LOCAL MUSIC

THURSDAY

Anna McElroy: 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Lookout Rooftop Bar, 111 Greensboro Ave., Hotel Indigo.

FRIDAY

Ken McGuire: pianist, 6 p.m., no cover, The Side By Side restaurant, 2410 University Blvd. 561-5500. www.thesidebysiderestaurant.com.

The Bonaires: 7-10 p.m., The Lookout Rooftop Bar, 111 Greensboro Ave., Hotel Indigo.

Fly By Radio: 10 p.m., Rhythm & Brews, 2308 Fourth St., Tuscaloosa. www.rhythmnbrews.com.

Keith “Cashmere” Williams: 7 p.m., Cypress Inn Pavilion. Tickets $10 show only, $25 for meal and show. 345-6963, or email catering@cypressinnrestaurant.com.

SATURDAY

Ken McGuire: pianist, 6 p.m., no cover, The Side By Side restaurant, 2410 University Blvd. 561-5500. www.thesidebysiderestaurant.com.

SUNDAY

New Orleans jazz brunch: Brunch served at 11 a.m., with music by the Voodoo Saints beginning at noon, 301 Bistro, Bar, and Beer Garden, 301 Greensboro Ave. 764-1395. www.301bistro.com.

Ken McGuire: Pianist playing beginning at 12:30 p.m., brunch served beginning at 11, The Side By Side Restaurant.

Acoustic open mic: 6 p.m., no cover, 21 and older, Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St. www.druidcitybrewing.com.

TUESDAY

Open-mic night: 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Lookout Rooftop Bar, 111 Greensboro Ave., Hotel Indigo. Come early to sign up for 15-minute or three-song (whichever's shorter) slots. 

LOCAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

September Art Night: 5-8 p.m., free, monthly first Thursday celebrating downtown Northport arts and artists. At the Kentuck Art Center, 503 Main Ave, Miller’s Pottery of Brent’s traditional pottery in the Museum Gallery; Andrew and Etta McCall, “the Vine Man with vine baskets;” Kentuck Red Dog Potters’ Oops Pottery Sale with items $15 and under; all 12 studio artists will be open; live music by David Allgood; local vendors with pop up shops. www.kentuck.org.

First Pure Products reading of the 2019-2020 year: 7 p.m., Monarch Espresso Bar, 714 22nd Ave., Tuscaloosa. Readings by Wendy Rawlings, Riley Bingham, Jack Saul and Tegan Murrell. www.facebook.com/pureproductstuscaloosa.

FRIDAY

"Purvis Young: Born in Liberty City" reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Paul R. Jones Gallery, 2308 Sixth St., featuring 27 pieces by Young, a self-taught artist, selected by the Seiler Zaden Rimes Collection. Exhibit will remain on display through Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

FRIDAY–MONDAY

"Cats": The Actor’s Charitable Theatre will perform the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in the Bama Theatre, with performances at 7:30 p.m. each night, including a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Directed by ACT Artistic Director Joey Lay, this “Cats” will include Beth Stomps Feller as Grizzabella, Colton Crowe as Rum Tum Tugger, Matt Cornelson as Asparagus, Jillian White as Jennyanydots, Harrison Thompson as Munkustrap, Cole Cabiness as Mister Mistoffelees, Lay as Old Deuteronomy and more. Tickets are $22 general, $20 for students and seniors. 462-7947. www.theactonline.com. 

SUNDAY and TUESDAY

"Theatre Roulette": 7 p.m., $5, Ferguson Center Theatre, UA campus. College of Engineering Does Amateur Radical Theatre (COEDoesART) is hosting 13 two-minute plays. Performers will draw from a hat and perform the provided play.

SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY

“Lord of the Rings — The Two Towers” (2002): Flashback Cinema series, Hollywood 16, 4250 Old Greensboro Road. Flashback Cinema films play at 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays. Matinee prices $10 general, $9 seniors and children; evening shows $12 general, $9 seniors and children. Upcoming Flashback films include “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003), Sept. 15 and 18; “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), Sept. 22 and 25; and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), Sept. 29 and Oct. 2. www.flashbackcinema.net/schedule.

TUESDAY

"The Biggest Little Farm” (2018) rated PG: 7:30 p.m., Bama Theatre as part of the fall 2019 Bama Art House film series; a documentary about filmmaker John Chester and his wife, Molly, trying to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside Los Angeles. For BAH films, the box office opens each night at 6:30, with doors at 6:45. Tickets are $8 general, $7 for seniors and students, and $6 for Arts Council members. Punch-card tickets are also available for $60, offering admission to any 10 Bama Art House films; films are also programmed in the winter and summer. For more, call 758-5195, or see www.bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse.

REGIONAL MUSIC

THURSDAY

Capleton & The Prophecy Band: 8 p.m., $25, Saturn, 200 41st S., Birmingham. www.saturnbirmingham.com. 

Republican Hair, Results of Adults: 9 p.m., $10, The Nick, 2514 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. www.thenickrocks.com.

Az Izz: 10 p.m., $12, Zydeco, 2001 15th Ave. S, Birmingham. www.zydecobirmingham.com.

FRIDAY

Hootie and the Blowfish: 7:30 p.m., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, 1000 Amphitheater Road, Pelham. Tickets $91 and up through Ticketmaster. www.theoakmountainamphitheater.com.

Steve Poltz: 8 p.m., $15, WorkPlay Theatre, 500 23rd St. S, Birmingham. www.workplay.com.

Mark Farina: 9 p.m., $16, Saturn.

Frankly Scarlet: 10 p.m., $10, The Nick.

SATURDAY

Doctor Ocular, Electric Blue Yonder, Boss Rush: 10 p.m., $8, The Nick.

Waker: 9:30 p.m., $10, Zydeco.

SUNDAY

Black Pumas: 8 p.m., $15, Zydeco.

Buku: 8 p.m., $20, Saturn.

Nina Yung, Rebecca Egeland, Ben Ayers, Graham Harper: 9 p.m., $6, The Nick.

TUESDAY

Peter More: 9 p.m., $10, The Nick.

WEDNESDAY

Mike and the Moonpies, Cam Spinks: 8:30 p.m., $12, Zydeco.

Elaine Cole: 10 p.m., $6, The Nick.

REGIONAL EVENTS

NOW-JAN. 26, 2020

“Barbie — Dreaming of a Female Future”: Walk-through interactive Barbie Dreamhouse, Arrington Gallery at the Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., examining six decades of the iconic doll’s impact and influence. The BMA operates 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays and major holidays. 254-2565. www.artsbma.org.

FRIDAY

Rhett and Link: 8 p.m., BJCC Arena, Birmingham. Tickets $25 and up through Ticketmaster. www.bjcc.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

SEPT. 13: Tank and the Bangas, 7 p.m., free, Engel Plaza, Alys Stephens Center, Birmingham. www.alysstephens.org.

SEPT. 17: “What It Is: A Talk on Creativity” by Lynda Barry, the acclaimed writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and more, will be held 7 p.m. in the Bama, through the aegis of the UA Department of English. Barry created the seminal comic strip syndicated across North America in alternative weeklies for two decades, “Ernie Pook’s Comeek.” She’s also author of “Cruddy,” an illustrated novel; “One! Hundred! Demons!,” an autobiography of sorts, and creative how-to graphic novels “What It Is,” which won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel, and “Syllabus: Notes From an Accidental Professor.” Barry also adapted her 1988 illustrated novel “The Good Times are Killing Me” into an off-Broadway play.

SEPT 20: Chris Lane and Adam Hambrick, 9 p.m., $20 and up, Druid City Music Hall, 1307 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa. www.druidcitymusichall.com.

SEPT. 23: “Forbidden Planet,” (1956), the science-fiction adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” will show at 7:30 p.m. in the Bama, free of charge thanks to the Shakespeare Film Series run through UA’s Department of English.

SEPT. 23-24: Theatre Tuscaloosa’s SecondStage will hold auditions for its Nov. 13-17 Drish House production of Peter Morgan’s “Frost/Nixon,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Wilson Carr Rehearsal Hall, adjacent to the Bean-Brown Theatre at Shelton State Community College. Auditions will include cold readings from the script. Scripts are available to read in the Theatre Tuscaloosa ticket office, though scripts must remain on the premises. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-noon Friday. www.theatretusc.com/shows/secondstage-frost-nixon.

SEPT. 23-27, 29: “The River,” production of Jez Butterworth’s twisting, suspenseful drama, which starred Hugh Jackman in the 2014 Broadway run, in the Allen Bales Theatre, Rowand-Johnson Hall, performed by the UA Department of Theatre and Dance. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23-27, closing with a 2 p.m. matinee Sept. 29. Tickets $10. www.uatix.com.

SEPT. 24: World-premiere screening of “The Strip: Tuscaloosa’s Most Colorful Quarter-Mile,” a locally-made documentary about the shifting face and history of the commercial strip adjacent to UA, 7:30 p.m., Bama Theatre. The film spins around how the 1976 repeal of an antiquated state law changed the social and music scene, as The Strip evolved from a family-friendly area of commerce to “a little Bourbon Street,” and how it’s been shifting back to something in-between. Tickets will be $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, day of the showing only. The box office and Greensboro Room bar open at 6:30 p.m., with seating beginning at 6:45 p.m. The film, associated with the bicentennial organization Tuscaloosa200, was created by UA alumni Ben Ellis, Rick Dowling and Taylor Watson.

SEPT. 24: Daryl Hall and John Oates, 7:30 p.m., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, 1000 Amphitheater Road, Pelham. Tickets $20 and up through Ticketmaster. www.theoakmountainamphitheater.com. 

SEPT. 26: The 22nd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival will be shown in more than 350 cities over six continents; audiences can vote on the finalists. Screenings qualify the shorts for Oscar nominations. The local screening, part of the BAH series, will show at 7:30 p.m. in the Bama.

SEPT. 26: Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, 7 p.m., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, 1000 Amphitheater Road, Pelham. Tickets $98 and up through Ticketmaster. www.theoakmountainamphitheater.com.

SEPT. 26-27: “Let It Be,” a Beatles tribute concert performed by the more than 40-year-old Prentice Concert Chorale, an auditioned choir of professional and amateur singers, 7 p.m. each night at Grace Presbyterian Church. Tickets will be $15 general, $10 for students. www.prenticeconcertchorale.com.

SEPT. 29-OCT. 6: Druid City Pride Week kicks off with a 4 p.m. screening, at Chuck’s Fish, of the 2018 documentary “5B,” built around San Francisco General’s Ward 5B, the nation’s first AIDS unit. The Pride kick-off party will be held at adjacent Icon immediately after the film, from about 5:30-9 p.m. For a full list of Pride Week events, see www.druidcitypride.org/events.

SEPT. 30: The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra performs “Side by Side with Huxford Symphony Orchestra,” 7 p.m., Moody Concert Hall, UA campus. TSO Music Director Adam Flatt will conduct along with Huxford Music Director Blake Richardson; piano soloist will be Clayton Stephenson. The concert will include “The Star Spangled Banner,” Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” Ligeti’s “Atmospheres,” and Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto no. 3.” 752-5515. www.tsoonline.org.

OCT. 25: The Avett Brothers, 7:30 p.m., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, 1000 Amphitheater Road, Pelham. Tickets $88 and up through Ticketmaster. www.theoakmountainamphitheater.com.