Today is a very special day—Birmingham’s birthday! On December 19, 1871, the beautiful city of Birmingham was incorporated by the state of Alabama. To celebrate Birmingham Day, we’re sharing 15 things you might not know about the Magic City.Continue reading “15 things you never knew about our city—just in time for Birmingham Day”
The holidays are looking a little different this year, but one thing that remains constant is the classic movies that keep us glued to the screen. Luckily, we found some places around town showing our favorite holiday flicks. Check them out!Continue reading “It wouldn’t be the holidays without classic movies. Here’s where to catch your faves in Birmingham.”
Earlier this evening, December 7th, the Alabama Theatre announced on Facebook that they would be canceling the remainder of 2020’s Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series, beginning with tonight’s showing of one of my favorite Christmas movies, It’s A Wonderful Life. If you have fond memories of seeing holiday films at the venue, or are saddened by the cancelation of the 2020 season, here’s how you can help preserve the Alabama Theatre for future generations.Continue reading “Alabama Theatre’s Annual Holiday Film Series canceled in 2020—the Birmingham Landmark needs your help.”
We consume art every day, but yet it’s often what suffers most when times falter. Don’t let this be the last curtain call for the Alabama and Lyric Theatres—donate today so we can have encores for decades to come.Continue reading “Without your help, they’re history—help meet Birmingham theatres’ goal of $500,000”
Live music venues—especially small, independent ones—are some of the hardest hit businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new bill in Congress could help establish a $10 billion Small Business Administration grant to aid our small music venues.Continue reading “Federal Save Our Stages Act could help preserve Birmingham’s small music venues”
After surviving more than a century in downtown Birmingham, the COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized the future of the Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre. In the interest of public health, both theatres have been forced to cancel or postpone all events for the near future. Help these Birmingham Landmarks survive by donating online.Continue reading “Find out how you can help the Alabama + Lyric Theatres [Photos + Video]”
On June 1, 1871, 149 years ago, Birmingham was founded. On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was killed, on camera, by police officers in Minneapolis, sparking a national and international outcry. Today, city residents woke up to the sight of broken glass, graffiti and damaged walls.Continue reading “Putting the pieces back together. What you can do now to help.”
The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!Continue reading “10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham”
Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival is back August 19-25 for its 21st annual festival. Here’s your guide to venues and films playing all weekend long. Tickets available now!
Sidewalk Film Festival showcases the work of more than 250 filmmakers and welcomes over 15,000 film lovers to Birmingham annually. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk
Here’s an overview of where and what will be live on the big screen throughout the event:Continue reading “The ultimate venue guide to Birmingham’s 21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival. Use ticket discount code BHAMNOW15!”
It is one of those “must attend” events in Birmingham. If it is Valentine’s Day, you must take a loved one or the entire family to see the timeless movie Casablanca and join a sing-a-long with the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Alabama Theatre.
One of Birmingham’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, the Alabama Theatre sign, will be taken down on February 1, for repairs and complete restoration.
Want to be a part of one of the longest and most cherished Halloween traditions in Birmingham? Attend the The Phantom of the Opera today, October 28, 2:00pm at the Alabama Theatre.
Perhaps no one in Birmingham has had a better front row seat to witness the Magic City’s renaissance, both downtown and in the surrounding areas, than Urban Land Institute Alabama member and former longtime director of the Auburn Urban Design Studio, Cheryl Morgan.
October has officially arrived, which means it’s time to start filling your calendar with fun Halloween events. Check out these 13 Halloween parties that are sure to scare, excite and entertain you.
Reese Witherspoon is headed to Birmingham this fall to support her debut book, Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About life, Love and Baking Biscuits. Continue reading “Reese Witherspoon heads to Birmingham this September to promote her book, Whiskey in a Teacup at the Alabama Theatre”