Weekend Roundup: Nov. 2-5

Remember, Remember, Events in November!

It’s November (already!) which means the holiday season is gearing up! This weekend is also Dia de los Muertos, one of the most colorful festivals of the year! There’s also plenty of opportunities to start, or continue, your Christmas shopping. Christmas Village, aka Birmingham’s Hunger Games, is going on at the BJCC with TONS of shopping options! (May the odds be ever in your favor!) #RUhappenin

Christmas Village 2017Christmas Village 2017
Thurs-Sun, Nov. 2-5, Times Vary
Cost: $12+
At: BJCC (map)

Held annually at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Christmas Village Festival is an Alabama tradition with deep roots not only in Alabama hearts, but in the hearts of customers all across the United States. Mothers and daughters, sisters, and friends begin their holiday shopping by meeting in Birmingham the first weekend in November to enjoy an amazing variety of gift ideas - all under one roof. While some shoppers make a day or it, others have decided that one day is just not enough time to take in the unique sampling of arts, crafts, gifts and food.
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Sugar Skull Artwork Dia de los MuertosDia de los Muertos
Thurs, Nov. 2, 4-10pm
Cost: $10
At: Pepper Place (map)

This festival keeps on growing! Join Bare Hands and celebrate life at Día de los Muertos quinceañera in the streets of Pepper Place! Celebrate the lives of those that came before and those that are still with us through music, memorial roll call, jazz street parade, the Frida Kahlo Ceremony, dance, food vendors, the Corona Beer Garden, art, kids’ activities brought to you by the Birmingham Museum of Art and most importantly the altars erected to those we have loved!
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The Pizitz Birmingham at NightBirmingham Art Crawl
Thurs, Nov. 2, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Pizitz (map)

It’s the first Thursday of the month which means it’s time for another fantastic Art Crawl! Come and shop local artist outside of The Pizitz Food Hall! There is always something for everyone and it’s a great place to knock out some early Christmas shopping. See you there!
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Homewood Holiday Open House2017 Holiday Open House
Thurs, Nov. 2, 5-8:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Downtown Homewood (map)

Kick off the holiday shopping season with the Homewood Chamber of Commerce at our annual Holiday Open House. Shop at downtown businesses, enjoy refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, a trolley, shopping discounts, and much more! This event gets crowded fast, so be sure to get there early!
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Opera Shots BirminghamOpera Shots
Thurs, Nov. 2, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Collins Bar (map)

Opera Shots is an annual series of pop-up concerts throughout the community, held in unexpected places and designed to break down the stereotypes of opera. Opera Shots concerts will feature members of the Opera Birmingham Chorus and surprise guest artists presenting an open-mic-style concert of the greatest hits of opera and musical theatre. Admission is free!
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Food Truck Friday at The SummitFood Truck Friday
Fri, Nov. 3, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: The Summit (map)

Head to The Summit for Food Truck Friday (the first Friday of every month) from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Find the trucks located near Swoozie's and Sephora! Start your weekend with some delicious cuisine with friends and don't forget pups are welcome too! Also, enjoy live music from Sean Heninger and shopping from Two Sparrows Boutique!
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Art After 5 Halloween HangoverArt After 5: Halloween Hangover
Fri, Nov. 3, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Bham Museum of Art (map)

Cure your Halloween Hangover (from candy, we’re sure.) at the BMA! Pull out that costume one more time and join in for a beer tasting with Trim Tab, spooky tours in the galleries, and live music by the New Devils. This will be one last Halloween hoorah for those of us who aren’t ready for Christmas music yet!
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Oak Hill Cemetery GateBards & Brews Open Mic at Oak Hill
Fri, Nov. 3, 6:30-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Oak Hill Cemetery (map)

Bards & Brews will hold its final Open Mic event of 2017 at Oak Hill Cemetery in downtown Birmingham under a full moon! There will be beer, spoken word poetry, as well as a musical performance by the Murder of Jane Crow. As always, Master of Ceremonies Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins will deftly guide both novice and veteran poets through an evening of verse with topics that may include relationships, politics, social justice, and the availability of burial plots near the new 20/59 flyovers.
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Birmingham Bulls Hockey LogoBulls vs Ice Bears
Fri, Nov. 3, 7:30-10:30pm
Cost: $15
At: Pelham Civic Complex (map)

The Bulls first regular season home game as an SPHL team. Come out and show them how much we have missed Bulls hockey. A housewarming of sorts, come see the new 4,100 seat "house" as the Bulls look to defend it. Enjoy "Opening Night" festivities and maybe become part of the booster club. Go Bulls!!
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The Office Trivia NightThe Office Trivia
Fri, Nov. 3, 8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Black Market 5pts. (map)

If you're anything like us, you probably watch The Office on a loop all year long (and never get sick of it). If that's the case, come test your knowledge at The Office Trivia Night! It'll be a fun night, and there will be prizes for the top three teams! FREE!
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Paws for the Cause LogoPaws for the Cause
Sat, Nov. 4, 7am-12pm
Cost: $25+ to run
At: Veterans Park (map)

Paws for the Cause is a certified 5k off-road cross-country race through the beautiful Veterans Park in Hoover. The course takes you on a path through the park around the lake and through tree-lined trails surrounding the park. The Kid Fun Run and 1 Mile Pet Walk allows children to explore the park and you to show off your dogs while they are getting some exercise too! All dogs that participate will receive a special prize.
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Sports Cars at Brookwood VillageSports Cars at Brookwood
Sat, Nov. 4, 9am-2pm
Cost: FREE
At: Brookwood Village (map)

Sports Cars at Brookwood Village returns for the second year! The Birmingham Motoring Club presents Sports Cars at Brookwood Village. The event is free to the public and will showcase a large collection of European and classic sports cars. The event will take place in the upper Macy's parking lot.
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Moss Rock Festival 2017Moss Rock Festival
Sat, Nov. 4-5, 10am-4pm
Cost: $7
At: The Preserve (map)

Explore Nature, SmartLIVING, Art + Design & more at Alabama’s premier eco-creative festival, now in its 12th year at The Preserve. Innovation, imagination, and fun await 10,000 visitors under a blanket of fall colors at this idyllic neighborhood setting adjacent to Hoover’s own 350 acre Moss Rock Preserve. Grab friends and family and get outside for a weekend in Hoover inspired by nature. Enjoy local artists, music, and Food Trucks!
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Magic City SurgeMagic City Surge
Sat, Nov. 4, 4-7pm
Cost: $8
At: Parker High School (map)

The Surge is a semi-pro basketball team and members of the American Basketball Association (ABA). As a member of the ABA, they are part of the largest and most diversified sports league in the world. Come cheer them on in their season opener!
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Friends of Homewood LibraryFriend’s of Homewood Library $5 Bag Sale!
Sun, Nov. 5, 2-4:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Homewood Library (map)

Fill a grocery bag with books, movies, and other items for only $5 per bag! Bags provided by the Friends of the Homewood Public Library. To donate books, or for more information, contact the Friends Bookstore at (205) 332-6651.
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Alabama Out of the Darkness WalkAlabama Out of the Darkness Walk
Sun, Nov. 5, 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Heardmont Park (map)

Join the AFSP Alabama Chapter for the Alabama Out of the Darkness Walk in Birmingham on Sunday, November 5! When you participate in one of the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
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