9 new openings + reopenings in Birmingham, including Sloss Furnaces

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Time to fire up the furnace. Photo via Sloss Furnaces

You’re probably tired of hearing “the new normal” and I get it, but that’s the best way to describe things nowadays. We rounded up nine restaurants and businesses getting ready to open their doors in the Birmingham area this fall. Check ’em out and see how they’re dealing with our, dare I say, new normal.

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Girls on the Run Birmingham 5k Tutu Run

The Girls on the Run Birmingham 5k Tutu Run is a fun and festive run that is open to the community and serves as the culminating event for more than 400 girls who have participated in the Girls on the Run program in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega counties this spring.  Join us for a fast, flat race course followed by family friendly festivities! Tutus optional! For more information about Girls on the Run and to register visit www.gotrbham.org.

Check out these eerie Birmingham sites that’ll give you goosebumps

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I can personally say I’ve had a paranormal experience at Sloss. Photo via Brad Mitchell on Trover.

I’ve always had a fascination with the unknown and unexplainable. What better day than Friday the 13th to explore just that in a city with a rich history and eccentric cultures. Check out these 5 places in Birmingham that’ll give you goosebumps.

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Have a ball! Win tickets to the Foundation Ball for the Rotaract Club of Birmingham Feb 1.

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Attendees in the photo booth at Foundation Ball 2019. Photo via Rotaract Club of Birmingham

The Rotaract Club of Birmingham is holding their annual Foundation Ball on February 1. The Foundation Ball is a gala fundraiser that helps support their work in the community.

We’re giving away THREE pairs of tickets to this amazing event, so keep reading to see how you can win tickets to the Foundation Ball 2020.

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5 Birmingham venues approved for events during 2021 World Games

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Birmingham big-wigs posing with the first countdown clock for the 2021 Birmingham World Games. Photo via World Games 2021

The City of Birmingham, the Parks and Recreation Board and The World Games 2021 recently came to an agreement about which Birmingham venues would host events for the upcoming World Games. Here are five locations where you can witness The World Games, July 15-25!

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The ultimate venue guide to Birmingham’s 21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival. Use ticket discount code BHAMNOW15!

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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:

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Alabama Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association hosting event at Birmingham District Brewing Co. on August 1st.

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Photo via Heart of Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer’s Facebook

The Alabama Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee is throwing Beers for Alz, a free event on August 1st from 5:30-8:30PM at 20 Midtown hosted at Birmingham District Brewing Co. Read on to learn more about the event.

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7 ways to entertain company in Birmingham over the holidays, including sushi burritos at Wasabi Juan’s

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Two Birmingham originals: Vulcan and Wasabi Juan’s LHM Sushi Burrito. Photo by Bham Now

When family and friends head to town for the holidays, you need a plan to entertain them. Bham Now created this guide with a little help from our friends the Toros, owners of Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham, who often host family from Miami over the holidays. We even made a map for you at the end.

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Birmingham’s Top 10 for May 3 – May 9

So I was looking through our calendar (plus a couple of my own sources, just to make sure I hadn’t missed anything), and noticed something: this upcoming week has a TON of incredible concerts!  Birmingham nightlife is picking up steam as we head into summer, and a surprising amount of it is free.  So apologies to those who don’t like music (you monsters!) for my recommendations this week (which aren’t ALL music, but there’s a lot)!

what's with metal bands and black tshirts, anyway?
Run! It’s Gojira! – via jusebeats.com

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