LOCAL MUSIC

TODAY

Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band: 8 p.m., no cover, Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St. www.druidcitybrewing.com.

Cooter Brown: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 4th St. www.rhythmnbrews.com.

Ian Fitzgerald: 11 p.m., no cover, Egan’s Bar, 1229 University Blvd.

FRIDAY

Frayed Knot Band: 7 p.m., Band of Brothers Brewing Co., 1605 23rd Ave.

Dead Fingers, Baak Gwai: 7 p.m., no cover, Alcove International Tavern, 730 22nd Ave.

US: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 4th St. www.rhythmnbrews.com.

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

“Hilaritas”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Moody Concert Hall, 810 2nd Ave. Holiday music arranged for jazz band, chorus and more. Tickets are $5 and $7 for students, $10 and $15 general. www.uamusic.tix.com. 348-7111.

SATURDAY

Jake Sanford and the Jake Sanford Orchestra: 8 p.m., no cover, Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St. www.druidcitybrewing.com.

Seeds: 10 p.m., no cover, Green Bar, 2209 4th St. Ages 19 and up. www.greenbarttown.com.

Frank Ray: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 4th St. www.rhythmnbrews.com.

SUNDAY

“Amahl and the Night Visitors”: 3 p.m., free, performed by UA Opera Theatre under the direction of Paul Houghtaling, Bryant-Jordan Hall. 348-7111.

WEDNESDAY

Carson Carlisle: 9 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 4th St. www.rhythmnbrews.com.

 

LOCAL EVENTS

TODAY

Pet Photos with Santa Claus: 4:30-7:30 p.m., $15, Pet Supplies Plus, 2600 McFarland Blvd. E. $15. Set appointments at 210-5528. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of West Alabama.

Art Night: 5-8 p.m., free, monthly celebration of downtown Northport arts and artists, Kentuck Art Center, 503 Main Ave., Northport. Kentuck's Museum Gallery and the Teer Gallery will present the Kentuck Studio Artists annual group show, "Artisanal Quality," with artwork from Sydney Gruber, Terrell Taylor, Jessica Tuggle, Andrea Moen, Daniel Livingston, Lorrie Lane, Kerry Kennedy and Steve Davis. Live music by Charlie Wilson, pizza from the cob oven, pop-up shops from HipPies and Left Hand Soap Company. www.kentuck.org. 

TODAY- SUNDAY

“The Nutcracker”: performed by Tuscaloosa Community Dancers, 7 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Bama Theatre. Breakfast with the Nutcracker at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, for $5. Performances $12 students and children, $21 general, $17 seniors, 60 and older. www.tuscaloosadancers.com.

FRIDAY

Holiday Bizarre: 6-9 p.m., Black Warrior Brewing Co. Group art show with pieces inspired by the upcoming holiday season. www.blackwarriorbrewing.com.

FRIDAY-DEC. 17

“A Christmas Carol”: Produced by Theatre Tuscaloosa, Bean-Brown Theatre, Shelton State Community College. Performances 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15; with 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, Wednesday, and Dec. 16-17. Tickets $19 general, $17 for seniors and military, $14 for students and children. Group rates for 10 or more. www.theatretusc.com. 391-2277.

SATURDAY

Jolly Jingles Christmas Market: 9 a.m-1 p.m., American Christian Academy. Arts and crafts by local vendors, handmade gifts, gift wrapping, food and treats. Santa will be there for photos. 553-5963.

Unitarian Universalist Holiday Market: 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6400 New Watermelon Road.

Silver Belles Holiday Drag Brunch: Noon-3 p.m., $20, Glory Bound Gyro Co., 2325 University Blvd., hosted by the Mystic Krewe of the Druids.

15th Annual Holiday Singalong, 1-2:30 p.m., Capitol Park. All-free event sponsored by The Tuscaloosa News, singing songs from the season, with lyric sheets, accompanist, songleaders, food and drink provided. Pet- and kid-friendly. 310-5287.

Tuscaloosa Christmas Afloat: 5:30 p.m., free, lighted boat parade from Nucor Steel, floating down to the Amphitheater and back, Black Warrior River. Viewable from many places on each bank of the river. Hosted by Pirates of the Warrior. Fireworks show to follow.

The 12 Pubs of Festivus: Pub crawl/scavenger hunt hosted by the Pink Box Burlesque, 97.5 Birmingham Mountain Radio and Downtown T-Town. Teams of two or more, dressed in holiday garb, will meet at Druid City Brewing, 607 14th St., at 6 p.m. to get a scavenger hunt list, with 12 feats to accomplish. The pubs/venues involved including DCBC, Band of Brothers Brewing, Jackie's Lounge, Alcove International Tavern, Heat Pizza, Catch 22, Loosa Brews, Black Warrior Brewing, Animal Butter, Gray Lady, Icon and Green Bar. Designated drivers and use of Uber, Lyft or Joyride encouraged. 

SUNDAY

Photos with Santa: 2-5 p.m., Supe Store at the Corner on Paul W. Bryant Drive. Free. Photos will be posted on the Supe Store Facebook Page later that day. No purchase necessary.

ONGOING THROUGH DEC. 24

Santa at University Mall: Central court, Santa photos from 10 am.-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Various prices for photo packages. Train rides around the holiday village. www.university-mall.com/events/2017/12.

ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 14

Tinsel Trail: More than 150 decorated trees, along the Riverwalk from the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to the River Market, lit from dusk-midnight, free to view. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations, and individuals, as a project of Tuscaloosa’s One Place. www.ttowntinsel.com.

ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 15

Holidays on the River: Closed Mondays and Christmas Eve, $15 skate pass, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner Pkwy. Skate pass includes skate rental and rink admission. Season pass and group rates available. Events to include outdoor ice skating, movie nights, visits from Santa, carriage rides, and theme nights. www.holidaysontheriver.com/schedule.

 

REGIONAL MUSIC

TODAY

Jet Black Alley Cat, The Band Camino, Alexa Rankin: 8 p.m., $10, WorkPlay Theatre, 500 23rd St. S., Birmingham. www.workplay.com.

Stevie Tombstone, Ham Bagby: 10 p.m., $6, The Nick, 2514 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Ages 21 and up. www.thenickrocks.com.

FRIDAY

Sweet Tea Trio: 8 p.m., $10, WorkPlay Theatre, 500 23rd St. S., Birmingham. Doors at 6:30. www.workplay.com.

Hannah Aldridge, Heathen Sons, GW Henderson and the Ridge, Runners: 10 p.m., $8, The Nick. www.thenickrocks.com.

Buku, Luzcid, Black Carl! B2B VCTRE: 10 p.m., $12, Zydeco, 2001 15th Ave. S., Birmingham. www.zydecobirmingham.com.

SATURDAY

Voices of the South presents Christmas at the Lyric: 7 p.m., $15-$35 depending on seat, Lyric Theater, 1800 Third Ave. N., Birmingham. Voices of the South is the performing chorus of the Central Alabama chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, a men’s acapella chorus. www.lyricbham.com.

Janet Jackson: 8 p.m., tickets $110 and up, BJCC Arena, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham. www.bjcc.org.

Dark Horses, Adam Hood, Channing Wilson, Erik Dylan, Dave Kennedy: 9:30 p.m., $10 general, $15 seated, $25 reserved, Zydeco. www.zydecobirmingham.com.

Skeptic, The Rights, the Ouchies, Late Night With the Living Deads: 10 p.m., $8, The Nick. www.thenickrocks.com.

SUNDAY

Eric Essix: 7 p.m., $40 general, $10 limited student tickets, Jemison Concert Hall at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. www.alysstephens.org.

YBN Nahmir: 7:30 p.m., $15 general, $50 meet and greet, Zydeco, 2001 15th Ave. S., Birmingham. www.zydecobirmingham.com.

Robert Earl Keen: 8p.m., tickets $28.50-$49.50, Lyric Theater, 1800 Third Ave. N., Birmingham. www.lyricbham.com.

Royal Skyyy, Brother Burch, The Murder of Jane Crow, Joshua Moore: 10 p.m., $5, The Nick. www.thenickrocks.com.

TUESDAY

Three on a String, the Warblers, Something Else Trio, Glen Strange: 7:30 p.m., tickets $29-$35, Lyric Theater, 1800 Third Ave. N., Birmingham. Doors at 6:30. www.lyricbham.com.

WEDNESDAY

Abrams: 10 p.m., $6, The Nick.  www.thenickrocks.com.

 

REGIONAL EVENTS

FRIDAY

“White Christmas:” 7p.m., Alabama Theatre, Birmingham. $8. Movie in the 2017 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series. www.alabamatheatre.com. 

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story:” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham. $37-$70. www.buddythemusical.com.

SATURDAY

“The Polar Express:” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Alabama Theatre, Birmingham. $12. Movie in the 2017 ALabama Theatre Holiday Film Series. Benefits Kid One Transport. www.alabamatheatre.com.

SATURDAY AND WEDNESDAY

“Christmas Vacation:” 7 p.m., Alabama Theatre, Birmingham. $8. Movie in the 2017 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series. www.alabamatheatre.com.

SUNDAY

“Miracle on 34th Street:” 2 p.m., Alabama Theatre, Birmingham. $8. Movie in the 2017 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series. www.alabamatheatre.com.

“Elf:” 7 p.m., Alabama Theatre, Birmingham. $8. Movie in the 2017 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series. www.alabamatheatre.com.

MONDAY

“It’s a Wonderful Life:” 7 p.m., Alabama Theatre, Birmingham. $8. Movie in the 2017 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series. www.alabamatheatre.com.

TUESDAY

“Home Alone:” 7 p.m., Alabama Theatre, Birmingham. $8. Movie in the 2017 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series. www.alabaatheatre.com. 

ONGOING THROUGH DEC. 24

“A Christmas Carol”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery. Tickets $60, $55, $45 and $35; $35 for 16 and under. www.asf.net.

 

UPCOMING

DEC. 14-16: Tuscaloosa SantaCon 2017: Kickoff event 7 p.m. Dec. 14, bring unwrapped/unopened toys for boys or girls from birth to 18, or home and bath supplies for mothers, which will be donated to Turning Point of West Alabama for its Santa’s Sleigh Benefit. SantaCon pub crawl departs Downtown Pub at 9 p.m., for 21 and up, and will end at Egan’s annual Christmas party. Cash is encouraged to make the servers’ lives easier. Costumes required for participants; specials will be available through local Candy Apple costumes, at www.candyapplecostumes.com. For more, email david@dsmithimages.com.

DEC. 15-16: Alabama Choir School winter concerts: 7 p.m., $12, Moody Concert Hall, UA campus. www.alachoirschool.org.

DEC. 15-18: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”: Produced by the Actor’s Charitable Theatre, Bama Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-18, with 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 16-17. Tickets $13 for children, $19 for seniors and students, and $21 general. www.theactonline.com. 393-2800.

DEC. 18: Annual TSO Christmas Celebration: 7 p.m., Moody Concert Hall, UA campus. The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Prentice Concert Chorale and Alabama Choir School, with guest vocalist Jessica Procter, Miss Alabama 2017, performing music of the season. Tickets from $20 to $40. 752-5515. www.tsoonline.org.

DEC. 22: “All Things Acoustic” Holiday Special: 8-10 p.m., Alabama Public Radio and streaming online, www.apr.org. Two hours of acoustic holiday music with host Jeremy Butler, and guest co-host Taylor Watson.

JAN. 11: Jerry Seinfield, 7 p.m., BJCC Concert Hall. Tickets through Ticketmaster, BJCC box office. 1-800-745-3000 www.ticketmaster.com.

JAN 19: Cole Swindell, Morgan Evans, 8:30 p.m., $39.99 general, $59.99 premium pit, Druid City Music Hall, 1307 University Blvd. Doors open at 7:30. www.druidcitymusichall.com.

JAN 20: Ballet Memphis at the 2018 Alabama Dance Festival, 8p.m., tickets from $25, Jemison Concert Hall at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, www.alysstephens.org.

MARCH 2-5: “Seussical the Musical,” performed by Actor’s Charitable Theatre, 7:30 p.m. March 2, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m. March 5, Bama Theatre. www.theactonline.org.

MARCH 24: Brantley Gilbert, Aaron Lewis, Josh Phillips, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets through Ticketmaster, the Amphitheater box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000, for $19.75, $29.75 and $49.75, with the open pit area admission going for $49.75. www.tuscaloosaampitheater.com.

APRIL 8: Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster, the Amphitheater box office, or by calling 800-745-3000, for $30, $50 and $74.50. Doors will open at 6 p.m. www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.

APRIL 19: Chris Young, Kane Brown, Morgan Evans, Dee Jay Silver, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, tickets, $55 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, through the amphitheater box office, Ticketmaster, or at 800-745-3000. www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.

MAY 4: Alan Jackson, 7:30 p.m., opening act TBA, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets through the amphitheater box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. They’ll be $35, $49 and $78 for tiers of reserved seats, and $78 each for the general admission pit. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.