5 free live music events happening Sept. 12-24 in Birmingham

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Support local businesses and local artists by seeing an upcoming show! Photo via Unsplash

Anyone else really missing live music? We’re itching to see a show, and thankfully Birmingham’s music scene is picking up some steam. Check out these free events happening over the next two weeks to get your live music fix.

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St. Elias Drive-Thru Food Fest + 4 other events happening this week in Birmingham

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Get ready to make your own chalk masterpiece this week at McWane! Photo via Unsplash

Mark your calendars, Birmingham! There are tons of fun events happening this week that you don’t want to miss including a food festival, morning yoga and a chalk party. Here are all the deets.

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Rosé, rumba and romance. Join the Lonely Hearts Club at The Pizitz on Feb. 14

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Calling all lonely hearts—you won’t be lonely for long at The Pizitz’s Lonely Hearts Club. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The Pizitz Food Hall will transform into The Lonely Hearts Club on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 from 7-11PM and you don’t want to miss it. Get all the deets here.

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We partied like it was our birthday at Iron City Grill last week—See our favorite moments!

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Wade Cline, business development manager, and Cindy Martin, president and CEO; with Victor Brown, Vice President of Business Development at the Birmingham Business Alliance! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

If you haven’t heard by now, Bham Now is officially 3 years old. *Cue the confetti.* 🥳 And last week, we finally celebrated with all of our favorite people at Iron City Grill. It was quite the party. Keep reading to see video + photo proof of all the fun. Plus, find out everything you need to know about event hosting at Iron City.

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Ultimate guide to Thursday night LIVE music series at The Pizitz all summer long

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Get dinner, drinks and live music all in one place all summer long with Thursday Night Live music series at The Pizitz. Here’s your ultimate guide to a night at The Pizitz including the best eats + drinks!

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Ready for ‘La Bamba’, Birmingham? Win tickets to Iron City’s Cinco de Mayo party

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Find music, all you can eat Mexican food and more at Iron City’s Cinco de Mayo party! Photo via Iron City

Cinco De Mayo is May 5th and we are already counting down the days. If you haven’t made plans yet, make sure to add Iron City’s Cinco De Mayo party presented by Birmingham Mountain Radio and Cuervo with Los Lobos and The Vegabonds to your calendar. Keep reading to find out all the specials and how to win tickets!

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15 Things to do in Birmingham in August, including Sidewalk Film Festival, Magic City Brewfest, Secret Stages and more

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Def Leppard is headed to Birmingham’s Legacy Arena (BJCC) on August 20 with Journey. Photo via Def Leppard

That’s right y’all … it’s August already. We are officially 2/3 of the way through the calendar year, people! The good news? August is the time to be a Bham resident. With everything from Restaurant Week to Magic City Brewfest to Def Leppard, we’ve got you covered on all things fun in Birmingham in August.

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Find the next big thing in music at Secret Stages August 3-4 in Avondale. Sign up for the Bham Now newsletter to win free tickets!

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SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca-raised, Philadelphia-based rap artist. She’ll be performing at Saturn on Saturday, August 4 @ 11 p.m. Photo via Secret Stages

We can call Secret Stages many things, but we certainly can’t call it your average music festival.

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Discover the wonderful world of science during McWane Science Center’s Spring Fever event happening now through April 15

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McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since first opening its doors 20 years ago. Explorers of all ages flock year-round to see, hear, touch and experience the wonderful world of science in one of the South’s most unique venues. Continue reading “Discover the wonderful world of science during McWane Science Center’s Spring Fever event happening now through April 15”

An extensive NYE guide to ringing in 2018 in Birmingham

New Year’s Eve is this Sunday, and all the parties in Birmingham just keep on calling our names. Trying to find the best one to attend?  We’ll bet that it’s listed below. There is something for all budgets, personalities and fanciness levels. Good luck choosing just one to attend!

Most importantly, don’t drink and drive. Yes, we are going mom-mode on you. Use Uber, Lyft, a Yellow Cab ((205) 222-2222) or a BFF DD. Let’s have fun and ensure that we and the people around us will have a safe night.

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This week in Birmingham: December 14-20

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This week in Birmingham: dog ballet! – via artsbham.com

If you read this on Tuesday, December 12th, then go vote!  I won’t tell you who to vote for because you probably already know who you prefer, but just go and vote!  10 events and an anti-event are highlighted this week.  Let’s go ahead and get the anti-event out of the way: “All Birmingham Public Library locations are closed December 14 for Inventory Day.”  Now on to the fun stuff! Continue reading “This week in Birmingham: December 14-20”