You’ll want to gobble up all the fun this week for football, friends, and Thanksgiving fun. Find everything in The 10 for the week of November 21 to 27.
Mannheim Steamroller Presents Christmas Concert at MPAC
It’s not quite Thanksgiving yet, but it’s time to celebrate the Christmas season with Mannheim Steamroller on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. This group has been around for over 35 years under the leadership of founder and creator Chip Davis. Tickets range from $62 to $82 and are available online at https://www.mpaconline.org/events/ or at the MPAC box office by calling 334-481-5100.
Rickey Smiley is back at MPAC to celebrate the Turkey Day Classic
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving week in Montgomery without a ton of laughs with comedian and morning radio host Rickey Smiley at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. He’ll be there with friends on Wednesday at 8 p.m. for his Turkey Day Classic Edition. Tickets range from $45 to $75. They are available online at https://www.mpaconline.org/events/ or at the MPAC box office by calling 334-481-5100.
Classic Turkey Day Parade, Block Party and Game on Thursday
Before you slip into a turkey coma Thursday for Thanksgiving, Alabama State University has a day full of fun. It all starts with the Turkey Day Classic Parade in downtown Montgomery. The pre-parade entertainment is at 8:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 9 a.m. Then things move to the ASU campus. They will host a pre-game block party on Harris Way at 11 a.m., followed by a Hornet Walk for ASU Football in the stadium at 11:45 a.m. The 98e The Turkey Day Classic game, featuring ASU Hornets taking on the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff, begins at 2 p.m. Tickets for the match are available online at www.ticketreturn.com or by calling 334-229-4551. See more online at https://www.alasu.edu/turkeydayclassic.
The 5K Gobble Wobble Friday
Here’s a way to eliminate that huge Thanksgiving meal from the night before. The 5K Gobble Wobble 2.0 takes place Friday at 8 a.m. at Cloverdale Park, 3124 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery. Participants can train at their own pace. This is brought to you by Move Montgomery to promote wellness. Registration is free at https://www.movemgm.com/mgmevents. Guests are asked to bring canned goods for a food drive. Registered participants will receive a T-shirt. For more information, visit www.movemontgomery.com.
3 Days of AKC Dog Shows at Garrett Coliseum
The Montgomery Kennel Club and Cahaba Valley Kennel Club will present Jubilee Cluster this weekend at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. This is 3 days of AKC dog shows, including two Friday and Saturday from the Montgomery Kennel Club and one Sunday from the Cahaba Valley Kennel Club. These are conformation and obedience competitions featuring thousands of dogs from across the country. Although admission is free, there is a $5 parking fee at the Colosseum.
Hangout Music Festival
Presenting Hangout Music Festival Saturday at My Place Montgomery, 149 Eastern Blvd. As the name suggests, this is an event where you can hang out all day and enjoy music, food, and entertainment. Plus, it’s perfect for Alabama and Auburn fans to watch the Iron Bowl this afternoon. Doors open at noon and the show starts at 7 p.m. They will have Whit Mo, RLE King Ant. Tremaine, King South, Je Kuanna Rozegold, a live band from Yourk, and MC/DJ Costee J. Tickets are $25 in advance and are available on Eventbrite, and in person at Sassy Shop and Patricia’s Boutique. For more information, call 334-868-6563 or 678-310-9131.
It’s a Glow in the Dark EDM Rave
One of Montgomery’s most amazing places for geeks and gaming is, of course, GTSouth Geek & Gaming Tavern, 2015 Cong. WL Dickinson Walk. On Saturday, they’re hosting a rave that will make guests shine. Glow in the dark, that is. Show up in your best glow outfit, your makeup, with those little glow sticks… whatever. They’ll have DJ Henngod there to lead you through the dark. This is for ages 21 and up.
Toddler Time bounces back with superheroes
If your little one wants to ride, ride and ride away! with a pair of superheroes, Launch Trampoline Park, 891 Boardroom Drive, Prattville, has it all on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. They have “Lady Widow” and “Lady Super” ready to take your kids on an adventure during Toddler Time. This is for ages 5 and under, and an adult must accompany children. Enjoy the jump time and all the rides that little kids can ride for their age and size. Toddler Time is $15 for one adult and one toddler. It’s $5 more for each additional toddler and $15 for each additional adult. Launch socks and a signed waiver are required. For more information, visit https://launchtrampolinepark.com/prattville/.
Sunday Blues Cruise on the Harriott II
Take a blues-filled 2-hour Sunday cruise aboard the Harriott II riverboat, with live music, a full bar, and concessions available for purchase. You can get general admission tickets for inside the air-conditioned cabin or ride outside on the upper deck. The cruise is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and tickets are $35. For more information, call 334-625-2100.
Toys for Tots Charity Poker Game
How’s your poker face? Check it out Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Blue Iguana, 1714 E Main St., Prattville, where they’re hosting a No Limit Texas Charity Poker Game for Toys for Tots. It’s a $20 buy-in, with unlimited rebuys until they accumulate, with an add-on of $10-$20 at that time. The fun is hosted by Van Woodall.
Montgomery Advertiser reporter Shannon Heupel covers things to do in the river area. Contact him at [email protected]