It’s that time of year again. The month that’s hard to spell and may or may not have an extra day.
Benefits the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS). Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and auction. Fifty of the area’s “Very Important Dogs,” several shelter dogs and 5 of the community’s exceptional “Working Dogs” will be featured.
2. The Lion King Jr. presented by The Academy for Academics & Arts Theatre
February 3 – 5 & 10 – 12
A Junior version of the hit Broadway musical: Disney’s The Lion King. Performed by rising local talent. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.
February 3 – 5
This passionate, timeless story of love and loss among poor young artists, told through Puccini’s lush score with glorious arias, is among the world’s most popular operas. Tickets: $20-$30.
Compose Yourself is a unique and interactive show for young audiences, “the perfect blend of education and entertainment,” and introduces children of all ages to the instruments of the orchestra.
5. American Shakespeare Center on Tour
February 7, 8, 9
Food trucks will compete at Yellowhammer Brewery, for a spot in the 2017 Battle of the Food Truck event.
February 10 -11
This event spotlights comic books and geek culture and will welcome many guests from a wide range of popular culture genres. $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass.
Dust off your wands, air out your capes, and exercise your wings because a magical evening is coming to the Madison Public Library (MPL). Children, teens and adults are invited to celebrate fairytales through puppet shows, games, dancing, crafts, music, and more.
February 10 – 12 & 16 – 18
Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery. The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh. Tickets $20-$25.
10. Riverdance presented by Broadway Theatre League
February 10 – 12
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Tickets start at $29.
The Underground Railroad had no tracks or train cars, but it moved thousands of slaves from the South to freedom. Experience following the clues from one “safe” house to next in our simulation. The entire program takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Included with regular admission.
Celebrate with an evening of food, drink and live music in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, then step outside where Sloss Furnaces will help you create your own Valentine keepsake. $90-couple (non-museum member) and $45 – individual (non-museum member).
Independent Musical Productions has partnered with Amendment XXI to add these special cabaret performances. Your ticket includes admission to the show of your choosing along with an appetizer and a dessert. Tickets start at $27.
14. Symphonies on the Side: Dinner in the Grand Hall at EARLYWORKS presented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
The HSO invites you to attend a Sunday evening fête featuring memorable music and a sumptuous meal. Seating is limited, so reserve your place in advance, and come for a dinner experience you’ll not soon forget. Tickets are $70.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts.
A free gaming and technology expo, ChargerCon features video game and tabletop tournaments, cosplay contest, workshops, demos, a retro arcade, and free play areas for PC, console, tabletop, and handheld games.
Race proceeds benefit Free 2 Teach, a local nonprofit that operates a free resource store stocked with teaching materials and student supplies, funded and donated by the community. $30 to run.
Experience the richness, energy, and pathos of Wagner at his finest in this engaging compilation of the best orchestral melodies from the epic cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, presented by the orchestra without vocalists.
Opens February 20
Neighborhood Earth transports visitors to the surface of our closest planetary neighbors with cutting-edge cinematic techniques and projection technologies. Neighborhood Earth incorporates artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center vaults to tell the stories behind mankind’s exploration of the universe.
February 24 – 26, March 3 – 5
Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! Tickets $15.
Opens February 26
This year marks the 30th annual Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition of student artwork on view in the Adtran, Jurenko, Thurber, and Women’s Guild Galleries of Huntsville Museum of Art.