The delicious adventures of Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory will light up the stage of the Bama Theatre this weekend. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical from The Actor’s Charitable Theatre (ACT), which organizers say is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

It's important to give children lots of opportunities to be physically active by running, jumping, climbing and exploring their world.  Being physically active every day is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The possibilities are endless; children will enjoy exercise if you introduce it early and often. Go out and play. Have fun as a family!

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.

On Monday, July 4th, Tuscaloosa will kick off its sixth annual Celebration on the River. Free family activities, a performance by the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display over the Black Warrior River will be featured.  

This year’s celebration is organized by The Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. PARA’s free kid’s zone will include inflatable games, face painting and more. Along with visiting the kid’s zone, the Alabama National Guard will sponsor a rock wall and additional activities.  

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.

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..

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.

Advantage Realty Group Neptune Cup: June 13-19, NorthRiver Yacht Club. This men’s singles and doubles tennis event is played on weekdays from 5:30 p.m. – until and on Saturday, June 18 from 8:30 a.m. –until. Sunday play is only if necessary. Cost: $50 (plus $4.25 tennis link fee). For more information, call (205) 343-4558.  

Candelight Vigil for Orlando: June 13, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Gorgas Library steps, University of Alabama campus. This vigil, organized by UA student organizations, is open to everyone in the community. For more information, click here.

Bama Art House Films Presents “The Meddler”: June 14, 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.

Bikes, Burgers & Brews: June 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Trek Store Tuscaloosa, Midtown Village. This family-friendly fun ride is for all ages, skill levels and types of bikes. It’s a flat, two-mile neighborhood loop that ends at Bob’s Victory Grille. Helmets are required, and rear and front lights are recommended. For more information, visit Trek Bicycle Store Tuscaloosa on Facebook.

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!

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..

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. 

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

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..

Tuscaloosa Memorial Day Service 2016: May 30, 9 a.m. Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park (University Mall at McFarland Blvd). This hour-long program honors all fallen military heroes. For more information, visit tuscaloosaveteranspark.org.

Amelia Gorgas 190th Birthday Celebration: June 1, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Gorgas House Museum, University of Alabama campus. In honor of Amelia Gorgas’ birthday, admission to the Gorgas House will be free all day. Birthday cake will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, visit gorgashouse.ua.edu.

Tuscaloosa City Schools Public Engagement Meetings: June 2, 11 a.m. to Noon; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy. These two meetings will allow local residents to share ideas about the new TCS superintendent search. Parents, guardians and the community at large are all invited to attend.

The Actor’s Charitable Theatre presents “Rock of Ages”: June 3-6, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $16 for students. For more information, including to purchase tickets and for show times, visit theact.info or call (205) 393-2800.

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

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..

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.

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