Weekend Events in Tuscaloosa

Alabama vs. South Carolina Watch Party

If you’re not headed to Columbia to watch the Tide roll over the Gamecocks this weekend, you’ve got a fun new option for checking out the game in Tuscaloosa. The City of Tuscaloosa will host its first-ever “Live at the Plaza” viewing party for the Alabama vs. South Carolina game this Saturday, September 14th, beginning at 1 p.m. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. and the party will last the length of the game. Fans are invited to come out to Government Plaza to watch the game on a giant 16’x9′ LED screen. There will be food trucks on-site, and the city’s Entertainment District will be in effect. You can bring a blanket and chairs to Government Plaza, but grills, tents, and personal alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

Bleach Garden at Alcove

Bleach Garden is a heavy alternative rock trio that is traveling from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa to play original and cover material. They will play a special Friday the 13th show at Alcove this Friday from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. As always at Alcove, there will be no cover charge. Heavily influenced by hard hitters from the 90s, Bleach Garden will warp your mind and fill your ears with sounds of the past, present, and future. Come out and combine your favorite drinks with your favorite Atlanta Heavy Rock act!

Clay Page at Black Warrior Brewing

The live music continues on Saturday at Black Warrior Brewing. Clay Page is in Tuscaloosa for one night only giving an intimate performance. Clay Page’s music has been described as new old-school country music. After playing music for close to a decade, Clay has 3 studio albums/EPs: “Out in the Woods,” “Homemade,” and “Replay” with numerous singles out as well. From 2014-2016 Clay not only composed the lyrics and music but also engineered his songs from his bedroom. By age 20, Clay’s talent and work ethic mixture had landed some accomplishments most dream of, from numerous television and radio appearances to playing some of the South’s most iconic events and venues. In 2018, Clay released his first Nashville CD, produced by some of the industry’s best engineers and musicians. The new “Southbound” EP is already making waves across the country. At just age 24, Clay Page is guaranteed to continue making his mark on country music. Bring your friends out for this FREE event taking place on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

World First Aid Day at CHOM

We are celebrating World First Aid Day this Saturday at the Children’s Hands-On Museum. Kids will be able to make a first aid kit, talk to emergency professionals, and practice their first aid skills. All activities are included in the price of admission. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., so you have all day to have fun and learn about first aid.


Philip Henry Gosse: A Naturalist’s Sojourn in Alabama

The Alabama Museum of Natural History in conjunction with Birmingham Audubon invites you to join us for a free event celebrating the life and artwork of the naturalist Philip Henry Gosse this Saturday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Smith Hall on the UA campus. Born in 1810 in Worcester, England, the young Philip Henry Gosse developed a passion for the natural world. Having learned the basics of miniature portraiture from his father, Gosse quickly took for his artistic subjects the flourishing marine life he discovered along the English coast. In May 1838, Gosse took a teaching job in Dallas County, Alabama. For the next eight months, he collected the insect specimens that he would preserve in the beautifully detailed watercolors of Entomologia Alabamensis. In addition, he composed a highly personalized chronology of his life in a frontier culture, published eventually as Letters from Alabama. Today, he is remembered as a popular writer of science for the general public and as a passionate artist whose work in Alabama and elsewhere captured and revealed the beauty and vitality of the natural world. For more information visit their website: https://almnh.museums.ua.edu/event/philip-henry-gosse-a-naturalists-sojourn-in-alabama/

Later this month

YLS Bicentennial Scavenger Hunt

Take a foot race around downtown Tuscaloosa following historical clues to uncover your next destination at the Young Leaders Society Bicentennial Scavenger Hunt. On Thursday, September 19, from 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. have a blast roaming around Tuscaloosa while learning about the city’s history. An after-party with light bites and prizes will await you at the mysterious final location. For more information and to get tickets, visit their Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/446761699257593/