Celebrate Birmingham’s 10th annual Dining Out For Life ® event on Thursday, April 25. Join over 30 of Birmingham’s best restaurants as they partner together to raise funds for AIDS Alabama’s HIV services and programs. Find out where. AIDS Alabama has information here, too.
Now that Spring is here, it’s time to think about buying a CSA share with a local farm. CSA stands for “community supported agriculture,” and buying one is kind of like becoming part of the family of a local farm.
Here in Birmingham, we’re lucky to have choices for our CSA shares. We found eight to choose from.
Imagine not having a place to call home. Now imagine not having a home in the heat of an Alabama Summer. Among all the other challenges you’d face, how would you keep clean?
Erica “Star” Robbins doesn’t just imagine. She’s actively working to provide showers for Birmingham’s homeless citizens. Through Be a Blessing Birmingham, she aims to raise $60,000 by May 31, 2019, to bring mobile showers to the Magic City.
Hand in Paw’s Mutt Strut is about to celebrate its 10th “annifursary” on April 20. You and your furry canine friends are invited to join the Birmingham fun. There will be a dog-friendly 5k and a 1-mile Fun Run, followed by a rockin’ After Pawty for all on the UAB Campus Green. Register now.
Who in Birmingham doesn’t know someone who’s been affected by the opioid epidemic? If you’re wondering why people get addicted and what you can do about it, Jeff State’s viewing and discussion of Chasing the Dragon is the event for you.
People need wheelchair accessible trails and parks for different reasons. Whether a wheelchair is a permanent or short-term feature in your world, we know you want to get out and about. Especially since Spring is now here! So, we put together a list of places you can go to enjoy the great outdoors.
Chances are, you didn’t know Birmingham’s Cahaba Community was a thing. It’s made up of one neighborhood: an old coal-mining area called Overton. Once you finish reading, you’re going to want to visit because there’s a lot going on.
It’s hard not to go all fangirl on Mixtroz’ Ashlee Ammons. She’s fun, smart, energetic and going places. And, she’s the millennial daughter of Baby Boomer biz partner Kerry Schrader. Together, they are the dynamic duo at the helm of Mixtroz.
In case you and Mixtroz (pronounced “mix-troes”) haven’t met yet, the name stands for “mixer+intros.” As in, you go to an event where you want to meet people—conference, wedding, school, whatever. Through the wonders of technology, they help hook you up with cool people.
Did you know we have a bunch of costume events here in Birmingham? Maybe Halloween or Purim was your favorite holiday as a kid. Perhaps you realized later just how much fun it could be to let your freak flag fly. Even if you’ve never tried it, doesn’t it just look like so much fun?
Whatever your reasons for wanting to dress up, we found eight good excuses to don your best costume and head out for some fun. Plus, we wanted to let you know about one cool cosplay event that that takes place online every February.
Kim Waites decided two and a half years ago to move into a converted cargo van named “Big Bertha” and work to eliminate longstanding debt. Today, she can look back and see a big change in herself and her way of life:
“When you don’t have a home, it forces you to reconnect with people. I’m more confident . . . I’ve tackled my debt. I’ve learned how to be more self-sufficient and more accepting of challenges.”
“I don’t need that” is her new view on a lot of things she used to consider essentials.
If Samford’s not yet on your list of places to catch a show this Spring, you’re missing out. Samford Arts has an incredible Spring lineup of concerts, ballet, and theatre. We’ve got all the details for you below.
If you only get to see one show this Spring, though, make it The Midtown Men. Know you want to see the show?Get your tickets for The Midtown Men now.
Underground Birmingham and I first met on Instagram. Pictures of abandoned structures drew me in: churches, roller coasters and more. Then I started noticing the pictures of abandoned mines.
Curious, I reached out. Yesterday, two of the three guys involved and I got to talk for a good while. It rocked my world. My eyes are now open to the subterranean world that made Birmingham, long before any of us were born.
The fact that Presidents’ Day is right in the middle of Black History Month is no coincidence. In the early 1900s, Carter G. Woodson documented the contributions of African Americans. He wanted to create Black History Week during a time when African Americans were already celebrating both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass’ birthdays. The first Black History Week took place in 1926. The US has observed it ever since. Fifty years after its founding, it expanded into Black History Month.