Wintery weather has arrived in Tuscaloosa and with it that magical holiday spirit. We have an exciting list of events going on including the classic Christmas Carol presented by Theatre Tuscaloosa and Super 7 state football championships. While you’re out at these fun events, take a stroll down the tinsel trail by the Black Warrior River and check out the ice skating rink. Don’t forget to tag @VisitTuscaloosa on Instagram when you post your holiday adventures around Tuscaloosa!

 
It’s the first Thursday of the month, and that means Art Night at Kentuck! Come out from 5-8pm and experience the last Art Night of 2017. This month will feature the Kentuck Studio Artists exhibit ‘Artisanal Quality’ and live music by Charlie Wilson, so don’t miss the best local art and culture the community has to offer.

The Super 7 state football championships are in full swing, and Friday will feature three games including the 2A, 4A, and 6A state titles in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The 6A game between Wetumpka and Pinson Valley will kick off at 7:00 and be perfect playoff football weather! Tickets are $15 and will get you in to all three games on Friday if you are a mega football fan.

 

The Children’s Hands-On Museum will be hosting Santa Mouse Day this Saturday from 10-4! Kids of all ages will have a blast listening to a storytime reading of the beloved children’s book Santa Mouse and making a Santa Mouse ornament. Get into the holiday spirit at the Children’s Hands-On Museum!

 

Back by popular demand, Theatre Tuscaloosa is reviving Romulus Linney’s stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In this traditional tale, four mysterious spirits visit Ebenezer Scrooge to help him find the true meaning of Christmas. It is a show for both young and old and a great way to get the whole family into the holiday spirit. This play will be held at the Bean-Brown Theatre at Shelton State Community College at 7:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday, so you have plenty of opportunities to go.

There is a small chance of light winter weather on Friday that could impact your Super 7 experience. We will be monitoring the situation and updating accordingly.

For more fun events going on around town, check out our events page at visittuscaloosa.xyz/events

Another big weekend in the city of champions is around the corner, and we’ve got the low-down on all the fun events taking place. Friday is December 1, so that means First Friday Art Night will be taking over downtown T-town. Grab a drink from your favorite bar or restaurant and take a tour of the local art scene before seeing some live music at Green Bar.

 

First Friday Art Night in downtown Tuscaloosa has become a special monthly event to residents and visitors alike. Local artists and gallery owners showcase incredible works each month and this week will be no different. An entertainment district will be in effect until 10 p.m. so grab a drink from Catch-22 or your favorite bar or restaurant and head out to explore Tuscaloosa’s vibrant art scene. Galleries involved include:
– Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy 6-9 p.m.
– O’Connor Art Studios 5:30-8:30 p.m.
– The Paul R. Jones Gallery 5:30-7:30 p.m.
– Uperk 5:30-8
– Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center 5-8 p.m.
– Harrison Galleries 6-9 p.m.

These galleries would love the opportunity to host you, and some even provide hors-d’oeuvres. Best of all, the event is free, so you have no reason not to go, and you are guaranteed to stumble upon something that surprises and delights you.
When you’re finished taking in the local art scene on Friday evening, head over to Green Bar where Admiral Snackbar will be rocking all night. This Tuscaloosa band plays some of the best rock around and has been influenced by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Rage Against the Machine. As Tuscaloosa’s music scene continues to develop its unique blend of sounds, keep an eye on Admiral Snackbar and their contributions. Bands like the Alabama Shakes and St. Paul & the Broken Bones used to play Green Bar, so you never know when you could see the next great Alabama band. The music starts around 11 and tickets are FREE!

 

Great local bands won’t just be playing downtown this weekend. Angela and the Able Brothers Band mix acoustic guitars, smooth bass, and incredible vocals for your listening pleasure. The band has seemingly played everywhere this year and this Saturday will take their show to Band of Brothers Brewing. It’s such a blast to watch a band perform next to the huge brewing equipment, and it makes Band of Brothers a special place to see Tuscaloosa’s best bands. Head over around 7 and get lost in the music.

 

It wouldn’t be a weekend in Tuscaloosa without Alabama sports. Coach Avery Johnson has the Crimson Tide Men’s basketball team off to a scorching 5-1 start, with the only loss being mostly a 3 on 5 game where young bull Collin Sexton scored 40 points, an Alabama freshman. You have got to see this team play in person, and Sunday at 1 p.m. against UCF is your chance. Tickets can be purchased at RollTide.com and are only $15, which is a steal to watch this squad.

 

There are always fun events going on around town, so visit our event calendar at visittuscaloosa.xyz/events for a complete list.