Halloween is over but it’s not quite Christmas, so what is going on? Here’s our list of what to do and see around Mountain Brook this month.
1. Alabama Designer Craftsmen Annual Fine Crafts Show
Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Going 47 years strong, this annual event draws 50 artists from across the state who specialize in basketry, clay, fiber, glasswork, gourds, fine jewelry, metal, printmaking, stone and wood—plus a children’s craft classroom and on-site artist demonstrations. Find more info here.
2. Family Night: BCT – City Mouse, Country Mouse
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Emmet O’Neal Library
See what happens when a proud town mouse visits his cousin in the country in this Birmingham Children’s Theatre production. A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m.
3. Holiday Open Houses
Mountain Brook Shops
No need to worry about a 5:00 closing time on these nights. Plus, there will be extra merriment with festivities in the stores, so come knock out some shopping for special ones on your list and support local businesses. All open houses are organized by the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce.
- Nov. 14: Crestline Village, 4-7 p.m.
- Nov. 21: English Village, 5-7 p.m.
- Dec. 5: Mountain Brook Village, 5-8 p.m.
4. Sip N Stroll
Thursday, Nov. 14
Lane Parke Shops
Shop late in Lane Parke in Mountain Brook Village and you’ll find complimentary swag, wine & cocktails along with shop specials and restaurant discounts. There will also be a designer handbag giveaway and live music by the Jason Bailey Trio.
5. An Evening with The Author: Lev Grossman
Saturday, Nov. 16
Emmet O’Neal Library
Come hear from journalist and novelist Lev Grossman, most notable as the author of The Magicians Trilogy: The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician’s Land. Register to attend at eolib.org.
6. An Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Event: The Bankheads of Alabama Documentary +Discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Emmet O’Neal Library
For nearly a century, three generations of the Bankhead family from north Alabama distinguished themselves in American government and culture. Come out to view a 2016 APTV documentary about them by filmmakers Rob Briscoe and Andy Morrow. Register to attend at eolib.org.
7. Deadline for Red Mountain Greenery Club Orders
Tuesday, Nov. 20
To support the Red Mountain Garden Club’s work with the Memorial Garden at the Birmingham Museum of Art, you can purchase fresh greenery, including wreaths, garlands and mailbox arrangements created and decorated by club members. They also sell a variety of fresh cut greenery from members’ own gardens for those who like to make their own arrangement. Pickup will be Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Visit redmountaingardenclub.org/greenery-sale/ to place your order.
8. Market Noel
Finley Center, Hoover Metropolitan Complex
Find holiday gifts and more from more than 100 merchants, including clothing, jewelry, home décor, art and specialty items, and every purchase benefits the charitable projects of the Junior League of Birmingham, which is based in English Village. Find more details on hours, tickets and special events at marketnoel.net.
9. Miss Olympian Pageant
Saturday, Nov. 23
Mountain Brook High School
Who will the winner of the 52nd annual pageant be? Come out to see for yourself as the contestants participate in an interview, opening number dance and evening walk before the winner is crowned. Follow them on Instagram at @missolympianpageant for updates.
10. Sam Lapidus Montclair Run
Thursday, Nov. 28
Levite Jewish Community Center
Start off Turkey Day with the opposite action of stuffing your belly. This annual run celebrates the life of Sam Lapidus, his love of fitness and the LJCC and of family and friends. Proceeds benefit the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Visit bhamjcc.org for more details and to register.
Save the Date
Mountain Brook Art Association Holiday Show
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Summit, Former Charming Charlie’s Space Next to Chuy’s
Find some of your favorite local artists displaying their wares and find a one-of-a-kind gift for those impossible-to-buy-for people on your list. They’ll have hand-painted gift items along with paintings of all sizes and price points by more than 50 local artists.
Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit yours.