Bundle up and head to some fun events, Birmingham!

It has been COLD this week, but that won’t slow down these great events! From the S3 Social Media Summit to an all female music and arts fest, there’s a lot going on. Of course, there are plenty of holiday events to get you into the Christmas spirit as well! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**

Cranksgiving Food Drive Redemptive CyclesCranksgiving Food Drive
Now-Nov.17, 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 Cranksgiving EnduroCat on November 17th, they’re hosting a non-perishable food food drive November 1st-17th. Look for the Christmas wrapped box near the register to donate any time between 10am-6pm. Check the link to see specific items that they are in need of.
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Crestline Holiday Open HouseCrestline Holiday Open House
Thurs, Nov. 14, 4-7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Shops of Crestline (map)

The Village Holiday Open Houses are a great time to get your holiday shopping done while enjoying discounts and special events! Stop by the front of City Hall to have your picture taken with Santa from 4-6pm and then shop and dine Crestline. This is a great place to start your holiday shopping!
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Deck the HeightsDeck the Heights
Thurs, Nov.14, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Cahaba Heights (map)

Join in for a night of family fun and entertainment! Enjoy refreshments, arts & crafts, pop up shops, sales, and holiday cheer from your local merchants. Take a ride through Cahaba Heights on the Heights Express and fill your Heights Passport for free Doodles from Santa! There will be a hot chocolate bar, a wandering violinist, and much more festive fun!
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Inspire & MingleInspire & Mingle
Thurs, Nov.14, 7-9pm
Cost: $15
At: Grocery Brewpub (map)

Come network with the Birmingham creative scene! Mix and mingle with the Inspire alumni, take pictures with fun backdrops, and learn more about Inspire Retreats. Get your $15 drink ticket as your RSVP, and be entered to win a seat at the next retreat!
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The Writer's ShareThe Writers Share
Thurs, Nov.14, 8-11pm
Cost: $20
At: WorkPlay (map)

The Writer’s Share brings to the premier listening room in Birmingham a series of concerts featuring the people who write the songs, and the stories behind those songs. These artists are also great singers, great instrumentalists and great performers. But for one night a month you can celebrate the songs that express just what you’re feeling. This month’s featured writers are Will Kimbrough and Phil Madeira - along with the amazing Cindy Morgan!
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Southern Social SummitSouthern Social Summit (S3)
Fri, Nov.15, 8am-3pm
Cost: $100
At: Haven (map)

S3 returns to B’ham for another great summit! We had the pleasure of helping start this great conference that features some of the sharpest minds that are on the cutting edge of the current trends in Social Media! This is the perfect event for business owners, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Last year’s event sold out and there are only a few tickets left for year two! Get some info that you can apply immediately to your social media strategy!
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ArtPlay Tango Class**ArtPlay: Tango Dance Night Fri, Nov.15, 6pm Cost: FREE At: ArtPlay ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/ArtPlay/@33.5007591,-86.800733,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc309ef06a3:0xa643fe5c43f10c1d!8m2!3d33.5007546!4d-86.7985443))** In partnership with UAB Student Affairs, ArtPlay teams up to offer a fun night out. Spend the first hour learning tango basics and the second hour showing off your skills by burning up the dance floor with your moves. ArtPlay always puts on great events and this is no exception. Be sure to bring a friend since it takes two to tango! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2173705879602153/)**

Shadrack's WonderlandShadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Nov.15-Jan 5, 6pm
Cost: $25 per carload (up to 8 people)
At: Bham Race Course (map)

Prepare to be dazzled by a Christmas light spectacle the likes of which you’ve never seen! A visit to one of the shows is all you need to truly let go of every day stresses and let your spirit fly as your senses are tickled with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights dancing harmoniously with some fantastic Christmas tunes. Simply drive up, tune in your car’s radio, and let the Christmas spirit take you away! Each year brings new displays to enjoy, so be sure to check this out!
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Moonstone Pre-Party**Moonstone Pre-Party Fri, Nov.15, 6pm-12am Cost: FREE At: TrimTab ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/TrimTab+Brewing+Company/@33.5128535,-86.7930727,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb764209d39:0x47c2a248c99dd99c!8m2!3d33.512849!4d-86.790884))** Get a FREE preview of this weekend’s Moonstone Festival! Head to TrimTab for live music from Rebecca Egeland, a DJ, and special beer releases in honor of the festival! This is sure to be a packed out event, so get there early and grab a brew! If you’re still curious about what Moonstone has to offer, here is your chance to find out! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/724884241321719/)**
Our Town**Our Town Now-Nov. 24, Times Vary Cost: $25 At: Bham Festival Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Festival+Theatre/@33.4998701,-86.7996629,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc365991115:0x4548c66856c6605c!8m2!3d33.4998656!4d-86.7974742))** This edition of the play, directed by Daniel Martin, differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Don’t miss out on this classic play at Birmingham Festival Theatre! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.bftonline.org/tickets-1?fbclid=IwAR1r8AWsxpZw8XSKx9eJt7Rx0Q1tUAdzQupjRR-0fyTQQTbQJufArkvmbII)**

Southen Christmas BazaarSouthern Christmas Bazaar
Sat, Nov.16, 9am-5pm
Cost: $7
At: Pelham Civic Complex (map)

More than 50 craftsman, artisans and merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are offering clothing, food, collectibles, decorations and much more. Prepare to be amazed as you browse through Candy Cane Lane, Mistletoe Drive or Jingle Bell Parkway. A Southern Christmas Bazaar is presented solely for the purpose of raising funds to benefit the projects of the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club.
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Kitty Kat Haven Holiday Market**Kitty Kat Haven: Holiday Market Sat, Nov.16, 10am- Cost: FREE to attend At: Glenbrook Farm ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Glenbrook+Dr,+Birmingham,+AL+35213/@33.5084186,-86.7390034,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889109f47af68f3:0x75bdd46d1a8751f1!8m2!3d33.5084141!4d-86.7368147))** Shop for Holiday décor for your home,serving pieces, dip mixes, one of a kind items, jewelry, clothing, and a ton of other great gift items! All proceeds benefit Kitty Kat Haven! You can find gifts for family, teachers, co-workers, hostess gifts, Dirty Santa, and of course yourself! (Cash/Check/FB pay only) **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/580620482478644/?event_time_id=580620492478643)**

Moonstone FestivalMoonstone Fest
Sat, Nov.16, 12-10:30pm
Cost: $35+
At: Sloss Docks (map)

Moonstone is a one day festival celebrating the female presence in music & art. A percentage of sales will be benefiting Girls Rock Birmingham In addition to music and art, they will have a select few vendors and yummy food options on site as well as a general admission bar for patrons 21+. Head to Sloss Docks, by Back Forty Brewing, and prepare to have a great time!
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Interstellar Harvest FestInterstellar Harvest/Fried Chicken Fest
Sat, Nov.16, 12-10pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Interstellar Brewing (map)

It’s the 3rd Annual Interstellar Harvest Festival and the first ever Fried Chicken Fest! They will have crafts and vendor booths set up from 12:00 to 6:00, with a fried chicken festival at 4:00! Head over and do some local Christmas shopping and enjoy a delicious ginger beer too as you listen to some fantastic live music!
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ASYO Fall ConcertASYO Fall Concert: Russian Classics
Sat, Nov.16, 2pm
Cost: FREE
At: Alys Stephens (map)

Journey to Russia as the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra performs masterpieces from Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky’s heart stopping Firebird. This is a FREE event and is family friendly! You’re sure to recognize some of these classic works especially as we enter the holiday season!
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Punk Rock Art ShowPunk Rock Art Show
Sat, Nov.16, 7pm-12am
Cost: $10
At: Brennan’s Irish Pub (map)

Come and hear some great punk bands including Jasper Coal! There will be vendors selling their unique and funky wares. This is the best place to find gifts for all your “cool” friends and family! Be sure to grab some delicious food and a drink from the bar as you shop and listen!
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