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REDCREST 2024
Experience Major League Fishing’s Bass Pro Tour stops by Greater Birmingham Mar. 14-17 as 50 of the country’s top anglers compete to land the big one! The BJCC will also host the REDCREST Outdoor Expo 3/15-17, and a Cody Johnson country concert at Legacy Arena on 3/16!

Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume

From Feb. 17-Aug. 18, the Birmingham Museum of Art will feature a captivating show highlighting 70 Disney costumes spanning nearly...

20th Annual Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-Off

Join us on Saturday, March 2, for live music, all you can eat chili, beverages, and a KidZone at the...

Little Hammies Bike Safari

A fun, laid-back race experience March 16th for kids on their bikes at the Birmingham Zoo! Register here.

Broadway in Birmingham Series

From Oct. to May, enjoy Mean Girls, To Kill A Mockingbird, Aladdin, Hadestown, and Pretty Woman at the BJCC Concert...

Talladega GEICO 500

NASCAR returns to Talladega Superspeedway April 20-21. Tickets available now!

Greater Birmingham Beer Guide

A comprehensive list of all the best spots to grab a quality craft brew in the Greater Birmingham area.

Birmingham Squadron Basketball

Check out some high-level G-League basketball right here at Legacy Arena during the Birmingham Squadron season from November to March!

MLB at Rickwood

Rickwood Field, the oldest pro ballpark in the US, will host a MLB game June 20 between the St. Louis...

Transplant Games of America

The 2024 Games, July 5-10, will bring together nearly 10,000 members of the transplant community, generating an estimated $10.2 million...

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Events

Real time updates on scheduled events at the BJCC, Protective Stadium, and Legacy Arena.

The Lyric Theatre

Check out the upcoming events at the Lyric Theatre!

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Birmingham Restaurant Week 2024 - Winter Edition

03-03-2024

Presented by Birmingham Restaurant Week
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 12:00 am Sat, Feb 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Feb 25 @ 12:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 26 @ 12:00 am Tue, Feb 27 @ 12:00 am Wed, Feb 28 @ 12:00 am Thu, Feb 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Mar 01 @ 12:00 am Sat, Mar 02 @ 12:00 am Sun, Mar 03 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Whether you’re trying something new or enjoying a longtime favorite, BRW makes it easy and affordable for everyone to get a taste of Birmingham’s acclaimed culinary and beverage community for 10 days. Keeping bellies full, hearts happy and...

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Whether you’re trying something new or enjoying a longtime favorite, BRW makes it easy and affordable for everyone to get a taste of Birmingham’s acclaimed culinary and beverage community for 10 days. Keeping bellies full, hearts happy and restaurants cookin’ is something everyone can contribute toward during BRW!

Current participants include Alabama Peanut Company, American Kolache, A-Train Food Services, BayLeaf Modern Indian Cuisine and Bar, Berries by Crystal, Cantina Tortilla Grill, Chubbfathers, Cookie Fix, Craft\'s on Church St., Davenport’s Pizza Palace, Dreamland BBQ,  Fat Charles BBQ, Galley & Garden, Michael\'s Restaurant, Nawlins Style Po’boys, Nori, Ovenbird, Parkside on Fifth, Pasteles La MoreliAna Pastries & Desserts, Rojo, Rolls Bakery, Sabor Latino, Slice Pizza and Brew House (Crestline, Lakeview and Vestavia), Slide Cafe, Slutty Vegan, Sol y Luna, Stephen\'s Hotdog Wagon, The Fennec, The Lil Bougie Foodie, The Lumbar, Treats So Sweet, Umami, Uptown Cantina, Vino and Zoe\'s Home Cooking.

During each edition, BRW helps connect the community to local restaurants, but also gives back to a food-based nonprofit. BRW 2023 - Summer Edition benefitted Community Kitchens Birmingham, which operates two kitchens in Birmingham—in Woodlawn and Southside—where more than 44,000 meals are prepared each year. In addition, Community Kitchens offers a range of services, including education and advocacy to support the homeless in Birmingham. Over the past 14 years, Restaurant Week has donated over $100,000 to local nonprofits and community organizations like FeedBHM, Manna Ministries, and Firehouse Ministries. We are happy to benefit Community Kitchens for our Summer Edition!

In addition to Spire, gracious sponsors include Yelp, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, United-Johnson Brothers of Alabama, Coca-Cola United, the Birmingham City Council, Parking Professionals, the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, WorkPlay, Uptown Cantina, BridgeStreet Gallery and ExcursionsGo. BRW media sponsors include Fox 6 WBRC, Birmingham Mountain Radio and Bham Now.

Hungry for more information? Visit www.bhamrestaurantweek.com to view BRW participants, menus, event details and more!

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Gee's Bend Quilts

02-24-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 9:00 am

Assembly: Contemporary Gee's Bend Quilts is kicking off the Birmingham Public Library's Art for Everyone program, a series of art exhibitions slated to take place at Central Library this year. Assembly is currently on view in the Fourth...

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Assembly: Contemporary Gee's Bend Quilts is kicking off the Birmingham Public Library's Art for Everyone program, a series of art exhibitions slated to take place at Central Library this year. Assembly is currently on view in the Fourth Floor Gallery at the Central Library through February 24, 2024.

 

For generations, women from the rural Black community of Boykin, Alabama (more commonly known as "Gee's Bend"), created critically acclaimed quilts from recycled work clothes and dresses, feed sacks, and fabric remnants. This exhibition features 30 quilts dating from 1975 to 2023 by 23 contemporary Gee's Bend artists who continue that tradition.

Featured Artists

* Loretta Pettway Bennett
* Priscilla Hudson
* Marlene Bennett Jones
* Lue Ida McCloud
* Polly Mooney Middleton
* Sally Pettway Mixon
* Cathy Mooney
* Doris Pettway Mosely
* Caster Pettway
* Edwina Pettway
* Emma Mooney Pettway
* Katie Mae Pettway
* Loraine Pettway
* Mary Margaret Pettway
* Mensie L. Pettway
* Quinnie Pettway
* Stella Pettway
* Tinnie Pettway
* JoeAnn Pettway-West
* Andrea Pettway Williams
* Caroline Williams
* Jemica Williams
* Sharon Pettway Williams

Assembly: Contemporary Gee’s Bend Quilts is curated by Paul Barrett. Margaret Splane is the organizing curator.

The curators would like to thank Claudia Pettway Charley, Sew Gee’s Bend Heritage Builders, Bessie Miller, Carrie Campbell, and the Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library for their invaluable support of this exhibition. This exhibition has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Birmingham Restaurant Week Food Truck Pop-Up Park

02-24-2024

Presented by Birmingham Restaurant Week at City Walk Bham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am

This event, featuring over 10 next-level food trucks from the Birmingham community, is bringing all the flavors to one central location. A-Train Food Services, Berries by Crystal, Burney’s Mean Greenz, Fat Charles BBQ, Frozen Rooster, Nawlins...

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This event, featuring over 10 next-level food trucks from the Birmingham community, is bringing all the flavors to one central location. A-Train Food Services, Berries by Crystal, Burney’s Mean Greenz, Fat Charles BBQ, Frozen Rooster, Nawlins Style Po’boys, Pasteles La MoreliAna Pastries & Desserts, Slutty Vegan ATL, Stephen's Hotdog Wagon, The Lil Bougie Foodie, and Zoe's Home Cooking will be bringing the flavor game to this year’s BRW Winter Edition! 

 

Whether you’re trying something new or enjoying a familiar favorite, BRW’s Food Truck Pop-Up Park provides a convenient way to get a taste of some of Birmingham’s best meals on wheels. Located in Uptown Birmingham, City Walk Bham is the perfect location for foodies to come and grab a bite and explore what Uptown has to offer! We encourage attendees to pick up their meals and take to any of the blocks in City Walk already staged with picnic tables for dining. 

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ANGELO GRANATA

03-01-2024

Presented by beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary Art at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 1:00 pm

Angelo Granata was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1922 and was the son of Italian immigrants Ettore and Secondina Granata. His father was a self-employed tile mason, which likely influenced his desire to become a sculptor, receiving a BA (1947)...

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Angelo Granata was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1922 and was the son of Italian immigrants Ettore and Secondina Granata. His father was a self-employed tile mason, which likely influenced his desire to become a sculptor, receiving a BA (1947) and MFA (1948) in studio sculpture from the University of Iowa where he also studied architecture and art history. Granata had been at the University of Iowa for three years prior to enlisting in the US Navy, attending midshipman school at Duke University and serving in the Pacific. Upon returning to Iowa after the war to complete his studies, he met Clara Louise Woods, who he would marry in 1948 before coming to The University of Alabama in 1949 as one of the founding faculty members of the art department. He was professor of sculpture until his retirement in 1988. His work is included in the permanent collections of The University of Alabama; The University of Iowa; Grinnell College, IA; Cornell College, IA; Georgetown College, KY; and the Davenport Municipal Museum in Iowa.

Granata's work was included in the groundbreaking 1959 traveling exhibition Recent Sculpture U.S.A. at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, alongside Ruth Asawa, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Jacques Lipchitz, Larry Rivers, David Smith, among others. His work was included in exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Forum Gallery, New York City; the Boston Museum of Art; the Los Angeles Museum of Art ; the Denver Museum of Art; the St Louis Museum of Art; the Birmingham Museum of Art; the Delgado Museum of Art (now the New Orleans Museum of Art); the Wichita Museum of Art in Wichita, KS; the Des Moines Museum of Art in Des Moines, IA; the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; the Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; as well as at the Departamento de Arte Yucatán in Mèridia, Yucatán, Mexico; and the Centro Colombo Americano, Cali, Colombia.

Discover a check list of available work by clicking here.

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DEREK CRACCO: IN A FLASH Exhibit

03-01-2024

Presented by beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary Art at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 1:00 pm

I have created a series of intimate, detailed, pointillist-style paintings that focus on fields of flashes, stars and light. Everything from the quantum aspects of the photon, to more real world instances of aesthetic arrest caused by blinding...

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I have created a series of intimate, detailed, pointillist-style paintings that focus on fields of flashes, stars and light. Everything from the quantum aspects of the photon, to more real world instances of aesthetic arrest caused by blinding light are studied. My influences range from astronomy to particle physics, shifting and oscillating between the macro and the micro, between the illusions of light in the works and the visual disruptions the images produce when viewed at close range. Some of the works use light’s ability to conceal and confront how our truths can obscure, and how our beliefs can blind. I’m interested in the ephemeral qualities of light. Moments that can’t be captured. High beams on a foggy night, blinded while looking East at sunrise when your car window is covered in frost.  Moments that are not only concealing danger but are recognized as beautiful. These works embody a nuanced understanding of color theory. They combine the subtleties of color with both optics and illusion to create retinal images that work on multiple levels. The use of the field of single dots allows me to focus the aspects of the works that I find most interesting: color and light.

Surface of the paintings are an important part of the work. The method of developing the painting utilizes dots of paint which are dripped from the tip of the brush. Different viscosity mediums allow me to create different height to each drop. More drops are painted on top of one another creating pyramid like stacks of drips of paint. The goal is to create a perfect circle utilizing nothing more than the surface tension of the paint and medium. flaws in the surface and differences in mediums create slight variation in the drops. If the density of the dots begin to interfere with the shape of the next layer of paint I use a barrier coat of thick acrylic medium to fill the spaces essentially leveling the surface again so, the next layer can be applied without interference from the layers below. These layers are evident when viewed up close. The layering creates droplets which float in successive layers of medium.

 

- Derek Cracco

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From Scratch: Beginner Workshops

02-25-2024

Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 8:00 am Sun, Feb 25 @ 8:00 am

From Scratch weekend is a workshop series designed for true beginners. If you’re interested in learning a musical new instrument or craft, this is the weekend for you. This year’s offerings include classes with expert musicians, artists, and...

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From Scratch weekend is a workshop series designed for true beginners. If you’re interested in learning a musical new instrument or craft, this is the weekend for you. This year’s offerings include classes with expert musicians, artists, and the return of beginner ceramics. With 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s plenty of exploring to do in your free time between class sessions. Join us for a weekend of immersive learning and restoring.

Guitar - Ben Ayers
Banjo - Bailey Hill
Fiddle - Amy Alvey
Mandolin - Jason Bailey
Mountain Dulcimer - Laurie Alsobrook
Foraging & Herbal Medicine - Cameron Strouss
Ceramics - Jen Manning
Hand Stitch Quilting - Aaron Head
Basket Weaving - Sarah Bell
Fermentation - Lindsay Whiteaker & Pete Halupka of Harvest Root

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After Hours Heroes & Villains

02-23-2024

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a magical evening at the BMA with our Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume exhibition. This family-friendly event features art-making, music, face-painting, refreshments, and more, offering an enhanced exhibition...

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Join us for a magical evening at the BMA with our Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume exhibition. This family-friendly event features art-making, music, face-painting, refreshments, and more, offering an enhanced exhibition experience for kids and adults alike. Access to this special evening requires a ticket to the exhibition during the 5 PM- 9 PM ticketing window for the event. Hurry, as space is limited!

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LADIES Night- Each Friday Night - 6pm - Midnight

05-31-2024

Presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events - Birmingham, AL at Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events - Birmingham, AL, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 08 @ 6:00 pm + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 05 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 31 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Ladies, join us at Autobahn for an evening of high-speed thrills and axe throwing fun. 🏎️🪓 Enjoy 20% off this Friday and every Friday, 6pm - Midnight. Book your spot now! #LadiesNight #AutobahnThrills

Ladies, join us at Autobahn for an evening of high-speed thrills and axe throwing fun. 🏎️🪓 Enjoy 20% off this Friday and every Friday, 6pm - Midnight. Book your spot now! #LadiesNight #AutobahnThrills

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Lettermen of the USA One Yard at a Time Gala

02-23-2024

Presented by Lettermen of the USA at The Club of Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

Lettermen of the USA will be hosting the 5th Annual “One Yard at a Time Gala” at The Club on February 23, 2024.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet and celebrate with military heroes, former college & professional football players, and...

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Lettermen of the USA will be hosting the 5th Annual “One Yard at a Time Gala” at The Club on February 23, 2024.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet and celebrate with military heroes, former college & professional football players, and coaches to help raise money for a great cause.  Proceeds from the Gala silent and live auction by Jack Granger, of Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. will benefit and serve discharged veterans, wounded veterans, and former college players in need.

Proving that rival teams and rival fan bases can work together to achieve a common goal, Lettermen of the USA (LotUSA) is a national 501 (c)(3) social impact organization that harnesses the incredible power of former college athletes, as well as active and former coaches nationwide to help members of local communities who are in need.

The mission of LotUSA is to impact those we serve by offering the motivation, guidance, and support necessary to pursue success in life, school, and work, One Yard at A Time. For more details visit www.LotUSA.org

This year’s Athletic Honoree at the One Yard at a Time Gala is Major Ogilvie who is the former University of Alabama Football Standout Running Back.  He was an All-SEC First Team performer in 1979 and Second Team All-SEC in 1980. He was an Academic All-American in 1979. He played on two national championship teams in 1978 and 1979. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.  He was selected as the Most Valuable Player in the 1980 Sugar Bowl. He was captain of the 1980 team and holds the distinction of being named to the All-Decade Team for both the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Military Honoree is United States Army SSG Kirk Stafford (Ret) who served 8 years with the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, 75th Ranger Regiment. Mr. Stafford is a Senior Associate on the Harbert Infrastructure team. Before joining HMC in 2019, he served as Lead Financial Analyst at Cigna, where he primarily focused on financial planning and analysis. Prior to Cigna, Mr. Stafford held a position as Director of Sales at Interconn Resources, LLC, marketing natural gas across the Southeastern United States.  Mr. Stafford has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Samford University and an MBA from Auburn University.

The Gala proceeds allow Lettermen of the USA to continue their essential programs:

“Autographs for Heroes”
“Homes for Heroes”
“Interiors for Heroes”
“Laptops for Heroes”
“Taking Care of Our Own”
“Utilities for Heroes”

Darryl Fuhrman, a former Alabama football player, is the Founder and President of the Lettermen of the USA. Proving that rival teams and rival fan bases can work together to achieve a common goal is what Lettermen of the USA (LotUSA) is all about. It all began after the 2011 tornado devastated Tuscaloosa.  Fuhrman helped organize a flag football Iron Bowl game between former Alabama and Auburn players that raised $150,000 for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund. Fuhrman says “We have taken the many diverse skills of athletes and coaches and built a national platform. No organization is worth its salt that doesn’t help its own.”

 

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Origin

03-07-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm + 12 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Feb 29 @ 3:00 pm Thu, Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 6:30 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 3:00 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

While grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, writer Isabel Wilkerson sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery.

While grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, writer Isabel Wilkerson sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery.

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MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY

02-23-2024

Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

This story follows Steven - the 10-year-old President of the “Flint Future Detectives Club” - meets the mysterious Mr. Chickee who gives him the first clue in the case of a lifetime! With the help of Zoopy the dog and his fellow detective...

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This story follows Steven - the 10-year-old President of the “Flint Future Detectives Club” - meets the mysterious Mr. Chickee who gives him the first clue in the case of a lifetime! With the help of Zoopy the dog and his fellow detective friends, Steven sets off to unlock the secrets behind the quadrillion dollar bill.

Based on the book by Newbery Medal winning author Christopher Paul Curtis, Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money celebrates friendship, imagination, and determination as the true keys to success.

This show will take place on our Main Stage at BCT. The MainStage shows offer the full theatrical experience for audiences of all ages. While the content is always accessible for young audiences, MainStage productions are high-quality, professional, beautifully designed shows the whole family will enjoy - yes, adults too! Ages 6 and older.

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Penny Circus, Valley of Doves, Grand Champ, Red Harp at Workplay

02-23-2024

Presented by Workplay at Workplay, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Penny Circus, Valley of Doves, Grand Champ, Red Harp

Penny Circus, Valley of Doves, Grand Champ, Red Harp

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The Color Purple

03-03-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm + 11 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

The epic story follows Celie from a childhood of abuse and anguish through her hard-earned metamorphosis into a strong, radiant light. Told over a forty-year span, Celie discovers the transformative power of kindness and tenacious love to defy...

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The epic story follows Celie from a childhood of abuse and anguish through her hard-earned metamorphosis into a strong, radiant light. Told over a forty-year span, Celie discovers the transformative power of kindness and tenacious love to defy the suffering around her. The Color Purple is full of starlet power, from Celie’s emotional heart to the bouncy, brassy characters of Shug Avery and Sofia. The magnificent score makes these iconic roles soar.

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Theatre UAB presents “The 39 Steps”

02-25-2024

Presented by Theatre UAB at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

This farcical stage comedy is an entertaining parody of the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name that appeared in 1935, says Director Dennis McLernon.

Hitchcock was attracted to this plot time and time again, he says: Innocent bystander drawn...

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This farcical stage comedy is an entertaining parody of the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name that appeared in 1935, says Director Dennis McLernon.

Hitchcock was attracted to this plot time and time again, he says: Innocent bystander drawn into intrigue through mistaken identity. This lone individual is then pitted against a powerful, international spy ring, in this case known as “The 39 Steps,” with deadly plot twists and continual crises in the ever-changing plot.

But the tension is pushed over the top in this stage adaptation, the director says, as comic focus is placed on the corny acting styles, situations and stereotypical characters that appear in the original film. Adding to the chaos: The entire cast of characters is played by only four actors, who are constantly changing costumes and adopting comedic character voices and accents for each new role.

“It’s set with notorious characters, 1930s music and costumes, intrigue, physical slapstick, and literal backstabbing in a host of delightful classic spy story situations,” McLernon said. “There are hidden references like little Easter eggs to other Hitchcock films throughout the script. It’s a breathless comedic journey through a nostalgic era, and a perfect diversion for a cold winter night.”

The original 1915 spy novel by John Buchan has been adapted for the screen three times. The concept to turn it into a four-person stage adaptation was originated by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble in the mid-’90s. Patrick Barlow formalized the concept into a published script in 2005, and it has been a popular stage comedy ever since.

Theatre UAB is the performance company of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

This spring Theatre UAB will present “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, and for the season finale, Theatre UAB will join with Red Mountain Theatre to present the iconic feel-good musical comedy “Sister Act” in April. These two educational powerhouses will collaborate to bring professional theater resources together with the next generation of musical theater talent for one incredible production.

Visit the UAB Department of Theatre online at uab.edu/cas/theatre, or call the department at 205-934-3236. Purchase tickets at AlysStephens.org or call 205-975-2787.

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Giselle

02-25-2024

Presented by Alabama Ballet at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

With a broken heart, she dies a maid and joins the spirits of other maidens who are condemned to exist in the darkness of the forest. We are thrilled to be accompanied by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for these performances.

With a broken heart, she dies a maid and joins the spirits of other maidens who are condemned to exist in the darkness of the forest. We are thrilled to be accompanied by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for these performances.

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YOUTHSPEAK: A CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY

02-24-2024

Presented by Birmingham City Council at Red Mountain Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 9:30 am

Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Crystal Smitherman and Red Mountain Theatre present her annual Black History Month celebration, YOUTHSPEAK!

We are anticipating several dozen students to participate this year in Pro Tem...

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Crystal Smitherman and Red Mountain Theatre present her annual Black History Month celebration, YOUTHSPEAK!

We are anticipating several dozen students to participate this year in Pro Tem Smitherman’s Annual Black History Program entitled YOUTHSPEAK: A Celebration of Black History

This will be an Interdisciplinary fine and performing arts event at Red Mountain Theatre. The event will take place on Friday, February 24 at 9:30 AM and last for approximately 90 minutes.

Featuring:

Birmingham City School’s POETRY OUT LOUD winners
Ramsay High School (theatre + dance)
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic HS (theatre)
Carver High School Orchestra (music)
Carver High School and Hudson K-8 combined choir (music)
Huffman Middle School (theatre)
Please make plans to attend and enjoy the talents of our students. This event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and we encourage you to help us spread the word!

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Stack the Compound

02-24-2024

Presented by Urban Purpose at The Compound Day Shelter, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 9:30 am

Join Urban Purpose on Saturday, Feb. 24th between 9:30 and 11:30 A.M. at the Compound Day Shelter (1315 2nd Ave N.) to enjoy stacks of pancakes as we STACK the Compound with everything needed to serve the homeless and hurting.

Three Ways to Get...

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Join Urban Purpose on Saturday, Feb. 24th between 9:30 and 11:30 A.M. at the Compound Day Shelter (1315 2nd Ave N.) to enjoy stacks of pancakes as we STACK the Compound with everything needed to serve the homeless and hurting.

Three Ways to Get Your Stack:

1. Give at urbanpurpose.org/stack to cover the cost of essential items our ministry needs to serve the homeless and hurting in 2024. Simply show your confirmation email on the morning of the event.

2. Shop the list at urbanpurpose.org/stack and bring your donation to the event.

3. Make a donation at the door via cash (exact change), check, or using our secure online giving page.

Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, fruit & coffee. Only one confirmation is needed per family, but Urban Purpose asks that at least one item is "purchased" for each family member in order to make the biggest impact on serving our neighbors this year.

Please visit urbanpurpose.org/stack or email info@urbanpurpose.org for more information.

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MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY

02-24-2024

Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 11:00 am

This story follows Steven - the 10-year-old President of the “Flint Future Detectives Club” - meets the mysterious Mr. Chickee who gives him the first clue in the case of a lifetime! With the help of Zoopy the dog and his fellow detective...

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This story follows Steven - the 10-year-old President of the “Flint Future Detectives Club” - meets the mysterious Mr. Chickee who gives him the first clue in the case of a lifetime! With the help of Zoopy the dog and his fellow detective friends, Steven sets off to unlock the secrets behind the quadrillion dollar bill.

Based on the book by Newbery Medal winning author Christopher Paul Curtis, Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money celebrates friendship, imagination, and determination as the true keys to success.

This show will take place on our Main Stage at BCT. The MainStage shows offer the full theatrical experience for audiences of all ages. While the content is always accessible for young audiences, MainStage productions are high-quality, professional, beautifully designed shows the whole family will enjoy - yes, adults too! Ages 6 and older.

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Amanda Ross-Ho: Untitled Inventory (Catalogue Irraisonné)

03-16-2024

Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm + 13 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 08 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 09 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Amanda Ross-Ho’s work is a form of experimental archival research, driven by conflicting impulses towards sentimentality and clinical objectivity. Embracing contradictions between forensics and theatre, her work’s aim is not to establish...

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Amanda Ross-Ho’s work is a form of experimental archival research, driven by conflicting impulses towards sentimentality and clinical objectivity. Embracing contradictions between forensics and theatre, her work’s aim is not to establish clarity or secure links to the past, but to closely analyse, disarticulate, and exaggerate artifacts into poetic forms. The resulting reconfigurations suggest a type of liberated futurity. Her work aims to monumentalize the transitory and often corrupted relationships between time, form, witness, and memory.

Untitled Inventory (CATALOGUE IRRAISONNÉ), is a new installation by Ross-Ho, devised specifically for AEIVA to address the archive as a subject, empirical pursuit, and an opportunity for fictive and theatrical abstraction.

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Warhol Revisited

03-16-2024

Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm + 13 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 08 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 09 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

AEIVA kicks off its 10th Anniversary celebration by revisiting one of its most popular exhibitions to date. Warhol Revisited pulls from AEIVA’s impressive collection of original works by legendary artist Andy Warhol, along with loans from...

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AEIVA kicks off its 10th Anniversary celebration by revisiting one of its most popular exhibitions to date. Warhol Revisited pulls from AEIVA’s impressive collection of original works by legendary artist Andy Warhol, along with loans from The Andy Warhol Museum and local art collectors.

Additionally, this exhibit will present a dynamic selection of works from artist Charles Lutz, whose infamous Denied series draws attention to the still-relevant complications involving production, appropriation, authenticity, and the market value associated with Warhol’s work. Lutz’s hand-painted, Warhol replicas address the confounding and complex topic of how value in various forms, including intrinsic, artistic, cultural, societal, and monetary value is assigned to works of art.

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48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

03-16-2024

Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm + 13 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 08 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 09 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Opening Reception: January 12 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Works by students, chosen by artist and guest juror Amanda Ross-Ho, will be featured in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Abroms-Engel...

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Opening Reception: January 12 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Works by students, chosen by artist and guest juror Amanda Ross-Ho, will be featured in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts from January 12 – March 16, 2024. This will mark the 48th year for the annual exhibition, presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History.

The Juried Student Exhibition is an experiential learning opportunity for the students of the UAB Department of Art and Art History. The show is open to all students who took art and art history courses in the past two years.

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Birmingham Restaurant Week 2024 - Winter Edition

03-03-2024

Presented by Birmingham Restaurant Week
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 12:00 am Sat, Feb 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Feb 25 @ 12:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 26 @ 12:00 am Tue, Feb 27 @ 12:00 am Wed, Feb 28 @ 12:00 am Thu, Feb 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Mar 01 @ 12:00 am Sat, Mar 02 @ 12:00 am Sun, Mar 03 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Whether you’re trying something new or enjoying a longtime favorite, BRW makes it easy and affordable for everyone to get a taste of Birmingham’s acclaimed culinary and beverage community for 10 days. Keeping bellies full, hearts happy and...

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Whether you’re trying something new or enjoying a longtime favorite, BRW makes it easy and affordable for everyone to get a taste of Birmingham’s acclaimed culinary and beverage community for 10 days. Keeping bellies full, hearts happy and restaurants cookin’ is something everyone can contribute toward during BRW!

Current participants include Alabama Peanut Company, American Kolache, A-Train Food Services, BayLeaf Modern Indian Cuisine and Bar, Berries by Crystal, Cantina Tortilla Grill, Chubbfathers, Cookie Fix, Craft\'s on Church St., Davenport’s Pizza Palace, Dreamland BBQ,  Fat Charles BBQ, Galley & Garden, Michael\'s Restaurant, Nawlins Style Po’boys, Nori, Ovenbird, Parkside on Fifth, Pasteles La MoreliAna Pastries & Desserts, Rojo, Rolls Bakery, Sabor Latino, Slice Pizza and Brew House (Crestline, Lakeview and Vestavia), Slide Cafe, Slutty Vegan, Sol y Luna, Stephen\'s Hotdog Wagon, The Fennec, The Lil Bougie Foodie, The Lumbar, Treats So Sweet, Umami, Uptown Cantina, Vino and Zoe\'s Home Cooking.

During each edition, BRW helps connect the community to local restaurants, but also gives back to a food-based nonprofit. BRW 2023 - Summer Edition benefitted Community Kitchens Birmingham, which operates two kitchens in Birmingham—in Woodlawn and Southside—where more than 44,000 meals are prepared each year. In addition, Community Kitchens offers a range of services, including education and advocacy to support the homeless in Birmingham. Over the past 14 years, Restaurant Week has donated over $100,000 to local nonprofits and community organizations like FeedBHM, Manna Ministries, and Firehouse Ministries. We are happy to benefit Community Kitchens for our Summer Edition!

In addition to Spire, gracious sponsors include Yelp, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, United-Johnson Brothers of Alabama, Coca-Cola United, the Birmingham City Council, Parking Professionals, the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, WorkPlay, Uptown Cantina, BridgeStreet Gallery and ExcursionsGo. BRW media sponsors include Fox 6 WBRC, Birmingham Mountain Radio and Bham Now.

Hungry for more information? Visit www.bhamrestaurantweek.com to view BRW participants, menus, event details and more!

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Gee's Bend Quilts

02-24-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 9:00 am

Assembly: Contemporary Gee's Bend Quilts is kicking off the Birmingham Public Library's Art for Everyone program, a series of art exhibitions slated to take place at Central Library this year. Assembly is currently on view in the Fourth...

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Assembly: Contemporary Gee's Bend Quilts is kicking off the Birmingham Public Library's Art for Everyone program, a series of art exhibitions slated to take place at Central Library this year. Assembly is currently on view in the Fourth Floor Gallery at the Central Library through February 24, 2024.

 

For generations, women from the rural Black community of Boykin, Alabama (more commonly known as "Gee's Bend"), created critically acclaimed quilts from recycled work clothes and dresses, feed sacks, and fabric remnants. This exhibition features 30 quilts dating from 1975 to 2023 by 23 contemporary Gee's Bend artists who continue that tradition.

Featured Artists

* Loretta Pettway Bennett
* Priscilla Hudson
* Marlene Bennett Jones
* Lue Ida McCloud
* Polly Mooney Middleton
* Sally Pettway Mixon
* Cathy Mooney
* Doris Pettway Mosely
* Caster Pettway
* Edwina Pettway
* Emma Mooney Pettway
* Katie Mae Pettway
* Loraine Pettway
* Mary Margaret Pettway
* Mensie L. Pettway
* Quinnie Pettway
* Stella Pettway
* Tinnie Pettway
* JoeAnn Pettway-West
* Andrea Pettway Williams
* Caroline Williams
* Jemica Williams
* Sharon Pettway Williams

Assembly: Contemporary Gee’s Bend Quilts is curated by Paul Barrett. Margaret Splane is the organizing curator.

The curators would like to thank Claudia Pettway Charley, Sew Gee’s Bend Heritage Builders, Bessie Miller, Carrie Campbell, and the Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library for their invaluable support of this exhibition. This exhibition has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Birmingham Restaurant Week Food Truck Pop-Up Park

02-24-2024

Presented by Birmingham Restaurant Week at City Walk Bham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am

This event, featuring over 10 next-level food trucks from the Birmingham community, is bringing all the flavors to one central location. A-Train Food Services, Berries by Crystal, Burney’s Mean Greenz, Fat Charles BBQ, Frozen Rooster, Nawlins...

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This event, featuring over 10 next-level food trucks from the Birmingham community, is bringing all the flavors to one central location. A-Train Food Services, Berries by Crystal, Burney’s Mean Greenz, Fat Charles BBQ, Frozen Rooster, Nawlins Style Po’boys, Pasteles La MoreliAna Pastries & Desserts, Slutty Vegan ATL, Stephen's Hotdog Wagon, The Lil Bougie Foodie, and Zoe's Home Cooking will be bringing the flavor game to this year’s BRW Winter Edition! 

 

Whether you’re trying something new or enjoying a familiar favorite, BRW’s Food Truck Pop-Up Park provides a convenient way to get a taste of some of Birmingham’s best meals on wheels. Located in Uptown Birmingham, City Walk Bham is the perfect location for foodies to come and grab a bite and explore what Uptown has to offer! We encourage attendees to pick up their meals and take to any of the blocks in City Walk already staged with picnic tables for dining. 

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ANGELO GRANATA

03-01-2024

Presented by beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary Art at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 1:00 pm

Angelo Granata was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1922 and was the son of Italian immigrants Ettore and Secondina Granata. His father was a self-employed tile mason, which likely influenced his desire to become a sculptor, receiving a BA (1947)...

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Angelo Granata was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1922 and was the son of Italian immigrants Ettore and Secondina Granata. His father was a self-employed tile mason, which likely influenced his desire to become a sculptor, receiving a BA (1947) and MFA (1948) in studio sculpture from the University of Iowa where he also studied architecture and art history. Granata had been at the University of Iowa for three years prior to enlisting in the US Navy, attending midshipman school at Duke University and serving in the Pacific. Upon returning to Iowa after the war to complete his studies, he met Clara Louise Woods, who he would marry in 1948 before coming to The University of Alabama in 1949 as one of the founding faculty members of the art department. He was professor of sculpture until his retirement in 1988. His work is included in the permanent collections of The University of Alabama; The University of Iowa; Grinnell College, IA; Cornell College, IA; Georgetown College, KY; and the Davenport Municipal Museum in Iowa.

Granata's work was included in the groundbreaking 1959 traveling exhibition Recent Sculpture U.S.A. at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, alongside Ruth Asawa, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Jacques Lipchitz, Larry Rivers, David Smith, among others. His work was included in exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Forum Gallery, New York City; the Boston Museum of Art; the Los Angeles Museum of Art ; the Denver Museum of Art; the St Louis Museum of Art; the Birmingham Museum of Art; the Delgado Museum of Art (now the New Orleans Museum of Art); the Wichita Museum of Art in Wichita, KS; the Des Moines Museum of Art in Des Moines, IA; the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; the Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; as well as at the Departamento de Arte Yucatán in Mèridia, Yucatán, Mexico; and the Centro Colombo Americano, Cali, Colombia.

Discover a check list of available work by clicking here.

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DEREK CRACCO: IN A FLASH Exhibit

03-01-2024

Presented by beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary Art at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 1:00 pm

I have created a series of intimate, detailed, pointillist-style paintings that focus on fields of flashes, stars and light. Everything from the quantum aspects of the photon, to more real world instances of aesthetic arrest caused by blinding...

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I have created a series of intimate, detailed, pointillist-style paintings that focus on fields of flashes, stars and light. Everything from the quantum aspects of the photon, to more real world instances of aesthetic arrest caused by blinding light are studied. My influences range from astronomy to particle physics, shifting and oscillating between the macro and the micro, between the illusions of light in the works and the visual disruptions the images produce when viewed at close range. Some of the works use light’s ability to conceal and confront how our truths can obscure, and how our beliefs can blind. I’m interested in the ephemeral qualities of light. Moments that can’t be captured. High beams on a foggy night, blinded while looking East at sunrise when your car window is covered in frost.  Moments that are not only concealing danger but are recognized as beautiful. These works embody a nuanced understanding of color theory. They combine the subtleties of color with both optics and illusion to create retinal images that work on multiple levels. The use of the field of single dots allows me to focus the aspects of the works that I find most interesting: color and light.

Surface of the paintings are an important part of the work. The method of developing the painting utilizes dots of paint which are dripped from the tip of the brush. Different viscosity mediums allow me to create different height to each drop. More drops are painted on top of one another creating pyramid like stacks of drips of paint. The goal is to create a perfect circle utilizing nothing more than the surface tension of the paint and medium. flaws in the surface and differences in mediums create slight variation in the drops. If the density of the dots begin to interfere with the shape of the next layer of paint I use a barrier coat of thick acrylic medium to fill the spaces essentially leveling the surface again so, the next layer can be applied without interference from the layers below. These layers are evident when viewed up close. The layering creates droplets which float in successive layers of medium.

 

- Derek Cracco

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From Scratch: Beginner Workshops

02-25-2024

Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 8:00 am Sun, Feb 25 @ 8:00 am

From Scratch weekend is a workshop series designed for true beginners. If you’re interested in learning a musical new instrument or craft, this is the weekend for you. This year’s offerings include classes with expert musicians, artists, and...

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From Scratch weekend is a workshop series designed for true beginners. If you’re interested in learning a musical new instrument or craft, this is the weekend for you. This year’s offerings include classes with expert musicians, artists, and the return of beginner ceramics. With 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s plenty of exploring to do in your free time between class sessions. Join us for a weekend of immersive learning and restoring.

Guitar - Ben Ayers
Banjo - Bailey Hill
Fiddle - Amy Alvey
Mandolin - Jason Bailey
Mountain Dulcimer - Laurie Alsobrook
Foraging & Herbal Medicine - Cameron Strouss
Ceramics - Jen Manning
Hand Stitch Quilting - Aaron Head
Basket Weaving - Sarah Bell
Fermentation - Lindsay Whiteaker & Pete Halupka of Harvest Root

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After Hours Heroes & Villains

02-23-2024

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a magical evening at the BMA with our Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume exhibition. This family-friendly event features art-making, music, face-painting, refreshments, and more, offering an enhanced exhibition...

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Join us for a magical evening at the BMA with our Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume exhibition. This family-friendly event features art-making, music, face-painting, refreshments, and more, offering an enhanced exhibition experience for kids and adults alike. Access to this special evening requires a ticket to the exhibition during the 5 PM- 9 PM ticketing window for the event. Hurry, as space is limited!

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LADIES Night- Each Friday Night - 6pm - Midnight

05-31-2024

Presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events - Birmingham, AL at Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events - Birmingham, AL, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 08 @ 6:00 pm + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 05 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 31 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Ladies, join us at Autobahn for an evening of high-speed thrills and axe throwing fun. 🏎️🪓 Enjoy 20% off this Friday and every Friday, 6pm - Midnight. Book your spot now! #LadiesNight #AutobahnThrills

Ladies, join us at Autobahn for an evening of high-speed thrills and axe throwing fun. 🏎️🪓 Enjoy 20% off this Friday and every Friday, 6pm - Midnight. Book your spot now! #LadiesNight #AutobahnThrills

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Lettermen of the USA One Yard at a Time Gala

02-23-2024

Presented by Lettermen of the USA at The Club of Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

Lettermen of the USA will be hosting the 5th Annual “One Yard at a Time Gala” at The Club on February 23, 2024.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet and celebrate with military heroes, former college & professional football players, and...

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Lettermen of the USA will be hosting the 5th Annual “One Yard at a Time Gala” at The Club on February 23, 2024.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet and celebrate with military heroes, former college & professional football players, and coaches to help raise money for a great cause.  Proceeds from the Gala silent and live auction by Jack Granger, of Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. will benefit and serve discharged veterans, wounded veterans, and former college players in need.

Proving that rival teams and rival fan bases can work together to achieve a common goal, Lettermen of the USA (LotUSA) is a national 501 (c)(3) social impact organization that harnesses the incredible power of former college athletes, as well as active and former coaches nationwide to help members of local communities who are in need.

The mission of LotUSA is to impact those we serve by offering the motivation, guidance, and support necessary to pursue success in life, school, and work, One Yard at A Time. For more details visit www.LotUSA.org

This year’s Athletic Honoree at the One Yard at a Time Gala is Major Ogilvie who is the former University of Alabama Football Standout Running Back.  He was an All-SEC First Team performer in 1979 and Second Team All-SEC in 1980. He was an Academic All-American in 1979. He played on two national championship teams in 1978 and 1979. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.  He was selected as the Most Valuable Player in the 1980 Sugar Bowl. He was captain of the 1980 team and holds the distinction of being named to the All-Decade Team for both the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Military Honoree is United States Army SSG Kirk Stafford (Ret) who served 8 years with the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, 75th Ranger Regiment. Mr. Stafford is a Senior Associate on the Harbert Infrastructure team. Before joining HMC in 2019, he served as Lead Financial Analyst at Cigna, where he primarily focused on financial planning and analysis. Prior to Cigna, Mr. Stafford held a position as Director of Sales at Interconn Resources, LLC, marketing natural gas across the Southeastern United States.  Mr. Stafford has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Samford University and an MBA from Auburn University.

The Gala proceeds allow Lettermen of the USA to continue their essential programs:

“Autographs for Heroes”
“Homes for Heroes”
“Interiors for Heroes”
“Laptops for Heroes”
“Taking Care of Our Own”
“Utilities for Heroes”

Darryl Fuhrman, a former Alabama football player, is the Founder and President of the Lettermen of the USA. Proving that rival teams and rival fan bases can work together to achieve a common goal is what Lettermen of the USA (LotUSA) is all about. It all began after the 2011 tornado devastated Tuscaloosa.  Fuhrman helped organize a flag football Iron Bowl game between former Alabama and Auburn players that raised $150,000 for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund. Fuhrman says “We have taken the many diverse skills of athletes and coaches and built a national platform. No organization is worth its salt that doesn’t help its own.”

 

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Origin

03-07-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm + 12 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Feb 29 @ 3:00 pm Thu, Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 6:30 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 3:00 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

While grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, writer Isabel Wilkerson sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery.

While grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, writer Isabel Wilkerson sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery.

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MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY

02-23-2024

Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

This story follows Steven - the 10-year-old President of the “Flint Future Detectives Club” - meets the mysterious Mr. Chickee who gives him the first clue in the case of a lifetime! With the help of Zoopy the dog and his fellow detective...

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This story follows Steven - the 10-year-old President of the “Flint Future Detectives Club” - meets the mysterious Mr. Chickee who gives him the first clue in the case of a lifetime! With the help of Zoopy the dog and his fellow detective friends, Steven sets off to unlock the secrets behind the quadrillion dollar bill.

Based on the book by Newbery Medal winning author Christopher Paul Curtis, Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money celebrates friendship, imagination, and determination as the true keys to success.

This show will take place on our Main Stage at BCT. The MainStage shows offer the full theatrical experience for audiences of all ages. While the content is always accessible for young audiences, MainStage productions are high-quality, professional, beautifully designed shows the whole family will enjoy - yes, adults too! Ages 6 and older.

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Penny Circus, Valley of Doves, Grand Champ, Red Harp at Workplay

02-23-2024

Presented by Workplay at Workplay, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Penny Circus, Valley of Doves, Grand Champ, Red Harp

Penny Circus, Valley of Doves, Grand Champ, Red Harp

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The Color Purple

03-03-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm + 11 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

The epic story follows Celie from a childhood of abuse and anguish through her hard-earned metamorphosis into a strong, radiant light. Told over a forty-year span, Celie discovers the transformative power of kindness and tenacious love to defy...

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The epic story follows Celie from a childhood of abuse and anguish through her hard-earned metamorphosis into a strong, radiant light. Told over a forty-year span, Celie discovers the transformative power of kindness and tenacious love to defy the suffering around her. The Color Purple is full of starlet power, from Celie’s emotional heart to the bouncy, brassy characters of Shug Avery and Sofia. The magnificent score makes these iconic roles soar.

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Theatre UAB presents “The 39 Steps”

02-25-2024

Presented by Theatre UAB at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

This farcical stage comedy is an entertaining parody of the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name that appeared in 1935, says Director Dennis McLernon.

Hitchcock was attracted to this plot time and time again, he says: Innocent bystander drawn...

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This farcical stage comedy is an entertaining parody of the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name that appeared in 1935, says Director Dennis McLernon.

Hitchcock was attracted to this plot time and time again, he says: Innocent bystander drawn into intrigue through mistaken identity. This lone individual is then pitted against a powerful, international spy ring, in this case known as “The 39 Steps,” with deadly plot twists and continual crises in the ever-changing plot.

But the tension is pushed over the top in this stage adaptation, the director says, as comic focus is placed on the corny acting styles, situations and stereotypical characters that appear in the original film. Adding to the chaos: The entire cast of characters is played by only four actors, who are constantly changing costumes and adopting comedic character voices and accents for each new role.

“It’s set with notorious characters, 1930s music and costumes, intrigue, physical slapstick, and literal backstabbing in a host of delightful classic spy story situations,” McLernon said. “There are hidden references like little Easter eggs to other Hitchcock films throughout the script. It’s a breathless comedic journey through a nostalgic era, and a perfect diversion for a cold winter night.”

The original 1915 spy novel by John Buchan has been adapted for the screen three times. The concept to turn it into a four-person stage adaptation was originated by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble in the mid-’90s. Patrick Barlow formalized the concept into a published script in 2005, and it has been a popular stage comedy ever since.

Theatre UAB is the performance company of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

This spring Theatre UAB will present “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, and for the season finale, Theatre UAB will join with Red Mountain Theatre to present the iconic feel-good musical comedy “Sister Act” in April. These two educational powerhouses will collaborate to bring professional theater resources together with the next generation of musical theater talent for one incredible production.

Visit the UAB Department of Theatre online at uab.edu/cas/theatre, or call the department at 205-934-3236. Purchase tickets at AlysStephens.org or call 205-975-2787.

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Giselle

02-25-2024

Presented by Alabama Ballet at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

With a broken heart, she dies a maid and joins the spirits of other maidens who are condemned to exist in the darkness of the forest. We are thrilled to be accompanied by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for these performances.

With a broken heart, she dies a maid and joins the spirits of other maidens who are condemned to exist in the darkness of the forest. We are thrilled to be accompanied by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for these performances.

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YOUTHSPEAK: A CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY

02-24-2024

Presented by Birmingham City Council at Red Mountain Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 9:30 am

Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Crystal Smitherman and Red Mountain Theatre present her annual Black History Month celebration, YOUTHSPEAK!

We are anticipating several dozen students to participate this year in Pro Tem...

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Crystal Smitherman and Red Mountain Theatre present her annual Black History Month celebration, YOUTHSPEAK!

We are anticipating several dozen students to participate this year in Pro Tem Smitherman’s Annual Black History Program entitled YOUTHSPEAK: A Celebration of Black History

This will be an Interdisciplinary fine and performing arts event at Red Mountain Theatre. The event will take place on Friday, February 24 at 9:30 AM and last for approximately 90 minutes.

Featuring:

Birmingham City School’s POETRY OUT LOUD winners
Ramsay High School (theatre + dance)
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic HS (theatre)
Carver High School Orchestra (music)
Carver High School and Hudson K-8 combined choir (music)
Huffman Middle School (theatre)
Please make plans to attend and enjoy the talents of our students. This event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and we encourage you to help us spread the word!

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Stack the Compound

02-24-2024

Presented by Urban Purpose at The Compound Day Shelter, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 9:30 am

Join Urban Purpose on Saturday, Feb. 24th between 9:30 and 11:30 A.M. at the Compound Day Shelter (1315 2nd Ave N.) to enjoy stacks of pancakes as we STACK the Compound with everything needed to serve the homeless and hurting.

Three Ways to Get...

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Join Urban Purpose on Saturday, Feb. 24th between 9:30 and 11:30 A.M. at the Compound Day Shelter (1315 2nd Ave N.) to enjoy stacks of pancakes as we STACK the Compound with everything needed to serve the homeless and hurting.

Three Ways to Get Your Stack:

1. Give at urbanpurpose.org/stack to cover the cost of essential items our ministry needs to serve the homeless and hurting in 2024. Simply show your confirmation email on the morning of the event.

2. Shop the list at urbanpurpose.org/stack and bring your donation to the event.

3. Make a donation at the door via cash (exact change), check, or using our secure online giving page.

Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, fruit & coffee. Only one confirmation is needed per family, but Urban Purpose asks that at least one item is "purchased" for each family member in order to make the biggest impact on serving our neighbors this year.

Please visit urbanpurpose.org/stack or email info@urbanpurpose.org for more information.

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MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY

02-24-2024

Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 11:00 am

This story follows Steven - the 10-year-old President of the “Flint Future Detectives Club” - meets the mysterious Mr. Chickee who gives him the first clue in the case of a lifetime! With the help of Zoopy the dog and his fellow detective...

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This story follows Steven - the 10-year-old President of the “Flint Future Detectives Club” - meets the mysterious Mr. Chickee who gives him the first clue in the case of a lifetime! With the help of Zoopy the dog and his fellow detective friends, Steven sets off to unlock the secrets behind the quadrillion dollar bill.

Based on the book by Newbery Medal winning author Christopher Paul Curtis, Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money celebrates friendship, imagination, and determination as the true keys to success.

This show will take place on our Main Stage at BCT. The MainStage shows offer the full theatrical experience for audiences of all ages. While the content is always accessible for young audiences, MainStage productions are high-quality, professional, beautifully designed shows the whole family will enjoy - yes, adults too! Ages 6 and older.

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Amanda Ross-Ho: Untitled Inventory (Catalogue Irraisonné)

03-16-2024

Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm + 13 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 08 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 09 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Amanda Ross-Ho’s work is a form of experimental archival research, driven by conflicting impulses towards sentimentality and clinical objectivity. Embracing contradictions between forensics and theatre, her work’s aim is not to establish...

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Amanda Ross-Ho’s work is a form of experimental archival research, driven by conflicting impulses towards sentimentality and clinical objectivity. Embracing contradictions between forensics and theatre, her work’s aim is not to establish clarity or secure links to the past, but to closely analyse, disarticulate, and exaggerate artifacts into poetic forms. The resulting reconfigurations suggest a type of liberated futurity. Her work aims to monumentalize the transitory and often corrupted relationships between time, form, witness, and memory.

Untitled Inventory (CATALOGUE IRRAISONNÉ), is a new installation by Ross-Ho, devised specifically for AEIVA to address the archive as a subject, empirical pursuit, and an opportunity for fictive and theatrical abstraction.

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Warhol Revisited

03-16-2024

Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm + 13 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 08 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 09 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

AEIVA kicks off its 10th Anniversary celebration by revisiting one of its most popular exhibitions to date. Warhol Revisited pulls from AEIVA’s impressive collection of original works by legendary artist Andy Warhol, along with loans from...

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AEIVA kicks off its 10th Anniversary celebration by revisiting one of its most popular exhibitions to date. Warhol Revisited pulls from AEIVA’s impressive collection of original works by legendary artist Andy Warhol, along with loans from The Andy Warhol Museum and local art collectors.

Additionally, this exhibit will present a dynamic selection of works from artist Charles Lutz, whose infamous Denied series draws attention to the still-relevant complications involving production, appropriation, authenticity, and the market value associated with Warhol’s work. Lutz’s hand-painted, Warhol replicas address the confounding and complex topic of how value in various forms, including intrinsic, artistic, cultural, societal, and monetary value is assigned to works of art.

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48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

03-16-2024

Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm + 13 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 08 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 09 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Opening Reception: January 12 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Works by students, chosen by artist and guest juror Amanda Ross-Ho, will be featured in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Abroms-Engel...

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Opening Reception: January 12 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Works by students, chosen by artist and guest juror Amanda Ross-Ho, will be featured in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts from January 12 – March 16, 2024. This will mark the 48th year for the annual exhibition, presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History.

The Juried Student Exhibition is an experiential learning opportunity for the students of the UAB Department of Art and Art History. The show is open to all students who took art and art history courses in the past two years.

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