Alabama Ballet, ASO + more host first Birmingham Arts Drive-In July 30-31

Get ready for a night of performances with some of Birmingham’s most beloved performing arts organizations. Photo via ASO on Facebook

On July 30 and July 31, multiple Birmingham performing arts organizations are joining forces to bring a night of inspiring sights and sounds to the Magic City with the first Birmingham Arts Drive-In. If you’ve missed the performing arts as much as we have, keep reading to find out how you can see the show—plus, more ways to support the arts in Birmingham today.

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Yoga, live music + more—updates from The Pizitz Food Hall

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The Pizitz Food Hall welcomed guests back into the dining hall in early June. Now they are bringing back some of their most popular events like Thursday Night Live and their free yoga classes. Keep reading for details on their updated safety protocols and more info on their upcoming events.

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How to have a tiny wedding in Birmingham

Mural pictures are a must if you’re celebrating your big day in Birmingham! Photo by Cathrine Taylor Photography

Planning a wedding during a pandemic? Not ideal, but also not impossible. With new risks to consider, many couples are opting for backyard nuptials and guest lists you can count on two hands. The wedding business has faced unimagined challenges, but one Birmingham-based company seems to be better equipped than the rest. Enter Tiny Weddings Bham.

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Celebrate Small Business Week in Birmingham with FREE events + more

Thinking of switching your gym to a local experience? Battle Republic will give you one hell of a workout. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now and taken in 2019 prior to COVID-19

Local businesses may be small in size, but they’re HUGE in entrepreneurial spirit. You know Bham Now *hearts* local biz and we’re here to celebrate National Small Business Week with you by pulling together the ultimate ways to show up and support.

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Charles Barkley named Honorary Co-Chair of The World Games

Another step forward! Photo via The World Games 2022 on Facebook

If you’re counting down the days like we are, you know that in just two years, The World Games 2022 will have officially kicked off in Birmingham. In celebration, the Birmingham Organizing Committee announced yesterday that NBA MVP Charles Barkley will serve as an honorary co-chair. Check it out!

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Garrett Powell from the Bachelorette wants you to order United Ability Day t-shirts today

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Garrett Powell on the left with Chris Biggins on the right and United Ability Hand in Hand students. Photo courtesy of United Ability

Homewood native Garrett Powell, former contestant on Season 15 of The Bachelorette, wants YOU to buy a t-shirt. Why?

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5 reasons to be at the Funkiest Funky Food Truck Festival July 18 at Cahaba Brewing

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Keeping things clean at Cahaba Brewing. Photo via Cahaba Brewing’s Facebook page

If anyone knows how to throw a safe party during a pandemic, it’s the good people at AIDS Alabama. For their Funkiest Funky Food Truck Festival Saturday, July 18 at Cahaba Brewing, they’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure everyone has a good time eating delicious food while supporting a great cause. Keep reading to find out why you don’t want to miss this reinvented Birmingham summer tradition.

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Birmingham Children’s Theatre offers virtual camps, master classes, puppet shows + more. Sign up now!

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Kids can use their creativity in BCT’s Imagine Outside the Box. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Children’s Theatre

Calling all junior thespians! This summer, Birmingham Children’s Theatre has gone VIRTUAL with camps, master classes, a puppet theatre and more. Read on for all the details and be sure to sign up!

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Celebrate 4th of July with Vulcan all day long, from Magic City Market Place to Thunder on the Mountain

Fireworks in the Vulcan Park and Museum parking lot. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Thanks to our good friends at Vulcan Park and Museum – Vulcan – the world’s largest cast iron statue and best known symbol of Birmingham is once again the center of attention on Independence Day. 

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Your ultimate guide to Birmingham’s craft breweries (VIDEO)

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Our very own TrimTab was named one of America’s Top 10 Breweries of 2019—and that’s just the beginning. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Every good local knows that Birmingham’s beer scene is the best around. I’ve lived all over the southeast, and I can personally confirm our Magic City’s craft breweries cannot be beaten. We put together the ultimate guide to Bham breweries—check it out.

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Week-long Juneteenth celebrations begin with 2nd annual parade at Kelly Ingram Park on June 13

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1963 Foot Soldiers meeting with 2019 Foot Soldiers in Kelly Ingram Park. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Mark your calendars Birmingham.  The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation of Alabama and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute have scheduled numerous Juneteenth events beginning the morning of Saturday, June 13th a parade and ending with a solemn candlelight vigil on June 21. 

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