming for a new Comedy Central pilot, “Jefferson County Probation” starring Roy Wood Jr., Birmingham native and Daily Show frequent. See photos on location and find out more about the show here.

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Need the perfect gift idea? Here are 6 curated gift sets for anyone on your list from Birmingham based Freedom Soap Co.

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Freedom Soap Co.’s new shaving set is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Looking for the perfect gift for a college grad, bridesmaid or for Father’s Day?  We got ya covered with some help from Birmingham based Freedom Soap Co.  Give all natural, eco friendly, locally made and thoughtfully curated Freedom Soap gift sets.

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PHOTOS: Red Mountain Theatre Company to develop $25 million Arts Campus in Birmingham’s Parkside District by summer of 2021

A rendering of the exterior of the new Red Mountain Theatre Company Arts Campus coming 2021. Photo Submitted

Yesterday, the Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) announced plans to develop a $25 million Arts Campus in the heart of Birmingham’s Parkside District. Dubbed their “2nd Act”, the theatre company anticipates relocating by the summer of 2021. See photos of where the campus will be, plus renderings of the new project.

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3 things I learned at Innovate Birmingham’s Demo Day 2019

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First up are a few ThinkData Analytics candidates presenting their data on workers’ commutes in and out of Birmingham. Photo submitted

I’ve known about Innovate Birmingham for a few months, and have been so impressed with the work they’re doing to educate and establish IT talent in the Birmingham community. I’ve met some of the crew, toured their office at Innovation Depot, and also written about them a few times. But until attending Demo Day last week, I don’t think I truly understood the impact they are making every single day in the lives of not only their candidates but also the Birmingham tech scene as a whole.

Here are 3 things I learned at Innovate Birmingham’s Demo Day plus how you can get involved:

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Facebook to visit Hero Doughnuts in Homewood this Friday, May 10. FREE doughnuts!

Free doughnuts anyone?! Facebook will be heading to Hero Doughnuts in Homewood this Friday, May 10! They’ll be giving away FREE doughnuts starting at 10AM to celebrate the launch of a new Facebook feature, birthday stories!

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10 unique and Birmingham local gift ideas for Mother’s Day

We are swooning over this brown paper and fresh flower magic. Photo via Wild Honey Flower Truck

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we don’t want you heading home empty-handed. Here are 10 Birmingham local Mother’s Day gift ideas that we know she’ll love including local favorites like Wild Honey Flower Truck and Dreamers Supply Co.

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