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To get this party started, be sure you make plans to participate in Trinity West Homewood UMC’s highly-anticipated 1st Annual West Homewood Glow Parade & Tailgate. All Birmingham residents are being called to light up Birmingham on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Full, glowing action is the goal, so pull out your wagons, bicycles, scooters, strollers and decorate them to the max with glow sticks.
Planning a wedding for next year? You certainly shouldn’t miss the Alabama Bridal & Wedding Expo on Sunday, November 14, 2021, taking place at the BJCC from 12:30 p.m until 5:00 p.m.
Interact with an amazing array of wedding professionals in place to guide you towards your perfect gown, videographer, photographer, honeymoon excursions, wedding venues, photographers and so much more! Engage in the bridal fashion shows, live DJ demos, and enjoy a host of prizes and giveaways.
Attendance is FREE when you register online here at Bridal & Wedding Expo, or pay $10 at the door.
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex
2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
REGISTRATION – Alabama Bridal & Wedding Expo
Come out Saturday, November 13, 2021 for the Open House Wine and Dine Celebration, and learn more about Publix Aprons Cooking School* at Tattersall Park. Enjoy FREE food, wine, and amazing fun as expert chefs from Publix Aprons turn fresh ingredients into delicious dishes right before your eyes in a fun, cooking demonstration.
Those who wish to attend must register here quickly, as spots are limited.
*NOTE: Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be 21 years of age or older to drink alcoholic beverages. Drink responsibly. Publix may cancel classes not meeting enrollment standards, and reserves the right to change recipes or substitute instructors for any reason.
Publix Aprons Cooking School at Tattersall Park
6219 Tattersall Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35242
Publix continues its ringing in of the holidays as they invite patrons out to enjoy its Holiday Wine Tasting Tour, taking place at Publix GreenWise Market at Lane Parke on Saturday, November 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m. until 3;00 p.m. Grab a friend and come out to enjoy delectable wine tastings paired exquisitely with small bites, and you just might leave with a special giveaway as well. Featured wines will be available for sale during the event. Register for this event here.
Publix GreenWise Market at Lane Parke
1000 Jemison Lane
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
REGISTRATION – Holiday Wines Pairings Tour
Get yourself into the festive Christmas spirit at Deck the Heights, taking place on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (Pop-Up Shops will open at 10:00 a.m.; all other activities, trolleys and food will begin at 2:00 p.m.).
The magic of Christmas is the ultimate experience here as event-goers board the Heights Express to tour a total of five stops while enjoying an evening filled with shopping at Pop-up Shops, food samples and treats, a Photo Booth, arts & crafts, inflatables, an amazing Snow Machine, live Jazz music, and a giant slide!
*Parking available at The Heights Village, Winn Dixie, Oliver Square, Cahaba Heights Elementary.
Cahaba Heights Road
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
REGISTRATION – Deck the Heights Passes
Get your calm on with LeNell in a FREE yoga session she will lead just prior to opening LeNell’s Beverage Boutique for the day. Bring your mat and a blanket for “savasana” lying down breaks) as the current temps will have the floor quite cold! Be sure to stay to enjoy non-alcoholic craft beverages and interact with the community. Kids are welcomed to the event and extra mats will be on hand should anyone need accommodations to participate. FREE passes become available right at 10:00 a.m. so go here to set a reminder and show up to the venue about 10-15 minutes early.
LeNell’s Beverage Boutique
1208 32nd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35234
REGISTRATION – #YogaInALiquorStore
6. Birmingham Virtual Game Night: Trivia, Charades, and Drawing over Video – Nov. 13 & 14; Ongoing for Multiple Dates
Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt Adventures invites you to have an epic, legendary game night of fun! Don’t miss online games, trivia, and laughter that splits your side! Connect with old friends and new, from near and far, as an epic night of gaming challenges your brain while tickling your fantastic fancies.
Be sure to check out our growing roundup of awesome virtual events here. To join the fun this weekend, be sure to register here to reserve your slot now. Then, start your FREE Virtual Game Night Event here!
EVENT LOCATION – Online
REGISTRATION – Birmingham Virtual Game Night
Join Back Forty Geer Company, rain or shine, for its 4th Annual Magic City Mc N’ Cheese Festival on Sunday, November 13, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. You and your entire family are in for a cheesy good time spread out for everyone to enjoy! A family/pet-friendly outdoor event, join in on the good-natured competition between local eateries, caterers, food trucks, and cook teams to see whose mac n’ cheese is the winner of them all!
All proceeds from this charitable event will go to Community Grief Support to support counseling needs and community grief education in the Birmingham area. Purchase your advance tickets online here NOW to save yourself that extra $5!
Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham
3201 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222
- Early Bird – $15
- Day-of Ticket – $20
- Children 12 & Under – $5
- Children 5 & Under – FREE
REGISTRATION – 4th Annual Magic City Mac N’ Cheese Festival
As Veterans are celebrated around the world this weekend, join the Windbrush Foundation out of the United Kingdom on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to view a FREE virtual program honoring the memories of African and West Indian men and women who sacrificed their lives to serve in nearly every British battle since the 1600s.
Hear from Guest Speaker, Captain Julien Anani-Isaac RL, who currently serves in the British Army, Q&A led by Arthur Torrington CBE, and Vincent McBean, Chairman of WASP, enjoy poetry from Nairobi Thompson and music provided by Alexander D. Great. Register here to view the program and learn more about forgotten Africans and West Indians who protected and served their country.
EVENT LOCATION – Online
REGISTRATION – Remembrance Weekend 2021
Bored out of your mind? Jump on and connect with a few of the thousands of followers looking for a safe space to meet and talk to someone new! Filter Off is making a buzz with its FREE Bumble Video Speed Dating event, which is open for all ages. Participants must install the Filter Off app from www.GetFilterOff.com and create a profile to get started. pique your interest, did we?
SWEET! Click here to access a quick-start list about the event so Filter Off can schedule your dates for you!
EVENT LOCATION – Online
REGISTRATION – Filter Off Video Speed Dating
10. Pop-Up Picnic in the Park Couple Date Night+ 5 Love Languages (Self-Guided) – Nov 14, 2021; Ongoing for Multiple Dates
Whether you met your new love interest through the Filter Off Video Speed Dating event, or you’re already a couple, enhance your connection by scheduling a Self-Guided Pop-Up Picnic in the Park Couple Date Night + 5 Love Languages. This one just sounds super-cool!
This self-guided date night requests a mere $10 donation minimum to send the couple a Digital Date Nite Box. This “love” box is armed with engaging and interactive activities to ensure each person participates in covering all of the 5 Love Languages to create a memorable experience for each other! Click here to select your desired date night and get to know your partner better!
Sloss Furnace (recommended venue for Birmingham)
20 32nd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35222