Looking for weekend plans? Then check out this list of 55 events happening in Birmingham, October 18-20.
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UAB is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend, October 18-19. What better way to celebrate than during homecoming weekend?! Cheer on the Blazers during these exciting events.
A Celebration is in Store
It’s Homecoming Weekend for Birmingham-Southern College. From a party on the quad to The Big Tailgate leading up to a must-see football game, there will be lots to take part in Friday-Saturday, October 18-19. More info.
Make a Difference
Did you know Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama partners with the local community and McDonald’s to create change for families facing childhood illness? On Friday, October 18, RMHCA will celebrate these efforts with a Day of Change. There are three important ways you can make a difference for kids and families on this special day. Learn how.
Grab the kids and head to DeSoto Caverns this Friday and Saturday from 6:30-10PM for their family-friendly event—Tomb of the Risen Dead. Expect fall treats, lip-synch battles, fire shows and more.
What is The Altamont School?
Find out during their open house on Sunday, October 20 at 2PM. Tour the grounds, learn about the curriculum and meet teachers, parents and students. Register to attend.
Great Eats + FREE Delivery
With a busy football weekend in store, be sure to order plenty of eats via Waitr. Use discount code BHAMNOW for free delivery, now through October 31.
For a peek at the weekend, check out our team in Now the Weekend–video edition.
All Weekend Long—October 18-20
Friday and Saturday—October 18-19
UAB’s 50th Anniversary @ UAB. Event times vary.
Homecoming @ Birmingham-Southern College. Event times vary.
Day of Change benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama @ Select Locations.
UAB Homecoming Parade @ Begins at 14th Street South/Ends on University Blvd. Noon-1PM.
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow Opening Reception @ Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. 6-10PM. $20. Tickets.
Magic City Fashion Week SZNIII Kick Off: Splash & Sip @ Ensley Soho. 7-10PM. $30. Tickets.
Wine with Patrick + Little London Kitchen @ Hop City Birmingham. 5-7PM.
Owls in the Oaks @ Oak Mountain State Park. 6:30-7:30PM. FREE with entrance to park.
Homecoming Tailgate @ Legion Field. 11AM. FREE.
Saturday Football Tailgate @ Avondale Brewing Co. 10AM-10PM. FREE.
Creating Silhouettes: Techniques for Tracing @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 2-3PM.
Ride to Tall Bike Joust VII @ Redemptive Cycles. 6-11:30PM. $20. Tickets.
Ruck Cancer 8K @ Good People Brewing Co. 8-11AM. FREE.
Saturdays in the Gardens: Plant a Perennial @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 9AM. $10. Register.
Pop Up + Cookout @ Studio 2500. 6-9PM. FREE.
Paint with Reckless Abandon Beginners Workshop @ Alabama Art Supply. 10AM-4PM. Register: 205.322.4741.
The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. FREE.
Tiny Tyke Tales: Monster Tales @ Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 10:30AM. $5. Tickets.
Memorable Images @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 9AM-Noon. $100-$120. Tickets.
The Melvins, Redd Kross with Toshi Kosai + Void Manes @ Saturn. 9PM. 18+. $24. Tickets.
Blue Light Kids Demonstration @ The Lumbar. 9AM-Noon.
Runaway Gin: A Tribute to Phish @ Zydeco. 10PM, $12. 18+. Tickets.
Coffee and a Canvas @ The Sanctuary Coffee Shop. 10AM. $25.
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires @ The Nick Rocks. $10. 21+. Tickets.
ArtPlay Family Day: The Lights of Bollywood @ UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Noon-3PM. FREE.
Football Watch @ The Brown Derby. 11AM-11:30PM. 21+. FREE.
Wheelchair Basketball Season Opener @ Lakeshore Foundation. 9AM-1:30PM. FREE.
Rock Band League Performance @ WorkPlay. 4-6PM. FREE.
Adult Field Day @ George Ward Park. 3-6:30PM. $15.
Theatre Downtown Hobo Awards @ Theatre Downtown. 6-9PM. $10.
Sunday Sunset Wine Down @ Havana on 1st. 4-9PM.
Eastern Regional Exhibition @ Beverly McNeil Gallery. 10AM-5PM.
Little Seeds: Pumpkin Gardens @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2:30-4PM. $16-$20.
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. $15-$80. Tickets. (Discount Code: GHOSTNOW for 25% off.)
Oct. 25-26: Tomb of the Risen Dead @ DeSoto Caverns. 6:30-10:30PM. Price Varies. (Kids 3 and under–FREE.) Tickets.
Oct. 26: Wizards, Whiskey and Wine @ McWane Science Center. 5:30-11:30PM. 21+. $45. Tickets.
Oct. 31: A Nightmare on 22nd Street @ Iron City Bham. 8PM-Midnight. $10 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21+.