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Today, July 29

"The Dreamland Bus," a play by Kenneth Graham

Union Springs

The Dreamland bus is "a beautiful play…powered by moonlight.” Robert Jennings, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Alabama Championship Tractor & Truck Pull

Athens

Alabama Championship Tractor & Truck Pull. Admission charged. Tanner High School

Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Season

Pelham

Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. One never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free admission after paid entrance to Oak Mountain State Park. Start & end dates are dependent on Mother Nature.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

Antique automobiles parked on the Athens' square with shopping and restaurants open late. 3-6 p.m.

Berman Museum's Vintage Bazaar

Anniston

Shop or sell in this eight-day consignment sale of vintage and better quality items, benefitting Berman Museum.

Celebrate America Summer program

Montevallo

Celebrate America with red, white and blue family fun!

Color Vibe 5K - Mobile

Mobile

Color Vibe Fun Run & Dance Party is coming to Mobile, AL on July 29th! Come out for some family fun and help support Feeding the Gulf Coast!

Contemporary Alabama Photography

Mobile

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Cotton Pickin' BBQ Cook-Off

Hartselle

Cotton Pickin' BBQ Cook-Off. 256-773-4370. www.hartsellechamber.com. Free. Downtown--Alabama State Championship Barbecue Cook-off featuring Professional and Backyard teams from across the US. Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Association.

Crape Myrtle Show

Wetumpka

Crape Myrtle show with magnificent trees covered with brilliant flowers throughout this 20-acre showplace. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Disney's Newsies

Birmingham

When a charismatic newsboy dreams of a better life from the hardships of the streets, he takes on a powerful and corrupt establishment in a David-versus-Goliath struggle.

Former Worker’s Reunion

Huntsville

Join us for our annual reunion for former employees of Genesco and Lowe Mill, Inc and learn how the nation’s largest privately own arts and entertainment facility began with textiles and shoes. Our reunion is open to the public— everyone is welcome to attend!

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Hairspray! the Broadway Musical

Prattville

Hairspray! opens Thursday, July 13, at 7:30 pm and will run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm, through July 29.

Helena Market Days Farmers Market

Helena

Held Saturdays during the summer, from Jun 3-Aug 26 at Helena Amphitheater Park--Farmers market with seasonal produce and weekly chef demonstrations. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/The.Helena.Market.Days. www.helenamarketdays.com. Free event. 313-377-9078

MAGIC WITH STYLE! A Kids Magic Show

Orange Beach

Brandon Styles presents MAGIC WITH STYLE! A magic show for kids. Kids love magic. It's a key ingredient of childhood. Every day is a new adventure of discovery, mystery, and wonderment.

MainStreet Alexander City Farmer's Market

Alexander City

Saturday mornings at the fountain on Broad Street, 7:00 to 11:00. Local Growers, craftsmen and craftswomen present their goods. Fresh vegetables, fruits, soaps, honey. Call ahead for weather-related changes. 256-329-9227 www.mainstreetac.org.

Museum of Wonder

Dothan

Museum of Wonder showcases the work of Butch Anthony, a self-taught artist, storyteller, and maker of oddities. This unique exhibition of Anthony’s work explores the power of an “art environment,” when art’s meaning is influenced by the space around it. For this exhibition, Anthony will re-create portions of his art environment in Seale, Alabama, and will include installations in the museum’s gallery space, as well as in the public arena.

Once on this Island, Jr.

Birmingham

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island Jr. follows the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2017

Birmingham

Pepper Place Saturday Market. 205-490-3176. pepperplacemarket.com. Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave. S.--Farmer's market with fresh fruits and vegetables, live music, cooking demonstrations and more. 7 a.m.-noon.

Sister Act

Gadsden

A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. This feel-good comedy smash is based on the hit film.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Summer Scavenger Hunt at CHOM!

Tuscaloosa

Summer Scavenger Hunt at CHOM! Saturday, July 29, 2017 10 am – 4 pm

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Vina July Fest

Vina

Vina July Fest . 256-356-9661. Free. Vina Fire Station--- Enjoy music, food, vendors, games, fireworks and more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m..

W.C. Handy Music Festival

Florence

July 21-30, Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals. W.C. Handy Music Festival. 256-766-7642. www.wchandymusicfestival.org. The Shoals (Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals), various locations--week-long celebration honoring Florence native, W.C. Handy, "Father of the Blues," with over 200 events taking place including concerts, plays, art exhibits, picnics and more.

Tomorrow, July 30

"The Dreamland Bus," a play by Kenneth Graham

Union Springs

The Dreamland bus is "a beautiful play…powered by moonlight.” Robert Jennings, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Season

Pelham

Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. One never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free admission after paid entrance to Oak Mountain State Park. Start & end dates are dependent on Mother Nature.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

Antique automobiles parked on the Athens' square with shopping and restaurants open late. 3-6 p.m.

Contemporary Alabama Photography

Mobile

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Crape Myrtle Show

Wetumpka

Crape Myrtle show with magnificent trees covered with brilliant flowers throughout this 20-acre showplace. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Disney's Newsies

Birmingham

When a charismatic newsboy dreams of a better life from the hardships of the streets, he takes on a powerful and corrupt establishment in a David-versus-Goliath struggle.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Jazz in the Park

Jazz in the Park travels to various culturally underserved community parks throughout the state of Alabama in Alabaster, Bessemer, Birmingham, Gadsden, Helena, Huntsville, Irondale, and Tuscaloosa.

John Onder CD Release Party

Huntsville

Long an underground legend among fans and fellow bass players, John Onder is finally releasing his solo debut, “Faith, Hope, Love, Passion & Pain” on Startlingly Fresh Records. The all-instrumental album is a southern fusion extravaganza, reflecting the influences of Sea Level, the Dixie Dregs, and the various backing ensembles for Col. Bruce Hampton. The concert will feature songs from the CD along with some of John’s vocal tunes.

MAGIC WITH STYLE! A Kids Magic Show

Orange Beach

Brandon Styles presents MAGIC WITH STYLE! A magic show for kids. Kids love magic. It's a key ingredient of childhood. Every day is a new adventure of discovery, mystery, and wonderment.

Museum of Wonder

Dothan

Museum of Wonder showcases the work of Butch Anthony, a self-taught artist, storyteller, and maker of oddities. This unique exhibition of Anthony’s work explores the power of an “art environment,” when art’s meaning is influenced by the space around it. For this exhibition, Anthony will re-create portions of his art environment in Seale, Alabama, and will include installations in the museum’s gallery space, as well as in the public arena.

Once on this Island, Jr.

Birmingham

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island Jr. follows the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island.

Sister Act

Gadsden

A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. This feel-good comedy smash is based on the hit film.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

W.C. Handy Music Festival

Florence

July 21-30, Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals. W.C. Handy Music Festival. 256-766-7642. www.wchandymusicfestival.org. The Shoals (Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals), various locations--week-long celebration honoring Florence native, W.C. Handy, "Father of the Blues," with over 200 events taking place including concerts, plays, art exhibits, picnics and more.

Monday, July 31

Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Season

Pelham

Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. One never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free admission after paid entrance to Oak Mountain State Park. Start & end dates are dependent on Mother Nature.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

Antique automobiles parked on the Athens' square with shopping and restaurants open late. 3-6 p.m.

Contemporary Alabama Photography

Mobile

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

MAGIC WITH STYLE! A Kids Magic Show

Orange Beach

Brandon Styles presents MAGIC WITH STYLE! A magic show for kids. Kids love magic. It's a key ingredient of childhood. Every day is a new adventure of discovery, mystery, and wonderment.

Mason Music Camp for Beginners

Vestavia Hills

For students 6-9 years old who have little or no experience with music and may be wondering which instrument is right for them, Mason Music offers a half-day music camp that teaches students the basics of how to sing and play the guitar, piano, drums and violin.

Museum of Wonder

Dothan

Museum of Wonder showcases the work of Butch Anthony, a self-taught artist, storyteller, and maker of oddities. This unique exhibition of Anthony’s work explores the power of an “art environment,” when art’s meaning is influenced by the space around it. For this exhibition, Anthony will re-create portions of his art environment in Seale, Alabama, and will include installations in the museum’s gallery space, as well as in the public arena.

Sister Act

Gadsden

A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. This feel-good comedy smash is based on the hit film.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.