Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is opening a new exhibit honoring the legacy of A.G. Gaston on July 2

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A.G. Gaston Exhibition at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute opens July 2, 2019. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will open a new exhibit Tuesday, July 2nd honoring the legacy of A.G. Gaston (1892 – 1996), among the most successful African American businessmen and entrepreneurs in Alabama history.

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Iron City is collaborating with Aviate, an airport code hat brand based out of Birmingham. Use code “ironcity” for 20% off!

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Birmingham, Alabama, Aviate Brand, 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
Photo via Aviate

Everyone loves a good hat. However, Aviate has so much more than just hats. They also sell apparel such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, sunglasses and more.

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10 reasons every post-grad should move to Birmingham

Here’s a picture of me walking across a stage, shaking hands with my university’s President (hey Dr. Bennett), and being handed the most expensive piece of paper I’ll ever hold. I had no idea what I was doing with my life starting the next morning. Can you see the joy and fear mixing in my eyes?

I graduated from college in May 2019. Starting approximately June 1, 2018, I was asked this question over, and over, and over again. You know the one: “So, what’s next?” Now, this was certainly well-intended and asked out of genuine curiosity. However, for a senior in college with no clue what they’re doing for spring break, much less with the rest of their lives, it can be a bit panic-inducing. College students, post-grads: have no fear! I’ve got your answer to the dreaded question right here- keep reading to find out!

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Popular Birmingham director Michael Flowers brings Roald Dahl’s beloved Matilda the Musical to life, opening on July 12. Save $7 now with Matilda7 code

Michal Flowers, Director of Matilda the Musical
Birmingham’s Michael Flowers, Director of Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Matilda the Musical (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

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Birmingham based theatrical teacher, performer, and director, Michael Flowers, discusses the upcoming Red Mountain Theatre Company production of Matilda the Musical, a feel-good family musical about an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers.

Get tickets now (use discount code Matilda7 to save $7 on price level 1 and 2 tickets)

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A fireman’s boot, telethons and fishbowl: stories by United Ability Journey of Hope honoree Ed Robinson

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Spastic Aid of Alabama (now United Ability) telethon “fishbowl” in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of United Ability

Humble and grateful are the two best words that describe this year’s United Ability Journey of Hope honoree Ed Robinson, longtime board member and President of HRH Metals in Moody, Alabama.

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Your ultimate guide to the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Watch parties, tips and photo contest!

July 4 Fireworks at Vulcan Park and Museum. Birmingham, Alabama. July 4, 2019 is set for the biggest fireworks display EVER held at Vulcan Park and Museum
July 4, 2019 is set for the biggest fireworks display EVER held at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Rachel Callahan, courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

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Vulcan Park and Museum, known for the largest and most extravagant Independence Day celebrations in the state, are planning the biggest one yet for July 4th, 2019!  Get ready to be thrilled by a choreographed display of 2,500 fireworks in honor of Alabama’s bicentennial and our nation’s birthday. We’ve pulled together a list of the  best viewing spots in Birmingham, parties and tips for making the most of the extravaganza.

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The World Games 2021 connects Birmingham businesses to opportunities with World of Opportunity program

The World Games’ World of Opportunity event. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The World Games is getting closer! The Olympic-style sporting experience–happening in Birmingham in 2021–held a kickoff event for its World of Opportunity program on June 19.

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5 reasons not to miss Trove’s Grand Opening this Saturday in Woodlawn. Hint: massage is one of them.

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Make sure you add the grand opening of a new Birmingham business to your calendar! On Saturday, June 22 from 9AM to 2PM at 5532 1st Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35212, Trove Design Shop and Melissa Jane, LMT will celebrate a joint grand opening.  Here are 5 reasons not to miss it.

The cutest flower truck. Photo via Trove Design Shop on Facebook
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3 reasons you’ll catch us at Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que at The Birmingham Zoo this Saturday, June 22

Cheers to great brews, great ‘que and the Birmingham Zoo! Photo via The Birmingham Zoo Facebook

Interested in sipping some tasty craft brews, munching on some of Birmingham’s best bar-b-que, all while strolling through the fabulous Birmingham Zoo? The only acceptable answer to this question is “absolutely.” The Birmingham Zoo is hosting the 5th Annual Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que this Saturday, June 22 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

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Enjoy delicious eats and family fun during Asbury United Methodist Church’s BBQ & Chili Cookoff on June 22. Enter the cookoff for a chance to win cash prizes!

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Birmingham, Asbury United Methodist Church, BBQ & Chili Cookoff
Family fun with family and friends at Asbury. Photo via Asbury United Methodist Church

Get ready to loosen your belt, because Asbury United Methodist Church is gearing up for their BBQ & Chili Cookoff, happening June 22 from 5-8PM and everyone is welcome! Tickets can be purchased at the event $8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5-10. Children ages four and under get in free!

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