Live at the Plaza: July 19. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Ryan Waters (6 to 7:15 p.m.); The Locals (7:30 to 9 p.m.). 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.
Mr. Pig Goes to the Zone: July 19, 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; available on Eventbrite.
11th Annual Sokol Park Pro Rodeo: July 19-20, 7:30 p.m. Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a professional rodeo with events including bareback riding, calf roping, barrel racing, and bull riding nightly. $15 adults; $10 ages 6-12; ages 5 and under are free.
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular: July 19, 8 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This laser light show features the original master recordings of Pink Floyd. For more information, visit pinkfloydlasershow.com
Comic Book Chaos at CHOM: July 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Create your own comic strip. Decorate a superhero sun catcher, and conduct superhero science experiments. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Joiee Steele and Reagan Branch at The ACT Studio Theatre: July 20, 7 p.m. 2205 9th Ave, Northport. Join local musicians Joiee Steele and Reagan Branch for a concert benefiting the ACT. Admission will help the ACT meet operating costs to support its mission. For tickets, visit TheACTonline.com or call (205) 393-2800.
Nelly, TLC, and Flo Rida: July 23, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Live at the Plaza: July 26. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Black Tupelo (6 to 7 p.m.); Cotton Bird (7:15 to 9 p.m.). 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.
Secret Agent Day at CHOM: July 27, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Discover your code name, get an official secret agent badge, and decipher top secret messages. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Bama Bug Fest: July 27, 4 to 8 p.m. Warner Transportation Museum. This free event celebrates the diversity of Alabama’s insects and bugs found in our own backyards. This kid-friendly event will feature several activities related to creepy crawlies, including a cockroach tractor pull and cricket spitting contests. For more information, visit transportation.museums.ua.edu.
The Southern Mama Cledus T Judd Comedy Experience: July 27, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Darren Knight, aka “Southern Mama” from Munford is one of the most popular comedians around right now. Enjoy an evening of laughter and fun with him! For tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/darren-knights-southern-momma-an-em-comedy-show-tickets-54806076450.
Midtown Village “Screen on the Green” Presents “A Dog’s Way Home”: July 27, 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.
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.
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 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.