Don’t miss Sarah Parcak’s “Archaeology from Space” book launch at the Birmingham Museum of Art on July 18

Sarah Parcak, author of Archaeology from Space. Photo courtesy of GlobalXplorer

Move over Indiana Jones – Birmingham’s own real life adventuresome archaeologist Sarah Parcak has published her story!

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8 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in Birmingham

An iconic moment for the United States and for the world. Photo via the Project Apollo Archive (public domain image)

Happy Apollo Week, Birmingham! If you’re looking to celebrate that “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” we’ve got 8 ways to do it! Keep reading to find out.

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Vacay with palm trees + cocktails at Diamonds Direct Summer Designer Showcase happening in Birmingham July 19-21. Save 20% đź’Ž

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You’ll see lots of summer colors and the coolest designer jewels at Diamonds Direct Summer Showcase. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Cool off from Birmingham’s summer heat at Diamonds Direct Designer Showcase July 19-21. The Palm Springs-themed event will feature jewelry collections curated by ten designers, so there will be plenty of ice to go around. Keep reading for more details and to get a sneak peak at some of our favorite pieces!

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Powerful story behind America’s Got Talent Finalist Brian King Joseph. Live performance August 3 at United Ability’s Journey of Hope.

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AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — “Live Finale” Episode 1321 — Pictured: Brian King Joseph — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

No one captured more hearts and inspired the judges and audience of America’s Got Talent during Season 13, in 2018, more so than electric violinist Brian King Joseph.

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5 summer camps at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens– including a family camp that you’re not going to want to miss

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Summer camp smiles! Photo via Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Summer’s in full swing here in Birmingham. But don’t fret— you still have time to sign up for these fantastic summer camps at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. If you find yourself asking, “Is it time to go school supply shopping yet??” You’re in luck— no matter their age or interests, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens probably has a summer camp option that your kiddos (and you) will get excited about. 

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Nominate Birmingham’s community heroes for The Vulcans Community Awards 2019. Hurry, the deadline is JULY 31!

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City of Birmingham, AL, Mayor Randal Woodfin talking with Austin Perine
City of Birmingham Mayor, Randal Woodfin and Hero Spear recipient Austin Perine at The Vulcans Awards 2018. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

Austin Perine, the adorable superhero who’s been feeding the homeless since the age of four, is one of many Birmingham heroes who have been recognized for their civic pride and leadership by The Vulcans Community Awards. Nominations are now open for the 2019 awards, but hurry; the July 31 deadline is almost here. Find out more.

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Couldn’t make it to Art on the Rocks last month? Don’t worry, it’s coming back with even more fun-filled entertainment on July 12. Win tickets!

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Interactive community mural. Photo by Birmingham Museum of Art

A night of art, music, food and drinks, what more could anyone want? Art on the Rocks is coming back for its second event of the summer.

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Bestselling author Jordan Lee Dooley announces book tour extension – and she’s coming to Birmingham on August 1

Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley is now a National Bestseller. Photo via Facebook.

Jordan Lee Dooley is many things. She is a podcast host, a community builder, a small shop owner, a business coach- and a national bestselling author. She’s coming to Birmingham in August, and we’ve got the scoop!

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5 reasons you need to go to Birmingham’s inaugural Dragon Boat Race and Festival at East Lake Park on August 24. Admission is free!

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Dragon boat race. Photo via Mitchell’s Place

Get ready for dragons, drums and fun! On Saturday, August 24, Mitchell’s Place will be hosting Birmingham’s first ever Dragon Boat Race and Festival from 8AM-1PM at East Lake Park. Here are five reasons you need to attend or to sign up to race.

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Behind the scenes at the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum

Fireworks prepared for the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Bham Now

Have you ever wondered what the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum looks like “before” the big show begins at July, 4, 9:00 PM?

We got photos.

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8 theatre productions to see in Birmingham this summer, including Matilda at Red Mountain Theatre Company

The young cast of Matilda the Musical. Photo by Kyndall Stoker for Bham Now

When the lights of the theatre go out and the stage comes to life, which show will be live before you? Choose from our list of 8 theatre productions happening this summer in Birmingham.

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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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