Upcoming Events for June 27-July 3

ONGOING
ALAN SHUPTRINE: THE SERPENTINE CHAIN
Through August 5
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street
(256) 535-4350
Website: http://hsvmuseum.org/alan-shuptrine-the-serpentine-chain/
This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born.

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Through August 4
EarlyWorks Children’s Museum
404 Madison Street
(256) 564-8100
Website: http://www.earlyworks.com/dog-days-of-summer/
Join Biscuit, the EarlyWorks mascot, as he welcomes all his doggie playmates to the Museum. Themed exhibits and programs include the Pup-Culture time line, the Dog Park Reading Lounge, the Canine Craft Area, the Breeds of the World Matching Game and the Dog-Gone Scavenger Hunt. Don’t miss “washing” and “grooming” puppies at the Happy Puppy Salon . Weekly, special themed activities and “Special Guest Dogs” will add to the excitement.

DUTY. HONOR. COUNTRY. HIGHLIGHTS
FROM THE WEST POINT MUSEUM
Through July 8
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street
(256) 535-4350
Website: http://hsvmuseum.org/duty-honor-country-highlights-from-the-west-point-museum/

GARDENS OF MYTH
Through October 31
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
(256) 830-4447
Website: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth
Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to amaze and send you on a mythological journey. The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon. Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden

MATH ALIVE!
Through September 3,
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
(256) 837-3400
www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive
MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use.
Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
Note: Active military and their family members will receive free admission while this exhibit is open.

THE PURDY BUTTERFLY HOUSE
Through September 30
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
(256) 830-4447
Website: http://hsvbg.org

THE LIFE AND ART OF MARY PETTY
Through July 15
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street
(256) 535-4350
www.hsvmuseum.org/the-life-and-art-of-mary-petty/
American illustrator Mary Petty began her career with The New Yorker magazine in 1927. During the 1930s the artist became more and more preoccupied with the upper class society who inhabited the brownstones and mansions of the Upper East Side of New York. The lifestyle and attitudes of wealthy, old money Victorian style society became the grist for Petty’s keen observations. Her satire, nearly always on target, was of a gentle variety that poked fun at human frailties and never seemed mean spirited. Central to her imagery were the characters of Mrs. Peabody and her maid, Fay. Petty used these two characters to explain, in a humorous vein, the foibles of New York’s elite. This exhibition includes 30 original watercolors dating from the early 1940s through the mid-1960s, which became iconic New Yorker magazine covers.

WEDNESDAY
A LUAU/ALOHA PARTY will be held Wednesday, June 27, at the Madison Senior Center on Hughes Road beside Discovery Middle School. It will begin at 12 noon for anyone 60 and over. There will be snacks, games and a hula presentation. Please come by and say Aloha to the Senior Center Staff. They would love to meet you and give a tour of the center.

THURSDAY
BIERGARTEN
Through October 18
Recurring weekly on Thursday
4:30 – 7:30 pm
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
No admission charged. Food and drink for purchase.
Website: http://www.rocketcenter.com/Biergarten
Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration* for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chefs David Oreskovich and Jason Williams.
Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. Traditional German dancers have been added. It’s family friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on the Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard
Admission is free to this rain or shine event, and food and beverages are available for purchase.

ARTS ON EUSTIS
Recurring weekly on Thursday
From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
208 Eustis Avenue, Huntsville
No admission charged
Arts Huntsville is joining the Greene Street Market to feature eight new artists each week for viewing and shopping.

GREENE STREET MARKET AT NATIVITY
Recurring weekly on Thursday
Oct 3 – 6 pm, May – Aug 4 – 8 pm, Sep 4 – 7 pm,
Downtown Huntsville
Eustis Avenue from Greene Street to Southside Square
(256) 682-4429
No admission charged
Website: www.facebook.com/The-Greene-Street-Market-at-Nativity-199822090052758/
Visit this downtown open-air market to find locally-grown fruits and vegetables, freshly-prepared meals, traditionally-made relishes and jams plus breads, teas and artwork. Listen to live music as you browse or borrow a bike to cruise around the historic districts. On rainy Thursdays, the market could be relocated to Ridley Hall at The Episcopal Church of the Nativity. Check the website for updates.

CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD
Recurring weekly on Thursday
From: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
208 Eustis Avenue
Start the weekend early with monthly concerts in the courtyard of the historic Church of the Nativity in downtown huntsville. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and arrive early to take in the Greene Street Market and Arts on Eustis.
June 28 Microwave Dave
July 19 .45 Surprise

THURSDAY NIGHT SWING
Recurring weekly on Thursday
Times: Beginner/core lesson 6:30-7:30 pm, intermediate/exploring lesson 7:30 – 8:30 pm, open dancing 8:30 – 10 pm
Flying Monkey Theatre
2211 Seminole Drive
(256) 533-0399
Website: http://www.lowemill.net/event/thursday-night-swing-2/?instance_id=143660
Come dance with us! No partner required. If you haven’t already heard, Thursday Night Swing is back and better than ever! It’s bringing back a weekly open dance venue and lesson space. We are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville!

UNDER THE LIGHTS
Recurring weekly on Thursday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Clinton Avenue, Huntsville
Enjoy local musicians in front of UG White and Sam & Greg’s while you shop, dine and play in historic downtown Huntsville.

WEEKEND
LUNCH WITH AN ASTRONAUT
Recurring weekly on Friday
From: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
(256) 837-3400
Website: www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-25/lunch-astronaut
Have lunch with an astronaut! The event begins at noon with a lunch of barbecue with all the trimmings followed by the astronaut speaking, answering questions from the audience and posing for photos with guests. Lunches are are an optional add-on to the program. See website for ticket information and scheduled astronauts.

BIT BRIGADE PERFORMS: MEGA MAN II + CASTLEVANIA
June 29
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment 1st Floor Connector
2211 Seminole Drive
(256) 533-0399
Admission charged
www.lowemill.net
Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on stage. On this night, they will be playing ‘Mega Man II’ + ‘Castlevania’

11th ANNUAL CAR SHOW
June 30
Monte Sano State Park
5105 Nolen Avenue
(256) 509-4785
No admission charged, park entry fee applies
www.hcru.org/carshow
Cars, trucks, bikes and rat rods will be on display in the picnic area of beautiful Monte Sano State Park. Awards for People’s Choice, Best Paint, Best Interior and Best of Show will be given at 1 pm.

ARTISAN’S AND FARMER’S MARKET
Recurring weekly on Saturday
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Village of Providence
7 Towne Center Drive, NW; Suite 102
No admission charged
Website: http://www.theprovidencemarket.com/
Shop for fresh produce and more in this charming west Huntsville area. Local farmers offer fresh fruit and vegetables along with fresh eggs and meats. Local artisans offer wood, glass and metal art, soaps, candles, and ready to eat items such as cakes, pastries, kettle corn.

BREAKFAST TROLLEY TOUR
Recurring weekly on Saturday
10:00 AM
Alabama Constitution Village
109 Gates Avenue
(256) 535-6564
Admission charged, reservations recommended.
Website: http://www.earlyworks.com/alabama-constitution-village/
Enjoy a muffin and coffee aboard a 1920’s vintage-inspired trolley bus, while touring downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham historic district. Historic Interpreters will narrate your tour with stories about the people and places from Huntsville’s past.
Reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling 256-535-6564 or at Alabama Constitution Village. The Village Shop is open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Apr – Sep 8:00 AM – Noon, Oct/Nov 9:00 AM – Noon
Trinity Baptist Church parking lot
1088 Hughes Road
(256) 656-7841
No admission charged
Website: http://www.madisoncityfarmersmarket.com
Come early for the best selection of local produce, eggs, meats, home-baked goods, fresh herbs, honey and goat cheese. See creations from local artisans including hand-made cards, soaps, lotions and other items.

PLANETARIUM SHOW
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Doors open at 7 pm, program at 7:30 pm
Von Braun Astronomical Society Planetarium
Monte Sano State Park
(256) 539-0316
Admission charged
Website: http://vbas.org/
Von Braun Astronomical Society members and guest speakers present a variety of astronomy related programs in the Planetarium. Weather permitting, you’ll enjoy viewing the night sky through our telescopes. 2017 topics include African American Astronomers, learning to use a telescope, solar eclipse, lives of the stars, winter skies, Chinese astronomy and the Christmas star. Check the website for a program schedule.

SATURDAY ARTIST MARKET
Recurring weekly on Saturday
From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Drive
(256) 489-7000
No admission charged

SUMMER BRUNCH SERIES
Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Camp
5909 University Drive
Admission charged, food available for purchase.
www.reveleventsagency.com/summer-brunch-series
Indulge in brunch favorites, a shopping bazaar and live music all in one place. Restaurants and vendors will rotate monthly. Advance tickets are available at a discount and include your first mimosa or refreshment.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Recurring weekly on Monday
From: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Big Spring Park
No admission charged
Website: http://www.artshuntsville.org/concerts-in-the-park/

ARMED FORCES CELEBRATION WEEK
Through – June 30
Area attractions honor members of the U.S. military by offering free admission during this special week of celebration for their service. Military id is required.
Burritt on the Mountain – to all active duty military and their immediate families with military ID
Huntsville Botanical Garden – for active/retired military personnel and immediate family
Huntsville Museum of Art – for active/retired and immediate family to include one adult and up to 5 chlldren. Plus, find a “Yoga Joe” hidden throughout the museum between June 26 and 30 and get a free Suzy’s Pop or 40% discount on select items in the museum store.
U.S. Space & Rocket Center – for active military and family, free for retired personnel plus one guest.
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum – for military personnel and family
Weeden House Museum – free admission for active/retired plus 20% discount for family members. Wed-Sat 10:30-11:45 or by appointment.