Here’s who you’ll see at Antiques at the Gardens’ star-studded lineup of design+style experts Oct. 3-6

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Lectures and tastemakers who are true industry standouts will all be offering up a wealth of knowledge throughout this event. Photo via Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Learn from a prestigious lineup of acclaimed speakers and tastemakers and shop with dealers and designers from across the United States. If this sounds like your kind of weekend, we’ve got just the event for you!

Antiques at the Gardens is coming October 3-6 to Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

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What to expect at this year’s Taste of Five Points event Sept. 8 in Brother Bryan Park

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Five Points South. Photo via Five Points Alliance

It’s that time of year, Birmingham–the time to celebrate one of our favorite neighborhoods, Five Points South! The Taste of Five Points event is happening Sunday, September 8 from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the heart of Five Points at 2100 Magnolia Ave. S. With food, drink, music and more, the event draws hundreds of people each year–see what all the hype is about and get your tickets here.

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3 reasons to attend Heart Gallery Heroes September 19, 5:30PM at Birmingham’s B&A Warehouse

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Behind the camera. Photo via Colorbox Photographers, a division of Kim Box Photography

Heart Gallery Alabama is getting ready to honor their Heart Gallery Heroes. Thursday, September 19, from 5:30-8:00PM the party’s happening at B&A Warehouse, and we’re all invited.

Know you want to go? Get tickets here. Otherwise, keep reading for all the details.

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Recap: here’s what you missed during Birmingham’s first Dragon Boat Race and Festival at East Lake Park 

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Preparing to race. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Dragon boats fired up East Lake Park on Saturday, August 24 during Birmingham’s first-ever Dragon Boat Race and Festival benefiting Mitchell’s Place. Here’s what went on during this fiery event.

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First time in the south! Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow opens October 18th at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow – Exhibition Poster. Via New-York Historical Society

Maybe you’ve heard personal stories from your grandparents? Or studied civil rights in school. Understanding the struggles many faced before you isn’t an easy task, but it’s worth trying. For many African Americans, the struggle for rightful treatment as a U.S. Citizen was significant and heart-breaking. Presented for the first time in the south, at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow will offer an immersive exhibit from October 18 to December 31, 2019 so you can see the challenges for yourself. Plan your visit now.

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Meet Kimberly and Michelle, the organizers of the 2019 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Birmingham. Sunday, September 29

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Participant of the Walk to End Alzheimer's hold up END ALZ sign at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama
The Walk to End Alzheimer‘s takes place in Birmingham, Sunday, September 29. Photo by Heart of Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On Sunday, September 29, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place in Birmingham. We met the two women spearheading the event, Kimberly Stephens and Michelle Lorino, to understand their story behind volunteering. Find out how you can get involved too.

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7 reasons to attend the UAB Blazers Football kickoff on August 29th

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UAB Blazers take the field. Photo submitted by UAB Athletics.

Hey, football fans! The 2019 UAB Blazers Football season is just under a week away from kickoff on August 29th at Legion Field. Here are the top 7 reasons to come out to support Birmingham’s favorite fire-breathing football team. Oh, and don’t forget your shakers.

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The 2019 Sidewalk Film Festival is here. 5 reasons opening night is gonna rock. Use code:BhamNow15

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Moviegoers at the Alabama Theatre. Photo from Sidewalk Film Festival via Facebook

I’m embarrassed to admit that since I came back to Birmingham in 2004, I’ve actually only been to Sidewalk once, and for just a little snippet. That’s about to change this Friday night, though, with a trip to Opening Night.

Here’s what I’m looking forward to the most, plus how you, too, can join in the Sidewalk Festival fun. Bonus! You can save on your ticket by using super secret code: BhamNow15

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We partied like it was our birthday at Iron City Grill last week—See our favorite moments!

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Wade Cline, business development manager, and Cindy Martin, president and CEO; with Victor Brown, Vice President of Business Development at the Birmingham Business Alliance! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

If you haven’t heard by now, Bham Now is officially 3 years old. *Cue the confetti.* 🥳 And last week, we finally celebrated with all of our favorite people at Iron City Grill. It was quite the party. Keep reading to see video + photo proof of all the fun. Plus, find out everything you need to know about event hosting at Iron City.

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Activist, Author, Director, Rocket Scientist—Meet the 2019 Alabama Humanities Fellows

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2019 Alabama Humanities Fellow Fred Gray with Martin Luther King Jr. Photo via Gray’s book, “Bus Ride to Justice”

A nationally recognized civil rights activist. A deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A Pulitzer Prize winner. A NASA engineer. This year’s Alabama Humanities Fellows are an impressive group, to say the least—and you have the opportunity to hear them speak right here in Birmingham, AL.

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Your ultimate guide to Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019: Celebrate 10 years of BRW August 16-25

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Dreamland BBQ serving up some Birmingham classics. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

The 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is taking over the city August 16-25, 2019. Almost 60 restaurants are offering killer deals all over Birmingham, AL—how will you ever know where to start? We’ve got you covered.

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Journey to Paris at the 2019 ASO Maestro’s Ball September 6, 6PM at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

Carlos Izcaray, Randall Woodfin and others enjoying a previous year's Maestro's Ball.
ASO Maestro Carlos Izcaray, Mayor Randall Woodfin and others at a previous Maestro’s Ball. Photo supplied

If you love the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, you need to know about the 2019 Maestro’s Ball. It’ll be an evening of food, drinks, music and more Friday, September 6, 6PM at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

If you know you want to go, click here, go to Maestro’s Ball, and click on the black “More Info” button to email for tickets.

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