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.
Morning Pointe Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil: Feb. 13, 4-6 p.m. Morning Point Assisted Living (1801 Rice Mine Rd, Tuscaloosa). Come out and enjoy music, crawfish, and a low country boil to celebrate Mardi Gras. Capture the moment in a photo booth with masks, beads, and boas. For more information, visit morningpointetuscaloosa.com.
Chamber Business After Hours: Feb. 13, 5-7 p.m. Trustmark National Bank, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Bama Art House Winter Film Series 2018 Presents Oscar Nominated Short Films: Feb. 13, 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. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org. bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse.php
The 4th Annual Tuscaloosa Marines Memorial 5K Run: Feb. 17, 8 a.m. Cardinal Park (near Tuscaloosa Regional Airport). Join members of the Mike Spann Detachment, the Tuscaloosa USMC recruiting offices, area JROTC cadets, and others to run in the Tuscaloosa Marines Memorial 5K Run. This is a walk / run for all ages, and is a Tuscaloosa Track Club Grand Prix Event. For more information, visit tuscaloosamarines.org.
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.
Family Night at the Museum: Feb. 17, 5-8 p.m. Alabama Museum of Natural History, Smith Hall, UA campus. This free, family-friendly event includes ocean themed interactive hands-on activities from graduate departments from across UA. Games, food, prizes, and all free! For more information visit www.facebook.com/almnh or call 205-348-7550.
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.
UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre”: Feb. 20-24, Morgan Auditorium, University of Alabama campus. The pre-professional dance company, Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, returns to the stage featuring all-new choreography by award-winning dance faculty. For tickets and more information, visit theatre.ua.edu.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Cabaret”: Feb. 23-March 4, Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. In this classic musical Cliff, a young, American novelist, has come to find his muse. He is eagerly swept into the mysterious world of the Kit Kat Klub, where the incomparable emcee proclaims that there are no troubles and life is a cabaret! To purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.
6th Annual Tuscaloosa Krispy Kreme Challenge: Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Challengers run one mile, eat one dozen doughnuts, and run one mile back to the finish line. Cash prizes are awarded. Casual participants are also welcome (and they can eat as many or as few doughnuts as they like). Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama. For more information or to register, visit tuscaloosakkc.com.
Mad Hatter’s Southern Tea Party at CHOM: Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy “Topsy Turvy Tea” with the Mad Hatter and Alice. Play “Flamingo Croquet” with the Queen of Hearts, and craft a Mad Hatter hat. $15 per person – reservations are required, and seating is limited. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Gramatik: Feb. 26, 8:30 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.
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.