young woman looks at art at the festival

March Into Spring With These Exciting Events

Before you head out for spring break (and when you get back), check out the many scheduled events and activities on campus and nearby.

On campus

It’s March mayhem at the University of Alabama! Check out the Alabama Athletics schedule to find out how to support Crimson Tide basketball, gymnastics, tennis, baseball and softball.

Michael C. Thorpe, Censored Nude, 2022, pigment on canvas, quilting cotton, batting, thread, 46 x 35 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Michael C. Thorpe: Nonsensical Formalism
Throughout March, Paul R. Jones Museum, free

  • Visit Michael C. Thorpe: Nonsensical Formalism to view the Brooklyn-based textile artist’s manifestation of his ideology on art making. The exhibit features incredibly personal pieces that seem nonsensical to everyone except for the artist.

Gianni Schicchi
March 2 & 3, 7:30 p.m., March 5, 3 p.m., Bryant Jordan Hall, free

  • Want to spend a night at the opera? Visit Bryant Jordan Hall to see this delightful one-act comedic opera.

Family Night at the Museum
March 4, 5-7:30 p.m., Alabama Museum of Natural History, free

  • Visit the Alabama Museum of Natural History for Family Night at the Museum! The event is free to all and showcases the museum through interactive activities. Along with the chance to win door prizes and participate in activities, the first 200 visitors will receive a goody bag.

Pizza Day
March 6, 2 p.m., Gorgas Library Yellowhammer Room, free

  • Join University Libraries in celebrating Pizza Day! Grab a slice from the Yellowhammer Room while supplies last.

Off-Campus Housing Fair
March 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Center Plaza, free

  • Stop by the Student Center Plaza to learn about off-campus living. Whether you’re looking for a new place, roommates or information, representatives and UA staff can answer your questions.

International Women’s Day Lunch and Learn
March 8, noon, Student Center Room 3700, free

  • RSVP today to join the WGCR and Capstone International in celebrating International Women’s Day by learning from panelists in UA’s International Community.

Faculty Recital Series: Piano Faculty
March 20, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building, free

  • Visit the Moody Music Building to hear UA’s talented piano instructors.

ECo Free Market Swap Event

March 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Center Lawn, free

  • Did your spring cleaning leave you with unwanted clothes? No worries. Donate them to the ECo Free Market, then browse around to fill your closet back up! This event aims to cut down on clothing waste, extend the lifespan of clothes and reduce the consumption of fast fashion.

EveryStudent Book Club
March 22, 1-2 p.m., Julia Tutwiler Hall HRC Office, free

  • Do you have a passion for reading that you’d like to share with fellow students? Join the EveryStudent Book Club! This month, the group will be reading “March” by Geraldine Brooks.

Culverhouse Women in Business Conference 2023
March 24, noon, Hewson Hall, $25-75

  • If you’re interested in hearing from a widespread community of successful women, sign up for the Culverhouse Women in Business Conference! The conference will offer information sessions from experts on topics such as networking, entrepreneurship and navigating workplace boundaries.

“LFG” Film Screening
March 25, 6-8 p.m., Student Center Theater, free

  • Join the Women and Gender Resource Center and University Programs in celebrating Pay Equity Week with a screening of “LFG,” which tells the story of the U.S. national women’s teams fighting for equal pay, told by leaders in the field.

Scenic Ventures
March 26, 3 p.m., Bryant-Jordan Hall, free

  • Take a detour into Scenic Ventures to view student-produced and directed works of art, including theater pieces, scenes and micro-operas.
Observe the quarter moon, planets and nebula with Dr. Jimmy Irwin on March 29.

Public Astronomy Observing Event
March 29, 7-9:30 p.m., Gallalee Hall, free

  • Visit Gallalee Hall to listen to a talk by Abhipsa Acharya, followed by observation of the quarter moon, planets and nebula led by Dr. Jimmy Irwin.


DCH’s 100-Year Anniversary Music Festival
March 4, 2-8 p.m., River District Park, free

  • Celebrate 100 years of DCH with a community concert, featuring local artists, vendors and face painting!
The annual Druid City Arts Festival offers music, arts and activities for all ages.

Druid City Arts Festival
March 31, 5-9 p.m., April 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Government Plaza, free

  • This festival will feature local artists, live music, food, play areas, and more, all sponsored by Tuscaloosa businesses.


History of Birmingham Rock & Roll Art Exhibit
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., East Village Arts, free

  • Celebrate the history of rock and roll in Birmingham by visiting Craig Legg’s exhibit at East Village Arts. The display features over 300 paintings by the artist, all depicting the vast history of the city.