McWane Science Center is turning into a SpeakEasy

Speakeasies and Science apparently go hand in hand. On March 10th, you can find out just how much at the McWane Science Center.

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Mardi Gras in Crestwood


Birmingham AL
Photo courtesy of Crestwood North Neighborhood Association

What happens when two families come together to create a tradition?  Neighbors spend an afternoon enjoying each other’s company on a gorgeous day!  Crestwood North neighbors and friends gathered in the 5300 block of 7th Court S. on Sunday afternoon, February 26, for the annual Crestwood Mardi Gras Parade.

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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party @Books-A-Million in Brookwood Village – This Saturday March 4th!


Grab your Whos, your Grinch, your Thing One and Thing Two, Books-A-Million is celebrating a birthday and a wants a guest no other than YOU!

Seuss Birthday!
Courtesy of Upper Arlington Public Library

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Books-A-Million at Brookwood Village is throwing a birthday bash for the creator himself.  Quick, what is Dr. Seuss’ real name?  Find out including other fun facts below. Continue reading “Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party @Books-A-Million in Brookwood Village – This Saturday March 4th!”

Solidarity in the City – Commentary

Crowds coming into the first class while Dala Eloubeidi answers questions about the prayer space.

I am a sucker for solidarity. A sap for sibling-hood. I get teary at communities helping each other. My heart bleeds more often than is maybe healthy. I don’t care. There was no parking at the Birmingham Islamic Society’s open house today and I was utterly verklempt. I have never been prouder of the city I live in. Continue reading “Solidarity in the City – Commentary”

Making AirWaves: Good People hosting 6th annual Riverkeeper benefit

From last year’s AirWave festival, via

The AirWave Festival is back! The festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 25, to benefit local riverkeeper organizations Black Warrior , Coosa, and Cahaba Riverkeeper is hosted again this year by Good People Brewing Company. Continue reading “Making AirWaves: Good People hosting 6th annual Riverkeeper benefit”

Ten events to try and see next week

If you only have time (or cash) for ten events next week, have I got a list for you!  That’s right, it’s a top ten, for events coming next week!  I try to include youtube links to music when I can, so don’t click things if you’re at work and aren’t using headphones.  In the spirit of different strokes for different folks and not actually having seen them yet, I’m not going to rank any of these.

Amos Lee.  Source:

Amos Lee – Playing at the Alabama Theatre Feb 28th, doors open 7.30PM.  Read more

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