The Huntsville/Madison area is host to hundreds of events each year! Join us for parades, art fairs, national entertainment, motorcycle rallies, band festivals, jazz and blues, sporting events and more. You will enjoy events filled with celebration, family and fun every season.
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Cool days in January and February are perfect for enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails or play fetch in the "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden.
Experience exciting hands-on and full-body displays that incorporate robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. High-impact graphic panels highlight the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in use today.
This exhibit opened September 23 and runs through March 6, 2016
Using precious gems, minerals and metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth.
This exhibit is on display through May 15, 2016.
The Convention & Visitors Bureau has partnered with The Arts Council on a brand new collection of locally made and curated items celebrating Huntsville and Madison County on sale February 1 and throughout 2016 to kick off the Year of Alabama Makers - an official Alabama Tourism Department campaign.
This landmark collection of more than 400 paintings, drawings and sculptures celebrates the achievements of more than 250 American women artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries.
The market features art vendors, open artist studios and independent shops, hallway demonstrations and performance, relaxed open houses and a strong sense of community and connectedness. Patrons are invited to come early for shows in the theatre and peruse art of all kinds in this comfortable indoor setting.
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.
Our Von Braun Astronomical Society members and guest speakers present a variety of astronomy related programs in our Planetarium. This month, programs will relate to the earth and moon, and winter skies.Weather permitting, you'll enjoy viewing the night sky through our telescopes.
Performances feature The Rance Allen Group, George Dean & Gospel 4 and Shirley Murdock & Dare to Believe with special guests St. Bartley P. B. Church Praise Choir and Patricia Brooks Lee.
Purchase single game tickets from the VBC Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com.
For groups of 10 tickets or more contact Cline Thompson at 256-518-6163.
All those of age are invited to attend wine tastings and events at a variety of downtown establishments. Wine, shopping, art, cheese and chocolate are just a few of the perks of attending a Wine Week event.
Mon: Pinot Camp at The Wine Cellar, 5:30- 8 pm. 256-489-9463
1/2 price wine at Old Town Beer Exchange, all day. 256-270-7825
Tue: Mead tasting at Old Town Beer Exchange, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wed: Bottle n' Brush at The Wine Cellar, reservations at 256-489-9463
Thu: Champagne Couture at Church Street Wine Shoppe
Fri: Local Cheese and Wine Pairing at 1892 East, 256-489-1242
Pizzelle's Chocolate & Wine Pairing at Belk Hudson Lofts with Church Street Wine Shoppe.
Take a look at the unique wares of the shops at Clinton Row while you sample wines compliments of Old Town Beer Exchange. Your guide will take you to Harrison Brothers Hardware next for more samples while you peruse the shelves of quality housewares, unique gifts and local artwork. At UG White you can sip and see the latest downtown shop, a traditional mercantile with lots of style.
Cure those post Valentine’s Day blues with an Out Loud HSV open mic and feature! This month we invite you to share your best/worst love poems, sonnets or short stories that spill directly from your heart and onto the page. Doors open at 6, so arrive early if you want to sign up. Then we will have a half an hour featured performance with Shea Stripling.
Shea Stripling is a graduate of Rushmore Academy and is currently employed as a greenskeeper/exterminator at Funland mini golf. Her earthly possessions include a laserdisc copy of What About Bob?, a box of flowers (broken), and an Indian elephant she inherited as a result of the death of her father, a clown.
This annual buffet luncheon will feature Johannes "Jomo" Zulu, founder and Artistic Director of the Umdabu South African Dance Company. Jomo will talk to guests about growing up during apartheid and fighting against the powerful apartheid government. Seating is limited.
This celebration will feature Umdabu South African Dance Company and various UAHuntsville student organizations.
Sip on complimentary bubbly while you browse among "pop-up" shops of skin care and makeup items, and boutique clothing. In addition, a reduced price wine selection will be offered and a raffle will be held.
A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.
About Indie Lens Pop-Up:
Join us during our third year for Indie Lens Pop-up (formerly Community Cinema). Produced by ITVS for the Public Television series Independent Lens, Indie lens Pop-up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. This event is co-sponsored locally by Alabama Filmmakers Co-op, Flying Monkey Arts, and Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Film screenings are free, open to the public and will be accompanied by a group discussion or guest speaker. The series will run until June 2016.
This feel-good story of love, friendship and family is woven through the greatest hits of ABBA including "Dancing Queen", "S.O.S." and "Take a Chance on Me".
Tangled String Studios presents The UAH Faculty Jazz Sextet, featuring the renowned Ken Watters on trumpet, Billy Bargetzi on trombone, Steve Motz on tenor saxophone, Keith Taylor on piano, Jim Cavender on bass, and Tom Branch on drums.
You do not want to miss this experience in our intimate listening venue! Only 100 seats available, so reserve your spot today. Feel free to bring your own refreshments.
Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures in the 100 Acre Woods assisted by his friends. This humorous play is based on the book by A.A. Milne.
Society Cyphers are hosted by Kind Society to bring out the creativity and energy of original HipHop. This event is a must see for any artists and fans in the Huntsville area. All elements of HipHop culture will be in the house, including Art, Dance, Fashion, DJs, and MCs. Join this diverse crowd of producers, designers, breakers, and rhymers for a night of rhythm and fun every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Come enjoy the creativity and energy that vibrates from the cypher. All community members are welcome.
Join us for Huntsville's new costume party! Create your own costume, reprise a favorite role, or visit Fig Leaf Costumes for a little help (10% discount for HCCA friends). Huntsville's Mambo Gris Gris will provide the music, Dance Rocket City will offer dance lessons, and you'll see surprise appearances from local musicians you love! Enjoy light snacks & hors d’oeuvres along with complimentary beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages. For 21 & up.
Hsv Swing Dance brings you the music of the Gnarley Parkers from Nashville, TN in the Flying Monkey Theatre. The Gnarley Parkers are a seven piece swing band spearheaded by singer/guitarist, Ryan Leet and singer, Anna Arata. The band shares a collective love and respect for jazz music from the 20s – 50s. They have been praised for their imaginative songwriting, high energy performance, and authentic old school swing. There is a lesson at 7pm and the “live” music begins at 8pm.
Cheer on the teams as they compete in this loose parody of a famous Alaska dog sled race. Replace the dogs with people and the sleds with shopping carts, add in team themes, costumes, contests and a food/clothing/fundraising drive and you get the Heart for the Homeless Urban Iditarod.
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