Phantom of the Opera at the AL Theatre + more weekend fun Oct. 23-25

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The true monster mash. Photo via @thethreeearredrabbit

The fall season is jam-packed with must-attend events around Birmingham. Check out what’s going on this weekend, October 23-25.

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Happening This Weekend

More than savings

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Shop Share Save runs until October 25. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

It’s the last weekend to take part in the Shop Save Share event benefiting the Junior League of Birmingham. Now through Sunday, October 25, receive 20% off exclusive offers at more than 250 participating businesses. But, you must purchase a Shop Save & Share Card first! Details here

The Ultimate Distraction

Seeking an election diversion? Check out these open houses taking place October 23-25.

The Heart that Loves is Always Young

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Don’t miss The Fantasticks at Virginia Samford Theatre. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Two young lovers. Two meddling fathers. Can Matt and Luisa continue to thrive in times of light and darkness? Find out in The Fantasticks—live on stage now through October 25 at Virginia  Samford Theatre. Buy tickets here

Pumpkins to Go

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Pumpkin season is the best season. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The Grace House Pumpkin Festival is back for its 7th year on Saturday, October 24 at Mountain Brook Community Church. Due to health and safety concerns, this year’s festival will be be drive-thru style. Simply purchase a ticket, drive up and pumpkins will be delivered straight to your car. But there’s more! Find out what else this event offers.  

Grab your party mask + head to the farm

Music comes alive on the Williams Farm at Kellypalooza. Photo courtesy of Kellypalooza

Where can you find food trucks, a bonfire and five totally awesome bands? At Kellypalooza, of course! Benefiting the Coosa Riverkeeper, the event takes place Saturday, October 24 just 30 miles from Birmingham in Ohatchee, Alabama. Trust me, this is one music festival you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets now

A New Spin on Trick-or-treating

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Halloween is all about the perfect costume. Or in this case, the cutest. Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC (taken before COVID-19)

Halloween 2020 may be doling out some changes this year due to social distancing, but Asbury United Methodist Church is rolling with the punches. On Sunday, October 25, they’ll be keeping the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve alive with an all-new event—a drive-through Halloween Parade. Expect costumes, candy and lots of smiles. 

Feeling witchy? 

Grab your broom for these 5 witches rides taking place Sunday, October 25. 

In other news…

Get ready for round 2!

Zoo Brews: Drafts at a Distance is back for its second go-around on Friday, October 30. From 5-8PM, enjoy specialty brews and wines from breweries across Alabama and the southeast—all while traveling through the one and only Birmingham Zoo. All guests must be 21+. Face coverings required. Hurry—tickets are selling fast! Buy now.

Presale perks

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Get your tickets to BirmingFAM NOW! Photo via Bham Now

Presale tickets are on sale now for the first-ever BirmingFAM event. And yes, buying early DOES have its perks. Taking place at TrimTab Brewing Company April 10 & 11, the event will bring the Birmingham Community together—safely, of course!—with live music, food trucks, a beer garden, vendors + more. Details here

Mural Sightings

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Murals are magical. Photo via Mayawell Bar’s Facebook

Nothing brightens up a city more than colorful murals created by talented local artists. Here’s a peek at over 15 murals recently spotted around Birmingham. Hey, they don’t call it the magic city for nothin’!

Orchestra? More like Wow-chestra!

Check out the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra’s first project of the semester in their online performance of Samuel Coleridge-Taylors “The Bamboula.”

I feel like it’s on me!

I’m not gonna lie, spiders are probably my least favorite thing. But before you run screaming in the other direction, there’s plenty to discover about these creepy crawlies—especially ones that are creeping through Alabama right now. Go on, take a peek. They’re all really just Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web, right?

It’s Back, Baby

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Sojourns Fair Trade in Crestwood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Sojourns Fair Trade has reopened in Crestwood—and we have the pics to prove it. Shop Birmingham’s oldest fair trade store this weekend and purchase with a purpose. Full story.

Weekend Entertainment

Randall’s back in Now the Weekend’s Video Edition, check it out for more events.

All Weekend, October 23-25

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

Stevie Nicks: 24K Gold @ Sidewalk Film. 4PM + 7:15PM. Tickets.

Halloween Series: Poltergeist (1982) @ Sidewalk Film. Fri. 8PM, Sat. 5:30PM, Sun. 7:45PM. Tickets

Halloween Series: Practical Magic (1998) @ Sidewalk Film. Fri. 5:30PM, Sat. 3PM + 8:15PM, Sun. 5PM. Tickets

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

Saturday-Sunday, October 24-25

Hoots & Howls: New Daytime Halloween Event @ The Birmingham Zoo. 10AM-3PM. Price varies. Tickets.

Friday, October 23

Farmers Market @ Ross Bridge. 4-8PM. 

The Rocky Horror Mask-erade Ball @ Avondale Brewing Co. 6-11PM. $30. DM Avondale Brewing Co. for ticket info.

Drivin N Cryin @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7-10PM. $15-$50. Tickets.

Kaydee Mulvehill @ The Nick. 8PM. 21+. $5. Tickets.

Saturday, October 24

Spooky Science @ McWane Science Center. Fri. 9AM-5PM, Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. Noon-5PM. General Admission. Tickets.

BOO Run for Down Syndrome @ Red Mountain Park. 10K & 5K – 8:30AM, 1 Mile BOO Fun Run – 10AM. Register.

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus – VIRTUAL. 10-11AM. $5+. Tickets.

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

Plant Bus Popup @ Woodlawn Market. 10AM-4PM.

Auburn vs Ole Miss @ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. 11AM. Watch on ESPN. 

Kellypalooza benefiting Cahaba Riverkeeper @ Williams Farm, Ohatchee, AL. 11AM. $35-$50. Tickets.

Pumpkin Festival Drive-Thru benefiting Grace House @ Mountain Brook Community Church. 11AM-2PM. $25. Tickets.

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

Ferus One Year Anniversary @ Ferus Artisan Ales (Trussville). 11AM-11PM. FREE.

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

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

Uncle Nearest Whiskey @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM. 

Virtual Magic City Expressions: A YW Youth Summit for Social Justice & Racial Equality. Noon-1:30PM. FREE. Register

Alabama vs Tennessee @ Neyland Stadium. 2:30PM. Watch on ESPN.

Bham National Jamaican Jerk Day @ Bizarre: The Coffee Bar. 5-11PM. FREE. Register

21st Century Gypsies @ The Nick. 8PM. 21+. FREE.

John Mark McMillan @ Workplay. 8-11PM. $20. Tickets.

Sunday, October 25

1925 Silent Film Classic “The Phantom of the Opera” @ Alabama Theatre. 2PM. $14. Tickets.

Kyle Kimbrell Album Release @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 3-6PM. FREE. RSVP.

Halloween Parade @ Asbury United Methodist Church. 4-6PM. FREE.

Witches Ride @ Trussville Mall. 5PM. 18+. $25. Register.

Brains for Autism Research Trivia Night – VIRTUAL. 5-7PM. $15-$250. Tickets.

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