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10/19/2014 - 10/25/2014

Ongoing Events

BLACK WINGS TRAVELING EXHIBIT
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • 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
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Black WingsThis Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition chronicles the story of African Americans, who despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation.  It highlights the stories of important figures in aviation from Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot's license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space.  Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow.

This exhibit is on display August 23, 2014 - November 2, 2014.

EXHIBIT: GPS ADVENTURES
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Times: 9 AM- 5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: 256-83702400
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

GPS AdventuresGet 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
  • 10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Times: 10 AM-Sundown
  • Location: Harmony Park Animal Preserve
  • 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.

RED CLAY SURVEY
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/01/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

Red Clay Survey LogoThe Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional competition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition "takes the pulse" of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials.

SCARECROW TRAIL
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-5 PM & Sun. Noon-5
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35805
  • Phone: 256-830-4447 ex.290
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Scarecrow TrailFall is in the air so that means the Scarecrow Trail is open at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.  The theme this year is Once Upon A Time so you’ll see favorites from nursey rhymes and storybooks.  Traditional, absolutely outrageous, funny, scary, larger than life scarecrows & hay bale art are scattered throughout the Garden. There is also the amazing sorghum maze & hayrides every weekend until the end of October.

TATE FARMS COTTON PICKIN' PUMPKINS
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Fri. 2-6 PM, Sat. 9 AM-6 PM & Closed Sundays
  • Location: Tate Farms
  • Address: 8414-A Moores Mill Road Meridianville, AL 35759
  • Phone: (256) 828-8288
  • Admission: Admission charged

Activities include hay bale & cotton picker slides, horse tire swings & farm animals.  And, of course, you can pick your own pumpkins & gourds.

Take Memorial Parkway North, turn right at the second traffic light past Winchester Road (Meridianville Bottom Road).  Follow the road until it dead ends onto Moores Mill Road, turn left.  Tate Farms is one mile on the right. 

WADE WHARTON EXHIBIT
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM & Sun. noon-5 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.

EXHIBIT: GINNY RUFFNER: AESTHETIC ENGINEERING
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/04/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35701
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

Internationally acclaimed artist Ginny Ruffner has combined bronze, stainless steel & glass into fantastic futuristic forms.

This exhibit takes place through January 18, 2015.

EXHIBIT: SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST: MASTERS OF STUDIO GLASS
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/05/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 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

Organized in conjunction with "Aesthetic Engineering," this invitational group exhibition will showcase the work of seven noted glass artists from our region. 

This exhibit runs through February 8, 2015.

POP-UP PARKS ON THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/16/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: 24/7
  • Location: Courthouse Square, Washington Street
  • Address: Courthouse Square Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 886-8022
  • Admission: No admission charged

Companies from the Rocket City will be in the "Pop-Up Parks" to share lots of new & exciting things going on in our great town.  Come check it out & see for yourself.

PLAY: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/22/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Wed.-Sat. 7:30 PM & Sun. 2:30 PM
  • Location: UAHuntsville campus
  • Address: Chan Auditorium Huntsville, AL 35898
  • Phone: (256) 824-6871
  • Admission: Admission charged

BALLET: FIREBIRD
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Fri. 7:30 PM, Sat. 2 & 7:30 PM & Sun. 2 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center Playhouse
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-0961
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

Enjoy Stravinsky's tale of a captive princess, a valiant prince, an evil wizard & a magical Firebird.

DELTA ZETA MARKETPLACE
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 9AM-6PM, Sun 12-5PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center East Hall
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

Join us for the Delta Zeta Marketplace 2014!  We are a large shopping expo featuring over 80 vendors with unique merchandise.  Treat yourself to a relaxing shopping experience while finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

DR. OSBORN'S MAGICAL LABORATORY
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Fri. 7 PM, Sat. 2 & 7 PM & Sun. 2 PM
  • Location: Fantasy Playhouse
  • Address: 3312 Long Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 539-6829
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater & Academy

This non-scary event is an annual sell out.  Enjoy magic, comedy, juggling & a mind-reading orange.

Limited seating, costumes & groups welcome.

HUNTSVILLE GHOST WALK
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: Fri. 6 PM & Sat. 8:30 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.

NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD: A LIVE RE-ENACTMENT
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: The Lowry House
  • Address: 1205 Kildare Street Huntsville , AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 489-9200
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: The Lowry House

You've seen the classic movie, now you can be a part of the story.  You be one of those desperate survivors, holed up in that old farmhouse, trying to keep the legions of walking dead from getting inside...and getting their slimy hands on you.  Will you also be paid a visit by our resident ghost, Anne?  And most importantly, whether or not you remain a survivor is anything but certain.

PIZZA PARTY MASSACRE, THE SEQUEL: PART II REVENGE OF THE SAUCITRON
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 8 PM
  • Location: Lowe Mill
  • Address: 2211 Seminole Drive Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-0399
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

This live horror-musical show started as a demented spoof of the ShowBiz Pizza restaurant chain & its signiature animatronic robot band.

PLAY: THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7:30 PM & Sun. 2:30 PM
  • Location: Lee High School
  • Address: 2500 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35811
  • Phone: (256) 415-7469
  • Location: Lee High School
  • Admission: Admission charged

This original story finds the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, a night that will change the family forever.

PLAY: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7 PM & Sun. Midnight
  • Location: Renaissance Theatre, Main Stage
  • Address: 1214 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 536-3117
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Renaissance Theatre

Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show."

 Rated R.

ROCKET CITY NERDCON
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: Fri. 4-10 PM & Sat. 9 AM-5 PM
  • Location: Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
  • Address: 915 Monroe Street Huntsville, Alabama 35801
  • Phone: 256-5940
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Public Library

Whatever gets your geek on – anything from “Doctor Who” to “My Little Pony” – celebrate it with the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library at the inaugural Rocket City NerdCon. 

We’ll have cosplay contests for adults, teens, and kids. You can play classic arcade games such as pinball, Donkey Kong and Ms. Pacman, as well as tabletop games.  Vendors will sell comics, costumes, decorations, jewelry, and other cool stuff.

You can dine on food-truck fare both days, and hear local band Foot Pound Force on Friday night.

SPOOKTACULAR SCIENCE HALLOWEEN PARTY
  • Recurring daily
  • 10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: Fri. 6-9 PM & Sat. 2-7 PM
  • Location: Sci-Quest
  • Address: 1435 Paramount Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Phone: (256) 837-0606
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Sci-Quest Science Center

spooktacular Party logoJoin Sci-Quest for some Halloween fun this spooky season as we liven up the night with our costume carnival. The kids aren't the only ones dressing up!  Meet local artists & costumers who have just as much fun with fashion. Also, step right up & get your tickets to enjoy a variety of carnival games, try your luck in our costume contest & participate in our giant mummy makeover!

ANNUAL TEEN MASQUERADE BALL
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 8 PM - Midnight
  • Location: Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
  • Address: 915 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 532-5940
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Public Library

The party promises to be an epic evening of food (no alcohol), music & dancing.  Express your creativity by dressing up as one of your favorite fictional characters.  Costumes must be appropriate for a public gathering.  Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

BOOtanica AT THE GARDEN
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35805
  • Phone: 256-830-4447 ex. 241
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Put on your ghoulish garb & festive duds & celebrate Halloween a little early at the Garden.  This family friendly day will be spook-tacularly fun for the whole family.  There will be games & activities along with a Parade of Costumes at 11 AM. 

DOWNTOWN DISH: HUNTSVILLE FOOD TOUR
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 11 AM-2 PM
  • Location: Various restaurants downtown
  • Address: Begins near Holmes Avenue & Greene Street exact location provided with ticket purchase Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (800) 656-0713
  • Admission: Admission charged

This guided walking tour winds through Huntsville's historic downtown streets & parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations.

Reservations required.

FALL COLOR SPECIAL TRAIN EXCURSION
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 10 AM & 1 PM
  • Location: North Alabama Railroad Musuem
  • Address: 694 Chase Road Huntsville, AL 35811
  • Phone: (256) 851-6276
  • Admission: Admission charged for train rides
  • Venue: North Alabama Railroad Museum

The excursions last approximately 1 hour.  Reservations are suggested but walk-ons are taken on a space available basis.

HAUNTED TROLLEY TOUR
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • 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.

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 9 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.

PLANETARIUM SHOW: SATURDAY NIGHT PUBLIC PROGRAMS
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • 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.

SPOOKTACULAR 5K & 1 MILE MONSTER RUN
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 8 AM is the 5 K, 9 AM is the 1 mile run
  • Address: Monroe Street near Big Spring Park Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 650-7063
  • Admission: Registration fee

Come run the Spooktacular 5K in downtown Huntsville. Also featured is a 1 mile monster run. More information available at www.fleetfeethuntsville.com/races/spooktacular-2012.

Get crafty & creative & participate in the costume contest or better yet, complete in costume.

THE BRIC KICK-OFF BLOCK PARTY
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 6-9 PM
  • Location: Northside Courthouse Square
  • Phone: (256) 318-3554
  • Admission: No admission charged

The Bric is being formed in Madison County as a safe venue with concerts, coffee bar, WIFI & gaming.  The Kick-off Block Party is to raise awareness, support & to start growing the community of teens that will frequent The Bric.  It will feature B. Haley (Toby Mac's drummer), "The Cains Trio" & "The Charley Cain Band."

TRAIL OF TEARS HISTORY WALK
  • 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 10 AM
  • Phone: (256) 534-5253

Alabama Trail of Tears Association member John Stanton leads you along an actual Trail of Tears route.  The Land Trust's Blevins Gap Nature Preserve protects a portion of the Benge Route that began in Fort Payne, traveled to Guntersville, came over Blevins Gap & down Four Mile Post, past Big Spring then on to Tennessee & beyond.


 

 

 

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