Innovate Birmingham students showcase their work on Virtual Demo Day—tune in on April 24 at 3PM

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Students at Innovate Birmingham before quarantine. Photo courtesy of Innovate Birmingham

On April 24, candidates of the Software Development and Data Analytics bootcamps at Innovate Birmingham will showcase their projects via an open Zoom meeting. Tune in to see what the candidates have accomplished over the past 14 weeks and learn how local tech professionals are adjusting + get their best tips for working from home

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The World Games Birmingham announces new dates for July 2022—including insight from Nick Sellers

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Raise your hand if you can’t wait for The Games to come to Birmingham! Photo via The World Games.

The world is coming to Birmingham—just a little bit later than originally planned. The World Games Birmingham has been rescheduled to take place on July 7-17, 2022. Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games Birmingham, provided insight to Bham Now about the decision. Keep reading for more details including the event’s positive outlook.

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Top 7 performers to grace Iron City’s stage, including Mac Miller

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Going wild at a concert at Iron City. Photo via Iron City on Facebook

NOTICE: As of March 17, all Iron City events and shows have been suspended through 03/31. 

Since they first opened in 2013, Iron City has become one of the most popular music venues in the country. As one of Birmingham’s premier music venues, Iron City has hosted their fair share of amazing acts. In honor of their seven year anniversary, we’ve put together a list of seven incredible acts at Iron City throughout the years.

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Over 65 marketing execs joined virtual summit on how to communicate during pandemic.

Even though our workspaces may look a little different, communication remains important as ever. Photo via Unsplash

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF Birmingham) held its first-ever online panel on Wednesday, March 25. Topic? How businesses can best communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted via Zoom, the summit featured 4 local communication experts and welcomed over 65 local advertising and marketing executives. Read on to get the pro tips.

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New dates for 8 favorite Birmingham events including Regions Tradition

The celebrity player list is stacked at the Regions Tradition Pro-Am tournament. From 2018, University of Alabama’s Nick Saban and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin greet spectators. (Photo via Regions Tradition)

It’s weird to think that just a few weeks ago, we were looking forward to fun events around Birmingham. Social distancing gives us plenty of time to update our calendars. Here’s the rundown of new dates for some of your fave local events.

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How to have great craic on St. Patrick’s Day while social distancing

The comfort food you NEED while stuck at home. Photo via Brennan’s Irish Pub on Facebook

What happens when a holiday hits the same week as a pandemic? We bring you four ways to celebrate while practicing safe social distancing right here in Birmingham. Check it out! 🍀

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“The Fantasticks” opens Mar. 26—here’s what you need to know

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The Fantasticks
Get your game face on—this story will take you for a ride. Photo via Bham Now.

NOTICE: EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.

“The Fantasticks”, a timeless tale embracing everything love has to offer, good and bad, shows at the Virginia Samford Theatre Mar.26-Apr.5 in Birmingham. Watch what happens when meddling fathers and one enigmatic narrator interfere with two teenagers attempting to navigate life. Get tickets now.

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New funds announced for small businesses + people in need in Birmingham. How to help

Mayor Randall Woodfin speaking at COVID-19 news conference on March 13, 2020, announcing the creation of the Bham Strong Fund. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In response to the nationwide coronavirus crisis that has swept Birmingham and the nation, Bham Now is working to help all of us get through this together.

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Red Cross to award John Sherman and Birmingham’s Coca-Cola UNITED for training services

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President and CEO John Sherman, III visits the employees in Birmingham’s Coca-Cola bottling facility. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Birmingham is home to Coca-Cola UNITED, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottling facilities in the United States. I sat down with President and CEO John Sherman, III to learn how the American Red Cross helps each Coca-Cola UNITED employee arrive home safe and sound.

John Sherman will be honored at the American Red Cross Gala on Friday, April 3. To attend, you can purchase tickets online.

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3 reasons you need to go to Good People Mar. 21 for the AirWave Block Party

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AirWave is back for its 9th annual block party supporting clean rivers. Photo courtesy of AirWave.

NOTICE: EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES.

Our rivers do A LOT for us Birmingham so it’s about time we celebrate them with a block party! Enjoy live music, beer, art and fight water pollution at the 9th annual AirWave Block Party on Sat., Mar. 21 at Good People Brewing. Come out and support the Black Warrior Riverkeeper and two other waterkeepers.

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3 reasons you need to be at the St. Elias Lebanese Festival May 29-30

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Eat all the great food—then burn it off on the dance floor. Photo via St. Elias Lebanese Festival on Facebook

This spring, experience the delicious food and rich culture of Lebanon—without ever leaving Birmingham. The 22nd annual St. Elias Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival is happening May 29-30, and you’re not going to want to miss it. Get all the details here!

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Celebrate St.Patrick’s Day in Birmingham with 11+ events—including a beer Olympics

Grab your green, grab your gals, because Birmingham is going BIG for St.Patrick’s Day. Photo courtesy of The Five Points Alliance.

Let’s shamrock and roll Birmingham—St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. No need to worry about any pinching happening over here—these events are decked out in green.

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Your guide to a guy’s night out in Birmingham

What’s better than this? Just guys being dudes. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Whether it’s a friend’s birthday, a bachelor party or just wanting to have a dudes’ night, Birmingham has a ton of ways to party with the guys. Here are a handful of ideas to help you make the most out of your guy’s night out.

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