Congratulations! If you’re reading this, the weekend is right around the corner! There are plenty of fun, free and/or cheap things to do with your family in Huntsville and North Alabama in the next few days, and we’ve listed our favorites here like we do every week. It’s Learning Expo week for us, and we couldn’t be more excited about this Saturday – more on that below…
Of course, you can always find event more activities on our full Event Calendar – so if you don’t see something below go check that out!
Free & Cheap
“The Bad Kids” Documentary
Thursday at 7:00 PM
Lowe Mill Studio 251 | More Info
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative for at-risk students with little hope of graduating from a traditional high school. It’s their last chance. This coming of age story shows how extraordinary educators and talented students combat the crippling effects of poverty. Part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series.
YMCA Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Southeast YMCA | More Info
Participate in ZUMBA, Spin, Bodypump, Bodyattack and yoga. Cooking Light demonstration and over 60 vendors. FREE Health Screenings!
2017 Learning Expo
Saturday from 9AM – 2PM
Earlyworks Museum | More Info
Our top pick of the weekend! (Naturally.) Rocket City Mom and Progress Bank are very pleased to partner with the Earlyworks Children’s Museum to bring an event like no other to the Tennessee Valley. Learning Expo 2017 will highlighting independent schools, magnet programs, homeschooling resources, and education-related businesses and give parents an opportunity to find all the information they need in one place in one day! PLUS… demonstrations, puppets, performances, face-painting, and giveaways. Lunch will be available from Piled High Grill food truck. Read more here.
Make a Chinese New Year Craft
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Huntsville Library Downtown | More Info
Offered all day long in the library youth services department, your family can come check out books and make a Chinese New Year Craft!
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Saturday at Noon
Triana Public Library | More Info
Young Patrons are invited to join us for an afternoon of crazy cakes, silly sandwiches, terrific tea, crazy hat making and much more MAD fun!
Worth the Money
Parent’s Night Out
Friday & Saturday
Parent’s Night Out are fun for both the kids and mom & dad! Here are some ways to nab some quality time with your significant other this weekend while the kids play.
“Once: the Musical”
Friday – Sunday
Cost: starts at $25
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
For ages 13 and up. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Props to Broadway Theatre League for bringing this to the Rocket City!
Crash & Dent Sale
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE to attend, bring $$ for the sale!
The Deep Comics & Games | More Info
ICYMI, one of Huntsville’s most beloved comic & game stores had a car crash right through the middle of it. Thankfully no one was badly hurt, but some of the merchandise is a little bit worse for wear, at least the packaging anyway. The sale will be on the second floor, and all items included are “as-is” and discounted 50-80% off. Gamers & comic aficionados are super excited about this one.
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