Weekend Roundup: Nov 29-Dec 2 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Ham!



Now that everyone has decked their halls the Holiday Season is in full swing! Check out some of these great events, some of which can help you check some items off of your shopping list!
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Rock & Roll BingoRock & Roll Bingo: The 60’s
Thurs, Nov. 29, 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Vestavia Hills Public Library (map)

Join the Library in the Forest for bingo, music and prizes, with a twist of trivia! The more you know about 60s music the better you’ll play. This is not your grandma’s bingo! Free, no registration, ages 18+ only.
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Mountain Brook Open HouseHoliday Open House
Thurs, Nov. 29, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Mountain Brook Village (map)

The Village Holiday Open Houses are a great time to get your holiday shopping done while enjoying discounted prices and special events! Come enjoy the lights and decorations in beautiful Mountain Brook Village!
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Jeff State Holiday BazaarJeff State Community College Holiday Bazaar
Thurs, Nov 29, 8am-6pm
Fri, Nov 30, 8am-2pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Jeff State Shelby Campus (map)

Jefferson State Community College holds an annual Christmas Bazaar that caters to not only its students and employees , but to the general public as well. Vendors that participate are craftsmen and businesses that range from jewelers, painters, boutiques and chiropractors. This two day event is held on the Shelby Campus in Hoover starting November 29th, 8am-6pm and ending November 30th, 8am-2pm.
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FlameWorks Holiday Art ShowFlameWorks Holiday Art Show
Fri - Sun, Nov. 30-Dec 2, 10am-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: FlameWorks (map)

This is an event that we try not to miss! Join us at Kevin Irwin’s beautiful upstairs studio space for three days of sparkling lights, hot cider, snacks, good friends and lots of unique, handmade holiday gift ideas for that special someone or for yourself! Jewelry, pottery, paintings, handbags, batik, sculptures, handmade soaps and more surprises! The event is from 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday, and 12-4pm Sunday!
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Holiday Decorating ClassHoliday Decorating Class
Fri, Nov 30, 9am-11am
Cost: $25
At: Aldridge Gardens (map)

Floral designer Beth White will lead this hands-on class using greenery available for sale. Learn how to decorate your windows and doors to create a festive atmosphere for the holidays. The Holiday Greenery Sale begins on the same day (Friday, November 30th) and goes through Saturday, December 1st. So get some great ideas from the class and then pick up some greenery to work with too. All in the same spot!
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Arc Stories: 'Tis the SeasonArc Stories: ‘Tis the Season
Fri, Nov 30, 7:30pm
Cost: $10
At: Avon Theater (map)

Arc Stories never disappoints us and we are sure that this holiday edition is no exception! Come and listen as people just like you and me tell stories of holidays past. You are sure to laugh and you might even get a bit teary eyed. One thing is for sure, you’ll be entertained!
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Mt. Laurel Holiday Market4th Annual Mt. Laurel Holiday Market
Sat, Dec 1 9am-2pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Mt. Laurel (map)

We had a great time at the Mt. Laurel Fall Market and can’t wait for this weekend’s Holiday Market! Head to beautiful Mt. Laurel and shop local vendors to find that perfect holiday gift! Stop in and get a bite at one of the great local restaurants while you’re there! This is always a great way to spend your weekend!
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Ribeye RumbleMagic City Ribeye Rumble
Sat, Dec 1
Cost: $10+
At: Back Forty Beer Co. (map)

The Magic City Ribeye Rumble will bring together competitors seeking the title of Best Steak in Birmingham. The event's mission is to become Birmingham's first and only steak cook-off challenge, while raising funds for The Movember Foundation. The SEC Championship Game will be on, so you don’t have to miss any of the action!
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Magic City Kitties Art ShowMagic City Kitties Art Show & Fundraiser
Sat, Dec 1, 4pm-10pm
Cost: $5 Donation Requested
At: Black Market 5pts (map)

Cats Only Art and Crafts Show at Black Market Grill! Join 15 Local Artists to help raise money for the AAAS - Alabama Animal Adoption Society ! The event will feature music from
Margaux and the Cats Meow! The $5 suggested door cover goes directly to AAAS!
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Steel City Mens ChorusSteel City Men's Chorus: Our Favorite Things
Sat, Dec 1, 7:30
Cost: $25-$30
At: Lyric Theatre (map)

Tighten your wig, honey, this is the holiday show you asked for! For one festive night only, the SCMC is bringing back all their most requested seasonal favorites along with plenty of fresh new pieces you’ll wish you could see twice. You’ll even see those fabulous high-kicking queens of tap, the Birmingham Sugar Babies. Kick your celebrations into high gear, and make your holidays gay with Steel City Men’s Chorus!
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Woodlawn Street MarketWoodlawn Street Market
Sun, Dec 2,
Cost: FREE
At: Woodlawn (map)

Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants selling produce, goods, and prepared food, along with a few home-grown restaurants and retailers. The market will offer Birminghamians a gathering place – a locale for taking in an amazing meal or picking up a few inspiring pieces to add to their collection.
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Bham Tree LightingBham Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Sun, Dec 2, 4pm
Cost: FREE
At: City Hall (map)

Come celebrate as Birmingham lights the giant Christmas Tree! The parade will start at 4 p.m. at 14th Street South and 5th Avenue South. and end on Short 20th Street in front of City Hall at 5:30 p.m. The tree lighting will follow in front of City Hall with Mayor Randall Woodfin, Santa, food trucks and vendors! The Ramsay High School Ensemble and First Church Birmingham Choir will also perform. This will be fun for the whole family!
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Also Happenin’/ Ongoing


Shadrack’s Christmas / Nightly / $25 per car / Birmingham Race Course

North Pole at the Summit / Daily / FREE / The Summit

Kitchmas / Daily / FREE / Naked Art Gallery

Brrrmingham! Ice Skating / Daily / $12 / Railroad Park