Shark Week at CHOM: June 26-30. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Celebrate shark week by making shark tooth necklaces, watching shark movies, digging for shark teeth fossils, and more. All activities are included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Bama Art House Films Summer Series Presents “Like Crazy”: June 27, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Discount Punchcard Tickets ($60) will be available at the door prior to screenings. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org.
The Rude Mechanicals Present “Macbeth”: June 28-July 1, 8:00 p.m. (Live music begins at 7:30 p.m.) The Park at Manderson Landing (69 Jack Warner Parkway), Tuscaloosa. This performance marks the finale of the 15th year for Tuscaloosa’s summer Shakespeare company. In case of rain, shows will move to the Allen Bales Theatre. For more information, call (205) 310-5287
Fun Friday Night at CHOM: June 30, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information: (205) 349-4235 and chomonline.org.
Live at the Plaza: Friday, June 30, 6-9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. The City of Tuscaloosa is once again hosting musical acts as part of this weekly series. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family-friendly.
Saturday Storytime: July 1, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org. For additional activities, visit tuscaloosa-library.org/calendar.
Midtown Village “Screen on the Green” Presents “Sing”: July 1, 8 p.m. on the Green at Midtown Village. This free summer film series features great kids’ movies. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy. All screenings are weather permitting; if a movie is rained out, it will be shown at a later date.
Bama Belle, Black Warrior River Paddle-Boat Cruises: Fridays, 7 p.m. (BBQ cruise, catered by Full Moon Barbecue, $29 per person). Saturday, 4 p.m. (Sunset Cruise, $15). Sunday, 3 p.m. (Sightseeing Cruise, $15). For more information, visit bamabelle.com.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.
Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.
Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. For more information, visit homegrownalabama.ua.edu.
Take the Tour: Ever wondered what happens to the recyclable items City crews collect each week? Visit the City of Tuscaloosa recycling plant and watch the process up close. See how bottles, cans, paper, and boxes are sorted, processed, and baled in the facility. Learn about the importance of recycling – and how recycling benefits our community every day. Free tours are given Monday through Friday, but must be scheduled in advance. Visit www.tuscaloosa.com/ESD or call Tuscaloosa 311 to learn more.
July 4th Celebration on the River: July 4, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. This annual event is free and open to everyone and features the PARA Kids Zone (6 p.m.), a performance by Taylor Hicks (8 p.m.), a patriotic performance by the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (8:10 p.m.) and a stunning fireworks show (9:10 p.m.). Amphitheater gates and concessions open at 6 p.m.
Green Scenes Summer Movie Series: Cool off, relax, and enjoy a free movie each Friday in July during the family-friendly Green Scenes Indoor Summer Movie Series at the City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Complex on Kauloosa Avenue. Movies will run each Friday in July and start at 1pm. Arrive early to get your seats, as seating is limited to the first 100. Watch Finding Dory, Wall-E, Moana, and Toy Story 3 this summer, and enjoy free popcorn and refreshments. For more information, or to reserve a large group, call Tuscaloosa 311.