5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22

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Arts and culture were celebrated in August 2018 at Birmingham’s annual Art on the Rocks. Photo via Art Birmingham Museum of Art

From art to science to fire engines, Birmingham is home to an incredible list of museums. Plan a visit on Museum Day happening Sat., Sept. 22 and get you and a friend in free! Continue reading “5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22”

Magic City Dentistry to hold Fall Open House on September 27 with local music, Trim Tab beer and art by Paul Cordes Wilm

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Magic City Dentistry’s Kristye Dixon and Dr. David Sollenberger. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

You’re invited! On Thursday, September 27, Magic City Dentistry will hold a free Open House, at 2117 1st Ave. N. Birmingham from 4:30 -6:30. The event will feature beer by Trim Tab, music by Tony Rodio and an art installation by Paul Cordes Wilm, called “Do You Dream in Technicolor?”

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5 reasons to attend the upcoming Cahaba River Society Fry-Down at Railroad Park on September 30

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La’Tanya Scott of the Cahaba River Society with students from the CLEAN outdoor nature education program. Photo courtesy of the Cahaba River Society

“It’s Earth Day in the Fall with catfish.” That’s how supporters describe the annual Cahaba River Society Fry-Down, one of the state of Alabama’s largest catfish cook-offs and festivals, held on September 30, Noon to 4:00pm at Railroad Park.

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In case you missed it: This is set to be yet another fantastic weekend in Birmingham. Here are 8 things to do this weekend, including Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park.

Trucks by the Tracks is Birmingham’s premiere food truck event! Photo by Railroad Park via Facebook

Birmingham continues to show off with it’s list of fun weekend to-dos. On the roster this weekend? Four festivals — 2 food, 1 moon, 1 Latinx. Oh, did we mention you can board a party bus and sample small plates from around metro Birmingham? Follow that up with a once-monthly bottomless brunch situation for a great time. For the less party-inclined, a teens-and-tech night and a pop-up market round out the weekend. Continue reading “In case you missed it: This is set to be yet another fantastic weekend in Birmingham. Here are 8 things to do this weekend, including Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park.”

13 festivals you don’t want to miss this October, including the Greek Festival and Birmingham Oktoberfest

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Good times at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo via Barber Motorsports Park

The fall season is headed our way, and you know what that means—festivals galore! Check out these must-attend festivals happening this October across Birmingham.

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Birmingham local, Duquette Johnston, to open at Vulcan AfterTunes on Sept. 23. Find out who else is performing and how to buy your tickets.

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Can’t you just picture yourself chilling on a blanket, looking over downtown Birmingham and listening to some tunes? Sounds pretty fantastic to me. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

What if I told you that you could head over to Vulcan Park and Museum this fall and see six amazing bands play? Oh, and that you’ll be relaxing on a blanket in the crisp fall air overlooking the city of Birmingham with a local craft beer and Eugene’s Hot Chicken in hand? Or perhaps a taco from Cantina on Wheels?  Read on, my friend, for how to grab your ticket.  Continue reading “Birmingham local, Duquette Johnston, to open at Vulcan AfterTunes on Sept. 23. Find out who else is performing and how to buy your tickets.”

Sneak peek: 4 trailers from the 2018 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film series by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Premiere is at Altamont School on Thursday, September 13

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Catherine Flowers interviewed by filmmaker Ellen Esling. Photo by Alabama Rivers Alliance

The popular SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film Fellowship series is back after a one year hiatus. Continue reading “Sneak peek: 4 trailers from the 2018 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film series by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Premiere is at Altamont School on Thursday, September 13”

Hear Dr. Sarah Parcak, Birmingham’s modern-day Indiana Jones, Oct. 18 at Cahaba Brewing, a Bham Now BOLD Speaker Series event

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Dr. Sarah Parcak (center) in Egypt. Photo submitted

Have you heard of Dr. Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist, National Geographic Explorer, 2016 TED Prize winner and Birmingham local? Her Innovation Depot-based nonprofit, GlobalXplorer°, leads the global effort to find and protect our hidden cultural heritage. Learn how she does it at Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Series event on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Cahaba Brewing Company. Buy tickets by Sept. 30 to get early bird pricing—only $15!

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What you missed at Birmingham’s 17th annual Artwalk

This past weekend Morris Avenue hosted the 17th annual Birmingham Artwalk with many artists displaying their works. Photo by Jacob Blankenship

For the past seventeen years, Birmingham has hosted an annual Artwalk in the City Center Loft District. It is a two-day event with fun for the whole family: food trucks, performances, and art galore. It caters to the economical as well as the exorbitant. This display of regional talent is a much anticipated event that is sure to entertain, located from 2nd Avenue South to 2nd Avenue North between downtown and Southside. Continue reading “What you missed at Birmingham’s 17th annual Artwalk”

Support local eco-friendly agriculture at Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network’s 4th Annual “Graze” on September 9

Participants at the last year’s Graze fundraiser. Photo by Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network

Visiting a farmer’s market today? Care about locally grown wholesome food? If your answer is a resounding YES, consider attending Graze, the fundraiser that supports our state’s leading advocate for farmers and eco-friendly produced food – the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network. Continue reading “Support local eco-friendly agriculture at Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network’s 4th Annual “Graze” on September 9″

Have a fun-filled month at McWane Science Center’s great September events, including the Maker Fair on September 8

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McWane Science Center gets a thumbs up from a visitor. Photo via McWane Science Center

Ahhh… September. A month to regroup and get back in the groove before the super busy fall and winter months that will be here before you know it. Just because it’s a tame month doesn’t mean it has to be a lame one, and it won’t when you attend any of McWane Science Center’s many great September events. Continue reading “Have a fun-filled month at McWane Science Center’s great September events, including the Maker Fair on September 8”

Find out the 3 things Alan Register aims to accomplish with the 2018 United Way of Central Alabama Campaign

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Regions Bank Executive Vice President and 2018 United Way of Central Alabama Campaign Chairman Alan Register visiting volunteers at Meals on Wheels. Photo courtesy of United Way

On Wednesday, September 6, United Way of Central Alabama will kick-off its 2018 campaign at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center downtown (tickets can be purchased – HERE). The campaign is how United Way generates the funds needed to support essential, life-changing services that are delivered to tens of thousands of people.

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Trussville’s Slag Heap Brewing Co. to hold grand opening Sat., September 1

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Slag Heap Brewing Co. prepares for grand opening. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

It’s been awhile since Slag Heap Brewing Co. first broke ground in Trussville. But the wait for this new, and much-awaited, brewery is finally drawing to an end with its grand opening happening this Sat. on Sept. 1.

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5 reasons why you should attend Cheers to the Coosa, September 6, at the Clubhouse on Highland

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Coosa Riverkeeper volunteers at Cheers to the Coosa. Photo courtesy of Coosa Riverkeeper

On Thursday, September 6, one of the best farm-to-table dinner events will be held in Birmingham. The event, Cheers to the Coosa, is the annual benefit for the Coosa Riverkeeper organization.  It will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Clubhouse on Highland Avenue. Purchase your ticket now. Read on for more. Continue reading “5 reasons why you should attend Cheers to the Coosa, September 6, at the Clubhouse on Highland”