Is it because we are FINALLY feeling winter around here? We’ll take these cold temps.
But don’t be bored and go hibernate this winter. There is plenty to do.
Here are some totally cool things to do in Huntsville this winter to warm up your social calendar.
Toasting to great orchestral music from screens big and small – blockbuster epics like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and Pirates of the Caribbean as well as nostalgic nods to classic television. Music is what makes the magic happen, and we have plenty of thrills and surprises in store for fans of all ages.
2. Cabaret presented by Broadway Theatre League
January 5 – 7
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. Tickets start at $47.
Rocket City Gamefest is a local Huntsville board gaming convention. Tournaments are held all weekend long and we have teachers available to help you learn new games. $35 weekend pass.
4. Clybourne Park presented by Theatre Huntsville
January 19 – 21 & 25 – 27
Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Recommended for mature audiences – Adult themes and adult language. Tickets $18.
Sample beer from brewers all across the nation. Cost is $35 prior to the day of the event and $40 at the door. Your ticket includes a souvenir glass that doubles as your sampling glass at Von Brewski Beer Festival.
6. Mad Scientist Bash @ U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Geek is chic! This scientific nerdfest will include live music, themed cuisine and laboratory-inspired libations, and will sure to be “Mad Fun”. Tickets $85+.
7. The Sound of Music presented by Broadway Theatre League
January 26 – 28
The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Tickets start at $47.
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Tickets $80+.
February 9-10, 15-17
“Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Tickets start at $25.
10. Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre Presents: The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963
February 16-18 & 23-25
Told with humor from a child’s perspective, this play celebrates the triumph of family over hate and racism. This stage adaption is based on the novel that won the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Book awards and that is required reading for Huntsville City Schools. Tickets $15.
11. Million Dollar Quartet presented by Broadway Theatre League
February 16 – 18
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Tickets start at $47.
What if you had the opportunity to get up close and personal with University of Alabama football coach Paul Bear Bryant? In the extraordinary play Bear Country–you can. Tickets start at $15.
February 24 – 25
Meete the original Red Ranger, Austin St. John; Hercules himself, Kevin Sorbo; Johnny Yong Bosch, the Black Ranger, and later the Green Turbo Ranger; Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of the merc with a mouth, Deadpool; and we will have Mike Zeck and John Beatty, who will be available for you to meet – these two artists were instrumental in making the Punisher the icon that he is today! $35 weekend pass.
Catch Jason Mraz as he makes a tour stop here at the Von Braun Center.
15. An Irish Evening
The 20th annual UCP “An Irish Evening” features Irish and international food and beverage samples from local vendors (included with ticket purchase), $25 admission tickets, Celtic entertainment, and casual attire (wearin’ of the green is a must!).