Weekend Roundup: Nov. 23-26
Happy Thanksgiving Birmingham! Whether you yell “Roll Tide!” or “War Eagle!”, it’s Going to be a Crazy Weekend!
First of all, we are SUPER thankful for all of you, our followers! Y’all are the reason we love documenting our Birmingham adventures!
Other than Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and The Iron Bowl it’s a fairly slow weekend in the ‘Ham. ;-) Seriously though, this will be a shorter than normal Roundup. We hope that if you have family visiting you will show off the city via one of the events below! Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, y’all!
Bingo A Go-Go
Thurs, Nov. 23, 8pm
At: Saturn (map)
This is the place to be after you recover from your food coma. Wild and wacky Saturn crew members, Kendall Yancey and Michael Greene take you on an intergalactic road trip of absolutely free frenetic fancy and fun with Saturn's brand spanking new 1960s bingo time machine. Jokes will be had, gag gives will be grabbed, and mostly people will be screaming B-I-N-G-O at the top of their lungs a whole lot!
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**Brrrmingham Ice Skating Opening Day! Fri, Nov. 24, 10am-9pm Cost: $12 At: Railroad Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park+Foundationfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8141607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.508301!4d-86.811972?hl=en))** Railroad Park's Brrrmingham, presented by Red Diamond Coffee & Tea returns November 25, with a bigger rink & enhanced experience. Just as last year, the rink will be positioned on the brick surface on Railroad Park's Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza. The Boxcar Cafe will be serving warm & delicious meals to anyone joining in the fun this winter, as well as Red Diamond coffee. Special recipe white hot chocolate & apple cider will keep skaters warm. New this year, the Boxcar Café will serve breakfast on weekends, including breakfast sandwiches, shrimp and grits, and grits bowls filled with a choice of Conecuh sausage, cheese, and eggs. Birmingham food trucks will also serve the park on various Saturdays! Wear some thick socks and hit the ice, hopefully not with your butt! **[Click here for more info.](http://railroadpark.org/iceskating.php)**
**Black Friday B’ham Fri, Nov. 24, All Day Cost: Varies At: Local B’ham Retailers** Naked Art, Seasick Records, The Pizitz! These are just a few of the local retailers who are featuring Black Friday sales! Get a unique gift for that special someone and support your local merchants! Who wants to fight the mall traffic anyway?! You’d have better odds in the Hunger Games! Shop Local this Black Friday! **[Click here for some ideas!](http://happeninsintheham.com/birmingham-shops-that-are-keeping-it-local-this-holiday-season/)**
**Back to the 70’s Uptown Funk Party Fri, Nov. 24, 6:30pm-12am Cost: $10 At: Workplay ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Workplayemail@example.com,-86.7997506,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbf50ea9441:0x33e666c98b3c7996!8m2!3d33.509863!4d-86.7975619?hl=en))** 98.7 Today's Kiss presents "Back to the 70's Party" live at WorkPlay Friday November 24th! All your favorite 70's music with DJ Colvin Sellers on the 1's & 2's, $100 to the best dressed in 70's costume, and MORE! Tickets start at $10. Show up and prepare to get down and get funky! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1647113838680442/)**
Sneak Preview Craig Legg Iron Bowl Art
Sat, Nov. 25, 9am-4pm
At: ArtTown (map)
Nothing says you’re a true fan like Bama/Auburn artwork! Come check out acrylic paintings in neo-realist folk art style featuring classic historic Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl scenes such as Bo Over the Top, Legion Field 1961, Punt Bama Punt etc. This is part of larger exhibit, Craig Legg's History of Football. Get your tailgate on, crock pot hot dogs served, and byob!
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**Shop Small Saturday Sat, Nov. 25, All Day Cost: Varies At: Local B’ham Retailers** Traditionally, the day after Black Friday is Shop Small Saturday. This is the perfect time to check off some boxes on your Christmas list! We’ve put together a list of some retailers who sell items from multiple Local Makers! These shops have a great selection of gifts for the friends and family who made your “Nice” list this year! Check out what we came up with. It’s sure to help you brainstorm while trying to find the perfect gift! **[Check it out here!](http://happeninsintheham.com/birmingham-shops-that-are-keeping-it-local-this-holiday-season/)**
**The 2017 Iron Bowl!!! Sat, Nov. 25, 2pm Cost: Varies At: Multiple Venues** Two teams, both alike in dignity, in fair Alabama, where we lay our scene. From ancient blood break to new mutiny…
Ok, ok, you get the picture. **R**ealize that both Alabama and Auburn have their eyes on the prize of another National Championship! **T**here’s no shortage of venues to watch the game from. Black Market is hosting their Auburn Patrons in **[5pts](https://www.facebook.com/events/158194381453468/)** and their Alabama crowd at the **(https://www.facebook.com/blackmarketbar/)** location! (Lessens the chance of property damage.) **[Iron City](https://www.facebook.com/events/126842377997497/)** will be playing it on the giant projector screen! **[Saturn](https://www.facebook.com/events/128345107866458/)** will also have the game playing on the big screen! **R**est assured, wherever you go, you are sure to have a great time! *Now let’s clear this up. Russell went to Montevallo (still undefeated in football! lol) and Amber went to UAB (Go Blazers!). We [cough] love BOTH sides, but have to say...*
**Santa Paws Sun, Nov. 26, 12-3pm Cost: $10 At: The Summit ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Summit+Birminghamfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7311149,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889177a0699ece7:0x6337ea9fc23726da!8m2!3d33.4488736!4d-86.7289262?hl=en))** Bring your pup out, Sunday November 26th or December 3rd (12-3 PM ) to snap a photo with Santa. Santa Paws proceeds will donate benefit the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. You can get a head start on next year’s Christmas cards! Reservations are encouraged (link above in tickets) but walk-ins are welcome! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1155758237889973/)**
**Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland! Sun, Nov. 26, Dusk-10pm Cost: $25 per car load At: Shadrack Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Race+Courseemail@example.com,-86.6762484,13.69z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x888911959881938d:0x6d8f7fe31d580578!8m2!3d33.5774517!4d-86.661272?hl=en))** We always love checking out Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland! 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 everyday 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! The Wonderland is open now through Jan 7th! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/Shadracks-Christmas-Wonderland-in-Birmingham-Alabama-1742340339337299/)**