THURSDAY, February 20

TOAST OF THE TOUR & SILENT AUCTION

WHEN: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

COST: $30

WHERE: V & W Supply, 712 20th Ave.

PHONE: 348.6644

LINK: apr.org

DESCRIPTION: This is the kickoff event of the 19th annual Kitchen of Consequence fundraiser of the Board of the Friends of WUAL. Heavy hors d’ ouvres provided by FIVE Bar, wine by Spirits Wine Cellar, and beer by Druid City Brewery. Call to find out hours & days of the actual Kitchens tour. Tickets at Manna Grocery, Spirits Wine Cellar, V & W Supply, & WUAL/Alabama Public Radio.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

BRANTLEY & GILBERT TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

WHEN: 5 – 8 p.m.

COST: $35 reserved seats; $29 & $24.75 General admission.

WHERE: Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre April 11.

PHONE: 800.745.3000

LINK: ticketmaster.com

DESCRIPTION:It’s the Brantley & Gilbert “Let It Ride” tour, with special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Pasley. Tickets can be purchased at the Amphitheatre box office, by phone or through Ticketmaster.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

2014 GREAT TUSCALOOSA CHILI COOKOFF

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

COST: $10

WHERE: Bryant Conference Center

PHONE: 464.4663

EMAIL: curtis.baggett@bryantbank.com

DESCRIPTION: 35 to 40 local teams compete for the best chili and best booth. The event is family friendly. Come sample a variety of chili and support the Exchange club of Tuscaloosa.

 

THIRD ANNUAL HANDS-ON NIGHT AT THE ALABAMA MUSEUM OF

NATURAL HISTORY

WHEN: 6 – 8 p.m.

COST: Free

WHERE: Smith Hall, UA Campus

PHONE: 348.2118

EMAIL: cperdue@ua.edu

DESCRIPTION: Free fun family event at Smith Hall. Everyone is welcome. Dinner, door prizes and over 20 graduate department interactive exhibits for kids, preschool to high school. Tons of activities.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

ACCOUSTIC NIGHT AT THE BAMA

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

COST: $5

WHERE: Bama Theatre Greensboro Room

LINK: tuscarts.org

DESCRIPTION: Renowned folk artists, the Rob Alley Quartet and special guest Jil Chambless.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

READER’S THEATER

WHEN: 4 p.m.

COST: Free

WHERE: Tuscaloosa Public Library Main Branch

PHONE: 345.5820

DESCRIPTION:

A fun, interactive story time where children will listen to a story, think and ask questions about the story, and then become part of the story by acting it out with their friends. Lots of fun characters.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI) OPEN HOUSE / NORTH PICKENS CHAPTER

WHEN: 4:30 p.m.

COST: Free

WHERE: Gordo City Hall

PHONE: 348.6482

EMAIL: kchastine@ccs.ua.edu

LINK: olli.ua.edu

DESCRIPTION: OLLI at UA is a membership program that provides academic opportunities for mature adults. Its members volunteer their time and talents to share knowledge and interests with other members. No degree is required. The same event is also on the 26th of February.

 

COMMUNITY ARTS CONVERSATIONS

WHEN: 5 – 7 p.m.

COST: Free

WHERE: Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center

PHONE: 758-5195

DESCRIPTION: Organized by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, the goal of the event is introduce local cultural organizations to the public and provide information about them and their staff on a personal level.  Citizens might be familiar with most of the groups, but never have the chance to meet the performers or administrators and discuss their craft and contribution to the community face to face. All groups will be offering a creative display plus additional items such as promotional materials, season brochures and reduced pricing for upcoming events. Ticket giveaways for upcoming events, books and other items will also take place. Local performing arts organizations will be showcased in the Black Box Theatre, offering excerpts from theatrical or musical works. These include Alabama Blues Project, Alabama Choir School, Actor’s Charitable Theatre, Drishti, Prentice Concert Chorale, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa Community Dancers, Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra.

 

 DEFINING MYSELF FOR MYSELF: PERCEPTIONS OF BLACK FEMININITY

WHEN: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

COST: Free

WHERE: 205 Gorgas Library, UA Campus

PHONE: 348.5040, Eric Patterson

LINK: wrcgrad3@sa.ua.edu

DESCRIPTION: Open discussion with panel of UA faculty and students.

 

PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME

WHEN: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Tuscaloosa Public Library, Story Castle

COST: Free (age 3 – 5)

CONTACT: 205.391.9989

EMAIL: childrens@tuscaloosa-library.org

DESCRIPTION: Simple stories, songs, activities and crafts.

 

BAMA ART HOUSE / “UNA NOCHE”

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

COST: $7 general, $6 Students & Seniors

WHERE: Bama Theatre

PHONE:            758.5195

LINK: tuscarts.org

DESCRIPTION: In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives. Part of the Bama Art House winter series. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Bar opens at 6:45.

 

HOMEWORK HELP

WHEN: 3 – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Tuscaloosa Public Library, Weaver Branch

COST: Free

CONTACT: 345.5820

DESCRIPTION: Provides one-on-one homework assistance to students K-8th grade. It is a drop-in service; students may come and go at any time during session and must have homework with them in order to attend. This is a Monday through Thursday activity.

 

PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME

WHEN: 10 – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Tuscaloosa Public Library, Weaver Bolton Branch and Brown Branch

COST: Free (age 3 – 5)

CONTACT: 205.391.9989

EMAIL: childrens@tuscaloosa-library.org

DESCRIPTION: Simple stories, songs, activities and crafts.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

“RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH”: VOL. 1

WHEN: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

COST: $7, $6 students & seniors

WHERE: Bama Theatre

DESCRIPTION: Co-sponsored by Left Hand Soap Company & Well That’s Cool. The film follows a young couple that are up against the school glee clup. Unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a gang called the Cretins. When the other students begin to undergo mutations, our couple must solve the mystery and save Thomasville High School.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY PARTY

WHEN:10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

COST: Museum Admission

WHERE: Children’s Hands On Museum

PHONE: 349.4235

LINK: chomonline.org

DESCRIPTION: Stories, movies, crafts & a birthday cake.

 

A STREAK OF LUCK

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

COST: Free

WHERE: Canterbury Episcopal Chapel

PHONE: 242.4200

EMAIL: ellis059@bama.ua.edu

DESCRIPTION: Exhibit of artowrks by Kiersten Ellis. Runs through March 31

 

MARDI GRAS BRUNCH

WHEN: 10 a.m. – noon

COST: Members $5, $10 general

WHERE: Battle-Friedman House

PHONE: 758.6138

LINK: historictuscaloosa.org

EMAIL: mlm9298@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION: Sponsored by the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society. Food, beverages. Enjoy making new friends and seeing the old.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

5th STREET VINTAGE MARKET

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (First Sunday of each month)

COST: Free

WHERE: 4150 5th Street, Northport

PHONE: 345.4763

EMAIL: curators@5thstreetvintagemarket.com

DESCRIPTION: Tuscaloosa (Northport only) all-vintage day market. Dozens of dealers from the region who specialize in vintage clothing, furnishings and vinyl records.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

“The Comedy of Dr. Allen Mallory”

WHEN: 7 p.m.

COST: $10

WHERE: Bean-Brown Theatre, Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road

PHONE: 391.2252

EMAIL: rshirley@sheltonstate.edu

DESCRIPTION: Mallory’s comedy club sellouts, keynote speeches, and television appearances have endeared him to audiences across the country and made him the talk of the comedy club industry.  His audience members have remarked “I laughed till I cried” and “This man is a riot.” Dr. Mallory is a dynamic, entertaining speaker who uses humor in talking about working with children and families. His unique ability to inject humor into serious topics is unmatched.  He has over 40 years of experience in education and is currently a member at the faculty at Shelton State Community College where he teaches courses in psychology. Past audiences have said it was the most fun event of the year. All proceeds going to fund the Alumni Association’s scholarships for adult students. Seating is limited but advance tickets may be purchased in the Faculty Office Area on the Martin Campus, Room 2724. Workshop credits for Early Childhood Development and Continuing Education Units for nurses are available. Tickets may also be purchased at the ticket office of the Bean-Brown Theatre.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

KENTUCK ART NIGHT

WHEN: 5 – 8 p.m.

COST: FREE

WHERE: Historic Downtown Northport

LINK: kentuck.org

DESCRIPTION: Local galleries, businesses and restaurants are open as an event for the community to see what downtown Northport has to offer

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