Opening December 7, A Year with Frog and Toad at Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Tickets available now!

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Fun fact: the cookie song is one of Damone Williams’ favorite parts of A Year with Frog and Toad. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Looking for some feel-good vibes this holiday season? Then head to Birmingham Children’s Theatre this December to see the sweet and tuneful production of A Year with Frog and Toad. Read on for a behind-the scenes interview with the actors who play Frog and Toad, plus more must-knows about the show. Tickets available now!

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3 adventure-filled activities opening at McWane Science Center in Birmingham, November 23 

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Holidays at McWane Science Center are rolling in. Photo via McWane Science Center

The holiday season is an exciting time in Birmingham, and big things are happening at McWane Science Center. Starting November 23, everyone’s favorite place of wonder will become a winter wonderland filled with holiday magic and adventure. From an ice slide to the beloved Magic of Model Trains exhibit, read on for all the details. Buy your tickets now.

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Ready to be the best leader you can be? Get tickets now for Momentum Conference 2020, March 11-12 in Birmingham

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Robyn Benincasa knows something about leadership. She's the headlining keynote speaker at Momentum Conference 2020.
I for one can’t wait to hear what Robyn Benincasa, the firefighter second from the left in this picture, has to say about leadership and teamwork in her keynote because she’s kind of amazing. Photo via Robyn Benincasa’s Facebook page

Alabama’s largest leadership conference, Momentum Conference 2020, is coming up March 11-12 at The BJCC, and if you’re a professional, you’ll want to be there.

Registering to attend this conference, which only comes around every two years, is an investment in your career, your network and your life that will pay off in spades. Know you want to seize the moment? Save your spot now.

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Want to buy the perfect holiday gift? Shop local at these 3 open house events in Mountain Brook, Nov. 14-Dec. 5

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Shopping at the Villages during the Holiday Open Houses! Photo submitted by Mountain Brook Chamber

If you want to get your holiday shopping done early while supporting local businesses, come out to the Mountain Brook Villages November 14–December 5 for three Holiday Open House events.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra explodes on stage Dec. 11 at The BJCC—plus 5 December events. ***Win concert experience***

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra puts on quite the show
Sounds, lights, fire and more are what make a TSO show unforgettable. Photo supplied

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s annual holiday show at The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex is a big favorite you don’t want to miss. The show is Wednesday, December 11, 7:30PM at Legacy Arena at The BJCC. If you’ve ever listened to any radio station that plays holiday music, you’ve no doubt heard their rock opera versions of Christmas classics.

Psst! Also, after the show you can head to Uptown to make it a whole evening of fun. Know you wanna go? Get your tickets now. Keep reading to find out how to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show plus your very own VIP parking pass.

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Check out Birmingham’s own “Shark Tank” competition, The Big Pitch, Nov. 23 at Upswing

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The Big Pitch.
The Big Pitch 2018 Winners. Via- RevBham.

REV Birmingham’s demonstration project, Upswing, continues to breathe life into Downtown Birmingham. If you haven’t stopped by, what are you waiting for?! The shops are open and events are scheduled throughout the year! On November 23 from 1PM-4PM Upswing is hosting REV Birmingham‘s biggest entrepreneur-focused event, The Big Pitch. For all you Shark Tank lovers, tickets are now available and this is an event you don’t want to miss!

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Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Kevin Fitzgerald wants you to come to a free concert Nov. 16. 5 reasons why.

Kevin Fitzgerald of the ASYO with a musical score
Just like writers read for fun, conductors read musical scores in their spare time. Here’s Kevin with his favorite Mahler score at Revelator Coffee on a rainy Thursday. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

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.

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Meet the 7 local startups competing for 150K at Alabama Launchpad on November 14

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Judges listening to a startup’s pitch. Photo via Alabama Launchpad

On Thursday, November 14, seven Alabama startups will compete to win their share of $150K. Alabama Launchpad 2019–a program by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama–kicks off in Troy, Alabama. Learn more.

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Fight pediatric cancer: register to play Lily’s 9th Annual Soccer-Golf Tournament on November 3

Lily’s 9th Annual Soccer-Golf tournament benefiting pediatric cancer awareness is going to be held at Altamont School’s Lily Field. Photo from Lily Soccer-Golf Facebook page

On Sunday, November 3rd, soccer players and fans throughout Birmingham and Central Alabama are invited to play the 9th Annual Lily Soccer-Golf Tournament at Lily Field (1220 50th Street South Birmingham 35222), Altamont School’s home soccer field, between 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

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5 family-friendly reasons to attend the 10th Annual Kampfire for the King on Nov 23, including a chance to win a boat

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Randy Howell will give away his fishing boat at Kampfire for the King. Photo via Randy Howell

Are you looking for a wholesome, family-friendly way to spend the weekend before Thanksgiving? If so, consider attending the 10th Annual Kampfire for the King, benefitting King’s Home. You might even win a boat!

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