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Introducing Birmingham365

Birmingham365 logoThe latest attempt to launch an all-inclusive online events calendar in the City of Birmingham has quietly launched as we start a new year.

There are a few people that already knew about Birmingham365.org, a partnership between the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, the Birmingham Business Alliance and the city’s convention and visitors bureau, including those in attendance at last month’s BBA annual meeting, but the site was officially unveiled earlier this week.

It serves as a replacement for the Cultural Alliance’s ActiveCulture.info calendar (the old site’s URL redirects to the new one), with that organization serving as the site’s administrator. The site joins 31 others in the Artsopolis Network, a network that grew out of the development of the Arts Council of Silicon Valley’s website in California that is “dedicated to promoting Arts, Culture, and Entertainment in their communities.”

What are your first impressions of the new site?

Birmingham-JeffCo History Museum is full-speed ahead

Photo by Bob Farley/f8PhotoThe Birmingham-Jefferson History Museum is getting close to keeping its promise of opening this spring. We first mentioned the effort’s new home last summer once we’d figured out that the murals that had been in the Lyric Theater had been moved to the museum’s soon to be temporary space.

We shared some photos that took a closer look at the unfinished work of art that will no doubt play a prominent role in the early days of the facility ion this site’ Gallery back in June. We’re using one of those images here in this piece as well.

Laura Kate at Magic City Manifesto recently stumbled across the museum’s hopefully temporary home over at the Center for Regional Planning and Architecture (a.k.a that building on 18th Street and 1st Avenue North) and found out that it is indeed planning to open in late April (the 29th to be exact).

Hopefully folks will learn more about additional plans in the coming weeks.

Photo: Bob Farley/f8Photo