It’s getting colder outside. Here are 5 warm ways to spend time with friends in Birmingham

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Candles, drinks, and plenty of laughter — sounds like the perfect afternoon. Photo via Paddywax Candle Bar

There’s no mistaking it: there’s a chill in the air in Birmingham, but that doesn’t mean you have to cancel your weekend plans. From pop making classes to bars with outdoor heaters, there are plenty of warm ways to spend time with friends in Birmingham. Keep reading for 5 of our favorites, then text your friends to make plans.

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3 things to know before going to Sidewalk Film Festival this weekend. Use BHAMNOW15 for 15% off tix

Grab your popcorn! The Sidewalk Film Festival is here. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

This year’s Sidewalk Film Festival looks a bit different. To allow for social distancing, the festival is being held at the Grand River Drive-In in Leeds. I went earlier this week and learned a few things I might do differently when I head back this weekend. Here are 3 things to know before heading to the festival tonight or tomorrow.

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3 things you may not know about Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema at The Pizitz (GIVEAWAY)

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We’re all low-key obsessed with Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The Pizitz is one of my favorite places in Birmingham. It’s amazing how much there is to do inside one historic building. You can live and work, enjoy great food and drinks in The Pizitz Food Hall, indulge in some shopping and even see a movie at the newly opened Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema. Pick a film and get your tickets.

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Happy Halloweek! 5 ways to celebrate spooky season in Birmingham

We love spooky season around here. Photo via Bham Now

All Hallows’ Eve is almost here. Looking to get in the spooky spirit? Here are five ways to send chills down your spine right here in Birmingham. From ghost tours to creepy cocktails, it’s time to seek out those things that go bump in the night in our Magic City.

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Photos: Help Birmingham’s new Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema open by the end of July—Here’s how.

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Sidewalk volunteers doing their thing, always with a smile. Photo via Sidewalk Film Fest

Bham Now loves Sidewalk Film Festival. We know you do too.  But they need a new home. Let’s help Sidewalk reach their funding goal for the brand new Sidewalk Cinema by the end of July so you can enjoy Birmingham’s only independent film center in the heart of Birmingham’s Theatre District ASAP. Keep reading to see photos of their progress so far and to find out how you can get involved.

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You should see the plans for Sidewalk Cinema and Film Center to be built in Birmingham’s Theatre District

Four independent film connoisseurs stand eagerly outside Sidewalk Film Festival 2017. Photo by Karen Downs for Sidewalk Film Festival.

We’ve got big news for the independent film scene in Alabama! Thanks to $200,000 in support from the Jefferson County Commission, filmmakers and filmgoers alike will be able to enjoy the new Sidewalk Cinema and Film Center coming to the Pizitz building in downtown Birmingham.   Continue reading “You should see the plans for Sidewalk Cinema and Film Center to be built in Birmingham’s Theatre District”

Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema reaches fundraising milestone

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Since 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk. MAKE MOVIE MAGIC, a campaign to fund the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema is well underway to create a permanent home for this innovative and important piece of Birmingham’s cultural puzzle.

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