Celebrate conservation and great music at 9th Annual Land Aid (video)

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The Wild Feathers at Land Aid in 2014 – photo courtesy of Freshwater Land Trust

The Freshwater Land Trust will be holding the 9th annual Land Aid at Avondale Brewery tonight Friday, Sept. 15. Headlining this year’s concert is acclaimed American rock band The Wild Feathers.

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“Swiftnado” – a downtown Birmingham natural phenomenon

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Chimney Swifts in Downtown Birmingham – photo courtesy of Greg Harber

Everyone has heard of the campy summertime television series Sharknado Week on the SYFY Network.

Well, downtown Birmingham has got those Hollywood science fiction folks beat with it’s own natural “reality show” – the Swiftnado!

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United Way challenges community to join the fight to meet more needs

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The 2017 Loaned Executives and UWCA staff pose for a picture at the luncheon’s close. – Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Drew Langloh, President and CEO, United Way of Central Alabama  challenged more than 400 UW volunteers and donors attending United Way’s annual fundraising kickoff to help raise $38 million to meet the increasing community needs.

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Tomorrow! Sept. 21st. Forge’s first Business Breakthrough Session

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“Easy” and “smooth” aren’t exactly words that are commonly used to describe startups, or business in general. This is why Forge – Birmingham’s newest (and only) co-working space – is hosting their first event as part of a new series dedicated to those who take the plunge into the ever-changing world of business in Birmingham.

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ASAN’s GRAZE: Support sustainable agriculture and your local farmer

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Photo courtesy of Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network

If you are a die-hard local food supporter, the upcoming Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network’s (ASAN) 3rd Annual GRAZE: Birmingham “farm to fork”  fundraiser on September 17th, 5-8pm at Avondale Brewery is a “must attend” event.

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XLNB comes back to Birmingham with Olde E and On Time

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Remember Tina and the Gucci Flip Flop?  Go on, read it again, I’ll wait – but the author, Xavier Burgin, has bigger plans.  No, not a TatGFF movie (though it’s definitely a thing, more on that later).  XLNB makes movies for a living, and two of his works will feature at Sidewalk Film Festival this year.

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Fultondale’s Art After Dark featuring fun mix of local artists, live music and food, for FREE tonight!

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Head on out to IBERIABANK in Fultondale on September 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 for Art After Dark, a free event featuring an evening of live music, snacks and the opportunity to meet some of Jefferson County’s brightest artisans.

Painting, Birmingham artist, Portia Williams, art, North Jefferson Arts Alliance
Painting by Birmingham artist, Portia Williams

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Birmingham’s top events: Russian Dashcam goes artsy, bartending with herbs, and Sidewalk! August 23rd through 29th

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I found way too much to go out and experience this week!  So I’ll use this opening paragraph to plug a short film in Sidewalk that I couldn’t write a whole article on (because it had next to no connections with Birmingham, not because it didn’t deserve a whole article): Pavels Gummenikovs’ “Just Go” feels like Baby Driver minus the Hollywood corporatization.  Trust me, watch it!  I should also probably mention the mayoral election happening today (not Wednesday!), make sure you vote there if you’re eligible.

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Your guide to viewing Monday’s eclipse

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A photo taken of a partial eclipse in 2012 – via photographylife.com

You may have read the general guide to eclipse viewing, but we were pretty quiet on where to actually go!  That’s changing now that Birmingham venues have announced their viewing parties!  So where should you go?  What should you do?  What shouldn’t you do?

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