While the beginning of the week was dreary and wet, this weekend calls for dry grounds and a surprise appearance from the sun! This week in events is all about the spring season, art, and live music! See what’s going on in T-Town:

 

Kentuck Exhibition

We can’t forget about Kentuck Art Center’s newest exhibition! Kentuck’s premiere 2021 exhibition, aptly titled “Good Trouble”, spans the Museum, Teer, and SoNo Galleries and features the work of at least seven Alabama Black artists. It is the hope of Kentuck Art Center that “Good Trouble” achieves several goals: to highlight Black voices, to provide a space for these artists’ works to continue the conversation about the Civil Rights Movement past and present, and to inspire empathy and the desire for change through the visual storytelling of these Black artists. “Good Trouble” will be available on March 16-26th. Go and check it out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed! Visit Kentuck’s website for hours and details.

 

Thursday Concerts

We love Live Music Thursday’s at the Lookout Rooftop Bar and this week’s performer plays all of your favorite hits! Check out Chase Evan kick it off this Thursday, March 18th, and get a head start on your weekend happy hour! Just remember, the Lookout Rooftop is smoke-free and pet friendly, and practicing all social distancing protocols to offer you a night of great food and good fun! For more information, visit the Lookout’s website!

 

Mason Horne and Druid City Social 

Did you catch that groove bug and can’t get enough live music? Keep the party going this Friday, March 19th, at Druid City Social! Straight out of the Carolina pines, the singer-songwriter from Jefferson, SC, Mason Horne brings a youthful, but timeless voice to country music. Grab your friends and head to Druid City Social to catch the performance! Don’t forget to check out some of their fresh starters, salads, or bowls when you need to reenergize.

 

Spring at CHOM

Spring has sprung and this Children’s Hands-on Museum is kicking into full gear with its festivities! March into Spring at CHOM this Saturday, March 20th, from 9:30 – 4 pm. Learn about the Water Cycle, help a butterfly fly using static electricity, and make a flower! All activities are included in admission. Wear your best spring outfit and mask!

The weekend is steadily approaching and we cannot wait to see what is in store! Tuscaloosa is far from lacking in fun festivities for the weekend and those that participate are bound to have a blast. Let’s ditch the week-day blues and put on our party hats! Here are some exciting events that will create incredible memories to last a lifetime.

 

Live Music Thursdays 

Picture this: the sun is out, temperatures are warm and you have a cocktail in your hand. Oh, AND there is music playing! Live Music Thursday’s at The Lookout Rooftop Bar are kicking right into gear and just got better thanks to the spring season! Check out Soapy & Andrew hit it off this Thursday, March 11th, and take advantage of The Lookout’s happy hour cocktail and food deals! Just remember, the Lookout Rooftop is smoke-free and pet friendly, and practicing all social distancing protocols to offer you a fun night out!

 

Alabama Baseball 

Warmer weather and blue skies call for a fun outdoor event! Catch the Crimson Tide challenge Stetson this Friday, March 12th, at Sewell Thomas Stadium. Grab yourself and your buddies a ticket and head over to campus for the 6 pm game. Can’t attend in person? You can watch the Tide roll from home by watching SEC Network +.

 

Shamrock Saturday

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and the Children’s Hands-On Museum is making sure you and your little ones have the best time yet! Shamrock Saturday at CHOM is this Saturday, March 13th. Make a shamrock guitar, rock out to Irish folk music, and hunt for shamrocks! All activities are included with admission and guests must wear a mask. Don’t forget to wear green!

 

Comedy Night

In need of a good laugh? Nocturnal is back with another installment of one of the best stand-up acts in the region! The show is Saturday, March 13th, with headliner Scott Eason, a featured comedian on Comedy Centrals’ Roast Battle at Stand-Up Live in Huntsville and Sirius XM! Admission is $10 and doors at 7:00 pm for the 8 pm show. For more information click here!

Wondering what’s happening down here this weekend in the City of Champions? Don’t worry, we got you covered! With all of the snow and ice behind us – hopefully – we are eager to get out of the house and shake the dust off! Let’s take a closer look at what’s hip-happening in Ttown this weekend!

 

Live Music

Ah yes, this city sure does love its music! With live music happening most Thursdays at the Lookout Rooftop Bar, you simply can’t go wrong! Grab some buddies or your furry friend and head to the Lookout for a night filled with funky jams and fun drinks. Live music is performed every Thursday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Want to see the lineup? Click here to check it out! Remember, the Lookout Rooftop is smoke-free and pet friendly, and practicing all social distancing protocols to offer you a fun night out!

 

Druid City Music Hall is newly renovated and welcoming artists back onto its stage! Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac is coming to town this Friday, Feb. 26th. Rumours is the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show. Sounds like something you would enjoy? You can visit Druid City Music Hall’s website to purchase tickets! And as always, remember your mask ladies and gents.

 

For the Children

Another week, another family fun event at the Children’s Hands-On Museum! Come help The Lorax, Cat in the Hat, and Hortoncelebrate (early) Dr. Seuss’s 117th birthday! A photo booth, crafts, and games will all be included in admission. This is a safe, socially distant celebration so bring your snazziest mask and a great attitude!

 

TTown History

As we all can agree, our city is full of rich, engaging history. The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is proudly hosting “Stitching Together Tuscaloosa’s History” for the dates of February 16 – March 27. This University of Alabama student-curated exhibition was created as a celebration of Tuscaloosa’s ever-changing and diversifying communities. This exhibition takes a new look at the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Quilt through the lens of Black History and the rich stories spun by African American quilters. This free admission event is a perfect way to educate yourself and others about our community while also observing the amazing craftsmanship of the Bicentennial Quilt!

If you are looking for safe, socially distant events this weekend, Tuscaloosa has a few to offer! Events are trickling in slowly, but surely. As our city adapts to the new norms and you can find events for the whole family this weekend!

Thursday Concerts on the Rooftop Featuring Ronda Ray
Music is back at The Lookout! They are kicking it off with one of your favorites, too! Join The Lookout for Ronda Ray this Thursday. When singer/songwriter Ronda Ray takes the stage, it’s party time! Her authentic, gritty, cowgirl nature and love of rock ‘n’ roll contribute to her unique sound. Her style is inspired by the great rock bands of the 1970s, yet is current, fresh, singular, visionary, and uniquely her own. Head over early for Happy Hour from 5 pm – 7 pm featuring $2 domestics, $4 wells, and $5 house wines. Remember The Lookout is smoke-free and pet friendly so you don’t have to leave your best friend at home!

Tuscaloosa Farmers Market
Start your day off right with a cup of coffee and a basket of locally grown produce! The Tuscaloosa Farmers Market takes place on Saturday from 7 am until 12 pm. Featuring fresh, locally grown produce; grass-fed meats; unique artisan crafts; and an Alabama authenticity that cannot be replicated, the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market has something for everyone! Support your local farmers and artisans by shopping local.

Color Me Crazy at CHOM! 
The Children’s Hands-On Museum is back at it again this weekend with another great event for your little ones! Color Me Crazy takes place from 9:30 am to 4 pm. If you have a little artist on your hands, they can grab a smock and some paintbrushes to decorate a snowflake, snowball painting, and more! CHOM offers three floors of fun with 26 unique exhibits to play in.

Tuscaloosa is packed with great events this weekend! Start your weekend off with one of the best views in town as The Lookout Rooftop Bar hosts a concert series presented by Black Warrior Brewing Co. Enjoy live music from Ham Bagby as the sun sets on top of Hotel Indigo! The concert series is completed with a beer special from Black Warrior Brewing Co.

The beat goes on Friday and Saturday when Moon Taxi takes the stage at Druid City Music Hall. The American indie-progressive rock band is based in Nashville, Tennessee where they met at Belmont University. Moon Taxi has released four studio albums including popular songs like All Day All Night and Morocco. They currently have a single out: Two High featuring the lyrics “Put em up” which is also their tour title. Moon Taxi always put on an incredible show and this year they’re giving us two in a row!

Kick off your Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Reunion – a free veterans appreciation day! There is going to be tons of fun activities taking place on the Veterans Affairs lawn. Free food and great music, and old friends are just the beginning of the excitement! All veterans, active duty, and their families are invited to attend this free event from 11 to 1 pm!

Across town at the Tuscaloosa River Market is the Bacon Brew & Que. This year’s event will feature more than 60 beers, including Tuscaloosa’s three breweries, and more than a dozen local restaurants serving bacon and BBQ-inspired dishes! VIP tickets for this event have sold out which only leaves the $40 general admission tickets. The Uri Band will be providing music throughout the afternoon that you can enjoy while sampling the beer and bacon!

Get a kick out of Friday by heading to the University of Alabama’s Soccer Complex! Cheer on the Tide as they take on Florida State University. All Alabama Soccer events are free to the public and love having a crowd watching them play. Expectations and goals are set even higher this season for the team and plan to be fighting for the SEC championship this year! Be on the lookout for even more games as the season rolls on.

We have tons more going on so check out our great upcoming events, and follow us on our social media pages (@visittuscaloosa) for more announcements and events. Tell your friends and we can’t wait to see you around the One and Only Tuscaloosa!

There’s plenty to do this weekend in the One and Only Tuscaloosa! Tonight, head over to The Lookout Rooftop Bar for the Hotel Indigo Concert Series presented by Black Warrior Brewing Co.! Enjoy live music from Tim Higgins with special guest, Emily Dozier-Ezell. You can also look forward to a beer special from Black Warrior Brewing Co. and of course, the amazing views of the river from the top of the Hotel Indigo!

The music continues on Friday at Live at the Plaza! GrAystone will be laying down some 60s/70s rock as the summer concert series wraps up. With a combined 248 years of professional rock experience between the 5 members, this is sure to be a great show! As always, there will be food trucks and an entertainment district to help fuel the party as you kick off your Friday night!

Friday isn’t just filled with music, but movies too! The Green Scene Summer Movie Series featuring Toy Story 3! This free community event provides an opportunity to educate citizens on the importance of keeping the community clean and litter free and encourages environmental stewardship while enjoying a popular children’s movie on a big screen! Guests will receive a free bag of popcorn and refreshments provided by Coca-Cola Tuscaloosa. This event is geared toward families with children not in school during the summer as it begins at 1 PM.

Friday through Sunday you can catch the Actor’s Charitable Theater as they present “The Lion King, Jr.! This Broadway production is an absolute blast with music from Elton John and Hans Zimmer among others! The Lion King, Jr. is a two-act theatre musical adapted from the Disney musical, The Lion King and runs between 60 and 80 minutes!

Finally, wrap up your week with the Farmers Market at the Tuscaloosa River Market! Located at the beautiful Tuscaloosa River Market, you can find anything from the famous Chilton County peaches to freshly brewed iced tea! Musicians sit propped up against the door, playing guitars as you walk in and put together a great atmosphere as you shop for your produce. Additionally, local Food Trucks, bakers, artists, and craftsmen gather here to sell their gourmet grub, fresh-baked yeast rolls, homemade jams and jellies and hand-carved cutting boards. Popular summer foods include tomatoes, Chilton County peaches, squash, corn, and local honey!

We have tons more going on so check out our great upcoming events, and follow us on our social media pages (@visittuscaloosa) for more announcements and events. Tell your friends and we can’t wait to see you around the One and Only Tuscaloosa!