Weekend Roundup: Sept.28-Oct. 1
Let's Head Into October With Some Fun Fall Activities!
From the 15th Fiesta, to Fall Festivals, Birmingham is bursting with fun events this weekend! Enjoy some hiking, wine tastings, and a lot of live music! Speaking of live music, we are doing a giveaway for Vulcan Aftertunes on our Instagram account! Click the hashtag to enter! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/p/BZgn_JXDNxv/?taken-by=happeninsintheham)** ___
Southern Company Health Fair
Thurs, Sept. 28, 10am-2pm
At: Southern Company (map)
Simply Infused is excited to be a part of the Southern Company Corporate Health Fair! They will be sharing of the health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars as well as how to incorporate these into your daily meal plan! This is just one of many of the fun activities that will be taking place during the day.
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**Brookwood LIVE! Thurs, Sept. 28, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: Brookwood Village ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brookwood+Villagefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7731897,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891990bcce35d5:0x97a8d8497f4caab3!8m2!3d33.470018!4d-86.771001?hl=en&authuser=0))** The Brookwood Live fall concert series concludes this Thursday. Experience live music from To the 9's, dancing, and outdoor dining from the restaurants on Village Lane. Children will enjoy complimentary face painting and balloon art. Don’t miss out on the last Brookwood Live of the season! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/259425801236009/)**
**Alabama Autumn Skies: Ask Albert Thurs, Sept. 28, 5-6pm Cost: FREE At: Christenberry Planetarium ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Christenberry+Planetarium,+Homewood,+ALemail@example.com,-86.791991,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891972fb167355:0x4863a7ca8afc3846!8m2!3d33.4663905!4d-86.7898023?hl=en&authuser=0))** Space, the final frontier… Bring your inquisitive space questions this Thursday and watch as a presentation is created in real time based on your questions and topics of interest! Admission is free and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/472088606509592/)**
**Third Space Chapter 02: Ebony G. Patterson Thurs, Sept. 28, 6-7pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Museum of Art ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Museum+of+Artfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.812258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693?hl=en&authuser=0))** Chapter 02 features a conversation between Third Space artist Ebony G. Patterson and the BMA’s Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas, Dr. Emily Hanna. Ebony G. Patterson is known for her vibrant, highly adorned images and objects intended to attract and seduce viewers to take a closer look. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, her work studies Jamaican culture and highlights the under-reported violence experienced by those on the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder. **[Click here for more info.](http://artsbma.org/event/chapter-02-ebony-g-patterson/)**
**Nintendo 64 MarioKart Tournament Thurs, Sept. 28, 6:30-9:30pm Cost: $10 to enter tournament At: Ghost Train Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ghost+Train+Brewing+Co./@33.5145205,-86.7960105,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb987d2055f:0xcede5870e2913348!8m2!3d33.5145205!4d-86.7938218?hl=en&authuser=0))** Dust off your old controllers & channel your inner teenager! Ghost Train's first Nintendo 64 Mario Kart (the BEST one) Tournament is happening Thursday! Your $10 entry fee gets you a beer & a spot to play in the tournament bracket. The top four competitors will get their money back, 2nd place wins a $15 Ghost Train gift card, & 1st Place wins a $25 Ghost Train gift card and a rad trophy! The tournament is limited to 32 people, so stop by the taproom to reserve your spot. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1251053101684553/)**
**Coffee & Culture Fri, Sept. 29, 10am-12pm Cost: FREE At: Urban Collective ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Urban+Collective+and+Food+Shareemail@example.com,-86.7219012,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889103acf02c9c1:0xc59adf6ef1c3a364!8m2!3d33.5623859!4d-86.7131465?hl=en&authuser=0))** Come celebrate National Coffee Day and sample four cultural coffees; Ethiopian, Columbian, Turkish and the Muslim Egg Coffee! You will explore the significance of coffee in Culture, Economy, Family, and History. There will be baked goods and cups of coffee for sale as well as free samples of the featured coffees while supplies last! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/132303904172391/)**
**Fall Wine Tasting with Amy Fri, Sept. 29, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Hop City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hop+City+Beer+%26+Wine+Birminghamfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7219012,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb102b46575:0x39ecc7af01618117!8m2!3d33.5167181!4d-86.7891611?hl=en&authuser=0))** Come enjoy a FREE wine tasting at Hop City as you sample some wines that are sure to put you into the Fall spirit! Hop City knows their stuff when it comes to beer AND wine, so pay attention and you might just learn something! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/815776348547445/)**
**45 Party with Thed Fri, Sept. 29, 5-7pm Cost: FREE At: Seasick Records ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Seasick+Recordsemail@example.com,-86.7502104,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5e60b53eaf:0x8fbf514e75f99856!8m2!3d33.5294267!4d-86.7480217?hl=en&authuser=0))** Come listen to good music at SeaSick Records! It's International Coffee Day and it's Thed Weller's (aka Al Elliott) 45th Birthday! There will be a recorded open mic, pound cake & Yapple Pie! You won’t want to miss this! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/513026639052556/)**
**LBMX Presents: Erthling/Kenya Latrice/The Monastery/DJ Rahdu Fri, Sept. 29, 8:30pm-1am Cost: $10 At: Syndicate Lounge ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Syndicate+Loungefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8035527,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc01b1fe703:0x9a73f11e9a360990!8m2!3d33.508455!4d-86.801364?hl=en&authuser=0))** LOBOTOMIX's September Monthly Showcase is FRI Sep 29th featuring Erthling, Kenya Latrice and Monastery with the homie DJRahdu of BamaLoveSoul on the 1s & 2s. This party goes all night, so you’ll be able to dance away your National Coffee Day caffeine high! This is sure to be a night of great music! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/960124054142889/)**
**Guided Fall Hike Sat, Sept. 30, 9am-12pm Cost: FREE At: Ruffner Mountain ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ruffner+Mountain+Nature+Preserveemail@example.com,-86.7096011,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891034c1a099ad:0x2b233c9fb8b23681!8m2!3d33.5595478!4d-86.7074124?hl=en&authuser=0))** During September, late summer blooms persist while fall flowers begin to emerge on the mountain. A profusion of gold, blue, pink, and purple wildflowers appears along the trails and on the limestone quarry floor. Butterflies are everywhere, bees are buzzing, and the birds are active. Join in on a hike to the limestone quarry to see blue mistflower and salvia, purple wild petunia and aromatic aster, and more! Click the link to see how to prepare for the hike! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1425471457535109/)**
**26th Annual Whistle Stop Festival Sat, Sept. 30, 10am-6pm Cost: FREE At: Historic Downtown Irondale ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Irondale+Cafefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7105237,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9408fc4f4f:0x9322445a75478e45!8m2!3d33.538761!4d-86.708335?hl=en&authuser=0))** The 26th Annual Whistle Stop Festival is on Saturday in Historic Downtown Irondale, and more than one hundred vendors will be selling art, crafts, and terrific food! This year the festival will host Dale’s Restaurant and Alamo Mexican Grill as sponsors. Enchanted Princesses will have costumed characters throughout the festival to stop for photos and delight the children. Entertainment on the Main Stage on 1st Avenue South will start at 10:00 AM. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/376524086099698/)**
**Annual Book Sale Sat, Sept. 30, 10am-4pm Cost: FREE At: Irondale Public Library ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Irondale+Public+Libraryemail@example.com,-86.708548,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888910522a193f4b:0xa79faad6e5f5c3a8!8m2!3d33.5379282!4d-86.7063593?hl=en&authuser=0))** While at the Whistle Stop Festival, stop in and shop for some great books! You’ll find some great reads and great deals! This is a great way to expand your personal library! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/122683425051140/)**
**Fiesta 2017 Sat, Sept. 30, 12-8pm Cost: $8 adv./$15 at gate At: Linn Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Linn+Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8120763,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8275fea1:0x8d8b93076b8e725e!8m2!3d33.5207727!4d-86.8098876?hl=en&authuser=0))** ¡Feliz Quinceañera! Come enjoy Fiesta 2017, the 15th anniversary of Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage! With family-friendly activities for all ages, you won’t want to miss this celebration of generations. Experience the best of Latin America in your own backyard as you journey through 20 represented countries and the best of Hispanic art, music, food and dance!
**Birmingham Vulcans vs Huntsville Sat, Sept. 30, 1pm Cost: FREE At: Erskine Ramsay Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Erskine+Ramsay+Parkemail@example.com,-86.7711633,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a3a2d5b8257:0x7befcb0242afb7e2!8m2!3d33.5017918!4d-86.7689746?hl=en&authuser=0))** Finally, the Vulcans rugby team have come back to Birmingham! This Saturday they celebrate their 50th Anniversary as a Rugby Club by taking on Huntsville. This will be a historic rematch as Huntsville was the first club that Birmingham ever squared off against back in 1967! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/123805498280405/)**
**100 Thousand Poets for Change Birmingham Sat, Sept. 30, 2-5pm Cost: FREE At: UAB Green ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/UAB+Campus+Greenfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.807589,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be8eda90169:0x1a38ad541190d5e3!8m2!3d33.4999346!4d-86.8054003?hl=en&authuser=0))** Poetry readings, live music, book raffle, and a Change-makers Fair featuring Alabama groups working for good. All funds raised by this event go to the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. Here is the international story behind 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Imagine that on this day poets across the world read life into existence--bearing witness to injustice and holding out hope hope hope. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/448816782168250/)**
**Cahaba River Fry-Down Sun, Oct. 1, 12-4pm Cost: $20 At: Railroad Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park+Foundationemail@example.com,-86.8141607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.508301!4d-86.811972?hl=en&authuser=0))** The Cahaba River Fry-Down is a celebration of the Cahaba River – our region’s primary drinking water source and a treasure trove of biological diversity. The principal fundraiser for Cahaba River Society, Fry-Down is a competitive cook-off surrounded by a party! The goals of this fun, unique event are to build more support for Cahaba conservation, explore the relationship between water quality, habitat, and drinking water, and build new partnerships to sustain work to ensure a healthy future for the river. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/405801423153214/)**
**Vulcan Aftertunes Sun, Oct. 1, 1-6pm Cost: $20 At: Vulcan Park and Museum ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Vulcan+Park+%26+Museumfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7977257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd90950f017:0x4a5843a1e1144cf!8m2!3d33.4917!4d-86.795537?hl=en&authuser=0))** Swear and Shake with Farewell Angelina will kick off Vulcan AfterTunes 2017 presented by Regions Bank on October 1. Tickets available at link below. Enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views with these up-and-coming artists as well as everyone’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Chill out in Birmingham’s backyard with your lawn chairs and blankets and bring the whole family out to enjoy some of the country’s best new entertainers. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/296181097475489/)**
**Alabaster Jazz in the Park Sun, Oct. 1, 4-pm Cost: FREE At: Alabaster Municipal Complex ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabaster+Municipal+Parkemail@example.com,-86.8376301,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888928a76247bf85:0xab6a698684d16146!8m2!3d33.2185815!4d-86.8354414?hl=en&authuser=0))** The Alabaster Arts Council and Shelby County Arts Council are proud to collaborate and bring Jazz in the Park to the Alabaster community. The show is presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz, sponsored by the city of Alabaster, and will feature Pedro Moore, Project Grand Slam, and an opening performance by the Thompson High School Jazz Ensemble. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/766893933503778/)**
**Food Stories: A Cultural and Culinary Journey Sun, Oct. 1, 6-8pm Cost: $20 At: Downtown Library ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Public+Library+Central+Branchfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7803695,11z/data=!3m1!5s0x88891b909e0e77cb:0x2f91c42a6cbd2230!4m8!1m2!2m1!1slibrary+near+Birmingham,+AL!3m4!1s0x88891b9a04530a07:0x856db40519e334d2!8m2!3d33.5210694!4d-86.807833?hl=en&authuser=0))** How do cultural experiences inform culinary creations? Join chefs from the Pizitz Food Hall as they discuss their culinary journeys and the experiences that shaped their palates and inspired their passions. Sample “off menu” selections created especially for the evening. REV Birmingham’s Deon Gordon moderates the discussion. Chefs: Abhi Sainju, MoMo; Amanshiva Takele, Ghion Hall Ethiopian Restaurant; Kimberly McNair Brock, Bitty’s Living Kitchen / REV Reveal Kitchen; Eli Markshtien, Eli’s Jerusalem Grill. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.groupon.com/deals/eat-drink-read-write-festival)**
___ ##In for a SCARE?! These Haunted Attractions open this weekend!