a band performs on a lit stage at night during Bama Jam 2022

No Sweat, August Events are Here 

Ok, a little sweat might be involved, but it’ll be worth it. Summer is wrapping up and the fall semester kicks off this month. There is a lot going on. Here’s a taste of the big things happening on and off campus in August. 

Tied with the Tide 

Moving in early? These events are just for you! 
Kick Off Event, Aug. 12, 6 p.m. 
Board Game Cafe, Aug. 13, 6 p.m. 
Cottage Core Craft Night, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. 
90s BINGO, Aug. 15, 5 p.m. 
Spa Night, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. 
Escape Room Night, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. 
Food Truck Friday, Aug. 18, 3 p.m. 
Movie Night on the Quad, Aug. 19, 8 p.m. 
Pool Party, Aug. 20, 1 p.m. 

Weeks of Welcome 

three friends smile and pose amongst the crowd at Bama Jam 2022

So. Many. Activities. University Programs has you covered. 

Ripple Effect, Aug. 21, 8 a.m. 
Backyard Hangout, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. 
Script A, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. 
First Day UA, Aug. 23, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bama Jam, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. 
UP @ the Disco, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. 
Vision & Charcuterie Boards, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. 
The One Where They Make F.R.I.EN.D.S, Aug. 29, 7 p.m. 

Around Tuscaloosa 

National Night Out  
Aug. 1, 5:30-8 p.m., Annette Shelby Park, Tuscaloosa 

Community members will be able to see police cars, motorcycles, armored response vehicles, fire trucks and more. There will be equipment displays and K-9 demonstrations and kids will have the chance to meet McGruff the Crime Dog. Food will be available. 

First Friday Art Walk and Exhibit Opening 
Aug. 4, 5 p.m., Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center 

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an exhibit by Mississippi artist Joe MacGown in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Titled “Explorations of Alternate Realities,” the exhibition will open during the First Friday Art Walk Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. with the artist present with commentary about the exhibition. 

A la cARTe 
Aug. 5 and 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Kentuck Art Center Studio 2 

Experiment with a variety of art media! This is Kentuck’s only studio option available for walk-ins. Like ordering from an a la carte menu, participants can choose from four options: acrylic painting, monotypes, collage and drawing. All supplies and clean-up provided.  

Historic Tuscaloosa Lecture Series: The 1926 UA Rose Bowl 
Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m., 1305 Greensboro Ave.
Historic Tuscaloosa’s lecture series features live lectures from preservation professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise and includes interaction between participants and presenters through Q&A sessions at the end of each lecture. Light hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments will be served. 

arrowheads inside a glass case

Saturday in the Park: Flintknapping 
Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Moundville Archaeological Park 

Learn about the art of flintknapping with Guy Meador and watch the process firsthand. The event takes place in the Jones Archaeological Museum and is included with admission to the park. 

Elvis In Concert: “The Story of The King” 
Aug. 26, 6 p.m., Bama Theatre 

Starring internationally acclaimed world champion Elvis tribute artist Cote Deonath, this multimedia production showcases the King of Rock-n-Roll’s career.