Fire It Up!

A city just can’t have enough festivals, so what a joy it is to hear about the upcoming Sloss Music & Arts Festival, set for July 18-19. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark will be set with three stages of music to accommodate more than 30 acts. Nationally-loved bands on the line-up include indie and alternative […]

Lotus in May

Museum quality racing cars of all marques will take to the track at Barber Motorsports Park May 15-17 in an inaugural event. Championship cars from Formula One, Can AM and Trans Am and racing vehicles from the early days of the sport through the 1980s will be on the track and on display. Sports car […]

Belly Up to the Bar Boys!

Birmingham’s craft beer industry continues to expand and mature, producing memorable brews of many varieties. Men’s Journal has taken notice, naming Good People Brewing’s Snake Handler among its 101 Best Beers in America. Considering that over the past five years the number of craft breweries in the country has more than doubled to about 3,500, […]

More of the Best

In 1910, the building of Rickwood Field put Birmingham on the national baseball map. In his new book, 101 Baseball Places to See before You Strike Out, author Josh Pahigian ranks Rickwood as one of the top overall destinations. The author told the Birmingham Business Journal he wrote the book to highlight places of most […]

Vulcan Park Reveals Louise Wooster

In its continuing series, Birmingham Revealed, Vulcan Park and Museum will present “Determination, Drama, and Daring: The Life of Louise Wooster.” The show will premiere on Vulcan’s stage on April 9. Louise Wooster has become a significant slice of Birmingham’s history. She was a 19th century “madam,” setting up shop in young Birmingham much to […]

A Feast of Festivals

Birmingham is never in short supply of festivals involving food and good cooks. Here’s what’s on the menu in the upcoming weeks: Saint Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival – April 10-11 Saint Elias Maronite Catholic Church – 836 Eighth Street South Pepper Place Saturday Market – April 11-early December Pepper Place, Second Avenue South […]

ASC Bringing Krall and Winwood

April 20 Diana Krall returns to the Alys Stephens Center to perform her latest album, Wallflower, a collaborative work that puts the jazz pianist and vocalist in a new light. The five-time Grammy winner is respected universally as a recording and performing artist and has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist of […]

Golf for the Guests

Golfers staying at the Hyatt Regency-The Wynfrey Hotel can now get a round of golf in thanks to a new partnership between the hotel and the Riverchase Country Club. Tennis players can also use the club’s courts. Rounds of golf for $50 include cart, tax and transportation to the club. www.wynfrey.regency.hyatt.com

Roadshow in Birmingham

Watch this month as public television replays its most popular program, Antiques Roadshow, from its visit to Birmingham. Host Mark Walberg tours the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to examine artifacts related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rare finds during the show include Andy Warhol lithographs, a pair of Southern-made dolls and a Frederic Remington […]

Victory Garden on Parade

Alabama’s longest-running Earth Day celebration becomes a two-day event this year at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The gardens will celebrate veterans as it spotlights the Victory Garden of World War II. On April 22, the attraction will host a USO Tribute Show, and an event of April 25 will include archival displays and educational activities. […]