Thankful for November: Monthly Events Preview 

Thankful for November: Monthly Events Preview 

There’s a bountiful harvest of things to be thankful for in November, and on campus and in Tuscaloosa, you can be thankful for all the fun events going on!

On Campus

United States International Poster Biennial Art Exhibition 
Through Nov. 14, Monday-Thursday: 9-6 p.m., Friday: 10-2 p.m., Sella-Granata Art Gallery

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama displays the best fifty posters from the 2023 United States International Poster Biennial. There will be a reception on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.

UA School of Music Spectrum Showcase 
Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Frank Moody Music Building Concert Hall

The School of Music faculty and staff have been working hard for this full-spectrum concert. Tickets are available for purchase.

Alabama Football vs. Kentucky Watch Party
Nov. 11, noon, Student Center Lawn

Students: Can’t travel to Kentucky with the Tide? No worries, University Programs has you covered with the Bama v. Kentucky watch party! There will be free food and drinks, while supplies last. Roll Tide!

Julius Caesar statue in Rome

Julius Caesar
Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Allen Bales Theatre

How many times a day do you think about the Roman Empire? Well, now you can think about it even more. Journey to the past with the UA Department of Theatre and Dance to experience the thrill of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”

New Special Collections Exhibit Display 
Through February 2024, Gorgas Library

This history exhibit in Gorgas Library is free and open to the public. “The Northern Edge of the Gulf of Mexico: Visual Representations of Alabama during the Age of European Exploration and Settlement, c. 1592-1819” shows history through maps of Alabama in its early days.

Honors College Talent Show
Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m., The University of Alabama Student Center

The annual Honors Talent Show is for students and UA faculty and staff to show off their talents and meet new people. Everyone at UA can apply. The deadline to apply for the show is Oct. 20. Acts are recommended to be 3 minutes and must be family friendly. Everyone is welcome to come watch. 


In addition to the two home football games this month, November is packed with athletic match-ups. See the full November athletics schedule. A few highlights include:

Women’s Basketball Exhibition and Sneakers and Sweets Event
Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum

Following the exhibition matchup with the University of Alabama in Huntsville, fans can enjoy dessert with the team and coaches while participating in a question-and-answer segment. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win selected signed memorabilia from the Tide.

Men’s Basketball vs. Morehead State
Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Coleman Coliseum

Adapted Athletics: Jalapeños Invitational
Nov. 10-11, Stran-Hardin Arena

Stran-Hardin Arena will host this wheelchair basketball tournament as the Tide takes on several teams over the weekend.

Volleyball vs. Florida
Nov. 12, 4 p.m., Foster Auditorium

Volleyball’s regular season draws to a close this month. At this last home game before the Thanksgiving break, students and fans can enter for a chance to win free donuts.

Off Campus

River market in tuscaloosa abuzz with life at the farmer's market.

Tuscaloosa Farmers Market 
Saturdays through Dec. 23, 7 a.m.-noon, Tuscaloosa River Market

Craving a homemade breakfast? Looking for fresh produce? Need to do some holiday shopping and pick up some handmade art? The Tuscaloosa Farmers Market is ranked the No. 1 farmers market in the state. Meet 30-60 vendors hailing from statewide selling a variety of wares. 

Turkey Trot 
Nov. 18, Line up: 6:15-7:15 a.m., Race: 7:30 a.m., Robert Cardinal Park Pavilion

Run into the Thanksgiving season with the official Tuscaloosa Track Club Turkey Trot on a new 2-mile course starting at Robert Cardinal Park then proceeding to the Tuscaloosa National Airport tarmac. T-shirts are available for those who register prior to Nov. 3. Online registration will close Nov. 15 at midnight. There is no race day registration. 

Veterans Day Celebration Parade 
Nov. 11, Opening ceremony: 8 a.m., 2200 24th Street, Northport; Parade: 8:30 a.m., Main Street, Northport

Express your gratitude and honor those who served at this Veterans Day Parade organized by the City of Northport. The parade begins with an opening ceremony at Tuscaloosa County High School Memorial. People of all ages are invited to show their support through float decorations or posters. 

Tuscaloosa Veterans Day Program 2023
Nov. 11, 10-11 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park

This annual event is a tribute to veterans organized by Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center and Tuscaloosa Parks and Recreation Association.

2016 Veterans Day program at Veterans Memorial Park

Art Class: Kudzu Christmas Trees at Kentuck Art Center, instructed by Beth Phillips 
Nov. 11, 1-4 p.m., Kentuck’s Georgine Clarke Building

Create an open-weave Christmas tree and peace wreath ornaments from wild vines, tree branches and bamboo. Fairy lights are supplied. Tuition is $75 with a $20 materials fee due to the instructor at the class.  

River Pitch Business Idea Competition 
Nov. 14, 5-9 p.m., Tuscaloosa River Market

Win $1,000! Open to all UA students and community members, the free-to-enter River Pitch Business Idea Competition exists to help early-stage businesses grow their progress. There will be around ten competition booths. Each team has one presenter to pitch an idea in front of the judges before a Q&A.