Celebrate Indian culture in Birmingham at these upcoming events, including the Holi Festival of Colors

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The throwing of the colors during the Holi Festival. Photo via the Birmingham Museum of Art

Culture. Dance. Music. Food. Experience all this and more at these exciting—and colorful—Indian celebrations happening in Birmingham.

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Your March guide to free workouts in Birmingham including yoga at The Pizitz

We <3 yoga at The Pizitz. Photo via The Pizitz Facebook

Remember your New Year’s fitness resolutions? Me either. Frankly, I’ve exhausted every excuse of why I “can’t” workout. My favorites are “it’s too cold outside” and “I can’t afford to join a gym right now.” But, I’ve completely run out of ways to avoid getting in shape.


The forecast for the month of March—not including this week, brrrrr— is looking pretty good, so no excuses about getting outside, and Birmingham seems to be offering free fitness classes around every corner. I figured I’d share the good news with some of my fellow fitness resolution ditchers, because hey, we’re all in this together. So, here’s your guide to working out for free in Birmingham this March

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Guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham

Mardi Gras masks are SO extra, and we love it. Photo via Unsplash.

Grab your beads and get ready to celebrate—Mardi Gras are coming to Birmingham! From parades and Mardi parties to King Cakes and crawfish, there’s no shortage of Mardi Gras festivities in the Magic City! Here’s your guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham:

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Your guide to Birmingham’s 10 coolest wine bars

Hurry up, Spring! We're ready to sit on the patio at Vino. (Photo via Vino Instagram)
Hurry up, Spring! We’re ready to sit on the patio at Vino. (Photo via Vino Instagram)

We’re always down for a good time here at Bham Now. And since we’re nearing the end of winter (Thank God!) we thought it’d be a great time to present to you our list of top Birmingham wine bars. Don’t know about you, but we’re ready to greet Spring with a nice glass of Pinot in hand!

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Guide to 8 live music venues in Birmingham and 17 shows to see this March including Kacey Musgraves at the Alabama Theatre

I’m a concert junkie and always up for a last minute show, but for those of you who like to plan ahead, we’ve done the work for you! Here’s your guide to music in the Magic City for March 1-31.  Time to get off that winter sofa and have some fun.

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Guide to celebrating National Margarita Day Feb. 22 in Birmingham featuring the Pepper Place entertainment district grand opening

Keep ’em pouring. Photo via Unsplash

Stop what you’re doing, and scratch all of your plans for Friday, February 22 off your calendar. It’s National Margarita Day!!! This is not a drill. Here at Bham Now, we take this day pretty seriously, and we are prepared to celebrate it all week if we have to. So, If you’re on the rocks about joining in all of the fun—see what we did there?—take this as your sign to go all out. Here’s your guide to celebrating National Margarita Day 2019 in Birmingham:

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Your guide to shopping 10 of Birmingham’s best antique stores like Urban Suburban and Hanna Antiques

I’ve always enjoyed things secondhand: hand-me-downs from my older sister, thrift shop accessories and all things antique. I’m new to the Magic City, so I figured I’d get acquainted by finding all of the best antique stores around town and call it work. Whether you’re an avid antiquer or you’ve never shopped secondhand before, Birmingham is full to the brim with hidden gems waiting to be found. Here are the top 10 antique stores in Birmingham you have to visit:

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4 staples of every bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham

Who says you can’t rock a bachelorette sash in Birmingham? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

Your best friend’s big day is coming up, and you’re in charge of planning the one last fling before the ring. The bachelorette party! A thrilling, yet daunting task. Where do we go? What do we do? Look no further then the Magic City for all bachelorette needs. Check out these staples of a successful bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham.

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5 Birmingham barbershops plus two free haircut options

Treadwell's in Mountain Brook Village is a Birmingham barbershop
Many a man has had his hair cut at Treadwell’s in Mountain Brook Village. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Birmingham boasts a number of barbershops. Since I’ve never been a barbershop girl, I had no idea what an important role barbershops play in the community of men. More than one of the owners of these local barbershops talked about being “pillars of the community,” and bridging young men and church. They also provide a gathering place where men of all ages can talk about things that matter. My eyes are now open.

Read on for details about five local barbershops and two free barbershops in the park.

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Record rainfall in Birmingham: How to spot water damage in your home, and who to call

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Cody Brakeman, Sales Manager at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists. (Christine Hull for Bham Now)

Rain, rain, go away! Birmingham logged one of the wettest months on record since 1895. Is your house protected from water damage? We talked to a local specialist at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists to find out more.

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