Eat in the Streets at The Market at Pepper Place in Can’t Miss Alabama

Eat in the Streets at The Market at Pepper Place in Can’t Miss Alabama
Kick off the first Eat in the Streets of the fall season Sept. 25-26 at The Market at Pepper Place. (contributed)

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Support those affected by Hurricane Sally.

City of Birmingham’s Hurricane Sally supply drive

The city of Birmingham will host a supply drive for Hurricane Sally victims at Boutwell Auditorium through Sept. 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Needed items include bottled water, paper towels, toilet paper, flashlights and batteries, canned goods, diapers and baby wipes, baby food, comfort foods, first-aid kits, paper plates, plastic cutlery kits, non-electric can openers, electrical tape, paper, pencils, whistles, aluminum foil, hand sanitizer, wipes, cloth masks, laundry detergent, chlorine bleach, heavy-duty garbage bags, feminine hygiene products, work gloves, cold packs, scissors, etc. Christian Service Mission will transport the donations to south Alabama, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sally.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home has reopened after being temporarily closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. Fortunately, the gardens sustained minimal damage, with only a few trees destroyed. The Bellingrath Home was not damaged. The full staff has spent several days clearing debris throughout the 65-acre estate. Although a great deal of work has been done, more work lies ahead, and guests may notice a few signs of the storm’s destructive winds. In the coming weeks, the Horticultural Staff will resume the normal planting schedule and undertake additional repairs and maintenance to restore the Gardens to full glory this fall. Visit for scheduled days and times or call 251-973-2217.

Eat in the Streets at Pepper Place

Eat in the Streets has become a popular gateway in the Birmingham area for dining safely outdoors while social distancing. With the success of Eat in the Streets in Avondale over the summer, patrons and businesses are excited about future events. Kick off the first Eat in the Streets of the fall season Sept. 25- 26 at Pepper Place. Participating restaurants in the area include Bettola, The Lumbar, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Red Cat. Masks may be removed while eating and drinking. Patrons may carry open beverages. Carryout will be available. #BhamStrong.

Fiesta in a Box

Fiesta Birmingham is hosting 30 Days of Fiesta through Thursday, Oct. 15. Entertainment includes live cooking and mixology demonstrations, health and financial wellness seminars, a Latin film series and family arts and crafts projects featuring Hispanic artists. Fiesta in a Box is a 10-by-14-inch collectible designed by a local Latino artist, filled with festive information and resources. Each box is $18, representing the 18th year of Fiesta. The celebration package will give people of all ages an opportunity to learn about Hispanic heritage and have a “Fiesta at Home” with family and friends. Proceeds from the sale of these packages will go to the Fiesta Scholarship Fund. Fiesta scholarships will be awarded Thursday, Oct. 15, on Preview the schedule here. For updates regarding 30 Days of Fiesta, Fiesta in a Box and the Latin film series, follow, Facebook and Instagram.

Birmingham Legion FC vs. Memphis 901 FC 

Enjoy a soccer match at BBVA Field on the campus of UAB. Birmingham Legion FC will face North Carolina FC on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. The match will air live on My68 and ESPN+. Get tickets and check the full schedule at Stadium capacity will be limited and seating will be socially distanced, in accordance with federal, state and local safety guidelines, but all existing season ticket holders, as well as some single-game ticket holders, will be able to enter the stadium while wearing a mask. All single-game ticket-holders will be placed in specific, socially distant seating as well as sections previously deemed general admission. For questions, contact the ticket office contacts page. The venue is at 800 11th St. S. in Birmingham.

Homestead Hollow Fall Festival

Pioneer demonstrators will bring life to the old-timey days by celebrating what it was like to cook on a wood stove, be a blacksmith, make soap and hand-decorate arts and crafts. Enjoy food from the food court, barbecue, funnel cakes, fried pies, ice cream, beans, greens and foot-long corn dogs. Shop for homemade jams and jellies and the well-known Good and Evil Pickles at the Homestead Hollow General Store. This year, the festival will follow CDC recommendations, practice social distancing and require masks in accordance with the state of Alabama mask mandate. Homestead Hollow will be Sept. 25-27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Springville. Tickets are available at the gate.

‘Tenet’ at the Sidewalk Film Center

Christopher Nolan’s film “Tenet,” starring Robert Pattinson and John David Washington, is being shown Thursdays-Sundays through Oct. 8 at Sidewalk Film Center. For more information or to purchase advance tickets and  seating, visit Sidewalk has instituted safety protocols, including advance ticket sales only, seating limited to 12 people per theater, assigned seating, hand sanitizer stations, strictly enforced mask requirements and sanitation of all seats and high-touch surfaces between screenings. Several changes have been made to the physical space as well.

OWA Legends in Concert presents “Direct from London”

See Legends in Concert at the OWA Theater in Foley through Sunday, Nov. 1. The longest-running show in Las Vegas pays tribute to some of the biggest icons and luminaries in British music history (Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Rod Stewart and George Michael) together on one stage. “Direct From London” will feature not only first-rate tribute artists, but also high-energy dancers, backup vocalists, a live band, magnificent costumes, elaborate theatrical sets, a full array of special effects and much more. Performances at the OWA Theater are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances on Sundays at 3 p.m. Saturday matinee shows at 3 p.m. will be added beginning Oct. 3. Tickets are on sale at or by calling 251-369-6100. Group discounts for 10 or more are available. For additional information, go to or follow the series on Twitter @LegendsOWA, Facebook @LegendsInConcertOWA and Instagram @LegendsInConcertOWA.

Alabama State Fair

The Alabama State Fair at the Birmingham Race Course is underway through Sept. 27. The fair will have carnival rides for adults and children, live music and food. Lady Houdini, Comedy Hypnotist and Roaming Robot among the attractions. There will be a mandatory mask order in place except while eating in designated areas. Follow this link for the complete list of rules and guidance concerning COVID-19 at the Alabama State Fair. Visit the website for tickets and information.

The Pizitz After Dark

The Louis Bar is hosting a socially distanced event where guests can enjoy a DJ while dining and drinking at the The Pizitz Food Hall. Security officers will enforce 50% occupancy and mask requirements, and prevent gathering of large groups. Guests are asked to stay with their party. Tables and other seating will be placed 6 feet apart with an eight-person maximum per table. DJ Ulises will be performing. Admission is free. Guests can enjoy a variety of food options from the food hall and beverages from The Louis Bar Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. The Pizitz is at 1821 Second Ave. N. Follow The Pizitz After Dark on Facebook.

Birmingham Zoo

Craft beer lovers will enjoy samples from a large selection of beverages from Alabama Crown’s finest specialty brews and wines at Zoo Brews: Drafts at a Distance Friday, Sept. 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Experience breweries from across the state and Southeast while you travel safely through the Birmingham Zoo. For adults ages 21 and up. According to ABC regulations, Zoo Brews will operate with a “Penny-A-Pour” system. Each sample will be worth one penny. Guests will drop their penny into a bucket at each brewery booth in order to receive a sample. If you don’t have pennies lying around, the zoo will have a penny redemption booth at each vendor station, where you can cash in larger coins for pennies. All pennies collected will be donated to our Emergency Animal Fund. Full-size beer will be available for additional purchase. Food trucks will be onsite and Wild Burger outdoor dining will be open. Train rides and the gift shop will be open. Face coverings are required. No children will be allowed into the event, including infants. ID is required and all purchases are final. Zoo Brews is a rain-or-shine event. Follow this link for more health and safety protocols. Click here to purchase tickets.

Annual Delta Dash 

The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals have teamed up with Live Oak Landing, Wild Native and Baldwin County to host the 9th Annual Delta Dash. The event is Saturday, Sept. 26, at Live Oak Landing in Stockton. The 5K course is designed to provide participants of all lifestyles and ages with an opportunity to test endurance, stamina, resilience, decision-making skills and the ability to enjoy a face full of mud and leaves. With social distancing in mind, this year’s heat will be spread out in intervals to prevent pileups at obstacles and for the safety of runners and volunteers. Registration is at 8:45 a.m. for the new heat, which is the only competitive heat available in the chase for the the Golden Oak. Follow along on Facebook.

Lone Pine Mine reopens

Lone Pine Mine is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vulcan Park and Museum. Led by Underground Birmingham historians Jeff Newman and Josh Box, this virtual presentation will take visitors back to when mining was a primary industry in Birmingham. This interactive presentation will discuss the history of mining along Red Mountain with a question-and-answer segment. The presentation will be streamed free on Facebook Live and Instagram TV. Lone Pine Mine No. 3 is a small iron ore mine on the property of Vulcan Park & Museum. In the early 1900s, workers removed iron ore for use in Birmingham’s furnaces and factories. This small mine was operational for a few years but closed before World War I. After being shut for many years, the mine entrance is now open for visitors to peek inside. Visitors will see period-appropriate artifacts and replicas from the time when the mine was in use. Signs provide information about the items and the mine’s history. Can’t make it to the virtual experience? Visit in person seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance to the mine is included with general admission to Vulcan Park & Museum: $6 for ages 13 and older, $4 for ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger.

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