Enjoy your week, T-Town!
Bama Art House Winter Film Series 2018 Presents “The Square”: Jan. 30, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa presents this series of film screenings, which take place each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 13. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org. bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse.php
Tuscaloosa Heritage Festival: Feb. 1-3. The Tuscaloosa Heritage Festival is a three-day celebration promoting diversity and cultural sensitivity, in the areas of film, music, and dance. These exciting cultural events will include food vendors, craft vendors, an Africana Film Festival, and more. For complete details, visit westalabamamulticult.com.
Pack-A-Purse Project: Feb. 1-16. The Women and Gender Resource Center at the University of Alabama is hosting a toiletry drive to benefit Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM). AIM gives incarcerated women a purse or a tote bag filled with toiletries upon their release from prison. For more information, visit wgrc.sa.ua.edu.
Kentuck Art Night in downtown Northport: Feb. 1, 5 - 8 p.m. Main Avenue, Northport. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night.
First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Feb. 2, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. 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.
UA Gymnastics vs. Arkansas: Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Coleman Coliseum, University of Alabama campus. For more information, visit rolltide.com.
Black History Month at CHOM: Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. What do you know about Black History in Tuscaloosa? For more information, visit chomonline.org.
The Cadillac Three: Feb. 3, 8:30 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. Tickets: $20 (general admission). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.
West Alabama Works “WOW 2.0”: Feb. 7 (3-7 p.m.), Feb. 8 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.). Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa. This two-day event targets high school students, offering them a chance to meet with industry professionals in a job fair setting. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Night to Shine Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation: Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m. Shelton State Community College. Night to Shine, hosted by Big Sandy Baptist and Valley View Baptist churches, is a prom for special needs individuals ages 14 and older. Guests will walk the red carpet, dance, and more. For more information, visit nighttoshinebama.org.
Alabama Equestrian IHSA Show: Feb. 10-11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. River Oaks Farm (5500 Culver Road). Admission is free, and food vendors will be on site.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Feb. 10 and 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Northport Civic Center. This free, interactive, professional stage play for kids features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Each program is a new production, and all entertainment teaches right choices and good character through real-life drama. For upcoming show dates and times, visit calicostreet.com.
The Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff: Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. This annual event, sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Exchange Club, includes children’s activities, live entertainment, refreshments and of course, excellent chili. Sample multiple varieties and vote for your favorite! For more information, visit TuscalooaExchangeClub.org.
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
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.