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Things to Do in Birmingham: 8.25.16

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Earlier this week I interviewed one of Birmingham’s top education professionals for one of my freelance writing gigs. I asked her about her hobbies and after telling me about her favorite places and things to do in Birmingham she said, “If you’re bored in Birmingham, that’s your fault.”

I couldn’t agree more and that statement is especially true this weekend.


Things to Do in Birmingham: 8.18.16

Jazz Flutist Kim Scott
Jazz Flutist Kim Scott

If you’re a Birmingham babe, kick off your weekend with a performance of Cirque du Soleil: TORUK.

From artsBHAM:

When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands…So begins the adventure of Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK – The First Flight. The arena spectacular brings the world of James Cameron’s AVATAR to Birmingham’s Legacy Arena for five performances only: August 19 – August 21, 2016! Tickets are priced beginning at $33.00 (prices subject to change).

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 205-458-8400.

Because brunch is bae, start Saturday with Birmingham Restaurant Week’s inaugural brunch festival, set for August 20, at noon. This event will bring together some of the “best of the brunch” restaurants of Birmingham and will feature hot, iced and nitro coffee from Royal Cup, mimosas, wine from United Johnson Brothers, sodas and lemonade from Buffalo Rock. Get more information here.

Then end the evening with jazz flutist Kim Scott. In celebration of the release of her third album “Southern Heat” Kim will give a concert Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Alabama School of Fine Art’s Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz, she’ll be performing all the music from the album, including her newest Billboard charting single, “Sizzle”, with some of her most talented musician friends. There will be a pre-concert reception for VIP attendees, surprise musical guests and much more. The album will be released for sale immediately following the show. Tickets and info at

What are you doing this weekend?

Things to Do in Birmingham: 8.12.16

If you’re looking for things to do in Birmingham this week, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.

Aug 12-21: Birmingham Restaurant Week


Food bloggers, it’s time! Birmingham Restaurant Week kicks off tomorrow. This 10-day event gives Birmingham residents and tourists the chance to get a taste of the Magic City food scene and cuisine. From Aug. 12 – 21 participating restaurants will offer a variety of food and drink specials, including two and and/or three course prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus for $5, $10, $15, $20 or $30 per-person. For more details and a list of participating restaurants visit


Text and the City

A big city blogger falls for Birmingham.

vic styles
Photo by Megan Tsang

Fashion blogger and freelance wardrobe stylist Victoria Sanders, better known as Vic Styles of, says her friends have often compared her to Carrie Bradshaw of the wildly popular television show Sex and the City. “I think it started because I dress sort of quirky,” Styles says.

At a recent event I hosted for local women who write and blog, Styles arrived wearing a plum skirt, a black fitted off-the-shoulder top, white stilettos, and an ivory wide-brimmed hat. Since most other people in attendance were dressed in jeans or the office-appropriate frock they’d worn to work, Styles certainly stood out. If you’d been there, you might have leaned over to the person seated next to you and whispered, “She’s not from around here.” And you would have been right. Sort of.

Head to to read my entire article on fashion blogger and wardrobe stylist Vic Styles. 

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