TUSK CALENDAR: Who's playing and what's happening

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Tusk calendar
Tusk calendar

LOCAL MUSIC

SUNDAY

Music open-mic: 6 p.m, Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St., Parkview Center, Tuscaloosa. 205-342-0051. www.druidcitybrewingcompany.com.

LOCAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

University of Alabama Million Dollar Band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: The Crimson Tide's biggest fan section will be marching and performing in the holiday classic, which runs 9 a.m.-noon on NBC, in all time zones, then repeats again in the afternoon, 2-5 p.m. It will also be streaming on NBC's online service Peacock. UA's MDB will be seen toward the finale, playing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." It's the first Macy's parade appearance for the band, which was founded in 1912. www.macys.com/parade.

Annual Charity Thanksgiving feast at Chuck's Fish: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., everyone invited. All meals and beverages are free, but donations will be accepted for charity. Like last year, meals will be distributed to drive-thru and walk-up customers instead of holding the feast inside the restaurant. Chuck's Fish is at 508 Greensboro Ave. www.chucksfish.com.

SATURDAY

Alabama at Auburn: Kickoff at 2:30 p.m. in Jordan-Hare Stadium, televised on CBS; online at www.fubo.tv.

MONDAY

This Could Be You: Comedy show with open-mic, 8-11 p.m., Black Warrior Brewing Co., 2216 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa. Signup at 7:30. Hosted by Stand-Up Tuscaloosa and Compton Smith.

ONGOING-JAN. 2

The 2021 Tinsel Trail: featuring more than 190 live Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals, will move to Government Plaza for 2021, because of ongoing road construction on Jack Warner Parkway. www.ttowntinsel.com.

Holidays on the Plaza: ice-skating and Christmas-themed event, will also move this year to Government Plaza. Skate passes are $15 each, which includes includes skate rental and admission to the rink. Tuesdays are family skate night with skate pass specials at $12. www.holidaysontheplaza.com.

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience: Running daily except Mondays, through Jan. 2, BJCC North Exhibition Hall, Birmingham. Multimedia experience utilizing more than 300 iconic Van Gogh works including "The Starry Night," "Sunflowers" and "Cafe Terrace at Night," set to a symphonic score and using the artist's dreams, thoughts, and words as narrative, flowing across multiple surfaces. Tickets $47 and up; $22 for children 5 to 15. Group discounts available. www.vangoghbirmingham.com.

UPCOMING

DEC. 6: West Alabama Christmas Parade will return after a pandemic-year hiatus, 6:30 p.m., downtown Tuscaloosa, preceded by the Christmas tree lighting, 5:15 at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, 714 Greensboro Ave. www.tcpara.org/west-alabama-christmas-parade.

DEC. 7: Dickens Downtown, 5-8 p.m., downtown Northport. Free, family-friendly event styled after a Victorian Christmas celebration, with food, music and other entertainment.

DEC. 9-12: "The Nutcracker," by Tuscaloosa Community Dancers, Bama Theatre. Performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 11, and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Tuscaloosa native, Jennifer Lauren Quarles, a principal soloist with the Miami City Ballet will perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Renan Cerdeiro, a native of Brazil and principal dancer with the Miami City Ballet, will be joining to perform the role of Cavalier. Tickets, $15 and up, through buy.tututix.com/tuscaloosacommunitydancers.

DEC. 11: Holiday Singalong, 1-2:30 p.m., Capitol Park, 2828 Sixth St. Free, family-friendly event featuring songs of the season, accompanied by piano, with song leaders, lyric sheets and more provided, courtesy of The Tuscaloosa News.

This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Find out who's playing and what's happening in Tuscaloosa

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