Tinsel Trail Grand Opening: Nov. 19. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Bring the whole family to visit us at the River Market to kick off the holiday season. Meet our Tinsel Trail sponsors, enjoy live music from Southtown, and a special performance from the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers. This event is free and open to the public.
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “A Little Night Music” with Chamber Orchestra: Nov. 19, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, downtown Tuscaloosa. In the serene sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, two incomparably beautiful Mozart serenades usher in the holiday season; conducted by Adam Flatt. For more information, and tickets, visit tsoonline.org or call (205) 752-5515.
Holidays on the River: Nov. 21 through Jan. 15, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. With Ice skating, music, visits from Santa and more, this event offers something for the entire family. For more information, and tickets, visit holidaysontheriver.com.
Show Your Spirit at CHOM: Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Design a spirit shaker, make a mascot mask, and play tailgate games. Wear your team colors! All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Forum on the Future: Nov. 27, Tuscaloosa River Market. Forum on the Future is a fun, interactive workshop for all Tuscaloosa residents to share ideas about how our community should grow in the future. Community input will help shape recommendations on neighborhoods and housing, lakes, economic prosperity, transportation, the environment and more. For more information, and to register, visit framework.tuscaloosa.com.
Alabama vs. Auburn – The Iron Bowl: Nov. 24, 2:30 p.m. Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide and the Tigers' game will be broadcast on CBS.
Shelton State Holiday Cookies Class: Nov. 27, 6-8 p.m. Fredd Campus Building 700, Tuscaloosa. Who doesn’t love beautiful, festive holiday cookies? Enjoy an evening of fun and easy decorating tips and icing recipes. This class will be held in the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Class fee: $32. For more information, call (205) 391-2211.
Engage Tuscaloosa Opioid Summit: Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Engage is a one-day conference for the West Alabama community to learn and discuss key topics that perpetuate the opioid epidemic. The event is free; lunch will be served. Registration is required. To register, visit Eventbrite.com.
An Evening of Arts ‘n Autism: Nov. 29, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Harrison Galleries, downtown Tuscaloosa. This evening is a showcase of student art, and area artists, benefiting Arts ‘n Autism. Guests will enjoy an auction of the art (including pieces from over 20 Kentuck artists), live music by Vulcan Eejits, food provided by Sweet Home Food Bar, and more. Special thanks to Jim Harrison for donating his gallery space for the evening and supporting area non-profits. For more information, visit artsnautism.org, or call (205) 247-4990.
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.