Top 8 reasons we’ll be at Art on the Rocks on July 27, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Paint a mural with acclaimed local artist Erin Mitchell at Art on the Rocks. Photo by Courtney Little, @fmlivenow, via erinleannworks.com

Pre-party at the Pizitz, cocktails at the museum and post-party at Moon Shine, Elyton Hotel’s rooftop bar. Art on the Rocks at the Birmingham Museum of Art makes for a super fun night, but here’s what really makes it rock. Get your tickets now for Friday, July 27, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for members.

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Register your decision to become an organ donor at the Alabama Organ Center’s 3rd Annual Donate Life Gospel Celebration on July 28th

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Make life possible and register your decision to become an organ, eye and tissue donor when you attend the Alabama Organ Center’s 3rd Annual Donate Life Gospel Celebration, on July 28th from 1-3:00PM at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham.

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Reese Witherspoon heads to Birmingham this September to promote her book, Whiskey in a Teacup at the Alabama Theatre

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Reese Witherspoon. Photo via tipsonlifeandlove.com.

Reese Witherspoon is headed to Birmingham this fall to support her debut book, Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About life, Love and Baking Biscuits. Continue reading “Reese Witherspoon heads to Birmingham this September to promote her book, Whiskey in a Teacup at the Alabama Theatre”

4 things you need to know about the corn hole craze in Birmingham, including the Central Alabama Cornhole Club

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Cornhole is one of the fastest growing games sweeping across America. But did you know it is has a serious following in Birmingham? So get ready, aim and toss that corn bag! Continue reading “4 things you need to know about the corn hole craze in Birmingham, including the Central Alabama Cornhole Club”

Celebrate McWane Science Center’s 20th Birthday Bash with demonstrations, activities and cake, July 14-15

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McWane Science Center is celebrating its 20th year in Birmingham, July 14th-15th, and guess what? You’re invited to take part in this momentous occasion during their 20th Birthday Bash! Continue reading “Celebrate McWane Science Center’s 20th Birthday Bash with demonstrations, activities and cake, July 14-15”

3 outdoor conservation events in July you don’t want to miss, including the Turkey Creek Float Your Boat Summer Festival

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Join the Friends of Turkey Creek on July 14th at the annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival

Over the next two weekends, three important “can’t miss” July outdoor conservation events have been scheduled by the Alabama Rivers Alliance, Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Ruffner Mountain.

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The Three Musketeers opens July 12th in the unique kickoff of Magic City Theatre Festival – use code BHAM15 to get 15% off tickets!

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The Three Musketeers: Aramis (Zach Stolz), Athos (Steven Sullivan), and Porthos (Jesse Graham). Photo by Ashley Woods.

Live theater fans of all ages in Birmingham, rejoice!  The Birmingham Children’s Theatre is proud to present “The Three Musketeers” to kick off their inaugural Magic City Theatre Festival.  The show promises to be a rare and thrilling family-friendly experience opening July 12. Use code BHAM15 to get 15% your tickets when you purchase online. Purchase tickets here! Read on for more Continue reading “The Three Musketeers opens July 12th in the unique kickoff of Magic City Theatre Festival – use code BHAM15 to get 15% off tickets!”

See patriots at American Village, Thunder on the Mountain and Vulcan’s light show. (photos and videos)

Thunder on the Mountain, 2018. Photos by Greg Harber for BhamNow

What a celebration! Despite a few summer afternoon  pop-up showers, 4th of July events in Birmingham went off without a hitch. Bham Now did its part visiting  American Village, watching UAB’s Community Band and Thunder on the Mountain. We even got to catch a glimpse of  Vulcan’s new light show.

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10 open houses happening in Birmingham this weekend, including a historic home in Highland Park

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Patience Itson and Todd Itson purchase their first home in Birmingham. Photo via Patience Itson.

Looking to buy a home? Or just want to check out some of the hottest homes on the market? Then attend these 10 open houses happening this weekend in Birmingham.

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Sloss Fest: first festival in country to be sensory inclusive, partnering with Birmingham’s KultureCity

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Yeah, it’s a pretty big deal. | Photo courtesy of aLIVE Coverage via Sloss Music & Art Festival’s official Facebook

First of all, what the heck does ‘sensory inclusive’ mean?

‘Sensory inclusive’ is a bit of a buzz word at the moment, and for good reason. It means that the environment (arena/theater/festival, etc.) it is describing has been modified with – or those working there have been educated on – methods that are helpful to those attending who have autism, anxiety, or anything else that would cause them to be uncomfortable in situations with loud music, lots of people, flashing lights and more. Continue reading “Sloss Fest: first festival in country to be sensory inclusive, partnering with Birmingham’s KultureCity”

13 places to watch fireworks and celebrate Independence Day around the Magic City beginning July 1

Snyder family watching fireworks at Birmingham Barons Friday night game.

For many, Independence Day starts today, July 1st. Looking for a place to get your fireworks fix? Try tonight at Oak Mountain State Park or  Ross Bridge.

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A life-changing organization. Be a part of United Ability’s Journey of Hope Gala

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Left to right: Mark Cohen, Cedric Scott and Charles Hood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

It was a typical assignment. Interview Dr. Mark Cohen, this year’s honoree at United Ability’s Journey of Hope gala slated for August 4th at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

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5 chef demos at the Market at Pepper Place, including FoodBar’s George McMillan

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Love in-season, local produce, but looking for creative ways to use it? Come to the Market at Pepper Place on Saturdays to learn from the best in Birmingham. Chef demonstrations begin at 9 a.m. on 29th Street.

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