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Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding…

Chamber Business After Hours: May 1, 5-7 p.m. The District Room (551 20th Ave. Tuscaloosa). For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.

Author Rick Bragg at Tuscaloosa Public Library: May 1, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library, Main Branch, Rotary Room. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author will discuss his books, tell stories, and answer questions at this free event. Alabama Booksmith sell books for signing beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org. 

Jack Johnson: May 1, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280.

Mal Moore Memorial Golf Tournament: May 3-4, NorthRiver Golf Club, Tuscaloosa. This tournament, which benefits The Boys and Girls Clubs of West Alabama, includes a charity auction. For more information, visit bgcwestal.org.

Kentuck Art Night: May 3, 5-8 p.m. Main Avenue, Northport. This event is free to the public. The Museum Gallery presents Melanie Townsend Colvin’s “Wax, Words, and Welding.” Woodworker Dr. Norman Ellis’ one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted furniture will be in the Teer Gallery. The Courtyard of Wonders features Kentuck’s Red Dog Potters, food from Mary’s Cakes and Pastries and Snow’s Bend Farms, and live music from the Cats of Kentuck. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Run for the Roses Dinner and Silent Auction: May 3, 6:30 p.m. Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy an evening of fabulous food, amazing auction items, and live chamber music performed by members of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. For more information, and event passes, visit tsoonline.org.

First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Friday, May 4, 5-9 p.m. This event is free to the public. Local galleries, businesses and restaurants are open as a way for the community to see what Downtown Tuscaloosa has to offer. For more information, visit firstfridaytuscaloosa.com.

Alabama Choir School Spring Concerts: May 4-5, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Moody Concert Hall, University of Alabama campus. The concerts feature five choirs of singers from grades 1-12. Tickets are $13 general admission and $16 for a reserved seats when purchased at the door. Save $1 and purchase tickets online by clicking here.

Alan Jackson and Riley Green: May 4, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280.

Carolyn Breckinridge and Jim Ezell Author Signing: May 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Barnes and Noble, Tuscaloosa. Author Jim Ezell will sign his new novel “The Cistern” and Breckinridge will sign her newest novel, “Kaleidoscope Jane & Other Stories,” as well as her novels “Tuscaloosa Moon” and “Tuscaloosa Boneyard.”

Upcoming:

TSO Presents “Musical Brilliance – The Phenomenal Stewart Goodyear”: May 7, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, Tuscaloosa. Stewart Goodyear, widely known as one of the greatest pianists of his generation, will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other selections include Iberia by Debussy and Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee by Schuller. For more information and tickets, visit tsoonline.org. 

OLLI @UA Summer Kick-off Open House and Annual Meeting: May 9, 2-4 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. Refreshments will be served and will include a brief review of accomplishments for the year, board elections, and on-site registration for summer courses. No registration is required, and the event is open to the public. For more information, contact the OLLI office at (205) 348-6482. 

Youth for Christ Legacy Golf Challenge: May 10, Noon-5 p.m. NorthRiver Yacht Club. Deliver Christ-sharing ministry to thousands of teens by fielding a team or playing as an individual golfer. Business sponsorships are available. For more information, contact the YFC offices at (205) 752-3361.  

Five Horizons Health Services Presents “A Luau with Surfboards” Sunset Supper: May 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. The Fourth Annual Sunset Supper features catering by Dotson’s Burger Spot. Beach wear is encouraged! For tickets, visit donatenow.networkforgood.org/fhsunsetsupper. 

5th Annual Alabama Trade-O-Ree for Scouting Items: May 11, 2-11 p.m.; May 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Five Points Baptist Church, Northport. Dealers of rare Scouting memorabilia will be on hand to buy, sell, trade, and appraise merchandise including uniforms, patches, and books. Silent auctions are held each day. Proceeds benefit Scouting in West Alabama. For more information, contact Jon Hall at camper481@aol.com or (205) 799-5939. 

Calico Street Troupe Performances: May 12 and May 26, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. This free, interactive, professional stage play for kids features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. For upcoming show dates and times, visit calicostreet.com. 

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8 5 Safe Boating Class: May 12, 8:30 a.m. Tuscaloosa County Courthouse Annex Auditorium (2501 7th St.) in downtown Tuscaloosa. Successful completion of this one-day class/course, About Boating Safely, fulfils the requirements needed to obtain an Alabama Boater’s License, and may entitle you to a discount on your boat owner’s insurance. For more information, contact Lyn Spencer (205) 394-7808 or email lspencer44@comcast.net.  

Ongoing:

Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 812 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. homegrownalabama.ua.edu; (205) 210-9621  

Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon.; Tuesdays 3-6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.  

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Taste of Tuscaloosa: The Great Burger Bonanza, Part One http://druidcityliving.com/index.php/food/item/2328-taste-of-tuscaloosa-the-great-burger-bonanza-part-one http://druidcityliving.com/index.php/food/item/2328-taste-of-tuscaloosa-the-great-burger-bonanza-part-one The large cheeseburger is a fan favorite at Rama Jama's. After stuffing my face with this burger, I can see this is the thing dreams are made of.
Did you know that Americans consume approximately 50 billion burgers a year? On top of that, the…

I know I rave about pizza quite frequently, but frankly, burgers just put me in a happy place. Maybe it’s that wonderful, char-grilled taste, or the nostalgia of outdoor cookouts with my family, but burgers just get me feeling good. If you haven’t already noticed, Tuscaloosa has a LOT of burger options. But don’t fret my friends, I’m sharing a few of my favorite burgers this month – and next month – so you don’t feel too overwhelmed with burger goodness all at once.  

Rama Jama’s  

For a joint located right next to Bryant Denny Stadium, you’ve got to expect the food is going to be good. Trust me when I say it is worth the extra little bit to upgrade from the regular cheeseburger to a large cheeseburger. The portions at Rama Jama’s are amazing, and the Alabama memorabilia in every nook and cranny of the restaurant just puts a little extra pep in your step. The crinkle cut fries add even more magic to the handmade patty. If you needed more to convince you, live life to the fullest, and order the National Championship Burger – which features 17 ounces of double meat and cheese. Rama Jama’s is located at 1000 Paul W. Bryant Drive. 

Avenue Pub 

You didn’t think I was going to talk burgers without mentioning Avenue Pub, did you? Who doesn’t love a burger served on a cutting board with an actual bucket of fries? I can’t put my finger, or my taste buds, on what makes the burgers at Avenue Pub so amazing, but it’s likely the freshness of the ingredients, and the innovation of burger flavors that just work – all the time. The standard bacon burger on Avenue Pub’s menu, featuring provolone cheese and your typical accompaniments, won’t let you down. An added bonus? How about the adorable $5 Happy Hour burger and some fries? This is a slightly smaller version of the monstrous, traditional bacon burger offered throughout the week. Avenue Pub is located at 405 23rd Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. 

How can you go wrong with a bucket of fries to accompany your bacon burger from Avenue Pub?

Dotson’s Burger Spot 

I like to think of Dotson’s Burger Spot as the place to get a fancy, delicious burger. Where else could you get a burger with a wagyu patty, Thai BBQ, and kimchi slaw? Probably the same place you can get a burger with a chuck-chorizo blend and pickled jalapenos on Texas toast. Talk about things that make you say, “Yum!” What else could make this place great? How about some boozy adult milkshakes and loaded waffle fries? Is your mouth watering yet? It should be. Dotson’s Burger Spot is located in Temerson Square in downtown Tuscaloosa. 

The '57 Chevy, with an 8 oz. wagyu patty and blue cheese on a garlic herb bun, washes down quite nicely with one of Dotson's famous adult milkshakes.
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DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events http://druidcityliving.com/index.php/community/item/2337-dcl-weekly-community-calendar-of-events http://druidcityliving.com/index.php/community/item/2337-dcl-weekly-community-calendar-of-events DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events
Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding…

TSO Presents “Musical Brilliance – The Phenomenal Stewart Goodyear”: May 7, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, Tuscaloosa. Stewart Goodyear, widely known as one of the greatest pianists of his generation, will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other selections include Iberia by Debussy and Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee by Schuller. For more information and tickets, visit tsoonline.org. 

OLLI @UA Summer Kick-off Open House and Annual Meeting: May 9, 2-4 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. Refreshments will be served and will include a brief review of accomplishments for the year, board elections, and on-site registration for summer courses. No registration is required, and the event is open to the public. For more information, contact the OLLI office at (205) 348-6482. 

Celebrate Local: May 10, Noon to 7 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Come shop the best of West Alabama at Celebrate Local, presented by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and Bama at Work. More than 50 local and unique shops, boutiques, and vendors will be there, plus you could win amazing door prizes too. Admission is $5 at the door.

Youth for Christ Legacy Golf Challenge: May 10, Noon-5 p.m. NorthRiver Yacht Club. Deliver Christ-sharing ministry to thousands of teens by fielding a team or playing as an individual golfer. Business sponsorships are available. For more information, contact the YFC offices at (205) 752-3361.  

Hats Off to Mothers – Mother’s Day Tea: May 10, Noon to 1 p.m. Focus on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County (3801 Loop Road). We welcome mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters. Hats encouraged. For more information, call 205-553-3133.

Five Horizons Health Services Presents “A Luau with Surfboards” Sunset Supper: May 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. The Fourth Annual Sunset Supper features catering by Dotson’s Burger Spot. Beach wear is encouraged! For tickets, visit donatenow.networkforgood.org/fhsunsetsupper. 

Pickin’ for Parks: May 11-12, 8 a.m. to Noon, Northridge (Buddy Powell) Pavilion, Tuscaloosa. This yard sale by the Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority will feature tons of great items, including fitness equipment. For more information, visit tcpara.org

Morning Pointe Mother’s Day Garden Party: May 11, 4 to 6 p.m. Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, Assisted Living. Indulge in a delightful afternoon Mother’s Day Garden Party, complete with appetizers, live music, and a Mother’s Day giveaway. Morningpointe.com.

5th Annual Alabama Trade-O-Ree for Scouting Items: May 11, 2-11 p.m.; May 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Five Points Baptist Church, Northport. Dealers of rare Scouting memorabilia will be on hand to buy, sell, trade, and appraise merchandise including uniforms, patches, and books. Silent auctions are held each day. Proceeds benefit Scouting in West Alabama. For more information, contact Jon Hall at camper481@aol.com or (205) 799-5939. 

Calico Street Troupe Performances: May 12 and May 26, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. This free, interactive, professional stage play for kids features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. For upcoming show dates and times, visit calicostreet.com. 

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8 5 Safe Boating Class: May 12, 8:30 a.m. Tuscaloosa County Courthouse Annex Auditorium (2501 7th St.) in downtown Tuscaloosa. Successful completion of this one-day class/course, About Boating Safely, fulfils the requirements needed to obtain an Alabama Boater’s License, and may entitle you to a discount on your boat owner’s insurance. For more information, contact Lyn Spencer (205) 394-7808 or email lspencer44@comcast.net.

Second Annual Car and Bike Show for CAPS: May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. University Mall Overflow Parking Lot, Tuscaloosa. Registration $25 (on-site beginning at 8 a.m.).

Hat Day at CHOM: May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Make a giant hat or choose a hat from our treasure trunk to decorate. For more information, visit chomonline.org.   

YomuCon at TPL: May 12, Noon to 4 p.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library Main Branch. This annual event includes a cosplay costume contest, an appearance by The Walking Dead actor Don Teems, local artists and authors, and more. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa-library.com.

Big Band Dance: May 12, 7-9 p.m. Leroy McAbee Sr. Center, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy the sounds of the Tuscaloosa Big Band at this event. Entry is free, and donations are accepted for EasterSeals West Alabama.

Upcoming:

TPL Rocks! Summer Reading Program Signup: Begins May 14. Join the Tuscaloosa Public Library this summer for the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org/summerreading.

Chamber in Session: State of the State: May 15, 11:30 a.m. Embassy Suites, downtown Tuscaloosa. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will speak  at this annual event, designed to provide Chamber members with updates from key officials on public policy topics. For tickets, email jill@tuscaloosachamber.com.

FOCUS Senior Appreciation Day: May 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Stop by the front desk at FOCUS to register for this special event honoring seniors. For more information, call 205-553-3133.

2018 Tuscaloosa County Citizen of the Year: May 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Embassy Suites, downtown Tuscaloosa. Lin D. Moore will be honored during the annual Tuscaloosa Civitan Club luncheon co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. Tickets: $35. For tickets or more information, call Brett Laney at 205-759-3023.

HOWA Candlelight Service of Remembrance: May 16, 2 p.m. Grace Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa. You are invited to attend Hospice of West Alabama’s special service celebrating the life of your loved one. For more information, visit hospiceofwestalabama.com.

United Way Young Leader’s Society’s Fifth Annual Pie Eating Contest: May 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Heat Pizza, Government Plaza, Tuscaloosa. Come watch contestants eat (pizza!) pie as fast as they can for a good cause. For more information, visit uwwa.org.

Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Second Samuel”: May 18-27. Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, South Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. When beloved music teacher Miss Gertrude passes away, will the town ever be normal again? For show times, or to purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.   

6th Annual Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon: May 19, 9 a.m. Lake Lurleen State Park. Children of all athletic abilities are invited to participate in this beginner-friendly event, which benefits Secret Meals for Hungry Children. For more information, or to register online, visit raceroster.com/events/2018/16373/tuscaloosa-kids-triathlon. 

Dance Like a Chicken at CHOM: May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit chomonline.org.   

Camp Horne 5K Trail Run 2018: May 19, 4 p.m. Camp Horne, 13663 Keenes Mill Road, Cottondale. This fun, challenging course is for runners of all ages and abilities. Proceeds benefit the Black Warrior Council, Boy Scouts of America. To register, visit bwc-bsa.org.

Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa Presents “Tea Talks”: May 21, 11 a.m. Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, Assisted Living, Tuscaloosa. Tea Talks is a free monthly educational talk series on various interesting topics, with coffee and tea. This month features a speaker from Anders Hardware. Talks are free and open to the public. For more information, call Sarah Pederson at (205) 239-8929. 

Ongoing:

Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 812 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. homegrownalabama.ua.edu; (205) 210-9621  

Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon.; Tuesdays 3-6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.  

 

 

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