Another lovely week is ahead here in T-Town, offering plenty of opportunities for you – and your family – to get out and enjoy!

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Theatre Tuscaloosa Auditions for “The Producers:” May 24-25, 6 p.m. Bean-Brown Theatre, Shelton State Community College. For more information about auditions and what to prepare for, visit theatretusc.com.

Acoustic Night at the Bama Theatre Featuring Belle Adair with Della Ray: May 26, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Tickets $5 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.

American Red Cross Blood Drive: May 27, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. UPS Customer Service Center, Tuscaloosa. Come out and donate; the Tuscaloosa Red Cross needs you. For more information, call (205) 650-9511.

Nancy Blewitt Swim Complex Grand Opening: May 27, Noon. Bowers Park, Tuscaloosa. PARA is hosting a special ceremony for the dedication of the complex, which includes a brand new Super Splasher Slide, and more. For more information, visit tcpara.org.

Summer is fast approaching, and with that, a host of great events are on the DCL Calendar this week, including the 4th Annual Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon, the Youth For Christ Legacy Golf Challenge, the Will May 5k and Trails and Tails 10k, Read and Romp at Government Plaza downtown, and of course, the “Stand Up and Rock for Autism” comedy show. Enjoy your week, everyone!

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Stand Up and Rock for Autism Comedy Show: May 17, 6-9 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Arts ‘n Autism has partnered with The Actor’s Charitable Theatre (ACT) for this new fundraiser benefiting both groups. The evening features Tuscaloosa Comedy Group members bringing the laughs, and scenes from The ACT’s upcoming musical “Rock of Ages.” For tickets, visit theact.info or call (205) 393-2800.

Trade Partner Exchange After Hours Social: May 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Glory Bound Gyro Co, downtown Tuscaloosa. Network with Trade Partners and other area business owners, enjoy appetizers and soft drinks (cash bar), and win door prices. Spouses are welcome, as are invited guests. RSVP by Tuesday, May 17 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. FMI: (205) 292-4818.

Youth for Christ Legacy Golf Challenge: May 19, NorthRiver Yacht Club. Deliver Christ-sharing ministry to thousands of teens by fielding a team or playing as an individual golfer. Registration is $1,200 a foursome or $300 a golfer. Contact the YFC offices at (205) 752-3361 to sign up.

This is a week to enjoy the best that Tuscaloosa and Northport have to offer, including the inaugural Druid City Iron Dog competition, the YMCA/Keller Williams Youth First 8K, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and more. There’s also plenty of great music and theater events, including Theatre Tuscaloosa’s “Regrets Only,” and the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s Salute to the Bard performance. Get out and enjoy, T-Town!

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Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “A Salute to the Bard, Celebrating Shakespeare”: May 9, 7 p.m. Moody Concert Hall, University of Alabama campus. This performance features pieces commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Tickets are available at tsoonline.org or by phone at (205) 752-5515. 

Sunset Supper on the River: May 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m. This event, a fundraiser for West Alabama AIDS Outreach, includes a silent auction, raffle, live music, drinks and a taco bar catered by Chuy’s. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.waao.info. For questions, call (205) 759-8470. 

The Arc of Tuscaloosa County is selling Boston Butts smoked by Robertson’s BBQ for $35. Preorders are due by May 12 at 10 a.m. Pickup is set for May 19 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the McGraw Center. For more information, visit thearcoftuscaloosa.org.

This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city has to offer, from the annual West Alabama Food and Wine Festival to the Junior League Dragon Boat Races to The DCH Foundation’s (always fantastic) BBQ & Blues. These are just a few of the most exciting events happening around town – if you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4th Annual West Alabama Food and Wine Festival: April 28, 6-8 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This event features exquisite cuisine from local restaurants and samplings of over 40 wines - all for a great cause. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross West Alabama Chapter. Tickets: $55 (individual) and $100 (couple). For more information, visit westalabamafoodandwine.com or call (205) 614-7844. 

University of Alabama’s 16th Annual Moundville Knap-In: April 29-30, Moundville Archaeological Park. Stone toolmakers, artists and ancient technology experts from around the country demonstrate their crafts. This event is great for anyone interested in Native Americans, ancient technologies or outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing. For more information, call (205) 371-8732 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Hey there, T-Town! We told you a couple of weeks ago that April was jam packed with awesome events. By now you know that – and here are some more. This week offers up a slew of fun activities for everyone in the family, including of course the 10th Annual Mayor’s Cup 5K and 10K on Saturday, and the big Fashion for Food fundraising event on Thursday night.

Have a great time, and remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Death By Chocolate Tournament: April 21, 6 p.m., Tuscaloosa River Market. This event, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, benefits Tuscaloosa’s Family Counseling Service. Restaurants and businesses in the Tuscaloosa area compete by bringing their best chocolates in hopes of being recognized as having Tuscaloosa's Best Chocolate. Advance tickets: $25; $30 at the door. For more information, visit counselingservice.org.  

4th Annual Community Health and Resource Fair: April 21, 5 to 7 p.m. Paul W. Bryant High School gymnasium, Tuscaloosa. This free spring fling event is for all ages. Health screenings will be offered, along with information about healthy living and community resources and performances by students from all eight representing schools.

It’s another great week ahead here in Tuscaloosa, and that means tons of opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. This week’s events include the Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama’s “Shining Stars” fundraiser, Chris Young at the Tuscaloosa Amp and of course, the BIG A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.

Have a great time, and remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

18th Annual West Alabama Leadership Prayer Breakfast: April 12, 7:15 a.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. A full breakfast buffet will be available for all guests. Keynote speaker: Political columnist Cal Thomas. Individual tickets: $25; Table sponsorships: $250. For more information, visit westalabamaprayerbreakfast.org.   

NorthRiver Yacht Club Ladies Invitational Tournament: April 12-13, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. NorthRiver Yacht Club Tennis Pavilion, Tuscaloosa. This two-day, combination-style tournament benefits Turning Point. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society’s Sundown Lecture Series: April 14, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Battle Friedman House, downtown Tuscaloosa. This month’s lecture features planter and philanthropist Caitlin Huber Masterson lecturing on “The Life and Times of Alfred Battle.” The lecture is free for TCPS members and $5 for non-members. For more information, visit HistoricTuscaloosa.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama Shining Stars: April 14, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This fundraiser features an evening of fun and performances, along with special guest speaker, legendary coach Bobby Bowden. Cost: $100 per person; dinner is included. For more information, call (205) 758-5734 and to purchase tickets, visit bbbswestal.org. 

Tuscaloosa, you sure know how to pack in the fun every April. Need proof? Just check out this week’s calendar happenings – there’s really something for everyone, particularly families, and particularly on Saturday. Have fun and as always, if you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Tuscaloosa Walk for Autism and 5K Race to Solve the Puzzle: April 9, 7:30 a.m. (5K) and 9:30 a.m. (Walk). Tuscaloosa Riverwalk. The Autism Society of Alabama is hosting this annual event, which raises awareness and funds for ASA’s autism advocacy and education initiatives and provides interactive ways for residents to support community members affected by ASD. Registration fee: $35. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/AL/Tuscaloosa/WalkForAutismTuscaloosa. 

8th Annual Lake Tuscaloosa Cleanup: April 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Binion Creek Boat Landing off Hwy 43 N. and Rock Quarry Boat Landing. Lake Tuscaloosa is the drinking water source for greater Tuscaloosa and a reservoir on the North River, a major tributary of the Black Warrior River. Volunteers are needed to help with the cleanup of litter along the lake and shoreline. For more information contact Dana Willingham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (205) 349-0279. 

This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city has to offer. And here’s the thing: April is packed with events! These are just a few of them – if you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add! Enjoy the week, Tuscaloosa, and especially the weekend, because some outstanding events are happening this weekend in T-Town.

Fun Friday Night at CHOM: April 1, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information: (205) 349-4235 and chomonline.org. 

13th Annual Doctor’s Day 10K & Fun Run: April 2, 8 a.m. (10K) and 9:30 a.m. (1 mile Fun Run). Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa. Breakfast will be served and goody bags and door prizes are available. All proceeds benefit local health-related projects via the Tuscaloosa County Medical Alliance. 10K: $20, Fun Run: $10. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Tuscaloosa Volksfest: April 2, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. This German cultural festival includes German foods, live music, a Biergarten tent, a German car show, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more. Proceeds benefit FOCUS on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County. General admission tickets: $15. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa Volksfest on Facebook or focusonseniorcitizens.org.  

This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city has to offer. These are just a few of them – if you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town!

Shelton State Community College Health and Wellness Fair: March 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Atrium of the Martin Campus, Tuscaloosa. This marks the 26th year for this event, which features vendors providing information on medicine, fitness, disease prevention, health and nutrition. Fitness and martial arts demonstrations will also be held. For more information, contact Dr. Milady Murphy (205) 391-2994.

JJ Grey & Mofro at Druid City Music Hall: March 9, 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.). Druid City Music Hall, The Strip, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit druidcitymusichall.com.

Zoes for Babies: March 10, 4 to 8 p.m. Zoes Kitchen, 312 Merchants Walk, Tuscaloosa. Twenty percent of the proceeds from meals will benefit the March of Dimes in Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society’s Sundown Lecture Series: March 10, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Jemison Van de Graaff Mansion, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum Committee presents the “Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum: An Online Research Tool for Historic Tuscaloosa.” TAVM committee members will speak on the project and there will be a real-time demonstration of how the virtual museum works. For more information, visit HistoricTuscaloosa.org. 

Do you feel that? Yep, spring – it IS coming. And with it will come a host of activities throughout our area for young and old (and the young at heart, of course). And yes, it’s time to VOTE: See below for all the info you’ll need.

Have fun this week and, as always, if you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Alabama’s primary election is Tuesday, March 1. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the state, including in Tuscaloosa County. If you need more info, check out Alabama’s voter guide here. There are a number of state and local races on the ballot. Check out the sample ballots for Republicans here and for Democrats here. Also, don't forget to bring valid identification. For more information, click here.

Shelton State Community College Singers Spring Showcase: March 1, 7:30 p.m. Bean-Brown Theatre, Shelton State Martin Campus. Admission is free. For more information, visit sheltonstate.edu.

Art Night in downtown Northport: Thursday, March 3, 5 - 8 p.m. Main Avenue, Northport. This event is free to the public. Enjoy “Familiarity,” new photographs by renowned local photographer Chip Cooper. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

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