Alabama Restaurant Week: Aug. 12-21. Several Tuscaloosa-area restaurants are participating in this annual event, with specially priced meals. For more information, visit alabamarestaurantweek.com.
Fun Friday Night at CHOM: Aug. 12, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information: (205) 349-4235 and chomonline.org.
Pet Palooza at CL Salon: Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CL Salon, Main Avenue, Northport. This event helps Callie’s Place, a local animal rescue organization. Animals will be available for adoption and donations are welcome. Enjoy raffle prizes, too. For more information, visit Callie’s Place on Facebook.
Bid Day at UA: Aug. 13, 10 a.m. This year’s official Fall Formal Recruitment Bid Day begins at 10 a.m., when potential new sorority members open their official bids at Bryant-Denny Stadium. They will then run (or walk, but mostly it’s running) along sorority row to their new houses, where they’ll enjoy a big celebration, lunch, and more.
Saturday Storytime: Aug. 13, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.
Mario’s Super Blowout: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Join Mario and Luigi for a party, and come dressed as your favorite character. Enjoy Mario games, arts and crafts and prizes. All activities are included in admission. For more information: (205) 349-4235 and chomonline.org.
Train with Special Guest Andy Grammer: Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket prices: $31, $51, $61, $71. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Tuesdays and 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.
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
Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.