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August

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08/17/2014 - 08/23/2014

Featured Events

HUNTSVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/15/2014 - 08/24/2014
  • Address: Various Restaurants in Huntsville/Madison County Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Contact: Pam Williams
  • Phone: (256) 551-2204

  Huntsville Restaurant Week

 

Savor the cuisine of Sweet Home Alabama with specially priced meals featured at restaurants during this Year of Alabama Food special event. 

Ongoing Events

A CELEBRATION OF HOLLYWOOD & BROADWAY
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

This exhibition presents over 50 of Al Hirschfeld's instantly recognizable works from stage & screen.

ALICE'S GARDEN OF WONDERS
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6 PM, Thurs. 9 AM-8 PM & Sun. noon-6 PM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole & explore Alice's Garden of Wonders.  Play the Queen of Hearts' Chess & visit her castle, locate the Chesire Cat, play croquet & enjoy all of the wonders of Wonderland.  Get caught up in the excitement of the never-ending tea party & pose in the picture-perfect photo ops.

EXHIBIT: GPS ADVENTURES
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: 9 AM- 5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: 256-83702400
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing summer at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.  Navigate a 2,500 square foot indoor maze & hunt for geocache treasures across the USSRC while learning the history & uses of Global Positioning System Technology.

The exhibit runs until November 2, 2014.

HARMONY PARK ANIMAL PRESERVE
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: 10 AM-Sundown
  • Address: 431 Cloud's Cove Road Huntsville, AL 35803
  • Phone: (877) 726-4625
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Harmony Park Safari

Enjoy drive-through observation & feeding of free ranging rare & endangered animals. Your self-guided tour also includes reptiles & amphibians from around the world, as well as various species of fowl.

MAJESTIC MINERALS-NATURE'S BUILDING BLOCKS
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Sun. noon-4 PM, closed Mon., Tues.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM
  • Address: 3101 Burritt Drive Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

This exhibit explores rocks & minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama & include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature.

The exhibit takes place through September 1, 2014.

THE PURDY BUTTERFLY HOUSE
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6 PM, Thurs. 9 AM-8 PM & Sun. Noon-6 PM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Be entertained by our turtles, stunning floral displays, twelve native species of colorful butterflies & the other plants & animals that call the Purdy Butterfly House home.

 

TREASURE HUNT AT GOLD MOUNTAIN
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM, Sun. Noon-4 PM closed Mon.
  • Address: 3101 Burritt Drive Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

Treasure Hunt at Gold MountainOnce again history comes alive as visitors to Gold Mountain follow a quest for gold just like our ancestors did in 1829.  Our guests will arrive in the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child size faux logs, prepare faux food the old fashioned way & pan for gold in the sluice.  This life size, hands-on experience will provide hours of fun while presenting the rough & tumble life of a prospector while collecting "gold nuggets" along the way.  Visitors won't want to forget to weigh their gold & stake their claim. 

 For children 3-11 years old.  Runs until September 2, 2014.

WADE WHARTON EXHIBIT
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6 PM, Thurs. 9 AM-8 PM & Sun. noon-6 PM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: 256-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Garden will display the whimsical metal art made from "found" metal pieces such as shovels, rototiller blades, springs & tools.  He welds them into objects such as cats, dogs, flowers, time machines, Jack & the Beanstalk & more.  Over 30 pieces of his artwork will be on exhibit.

RED CLAY SURVEY
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/17/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

This is an exhibition of contemporary southern art.

THE RED CLAY SURVEY OPENS
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/17/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, Alabama 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Free to members
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

August 17 – October 26, 2014

Initiated in 2988, the Red Clay Survey is a recurring juried exhibition open to established and emerging artists in 11 Southern states. The Survey “takes the pulse” of current art through a selection of works determined by a juror with strong national credentials. This year’s juror is painter & educator Susanna Coffey of New York City.

The series intends to recognize and encourage excellence, and provide a permanent record of the development of regional art through the publication of a comprehensive exhibition catalogue.

Preview Party
Saturday, August 16 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Artist Award Ceremony at 7:00 p.m.
Live music by The Keith Taylor Quintet Featuring Ingrid Felts and Ken Watters
Free to participating artists and museum members; $25 for non-members

CITY LIGHTS CONCERT SERIES #6
  • 08/22/2014 - 08/22/2014
  • Times: Gates open at 6:30 PM, program at 7:30 PM
  • Address: 3101 Burritt Drive Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

Enjoy the view as you listen to Eric Essex perform under the stars.  Audiences are encouraged to dress casually, bring a blanket or lawn chair, a picnic supper & enjoy the spectacular night-time view of the city.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
  • 08/22/2014 - 08/22/2014
  • Times: 10 AM
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-6564
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Enjoy this 60 minute walking tour.

ROCKET CITY ICE SKATING CLASSIC
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/22/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: Fri. 4-6 PM & Sat. 9 AM-6 PM
  • Address: 3185 Leeman Ferry Road Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 883-3774
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Benton W. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex

Featuring figure skaters from beginner through senior level.  Entries from various states will be competing.  Come & enjoy a day of competitive skating.

BREAKFAST TROLLEY TOUR
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 10 AM
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-6564
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Tours of downtown Huntsville & the Twickenham historic district will include a light breakfast & coffee served aboard a 1920s inspired trolley.  The tours are narrated by historic interpreters with stories about people & places from the past.

BUILDING, HOME & GARDEN SHOW
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/24/2014
  • Times: Sat. 10 AM-7 PM & Sun. 11 AM-5 PM
  • Address: South Hall, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

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

CLAIRE LYNCH BAND AT THREE CAVES
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 7-10 PM
  • Address: Kennamer Drive, Free shuttles from Clinton Street Garage to Caves Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 534-5263
  • Location: Three Caves
  • Admission: Admission charged

Vulcan Materials Company welcomes two-time Grammy nominee Claire Lynch back to Huntsville! Claire's been named IMBA's Female Vocalist of the Year *three* times - we are thrilled to have this famed Grissom graduate on the Three Caves stage.  Special guest Carrie Zaruba will open the concert at 7 pm.

HAUNTED TROLLEY TOUR
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Address: 124 South Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 509-3940
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Harrison Brothers Hardware

Hear stories about the Black Widow of Hazel Green's second husband, the ghosts at the Georgia Graveyard, the spirits at the old Councill High School & more.

Tickets should be picked up in advance at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store.  No credit or debit cards, please.

HUNTSVILLE DRAGWAY: ROCKET CITY NATIONALS SERIES
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/24/2014
  • Times: Call for times
  • Address: 502 Quarter Mountain Road Harvest, AL 35749
  • Phone: (256) 852-4505
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Dragway

HUNTSVILLE GHOST WALK
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Address: 124 South Side Square, Downtown Huntsville 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 & many more.

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 8 AM-Noon
  • Address: 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758
  • Phone: (256) 656-7841
  • Location: Trinity Baptist Church
  • Admission: No admission charged

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

MAYOR'S BICYCLE RIDE
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: Registration at 9 AM, ride at 10:30 AM
  • Address: Former Holiday Inn parking lot & Big Spring park Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 427-5000
  • Admission: No admission charged

Ride with Mayor Tommy Battle & other VIPs.  The most accessible ride of the year, an easy 4 mile loop around downtown, with a bailout option at 2 miles.  Come early to enjoy music & some Earth Fare goodies.

Helmets required.

PARROTS OF THE CARIBBEAN STREET FESTIVAL
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 5:30 -11 PM
  • Address: Dwontown, 58 Martin Street Madison, AL 35758
  • Phone: (256) 564-2075
  • Location: The Barn
  • Admission: Admission charged

Parrotheads & music lovers everywhere are invited to don their grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts & island wear to enjoy dancing, door prizes, raffle baskets, a limbo contest & a fabulous island theme.

PLANETARIUM SHOW: SATURDAY NIGHT PUBLIC PROGRAMS
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: Doors open at 7 PM, program at 7:30 PM
  • Address: Planetarium, beside the Country Grocery Store & Camp Ground Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-0316
  • Admission: Admission charged

Our VBAS members & guest speakers present a variety of astronomy related programs in our Planetarium.

Weather permitting, you'll enjoy viewing the night sky through our telescopes.

RHYTHMS BREW & BBQ FESTIVAL
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: Gate 10 opens at noon, show field gate at 2 PM, show time 3 PM
  • Address: Redstone Arsenal Activity Field Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
  • Phone: (256) 313-5224
  • Admission: Admission charged

SPOOKS & SPOKES BICYCLE TOUR
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • 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 & many more.

TRAIN EXCURSION: DOG DAYS EXPRESS
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 10 AM
  • 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 FEST & ROCKETS: AMERICAN JOURNEYS
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Address: Saturn V Hall Digital Theater, One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged for the USSRC, theater included
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

On the program for this concert are Samuel Barber's "String Quartet,"  opus 11, Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" & the premiere of new works by composer Wayne Oquin.

TWICKENHAM FEST & ROCKETS: SCIENCE OF SOUND
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 10:30 AM-1 PM
  • Address: Saturn V Hall Digital Theater, One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged for the USSRC, theater included
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Classical music meets science as Twickehnam Fest artists visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.  Some of the musicians & vocalists are hosting an educational event called the "Science of Sound."  The event includes an "instrument petting zoo" & more.

VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE MUSIC IN THE PARK
  • 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Address: Village of Providence Park, off of highway 72 & 7 Town Center Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Phone: (256) 704-3354
  • Admission: No admission charged

Bring blankets & chairs.  Some of the dining establishments will provide delivery service & other specials.

Call for musical line-up.


 

 

 

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