Shop, send + win during REV Birmingham’s Great Receipt Race happening thru Aug. 31

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Get those registers ringing and send in those receipts! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

On August 1st, REV Birmingham launched the Great Receipt Race, a month-long promotion to help boost foot and web traffic to local businesses struggling because of COVID-19. The race is still on, and you can still send in your receipts from Birmingham businesses to win local prizes. Get all the deets here.

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3 socially distant dates you can enjoy in Birmingham right now

Cheers to staying safe and having fun in our Magic City. Photo via @taylor_grote on Unsplash

Who doesn’t love a good date night? Whether you’re single, in a relationship, married, etc—we’ve all been cooped up for a while now. Here are a few ways you can hit the town in Birmingham, responsibly.

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3 upcoming events supporting the arts in Birmingham

Get ready for some fun! Photo via Virginia Samford Theatre on Facebook

These Birmingham nonprofits are pros at all kinds of creativity, so it’s no surprise they’ve come up with plenty of ways to keep us involved—safely. Check out these 3 upcoming arts and culture events, plus even more ways to support the arts in our Magic City.

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United Ability to honor staff and pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Gary Edwards at Journey of HOPE at home

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Teachers and staff at United Ability’s Hand In Hand. Photo courtesy of United Ability

This year’s United Ability Journey of HOPE fundraising event will be extra special.

On August 29th, United Ability, an organization that serves over 5,700 children and adults with disabilities, will be honoring their staff and paying tribute to the memory of Gary Edwards —Dr. E—the group’s beloved CEO for nearly 38 years.

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60+ local biz participate in Birmingham Restaurant Week Aug. 14-Aug. 31

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Eugene’s Hot Chicken Photo courtesy of Birmingham Restaurant Week

It’s no secret Birmingham likes to eat and why wouldn’t we when our culinary scene is FIRE. Sink your teeth into the Magic City’s crème de la crème during the 11th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW), presented by Spire, Friday, Aug. 14 through Monday, Aug. 31. Over two weeks of dining out deals? Hand me my fork. STAY TUNED: BRW is unmasking the menus on Monday, August 10.

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Here’s how to recycle hazardous materials in Jefferson County

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Bring your paper and electronics to be recycled on August 8! Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

If you’re like me, you’ve probably looked around at old paint cans, electronics, batteries, stacks of paper, etc. and thought, “what in the world do I do with this?” Jefferson County makes it easy to keep household hazardous waste out of our landfills. Here’s how.

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What’s new at the Birmingham Zoo? We found out

It’s always an adventure at the Zoo. Photo via the Birmingham Zoo on Facebook

The Birmingham Zoo is a local treasure in need of some extra support right now. Whether you’re participating in their upcoming virtual event or dropping by for a visit, the Zoo is ready to welcome you back. Check out all the details here!

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St. Elias Drive-Thru Food Fest + 4 other events happening this week in Birmingham

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Get ready to make your own chalk masterpiece this week at McWane! Photo via Unsplash

Mark your calendars, Birmingham! There are tons of fun events happening this week that you don’t want to miss including a food festival, morning yoga and a chalk party. Here are all the deets.

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12 can’t miss films at Sidewalk Film Festival + 15% off tickets with BHAMNOW15

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Get your tickets using the code BHAMNOW15 for 15% off. Photo via Sidewalk Film

Buckle up—the 2020 Sidewalk Film Festival at the Grand River Drive-In isn’t stalling despite its overload of impressive films. Creative Director Rachel Morgan filled us in on when we should keep our eye to the screen and radio turned up. Buy tickets today to the festival August 24-30, sponsored by Regions Bank, and get 15% off when you use the code BHAMNOW15.

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Itty Bitty Magic City reopens August 5. 5 things you need to know.

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Itty Bitty Magic City is ready for your return on Aug. 5, 2020. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Get ready to jump and squeal. Itty Bitty Magic City at McWane Science Center reopens on Wednesday, August 5. Here’s what to expect including new safety protocols. Purchase tickets.

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Will college football happen this year? Here’s the latest

Plans may not be set in stone yet, but we can be sure fall 2020 won’t look like this. Photo via University of Alabama Athletics on Facebook

Like many Birmingham residents, the end of summer signals one thing for me: college football is almost back. 2020 has brought uncertainty in every aspect, and even football isn’t immune. We rounded up the latest info on what conferences and teams are planning for as of now. Check it out!

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Birmingham’s 4th annual Taco Fest Taco Trail kicking off in September

When you have food FOMO so you order the whole University Tacos menu. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The 4th annual Birmingham Taco Fest looks a little different this year. Instead of an in-person event, you can celebrate by participating in the Taco Fest Taco Trail, a month-long event featuring an interactive taco map highlighting and leading you to the best tacos in Birmingham. Get the deets—and the obligatory taco puns—here. 

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