Hometown Holiday Fun!

Thanksgiving is just a week away and the holiday events are popping up everywhere! This weekend brings the chance to see a play, hear live music in an intimate setting, and check out some fun start-ups at The Big Pitch! It’s also Junior League Bham’s Market Noel weekend! You’ll definitely want to check that out at the Hoover Met! There’s just so much fun to choose from! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**

2019 Market NoelJLB Market Noel
Nov.21-23, Times vary
Cost: $15+
At: Finley Center (map)

The Junior League of Birmingham invites you to delight in the holiday season with fabulous special events and extraordinary shopping from more than 100 exclusive merchants at our annual Market Noel! The Junior League of Birmingham, Alabama, Inc. is an organization of approximately 2,300 women (including Amber!) committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Each year, dozens of great vendors set up shop at Market Noel! This is such a festive event that you won’t want to miss!
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Heavenly Donut Co.McWane Discounts and Heavenly Donuts
Thurs, Nov.21, 9-11am
Cost: Free to attend
At: Heavenly Donut Co. (map)

Our friends at Birmingham Mommy are offering up a delicious deal! Stop by Heavenly Donuts and purchase a new McWane membership or renew an existing membership and they’ll treat you to a delicious donut! Plus, you’ll save $20 on the membership! One of the perks is having convenient parking for downtown events in the McWane deck. The memberships also make a great Christmas gift!
(Free donut with purchase of a membership is valid on Thursday 11/21, from 9am - 11am only)

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English Village Holiday Open HouseEnglish Village Holiday Open House
Thurs, Nov.21, 5-7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Mountain Brook (map)

The Village Holiday Open Houses are a great time to get your holiday shopping done while enjoying discounts and special events! English Village will be doing a Poker Run once again! The intersection will be decked out in holiday style. Check out the local retailers and their festive decorations!
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Market by the Tracks Holiday Open HouseTwo Day Holiday Open House
Thurs & Sat, Nov.21 & 23, 5-7pm/10am-3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Studio By the Tracks (map)

Join Studio by the Tracks as they open up the studio to show a huge selection of handmade works of art and merch designed by SBTT artists. SBTT serves adult artists with autism spectrum disorders by providing art studios, materials, and artist representation free of charge. They provide a 60% sales commission directly to the artists! There’s a member preview night on Thursday (join HERE) and a public open house on Saturday!

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The Bell Center Art Party**Bell Center’s Art Party Thurs, Nov.21, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: TrimTab ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/TrimTab+Brewing+Company/@33.5122009,-86.8021605,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb764209d39:0x47c2a248c99dd99c!8m2!3d33.512849!4d-86.790884))** Art Party is BACK! Join The Bell Center at TrimTab Brewing to shop fantastic local art and enjoy great beer all while supporting The Bell Center! Art Party will showcase local and regional artists in a variety of media including paintings, drawing, photography, jewelry and more! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/703987333428397/)**

Friends TriviaFriends Trivia
Thurs, Nov.21, 7-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: District Brewing Co. (map)

Gather your friends who know a lot about FRIENDS and head to Birmingham District Brewing Co. to test your trivia knowledge! Could this “BE” any more fun?! Be sure to come up with a fun team name and compete to win some fun prizes! While you’re there, try some of their new beer releases!
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Sofar SoundsSofar Sounds
Thurs, Nov.21, 7:30-10:30pm
Cost: $15
At: (Secret Location)

We love attending these “secret” shows! This is a fantastic music discovery experience. We have become super fans of a few of the artists we first saw at a Sofar Bham show! Seating is limited, so click below to apply for a ticket. Once your ticket is purchased you’ll recieve the location of the show. (Very cloak and dagger!) The venues are always a lot of fun!
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Mr. BurnsMr. Burns: A Post Electric Play
Thurs-Sat, Nov.21-23 , 8pm
Cost: $20
At: Theatre Downtown (map)

Only THREE SHOWS LEFT!!! Don’t miss out on this fun play that is packed full of Simpsons references! This also happens to be the final show at the current Theatre Downtown location. It’s the end of an era in Bham theatre, and you’ll want to be there for this great send off! Tickets are selling fast, so buy them while you can!
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Creative Mornings BirminghamCreative Mornings Birmingham
Fri, Nov.22, 8:30-10am
Cost: FREE
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

Register now for this month’s Creative Mornings session! This is a fantastic networking event that has already become a Bham favorite! This month’s theme is “Lost,” and the guest speakers are husband and wife duo Duquette and Morgan Johnston, owners of Club Duquette! You’ll enjoy free coffee and breakfast bites as you network. Then the storytelling portion begins! We hope to see you there!
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Brrrmingham Winter AdventureBrrringham Winter Adventure
Nov.22-Jan.5, 10am-10pm
Cost: $10 slide/$12 skate
At: Railroad Park (map)

Ice Skating returns to Railroad Park! It's Brrrmingham 2019! This year, they've added a 100ft Ice Slide! This is the perfect activity for friends and family to enjoy. A night skate makes for a memorable date night! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and hit the ice from now until Jan 5th!
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Lights up at the SummitLights up at the Summit
Fri, Nov.22, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Summit (map)

Kick off the holiday season with the annual Lights Up celebration at The Summit! Bring your friends and family to enjoy the parade, watch the fireworks, catch a glimpse of Santa during his first appearance of the season, and see The Summit all lit up! This event is free and open to the public! Be sure to stop by Santa's Photo Booth Sponsored by Mountain High Outfitters!
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Blue Jeans & Baskets BashBlue Jeans & Baskets Bash
Fri, Nov.22, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $75 (benefits Firehouse Shelter)
At: Iron City (map)

The Blue Jeans & Baskets Bash once again returns to the fabulous Iron City, with host Will Lochamy and music by The All Munn Brothers band. Complimentary valet parking will be available!
Tickets are only $75 per person and includes delicious food, wine and beer, live music, gift basket drawings, and silent and live auctions! This is an easy and casual way to support the homeless and the dress code is blue jeans! If you bring a pair of men's blue jeans to donate, you get a chance to spin the wheel for free tickets for the gift baskets drawing!
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Bham Loft ShowLoft Show
Fri, Nov.22, 7pm
Cost: $7
At: MAKEbhm (map)

The Loft Show is a blend of music and art! For just $7 you can enjoy music by The Rugs,
Dommel Mosel, and Cougar Sweat! Plus, there will be featured art from Jules Wolnski and Carrie Raymon! Bring your friends and have fun in the cool MAKEbhm space!
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Golden TempleGolden Temple’s 46th Bday!
Sat, Nov.23, 9:30am-6:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Golden Temple (map)

Saturday, Golden Temple will celebrate their 46th year of serving the community! It will be a day long party featuring FREE Lunch (11-1), local artists, local authors, face painting, tarot readings, free samples and more! Golden Temple is a staple to Birmingham and the 5pts South community. Head over and show your support!
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Sip & Shop12th Annual Holiday Sip & Shop
Sat, Nov.23, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE
At: Forstall Art (map)

Join Forstall Art Center for their 12th Annual Holiday Sip N Shop!! Phillip will grace the shop with his famous home cooking! They’ll be serving grits and mimosas in the morning and gumbo and beer in the afternoon! EVERYTHING WILL BE 40% OFF THAT DAY ONLY! They’ll have artists leading hands-on demos, give away raffles and more! Amber and I LOVE attending this event each year. It’s the best time to shop for the artists in your life!
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Five Mile Creek Chili Cook OffFive Mile Creek Chili Cookoff
Sat, Nov.23, 11am-4pm
Cost: $5 donation
At: 1112 Ford Ave. (map)

On Saturday teams will bring the heat while competing for the winner of the best chili recipe in Central Alabama! The Chili Cook-Off is a family-friendly event featuring chili, bbq, live music, antique cars, beverages, and more! The 2019 Chili Cook-Off will take place on Ford Avenue in the historic business district in Tarrant, Alabama. Just $5 gets you delicious food samples!
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YakShakYak Shak Grand Opening
Sat, Nov.23, 12-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Yak Shak (map)

Come celebrate the GRAND OPENING of The Yak Shak this Saturday! There will be entertainment and giveaways all day long. If you enjoy the outdoors, especially spending time on the water, you’ll definitely want to check this out! You’ll probably find some cool gift for your holiday shopping list while you’re there!
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Big PitchThe Big Pitch 2019
Sat, Nov.23, 1-4pm
Cost: $25
At: The Pizitz (map)

The Big Pitch Presented by PNC live competition is Saturday in the Gallery at The Pizitz in downtown Birmingham. The 2019 finalists will compete to win a share of $50,000 in cash and professional services prize packages! Attendees will hear local startups give a “Shark Tank” style presentation. This is a great networking event, plus you’ll learn about some amazing Birmingham entrepreneurs!
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Makers MarketMakers Market
Sun, Nov.24, 11am-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Wild Roast (map)

Head to Wild Roast in beautiful Bluff Park for the monthly gathering of local artists and makers! Sip on delicious coffee as you shop for art and handmade crafts. This is a great way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon!
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