Did You Know Veterans Day Originated in Birmingham?!

In keeping with the tradition of the Original Veterans Day, Birmingham will celebrate with the oldest Veterans Day Parade and, new this year, Fireworks from Vulcan! Check out some great ways to celebrate the service of our military men and women, along with some other great events, below! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ruhappenin/)**
Ultimate Fair Fultondale**Ultimate Fair Fultondale Thurs-Sun, Nov. 9-12 Cost: $3-$5 At: 3005 Hawkins Ln. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/3005+Hawkins+Ln,+Fultondale,+AL+35068/@33.5942258,-86.8002296,17.45z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x888904c13b8c2d99:0x73f810433bcec0c1!8m2!3d33.594123!4d-86.79859))** The Ultimate Fair changes from location to location. Come to the fair and see sideshows, petting zoo, and stunts performed by the American Daredevil stunt team. They travel throughout the U.S., so come join in on the fun! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/UltimateFair/)**
Beer and Santa Hat at Hop City**Winter Beer Tasting (21+) Thurs, Nov. 9, 5-7pm Cost: FREE At: Hop City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hop+City+Beer+%26+Wine+Birmingham/@33.509863,-86.7997506,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb102b46575:0x39ecc7af01618117!8m2!3d33.5167405!4d-86.7894615))** Kick off the Holiday Season right at Hop City! Join them for a sampling of some great winter releases, including Victory Winter Cheers, Stone Xocoveza, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, and Smuttynose Rocky Road! Who knows, you may even learn something! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2057110741192010/)**
Sidewalk Film Festival Logo**Sidewalk $10k Thurs, Nov. 9, 7-10pm Cost: $25+ At: WorkPlay ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Workplay/@33.509863,-86.7997506,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbf50ea9441:0x33e666c98b3c7996!8m2!3d33.509863!4d-86.7975619))** The legendary $idewalk 10K Party returns for its eighth 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 Birmingham. All proceeds benefit Sidewalk Film Festival. Tickets start at $25, but if you buy a $150 ticket you’ll have a chance to walk away with $10k!!! (You can always “Split” a ticket among friends if you’re willing to share any winnings!) **[Click here for more info.](https://sidewalkfest.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F3600000DKVb0EAH)**
Hiroya Tsukamoto**Hiroya Tsukamoto Thurs, Nov. 9, 7pm Cost: FREE At: Hoover Library ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hoover+Public+Library/@33.38795,-86.8068497,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889220dc0b6e0a1:0x196b740835a068c4!8m2!3d33.3878333!4d-86.8046281))** Hiroya Tsukamoto is a composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He's performed at legendary venues like the Blue Note in New York City as well as performing with the likes of Esperanza Spalding and many others! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/337919676634032/)**

White Cupcake with Gold WrapperVanilla Cupcake Day
Fri, Nov. 10, 3-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: TJ Tower (map)

Head to the Thomas Jefferson Tower to celebrate "National Vanilla Cupcake Day!”
They'll provide the cupcakes and decorations, you provide your imagination! This event is kid/family friendly!
Click here for more info.

Ross Bridge Fall Craft Market**Ross Bridge Fall Craft Market Fri, Nov. 10, 4-8pm Cost: FREE At: Ross Bridge ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ross+Bridge+Farmers+Market/@33.3972891,-86.8843715,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889202027e8dae5:0xcef6052ae0efc6fb!8m2!3d33.3972891!4d-86.8821828))** Head over to Ross Bridge and shop local crafts and produce. You will be able to enjoy food trucks and kids activities! Get started on your Christmas shopping and keep it local! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/127111007950239/)**
Bham Bulls Hockey**Bulls vs Havoc Fri, Nov. 10, 7:30-10:30pm Cost: $15 At: Pelham Civic Complex ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pelham+Civic+Complex/@33.329483,-86.7914477,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889230aea3cbea7:0x5d7765a7ee0c7818!8m2!3d33.329483!4d-86.789259))** The SPHL's newest member takes on one of the original members. The Bulls welcome in state rivals, Huntsville Havoc, in what's sure to be the first of many memorable games. Anyone can tell you, Alabama knows rivalries and this one is sure to live up to it's expectations. Come down and be a part of Alabama sports history! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/885751671599280/)**
ETC: Hot Southern Turkey**ETC: Hot Southern Turkey Fri & Sat, Nov. 10-11, 8pm Cost: $8.75 At: Theatre Downtown ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Theatre+Downtown/@33.5113337,-86.7976743,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb8e89b25e3:0x798516626a438f1a!8m2!3d33.5113337!4d-86.7954856))** A family comes together for Thanksgiving - and a heaping helping of turkey, dressing, agnst... and some surprises thrown in by the audience. What will become of the family as the veneer begins to crack under the strain of being together? Don't miss this hilarious take on a very Tennessee Williams Turkey Day - and see what happens when a new generation inherits the sins of the father. Grandma's turkey never tasted this funny… **[Click here for more info.](http://www.extemporaneoustheatre.com/boxoffice.asp)**
Tropicaleo**Tropicaleo Grand Opening Sat, Nov. 11, 9am-12pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Tropicaleo ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tropicaleo/@33.52689,-86.7681269,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0xa1cfac85b240b935!8m2!3d33.52689!4d-86.7659382))** Tropicaleo is hosting their Grand Opening this weekend at their new location by Cahaba Beer Company! We’ve already tried some of their newest dishes and they were incredible! Bring your kids and come enjoy some samples while you check out their cool new place! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/128963621054550/)**
Art Crawl Pop Up at Art Town**B’ham Art Crawl Pop-Up Sat, Nov. 11, 10am-2pm Cost: FREE At: Art Town ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Art+Town+at+East+Lake+Station/@33.560466,-86.7314457,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891011ab22dae7:0x8e3c545704447a16!8m2!3d33.560466!4d-86.729257))** Please join #BhamArtCrawl artists and crawl over to the new studio and performance space at ART TOWN at East Lake Station on 1st Avenue North! Not only will they have some of the most incredibly talented artists in Birmingham showing and selling their works, neighbors East 59 Vintage & Cafe will be serving breakfast and lunch! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1727541737280435/)**
National Homeless Awareness Week Birmingham Alabama**NHAW Restaurant Week Kick-Off Sat, Nov. 11, 10am-11pm Cost: Varies At: Bham Restaurants** *Runs through 11/17* Have you ever thought "I would like to help people who are experiencing homelessness, but don't know where to start?" How about by eating at your favorite Birmingham eateries! Please join the Junior Board of One Roof: Uniting Central Alabama to End Homelessness during National Homeless Awareness Week as they host their own "Restaurant Week" to help bring awareness to homelessness in Birmingham and continue the conversation on ways our community can help. They are raising money to help offset the costs of providing homeless clients with state IDs which help get them shelter, medical attention, and other benefits as needed. Check the link to see participating restaurants! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/290589334786532/)**

Lazy Boy BBQ Veterans DayVeterans Day Whole Hog
Sat, Nov. 11, 11am
Cost: Varies
At: Lazy Boy BBQ (map)

Celebrate Veterans Day by helping to devour a WHOLE HOG at Lazy Boy BBQ in Alabaster! Our friends at Lazy Boy BBQ are serving up an entire hog that they are cooking on site. Their BBQ is incredible, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to try some!
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Veterans Day Logo Pizitz**Veterans Day Courtyard Cookout Sat, Nov. 11, 11am Cost: FREE At: The Pizitz ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Pizitz+Food+Hall/@33.514158,-86.8101677,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.514158!4d-86.807979))** Come celebrate at the Courtyard Cookout Saturday! The Pizitz is located along the Nation's Oldest Veterans Day Parade route. The parade starts at 1:30 so head on down early and enjoy a special lunch prepared in our Courtyard by Matt Ralph (The Standard), Brian McMillan (Busy Corner Cheese) and Roscoe Hall. Fero will be serving beer and wine and Birmingham Mountain Radio will be on hand to provide great music. Attendance is FREE! Be sure to get a photo with the newest Vulcan Statue while you’re there! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/143867422906873/)**
B.O.R.G. Birmingham Logo**Art in the Park Sat, Nov. 11, 11am Cost: FREE At: Railroad Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park+Foundation/@33.508301,-86.8141607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.508301!4d-86.811972))** Come bring chalk,watercolors, sketchbooks, and cameras! The folks at B.O.R.G. will be down at railroad park drawing and taking photos of the lovely city of Birmingham. You can even dress in a costume and have some fun! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/853725204787843/)**
Veterans Day Birmingham Al**70th Veterans Day Parade Sat. Nov. 11, 1:30pm Cost: FREE At: Downtown Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Pizitz+Food+Hall/@33.514158,-86.8101677,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.514158!4d-86.807979))** Birmingham was the FIRST city to celebrate Veterans Day as we know it today! Head downtown with your friends and family and watch the parade honor our Veterans! This is always such a fun event and there are plenty of great places to view the parade from. **[Click here for more info.](http://nationalveteransday.org/#route-map)**
Veterans Day Vulcan Fireworks Homewood Star**Veterans Day Fireworks Sat. Nov. 11, 5:30pm Cost: FREE At: Any View of Vulcan** After the Parade, be sure to stick around to see Fireworks over Vulcan! Whether you are watching from downtown or in Homewood, this is going to be a treat for the entire family! We know of a few rooftops that will make great viewing locations! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1992954974322426/)**
Oak Hill Cemetery Birmingham**Oak Hill Tour & Movie Sat. Nov. 11, 5:30pm Cost: $13adv./$20 at gate At: Oak Hill Cemetery ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oak+Hill+Memorial+Cemetery/@33.5257475,-86.8185742,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8466dbf8fd:0x216d655b04c94e84!8m2!3d33.5257475!4d-86.8163855))** *Tickets from the event that was rained out will be honored at this event.* You may have noticed that we spend a lot of time at Oak Hill Cemetery. It’s a really interesting (and eerie) Birmingham location! Take a twilight tour of this historic cemetery! The tour will be led by Karen Downs, one of Oak Hill's seasoned veteran docents. At the conclusion of the tour, you are also invited to stay for a showing of 13 Ghosts, a classic gothic horror film! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/314348062378427/)**
Grill at Iron City Sunday Jams Brunch**Sunday Jams Brunch Sun, Nov. 12, 11:30am Cost: $25 At: Grill at Iron City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Grill+at+Iron+City/@33.508556,-86.7996367,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0af0ad88f:0x876bd54436ba27d0!8m2!3d33.508556!4d-86.797448))** Sunday Jams is a monthly concert & brunch event at Iron City! Join them this Sunday for bottomless brunch and live music from Tradewinds! For just $25 you get a ticket to the show, one Bloody Mary or Mimosa, AND an unlimited amount of delicious brunch items with a Thanksgiving flair! Items include a turkey carving board, beignets, omelets, a dessert bar featuring pumpkin cheesecake and more! What a delicious deal! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/290707878111872/)**

HOGA Hikes & Yoga at Red Mountain ParkHOGA: Hikes and Yoga
Sun, Nov. 12, 3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Red Mountain Park (map)

Red Mountain Park has combined a brisk hike along thier trails with the relaxation of yoga. The Outdoor Classroom provides an ideal place for posing, but you’ll meet at the Entrance and hike in together as a group; all fitness levels welcome. Please register for the class at redmountainpark.org to hold your spot; limited space available.
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Pints & Paints at Cahaba Brewing Company**Pints & Paints Sun, Nov. 12, 2pm Cost: $35 At: Cahaba Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Company/@33.5275138,-86.7676703,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275138!4d-86.7654816))** Join artist Natalie Zoghby at Cahaba Brewing on Sunday, November 12th from 2:00-3:30 for her abstract painting class. Follow along as Natalie creates a beautiful piece of art or create something of your own design! For each class, Natalie creates a new abstract painting to be used as an example. She will walk you through the process of creating your own original abstract painting. Offering helpful tips and tricks along the way. The class includes all supplies plus a beer from Cahaba Brewing! All skill levels welcome! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/267310060452327/)**