Weekend Roundup: Oct. 25-28 2018

Halloween Weekend in the ‘Ham!



It’s the weekend before Halloween and there's a seemingly endless list of events to attend, so we've narrowed it down a bit for you! Don't forget to check out our FULL LIST OF HALLOWEEN PARTIES HERE! It's also Magic City Classic Weekend, so there will be plenty of festivities throughout the city!
Editors Note: Halloween is next Wednesday, so look for an early post next Tuesday that will include Wed-Sun events!
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Latte CompetitionThrowdown Thursday Latte Competition
Thurs, Oct. 25, 7-9pm
Cost: $5 entry fee
At: Revelator on 3rd Ave. (map)

Head down to Revelator Coffee on 3rd Ave. N and show off your Latte art skills for a great cause! For just $5 you can compete to see if you have the best “Latte Art.” Proceeds from alcohol sales benefit the Birmingham Crisis Center. There will also be a costume contest and an after-party next door at Shu Shop! Can you whip up a spooky design?
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Tast of the Magic City 2018Taste of the Magic City
Thurs, Oct 25, 5pm-8pm
Cost: $35
At: Birmingham Botanical Gardens (map)

M-POWER Ministries proudly invites you to the 8th Annual Taste of the Magic City! Be prepared for an evening of great food and live music at the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens where all your senses will be delighted - sight, sound, smell taste, and touch. Grab your tickets today! Enjoy tastes from over 20 local establishments and more! Be sure to bring your appetite because there will be so much amazing food to sample!
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Magic City Classic Kick off PartyClassic Kick-Off Block Party
Thurs, Oct 25, 5-11pm
Cost: $25
At: Railroad Park (map)

Get ready for the Classic Kickoff block party and concert hosted by the Birmingham Urban League in downtown Birmingham! Support the universities and make this the place to be on Thursday night. Enjoy live entertainment beginning at 5 pm on the concert stage with local talent including Yung Vokalz and Just A Few Cats followed by Keke Wyatt and a national headliner. Event includes Alabama A&M and ASU cheerleaders leading the alumni call-outs, fashion shows, food trucks, activation booths and more!
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Spooktacular!Spooktacular
Fri, Oct 26, 6:30pm-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Vestavia Hills Library (map)

Head to the Library in the Forest for some Old-fashioned Halloween Carnival fun for the whole family! This is a great event for the kids and will include games, crafts, and fun! We always love attending events at the Vestavia Hills Library and this one is sure to be a Spooktacular affair!
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Nightmare Before HalloweenNightmare Before Halloween
Fri, Oct 26, 7pm-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hoover Public Library (map)

Every year the Hoover Library pulls out all the stops to entertain and delight kids of all ages. This year is no different with the Nightmare Before Halloween bash: A Tim Burton themed party with games, activities, food, costumed characters and much much MORE! Burton is the mind behind spooky films such as“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Beetlejuice,” and more!
Come join in for some frightening fun and wear your favorite costume!
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Grace House Pumpkin FestivalGrace House Pumpkin Festival
Sat, Oct 27, 10am-1pm
Cost: FREE for adults / $10 for kids
At: Homewood Central Park (map)

It's time for the Fifth Annual Grace House Pumpkin Festival, hosted by the Grace House Junior Board! Head over to Homewood Central Park for a day of fall fun benefiting Grace House's work with Alabama girls in foster care. Children's admission to the Festival is just $10 and adults are free! You will enjoy decorating pumpkins, bounce houses, face painting, trick-or-treating, and food vendors!
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Tricks Treats & Trails at Red Mountain ParkTricks, Treats, & Trails
Sat, Oct 27, 10am-2pm
Cost: $5
At: Red Mountain Park (map)

Experience trick-or-treating along the beautiful trails of Red Mountain Park! Twenty trick-or-treat stations, The Anatomy of Pi Food Truck, music, scavenger hunt for kids and a special visit from Spider-Man, Belle and Cinderella! Wonderful prize packs to the best costume will be awarded to both humans AND four-legged friends.
Tickets: $5/person with a family cap of $20, ages 3 and under FREE.
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FREE Dia de los Muertos at Rotary TrailFREE Dia de los Muertos Celebration!
Sat, Oct. 27, 12-8pm
Cost: FREE
AT: Rotary Trail (map)

The Dia de los Muertos hosted by Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) is the must-attend FREE pop-up outdoor cultural event of the Fall! Held outside in Birmingham's beautiful Rotary Trail in the downtown area. • Alcohol Free Event • Smoke Free Event • Small Friendly Dogs on Leash Allowed • Small Strollers Allowed • NO Picnic Baskets • NO Coolers • Free Public Event This one day festival is a FREE event that features community altars to remember our loved ones, local music scene, and latin food all with the Magic City as the backdrop. Featuring Birmingham local dance and music performances, latin food, crafters and artisans.
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Film Night at Oak Hill CemeteryFilm Night at Oak Hill Cemetery
Sat, Oct 27, 6pm-9:30pm
Cost: $5 Donation
At: Oak Hill Cemetery (map)

RESCHEDULED FROM THURSDAY
Join in for the last film of the season, and encore viewing of George Romero's 1968 cult classic, Night of the Living Dead! Suggested donation per person is $5, but feel free to be more generous, as the proceeds help Oak Hill to continue hosting films and other fun events at Birmingham's coolest cemetery. The gates will open at 5:30 and the film will begin at 6:30. If you’re brave enough, bring your blankets, snacks, beverages, and deck chairs, and come early to secure the best seating. We hope to see you there!
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Historic Home Tour 5pts. South5pts Historic Home Tour/Fall Festival
Sunday, Oct. 28, 1-5pm
Cost: $12-$23
At: Anderson Place District (map)

Join the Five Points Alliance for its inaugural Historic Home Tour and Fall Festival which will take place in the Anderson Place Historic District located in Five Points South.The Five Points Alliance is using storytelling and architecture to lead Birmingham history lovers on a journey as they gain a deeper understanding of the history in Five Points South and discover why residents have chosen this as their home for so many years. You can also enjoy the Fall Festival! The centerpiece of the Fall Festival is a live-action pumpkin carving contest featuring up to 100 carvers who will compete for prizes in categories such as "Traditional Halloween," "Birmingham Landmarks," and "Pop Culture." There will also be a Grand Prize winner for the audience favorite: the illustrious Festival Pumpkin. Winners will receive some amazing prizes!
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Homewood Witches Ride 2018Homewood Witches Ride
Sun, Oct 28, 2-7pm (Ride Starts 5:45pm)
Cost: $28
At: Homewood Central Park (map)

The Homewood Witches Ride is a fun, crazy 2-mile bike ride through the streets of Homewood. Women dress up as witches, ride their brooms (bikes) and throw candy to the little monsters (kids) along the posted route. ALL children are welcome to come out and enjoy the free candy. The ride is to celebrate the beautiful spirits of those who have battled or lost their lives to cancer. The Homewood Witches Ride donates all registration fees and sponsorships to the American Cancer Society and its efforts to find a cure for lung cancer. This is a great opportunity to grab your girlfriends and have some fun for a great cause! Even better, bring the whole family and let the dads and kids enjoy the route and free candy! The ride itself takes off at 5:45pm and you must be an 18+ female to participate! Don’t worry, guys! You can enjoy the Fall Festival that’s happening 2-5pm before the ride!
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Also Happenin’



Boo at the Zoo // Ongoing // $10 // Birmingham Zoo

Harry Potter Team Trivia Night // Thurs 10.24 // FREE // Interstellar Beer Co.

Moonlight Movies // Thurs 10.24 // FREE // Pizitz Food Hall

Montevallo Art Stalk 2018 // Sat 10.27 // FREE // Main St. Montevallo

Chalktoberfest // Sat 10.17 // FREE // The Summit Bham

Cahaba Village Fall Festival // Sat 10.27 // FREE // Mountain Brook Chamber

28th Annual Spooks & Spirits Halloween Party // Sat. 10.27 // $10 // Black Market Bar 5pts.


Future Happenin's



Fri, Nov 2 // Dia de Los Muertos (No. 16)
Sat, Nov 3 - Sun, Nov 4 // Moss Rock Festival
Sun, Nov 4 // Out of Darkness Community Walk
Sat, Dec 8 // CahaBAZAAR Holiday Market