Seeking a night of fright? Check out Birmingham’s most spine-chilling haunted houses! Continue reading “The best guide to Birmingham’s most spine-chilling haunted houses”
October’s starting to wrap up and the weather has finally started to cool down! This week has a lot going on, and you’re bound to find something you love! And while we try to keep our tone positive, please, if you have kids, do better than “trunk-or-treating.” Seriously. Continue reading “Birmingham top 10: October 19-25”
Planning the ultimate Halloween costume but don’t know where to show it off? Then check out our ultimate guide to Halloween parties and costume contests happening in Birmingham all month long!
Cooler weather, changing colors, cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything. Fall is officially here! October brings lots of great activities to the magic city, but if you’re wanting a true fall experience, what could be better than a trip to the pumpkin patch? Here are some of the best patches around the ‘ham. Continue reading “Top pumpkin patches around Birmingham”
Tobacco products are bad for you. In many cases, they’re bad for people around you. But until relatively recently, few universities actually taken steps to do something about tobacco use among their communities. In Philadelphia, for example, four universities have begun a process to ban any tobacco products from their campuses. Continue reading “Smoked ‘Ham? Unlike some, Birmingham universities aren’t buying a blanket ban on tobacco use”
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As it turns out, alcohol and animals do mix! From bearded concert bunnies to a wine festival at the Birmingham Zoo, I think there’s something for everyone this week in Birmingham. Ever wanted a band to market their own car because their logo was just that cool? Continue reading “Birmingham’s Top Ten – October 4-10”
These are some of the cleanest restaurants in Birmingham. They scored a perfect 100 when inspected by the Jefferson County Department of Health. Did your favorite places make the list?
This week in Birmingham, expect music of every style (and expect sound when you click on a band name), food, beer, and more! Continue reading “Birmingham Top Ten: September 20th-26th”
Like running? Pets? Vinyl? Visual arts? Music? You’ll love Birmingham this week (and every week, but especially this week)! As always, I link band names to places you can listen to their music, so be sure you won’t get written up if you’re reading this at work. Continue reading “Birmingham Weekly Top Ten: September 6-12”
There’s a lot of national observances on any given day. Some well known and loved like International Talk Like a Pirate Day, some less so, like Squirrel Appreciation Day. Some are for a good cause, some are just fun, and others have dedicated followings (like Hobbit Day).
If you are looking for a good excuse, however, to drink beer for charity and chow down on some pancakes in the name of patriotism, here is a guide to how to celebrate some of the September observances in Birmingham.
Top 10 Things to do in Birmingham
August 23-29 Edition
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.
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?
Pizitz Food Hall has so much to offer, we thought you just might need a guide. Check out each of the delicious dishes at Pizitz’s restaurants!
Birmingham has so many great food trucks it’s hard to pick a favorite. Check out all the awesome food trucks serving up delicious dishes in our back yard!