Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.

1. Taste of Shelby County

Thursday, Nov. 4 | 6-8 p.m.
Inverness Country Club

Come get a taste of your favorite restaurants from across Shelby County to benefit the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation! Find more information here.

2. Calera Main Street First Friday

Friday, Nov. 5
Downtown Calera

Each month this event showcases local vendors, artisans, musicians, food trucks, and specials from Main Street merchants.

3. Birmingham Bulls Hockey Games

Nov. 5, 12, 14 & 18
Pelham Civic Center

Hockey season is back as the Bulls start their fifth season at the Pelham Civic Complex as members of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Find more information at And if you are interested in ice skating yourself, find a list of public skate times at

4. Bark in the Park

Saturday, Nov. 6 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Veterans Park, Alabaster

Come out for a pet costume contest, bounce houses, face painting, the fan-favorite dachshund races and more! Learn more at

5. Chris Bandi Band

Saturday, Nov. 6
Shelby County Arts Center

Rising country star Chris Bandi proves that you can be a city boy and still find a home in country music. A singer and songwriter with a knack for personal stories and an evocative, slightly sandy voice, Bandi found an audience for his music with the 2017 digital smash “Man Enough Now. Join in the intimate listening environment of the Shelby County Arts Council Black Box theater for this show. Seats are reserved in advance and limited. Get yours at

6. Damon Johnson & The Get Ready

Friday, Nov. 12
Shelby County Arts Center

Fresh off the road with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Damon Johnson will rock the Black Box with a “semi-unplugged” version of his new band (ala “MTV unplugged”). Damon is a well-known guitar hero with credits that include Alice Cooper, Brother Cane, Thin Lizzy and more. To round out the night, Space of a Day, featuring superlative guitarist and producer Ben Trexel, will perform. Seating is limited. For tickets visit

7. Fall Foliage Special

Nov. 6 + 13 | 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Take in fall foliage as you ride the rails of the old Alabama Mineral Railroad through scenic Shelby County landscapes. While you’re at the museum in Calera, you can also get a ticket to ride the newly restored Shelby & Southern Narrow Gauge Steam Railroad and get your own souvenir Golden Spike. Find more info at

8. Out of the Darkness Walk

Sunday, Nov. 7 | 2:30 p.m.
Veterans Park, Hoover

Join hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention at this annual walk, held virtually this year. All funds raised go toward the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Register and find more details at

9. Act of Congress Christmas Show

Friday, Nov. 19 | 7 p.m.
Shelby County Arts Center

Dave Higgs of NPR calls Act of Congress “one of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe,” and they happen to call Birmingham home. Get tickets here. 

10. Christmas Tree Farm

Nov. 26-Dec. 24 | 9 a.m.-Dark
Old Baker Farm

Get your tree the old-fashioned way this year—and drink complimentary hot apple cider and take a hayride through Christmas trees while you are there. The fee for scale of trees is $30 and up depending on type and size of tree. Find more information at