Guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham

Mardi Gras masks are SO extra, and we love it. Photo via Unsplash.

Grab your beads and get ready to celebrate—Mardi Gras are coming to Birmingham! From parades and Mardi parties to King Cakes and crawfish, there’s no shortage of Mardi Gras festivities in the Magic City! Here’s your guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham:

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50 events happening this weekend in Birmingham, including Mardi Gras celebrations, Cotton Tails Village and a Tulip Festival

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14th Annual Mortgagebanc Chilli Cook-Off. Photo via The Exceptional Foundation

Get ready to make your weekend plans. Here are 50 must-attend events happening in Birmingham March 1-3.

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Guide to 8 live music venues in Birmingham and 17 shows to see this March including Kacey Musgraves at the Alabama Theatre

I’m a concert junkie and always up for a last minute show, but for those of you who like to plan ahead, we’ve done the work for you! Here’s your guide to music in the Magic City for March 1-31.  Time to get off that winter sofa and have some fun.

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Win tickets to the previously sold out mother/son dance, Queen’s Ball, happening at The Club in Birmingham, Friday, March 1. Find out how.

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All smiles at the Queen’s Ball 2018! Photo submitted

You always hear about father/daughter dances but what about mother/son dances? That’s exactly why the King’s Home created the Queen’s Ball, happening Friday, March 1, 7-9PM at The Club in Birmingham.  It will celebrate the mother/son bond and benefit the King’s Home too.

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Birmingham Corporate Challenge is coming April 11-13

Corporate Challenge is like Field Day, but for adults (and they serve beer)! Photo via Knight Eady

Have you ever felt the need to crush your fellow co-workers in a 5K race? Or, maybe you want to relive middle school gym class and pelt someone with a dodgeball. The Birmingham Corporate Challenge is coming to Railroad Park April 11-13, and it wants to give you the opportunity to do just that.

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Guide to celebrating National Margarita Day Feb. 22 in Birmingham featuring the Pepper Place entertainment district grand opening

Keep ’em pouring. Photo via Unsplash

Stop what you’re doing, and scratch all of your plans for Friday, February 22 off your calendar. It’s National Margarita Day!!! This is not a drill. Here at Bham Now, we take this day pretty seriously, and we are prepared to celebrate it all week if we have to. So, If you’re on the rocks about joining in all of the fun—see what we did there?—take this as your sign to go all out. Here’s your guide to celebrating National Margarita Day 2019 in Birmingham:

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What to expect from Birmingham’s Alabama Coffee Fest Feb. 23 at Cahaba Brewing

You know where to find us on Saturday, February 23. Photo via Alabama Coffee Fest Facebook

Seven hours of coffee tasting, pastry eating, live music listening and latte art making? Count. Us. In. This Saturday, February 23, from 9AM to 4PM, the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) will be hosting the second annual Alabama Coffee Fest at Cahaba Brewing Company. Here’s what you can expect:

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What’s open and what’s closed in Birmingham on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, 2019

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Presidents Day is this Monday, February 18. It’s officially called “Washington’s Birthday” to commemorate George Washington, the first U.S. president. So, how does this impact your Monday in Birmingham?  Keep reading to find out.

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34 weekend events in Birmingham, including Boy Band Night, a Ginger Beer Tasting and an art show all about cats

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Jump into the weekend in Birmingham. Photo from Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Facebook page

Ready for the weekend? Get ready to fill your calendar with these must-attend events happening in Birmingham February 15-17.

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If nerd heaven was a place, it would be Kami-con. Win tickets on Bham Now’s Instagram and see for yourself.

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Kazha is one of the artists who plays at Kami-con.
Kazha. Photo from Kami-con

Wait—let me explain, Kami-con fans or curious onlookers. My home includes a Dungeons and Dragons DM and Magic and Pokemon players. We love dragon stories, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. So in my world, the term “nerd” is affectionate. I like this definition from Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness: “Nerds: people who follow hobbies and pursuits outside of the mainstream.”

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A Birmingham Valentine tradition: Casablanca and the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Alabama Theatre

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Photo by the Alabama Theatre

It is one of those “must attend” events in Birmingham. If it is Valentine’s Day, you must take a loved one or the entire family to see the timeless movie Casablanca and join a sing-a-long with the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Alabama Theatre.

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Top 5 ways to get your Disney magic with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra SuperPOPS! on February 23

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Time for some Disney magic, Birmingham. Photo via Pixabay

What’s your favorite Disney musical score between 1940 and today? I bet you’ll find it on the program for Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s next SuperPOPS! performance, Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time. Get your tickets before they’re gone. This show is one night only, Saturday, February 23, 7PM, at the Wright Center, with seats starting at $19.

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Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine comes to Birmingham February 8

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Night to Shine celebrates its fifth year in 2019 with events across 16 countries. Photo via Tim Tebow Foundation’s website

Night to Shine is a prom night experience sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation for people with special needs, ages 14 and above. On Friday, February 8, the event comes to the Birmingham area. The venues? Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church in Shelby County and CrossPoint Church in Trussville.

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