DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events Featured

01 Apr 2018 DCL Staff

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved, and above all else: Have fun. And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town!

Kentuck Art Night: April 5, 5-8 p.m. Main Avenue, Northport. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night.  

Wind Down with Rotary: April 5, 6-8 p.m. Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual fundraiser helps support local charities, as well as the Tuscaloosa Morning Rotary Club’s international service projects. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a wide selection of fine wines, local brewed beer, and a silent auction. For more information, visit tuscaloosamorningrotary.org. 

Turning Point Glow Walk: April 5, 7 p.m. Snow Hinton Park Cherry Shelter, Tuscaloosa. Join turning point for this free community awareness event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Be sure to wear teal. For more information, call (205) 758-0808. 

First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Friday, April 6, 5-9 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 has to offer. For more information, visit tuscarts.org. 

15th Annual Doctor’s Day 10K & Fun Run: Apr. 7, 8 a.m. (10K) and 9:30 a.m. (Fun Run). Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds benefit The Good Samaritan Clinic, Alberta Elementary Adopt-A-School Program, and A Woman's Place via the Tuscaloosa County Medical Alliance. Register on Active.com or on site.  

Druid City Arts Festival: April 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. DCAF, presented by Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports, showcases local and regional art, music, and culture. The all-ages Festival is free. For more information, visit druidcityartsfestival.com.

“Not a Box” Day at CHOM: April 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Boxes and more boxes – use your imagination to create box masterpieces. For more information, visit chomonline.org.   

NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Gymnastics: April 7, 4 p.m. Coleman Coliseum. Number one-seeded Alabama hosts this year’s regionals. Bama will be joined by No. 2 seed Michigan, No. 3 seed Georgia as well as Missouri, Illinois and Central Michigan. For tickets, visit rolltide.com.

Tuscaloosa Spring Swing: April 7-8. All proceeds benefit the Alabama Wheelchair Tennis program.  There will be men's and women's singles on Saturday, April 7.  On Sunday, April 8 there will be men's, women's, mixed and up/down doubles play.  Please come out and play tennis or watch your friends play.  Player entry fee is $50 per event, or $25 student discount.  Games begin at 9:00 a.m. each day at Center Court at 715 21st Avenue East in Tuscaloosa's Alberta City. There will be food, prizes, t-shirts and fun! To register, go to http://alabamaadapted.com and click on Tennis. To help sponsor this event, contact Evan Enquist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.u.

Funkaloosa: George Clinton & Parliament, Morris Day & The Time, and Sheila E: April 7, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280. 

Tuscaloosa County March for Babies: April 8, 2 p.m. The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum. Participants in this event, sponsored by the March of Dimes Alabama chapter, will stroll down the Riverwalk for a 2.2-mile walk. For more information, visit marchforbabies.org.  

Styx and REO Speedwagon with Don Felder: April 8, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280. 


20th Annual West Alabama Leadership Prayer Breakfast: April 10, 7 a.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. A full breakfast buffet will be available for all guests. This year’s keynote speaker is Hobby Lobby President Steve Green. Individual tickets: $25; Table sponsorships: $250. For more information, visit westalabamaprayerbreakfast.org.   

Chamber Business After Hours: April 10, 5-7 p.m. UA College of Arts & Sciences. Smith Hall, Museum of Natural History, UA Campus. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com. 

Shelton State’s Theatre Department Presents “Our Town”: April 12-15, Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. Seating is general admission, and all tickets are $5. For show times, or to purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.  

West Alabama Food & Wine Festival 2018: April 12, 5:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the West Alabama Red Cross. For more information, visit westalabamafoodandwine.org.  

Off to the Races, A Party of Big Hats & Bow Ties: April 12, 6:30-9 p.m. North River Yacht Club, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy specialty bourbon and wine tastings set with complimentary food pairings. Proceeds benefit the Tuscaloosa County Medical Alliance. Tickets: $75 each; available at Mobley and Sons and Effie’s, as well as through PayPal (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  

Pizza Party at CHOM: April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Make a pizza hat, play pizza games and best of all … sample pizza. For more information, visit chomonline.org.  

Calico Street Troupe Performance: April 14, 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. For upcoming show dates and times, visit calicostreet.com.   

First Annual Druid City Poker Run: April 14, 6-10 p.m. Whether you’re a poker pro or have never played the game, this event is for everyone. Druid City Pride’s poker run starts at Icon in downtown Tuscaloosa, then proceeds to other checkpoints, including Alcove International Tavern, The Grey Lady, Roxy’s, and the Black Warrior Brewing Company. For more information, visit druidcitypride.org. 

Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show: April 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuscaloosa Regional Airport. This family event features the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, several well-known military and civilian aerobatic performers, a large ground display of historic aircraft, and a children’s area. Admission is free. For more information, visit tuscaloosaregionalairshow.com.

Christ Episcopal Church Evensong and Organ Dedication: April 15, 6 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Christ Church Adult Choir will present a choral evensong, and a dedication service will unveil the year-and-a-half long renovation project, as well as the new pipe organ. For more information, call (205) 758-4252.

Druid City Songwriters Festival: June 21-23, Tuscaloosa. Eatmybeats, with the help of Tuscaloosa Tourism, is putting on this songwriters’ festival. Over 30 different original songwriters from around the southeast will play multiple venues over the three-day period. The host hotel for the festival is Hotel Indigo. For more information, visit druidcitysongwritersfest.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.   

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