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Porch Parties

Courtesy of Jonathan Moore

Porch parties are monthly community gatherings that provide entrepreneurs, creatives and makers with the opportunity to connect and share their resources and knowledge to put new business ideas into action. Read more

Woodlawn

Dread River Distillery

Courtesy of Dread River Distillery

Family friends and co-founders John Cubelic and Jeffery Dugas want Birmingham’s new distillery, Dread River Distilling Co., to carve out an unforgettable and original experience for locals looking for something new. Read more

Lakeview

Jillian Jolly

Courtesy of Daniel Roth

“Yale was not even in the question, but something just kept getting to me, and I was like, ‘I’ve got to try it,’” Jolly, a Ramsay High School graduate, said. Read more

Five Points South

Now that longtime skateboarder Peter Karvonen is older, he’s no longer skating to compete or prove his skills to anyone. Read more

Faces

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Photo courtesy of Courtnee Davis.

Akinlosotu and Bradley said the store lends itself to modern culture. Read more

Avondale

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Photo courtesy of Gasp.

Gasp Executive Director Michael Hansen said the air quality watch group and community nonprofit, located at 2320 Highland Ave. S., is celebrating 10 years of serving people in the Birmingham community. Read more

Highland Park

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Photo courtesy of Creative Mornings Birmingham.

CreativeMornings, which first began in 2008 in New York City, is a free breakfast talk series where creative professionals gather to enjoy coffee and breakfast... Read more

Central City

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Photo by Alyx Chandler

East Lake nonprofit launches program for kids transitioning to adulthood. Read more

Faces

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Photo by Alyx Chandler

Local artist Becky Denny creates one-of-a-kind mixed-media memories. Read more

Faces

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Photo by Alyx Chandler

In April, the Pepper Place Market area added the FarmStand specialty grocery store as its newest tenant. Read more

Sips & Bites

Shellie Layne motivates women to rebuild their lives stronger and together. Read more

Faces

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Museum of Art.

Each year, BMA Manager of Public Programs Lana Beardslee said, the museum hosts Latinx Heritage Festival. Read more

Central City

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Lately, the Crestwood community has seen a lot of the Free Art Fairy. Read more

Crestwood

Even though there are people hitting balls with bats on Sunday afternoons at East Lake Park, the sport isn’t baseball — it’s cricket. Read more

East Lake

When Brät Brot closed for a seasonal reassessment in December 2018, owner David Carrigan said the team for the German-style biergarten took some time to rethink some of its original concepts. Read more

Lakeview 2 Comments

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Photos courtesy Daniel Roth via Junior League Birmingham.

UAB to open care center for sex trafficking victims who are minors. Read more

Faces

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Photos courtesy of Roger Stephenson.

Jamie McMahon, the president of the Magic City Blues Society (MCBS), said when he came to the first MCBS meeting in 1993, he was in his mid-20s and the youngest person in the room by a longshot. Read more

Faces

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Today, only a few whole hog barbecue joints remain in the U.S., and as of February, downtown Birmingham has been added to that list of lucky cities. Read more

Sips & Bites

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Photo courtesy of Smile-A-Mile.

April 27 is a day of both strenuous physical activity and emotional labor for the annual Ride of Love. Read more

Five Points South

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Photo courtesy of Tropicaleo.

The event includes about 40 food vendors, mostly Birmingham-based restaurants and chefs. Read more

Happenings