Weekend events including a beer garden trail Oct. 16-18 in Birmingham

Photo by Colton Sturgeon

Hold onto your hat! The Fantastics, a Beer Garden Trail and more hit Birmingham this weekend, October 16-18. Make your plans now.

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Happening This Weekend

Power to the vote

With voting being on everyone’s minds right now, it’s the perfect time to discover how our former leaders advocated for our right to vote. Join Vulcan Park and Museum on Sunday, October 16 for an outdoor movie screening of The Fight for the Noblest Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in Alabama

Tickets include one film screening, access to explore the Right or Privilege: Alabama Women and the Vote exhibit + more. Buy tickets here.

“What’s love got to do with it?”

Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Everything! At least according to The Fantasticks. This whimsical tale hits the stage of the Virginia Samford Theatre this weekend in a reimagined socially-distant production like you’ve never seen before. Follow the story of two meddling fathers and one enigmatic narrator as they interfere with a teenage couple attempting to navigate life. Sounds like Romeo and Juliet gone rogue. Catch the show now through October 25. Tickets here.

The best trail EVER!

Can’t wait for MOSS MAGIC this November? Then you’re gonna love this! Moss Rock Festival’s popular beer garden is merging into its very own event this year. Say hello to a Beer Garden Trail. The event spotlights 15 area breweries on the cutting edge of the craft beer industry. The best news—it runs now through November 30. Tickets here.

Nothing beats a champagne picnic

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

Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) hosts their annual Champagne and Fried Chicken fundraiser on Sunday, October 18. This year’s event features a drive-through picnic basket at The Market at Pepper Place—and you won’t believe the scrumptious items you’ll find in these baskets. Peep inside herePsst! Cocktail kits are also available. 🍹 Time’s running out! Purchase yours now

A movie celebration

Fiesta BHAM’s month-long virtual festival draws to a close Sunday, October 18. They’ll be celebrating its success movie style. Get your tickets to Disney’s Pixar Coco en Espanol (with English subtitles) at the Grand River Drive in at Leeds. Gates open at 5PM. Movie starts at 7PM. Tickets.

Decorating on the brain? 

Does fall put you in the decorating mood? Let your creativity run wild while strolling through these open houses, October 16-18.

Oh. My. Gourd.

Pumpkin patches are open! Here’s where to go near Birmingham:

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)

Coming Up…

Kelly-pa-hooza-whatsa? 

Grab your best boots and head to the farm, Kellypalooza—a music festival benefiting the Coosa Riverkeeper—is coming up on Saturday, October 24. Taking place just 35 miles from Birmingham in Ohatchee, Alabama, Kellypalooza offers everything a music festival-goer could want. Okay, so there won’t be any mosh pits or crowd surfers flying overhead due to social distancing, but with food, awesome live bands and more, I think you’ll be all set. Details and tickets here.

I miss you dudes!

Birmingham, TrimTab, BirmingFAM
Photo via TrimTab’s Facebook page

Do you miss socializing as much as we do? To bring the Birmingham community back together (safely, of course!), TrimTab Brewing Company is throwing a brand-new event—BirmingFAM. Though it’s a bit away on April 10 + 11, 2021, presale tickets are currently on sale. Buy now and score awesome perks.

Birmingham goes to Hollywood

Along with checking out The Fantasticks at Virginia Samford Theatre this month, you’ll also want to check out former VST student and Hollywood Star DeMarius Cooper who was cast in the Broadway smash Dear Even Hansen.

Grab These Deals

Looking for deals? We’ve got you covered. Here are 3 to nab this weekend:

Discover over 600 local deals in our Small Business Guide.

Haven’t signed up your business or nonprofit? It’s never too late.

Weekend Entertainment

After last weekend’s torrential downpour, we all deserve the amazing weather ahead. Mask up, social distant and enjoy!

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

All Weekend, October 16-18

The Fantasticks @ Virginia Samford Theatre. Fri.-Sat. 7:30PM, Sun. 2:30PM. $35. Tickets.

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

Grand Reopening @ Abundance Yoga. 10AM-6PM.

Possessor (Uncut) @ Sidewalk Film. Fri. + Sat. 4PM, 7PM. Sun. 7:30PM. Tickets.

On the Rocks @ Sidewalk Film. Fri. + Sat. 5PM, 7:45PM. Sun. 8PM. Tickets

Friday-Saturday, October 16-17

Football Watch @ Dread River Distilling Co. Fri. 4-11PM, Sat. 11AM-11PM. 

Eat a Peach: An Allman Brothers Tribute Band @ Avondale Brewing Co. 7-10:30PM. $10. Tickets.

Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18

Hoots & Howls @ The Birmingham Zoo. 10AM-3PM. Price varies. Tickets

Friday, October 16

Abundance YogaDrag N Dine – Spooky Edition & Costume Contest @ Tropicaleo. 9PM.

Steel City Jug Slammers @ The Nick. 8PM. 21+. FREE.

Pumpkin and Mum Sal/e & Pumpkin Patch @ Sims Garden (Homewood). 11AM-6PM.

Merry Market 2020 @ Gardendale Civic Center. Friday – 9AM-6PM, Saturday, 9AM-3PM. $5.

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

Farmers Market @ Ross Bridge. 4-8PM. 

The Pizitz After Dark – Spooky Edition @ The Pizitz. 7-11PM. FREE.

Grand Opening @ Epitome. 10AM-6PM. 

Saturday, October 17

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

Feature Grape: Grenache Blanc @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Noon-2:30PM. 

Pour Us Another @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-10PM. 

Plant Bus Popup @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 2-5PM. 

Auburn vs. South Carolina @ Gamecocks Williams-Brice Stadium. Noon. Watch on EPSN.

Alabama vs Georgia @ Bryant Denny Stadium. 7PM. Watch on ETCBS.

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus @ Avondale Park Amphitheater. 10AM + Noon. FREE.

College Game Day @ Tin Roof. Noon-3PM. 

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

Mashed Potato Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 11AM-3PM. FREE.

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus @ Avondale Park Amphitheater. Saturday, October 17, 10AM & Noon | Sunday, October 18, Noon & 2PM. FREE. RSVP.

Feature Grape: Grenache Blanc @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Noon-2:30PM. 

College Game Day @ Tin Roof. Noon-3PM. Tickets.

Sunday, October 18

Oktoberfest Non-Alcoholic Beer @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Noon-9PM. 

Fall 2020 Rock Band League Performance @ Haven. 3-5PM. 

Zach Austin & The Lonesome @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 4PM. 

Champagne & Fried Chicken Fundraiser benefiting LDEI Birmingham @ The Market at Pepper Place. 2:30-5PM. Tickets.

Disney’s Pixar Coco en Espanol hosted by Fiesta BHAM @ Grand River Drive In (Leeds). 5-9PM. $35 per car. Tickets.

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