Holidays on the River: Through Jan. 15, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. With Ice skating, music, visits from Santa and more, this event offers something for the entire family. For more information, visit holidaysontheriver.com or Holidays on the River on Facebook.
Christmas Tree Recycling: Now through Jan. 14. Curry Environmental Services Facility (3440 Kauloosa Ave.), Tuscaloosa. Live Christmas trees and other greenery can be dropped off, for free, during this time. Plug-in holiday light strands can be recycled on-site in marked containers. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa.com/recycle or call Tuscaloosa 311.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Clemson Tigers, Sugar Bowl Playoff Game: Jan. 1, 7:45 p.m. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. The game will be televised on ESPN. Roll Tide!
Kentuck Art Night in downtown Northport: Jan. 4, 5-8 p.m. This event, a monthly celebration of art and artists, is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Auditions for “Cabaret”: Jan. 5 (7 p.m.) and 6 (2 p.m.), Bean-Brown Theatre, Shelton State Community College Martin Campus. Be prepared for cold readings from the script. Know the show and which role you are interested in. Be prepared to sing and dance. Scripts will be available at the Theatre Tuscaloosa ticket office. For more information, visit theatretusc.com.
First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Jan. 5, 5-8 p.m. This event is free to the public. Local galleries, businesses and restaurants are open as a way for the community to see what downtown Tuscaloosa offers. For more information, visit firstfridaytuscaloosa.com.
Snow Day at CHOM: Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy an indoor snowball fight! Cut paper snowflakes, and make a hot chocolate cone. All activities are included in museum admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre Auditions for “Peter Pan JR.”: Jan. 11-12, Tuscaloosa Academy. Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale of Peter Pan – the boy who wouldn’t grow up. For audition information, visit tuscaloosachildrenstheatre.net.
OLLI Open House: Jan. 11, 3-5 p.m. Bryant Conference Center. Enjoy refreshments to kick-off the spring semester – all while getting to know your fellow OLLI members. For more information, call (205) 348-6482.
UA Gymnastics vs. Georgia: Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. Coleman Coliseum, University of Alabama campus. The Tide meets its arch rival in the first home game of the season. For more information, visit rolltide.com.
The Black Jacket Symphony Presents “Led Zeppelin II”: Jan. 12, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Tickets ($25 and $30) are available at ticketfly.com.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Jan. 13 and 27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. Bring the whole family to this free, interactive, professional stage play for kids which features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Performances teach right choices and good character. For more information, visit calicostreet.com.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: 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.
Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 812 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. homegrownalabama.ua.edu; (205) 210-9621