Live at the Plaza: Jake Austell (of the J’s) Trio, 4G, free, 6- 9 p.m., Government Plaza. Free admission. The city’s entertainment district will be in effect for each of the Friday concerts, scheduled through July 27, meaning up to two drinks per patron can be purchased from bars and restaurants within the district, and taken outside, within the district, which includes the Plaza. No outside alcoholic drinks will be permitted.
Farmer's Daughter, 10 p.m., Rhythm & Brews, 2308 Fourth St., www.rhythmnbrews.com.
Universal Sigh: 10 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.universalsighmusic.com.
Tab and The Mojo, 4G: 7 p.m., no cover, Band of Brothers Brewing Co., 1605 23rd Ave. 246-2569.
Anthony Orio, 10 p.m., Rhythm & Brews, 2308 Fourth St., www.rhythmnbrews.com.
"From Vacillation to Resolve" by Julian McPhillips: 5:30 p.m., Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, 1928 Seventh St. in Tuscaloosa; McPhillips, a civil rights attorney from Montgomery, will discuss his latest book about a pivotal moment in World War II, 78 years after Nazis occupied Paris, June 14, 1940. The book began life 50 years ago as McPhillips' senior thesis at Princeton University. Light refreshments will follow the discussion. www.newsouthbooks.com, or www.ernestandhadleybooks.com.
Antique Car Show: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., free, Crimson Village Assisted Living, 1410 18th Ave E. 650-3060; The second annual car show will also have food, and patrons can also buy ice cream while there. Call 650-2906 to enter your car.
Bill Fitts author meet and greet: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, 1928 Seventh St. Fitts introduces the sixth book in "Needed Killing" series, "Two Needed Killing." www.ernestandhadleybooks.com/store-events/2018/6/16/bill-fitts-book-signing.
Saturday in the Park: Hoop dancing with Lyndon Alec, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free with admission to the park, general $8, seniors $7, students and children $6, under five free, Moundville Archaeological Park, 634 Mound State Parkway. Alec is a member of the Alabama-Coushatta tribe and has demonstrated hoop dancing at events all over the world, including the annual Native American Festival at Moundville. He'll demonstrate hoop dancing and talk about the traditions and meaning behind it. www.moundville.ua.edu.
“Loving Vincent": 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Bama Theater, for the Bama Art House film series. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m., doors and Bama Bar open at 6:45, single tickets: $8 general, $7 for seniors and students, $6 for Arts Council Members; Discount Punch Card Tickets ($60) available prior to screenings and are good for 10 Bama Art House films, bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse; “Loving Vincent” is a story depicted in oil-painted animation where a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. www.bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse.
Broken Factory Windows, Justify These Scars, The Heavy Children, Cheezus Chrust: 10 p.m., $6, The Nick. www.thenickrocks.com.
Willy & The G Strings, Jacob Needham & The Blue Trees: 9:30 p.m., ages 18 and up; $7, Zydeco, 2001 15th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205, 933-1032, www.zydecobirmingham.com.
Russell Dickerson: 8 p.m., $10.25 in advance, $17 at the door, Iron City, 513 22nd Street S. www.ironcitybham.com.
The Underhill Family Orchestra: 9 p.m., $10, 18 and up, Saturn, 200 41st St. S., Birmingham. www.saturnbirmingham.com.
Brian Revels & the Heat Lightning, Zach Austin Band, Kaydee Mulvehill: 10 p.m., $6, The Nick. www.thenickrocks.com.
Guy, Tank, Plies, SWV, Too Short, Ginuwine, 8Ball, MJG, Guy featuring Teddy Riley: 5 p.m., Legion Field, 400 Graymont Ave. W., Birmingham. Funkfest tickets are $45 general, with varying level VIP tickets at $75, $85, $145. www.birmingham.funkfesttour.com/event/funk-fest-birmingham.
Mrygld, Jesse Payne, Future Elevators: 8 p.m., $8, WorkPlay Theatre, 500 23rd St S., Birmingham. 879-4773. www.workplay.com.
Ancient River, Taylor Hollingsworth Country Western, Results of Adults, Probably the Tornado: 10 p.m., $8, The Nick. www.thenickrocks.com.
Clutch, Bob Baldwin: 6- 9 p.m., free, Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, 331 Cotton Ave., Birmingham. 616-1735. www.magiccitysmoothjazz.com.
Why Not, Running On Walls, Seismos: 10 p.m., $5, The Nick. www.thenickrocks.com.
YOB, Bell Witch: 8 p.m., $15, 18 and up, Saturn, 200 41st St. S., Birmingham. www.saturnbirmingham.com.
Kamikaze Zombie, Father Montego, CLOT: 10 p.m., $6, The Nick. www.thenickrocks.com.
Dessa: 8 p.m., $16 in advance, $18 at the door, 18 and up, Saturn, 200 41st St. S., Birmingham. www.saturnbirmingham.com.
Young Widows, Null, Erthling.: 10 p.m., $8, The Nick. www.thenickrocks.com.
"Pump Boys and Dinettes": performed by SummerTide, professional program through the University of Alabama's Department of Theatre and Dance, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center, 2022 West Second St., Gulf Shores. For its 15th season, SummerTide returns to the down-home country-rock musical performed in its inaugural summer at the beach. Tickets are $20 general, $15 for children 12 and up. Group rates of $15 each are available for parties of 10 or more. Some early June shows are sold out; call 251-968-6721 or see www.summertide.org for more. 251-968-6721. www.summertide.org.
"Dazed and Confused": 7- 9 p.m., $9, Alabama Theatre, 1817 Third Avenue N., Birmingham. Richard Linklater's 1993 “Dazed and Confused” evolves around the lives of high school and junior high students on their last day of the school years, May 1976. 252-2262. www.alabamatheatre.com.
"Father of the Bride (1950): 2-4 p.m., Tickets: $9 through Ticketmaster, The Alabama Theatre,1817 Third Ave. North, Birmingham, AL, 35203, 252-2262; “Father of the Bride” is a comedy made in 1950 about the father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding. www.alabamatheatre.com.
Lecture in honor of the Helen Keller Festival 2018: 2-4 p.m., free, Helen Keller Public Library, 511 North Main St. Tuscumbia. 256-383-7065. Jeanie Thompson will read from and discussion the inception of "The Myth of Water: Poems from the Life of Helen Keller" Reception and book signing follow.
JUNE 21-24: Druid City Songwriters Festival, Hosted by venues around town including Rhythm & Brews, Band of Brothers Brewing, Copper Top, Green Bar, Black Warrior Brewing, Billy’s and Hotel Indigo. Guests include Steve Leslie and Tommy Barnes. Includes a songwriting seminar. See Druid City Songwriters Festival on Facebook or at www.druidcitysongwriters.com.
JUNE 23: Druid City Dames vs. Southern Harm Derby Dames, Super Skate, 5900 McFarland Blvd. E. Doors at 4:45 p.m., derby starts at 5:30. Tickets $10 online, at www.squareup.com/store/druid-city-derby, or $13 at the door. Chairs are welcome, as there's limited seating at the rink. www.druidcitydames.com.
JUNE 27-30: "Romeo and Juliet," performed by Tuscaloosa's The Rude Mechanicals, for its 16th summer. Live pre-show music at 7:30 p.m. each night, with Shakespeare's tragedy at 8, in The Park at Manderson Landing; Allen Bales Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall, on the UA campus, in case of rain. Free and family-friendly. Bring picnic and seating materials for outdoors. 310-5287.
JUNE 30: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-by Truckers, Marcus King Band, 6:30 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets $15, $30, $50 and $70, with limited Gold Circle seats for $94, through the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater box office, Ticketmaster.com and outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
JULY 4: Celebration on the River, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Annual Fourth of July celebration, with fireworks and TSO pops concert. www.tuscaloosaaamphitheater.com.
JULY 13-22: Theatre Tuscaloosa's "Once Upon a Mattress," musical based on Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Princess and the Pea.” www.theatretusc.com. 391-2277.
JULY 25: Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, 7:30 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets $34.50, $64.50 and $84.50, with $84.50 the general admission pit, through the Amphitheater box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
AUG. 10: Charlie Wilson with DJ Chuck Johnson, Pokey Bear, 6 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Tickets: $99.50 , $79.50 , $59.50 ,$39.50 , $20.00 through online at ticketmaster.com, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater box office, or charge by phone: 800.745.300, www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com
AUG. 20: Def Leppard, Journey, 7 p.m. BJCC Legacy Arena, Birmingham. Tickets $53.50, $73.50, $103.50 and $183.50, through Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. www.bjcc.org.
AUG. 24: Ronnie Milsap, 7:30 p.m., BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham. Tickets $56.75 and $76.76 through www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. www.bjcc.org.
AUG. 26: Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, 7:30 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. General $94.50. Reserved seats $94.50, $74.50 and $44.50. Tickets available through the Amphitheater box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
AUG. 31: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackberry Smoke, Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Pelham. Tickets $49.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $129.50, through Ticketmaster or by phone at 800-745-3000. VIP packages $325-$575 and collector tickets $49-$145.
SEPT. 7: Liz Phair, 9 p.m., Saturn, 200 41st St. S., Birmingham. Tickets $30 to $150. www.saturnbirmingham.com.
OCT. 4: Needtobreathe, Johnnyswim, the Rocketboys, 7 p.m., BJCC Legacy Arena, Birmingham. Tickets $24, $38.50 and $48.50 through Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. VIP packages available for $250-400. www.bjcc.org.
OCT. 9: Odesza, 7 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, gates at 6. Tickets at the Amphitheater box office, through Ticketmaster, or by phone at 800-745-3000, for $24.50, $34.50 and $45.
NOV. 29: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, 7:30 p.m., BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham. Tickets $240.50, $92.50 and $67.50 through ticketmaster.com, the BJCC Central Ticket Office or by phone at 800-745-3000.
DEC. 4: Elton John, 8 p.m., BJCC Legacy Arena, Birmingham. Tickets $49.50, $99.50 and $199.50, through Ticketmaster or by phone at 800-745-3000. www.bjcc.org.
JAN. 22, 2019: Metallica, 8 p.m., BJCC Legacy Arena, Birmingham. Tickets from $133 through Ticketmaster or by phone at 800-745-3000. VIP packages available for $229-$399. www.bjcc.org.