NEW EXHIBIT—find out why it’s rocking Birmingham

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle event. Photo via The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Calling all heroes in a half shell, it’s time to unleash those ninja skills and prepare for action. On Saturday, August 14, one of the coolest exhibits around hits McWane Science Center in Birmingham—Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer. Find out why this exhibit will have you shouting Awesome! Plus, discover more happening at McWane this August. Buy your tickets now.

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Enjoy good times for a great cause at KIDS Korner, August 19

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Children receive a great education and make good friends at YWCA Central AL’s Child Development Center. Photo via YWCA Central AL

YWCA Central Alabama’s KIDS Korner event is back on Thursday, August 19, but this year the event is at Regions Field from 6-9PM and has been reimagined into a night to feel like a kid again! Learn how this local organization is rolling cotton candy, fireworks and fundraising into one fun—and important—event. Tickets available now.

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Take a stroll with Caroline on her Journey of HOPE with United Ability

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The Hornsbys. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

On August 28th, United Ability will hold its annual Journey of HOPE fundraiser presented by Medical Properties Trust and honoring the decades of support from our building and volunteer partner, Brasfield & Gorrie, live from the new Red Mountain Theatre Arts campus.

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10 weekend events in Birmingham, July 29-31—details here

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So cool, so good. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

SWELTER ALERT: summer heat hits Birmingham, July 29-31, with temps in the 90s. While sweating is not for me, there are lots of fun ways to stay cool—pools, splash pads, ice cream + slushies to name a few. I also suggest staying in the delightful A/C and scrolling through events + more happening around the ‘ham this weekend.

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Meet the 5 startups competing for $50K at the Alabama Launchpad Finale in Auburn, August 26

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Alabama Launchpad is celebrating the return of live events on August 26th! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

After more than a year of virtual events, the highly-anticipated Alabama Launchpad Finale is returning to the stage in Auburn on August 26th! To celebrate, we’re highlighting the 5 competitors, including startups helping people breathe easier, eat local, build wealth, and more. Keep reading to learn about the event—and buy tickets here!

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Fit + frugal: 6 free exercise classes at Railroad Park happening now

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Free exercise classes in Railroad Park are back! Photo via Railroad Park, Nik Layman

“Get Healthy on the Railroad” is back for another season of free exercise classes in Railroad Park. With diverse offerings like Zumba, hip hop cardio and yoga, there’s something for everyone. So lace up those sneakers, grab a friend and head to the park!

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Learn a new skill—register for fall classes with Samford Academy of the Arts

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Artistry is an amazing thing, especially in Birmingham. Photo via Samford Academy of the Arts

Feeling creative? Samford Academy of the Arts is calling your name. From drawing and pottery to photography and music, they’re offering a variety of classes to choose from this fall. Discover what’s available, plus how to register.

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Red Mountain Theatre hosts auditions for The Addams Family Young@Part

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Hope to see you at this building on July 31st! Photo via Red Mountain Theatre’s Facebook

Calling all budding thespians! Birmingham’s foremost theatre company, Red Mountain Theatre, will hold auditions later this month for “The Addams Family Young@Part.” This show is a Young@Part production for teens ages 13-18, which is an adaption of the Broadway musical for youth actors. So, who’s ready to join the Addams family?

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7 exciting concerts coming to Birmingham, including Billie Eilish

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One of our favorite concert memories pre-COVID: Maggie Rogers at Iron City. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now.

Live music is making a long-awaited comeback, and we’re super excited about seven concerts that are coming to Birmingham. We’re making up for lost time, and The Magic City is spoiled for choice.

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