According to a recent study by United Van Lines, more people moved to Alabama in 2020 than left the state. We wanted to know what that meant for Alabama, and for places like Birmingham—so we spoke to several local experts to learn more.Continue reading “Alabama ranked no. 8 most moved-to state in 2020—here’s what the local experts have to say.”
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”
Just about the only thing, we CAN do right now is go outside—at least it’s spring. However, not everyone is able to travel to Birmingham’s beautiful state parks in response to COVID-19 precautions. Luckily, they’ve worked hard to bring the park to you with virtual resources like park tours, online animal encounters and more.Continue reading “Alabama State Parks are going virtual—why it’s awesome”
Birmingham, are you ready to lead the way in technology innovation? Your startup could benefit big time from the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator and there’s no one better to lead the way. Applications are open now until April 5.Continue reading “CEO of Instagift, Nate Schmidt, leads Birmingham Techstar program”
If you’re into astrology as much as me, you’ve probably dreaded the first Mercury retrograde of the decade. Cosmic warriors, hold on tight because we’re in this together! Here’s your local survival kit to surviving the celestial occurrence in Birmingham.Continue reading “3 Ways to Survive Mercury Retrograde in Birmingham”
Come July 2021, all eyes will be on Birmingham for the World Games 2021. 3,600 of the world’s best athletes from 110 countries are coming right here to the Magic City. The city’s gearing up for this pivotal event and the countdown has begun!Continue reading “The countdown to the World Games 2021 begins”
Alabama isn’t known as the fashion capital of the world—at least, not yet. So many of your favorite brands made right here in Alabama, and many are designed or constructed in Birmingham.Continue reading “5 Alabama fashion designers’ clothes you can find in Birmingham.”
‘Tis the season of giving, so why not raise money for your favorite charity or nonprofit organization? On Feb 14-16, 2020, the 19th annual Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend will commence. The weekend of running events gives the Birmingham community the chance to come together and raise money for a charity of their choosing.
So, lace up your running shoes and keep on reading for everything you need to know about getting your organization involved in the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend.Continue reading “3 reasons your organization should raise money with the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend in 2020”
If you lived in the Birmingham area during 2011 like me, then you probably remember the tornadoes that destroyed much of Alabama that spring. To this day, many affected areas are still getting back on their feet, one of these being Pratt City.
Now, after eight years of construction, a new park in Pratt City just recently opened, titled One Pratt Park. Want to learn more about this new outdoor space? Here are three reasons to get excited about Pratt City’s new park.Continue reading “Pratt City has a new park! 3 reasons why this is a win for the Birmingham community”
Three new eateries are coming to The Pizitz, and we can’t wait! With fourteen food stalls and options like Pho Pho Vietnamese, Eli’s Jerusalem Grill and The Standard, it’s hard to choose what to chow down on at The Pizitz Food Hall. Soon, it’ll become even more difficult thanks to these additions: Winner Winner, Unos Tacos and Ashley Mac’s.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Pizitz Food Hall’s newest restaurants.Continue reading “3 new eateries are coming soon to The Pizitz Food Hall and we can’t wait!”
As the weather in Birmingham is finally cooling off, it’s time to say goodbye for now to many outdoor activities that we all love, like swimming at Oak Mountain. Because of this, it can be hard to find ways to stay active during the colder months, especially ways that make it fun.
Thankfully, there are plenty of indoor activities located around Birmingham that will get you up, on your feet and having a blast. Here are six locations with great indoor activities for this fall and winter season.Continue reading “6 indoor activities to get you moving in Birmingham”
REV Birmingham’s demonstration project, Upswing, continues to breathe life into Downtown Birmingham. If you haven’t stopped by, what are you waiting for?! The shops are open and events are scheduled throughout the year! On November 23 from 1PM-4PM Upswing is hosting REV Birmingham‘s biggest entrepreneur-focused event, The Big Pitch. For all you Shark Tank lovers, tickets are now available and this is an event you don’t want to miss!Continue reading “Check out Birmingham’s own “Shark Tank” competition, The Big Pitch, Nov. 23 at Upswing”
Do you ever feel like you’ve tried every good burger and BBQ place in town? Though places like Sam’s Super Samwiches and Dreamland BBQ will always have a special place in my heart, I’m excited that there’s a new favorite coming to Birmingham.
Originating in 1989 in Greensboro, NC, Cook Out has made a name for itself by having great, affordable food, with the motto “always fresh, never frozen.” Now, Birmingham will soon have its own Cook Out. Here are five reasons why you should get excited about the opening.Continue reading “Countdown to Cook Out: 5 reasons to get excited about Birmingham’s latest eatery”
With flashing lights, tickets streaming and people cheering, there’s nothing quite like that classic feel of an arcade. Even though I grew up in the internet age of the ’90s and 2000s, my Dad made sure that I was educated in the arcade classics. On trips out of town, we’d always try and find someplace to play Pac-Man or battle it out in skeeball.
Need something to do while you’re waiting for the game to start this weekend, or something to burn off your buzz after? Whether you want nostalgic games or to try something new, here are five great Birmingham places to get your arcade fix.Continue reading “5 best places to play retro and modern arcade games in Birmingham”
The Jefferson County Environmental Services Department is in major need of new people to run the county’s nine water reclamation facilities—a.k.a. the place your dirty household water comes in and clean water goes out. Find out how an apprenticeship program is preparing people like 43-year-old single mom Brenda White for a future in the county department.Continue reading “Career pivot: Unlikely apprentice gets into clean water business with new paid Jefferson County program”