Join the pros for Highlands College’s Impact Leadership Conference Dec. 2 + become your best self

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Learn from leadership experts like John C. Maxwell. Photo via Highlands College

Ready to take your leadership to the next level in the new year? On December 2, join Highlands College for Impact Leadership Conference, A Master Class in Resilience, a Virtual Event. Enjoy this free gift from Highlands College to leaders from every context and community. Register now.

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Rumours, Fleetwood Mac Tribute band takes the stage at Iron City on Nov. 27th & 28th

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Rumours, the best Fleetwood Mac Tribute band you’ll ever seen, is performing at Iron City this weekend! Photo via Iron City on Facebook

If you’re like me, you’re probably on a Fleetwood Mac kick after seeing that TikTok that went viral in September. Well, we’re in luck—one of the best Fleetwood Mac tribute bands, Rumours, is coming to Iron City this weekend!

Click here to get your tickets to the Friday and Saturday night showings!

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Celebrate the holidays with The Magic of Model Trains + more at McWane

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Find fast-moving locomotives at the Magic of Trains exhibit. Photo via McWane Science Center

The spirit of the holidays is alive at McWane Science Center. From their beloved Magic of Model Trains exhibit to virtual visits with Santa, here’s how they’re making the holidays merry and bright all season long. 

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Some sparkle for your weekend with deals, holiday markets, lights + more, Nov. 20-22

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Like a moth to a flame, the lights are drawing me in. Photo via @queensparkbham

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. Are you feeling the holiday jollies yet? Here are some sparkles to welcome the weekend and ignite that holiday spirit November 20-22.

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“Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle” retells history at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Kate Crawford, Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, walks us through what makes the exhibit particularly special. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle is a series that implores viewers to look through an alternative lens of early American history. The preeminent American modernist Jacob Lawrence uses vivid images with a narrative style to showcase how women and people of color helped shape the founding of our nation. Kate Crawford, the Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA), walks us through the significance of this incredible series.

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Your cheat sheet to 5 holiday wines you should bring to the table this year

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This can be a daunting site when choosing holiday wines, but Red or White is making it easy for us this year. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s time to read between the wines—picking out the ideal holiday wines for parties and dinners this season is an unfairly labeled stressful task. If you’re ready to pop the cork, but the wine aisle is starting to look like a math problem, turn to the experts at Birmingham’s Red or White.

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Learn from today’s top experts at Impact Leadership Conference on December 2

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Register as an individual or as a group for the Virtual Impact Leadership Conference taking place Wednesday, December 2. Photo via Highlands College

Become the leader you’ve always strived to be. Join Highlands College for Impact Leadership Conference, A Master Class in Resilience, A Virtual Event, on Wednesday, December 2. This year’s event will be gifted free of charge to leaders from every context and community. Read on for event details. Already know you want to attend? Register here

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3 toy drives in Birmingham + how to support local children this season

The most wonderful time of the year. Photo via Thandy Yung on Unsplash

Dr. Seuss said it best: “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” Even though we can all agree the holiday season is about more than material things, bringing a little magic into a child’s life is a wonderful way to celebrate. Here’s how to do it in Birmingham.

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Get an inside look at student life right here in Birmingham—here’s how

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It might look a little different, but the pursuit of higher education will always be one we support. Photo via BSC

Every in-person event looks different in 2020, but some institutions are using that as a way to get creative with how they host. Birmingham-Southern College has a fresh new way to connect current students with the outside world. Check it out!

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12 festive events for a magical December around Birmingham

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Birmingham is about to get a lot more festive! Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Ready to plan ahead for the final month of 2020? I think we’ve all been waiting to say hasta la vista to this year. Make December one for the books with these magical and COVID-19-friendly events around Birmingham. 

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3 jewelry trends to add to your wish list. Shop them Nov. 16-22 at Diamonds Direct Holiday Showcase

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‘Tis the season for plenty of sparkle. Photo via Hannah Williams for Bham Now

It’s officially the most wonderful time of year. The part where we start sending our significant others not-so-subtle hints about what we’d like to find under the tree next month. If your partner could use a nudge in the right direction or you’re looking for the perfect present for family and friends, find the trendiest jewelry during Birmingham’s Diamonds Direct Holiday Showcase, Monday, November 16-Sunday November 22.

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Hear how one Nashville sound designer got his start at the Virginia Samford Theatre

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Justin Walker returns to the sound booth as a professional, where he was once just learning the ropes as a high school student. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

When Toto pulls back the curtain at the Virginia Samford Theatre (VST), you won’t find the Wizard of Oz, but Justin Walker. Learn how the man behind the scenes and a Birmingham native became an integral component for shows in Nashville and beyond. Plus, hear why it was an honor to return to the theatre as a sound designer for Frozen Jr. and The Fantasticks.

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Alabama Launchpad announces 7 finalists for their Virtual Finale on November 19th

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Greg Canfield, Secretary of Commerce for the State of Alabama, speaking at a previous Virtual Finale. Photo via Alabama Launchpad

Get ready, Alabama! On November 19th, seven startups will take to the stage at Alabama Launchpad to pitch themselves to the judges. The prize? A share of $150K in early-stage seed funding. We reached out to the participating startups to learn more.

Plus, learn how you can tune in to the Virtual Finale on November 19th on the Alabama Launchpad website and Facebook page.

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