Russell and Amber in the ‘Ham

TEDx Birmingham 2019

May 3-4

This will be our fourth year serving as ambassadors for TEDx Birmingham!  We look forward to this event every year, as we make lasting friendships and hear accomplished speakers take to the stage and share rare, educational and unexpected insights. This year’s conference takes place over two days at the Alys Stephens Center on May 3 and 4. There’s also an opening reception for VIP ticket holders and a huge after-party for all attendees. But consider yourself warned: TEDx Birmingham always sells out, so get your tickets fast. Who knew learning could be this much fun?

Take a Seat atRed Mountain Park

Almost everyone we know is familiar with Red Mountain Park, but there’s a hidden gem that a lot of people miss.  At the end of the trailhead sit a couple of sets of giant adirondack chairs, so inviting that if you listen closely, you might hear them call your name and ask you to stay and sit for a spell.

These giant chairs make for great photos and offer a stunning view from Red Mountain. After taking a good hike or trail run, it’s nice to sit waaay back and relax before the return trip.  We definitely will be spending some beautiful spring afternoons here.

A Fond Farewell to Naked Art Gallery

As of May 1st, Naked Art Gallery will be closing its doors. We have spent many a weekend shopping here for local art, especially pieces with Birmingham themes. Naked Art has always participated in the Third Fridays in Forest Park, a monthly event highlighting the Forest Park neighborhood.  While we will miss this uniquely funky art gallery there are still a few weeks left to stop by and shop. Be sure to thank owner Véro Vanblaere for sharing her passion with our city. We’ll see you at the next Third Friday on April 19th!

Birmingham Candy Company is at Pizitz

For the past few years, Wane and Cassie Bolden have been making some incredible candy, from homemade chocolate to candied apples and even their own marshmallows. The Boldens’ Birmingham Candy Company started as a pop-up at Woodlawn Street Market and Pepper Place before moving to a SmallBox shipping container in Railroad Park—but they will soon be selling their tasty treats in the Pizitz Food Hall, and we couldn’t be more excited. Their creative confections are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and make for a great Food Hall dessert. Be sure to stop by and treat yourself as the Boldens add even more local flavors to the Birmingham food scene!

Sloss Metal Arts Bowl-O-Rama

April 19

A while back we were invited by Sloss Metal Arts, located at Sloss Furnaces, to experience Bowl-O-Rama. At this event we were able to carve out a unique mold that was then filled with molten iron. The result was a cool cast-iron bowl that we love enough to display prominently in our living room.

This is a great BYOB event for a group of friends or a date night. For $45 you get materials to make a bowl, and if there are 20 or more people in attendance they will do the iron pouring that night. The next session is on April 19th at 6 p.m., but they host one each month. Don’t miss out on the fun of watching sparks fly as you create memories and a memento that will last a lifetime!

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