Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Annual Discovery Day Concert: March 5, 6 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, UA campus. The TSO’s collaboration with the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers will bring the characters of Britten’s narrated “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” to life. Meet the members of the orchestra and hear additional selections. For those young and young at heart, the TSO offers a special “Instrument Petting Zoo” by the TSO Guild at 5 p.m. For more information, including concert tickets, call (205) 752-5515 or visit tsoonline.org.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “The End of a Line”: March 6, 7:30 p.m. Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. This one-night-only, pay-what-you-will fundraising performance is presented to help off-set the expenses of traveling the show to Mobile. Told with humor and compassion, this one-act play is a beautiful and poignant tale of life, love, and loss. For more information, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.
“Time and Dreams” Film Screening: March 6, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This 1976 documentary film, produced by Tuscaloosa resident Mort Jordan, was recently honored as a 2017 inductee into the National Film Registry list at the Library of Congress. The screening is free to the public, and Jordan will be on hand for opening remarks. For more information, visit tuscarts.org.
OLLI@UA Bonus Program “Nell Harper Lee Part II”: March 7, Noon to 1:15 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. Harper Lee wrote only two books, and yet her work is as relevant today as when she published them. Dr. Ralph Voss presents a review of the three books about Harper Lee. Discussion on Charles Shields' Mockingbird: A Portrait Of Harper Lee, Marja Mills' Mockingbird NextDoor: Life With Harper Lee and Wayne Flynt's Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship With Harper Lee. Bonuses are included with OLLI membership. Bring a friend to get a “sampling” of OLLI programs. Registration is not needed, but come early to get your seat.
“A Celtic Evening”: March 8, 6:30 p.m. Randall Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, Tuscaloosa. Looking toward St. Patrick’s Day, “A Celtic Evening” features the Celtic Ensemble, Rising Road, with Jil Chambless, Kevin Nicholson and Dan Vogt. Also performing will be the Westwood Irish Dance group from Westwood Baptist Church in Birmingham. For more information, visit christchurch1828.org.
Science Saturday at CHOM: March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Make your way through the scientific “Lab” stations throughout the museum. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Search for Shamrocks at CHOM: March 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Search for lucky shamrock coins, and trade them for prizes in the “Lucky Leprechaun” shop. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Business After Hours: March 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Cypress Inn, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy two hours of informal networking at this monthly Chamber function.
Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 812 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. homegrownalabama.ua.edu; (205) 210-9621
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.