7 must-read books up for grabs during Books-A-Million’s Book Lovers Season, including “Whiskey in a Teacup” by Reese Witherspoon

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September marks Book Lovers Season at Books-A-Million. It’s the perfect opportunity to find your new fave from our list of the latest must-reads from BAM! So grab a blanket and a seasonal pumpkin spice beverage from Joe Muggs and settle in with one of these new releases from Books-A-Million.

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Looking for a job in Birmingham? We’ve got you covered with 24 new job listings, including EBSCO Industries, Chesters and AT&T

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They don’t call it The Magic City for nothing! 24 new jobs are available in Birmingham right now! Image courtesy of Picture Birmingham

Looking for a job? Check out this list of 24 jobs in Birmingham that are just waiting for your application. Continue reading “Looking for a job in Birmingham? We’ve got you covered with 24 new job listings, including EBSCO Industries, Chesters and AT&T”

Can you paddle the entire 650 mile Alabama Scenic River Trail? Meet two men who are making the journey

View from the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo courtesy of Alabama Scenic River Trail

Can you paddle the entire 650 mile Alabama Scenic River Trail? That is what Will Denton, 79, and John Denton, 66 started doing earlier this month.

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Yes, Virginia, there is a FART Fairy. 4 things to know about Free Art Bham and citywide scavenger hunt fun.

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Art hunters pose with their Friday find. Photo via @freeartbham, Instagram

Have you heard of the FART Fairy? Unlike jolly St. Nick or the Tooth Fairy, she is real (her name is Ashley Guest), and through Free Art Bham, she’s brightening our Fridays with free art and scavenger hunt fun in Birmingham locales, from restaurants and breweries to the Rainbow Viaduct and Railroad Park. (FART, BTW is a portmanteau combining free and art. Why, what were you thinking?)

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Hallie Ringle of Harlem, New York selected to be Birmingham Museum of Art’s newest Hugh Kaul Curator for Contemporary Art; plans to begin work on November 1st

Hallie Ringle, the Birmingham Museum of Art’s new Curator of Contemporary Art. Photo via the Birmingham Museum of Art

 

The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) has named Hallie Ringle the new Hugh Kaul Curator for Contemporary Art. Ringle will be coming to Birmingham from her current home of New York where she works in Harlem at the Studio Museum as an assistant curator. She will begin working at the BMA on November 1, 2018.

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2 organizations in Birmingham offer help to individuals and families with HIV/AIDS, including AIDS Alabama

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Elise Hayes at Birmingham AIDS Outreach testing clinic. Photo via Birmingham AIDS Outreach

Did you know Birmingham has many great organizations that are working to help people and their families with HIV/AIDS and to prevent the spread of HIV? AIDS Alabama and Birmingham AIDS Outreach are two of them. Here’s a look at their services and how they help the community of Birmingham. 

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Sneak peek: 4 trailers from the 2018 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film series by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Premiere is at Altamont School on Thursday, September 13

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Catherine Flowers interviewed by filmmaker Ellen Esling. Photo by Alabama Rivers Alliance

The popular SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film Fellowship series is back after a one year hiatus. Continue reading “Sneak peek: 4 trailers from the 2018 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film series by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Premiere is at Altamont School on Thursday, September 13”

Behind the scenes with Kristi Tingle Higginbotham as she returns to Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Birmingham Does Broadway on September 21

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Kristi Tingle Higginbotham on Broadway in Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

On Friday, September 21, Alabama Symphony Orchestra will be holding one of their most popular concerts of the year, Birmingham Does Broadway, at Samford University’s Wright Center, featuring Broadway musical classics like Les Miserables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, King and I, Sunset Boulevard and much more. Get tickets now.

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Hear Dr. Sarah Parcak, Birmingham’s modern-day Indiana Jones, Oct. 18 at Cahaba Brewing, a Bham Now BOLD Speaker Series event

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Dr. Sarah Parcak (center) in Egypt. Photo submitted

Have you heard of Dr. Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist, National Geographic Explorer, 2016 TED Prize winner and Birmingham local? Her Innovation Depot-based nonprofit, GlobalXplorer°, leads the global effort to find and protect our hidden cultural heritage. Learn how she does it at Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Series event on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Cahaba Brewing Company. Buy tickets by Sept. 30 to get early bird pricing—only $15!

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4 Places to take a pottery class in Birmingham, including Red Dot Gallery

Tena Payne of Earthborn Pottery. Photo via Earthborn Pottery

Do you have a favorite coffee mug? Or a specific plate you love to eat dinner on? What if I told you you could make your own? When someone told me that I could take a pottery class here in Birmingham, I jumped at the chance.  Continue reading “4 Places to take a pottery class in Birmingham, including Red Dot Gallery”

What you missed at Birmingham’s 17th annual Artwalk

This past weekend Morris Avenue hosted the 17th annual Birmingham Artwalk with many artists displaying their works. Photo by Jacob Blankenship

For the past seventeen years, Birmingham has hosted an annual Artwalk in the City Center Loft District. It is a two-day event with fun for the whole family: food trucks, performances, and art galore. It caters to the economical as well as the exorbitant. This display of regional talent is a much anticipated event that is sure to entertain, located from 2nd Avenue South to 2nd Avenue North between downtown and Southside. Continue reading “What you missed at Birmingham’s 17th annual Artwalk”

Wait! Hold on to that pop tab. It can help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Find out how.

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A Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama guest shows off a pop-tab collection house. Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Stop! Don’t just recycle that aluminum can. Get the most from your recycling efforts by collecting the shiny pop tab and donating it to the Ronald McDonald House. Read on to find out why.

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Vulcan Park Foundation announces 2018 The Vulcan Community Award winners. Honorees include UAB pioneer Scotty McCallum

Birmingham’s beloved Vulcan, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

The Vulcan® Park Foundation  announced this week, the 2018 honorees for the fifth annual The Vulcans Community Awards.

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Over 200 samples of Cookie Dough Magic’s Classic Chocolate Chip were enjoyed at the Avondale tasting

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Eli, Caroline and Jonah couldn’t wait to try the creamy, magical cookie dough.

The long-anticipated raw cookie dough shop, Cookie Dough Magic, held a tasting tonight at its soon-to-be location on 41st Street South in Avondale.  Bham Nowers were onsite to try it. Continue reading “Over 200 samples of Cookie Dough Magic’s Classic Chocolate Chip were enjoyed at the Avondale tasting”

Support local eco-friendly agriculture at Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network’s 4th Annual “Graze” on September 9

Participants at the last year’s Graze fundraiser. Photo by Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network

Visiting a farmer’s market today? Care about locally grown wholesome food? If your answer is a resounding YES, consider attending Graze, the fundraiser that supports our state’s leading advocate for farmers and eco-friendly produced food – the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network. Continue reading “Support local eco-friendly agriculture at Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network’s 4th Annual “Graze” on September 9″