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Today, September 27

"Call and Response" Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Auburn

JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints.

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"Neil Dover's Wednesday Jukebox"

Orange Beach

Gulf Coast Country Artist, Neil Dover performs Classic Country with a sandy twist at the famous Flora-Bama Roadhouse that sits on the Florida and Alabama state lines!

1st Saturday in Rogersville

Rogersville

Every 1st Saturday is a reason to shop downtown Rogersville. Unique one of a kind shops stay open late. Live entertainment from April - September on Lee Street. Merchant sales & specials each month. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 256-247-9449.

Alabama Antique Trail Sale

Over 125 antique shops and malls all over Alabama participate in a Trail Sale every March and September!

Biergarten at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville

Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration* every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through late October 2016, for the German Biergarten.

Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk

Collinsville

Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk. Call for exact date of event. 256-524-2323. collinsvillequiltwalk.com. Admission charged. Downtown--Stroll through this historic town while viewing some of the most wonderful quilts ever seen. All proceeds go to the Collinsville Library Building Fund. Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Columbiana Farmers Market & Trade Days

Columbiana

Columbiana Farmers Market & Trade Days. 205-305-8632. Shelby County Courthouse Parking Lot--Farmer's market, arts & crafts and yard sale held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, rain or shine. Call for vendor information. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cullman County Fair

Cullman

Cullman County Fair Grounds--Great rides, exhibits combined with local and regional entertainment.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth

Huntsville

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth June 25 – October 30, 2016

Fall Scarecrow Trail

Huntsville

Sep 1-Oct 31, Huntsville. Scarecrow Trail. 800-930-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Admission charged. Huntsville Botanical Garden--Scarecrows, hay bale art, hay rides, sorghum maze. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Farm to Table Chefs' Dinner

Anniston

A multiple-course dinner of fresh, local fare prepared to perfection by local chefs.

First Friday Art Walk

Fairhope

First Friday Art Walk is a community art & entertainment event held the first Friday of each month. The event is free and open to the public. Between twenty and thirty venues are open between 6PM and 8PM for the Art Walk. Art Walk venues have openings, talks, music, and other special activities, some venues have wine and appetizers.

First Fridays

Opelika

On the First Friday of each month, downtown Opelika shops will stay open until 8 p.m. so that diners of our downtown restaurants can shop before or after they eat. This is a great opportunity for those that work during retail hours to see what the Downtown shops have to offer. There will also be entertainment on street corners for everyone's enjoyment. The specialty shops will be open until 8 p.m. with music and entertainment on the street corners, and several restaurants in the downtown area to make the evening a great way to relax and enjoy the atmosphere!

First Fridays Florence

Florence

Florence. First Fridays Florence. 877-290-8880. www.firstfridaysflorence.com. Free. Downtown Florence-- On the first Friday of each month from March through December, Historic Downtown Florence comes alive with art, music, shopping and entertainment for the whole family. 5-8 p.m. .

First Saturday Family Day

Dothan

FREE come-and-go workshop for families is offered the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am-2:30am. All supplies provided, no preregistration required. Every Saturday will feature a different project!

Foster Fest

Dothan

Join us for Dothan's favorite Friday night tradition, Foster Fest in Downtown Dothan! As always we will bring you great, local street vendors and downtown merchants, antique cars and motorcycle show, good food, cold drinks and live music. Bring the family. Every 3rd Friday May-October.

Friday On The Green

Alexander City

Family Fun With Music and Lawn Games

Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout

Orange Beach

3rd Annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout is a 6 week competition for Singer Songwriters. The event takes place weekly at The Hot Spot Music & Grub restaurant and there is no cover charge. The winning songwriter takes home a $10,000 prize package.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Home School Day

Childersburg

Home School families and groups can purchase the School Fun Pac (Cave tour, maze, panning for gemstones) at the advertised school rate without minimum attendance required. Home School credentials (cover school letter, legal card) must be presented at the time of purchase.

Hometown Teams: The Role of Sports in Small Town America Exhibition

Livingston

The Museum on Main Street Smithsonian Traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams” shows the love of sports in America’s hometowns. People play them on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. Win or lose, we yearn to compete and play another day. The exhibit will showcase both a broad and local representation of sports in America and around Livingston, Sumter County, and the Black Belt region. achristiansen@uwa.edu

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Huntsville

Knock Knock – who lives there? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about the creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow.

Jam Session on the Square

Huntsville

The Sounds of Summer's Jam Sessions on the Square will be every Thursday night from 5-8 pm on Westside Square in Downtown Huntsville. Each week will feature a local band!

Last Friday Art Night

Dauphin Island

Last Friday Art Night is THE place to be on Dauphin Island on the last Friday of each month Jan - October! Enjoy local art and history, food, beverages, music and socializing. Feel like a local!

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Huntsville

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action at the Huntsville Museum of Art September 10 - December 11, 2016

MainStreet Farmer's Market

Alexander City

Seasonal Farmers Market--held weekly on Saturdays from June to October.

Monthly Pancake Breakfast

Shelby

"All you care to eat" pancakes with bacon or sausage and coffee or orange juice of tea for $5.00

Out of the Box 2: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Outdoor sculpture submitted by selected artist will be exhibited on the museum grounds around the Lethander Art Path.

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

Huntsville

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Pepper Place Saturday Market

Birmingham

Pepper Place Saturday Market. 205-802-2100 ext. 230. 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.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Raine Bedsole: boats of Poetry

Mobile native, Raine, works with unusual materials exploring the dynamic possibilities of site-specific sculptural installation.

Saturday Market

Birmingham

The Marketplace at Lee Branch is a rain or shine Farmers market featuring fresh locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs and meats from local farms in and around Shelby county. Join us weekly for live music, cooking demos, and arts and crafts for the kids.

Second Friday, LoDa Art Walk

Mobile

Celebrating the arts in downtown Mobile! Explore this free monthly showcase of visual and performance arts! Starting at 6pm on the second Friday of every month, galleries, restaurants, shops, institutions, etc in the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District open their doors for a family-friendly evening of exhibitions and entertainment by area artists.

Senior Lunch Matinee

Athens

Senior Lunch Matinee, 3rd Thursday each month, lunch and live entertainment, open to all senior groups, complete lunch $11, show is free with paid lunch, cash or personal check, e-mail reservations required, info@yesterdaysevents.com

Street Food Gathering

Huntsville

The 2016 Street Food Gatherings will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month from April to October. The gatherings are 5-9 pm on Church Street that runs through Big Spring Park (between Williams Avenue and Clinton Avenue). We will have more than 40 food vendors there and a wide variety of specialty foods!

The Art of Yoga

In partnership with nonprofit yoga studio Mesuva Studios, WMA introduces The Art of Yoga, a monthly yoga series taking place the first Friday of every month.

The Mill Farmers Market

Huntsville

Market is held weekly on Saturdays. Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is bringing together community growers and gardeners to provide patrons with the best selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, and more! Get ingredients, freshly prepared meals, cheeses, honey or jams, or stop by one of our community workshops to learn a new skill.

Third Friday

Decatur

Third Friday. 800-524-6181. www.facebook.com/3rdfridaydowntown. Free. Downtown--Sales, entertainment and family friendly activities on Bank Street and 2nd Ave. 5-8 p.m.

Third Friday in Forest Park

Birmingham

Third Friday in Forest Park. 205-595-3553. www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Park-Village/97181374695. Free. Forest Park Village--Shops and galleries open late and restaurants will have specials and more. 5-8 p.m.

Third Saturdays in Fort Payne

Fort Payne

Third Saturday Sunset. 256-996-3857. www.facebook.com/3rdSaturdayFortPayneAl Free. Downtown--A family fun event featuring a cruise-in, children activities, food, art show, and live entertainment. 5-8 p.m.

Tour the Shadow Gallery: The Art of Intelligence

Birmingham

Experience the secrets behind CIA missions from WWII to the frozen killing grounds of the Korean War, from the bloody siege of Dien Bien Phu to today's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn about the unsung heroes who performed countless land, sea and air missions often without public knowledge or gratitude.

“Camera Lucida” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University

Auburn

Camera Lucida features eight contemporary artists from around the world who work with video and digital moving imagery. JCSM’s survey provides a compelling look at the state of the medium today.

Tomorrow, September 28

"Call and Response" Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Auburn

JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints.

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"Neil Dover's Wednesday Jukebox"

Orange Beach

Gulf Coast Country Artist, Neil Dover performs Classic Country with a sandy twist at the famous Flora-Bama Roadhouse that sits on the Florida and Alabama state lines!

1st Saturday in Rogersville

Rogersville

Every 1st Saturday is a reason to shop downtown Rogersville. Unique one of a kind shops stay open late. Live entertainment from April - September on Lee Street. Merchant sales & specials each month. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 256-247-9449.

Alabama Antique Trail Sale

Over 125 antique shops and malls all over Alabama participate in a Trail Sale every March and September!

Biergarten at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville

Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration* every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through late October 2016, for the German Biergarten.

Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk

Collinsville

Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk. Call for exact date of event. 256-524-2323. collinsvillequiltwalk.com. Admission charged. Downtown--Stroll through this historic town while viewing some of the most wonderful quilts ever seen. All proceeds go to the Collinsville Library Building Fund. Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Columbiana Farmers Market & Trade Days

Columbiana

Columbiana Farmers Market & Trade Days. 205-305-8632. Shelby County Courthouse Parking Lot--Farmer's market, arts & crafts and yard sale held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, rain or shine. Call for vendor information. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cullman County Fair

Cullman

Cullman County Fair Grounds--Great rides, exhibits combined with local and regional entertainment.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth

Huntsville

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth June 25 – October 30, 2016

Fall Scarecrow Trail

Huntsville

Sep 1-Oct 31, Huntsville. Scarecrow Trail. 800-930-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Admission charged. Huntsville Botanical Garden--Scarecrows, hay bale art, hay rides, sorghum maze. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk

Fairhope

First Friday Art Walk is a community art & entertainment event held the first Friday of each month. The event is free and open to the public. Between twenty and thirty venues are open between 6PM and 8PM for the Art Walk. Art Walk venues have openings, talks, music, and other special activities, some venues have wine and appetizers.

First Fridays

Opelika

On the First Friday of each month, downtown Opelika shops will stay open until 8 p.m. so that diners of our downtown restaurants can shop before or after they eat. This is a great opportunity for those that work during retail hours to see what the Downtown shops have to offer. There will also be entertainment on street corners for everyone's enjoyment. The specialty shops will be open until 8 p.m. with music and entertainment on the street corners, and several restaurants in the downtown area to make the evening a great way to relax and enjoy the atmosphere!

First Fridays Florence

Florence

Florence. First Fridays Florence. 877-290-8880. www.firstfridaysflorence.com. Free. Downtown Florence-- On the first Friday of each month from March through December, Historic Downtown Florence comes alive with art, music, shopping and entertainment for the whole family. 5-8 p.m. .

First Saturday Family Day

Dothan

FREE come-and-go workshop for families is offered the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am-2:30am. All supplies provided, no preregistration required. Every Saturday will feature a different project!

Foster Fest

Dothan

Join us for Dothan's favorite Friday night tradition, Foster Fest in Downtown Dothan! As always we will bring you great, local street vendors and downtown merchants, antique cars and motorcycle show, good food, cold drinks and live music. Bring the family. Every 3rd Friday May-October.

Friday On The Green

Alexander City

Family Fun With Music and Lawn Games

Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout

Orange Beach

3rd Annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout is a 6 week competition for Singer Songwriters. The event takes place weekly at The Hot Spot Music & Grub restaurant and there is no cover charge. The winning songwriter takes home a $10,000 prize package.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Hometown Teams: The Role of Sports in Small Town America Exhibition

Livingston

The Museum on Main Street Smithsonian Traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams” shows the love of sports in America’s hometowns. People play them on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. Win or lose, we yearn to compete and play another day. The exhibit will showcase both a broad and local representation of sports in America and around Livingston, Sumter County, and the Black Belt region. achristiansen@uwa.edu

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Huntsville

Knock Knock – who lives there? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about the creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow.

Jam Session on the Square

Huntsville

The Sounds of Summer's Jam Sessions on the Square will be every Thursday night from 5-8 pm on Westside Square in Downtown Huntsville. Each week will feature a local band!

Last Friday Art Night

Dauphin Island

Last Friday Art Night is THE place to be on Dauphin Island on the last Friday of each month Jan - October! Enjoy local art and history, food, beverages, music and socializing. Feel like a local!

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Huntsville

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action at the Huntsville Museum of Art September 10 - December 11, 2016

MainStreet Farmer's Market

Alexander City

Seasonal Farmers Market--held weekly on Saturdays from June to October.

Monthly Pancake Breakfast

Shelby

"All you care to eat" pancakes with bacon or sausage and coffee or orange juice of tea for $5.00

Out of the Box 2: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Outdoor sculpture submitted by selected artist will be exhibited on the museum grounds around the Lethander Art Path.

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

Huntsville

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Pepper Place Saturday Market

Birmingham

Pepper Place Saturday Market. 205-802-2100 ext. 230. 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.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Raine Bedsole: boats of Poetry

Mobile native, Raine, works with unusual materials exploring the dynamic possibilities of site-specific sculptural installation.

Saturday Market

Birmingham

The Marketplace at Lee Branch is a rain or shine Farmers market featuring fresh locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs and meats from local farms in and around Shelby county. Join us weekly for live music, cooking demos, and arts and crafts for the kids.

Second Friday, LoDa Art Walk

Mobile

Celebrating the arts in downtown Mobile! Explore this free monthly showcase of visual and performance arts! Starting at 6pm on the second Friday of every month, galleries, restaurants, shops, institutions, etc in the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District open their doors for a family-friendly evening of exhibitions and entertainment by area artists.

Senior Lunch Matinee

Athens

Senior Lunch Matinee, 3rd Thursday each month, lunch and live entertainment, open to all senior groups, complete lunch $11, show is free with paid lunch, cash or personal check, e-mail reservations required, info@yesterdaysevents.com

Street Food Gathering

Huntsville

The 2016 Street Food Gatherings will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month from April to October. The gatherings are 5-9 pm on Church Street that runs through Big Spring Park (between Williams Avenue and Clinton Avenue). We will have more than 40 food vendors there and a wide variety of specialty foods!

The Art of Yoga

In partnership with nonprofit yoga studio Mesuva Studios, WMA introduces The Art of Yoga, a monthly yoga series taking place the first Friday of every month.

The Mill Farmers Market

Huntsville

Market is held weekly on Saturdays. Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is bringing together community growers and gardeners to provide patrons with the best selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, and more! Get ingredients, freshly prepared meals, cheeses, honey or jams, or stop by one of our community workshops to learn a new skill.

Third Friday

Decatur

Third Friday. 800-524-6181. www.facebook.com/3rdfridaydowntown. Free. Downtown--Sales, entertainment and family friendly activities on Bank Street and 2nd Ave. 5-8 p.m.

Third Friday in Forest Park

Birmingham

Third Friday in Forest Park. 205-595-3553. www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Park-Village/97181374695. Free. Forest Park Village--Shops and galleries open late and restaurants will have specials and more. 5-8 p.m.

Third Saturdays in Fort Payne

Fort Payne

Third Saturday Sunset. 256-996-3857. www.facebook.com/3rdSaturdayFortPayneAl Free. Downtown--A family fun event featuring a cruise-in, children activities, food, art show, and live entertainment. 5-8 p.m.

Tour the Shadow Gallery: The Art of Intelligence

Birmingham

Experience the secrets behind CIA missions from WWII to the frozen killing grounds of the Korean War, from the bloody siege of Dien Bien Phu to today's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn about the unsung heroes who performed countless land, sea and air missions often without public knowledge or gratitude.

“Camera Lucida” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University

Auburn

Camera Lucida features eight contemporary artists from around the world who work with video and digital moving imagery. JCSM’s survey provides a compelling look at the state of the medium today.

Thursday, September 29

"Call and Response" Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Auburn

JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints.

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"Neil Dover's Wednesday Jukebox"

Orange Beach

Gulf Coast Country Artist, Neil Dover performs Classic Country with a sandy twist at the famous Flora-Bama Roadhouse that sits on the Florida and Alabama state lines!

1st Saturday in Rogersville

Rogersville

Every 1st Saturday is a reason to shop downtown Rogersville. Unique one of a kind shops stay open late. Live entertainment from April - September on Lee Street. Merchant sales & specials each month. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 256-247-9449.

Alabama Antique Trail Sale

Over 125 antique shops and malls all over Alabama participate in a Trail Sale every March and September!

Biergarten at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville

Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration* every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through late October 2016, for the German Biergarten.

Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk

Collinsville

Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk. Call for exact date of event. 256-524-2323. collinsvillequiltwalk.com. Admission charged. Downtown--Stroll through this historic town while viewing some of the most wonderful quilts ever seen. All proceeds go to the Collinsville Library Building Fund. Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Columbiana Farmers Market & Trade Days

Columbiana

Columbiana Farmers Market & Trade Days. 205-305-8632. Shelby County Courthouse Parking Lot--Farmer's market, arts & crafts and yard sale held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, rain or shine. Call for vendor information. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cullman County Fair

Cullman

Cullman County Fair Grounds--Great rides, exhibits combined with local and regional entertainment.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth

Huntsville

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth June 25 – October 30, 2016

Fall Scarecrow Trail

Huntsville

Sep 1-Oct 31, Huntsville. Scarecrow Trail. 800-930-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Admission charged. Huntsville Botanical Garden--Scarecrows, hay bale art, hay rides, sorghum maze. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk

Fairhope

First Friday Art Walk is a community art & entertainment event held the first Friday of each month. The event is free and open to the public. Between twenty and thirty venues are open between 6PM and 8PM for the Art Walk. Art Walk venues have openings, talks, music, and other special activities, some venues have wine and appetizers.

First Fridays

Opelika

On the First Friday of each month, downtown Opelika shops will stay open until 8 p.m. so that diners of our downtown restaurants can shop before or after they eat. This is a great opportunity for those that work during retail hours to see what the Downtown shops have to offer. There will also be entertainment on street corners for everyone's enjoyment. The specialty shops will be open until 8 p.m. with music and entertainment on the street corners, and several restaurants in the downtown area to make the evening a great way to relax and enjoy the atmosphere!

First Fridays Florence

Florence

Florence. First Fridays Florence. 877-290-8880. www.firstfridaysflorence.com. Free. Downtown Florence-- On the first Friday of each month from March through December, Historic Downtown Florence comes alive with art, music, shopping and entertainment for the whole family. 5-8 p.m. .

First Saturday Family Day

Dothan

FREE come-and-go workshop for families is offered the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am-2:30am. All supplies provided, no preregistration required. Every Saturday will feature a different project!

Foster Fest

Dothan

Join us for Dothan's favorite Friday night tradition, Foster Fest in Downtown Dothan! As always we will bring you great, local street vendors and downtown merchants, antique cars and motorcycle show, good food, cold drinks and live music. Bring the family. Every 3rd Friday May-October.

Friday On The Green

Alexander City

Family Fun With Music and Lawn Games

Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout

Orange Beach

3rd Annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout is a 6 week competition for Singer Songwriters. The event takes place weekly at The Hot Spot Music & Grub restaurant and there is no cover charge. The winning songwriter takes home a $10,000 prize package.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Hometown Teams: The Role of Sports in Small Town America Exhibition

Livingston

The Museum on Main Street Smithsonian Traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams” shows the love of sports in America’s hometowns. People play them on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. Win or lose, we yearn to compete and play another day. The exhibit will showcase both a broad and local representation of sports in America and around Livingston, Sumter County, and the Black Belt region. achristiansen@uwa.edu

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Huntsville

Knock Knock – who lives there? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about the creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow.

Jam Session on the Square

Huntsville

The Sounds of Summer's Jam Sessions on the Square will be every Thursday night from 5-8 pm on Westside Square in Downtown Huntsville. Each week will feature a local band!

Last Friday Art Night

Dauphin Island

Last Friday Art Night is THE place to be on Dauphin Island on the last Friday of each month Jan - October! Enjoy local art and history, food, beverages, music and socializing. Feel like a local!

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Huntsville

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action at the Huntsville Museum of Art September 10 - December 11, 2016

MainStreet Farmer's Market

Alexander City

Seasonal Farmers Market--held weekly on Saturdays from June to October.

Monthly Pancake Breakfast

Shelby

"All you care to eat" pancakes with bacon or sausage and coffee or orange juice of tea for $5.00

Out of the Box 2: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Outdoor sculpture submitted by selected artist will be exhibited on the museum grounds around the Lethander Art Path.

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

Huntsville

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Pepper Place Saturday Market

Birmingham

Pepper Place Saturday Market. 205-802-2100 ext. 230. 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.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Raine Bedsole: boats of Poetry

Mobile native, Raine, works with unusual materials exploring the dynamic possibilities of site-specific sculptural installation.

Saturday Market

Birmingham

The Marketplace at Lee Branch is a rain or shine Farmers market featuring fresh locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs and meats from local farms in and around Shelby county. Join us weekly for live music, cooking demos, and arts and crafts for the kids.

Second Friday, LoDa Art Walk

Mobile

Celebrating the arts in downtown Mobile! Explore this free monthly showcase of visual and performance arts! Starting at 6pm on the second Friday of every month, galleries, restaurants, shops, institutions, etc in the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District open their doors for a family-friendly evening of exhibitions and entertainment by area artists.

Senior Lunch Matinee

Athens

Senior Lunch Matinee, 3rd Thursday each month, lunch and live entertainment, open to all senior groups, complete lunch $11, show is free with paid lunch, cash or personal check, e-mail reservations required, info@yesterdaysevents.com

Street Food Gathering

Huntsville

The 2016 Street Food Gatherings will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month from April to October. The gatherings are 5-9 pm on Church Street that runs through Big Spring Park (between Williams Avenue and Clinton Avenue). We will have more than 40 food vendors there and a wide variety of specialty foods!

The Art of Yoga

In partnership with nonprofit yoga studio Mesuva Studios, WMA introduces The Art of Yoga, a monthly yoga series taking place the first Friday of every month.

The Mill Farmers Market

Huntsville

Market is held weekly on Saturdays. Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is bringing together community growers and gardeners to provide patrons with the best selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, and more! Get ingredients, freshly prepared meals, cheeses, honey or jams, or stop by one of our community workshops to learn a new skill.

Third Friday

Decatur

Third Friday. 800-524-6181. www.facebook.com/3rdfridaydowntown. Free. Downtown--Sales, entertainment and family friendly activities on Bank Street and 2nd Ave. 5-8 p.m.

Third Friday in Forest Park

Birmingham

Third Friday in Forest Park. 205-595-3553. www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Park-Village/97181374695. Free. Forest Park Village--Shops and galleries open late and restaurants will have specials and more. 5-8 p.m.

Third Saturdays in Fort Payne

Fort Payne

Third Saturday Sunset. 256-996-3857. www.facebook.com/3rdSaturdayFortPayneAl Free. Downtown--A family fun event featuring a cruise-in, children activities, food, art show, and live entertainment. 5-8 p.m.

Tour the Shadow Gallery: The Art of Intelligence

Birmingham

Experience the secrets behind CIA missions from WWII to the frozen killing grounds of the Korean War, from the bloody siege of Dien Bien Phu to today's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn about the unsung heroes who performed countless land, sea and air missions often without public knowledge or gratitude.

“Camera Lucida” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University

Auburn

Camera Lucida features eight contemporary artists from around the world who work with video and digital moving imagery. JCSM’s survey provides a compelling look at the state of the medium today.

Friday, September 30

"Call and Response" Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Auburn

JCSM called nine members of the university community to respond objectively and subjectively to art from JCSM’s growing collection of natural history prints.

"Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" Exhibition

Birmingham

The exhibit, featuring rarely seen photographs from Alabama Media Group/Al.com and made possible with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will highlight key moments of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts (ACMHR) from December 1955 to January 1957. This was an integral time for the American Civil Rights Movement, Alabama’s role in it and ACMHR’s success in standing against injustice.

"Neil Dover's Wednesday Jukebox"

Orange Beach

Gulf Coast Country Artist, Neil Dover performs Classic Country with a sandy twist at the famous Flora-Bama Roadhouse that sits on the Florida and Alabama state lines!

1st Saturday in Rogersville

Rogersville

Every 1st Saturday is a reason to shop downtown Rogersville. Unique one of a kind shops stay open late. Live entertainment from April - September on Lee Street. Merchant sales & specials each month. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 256-247-9449.

8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Columbiana

8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit featuring work from local artists.

Alabama Antique Trail Sale

Over 125 antique shops and malls all over Alabama participate in a Trail Sale every March and September!

Alabama Butterbean Festival

Pinson

Music, Food, Arts and Crafts, Rides, Friday Night Fireworks.

Arx Mortis Haunted Attraction

Killen

Arx Mortis is not your mom and dad's haunted house! It is a fifty thousand square foot haunted attraction located in Killen, AL. Sept. 30, Oct. 1,6,7,8,13,14,15,20,21,22,24,25,26,27,28,29,30 & 31

Autumn Flower Show

Wetumpka

Chrysanthemums, camellias and a collection of annuals featuring the deep orange and rust colors of autumn leaves highlight the beds of this 20-acre Southern "grandmother's garden." A welcome video and indoor displays of statuary make this an interesting attraction highlighting Greek Temple reproductions, fountains and pools. The event will be on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from noon to 5 PM.

Biergarten at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville

Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration* every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through late October 2016, for the German Biergarten.

Broadway Night at the Cabaret

Birmingham

Get ready to experience Broadway’s best – right here in Birmingham.

Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk

Collinsville

Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk. Call for exact date of event. 256-524-2323. collinsvillequiltwalk.com. Admission charged. Downtown--Stroll through this historic town while viewing some of the most wonderful quilts ever seen. All proceeds go to the Collinsville Library Building Fund. Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Columbiana Farmers Market & Trade Days

Columbiana

Columbiana Farmers Market & Trade Days. 205-305-8632. Shelby County Courthouse Parking Lot--Farmer's market, arts & crafts and yard sale held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, rain or shine. Call for vendor information. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cullman County Fair

Cullman

Cullman County Fair Grounds--Great rides, exhibits combined with local and regional entertainment.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.”

Birmingham

BCRI will display its collection of rare color photos in an exhibition entitled, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina.” The exhibition will run from July 26 to December 31, 2016 in BCRI’s Vann Gallery.

Encounters: Beth Edwards

Huntsville

The Museum's award-winning Encounters series features regional contemporary art. Our 2017 featured artist is Beth Edwards.

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth

Huntsville

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth June 25 – October 30, 2016

Fall Scarecrow Trail

Huntsville

Sep 1-Oct 31, Huntsville. Scarecrow Trail. 800-930-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Admission charged. Huntsville Botanical Garden--Scarecrows, hay bale art, hay rides, sorghum maze. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk

Fairhope

First Friday Art Walk is a community art & entertainment event held the first Friday of each month. The event is free and open to the public. Between twenty and thirty venues are open between 6PM and 8PM for the Art Walk. Art Walk venues have openings, talks, music, and other special activities, some venues have wine and appetizers.

First Fridays

Opelika

On the First Friday of each month, downtown Opelika shops will stay open until 8 p.m. so that diners of our downtown restaurants can shop before or after they eat. This is a great opportunity for those that work during retail hours to see what the Downtown shops have to offer. There will also be entertainment on street corners for everyone's enjoyment. The specialty shops will be open until 8 p.m. with music and entertainment on the street corners, and several restaurants in the downtown area to make the evening a great way to relax and enjoy the atmosphere!

First Fridays Florence

Florence

Florence. First Fridays Florence. 877-290-8880. www.firstfridaysflorence.com. Free. Downtown Florence-- On the first Friday of each month from March through December, Historic Downtown Florence comes alive with art, music, shopping and entertainment for the whole family. 5-8 p.m. .

First Saturday Family Day

Dothan

FREE come-and-go workshop for families is offered the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am-2:30am. All supplies provided, no preregistration required. Every Saturday will feature a different project!

Foster Fest

Dothan

Join us for Dothan's favorite Friday night tradition, Foster Fest in Downtown Dothan! As always we will bring you great, local street vendors and downtown merchants, antique cars and motorcycle show, good food, cold drinks and live music. Bring the family. Every 3rd Friday May-October.

Friday On The Green

Alexander City

Family Fun With Music and Lawn Games

Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout

Orange Beach

3rd Annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout is a 6 week competition for Singer Songwriters. The event takes place weekly at The Hot Spot Music & Grub restaurant and there is no cover charge. The winning songwriter takes home a $10,000 prize package.

Heritage Alive

Birmingham

Children through K3 are invited to this free student program onThursdays. Additionally, our program can go to schools on Tuesdays.

Hometown Teams: The Role of Sports in Small Town America Exhibition

Livingston

The Museum on Main Street Smithsonian Traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams” shows the love of sports in America’s hometowns. People play them on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. Win or lose, we yearn to compete and play another day. The exhibit will showcase both a broad and local representation of sports in America and around Livingston, Sumter County, and the Black Belt region. achristiansen@uwa.edu

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Huntsville

Knock Knock – who lives there? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about the creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow.

Jam Session on the Square

Huntsville

The Sounds of Summer's Jam Sessions on the Square will be every Thursday night from 5-8 pm on Westside Square in Downtown Huntsville. Each week will feature a local band!

Last Friday Art Night

Dauphin Island

Last Friday Art Night is THE place to be on Dauphin Island on the last Friday of each month Jan - October! Enjoy local art and history, food, beverages, music and socializing. Feel like a local!

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Huntsville

MY HERO: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action at the Huntsville Museum of Art September 10 - December 11, 2016

MainStreet Farmer's Market

Alexander City

Seasonal Farmers Market--held weekly on Saturdays from June to October.

Mid-Day Music: The Samford String Quartet

Birmingham

The Samford String Quartet will perform a free, 30-minute recital in Clingman Commons at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.

Monthly Pancake Breakfast

Shelby

"All you care to eat" pancakes with bacon or sausage and coffee or orange juice of tea for $5.00

Out of the Box 2: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Outdoor sculpture submitted by selected artist will be exhibited on the museum grounds around the Lethander Art Path.

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

Huntsville

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Pepper Place Saturday Market

Birmingham

Pepper Place Saturday Market. 205-802-2100 ext. 230. 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.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Raine Bedsole: boats of Poetry

Mobile native, Raine, works with unusual materials exploring the dynamic possibilities of site-specific sculptural installation.

Sarah Towery Art Colony

Alexander City

Sarah Towery Art Colony. 256-234-3461. www.alartcolony.org. Fee for participants only. Children's Harbor Campus---Weeklong workshop for adults with an art show to highlight the week's accomplishments.

Saturday Market

Birmingham

The Marketplace at Lee Branch is a rain or shine Farmers market featuring fresh locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs and meats from local farms in and around Shelby county. Join us weekly for live music, cooking demos, and arts and crafts for the kids.

Scarecrows in the Park

Opp

Experience scarecrow creativity this fall in Opp. 334-493--3070

Second Friday, LoDa Art Walk

Mobile

Celebrating the arts in downtown Mobile! Explore this free monthly showcase of visual and performance arts! Starting at 6pm on the second Friday of every month, galleries, restaurants, shops, institutions, etc in the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District open their doors for a family-friendly evening of exhibitions and entertainment by area artists.

Senior Lunch Matinee

Athens

Senior Lunch Matinee, 3rd Thursday each month, lunch and live entertainment, open to all senior groups, complete lunch $11, show is free with paid lunch, cash or personal check, e-mail reservations required, info@yesterdaysevents.com

Street Food Gathering

Huntsville

The 2016 Street Food Gatherings will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month from April to October. The gatherings are 5-9 pm on Church Street that runs through Big Spring Park (between Williams Avenue and Clinton Avenue). We will have more than 40 food vendors there and a wide variety of specialty foods!

THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR.

Gadsden

Fun for all ages, Characters Children's Theatre and Gadsden State are proud to present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, JR.

TenSixtyFive

Mobile

Party Down in Downtown Mobile, Sep. 30-Oct.2.

The Art of Yoga

In partnership with nonprofit yoga studio Mesuva Studios, WMA introduces The Art of Yoga, a monthly yoga series taking place the first Friday of every month.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Tuscaloosa

September 30, 2016 7:30 p.m. October 1, 2016 7:30 p.m. October 2, 2016 2:00 p.m. October 5, 2016 2:00 p.m. October 6, 2016 7:30 p.m. October 7, 2016 7:30 p.m. October 8, 2016 2:00 p.m. October 9, 2016 2:00 p.m

The Mill Farmers Market

Huntsville

Market is held weekly on Saturdays. Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is bringing together community growers and gardeners to provide patrons with the best selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, and more! Get ingredients, freshly prepared meals, cheeses, honey or jams, or stop by one of our community workshops to learn a new skill.

Third Friday

Decatur

Third Friday. 800-524-6181. www.facebook.com/3rdfridaydowntown. Free. Downtown--Sales, entertainment and family friendly activities on Bank Street and 2nd Ave. 5-8 p.m.

Third Friday in Forest Park

Birmingham

Third Friday in Forest Park. 205-595-3553. www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Park-Village/97181374695. Free. Forest Park Village--Shops and galleries open late and restaurants will have specials and more. 5-8 p.m.

Third Saturdays in Fort Payne

Fort Payne

Third Saturday Sunset. 256-996-3857. www.facebook.com/3rdSaturdayFortPayneAl Free. Downtown--A family fun event featuring a cruise-in, children activities, food, art show, and live entertainment. 5-8 p.m.

Tour the Shadow Gallery: The Art of Intelligence

Birmingham

Experience the secrets behind CIA missions from WWII to the frozen killing grounds of the Korean War, from the bloody siege of Dien Bien Phu to today's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn about the unsung heroes who performed countless land, sea and air missions often without public knowledge or gratitude.

“Camera Lucida” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University

Auburn

Camera Lucida features eight contemporary artists from around the world who work with video and digital moving imagery. JCSM’s survey provides a compelling look at the state of the medium today.