Weekend Roundup: Oct. 18-21, 2018

This Weekend has Some Scary Fun Events!



The Halloween Season is in full swing and you can get in on the festivities at these great events! Be sure to check out Boo at the Zoo, the final Vulcan Aftertunes of the year, and more! You can also click HERE to see a list of 13 additional Halloween events and parties for the grown ups!
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Boo at the ZooBoo at the Zoo!
Oct. 18-31, 5-9pm
Cost: $10
At: Birmingham Zoo (map)

Make your Halloween plans all month long in October with the Birmingham Zoo! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, themed rides and carnival games for 18 nights! Experience the excitement on Henley Park with inflatables, ghostly Ghoul School, Bat Keeper Chats and so much more! Guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes as they partake in the festivities. Trick or Treat Lane will be the sought after candy place for anyone with a sweet tooth! Take a wild ride around the Zoo on our Eerie Express Train. The Spider Slide, Ghost Rollers and Scarousel are just a few thrills that are sure to entertain children of all ages.
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Hurricane MichaelHatching Hope Fundraiser for Hurricane Relief
Thurs, Oct. 18, 8am-11:59pm
Cost: FREE
At: Innisfree Pub (map)

Birmingham comes together to raise money to aid in the relief of Hurricane Michael victims throughout the Florida panhandle. All proceeds will go towards the relief efforts of Hatching Hope.
During the day: donations such as water, basic toiletries, and canned goods can be delivered to the Feel the Beat Entertainment/ Cool Shots Photo Booth/ Ring Light Photos offices.
Starting at 6pm Feel the Beat Entertainment and Ring Light Photos will be available at GoKickball Birmingham with Hatching Hope volunteers on hand to receive cash and/or credit card donations. We will have a truck on hand to receive water/toiletries/basic need donations as well. There will be an opportunity to purchase T-Shirts benefiting the cause, which will be donated by 205 T-shirt Company. Starting at 7pm Innisfree Irish Pub will be donating a portion of all Tito's Handmade Vodka and Coors Light sales to the Hatching Hope relief efforts in the FL panhandle. You will also find a photobooth here provided by Cool Shots Photo Booth and Hatching Hope volunteers that will be accepting cash/credit card donations.
All donations that are made on this day have a chance to win a donated prize from Soca Clothing Homewood and Brass Monkey Outfitters. All you have to do is make a post on social media with the hashtag #BhamReliefEfforts #850Strong #BhamCares and tag Brass Monkey Outfitters, Soca Clothing and Ring Light Photos.
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Choral EvensongChoral Evensong
Thurs, Oct. 18, 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Cathedral Church of the Advent (map)

The Choir of the Cathedral Church of the Advent will sing the service of Choral Evensong on Thursday in the Nave. If you love beautiful choral music this event is for you! Relax this Thursday evening and recharge before the weekend!
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Haunted SlossHaunted Sloss Furnaces
Thurs, Oct. 18, 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Homewood Library (map)

Legend has it that historic Sloss Furnace is haunted by workers who died gruesomely on the job.... Museum Curator Karen Utz will discuss the historical basis to the claims of paranormal activity at the historic landmark! Head to this free event to learn the history behind the legends so that next time you are walking around Sloss you just might know something about who’s lurking in the shadows...
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Pig Iron BBQ FestivalPig Iron BBQ Challenge
Fri, Oct. 19, 5-8pm
Cost: $20 at the gate/12 & Under FREE!
At: Hoover Met RV Park (map)

Get ready to PIG OUT at the Pig Iron! Over 30 corporate cooking teams will compete to be the BEST in meat, sauce, and tent decorating categories. Hosted by the City of Hoover at the Hoover Met RV lot, crowds of over 8,000 come to enjoy a host of different foods during the Public Tasting portion of the day. Tickets are $20 and benefit Children's Harbor. We LOVE this event because there is SO MUCH FOOD!!!
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An Evening at HogwartsAn Evening at Hogwarts
Fri-Sat, Oct. 19 & 20, Times Vary
Cost: $45
At: McWane Science Center (map)

Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles: Grab your wizard robe and cross Platform 9 ¾ to McWane’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Enjoy dinner in the Great Hall, make your own wizard wand, concoct potions, attend flying lessons, visit Flourish & Blotts by Books-A-Million and more! After class is dismissed, grab your complimentary popcorn and drink as you view a special showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the IMAX Dome. It’s the wizarding event of the year that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to don your house colors and robes! Advance reservations are required.
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ArTasting ArtPlayARTastings at ArtPlay
Fri, Oct. 19, 6-8pm
Cost: $25
At: ArtPlay (map)

Join the UAB’s Alys Stephens Center JPats for the first ARTasting of the season inside the beautiful ArtPlay Studio! Explore the best in art, food, music, and drink while getting into the Halloween spirit! Costumes encouraged, but not required. Enjoy live music from DJ Mark AD, Cocktail Samplings, Food, Spooky Caricatures, a film screening, and more!
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Spirits Cars & CigarsSpirits, Cars, & Cigars
Fri, Oct. 19, 7-10pm
Cost: $57-$75
At: Vulcan Park & Museum (map)

Come join in from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 for Spirits, Cars & Cigars - a ticketed lifestyle event where attendees can admire classic cars and new Land Rovers while enjoying spirits, cigars, and live music from Goodfellas Jazz! Set at the historic Vulcan Park and Museum, scenic views and live music set the mood for an evening to remember. Experience different liquors, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and hang out and smoke your complementary cigar from Cigars & More. A portion of every ticket will go to benefit the Vulcan Park and Museum.
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Horror Movie TriviaHorror Movie Trivia
Fri, Oct. 19, 7-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: Black Market 5pts (map)

“Do you like scary movies?!” “Do you wanna play a game?” Come grab dinner and drinks and test your knowledge of all things horror! Free to play, and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams! Click here for more info.



Birmingham Bulls HockeyBirmingham Bulls vs Huntsville Havoc
Fri, Oct. 19, 7:30-10:30pm
Cost: $15
At: Pelham Civic Complex (map)

OPENING NIGHT of the 2018-19 Season of the Birmingham Bulls! If the temps outside aren’t cold enough for you, head to the ice and watch some great hockey!The Bulls take on the defending SPHL champions, Huntsville Havoc at 7:30pm
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Trick or Trot 5kTrick or Trot 5k
Sat, Oct. 20, 7am-12pm
Cost: $30 to Race
At: Back Forty Beer Co. (map)

The Trick or Trot 5K is a costume run benefiting Kid One Transport. The race starts and ends at Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham and takes runners through the Lakeview District of Birmingham. This is a chip- timed race. Runners of all ages, strollers and pets are welcome! Costumes are not required but are encouraged!
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5pts South Bham LogoClean & Clear 5pts 6.0
Sat, Oct. 20, 8am-1:30pm
Cost: Volunteering
At: 5pts South (map)

Clean and Clear is Five Points South's beautification and cleanup event that happens three times a year. From trash collection to graffiti removal and greenery efforts, this is your day to give back in Five Points South. Clean and Clear is a Five Points Alliance program and only made possible through our sponsors and partners and the City of Birmingham. This months focus will be on the Anderson Place Historic District.
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Magic City Fried Chicken FestivalMagic City Fried Chicken Festival
Sat, Oct. 20, 3-9pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Good People Brewing Co. (map)

The Magic City Fried Chicken Festival will be held on October 20, 2018 at Good People Brewery from 3 p.m. -9 p.m. Free admission! If you like fried chicken (who doesn’t?!) then don’t miss out on your chance to try a lot of varieties of this southern favorite!
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Punk Rock Flea MarketPunk Rock Flea Market #6
Sun, Oct. 21, 12-4pm
Cost: FREE
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

Punk Rock Flea Market has a little bit of everything! Art, gifts, crafts, you never know what you’ll discover! There will be OVER 50 vendors participating from all over the southeast showcasing vintage, music, oddities, art, collectors items, zines and more! Pets welcome!
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Pick and Paint Pumpkin PatchPick & Paint Pumpkin Patch
Sun, Oct. 21, 1pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (map)

Cahaba is teaming up with Iron City Organics to host their very first Pumpkin Patch!
On Sunday, October 21 from 1-8 PM they'll have a large selection of locally sourced pumpkins and gourds available on the patio. They’ll also have a pumpkin painting station set up from 4-7 PM for those wanting to add their own personal flair!
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Vulcan AftertunesVulcan Aftertunes: Great Peacock
Sun, Oct. 21, 3pm-5pm
Cost: $25
At: Vulcan Park & Museum (map)

Vulcan Park and Museum proudly presents the 14th annual Vulcan AfterTunes concert series. The 2018 event presented by Vulcan Painters Inc. will finish with the final concert on Oct. 21. Opening the final concert is Maddie Medley. New on the Nashville music scene, she’s starting to play out more regularly, but word of mouth about her strong, confident live performances is spreading. Wrapping up the series is Great Peacock, a happening Nashville band that blurs the lines between rock ‘n roll, conventional folk music and true Americana.
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Horror Double FeatureHorror Double Feature!
Sun, Oct. 21, 6pm
Cost: Free
At: Mom’s Basement (map)

Double the screams! Double the gore! Soppin' Wet Cinema brings us a double dose of horror on Sunday, October 21st starting at 6pm! The films will be Night Train Of Terror (1985) & Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). Prepare for a scare!
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