Alabama Launchpad announces 7 finalists for their Virtual Finale on November 19th

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Greg Canfield, Secretary of Commerce for the State of Alabama, speaking at a previous Virtual Finale. Photo via Alabama Launchpad

Get ready, Alabama! On November 19th, seven startups will take to the stage at Alabama Launchpad to pitch themselves to the judges. The prize? A share of $150K in early-stage seed funding. We reached out to the participating startups to learn more.

Plus, learn how you can tune in to the Virtual Finale on November 19th on the Alabama Launchpad website and Facebook page.

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Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, at Bay Leaf with a limited-edition menu until Nov. 15

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Chef Z at Bay Leaf’s Five Points South Location. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar is cooking up something good to celebrate Diwali. Chef Z, Bay Leaf’s Executive Chef, has created a limited-edition menu for the week featuring colorful and unique dishes and you don’t want to miss it. Keep reading to find out more about the celebration and must-try menu items.

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Shop and celebrate with virtual events + more at Market Noel, November 17-22

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Get ready for tons of holiday cheer at Market Noel happening November 16-22. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

Want to know one thing that’s not canceled this year? Holiday cheer! And the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) is bringing a sleigh full of it during their first-ever virtual Market Noel. Shop safely from over 50 vendors and virtually attend some new, and exciting events throughout the week when you purchase a ticket to the market happening Tuesday, November 17 through Sunday, November 22.

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Santa’s coming to town—at a 6-ft distance. How to find him this holiday season

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Social distancing is key when visiting Santa this year. Photo via Tim Mossholder via Unsplash

In light of COVID-19, you and the kiddos are probably wondering if Santa is coming to town this year. Good news, he is! At an acceptable six-foot distance, that is. Here’s the 411 on where, when and how you can visit the big guy in red this holiday season around Birmingham. 

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Bandit Pâtisserie reopens at a new location + don’t miss this upcoming event

I shed a little tear when I saw this post on Instagram. Photo via Bandit Pâtisserie

Before the world went up in flames and Bandit Pâtisserie closed in spring, I spent nearly every weekend working at the bakery’s Homewood location. Now, the team has finally reopened at a new spot in downtown Birmingham—check out the deets on the sweets.

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5 outdoor amphitheaters perfect for small, socially distant events in Birmingham

The amphitheater in Avondale Park is perfect for a variety of events. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Do you remember the last time you saw a concert or musical in person? Yeah, me neither. While going to an indoor concert might be out of the question for now, there are still ways to have a similar experience. I drove around town and visited five outdoor amphitheaters in The Magic City that are perfect for small events. Here’s what I found.

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7 unique spots to have a get-together with coworkers

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Nothing like catching up with a cool brew. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Co’s Facebook

Let’s face it. Some of us probably don’t even remember what an office looks like now that we’re working remotely. Those of us who can work from the comfort of our home are definitely privileged and lucky, but sometimes it’s nice to see co-workers—even if it is behind a mask. For some extra camaradarie, check out these spots around town to meet up with your team.

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3 reasons to host your next event at Dread River Distillery

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Gameday has never looked better. Photo via Bham Now.

As the holiday season approaches, you might be wondering where to host events in Birmingham. Whether you’re planning Friendsgiving, an office holiday celebration or even a watch party to cheer on your favorite team, Dread River is the place to be. Here’s why.

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Discover wines from an exclusive vineyard during Taste with the Master, Nov. 5

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Todd Edmondson from Red or White holding bottle of wine for Taste with the Master

If the most glamorous place you’ve been in the last few months is within a mile of home, you’ll be thrilled to hear about the chance to be transported to Paso Robles, California. Discover what life tastes like at Dauo Vineyards when you purchase tickets to Red or White wine shop’s Taste with the Master event on Thursday, November 5.

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