Halloween is over but it’s not quite Christmas, so what is going on? Here’s our list of what do and see around Homewood this month.

1. Holiday Open House

Thursday, Nov. 2 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

Get a head start on holiday shopping season at this annual Homewood Chamber of Commerce event. Peruse your favorite downtown Homewood shops and enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, a trolley, shopping discounts and more.



2. Friends of the Homewood Public Library $5 Bag Sale

Sunday, Nov. 5 | 2-4:30 p.m.
Friends Bookstore (Lower Level of the Library)

Fill a bag with books, movies, and other items for only $5 in this semi-annual sale! Fill up a whole bag of children’s picture books, bestsellers, cookbooks, classics, biographies and memoirs, as well as CDs, records, audiobooks, and other audiovisual materials—al for only $5 at this semiannual sale.

3. Tutus & Brews

Sunday, Nov. 5 | 3-5 p.m.
Red Hills Brewery

Catch live music by Automatic Slim plus games, food and beer—all with no admission price. All the fun benefits The Dance Foundation’s educational outreach to more than 12,00 students each week at 30 sites throughout metro Birmingham during the school year.

 4. Grateful Dads Fall Band Jam

Thursday, Nov. 9 | 6 p.m.
Good People Brewing

Come out to see Homewood dads jam away over some local brews and bites. Plus, it all benefits the Homewood City Schools Foundation. Get your tickets on eventbright.com and get ready to rock “DadHead” style. See photo above for a sneak peak.

5. James Spann @ My Library

Thursday, Nov. 9 | 7:15 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

Around here, our meteorologists are celebrities. Come hear from ABC 33/40’s James Spann talk about how to stay out of the polygon and how the weather works. This event is offered as part of the NASA @ My Library grant.

6. Escape Under the Stars: An Edgewood Community Open House

Friday, Nov. 10
Shops of Edgewood

Find in-store specials all day at participating merchants, and 5-9 p.m. find games for kids/family, live music and giveaways at the Oxmoor Road and Broadway intersection. Plus, Coach Steve Sills will be the emcee and deejay for the night.

7. Book Signing with Billy McDonald III, Author of The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault

Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 1:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

Billy McDonald III’s father Billy McDonald was a Birmingham pilot and adventurer from the Golden Age of Flight into World War II. He jumped from military cadet to wingman in Chennault’s famed aerobatic flying group Three Men on a Flying Trapeze. In China, he moved from instructor for the Chinese Air Force to combat pilot flying Chennault’s legendary Hawk 75 Special against the Japanese over Nanking in 1937. Through it all, controversial and legendary aviator Claire Lee Chennault remained his mentor, often his boss and always his friend, indelibly shaping his life. McDonald will cover his dad’s remarkable career, as well as the twentieth century’s historic events he was a part of and the pivotal characters he met. A book signing will follow the program, and books will be available for purchase.

8. Book Signing: David DiBenedetto – S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco

Saturday, Nov. 16 | 5 p.m.
Alabama Booksmith

The bestselling authors at Garden & Gun have created a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture. The American South is a diverse region with its own vocabulary, peculiarities, and complexities. Tennessee whiskey may technically be bourbon, but don’t let anyone in Kentucky hear you call it that. And while boiling blue crabs may be the norm across the Lowcountry in South Carolina and Georgia, try that in front of Marylanders and they’re likely to put you in the pot. S Is for Southern contains nearly 500 entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, with essays from notable Southern writers.

9. Shred It!

Friday, Nov. 17 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Homewood Public Library Back Parking Lot

You know all those documents you have been meaning to shred and the electronics that would be sitting in your garage if Homewood houses had garages? Here’s our chance to get them recycled—and out of your house. Secure Destruction’s shredding truck will be on site to destroy your sensitive documents and files (do not bring any metal or plastic), and Protec Recycling will recycle your old electronics, batteries, appliances, ink cartridges and other items—but no TVs or monitors.

10. Fall Drama Show

Friday, Nov. 17 | 6 p.m.
Homewood High School

Come out to see this budding thespians in action with a show you won’t forget.

11. Small Business Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 25
All Over Homewood

Just after Black Friday comes a special day to support local retailers by shopping around Homewood. The Homewood Chamber of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to use the hashtag #shopHWD to win gift cards, support local businesses and show your community support.

12. Homewood for the Holidays Photography Exhibit

Any Day in November & December
Rosewood Hall

Stop by the community gallery in city hall to see Homewood decked out in holiday cheer over the years—with images on display from The Homewood Chamber of Commerce, The Homewood Star, Homewood High School band directors and Scott Butler, LAH Realty. Next up in the Homewood Arts Council gallery: student work from Homewood City Schools.

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email mm@homewoodlife.com to submit yours.