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Marvelous May Events

May flowers aren’t the only things popping up this spring. Read on to find ways to make your month magical without straying too far from the Capstone.  


AAPI Heritage Month Exhibit
Throughout the month, Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center), free

  • Join the Intercultural Diversity Center in commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May. The monthlong exhibit will feature the challenges, contributions and achievements of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians.

Spring Commencement
May 5-7, times vary, Coleman Coliseum, free

  • Join the UA community in celebrating the Spring 2023 graduates.

Teacher Appreciation Week Kick-Off
May 8, noon-2 p.m., Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 University of Alabama Student Center), free

  • Give the amazing educators at the Capstone a round of applause by celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week! The Intercultural Diversity Center will host an event in collaboration with the National Education Association (NEA) to educate participants on the NEA’s mission, write appreciative notes to educators, view presentations and more.

Power of Posture
May 18, noon-1 p.m., Gorgas Library Yellowhammer Room, free

  • Do you want to get rid of that laptop slouch? Register today to join Charles Burroughs as he teaches the power of posture and how to improve yours!

Around Tuscaloosa

First Friday
May 5, 5-7 p.m., Downtown Tuscaloosa, free

  • Spend your Friday evening with a walk through Downtown Tuscaloosa. Grab a drink and stop into the participating art galleries to see local artists on display and enjoy live music.

Hank Williams Jr. Concert
May 12, 7 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, ticketed event

  • Spend an evening with Hank Williams Jr. And the Old Crow Medicine Show.!

Hometown Writers’ Fair
May 20, 3-5 p.m., Tuscaloosa Public Library, free

  • Visit the Tuscaloosa Public Library to celebrate local authors. The event will include book signings and readings from the authors themselves!

In Birmingham

2023 International Peace Conference
May 4-6, times vary, Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center, ticketed event

  • Join multiple organizations in bringing together people from across the globe to, “highlight the pursuit of peace at all levels of society.” The multi-day exhibit hopes to propose solutions and ideas to some of society’s more complex issues. Register today to reserve your spot!

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
May 18, 6:30 p.m., Avon Theater, ticketed event

  • Spend an evening at the theater as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra tackles Vivaldi’s 1720 concerto: Four Seasons.

Birmingham Walking Tour
May 20, 9:30 a.m., Linn Park, ticketed event

  • In the mood to get out and about for the day? Sign up for the Birmingham Walking Tour! On the tour, you’ll get your blood pumping while learning about the vision and design of Linn Park and what it means to the city.