The 2017 season for the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater gets underway early next month, and this year’s lineup is as impressive as ever, according to city officials. Headliners include the likes of John Legend, Dave Matthews and Soundgarden.

This week’s calendar is loaded with excellent opportunities to enjoy everything our area has to offer.  And if you are still not in the holiday spirit, you will be: Just go check out The ACT’s hilarious production of “The Best Christmas Ever,” or enjoy Theatre Tuscaloosa’s stellar “A Christmas Carol.” The Tuscaloosa Barnyard is doing “A Country Christmas,” and several other area businesses are holding holiday-themed events.

Ho ho ho!

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This week features a host of outstanding events and happenings throughout Tuscaloosa and Northport. Get out, enjoy the beautiful fall weather (finally!) and spend time with those you love, taking in all that our area has to offer.

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UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Appropriate”: Nov. 15-18, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Marian Gallaway Theatre, University of Alabama campus. This poignant and sharp comedy, which won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New Play, closes out the first half of the Department’s 2016-17 season. Tickets are $20 Adults, $17 Seniors/UA Faculty & Staff and $14 UA Students/Children. They are available in Rowand-Johnson Hall at the ticket office in the front lobby, by phone at (205) 348-3400 or online at theatre.ua.edu.

Shelton State Fredd Campus Career Fair: Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fredd Campus of Shelton State Community College. This event is free. Representatives from area business and industry will be on hand. For more information or to participate, contact Dean Ronald Range at 205.391.2644 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Good Samaritan Clinic Open House: Nov. 17, 2-6 p.m. 3880 Watermelon Rd., Northport. Visit the clinic facility and hear from the mayors of Northport, Tuscaloosa, and other county officials. Learn more about Good Samaritan’s mission within our local community. For more information, visit gscclinic.org.

Happy November, all! Fall events keep on rolling here in West Alabama. This week, several events are on tap to get us all in the holiday spirit. Enjoy the monthly Art Night in downtown Northport, and hit up some of the great holiday markets and vintage markets throughout the area. NorthRiver Yacht Club is hosting its first-ever Lady Neptune Tennis Tournament (good luck to all the participants!), and there is a Food Truck Festival benefiting UCP of West Alabama later this week.

Have a blast at these events, 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.

Enjoy your week, T-Town. And ROLL TIDE!

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Nov. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, UA campus. The League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa’s forum is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the UA Retirees Association (TUARA). For more information, call 205-556-9299 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2016 Sweet Escape: Nov. 3, 5-7 p.m. The Drish House, Tuscaloosa. This Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama event will leave you feeling pampered and prepped for the upcoming holiday season. Find Christmas gift giving or getting ideas from local vendors while networking with over 125 women in West Alabama's business community. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kentuck Art Night: Nov. 3, 5 to 9 p.m. Downtown Northport. Kate Rothra Fleming glass jewelry exhibition in the Kentuck Gallery and Deborah Farley jewelry exhibit in the Clarke Gallery. Enjoy live music, cobb oven pizza, pop-up shops, and studio artist open houses. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

Isn’t it great when it starts to (finally) feel like fall? This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city offers. There are a TON of excellent Halloween activities planned, along with wonderful fall festivals. 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 ROLL TIDE!

Sorority Row Trick or Treat: Oct. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Sorority Row, Magnolia Drive, University of Alabama Campus. Children of Tuscaloosa (ages 12 and younger) are invited to dress up and visit sorority row for candy and games. Costumes are encouraged, but masks are not allowed for this family-friendly event. Hosted by the Alabama Panhellenic Association.

Heroin: The Epidemic Town Hall Meeting: Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. A panel of local experts in addiction treatment and law enforcement will be on hand to discuss the growing heroin epidemic in our area. For more information, and to RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (205) 765-1463 or (205) 535-2689.

A Haunting at the Museum: Oct. 25, 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Alabama Museum of Natural History, UA campus. Is the UA campus haunted? Joint ALMNH and The Gorgas House Museum guides for candlit ghost walks around the Quad, ghostly stories in the Museum and spooky crafts for the kids. Free and fun for all ages. For more information, call (205) 348-7550.

Tech-or-Treat Night at Gateway: Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center (2614 University Blvd East). Hosted by the City of Tuscaloosa. Kids in costume can get treats (candy) and enjoy tech-related items, including virtual coloring books and cell phone accessories. For more information, contact Tuscaloosa 311.

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 ROLL TIDE!

Tuscaloosa Comedy Cafe: Oct. 18, 6:45-8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. This evening of fun features the humor of Jeff Allen and the teenagers of Tuscaloosa Youth for Christ. All proceeds benefit the work of YFC in the community. Tickets: $50. For reservations, call (205) 752-3361 or visit ttowncomedycafe.org. 

West Alabama State Fair: Oct 19-23, Sokol Park. This year’s fair features rides, a rodeo, a petting zoo, monster truck rides, food vendors, live entertainment and more. All admission proceeds help to support United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama. For more information, visit westalabamastatefair.com.

Tuscaloosa Riverfront Advisory Commission Public Hearing: Oct. 19, 1:30 p.m. Council Chamber of City Hall (2201 University Boulevard). The purpose of this meeting is for the Tuscaloosa Riverfront Advisory Commission to review current development proposals within the Riverfront Development District (RD) and provide comments for such developments to be included in a report to the Planning Commission. 

Dierks Bentley Somewhere on a Beach Tour 2016 (with Randy Houser): Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

October is really flying by. It’s a busy time in West Alabama, with a lot of great events. This week, you’ll find plenty of them. The weekend is absolutely packed with activities, not the least of which is the 45th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts. There’s also the 2016 Color Run, and the Brews, Blues & BBQ event at Band of Brothers. Have a blast enjoying all that our area has to offer!

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.

An Evening of Poetry and Music: Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Bean Brown Theatre on the Shelton State Martin Campus. The Shelton State Community College Music Department presents this collaborative work, which includes musical performances by Shelton State students and poetry readings by Shelton State faculty and staff.

UA Theatre & Dance Presents “Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre”: Oct. 11-13 (7:30 p.m.), Oct. 14 (5:30 p.m.), Morgan Auditorium at Morgan Hall. Alabama Repertory Dance ARDT is hosting the world premiere of Qianping Guo’s ballet The Trainer. This new ballet is about the intimate relationship between animals and their trainer at a circus. Tickets: $20 (adults), $17 (seniors and UA faculty/staff), $14 (students/children).

Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s “Dinner at Your Door”: Oct. 13, 3 to 5:30 p.m. The JLT’s fundraiser allows area residents to order specially prepared meals from several local restaurants and vendors – and have them delivered right to their door by Junior League members! For more information, and to order, visit jltuscaloosa.org.

It’s October in Tuscaloosa and Northport. We know that means some of the best weather this area has every single year, but it also means some of the best events. These are just some of the great happenings in our area this week. We know you probably don’t have time to enjoy them all – but hopefully you can take a little time out and enjoy at least a few of them. Have fun, whatever you’re doing this fine week!

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.

DCH Foundation “A Day on the Courts”: Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Indian Hills Country Club. For more information about this women’s doubles tennis mixer call (205) 759-7349 or visit thedchfoundation.org. 

UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Hamlet”: Oct. 4-9, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Marian Gallaway Theatre at Rowand-Johnson Hall, University of Alabama campus. Admission: $20; $17 for seniors, UA faculty and staff, students and children. For more information, call (205) 348-3400 or visit ua.tix.com.  

Moundville Native American Festival: Oct. 5-8, Moundville Archaeological Park. Performers, artists, craftspeople and tradition bearers are on hand to educate festival-goers about the rich culture and heritage that makes Southeastern Indians unique. Includes living historians, arts and crafts arbors and children’s area. For more information, visit Moundville.ua.edu.  

Kentuck Art Night: Oct. 6, 5 to 9 p.m. Downtown Northport. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

Happy Homecoming Week! We’ve got another week packed with great local activities, and we’re sure you’ll find something fun to do. We’ve included many of this week’s special UA Homecoming events here, as well. This year’s theme is “A Legendary Legacy: Honor. Build. Live.”

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UA Homecoming – Movie Under the Stars @ Ferg Lawn: Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m.

UA Homecoming – Basketball Tournament at the UA Recreation Center: Sept. 27, 5:45 p.m.

Bama Art House Films Presents “Les Cowboys”: Sept. 27, 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, visit bamatheatre.org. 

We hope everyone had a great weekend. This week, be sure to get out and enjoy everything our area has to offer. These are just a few of the events and happenings – 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 ROLL TIDE!

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Orchestral Splendor”: Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Moody Concert Hall, University of Alabama campus. Tickets are available at tsoonline.org or by phone at (205) 752-5515. 

UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Doubt”: Sept. 19-24, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 25, 2 p.m. Allen Bales Theatre at Rowand-Johnson Hall, University of Alabama campus. Follow Sister Aloysius and her doubts about the morality and faith of a new young priest in this award winning drama. Admission: $10. For more information, call (205) 348-3400 or visit ua.tix.com.  

Bama Art House Films Presents “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years”: Sept. 20, 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, visit bamatheatre.org. 

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