Weekend Roundup: Oct. 31-Nov.3, 2019

It’s time to celebrate Dia de los Muertos!



Happy Halloween, everyone! We can’t believe October has come and gone! As we enter into November there are plenty of events to attend! We jump straight from Halloween to Dia de los Muertos and Moss Rock Festival! Check below for details on these and other great events!
#RUhappenin


Christmas VillageChristmas Village
Thurs-Sun, Oct.31-Nov.3
Cost: $12+
At: BJCC (map)

We know, we know, it’s Halloween, BUT it’s also the first weekend in November, so that means Christmas Village!!! Held annually at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Christmas Village Festival is a long running Alabama tradition. Mothers and daughters, sisters, and friends begin their holiday shopping by meeting in Birmingham this weekend to enjoy an amazing variety of gift ideas - all under one roof. While some shoppers make a day of it, others have decided that one day is just not enough time to take in the unique sampling of arts, crafts, gifts and food. There’s no better way to kick off your holiday shopping season!
Click here for more info.



Harvest FestivalCity of Bham Harvest Festival
Thurs, Oct.31, 5:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Boutwell Auditorium (map)

Due to potential rain the event has been moved to Boutwell. Get the kids dressed up and head downtown for a festival of family fun! The kids can enjoy games, rides, a movie and more! This will be the perfect place to bring to have some Halloween fun!
Click here for more info.


Highland HalloweenHighland Halloween: Adult Trick or Treat
Thurs, Oct. 31, 6-10pm
Cost: $10
At: Highland Ave. (map)

This is for all of you adults who, like us, are kids at heart! Head to Highland Ave. for some adult trick-or-treating! The night includes drink specials, pop up shops, porch parties, and more. Put on your costume and prepare to have a blast trick-or-treating up Highland Ave. We had so much fun at this event last year and the participating businesses go all out! You never know what surprises are around the next turn.
Click here for more info.


Rails & AlesRails & Ales Weekend Events
Thurs-Sun, Oct.31-Nov.3
Cost: Free to attend
At: Rails & Ales (map)

Rails & Ales has an entire weekend PACKED full of events! They are hosting a Halloween Trivia Night and Costume contest on Thursday, Karaoke on Friday, a Shrimp Boil with live music on Saturday, and a Cornhole Tournament to round out the weekend on Sunday! Check their Facebook page for all the details about each event. They are keeping the party alive all weekend long!
Click here for more info.


Harry Potter TriviaHarry Potter Trivia Night
Thurs, Oct. 31, 7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Bham District Brewing (map)

It's time to celebrate your favorite witches, wizards, muggles, and all other magical creatures! This HALLOWEEN, Harry Potter Live Trivia apparates to Birmingham District Brewing Co.! They'll be covering everything from Harry to Hagrid, Firebolts to Fawkes, Goblins to Goblets, and much, much more! Get your wands at the ready! Dress as your favorite character! Prizes to the best costume and the best pet costume!!
Click here for more info.


Super BOOS Bash at LumbarHalloween Superhero BOOS Bash
Thurs, Oct. 31, 8pm-12am
Cost: FREE
At: Lumbar (map)

Lumbar is rolling out the lab coats, dry ice, black lights, and creepy concoctions to create a haunted laboratory like you've never seen before. They're staying up late to party on Thursday from 8pm to midnight with food, brews, & boos, DJ Ides of March Will Bryant mixing, and cocktails so good you'll scream. Join them if you dare.
Click here for more info.



Nightmare on 22nd StreetA Nightmare on 22nd Street
Thurs, Oct. 31, 8pm-12am
Cost: $10 (under 21)/$5 (21+)
At: Iron City (map)

Head to Iron City on Halloween Night for the ULTIMATE Halloween Party! Dress up and enter into the Costume Contest for fun prizes! DJ Mark AD will be keeping the music going all night long. Best of all, there will be ADULT Trick-or-Treating! Be prepared to have a scary good time!
Click here for more info.


Cranksgiving Food DriveCranksgiving Food Drive
Nov. 1st-17th, 10am-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: Redemptive Cycles (map)

Help Redemptive Cycles stock the Grace Klein Community Pantry just in time for Thanksgiving! In conjunction with their amazing Cranksgiving EnduroCat event on November 17th, they will be hosting a non-perishable food food drive November 1st through the 17th.. Look for the Christmas wrapped box near the register at Redemptive Cycles to donate. ANY non-perishable items are welcome, but you can check their Facebook page to see specific needs. This is a great way to help others!
Click here for more info.


Art After 5:Big LebowskiArt After 5: Big Lebowski
Fri, Nov. 1, 5:30-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Bham Museum of Art (map)

Ok all you Dudes and Duderinos, it’s time to put on your comfy robe and head to BMA for a Big Lebowski themed Art After 5! As always, the event is free, but the fun is priceless. We will be hosting trivia based on the film and there will be plenty of activities to keep you engaged. There’s a good chance that there will be some White Russians available for the 21+ crowd. We will see you there!
Click here for more info.


Samhain Festival2nd Annual Samhain Festival
Fri, Nov. 1, 8pm
Cost: $5
At: Brennan’s Irish Pub (map)

Head to Brennan’s and help remember those who have gone before us. They are honoring the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain with music from The Flanks, fire performers, and dancing. There will also be local artists and vendors of many varieties selling their wares. This is an all-ages event, $5 at the door. This will be a celebration that you do not want to miss! Guests are encouraged to bring a small token to place here in remembrance of loved ones who have passed on.
Click here for more info.


Slavik/Russian Food Festival37th Annual Slavic/Russian Food Festival
Sat-Sun, Nov. 2-3, 10am-4pm/-12-5pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (map)

We love our cultural food festivals! This weekend is the 37th Annual St. Nicholas Slavic/Russian Food Festival at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church! Join in for plenty of tasty food. There will also be music and some lively dancing! You’ll be able to try traditional recipes and purchase crafts and fun souvenirs! This event is fun for all ages!
Click here for more info.


The PatchThe PATCH
Sat-Sun, Nov. 2-3, 10am-6pm
Cost: $10
At: Helena Hollow (map)

It’s your final chance to enjoy The PATCH in Helena Hollow! This is a great Fall festival for the whole family to enjoy. They have a petting zoo, swings, a slide, a mechanical bull, face painting, and much more! On your way out you can pick up a pumpkin for your porch for just $2! If you haven’t had a chance to check it out we definitely recommend that you do!
Click here for more info.


Moss Rock FestivalMoss Rock Festival
Sat-Sun, Nov. 2-3,
Cost: $10 daily/$15 weekend pass
At: Moss Rock Preserve (map)

Head to Moss Rock for the 14th year of this eco-friendly festival! It will be packed full of vendors and local artists. There will be food trucks on site and live music to enjoy! It’s such a great way to spend a relaxing weekend. If you are more into the “liquid crafts” you can buy a pass for the Beer Garden that includes a lot of limited release brews! This is one of our “don’t miss” festivals!
Click here for more info.


Bankston BashBankston Bash
Sat, Nov. 2, 2-7pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Good People Brewing (map)

This is an event celebrating the life of David F. Bankston and things he loved. Football all day, corn hole tournament, cold beer, prizes, games and grub! Whether you were lucky enough to know DFB or you just enjoy some of his favorite things - consider this an opportunity to give back to autism families in AL and help his legacy live on.
Click here for more info.


Dia de los MuertosDia de los Muertos
Sat, Nov. 2, 5-11pm
Cost: $10
At: Pepper Place (map)

Rated one of the Top 10 Dia de los Muertos festivals in America! Head over to Pepper Place to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have passed on, but are not forgotten. There will be so many colorful lights and alters as well as delicious food and drink. Don’t miss the Roll Call as the names of loved ones are read aloud followed by a parade to honor them. We can’t begin to explain how incredible this event is!
Click here for more info.


Walk to End EpilepsyWalk to End Epilepsy
Sat, Nov. 2, 10am-1pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Railroad Park (map)

The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama is hosting this amazing event to raise funds to help assist those who struggle with seizures. It’s FREE to attend, but bring some cash to purchase some fun purple items. Babe Ruff will be in attendance and there will be face painting for the kids! Come be a part of this great cause!
Click here for more info.


Out of Darkness WalkOut of Darkness Walk
Sun, Nov. 3, 1-4pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Veterans Park Hoover (map)

Many people, like us, have had to deal with the enormous impact of suicide. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walk, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025. Head over to Veterans Park and help raise awareness for suicide prevention.
Click here for more info.


Fall Food Truck FestivalTaste of Fall Food Truck Festival
Sun, Nov. 3, 1-5pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Debardeleben Park (map)

Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Taste of Fall Food Truck Festival returns to DeBardeleben Park. Organized by Lavish PR and Marketing in conjunction with the City of Bessemer. There is no cost to attend the festivities and you decide which of the amazing food trucks you’ll purchase food from!
Click here for more info.


$5 Bag Sale Homewood Library$5 Bag Sale at Homewood Library
Sun, Nov. 3, 2-4:30pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Homewood Library (map)

Load up on literature this weekend! Fill a grocery bag with books, movies, and other items for only $5 per bag! Bags provided by the Friends of the Homewood Public Library. The event takes place on the lower level of Homewood Library. To donate books, or for more information, you can contact the Friends Bookstore at (205) 332-6651.
Click here for more info.