The Big Pitch Returns for 2017!

This weekend brings back The Big Pitch by Rev Birmingham! Head over and watch local businesses compete to win start-up capital! This is just one of quite a few great events this weekend! Whether you are preparing for Thanksgiving or getting started on your Christmas gift list, be sure to stop by some of the events we’ve listed below! Oh, and #GOBLAZERS !!! **[#RUhappenin](**
Market Noel Birmingham**Market Noel Thurs-Sun, Nov. 16-19, 9am-5pm Cost: $12+ At: Hoover Met Complex ([map](,-86.852448,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888921111e061de1:0xdd0f67408816698e!8m2!3d33.3378659!4d-86.8502593))** The holidays are right around the corner, meaning it is time to make your list and check it twice! Start the season of shopping at Birmingham's premier shopping event: Market Noel. The annual event will showcase more than 100 merchants with products ranging from handmade jewelry to outdoor gear to English toffee. **[Click here for more info.](**
Forstall Holiday Sip & Shop**Holiday Sip & Shop Thurs, Nov. 16, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Forstall Art Center ([map](,-86.8085625,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889194bec491325:0x1bb8f19405cae88!8m2!3d33.5160461!4d-86.8063738))** Join Forstall for their 10th annual Holiday Sip and Shop! Thursday, November 16, from 5-7pm. Complimentary refreshments and special pricing make for a fun and relaxing shopping experience! There are plenty of items that make great gifts for the artist in your family! **[Click here for more info.](**
Cocktails for Critters**Cocktails/Craft Beer for Critters Thurs, Nov. 16, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: Ghost Train Brewing Co. ([map](,-86.7960105,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb987d2055f:0xcede5870e2913348!8m2!3d33.5145205!4d-86.7938218))** Join in for Cocktails (& Craft Beer) for Critters benefiting the Greater Birmingham Humane Society on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ghost Train Brewing Co. Dogs are welcome to come to the event. No tickets required - 10% of the night's proceeds will directly benefit the animals of the GBHS! **[Click here for more info.](**
Black Mask Wilmer Wilson IV**Third Space Ch. 3: Wilmer Wilson IV Thurs, Nov. 16, 6-7pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Museum of Art ([map](,-86.7960105,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693))** Join BMA as they continue the Chapters series with a talk by artist Wilmer Wilson IV whose work Black Mask is currently on view in Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art. Charisma is a coveted force throughout history for its power to generate particular types of sensation in an audience. It makes those who are affected by it feel and do things in relatively predictable patterns. But for all its hard-to-define qualities, charisma is not a completely magical phenomenon. This presentation will examine moments of performance that grate against prevailing ideals of charisma, and imagine ways those moments can be expanded upon. **[Click here for more info.](**
Hoover Library Trivia Night**General Knowledge Trivia! Thurs, Nov. 16, 7-8:30pm Cost: FREE At: Hoover Library ([map](,-86.8068497,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889220dc0b6e0a1:0x196b740835a068c4!8m2!3d33.38795!4d-86.804661))** Compete for prizes in this monthly trivia night! While the Library often has themed trivia nights, they'll be doing general knowledge trivia in November. They might ask you about movies, geography, celebrity gossip, books, etc.! Be prepared for anything and everything! **[Click here for more info.](**
Hop City Dranksgiving**Dranksgiving! Fri, Nov. 17, 4:30pm Cost: FREE At: Hop City ([map](,-86.7916502,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb102b46575:0x39ecc7af01618117!8m2!3d33.5167405!4d-86.7894615))** What'cha drankin' on Thanksgiving? Come try a little bit of everything and get your beer fridge and wine cooler stocked for the big day! Featuring beer from Stone Brewing, Beaujolais Rouge and Blanc, and mead from B. Nektar! **[Click here for more info.](**
Work at Forge Birmingham**FREE Friday at Forge! Fri, Nov. 17, 8am-5pm Cost: FREE At: Forge ([map](,-86.8097057,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93f23e2fb5:0xa6caae020b2f573f!8m2!3d33.513905!4d-86.807517))** Looking for a good co-working space? Tired of your cats laying on your keyboard while you work from home? Head to Forge at the Pizitz on Friday to try out Birmingham’s coolest co-working space! Forge is our base of operations and is home to writers, bloggers, podcasters, and various business professions! Come check it out and tell them Happenin’s sent you! **[Click here for more info.](**
Forest Park Birmingham**Third Friday in Forest Park Fri, Nov. 17, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: Forest Park ([map](,-86.7754134,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a4f310c742b:0x7de926ae8abaa2d2!8m2!3d33.5145772!4d-86.7732247))** Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park! Restaurants will have specials, shops and galleries will be open late (5-8 pm), catch the shows you may miss during the day, shop for gifts while enjoying a refreshment. Enjoy the social scene of Forest Park after hours. During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants’ loos are transformed into art installations by local artists. Keri Lane at Keri Lane Promotions will judge the installations and award the best artist with a $300 prize sponsored by LeafFilter Gutter Protection **[Click here for more info.](**
Lights Up at The Summit**Lights Up! Fri, Nov. 17, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: The Summit ([map](,-86.7313087,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889177052bb661f:0xe44b604d5ec5fed3!8m2!3d33.44927!4d-86.72912))** Lights Up at The Summit is the annual kick-off to the holiday season! They’ll be sitting with friends and family listening to a live concert, watching the parade and fireworks, then ending the evening with The Summit all lit up for the holidays! Be sure to stop by the American Family Care Photobooth, located near the Kendra Scott Terrace, for free photobooth fun! Santa will be there pre-parade (5-6 PM) and post parade/fireworks (7-8 PM.) Photos will be on a first-come, first-served basis. **[Click here for more info.](**
Noir at the Bar**Noir at the Bar Fri, Nov. 17, 6-8pm Cost: FREE At: Rogue Tavern ([map](,-86.8037952,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbd81f6a60d:0x7c860453bc5231da!8m2!3d33.5177612!4d-86.8016065))** Crime authors reading crime stories with door prizes! At a bar! We know a LOT of our friends are constantly reading crime novels or have a true-crime podcast queued up at all times. Head to Rouge Tavern and hear some great crime authors read some chilling selections from their work! **[Click here for more info.](**
Fall Bazaar Black Market 5pts**Fall Bazaar! Fri, Nov. 17, 7pm-12am Cost: FREE At: Black Market 5pts. ([map](,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** Local Artists + Vendors! Live music from Zach + Cheyloe and the Strangled Darlings! Tarot Card Readings! FREE EVENT! Come check out some cool and funky art in the heart of Birmingham’s Southside! Supporting local artists is always a great way to spend your evening. **[Click here for more info.](**
Area 54 Birmingham**Area 54 Fri, Nov. 17, 7:30pm-until… Cost: $25 At: Old Car Heaven ([map](,-86.7848361,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bad3f58d75d:0xcd836432a5f92290!8m2!3d33.5210873!4d-86.7826474))** Meet at the convergence of time and space where the aliens show us how disco is really done! Return to claim the pyramids for the disco in the sky for our 2ND ANNUAL AREA 54 benefiting our Cahaba Riverkeeper!!! With Area 51 meets Studio 54, disco–alien costuming is preferred as attendees help bring Area 54 to life! TWO stages, costumes, dancers, lights! Don’t miss one of the final events at Old Car Heaven! Bring your positivity and prepare to dance all night long! **[Click here for more info.](**
Hands on Birmingham**LHSH-Hands on Birmingham Sat, Nov. 18, 9am Cost: FREE At: Various Locations** Hands On Birmingham will offer five different volunteer projects taking place throughout the city. Join us while we celebrate the importance of family volunteering by giving back to our very own community! To register for a project or get more information visit []( **[Click here for more info.](**
The Big Pitch 2017 by PNC Bank**The Big Pitch 2017: Presented by PNC Sat, Nov. 18, 1pm Cost: $25 At: Negro Southern League Museum ([map](,-86.8114913,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891050816ddc89:0x754802e82b6eb930!8m2!3d33.5082247!4d-86.8093026))** Now in its fourth year, The Big Pitch Presented by PNC is an exciting showcase of Birmingham's up-and-coming small business owners REV Birmingham launched this event to offer a truly unique and impactful opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain the resources and startup money needed to launch their dreams. Numerous businesses such as Eugene's Hot Chicken, Laced Up Boutique, Ghost Train Brewing Company, and many more have all pitched their ideas in front of five judges and hundreds of audience supporters. We have a limited amount of discounted tickets for our followers **HERE!** **[Click here for more info.](**
ASYO Birmingham**ASYO Fall Concert! Sat, Nov. 18, 2pm Cost: FREE At: Alys Stephens Center ([map](,-86.8100284,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be5c267abef:0x38c069c7a8b46d30!8m2!3d33.4971186!4d-86.8078397))** This is a great, and FREE, chance to hear some amazing music courtesy of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra! GIOACHINO ROSSINI Overture to Semiramide, MAURICE RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye, ALEXANDER BORODIN Symphony No. 2, are among the pieces that will be performed! This makes for a great afternoon date! **[Click here for more info.](**
Wearable Art Fashion Show at Art Town**Wearable Art Fashion Show + Stand-Up Comedy Sat, Nov. 8, 3pm Cost: FREE At: Art Town ([map](,-86.7314457,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891011ab22dae7:0x8e3c545704447a16!8m2!3d33.560466!4d-86.729257))** Wearable Art Fashion Show sponsored by Disnn Williams of Re-Use It Boutique, with stand-up comedy from Davalyn Jenkins, music DJ ToreTorey Gordon, Mistress of Ceremony Vernita Gordon, Edible Art from Lille Seltzer. "It's a family affair. .." Don’t miss this celebration of creativity! **[Click here for more info.](**
UAB Blazers vs Florida Gators**UAB vs Florida Sat, Nov. 8, 3pm Cost: Free to watch! At: SEC Network** Tune in and cheer on our UAB Blazers as they take on the Florida Gators! This has been a season full of some amazing upsets and we think UAB can add to that list! There will be multiple businesses showing the game and it will be airing on the SEC Network! #GOBlazers! **[Click here for more info.](**
Slashgiving Double Feature at Oak Hill Cemetery**Slashgiving Double Feature Sat, Nov. 18, 7pm Cost: $5 At: Oak Hill Cemetery ([map](,-86.8185742,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8466dbf8fd:0x216d655b04c94e84!8m2!3d33.5257475!4d-86.8163855))** It's that time of year! Families are gathering together to give thanks, eat, drink, and be merry! There's also a whole lot of stress, in-fighting, and burnt casseroles. That's where MCMM comes in. They're hosting a double bill of two awesome 80s slasher flicks. Even better? The event is being hosted at the historical Oak Hill Cemetery. So relax, unwind, and give frights with the Slashgiving Double Feature presented by Magic City Midnight Movies! **[Click here for more info.](**
Market & Jayne Morgan Art Gallery**Market + Jayne Morgan Art Gallery Opening Sun, Nov. 18, 11am-3pm Cost: FREE At: On a Shoestring ([map](,-86.8577187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891f70e30905cb:0xa127cd72babbcf5f!8m2!3d33.412479!4d-86.85553))** Jayne Morgan Art is moving into the On A Shoestring Caboose so they are having a little shindig to celebrate Bluff Park’s new Art Gallery. 25 vendors + Low County Boil by Off The Hook! This is such a fun market to go to, so don’t miss out! **[Click here for more info.](**
Soul Flow Yoga at Avondale Brewing Co.**Soul Flow Yoga Sun, Nov. 19, 1pm Cost: $5 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](,-86.7763652,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245364!4d-86.7741765))** Join in each Sunday at 1pm for an all levels vinyasa class! ALL are welcome! They meet above the tap room to get their yoga flow on! Bring your own mat and prepare to unwind! **[Click here for more info.](**
___ ##Mark Your Calendars…
**[Dec. 31 / Alabama Theatre’s NYE 90th Birthday Bash! / @Alabama Theatre](**

Feb. 3 / Birmingham Winter Beer Fest! / @The BJCC