The Market at Pepper Place is the place to buy local in Birmingham. Now it’s taking its support of Alabama farmers and makers one step further. In partnership with BBVA Compass, the market is offering a free financial workshop series to vendors and other small business owners. The series aims to help small businesses improve and grow, and it kicks off with an open house mixer on Aug. 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
This Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m., the Cahaba River Society hosts a free documentary showing (it’s short!) and Q&A at Avondale Brewery in Birmingham. This sneak peek screening is intended to raise public awareness about the potential impact of a proposed Cahaba Beach Road and bridge project. Get educated, then let ALDOT hear your voice at the public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Keep reading to learn more, or visit savethecahaba.org.
Things are looking up for thrifty bookworms. In Alabama stores only, Wednesday, August 1, is Penny-A-Page day at Books-A-Million. Print your coupon, then get to your nearest Books-A-Million to pick up the next fiction or non-fiction book on your reading list for only $0.01 per page.
Today marked my maiden voyage to the remodeled Crestwood ALDI, which celebrated its grand reopening on July 18. First, I met a friend for lunch at IKKO in 5 Points. “Oh yeah, I went there yesterday,” she said when she found out where I was headed.” It was nice. It was like ALDI.”
Hence my theory that there are two types of people in this world.
You’re looking for an apartment in Birmingham. You’ve seen umpteen places, and they all require you to compromise on something big, like a courtyard pool. It’s time to check out the big “M” (the Metropolitan, that is). Opening this September, it offers brand-spanking new luxury living in Lakeview, and it’s got everything on your list.
Summer days linger on, and our friends at Aviate want you to embrace every moment. Enter Aviate’s Endless Summer Giveaway by July 27 for a chance to win an awesome prize pack from your fave apparel brand, based right here Birmingham. Find out more.
Jemison Park Nature Trail is one of my favorite local spots. Just a hop, skip and jump away from central Birmingham, this greenway follows the waterways that meander through Mountain Brook. However, the steppingstone crossing at Shades Creek has long presented an accessibility challenge for some. Soon that will change.
Pre-party at the Pizitz, cocktails at the museum and post-party at Moon Shine, Elyton Hotel’s rooftop bar. Art on the Rocks at the Birmingham Museum of Art makes for a super fun night, but here’s what really makes it rock. Get your tickets now for Friday, July 27, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for members.
When you start a food-based business, accessing or outfitting a commercial kitchen can be a big hurdle and huge expense. No one knows that better than local Birmingham entrepreneurHaden Smith. This July he founded The Annex to providecommercial kitchen space for rent to startup culinary businesses in theTillman Levenson Annex building downtown.
The Toro family puts a lot of love into the food they serve at Wasabi Juan’s, and they treat their customers like family. On Saturday, July 14, they brought that love to Linn Park to feed the homeless residents of downtown Birmingham.
How does big data change the way we watch, play, coach and work in sports? Ben Alamar, ESPN director of sports analytics, addressed that question Thursday during his keynote speech at Sloss Sport 2018, hosted by Knight Eady at Regions Field on Thursday. Part of Birmingham Innovation Week, the inaugural conference welcomed 200 attendees from across the Southeast.
Back Forty Birmingham, the first satellite brewery of Back Forty in Gadsden, welcomed friends and family to its Sloss Docks location for an opening celebration on Saturday, July 7. The brew pub is now officially open to the public, and Bham Now’s got the lowdown.