Weekend Roundup: Oct. 19-22
Fall Festivals, Food Trucks, and More!
Leaves are falling all around and it's time you were on your way to some Fall Festivals! This weekend features plenty of activities to get you into the Halloween Spirit and PLENTY of chances to eat a lot of incredible food! Check it out! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.facebook.com/happeninsintheham/)**
BMA Gail Andrews Retirement Celebration
Thurs, Oct. 19, 5-7pm
At: Birmingham Museum of Art (map)
Please join the Birmingham Museum of Art as they celebrate the 40 years of service to BMA by Gail Andrews! If you’ve attended “Art on the Rocks,” “Art After 5,” or just taken an afternoon stroll through the museum you have benefited from the work of Gail Andrews. Come and say thank you! Remarks begin at 6 PM and there will be light hors d’oeuvres and spirits! Courtesy Valet provided on Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
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**Fall Wine Tasting Thurs, Oct. 19, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Hop City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hop+City+Beer+%26+Wine+Birminghamemail@example.com,-86.7916502,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb102b46575:0x39ecc7af01618117!8m2!3d33.5167405!4d-86.7894615))** Head on over to Hop City for a FREE wine tasting! As you sip various seasonal wines you are sure to learn a thing or two about wine pairings and which wine is best to serve at your next Fall gathering! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1511574775588143/)**
**I LOVE the 90’s Trivia Thurs, Oct. 19, 7pm Cost: FREE At: Hoover Library ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hoover+Public+Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8068168,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889220dc0b6e0a1:0x196b740835a068c4!8m2!3d33.3878333!4d-86.8046281))** Attention Bayside High, head to the Hoover Library for 90’s trivia! Assemble your team and play for some cool prizes and you take a trip down memory lane with questions on 90’s music, movies, pop culture, politics, and more! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/684838468378875/)**
**Midnight Dreary Opening Night Oct. 19-Nov. 4, 8pm Cost: $20 At: Theatre Downtown ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Theatre+Downtownemail@example.com,-86.7976743,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb8e89b25e3:0x798516626a438f1a!8m2!3d33.5113337!4d-86.7954856))** This Halloween, we bring you an evening celebrating the macabre and mystery of one of the greatest horror writers of all time. This collection of stories will send chills up your spine, and make you terrified of things that go bump in the night. A delightfully spooky new play making its world premiere at Theatre Downtown! Opening night, October 19 includes a free wine and hors d'oeuvre reception after the show! Friday, October 20 is Facebook Friday! Look for a password on the Theatre Downtown FB page that day that gets you a $10 ticket when you present it at the box office. Thursday, October 26 is Hobo Night, when you only pay what you can afford! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/155945348227108/)**
**The Roof: 1 Year Anniversary Fri, Oct. 20, 4pm-1am Cost: FREE At: The Roof at The Redmont ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Redmont+Hotel+Birmingham,+Curio+Collection+by+Hiltonfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8086238,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9730c671a3:0xa098ede26d5b17fa!8m2!3d33.5187903!4d-86.8064351))** The Roof is turning one and The Redmont wants you to come celebrate! DJ Lee will perform from 8pm-11pm and there will be drink specials from 4pm-9pm! Head over and enjoy a spectacular view of Birmingham while you dance the night away! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/127764744549546/)**
**Pig Iron BBQ Challenge Fri, Oct 20, 5pm Cost: $20 (all you can eat!) At: Hoover Met ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hoover+RV+Parkemail@example.com,-86.8495094,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892110ce1dbd7f:0xd612255355be0511!8m2!3d33.3364891!4d-86.8473207))** Support Children’s Harbor at one of our FAVORITE events! Local companies will be competing to take home the prize of best BBQ and you get to sample it! And by sample, we mean a BIG portion of bbq sandwiches, ribs, giant apple pie, and more! Bring your stretchy pants for this one folks! There will also be music, games for kids, and we’ve even seen dancing Storm Troopers there in years past! Prepare to pig out at Pig Iron! **[Click here for more info.](https://childrensharbor.com/events-pig-iron-2017)**
**Third Friday in Forest Park Fri, Oct. 20, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: Forest Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Naked+Artfirstname.lastname@example.org,-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, catch the shows you may miss during the day, shop for gifts while enjoying a refreshment. Rougaroux, a new Po Boys style eatery is opening up just in time for 3rd Friday! Be sure to walk over and give them a try! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1009833509111820/)**
**African American Art: Beyond the Harlem Renaissance Fri, Oct. 20, 6-8pm Cost: FREE At: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Civil+Rights+Instituteemail@example.com,-86.8167098,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8e7ae0fcfb:0xab1e57069bc43488!8m2!3d33.5160919!4d-86.8145211))** Come hear a panel discussion at the closing of the Davis exhibition. The topic will be the importance and impact of African American art after the Harlem Renaissance. This is your last chance to see this fantastic exhibition, so don’t miss out! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/163179780932156/)**
**Harry Potter in Concert with the ASO Fri, Oct. 20 (7pm) & Sun, Oct. 22 (3pm) Cost: $37 At: Samford Wright Center ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Samford+University+Wright+Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7947347,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889190d4077e61f:0x36daae75474ac42c!8m2!3d33.463332!4d-86.792546))** *Note: Friday’s show is almost sold out! Sunday still has seating available.* Relive the magic of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone™ in high definition on the big screen. Feel the delightful nostalgia as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs every note from John Williams’ unforgettable scores along with the film. Presented in partnership with Samford University Wright Center. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/869139986566589/)**
**Scare Your Face of VIII Fri, Oct. 20, 8pm Cost: At: Saturn Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnemail@example.com,-86.7766529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524291!4d-86.7744642))** DIY Birmingham is providing Halloween festivities with cover sets of your old favorites by Birmingham's finest musicians. It's a costume party! Dress up and get a discount at the door. Ghouls with the creepiest costumes get prizes! There will also be Halloween themed music to dance to! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1154291598037721/)**
Ruffner Turns 40!
Sat, Oct. 21, 8am-3pm
At: Ruffner Mountain (map)
On October 21, Ruffner will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition. Yes, it really has been four decades! Come celebrate with music by Seasick Records, Yoga, History Hikes, and a Cookout! The history hikes will take you on a tour of old mine shaft locations. Who knows, they may be haunted!
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**Grace House Pumpkin Fest Sat, Oct. 21, 10am-1pm Cost: At: Homewood Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Homewood+Central+Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8002748,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888919661714069f:0x42ba62879bdb64e7!8m2!3d33.476299!4d-86.7980861))** Come out to Homewood Central Park on Saturday, October 21st from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for the 4th Annual Grace House Pumpkin Festival, hosted by the Grace House Junior Board! Adult admission is free and children's admission is only $5 and includes a pumpkin (while supplies last). Adults can purchase a pumpkin for $5 at the gate. Put on your costume, pick out your pumpkin, then stick around to enjoy games and fun! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/344697759307291/)**
**Taste of Poland Sat, Oct. 21, 1-5pm Cost: FREE At: Customs Cafe ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Customs+Cafeemail@example.com,-86.7990421,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892243e26c3efb:0x487c154a315ea2f9!8m2!3d33.3699216!4d-86.7968534))** During this free, cultural event, Customs Cafe’s Polish friends will demonstrate the art of making Pierogis, share native Polish foods and desserts, and talk about their Holiday foods and traditions. Have a photo made wearing a Polish costume. Best of all, enjoy great company and great food! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1457557577631481/)**
**Pupkins & Pints Sat, Oct. 21, 2pm Cost: FREE At: Cahaba Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7676703,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275138!4d-86.7654816))** Join Wags ‘n Whiskers Comprehensive Pet Care and Wags 'N Whiskers Rescue for a pawesome afternoon of fun, food and lots of furry friends at Cahaba Brewing Company! Open to the public at no cost, this 2nd Annual (Pup)kins & Pints event is the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season with friends, both four-legged and two! Get ready to enjoy some exciting games and great food, compliments of Fetch - A Treat Truck for Dogs, Doodle's Homemade Sorbets and Ices and Tamale Queen. Other vendors include Asher Riley needlepoint dog collars, Love Them, Train Them and more! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1163308860465896/)**
**UAB Fall Festival Sat, Oct. 21, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: UAB Campus Green ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/UAB+Campus+Greenemail@example.com,-86.807589,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be8eda90169:0x1a38ad541190d5e3!8m2!3d33.4999346!4d-86.8054003))** Head over to the UAB Green this Saturday for the Fall Festival! This FREE event features food, music, games, inflatables, and a Halloween costume contest! You’ll be sure to have a great time at this spook-tacular event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/274052716438232/)**
**Magic City Witch’s Ball Sat, Oct. 21, 7pm Cost: $10/$25 VIP At: Workplay ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Workplayfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7997506,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbf50ea9441:0x33e666c98b3c7996!8m2!3d33.509863!4d-86.7975619))** Are you ready to party like a monster at Birmingham's largest Halloween party? Then sharpen your fangs! The Magic City Witches Ball is celebrating 14 years of the biggest and best Halloween party in Birmingham! This year we're bringing the party to Workplay, with numerous entertainment areas for both live music and DJ, multiple bars so you can get those great drink specials, and plenty of food. Of course we're going to have the incredible entertainment, spectacular decorations, and the fabulous costumes you have come to expect from Witches Ball. So get your costume ready, come dance the night away, and sink your teeth into the 14th annual Magic City Witches Ball which benefits Lone Warriors Charity for our local veterans, so while you're partying the night away you're also supporting a great cause! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/118612962200034/)**
**Puppaween Sun, Oct. 22, 1pm Cost: FREE At: Dog Days Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dog+Days+of+Birminghamemail@example.com,-86.8113775,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93b648c4f1:0x58442051202e780b!8m2!3d33.5135094!4d-86.8091888))** Bama Bully Rescue presents PUPPAWEEN, sponsored by Dog Days of Birmingham. Admission is free, with various events requiring tickets at $1 each. All proceeds go to support the dogs of Bama Bully Rescue in celebration of National Pit Bull Awareness Month. Join in for live music by DeeDee Starr and Phillip McCain, face painting, a moon walk, lots of games and prizes, and a raffle. All breeds are welcome to come in costume and participate in the Mutt Strut Dog Show! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/175103929722435/)**
**Fall Food Truck Rally Sun, Oct. 22, 1-6pm Cost: $10 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7763652,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245364!4d-86.7741765))** Man, oh man! Our Happenin’s in the ‘Ham Instagram page has over 1,300 entries to win tickets to the event!!! Come enjoy over 20 of your favorite local B’ham food trucks this Sunday at Avondale Brewing Co.! Heavenly Donuts, Eugene’s Hot Chicken, Big Spoon, Lazyboy BBQ, Shindigs… Hungry yet?! Bring your appetite for this epic rally! **[Click here for more info.](http://us13.campaign-archive.com/?u=d1fd996c68627a93b708dfd98&id=380e8a9342)**