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Events

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08/23/2015 - 08/29/2015

Ongoing Events

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. 

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.

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.

EXHIBIT: IMAGES OF THE GREAT WAR: THE EUROPEAN OFFENSES, 1914-16
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/09/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Times: Tue - Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thu 11 am - 8 pm & Sun 1 - 5 pm (closed Mon)
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

This exhibition will present 44 prints, drawings and watercolors depicting aspects of the first two years of World War I and will be supplemented by associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections.

OPERA: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 08/27/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Thu and Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 2:30 and 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm
  • Location: Von Braun Center Playhouse
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 883-1105
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center Playhouse

TWICKENHAM FEST
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/27/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Check website
  • Location: Various churches
  • Phone: 1-773-816-4190
  • Admission: No admission charged; donations appreciated

The co-founders, Susanna Phillips and Matthew McDonald desire to give back to their community by making exceptional classical music accessible to all. In doing so, they have built Alabama's premiere chamber music festival. Concerts often sell out so reservations via phone or online are highly encouraged.

FRIDAY NIGHT ART WALK
  • 08/28/2015 - 08/28/2015
  • 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.

 

BARCAMP HUNTSVILLE
  • 08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 8:30 am - 5 pm
  • Location: BizTech
  • Address: 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35316
  • Admission: No Admission charged, register at website

This unique event aims to bring people from different technology backgrounds and user groups from throughout the region together for cooperative learning - Rocket City style! This is your chance to speak, learn, share and socialize over your passion. Visit the website for more information, to register and submit a talk. Attendees will be treated to lunch from Food Fighters Bustaurant and local craft beer from Old Town Beer Exchange.

 

BREAKFAST TROLLEY TOUR AT ALABAMA CONSTITUTION VILLAGE
  • 08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • 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.

FALL HOME & GARDEN SHOW
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/29/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm
  • Location: Von Braun Center South Hall
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged

The focus of this show will be on home products, interior design, decorating, landscaping, building products and outdoor living products.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY - BREAKFAST EDITION
  • 08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 7 - 10 am
  • Location: Northside Square

HEALTHY HUNTSVILLE: SUMMER SATURDAY CLASSES
  • 08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 10 - 11 am
  • Location: Big Spring Park East (rain location: pavilion in front of Huntsville Utilities entrance)
  • Admission: No admission charged

J'Que will lead a Fitness DEFY'D class.

HIKES FOR TYKES
  • 08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 10 am-Noon
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged

Take a magical, little-ones' adventure through the Garden looking for fairies, tadpoles and soft-as-velvet lamb's ear. Pre-school children, their parents and siblings are invited. Prepare to get dirty as you discover what's growing on at the Garden!

HUNTSVILLE GHOST WALK
  • 08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 6 pm
  • Location: Tour begins at Harrison Bros. Hardware
  • Address: 124 South Side Square, 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.

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • 08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • 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.

TENNESSEE VALLEY ARABIAN HORSE SHOW & EXHIBITION
  • 08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 8 am
  • Location: Alabama A & M Agribition Center
  • Address: 4592 Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL
  • Phone: (256) 859-5896
  • Admission: No admission charged


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