Can’t Miss Alabama kicks off weekend with Greek Food Festival



Spread the message of hope throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Greek cuisine festival

Thousands of people are expected at 48e Annual Greek Food Festival in Birmingham October 14-16 from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm Authentic Greek dishes and desserts include souvlakia, pastichio, Greek chicken, spanokopita, dolmates, vegetable platters, Greek salad, gyros, baklava, kourambethes, melomakarana, koulourakia and loukamathes. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available along with Greek beer and wine. In addition to the delicious food, there will be live Greek music and dancing from Thursday to Saturday. The open-air festival is free for all. Outdoor tent seating for meals will be available. Stroll through the Greek Market Square, which is full of Mediterranean and Orthodox Christian memorabilia. Free parking available in the former Liberty National parking lot one block on South 20th Street (Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard) between Third and Fourth Avenues. Drive-thru service is available during the festival from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. No need to call ahead; the waiters will take your order and deliver it to your vehicle. Online ordering will be available at On-site and take-out options are welcome. A car raffle will be available online to help raise funds for local and national charities. Serra Nissan donated a fully inspected and ready to drive Nissan Rogue. The raffle will take place on Saturday at 9 p.m. at the festival. Raffle tickets cost $ 20 or buy three for $ 50. First place wins the Nissan, second place wins $ 5,000 and third place wins $ 2,500. To find out more, visit or call 205-716-3088. The festival is at 307 19th St. S.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For decades, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) has raised funds for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center and its collaborative partners. The funds raised by the BCRFA remain in Alabama to support local research, which in turn has a national impact.

BCRFA events include:

      • ARC Realty Blue Goes Pink: Throughout October, $ 25 will be donated for each new real estate listing, while employees and agents are encouraged to raise funds and raise awareness.
      • BDA Farm: Throughout the month of October, BDA will donate 10% of its proceeds, and each purchase includes a bracelet to show your support.
      • Bertolone’s Classic Italian: Throughout October, Bertolone will donate $ 1 for every slice of strawberry cake sold. Customers can purchase a pink ribbon for $ 1 in honor or in memory of a loved one to display in the Calera restaurant.
      • brick & tin: throughout the month of October, brick & tin will donate 100% of the proceeds from sales of pink macarons, pink cocktails and sales of “b & t x BCRFA†shirts to Birmingham and Mountain Brook. On Monday, October 18, 10% of all sales will go to the BCRFA.
      • Kendra Scott Charity Pop-up: Participants in the Calera Goes Pink disc golf tournament will be able to purchase a special Kendra Scott charity pop-up (including online shoppers), of which 20% of the proceeds will be donated to BCRFA.
      • Fire Station Pink Ribbon Project: More than 20 fire stations from Florence to Eufaula will be selling specially designed Pink Ribbon Project T-shirts throughout the month of October.
      • Renasant Bank: Twenty-four Renasant branches across Alabama organize community fundraisers and accept donations to support BCRFA and breast cancer research in Alabama. Renasant Mortgage will donate $ 50 per closed mortgage in October.
      • Heating, air conditioning and standard plumbing: Throughout the month of October, the company will donate $ 5 per service ticket to the BCRFA.
      • Stokes Automotive: The company will donate $ 100 for every new car sold at the Clanton location in October.
      • Tameron Automotive Group: The Hoover and Gadsden branches will donate $ 100 to support breast cancer research for every new car sold at Tameron Honda and Tameron Hyundai.

In October, watch for BCRFA affiliate events.

Learn the signs, know the symptoms and educate yourself during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Getty Images)

Broadway musical “Waitress”

The American Theater Guild presents the Broadway musical “Waitress” October 15-17 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex as part of the Broadway In Birmingham series. The production is about Jenna, an expert waitress and pastry chef who dreams of going out of her small town and her rocky wedding. Pouring her heart into her pies, she makes desserts that reflect her life upside down, such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie”. When a baking contest in a neighboring county – and a satisfying meeting with someone new – gives Jenna a chance for a fresh start, she must find the courage to grab it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. The all-female creative team features original music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning Sara Bareilles (“Brave”, “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) , an original choreography by Lorin Latarro (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”, “Waiting For Godot”), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien, and original staging by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (“Hair” , “Pippinâ€), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk. “Waitress†deals with certain adult content; discretion is advised for parents bringing children under 13. Customers are encouraged to wear face masks inside the BJCC Concert Hall and throughout each performance, regardless of their age and immunization status. For tickets, visit

Kiwanis Vulcan Trail Tour

Learn about the history of local mining and steel companies while admiring magnificent views of what was once the bed of Birmingham’s mineral railway, the Kiwanis Vulcan Trail. It was recently updated by the Freshwater Land Trust and serves as the center of the Red Rock Trail system. The walking tour is scheduled for Sunday, October 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $ 25 for members of the Vulcan Park and Museum and $ 40 for non-members. Places are limited and prior registration is required.

The Vulcan Park and Museum is offering a tour of the beautiful Kiwanis Vulcan Trail on October 17th. (contribution)

Red Mountain Entertainment

Weekend concerts include:

For more shows, visit redmountainentertainment.

Totally 80s girls night out

Get ready for a blast from the past with your best girlfriend on Thursday, October 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. That means it’s time to pull those bobby pins out of storage for Totally ’80s Girls’ Night at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The event will feature exclusive in-store discounts, food, drink and prizes. Dress up with friends for a costume contest and indulge in a little retail therapy. Proceeds go to Baldwin County Children’s Advocacy Center. The first 20 people in line will receive a bag of loot. Registration is done at Shades Sunglasses from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, stop by Ginny Lane Bar & Grill, sip a pink tini at Martini’s & Mammo’s, and learn about the importance of mammograms, digital mammograms, ultrasounds and bone density.

Sustaining Dialogues: Two Painters exhibition

The exhibition “Sustaining Dialogues: Two Painters” is on display at the Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) in Decatur until Thursday, October 28. The exhibit features 20 paintings each by Alabama artists Daniel White and Tony Sturgis. Sturgis exhibits works from last year and White exhibits works from recent years. White’s work in “Sustaining Dialogues: Two Painters” focuses on the abstract portrait. Often times these paintings can serve as studies for larger paintings, but the intimacy of facial expression and abstraction it offers in this setting is intentionally combined with the larger and often monumental works of Sturgis to create a dynamic conversation for the viewer about the abstraction of painting. Although they are different in their approach and styles, the intersection of patterns, colors, and lines brings Sturgis and White’s work closer together for this show. White lives in Northport and Sturgis in Tuscaloosa. The exhibit will also be on display at Decatur’s annual River Clay Fine Arts Festival, October 16-17. The ACA will be open during the festival with special hours on weekends.


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