Football, falling leaves, pumpkin patches and a cool breeze are all key parts of November. Add some (pumpkin) spice to your days with these awesome autumn affairs.
Arts & Culture Throughout the Month
The University of Alabama presents “The Magpie in the Mirror: Patty B. Driscoll.” Located at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, this exhibition investigates the feminist identity through history, iconography and societal challenges, told through different mediums of art.
View “Cedric Smith: Horsepower” at the Paul R. Jones Museum to see Smith’s life-long interpretations of his observations of the absent or negative portrayals of African Americans in advertisements. This exhibition features brand-new works from Smith that center Black cowboys and jockeys to showcase life, culture and mythology.
Visit the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum to browse “Threaded Through History.” This exhibit depicts a fictional narrative of fashion history in Tuscaloosa in the 20th century, through modernization and advancement in the field. Significant contributions to the gallery come from UA alumna, Zoe Simpson, and costumes within the gallery were made in part by UA students.
Not to Miss on Campus
Visit the Student Center Lawn Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. to enjoy fall-themed DIYs, caramel apples, carnival games and more at University Program’s Fall Fest!
Join Alabama Theatre and Dance Nov. 9-11 for Dance Alabama! This showcase features an array of genres, all choreographed, designed and performed by students.
Spend Veterans’ Day by Honoring All Who Served with the Intercultural Diversity Center. A presentation on veterans’ contributions and educational resources will be shown from 3 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Cheer on the Tide and its lineup from the comfort of campus. At home, Men’s Basketball will play Longwood Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Liberty Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., and Jacksonville State Nov. 18. Women’s Basketball faces Alabama A&M Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. and Gardner-Webb Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. Football takes on Austin Peay Nov. 19, and you can’t forget about the annual Iron Bowl against Auburn Nov. 26!
Off-Campus and Beyond
Outside of campus, Tuscaloosa is full of history. Across the city, there are four tourable properties, each of which has a rich history that has been preserved by Historic Tuscaloosa. Get to know the city more by spending an afternoon traveling through time.
Want to glide into the holiday spirit? Visit Holidays on the Plaza as it kicks off Nov. 21 to ice skate, walk the tinsel trail and more.
Want to bring a bit of Bama home for the holidays? Check out the Moss Rock Festival Nov. 5 and 6 and Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Nov. 11-13 to step into nature and support local craftsmen. Moss Rock will feature live music, a Beer Garden, local artists and tasting events; Homestead Hollow will include cabin tours, pioneer demonstrations, local music and eats.
Starting Nov. 19, visit the Birmingham Hippodrome Theater to watch the Birmingham Royal Ballet perform Sir Peter Wright’s, “The Nutcracker.”