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Events

August

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08/02/2015 - 08/08/2015

Ongoing Events

SCIENCE OF IMAGINATION
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 07/23/2015 - 08/27/2015
  • Times: 1 - 2 pm
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Join us for our Science of Imagination series every Thursday. This weekly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission. Science of Imagination activities are recommended for ages 4-6 and emphasize the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival. 

BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Tue - Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun Noon - 4 pm. Closed on Mon
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER
  • Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

Travel Adventure - Burritt MuseumJourney back to the 1800s on an exciting, scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid-sized Alabama River. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area.

CONNECTIONS: DIANE FOX | BEAUVAIS LYONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

  ew series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities.

This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Beauvais Lyons and Diane Fox from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox's black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. 

EXHIBIT: 101 ROCKET CITY INVENTIONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Times: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

The Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the ingenuity of the community that sent man to the Moon.  Includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. This exhibit runs through December 31, 2015.

EXHIBIT: FROM COTTON TO THE COSMOS, A HUNTSVILLE RETROSPECTIVE
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Tue - Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun Noon - 5 pm
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

This exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to the Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.

"From Cotton to the Cosmos" will run April 1 through September 6. 

EXHIBIT: THE ROBOT ZOO
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Times: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Location: US Space & Rocket Center
  • Admission: Admission charged.
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The Robot ZooThe 5,000 square foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling.

This exhibit is on display March 28 - September 13, 2015. 

 

HUNTSVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK EVENT: DOWNTOWN DISH HUNTSVILLE FOOD TOUR
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 11 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Downtown Historic District
  • Admission: Admission Charged

hrwThis guided walking tour winds through Huntsville's historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and "mom and pop" establishments that make this a truly special place to visit. Stops include Huntsville's premier gastro-pub, a delectable European inspired eatery, and the coffeehouse that introduced the city to the delights of gourmet roasting over 30 years ago.

 

PLANETARIUM SATURDAY NIGHT PUBLIC PROGRAM
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Planetarium - Monte Sano Park
  • Phone: (256) 539-0316
  • Admission: Admission charged

Observation of the night sky through the telescope at our Star parties will follow specified programs.

THE PURDY BUTTERFLY HOUSE AT BOTANICAL GARDEN
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Times: Mon - Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Thu 9 am - 8 pm, Sun Noon - 6 pm
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

Be entertained by our turtles, stunning floral displays, and, of course, twelve native species of colorful butterflies.

The Butterfly House is open May through September.

YEAR OF ALABAMA BBQ
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Location: Alabama

YOA BBQ-colorThe Alabama Tourism Department has designated this the "Year of Alabama BBQ"!  Indulge in a Southern culinary delight by sampling BBQ from restaurants across the state from January 1 - December 31, 2015.

For more information, visit: http://www.ilovealabamafood.com/bbq/

SUMMER PASS FOR SPACE & ROCKET CENTER
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 08/02/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Times: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

 

Special passes are available at the museum for unlimited visits Sunday through Thursday between now and Labor Day for 1 adult with up to 2 children. This includes the traveling exhibitions and standard simulators. 

CONCERT IN THE PARK: WINSLOW DAVIS ENSEMBLE/BIG DADDY KINGFISH
  • 08/03/2015 - 08/03/2015
  • Times: 6:30 - 8 pm
  • Location: Big Spring Park at the rear of the Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Phone: (256) 519-2787

Free concerts are held every Monday night through August 3. Bring your own blanket or chair. Picnics are welcome and food vendors will be on site. Leashed pets are admitted.

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY: DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
  • 08/03/2015 - 08/03/2015
  • Times: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Huntsville Public Library-Main Branch 2nd floor
  • Phone: (256) 532-5984
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Madison Public Library

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! PERFECT TEN TOUR
  • 08/04/2015 - 08/04/2015
  • Times: TBA
  • Location: Von Braun Center Concert Hall
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged

See some of your favorite dancers from the popular TV show including last season's winner, Rumer Willis!

BIERGARTEN
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 08/06/2015 - 08/27/2015
  • Times: 4:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Admission: No Admission Charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Stein and Dine!

Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chefs David Oreskovich and Jason Williams.

Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family friendly and leashed dogs are welcome, rain or shine!

Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase.

 

FIDOS AFTER 5 AT THE GARDEN
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 08/06/2015 - 08/27/2015
  • Times: 5 pm - dusk
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged plus $1/pooch, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

The Garden is "going to the dogs". Leash up Rover for a tail-waggin' good time. 

GREENE STREET MARKET AT NATIVITY
  • 08/06/2015 - 08/06/2015
  • Times: 4 - 8 pm
  • Address: Corner of Greene Street & Eustis Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 682-4429
  • Admission: No admission charged

Visit this downtown open-air market to find locally-grown fruits and vegetables, freshly-prepared meals, traditionally-made relishes and jams plus breads, teas and artwork. Listen to live music as you browse or borrow a bike to cruise around the historic districts.

 

JAM SESSION ON THE SQUARE
  • 08/06/2015 - 08/06/2015
  • Times: 5 - 8 pm
  • Location: Westside Square
  • Address: Downtown Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

Mike and Chad from 5ive O'clock Charlie will perform in Downtown Huntsville.

THURSDAY NIGHT BIKES
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 08/06/2015 - 08/27/2015
  • Times: 4 - 8 pm
  • Location: Green Street Market Downtown Huntsville
  • Address: 208 Eustis Ave Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

Ten bikes free to borrow every Thursday night from May to October. Borrow a bike and take a spin downtown!

ALRIGHT BAYOU COMEDY
  • 08/07/2015 - 08/07/2015
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Location: Tim's Cajun Kitchen banquet hall
  • Address: 114 Jordan Ln NW Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Derrick Stroup, Matthew Tate, Tim Benton, and Jesse Pollard join soon-to-be L.A. resident, Curtis Rambo for this night of hilarity, craft beer, and Cajun food to remember!

DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • 08/07/2015 - 08/28/2015
  • Times: 9 - 9:30 am
  • Location: Alabama Constitution Village
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Stroll through Downtown Huntsville with an historic interpreter, Friday mornings from July 3 - August 28.

FRIDAY NIGHT ART WALK
  • 08/07/2015 - 08/07/2015
  • Times: 5 - 8 pm
  • Location: Downtown Square
  • Admission: No admission charged

This open-air art market with live music will take place the first and fourth Fridays of June, July and August.

 

MADISON COUNTY CATTLEMEN'S RODEO
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/07/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: Gates open at 6 pm, show begins at 8 pm
  • Location: Alabama A & M Agribition Center
  • Phone: (256) 679-2949
  • Admission: Admission charged

BREAKFAST TROLLEY TOUR AT ALABAMA CONSTITUTION VILLAGE
  • 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 10 am
  • Location: Alabama Constitution Village
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-6564
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Enjoy a muffin and coffee while touring downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic District on Saturdays in June, July, August, and September. This is a  60-minute narrated tour on a trolley-inspired bus.

GROTTO LIGHTS CONCERT SERIES: WILLIE & THE GIANT plus INDIA RAMEY
  • 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 6 - 9 pm
  • Location: Big Spring Park East
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

The Grotto Lights Concert Series will be the second Saturday of the month from June to August.

The Nashville-based classic rock band, Willie & the Giant released its debut album in April 2015. India Ramey is a singer/songwriter from Birmingham whose first album, "Junkyard Angel" resulted in an IMA nomination for "Best Country Song". 

 

HEALTHY HUNTSVILLE: SUMMER SATURDAY CLASSES
  • 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 10 - 11 am
  • Location: Big Spring Park East (rain location: pavilion in front of Huntsville Utilities entrance)
  • Admission: No admission charged

Nancy Harden, TDPT will lead a flexibility class.

HUNTSVILLE GHOST WALK
  • 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 6 pm
  • Location: Tour begins at Harrison Bros. Hardware
  • Address: 124 South Side Square, Downtown Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 509-3940
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Harrison Brothers Hardware

Who is the angry ghost in the courthouse? What is the story behind the haunting tune phantom children sing while playing on Walker Street? Learn the answers to these questions and many more.

IMAGES OF THE GREAT WAR: THE EUROPEAN OFFENSES, 1914-16 FROM THE ANNE S.K. BROWN MILITARY COLLECTION
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/08/2015 - 11/15/2015
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

From America's foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world's largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI.

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 8 am - Noon
  • Location: Trinity Baptist Church parking lot
  • Address: 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758
  • Phone: (256) 656-7841
  • Admission: No admission charged

Come early for the best selection of local produce, eggs, meats, home-baked goods, fresh herbs, honey and goat cheese.  Come see creations from local artisans including hand-made cards, soaps, lotions and other items.

SATURDAY SCIENTIST | SCIENCE BEHIND THE COLOR WHEEL
  • 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 11:30 am
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center


Using candy, discover how color wheels and complementary colors are used by artists to make colors blend and mix to form the perfect palette.

Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. for the Saturday Scientist series, an educational series featuring activities recommended for ages 6-9.

This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This series includes exciting topics like solar energy, precipitation, geology of space and chemistry.

Reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival.

TINY HOME BUILD WEEKEND
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/08/2015 - 08/09/2015
  • Times: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Location: Sci-Quest Science Center
  • Address: 1435 Paramount Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Admission: No Admission charged to watch construction. Admission charged for museum entry.
  • Venue: Sci-Quest Science Center

Tiny Home Build LogoAre you curious about the tiny homes movement? The Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy will show residents how to build and power a tiny home in just two days in Sci-Quest's parking lot! Visitors are encouraged to watch the tiny home being built outside in Sci-Quest's parking lot. Activities inside the Science Center are included with general admission.

TRAIN EXCURSION: DOG DAYS EXPRESS
  • 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 10 am
  • Location: North Alabama Railroad Museum
  • Address: 694 Chase Road Huntsville, AL 35811
  • Phone: (256) 851-6276
  • Admission: Admission charged for train rides
  • Venue: North Alabama Railroad Museum

Excursions last approximately one hour.

TWICKENHAM DOLL CLUB SHOW & SALE 2015
  • 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Location: Jaycee Community Building
  • Address: 2180 Airport Road, SW Huntsville, AL 35802
  • Phone: (256) 585-5436
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Jaycee Community Building

The Twickenham Doll Club Show and Sale features a wide variety of dolls that will be sure to delight doll enthusiasts. This year over 40 vendors from across the Southeast will be gathered for both the serious collector and those just starting out. Along with artists' dolls, there will be  numerous vendors with vintage hard plastic dolls from Madame Alexander, German and French antique bisque dolls, play dolls from Marie Osmond and Adora, plus many surprises including door prizes.


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