How many of you live in a location where you can walk to downtown Birmingham’s best restaurants and bars or stroll to the Market at Pepper Place on Saturday morning? Metropolitan, LLC is bringing a new condo concept to 2323 2nd Avenue South and this could be your new home.
Has Blake Shelton ever commended your singing voice? Birmingham native Levi Watkins can officially say he received that compliment as he advances to the second round on NBC’s “The Voice.” Catch him on Mondays at 8/7C.
Alabama could be the 34th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana. A proposed bill just passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee and now moves on to the Senate. Find out what it means for Alabama and Birmingham.
I’ve never been the type of person who can sit at home on date night, but those Italian dinners and trips to the movies start to add up QUICK. Birmingham is the perfect city for an inexpensive date that’s just as fun, if not more, than a $100 one.
We love catching a concert at Iron City or the BJCC, and it’s pretty hard to beat the historic Alabama Theater. However, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy live music on a whim pop into one of these spots for local tunes and national acts around Birmingham.
Know how people say they’re “treasure hunting” when it comes to scouring garage sales, antique shops or thrift stores for gems? The Bargain Carousel’s events on Feb. 27, Apr. 4 and Apr.25 are the opposite of that. It’d be hard not to find amazing items. Grab your tickets and find out how you can be a part of the fun while putting your money right back into Birmingham.
Back in the day, we gave you a guide to Birmingham’s 11 best hotdogs. But, with the recent (hopefully temporary) closure of Hot Diggity Dogs and a new decade we felt we needed a refresher on Birmingham hot dogs. Take a look at where you can find Birmingham’s take on the ballpark favorite.
Chances are you know about Penny Savings Bank. It’s the first black-owned and black-operated financial institution in Alabama. The bank backed and supported black-owned businesses from 1890 until it’s closing in 1915. Fast forward, in 2018 The Penny Foundation was born out of that same thread. See how it’s growing Birmingham businesses today.
“Summertime, and the living is easy.” You only have to hear the first few notes of this iconic song at the beginning of Porgy and Bess to put aside whatever you’ve been thinking about and glue your eyes to the stage. The intense and emotional story is one you don’t want to leave February without seeing. It’s being performed at the RMTC Cabaret Theatre by Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham until Feb. 23—get your tickets and save $6 with the code BhamNow6 on price levels 1 or 2.
Anyone else a fan of those tiny cooking shows on Instagram? It’s universal that practically everything is cuter when it’s smaller and Birmingham has that trend in the bag. From bars to houses, Birmingham is growing bigger by getting smaller.
The benefits of a community garden span far past having fresh produce—just ask the volunteers and members at the Lovelady Center. Last spring they started work on a community garden, and it’s blossomed into a lasting impact.