The University of Alabama’s Spring Commencement is this weekend, which means even more excitement than usual! In addition to graduation ceremonies, there will be music, art, and derby celebrations. Graduation times and other details can be found here. Continue reading below to find out more about this special weekend in Tuscaloosa.
Tulips & Juleps 👒 🐎
Join the Junior League of Tuscaloosa for the inaugural Tulips & Juleps Kentucky Derby live watch party. Wear your Derby Best for a fun-filled afternoon of races, food, drinks, and live music this Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Drish House. Enjoy dozens of Derby Hats decorated by local businesses and groups on display, and pull for your favorite in the final stretch! Tickets are $30 each, or $50 for a pair. You may purchase tickets and learn more about this event here.
First Friday Art Walk 🖼🛍
First Friday takes place every month in Downtown Tuscaloosa. Local galleries, businesses, and restaurants extend their hours to allow the community to experience what downtown has to offer. This is a great way to start the weekend, by exploring new businesses with friends. Participating art galleries include the University of Alabama Galleries at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, The Paul R. Jones Gallery, Harrison Galleries, O’Connor Art Studios, and Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy. Find more details on this event here.
Art Night at Kentuck 🖼
The first Thursday of each month is Art Night at the Kentuck Art Center, featuring exhibition openings and artist receptions. Both of the main galleries will be open to the public, and the Gallery Shop will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday for this event. Resident artists will open their studios, the Red Dog potters will offer live demonstrations. In addition, you may enjoy a variety of other activities including local pop-up shops, live music, and free pizza – fresh from their cob oven. As always, the event is FREE to the public.
The Millennium Tour at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater 🎶
The American boy band B2K is coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this Saturday. They will be joined by Mario, The Ying Yang Twins, and more. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. This 2019 Millennium Tour will be tons of fun for the whole family. Grab your tickets now for the May 4th show here! Learn more about the location and other details here.
Star Wars Day at CHOM!
May the 4th be with you! This Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Children’s Hands on Museum in Downtown Tuscaloosa will present a Star Wars themed event. Activities will include designing a droid, a lightsaber battle, and adopting a Wookie. All Star Wars fans are sure to have a blast! Learn more about CHOM and this event here.
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Druid City Music Festival 🎶
I’m sure that you have seen the incredible lineup of Big Boi 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.