Weekend Roundup: Dec. 7-10
It’s Christmas Time in the City and Birmingham has Plenty of Events to Attend!
The Holiday Events keep on coming! We hear that there will be a flurry of activity (and possibly SNOW?!) this weekend! There will be more Christmas Markets, Musical Events, and Films! Check out the details below! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
**2nd Annual Gifts of Art Thurs, Dec. 7, 10am-7pm Cost: FREE At: Aldridge Gardens ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Aldridge+Gardensemail@example.com,-86.7942705,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888922700cec602d:0x3844dfb7f88cb0d3!8m2!3d33.3872249!4d-86.7920818))** A dozen hand-selected Alabama artists will have original art work available for purchase at the Second Annual "Gifts of Art" on December 7th. This event will run most of the day, so come by at your convenience -- during your morning errands, your lunch break, or into the afternoon and evening. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/128624864510746/)**
**Bham Art Crawl Thurs, Dec. 7, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: The Pizitz ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Pizitz+Food+Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8101677,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.514158!4d-86.807979))** Join the Art Crawl every first Thursday in downtown Birmingham! Don't miss the December 7, 2017 edition with local artists and artisans exhibiting and selling works outside of The Pizitz from 5-9pm, rain or shine! Stroll the streets of BHM and discover the amazing talent of local artists! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/149381489013288/)**
Holiday Open House & Market
Thurs, Dec. 7, 6pm
At: MAKEbhm (map)
It's time again for MAKEbhm's Holiday Open House + Makers Market! This Open House is the best chance to look behind the scenes at Birmingham’s most dynamic workplace, and the holiday edition is your best opportunity to purchase the work that the makers produce every day in the MAKEbhm studios. If you need to buy a gift for the holidays (or any winter birthdays, anniversaries, or special occasions), come see the makers at MAKEbhm! Oh, and Eugene’s Hot Chicken will be onsite to warm things up!
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**A Christmas Carol Thurs, Dec. 7, 6:30pm Cost: FREE At: Emmet O’Neal Library ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Emmet+O'Neal+Public+Libraryemail@example.com,-86.7587661,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a114b20d7c5:0x1ef8c84354973d69!8m2!3d33.5012941!4d-86.7565774))** Join the library for a live reading of Charles Dickens' beloved story "A Christmas Carol." Your favorite neighborhood librarians, shop owners, and friends will appear as characters in the story. The reading should last approximately one hour. Live music will accompany the reading. Doors open for cookies, cider, and hot chocolate at 6:30 before the performance at 7:00. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1517380141676416/)**
WBHM: ‘Tis the Season
Thurs & Fri, Dec. 7-8, 7-9pm
At: ASFA (map)
Get in the spirit at this family-friendly concert. Featuring ASFA's Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Choir and Concerto delle Donne with lots of not to be missed moments. The Jazz Combo is performing an original song by 11th grader Jeremy Duke featuring 3 student vocalists, Jaeden Henderson, Charity Seltzer and Diamond Sparks. There's an audience sing-along to a collection of Christmas songs led by Dr. Robert Janssen's Jazz Ensemble. Then the orchestra joins in the fun playing to a narration of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," by Brad Hill, Director of Curriculum & Instruction.
And if that isn't enough holiday cheer, we also got word that Santa will be joining the show this year!
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**Holiday Wine & Chocolate Tasting Fri, Dec. 8, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Hop City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hop+City+Beer+%26+Wine+Birminghamfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7916502,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb102b46575:0x39ecc7af01618117!8m2!3d33.5167405!4d-86.7894615))** Join Hop City for a holiday chocolate and wine pairing, featuring local chocolatier Match Chocolate! Sample a stellar line up of wines and chocolates perfect for a holiday gift, or to enjoy yourself! Match Chocolates will be available for sale during this event! (We met the owner of Match Chocolate at Woodlawn Street Market and her chocolate is out of this world!) **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/895364893971706/)**
**Christmas Candlelight Tour Fri&Sat, Dec. 8-9, 6pm Cost: $6 At: Tannehill State Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tannehill+Ironworks+Historical+State+Parkemail@example.com,-87.0712636,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8888c537e5e77d53:0xabf4667d63cdc0d2!8m2!3d33.2449748!4d-87.0690749))** Step back in time along candlelit walkways to celebrate Christmas and enjoy the traditions of yesteryear. The Christmas Candlelight Tour will feature living history demonstrations, the Unreconstructed String Band, and cookies with Santa Claus. Rental cabins will be open for visitors to see, craft cabins will be open, and there will be a holiday market in the Iron and Steel Museum. Everyone is welcome! No advance tickets are required. The Christmas Candlelight Tour and Open House will be a self-guided walk through the park and the holiday traditions of long ago. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/289471188231139/)**
**Polar Express/Elf Double Feature Fri, Dec. 8, 7pm Cost: $4 per carload At: Coyote Drive-in ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Coyote+Drive+In+Theater+And+Canteenfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.6008249,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888912bf33da73dd:0x444a71f214f46609!8m2!3d33.5510622!4d-86.5986362))** “Smiling’s my favorite!” There will be plenty of smiles at when you get to see The Polar Express followed by Elf! Two modern classics for just $4 per car! Pile the kids in the car and head over to catch this festive double feature! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/130604817637418/)**
**Star Wars Night Fri, Dec. 8, 8pm Cost: FREE At: Black Market Bar 5pts. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Market+Bar+and+Grillemail@example.com,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** Can’t wait for “The Last Jedi” to get here? Come hang out with BMB 5pts one week before The Last Jedi premieres for a night of nothing but Star Wars! They’ll be doing specials, trivia hosted by the Star Wars super fan Andy Reid (prizes will include tickets to see The Last Jedi!), a costume contest, and a dance party! *This IS the Star Wars event you’re looking for…* **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/137909650304710/)**
**I AM Greatness Invasion Fri, Dec. 8, 8pm Cost: FREE At: Interstellar Ginger Beer ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Interstellar+Ginger+Beer+and+Exploration+Co./@33.1876875,-86.7840527,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892fa76109c043:0x58fb42bdf82b2286!8m2!3d33.187683!4d-86.781864))** I Am Greatness Youth Inc (IAG) is partnering up with Interstellar for a night of original Hip Hop, Rap, and R&B. This organization mentors youth in creative ways; through service and also through music. They will have current youth members and recent graduates of the program perform their original music. Don't miss this show. MeCo will release his song "Interstellar Level", a history of past and current struggles and successes the brewery has faced. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/559645737714440/)**
**Pepper Place Market Sat, Dec. 9, 7am Cost: FREE At: Pepper Place ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Market+at+Pepper+Placefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7930973,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb096ce12bf:0x9b5cfb602b5045c9!8m2!3d33.5164023!4d-86.7909086))** This Saturday will be the LAST MARKET of 2017, and we're excited to announce the addition of the first ever Indoor Holiday Market at Pepper Place! ?? The vendors will be located on 29th Street and in the big parking lot like usual, and the Indoor Holiday Market will be held inside Cantina Tortilla Grill, right next to Red Cat. ?? The Indoor Holiday Market will feature 20 additional top makers from around Alabama! Stone Hollow Farmstead will bring their baby goats for petting and there'll be hot cider inside, too! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/386672758431341/)**
**El Gordo Day 2017! Sat, Dec. 9, 9am Cost: FREE to attend At: Good People ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Market+at+Pepper+Placeemail@example.com,-86.7930973,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb096ce12bf:0x9b5cfb602b5045c9!8m2!3d33.5164023!4d-86.7909086))** Dia Del Gordo is back for a rematch! Festivities will take place on Saturday, December 9th at Good People Brewing Co.! The brewery plans to have food trucks, music, rare drafts, and other entertainment throughout the day. A limited number of 750mL bottles will be available for sale ONLY at the brewery starting on December 9th. They will be offering variations of El Gordo, Barrel-Aged El Gordo, El Gordo Olé Mole, and other variants. A full list will be available soon. All bottle purchases will be first come first served, so get there EARLY! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/115775609135880/)**
**Cahabazaar Sat, Dec. 9, 12pm Cost: FREE At: Cahaba Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7676703,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275138!4d-86.7654816))** Yellowhammer Creative and Cahaba Brewing Company have teamed up to present the Cahabazaar Holiday Market. Join them for a day of family fun, great local artist and makers, food and great beer and get all of your holiday shopping done in one place! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/869963439826614/)**
**Pop-Up at ArtTown Sat, Dec. 9, 12pm Cost: FREE At: EastLake Station ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Art+Town+at+East+Lake+Stationemail@example.com,-86.7314457,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891011ab22dae7:0x8e3c545704447a16!8m2!3d33.560466!4d-86.729257))** Please join #BhamArtCrawl artists as we crawl over to the new studio and performance space at Art Town at East Lake Station on 1st Avenue North! Not only will they have some of the most incredibly talented artists in Birmingham showing and selling their works, their neighbors East 59 Vintage & Cafe will be serving breakfast and lunch! And, THAT'S NOT ALL!, ART TOWN at East Lake Station will be hosting their 'The Beautiful and Hideous' exhibition! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/772672016251226/)**
**Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Sat, Dec. 9, 5pm Cost: $20 At: Tin Roof ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tin+Rooffirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7916837,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb7b40a8717:0xff8c00714d777691!8m2!3d33.510591!4d-86.789495))** The 1st annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is here and they want the city of Birmingham to join in on the fun. Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK! Ticket Includes: •Signature Ugly Sweater T-Shirt (available at last bar) •Registration party to kick off the crawl •Exclusive Drink and Food specials at participating bars •Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Lanyard for bar and giveaway access •Holiday music rocking at each participating bar •Hundreds of crawlers dressed in the ugliest holiday gear •More giveaways to come!
**[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1454826227889824/)**
Crestwood Christmas Extravaganza
Sat, Dec. 9, 5pm
At: Shops of Crestwood (map)
Come celebrate the holidays with everyone at the Shoppes of Crestwood! They’ll have a special sidewalk performance at 6pm from the Crestwood Community Band and carols lead by the Birmingham Bier Choir! Stop by Seasick Records for eggnog, cookies, a pop-up shop by Charm, pop-up dinner from Chef Robby Melvin, and a Christmas DJ set from DJ PJs. Each shop will be running special deals!
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**Christmas at the Lyric Sat, Dec. 9, 7pm Cost: $15+ At: Lyric Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Seasick+Recordsemail@example.com,-86.7502104,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5e60b53eaf:0x8fbf514e75f99856!8m2!3d33.5294267!4d-86.7480217))** “Voices of the South Presents Christmas at the Lyric”! Birmingham’s premiere men’s acapella chorus, Voices of the South, will present a wide variety of many of your Christmas favorites! Voices of the South is the performing chorus of the Central Alabama Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. They claim a deep heritage of talented men and chapter accomplishments as we draw men from across central Alabama to the joy of good singing and the preservation of an American art form.
**[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/177189389521989/)**
**Todd Simpson & Mojo Child Sat, Dec. 9, 8pm Cost: FREE At: Gip’s Place ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gips+Placefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.9303267,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8888e071bec68d51:0xa1f4b0bca019889c!8m2!3d33.410045!4d-86.928138))** We know it's going to be cold outside,but they will have the fire going. Todd Simpson is such an incredibly talented musician and Gip’s is the perfect venue for him to show off his unique style! As always, Gip’s is BYOB! Prepare to have a great time! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/135908883781529/)**
**Saturn Christmas Swap Sun, Dec. 10, 9am-2pm Cost: FREE At: Saturn Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnemail@example.com,-86.7766529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524291!4d-86.7744642))** This event is like a tangible, indoor(air conditioned/heated) etsy store! Saturn Swap features local artists with a selection of artwork, handmade goods, soap, vintage clothing, and more! Now Christmas themed! Find a gift that’s out of this world at Saturn! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1952563855068645/)**
**Park & Christmas Market Sun, Dec. 10, 11am-3pm Cost: FREE At: Park & Crest ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/On-A-Shoestringfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8577187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891f70e30905cb:0xa127cd72babbcf5f!8m2!3d33.412479!4d-86.85553))** It’s the second annual Christmas Market with the finest handmade gifts & artwork for everyone on your Christmas list! 25 vendors, live musical acts curated by Moonlight On The Mountain, and a delicious food truck! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/138628110235953/)**
**Haunted Holidays Sun, Dec. 10, 6-8pm Cost: FREE At: Saturn Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnemail@example.com,-86.7766529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524291!4d-86.7744642))** Saturn crew members, Brian Teasley and Payton Stantis take you on a dark, unnerving ride through the history of Yuletide horrorific happenings and hauntings. If you’re a fan of podcasts like Sword and Scale, Casefile and My Favorite Murder, then this is totally down your type of chimney. Also, they’ll be showing not-so-family favorites, Black Christmas and Silent Night, Bloody Night, two 1970s-era Christmas horror movie classics. Nothing like some bone-chilling holiday fear to bring in your holiday season! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/190850234810733/)**