Live at the Plaza: Fridays in July, 6-9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. The City of Tuscaloosa is once again hosting musical acts as part of this series. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family-friendly. Bands playing this month include The Kemistry Project, Alabama Blues Project, Earl “Guitar” Williams, Corey Nolan, Plato Jones, Tim Few, and Sweet Home Symphony.
OLLI@UA Bonus Courses Presents “Butterflies”: July 9, 3:15-4:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a presentation, including many pictures taken by instructor Rita Yessick. The class will be discussing general information about butterflies, local butterflies, and providing tips and tricks to attract them, including what flowers and plants will bring them into your garden! If time and interest allow, we may also delve into hummingbirds. For more information, visit olli.ua.edu.
Alabama Blues Week: July 9-15. Events and classes are planned throughout Tuscaloosa, including Government Plaza, the Moody Music Building, and the Bryant Conference Center. Events include free blues performances, master classes and sessions led by blues and music industry musicians, as well as UA faculty. For more information, visit alabamablues.org.
OLLI@UA Bonus Courses Presents “Another Tuscaloosa Hidden Gem”: July 10, Noon to 1:15 p.m. Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa. Presenter: Betty Slowe. The founder of the Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum discusses the formation of a new museum, in which you, too, can be a part. For more information, visit olli.ua.edu.
Chamber Business After Hours: July 10, 5-7 p.m. Courtyard Marriott, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society’s Summer Lecture Series: July 12, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Jemison Van de Graaff Mansion, downtown Tuscaloosa. Dr. Martin Olliff, Troy University historian, will discuss the effects of the Great War (World War I) on the state of Alabama – both during and after the war. Cost: $5 per person; free for Preservation Society members. For more information, visit HistoricTuscaloosa.org or call (205) 758-2238.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Once Upon a Mattress:” July 12-22, Bean-Brown Theatre, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa. This funny and irreverent musical is Broadway's retelling of "The Princess and the Pea." Filled with songs, laughter, and romance, this is a summer musical for the whole family. For show times and to purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.
Inspect Insects at CHOM: July 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Examine specimens from all over the world, make a bug hat, and decorate a bug. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Midtown Village “Screen on the Green”: Saturdays, July 14-Aug. 11, 8 p.m. on the Green at Midtown Village. This free summer film series features great kids’ movies. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy. For more information, visit midtownvillagetuscaloosa.com.
OLLI@UA Bonus Courses Presents “Enjoying Baltic Cruises with Family”: July 17, Noon to 1:15 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. In 1997, presenter Ronald Houts took their first Baltic cruise. Sixteen years later, their grandsons went with them. For more information, visit olli.ua.edu.
Bama Art House Films Summer Series Presents “The Insult”: July 17, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org.
Mr. Pig Goes to the Zone: July 20, 6 to 9 p.m. North Zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Proceeds from this annual event support efforts to improve quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer. Tickets: $25 ($40 for couples). Tickets are available for purchase at the door, local Piggly Wiggly locations, and online at eventbrite.com/e/mr-pig-goes-to-the-zone-tickets-47152235606.
Super Shark Saturday at CHOM: July 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Learn about great white sharks, make your own “pet” shark, play shark-themed games, and listen to shark tales. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
OLLI@UA Bonus Courses Presents “Exercise for An Aging Population”: July 24, Noon to 1:15 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Presenter Kevin Coleman explains what happens to the body over time. See the benefits of exercise to decrease the effects of aging. For more information, visit olli.ua.edu.
Caregiver Café Summer Speaker Series: July 24, 6 p.m. Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa (1801 Rice Mine Road North). This monthly educational seminar is “Caring for the Caregiver – Taking Care of You While Caring for Others.” For more information, call 205-345-1112.
OLLI@UA Bonus Courses Presents “From Suits to Shrimp”: July 31, Noon to 1:15 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Presenter: Lee Stegall. One man’s adventure of changing careers midstream and bringing along his family for the “ride.” For more information, visit olli.ua.edu.
Bama Art House Films Summer Series: Tuesdays through July 17 (No screening on July 3), 7:30 p.m. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon.; Tuesdays 3-6 p.m. 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.
Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.