If you’re driving through Birmingham this holiday season, you may see that the local businesses have windows decked out in festive murals. Birmingham Art Crawl is celebrating another amazing year in the Magic City with its 5th annual “Deck the Ham” window mural contest.Continue reading “Birmingham Art Crawl’s Deck the ‘Ham Mural Contest Turns the City into a Winter Wonderland!”
The shopping season has begun, and it’s time to pick the perfect holiday gift. Fortunately, Birmingham has fantastic local shops like Four Corners Gallery to help you find something for everyone on your shopping list.
Ranging from photo restoration to custom framing, the team at Four Corners has everything you need to give a gift from the heart and stay on budget. Contact Four Corners Gallery today and put a personal touch on your holiday gifts this year.Continue reading “5 holiday gift ideas for any budget at Four Corners Gallery in Birmingham (plus before/after photos)”
It’s Christmastime in the (Magic) City! One favorite Birmingham holiday tradition takes place every year at the Alabama Theatre. They’ll be playing holiday movies all month long in their stunning and historic venue.
It’s the perfect seasonal activity for coworkers, a memorable date night, or the whole family! Check out your ultimate guide to December at the Alabama Theatre right here.Continue reading “Your ultimate guide to the Alabama Theatre’s holiday film series this December”
One week from today is Giving Tuesday, Birmingham! If you haven’t decided how to celebrate quite yet, we’ve got the perfect solution. The Alabama Humanities Foundation hosts and sponsors programs all aimed at enriching our state. Get an inside look at where those vital donations go!Continue reading “3 programs hosted by the Alabama Humanities Foundation that enrich our state”
There’s something that feels soooooo good about buying local art and goods handcrafted by makers right here in Birmingham.
We’re spoiled for choice this holiday season with at 15 local art shows and 3 ongoing stores to check out. We’ve got all the details for you right here.
Want to get into the Christmas spirit early this year? Attend Celebrate Christmas with Samford Arts, a free public event, December 6th at the Wright Center on the campus of Samford University.
The Pizitz in downtown Birmingham is kicking off the holiday season at the Festival of Trees on Sunday, December 1, from 12-5PM. This free celebration is jam-packed with holiday fun, including the unveiling of The Pizitz’s first-ever holiday art exhibit called “The Enchanted Forest.”
RSVP today, and don’t miss this holiday spectacular in Birmingham. The Festival of Trees is going to be a blast!Continue reading “Celebrate the holidays at The Pizitz’s Festival of Trees, December 1 from 12-5PM in Birmingham”
As a Birmingham history nerd, I love seeing the business signs painted on the sides of old buildings. However, these signs fade over time. That’s where Shawn Fitzwater, Birmingham’s ghost sign painter, comes in.Continue reading “Meet Shawn Fitzwater, the artist restoring Homewood’s “ghost sign””
Hang out with us as Bham Nower Chaise shows you 6 museums in the city that bring people to Birmingham from all over the world.
Check out this video! ⬇️Continue reading “Tag along with Bham Now to 6 of Birmingham’s coolest museums (VIDEO)”
Though the Red Mountain Theatre Company has been entertaining Birmingham for four decades, the nonprofit company has yet to find a forever home until now. On December 11th, groundbreaking will commence for RMTC’s brand new arts campus.
Here are three reasons to get excited about the company’s latest development.Continue reading “Construction starts Dec. 11th on Red Mountain Theatre Company’s new home! 3 reasons to get excited.”
If you’ve ever been on Birmingham-Southern College’s campus, you know it’s beautiful. All red brick and greenery—and in the fall, it’s even more stunning.
Several art students at BSC created a mural on campus that represents one of the school’s most beloved symbols—keep reading to check it out!Continue reading “New mural at Birmingham-Southern College pays tribute to school symbol (PHOTOS)”
In 2004, Brian Voice Porter Hawkins came back to Birmingham (he spent part of his growing up years in Ensley, then left for a while) and has been making a difference here ever since. From community development to art, poetry and gardening, he’s a man on a mission.
One recent foggy morning, I drove for the first time on some of the (very high / amazing / slightly terrifying) new 59/20 bridges over to 5 Points West where we met up for a coffee and a lovely chat. Here’s what I learned.Continue reading “5 reasons why Birmingham needs to know Brian Voice Porter Hawkins”
The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO), conducted by Kevin Fitzgerald, is getting ready for their opening show on Saturday, November 16 at 2PM at the Alys Stephens Center and we’re all invited.
The theme is Russian Classics, and the free show lasts less than one hour. Kevin and I sat down last week and talked about why this show is a must-see for young music lovers and their families. Read on for all the details.Continue reading “Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Kevin Fitzgerald wants you to come to a free concert Nov. 16. 5 reasons why.”
If you’re not from South Asia, you might be surprised to learn about these five South Asian groups in Birmingham. And, there are more: Birmingham boasts Telugu and Tamil communities as well as groups of Pakistani physicians.
What this means for the majority of Birminghamians is that if you’d like to get to know your neighbors better while learning about other cultures, you’ve got plenty of opportunities right here in town.
Going behind-the-scenes of pretty much anything is fascinating to me. I’m a big fan of movies, live music, theatre, etc—but there’s always so much more that goes into those productions than we see. The Theatre Department at Birmingham-Southern College is putting on a production of Falsettos November 14-17, and we’re giving you an inside look.Continue reading “I got a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Falsettos—now you can, too”