Trussville’s Slag Heap Brewing Co. to hold grand opening Sat., September 1

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Slag Heap Brewing Co. prepares for grand opening. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

It’s been awhile since Slag Heap Brewing Co. first broke ground in Trussville. But the wait for this new, and much-awaited, brewery is finally drawing to an end with its grand opening happening this Sat. on Sept. 1.

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5 reasons why you should attend Cheers to the Coosa, September 6, at the Clubhouse on Highland

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Coosa Riverkeeper volunteers at Cheers to the Coosa. Photo courtesy of Coosa Riverkeeper

On Thursday, September 6, one of the best farm-to-table dinner events will be held in Birmingham. The event, Cheers to the Coosa, is the annual benefit for the Coosa Riverkeeper organization.  It will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Clubhouse on Highland Avenue. Purchase your ticket now. Read on for more. Continue reading “5 reasons why you should attend Cheers to the Coosa, September 6, at the Clubhouse on Highland”

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama to honor outstanding women of distinction during One Smart Cookie Celebration on Aug. 30

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City of Vestavia Hills Councilor Kimberly Cook with Girl Scouts from different troops across Vestavia. Photo via Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama

It’s time to honor some of Birmingham’s smartest cookies during the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama’s One Smart Cookie Celebration, happening Aug. 30.

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Over 500 people attended the inaugural Bham Black Pride Weekend

People participating in the Bham Black Pride Picnic at Bessie Estelle Park. Photo Courtesy via Tony Walker

During the weekend of August 17-19, 2018, the Inaugural Bham Black Pride weekend took place. Events held throughout the weekend were an Opening Banquet at the Double Tree Hotel, an Award Ceremony for advocates to the Bham Black Pride community, and a picnic at Bessie Estelle Park.

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Martha Stewart heads to Birmingham Oct. 5 for Antiques at The Gardens

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Martha Stewart. Photo via Martha Stewart’s Facebook page

Get your calendars out, Martha Stewart fans. She will appear at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, for this year’s Red Diamond Lecture Series. The series is part of the 13th annual Antiques at The Gardens, Oct. 4-7, 2018.

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Learn why the United Ability Vino & Van Gogh Wine and Art Event on Thursday, August 23 is more than a party

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The Hudson family, Brad, Emily and April. Photo courtesy of Brad Hudson.

The upcoming United Ability Vino & Van Gogh fundraiser is one of the best events this summer in Birmingham. It is also the most important cause you can support to help families in need.

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‘Eat. Drink. Ride Food Tours’ takes you to Birmingham restaurants and more with ‘Comedienne Joy’

Comedienne Joy and tour bus driver, Robert Garrison, in front of the new bus. Photo via Cassandra King.

Party Bus. Food Tour. Alcohol. Music. All in one. Sound too good to be true?

Earlier this week Cassandra King posted a picture in front of her new tour bus, with the caption, “This is what faith, mediocre credit, no money but integrity looks like.” The post has over 600 likes on Facebook.

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If you like movies and helping people, volunteer at Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival, August 20-26

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James Brown and his wife Emily. They met at Sidewalk as volunteers! Photo via James Brown

So, you love all-things cinema and you love Birmingham. Then become a Sidewalk volunteer!  Birmingham’s annual film festival runs August 20-26.

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Code Switch chooses Birmingham as its 2nd live show destination, but why?

Mayor Woodfin with Code Switch hosts Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji. Photo Courtesy of Steve Drummond

How often do you know of a nationally well-known podcast doing a live show in Birmingham? Not too often. NPR’s Code Switch, a podcast about race and identity in America, decided to host its second live show in Birmingham!

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We came, we ate, we applauded: Birmingham Restaurant Week’s Harvest Brunch recap

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Birmingham Restaurant Week brings together some of the city’s best brunch restaurants into one delicious, mouthwatering experience. And this past Saturday (Aug. 11), foodies across Birmingham headed to Woodlawn for the Harvest Brunch kick-off to get first dibs on the food and hype surrounding the event.

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10 days of Birmingham Restaurant Week deals starts NOW, including a feast at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille. PLUS, enter to win Harvest Brunch tickets!

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Farmers Market Pappardelle plus appetizer and dessert for $30 at Vino during #BRW2018! Photo submitted

Let’s say you’re in a lunch rut and have $10 in your pocket to burn. Or maybe one of your life goals is to conquer the ridiculously tall, Famous Pork Chop at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. Good news! Birmingham Restaurant Week, Aug. 10-19, starts Friday. Eat your way through 10 days of special prix fixe menus for all budgets at dozens of Birmingham metro’s best restaurants. 

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Get your tickets now! Tank and the Bangas performs Friday Aug. 17 at Art on the Rocks at the Birmingham Museum of Art, presented by Dale’s Seasoning.

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Tank and the Bangas. Photo by Gus Bennett

Did you catch Tank and the Bangas when they performed at Saturn Birmingham in May 2017? That was shortly after the band won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest out of 6,000 entries, and just before the New Orleans group’s success skyrocketed. Fortunately for us, they’re back in the ’Ham on Friday night, Aug. 17, for Art on the Rocks at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Get tickets before they’re gone.

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Zydeco hosts Album Release Show for Cam Spinks Aug. 10, plus other local musicians including Anna Tamburello

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Cam Spinks performing. Photo via Kyle Jones.

Cam Spinks just released his first-ever self-titled EP and he is ready to share his music with you at his Album Release Show happening at Zydeco on Aug. 10 at 10pm. And it’s going to be a totally great time! Continue reading “Zydeco hosts Album Release Show for Cam Spinks Aug. 10, plus other local musicians including Anna Tamburello”