Weekend Roundup: Sept.26-29, 2019

Happy Fall, Y’all!



Dust off your lederhosen because there are a couple of fantastic Oktoberfest events this weekend! It’s also a weekend packed with culture thanks to Fiesta Bham and the Multicultural Street Fair. Check out the details below for these and some great Fall themed events!
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Five Loaves Back to your RootsBack to Your Roots
Thurs, Sept. 26, 6-9pm
Cost: $65
At: Roots & Revelry (map)

There's no better place to share stories than at the dinner table. Join Chef Brandon Cain and the Roots+Revelry team as Five Loaves celebrates life's journey while enjoying delectable dishes that tell their own tales. Hear from a talented team of high school students who are using food to tell their stories and those of their communities. Tickets allow full access to cocktail hour with hor d'oeuvres and a signature drink, a multi-course meal, and accompanying wine pairings.
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LastThursday Open MicLastThursday Open Mic
Thurs, Sept. 26, 6-8:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Revelator (map)

LastThursday at Revelator series continues with another open mic hosted by the great Thed Weller! This event will feature clothing by Element and Vibe, along with art by King Tall T, Marquis Tucker, & New Established Art. As always, this is a free event open to anyone who wants to share their voice or appreciate the talents of others.
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Indian Classical MusicIndian Classical Music
Thurs, Sept. 26, 6:30-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Birmingham Museum of Art (map)

Enjoy some world class musicians at Birmingham Museum of Art. This is FREE and open to the public. Be sure to invite your family, friends, and colleagues. These three musicians are at the top of their game!! You’ll never hear anything like Jesse Bannister playing Indian Classical Music on sax! Save the Date for this rare confluence of talent in one concert.
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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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Homestead HollowHomestead Hollow 2019
Fri (9am)-Sun (5pm), Sept. 27-29
Cost: $8 adults/ $4 kids 3-12yrs.
At: Homestead Hollow (map)

Homestead Hollow is one of our states BEST fall festival events. Head just up the road to Springville and enjoy this arts and crafts extravaganza! The festival features woodworking, quilting, whiskey making and more! Kids can enjoy face painting and there will be a variety of live music throughout the weekend. Be sure to grab some crowd favorite foods like ribbon fries, candied apples, and funnel cakes while you’re there!
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Sidewalk Cinema Grand OpeningSidewalk Film Cinema Grand Opening Weekend!
Fri-Sun, Sept. 27-29
Cost: $13 per film
At: Sidewalk Cinema (map)

It’s the official Grand Opening of the Sidewalk Cinema beneath the Pizitz Food Hall! There will be screenings of various films throughout the weekend. They will also be announcing upcoming films and special events like themed viewing parties! This is a great chance to check out this gorgeous theatre, including the BRIGHT red bathrooms! Sidewalk Cinema is a 501c3, so tickets and concessions benefit Sidewalk Film Festival!
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AirWave AtumnalAtumnal AirWave Riverkeeper Benefit
Fri, Sept. 27, 4-11pm
Cost: $10
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

AirWave returns for the Fall edition of Birmingham's favorite clean water festival! Head to Avondale and enjoy an evening of live music from multiple artists. Food trucks will be on site so you’ll have some great food options. This event supports the Black Warrior, Cahaba, and Coosa RIVERKEEPERS!
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Black Out Opening PartyBlackout Opening Party
Fri, Sept. 27, 7-9pm
Cost: $25/FREE for members
At: Birmingham Museum of Art (map)

Join BMA for an exclusive first look at "Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now," an exhibition that explores the previously unstudied art form of the silhouette by investigating its deep historical roots and considering its forceful presence today. Black Out presents historic silhouettes from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and other institutions. Enjoy delicious light bites and cocktails, music, and interactive programming inspired by the art of the silhouette.
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Whistle Stop FestivalWhistle Stop Festival
Sat, Sept. 28, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Shops at Grand River (map)

The City of Leeds once again is bringing us the Whistle Stop Festival! Enjoy live music from Taylor Hunnicutt, Frank Jordan & Tommy Darnall, The SBGs, and more. As always, there will be plenty of food trucks on site to choose from. Bring the whole family and join in the fun!
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BacktoberfestBacktoberfest
Sat, Sept. 28, 11am-11pm
Cost: FREE
At: Back Forty Beer Co. (map)

Enjoy the German themed music, food, games, and the release of Back Forty's Octoberfest Beer. Costumes are highly encouraged so bust out your lederhosen! All ages are welcome! You’ll be able to enjoy contests like a Stein Hold and a Keg Toss! The best part is that you can dine on a special German Menu and drink the Back Forty seasonal beer!
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Fiesta BhamFiesta Bham 2019
Sat, Sept. 28, 12-8pm
Cost: $10
At: Linn Park (map)

Fiesta Bham returns to Linn Park! Experience the best of Hispanic culture as you journey through 20 represented countries! Encounter the best of Latin American art, music, food, and dance! We always have such a hard time deciding which vendor to purchase food from! This is a fantastic family friendly event, so don’t miss out!
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Oktoberfest GamesOktoberfest at the Rail
Sat, Sept. 28, 1-11pm
Cost: FREE
At: Rails & Ales (map)

Celebrate October at Rails & Ales with the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Games! Enjoy German style food from Chubbfather's. Stephen Wheeler will be performing live from 7-11 p.m. It’s going to be a fantastic time for all!
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AL Multicultural Street FairAlabama Multicultural Street Fair
Sun, Sept. 29, 12-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Pizitz (map)

This is another great event happenin’ at the Pizitz this weekend! This family friendly one day event will feature 30+ art vendors, international foods inside The Pizitz Food Hall! The Alabama Multicultural Street Fair is a community event where arts, music, dance, and food are set in a street fair market with downtown Birmingham as the backdrop to showcase local talent and artistry. With several nationalities represented in the Birmingham Metro area coming together at the AMSF, this event showcases international communities from around the world! And it’s FREE!
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Vulcan AftertunesVulcan Aftertunes feat. Griffin House
Sun, Sept. 29, 2-6pm
Cost: $15
At: Vulcan Park & Museum (map)

Join in for the 2nd of 3 Vulcan Aftertunes concerts! This weekend features alternative/rock singer and songwriter, Griffin House as well as Taylor Hunnicutt. Bring your blankets and chairs so that you can relax and enjoy an incredible concert set to the backdrop of the Birmingham skyline. Tickets start and just $15 and the gates open at 2pm so you can get a good spot before the music starts at 3pm.
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Symphony3022nd Symphony30 Picnic
Sun, Sept.29, 4-6pm
Cost: $25+
At: Bham Botanical Gardens (map)

This year marks the 22nd Annual Symphony30 Picnic, benefiting the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Join ASO at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for one of Birmingham's favorite fall family events! Musicians from the ASO will play a selection of music that the whole family is guaranteed to love. There is even a 'kidzone' for your kids to enjoy crafts and other fun activities while enjoying the concert. Food is provided by Jim N Nick's and all proceeds go to supporting the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's outreach missions in Birmingham communities.
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