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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The 5th annual Vulcans Community Awards were on November 1st. Here’s a recap and photo gallery

The tables were full and the community was ready for the Vulcans Community Awards. Photo by Aly Hansen for Bham Now

The 13 community members who were honored at the 5th annual Vulcans Community Awards are hardworking individuals who work tirelessly to make Birmingham a better place. Find out more about their stories here. 

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5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22

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Arts and culture were celebrated in August 2018 at Birmingham’s annual Art on the Rocks. Photo via Art Birmingham Museum of Art

From art to science to fire engines, Birmingham is home to an incredible list of museums. Plan a visit on Museum Day happening Sat., Sept. 22 and get you and a friend in free! Continue reading “5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22”

Birmingham’s Vulcan Park and Museum looking for 13 unsung heroes

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Photo of Dan Starnes, Keiah Shauku, Michelle Bearman and Sheriff R. John Samaniego courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

Known as one of the top U.S. communities for philanthropic culture, Birmingham is filled with people who donate their time, treasures and talent to their communities without public recognition. It is because of that sentiment, Vulcan Park and Museum created The Vulcans Community Awards. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Vulcan Park and Museum looking for 13 unsung heroes”

See patriots at American Village, Thunder on the Mountain and Vulcan’s light show. (photos and videos)

Thunder on the Mountain, 2018. Photos by Greg Harber for BhamNow

What a celebration! Despite a few summer afternoon  pop-up showers, 4th of July events in Birmingham went off without a hitch. Bham Now did its part visiting  American Village, watching UAB’s Community Band and Thunder on the Mountain. We even got to catch a glimpse of  Vulcan’s new light show.

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10 places to celebrate the July 4th holiday in and around the Magic City

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Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum Facebook page

Happy 242th Birthday America!!  Bham Now has compiled our top 10 list of 4th of July celebrations in and around the Magic City. This year, with the 4th landing on a Wednesday,  some communities are celebrating our nation’s founding  a week in advance.

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Vulcan will forever light up Birmingham’s night sky after July 4th

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Have you staked out your spot for Vulcan’s July 4 fireworks show?

The ‘Big Guy’ (Vulcan) atop Red Mountain will light-up Birmingham’s cityscape again this year with the most spectacular, thunderous fireworks show to celebrate the Fourth of July.   Continue reading “Vulcan will forever light up Birmingham’s night sky after July 4th”

Shots from Vulcan’s 114th Birthday Bash (Slideshow)

The Vulcan celebrated its 114th birthday at Vulcan Park! Photo by Jacob Blankenship.

This past weekend, Birmingham’s very own Vulcan turned 114 years old. Happy birthday, Vulcan! On a sunny Sunday perfect for a party, guests flooded in to celebrate Vulcan’s 114th Birthday Bash and over a hundred years of Magic City pride at Vulcan Park and Museum.  Continue reading “Shots from Vulcan’s 114th Birthday Bash (Slideshow)”

Celebrate Vulcan’s 114th Birthday and take a piece of Birmingham home with you on Sunday June 3

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The Anvil inside the Vulcan Center. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Everybody loves a birthday party, but how many opportunities do you have to celebrate Vulcan’s 114th birthday and then take a little Birmingham home with you?

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4 popular Magic City tourist destinations are honoring active duty military personnel and veterans with free admission this Memorial Day

Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Four of the Magic City’s most popular  tourist destinations, Vulcan Park and Museum, McWane Science Center,  Birmingham Zoo and Oak Mountain State Park are honoring active duty military personnel and  veterans this Memorial Day weekend with free admission.

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Vulcan is turning 114! Get your tickets for the Birthday Bash on June 3

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It’s the event of the year for family fun at Vulcan Park and Museum! Help Vulcan blow out his candles at his 114th Birthday Bash, along with “V” (Vulcan’s six-foot plush mascot), Birmingham City Mayor Randall Woodfin and City Council President Valerie A. Abbott as well as other city officials. Ice Cream from Piggly Wiggly and Bud’s Best Cookies will be handed out after V blows out his candles!

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Kiwanis Centennial Park expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum revealed

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Ribbon cutting at the new Kiwanis Centennial Park, an expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum

Today, leaders and members of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, Freshwater Land Trust, Vulcan Park and Museum, Mayor Randall Woodfin and members of the Birmingham City Council cut the ribbon revealing the new Kiwanis Centennial Park expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum.

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