Annual Buy for Rise Charity Sale: Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m. (preview) and Aug. 27 8-11 a.m., Rise Center, Tuscaloosa. Area merchants have donated high-end items to the University of Alabama Rise School, and deep discounts are offered. Money raised will help Rise. Tickets required for Friday night preview; free admission on Saturday. For more information, call (205) 348-7931.
Fun Friday Night at CHOM: Aug. 26, 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.
Hospice of West Alabama Cabaret Night: Aug. 26, 6-9 p.m. North River Yacht Club, Tuscaloosa. This year’s theme is “Casino Cabaret.” The fun-filled evening, benefiting Hospice of West Alabama, includes blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold’em, craps tables and slot machines. Tickets start at $75. For more information, call (205) 523-0101 or visit hospiceofwestalabama.com.
Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society Presents “Mingle & Mix Like it’s 1966”: Aug. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Regions Bank, Tuscaloosa. Celebrate the first 50 years of the TCPS with ‘60s clothes and music – all in a building constructed in 1966. For more information, visit HistoricTuscaloosa.org or call (205) 758-2238.
Ben Rector: Aug. 26, 8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket prices: $21, $26, $33.50. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280.
Vicki Kerr Walk 2 Remember 2016: Aug. 27, 8 a.m. (registration). Inside University Mall, Tuscaloosa. This annual walk honors anyone affected by Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders, as well as their caregivers. Money raised supports the Caring Days programs. For more information, call (205) 752-6840 or visit caringdays.org.
University of Alabama Arboretum Open House: Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 4801 Arboretum Way, Tuscaloosa. Light refreshments will be served and guided tours will be provided. For more information, visit arboretum.ua.edu.
Saturday Storytime: Aug. 27, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.
Belk Bridal Engagement Party: Aug. 27, 1 to 5 p.m. Belk, Tuscaloosa (University Mall). This in-store bridal celebration only happens twice each year. Brides-to-be are invited to create a new wedding registry *or* add to an existing one – and they’ll get a chance to win big prizes, including a weekend trip to The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a $1200 travel certificate, Carolee Jewelry, a $1000 Belk gift card, and more. See Lashonda or Maurine. For more information, visit belk.com/engagementparty.
Australian Pink Floyd Show: Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket prices: $15.50, $21, $25.50, $35.50. 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.