Weekend Roundup: Oct. 3-6, 2019

Our Favorite Color is FALL!!!



October has arrived and we’ve been assured that this is LAST of the hot weather! This weekend is PACKED with incredible events to attend! Seriously, there’s so much to do! (It’s a Bama bye-week, so most of y’all probably have weddings to attend.) Check below and map out your weekend fun in advance!
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October Art CrawlOctober Art Crawl
Thurs, Oct. 3, 10am-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Pizitz (map)

Join Bham Art Crawl for yet another fantastic day filled with artists and makers. Every #firstthursday, Birmingham's most talented and hard-working individuals line the streets at The Pizitz showcasing their newest works and providing you with the opportunity to not only support local business and makers, but add some art and other handmade goods to your life! See you there!
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Greek Festival47th Greek Festival
Thurs-Sat , Oct. 3-5 , 10:30am-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church (map)

The 47th Annual Greek Festival is set for October 3rd-5th 2019 from 10:30am-10:00pm. This is one of Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural events. The festival has been an act of love from Birmingham’s Greek community to the city of Birmingham going back four generations. During our three-day Festival you will experience the Greeks’ legendary zest for life and delicious authentic Greek cuisine. In addition to the food you will enjoy Greek music, dancing, and a warm spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan. Don’t miss this FREE event that is one of our favorites!!!
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Brat Brot OktoberfestBrät Brot Oktoberfest
Thurs-Sat, Oct.3-5, Times Vary
Cost: FREE
At: Brat Brot (map)

Bring on autumn and pull out the lederhosen! Join in for this multi-day 2nd Brät Brot Oktoberfest! Come out and enjoy a FREE German-style festival featuring beer, brats, pretzels, games, contests, prizes and superb entertainment—all right here in Birmingham! There are so many activities that we can’t fit them all here! Check the link to see what’s happenin’ each day!
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Clown BarClown Bar
Now-Oct. 5, 8pm
Cost: $20
At: Theatre Downtown (map)

A noir-thriller with musical numbers revolving around the secret after-hours life of….Clowns.
Happy's junkie brother Timmy is found dead. Now Happy must return to his former life as a clown to ask a few questions. But will Happy be able to go home again without getting sucked into the seedy clown underbelly of vice and violence? “Clown Bar is a raucously good time. ” We can’t wait to see this one by Theatre Downtown!
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Southern Women's Show2019 Southern Women's Show
Fri-Sun, Oct. 4-6, Times Vary
Cost: $10
At: BJCC (map)

The Southern Women's Show is Birmingham's favorite event for women! Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more. Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests. Bring your mom, sister, and best friend and spend the day doing everything you love!
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Upswing LaunchFri-YAY! Upswing Official Launch!
Fri, Oct. 4, 7am-7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Upswing (map)

Mark your calendar for a day full of YAY at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 19th Street! It's time for the official launch of Upswing!!! Starting at 7 a.m., the first 50 Domestique Coffee Outpost customers get a FREE Hero Doughnut with purchase of coffee, tea or kombucha. From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., get $5 handcrafted hot dogs from The Noble Dog and enjoy a special drum performance by John Scalici of B'ham's Community Drum Circle. End the day with a toast to Upswing and Birmingham's yaysayers starting at 4pm!
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Barber VintageBarber Vintage
Fri-Sun, Oct. 4-6, Times Vary
Cost: $30+
At: Barber Motor Speedway (map)

Awesome. Amazing. One of the best weekends of the year. That's how fans describe the annual Barber Vintage Festival. It's three days of electric crowds, eccentric finds and electric races. From the swap meet to Ace Corner, from the AMSOIL Fan Zone to the Royal Enfield Block Party, it's heaven on earth for the motorcycle enthusiast. This is a must for motorcycle enthusiasts and a great time for the entire family! Check the link for daily and weekend pass pricing.
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Art After 5 Witching HourArt After 5: Witching Hour
Fri, Oct. 4, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Bham Museum of Art (map)

Halloween is near, and it’s the witching hour at the BMA, so come check out what they’ve got brewing! Join the incredible BMA staff for a night of ghoulish delight honoring your favorite witches from pop-culture (and their collection)! Check out a screening of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus; give your witchy best in a witch-themed costume contest; and get in on some crafty spell-casting and tasty specialty cocktails! Plus, Forecast Salon will show off some frighteningly fantastic hair inspired by the lovely locks of Hocus Pocus. See you there!
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ARTasting OctoberARTasting: Halloween Spirits
Fri, Oct. 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $15/FREE for JPats
At: AEIVA (map)

Join the UAB Visual and Performing Arts JPats for the first ARTasting of the season. Explore the best in art, food, music, and drink while getting into the Halloween spirit at the Gallery across the street! Costumes encouraged, but not required. Enjoy a screening of a spooky film, pumpkin decorating, and some creepy cocktails!
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Spirits, Cars, and CigarsSpirits, Cars, & Cigars
Fri, Oct. 4, 7-10pm
Cost: $49 (Fundraiser for Vulcan)
At: Vulcan Park & Museum (map)

This is the one night you can enjoy a cigar at Vulcan Park! Come admire classic cars while enjoying spirits, cigars, and live music! Hosted at the historic Vulcan Park and Museum, scenic views and jazz tunes set the mood for an evening to remember. Tickets includes admission, mini cocktails from Clyde Mays, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, and Don Julio, classic car show a, cigar from Cigars & More, music from Goodfellas Jazz, and access to Terminal Station: Birmingham's Great Temple of Travel exhibit. Various local vendors will be on site including food trucks with food available for purchase.
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Bluff Park Art ShowBluff Park Art Show
Sat, Oct. 5, 9am-6:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Bluff Park (map)

The Bluff Park Art Show is held annually on the first Saturday of October. This FREE show has grown from 65 to more than 150 artists and attracts more than 10,000 people each year. Proceeds from the show will go toward improving the arts in the greater Birmingham area. Artists display their work from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at the park at Shades Cliff - (517 Cloudland Drive in Hoover, Ala.) Shop for that special item for yourself or get a start on your Christmas shopping. In addition to art, food vendors are scattered throughout the park and music will fill the air. Enjoy the talents and sounds of Ashley Vourlotis and John Canada.
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Bark in the ParkBark in the Park
Sat, Oct. 5, 9am-2pm
Cost: FREE
At: Veterans Park Alabaster (map)

This FREE, family-friendly event will feature adoption booths where you can find adorable pups looking for new homes, vendor booths where you can find the coolest products, and educational booths where you can learn the latest, greatest techniques. They will also have other activities where your two-legged and four-legged friends are sure to have TONS OF FUN!
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Taste of LouisianaTaste of Louisiana Food Festival
Sat, Oct. 5, 11am-2pm
Cost: $15
At: Hoover Met (map)

Head to the Hoover Met to enjoy a taste of Louisiana right here in Birmingham! There will be plenty of cajun food to enjoy along with live music! There will also be drinks for the 21+ crowd. If you love delicious food like gumbo, bread pudding, and jambalaya, you won’t want to miss this!
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Oktoberfest District Brewing Co.Oktoberfest
Sat, Oct. 5, 12-7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Bham District Brewing Co. (map)

Birmingham District's first Oktoberfest will be here Saturday! It will be a full day of activities including beer releases, limited edition mugs, German food, stein hoist, hammerschlagen, lederhosen competition, and MORE!! This is a great location to hangout with friends and celebrate some German culture!
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Oktoberfest BirminghamBirmingham Oktoberfest
Sat, Oct. 5, 12-7pm
Cost: $23-$52
At: Railroad Park (map)

Put on your lederhosen and join in Birmingham's biggest German-themed party, Birmingham Oktoberfest 2019! On Saturday, enjoy a variety of deliciously cold beers, German food, live music, and Oktoberfest-themed games and activities at Railroad Park General Admission Tickets Include: Souvenir 22oz Plastic Beer Stein, and (1) complimentary beer! Bier Lover's Tickets Include: Souvenir 22oz Plastic Beer Stein, (4) complimentary beers, commemorative Oktoberfest Sunglasses!
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Oak Hill Cemetery Film SeriesOak Hill Film Series
Sat, Oct. 5, 6-10pm
Cost: $7
At: Oak Hill Cemetery (map)

Head to historic Oak Hill Cemetery to enjoy what might just be the “best worst” film of all time, Plan 9 from Outerspace! Bring you chairs and blankets. Are you brave enough to watch a film in a cemetery?! Feel free to bring your own snacks and picnic baskets! Space is limited and we hear that people are DYING to attend! (sorry!) Don’t wait to get your tickets!
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Mom's Homecoming DanceMom’s Homecoming Dance
Sat, Oct. 5, 8-2pm
Cost: FREE
At: Mom’s Basement (map)

October is almost here! Along with Halloween and the cool fall air, it's Homecoming time! Grab a date or come alone to Mom's Homecoming Dance. DJ Bradford will be supplying the tunes and Wes Frazer will be shooting homecoming photos. There will be FREE PIZZA and they will also have a delicious homecoming punch in the frozen drink machine! Revisit some high school magic at Mom’s!
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Punk Rock Flea MarketPunk Rock Flea Market
Sun, Oct. 6, 12-4pm
Cost: FREE
At: Cahaba Brewing (map)

Head to Cahaba Brewing for the annual Birmingham Punk Rock Flea Market! There will be OVER 60 vendors participating this year from all over the southeast. Expect unique vintage, music, oddities, art, collectors items, zines and more. Dogs are welcome!
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Cahaba River Fry-DownCahaba River Fry-Down
Sun, Oct. 6, 12-4pm
Cost: $20
At: Railroad Park (map)

Each year the Cahaba River Society hosts a catfish cook-off and festival that's not only good for the planet, but also the palate! This event has become another staple in Birmingham's dynamic food scene! The Fry-Down is the Cahaba River Society's largest fundraiser, allowing Cahaba River Society to continue its work to restore and protect the Cahaba. This event features fun for all ages with a carnival-like atmosphere, live music, amazing food, a climbing wall, hula-hoopers, face-painters, educational games, wildlife demonstrations, a beer garden and more! We’ll be there judging food!
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Hop City 7th BdayHop City Lucky 7 Anniversary
Sun, Oct. 6, 12-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hop City Bham (map)

It's almost time to celebrate Hop City’s 7th year in Birmingham! More great craft beer. More fantastic wine. Awesome music and food trucks. And their much anticipated annual silent auction to raise funds for Coosa Riverkeeper that includes plenty of beer and wine related items you'll rarely get a chance to obtain! Add yourself and invite your friends to this event so you'll get all the updates on the food trucks, music, and fun! Plus, we might give you a sneak peek of the draft list before the event, too! It’s FREE to attend!!!
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Mac & Cheese FestMac & Cheese Festival
Sun, Oct. 6, 1-4pm
Cost: $15+
At: Brookwood Village (map)

Come out to the 3rd Annual Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival! Get ready to taste a multitude of mac n' cheese dishes from your favorite Birmingham chefs. This year the Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival returns to Brookwood Village, but will have a much bigger footprint in Macy's Upper Parking Lot. Admission includes mac n' cheese from every vendor, live music, free activities for children, and an interactive local celebrity tasting panel. Pets are welcome! They will have water and soda available to purchase, along with beer, wine and cocktails.
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Vulcan Aftertunes KingfishVulcan AfterTunes feat. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Sun, Oct. 6, 1:30-5:30pm
Cost: $15
At: Vulcan Park & Museum (map)

Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to announce the final installment to the 15th Annual Vulcan AfterTunes fall concert series. Closing out this year’s series will be Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram , a popular blues artist from the Mississippi Delta with blistering guitar skills and soulful vocals. NPR Music describes Kingfish as “A rising blues prodigy…A torchbearer.” Opening up for kingfish will be homegrown Eric Essix, a Birmingham-based contemporary jazz guitarist. Don’t miss this incredible afternoon concert!
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