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!

Apples for Education Competition: July 5-9, Chick-fil-A North (Northport) and South (Tuscaloosa). Residents can donate $1 to put their name on a green apple benefitting the Tuscaloosa Backpack Coalition’s annual backpack outreach for Tuscaloosa City and County students. The Chick-fil-A with the most donated apples wins!  

Bama Art House Films Presents “The Lobster”: July 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org. 

Kentuck Art Night: Thursday, July 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Northport. This monthly event, which is free to the public, features the opening and artists’ reception for “Wish You Were Here Again,” Kentuck’s Second Community Postcard Show. Enjoy pop-up shops, artist demonstrations and live music presented by The Matt Herren Band. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

The Green Scene Movie “Monsters Inc.”: July 8, 1 p.m. City of Tuscaloosa’s Environmental Services Department, Richard A. Curry Jr. Complex. TES is hosting this free kids’ movie series, which includes a free bag of popcorn and refreshments provided by Coca-Cola. Adults must accompany children under 16; guests are asked to limit to five children per supervising adult. For more information, contact Tuscaloosa 311 or call the Environmental Services Department at 205-248-4900.

Here’s wishing all of our Druid City Living readers a happy July 4th holiday! Another wonderful week lies ahead, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved and above all else: Have fun.

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Enjoy your week (and the long weekend), T-Town!

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!

First Annual Woods & Water Cookoff: June 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Woods & Water, Tuscaloosa. This family-friendly event features a Big Green Egg demonstration, free samples from locally owned restaurants (vote for your favorites) and a bounce house for the kids.

Bama Art House Films Presents “Green Room” (Sponsored by Left Hand Soap Co.): June 21, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org.

Summer is in full swing now here in T-Town, and also in full swing? Things to do. All the things! From Tuscaloosa Restaurant Week (benefiting the West Alabama Food Bank) to the Black Warrior River Fiddle Festival this weekend to the First Tee of Tuscaloosa’s Annual Benefit Scramble on Saturday, this week affords plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy our fair city. Have fun!

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Tuscaloosa Restaurant Week: June 6-12, various locations in Tuscaloosa and Northport. The West Alabama Food Bank has teamed up with sponsoring restaurants to offer “Hunger Bites!” pre-fixed menus and specials. Dine out while taking a bite out of hunger. For more information, visit tuscaloosarestaurantweek.com  

Tuscaloosa County UA Alumni Crimson and White Wine Tasting: June 7, 6-8 p.m. Spirits Wine Cellar at The Shops of Lake Tuscaloosa. This event is free to members; non-members can join at the event. Proceeds go towards the Tuscaloosa County Chapter Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit alumni.ua.edu. 

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. 

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