Work begins on Five Points South hotel

Construction is underway on the Homewood Suites hotel in Birmingham’s historic Five Points South district. The hotel will have 105 rooms, each with a full kitchen.

Two New Marriotts for Downtown

A $45 million project is transforming one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings into a 117-room luxury hotel. The Empire Building, to be called the Empire Hotel, is at the heart of a project to bring two Marriott hotels and a gourmet restaurant to the city center.

Zagat says Birmingham is #1

“Birmingham? Yes, Birmingham. The breakout market…hit high marks for a talented roster of chefs and is one that is expected to continue its stellar upward trajectory.

In this issue:

Zagat says Birmingham is #1 up and coming food city Two new Marriotts coming to downtown Work begins on Five Points South hotel SuperBikers returning to Barber Motorsports Park Legends of golf compete at Regions Tradition BHM gets new airline service Saturn lands in Birmingham Zimmern names Birmingham BBQ among favorites Festival season in full swing BCRI to celebrate Juneteenth Tickets on sale for Garth and Trisha Railroad Park recognized by USA TODAY Botanical Gardens rolls the film

Victory Garden on Parade

Alabama’s longest-running Earth Day celebration becomes a two-day event this year at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The gardens will celebrate veterans as it spotlights the Victory Garden of World War II.

Roadshow in Birmingham

Watch this month as public television replays its most popular program, Antiques Roadshow, from its visit to Birmingham. Host Mark Walberg tours the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to examine artifacts related to Dr.

Golf for the Guests

Golfers staying at the Hyatt Regency-The Wynfrey Hotel can now get a round of golf in thanks to a new partnership between the hotel and the Riverchase Country Club. Tennis players can also use the club’s courts.

ASC Bringing Krall and Winwood

April 20 Diana Krall returns to the Alys Stephens Center to perform her latest album, Wallflower, a collaborative work that puts the jazz pianist and vocalist in a new light. The five-time Grammy winner is respected universally as a recording and performing artist and has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist of the last 30 years.

A Feast of Festivals

Birmingham is never in short supply of festivals involving food and good cooks. Here’s what’s on the menu in the upcoming weeks: Saint Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival – April 10-11 Saint Elias Maronite Catholic Church – 836 Eighth Street South Pepper Place Saturday Market – April 11-early December Pepper Place, Second Avenue South at 28th Street www.

Vulcan Park Reveals Louise Wooster

In its continuing series, Birmingham Revealed, Vulcan Park and Museum will present “Determination, Drama, and Daring: The Life of Louise Wooster.” The show will premiere on Vulcan’s stage on April 9. Louise Wooster has become a significant slice of Birmingham’s history.