Category Archives: Events

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa is known as a football town, but did you know it’s also a theatre town?  Tuscaloosa is home to several wonderful theatre companies.  One of the best known is Theatre Tuscaloosa which operates in coordination with Shelton State Community College.  Theatre Tuscaloosa has a reputation for excellence dating back to the 1970’s. 

During the month of December, we would like to offer the chance at one of three pairs of tickets to Theatre Tuscaloosa’s It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Come in to the office, pay December’s rent, and register to win! Remember, only one entry per resident.  It’s our way of saying thanks for participating n the November food drive, as well as, giving you a chance to do something out of the ordinary.

I you are not lucky enough to score a pair of tickets, you can still attend a show on a student budget. Theatre Tuscaloosa offers a “Pay What You Can” preview performance the Thursday night before opening night on Friday.  The beauty of this program is that you can donate items or pay as much as you can to see quality theatre.  Having been involved in a couple of theatre productions myself, I can attest to the fact that a Thursday night preview performance is as good as during the show’s run, and the performers appreciate a live audience.

While living here in Tuscaloosa, I encourage you to go check out a performance or audition and be a part of the show.  Check our blog, facebook, or the Theatre Tuscaloosa Website for performance and audition information.

For more information, visit the Theatre Tuscaloosa main website:

http://www.theatretusc.com

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Boo! Scare Yourself for a Good Cause.

Looking for something scary on Halloween, but not too scary?  Atrox and Sloss too much for you?  Well, one Northport resident has an answer for your Halloween fun!  For free!

(Although a small donation to the Alabama Humane Society is greatly appreciated.) 

For more information, please see the Tuscaloosa News article!

 http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101020/NEWS/101029994/1007?p=1&tc=pg

Kentuck Festival of the Arts

Kentuck Festival of the Arts isn’t a hidden gem of an event in Tuscaloosa, because it is a nationally-renowned outsider and folk art festival.  I just want to draw your attention to this wonderful event and encourage you to visit this weekend either in lieu of the university’s homecoming or after it.  I have been two or three times, and it is a great pleasure. My highlights include eating some of the yummiest fair food, viewing cool art that I will one day have the money to buy, performing on one of the stages, hearing Kathryn Tucker Windham tell a story, and experiencing some great musical acts like Ruthie Foster, Feufollet, and Ralph Stanley. For more information, please go to the Kentuck Museum’s website and/or  read the Tuscaloosa News article.

http://www.kentuck.org/

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101015/NEWS/101019787/1007?Title=Kicking-off-Kentuck

À la prochain,
Kim

Moundville Native American Festival

A little over ten years ago, my roommate and I decided that we needed to inject a little culture into our college existence and decided to head out to the Moundville Native American Arts Festival.  Although the festival that year wasn’t as big as we expected, we were awed by the gorgeous grounds and the majesty of the mounds. It was a beautiful day to walk around the park and enjoy nature and history.

If this year’s promotion is any indication, the festival will host a variety of cultural and historical hands-on experiences for kids and adults that will showcase the Southeastern Indian culture that built those enormous mounds.  A special emphasis will be placed on the new renovations to the museum, an effort over ten years in the making, and one that was in its infancy when my mate and I first visited the park.

I encourage everyone to go and check out the festival, museum, and park this weekend. Don’t miss an important part of Alabama’s heritage and living history!

For more information please check out the Tuscaloosa News article from October 7, 2010:

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101007/NEWS/101009722

and the Moundville Archaeological Park main webpage:

http://moundville.ua.edu/

À la prochain,

Kim