5 cool things to do in Huntsville this weekend


Bring your balaclava, tights and utility belt. Lowe Mill Comic Con hosts guests including comic book artists Dan Fraga, Drew Geraci and Billy Martinez and Power Rangers actors Justin Nimmo and Michael Copon. There are also cosplay showcases, nerd culture-centric vendors, and a performance by Bit Brigade, a rock band that plays music from video games.

Lowe Mill Comic Con, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 24-25, Lowe Mill, 2211 Seminole Drive, $ 10 parking per day includes admission to the con, lowemill.art

In the 1980s, guitar-mad Eric Gales became a teenage blues-rock phenomenon, and in the early 1990s, Guitar World magazine named him Best New Talent. Since then he has released acclaimed albums, performed with Carlos Santana at Woodstock ’94 and is part of the Experience Hendrix Tour. Back on tour, its scorching tracks remain intact.

Eric Gales, 8 p.m. September 25, SideTracks Music Hall, 415 Church St. NW, $ 22 in advance $ 25 on day of performance, eventbrite.com

Oenophiles, come together. Founded by local event organizer Ashley Ryals, the Crush Wine Festival features wines from over 100 labels, live music from Michelle Boykins, Early James & The Latest and Alan Little, dishes from BarVista and The Revivalist and a “garden of whiskey and wild game”.

Crush Wine Festival, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 25, Big Spring Park East, 200 Church Street downtown, $ 135 and up Crushwinefestival.com

Want to see a Warhol silkscreen print and prints by Picasso and Miro in person? These and other pieces can be found at the Huntsville Museum of Art, where current exhibits include “Whimsy & Artistry” and “From the Mind’s Eye”.

“Whimsy & Artistry”, “From the Mind’s Eye” and other exhibits, Huntsville Museum of Art, 300 Church St. S., weekends at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, hsvmuseum.org

The Nerve is a local band whose songs are influenced by bands like Dire Straits, The Cars, Elvis Costello and Nirvana. Microwave Dave & The Nukes drummer James Irvin leads the band on vocals and guitar. Bassist Matt Ross, drummer Chase Armstrong and keyboardist Aaron Wilson round out The Nerve, who play their concerts at the bar with an energy as if they were headlining an arena.

The Nerve, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 24, Stovehouse, 3414 Governors Drive, free admission, thenerve.band, stovehouse.com

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