17 local events for the perfect November, including theĀ Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival

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Fall events are his favorite. (4D Farms / Facebook)

From crunchy fall leaves to wintry Christmas trees, November is the month to savor fall and gear up for the holiday season. As always, Birmingham is busy planning lots of activities. From DĆ­a de los Muertos to the Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival, plan now for what’s ahead.

1. DĆ­a de los Muertos NĆŗmero 20

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Have you been to this special event in Birmingham? (DĆ­a de los Muertos Alabama / Facebook)

What: November 2 marks the 20th annual DĆ­a de los Muertos celebration in Birmingham. Don’t miss a full-scale commemoration including memorial altars, artist market with free art activities for kids, face painting, dancing, food trucks, beer garden + much more. Proceeds benefit Bare Hands Inc. More info.
When: Wednesday, November 2 | 4-10PM
Where: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: Advance tickets – $15 | Day of event – $20 | Kids 12 + under – Free
Tickets

2. Neil Simonā€™s I Ought to be in Pictures

What: Head to the Homewood Theatre for this classic Neil Simon comedy. The play follows the story of a scriptwriter surprised by his teen daughter’s dream of movie stardom. More info.
When:
November 2-5, 7:30PM + November 6, 2:30PM
Where: Homewood Theatre, 1831 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209
Cost:
$25
Tickets

3. Effortless Hybrid Collaboration w/ Zoom & Neat: Reimagining Your Workplace

What: Discover a re-imagined hybrid workplace with help from Neat devices during this event hosted by Quorum.
When:
Thursday, November 3 | 2:30-5PM
Where: Meet on Morris, 2325 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost:
2:30-5PM
Register

4. Artistry Fest

What: Bask in the creative flow of this festival featuring a live music + DJc, local food trucks, cash bar, artists + vendors and bike show. More info.
When: Saturday, November 5 | Noon-5PM
Where: Bosses Private Lounge, 201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: $5
Tickets

5. UAB vs UTSA

UAB Football
UAB’s ready for game day. (Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now)

What: Watch the UAB Blazer’s take on the UTSA Roadrunners in this don’t-miss football game on Saturday, November 5. More info.
When: Saturday, November 5 | 2:30PM
Where: Protective Stadium, 1020 24th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Varies by seat
Tickets

6. The Vicious Hillbilly or Dating in the Deep South by Dawn Larsen

What: Folk musician Dawn Larsen makes her Alabama debut with her award-winning show The Vicious Hillbilly or Dating in the Deep South. Attend for a night of powerful songwriting and storytelling with special guest Janet Simpson. More info.
When: Saturday, November 5 | 7:30PM
Where: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, 800 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: $10 | All tickets include a complimentary drink to enjoy during the show
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7. Moss Rock Festival

Moss Rock Festival
Moss Rock is back this November. (Moss Rock Festival / Facebook page)

What: Experience art, innovation + imagination during Alabama’s premier eco-creative festival. Expect special exhibits, live music, food + fun for the whole family. More info.
When: Saturday-Sunday, November 5-6 | 10AM-4PM
Where: Hoover Metropolitan Complex, 5500 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
Cost:
Advanced Ticket – $10 | Day of Event Ticket – $12 | Beer Garden – Advanced Ticket – $30 | Beer Garden – Day of Event – $40
Tickets

8. Dino & Dragon Stroll

What: Dinos and dragons come to life in this exciting event at the Hoover Met. Stroll through the exhibit to encounter colossal-sized creatures featuring advanced animatronics and sound technology. Kids can also participate in extra activities like Storytime and the Dinosaur + Dragon Craft Creations Station. More info.
When: Saturday-Sunday, November 5-6 | Time varies by ticket
Where: Hoover Metropolitan Complex, 5500 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
Cost: $29 | Kids under 2, Military + Veterans are free
Tickets

9. South Asian Fest/Mela 2022

What: Explore cultures from different countries and regions through dance, food and more. This event is great for adults + kids. More info.
When: Sunday, November 6 | 5-8PM
Where: Events at Haven, 2515 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: $7
Tickets

10. Veteranā€™s Day at American Village

What: Attend Veterans Day at American Village as they host a special event honoring veterans, activity military + their families. Take part in a Service of Thanksgiving, wreath-laying + family-friendly activities. More info.
When: Friday, November 11 | 10AM-4PM
Where: American Village, 3727 Highway 119 S, Montevallo, AL 35115
Cost: Free admission

11. Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival

mac + cheese
So… cheesy… (Community Grief Support / Facebook)

What: Life is so gouda during the Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival. This family/pet-friendly event is the ultimate event for the comfort foodie. Enjoy scrumptious mac + cheese from local eateries, fun activities and more. All event proceeds benefit Community Grief Support. More info.
When:
Sunday, November 13 | 1-4PM
Where: Back Forty Beer Company, 3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: Early Bird – $15 | Day of event – $20 | Kids ages 6-12 – $5 | Kids under 5 – FREE
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12. Market Noel

Market Noel
Cool finds during Market Noel. (Junior League of Birmingham)

What: Prepare to shop for a good cause this November during Market Noelā€”a beloved annual event highlighting tons of vendors and activities. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Birmingham’s 30 community projects. More info.
When: Thursday, November 17 – 10AM-8PM | Friday, November 18, 10AM-9PM | Saturday, November 19 – 9AM-5PM
Where: The Finley Center, 5508 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
Cost: $15
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13. Encore Theatre & Gallery Presents: Steel Magnolias

What: Visit Truvy’s Salon in the tenderhearted favorite Steel Magnolias this November at the Encore Theatre. Through hairdos, manicures and gossip, watch friendships form when tragedy strikes. More info.
When: Wednesday-Sunday, November 16-20 | Time varies by date
Where: Encore Theatre & Gallery, 213 Gadsden Hwy, Ste 108, Birmingham, AL 35235
Cost:
General Admission – $35 | Senior Citizens – $28 | Group – $25 (10+ guests)
Tickets

14. Night Market

Yellowhammer Creative
Shop local at the Night Market. (Yellowhammer Creative / Facebook)

What: Mark your calendar for Yellowhammer Creative’s bi-annual Night Market at Pepper Place. Find 50+ makers and vendors, food trucks + live music. More info.
When: Friday, November 18 | 5-9PM
Where: Yellowhammer Creative, 2821 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: Free admission

15. Holiday Open House & Art Market

Studio by The Tracks
(Studio by The Tracks / Facebook)

What: Studio by The Tracks is back with its annual two-day Holiday Open House & Art Market. Browse the shop both days for one-of-a-kind artwork and merch designed by the studio’s artists. On Sunday, November 20, expect 15+ additional arts and food vendors onsite. More info.
When: Saturday, November 19 – Members 9-10AM, General Public 10AM-3PM | Sunday, November 20 – 11AM-3PM
Where:
Studio by The Tracks, 301 20th St S, Irondale, AL 35210
Cost: Free admission

16. Curb Makers Market

What: Support local creators during this community arts event and maker’s market in Trussville. Want your art to be on display during the event? Submit an application by Friday, October 21. More info.
When: Friday, November 25 | Time – TBD
Where: Amari Curb Market, 109 Glenn Ave, Trussville, AL 35173
Cost: Free admission

17. Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Arts Crafts Show

What: Basketry, metalwork, clay sculpture, pottery, wearable fiber, fiber wall works, gourds, jewelry, glasswork, stained glass, woodwork, printmaking, leatherwork and more! This event at Birmingham Botanical Gardens is for all ages. More info.
When: Sunday, November 13 | 11AM-4PM
Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Cost:
$5 donation request

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