The Market at Pepper Place, Mountain Brook coffee shop + MORE opening in Bham

Time to stock up on your local fruits, veggies, baked goods and more. Photo via The Market at Pepper Place’s Facebook

Things are heating up in The Magic City. The Market at Pepper Place is open for the season, new restaurants are being added to our foodie bucket list and local favorites are reopening their doors. Here’s what’s new in Birmingham.

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The Birmingham craft beer you should drink according to your astrological sign

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Do you know which beer best suits your astrological sign? Photo via Bham Now.

Your astrological sign can tell you a lot about your personality and how you interact with the world, but did you know it can also help you pick what beer you should drink next? If you’re through drying out from National Beer Day, check out this list of local Birmingham beer and astrological sign pairings:

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Exclusive look: Discover Plaza Suite, a comedy showing at the Virginia Samford Theatre April 15-25

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Husband and wife team Nick and Kelsey Crawford play the main characters in all three acts of Plaza Suite. Photo via the Virginia Samford Theatre

Three acts, one hotel room and a million laughs. Plaza Suite, a comedy by Neil Simon, lets the audience spy on separate stories in the same hotel room. Husband and wife duo Nick and Kelsey Crawford put their on-stage relationship to the test thrice over as they play the main characters in every act. See if they leave you laughing when you purchase tickets for the show running Thursdays-Saturdays, April 15-25 at the Virginia Samford Theatre (VST).

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Birmingham’s new dating app will set you up with your next first date

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Find your next date with Set Me Up. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Finding your next date is hard enough, and current dating apps with their constant stream of pointless conversations don’t make it any easier. Now, the Birmingham-based app Set Me Up is changing the dating game and making first dates fun.

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Register now for Birmingham Walking Tours with Vulcan Park & Museum

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Learn things you never knew about The Magic City during Vulcan Park & Museum’s Birmingham Walking Tours. Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

Ready for an adventure? Then slip on those sneakers and take an exciting step into Birmingham’s unique history during Vulcan Park and Museum’s Birmingham Walking Tours. Beginning in April, more tours will be offered than ever before with up to 40 opportunities for you to experience the program. Continue reading for a peek into the cool places you’ll visit and the incredible things you’ll discover. Can’t wait? Register now.

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Enjoy a bonanza of April events at McWane packed with robotics, caves + more

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Robotics for the win. Photo via McWane Science Center

Move like a robot. Venture into an underwater cave. Watch a movie on a mega IMAX screen. There’s just one spot in Birmingham where you can do all of these things and it’s at McWane Science Center. For adventure and discovery for all ages and stages, check out these events happening only at McWane this April. Purchase your tickets in advance.

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7 ways to enjoy Virtual Vacation Day in Birmingham

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Learn more about the history and culture of Birmingham with these virtual vacation ideas. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum’s Facebook

A year into the pandemic, and I think we’re all looking forward to taking an in-person vacation. While the vaccine efforts are ramping up, it’s still safest to keep your vacay virtual. Keep reading to see seven ways to enjoy a Birmingham virtual vacation.

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Sprint to these 7 local stores for your next pair of running shoes

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Check out some of the great Birmingham stores selling your next pair of running shoes. Photo via The Trak Shak’s Facebook

Trainers, tennis (or “tenny”) shoes, dogs, or whatever else you call running shoes, are in hot demand right now. Not only are they an essential part of a good exercise routine, but running shoes have also become a hot fashion statement. Keep reading to see where you can get your next pair.

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Little lending libraries are popping up around Hoover—here’s why

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A Little Free Library in Birmingham. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

The City of Hoover will soon see more little lending libraries popping up around town. As part of a new program from the Hoover Public Library, new little lending libraries will appear in 15 of the city’s apartment complexes.

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5 reasons Birmingham locals are obsessed with pickleball

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Have you tried pickleball yet? Photo via Pickler Pickleball’s Facebook page

Grab a paddle and ball, it’s time to hit the court for one of Birmingham’s hottest sports—pickleball. From the what to the why, read on for all the details about the fastest growing sport you’ve probably never heard of, brought to you by the pickleball fans at Caliber Home Loans.

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