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. 

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!

“For the Love of Pets” – Library Fine Forgiveness: Monday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, Feb. 27. Tuscaloosa Public Library. Donate pet supplies and have your overdue fines waived! Donations will go to the Humane Society of West Alabama.

UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Ghosts”: Feb. 22-28, Allen Bales Theatre, University of Alabama campus. This haunting, passionate play by Henrik Ibsen centers on a mother who desperately tries to conceal the painful past of her late, philandering husband from her son. Tickets: $10. For more information, visit theatre.ua.edu or call (205) 348-3400. 

OLLI Honors Wheelchair Basketball and Tennis National Champions: Feb. 25, Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. Meet the athletes, get autographs and take photos while learning how UA is leading the way in adapted athletics. The Night of Champions event is FREE to the public, and the first 250 guests will receive 2 free tickets to the wheelchair basketball tournament to follow on Friday, February 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser, University Presbyterian Church: Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For $10 you will receive a simple meal of soup, bread, and water. You will also receive a hand-crafted empty bowl that will serve as a visible reminder of the many in Tuscaloosa/West AL who go to sleep each night hungry. All proceeds raised go to purchase food to be donated through UPC's Food Pantry. Tickets may be purchased from a church member or at the door the day of the event. For more information, visit uaupc.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. 

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!

Yonder Mountain String Band at Druid City Music Hall: Feb. 2, 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.). Druid City Music Hall, The Strip, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit druidcitymusichall.com.

UPDATE: Rescheduled due to weather: Bama Art House Films Presents “Mustang”: Feb 3, 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’s Official Grand Opening Party and February Art Night: Feb. 4, 5 to 8 p.m. Kentuck Art Center, 503 Main Avenue, Northport. Kentuck is rolling out the red carpet and celebrating its newly renovated museum building with an open house party by Kentuck’s Capital Campaign Steering Committee and Board of Directors. Come tour the new museum building, enjoy door prizes, live music and more. For more information, visit kentuck.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!

Enjoy your week, T-Town.

Miracle League of Tuscaloosa Spring Registration: Online registration is available now for The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa’s spring season. Cost: $40. To register visit miracleleagueoftuscaloosa.com. For more information, call (205) 523-8040.

Bama Art House Films Presents “The New Girlfriend”: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. 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.

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