Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa Presents “Tea Talks”: March 19, 11 a.m. to noon. Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, Assisted Living (1801 Rice Mine Rd. N.). Tea Talks is a free monthly educational talk series on various interesting topics, with coffee and tea. This month, professional organizer Carrie Thayer will discuss organizing small spaces. Tea Talks are free and open to the public. For more information, call Sarah Pederson at (205) 239-8929.
ARHA Live2Lead Leadership Event: March 20, 1 p.m. Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa. Speakers include John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Cheryl Bachelder, and Warrick Dunn. For more information on Live2Lead, visit Live2LeadTuscaloosa.eventbee.com.
Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Business After Hours: March 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Cypress Inn, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy two hours of informal networking at this monthly Chamber function.
Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup 5K for Pre-K and Tuscaloosa Half Marathon: March 24, Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Half Marathon participants start at 7 a.m.; Mayor’s Cup 5K participants start at 8 a.m. For more information, visit TuscaloosaMayorsCup.com and TuscaloosaHalfMarathon.org.
Pullin’ for the Arc Fire Truck Challenge: March 24, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Mall Back Parking Lot, Tuscaloosa. This fundraiser, which features teams of 10 people pulling a 44,000-pound Tuscaloosa Fire Truck 50 feet, benefits The Arc of Tuscaloosa County. Enjoy food vendors, live music, and a kid’s zone with fun activities. For more information, visit thearcoftuscaloosa.org.
3-2-1 Blastoff at CHOM: March 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Test your engineering and astronaut skills, experiment with gravity, and launch a rocket. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
21st Annual BBQ and Blue Jeans: March 24, 6-10 p.m. Water Oaks Farm, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this event benefit the DCH Help & Hope Patient Assistance Fund. Enjoy McAbee Pigfitters BBQ, a silent auction, live music, and more. Tickets and corporate sponsorships are available. For more information, call (205) 759-7349 or visit thedchfoundation.org.
Brantley Gilbert with Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips: March 24, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Lost in Conversation: A Festival of One Acts:” March 26-30, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, downtown Tuscaloosa. In celebration of World Theatre Day, Theatre Tuscaloosa’s SecondStage program is presenting four great, short shows in one performance. For more information, visit theatretusc.com.
UA Theatre & Dance Presents ‘Dance Alabama!’: March 27-31, Morgan Auditorium at Morgan Hall, University of Alabama campus. This spring concert features all new, student-choreographed dance pieces that range from ballet to hip hop. For more information, including show times and tickets, visit theatre.ua.edu.
UA Adapted Athletics Inclusive Recreation Expo: March 28, 4 to 7 p.m. Stran-Hardin Arena (410 Peter Bryce Blvd.), University of Alabama campus. Come out and try wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, sitting volleyball, and cardio equipment at the new Adapted Athletics facility. For more information, call (205) 246-3371 – and visit alabamaadapted.com.
LUNAFEST Film Festival: March 29, 6-9 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. LUNAFEST, presented by the UA Women and Gender Resource Center, showcases diverse films. The event is designed to raise awareness about women’s issues, highlight women filmmakers, bring women together in their communities, and raise money for the Chicken and Egg Pictures and the UA Women and Gender Resource Center. For more information, visit wgrc.ua.edu.
Eggstra-Special at Chom: March 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy fun Easter games and crafts. more information, visit chomonline.org.
Druid City Songwriters Festival: June 21-23, Tuscaloosa. Eatmybeats, with the help of Tuscaloosa Tourism, is putting on this songwriters’ festival. Over 30 different original songwriters from around the southeast will play multiple venues over the three-day period. The host hotel for the festival is Hotel Indigo. For more information, visit druidcitysongwritersfest.com.
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
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: 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.