Kentuck Art Night in Downtown Northport: Nov. 1, 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.
All Saints’ Day Choral Evensong: Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, downtown Tuscaloosa. This evensong will remember and honor those who have died, especially during the past year. Their names will be read during the service, which features choirs singing traditional hymns. The service is free and open to the public. For more information, call (205) 758-4252 ext. 120.
First Holly Days Christmas Market: Nov. 2 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Nov. 3 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, downtown Tuscaloosa. This holiday market features a bake sale, unique gifts, decorations, children’s clothing, pottery and more. For more information, visit firsttuscaloosa.org/hollydays.
ACTFest 2018: Nov. 2-4, Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. Theatre Tuscaloosa is hosting this event, which involves eight community theatre companies from throughout Alabama presenting 60-minute performances. For tickets, including weekend passes, visit theatretusc.com.
First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Nov. 2, 5 p.m.- 8 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 offers. For more information, visit firstfridaytuscaloosa.com.
Storm Science at CHOM: Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Create hurricane art, adopt a pet cloud, make a tiny tornado, and experience a storm in a jar. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
West Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Nov. 4, 1:30-5 p.m. Medeiros Park, downtown Tuscaloosa. Registration for this two-mile walk begins at 1:30 p.m.; walk starts at 2:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, or to register, visit act.alz.org/westalabama.
Fourth Annual SERVPRO Golf Tournament: Nov. 8, 8 a.m. (shotgun start), Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this tournament benefit Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa. This tournament has raised thousands for area charitable organizations. To register, or to become a sponsor, visit servprottowngolf.com.
Tuscaloosa Tablescapes: Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy. This come-and-go showcase features beautiful fall and holiday tablescapes designed by local interior designers and decorators, caterers, restaurants, florists, and more. Proceeds benefit students in the Hospitality and Tourism program at TCTA. Tickets: $10. For more information, including tickets, visit tuscaloosatablescapes.eventbrite.com.
TA Players Present “The Somewhat True Tail of Robin Hood”: Nov. 9-11, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. For tickets and show times, visit taplayers.booktix.com.
3rd Annual Tuscaloosa Runs for Veterans Run/Walk 5K: Nov. 10, 8-10 a.m. Tuscaloosa VA Hospital (3701 Loop Road). Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama's Veterans Affairs Committee, the event will be held to provide support to several local charities, including the Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park, the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Homeless Shelter, and more. Registration (on site): $25. To register, visit ttownrunsforvets2.eventbrite.com.
Honor Our Veterans Day at CHOM: Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Make a card to send to the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center or to give to a veteran you know. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Nov. 10 and 17, Dec. 1, 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.
Woofstock: Nov. 11, 2-6 p.m. 11550 Stonehedge Road, Northport. This event supports Well Worn Paws – the Canine Compassion Fund’s future senior dog sanctuary. Enjoy wine and craft brews, a silent auction, and live music. Tickets are $20, and available online at caninecompassionfund.org and at Nancy & Co. Fine Jewelers.
Schoolyard Roots’ Garden Party: Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This 7th annual event is a feast for foodies, with seasonal, local, farm-to-table tastings, and more. For more information, and tickets, visit schoolyardroots.org/thegardenparty.
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Food Drive: Now through Nov. 15. Since 1994, the Community Service Center and the West Alabama Food Bank have united students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to help "fight" hunger and poverty in West Alabama by challenging Auburn University and the Food Bank of East Alabama to see who can collect more non-perishable food to help the needy. For more information, visit beatauburnbeathunger.ua.edu.
Tuscaloosa Barnyard Pumpkin Patch: Fridays-Sundays October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Turner Bridge Rd, Tuscaloosa. Includes pumpkins, hayrides, a petting zoo, a jumping pillow, and more. $15 per person. For more information, call (205) 248-0773, (205) 454-8841 or visit tuscaloosabarnyard.com.
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.