Let’s Kick off Football Season Right this Labor Day Weekend!

Can you believe it is already Football Season?! There are plenty of tailgate parties to attend this Labor Day Weekend along with some other fantastic events that will ensure your weekend is filled with fun! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)** ___

UAB Blazer FootballUAB v. Savannah State Football
Thurs, Aug 30, 3pm-10pm
Cost: $13+
At: Legion Field (map)

UAB Football kicks off the 2018 season against Savannah State. Join in for the first tailgate of the 2018 football season. The festivities start at 3pm with the Food Truck Rally! The ten featured food trucks and craft beer tent will be located by Blazer Village on the west side of Legion Field. Game time is set for 7:00 pm against Savannah State! Swing by Alumni Corner in Blazer Village for green & gold shakers, game day buttons, Blaze tattoos, NAS member giveaways and more!
Food is FREE to NAS members while available (please plan to show your game ticket to enter the buffet lines). After the tailgate head to the game to cheer the Blazers on to victory!
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Taco Tailgate PartyTaco Tailgate Party
Thurs, Aug 30, 6pm-8pm
Cost: $25
At: Pablo’s (map)

Help kick off Football Season and raise funds to benefit The Arc of Shelby County! Enjoy a taco bar, drinks, and raffle prizes! Tickets are just $25 per person/$40 per couple. Be sure to wear your favorite team colors!
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Cornhole ShootoutTrim Tab Cornhole Shootout
Thurs, Aug 30, 6-9pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: TrimTab (map)

Come out to TrimTab Brewery and compete in one of the famous Ryval Cornhole Shootouts. They will be giving out $100 CASH and a TrimTab Hat to the winner of the night’s event. Don't miss out!
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The Loft ShowLoft Show
Fri, Aug 31, 7pm
Cost: $7
At: MAKEbhm (map)

Head to MAKEbhm for this month’s LOFT Show and enjoy art by Anne Marie Lovell and music by Carver Commodore, Chico, Chris Moyse, and Nick Nace! This is a great way to discover some talented local artists!
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Fresh Ground Comics**Fresh Ground Comics Friday, Aug 31, 8pm Cost: $5 At: Urban Standard ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Urban+Standard/@33.517963,-86.8036247,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbd77906029:0x9876dd29e5a94931!8m2!3d33.517963!4d-86.801436))** Fresh Ground Comics is the longest running showcase for local stand up comedy in Birmingham! Come for the great comedy, coffee, beer, wine and the best damn cupcakes in town! ONLY $5 at the door! This makes for a great date night in Birmingham! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2151157411793884/)**

Storytime at RuffnerStorytime on the Mountain
Sat, Sept 1, 10am
Cost: FREE
At: Ruffner Mountain (map)

Nature inspires creativity. Head to the Nature Center and listen to stories read by longtime Ruffner volunteer, Ms. Jerri. You can then make a fun craft to take home! Free, no registration required.
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Bham Fencing Club**Free Fencing Sat, Sept 1, 10am-11am Cost: FREE At: Birmingham Fencing Club ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Fencing+Club/@33.4020785,-86.8071449,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888918eb7cf96a7d:0x7aa052d07f84b5fc!8m2!3d33.4020785!4d-86.8049562))** Have you ever wanted to watch or try out fencing?! This is your chance to experience this fun sport! Come out to learn some of the basics of fencing and see why this olympic sport is so exciting! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.fencingclub.org/classes/#free-fencing-image)**
TICA Cat Show**TICA Annual International Cat Show Sat, Sept 1 & Sun, Sept 2, 10am-4pm Cost: $8 *CASH* At: BJCC ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/BJCC/@33.5239475,-86.8149388,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd8380769b1:0xa6b2596d5bbff52f!8m2!3d33.5239475!4d-86.8127501))** If you are a cat person this is the place to be! This Saturday and Sunday the BJCC will be filled with cute cats! There will be multiple vendors selling cat accessories that your furry friends are sure to love! There are several Educational sessions & agility competitions that are littered throughout the schedule. We are sure that some of our friends from Magic City Kitties will be there! It’s a puuurrfect way to spend an afternoon! **[Click here for more info.](http://www.tica2018.com/)**
Labor Day Picnic**Annual Labor Day Picnic Sat, Sept 1, 12pm-6pm Cost: FREE At: Avondale Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Park/@33.5217307,-86.7745568,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5aa6e2ea43:0x58931fc3f0734b33!8m2!3d33.5217307!4d-86.7723681))** This is a Caribbean style potluck picnic. Feel free to bring food for your family and enough to share with folks who stop by to chat! Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization will be supplying hotdogs and hamburgers, along with perks for anyone who joins the organization that day. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the board members and learn more about the organization! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1792632570772285/)**

Labor Day Brunch CrawlLabor Day Brunch Crawl
Sat, Sept 1, 12pm-5pm
Cost: $15
At: Lakeview Area (map)

Grab your friends for brunch bites, drink specials, and the biggest day party on Labor Day. Ticket Includes: A signature bar crawl cup, a "welcome" drink at registration, a map of all the best food and drink specials in Lakeview, & food and drink specials at numerous bars in the Lakeview District!
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ipush foodie festivaliPush Foodie & Music Festival (21+)
Sun, Sept 2
Cost: $10/$35 VIP
At: 321 19th St. Ensley (map)

Got a craving for authentic culinary cuisine? This is the event for you! The iPUSH Foodie & Music Festival will present a wide variety of Food Vendors and Food Trucks, making sure to appease your delicacy dreams! From southern inspired Mississippi, down-home soul-food, to Caribbean and African dishes, and the rich, velvety desserts of K&J Elegant Pastries; #iPUSHFOODIE guarantees no sweet-tooth or intense craving will go unchecked.!
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Railroad Park Cooking ClassGet Healthy on the Railroad Cooking Class
Sun, Sept 2, 3:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Railroad Park (map)

Jones Valley Farm will be demonstrating fresh, simple recipes you can easily replicate at home, as well as sharing healthy eating tips. The first 100 registered participants receive a FREE bag of produce from Piggly Wiggly Clairmont Avenue. Registration will open 30 minutes prior to class.
Class will take place at the 17th St. Plaza at Railroad Park.
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