4 reasons you MUST try the new weekend brunch at Topgolf Birmingham now. Custom mimosas anyone?

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Patience Itson of Bham Now before digging into brunch at TopGolf Birmingham.  Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Hey, you. With the drab toast and lukewarm coffee. A new weekend brunch menu just dropped at Topgolf Birmingham, and it’s filled with color, flavors and lots of choices. Bham Now stopped by to sample the menu—and hit a few balls, too. Here’s what we found.

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8 local artists to be featured at Art Alive! July 27 at Canary Gallery in Birmingham (benefit for AIDS Alabama)

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Art Alive! is a benefit for AIDS Alabama.
The folks at AIDS Alabama know how to have a good time. Photo supplied

Art Alive! takes the mystery out of the art-making process by letting you watch eight Birmingham artists at work. It’s an evening of food, music, fun, and art . . . and you don’t want to miss it.

All the proceeds benefit AIDS Alabama‘s life-saving programs and services. Know you wanna go? Get your tickets here.  Find out all the deets here.

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Birmingham’s Ensley community is alive, y’all. Why you should check it out.

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Kids from two rec centers in Ensley hosted an "America's best dance crew" competition back in 2016.
In July 2016, two rec centers in Ensley, McAlpine and Ensley Rec Centers, held an “America’s best dance crew” battle at Legion Field. Photo from Ensley Alive’s Facebook page

Once upon a time, the Ensley community was a vibrant steel town in its own right. Now, a group called “Ensley Alive” is working to breathe new life into this once-vibrant part of town, celebrating both the past, present and future of the place they call home.

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Powerful story behind America’s Got Talent Finalist Brian King Joseph. Live performance August 3 at United Ability’s Journey of Hope.

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AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — “Live Finale” Episode 1321 — Pictured: Brian King Joseph — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

No one captured more hearts and inspired the judges and audience of America’s Got Talent during Season 13, in 2018, more so than electric violinist Brian King Joseph.

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5 summer camps at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens– including a family camp that you’re not going to want to miss

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Summer camp smiles! Photo via Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Summer’s in full swing here in Birmingham. But don’t fret— you still have time to sign up for these fantastic summer camps at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. If you find yourself asking, “Is it time to go school supply shopping yet??” You’re in luck— no matter their age or interests, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens probably has a summer camp option that your kiddos (and you) will get excited about. 

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Have a BLAST at McWane Science Center during Apollo Week, July 14-20. Win tickets!

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Apollo week. Photo via @aswizzzzzy

July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing and mankind’s first visit to the moon. McWane Science Center will be celebrating with a full week of totally stellar activities during Apollo Week July 14-20. Daily bottle rocket launches anyone? Read on for more details and how to win tickets. It’s a blast!

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Nominate Birmingham’s community heroes for The Vulcans Community Awards 2019. Hurry, the deadline is JULY 31!

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City of Birmingham, AL, Mayor Randal Woodfin talking with Austin Perine
City of Birmingham Mayor, Randal Woodfin and Hero Spear recipient Austin Perine at The Vulcans Awards 2018. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

Austin Perine, the adorable superhero who’s been feeding the homeless since the age of four, is one of many Birmingham heroes who have been recognized for their civic pride and leadership by The Vulcans Community Awards. Nominations are now open for the 2019 awards, but hurry; the July 31 deadline is almost here. Find out more.

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5 tips to prep your car for Birmingham’s sizzling summers from an automotive specialist

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Summer drives in Birmingham. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Summers in Birmingham are H.O.T. hot. Before you head out on the road during the hottest months of the year, Driver’s Way specialist Keith Johnson has five important tips to ensure your car is in tip-top shape.

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Couldn’t make it to Art on the Rocks last month? Don’t worry, it’s coming back with even more fun-filled entertainment on July 12. Win tickets!

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Interactive community mural. Photo by Birmingham Museum of Art

A night of art, music, food and drinks, what more could anyone want? Art on the Rocks is coming back for its second event of the summer.

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Electric scooters may be coming (back) to Birmingham, thanks to new legislation

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Bham Now team member Wade Cline scooting to his next meeting. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now.

If you were driving around Birmingham in 2018, you may have seen someone zipping around on an electric scooter. This novelty transportation method was available in Birmingham for a few months in 2018- until it wasn’t. Now, a new piece of legislation might have these scooters zipping back to Birmingham.

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