Drinks, deals + scary flicks—weekend events Oct. 9-11

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Trick-or-treating for adults. Photo via @mondaynightbhm

Things are getting spooky in Birmingham. Well, spooky-ish. The Halloween season is what you make of it, after all. From scary movies on the big screen to jack-o-lantern fun, here’s what’s going on this weekend, October 9-11.

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Happening This Weekend

Run Long, Run Hard

Show your support and run for a cause on Saturday, October 10 during the inaugural Jimmie Hale Mission Rescue Run 5K + Fun Run. For over 75 years, The Jimmie Hale Mission has helped men afflicted by homelessness in Birmingham through education, readiness and spiritual support. The race starts at 8AM in Homewood. Sign up to run or donate

Your Own Cheering Section

New home vibes. Photo via RealtySouth

The ultimate game day home is within reach. Check out these open houses taking place October 9-11.

Exercise Your Rights

It’s election year, which means it’s time to tip our hats to those who fought for our right to vote. Now-January 2021, visit Vulcan Park and Museum’s exhibit Right or Privilege? Alabama Women + the VoteTickets

In other news…

Champagne + Fried Chicken

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Peep this craft cocktail kit being served. Photo courtesy of LDEI Birmingham

Two favorites join together in a scrumptious fundraiser for Les Des D’Escoffier International Birmingham to support their mission to grow, create, promote and share local food culture from top female chefs, restaurateurs and more. This year’s event will be a drive-through picnic basket pickup at The Market at Pepper Place on Sunday, October 18. What’s inside each picnic basket? Take a peek.

Baskets must be ordered in advance. Order yours now

Shop Small, Save Big

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The Junior League of Birmingham partnered with BackPack Buddies and other community members for a necessary cause. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

 How often do you hit the perfect trifecta? Support small business, give back to Birmingham’s nonprofits and save $$$ during the Shop Save & Share event on Wednesday, October 14-Sunday, October 25.

With over 250 businesses participating, from restaurants like Ashley Mac’s and Vino to retailers such as Alabama Outdoors and Three15 studio, it’ll be easier than ever to support our community. 100% of the proceeds go toward funding the Junior League of Birmingham 40 community projects—now that’s what I call smart shopping.

Find out how to purchase your Shop Save Share card and score exclusive deals today. 

Hello Campus No. 124

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Pre-leasing has begun with the first tenants planning to open later this year. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Entertainment districts have become all the rage in the greater Birmingham area. Guess who’s next on the list—Pelham. Campus No. 124 is coming to the former Valley Elementary School on Highway 31 and will be part of Pelham’s new entertainment district + trail system. Full story

Knit One, Purl Two

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Amazing colors. Photo via Brick House Fiber Arts

From scarves to blankets, the fall season is the ultimate time to learn how to knit. For tips and more, check out our guide. Trust us, it’s not your granny’s knitting guide. 

Mr. Rogers was right…sweaters are essential

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It’s sweater time. Photo via Molly Green’s Facebook page

Speaking of great knits, sweater weather is back baby. Who’s excited? All hands point to me! Here’s where to find some of the coziest and trendiest sweaters this fall. 

Deals, Deals, Deals 

Savings for the win. Photo via Homewood Bagel’s Facebook

Fall deals calling your name? Here are 3 that will put some pep in your weekend step:

We pulled some more stellar deals for you in our guide to local food and drink deals. There’s plenty more to discover in our Small Business Guide

Be sure to sign up your business or nonprofit organization now.

Pumpkin Patches are OPEN

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Oh my gourd. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now
  • Helena Hollow. Saturday-Sunday 10AM-6PM. $10. 
  • The Great Pumpkin Patch (Hayden).Friday-Saturday 8AM-6PM | Sunday 1-6PM. Adults – $5 (no pumpkin), $10 (with pumpkin) | Kids – Friday $12, Saturday-Sunday $15.
  • 4D Farm. Friday-Saturday, 1-8PM | Sunday 1-7PM. Weekday Pass (Wed-Fri), Online – $9.95, Gate – $11.95 | Weekend Pass (Sat-Sun), Online – $12.95, Gate – $14.95. Tickets.
  • Griffin Farms. Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday Noon-6PM. $10. 
  • Old Baker Farm. Friday 3PM-Dark | Saturday 9AM-Dark | Sunday 1PM-Dark. $10 (Kids 1 and under – FREE)

Weekend Forecast + Entertainment

With another hurricane brewing, we may be seeing some rain this weekend. I bet those clear face shields work wonders on a stormy day.

For more events, check out Now the Weekend’s Video Edition

All Weekend, October 9-11

Bold Stitch by Olivia Hill @ Filter-Coffee Parlor. Fri. 7AM-4PM, Sat-Sun. 8AM-2PM. 

Behind the Mask Art Showing @ Rojo Birmingham. 11AM-9PM. 

Possessor Uncut @ Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema. 4PM + 7PM. $9-$10.75. Tickets.

On the Rocks @ Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema. 5PM + 7:45PM. $9-$10.75. Tickets

Haunted House @ Warehouse 31 (Pelham). Fri.-Sat. 7PM-Midnight, Sun. 7-10PM. $10-$49.95. Tickets.

Double Feature – Beetlejuice/Willy Woke + the Chocolate Factory @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 7:30PM. Tickets.

Double Feature – Coco/Hocus Pocus @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 7:30PM. Tickets.

Double Feature – Scream/Scary Movie @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 7:30PM. Tickets

Double Feature – The War with Grandpa/The Call @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 7:30PM. Tickets

Friday-Saturday, October 9-10

VIRTUAL Native American Festival. Fri. 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 6PM + 7PM. Sat. 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM + 7PM. $10. Tickets.

Friday, October 9

Farmers Market @ Ross Bridge. 4-8PM. 

Chills, Thrills & Cognac @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 5:30-7:30PM. 

The Fight for the Noblest Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in Alabama @ Vulcan Park & Museum. 6:30PM, 7:30PM & 8:30PM. Adults $5, Kids $4. Tickets

CBDB @ Avondale Brewing Co. 7PM. $20-$120. Tickets.

Date Night @ Vulcan Park & Museum. 7PM. $5.

Fiesta Movies Movie en Español @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 7PM. Tickets

Saturday, October 10

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

Running for the Bulls 5K & Fun Run @ Red Mountain Park. 7:30-11AM. $35-$40. Register.

21st Century Gypsies @ Oasis Bar. 8-11PM. 

Dynamite Hill: Smithfield’s Center Street Walking Tour via Vulcan Park & Museum. 9:30-11AM. Members – $10, Non-Members – $12. Tickets.

Bubbles & Florals @ The Pizitz. 11AM-1PM. $65. Tickets

Football Watch @ Dread River Distilling Co. 11AM-11PM. 

Cahaba Pumpkin Patch @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-6PM. FREE.

Auburn & Alabama Football Watch Parties @ Iron City. 2PM. 

Auburn vs Arkansas on EPSN. 3PM. 

Unity Market: Every Saturday Afternoon @ Unity Market. 4-7PM. FREE.

Wire Wrapping for Beginners with Darci @ Birmingham Odditties. 6-8PM. $25.

Alabama vs. Mississippi on EPSN. 6:30PM. 

Fiesta Movies Movie en Español @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 7PM. Tickets

#OurHBCUsCelebrate Virtual Homecoming. Noon-6PM. FREE. Register.

Sunday, October 11

VIRTUAL Picnic with Railroad Park Celebrating 10 Years. $0-$50. Register + Buy a picnic

Dynamite Hill: Smithfield’s Center Street Walking Tour via Vulcan Park & Museum. 2-4PM. Members – $10, Non-Members – $12. Tickets.

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