The countdown to Thanksgiving is on. But before you spend countless hours in the kitchen cooking for the big day, get out of the house for some stress-free fun. From a Jingle and Flamingle event benefiting Junior League of Birmingham to a 29th birthday bash honoring Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, here’s what’s ahead this weekend, November 19-21.
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This Weekend in The Magic City
Friday + Saturday, Nov. 19-20 marks the final two days of Market Noel. Held at The Finley Center in Hoover, don’t miss your chance to shop over 80 vendors for holiday gifts AND attend exciting events. ⭐️ Bonus: it supports an amazing cause. Proceeds from the event go directly toward Birmingham nonprofits by supporting the Junior League of Birmingham’s 30 community projects. Tickets.
Exhibit x 2
Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10AM-2PM, celebrate the rich Indigenous cultural history of Alabama during the Native American Heritage Festival. Taking place at the Birmingham Museum of Art, this FREE event features: traditional Indigenous cuisine, art-making, story telling, dance performances, live animals + two must-see exhibitions. Learn more.
More to Discover
- Friday-Saturday, Nov. 19-20: Totally Christmas @ Trussville Civic Center. Friday 9AM-8PM, Saturday 9AM-4PM. Free admission.
- Friday-Sunday, Nov. 19-21: Madagascar (STARS production for kids) @ Virginia Samford Theatre. Thursday 7PM, Saturday 11AM + 2:30PM. Sunday 2:30PM. Reserved seating – $35, Student – $23. Tickets.
- Friday, Nov. 19: Jingle and Flamingle (a Market Noel event) @ The Finley Center – Hoover. 6-9PM. $36. Tickets.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. Free admission.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: Brunch with the Big Guy (a Market Noel event) @ The Finley Center – Hoover. 9AM-11:30AM. Adults – $28, Kids – $12. Tickets.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: Saturdays in the Gardens: The Dirt on Composting @ Birmingham Botanical Garden. 10AM-Noon. Members – $16, Non-Members – $20. Register.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Birthday Bash @ Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. 10AM-3PM. Free.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: Yogi Dada Art Pop Up @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Noon-4PM. Free.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: Samford vs Furman @ Seibert Stadium. Noon. Watch on ESPN+.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: Alabama vs Arkansas @ Bryant-Denny Stadium. 2:30PM. Watch On CBS. 6PM. Watch on ESPN.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: UAB vs UTSA @ San Antonio, TX. 2:30PM. Watch on ESPN3+.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: Milk and Cookies with Santa (a Market Noel event) @ The Finley Center – Hoover. 3PM. $35. Tickets.
- Saturday, Nov. 20: Auburn vs South Carolina @ Columbia, SC. 6PM. Watch on ESPN.
- Sunday, Nov. 21: Magic City Half Marathon & 5K @ Regions Field. Half Marathon – 8AM-Noon. Half Marathon – $125, 5K – $45, 1 Mile – $20, 2-person relay/Half Marathon – $125. Sign up.
- Sunday, Nov. 21: Pilates & Pints November @ Ferus Artisan Ales – Trussville. 10AM.
- Sunday, Nov. 21: The Market @ Rocky Ridge – The Shops at Oak Park. 1-5PM. Free admission.
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- Thursday, Nov. 25:Sam Lapidus Montclair Run @ Montclair Rd. 5K/10K – 8:30AM/$40, 1-Mile Fun Run – 10AM/18.
- Thursday, Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day 🦃
- Thursday, Nov. 25: Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ Magic City Acceptance Foundation. 1-7PM. Free. Register.
- Friday, Nov. 26: Iron Bowl Tailgate Party @ Superior Grill. 7-11PM.
- Friday-Sunday, Nov. 26-28: Museum Store Sunday @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 10AM-5PM.
- Saturday, Nov. 27: Black Friday Throw Down @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 11AM-10PM.
- Saturday, Nov. 27: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. Free admission.
- Saturday, Nov. 27: Trussville Downtown Small Business Saturday @ Various Trussville merchants. All Day.
- Saturday, Nov. 27: 2021 Iron Bowl – Alabama vs Auburn @ Jordan-Hare Stadium. 2:30PM. Watch on CBS.
- Sunday, Nov. 28: Community Caroling and Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Trussville Mall. 4:30-6PM. Free.
- Sunday, Nov. 28: Grand Menorah Lighting @ The Summit. 4:30-6:30PM. Free.
- Sunday, Nov. 28: March of Dimes Pop-Up @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 2PM. $10.
- Tuesday, Nov. 30:After 5 Showcase: A Holiday Shopping Event benefiting YWCA Central Alabama @ My Sister’s Closet. 4-6PM.
Too amazing to be a Scrooge
Tickets are on sale now for the perfect holiday experience—A Christmas Carol, the musical. Presented by Samford University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, this classic tale features over 50 cast members, dancing and a Samford School of Arts orchestra. Catch the show, Thursday-Sunday, December 2-5. Learn more about the show, then grab your tickets here.