Halloween weekend in Birmingham + deals and other news Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Common house cat or human turned into a cat. You never know during Halloween. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

From Halloween celebrations to re-openings and good deals, this weekend’s got it all. Read on for what’s happening around Birmingham, October 30-November 1.

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Grab a Deal

Halloween, a full moon and a time change all in one weekend. Can you handle it? One thing’s certain, these 3 deals will boost your weekend:

There’s plenty more to discover. Check out more with over 600 local deals and delivery offers in our Small Business Guide.

Sign up your business or non-profit organization now. It’s 💯% worth it!

Happening This Weekend

Not-so-spooky fun for littles

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Get in the Halloween spirit. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Things get spooky at McWane Science Center this weekend. Check out Spooky Science Friday and Saturday, October 30-31, including a Halloween Science Scavenger Hunt. Don’t worry, everything is 100% kid-friendly. Complete the hunt to receive a special take-home prize, and even be entered to win amazing awards like a free year-long membership to McWane. Avoid the line, buy your tickets in advance

Current home feeling a bit un-you?

Looking for a new home? Photo via RealtySouth

Your perfect homestead is within reach. Stroll these open houses taking place October 23-25. 

A very pumpkin challenge

Photo by Call Me Fred

The Market at Pepper Place is doing something new this Halloween. They’re challenging market-goers to purchase an extra pumpkin or two during the Market on Saturday, October 31, carve their own creations at home and email photos to info@pepperplacemarket.com. Submitted designs will be shared in their upcoming newsletter. Do you accept the challenge?

Adult trick-or-treating. I repeat…adult trick-or-treating!

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An Iron City bartender whipping up a spooky cocktail at A Nightmare on 22nd Street. Photo via Iron City on Facebook.

Iron City’s annual A Nightmare on 22nd Street is back this year on Halloween night (that’s Saturday, October 31). Along with a live DJ and a costume contest, adult trick-or-treating is also on the list of things to experience. Count. Me. In. Tickets here. *Masks are required and temperatures will be taken before entry. 

Reopening Alert!

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Eats Highland reopens for lunch. Photos via Pat Byington for Bham Now

EATS Highland reopens Friday, October 30 and we couldn’t be more excited. Enjoy their Southern Soul + Latin flavors Tuesday-Fridays from 11AM-2PM and Saturdays from 11AM-3PM. Details here + more big restaurant news around Birmingham. 

All Hallows’ Eve at a 6 foot distance

Halloween decorations in Forest Park near the Piggly Wiggly. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Skipping the usual trunk-or-treats and costume parties this Halloween? We’ve got 5 socially distant ways to celebrate that are just as great. While you’re keeping your 6 foot distance, check out some of the eeriest Halloween decorations in town. Here’s where all the must-see ghosts, goblins + witches are this year. Check ’em out before they’re gone!

In other news…

Ready for 2020 to kick the bucket? 

BirmingFAM presale tickets offer lots of perks. Photo via Bham Now

Plan for something awesome in 2021—TrimTab Brewing Company’s BirmingFAM event. Friends, good brews, food + vendors…what more could one ask for? Presale tickets available now.

A rainbow of cool news

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Rainbow bridges on I-59/20 near UpTown. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Remember back in April when Birmingham’s newly-opened I-59/20 bridges showed off a cosmic rainbow of lights? Guess what! The lights are back and here to stay. Story + video here.

Right on my sistahs!

An Innovate Birmingham ThinkData Analytics Graduate presenting at Summer 2019 Demo Day. Photo submitted

The tech field is known for being a male-dominated industry. What can women do to break into the field? Female graduates and candidates from Innovate Birmingham offered us some words of wisdom. Full story.

Missing your work fam?

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Nothing like catching up with a cool brew. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Co’s Facebook

While those who are able to work from home are lucky in many ways, it can definitely get a bit lonely at times. Plus, that Zoom fatigue is no joke. Happily, there are several unique places around Birmingham to get together with your coworkers—even if it’s behind a mask. Here are 7 to know

COVID’s got nothin’ on Birmingham startups 

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Velocity Accelerator participants at Innovation Depot in pre-COVID times. Photo via Innovation Depot’s Facebook page

Birmingham has been a popular place for startups in recent years. While COVID-19 has caused a decline in many things, it turns out, it has led to even more startups. Interesting, right? Here’s what we discovered.  

Weekend Entertainment

With COVID-19 numbers being on the rise, it’s more important than ever to wear a mask wherever you go, social distance and wash your hands on the reg. Especially because all of the events listed below are must-attends. 

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

All Weekend, October 30-November 1

Dia de los Muertos Exhibit @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 3-10PM. FREE.

Halloween Series: The Witch (2015) @ Sidewalk Film. Times Vary. $9.25-$12.25. Tickets.

Halloween Series: The Lost Boys (1987) @ Sidewalk Film.Times Vary. $9.25-$12.25 Tickets

Friday-Saturday, October 30-31

Halloween Science Scavenger Hunt @ McWane Science Center. Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM. General Museum Admission. Tickets.

Saturday-Sunday, October 31-November 1

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

Treat In The Street & Peaches and Scream @ Avondale. 5-11PM. 

Friday, October 30

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

Bold Stitch by Olivia Hill @ Filter-Coffee Parlor. 7AM-4PM. 

Art After 5: Here for the Boos VIRTUAL @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 5-9PM. FREE.

Zoo Brews: Drafts at a Distance Round 2  @ The Birmingham Zoo. 5-8:30PM. 21+. $15-$30. Tickets

CBDB @ Avondale Brewing Co. 8PM. $20-$120. Tickets.

Rello Single Release Party @ The Patio. 10PM. 

Halloween Party @ Superior Grill. 7-11PM. 

Ritch Henderson & The Grandiose Delusion @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7-10PM. FREE. Register

Farmers Market @ Ross Bridge. 4-8PM.

The Outsider @ Homewood Theatre. Friday 7:30-9:30PM. $20. Tickets.

Saturday, October 31

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

Black Market Street, USA @ Kelly Ingram Park. 10AM. 

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

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

Witchy Wines @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM. 

Maggie’s Farm @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 1-8PM. 

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

UAB Blazers vs Louisiana TECH @ Joe Aillet Stadium. 2:30PM. Listen via 94.5 FM.

Auburn Tigers vs LSU Tigers @ Jordan-Hare Stadium. 2:30PM. Watch on ESPN.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi State Bulldogs @ Bryant-Denny Stadium. 6PM. Watch on ESPN.

Bob Marston & Friend at Slagoween @ Slag Heap Brewing Co (Trussville). 6-10PM. 

Halloween Booze & Boos @ The Red Shamrock Pub. 6PM-1AM. 

The Stolen Faces @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7-11PM. $15. Tickets

A Nightmare on 22nd Street Halloween Party @ Iron City. 8PM. 18+. $10-$150. Tickets.

Killer Comedy Show Featuring Jiggy benefiting Hoover High School Choir @ 3425 Hurricane Rd, Birmingham, AL 35226. 8-11:30PM. $25. Tickets

Halloween Party-Dead Celebrities @ Redmont Hotel. 9PM. $10. Tickets.

Sunday, November 1

Dinosaur Dash @ The Market Pepper Place. 6:30-9:30AM. 

Darter Dash 5K Trail Run @ Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. 7:45AM. $30. Register.

Yoga for the Lilies @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 11AM-Noon. $10. Register.

The Outsider @ Homewood Theatre. Sunday 2:30-4:30PM. $20. Tickets.

Dia de los Muertos Alabama @ Pepper Place. 5-9PM. FREE. 

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