This Weekend is Packed with Incredible FREE Events!

We are all about FREE events, and this weekend is FULL of them! From Emerge Fest at Alys Stephens, a Friday the 13th Movie Night at Iron City, to Oktoberfest at Cahaba Brewing, there something for everyone! Also, don’t miss out on the Freshwater Land Trust Land Aid 2019 at Avondale Brewing this Friday night featuring The Brummies and Funk You! Get the details on these and many more events below! **[#RUhappenin](**

Pooches on the PatioPooches on the Patio
Thurs, Sept. 12, 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Vino & Gallery Bar (map)

You’re invited - and so is your dog! Vino, Birmingham’s premier Mediterranean restaurant, is hosting “Pooches on the Patio” to celebrate its eighth anniversary. Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka, the event will benefit the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Sip on one of the event-exclusive Tito’s Handmade Vodka craft cocktails while your dog slurps up some delectable water. The GBHS will be on-site with adoptable dogs, and Vino will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the evening to the GBHS. Guests are invited to bring their dogs and join the celebration. Tito’s Handmade Vodka will also be at the event giving out swag bags for both people and dogs! Plus there will be drawings for some cool prizes!
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Writer's Share**The Writer’s Share Thurs, Sept. 12, 8-10pm Cost: $20 At: Workplay ([map](,-86.7997506,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbf50ea9441:0x33e666c98b3c7996!8m2!3d33.509863!4d-86.7975619))** The Writer’s Share is an ongoing Singer/Songwriter Series hosted at Workplay! Come hear the stories behind these writers’ songs in the intimate setting at Workplay! The artists will each play an acoustic set as they tell their stories. Kim Richey & Mando will join forces as the guest artists this month for a memorable evening of songs and stories. **[Click here for more info.](**
AMOR Night Out**AMOR Night Out Fri, Sept. 13, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: Pizitz Food Hall ([map](,+2nd+Avenue+North,+Birmingham,+AL/@33.5098675,-86.7997506,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.5143506!4d-86.8082023))** Join in for a memorable journey that will leave you with a deep understanding of the international flavors and history, as well as the confidence to navigate The Pizitz Food Hall's foody scene at Friday’s Alabama Multicultural Night Out at The Pizitz Food Hall. This is a monthly multicultural night out event that celebrates inclusion and diversity in the State of Alabama with AMOR (Alabama Multicultural Organization), a 501c3 statewide nonprofit. **[Click here for more info.](**
Land Aid 2019**11th Annual Land Aid Fri, Sept. 13, 6-10:30pm Cost: $15 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** Join Freshwater Land Trust for their 11th annual Land Aid! This year’s musical guests are The Brummies and Funk You! Gates open at 6pm and there will be food trucks on site! We always love attending this event and supporting amazing causes and projects headed up by the Freshwater Land Trust including the Red Rocks Trail System! Check out IG Page to enter a giveaway for 4 Passes! We will announce the winner on Thursday! **[Click here for more info.](**
Legion FC**Legion FC vs St. Louis FC Fri, Sept. 13, 7-10pm Cost: $15+ At: BBVA Compass Field ([map](,-86.8146568,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bfaabb27e93:0xbbdd0755faf2b7f5!8m2!3d33.498009!4d-86.8124681))** Don’t miss this exciting match up between the Legion and St. Louis FC! BMR’s Will and Reg, from “The Morning Blend,” will be on the mic announcing for the game! If you haven’t attended a match yet, you need to before this season ends! They are so much fun! **[Click here for more info.](**
Friday the 13th Movie Night**Friday the 13th Movie Night Friday, Sept. 13th 7:30pm Cost: FREE At: Iron City ([map](,-86.8002737,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508883!4d-86.798085))** Celebrate Friday the 13th with the first two installments of this classic horror film series! Iron City's FREE Movie Night featuring Friday The 13th - Parts 1 & 2! Part 1 begins at 8PM $ Part 2 begins at 10PM. Enjoy FREE popcorn and film trivia with prizes, hosted by the Lochamy brothers, following the movie! **[Click here for more info.](**
Emerge Festival Alys Stephens**Emerge Festival Fri-Sat, Sept. 13-14, 7pm Fri/3pm Sat Cost: FREE At: Alys Stephens Center ([map](,-86.8100284,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be5c267abef:0x38c069c7a8b46d30!8m2!3d33.4971186!4d-86.8078397))** Kick of the NEW season at Alys Stephens Center with this FREE two day event featuring Tank and the Bangas, Friday night at 7pm! The festival continues on Saturday starting at 3pm and will utilize all the spaces on the Alys Stephens Campus! Emerge celebrates the art and music that the Alys Stephens Center brings to Birmingham throughout the year! Don’t miss out on all of the fun! **[Click here for more info.](**
Patriot Ruck 2019**Patriot Ruck 2019 Sat, Sept. 14, 8am Cost: FREE At: Good People Brewing ([map](,-86.8143766,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed7ddc8047:0xb45471d029e1e99e!8m2!3d33.5069731!4d-86.8121879))** Join in one one the most difficult physical challenges you will ever take on. This is a 22 kilometer RUCK (or hike) through Birmingham. Help honor the men and women who have served our country, both at home and abroad. This event is highlighting PTSD and Suicide Awareness within the Veteran community. This is a tough challenge for a great cause! **[Click here for more info.](**

Bham Recovery RallyBham Recovery Rally
Sat, Sept. 14, 10am-2pm
Cost: FREE
At: UAB Mini Park (map)

Join Birmingham’s Community Agencies as they celebrate National Recovery Month. Whether your in recovery, or apart of the Birmingham community, you are invited. FREE food and games will be provided along with free Narcan training and HIV testing. This is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts as Russell himself is 5yrs sober. We have seen so many lives saved by these wonderful services!
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Oktoberfest 2019Oktoberfest 2019
Sat, Sept. 14, 12-12
Cost: FREE
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (map)

Head over to Cahaba Brewing to celebrate Oktoberfest! Enjoy face painting, live music, various competitions, and more! Join in for a “stein hoist” and be sure to purchase your custom Chababa Stein while supplies last! They will also have pretzel necklaces for FREE, so get there early. There’s also a doggie costume contest! They have plenty of tvs so you can watch the games while you celebrate and there will be German food available to purchase! PROST!!!
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Full Moon Paddle**Full Moon Paddle & Party on the Pier Sat, Sept. 14, 7:30-10pm Cost: $5 to enter At: Oak Mtn. Park ([map](,+Terrace+Drive,+Pelham,+AL/@33.5275788,-86.7673188,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88893cd9624e4bbf:0x8a4463bd7a179d16!8m2!3d33.3247302!4d-86.7593249))** Come have some fun at Oak Mountain State Park's Full Moon Paddle and Party on the Pier! They will have fires by the lake, s'mores, music, and paddling by moonlight! URBAN POPS will be on site with treats! Meet at the Double Oak Lake Marina and bring your own kayak, canoe, paddle board, pedal boat or other vessel if you will be paddling! Don’t have a boat? No worries! Oak Mountain will have them available to rent! **LIFE VESTS REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS!** **[Click here for more info.](**

Adventure SeriesOutdoor Adventure Series
Sun, Setp. 15, 2pm
Cost: FREE
At: Ruffner Mtn. (map)

This month's event, a group hike, takes place at Ruffner Mountain Park on Sunday beginning at 2pm. Mountain High Outfitters will provide expert guides to facilitate the hike. Come enjoy incredible Ruffner Mountain! The event is open to anyone - ALL ABILITY LEVELS are welcome! This is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
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