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04/26/2015 - 05/02/2015

Ongoing Events

BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM, Sun. Noon-4 PM. Closed on Monday
  • 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.

EXHIBIT: 101 ROCKET CITY INVENTIONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

101 Rocketcity InventionsThe Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the ingenuity of the community that sent man to the Moon.  This 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 weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • 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: JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-5 PM, Thurs. 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

Having achieved worldwide fame with his "Birds of North America," John James Audubon joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region's quadrupeds.  They are considered the finest prints of their kind published in America.

EXHIBIT: THE ROBOT ZOO
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • 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. 

HUNTSVILLE BLOOMS
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6 PM, Thu. 9 AM-dusk, Sun. noon-6 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

The garden's beautiful outdoor spaces take center stage during March and April. Spring-blooming trees, shrubs and perennnials are highlighted by colorful bulbs and special flowering displays. Welcoming French Flower Market-inspired displays include wooden flats of spring flowers, a bicycle and baskets of blooms.

YEAR OF ALABAMA BBQ
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • 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/

BIERGARTEN
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 04/02/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: 4:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Davidson Center Plaza
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

biergarten _SRCEnjoy the festive atmosphere with authentic German cuisine crafted by the Center's renowned chef, David Oreskovich, imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. This event takes place rain or shine and is family-friendly and dog-friendly.

EXHIBIT: NATURE CONNECTS Art with LEGO® BRICKS
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/24/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Just as LEGO® bricks connect to create something colorful, intricate and fun, so does nature. Visit Huntsville Botanical Garden to see 27 amazing sculptures made from nearly half a million LEGO® bricks by New York artist and LEGO® Certified Professional, Sean Kenney. Set in 14 scenes, these sculptures engage youth and adults alike using one of the most classic toys and most popular hobbies in the world. 

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is the first garden in the Southeast to host this exhibit which will run through July 26, 2015.

PLAY: NEW COUNTRY
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/29/2015 - 05/09/2015
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Wilson Theatre (Wilson Hall - UAH Campus)
  • Address: 301 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35899
  • Phone: (256) 824-6871
  • Admission: Admission charged. Free for UAH students.
  • Venue: UAHuntsville

Fair Trade Theatre Company presents New Country, a comedy in two acts by Mark Roberts. The play will be presented in Wilson Theatre for eight special preview performances before its official opening Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Dates for the performances are Wednesday, April 29 - Saturday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 6 - Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 pm. This event is sponsored by UAH.

BASEBALL: BILOXI SHUCKERS V. MOBILE BAYBEARS
  • 04/30/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: 6:40 PM
  • Location: Joe Davis Stadium
  • Phone: (228) 233-3465
  • Admission: Admission charged

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
  • 04/30/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Northside Square Downtown
  • Address: 125 Northside Square Huntsville, Alabama 35801
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

Jazz is a vehicle for freedom, peace, goodwill, intercultural dialogue and communication, and unity.On this day, Jazz music will be celebrated all over the World.

Huntsville, Al will celebrate by presenting free music with the Tennessee Valley Jazz Society All-Stars and The U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Jazz Project.

BASEBALL: BILOXI SHUCKERS V. MOBILE BAYBEARS
  • Recurring daily
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/04/2015
  • Times: Fri. and Sat. 7:10 PM, Sun. 2:10 PM, Mon. 1:10 PM
  • Location: Joe Davis Stadium
  • Phone: (228) 233-3465
  • Admission: Admission charged

BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
  • Recurring daily
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/31/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM, Sun. Noon-4 PM. Closed on Monday
  • 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 hunts 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.

CONCERT: HUNTSVILLE MASTER CHORALE
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/01/2015
  • Times: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 301 Drave Ave Huntsville, AL 35802
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

The Huntsville Master Chorale present "Gratitude" a concert featuring the majestic pipe organ. Works by Joseph Jongen, Benjamin Britten and new compositions by Huntsville composers Bryan Page, Susan Fletcher and Adriana Perera will be performed.

CONCERTS ON THE DOCK: HIGH FIDELICS
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/01/2015
  • Times: 6-9 PM
  • Location: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
  • Admission: No admission charged; parking donation appreciated

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment presents Concerts on the Dock, a free eclectic Friday night concert series. It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dog leashes, lawn chairs, dancing shoes and hula hoops.

 

EXHIBIT: 101 ROCKET CITY INVENTIONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/31/2015
  • Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

101 Rocketcity InventionsThe 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 weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/31/2015
  • 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: JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA
  • Recurring daily
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/31/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-5 PM, Thurs. 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

Having achieved worldwide fame with his "Birds of North America," John James Audubon joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon & Dr. John Bachman of charleston to document the region's quadrupeds.  They are considered the finest prints of their kind published in America.

EXHIBIT: NATURE CONNECTS LEGO BRICKS
  • Recurring daily
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/31/2015
  • Times: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged

EXHIBIT: THE ROBOT ZOO
  • Recurring daily
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/31/2015
  • 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.

FAMILY CAMPOUT IN THE GARDEN & THE LEGO MOVIE
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/01/2015
  • Times: Begins Fri. 5 PM and ends Sat. 8 AM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: (256) 837-4344
  • Admission: Admission charged. Advance registration required.

Campout activities include a hot dog dinner and a night hike to the amphitheatre for an outdoor viewing of The LEGO Movie followed by a night sleeping under the stars in the Dogwood Grove. Emmett will be on site to visit with everyone.

JIM PARKER'S SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/01/2015
  • Times: 6:30 PM
  • Location: VBC Playhouse
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged

WHISTLE STOP FESTIVAL & ROCKET CITY BBQ COOK-OFF
  • Recurring daily
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: Fri. 4-11 PM & Sat. 10 AM-11 PM
  • Location: Historic Huntsville Depot grounds
  • Address: 320 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 564-8100
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: The Historic Huntsville Depot

Whistlestop WeekendCome taste some of the finest barbecue in the country as cooks from all over converge on Huntsville for Best Barbecue contest. Good food, music and a children's play area will add to the attraction.

YEAR OF ALABAMA BBQ
  • Recurring daily
  • 05/01/2015 - 05/31/2015
  • 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/

BUTTERFLY HOUSE SEASON OPENING CELEBRATION
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: 2560830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged

Celebrate the official seasonal Grand Opening of the Purdy Butterfly House with special activities for you and your family. Be entertained by our turtles, stunning floral displays, and, of course, twelve native species of colorful butterflies! Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the plants and animals that call the Butterfly House home.

The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September.

 

 

CELEBRATING OUR OWN: HUNTSVILLE WOMEN ARTISTS
  • Recurring daily
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/31/2015
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

May 2 - July 26, 2015

This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA.

CONCERT: ON A HIGH NOTE
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Address: Concert Hall, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-4818
  • Venue: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

Three different perspectives on classical music: a flashy ladies man, an introspective devotee of his own folk culture & a gruff conservative maintaining his faith in the old styles of composition. Liszt, Bartók & Brahms may not have gotten along well over dinner, but to listeners, their combined works create a powerful evening.  This marks the return of violinist Elina Vähälä, a Huntsville favorite.

DOWNTOWN DISH HUNTSVILLE FOOD TOUR
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/30/2015
  • Times: 11 AM-1:30 PM
  • Location: Downtown Historic District
  • Admission: Admission Charged

This 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.

FIVE POINTS OF LIFE A FOUNDATION OF LIFESOUTH COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTERS KIDS MARATHON
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 9 AM
  • Location: Milton Frank Stadium
  • Address: 2801 15th Ave SW Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

The goal of the Kids Marathon is to promote good health and physical fitness by giving kids the opportunity to accomplish the goal of running an entire marathon. Registration is free, up until four weeks before the event, and all registered kids receive a race number, t-shirt, and medal.

HANDS-ON TRUCKS
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Location: Sci-Quest Science Center
  • Address: 1435 Paramount Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Sci-Quest Science Center

Hands on Truck - Sci QuestIt’s time for our annual Hands-on Trucks event! Let your kids get behind the wheel and explore a variety of their favorite vehicles and meet the men and women who drive the trucks! From ice cream trucks to fire engines, Sci-Quest assembles a variety of vehicles for this day of fun!

Sci-Quest partners with local organizations to bring different vehicles for children to get a unique, close up look and hands-on experience! Keep checking back to see a complete list of trucks and vehicles!

INDOOR FOOTBALL: ALABAMA HAMMERS V. RICHMOND
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 7 PM
  • Location: VBC Arena
  • Phone: (256) 551-2222
  • Admission: Admission charged, ALL STAR SPORTS PASS DISCOUNT AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

The Alabama Hammers play in the Southern Indoor Football League.

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • 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.

PLANETARIUM SATURDAY NIGHT PUBLIC PROGRAM
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/30/2015
  • 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.

SYMPHONY CLASSICAL SERIES #6
  • 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-4818
  • Admission: Admission charged, ART PASS DISCOUNT AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER
  • Venue: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

Huntsville Symphony OrchestraEnjoy "On a High Note." 


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