Live at the Plaza: Oct. 18. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. The B-Sides (6 to 7 p.m.); Alvin Garrett & Just a Few Cats (7:15 to 9 p.m.). The City of Tuscaloosa has extended this downtown concert series to include two October dates. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family friendly.
Hocus Pocus at CHOM: Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Brew a potion, make a black cat craft, search for magic spell ingredients, and design a magic wand. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Tenth Annual Comedy Café for YFC Tuscaloosa: Oct. 22, 6:45 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Comedian Thor Ramsey is headlining the event, which will also feature YFC students and staff sharing personal stories. For more information on this event, which is geared towards adults in the community, and to reserve seats, visit ttowncomedycafe.org.
City of Tuscaloosa’s Fourth Annual Tech-or-Treat Night: Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center. City departments and various community organizations will pass out candy to guests in costume. Along with candy, guests will also have the chance to receive tech-related items. This event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Tuscaloosa 311.
Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pars for Paws: Oct. 24, Ol’ Colony Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this four-man golf scramble will support the work of the HSWA. For more information, visit humanesocietyofwa.org.
14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular at CHOM: Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Your costume and a food bank item is your admission (for kids and adults). Purchase tickets to play carnival games, music by DJ Chuckie, and more. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors”: Oct. 25, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Tickets ($25 and $30) are available at ticketfly.com.
CSI: Child Science Investigators at CHOM: Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Bag and tag evidence, analyze fingerprints, and solve the CHOM crime. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Annual Halloween Fairyland Festival in Tannehill State Park: Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tannehill State Park, McCalla. Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park's 300 camps will be decorated, and families can enjoy moonwalks, face painting, and train rides. For more information, visit tannehill.org.
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.
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, visit tuscaloosabarnyard.com.
Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch: Every weekend in October. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. Near Mercedes on Griffin Road, West Blocton. Attractions include pumpkin picking, an animal farm, hayrides, a corn maze, and a zip line. Admission: $10 per person. For more information, visit griffinfarmsal.com.