16+ awesome things to do in Birmingham, Oct. 15-17

Greek Food Festival
It’s time to eat. Photo via Greek Food Festival’s Facebook

We’re shouting Opa! because the Greek Food Festival is here again. Attend for music, dancing, culture and, of course, FOOD—now-Oct. 16. Details here. There’s plenty more ahead, too, like Pumpkin Patches + Tall Bike Jousts. So get ready, Birmingham, your weekend plans are here for October 15-17.

This Weekend in The Magic City

Walk to End Alzheimer's
Are you ready to walk for a cure on Sunday, Oct. 17? Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Photo via Bham Now

Science for the win

If you love science and the great outdoors, head to Red Mountain Park on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8AM-5PM for BioBlitz. You’ll learn how to be a scientist for the day and meet 3 awesome women scientists that are helping protect natural resources in Alabama. Register to attend.

The sound of jingles

On Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11AM-1PM, visit Birmingham Museum of Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project. The exhibit features an in-person performance of the traditional Jingle Dress Dance, followed by a presentation and Q&A with artist Eugene Tapahe and the dancers. Admission is free. Registration is required—hurry before it’s too late. 

This party will make you say “You Go, Girl!”

This Saturday, Oct. 16, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham is celebrating amazing women in The Magic City during their signature event—Unleashed, A philanthroparty. The night will be filled with amazing guests like Oscar-winning actress Regina King, a lengthy list of applause-worthy honorees from across Alabama + more. The event begins at 5:30PM. Buy your in-person + virtual tickets now

Walk this way

Get ready to fight for a cure on Sunday, Oct. 17 during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Sloss Furnaces. Along with raising funds and awareness, you’ll have the chance to see the Magic City Discos perform as well as… Elvis? Yep, he’ll be there, too, to help kick off the day. More info and sign up details

More to Discover

The Birmingham Zoo
Hoots & Howls are The Birmingham Zoo occurs throughout the month of October. Photo via The Birmingham Zoo
  • Friday-Sunday, Oct. 15-17: Greek Festival @ Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. 10:30AM-9:30PM. Admission is free.
  • Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 16-17: Hoots & Howls @ The Birmingham Zoo. 10AM-4PM. Price varies. Tickets.
  • Saturday, Oct. 16: Salsa Showdown @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 2-6PM. Advance Tickets – $15. Day Of Event Tickets – $20. Tickets.

Find more events in Now the Weekend—Video Edition

Looking Ahead

Pooch Plunge, dog
Grab your pup for the Pooch Plunge, Sunday, Oct. 24 at Levite Jewish Community Center. Proceeds benefit the Animal League of Birmingham. Photo via @LeviteJCCBirmingham
  • Thursday, Oct. 21: The Fall Edit @ Lane Parke – Mountain Brook. 5:30-7:30PM. Admission is free.
  • Thursday-Friday, Oct. 21-22: Open House @ Cahaba Dermatology & Spa Cahaba. 9AM-5PM. Register.

Deal of the Week

Grab 15% off at Dirty Hippie with discount code BHAMNOW15.

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Patience Itson
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