What to expect from Birmingham’s Alabama Coffee Fest Feb. 23 at Cahaba Brewing

You know where to find us on Saturday, February 23. Photo via Alabama Coffee Fest Facebook

Seven hours of coffee tasting, pastry eating, live music listening and latte art making? Count. Us. In. This Saturday, February 23, from 9AM to 4PM, the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) will be hosting the second annual Alabama Coffee Fest at Cahaba Brewing Company. Here’s what you can expect:

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What’s open and what’s closed in Birmingham on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, 2019

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Presidents Day is this Monday, February 18. It’s officially called “Washington’s Birthday” to commemorate George Washington, the first U.S. president. So, how does this impact your Monday in Birmingham?  Keep reading to find out.

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34 weekend events in Birmingham, including Boy Band Night, a Ginger Beer Tasting and an art show all about cats

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Jump into the weekend in Birmingham. Photo from Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Facebook page

Ready for the weekend? Get ready to fill your calendar with these must-attend events happening in Birmingham February 15-17.

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If nerd heaven was a place, it would be Kami-con. Win tickets on Bham Now’s Instagram and see for yourself.

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Kazha. Photo from Kami-con

Wait—let me explain, Kami-con fans or curious onlookers. My home includes a Dungeons and Dragons DM and Magic and Pokemon players. We love dragon stories, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. So in my world, the term “nerd” is affectionate. I like this definition from Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness: “Nerds: people who follow hobbies and pursuits outside of the mainstream.”

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A Birmingham Valentine tradition: Casablanca and the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Alabama Theatre

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It is one of those “must attend” events in Birmingham. If it is Valentine’s Day, you must take a loved one or the entire family to see the timeless movie Casablanca and join a sing-a-long with the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Alabama Theatre.

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Top 5 ways to get your Disney magic with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra SuperPOPS! on February 23

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Time for some Disney magic, Birmingham. Photo via Pixabay

What’s your favorite Disney musical score between 1940 and today? I bet you’ll find it on the program for Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s next SuperPOPS! performance, Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time. Get your tickets before they’re gone. This show is one night only, Saturday, February 23, 7PM, at the Wright Center, with seats starting at $19.

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Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine comes to Birmingham February 8

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Night to Shine celebrates its fifth year in 2019 with events across 16 countries. Photo via Tim Tebow Foundation’s website

Night to Shine is a prom night experience sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation for people with special needs, ages 14 and above. On Friday, February 8, the event comes to the Birmingham area. The venues? Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church in Shelby County and CrossPoint Church in Trussville.

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Birmingham on Saturday February 2 at Boutwell Auditorium

 

The 2019 Chinese New Year or Lunar Year will be on Tuesday, February 5th. Photo provided by Birmingham Chinese Festival Association’s website

The Chinese New Year is typically celebrated between January 21st and February 20th, and this year the Birmingham Chinese Festival Association will be celebrating in the Boutwell Auditorium on February 2nd at 10:30 in the morning. The official 2019 Chinese New Year’s Day is Tuesday, February 5th.

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21 Events happening in February in Birmingham

The Winter Beer Fest at the BJCC is just one of the fun events in February in Birmingham! Photo via Beer Fest

January was a pretty slow month on the event front, but now that we have our feet firmly planted in 2019, we’ve got a full event calendar to share with you! There will be no shortage of fun on your calendar this February, that’s for sure.

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Top 5 reasons not to miss Beaker Bash at McWane Science Center on Saturday, February 2

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Family fun at Beaker Bash 2016. Photo submitted

On Saturday, February 2, 5-8PM, you will find McWane Science Center transformed into a magical world filled with acrobatics, intrigue and the forces of nature. It’s all part of Beaker Bash Carnivale 2019, McWane’s big annual fundraiser.

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Exclusive: See the new Mercedes-Benz Marathon course map at Railroad Park. Register now. Spaces limited.

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Due to the closure and construction of Interstate 59/20 in downtown Birmingham, the new long awaited Mercedes-Benz Marathon Course Map has been finalized and approved by the city of Birmingham and is now available.

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