This Weekend Round Up is for the Lovers

Friday Grab your cowboys and head over to the Mother Son Blue Jean Ball. Fathers and daughters are welcome to attend the Dandy Dad’s Dinner Dance. Get your weekend started with some hot rock music featuring Into the Further band at Eighth & Rail. Saturday Wild Wing Cafe will be hosting a juke joint and wang dang duo that you won’t want to miss! Groove Monkey will be back at Wild Wing Cafe for a fun night full of dancing. Rebellion will perform at Eighth & Rail Drag Show at…

Czech National Symphony Tour Comes to Opelika

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will perform Monday, February 18 with Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts as part of East Alabama Arts Performing Arts Series. Opelika is one of only fifteen cities included in this tour and tickets are available online for the performance. Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO), Conductor John Mauceri, and Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard will celebrate the legacy of Leonard Bernstein with a program of “100 Years of Leonard Bernstein”. John Mauceri, mentee and conducting fellow with Leonard Bernstein himself who conducted…

Best Performing Cities: Why Auburn-Opelika rank together

Opelika Alabama

Auburn-Opelika recently made headlines as one of the ‘Best Performing Small Cities in America’ by the Milken Institute. While we certainly know that to be true, it is nice to be recognized as a great place to live. We wanted to take a deeper look at what makes Opelika an important part of the ‘Auburn-Opelika’ lists. We’ve seen these type of accolades before for Auburn-Opelika and we thought we’d explain why these two sister cities are joined together when it comes to the good news stories regarding the area.  Auburn-Opelika…

The Weekend Round Up Pre-Valentines Edition

Opelika Weekend Events

It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day so if you don’t have a date, head out this weekend and mingle! Friday Rock with 8 Track Rewind at Wild Wing Cafe from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. Eighth & Rail is ready for a night of rock with Poison Whiskey. Live at The Bottling Plant will be featuring Rebecca Egeland and Justin Cross, two local singer/songwriters in Birmingham, Al. The event will be recorded and filmed with a live audience and each audience member will get a copy of the final product. Saturday…

Having Your Say: The Survey!

We asked our over 6,000 followers a few questions about who they are and what they feel is important when it comes to Opelika’s business and entertainment options. Here’s what you had to say! OpelikaLife’s audience are embracing the #shoplocal lifestyle and 74% of you say supporting a locally owned restaurant is important when choosing a restaurant and 77% say shopping at a locally owned business is their preference. This is great news for the businesses in the downtown core that are overwhelmingly locally owned and operated. This community has…

Opelika Nightlife with Amy Cotney

Realtor Amy Cotney asked us to give her a tour of downtown Opelika’s nightlife and we had a great time spending Friday night showing off the things to do in beautiful historic downtown Opelika. Join us as we hit the highlights and show off our downtown. We spend every day spreading the good news about Opelika and were thrilled at the chance to help Amy reach her audience and show them that Opelika is more than a charming southern town but also a vibrant nightlife scene. We started at Ampersand…

Weekend Roundup Hello February Edition

Opelika Weekend Events

We made it through the longest January in history! Let’s roll into the shortest month of the year with a busy schedule of things to do in Opelika this weekend. Starting tonight, your calendar is going to be full. Friday Join the Mayor, Gary Fuller at a luncheon as he discusses updates on the City of Opelika.           Eighth & Rail will be having GP-38 this Friday night. Come out for a great time and bring your dancing shoes! Daniel-McDaniel will be live at Irish Bred…

Weekend Roundup Goodbye January Edition

Opelika Weekend Events

We don’t know about you but, January sure did seem to drag on for a long time! We’re ready to close out the month with some great fun downtown this weekend. Let’s see what’s happening this weekend. Friday Happy 2nd Birthday, La Cantina! This weekend, La Cantina celebrates their 2nd Anniversary downtown with menu specials, live music and a real birthday celebration all weekend. Check them out for a fun night on the patio and the best margaritas and Tex Mex in town. Billed as the “South’s greatest comedy competition”…

We Shall Overcome Tours Opelika

As part of East Alabama Arts Performance Series, We Shall Overcome, comes to Opelika January 29th. Producer and Musical Director, Damien Sneed brings the speeches of Dr. King to life with spoken word and music that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals. Sneed has created a fitting tribute to honor Dr. King’s legacy with a program that is sure to move the audience and honor the strides made during the Civil Rights movement. Damien Sneed’s career has included collaboration with Wynton Marsalis and he has toured…