Gumbo Gala at Sloss Furnaces

Gumbo Gala
It may be best known as a Louisiana specialty, but you don’t have to be from the bayou to appreciate a good bowl of gumbo. No Southerner worth their roux can resist this hearty soup/stew concoction, and there are as many variations on gumbo as there are cooks who claim... [read more]

Take Part in a 5K Near Birmingham

Birmingham 5K Race
So, you want to push your fitness limits and participate in a 5K? Whether you’re a seasoned runner or want to hit the track for the first time, a 5K is a great way to get a workout and accomplish something you can be proud of. But first, you have... [read more]

Spend a Sunny Afternoon at the Festival of Tulips

Festival of Tulips
If you went to the Festival of Tulips at American Village in Montevallo last year, you’ll be happy to know it’s back for the second year. The Festival of Tulips has turned into an annual event, and it’s already started. It will be open every Monday through Saturday from 10... [read more]

Tour the Historic Loft District with Vulcan Museum

Vulcan Loft District Tour
Every year, Vulcan Park and Museum holds an Annual Walking Tour Series. This year, the Historic Loft District tour is first on the list. The tour will be on March 24 at 9 a.m. Members pay $10 for the tour, and nonmembers pay $12. The tour lasts for three hours,... [read more]

Don’t Miss the 2018 Steel City Blues Festival

Nothing beats listening to the blues live. That’s the only way to completely feel the emotion behind the music. Good live blues music is hard to come by, so you’ll want to get your ticket to the 2018 Steel City Blues Festival before it sells out. This is your chance... [read more]

Register for the 2018 Oak Mountain Color Run

Color Run
Raise some money for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and have a lot of fun in the process by participating in the 2018 Oak Mountain Color Run. The race will be on March 17 and will start at 8:30 a.m. You’ll leave from 200 Terrace Drive in Pelham and take... [read more]

Take a Tour of Aldridge Gardens

Aldridge Gardens
You don’t have to go to the deserts of Arizona or the canyons of California to see gorgeous scenery. In fact, you don’t have to go any farther than Hoover to see the best nature has to offer. Aldridge Gardens is right here, and you can experience it by taking... [read more]

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2018

Farmer's Market
It might be a little chilly in Birmingham, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go to The Market at Pepper Place. The market is still open for business, but it’s moved inside to give you a break from the cold. The Pepper Place Indoor Winter Market is a bit smaller... [read more]

Widespread Panic at the BJCC

Widespread Panic Concert
Are you ready to rock? You can rock out to Widespread Panic at the BJCC on Feb. 16 and 17. With tickets starting at $59.50, it’s practically a steal, especially when you consider what some tickets go for these days. Secure your tickets and get ready to have a blast... [read more]

Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Romantic restaurants
It’s marked on your calendar, and it seems to be taunting you. It’s Valentine’s Day, and you know you have to make quite an impression on your significant other. You scored on your last Valentine’s Day performance, and you want to hit a home run this year. You can do... [read more]