The Blast (weekend events podcast)

The Blast - a weekly podcast highlighting great things to do across the Tennessee Valley, including a weekend glimpse at what's happening on the Huntsville music scene. Each week, you'll also have a chance to win tickets and other prizes. Find the contest link on each week's podcast page. We'll choose a winner at random every Friday at 5pm and notify you by email. Good luck!

Special thanks to Rocket City Mom and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau for being part of this edition of The Blast.

You can hear the Blast every Friday at 7:35 during Morning Edition. Find each week's events and listen on the link below. You can also visit our Calendar of Events.

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Find Something To Do This Weekend (April 18th, 2014)

Friday, April 18, 2014

This week's featured Alabama musicians are The Pine Hill Haints (Alabama Ghost Music) ... 
FRI Downtown Street Food Gathering at AM Booth's Lumberyard, Cleveland St. downtown Huntsville AL. Live music and 10+ food trucks. Held every 3rd Friday through October. Begins 6pm.

Find Something To Do This Weekend (April 4th)

Friday, April 4, 2014

ONGOING 'Unclassified: The Military Kids Art Show at the US Space and Rocket Center. This traveling exhibit explores the life of the military child. Through May 26th.
ONGOING 'Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain' at Burritt on the Mountain. Arrive in a stagecoach, shop in the General Store and other old timey activities. Through September 2nd.
FRI (local music) Concerts on the Dock w. KUSH at Lowe Mill, Huntsville AL. Lawn chairs, coolers and well-behaved children and pets are welcome. Open to the public. 6-9pm.

Find Something To Do This Weekend (March 21, 2014)

Friday, March 21, 2014

This week's featured Huntsville musician is BRYAN HARWELL
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Find Something To Do This Weekend (March 14th, 2014)

Friday, March 14, 2014

FRI/SAT 4th annual River City Film Festival at Princess Theatre, downtown Decatur.
FRI (local music) Eli Cook at Flying Monkey Arts Theatre, Lowe Mill, Huntsville. 8pm.
FRI (local music) Estelle's Grave, Dead Nerves, and Knympho Knife at Copper Top, Huntsville.

Find Something To Do This Weekend (Mar. 7th, 2014)

Friday, March 7, 2014

FRI Pianist Emanuel Ax at Trinity United Methodist Church, downtown Huntsville. Presented by the Huntsville Chamber Music Guild. A rare chance to see a world-famous musician. Concert begins 7:30pm. 

Find Something To Do This Weekend (Feb. 28th)

Friday, February 28, 2014

FRI North Alabama Bike Summit at the Von Braun Center North Hall. Workshops include "Building A Bicycle Friendly Community". Spring City Cycling Club leads a scenic bike tour of Huntsville Saturday 10am. Leaves from Bicycles Etc. on Meridian St.

Find Something To Do This Weekend (Feb. 21st)

Friday, February 21, 2014

FRI AIAA Paper Airplane Contest at UAH University Center Exhibit Hall. All ages can compete in the annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics paper airplane competition. Open to the public. 3:30-5:30pm.

Find Something To Do This Weekend (Feb. 7th)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

FRI Seeds to Sprouts 'Birds of Valentine's Day' at Huntsville Botanical Garden. An interactive garden experience for children. Admission fee. Begins 10am.

Find Something To Do This Weekend (Jan. 31st)

Friday, January 31, 2014

FRI Community Seed Swap at Church of the Nativity, Huntsville AL. Share and find seeds for your garden. Benefits Sand Mountain Seed Bank. Open to the public. Begins 6pm. Keynote speaker Jeannine Windham begins 7:15pm.
FRI/SAT/SUN "The Last Five Years and I Do, I Do!" at Black Box Theatre, Lee High School. Presented by Independent Musical Productions. Performances next weekend, as well.

Happy Chinese New Year! Find Something To Do (Jan. 31th)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Tennessee Valley Events For the Weekend of Jan. 24th

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FRI 'Rise UP! For the RISE School' at Kidventure, Madison AL. An afternoon of face painting, puppet shows, clowns and a giant indoor playground. Admission supports The RISE School. 3-8pm

Tennessee Valley Events For the Weekend of Jan. 17th

Thursday, January 16, 2014

FRI/SAT "My Lindy Kraze Weekend Dance Party" at Flying Monkey Arts, Lowe Mill, Huntsville AL. Dancing and live music, as well as a chance to learn some new steps with Huntsville Swing Dance Society. 8-11pm both nights.

Tennessee Valley Events For the Weekend of Jan. 10th

Thursday, January 9, 2014

FRI/SAT SUN The 39 Steps at the von Braun Center Playhouse presented by Theatre Huntsville. A comedic mix of Alfred Hitchcock and Monty Python. 150 characters played by 4 actors. 
FRI (local music) The GoGo Killers, The Soft Revenge, Johnny and the Black Frames at The Sports Page, Huntsville.

Tennessee Valley Events For the Weekend of Dec. 20th

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

FRI A Seussified Christmas Carol at the VBC Playhouse. This show is a whimsical reinvention of a most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. 6pm
FRI (local music) Aklee Walk reggae at Copper Top, Huntsville. 
FRI/SAT/SUN Sanders Family Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain, Old Country Church. This sequel to ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ provides music and yuletide humor. Fri/Sat/Sun 7pm. Sat/Sun 2pm.

Tennessee Valley events for the weekend of Dec.13th 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

FRI Brian Santini (local music) at Humphrey's, downtown Huntsville.
FRI Forgotten Grey, Evil Eye, Clockwork Kingdom (local music) at Copper Top, Huntsville
SAT US Army Materiel Command Band's Yellahammer Brass Quintet wreath laying ceremony at Valhalla Memorial Gardens, Winchester Rd. Huntsville. Honoring military veterans. Open to the public. 11am.

Tennessee Valley events for the weekend of Dec. 6 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

FRI Peace on Earth Gala at von Braun Center Concert Hall. Presented by UAH Departments of Music and Theatre. Features the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Ballet and Four Star Jazz Orchestra. Open to the public, though reserved tickets are encouraged. 7:30pm.
FRI A Celtic Christmas presented by Huntsville Community Chorus. Features music by Slip Jig and The Chorus' 175 voice choir. 7:30pm.

Tennessee Valley events for the weekend of Nov. 29, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Tennessee Valley events for the weekend of Nov. 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

FRI "The State of Arizona" at The Film Co-Op, Studio #251 at Lowe Mill, Huntsville. Enjoy a public screening of the acclaimed immigration documentary. 7pm.

Tennessee Valley events for the weekend of Nov. 15, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tennessee Valley Events for Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 8th, 2013)

Friday, November 8, 2013

FRI The Ying Quartet at Trinity United Methodist Church. Hosted Huntsville Chamber Music Guild. Educational workshop begins at 4pm. Workshops is open to the public. Admission to the concert at 7:30pm.




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