19 sporting events. 13 days. Over 10,000 athletes. The 2017 National Senior Games are coming to the Magic City.
Verizon IndyCar Series driver Simon Pagenaud looks at the race track at Birmingham’s Barber Motorsports Park, with its numerous sweeping turns and occasional fast straightaways, and is reminded of the motorcycle course near his hometown in France.
Anyone going to Chris Rock’s show this Friday will have to check their phone into a Yondr pouch. As phone cameras and microphones improve and their usage becomes more normal, artists are fighting back. Enter Yondr, a relatively recent startup renting location-based, lockable, and knife-proof (it has been tested!) cell phone pouches.
Reminder: don’t click on band names if you’re not supposed to be listening to music (at least until you have some earbuds)
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup March 17th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In this edition, we are celebrating the Cahaba River, learning about Tree Swallows at Limestone Park and recommending a great book for Spring Break – Jim McClintock’s “A Naturalist Goes Fishing.”
Another week in good ole Bham. Same old, same old is definitely not the case in the magic city. Of course, there are plenty of things to do in the upcoming days. Here is a guide for a few events you won’t want to miss out on.
Get ready to cut a rug with FOOTMAD, the Birmingham Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance. On Saturday March 11, at 7 P.M., the dance will be in the gym at the Birmingham YWCA. Continue reading “Dance to the beat with FOOTMAD”
In the world of motorsports, Birmingham and the state of Alabama have long been considered prime NASCAR country. But every April since 2010, the open-wheel racers of the Verizon IndyCar Series – the same cars and drivers that compete in the prestigious Indianapolis 500 – roll into town and transform the local sports scene.
David Sher should be constrained by a straightjacket! That’s what I told him after my interview. He works non-stop on a project that many people think is impossible. Bham Now is thrilled to welcome Sher as our next Bold Speaker on April 13th. Find out why.
Put you hiking shoes on and get ready for a day hike in Oak Mountain State Park. Continue reading “Day Hike at Oak Mountain State Park”
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and you’re gonna want to celebrate with a green beer or two. Of course, Birmingham has plenty going on for you, your friends and your family. From authentic Irish dancing to traditional Irish dinners, you will definitely get your Irish fill. Here’s a guide to help you find the perfect way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!
We have another shortlist of things to do in Birmingham! At least until next Wednesday, here are ten of my most-anticipated events:
String Theory @ Trimtab Brewing Company, March 10, starts 7PM – This local group of conservatory-trained musicians play pop and rock on their classical instruments. Hearing a complete genre breakdown is really incredible. Details
Join The Altamont School on Tuesday, March 7th, 6:30 at the school’s Cabaniss-Kaul Center for the Arts, for a conversation about cultural immersion, energy, and human rights as Professor Judith Kimerling relates her experiences with the indigenous people and the land in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of The Altamont School Global Initiative.