The air has cooled and autumn is in full swing in Tuscaloosa. The trees on the Black Warrior River have turned beautiful shades of red and yellow in their annual metamorphosis. It’s the perfect time for a stroll down the River Walk for a hot cup of coffee at Heritage House and back before experiencing any one of the many exciting events going on this weekend!

On Thursday and Friday nights the most gifted dancers in Tuscaloosa will perform some incredible choreographed numbers as a part of Dance Alabama! You will be awed at and moved by wholly original dances performed by these graceful artists. Tickets are $17 for faculty/staff/seniors, $14 for students, and $20 for adults. The Thursday night show begins at 7:30 and the Friday show begins at 5:30. Both shows will take place in Morgan Auditorium on the UA campus. Don’t miss this uniquely Tuscaloosa experience!

Also this weekend Theatre Tuscaloosa will be hosting host ACTFest, a two-day community theatre festival. Three other community theatres from throughout Alabama have entered plays into the festival, all of which will be judged for a chance to represent Alabama at the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Community Theatre Festival in March. The event is open to the public, and tickets will be available to attend individual performance blocks for $10 each (see purchase links below or call 205.391.2277 to order by phone), all the performances ($15) or individuals will be able to register for the entire conference by joining the Alabama Conference of Theatre, which provides access to all the performances and workshops.
Performances begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Bean Brown Theatre, so come out to experience some incredible shows from some of Tuscaloosa’s finest performers!

Do you enjoy Americana music, beautiful harmonies, and great live shows? If so, you won’t want to miss Charleston-based band The High Divers this Saturday night at Green Bar. This 4-piece is currently on a huge tour of the Southeast and will be stopping through to jam on their way out to Louisiana and Texas before heading up to Maryland and New York. Admission is free and the doors open at 8:00 for a 10:30 show.


Alabama volleyball is back in action on Sunday at noon against their arch-rival Tennessee Volunteers. The Tide is looking to bounce back from a close loss to Kentucky before hitting the road again to face South Carolina. Alabama is 16-11 on the year and is looking to close strong in its last 5 matches. Tickets are only $5 so come cheer on the Tide in Foster Auditorium.