I interviewed Ben Stark on his upcoming Sidewalk film!

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Rocket City Shakedown
The technical term is “slacker noir”

“Your trailer was definitely the one that got me to ask my editor, ‘can we pull from all Alabama-native producers, not just Birmingham?’ – it’s a lot of fun!”  I interviewed Huntsville film director Ben Stark about his life and his upcoming short “Rocket City Shakedown!” Continue reading “I interviewed Ben Stark on his upcoming Sidewalk film!”

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries kicks off big deals!

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The Bham Now Team at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Hoover. All photos are taken by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries is kicking off some of their biggest sales of the year with their 36 Hour Sale and Labor Day events. The Bham Now Team got wind of this and went shopping at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Hoover last week. Take a peek into our afternoon adventure and see which pieces were our personal favorites.

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Sidewalk Film Fest co-founder Alan Hunter celebrates (almost) 19 years of Birmingham film

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Alan Hunter wearing a silly hat
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Nearly 19 years ago, Alan Hunter co-founded Sidewalk Film Fest.  It’s fitting: all his life has been dedicated to entertainment, from his time as one of MTV’s original video jockeys to his work in Sidewalk to his current job at Sirius XM’s 80’s on 8 channel.  We asked Alan to look back on his time coordinating the festival over the years, and to look forward to this year’s festival.  Take a trip with us! Continue reading “Sidewalk Film Fest co-founder Alan Hunter celebrates (almost) 19 years of Birmingham film”

Your guide to Birmingham’s Innovation Week 2017

2017 Innovation Week in Birmingham

Friday, August 18th-Friday, August 25th

Birmingham Innovation Week 2017 is underway. An annual celebration of innovation in Birmingham, the city will showcase its finest inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, supporters and catalysts that drive it.

There are many fun events going on throughout the week. You won’t want to miss out! Here’s Bham Now’s guide to Innovation Week 2017.

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MaccaB’ham: Maccabi Games in the Magic City

If you’ve been hearing an increase in the amount of Hebrew being spoken around you at the grocery store, you aren’t going crazy. There’s a lot of blue and white lanyards around town, a lot of teenagers in gym shorts and yarmulkes. There are nearly 1,000 athletes from around the world staying with host families in Birmingham to participate in the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games. Continue reading “MaccaB’ham: Maccabi Games in the Magic City”

Tonight @ 5:30! Birmingham Innovator: Jennifer Skjellum, President & CEO of TechBirmingham

Jennifer Skjellum, TechBirmingham
Jennifer Skjellum, President & CEO of TechBirmingham

Door prizes including 2 Sidewalk passes and a chance to win a private group Pedal Tour for 14!  Join Bham Now and friends at 5:30 – 7pm at Avondale Brewery, upstairs.  It’s free!

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Southern Makers, it’s nice to have you in Birmingham – August 12-13

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Southern Makers makes its debut in Birmingham August 12th & 13th. The creative event brings together the south’s top creative talents (and enthusiasts) for a weekend of creation, cultivation, and innovation. Learn more about the move, the festival, and a few of the makers themselves.

Southern Makers - Birmingham, AL
via Southern Makers // Psst, see that state of Alabama silhouette in the flag? You’ve seen it at Good People Brewing.

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Sidewalk Film Fest prepares an exclusive virtual and augmented reality experience

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Tested tries out the Samsung Gear VR, one of the devices available to test at Sidewalk Film Fest this year

Sidewalk Film Festival will highlight a new way to experience film this year!  Virtual and Augmented Reality can bring movies to life in entirely new ways.  Sidewalk will offer VR and AR content both days this year.  The catch?  You have to sign up in advance! Continue reading “Sidewalk Film Fest prepares an exclusive virtual and augmented reality experience”