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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.”
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.