This weekend alpaca punch with Diwali, deals, markets + more, Nov. 13-15

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Photo via Crafty Morning’s Facebook

Bored thinking about your lack of plans this weekend? Problem solved. Here are some things to brighten your weekend around Birmingham, even if it is behind a mask.

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Bargains, Bargains, Bargains

House Plant Collective10% off with discount code BHAMNOW10
Trouve20% off with discount code Trouve20
Sozo Trading20% off online purchase with discount code SPREADJOY

Nope, those aren’t all the money-savers, silly. Did you hear—Black Friday is a season-long event this year. Check out these deals happening NOW online + in store. We also threw in some safety precautions for good measure.

Check out more with over 600 local deals and delivery offers in our Small Business Guide.

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Happening This Weekend

A benefit for 2

American Southern Rock/Blues band North Mississippi Allstars light up the stage on Sunday, November 15 during a concert benefiting Children’s of Alabama and Mitchell’s Place. Enjoy amazing and get all the feels by supporting two great causes. 

Date: Sunday, Nov. 15 | Time: 4-10PM | Price: $34.50-$420 | Tickets

Quick, get it while it’s here! 

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Yum, yum, eat it up. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Diwali is Saturday, Nov. 14. 🤩 Known as the Indian festival of lights, the celebration symbolizes the “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.” Who’s celebrating locally? Bay Leaf is! The restaurant will be offering a limited-edition menu, now through Sunday, Nov. Feast your eyes on all the savory dishes available. Did I mention the menu includes firecracker nachos?! 

Friday the 13th got lucky

Why? Because The Wild Feathers with Great Peacock hit the stage at Avondale Brewing Company on Friday, the 13. For country rock, this band is fire.

Date: Friday, Nov. 13 | Time: 7:30PM | Price: $25-$200 | Tickets

Walk it out

Walk for someone you know, someone you loved or someone you’ll one day meet. Register now for Birmingham’s VIRTUAL Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Nov. 15. Donate to the cause here.

Girl, you are BEAUTIFUL!

This is something women, especially girls, struggle with—including myself. On Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3PM, Kelli Kelly, registered Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach, leads a Virtual, Interactive Cooking Session for girls in middle + high school. The goal: to learn how to make a delicious recipe together and talk about how to have a healthy attitude towards food + body image by focusing on healthy habits. 

Date: Sunday, Nov. 15 | Time: 3PM | Price: FREE | Register

A kids bunker, a man cave and dare I say a she shed?! 

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A beautiful home awaits you. Photo via RealtySouth

Trust me, your dream home is out there. Don’t miss Birmingham’s coolest open houses November 13-15

In other news…

A free roof?!

2020 has been a humdinger. Do something unexpected for someone—nominate them for a new + FREE roof during this giveaway from Cardinal Roofing. 

Pop quiz! 

This looks amazing! Photo via CroixStreet Vegan’s Facebook

How many vegan restaurants and food trucks are in Birmingham? Answer revealed here. Hint: it’s definitely more than zero.

Take it TO GO

Every Thanksgiving, I help my mom prepare the holiday meal. And every year it’s an Ordeal with a capital O. Sure I love the quality time together, but if I witness my mom fight another frozen turkey, I’m gonna go vegan.  If you’re feeling the burden like my fam is, consider getting your Thanksgiving meal TO GO. Here’s where.

Shh… it’s nap time

No, it’s not nap time for you, though that sounds mighty nice right about now. I’m actually talking about your garden. With temps cooling down, it’s time to put many of your plants to bed for the season. Here are some fall plant tips from the pros at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 

Speaking of plants…

The ever-changing colors of fall foliage outside is so dreamy it’s blowing my mind. For the best spots to view all the gorgeous hues, click here

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Diamonds Direct

This is how many jewelry trends you should add to your wishlist this holiday. Check them out during Diamonds Direct’s Holiday Showcase Nov. 16-22. Can’t wait? Sneak peek here

Banding Together

We are saddened by the news that local band director Jim Duren passed away recently due to COVID-19. But the legacy of his storied career has many former band students smiling in remembrance of this gifted music teacher.

Weekend Entertainment

Sad about football being postponed? We’ve got your weekend plans covered.

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For the Music Lover

Fri, Nov 13: Steel City Jug Slammers @ The Nick. 7PM. 21+. FREE.

Fri, 13: The Wild Feathers with Great Peacock @ Avondale Brewing Co. 7:30PM. $25-$200. Tickets

Fri, Nov 13: Cosmic Charlie/Dark Side of the Dead @ Iron City. 8PM-Midnight. Tickets.

Sat, Nov 14: Captain Midnight Band Birmingham @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7-11PM. 

Sat, Nov 14: The Dirty Roses @ Zydeco. 9PM. 18+. $12. Tickets.

Sun, Nov 15: Fall 2020 Rock Band League Battle of the Bands @ Avondale Brewing Co. 3-6PM. 

Sun, Nov 15: North Mississippi Allstars, benefitting Mitchell’s Place and Children’s of Alabama @ Grand River Drive-In The Backyard. 4-10PM. $34.50-$420. Tickets.

For the Foodie + Drinker

Fri, Nov 13: Rivulet Tasting @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 5-7PM. FREE.

Fri, Nov 13: Happy Hour @ Avondale Common House. 4-7PM. 

Fri-Sun, Nov 13-15: University Pickers Grand Opening @ Shops of Grand River. 10AM-5PM. 

Fri-Sat, 13-14: 2 Year Anniversary @ Birmingham District Brewing Co. Noon-11:45PM.  

Sat, Nov 14: Chex Mix Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 11AM-3PM. FREE. 

Sat, Nov 14: Interstellar Harvest/Nana’s Fried Chicken Fest @ Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co. 2-9PM. 

Sat-Sun, 13-15: Diwali Celebration/Special Menu @ Bayleaf. 

Sat-Sun, Nov 14-15: Dave’s 25th Anniversary Party @ Dave’s Pub. 3PM-2AM. 

Sun, Nov 15:  Virtual, Interactive Cooking Session With Wonder Woman, Kelli Kelly! @ 3PM. Register

Sun, Nov 15: Holiday Plating with Chef Jack @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 2-4PM.

Sun, Nov 15: Plant Based Junk Food in Birmingham @ Good People Brewing Co. 3-7PM. 

For the Shopper

Sat, Nov 14: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. FREE.

Sat, Nov 14: Pe-Holiday Sidewalk Sip N Shop @ The Village at Lakeshore Crossings. 10AM-4PM. 

Sat, Nov 14: 3rd Annual Christmas On the Avenue @ The Paisley Pig (Bessemer). 10AM-6PM. 

Sat, Nov 14: Nutcracker Market @ Alabama Ballet. 11AM-3PM. 

Sun, Nov. 15: Fall Market @ Stadium Trace Village (Hoover). 1-4PM.

Sun, Nov. 15: Plant Bus Popup @ Trimtab Brewing Co. 2-5PM. 

Sat, Nov 14: Grand Opening @ Pinkie’s Closet (5 Points S.). 5-8PM. 

For the Giving

Fri-Sun, 13-15: Veterans Week @ The Birmingham Zoo. 9AM-4PM. Veterans get in FREE.

Sat, Nov 15: Birmingham’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s – VIRTUAL @ 10AM. Donate.

Sat, Nov 14: 11th Annual Campfire for the King Celebration @ King’s Home Chelsea Campus. 10AM-2PM. 

Sun, Nov 15: Drew Holcomb: A Benefit For Our Theatre @ Alabama Theatre. 8PM. $49. Tickets.

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