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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. 

Hey Tuscaloosa, guess what? It may be winter but there is absolutely no reason to hibernate. Need proof? Check out this week’s calendar happenings – there’s really something for everyone, particularly families. 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.

Have a great week, everyone!

Bama Art House Films Presents “Janis: Little Girl Blue”: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators. 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.

UA Theatre and Dance Presents "The Countess of Storyville": Feb. 16 through Feb. 21, Marian Gallaway Theatre, University of Alabama campus. This new American Musical cloaked in mystery and steeped in politics follows a wealthy and beautiful woman’s return from Paris to operate a "Maison de Joie” in Storyville, the red light district of 1910 New Orleans. Tickets: Tickets are $14 for students, $17 for seniors and UA faculty and staff, and $20 for adults. They are available in Rowand-Johnson Hall at the ticket office in the front lobby, by phone at (205) 348-3400 or online at UA.tix.com.

Tuscaloosa City Schools Community Meetings: Feb. 18, 6 p.m. at Central, Northridge and Paul W. Bryant High Schools. These meetings will inform parents about the implementation of the system’s Integrated Curriculum, Facilities and Demographics Strategic Plan. For more information, visit tuscaloosacityschools.com.

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, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Celebrating Great Love Stories: Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Moody Concert Hall, University of Alabama campus. Get carried away with timeless tales of romance as TSO explores two of love’s most powerful agents—words & music. The evening will include selections by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky and other winsome stories of love and beauty. For more information, visit tsoonline.org.

West Alabama Works Job Fair: Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. G.G. Hardin Center, Brookwood. As many as 40 area companies will be on hand to help displaced workers affected by the Walter Energy, PCP and Faurecia layoffs find suitable new jobs. Employers include DCH Health System, BF Goodrich, Mercedes-Benz, Alabama Power and more.

“Real Lives: Observations and Reflections by Dale Kennington” Art Exhibit Reception: Feb. 11, 5 to 7 p.m., UA Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, downtown Tuscaloosa. Alabama alumna Dale Kennington’s works showcase scenes from ordinary life. Exhibit runs through March 11.  

2016 Alabama All-State Orchestra Festival: Feb. 11-14, Moody Music Building. The All-State Orchestra is an audition-only orchestra comprised of the best musicians between the ages of 10 and 18 from across the state. The Huxford Orchestra opens the festival at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 (tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students). The festival’s finale on Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. features students selected for the All-State Orchestra. This performance is free.

Hearts on Fire for Arts ‘n Autism: Feb. 12-13. Tuscaloosa Flower Shoppe has teamed up with Arts ‘N Autism and will donate delivery fees and tips collected to the organization. For more information or to order flowers, go to tuscaloosaflowershoppe.com or call (205) 758-3065. 

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