50 events happening this weekend, October 11-13, including Trucks by The Tracks and Katoberfest

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Birmingham, Woodlawn Street Market
Photo via Woodlawn Street Market on Facebook

Why is October so amazing in Birmingham? These 50 weekend events taking place October 11-13 is one reason. Check it out.

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Featured Events

Birmingham, RealtySouth, open houses, Greater Alabama MLS
One of many homes for sale in Vestavia Hills, AL. Photo via Greater Alabama MLS

With autumn colors taking over Birmingham, you’ll want to check out these open houses offering dreamy outdoor views.

Don’t Miss the Show!

Birmingham, Birmingham Children’s Theatre
A great cast of exceptional talent. Photo via Birmingham Children’s Theatre

This weekend is your last chance to see The Watsons Go To Birmingham–1963 at the Birmingham Children’s Theatre. With its captivating story and top-notch directing and cast, this production makes our list for must-see theatre. Tickets here. (Use discount code WILONA for 20% off tickets.)

Give a Little, Get a Little

Birmingham, Shop Save and Share
Look for these blue booklets at retailers around Birmingham. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s the last weekend to participate in the Junior league of Birmingham’s Shop, Save, Share fundraiser. Not only will your donation help raise money for the Birmingham community, but it also gives you access to a 20% discount at 400+ participating retailers. Wow! Learn more.

More Than Just a Fall Festival

Birmingham, DeSoto Caverns
Kids under 12 can dress up, so be sure to wear your costume! Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Looking for a fall festival that goes above and beyond? I have just what you need—Tomb of the Risen Dead at DeSoto Caverns. Taking place every Friday and Saturday in October, you’ll experience enchanting characters and quests, mouth-watering treats, fiery entertainment and more. Tickets available here

More Than Beer. Say Wha?

Birmingham, Our Savior Lutheran Church
Pose with Martin Luther at the Oktoberfest celebration at Our Savior Lutheran Church! Photo submitted.

When you hear the word Oktoberfest, the first that comes to mind is probably beer. Come on, you know it is. But it turns out that this annual event is about so much more. Here’s how you can learn and celebrate Oktoberfest at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 13 from noon-3PM. Psst! It’s free.

Eat Up This October

Free delivery? Oh yes! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Order tasty treats from Waitr, now through October 31, and you’ll score free delivery when you use discount code BHAMNOW.

Are You Ready?

Birmingham, Bham Now
Bham Now team. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s time for Now the Weekend–video edition. Check it out.

All Weekend Long—11-13

Birmingham, The Birmingham Zoo, Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo. Photo via The Birmingham Zoo

The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963 @ Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Ages 8+. $20. Tickets. (Discount Code WILONA for 20% off.)

14th Annual Shop Save & Share Fundraiser @ Participating Retailers. $40. 

Christopher Architecture and Interiors Open House Tour @ 2445 Chestnut Rd., Vestavia Hills, AL 35216. 10AM-6PM.

Boo at the Zoo @ The Birmingham Zoo.  5-9PM. $10-$18. Tickets.

Fright Furnace @ Sloss Furnaces. 6PM. Prices vary. Tickets.

Eastern Regional Exhibition @ Beverly McNeil Gallery. 10AM-5PM.

Jurassic Quest @ The BJCC. Fri. 3-8PM; Sat. 9-8PM; Sun. 9-7PM. $20-$36. Tickets

The Patch @ Helena Hollow. 10AM-6PM. $10. (Kids 2 and under–FREE.)

The Story of My Life @ Terrific New Theatre. Fri-Sat. 8-10PM; Sun. 2:30-4:30PM. $25. Tickets.

Friday and Saturday—11-12

Tomb of the Risen Dead @ DeSoto Caverns. 6:30-10:30PM. Price Varies. (Kids 3 and under–FREE.) Tickets.

Saturday and Sunday—12-13

Birmingham, Ghost Train Brewing Co.
Photo via Ghost Train Brewing Co.

Hanna’s Fall Open House @ Hanna’s Garden Shop. 8-5PM. 

Barre & Bubbly Fall Workout Series @ The Roof of the Redmond Hotel. 9:30-11AM. $10. Tickets.

3rd Anniversary Throwdown @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. Noon-Midnight.

Friday—October 11

Birmingham, Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue
Katztoberfest is here. Photo via Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue

AMOR Night Out @ The Pizitz Food Hall. 5-9PM. FREE.

Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue Katztoberfest @ Tortugas Pizza. 5-9PM. $25. (Kids 5 and under–FREE.) Tickets.

Vintage Market Days of Birmingham @ The Finley Center. Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM; Sun. 10AM-4PM. $5-$11. Tickets.

The Midnight Effect Halloween Dance Party @ Mom’s Basement. 8PM-2AM. 

Painted Pumpkin Party @ North Shelby Library. 4-5PM. 

Venture Boi and Jada Cato @ The Upstairs at Avondale. 7:30-10:30PM. $10-$15. Tickets.

Just Show Up Show @ Uptown Birmingham. 7-10:30PM. $40. Tickets.

Bards & Brews Poetry Slam @ Birmingham Public Library. 6:30-9PM. $5 to enter; FREE to attend.

Steep South Movie & Pint Night @ Birmingham Boulders. 5-10PM. 

Jon Worthy & the Bends/Glowfish @ The Upside-down Plaza. 9PM-Midnight.

Saturday—October 12

Birmingham, Woodlawn Street Market
Photo via Woodlawn Street Market on Facebook

Alabama Street Food Festival @ Cahaba Brewing Company. Noon-5PM. FREE.

Fall Festival @ Mt Laurel. 10AM-3PM. FREE. 

Saturday Football Tailgate @ Avondale Brewing Co. 10AM-10PM. FREE. 

Native & Invasive Plant Species of Alabama @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 9AM-4PM. $30-$35. Register

St. Symeon Food and Culture Fair @ St. Symeon Orthodox Church. 9AM-4PM. 

Boo Bash @ WorkPlay. 6:30-10PM. $45. Tickets.

2nd Annual Magic City Acceptance Center Benefit Show @ The Nick Rocks. 9PM. $10. 21+. Tickets. 

Chasing Awareness – 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament @ Avondale Brewing Co. 1-6PM. 

The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. FREE. 

Tiny Tyke Tales: Monster Tales @ Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 10:30-11:30AM. $5. Tickets.

Full Moon Party @ The Thirsty Donkey. 8-11PM. 

Jade Absinthe Tasting & Talk with Ted Breaux @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM. FREE.

Birmingham New Music Festival @ East Village Arts of Birmingham. 7-11PM. FREE.

Woodlawn Street Market @ Historic Woodlawn 10AM-4PM. 

Barre & Bubbly @ The Roof of the Redmond Hotel. 9:30-11AM. $10. Tickets.

Sunday—October 13

Birmingham, Railroad Park, Trucks by the Tracks
Trucks by the Tracks. Photo via Railroad Park on Facebook

Oktoberfest @ Our Savior Lutheran Church. Noon-3PM. FREE.

Trucks by the Tracks @ Railroad Park. 11AM-5PM. General Admission $5-8; VIP $15-$80. (Kids under 12–FREE.) Tickets

Birmingham’s First Annual British Bash @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 11AM-3PM. $5-$35. Tickets.

3rd Annual Woodlawn Sunday Dinner @ Woodlawn United. 1:30-4PM. $40. Tickets.

Geek Out On Gear–Guy’s Night Out @ Mountain High Outfitters. 5-7PM. 

Woodlawn Sunday Dinner @ Woodlawn United. 1:30PM. $40. 

Trucks on the Tracks @ Railroad Park. 11AM-5PM. $5-$35.

Southern Soiree @ The Barn at Shady Lane. 5-8PM. FREE-$125. Tickets.

The Canvas People + Juco @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 4-7PM. 

Dori DeCamillis Artist Reception @ Filter-Coffee Parlor. Noon-2PM. FREE.

Lemon Drop In Release Party & Skate Competition @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 2-6PM. FREE.

Upcoming Events

Birmingham, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
The Ronald McDonald House helps families like the Grayson family. Photo submitted.

Oct. 15: Momentum @ 8:30-11AM. $75-$85. Register.
Oct. 17: Steinhoisting Competition @ Topgolf Birmingham. 7PM. 21+. FREE.
Oct. 17: Woven Together Learning Series: Equity and Inclusion @ A.H. Parker High School. 5PM. FREE. RSVP.
Oct. 18: Day of Change benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama @ Select Locations.
Oct. 18-19: Tomb of the Risen Dead @ DeSoto Caverns. 6:30-10:30PM. Price Varies. (Kids 3 and under–FREE.) Tickets.
Oct. 24: Zumba @ Topgolf Birmingham. 6:30PM. FREE.
Oct. 25: The Yard HBCU Tour @ Birmingham’s Magic City Classic. Times vary. $25-$35. Tickets.
Oct. 25: Children’s Harbor’s 23rd Annual Pig Iron BBQ Challenge @ Hoover Met RV Park. 5-8PM. $20.
Oct. 25: Ghostbusters in Concert @ Samford University Wright Center. 7PM. $60+. Tickets. (Discount Code GHOST-NOW for 25% off.)
Oct. 26: Wizards, Whiskey and Wine @ McWane Science Center. 5:30-11:30PM. 21+. $45. Tickets.


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