UA Theatre and Dance Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone”: Feb. 18-23, Marian Gallaway Theatre, University of Alabama campus. This Tony Award-winning love letter to musical theatre features a lonely musical theatre fan playing his favorite cast album and taking the audience on a madcap, musical ride. For tickets and more information, visit theatre.ua.edu.
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Hope and Splendor” Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, UA campus. This evening includes Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony No. 2.” For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit tsoonline.org.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Crowns”: Feb. 19-24, Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. In this moving and celebratory musical play, the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and current fashion. To purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.
Bama Art House Film Series Winter 2019 Presents 2019 Oscar Shorts (Animated and Live Action): Feb. 19 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.
Emily Baker Women’s Tennis Classic: Feb. 20-22, Center Court Tuscaloosa. Registration for this annual Tuscaloosa Tennis Association tournament is $50 per player and it includes player gifts, lunch, or dinner. All proceeds benefit the Emily Baker Scholarship and Youth Tennis Fund. For more information, visit tuscaloosatennis.com/tournaments.
T-Town 200: Black History Day at CHOM: Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
7th Annual Tuscaloosa Krispy Kreme Challenge: Feb. 23, Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Challengers run one mile, eat one dozen doughnuts, and run one mile back to the finish line. Casual participants are also welcome (and they can eat as many or as few doughnuts as they like). Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama. For more information or to register, visit tuscaloosakkc.com.
Spafford: Feb. 26, 8:30 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.
UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre”: Feb. 26-March 2, Morgan Auditorium, University of Alabama campus. The pre-professional dance company, Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, returns to the stage featuring all-new choreography by award-winning dance faculty. For tickets and more information, visit theatre.ua.edu
Prentice Concert Chorale Presents Handel’s “Judas Maccabeus”: Feb. 26, 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa. The PCC, accompanied by a 21-piece orchestra, tells the story of a people’s triumph from destruction in this great oratorio by the composer of “Messiah.” Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for children/students. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, visit prenticeconcertchorale.com.
Chamber of Commerce 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration: Feb. 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s annual event brings together more than 450 community and business leaders to celebrate and recognize economic development milestones of 2018. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.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.
DCH Regional Medical Center Support Groups
Cancer Wellness Support Group meets monthly 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 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 1pm – 4pm. These workshops give 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 (Breast Cancer Support Group) meets monthly 11am – 1pm, 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 205-759-7877.
Look Good… Feel Better A free program sponsored by DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund 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 1pm-3p, in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. Call 205-759-7877 for more information or visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Noon – 1 p.m., once every other month on the third Thursday, in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver). 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 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 9am, at the UA Student Recreation Center. For more information, call Katrina Lewis, Patient Navigator 205-330-3647.