Enjoy your week, T-Town!
UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre”: Feb. 20-24, Morgan Auditorium, University of Alabama campus. The pre-professional dance company, Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, returns to the stage featuring all-new choreography by award-winning dance faculty. For tickets and more information, visit theatre.ua.edu.
2018 Emily Baker Women’s Classic Tennis Tournament: Feb. 22-24, Center Court Tuscaloosa in Alberta City, Tuscaloosa. This annual Tuscaloosa Tennis Association tournament is presented by The WHMZ Group at Morgan Stanley. Registration for the doubles tournament is $50 per player ($25 for students), and it includes player gifts, lunch or dinner. All proceeds benefit the Emily Baker Scholarship and Youth Tennis Fund. For more information, visit tuscaloosatennis.com/tournaments.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Cabaret”: Feb. 23-March 4, Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. In this classic musical Cliff, a young, American novelist, has come to find his muse. He is eagerly swept into the mysterious world of the Kit Kat Klub, where the incomparable emcee proclaims that there are no troubles and life is a cabaret! To purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.
Startup Weekend Tuscaloosa: Feb. 23-25, University of Alabama’s South Engineering Research Center, UA campus. This event is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs, who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, network with other like-minded people and bring their ideas to life. For more information, including tickets, visit communities.techstars.com/usa/tuscaloosa/startup-weekend/11813.
6th Annual Tuscaloosa Krispy Kreme Challenge: Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Challengers run one mile, eat one dozen doughnuts, and run one mile back to the finish line. Cash prizes are awarded. Casual participants are also welcome (and they can eat as many or as few doughnuts as they like). Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama. For more information or to register, visit tuscaloosakkc.com.
Mad Hatter’s Southern Tea Party at CHOM: Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy “Topsy Turvy Tea” with the Mad Hatter and Alice. Play “Flamingo Croquet” with the Queen of Hearts, and craft a Mad Hatter hat. $15 per person – reservations are required, and seating is limited. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Gramatik: Feb. 26, 8:30 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.
The ACT Presents “Seussical the Musical”: March 2-5, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos. Horton must protect them, at all costs. For tickets, and more information, visit theactonline.com.
Tuscaloosa Heart Walk: March 3, 8 a.m. (walk begins at 9 a.m.), Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Festivities include music, refreshments, a kid zone with toys and games, health screenings and healthy living information, a dedicated survivor area, 3-mile walk and much more. For more information, visit westalheartwalk.org.
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party at CHOM: March 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy movies, crafts, and birthday cake. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa’s Women’s Brunch: March 3, 9:30-11 a.m. Embassy Suites Ballroom, downtown Tuscaloosa. This year’s guest speaker is comedienne and motivational speaker Carla "The Truth" Youngblood. This event raises funds to help support women in the Tuscaloosa community. For more information, visit situscaloosa.com
Miracle League of Tuscaloosa Run for the Diamond 5K: March 3, Munny Sokol Park North, Tuscaloosa. This event also includes a Kid’s Fun Run. Packet pick up starts at 7:15 a.m.; 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, and to register, visit runsignup.com/Race/AL/Tuscaloosa/TheMiracleLeagueofTuscaloosa5K.
Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 812 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. homegrownalabama.ua.edu; (205) 210-9621
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.