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.
Mardi Gras, CHOM Style: Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy king cakes, and make masks. Have fun with beads, and enjoy moon pies. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
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.
Mystic Krewe of the Druids Silver Anniversary Bal Masque: Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual event benefits West Alabama Aids Outreach (WAAO). For more information, visit kreweofthedruids.org.
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”: Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, UA campus. This evening of popular selections from opera and musical theatre pays tribute to, and celebrates a love so strong it can only be reflected in the brilliance of diamonds. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit tsoonline.org.
Chamber Business After Hours: Feb. 13, 5-7 p.m. Trustmark National Bank, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Chinese New Year at CHOM: Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
An Evening of Art and Blues, Alabama Blues Project: Feb. 17, Band of Brothers Brewing Company, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this event will go to support music programs for underserved children in West Alabama. The evening features live blues entertainment, a silent auction, and more. Advance tickets: $25; $30 at the door.
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.