It’s Veterans Day Weekend!

In addition to more holiday festivities, this weekend leads up to the original Veterans Day Parade! It will be held on Monday and this year it will circle Railroad Park! Be sure to enjoy the parade as well as these great weekend events! **[#RUhappenin](**

Deck the HeightsDeck the Heights
Thurs, Nov 8, 4pm-8pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Cahaba Heights (map)

Come join in for a night of family fun and entertainment! Enjoy refreshments and sales from your local merchants. Take a ride through Cahaba Heights on the Heights Express and fill your Heights Passport for a chance to win prizes and free Doodles from Santa???????? VHHS Just Singin’ will be performing at 4:30 at the Creative Dog Training Stop. Enjoy Strolling Violinist around Leaf and Petal. You sure don’t want to miss the falling snow at Meadowlawn Park with Dog U. This fabulous event is brought to you by the Cahaba Heights Merchants Association and the presenting sponsor is Dog U.
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Homewood Holiday Open House**Homewood Holiday Open House Thurs, Nov 8, 5pm-8pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Downtown Homewood ([map](,-86.793566,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197b345c62e5:0x17f279b303a24017!8m2!3d33.4789056!4d-86.7913773))** The Merchants of 18th Street and surrounding areas invite you to kick off the holiday season with extended store hours, holiday specials, refreshments and other treats. Enjoy your first taste of the Holiday Season while you stroll through the streets, hop on the Homewood for the Holidays Trolley to be transported throughout the downtown area, and bring your little ones for a picture with Santa! **[Click here for more info.](**
The Grand Christmas Tree Lighting**The Grand Christmas Tree Lighting Thurs, Nov 8, 6pm Cost: FREE At: The Outlet Shops of Grand River ([map](,-86.5978923,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888912c75384e095:0x3bf8b383c85ccf97!8m2!3d33.5491424!4d-86.5957036))** The Grand Tree Lighting! This free event will be sure to get you in the Christmas Spirit! There will be plenty of kids activities, Santa with Mrs.Clause, and more! You can even get some Christmas shopping out of the way while at this festive event! **[Click here for more info.](**
Fall Cookie Decorating Workshop**Fall Cookie Decorating Workshop Thurs, Nov 8, 6:30pm-8:30pm Cost:$45 At: The Summit ([map](,-86.7330507,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x888917700d34bcd7:0x7edf0a3a48555185!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889176fe2e01efb:0x69891c92223b0384!8m2!3d33.450885!4d-86.730862))** Join in for a hands-on experience learning the step-by-step process of decorating adorable cookies with the very talented, Flying Squirrel Cookies! They specializes in custom decorated sugar cookies right here in Birmingham. Class will be located inside a vacant space near Urban Outfitters and West Elm. Light snacks and drinks will be provided! We have attended cookie workshops and can say that they are so much fun! **[Click here for more info.](**
Sidewalk 10k**Sidewalk $10k Party Thurs, Nov 8, 7pm-10pm Cost: $25+ At: Workplay ([map](,-86.7997506,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbf50ea9441:0x33e666c98b3c7996!8m2!3d33.509863!4d-86.7975619))** The legendary Sidewalk $10K Party returns for its ninth year! This high-stakes soirée offers lots of chances to win—including the $10,000 grand prize! You'll also enjoy beer, wine, and delicious food from our friends at Rojo. All proceeds benefit Sidewalk Film Festival.
Ticket Options:
$10K Ticket – This $150 ticket includes admission for you plus one guest, and one entry for the $10,000 drawing (1 in 155 odds).
Sidewalk Superfan Ticket – This $75 ticket includes admission for you plus one guest, and one entry for the Sidewalk Superfan package (1 in 75 odds) including 2 VIP passes, 2 nights in our Official Sidewalk Hotel, and exclusive golf cart access at Sidewalk 2019.
Wine Pull Ticket – This $25 ticket includes admission for one and one entry in the wine pull (details below). **[Click here for more info.](**
Seasick 5th Bday Bash**Seasick’s 5th Birthday Bash Fri, Nov 9 10am - Sat, Nov 10 5pm Cost: FREE At: Seasick Records ([map](,-86.7502104,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5e60b53eaf:0x8fbf514e75f99856!8m2!3d33.5294267!4d-86.7480217))** Seasick is turning 5 years old and we’re gonna celebrate for three days! They’ll kick off their anniversary weekend on Friday, November 9th with a FREE party at Mom's Basement featuring BENNI (Goner Records) and their pal DJ Tom 45! Drink specials and cake too! Saturday, November 10th at the shop from 11-4pm, they’ll have special DJ sets from the likes of DJ Sinkhole, Uncle Matt, La Niña, Suaze, & more! Even more cake! Sales will be happenin’ all weekend long! **[Click here for more info.](**
Vodka Seminar**Vodka: A Spirited Seminar (21+) Fri, Nov 9, 6:30pm-8pm Cost: $12.50 At: Homewood Public Library ([map](,-86.7976548,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889196f6f7ea159:0x98c18abace975cc4!8m2!3d33.4751511!4d-86.7954661))** As the bartenders' refrain goes, "Vodka pays the bills." By law, it's odorless, colorless, and flavorless, but it's also got quite a following. Bartender and author Clair McLafferty, Writer discusses what makes vodka vodka, and how this spirit took America by storm. Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka. Ages 21 and up. Tickets are $12.50 and include two adult beverages (one has a kick and one was made famous by an HBO series) and light refreshments. Tickets are on sale now! **[Click here for more info.](**

Seeds Food Drive JamFood Drive Jam
Fri, Nov. 9, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $5 OR 5 non-perishable food items
At: Seeds Coffee Homewood (map)

Join Grace Klein Community for a night of live music at Seeds Coffee in Homewood. Lineup includes A Slim Shadow, The Interstate Life and Carver Commodore. Bring a friend, support Grace Klein Community and help fill up a box truck with a donation of $5 at the door or 5 cans of food per person.
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ArtPlay:Coffee PaintingArtPlay Workshop: Coffee Tasting and Painting
Sat, Nov 10, 10am-12pm
At: ArtPlay (map)

Can’t get enough coffee? ArtPlay has a treat for you! Seeds Coffee Co. will be hosting a global coffee tasting for adults at ArtPlay. After the tasting, Participants will be using the coffee grounds to create exciting and vibrant watercolor painting! The class is limited to 25 people, so sign up today!
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Cat & Puppy YogaCat & Puppy Yoga!
Sat, Nov. 10, 10am-12pm
Cost: $15 Donation
At: GBHS (map)

Find your center and a new best friend! Join the Greater Birmingham Humane Society for Cat Yoga and Puppy Yoga Saturday, November 10th. They'll begin with Cat Yoga at 10am followed by Puppy Yoga at 11am. Each class will be lead by Yoga instructors from Life Time Fitness - Vestavia Hills. Entry fee is a $15.00 donation to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society per-class. Spots are limited, so RSVP to to reserve your spot MEOW!
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Designer Craftsmen Fall Show46th Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fall Show
Sat-Sun, Nov 10-11, 10am-4pm
Cost: $3 / children FREE
At: Birmingham Botanical Gardens (map)

You are invited to the 46th Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens November 10- 11th, 2018. Over 40 artisans featuring pottery, sculpture, woodworking, metalsmith, fine jewelry, basketry, glass, gourds, fiber wall pieces, and wearable fiber. Children’s art area led by She She Vaughn both days beginning at 10 am.
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Wild Honey Flower TruckWild Honey Flower Truck Launch!
Sat, Nov. 10, 2-6pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (map)

Some friends of ours are launching Birmingham's first Flower Truck! Come check out all of the beautiful flowers they will have in the back of a restored vintage pickup truck! You can buy by the stem, or build your own bouquet! Either way you will be supporting a great local business!
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Diwali ShowICA Presents Diwali Show 2018 - A Night Under the Lights
Sat, Nov 10, 5pm-10pm
Cost: $5
At: Alys Stephens Center (map)

The Indian Cultural Association (ICA) at UAB is excited to be hosting its 20th Annual Diwali Show at the UAB's Alys Stephens Center on Saturday, November 10th, 2018.
Women - Bollywood Gowns
Men - Tuxedos/Suits
Tickets MUST be purchased before the show and presented at the door on November 10th. Tickets are LIMITED so please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Here is how and when tickets may be purchased: Tickets will be available for pre-sale for everyone starting October 10th. Tickets are FREE for all UAB students/faculty (max 1 ticket per UAB ID) and $5 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office with a UAB One Card or online at the Alys Stephens Center website.
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District Brewing Co.**The District Comes Alive Sat, Nov 10, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Birmingham District Brewing Co ([map](,-86.8023838,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be7b2dd301f:0x9abf5e700a771b9a!8m2!3d33.5117535!4d-86.8001951))** Come join the fun for the grand opening of Birmingham's newest tap room at The District Brewing! You’ll be sure to have fun, watch some football, drink great beer, and enjoy music! District Brewing is the newest retailer to open in The Battery, so don’t miss out! **[Click here for more info.](**
Bottomless Brunch**Iron City Bottomless Brunch with Jacob Brock Sun, Nov 11, 10:30am-2pm Cost: $25 At: Iron City ([map](,-86.8023838,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508914!4d-86.79786))** Jacob Brock will be providing the music for this month’s Bottomless Brunch! We look forward to this every month because the food is absolutely phenomenal! Did we mention it’s all you can eat?! These brunches tend to sell out, so get your tickets today! **[Click here for more info.](**
Veterans Day Parade**Veterans Day Parade! Mon, Nov. 12, 1:30-4:30pm Cost: FREE At: Railroad Park ([map](,-86.8120436,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891dc4ec7902e7:0x4f50b5604f42c7d8!8m2!3d33.5096484!4d-86.8098549))** The oldest and original Veterans Day Parade has a new route this year! It will be held around Railroad Park, but will still include vintage military vehicles, marching bands, our military veterans, and more! This is a great event for kids and adults alike! See you there! **[Click here for more info.]( )**