Thinking about renting your Birmingham home on Airbnb? See what you need to know beforehand!

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Suzy’s UAB Apartment currently lists at $65/night. Since it’s located right in Five Points South she could double that price come the 2021 World Games! Photo via Airbnb.com.

You have the chance to make some dough if you list your Birmingham home on Airbnb. With major events like the 2021 World Games and big businesses setting up shop here, the city is a hub for tourism.

But before you hit up T.J. Maxx for decor, let’s look at what opening up your home entails.

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Construction starts Dec. 11th on Red Mountain Theatre Company’s new home! 3 reasons to get excited.

An artist’s rendering of what the new campus will look like. Photo submitted. 

Though the Red Mountain Theatre Company has been entertaining Birmingham for four decades, the nonprofit company has yet to find a forever home until now. On December 11th, groundbreaking will commence for RMTC’s brand new arts campus.

Here are three reasons to get excited about the company’s latest development.

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Use Waitr for food delivery by Friday, Nov. 22 and you’ll be helping Birmingham families in need.

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Looking for ways to help Birmingham families this Thanksgiving? Use Waitr for your local restaurant meal delivery by Nov. 22 and Waitr will give back to local families in need. Use code BHAMNOW for free delivery!

Find out more about Share Thanksgiving with Waitr, including how you can nominate a family .

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New mural at Birmingham-Southern College pays tribute to school symbol (PHOTOS)

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Claire LeSar and Aaron Beane are the current co-presidents of BSC’s Art Students League. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

If you’ve ever been on Birmingham-Southern College’s campus, you know it’s beautiful. All red brick and greenery—and in the fall, it’s even more stunning.

Several art students at BSC created a mural on campus that represents one of the school’s most beloved symbols—keep reading to check it out!

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My first impressions after one week in Birmingham

A corner of the Pizitz building.
If you look hard enough into the second floor window of The Pizitz , you can see me drinking my 6th cup of coffee for the day. Photo via Irene Richardson for Bham now.

I may be a Tuscaloosa gal, but no one feels at home in the Magic City until the barista at Revelator lets you stay in the shop an hour after it closes. After one week of living like a local, here are my thoughts.

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5 restaurants open on Thanksgiving day in Birmingham, including Galley and Garden

Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at Seasons 52 in Birmingham, AL. Photo via Seasons 52 on Facebook

Love Thanksgiving, but aren’t looking forward to all the food prep and clean up? Well guess what, you can make it easy on yourself this year, while still enjoying a delicious holiday meal, by going out to eat. Here are just a few of the restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day in Birmingham.

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“Frank’s Table” honoring Frank Stitt unveiled by the National MS Society on the Rotary Trail

Legendary chef and restauranteur Frank Stitt sitting at “Frank’s Table” a sculpture honoring him commissioned by the National MS Society. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Welcome to Frank’s Table Birmingham!

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter (NMSS) unveiled and dedicated a new sculpture honoring Birmingham’s  legendary chef and restauranteur  Frank Stitt at the 24th Street entrance of The Rotary Trail.

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Wanted: developer for the old Banks School site in South Eastlake and Roebuck Springs. What happens now? (PHOTOS)

The old Banks site in South Eastlake has been vacant for 12 years
Developing this site could be transformative for Roebuck Springs and South Eastlake. Photo via Jeff E. Newman

For over 10 years, the 23-acre Banks school property in South East Lake and next to Roebuck Springs has sat vacant; now the City of Birmingham is taking steps to change that.

On Friday, November 15, they issued a Request for Proposals (RFP). The City’s looking for a developer who can buy the space and transform it into an asset for the whole Eastern side of Birmingham.

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75 trees planted in East Lake Park thanks to Ruffner Mountain, Nature Conservancy, and neighbors (8 photos)

Tree planting at East Lake Park on November 16, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there,” ~ Quote from conservationist Gary Snyder

Literally, “digging in” – neighbors and supporters of historic East Lake Park planted 75 trees on Saturday morning, November 16, as part of a urban forest restoration program championed by The Nature Conservancy, Ruffner Mountain and several other conservation groups.

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Want to clean up the planet? Start with the Birmingham area—here’s how.

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Leeds residents team up to pick up! Photo submitted

Listen up, litterbugs! We all know littering is not the best thing for the environment. In fact, it’s one of the worst things that we can do because of its far-reaching effects on many aspects of our lives here in Jefferson County. It hurts wildlife, damages ecosystems—plus, it makes Birmingham the beautiful look downright dingy.

If you do litter, here are three reasons you should stop.  If you don’t and would like to make an even bigger impact on the littering problem, engage your community and organize a litter cleanup,  Here’s how to get started!

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Truth and tarot: Q&A with four Birmingham area psychics

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Tarot is just one of many forms of psychic readings. Photo from Unsplash.

For many of us, the world of psychics is a mystery. If you’re like me, you’ve looked up your astrology information on the internet a few times (I’m a Libra), bought some tarot cards from the Golden Temple downtown and that’s about it. 

But what about the people who have dedicated their lives to the psychic craft? Is being a psychic anything like the way Hollywood portrays? I wanted to find out the answers to these questions myself, so I sat down and interviewed four local Birmingham psychics.

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Meet the team behind Iron City, Birmingham’s hip music venue + win tickets to Sister Hazel on Nov 23

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Four of the team members at Iron City. Photo by Nathan Watson for BhamNow

If you’re a music lover in Birmingham, you’ve likely been to Iron City. However, a venue is only as good as the people behind the scenes. Meet a handful of the team that makes this music hotspot such a hit.

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PHOTOS: 15 Market Noel vendors we can’t wait to shop in Birmingham Nov. 21-23

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We want you to have as much fun as the JLB crew is having at this past Market Noel! Photo submitted

Grab your shopping bags and Santa hats, Birmingham! Market Noel, the Junior League of Birmingham’s annual holiday fundraiser is right around the corner. 🎅🏼

More than 100 local and national vendors will set up shop at the Finley Center November 21-23 to sell goods and gifts of all sorts. Here’s a preview of what you’ll see and everything you need to know about special events, tickets and more!

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Score 20% off designer jewelry during the Diamonds Direct Winter Showcase in Birmingham, Nov. 22-24

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The holiday season is rolling into Diamonds Direct during their Winter Designer showcase happening November 22-24 in Cahaba Village. Save 20% on some of the nations top designers and the seasons sweetest sparkles. Find all the details here.

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