This weekend in Tuscaloosa is filled packed with all kinds of entertaining, safe options for event life. While edging back into everyday life might not be an option for everyone, our city has options that are enjoyable for all! From live music to virtual plays, there is so much to take in this time of year. Check out some events that we found to add a little bit of spice to your weekend! 
Live Music 
Concerts are back but are looking a little different this year! Catch Alabama native Charlie Wilson this Thursday, Jan. 28th, at The Lookout Rooftop at Hotel Indigo. Join for happy hour for fun drink specials before catching the show! Remember- The Lookout Rooftop is smoke-free and pet friendly so your furry friend can groove out with you!
Country music artist, Frank Foster, is playing live at Druid City Music Hall this Friday, Jan. 29th. Live music is slowly creeping back into the normal scene here in Tuscaloosa but we should state that this show is being held at a limited capacity. Nevertheless, grab a buddy, mask up, and enjoy the show!  For more information regarding the show and COVID procedures, you can visit Druid City Music Hall’s website here
Virtual Season at Theatre Tuscaloosa
Tired of watching the same movies on replay? Thanks to Theatre Tuscaloosa, you can catch a recording of some of the theaters greatest hits in the comfort of your own home! Friday, Jan. 29th, is the last day you can watch the theater’s virtual performance of You Can’t Take it With You- a madcap comedy about two very different families connected through an unlikely marriage. Virtual tickets can be purchased on Theater Tuscaloosa’s website
UA Volleyball 
The University of Alabama’s volleyball team takes on the South Carolina Gamecocks this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29th-30th, at home. Want to see the Tide roll in person while maintaining social distance measures? Tickets will be available in the North lobby of Foster auditorium 1.5 hours prior to the start of the match. For online ticket sales and more information regarding the match, you can visit Alabama volleyball’s website
Puzzle Master at CHOM
The Children’s Hands-On Museum is hosting a Puzzle Master event Saturday, Jan. 30th. Puzzle-solving and brain teasers are a great way to keep your little ones entertained while creating family fun memories! With a mission of a dynamic learning experience that stimulates curiosity and creativity, CHOM is a perfect weekend day trip for all ages!  

It’s finally summertime in Tuscaloosa. This weekend offers a wide range of events for all members of the family. The Tuscaloosa Comedy Group kicks off the weekend on Friday at Wilhagan’s Grill and Taproom. Also, on Friday, musician Casey Thrasher will perform at Rhythm and Brews. Saturday begins with the Farmers Market from 7:00 a.m. to noon. The Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon starts Saturday morning, and The Great Black Warrior River Paddle-Boat Race is Saturday afternoon. Read more below to learn more about these fun events! 

Tuscaloosa Comedy Group

The second annual “Stand up 4 Rachel” comedy fundraiser is set for this Friday, May 17, at Wilhagan’s Grille and Taproom located in Temerson Square. General admission tickets, which provide entry and access to the dinner buffet, are now available for $25 each. A table of four can be reserved for $250, which brings premium reserved seating and dinner for four. The adults-only event also includes a cash bar. A DJ will begin the entertainment at 6:00 p.m., with the comedians starting at 7:00 p.m., and ending around 9:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by contacting organizers at or by calling 205-292-8828. All proceeds will go to the Rachal Williams Foundation for the benefit of the Transverse Myelitis Foundation.

Casey Thrasher

Also, on Friday, May 17, American Idol contestant Casey Thrasher will perform at Rhythm and Brews at 9:00 p.m. Thrasher was on season 13 of the popular show, and made it to the top 15 male category. He has recently co-produced and released a self-titled album, which gives fans a chance to see into his life and show them a little about who he is as a person. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and Thrasher comes on stage at 9:00 p.m.

The Great Black Warrior River Paddle-Wheel Boat Race

As we celebrate Tuscaloosa’s Bicentennial, the monthly theme for May is Transportation. What better way to honor the role the river has played in our history than with a paddle-wheel boat race? Join us as two great riverboats go head-to-head, or bow-to-bow, between Manderson Landing and the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The historic Bama Belle, in her first race, takes on the highly decorated Pickett Hastings. The race begins Saturday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. For those with an adventurous steak, you can purchase a ride on the Bama Belle during the race. Tickets are $20 and provide the best seat in the house. Visit for tickets.

Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon

The 7th Annual Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon will be held this Saturday, May 18at 9:00 a.m. at Lake Lurleen State Park Children ages five to 16 will swim, bike, and run. The triathlon benefits the Secret Meals for Hungry Children. Secret Meals fill in food gaps over the weekend for local. Each Friday, a 3.5-pound food pack is slipped into student backpacks. The pack includes two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners. Bring your family and help promote healthy, active lifestyles for kids while supporting a great cause.

Tuscaloosa Farmers Market

If you haven’t been to the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market yet, you should consider going this Saturday for a day filled with community, unbeatable prices, and one-of-a-kind merchandise. From fresh produce to unique art, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Farmers Market is held at the Tuscaloosa RiverMarket every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to noon. Wake up, grab a cup of coffee, and start the day off right at the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market.

Later This Summer

The Mercedes-Benz Druid City Music Festival

You have likely seen by now the incredible lineup of Big Boi, Blackberry Smoke, Turkuaz, Break Science and others for the Druid City Music Festival, but did you know that you can purchase tickets NOW? To read more about this exciting event and buy tickets, please visit the website here.