Fun Friday Night at CHOM: Sept. 16, 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.
Bravo! Third Annual Opera Guild Gala: Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. Grand Gallery, Alabama Museum of Natural History, University of Alabama campus (Smith Hall). This annual gala, "BRAVO!", supports the UA Opera Theatre. It features dinner, a silent auction, and music presented by Paul Houghtaling, opera program students, alumni, faculty and special guest artists. Tickets: $100. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit uaoperaguild.com.
The ACT Presents “Beauty and the Beast”: Sept. 16-19, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Disney’s classic story is brought to life by members of The Actor’s Charitable Theatre. For show times and tickets, visit TheACT.info or call (205) 393-2800.
Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play at CHOM: Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get up, get out, and go play. CHOM has a full day of great activities planned, including special games and fun activities throughout the museum. All activities are included in admission. For more information: (205) 349-4235 and chomonline.org.
Saturday Storytime: Sept. 17, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.
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.