Enjoy your week, T-Town.
47th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts Volunteers Needed: If you’ve ever wanted to get involved and help out with one of the premier art events in the south, here’s your chance – Kentuck needs volunteers for this year’s event, which will be held October 20-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, click here.
Bama Art House Film Series Fall 2018 Presents the “Manhattan Short Film Festival”: Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.
Theatre Tuscaloosa SecondStage Presents “Love, Loss and What I Wore”: Oct. 2-6, Green Bar, Tuscaloosa. Nora and Delia Ephron’s tapestry of monologues comes to life in this show. For show times and more information, call 205-391-2277 or visit theatretusc.com.
30th Annual Moundville Native American Festival: Oct. 3-6, Moundville Archaeological Park. Performers, artists, craftspeople, and tradition bearers are on hand to educate festival-goers about the rich culture and heritage that makes Southeastern Indians unique. Includes living historians, arts and crafts, and a children’s area. For more information, visit Moundville.ua.edu.
Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s “Dinner at Your Door:” Oct. 4. Enjoy a delicious dinner for four for just $50. For more information, visit jltuscaloosa.org.
Kentuck Art Night in Downtown Northport: Oct. 4, 5- 8 p.m. This monthly celebration of art and artists is free to the public. Enjoy live music, pop-up shops from local vendors, demonstrations by Kentuck studio artists, and more. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night.
Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch with Lauren Alaina: Oct. 4, 7:15 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
The ACT Presents “Of Mice and Men”: Oct. 5-14. The Actor’s Charitable Theatre Studio (2205 9th Avenue, Northport). For tickets, call (205) 393-2800 or visit theactonline.com.
Somethin’ Pumpkin at CHOM: Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy pumpkin chunkin’, hopping corn science, paper bag scarecrows, and paint your own pumpkin. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Miracle League of Tuscaloosa Hawaiian Day: Oct. 6 (games begin at 9 a.m.). LeeAnna Grace Cunningham Field, Sokol Park North. Players will experience a Hawaiian-themed atmosphere for opening day. For more information, visit miracleleagueoftuscaloosa.com.
Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest: Oct. 6, Noon-6 p.m. 301 Bistro, Bar, and Beer Garden, downtown Tuscaloosa. This fun-filled food and beer festival benefits the Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground Project. Events include a stein hoisting competition and a Dachshund Dash. Enjoy German beer and food, local artists, and live music. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest on Facebook.
Out of the Darkness Walk: Oct. 7, 2 p.m. (registration begins at 1 p.m.). Ferguson Center Plaza, University of Alabama campus. UA’s Counseling Center is hosting this walk to honor those who struggle and those lost to suicide. Out of the Darkness walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s biggest fundraisers. For more information, visit afsp.org/Tuscaloosa.
First Annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off: Oct. 7, 2-6 p.m. Downtown Tuscaloosa Entertainment District (enter at the corner of University Blvd and 23rd Avenue). This inaugural street festival features great chili from 30+ downtown Tuscaloosa restaurants and bars, and live music with Plato Jones. Entry fee: $10 (free for 12 and under). For more information, and tickets, visit downtownchilicookoff.com.
DCH Foundation Play Pink – “A Day on the Courts”: Oct. 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Indian Hills Country Club. For more information about this women’s doubles tennis mixer, call (205) 759-7349 or visit dchplaypink.com.
Chamber Business After Hours: Oct. 9, 5-7 p.m. Home 2 Suites by Hilton, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Odesza with Jai Wolf and Evan Giia: Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
DCH Foundation Play Pink - A Night on the Green: Oct. 11, 6-10 p.m. Bryant Conference Center. For tickets, call (205) 759-7349 or visit dchplaypink.com.
Youth for Christ Tuscaloosa Pumpkin Patch: Oct. 12-31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (M-Sat); 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sunday). 1401 McFarland Blvd. N. All proceeds from this event benefit YFC’s Camp Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit tuscaloosayfc.org.
DCH Foundation Play Pink – Drive 4 the Cause Golf Classic: Oct. 12, Indian Hills Country Club. To register, call (205) 759-7349 or visit dchplaypink.com.
The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Damn the Torpedoes”: Oct. 12, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Tickets ($25 and $30) are available by calling 877-987-6487 or at ticketfly.com.
Creepy Science at CHOM: Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. See vanishing ghosts, make Jack-O-Lantern volcanos, and more. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Samantha Trade Day, Tractor Show, and Fish Fry: Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Shepherd Hill, Samantha (13222 Fondren Road). For more information about this free event, visit goodshepherdfound.org.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Oct. 13 and 27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. Bring the whole family to this free, interactive, professional stage play for kids and their families, which features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Performances teach right choices and good character. For more information, visit calicostreet.com.
Druid City Pride Festival: Oct. 14, 2-6 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Celebrate West Alabama’s LGBTQ+ community and allies. The headliner for the festival is actor/comedian Lady Bunny, and the lineup also includes musicians, vendors, and a children’s area. Pets are also welcome. For more information, visit druidcitypride.org.
Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours: Through-Oct. 26. The Historic Drish House. For more information, including specific tours, times, and more, visit hauntedtuscaloosatours.com.
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.
DCH Regional Medical Center Support Groups
Cancer Wellness Support Group meets monthly from Noon-1 p.m. in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) who have been diagnosed with cancer, during all phases of their treatment and recovery. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.
HeART: Healing with the Arts free art workshop is open to all current and former Manderson Cancer Center patients, family members and caregivers. Workshops are held twice weekly, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1-4 p.m., giving participants an opportunity to use art to express their feelings through creative expression. All art supplies are provided. No cost. The Art Gallery has countless paintings displayed for sale and open to the public. All proceeds from these sales go to fund supplies for the art room and DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund.
IMPACT Identifying Many Positives After Cancer Treatment meets monthly from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., typically at First Methodist Church Tuscaloosa. IMPACT aims to provide support, information, education, and community service to benefit themselves, other breast cancer survivors, and their families. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.
Look Good… Feel Better is a free program sponsored in partnership with American Cancer Society for women who are undergoing cancer treatment. Come learn how to deal with the changes in your skin and appearance. Attendees receive a wonderful collection of skin care and makeup products. Classes meet monthly from 1-3 p.m. in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. Call 205-759-7877 for more information or visit lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Noon-1 p.m. every other month in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. Current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) are welcome. This group is offered to provide community-based education and support to help men and their families cope with prostate cancer. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.
STRETCH is a unique exercise and support program offered by the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center and UA Recreation Center for women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. “Stretching” can begin weeks after surgical procedures. Patients must obtain physician approval. Classes meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the UA Student Recreation Center. For more information, call Katrina Lewis, Patient Navigator, at 205-330-3647.