Since 1961, Birmingham magazine has celebrated the community it’s named for with stories about local food, style, health, and arts tucked within its glossy pages. The lifestyle magazine's staff strives to fill each monthly issue with the city's important places, people, and issues, capturing local culture and offering a guidebook to Birmingham's best. As they flip through the pages of the magazine, which was redesigned in 2012, readers might find stories of local volunteers helping their communities or scoops on local breweries.
Run by master picturemaker Jennifer Harwell, a self-taught painter popular for her angel series, jenniferharwellart's weekly classes help sprouting artists' talents grow and blossom. In a laid-back, relaxed setting, students unleash their furor artisticus upon a 16"x20" canvas while the swaddling wraps of a smock-frock protect their soft innards. Students get to keep their magnum opus once their paint guns stop smoking. All artistic supplies are provided, but Groupon buyers may supplement skill-sets by bringing their own beer or wine to the class.
Though admission to the Birmingham Museum of Art's permanent collection is always free, admission to special blockbuster exhibitions may not be. Membership includes one free pass to any ticketed exhibition (family membership includes two passes), special rates on museum classes, invitations to members-only special events, discounts in the museum store, and a slew of other art-enhancing benefits.
As national publishing powerhouse Fergus Media's most recent brainchild, B-Metro monthly magazine delivers articles on the best of the Birmingham metro areas' vibrant culture both in print and online. Readers immerse themselves in B-Metro's monthly coverage of the area's culturally significant people and places, discovering communities and local hotspots they wouldn't otherwise stumble upon. The magazine's writers broaden readers' horizons on the latest fashions, news, and uplifting local icons, encouraging readers to get involved in the local nuances that make Birmingham noteworthy.
If the walls of Washee Quickee Car Wash & Detail could talk, they would probably reminisce about vintage automobiles from the shop’s early days in the 1950s or the generations of drivers that have come through for a wash. The car talk is echoed by the shop's seasoned staff members, some of whom have more than 15 years of experience revamping rides with automotive cleaning, maintenance, and repair services. Though the name highlights the company's specialty of full-service car washes performed with speedy efficiency, it also offers oil changes, upholstery repair, windshield replacements, dent-removal services, and lessons on how to tell if a car is about to molt.
Jennifer Jones, founder of LifeStyle Organizing Services LLC, unleashes an arsenal of services to restore order to homes and offices while consulting and consoling clients with tips for lasting tidiness. After hatching a strategy during an on-site assessment, Jennifer reshuffles living rooms, rids kitchens of countertop clutter, and frees garages from forgotten bikes and life-size cutouts of Richard Nixon. Jennifer then infiltrates jumbled offices to sort files and solve storage problems before streamlining email boxes. Focused on recycling and reusing, the straightening specialist helps homeowners determine which unwanted items to recycle, sell, or tuck into the pouch of a slumbering koala. LifeStyle de-clutters homes and offices within Jefferson and Shelby counties, but will travel outside these havens for an additional $0.25 per mile. Neither straightening supplies nor the will to let go are included in this Groupon.