Weekend Roundup: Oct. 17-20, 2019

It’s starting to get a little spooky around here!



The Halloween Events are in full swing! Check below for some spooktacular fun for everyone! Don’t forget that Sunday is Breakin’ Bread at Pepper Place! We’ll be there and are excited about enjoying delicious samples from so many restaurants!
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Hocus Pocus Movie Night"Hocus Pocus" at Moonlight Movies
Thurs, Oct. 17, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Upswing Bham (map)

Join in for a family fun evening in the Upswing Lot (on 19th Street)! Festivities begin at 5:00 PM and movie will begin at dusk (around 7:00 PM). Dress as your favorite Hocus Pocus character or in your favorite Halloween costume. Please bring your own blanket and/or chair so you can kick back, relax and have a SPOOKtacular evening! Be sure to enjoy Complimentary face painting,shop the Upswing Retailers, and buys some Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn for the film!
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EvensongOctober Evensong
Thurs, Oct. 17, 5:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Church of the Advent (map)

Drawn almost entirely from Scripture, Evensong is the sung version of the Anglican Evening Prayer service. The Cathedral Choir sings this service approximately one Thursday each month during the school year. Come at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 to enjoy beautiful music and a message from Advent clergy.
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Blues JamOpen Blues Jam
Thurs, Oct. 17, 7pm
Cost: $5
At: Brennan’s Irish Pub (map)

Blues Jam open to all and the backline is provided. Just bring your voice and/or instrument and prepare to have fun! There will be great food and beverages. You can sign up to play and get in for free or pay just $5 to listen to some great music!
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Stranger Things TriviaStranger Things Trivia
Thurs, Oct. 17, 7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Bham District Brewing Co. (map)

It's that time of the year where everything gets a little stranger! Therefore, Stranger Things Live Trivia is descending on Birmingham District Brewing Co.! They’ll be covering everything from Hawkins to Hopper, so brush up on your Stranger Things knowledge!
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The Story of My LifeThe Story of My Life
Oct. 17-19 , 8pm
Cost: $25
At: Terrific New Theatre (map)

THE STORY OF MY LIFE follows the friendship of Alvin and Thomas, two men from a small town. These lifelong friends are reunited after Alvin’s mysterious death. In the abstract world of his mind, Thomas struggles to write Alvin’s eulogy while recounting the many turns that their lives have taken since meeting as children. Alvin searches through the manuscripts and stories in Thomas’ mind to lead him on a journey of remembrance. Don’t miss this fantastic show!
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Fall Craft FairFall Craft Fair
Fri, Oct. 18, 9am-2pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hoover Senior Center (map)

It’s the Fall Craft Fair at the Hoover Senior Center! Shop for original art, home decor, knitted items, what-nots, handcrafted jewelry, and much more! This is a great way to get a head start on your holiday gift list and it supports the community!
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Rocky Horror Masquerade BallRocky Horror Masquerade Ball
Fri, Oct. 18, 6-9pm
Cost: $23
At: Alabama Theatre (map)

Don't Dream It. Be It! It’s the return of the Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball at the Alabama Theatre! Get there early for the costume contest and prepare to see the film acted out on stage as you and the rest of the audience sing along, yell lines, and throw props! It’s one of Birmingham’s BEST Halloween traditions, so get ready to do the Time Warp again!!!
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Arc Stories: Hope for LifeARC Stories: Hope for Life
Fri, Oct. 18, 7-9pm
Cost: $15
At: Christ Fellowship Church (map)

Come and hear true stories of hope told live by the people who lived them. Sav-A-Life sponsors this Arc Stories even at Christ Fellowship Church. You will hear incredible stories of adoptions told by the very people who had their lives changed by it! We always say that ARC Stories are emotional, but you’d better bring your tissues for this one.
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Peaches & Screem 2019Peaches & Scream 2019
Fri, Oct. 18, 8pm-2am
Cost: $10+
At: Roots & Revelry (map)

Head to Roots & Revelry for this frighteningly fun Halloween Party! Get dressed up for the costume contest and compete for incredible prizes! There will be multiple DJs to keep the dancing going all night long! VIP tickets are still available as well. Kick off your Halloween celebrations the right way!
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Ugly Baby LiveUgly Baby Live
Fri, Oct. 18, 9:30pm
Cost: $10
At: Birmingham Improv Theatre (map)

Can you feel that? It's the slightest of weather changes and it means Birmingham will soon be comfortable again. Birmingham's Disturbingly Good Improv Comedy™ is long form improvised comedy. Don’t miss out on this night of hilarity!
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Trick or Trot 5kTrick or Trot 5k
Sat, Oct. 19, 7am-12pm
Cost: $35
At: Back Forty Brewing (map)

Get into the Halloween spirit at the SEVENTH Annual Trick or Trot 5K Costume Run! The race starts and ends at Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham and takes runners through the Lakeview District of Birmingham. Runners of all ages, strollers and, of course, pets are welcome! Costumes are not required but are encouraged! This is always a fun event to check out even if you aren’t running!
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Grace House Pumpkin FestGrace House Pumpkin Fest
Sat, Oct. 19, 10am-1pm
Cost: $10 kids/FREE for Adults
At: Homewood Central Park (map)

Head to Homewood Central Park for a day of fall fun benefiting Grace House! If you're planning to buy a pumpkin this year, why not let your pumpkin purchase go to support Alabama girls in foster care? A pumpkin included with every child's admission and there will be Bounce houses and carnival games as well as a pumpkin decorating station and family photobooth! There will be food trucks on site for lunch!
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Howl O WeenHowl-O-Ween
Sat, Oct. 19, 1-3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Just Happy Hounds (map)

Join Just Happy Hounds for their fun Halloween Paw-ty, Saturday from 1:00 pm-3:00 p.m. You and your fur-friend can enjoy a Howling Contest, Trick Contest, and a Costume Contest! Photos will be taken of your pup and posted on Facebook. The pup with the most likes by end of day October 30... WINS!
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Tall Bike Joust VIITall Bike Joust VII
Sat, Oct. 19, 6-11:30pm
Cost: $10
At: Rickwood Field (map)

Back for the 7th year, this spectacle of sporting absurdity returns in a NEW venue sure to dazzle & delight both new & returning attendees! The hosts are THRILLED to be at Rickwood Field this year! This historic venue is such a gift to Birmingham and they are so excited to Joust on it's hallowed ground! Redemptive is also hosting a Ride to Tall Bike Joust VII group ride from the shop. It's a short, scenic 2 miles! Be sure to come HUNGRY : both Little London Kitchen & Wasabi Juan's food trucks will be present to offer you delicious fare. Gates open at 6p so arrive early to get a bite to eat before the action begins!
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Magic City Witches BallMagic City Witches Ball
Sat, Oct. 19, 7pm-2am
Cost: $15-$50
At: Workplay (map)

THE BEACONS ARE LIT!!! The Magic City Witches’ Ball calls for your aid! Or more precisely, your attendance! Don’t miss the biggest and best Halloween party in all of Birmingham!!! Benefiting The Lone Warriors charity and produced and hosted by Books Beans and Candles, this year’s event is Lord Of The Rings themed! Of course, you may wear any costume of your choosing. Don’t take them as conjurers of cheap tricks, their decorations and special effects will transport you straight to Middle Earth with numerous entertainment areas throughout the venue with both Dj’s and live music!
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Aga Khan 5kWalk/Run 1k for Aga Khan Foundation
Sun, Oct. 20, 9:30am-2:30pm
Cost: Free-$15
At: Railroad Park (map)

Join in the fun and in helping fight global poverty! The annual Aga Khan Foundation Walk|Run Birmingham will be at the Railroad Park! There will be food trucks, live entertainment, and kids activities! Check the site for the full schedule of events.
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Pickin' in the ParkPickin’ in the Park & Handmade Art Show
Sun, Oct. 20, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Homewood Central Park (map)

Head over to Homewood Central Park for Pickn' In The Park and The Handmade Art Show! This annual Homewood Event is a great time for the whole family as you enjoy live music, original art and great food. Bring your chair and kick back or bring your instrument and join in the fun in this Homewood tradition.
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Breakin' BreadBreakin’ Bread 2019
Sun, Oct. 20, 1pm-5pm
Cost: $35 GA- $150 VIP
At: Pepper Place (map)

Join the Birmingham Originals at Pepper Place Sunday, Oct. 20 for the 17th Annual Breakin’ Bread. Enjoy a day filled with unlimited food sampling along with craft beer, wine & cocktails, live musical entertainment, a Makers' Market! There will be a kid’s zone with special activities for children! Bring an appetite when you arrive, because there will be PLENTY of food to sample!
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Wild & Science Film FestWild & Science Film Fest
Sun, Oct. 20, 2-6pm
Cost: $10
At: Sidewalk Cinema (map)

The Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council are thrilled to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Birmingham for the 12th year with their best program to date, including all four films from the 2019 Southern Exposure Film Fellowship! Be sure to enjoy delicious food and drink at Pizitz Food Hall while visiting the various partner and sponsor tables in the courtyard. Plus the Sidewalk Cinema has a great concessions area AND fully stocked bar!
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Adventure film SeriesMHO: Adventure Film Series
Sun, Oct. 20, 2-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

Mountain High Outfitters is proud to partner with Avondale Brewing Co. and Good People Brewing Co. to bring the Inaugural Outdoor Adventure Series to Birmingham, AL! They will be screening an adventure based film outside on the Avondale lawn! This will be a great time to hangout with friends!
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Fried Chicken FestFried Chicken Festival
Sun, Oct. 20, 2-7pm
Cost:Free to attend/ $25 to Eat
At: Good People Brewing Co. (map)

The Magic City Fried Chicken Festival is an open air competition & festival that brings food, music, family and the community together in celebration of the classic Southern dish. The crowd will determine who has the Best Chicken by voting on our FaceBook page. The festival features local musical artist, food trucks, vendors, artesian vendors and plenty of chicken. Ticket holders receive a free beer and may sample from each chicken vendor that is participating in the competition. The event is free to the public!
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Witches Ride Bluff ParkBluff Park Witches Ride
Sun, Oct. 20, 3:30pm
Cost: FREE to attend/$25 to ride
At: Bluff Park (map)

This annual event, benefitting United Ability, is a town favorite! Watch as ladies dressed as witches ride their bikes through Bluff Park and throw out candy to the crowd! The event is family friendly and starts in the park by Shades Cliff Pool. There will be food trucks, bounce houses, face painting, music and the gathering of witches. You don’t want to miss this one!
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