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2019 Gala Art Exhibition Featured Artist: Karen Weihs

Downtown Huntsville This important fundraiser for the Huntsville Museum of Art presents over 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/2019-gala-art-exhibition/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019.

Beaks & Barks

Downtown Huntsville Ready to shake off the winter doldrums? Grab your canine companions and your binoculars and head out to the Garden for Beaks and Barks. From mid-January to the end of February, your favorite four-legged friends are welcome to visit the Garden every day. Enjoy a stroll along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or a game of fetch in our no-leash zone. This is also an excellent time for birding enthusiasts to visit the Garden. Not only do we participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, but the Garden is also considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Our year-round Lewis Birding Trail, included on the North Alabama Birding Trail, extends throughout the Garden and features a rich diversity of local and migrating birds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Humans: Garden Membership or Admission Pooches: $1 each or $10 season Paw Pass. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/beaks-barks/?instance_id=1365. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019.

Art Show with Ann Moeller Steverson

Museums, Studios & Galleries Art Exhibit by Ann Moeller Steverson during the month of February. The Gallery Opening is February 7 from 5-8 pm, with the art on display all month. A native of Madison, Alabama, Ann is an oil painter known for her mood filled figures, portraits, and still lifes. Her contemporary work bridges the classical beauty with the contemporary painting practices of today. She has been awarded the honor of the Bold Brush Award, a distinction an artist may achieve only once in their lifetime. Meet Ann at the Gallery Opening February 7th and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Venue/ Attraction: The Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019.

Maria Howard Weeden Art Exhibition

Museums, Studios & Galleries Built in 1819, the same year that Alabama became a state, the house was home to several prominent residents including John McKinley, one of the three Alabama justices to have served on the US Supreme Court, before it became the birthplace and lifelong home of acclaimed poet and artist Maria Howard Weeden. Howard Weeden was born in the home in 1846, died in the home in 1905 and except for when it was requisitioned by federal officers during the Civil War; she spent her entire life in the house. Credited as being one of the first artists to paint African Americans true to life following the War Between the States, Howard Weeden is known for her watercolor paintings of freed slaves who resided in Huntsville during the Reconstruction Era and the poems that captured their stories. From February 1-March 7 2019, the Weeden House will exhibit the largest combined collection of Howard Weeden’s art ever offered to the public. The furnishings of the home and the exhibit will transport visitors to a bygone era where they… Venue/ Attraction: The Weeden House Museum. Cost: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children 12 and under (no credit or debit cards, please). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Computer Basics

Educational & Lecture Ready for some more advanced computer apps and techniques? Dawn will lead you through intermediate computer skills with lots of one-on-one instruction. No registration required, but seating is limited to 25 people. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Sit & Stitch with SPARKLE Studio

Social Events & More Every Friday is Sit & Stitch at SPARKLE Studio! (Studio 103, first floor, south building) Bring your current project or ideas you’re considering for a future project (spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, handsewing, needlework, etc.). Come on over and find some camaraderie among like minded folks. We are usually a small, intimate group. Even if you don’t know a soul when you arrive, you’ll leave with some new friends. We open at noon and will be open until 8 pm. Stay as short or as long a time as you wish. You’re welcome to bring a drink, snack, or meal with you. We even have extra Piper & Leaf tea jars if you forget yours at home! We also welcome “Show and Tell.” Please bring some of your finished projects to show off to the rest of the group. We want to celebrate your accomplishments. You may even inspire someone’s next project choice! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: FREE. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge

Educational & Lecture The HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge, hosted by HudsonAlpha and Urban Engine, is a life sciences hackathon that brings together students and professionals who attempt to solve challenges using emerging technology and apply it to biotech and the life sciences. Need-based financial assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note, not all financial assistance requests will be granted but they will be taken into consideration. Hotel and travel assistance is available as well for participants who reside outside of the Huntsville area. Please contact techchallenge@hudsonalpha.org for more information. Venue/ Attraction: HudsonAlpha. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Music for Meds

Downtown Huntsville Join the Community Free Clinic for the 9th Annual Music for Meds party. Great music from Microwave Dave and the Nukes, Amy McCarley and Junctional Rhythm. Tickets available at the door or through the Community Free Clinic facebook page. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Cost: $10.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Electric Polar Bear

Social Events & More Need an excuse to have some fun? You've found it! Come hang at The Camp for Electric Polar Bear. Tryptone, Darth Fader, and more will be playing everything from Dubstep to Trap and from House to EDM. Everyone is encouraged to wear faux fur coats to stay warm yet festive. The Camp will have delicious food and beverages for sale. There is no fee to enter. Must be 21+ to drink. LET'S DO THIS! Venue/ Attraction: The Camp at MidCity. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Foraging Nature Color with Nathan Harper

Downtown Huntsville Foraging Nature Color with Nathan Harper February 1, 8, 15, 22 6 PM - 8 PM For this four part workshop we will be focusing on how to produce works of drawing from materials we can find in our own back yards. From berries to beeswax and even dirt, each class will focus on a different material and how it can be used in relation to the discipline of Drawing. Sign up for the entire series for $100 (available only until night of first class) or sign up for individual classes for $35. Classes are four consecutive Friday nights from 6-8pm beginning February 1st. Week 1: Berry Inks Week 2: Earth Pigments Week 3: Beeswax Crayons Week 4: Coffee and Tea Inks About the instructor: Nathan Harper is an artist and educator from Florence Alabama. He received his BFA in Drawing and New Media from the University of Montevallo in 2017. After graduation he began teaching visual art in Huntsville Alabama at New Century Technology high school. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Alabama and Ohio.… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: Sign up for the entire series for $100 (available only until night of first class) or sign up for individual classes for $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://squareup.com/store/lowe-mill-arts-and-entertainment/item/foraging-natural-color-drawing-a-four-part-workshop-with-nathan-harper. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Gala in the Garden

Fundraisers The Redstone Arsenal Military & Civilians Club presents the Gala in the Garden to benefit Community Assistance Grants and Merit Scholarship Awards. Live Music/Dinner/Entertainment/Cash Bar/Auctions Tickets available on EventBrite.com. RSAMCC is a 501(c)4 non profit private organization not affiliated with Redstone Arsenal or the US Army. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Akeelah and the Bee

Downtown Huntsville Akeelah and the Bee – Directed by Jacinda Rose Swinehart and Kailey Burkhardt February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse       11 year-old Akeelah spells words because her daddy taught her to, not because she’s trying to get a reputation as “the Brainiac”. After she wins her school’s bee, she buckles down and studies hard for Nationals against all kinds of odds: bullying friends, gun violence outside her window, and the ongoing mourning for her father. Audience members will cheer Akeelah’s triumphant journey about the transformative (t-r-a-n-s-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-v-e) power of education, adult mentors, and friendship.  Recommended for ages 9 and up. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                              Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series                     Group Discounts for 10 or more. Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison. Adapted for the stage by… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Huntsville Havoc v. Macon -- Wizard Night

Downtown Huntsville Home game for the Huntsville Havoc hockey team! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Killer Beaz

Downtown Huntsville Killer Beaz is touring the country with his most recent release, "Don't Ever Touch Anybody You Don't Know!" The CD is on the Warner Brothers label, home to the Blue Collar comedians. It has received such reviews as,“Beaz’s style goes far beyond your Larry the Cable Guy type of humor in a way that makes him utter relatable for just about anyone." -UNDER THE GUN REVIEW/SPIN MEDIA The CD is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Wal-mart, Google Plus, Rhapsody and eMusic. With his trademark “Save Up!” refrain, Killer Beaz has become a familiar, beloved performer to millions of comedy fans nationwide. Beaz delivers edgy, high-energy “everyman” style humor that appeals to a wide audience from Anchorage, Alaska to Miami, Florida. A gifted storyteller, with tons of punch lines, his shows are fast paced and fun! Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $18+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Ars Nova presents "Really Rosie"

Kids Delightful story telling by Maurice Sendak about a bossy girl and her neighborhood friends. Set to the unique music of Carole King. Venue/ Attraction: Ars Nova. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

UAH Theater presents Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Performing Arts & Film A wildly experimental and inventive new play that does not behave. Playwright Alice Birch has put together a grouping of vignettes that asks how to revolutionize language, relationships, work, and life in general while bursting at the seams of conformity. Ms. Birch is articulating the alternatives that come to women’s minds in dealing with how they as women are dealt with — as objects of love and lust, as employees and employers, as mothers and daughters. No matter the context, every response proves inadequate, as does (above all) the language in which it is codified. ***FOR MATURE AUDIENCES***. Venue/ Attraction: UAH Theatre Annex Studio. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Epic Comedy Hour

Downtown Huntsville Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre in Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Join us every fourth Friday for Epic Comedy Hour! Every month we bring an unbelievable lineup of comedians from all over the country! Located in the Flying Monkey Arts theatre, located on the second floor south building. More info at www.lowemill.net. Venue/ Attraction: Flying Monkey Arts. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Killer Beaz

Downtown Huntsville Killer Beaz is touring the country with his most recent release, "Don't Ever Touch Anybody You Don't Know!" The CD is on the Warner Brothers label, home to the Blue Collar comedians. It has received such reviews as,“Beaz’s style goes far beyond your Larry the Cable Guy type of humor in a way that makes him utter relatable for just about anyone." -UNDER THE GUN REVIEW/SPIN MEDIA The CD is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Wal-mart, Google Plus, Rhapsody and eMusic. With his trademark “Save Up!” refrain, Killer Beaz has become a familiar, beloved performer to millions of comedy fans nationwide. Beaz delivers edgy, high-energy “everyman” style humor that appeals to a wide audience from Anchorage, Alaska to Miami, Florida. A gifted storyteller, with tons of punch lines, his shows are fast paced and fun! Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $18+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:15 PM – 10:45 PM.

2019 Gala Art Exhibition Featured Artist: Karen Weihs

Downtown Huntsville This important fundraiser for the Huntsville Museum of Art presents over 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/2019-gala-art-exhibition/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Beaks & Barks

Downtown Huntsville Ready to shake off the winter doldrums? Grab your canine companions and your binoculars and head out to the Garden for Beaks and Barks. From mid-January to the end of February, your favorite four-legged friends are welcome to visit the Garden every day. Enjoy a stroll along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or a game of fetch in our no-leash zone. This is also an excellent time for birding enthusiasts to visit the Garden. Not only do we participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, but the Garden is also considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Our year-round Lewis Birding Trail, included on the North Alabama Birding Trail, extends throughout the Garden and features a rich diversity of local and migrating birds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Humans: Garden Membership or Admission Pooches: $1 each or $10 season Paw Pass. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/beaks-barks/?instance_id=1365. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Art Show with Ann Moeller Steverson

Museums, Studios & Galleries Art Exhibit by Ann Moeller Steverson during the month of February. The Gallery Opening is February 7 from 5-8 pm, with the art on display all month. A native of Madison, Alabama, Ann is an oil painter known for her mood filled figures, portraits, and still lifes. Her contemporary work bridges the classical beauty with the contemporary painting practices of today. She has been awarded the honor of the Bold Brush Award, a distinction an artist may achieve only once in their lifetime. Meet Ann at the Gallery Opening February 7th and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Venue/ Attraction: The Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Free 2 Teach Paper Chase 5K

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The Paper Chase 5K is an annual fundraiser for Free 2 Teach. The race raises funds for Free 2 Teach, a non-profit in Madison County, Alabama that supports public school students and school teachers by giving away supplies and resources. The race brings together teachers, administrators, students and community members all with the aim of supporting education in our county. Come out and join us on February 23, 2019 in downtown Huntsville. We are excited to come together as a community and support teachers and students! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville. Cost: $30.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Pancake Breakfast with Peter Pan Cast

Social Events & More Please join us for a Pancake Breakfast with the characters from Neverland! Peter Pan and friends will visit with you as you enjoy a pancake breakfast, games, crafts, face painting and photo opporunities with the characters. Order tickets online or purchase at the door. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph School - Garth Campus. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge

Educational & Lecture The HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge, hosted by HudsonAlpha and Urban Engine, is a life sciences hackathon that brings together students and professionals who attempt to solve challenges using emerging technology and apply it to biotech and the life sciences. Need-based financial assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note, not all financial assistance requests will be granted but they will be taken into consideration. Hotel and travel assistance is available as well for participants who reside outside of the Huntsville area. Please contact techchallenge@hudsonalpha.org for more information. Venue/ Attraction: HudsonAlpha. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Yoga in the Gallery

Health & Wellness Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is pleased to announce the return of our Yoga in the Gallery program. These classes offer a new way to experience and interact with art installations in our North Floor Gallery. Under the instruction of Casey Bakula, students are invited to come relax, refresh, and refocus while surrounding themselves with beautiful works in our North Floor Gallery. This is part of our new Yoga in the Gallery series, which takes place on Saturdays throughout the year. Gallery exhibitions change every 8 weeks, giving you the opportunity to experience new works with certain classes. For more information or questions, please contact Lowe Mill A&E Gallery Coordinator, Robert Daniel: robertdaniel@lowemill.net. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/yoga/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Spring into Summer Activities Fair

Kids The Spring Into Summer Activities Fair, sponsored by WOW! returns Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration. This event is FREE to the public! Featuring a variety of local arts and STEAM organizations, the Spring Into Summer Activities Fair will highlight spring break and summer camps, workshops and classes in the fields of art, music, dance, theater, science, history and more for kids of all ages. The fair will also feature hands-on activities and door prizes. The Spring Into Summer Activities Fair offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about educational offerings from local arts and cultural organizations. Organizations can apply to be an exhibitor at the event by February 8th, 2019. Venue/ Attraction: Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://artshuntsville.org/sprint-into-summer. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/246219349609763/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Maria Howard Weeden Art Exhibition

Museums, Studios & Galleries Built in 1819, the same year that Alabama became a state, the house was home to several prominent residents including John McKinley, one of the three Alabama justices to have served on the US Supreme Court, before it became the birthplace and lifelong home of acclaimed poet and artist Maria Howard Weeden. Howard Weeden was born in the home in 1846, died in the home in 1905 and except for when it was requisitioned by federal officers during the Civil War; she spent her entire life in the house. Credited as being one of the first artists to paint African Americans true to life following the War Between the States, Howard Weeden is known for her watercolor paintings of freed slaves who resided in Huntsville during the Reconstruction Era and the poems that captured their stories. From February 1-March 7 2019, the Weeden House will exhibit the largest combined collection of Howard Weeden’s art ever offered to the public. The furnishings of the home and the exhibit will transport visitors to a bygone era where they… Venue/ Attraction: The Weeden House Museum. Cost: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children 12 and under (no credit or debit cards, please). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Player Signing with Bo Jackson and Alabama Football Greats

Social Events & More Meet some of the greatest athletes of all time at Parkway Place Mall on Saturday, February 23. Vincent 'Bo' Jackson - '89 All-Star MVP, '85 Heisman Winner Derrick Henry - 2015 Heisman Winner, 2015 National Champion Mark Ingram - 2009 Heisman Winner, 2009 National Champion, 2009 BCS Most Valuable Player Calvin Ridley - 2015 National Champion, 2017 National Champion Mack Wilson - 2017 National Champion, Projected 1st Round Pick Text BOJACKSON to 444222 to be entered to win an autographed baseball by '89 All-Star and '85 Heisman, Bo Jackson! Venue/ Attraction: Parkway Place Mall. Cost: Prices Vary for Player Signatures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

SporeHSV presents 3D Orchard CAD software

Educational & Lecture This workshop will be specifically-focused on learning how to use the free 3D CAD tools on 3D Orchard ( https://3DOrchard.com ). In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the free CAD to create 3D Printable versions of your ideas! If you have a laptop, you can bring it to follow along! No RSVP required, but if you would like to, please visit our Facebook page. Visit SporeHSV.org for more information! We hope to see you there! Venue/ Attraction: Cavalry Hill Branch Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Vincent Jackson Autograph Signing

Sports National Football League wide receiver who played for 12 seasons for Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers, Vincent Jackson will be signing autographs at the Parkway Place on Saturday, February 23, at 12:00 PM. Tickets start at $125. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE: bit.ly/2RRfRka. Venue/ Attraction: Parkway Place Mall. Cost: $125. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Derrick Henry Autograph Signing

Sports Football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League and played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Derrick Henry will be signing autograph at the Parkway Place on Saturday, February 23, at 1:00 PM. Tickets start at $65. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE: bit.ly/2Qvpatx. Venue/ Attraction: Parkway Place Mall. Cost: $65. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Akeelah and the Bee

Downtown Huntsville Akeelah and the Bee – Directed by Jacinda Rose Swinehart and Kailey Burkhardt February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse       11 year-old Akeelah spells words because her daddy taught her to, not because she’s trying to get a reputation as “the Brainiac”. After she wins her school’s bee, she buckles down and studies hard for Nationals against all kinds of odds: bullying friends, gun violence outside her window, and the ongoing mourning for her father. Audience members will cheer Akeelah’s triumphant journey about the transformative (t-r-a-n-s-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-v-e) power of education, adult mentors, and friendship.  Recommended for ages 9 and up. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                              Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series                     Group Discounts for 10 or more. Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison. Adapted for the stage by… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Ars Nova presents "Really Rosie"

Kids Delightful story telling by Maurice Sendak about a bossy girl and her neighborhood friends. Set to the unique music of Carole King. Venue/ Attraction: Ars Nova. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

MARK INGRAM AUTOGRAPH SIGNING

Sports NFL running back for the New Orleans Saints and played college football for the University of Alabama, won the Heisman Trophy, and was a member of a national championship team, Mark Ingram will be signing autograph at the Parkway Place on Saturday, February 23, at 2:00 PM. Tickets start at $65. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE: bit.ly/2ryM1p2. Venue/ Attraction: Parkway Place Mall. Cost: $65. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Boozy History - Inspired by Comedy Central's "Drunk History"

Social Events & More Let's have a little fun while learning some history. Come enjoy an afternoon at The Camp as we chat with award-winning professor and historian, Dr. John Kvach. Dr. Kvach will be sharing all the intriguing details of prohibition, flappers, and jazz in North Alabama and Madison County. Sip your favorite beverage, enjoy a delicious meal, grab a coffee at Alchemy, load up the doggie, and come be enlightened by a fun history lesson. See you there! John Kvach was an Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where his specialty areas are southern history, Civil War and Reconstruction, and Public History. Kvach is now VP at Liberty Learning Foundation. Kvach serves as the lead scholar for multiple Alabama Humanities Foundations/Smithsonian Institution exhibits and has worked with K-12 students to show them how history is important in their own lives. He donates his time serving on multiple boards in his community, including the Alabama Historical Association, Friends of the Alaba… Venue/ Attraction: The Camp at MidCity. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Calvin Ridley Autograph Signing

Sports Wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League and played college football at Alabama, Calvin Ridley will be signing autograph at the Parkway Place on Saturday, February 23, at 3:00 PM. Tickets start at $55. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE: bit.ly/2UGKwm7. Venue/ Attraction: Parkway Place Mall. Cost: $55. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Akeelah and the Bee

Downtown Huntsville Akeelah and the Bee – Directed by Jacinda Rose Swinehart and Kailey Burkhardt February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse       11 year-old Akeelah spells words because her daddy taught her to, not because she’s trying to get a reputation as “the Brainiac”. After she wins her school’s bee, she buckles down and studies hard for Nationals against all kinds of odds: bullying friends, gun violence outside her window, and the ongoing mourning for her father. Audience members will cheer Akeelah’s triumphant journey about the transformative (t-r-a-n-s-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-v-e) power of education, adult mentors, and friendship.  Recommended for ages 9 and up. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                              Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series                     Group Discounts for 10 or more. Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison. Adapted for the stage by… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Ars Nova presents "Really Rosie"

Kids Delightful story telling by Maurice Sendak about a bossy girl and her neighborhood friends. Set to the unique music of Carole King. Venue/ Attraction: Ars Nova. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Killer Beaz

Downtown Huntsville Killer Beaz is touring the country with his most recent release, "Don't Ever Touch Anybody You Don't Know!" The CD is on the Warner Brothers label, home to the Blue Collar comedians. It has received such reviews as,“Beaz’s style goes far beyond your Larry the Cable Guy type of humor in a way that makes him utter relatable for just about anyone." -UNDER THE GUN REVIEW/SPIN MEDIA The CD is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Wal-mart, Google Plus, Rhapsody and eMusic. With his trademark “Save Up!” refrain, Killer Beaz has become a familiar, beloved performer to millions of comedy fans nationwide. Beaz delivers edgy, high-energy “everyman” style humor that appeals to a wide audience from Anchorage, Alaska to Miami, Florida. A gifted storyteller, with tons of punch lines, his shows are fast paced and fun! Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $18+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Huntsville Havoc v. Macon -- Wiener Dog Races

Downtown Huntsville Home game for the Huntsville Havoc hockey team! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

UAH Theater presents Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Performing Arts & Film A wildly experimental and inventive new play that does not behave. Playwright Alice Birch has put together a grouping of vignettes that asks how to revolutionize language, relationships, work, and life in general while bursting at the seams of conformity. Ms. Birch is articulating the alternatives that come to women’s minds in dealing with how they as women are dealt with — as objects of love and lust, as employees and employers, as mothers and daughters. No matter the context, every response proves inadequate, as does (above all) the language in which it is codified. ***FOR MATURE AUDIENCES***. Venue/ Attraction: UAH Theatre Annex Studio. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan

Downtown Huntsville Other Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $85.50, $65.50 & $55.50. Event Web Link: https://www.vonbrauncenter.com/event/an-intimate-evening-with-sarah-mclachlan/155/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Killer Beaz

Downtown Huntsville Killer Beaz is touring the country with his most recent release, "Don't Ever Touch Anybody You Don't Know!" The CD is on the Warner Brothers label, home to the Blue Collar comedians. It has received such reviews as,“Beaz’s style goes far beyond your Larry the Cable Guy type of humor in a way that makes him utter relatable for just about anyone." -UNDER THE GUN REVIEW/SPIN MEDIA The CD is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Wal-mart, Google Plus, Rhapsody and eMusic. With his trademark “Save Up!” refrain, Killer Beaz has become a familiar, beloved performer to millions of comedy fans nationwide. Beaz delivers edgy, high-energy “everyman” style humor that appeals to a wide audience from Anchorage, Alaska to Miami, Florida. A gifted storyteller, with tons of punch lines, his shows are fast paced and fun! Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $18+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM.

2019 Gala Art Exhibition Featured Artist: Karen Weihs

Downtown Huntsville This important fundraiser for the Huntsville Museum of Art presents over 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/2019-gala-art-exhibition/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Beaks & Barks

Downtown Huntsville Ready to shake off the winter doldrums? Grab your canine companions and your binoculars and head out to the Garden for Beaks and Barks. From mid-January to the end of February, your favorite four-legged friends are welcome to visit the Garden every day. Enjoy a stroll along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or a game of fetch in our no-leash zone. This is also an excellent time for birding enthusiasts to visit the Garden. Not only do we participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, but the Garden is also considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Our year-round Lewis Birding Trail, included on the North Alabama Birding Trail, extends throughout the Garden and features a rich diversity of local and migrating birds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Humans: Garden Membership or Admission Pooches: $1 each or $10 season Paw Pass. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/beaks-barks/?instance_id=1365. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Art Show with Ann Moeller Steverson

Museums, Studios & Galleries Art Exhibit by Ann Moeller Steverson during the month of February. The Gallery Opening is February 7 from 5-8 pm, with the art on display all month. A native of Madison, Alabama, Ann is an oil painter known for her mood filled figures, portraits, and still lifes. Her contemporary work bridges the classical beauty with the contemporary painting practices of today. She has been awarded the honor of the Bold Brush Award, a distinction an artist may achieve only once in their lifetime. Meet Ann at the Gallery Opening February 7th and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Venue/ Attraction: The Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019.

HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge

Educational & Lecture The HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge, hosted by HudsonAlpha and Urban Engine, is a life sciences hackathon that brings together students and professionals who attempt to solve challenges using emerging technology and apply it to biotech and the life sciences. Need-based financial assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note, not all financial assistance requests will be granted but they will be taken into consideration. Hotel and travel assistance is available as well for participants who reside outside of the Huntsville area. Please contact techchallenge@hudsonalpha.org for more information. Venue/ Attraction: HudsonAlpha. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Native Tree Identification

Educational & Lecture Want to learn how to identify native trees by using bark, twig, flower, fruit and leaf characteristics? This class will be a 6 week series on using combinations of diagnostic characteristics such as bark type, overall growth habit, and leaf and bud shape and arrangement to identify native tree species, at least to the genus level. The focus of the class is on both deciduous and evergreen overstory and understory trees native to northern Alabama mountains. We will cover about 10 trees per class; and the entire series will cover at least 60 species over approximately 40 genera including Maples, Oaks, Hickories, Magnolias, Pines, Hollies, Ash, and more. A few invasive species may also be covered. We will meet in the Anderson Education Classroom in the Nature Center, but most classes will involve walking out into the garden to get familiar with the trees in person, so please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. In cases of truly unpleasant weather, the class will be held inside. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members: FREE, Non-Members: $5 + Garden Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/native-tree-identification-4/?instance_id=1375. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Akeelah and the Bee

Downtown Huntsville Akeelah and the Bee – Directed by Jacinda Rose Swinehart and Kailey Burkhardt February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse       11 year-old Akeelah spells words because her daddy taught her to, not because she’s trying to get a reputation as “the Brainiac”. After she wins her school’s bee, she buckles down and studies hard for Nationals against all kinds of odds: bullying friends, gun violence outside her window, and the ongoing mourning for her father. Audience members will cheer Akeelah’s triumphant journey about the transformative (t-r-a-n-s-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-v-e) power of education, adult mentors, and friendship.  Recommended for ages 9 and up. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                              Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series                     Group Discounts for 10 or more. Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison. Adapted for the stage by… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Movies at the Library: "Selma"

Performing Arts & Film Partnered with The Madison Sesquicentennial Committee, the library will host a film every Sunday in February to highlight the important role African Americans have played in the history of Alabama and the United States. “Selma” – In this Oscar Winning Film, watch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s campaign to secure equal voting rights and the epic march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama in 1965. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=73905&df=calendar&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/02/01. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Ars Nova presents "Really Rosie"

Kids Delightful story telling by Maurice Sendak about a bossy girl and her neighborhood friends. Set to the unique music of Carole King. Venue/ Attraction: Ars Nova. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Hertha Heller Forum Series - Mississippi Delta Chinese

Educational & Lecture Join us for the second lecture in the 2019 Hertha Heller Sunday Forum Series - Mississippi Delta Chinese presented by Connie Chow All lectures take place in the 1st floor auditorium at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

UAH Theater presents Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Performing Arts & Film A wildly experimental and inventive new play that does not behave. Playwright Alice Birch has put together a grouping of vignettes that asks how to revolutionize language, relationships, work, and life in general while bursting at the seams of conformity. Ms. Birch is articulating the alternatives that come to women’s minds in dealing with how they as women are dealt with — as objects of love and lust, as employees and employers, as mothers and daughters. No matter the context, every response proves inadequate, as does (above all) the language in which it is codified. ***FOR MATURE AUDIENCES***. Venue/ Attraction: UAH Theatre Annex Studio. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

The Chorus presents Here Comes the Sun

Downtown Huntsville HCC Chamber Chorale and Youth Chorale. A collaboration in the friendly acoustic of First United Methodist Church in downtown Huntsville. The exquisite sound of each of these two select choral groups will help to communicate the wondrous texts and music prepared for that afternoon. Venue/ Attraction: First United Methodist Church. Cost: Adults - $17; Seniors - $15; Active Military - $15; College - $10; K-12 - Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Akeelah and the Bee

Downtown Huntsville Akeelah and the Bee – Directed by Jacinda Rose Swinehart and Kailey Burkhardt February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse       11 year-old Akeelah spells words because her daddy taught her to, not because she’s trying to get a reputation as “the Brainiac”. After she wins her school’s bee, she buckles down and studies hard for Nationals against all kinds of odds: bullying friends, gun violence outside her window, and the ongoing mourning for her father. Audience members will cheer Akeelah’s triumphant journey about the transformative (t-r-a-n-s-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-v-e) power of education, adult mentors, and friendship.  Recommended for ages 9 and up. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                              Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series                     Group Discounts for 10 or more. Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison. Adapted for the stage by… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beaks & Barks

Downtown Huntsville Ready to shake off the winter doldrums? Grab your canine companions and your binoculars and head out to the Garden for Beaks and Barks. From mid-January to the end of February, your favorite four-legged friends are welcome to visit the Garden every day. Enjoy a stroll along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or a game of fetch in our no-leash zone. This is also an excellent time for birding enthusiasts to visit the Garden. Not only do we participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, but the Garden is also considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Our year-round Lewis Birding Trail, included on the North Alabama Birding Trail, extends throughout the Garden and features a rich diversity of local and migrating birds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Humans: Garden Membership or Admission Pooches: $1 each or $10 season Paw Pass. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/beaks-barks/?instance_id=1365. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 25, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 25, 2019.

Art Show with Ann Moeller Steverson

Museums, Studios & Galleries Art Exhibit by Ann Moeller Steverson during the month of February. The Gallery Opening is February 7 from 5-8 pm, with the art on display all month. A native of Madison, Alabama, Ann is an oil painter known for her mood filled figures, portraits, and still lifes. Her contemporary work bridges the classical beauty with the contemporary painting practices of today. She has been awarded the honor of the Bold Brush Award, a distinction an artist may achieve only once in their lifetime. Meet Ann at the Gallery Opening February 7th and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Venue/ Attraction: The Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 25, 2019.

Engineer to Entrepreneur

Educational & Lecture This is a ½ day seminar designed to layout a clear analytical path for engineers who want to start their own entrepreneurial effort. The population this event is geared toward are engineers and those in engineering roles in the general vicinity of Huntsville, who have started a business within the last year or who have an interest in starting a business. Thom Rigsby, who has worked with many business owners all over the country says, “Huntsville is a pretty unique community. With such a high concentration of engineers, we have some pretty amazing innovation that originates here.” Thom Rigsby is the event organizer and host of the program. This seminar helps these engineers bring their dream of entrepreneurship into reality. For more details, visit innovatehsv.com or email Vicki Morris, at Vicki@FaceToFace-Marketing.com. She is the Public Relations Coordinator for the Engineer 2 Entrepreneur. ###. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: starting at $99. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 25, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

IGNITE: Huntsville Chamber Mixer

Downtown Huntsville Ignite 2019: A Kickoff Mixer for Innovate HSV – is targeted to business startups and growing small businesses. The mixer will provide an opportunity for attendees to get to know the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the specific partner organizations contributing to Innovate HSV 2019. This event is a casual, informal opportunity to network, and learn about Innovate HSV and how your business can benefit from the 2019 programming. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and plenty of networking are on the menu! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Event Web Link: http://www.innovatehsv.com/event/ignite-huntsville-chamber-mixer/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Huntsville Photographic Society Competition

Downtown Huntsville At this session of the Huntsville Photographic Society the competition subject is: “Memorials " Visitors are welcome but only members may compete. There's no admission charge. Feel free to come and see how the members handled this challenge and hear the always informative judges’ comments about their entries. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillephotographicsociety.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM.

2019 Gala Art Exhibition Featured Artist: Karen Weihs

Downtown Huntsville This important fundraiser for the Huntsville Museum of Art presents over 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/2019-gala-art-exhibition/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Beaks & Barks

Downtown Huntsville Ready to shake off the winter doldrums? Grab your canine companions and your binoculars and head out to the Garden for Beaks and Barks. From mid-January to the end of February, your favorite four-legged friends are welcome to visit the Garden every day. Enjoy a stroll along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or a game of fetch in our no-leash zone. This is also an excellent time for birding enthusiasts to visit the Garden. Not only do we participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, but the Garden is also considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Our year-round Lewis Birding Trail, included on the North Alabama Birding Trail, extends throughout the Garden and features a rich diversity of local and migrating birds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Humans: Garden Membership or Admission Pooches: $1 each or $10 season Paw Pass. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/beaks-barks/?instance_id=1365. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Energy Huntsville Annual Summit

Educational & Lecture This is a 2.5 days of insightful industry leaders, interactive panel sessions, cutting-edge technology exhibits, educational training opportunities and plenty of networking and collaboration breaks that will bring together approximately 400 participants. Focused Opportunities for Government and Communities – Providing insight into Energy Resiliency, Energy Cyber Security, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency, and Partnerships among Cities, Companies, and Installations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Marriott. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Art Show with Ann Moeller Steverson

Museums, Studios & Galleries Art Exhibit by Ann Moeller Steverson during the month of February. The Gallery Opening is February 7 from 5-8 pm, with the art on display all month. A native of Madison, Alabama, Ann is an oil painter known for her mood filled figures, portraits, and still lifes. Her contemporary work bridges the classical beauty with the contemporary painting practices of today. She has been awarded the honor of the Bold Brush Award, a distinction an artist may achieve only once in their lifetime. Meet Ann at the Gallery Opening February 7th and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Venue/ Attraction: The Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Tell A Fairy Tale Day

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Celebrate Tell A Fairy Tale Day with us on February 26 from 9:30-11:00am at Hays Nature Preserve! FREE for children of all ages with their favorite available adult. Join us on the Terrame Natural Playground for a morning of wonder and enchantment! Enjoy fairy tale readings, a gnome and fairy scavenger hunt and make a magical fairy wand. Plus - register to make a fairy door, while supplies last. Call 256.564.8077 or email denise.taylor@huntsvilleal.gov to register. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2267219023601224/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Gala 2019 Luncheon with The Bitter Socialite

Downtown Huntsville A natural born entertainer, creator, decorator, gardener, and jack-of-all-trades, Trace knew he would pursue a career with a creative outlet. After years of working with various design groups and national lifestyle publications, Trace dreamed of a brand of his own, and that’s when The Bitter Socialite was born, an entertaining and lifestyle design firm that is neither stuck-up nor stuffy. The Bitter Socialite is brimming with how-to and do-it-yourself projects, easy market-fresh recipes perfect for dinner tonight, party ideas for any occasion, libations sure to liberate you (not to mention your guests), customizable meal/entertaining kits delivered directly to you, and a healthy dose of humor because we believe laughter is the heart of inspiration. Considered one of Huntsville’s premiere events, the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Annual Gala, presented by the Gala Committee, is a tangible force aiding the Museum in its effort to bring people and art together in our community. The Gala Committee has lent well o… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/gala-2019-luncheon-with-the-bitter-socialite/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Boaz Newcomers Square Dance Party

Social Events & More Come Check out a terrific free evening of fun and laughter! Meet new friends while getting in your 10,000 steps for the day. The Boaz Squares is holding open community Newcomers Dance Partys on two nights (Tuesday February 19th and 26th) for folks who are interested in a fun evening out. Come by and check it out! Classes start the following week (March 5th) same time and place and cost $5 per class. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.northalabamasquaredance.com/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/754802894860133/permalink/754802898193466/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Boaz Senior Center 112 South Church ST Boaz, AL 34957.

Intermediate Screen Printing

Educational & Lecture Learn screen preparation, registration, and printing techniques for multiple-color images on t-shirts. Pre-requisites for this workshop are Creating an Image for Screen Printing and Intro to Screen Printing. If you feel you have already acquired the skills from the courses elsewhere, please contact us before registering. For more information and to sign up, visit http://greenpeapress.com/workshops/intermediate-screen-printing. Venue/ Attraction: Green Pea Press Screen Printing Shop. Cost: $100. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atrai, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Dreamcast all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

2019 Gala Art Exhibition Featured Artist: Karen Weihs

Downtown Huntsville This important fundraiser for the Huntsville Museum of Art presents over 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/2019-gala-art-exhibition/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Beaks & Barks

Downtown Huntsville Ready to shake off the winter doldrums? Grab your canine companions and your binoculars and head out to the Garden for Beaks and Barks. From mid-January to the end of February, your favorite four-legged friends are welcome to visit the Garden every day. Enjoy a stroll along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or a game of fetch in our no-leash zone. This is also an excellent time for birding enthusiasts to visit the Garden. Not only do we participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, but the Garden is also considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Our year-round Lewis Birding Trail, included on the North Alabama Birding Trail, extends throughout the Garden and features a rich diversity of local and migrating birds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Humans: Garden Membership or Admission Pooches: $1 each or $10 season Paw Pass. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/beaks-barks/?instance_id=1365. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Energy Huntsville Annual Summit

Educational & Lecture This is a 2.5 days of insightful industry leaders, interactive panel sessions, cutting-edge technology exhibits, educational training opportunities and plenty of networking and collaboration breaks that will bring together approximately 400 participants. Focused Opportunities for Government and Communities – Providing insight into Energy Resiliency, Energy Cyber Security, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency, and Partnerships among Cities, Companies, and Installations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Marriott. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Art Show with Ann Moeller Steverson

Museums, Studios & Galleries Art Exhibit by Ann Moeller Steverson during the month of February. The Gallery Opening is February 7 from 5-8 pm, with the art on display all month. A native of Madison, Alabama, Ann is an oil painter known for her mood filled figures, portraits, and still lifes. Her contemporary work bridges the classical beauty with the contemporary painting practices of today. She has been awarded the honor of the Bold Brush Award, a distinction an artist may achieve only once in their lifetime. Meet Ann at the Gallery Opening February 7th and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Venue/ Attraction: The Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

"Weeden Wednesdays" Maria Howard Weeden Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Built in 1819, the same year that Alabama became a state, the house was home to several prominent residents including John McKinley, one of the three Alabama justices to have served on the US Supreme Court, before it became the birthplace and lifelong home of acclaimed poet and artist Maria Howard Weeden. Howard Weeden was born in the home in 1846, died in the home in 1905 and except for when it was requisitioned by federal officers during the Civil War; she spent her entire life in the house. Credited as being one of the first artists to paint African Americans true to life following the War Between the States, Howard Weeden is known for her watercolor paintings of freed slaves who resided in Huntsville during the Reconstruction Era and the poems that captured their stories. From February 1-March 7 2019, the Weeden House will exhibit the largest combined collection of Howard Weeden’s art ever offered to the public. The furnishings of the home and the exhibit will transport visitors to a bygone era where they… Venue/ Attraction: The Weeden House Museum. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free every Wednesday in February 2019. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.weedenhousemusem.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Light on the Mountain

Fundraisers We will celebrate and honor some special people who are "lights" in our community. The theme will be "Mountain Memories." Social hour with hors devoures and a silent auction at 5:00 & dinner at 6:00. We will have musical entertainment by Shane Adkins and Bob and Leo Larkin, and storytelling by Sara McDaris. For reservations call 256-533-6083. Venue/ Attraction: Monte Sano United Methodist Church. Cost: Adults $25 Students $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atari, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Playstation all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:00 AM.

2019 Gala Art Exhibition Featured Artist: Karen Weihs

Downtown Huntsville This important fundraiser for the Huntsville Museum of Art presents over 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/2019-gala-art-exhibition/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Beaks & Barks

Downtown Huntsville Ready to shake off the winter doldrums? Grab your canine companions and your binoculars and head out to the Garden for Beaks and Barks. From mid-January to the end of February, your favorite four-legged friends are welcome to visit the Garden every day. Enjoy a stroll along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or a game of fetch in our no-leash zone. This is also an excellent time for birding enthusiasts to visit the Garden. Not only do we participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, but the Garden is also considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Our year-round Lewis Birding Trail, included on the North Alabama Birding Trail, extends throughout the Garden and features a rich diversity of local and migrating birds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Humans: Garden Membership or Admission Pooches: $1 each or $10 season Paw Pass. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/beaks-barks/?instance_id=1365. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Art Show with Ann Moeller Steverson

Museums, Studios & Galleries Art Exhibit by Ann Moeller Steverson during the month of February. The Gallery Opening is February 7 from 5-8 pm, with the art on display all month. A native of Madison, Alabama, Ann is an oil painter known for her mood filled figures, portraits, and still lifes. Her contemporary work bridges the classical beauty with the contemporary painting practices of today. She has been awarded the honor of the Bold Brush Award, a distinction an artist may achieve only once in their lifetime. Meet Ann at the Gallery Opening February 7th and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Venue/ Attraction: The Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019.

AshaKiran-ARay of Hope

Educational & Lecture This one session class introduces AshaKiran, A Ray of Hope - an organization committed to empowering culturally diverse communities through outreach with a variety of annual community events such as the Community Kite Festival, Statewide Human Chain Event Against Domestic Violence, and North Alabama Health and Wellness Fair. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.lquest.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Maria Howard Weeden Art Exhibition

Museums, Studios & Galleries Built in 1819, the same year that Alabama became a state, the house was home to several prominent residents including John McKinley, one of the three Alabama justices to have served on the US Supreme Court, before it became the birthplace and lifelong home of acclaimed poet and artist Maria Howard Weeden. Howard Weeden was born in the home in 1846, died in the home in 1905 and except for when it was requisitioned by federal officers during the Civil War; she spent her entire life in the house. Credited as being one of the first artists to paint African Americans true to life following the War Between the States, Howard Weeden is known for her watercolor paintings of freed slaves who resided in Huntsville during the Reconstruction Era and the poems that captured their stories. From February 1-March 7 2019, the Weeden House will exhibit the largest combined collection of Howard Weeden’s art ever offered to the public. The furnishings of the home and the exhibit will transport visitors to a bygone era where they… Venue/ Attraction: The Weeden House Museum. Cost: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children 12 and under (no credit or debit cards, please). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Yoga @ the Library

Health & Wellness Kerry Porter has been teaching yoga for 14 years in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya. Join Kerry in 6-week courses focusing on short, simple yoga sequences you can practice at home all year long. You’ll spend time going over basic alignment and breathing techniques that can be utilized in home practices, and as entry points for focus in the yoga classes you may already be attending. These classes are free to the community. Each participant will receive written/drawn practices for home. These practices are accessible for many bodies. They are moderately paced and gentle. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Gala Black Tie Dinner & Live Auction

Downtown Huntsville During the second event of the 28th Annual Gala, guests will enjoy a cocktail hour followed by a dinner with reserved seating and a live auction of artwork and trips. The Gala Black Tie Dinner and Live Auction will be catered by Chef James Boyce. The Black Tie Dinner includes admission to the Cocktail Party on Saturday, March 2nd. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $300 per person. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/gala-black-tie-dinner-live-auction/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 all free to play! Bring your Tetris A-game. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – Friday, March 1, 2019, 12:00 AM.

Tabletop Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Tabletop Thursdays at InnerSpace Brewing Company. We will have some tables set aside just for game play. Come play from our collection or bring your favorite! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. InnerSpace Brewing Co 2414 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805.

Chain Maille Workshop

Educational & Lecture For our February in-house Thing Thursday workshop, join us to learn how to make chain maille jewelry! You will learn how to get started making your own rings, get information on where to purchase rings, and be instructed on the classic European 4 in 1 pattern. ------ As one of our "Thing Thursday" offerings, visitors are welcome to observe at no cost, but registration for hands-on participation is highly recommended. Registration fee includes rings for your first project, access to tools, and directed instruction. Participating walk-ins will only be accommodated if sufficient tools and resources are available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville STEAM Works. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Party in the Park, featuring comedian Henry Cho

Fundraisers Tickets are now on sale for Party in the Park, benefiting Madison Hospital! This year’s Party in the Park will include a buffet dinner, silent auction and a live show featuring stand-up comedian Henry Cho. Cho has appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. Guests will laugh the night away while raising money for a new MRI-compatible Anesthesia System for Madison Hospital. Guests also have the opportunity to purchase chances to win our fabulous gift card treasure chest giveaway! Buy your chance to unlock $1,000 in gift cards with the winning key! : $25 each or 5 for $100 (Must be present to win.) Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Venue/ Attraction: Insanity Complex Skate Park. Cost: $75 per person. Event Web Link: https://donatenow.hhsys.org/pages/2019-party-in-the-park. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/337426156983628/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Grey's Anatomy Trivia at Topgolf!

Social Events & More Are you a die hard Grey's Anatomy fan? Then this quiz is for you! See if you have what it takes to pass your exams and become a doctor at this famous Seattle hospital! A BrainBlast event... Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Joe Dirt Trivia at The Boot Pizzeria!

Social Events & More A special presentation from BrainBlast Trivia and Rogue Brewing pint night happening on the same night! Venue/ Attraction: The Boot Pizzeria. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

KC & The Sunshine Band

Downtown Huntsville Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Presented by: Big Spring Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $96, $66, $56 & $36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Social Events & More Come swing dance with us every Thursday night at Lowe Mill A&E in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Each week, we teach a variety of levels of classes in: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and even Blues. It’s fun, relaxed, and you’re never required to have a partner! After lessons, we open up the floor for an hour and half of social dancing and practice time to the tunes of some of the best swing DJs in town. Our beginner and core classes start at 7:30 PM, then we open up the floor at 8:30 PM for social dancing. More info at: www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

2019 Gala Art Exhibition Featured Artist: Karen Weihs

Downtown Huntsville This important fundraiser for the Huntsville Museum of Art presents over 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/2019-gala-art-exhibition/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019.

Building Home and Remodeling Show

Downtown Huntsville oin us for the 30th anniversary of the Building Home and Remodeling Show℠ hosted by the Huntsville Madison County Builders Association. The Show occupies over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center and features the latest trends and technology for the home. This allows consumers the opportunity to see, learn about and buy the latest products and services from over 200 reputable companies. The Building Home and Remodeling Show℠ is your one-stop source for information, products and services for your home! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Cost: Weekend Pass - $12 | Single Day Pass - $9 | Children 16 & under are free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019.

Good Company Cafe's Ribbon Cutting!

Social Events & More Friendly staff. New menus. Nuff said. Come join us and the Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate our official opening and ribbon cutting! We'll have food and drink specials, along with new pastries, cakes, and more. And we're rolling out our new menus! RIBBON CUTTING AT 4:00PM! From 5:30-8:30PM, Josh & Judy Allison will be playing their wonderful music for you live! Come celebrate spring and new beginnings with us #ingoodcompany! Venue/ Attraction: Good Company Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019.

RISE Networking Event

Social Events & More R.I.S.E. is a FREE Networking group, designed with a goal to help small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs network and connect with one another. We typically meet every other Friday morning from 7:45 to 9:00 am. Our format is simple, we begin with a few opening remarks, introductions, business and community announcements, our featured presentation, and we end around 8:45, with time for networking! Coffee and pastries are usually ready around 7:30 am! This event is open to all to attend. There is no required membership or registration! Bring a friend, a coworker, a job seeker, student, retiree or anyone looking to connect with other like-minded professionals. Venue/ Attraction: HudsonAlpha. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM.

Trinity Market Place - Craft Show

Fundraisers Trinity Market Place is Trinity United Methodist Women’s largest fundraiser. Come shop over 50 vendors. Visit our yummy bake sale and eat lunch at our Soup Café. All proceeds go to support local missions. Free parking and free admission! Arsenal Coffee truck will be outside the Church both days from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Shopping hours are: -Friday, March 1st from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. - Saturday, March 2nd from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Maria Howard Weeden Art Exhibition

Museums, Studios & Galleries Built in 1819, the same year that Alabama became a state, the house was home to several prominent residents including John McKinley, one of the three Alabama justices to have served on the US Supreme Court, before it became the birthplace and lifelong home of acclaimed poet and artist Maria Howard Weeden. Howard Weeden was born in the home in 1846, died in the home in 1905 and except for when it was requisitioned by federal officers during the Civil War; she spent her entire life in the house. Credited as being one of the first artists to paint African Americans true to life following the War Between the States, Howard Weeden is known for her watercolor paintings of freed slaves who resided in Huntsville during the Reconstruction Era and the poems that captured their stories. From February 1-March 7 2019, the Weeden House will exhibit the largest combined collection of Howard Weeden’s art ever offered to the public. The furnishings of the home and the exhibit will transport visitors to a bygone era where they… Venue/ Attraction: The Weeden House Museum. Cost: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children 12 and under (no credit or debit cards, please). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Sit & Stitch with SPARKLE Studio

Social Events & More Every Friday is Sit & Stitch at SPARKLE Studio! (Studio 103, first floor, south building) Bring your current project or ideas you’re considering for a future project (spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, handsewing, needlework, etc.). Come on over and find some camaraderie among like minded folks. We are usually a small, intimate group. Even if you don’t know a soul when you arrive, you’ll leave with some new friends. We open at noon and will be open until 8 pm. Stay as short or as long a time as you wish. You’re welcome to bring a drink, snack, or meal with you. We even have extra Piper & Leaf tea jars if you forget yours at home! We also welcome “Show and Tell.” Please bring some of your finished projects to show off to the rest of the group. We want to celebrate your accomplishments. You may even inspire someone’s next project choice! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: FREE. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

First Fridays - Downtown Florence

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Historic downtown Florence is the place to be for fun the first Friday of each month from March to December. A free family-friendly event, First Fridays Downtown Florence returns to the streets in 2019 beginning March 1st and each month, festivalgoers are treated to an evening of local arts, crafts, shopping, live music and more. First Fridays Downtown Florence is now entering its 14th year of bringing together people of all ages for a music, art and cultural celebration. In 2019, festivalgoers can expect to see some of their favorites, including the pumpkin drop in the fall in the center of Court Street and Mobile Plaza and the popular antique and vintage car shows. This year will also have special events and themes to correspond with the state of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. and admission is free. The event takes place rain or shine. Parking is available on surrounding streets and in the City of Florence public parking garage (behind Ricatoni’s Restaurant). Presented by… Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Florence. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Art After Hours

Downtown Huntsville Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons and art lovers to join us for Art After Hours. This series gives the public a chance to meet and interact with visiting artists. We're opening new shows in all six of our public art galleries on March 1 from 6-8 PM. View and shop the exhibiting works all while touring our expansive facility, home to more than 150 working artists and makers. Each cycle brings in an array of regional artists, showcasing various mediums and techniques. Featuring work by: Sam Mitchell Denise Stewart-Sanabria Paul Cordes Wilm Sean Star Wars Timbrook Toys Traniesa “TC” Caldwell Angela True. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Eric Andre

Downtown Huntsville ERIC ANDRE is the creator and host of Adult Swim’s hit series “The Eric Andre Show.” He’s also a writer and executive producer for the network’s new late night comedy “Mostly 4 Millennials,” which premiered on July 1st and airs Sundays at midnight. Andre also lends his voice to the hyena ‘Azizi’ in Disney’s reimagining of THE LION KING (July 2019), from director Jon Favreau. With an already proven standup act, Andre decided to break into the world of late night talk shows. But of course he brings his own flare to what is otherwise a very organized and predictable late night routine. Unlike his counterparts, Jimmy Fallon or Conan O’Brien, Andre’s unrelenting and constantly over the top humor puts some of his guests on “The Eric Andre Show” into situations they never thought they would end up in. “The Eric Andre Show” is a live action comedy television series that premiered May 20th, 2012 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $35+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=521757. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/331735884101204/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Huntsville Havoc v. Birmingham -- Dr. Suess Night

Downtown Huntsville Home game for the Huntsville Havoc hockey team! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Ars Nova presents "Really Rosie"

Kids Delightful story telling by Maurice Sendak about a bossy girl and her neighborhood friends. Set to the unique music of Carole King. Venue/ Attraction: Ars Nova. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Peter Pan

Performing Arts & Film Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us... wh… Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Event Web Link: www.randolphschool.net. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2364078086999145/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM.

Celtic Woman

Downtown Huntsville Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $150, $69.50 & $39.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Eric Andre

Downtown Huntsville ERIC ANDRE is the creator and host of Adult Swim’s hit series “The Eric Andre Show.” He’s also a writer and executive producer for the network’s new late night comedy “Mostly 4 Millennials,” which premiered on July 1st and airs Sundays at midnight. Andre also lends his voice to the hyena ‘Azizi’ in Disney’s reimagining of THE LION KING (July 2019), from director Jon Favreau. With an already proven standup act, Andre decided to break into the world of late night talk shows. But of course he brings his own flare to what is otherwise a very organized and predictable late night routine. Unlike his counterparts, Jimmy Fallon or Conan O’Brien, Andre’s unrelenting and constantly over the top humor puts some of his guests on “The Eric Andre Show” into situations they never thought they would end up in. “The Eric Andre Show” is a live action comedy television series that premiered May 20th, 2012 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $35+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:15 PM – 10:45 PM.

2019 Gala Art Exhibition Featured Artist: Karen Weihs

Downtown Huntsville This important fundraiser for the Huntsville Museum of Art presents over 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/2019-gala-art-exhibition/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Building Home and Remodeling Show

Downtown Huntsville oin us for the 30th anniversary of the Building Home and Remodeling Show℠ hosted by the Huntsville Madison County Builders Association. The Show occupies over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center and features the latest trends and technology for the home. This allows consumers the opportunity to see, learn about and buy the latest products and services from over 200 reputable companies. The Building Home and Remodeling Show℠ is your one-stop source for information, products and services for your home! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Cost: Weekend Pass - $12 | Single Day Pass - $9 | Children 16 & under are free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Trinity Market Place - Craft Show

Fundraisers Trinity Market Place is Trinity United Methodist Women’s largest fundraiser. Come shop over 50 vendors. Visit our yummy bake sale and eat lunch at our Soup Café. All proceeds go to support local missions. Free parking and free admission! Arsenal Coffee truck will be outside the Church both days from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Shopping hours are: -Friday, March 1st from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. - Saturday, March 2nd from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

The Art of Sustainable Science

Educational & Lecture This event is FREE (with limited space) for all public, private, and homeschool students in grades K-12 Register by February 27 The Huntsville Botanical Garden is excited to bring back the Art of Sustainable Science event for its fourth year! It’s a perfect union between science and art where students can create an art project or a science fair-style project that demonstrates a sustainability message. The four categories this year will be Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Energy and Transportation, and Natural Wonders. All categories will have a prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place along with a Public Favorite. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/the-art-of-sustainable-science/?instance_id=1395. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Dr. Seuss Day

Kids Along with the library's own Catfish Book Festival, we're celebrating one of America's favorite authors, Dr. Seuss. Children are invited to drop in any time today for crafts and activities focused on The Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, and all their favorite characters! Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Fire on the Mountain

Outdoor Activities & Festivals You won’t want to miss Burritt’s Fire on the Mountain on Saturday, March 2nd, from 10:00 – 3:00. Our historic cooks will transport you back to the 1800s with all of your senses as you see, hear, smell, and maybe even taste their work as they prepare historic recipes over our open fires and cast-iron cook stove. In addition, our blacksmiths will be firing up the forges throughout the historic park to demonstrate this fascinating skill. Blacksmiths were vitally important to daily life – they could make all types of tools, including those used in cooking, accessories for the home, knives and even fashion accessories. Please join us for this memorable day in the historic park! Demonstrations may vary depending on weather conditions. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Free with price of admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/fire-on-the-mountain-3/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/392010864676501/?ti=ia. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Catfish Book Festival

Educational & Lecture The Catfish Book Festival offers book-lovers a unique opportunity to connect with authors from right here in the Tennessee Valley. Authors will be available to chat, autograph books, and will take part in writing panels and book readings throughout the day. This year, we’re excited to feature Robert McCammon. Robert McCammon is a unique voice in Alabama literature, the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including the award-winning Boy’s Life and Speaks the Nightbird. He has twice won the best novel award from the Horror Writer’s Association. Are you an author interested in joining us for the festival? Stop by the library or call 256-232-1233 to learn how to sign up. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Maria Howard Weeden Art Exhibition

Museums, Studios & Galleries Built in 1819, the same year that Alabama became a state, the house was home to several prominent residents including John McKinley, one of the three Alabama justices to have served on the US Supreme Court, before it became the birthplace and lifelong home of acclaimed poet and artist Maria Howard Weeden. Howard Weeden was born in the home in 1846, died in the home in 1905 and except for when it was requisitioned by federal officers during the Civil War; she spent her entire life in the house. Credited as being one of the first artists to paint African Americans true to life following the War Between the States, Howard Weeden is known for her watercolor paintings of freed slaves who resided in Huntsville during the Reconstruction Era and the poems that captured their stories. From February 1-March 7 2019, the Weeden House will exhibit the largest combined collection of Howard Weeden’s art ever offered to the public. The furnishings of the home and the exhibit will transport visitors to a bygone era where they… Venue/ Attraction: The Weeden House Museum. Cost: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children 12 and under (no credit or debit cards, please). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Community Kite Festival

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Join us for a day of fun, food & flying kites! Chicagokite will be traveling down to Huntsville and providing huge, beautiful kite demonstrations, as well as selling fun and fabulous kites! The whole family will also enjoy community booths, kids activities, live entertainment and food trucks! This event is free and open to all, we encourage you to bring blankets or chairs and stay awhile! No pets are allowed. Venue/ Attraction: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Zumbathon Fundraiser

Fundraisers Join us for our first annual Broadway-themed Zumbathon fundraiser with silent auction adjoining. Walk the red carpet and dance off that winter weight to show tunes! Local guest choreographers Kelly Watson and Brittany Powell will get you moving and grooving. Start shaking off that winter weight from 1 to 3 PM! Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Athens Recreational Center 270 Hwy 31 N. Athens, Alabama 35611.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Ars Nova presents "Really Rosie"

Kids Delightful story telling by Maurice Sendak about a bossy girl and her neighborhood friends. Set to the unique music of Carole King. Venue/ Attraction: Ars Nova. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Mardi Gras Grand Parade

Downtown Huntsville The Grand Parade is THE place to be in Huntsville at 4:30 on March 2, 2019!  BEADS, FLOATS, MUSIC, what more could you as for this time of year?!  The parade will start and stop on Meridian Street, close to The Furniture Factory and The Lumberyard and parade through the streets of downtown Huntsville. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Black Jacket Symphony: Queen's a Night at the Opera featuring Marc Martel

Downtown Huntsville Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Ars Nova presents "Really Rosie"

Kids Delightful story telling by Maurice Sendak about a bossy girl and her neighborhood friends. Set to the unique music of Carole King. Venue/ Attraction: Ars Nova. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Eric Andre

Downtown Huntsville ERIC ANDRE is the creator and host of Adult Swim’s hit series “The Eric Andre Show.” He’s also a writer and executive producer for the network’s new late night comedy “Mostly 4 Millennials,” which premiered on July 1st and airs Sundays at midnight. Andre also lends his voice to the hyena ‘Azizi’ in Disney’s reimagining of THE LION KING (July 2019), from director Jon Favreau. With an already proven standup act, Andre decided to break into the world of late night talk shows. But of course he brings his own flare to what is otherwise a very organized and predictable late night routine. Unlike his counterparts, Jimmy Fallon or Conan O’Brien, Andre’s unrelenting and constantly over the top humor puts some of his guests on “The Eric Andre Show” into situations they never thought they would end up in. “The Eric Andre Show” is a live action comedy television series that premiered May 20th, 2012 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $35+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Mardi Gras at Straight to Ale

Downtown Huntsville Stop by Straight to Ale after Huntsville's Mardi Gras parade for a celebration in the Speakeasy from 6:30-8:30pm! Ale's Kitchen will be serving up some special Cajun menu items and we'll have Hurricanes made with Shelta Cavern Spirits! Enjoy live music from The Bacchuneers. "The Bacchuneers are a culmination of local Huntsvillians focusing on standards from the heart of New Orleans. They enjoy playing for dancers, drinking wine, and creating an air of delight as if you were enjoying a romp in the Big Easy. This event is being held in the Speakeasy which is a 21+ venue. Free Admission. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Gala 2019 Cocktail Party & Silent Auction

Downtown Huntsville The third and final event of the 28th Annual Gala is the Cocktail Party & Silent Auction! During this cocktail party, the featured artist will mingle with guests and be available to answer any questions they may have about the artwork.. The silent auction will include fine art and treasures by top artists from around the country, along with various trips and treasures! Considered one of Huntsville’s premiere events, the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Annual Gala, presented by the Gala Committee, is a tangible force aiding the Museum in its effort to bring people and art together in our community. The Gala Committee has lent well over $4 million in support of the Museum throughout its 28 year history. The 28th Annual Gala consists of three separate events which each offer unique cultural activities to attract a variety of patrons, both young and old. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/gala-cocktail-party-silent-auction/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Huntsville Havoc v. Pensacola -- St. Jude Night

Downtown Huntsville Home game for the Huntsville Havoc hockey team! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Peter Pan

Performing Arts & Film Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us... wh… Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Event Web Link: www.randolphschool.net. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2364078086999145/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM.

Opera in the Rocket City

Music Huntsville's new opera theater The Encore Opera Theater presents "Opera in the Rocket City" a concert of opera favorites at Grace United Methodist Church on Old Monrovia Road in Huntsville on Saturday March 2 at 730pm. The concert will feature selections from operas by Bizet, Gershwin, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and more! The concert is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. Venue/ Attraction: Grace United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free, but donations accepted at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Eric Andre

Downtown Huntsville ERIC ANDRE is the creator and host of Adult Swim’s hit series “The Eric Andre Show.” He’s also a writer and executive producer for the network’s new late night comedy “Mostly 4 Millennials,” which premiered on July 1st and airs Sundays at midnight. Andre also lends his voice to the hyena ‘Azizi’ in Disney’s reimagining of THE LION KING (July 2019), from director Jon Favreau. With an already proven standup act, Andre decided to break into the world of late night talk shows. But of course he brings his own flare to what is otherwise a very organized and predictable late night routine. Unlike his counterparts, Jimmy Fallon or Conan O’Brien, Andre’s unrelenting and constantly over the top humor puts some of his guests on “The Eric Andre Show” into situations they never thought they would end up in. “The Eric Andre Show” is a live action comedy television series that premiered May 20th, 2012 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $35+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM.

Black Jacket Symphony: Queen's a Night at the Opera featuring Marc Martel

Downtown Huntsville Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Building Home and Remodeling Show

Downtown Huntsville oin us for the 30th anniversary of the Building Home and Remodeling Show℠ hosted by the Huntsville Madison County Builders Association. The Show occupies over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center and features the latest trends and technology for the home. This allows consumers the opportunity to see, learn about and buy the latest products and services from over 200 reputable companies. The Building Home and Remodeling Show℠ is your one-stop source for information, products and services for your home! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Cost: Weekend Pass - $12 | Single Day Pass - $9 | Children 16 & under are free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Native Tree Identification

Educational & Lecture Want to learn how to identify native trees by using bark, twig, flower, fruit and leaf characteristics? This class will be a 6 week series on using combinations of diagnostic characteristics such as bark type, overall growth habit, and leaf and bud shape and arrangement to identify native tree species, at least to the genus level. The focus of the class is on both deciduous and evergreen overstory and understory trees native to northern Alabama mountains. We will cover about 10 trees per class; and the entire series will cover at least 60 species over approximately 40 genera including Maples, Oaks, Hickories, Magnolias, Pines, Hollies, Ash, and more. A few invasive species may also be covered. We will meet in the Anderson Education Classroom in the Nature Center, but most classes will involve walking out into the garden to get familiar with the trees in person, so please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. In cases of truly unpleasant weather, the class will be held inside. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members: FREE, Non-Members: $5 + Garden Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/native-tree-identification-4/?instance_id=1375. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Ars Nova presents "Really Rosie"

Kids Delightful story telling by Maurice Sendak about a bossy girl and her neighborhood friends. Set to the unique music of Carole King. Venue/ Attraction: Ars Nova. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour

Downtown Huntsville With special guest Matt Maeson. All ages require a ticket. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Presented by Red Mountain Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $66.50, $56.50 and $36.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Peter Pan

Performing Arts & Film Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us... wh… Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Event Web Link: www.randolphschool.net. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2364078086999145/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 4, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Fat Tuesday at Beignet Cafe

Social Events & More You are invited to celebrate Fat Tuesday at either of our two Beignet Cafe locations (NE Huntsville or Madison).  We will be celebrating from 4-8pm with great music, fun drinks, loads of beads and some great cajun foods!  Come get your Mardi Gras on!  Family friendly! Beignet Cafe Huntsville 2246 Winchester Road Beignet Cafe Madison 1591 A Hughes Road. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Beignet Cafe Madison 1591 A Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Launch Party and Book Signing for Child of Grace: A Death Row Story

Social Events & More It's a Child of Grace: A Death Row Story launch party! Now that the book is available in paperback and eBook, we are having a launch party and book signing at Sugar Belle Cupcakes. If you are anywhere near Huntsville, come join us for free cupcakes (while they last), door prizes, and an all around good time. We'll even have Garrett from Black Market Haggis (better than it sounds) stopping in with his guitar to play a couple of favorites from the Kairos songbook. If you don't have the book yet, I'll have plenty. If you have it and want it signed, bring it with you. If you already have a signed copy, come have fun anyway! Learn more at www.childofgracebooks.com or https://www.facebook.com/ChildofGraceBooks/. Venue/ Attraction: Sugar Belle. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atrai, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Dreamcast all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, presented by Broadway Theatre League

Downtown Huntsville Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Huntsville premiere at Broadway Theatre League March 4-10, 2019. “Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” producer Paul Blake said. “I am thrilled that Beautiful continues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan and Australia and that we are entering our third amazing year on the road in the U.S. We are so grateful that close to four million audience members have fallen in love with Carole’s story and her indelible music.”. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $50 – $85. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://broadwaytheatreleague.org/beautiful/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atari, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Playstation all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:00 AM.

Bluegrass Jam

Social Events & More Live bluegrass music by local musicians. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, presented by Broadway Theatre League

Downtown Huntsville Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Huntsville premiere at Broadway Theatre League March 4-10, 2019. “Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” producer Paul Blake said. “I am thrilled that Beautiful continues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan and Australia and that we are entering our third amazing year on the road in the U.S. We are so grateful that close to four million audience members have fallen in love with Carole’s story and her indelible music.”. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $50 – $85. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://broadwaytheatreleague.org/beautiful/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Maria Howard Weeden Art Exhibition

Museums, Studios & Galleries Built in 1819, the same year that Alabama became a state, the house was home to several prominent residents including John McKinley, one of the three Alabama justices to have served on the US Supreme Court, before it became the birthplace and lifelong home of acclaimed poet and artist Maria Howard Weeden. Howard Weeden was born in the home in 1846, died in the home in 1905 and except for when it was requisitioned by federal officers during the Civil War; she spent her entire life in the house. Credited as being one of the first artists to paint African Americans true to life following the War Between the States, Howard Weeden is known for her watercolor paintings of freed slaves who resided in Huntsville during the Reconstruction Era and the poems that captured their stories. From February 1-March 7 2019, the Weeden House will exhibit the largest combined collection of Howard Weeden’s art ever offered to the public. The furnishings of the home and the exhibit will transport visitors to a bygone era where they… Venue/ Attraction: The Weeden House Museum. Cost: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children 12 and under (no credit or debit cards, please). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night! Join us Thursday evenings from 5p-8p, when admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is only $5! For your added enjoyment, a glass of wine will be available for $5! Live music will also be included, so be sure to check the Facebook event page to see who’s performing. After touring the galleries, stroll to Pane E Vino where Museum guests may enjoy a special menu item every Thursday from 5p – 9p. Make sure to show them your Museum admission sticker! Gather your friends, family or plan your next date night in #downtownhuntsville and enjoy artwork by regional and international artists! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321040655294650/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Craft Beer Trail Conversations

Downtown Huntsville November kicks off a fun and educational beer-centric series! If you are interested in learning about how craft beer started and grew in Downtown Huntsville and want to hear from the brewers themselves about their inspirations, mark your calendar for the Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer Trail Conversation Series! On the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 pm, the brewers and managers at each of the trail stops have set aside an hour to tell you about their establishment and answer any questions you may have about craft beer. The schedule is as follows: 1st Thursday in November Salty Nut Brewery 1st Thursday in December Green Bus Brewing 1st Thursday in January Mad Malts Brewing 1st Thursday in February Straight To Ale Brewing 1st Thursday in March Old Town Beer Exchange 1st Thursday in April Wish You Were Beer-Campus No. 805 1st Thursday in May Church Street Wine Shoppe 1st Thursday in June Liquor Express And Craft Beer Store 1st Thursday in July Below the Radar Brewing Company 1st Thursday i… Venue/ Attraction: Salty Nut Brewery. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/474713386237846/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 all free to play! Bring your Tetris A-game. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – Friday, March 8, 2019, 12:00 AM.

Tabletop Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Tabletop Thursdays at InnerSpace Brewing Company. We will have some tables set aside just for game play. Come play from our collection or bring your favorite! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. InnerSpace Brewing Co 2414 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805.

BlastOff Book Festival

Educational & Lecture Free tickets can be reserved starting on February 8. The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and the Huntsville Library Foundation are excited to announce its first annual Blast Off Book Festival on Thursday, March 7 at the Madison Public Library. This one night event will feature bestselling creator of the famed Arthur series, Marc Brown. This event is sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and the Madison City School District. ​Thursday, March 7, 6:00 p.m. Madison Public Library Auditorium Tickets are limited. You may reserve tickets starting on February 8. Signed books will be available for sale at the library. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blast-off-book-festival-tickets-54009594150. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/642356986221705/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Public Lecture by Dr. Maha Nassar: "Brother's Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World"

Educational & Lecture The UAH Department of History will host Dr. Maha Nassar (Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History and Islamic Studies at the University of Arizona) for a lecture on her most recent book, entitled "Brother's Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World." (Stanford University Press, 2017). The lecture will take place on Thursday March 7, 6:00 pm, at Charger Union Theater on UAH's campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. This event is sponsored by the Department of History, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Distinguished Speaker’s Series in the Office of the Provost, the Humanities Center in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Information online at the UAH History Department homepage (http://www.uah.edu/ahs/departments/history) or (256) 824-6310. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Charger Union Theater. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Star Wars Trivia at Topgolf!

Social Events & More The Force is Strong! The Star Wars film franchise has inspired generations of fans since the first film was released in 1977. Round up your friends and co-pilots for this special presentation from BrainBlast! Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adventures in Crime Scene Investigation (CSI). Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Educational & Lecture The Huntsville Alabama L5 Society offers free STEM talks at the downtown Huntsville/Madison County Public Library. On Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Weldon Walles will present Adventures in Crime Scene Investigation (CSI). Truth is Stranger than Fiction, providing a basic understanding of the investigation process through the use of select stories from the presenter's personal experiences while interesting and bizarre crime scenes. Mr. Walles is an honorably retired Master Peace Officer and Certified Crime Scene Analyst. He served for 25 years at the Fort Worth, Texas Police Department. Twenty of those years as a crime scene investigator. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.hal5.org or email info@hal5.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, presented by Broadway Theatre League

Downtown Huntsville Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Huntsville premiere at Broadway Theatre League March 4-10, 2019. “Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” producer Paul Blake said. “I am thrilled that Beautiful continues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan and Australia and that we are entering our third amazing year on the road in the U.S. We are so grateful that close to four million audience members have fallen in love with Carole’s story and her indelible music.”. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $50 – $85. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://broadwaytheatreleague.org/beautiful/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Social Events & More Come swing dance with us every Thursday night at Lowe Mill A&E in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Each week, we teach a variety of levels of classes in: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and even Blues. It’s fun, relaxed, and you’re never required to have a partner! After lessons, we open up the floor for an hour and half of social dancing and practice time to the tunes of some of the best swing DJs in town. Our beginner and core classes start at 7:30 PM, then we open up the floor at 8:30 PM for social dancing. More info at: www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.