ADULT ACTING: MORNING SESSION

05-14-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 07 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Tue, May 14 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

In this class, you’ll learn all the basics of this craft that has propelled Red Mountain Theatre into its gorgeous new home. Character development and script analysis tools will serve as a springboard for imagination and creativity. You’ll...

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In this class, you’ll learn all the basics of this craft that has propelled Red Mountain Theatre into its gorgeous new home. Character development and script analysis tools will serve as a springboard for imagination and creativity. You’ll walk away with new memorization skills, interpersonal understanding, and ingenuity that will benefit your performance not just on stage, but also at work, and in your daily life!

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My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light

05-24-2024

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am + 21 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 04 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 24 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Exhibition Opening:

Thursday, April 11, 2024

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

 

The exhibition will continue through May 24, 2024

Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment

Anne Arrasmith Gallery

at Space One Eleven
2407 Second...

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Exhibition Opening:

Thursday, April 11, 2024

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

 

The exhibition will continue through May 24, 2024

Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment

Anne Arrasmith Gallery

at Space One Eleven
2407 Second Avenue North, Downtown Birmingham

Buoyed by our predecessors’ paths to joy and liberation, we transmute pain into progress and become a beacon. Illumination is our charge and our destiny.

The dual exhibition, “My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light”, features the works of Erin LeAnn Mitchell and E L Chisolm who delve into the fortitude and genius of Black womanhood.

In the face of systemic injustice, we resist with skill and style. These new artworks call viewers to act.

In conjunction with the exhibition, attendees will be encouraged to reflect on the narrative and then respond to a text prompt: “How do you turn pain into progress?” In addition, a gallery walkthrough will be hosted by the artists to discuss the intricacies of their work. The date for the walkthrough is to be announced.

Erin LeAnn Mitchell is a textile artist from Birmingham, Alabama who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Master of Arts in Art Education from Columbia College Chicago. Her work is an expansion of the southern quilting tradition, using a mixture of textiles and collage gathered in textile markets and fabric stores. These multidimensional assemblages render the realities of southern Blackness into radical new imaginings.

E.L. Chisolm (b. 1993) is an interdisciplinary artist, muralist, art activist, and creative placemaking consultant living and working between Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia. Her work across mediums has activated public spaces in underserved communities to help decrease blight and increase walkability and wellness using tactical urbanism projects and public art. Guided by the belief that all people are equally as deserving of vibrant and healthy communities, the artist explores the strength and honesty that come from the natural world and seeks to illuminate the distinctive facial attributes of Black people, emphasizing texture and feature diversity in her mixed media paintings and murals alike.

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BFA Exhibition 2024

04-27-2024

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The graduating University of Alabama at Birmingham students will have their works featured in a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition April 2 – 27.

“The BFA exhibition represents crossing the threshold into the professional environment for...

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The graduating University of Alabama at Birmingham students will have their works featured in a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition April 2 – 27.

“The BFA exhibition represents crossing the threshold into the professional environment for students who are often showing their work for the first time in the setting of a gallery or museum,” says Rich Gere, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art History. “We are very fortunate and happy to collaborate with AEIVA’s staff and curators, who afford students the same experience in preparing for and mounting the exhibition as the professional artists who come in from around the globe,” Gere said. “Students write about their work and give oral presentations explaining their inspirations, research, processes, and concepts. The BFA exhibition is the studio capstone experience and one of the spring’s premier closing receptions in the area, and we hope to see you there.”
The Department of Art and Art History’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offers undergraduate art studio students an intensive exploration across a range of disciplines that allows them to prepare to be artists, and designers, begin careers in the arts, or continue their studies in graduate school. Students gain skills and competencies including team-based learning, technology, communication, aesthetic judgment, interdisciplinary and innovative approaches, critical analysis, and professional development throughout their program of study.

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City Center Art: After School Art Classes

05-15-2024

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Mon, Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 4:00 pm Mon, May 06 @ 4:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 4:00 pm Mon, May 13 @ 4:00 pm Tue, May 14 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

City Center Art is Space One Eleven’s afterschool studio art program for students of all skill levels and is designed to build visual communication skills and foster creative thinking. Through individually conceived projects and...

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City Center Art is Space One Eleven’s afterschool studio art program for students of all skill levels and is designed to build visual communication skills and foster creative thinking. Through individually conceived projects and collaborations, young artists learn the elements of art and principles of design, strengthen foundation skills, and further their understanding of art criticism, art theory, and art history.

Teaching artists balance instruction between creating and responding—students make, discuss, and write about their work—thereby facilitating a transformative learning experience for young artists.Space One Eleven’s philosophy is to provide an environment in which young artists can learn, create, explore, and forge their own path into the world of art. All CCA students participate in the student art exhibition at the end of the semester.

Students are welcome to join the art class any time during the school year if seats are available. Class cost will be pro-rated for those who join later in the semester

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ADULT ACTING: EVENING SESSION

05-14-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Tue, May 14 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

In this class, you’ll learn all the basics of this craft that has propelled Red Mountain Theatre into its gorgeous new home. Character development and script analysis tools will serve as a springboard for imagination and creativity. You’ll...

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In this class, you’ll learn all the basics of this craft that has propelled Red Mountain Theatre into its gorgeous new home. Character development and script analysis tools will serve as a springboard for imagination and creativity. You’ll walk away with new memorization skills, interpersonal understanding, and ingenuity that will benefit your performance not just on stage, but also at work, and in your daily life!

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The Barkery Life Skills Class

05-21-2024

Presented by CityWalk Bham at City Walk Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Tue, May 14 @ 6:00 pm Tue, May 21 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Basic obedience course focused on leash walking, recall, impulse control, engagement, and socialization. Visit nightdaydog.com to learn more. 6 WEEKS: $300 Pink Block Dog Park 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Basic obedience course focused on leash walking, recall, impulse control, engagement, and socialization. Visit nightdaydog.com to learn more. 6 WEEKS: $300 Pink Block Dog Park 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Artist Talk - Erin LeAnn Mitchell and E L Chisolm during "My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light"

04-25-2024

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm

Please join Erin LeAnn Mitchell, Birmingham, and E L Chisolm, Birmingham/Atlanta; as they give an artist talk about their work in the exhibition, "My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light."

The exhibition will be on display at Space One Eleven...

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Please join Erin LeAnn Mitchell, Birmingham, and E L Chisolm, Birmingham/Atlanta; as they give an artist talk about their work in the exhibition, "My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light."

The exhibition will be on display at Space One Eleven through May 24. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10am to noon, and by appointment.

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MAKEbhm Spring Open House + Makers Market

04-25-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on April 25th from 6pm - 8:30 for MAKEbhm's Spring Open House + Makers Maker, a celebration of artistic expression, community collaboration, and the spirit of creativity. This exclusive event provides the public with a unique opportunity...

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Join us on April 25th from 6pm - 8:30 for MAKEbhm's Spring Open House + Makers Maker, a celebration of artistic expression, community collaboration, and the spirit of creativity. This exclusive event provides the public with a unique opportunity to explore MAKEbhm and meet talented makers. We’ll have 20+ Makers, Ricksaw Food Truck, & 450 Bakeshop joining us!

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ADULT TAP

05-16-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, May 16 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Adults will learn tap combos and have fun working their tap rhythms. Tap dance sharpens reflexes and improves memory skills and coordination. This beginner’s class will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and work on...

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Adults will learn tap combos and have fun working their tap rhythms. Tap dance sharpens reflexes and improves memory skills and coordination. This beginner’s class will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and work on basic rhythms and steps that progress into fun and lively dance combinations.

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ADULT MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE

05-16-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, May 16 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Have a fever to learn Fosse? Or an appetite to learn Ashford? Fulfill your Broadway fantasies in this class where you will learn the choreography to  famous musical theatre numbers.

Have a fever to learn Fosse? Or an appetite to learn Ashford? Fulfill your Broadway fantasies in this class where you will learn the choreography to  famous musical theatre numbers.

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Magic City Art Connection Spring Art Festival

04-28-2024

Presented by Magic City Art Connection at Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

Join us at Sloss Furnaces to celebrate the Spring Art Festival's 41st year in Birmingham. Take in MCAC's sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas at this storied, rustic, industrial backdrop central to our city’s skyline. We look forward with much...

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Join us at Sloss Furnaces to celebrate the Spring Art Festival's 41st year in Birmingham. Take in MCAC's sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas at this storied, rustic, industrial backdrop central to our city’s skyline. We look forward with much anticipation to fusing the show’s vibrant contemporary arts with this former master of industry. 2024 will spotlight 150 juried, fine artists from the region and around the country alongside Corks & Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham (27th year!), Imagination Festival art workshops for Kids, Collectors Classroom art demos for Adults, live dance and music performances, special exhibitions and sculpture installations, a café, lounging in the open air, and more. We hope you’ll find art and more at MCAC the last full weekend in April in Birmingham, Alabama

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for colored girls with Joi Miner

04-26-2024

Presented by Magic City Poetry Festival at Miles College, Fairfield
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

America’s Next Great Author winner, poet and novelist Joi Miner will revive her production of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who considered suicide when the rainbow was enuf. This is MCPF’s first theatrical...

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America’s Next Great Author winner, poet and novelist Joi Miner will revive her production of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who considered suicide when the rainbow was enuf. This is MCPF’s first theatrical event, and we’re excited to share it with our community!

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Poetry at the Monument!

04-27-2024

Presented by Magic City Poetry Festival at St Paul United Methodist Church, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

Each year, MCPF brings poetry alive in unlikely places like public parks, national monuments, and this year, we will reprise our popular Poetry at the Monument event. Poetry at the Monument, sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and...

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Each year, MCPF brings poetry alive in unlikely places like public parks, national monuments, and this year, we will reprise our popular Poetry at the Monument event. Poetry at the Monument, sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and hosted at the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, will feature three local poets who will share work related to civil rights and social justice.

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The Flourish Alabama: 5 Year Celebration

04-27-2024

Presented by The Flourish at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Can you believe it's been five incredible years of growth, achievement, and community building?! We're thrilled to announce that The Flourish Alabama 5-Year Celebration is just around the corner, and we want you to mark your calendars for a...

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Can you believe it's been five incredible years of growth, achievement, and community building?! We're thrilled to announce that The Flourish Alabama 5-Year Celebration is just around the corner, and we want you to mark your calendars for a night of joy, reflection, and pure celebration!

Date: April 27, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL

This milestone wouldn't be possible without the continuous support and dedication of our amazing community. We've flourished together, and now it's time to come together to commemorate our journey.

Tickets are available now, so don't miss your chance to secure your spot at this unforgettable celebration! We can't wait to see you there, as we raise a toast to the past, present, and future of The Flourish.

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DETOURS “Rat” by Frank Fleming

04-28-2024

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm

Curious about works of art that aren’t always included on a BMA tour? Take a DeTour with us each Sunday, where we’ll spend 30 minutes focusing on a work of art that is off the beaten path. This Sunday, drop by and join BMA Teaching Fellow...

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Curious about works of art that aren’t always included on a BMA tour? Take a DeTour with us each Sunday, where we’ll spend 30 minutes focusing on a work of art that is off the beaten path. This Sunday, drop by and join BMA Teaching Fellow Jessica Chanel Davis as she facilitates a discussion on Frank Fleming’s Rat located in the Sculpture Garden. Meet Jessica in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 1:00 pm.

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Intro to Drawing with David West (ages 16+)

05-20-2024

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 13 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Mon, May 20 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Ages 16+

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Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Ages 16+

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ADULT HIP HOP

05-13-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm Mon, May 06 @ 6:00 pm Mon, May 13 @ 6:00 pm

Have a fever to learn Fosse? Or an appetite to learn Ashford? Fulfill your Broadway fantasies in this class where you will learn the choreography to  famous musical theatre numbers.

Have a fever to learn Fosse? Or an appetite to learn Ashford? Fulfill your Broadway fantasies in this class where you will learn the choreography to  famous musical theatre numbers.

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Adult Improv Class

05-13-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm Mon, May 06 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, May 13 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

A six-week class at Red Mountain Theatre dedicated to teaching you the ins and outs of improv.

Improv is a fun, exciting, and often hilarious way to loosen up and improve your interpersonal skills! Whether you’re looking to be the next cast...

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A six-week class at Red Mountain Theatre dedicated to teaching you the ins and outs of improv.

Improv is a fun, exciting, and often hilarious way to loosen up and improve your interpersonal skills! Whether you’re looking to be the next cast member on SNL, or you’re hoping for a promotion at work, the foundations of this time-honored skill will help you be able to keep up in any conversation. Acting has been proven to grow public speaking skills, stimulate memory, and boost teamwork mentality, so students will leave being prepared for any professional or performance situation, paired with a whole bunch of laughs along the way!

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The Moth: Green

04-29-2024

Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm

Join us at Saturn Birmingham for this month's installation of The Moth StorySLAM! The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to...

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Join us at Saturn Birmingham for this month's installation of The Moth StorySLAM! The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is…

GREEN: Prepare a five-minute tale involving verdant fields, blades of grass, tree-huggers, or leprechauns. The bubbling envy over the childhood friend whose sneakers always shone brighter than yours. Of coveting thy neighbor, or chasing the benjamins. Stories of the unripe and inexperienced. The time when nature nurtured you, or when you were lost in the forest at nightfall with no flashlight. The grass is always, well… you know.

Doors Open: 6:30 PM

Show Starts: 7:30 PM

Tickets for Birmingham's StorySLAMs go on sale 3 weeks prior to the show date at 3 PM ET.

Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. As many as 10 tickets may be available at the door for all of our StorySLAMs on a first-come, first-served basis.

*This venue is for ages 18+

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Poetry to the People: A Community Event Featuring Birmingham's Poet Laureate, Salaam Green

04-30-2024

Presented by Magic City Poetry Festival
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm

Humanities scholar Salaam Green, Birmingham's first poet laureate, will present a scholarly literature/history lecture and discussion: Poetry to the People: Historical Narratives of Poetry's Powerful Influence on Justice and the Legacy of Civil...

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Humanities scholar Salaam Green, Birmingham's first poet laureate, will present a scholarly literature/history lecture and discussion: Poetry to the People: Historical Narratives of Poetry's Powerful Influence on Justice and the Legacy of Civil Rights in Birmingham. As part of this scholarly lecture, Salaam will read from recent works on the lecture theme. This open-to-the-public, free event will be presented in the first-floor space at the Birmingham Public Library located at 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, Alabama. Guests will receive eco-friendly pencils and thought journals to take notes and write questions—encouraging participation in the Question/Answer portion of the program.

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Screen Printing - design your own print

04-30-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basic skills of screen printing in our print studio. This workshop provides you with a casual, fun introduction to the materials and processes you use to use silkscreen for printing, including a brief look at how screens are created,...

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Learn the basic skills of screen printing in our print studio. This workshop provides you with a casual, fun introduction to the materials and processes you use to use silkscreen for printing, including a brief look at how screens are created, how to select and mix inks, and how to make a smooth print onto paper and fabric.

Before the start of class you will be asked to submit a one color design to be printed on a few shirts or totes.

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Navigate BHM: Mapping Your Journey to Success

05-01-2024

Presented by Birmingham Business Alliance
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 10:00 am

Please join Prosper and our partners from the Birmingham Business Alliance to embark on an exciting journey at the Network Navigator Launch event on May 1st from 10am-2pm during Small Business Week! The event will be held at the beautiful,...

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Please join Prosper and our partners from the Birmingham Business Alliance to embark on an exciting journey at the Network Navigator Launch event on May 1st from 10am-2pm during Small Business Week! The event will be held at the beautiful, historic Greyhound Bus Station. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to dive into a wealth of workshops, connect with resource providers, and learn invaluable tips for self-care at the Network Navigator Launch event during Small Business Week 2024. This is an event you don't want to miss.

 

Register here.

 

Small Business Week 2024 is about to get even bigger. Let's chart the course to entrepreneurial success together!

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Pearl and her Gee's Bend Quilt: Read-A-Loud and Sewing Activity

05-01-2024

Presented by Burdock Book Collective at Burdock Book Collective, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 6:00 pm

We welcome children's book author and educator, Tangular Irby, to Birmingham for a read-aloud of her latest book "Pearl and her Gee's Bend Quilt." This engaging story is about family, art, and adventure. She will discuss the legacy of Gee’s...

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We welcome children's book author and educator, Tangular Irby, to Birmingham for a read-aloud of her latest book "Pearl and her Gee's Bend Quilt." This engaging story is about family, art, and adventure. She will discuss the legacy of Gee’s Bend quilting, her relationship to Gee’s Bend quilters, and the inspiration for her children’s books. Tangular will also encourage others to consider writing and sharing their own stories.

Bib & Tucker, a local sewing cooperative, will bring a kid-friendly sewing activity and we will have the picture book for sale alongside our other feminist literature. This read-aloud is perfect for 5-8 year old kiddos, but older children and adults alike may have fun and learn something new. All are welcome. Parking is in the back of the house or on nearby streets and you can access the bookstore by going around to the front porch (ADA accessible ramp on the side nearest to the firestation). We hope to see you there!

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Bluegrass & Gee's Bend

05-05-2024

Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 02 @ 4:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 am Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, May 05 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

One of our most popular workshops is back with great bluegrass music classes and Gee's Bend quilting. This four-day workshop provides a truly immersive experience with a fun and enthusiastic community of musicians and artists.

Registration, full...

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One of our most popular workshops is back with great bluegrass music classes and Gee's Bend quilting. This four-day workshop provides a truly immersive experience with a fun and enthusiastic community of musicians and artists.

Registration, full class list, and lodging options available January of 2024

Banjo I : Jack Hatfield
Banjo II: Alan Munde
Fiddle I: TBD
Fiddle II: TBD
Mandolin I: Jason Bailey
Mandolin II: TBD
Guitar: TBD
Gee's Bend Quilting: Mary Ann Pettway & China Pettway
Natural Dyeing: Aaron Sanders Head
Goat Milk Soap Making: Laura Spencer

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Firehouse Block Party Spring 2024

05-03-2024

Presented by Firehouse Community Arts Center at Firehouse Community Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 5:30 pm

Firehouse students are gearing up to the ROCK the BLOCK at our first Block Party of the year! Student bands will perform hits from Weezer to Taylor Swift.

Join us for this family-friendly event at the Firehouse Community Arts Center in the...

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Firehouse students are gearing up to the ROCK the BLOCK at our first Block Party of the year! Student bands will perform hits from Weezer to Taylor Swift.

Join us for this family-friendly event at the Firehouse Community Arts Center in the downstairs venue. Fun starts at 5:30 PM with a performance from Knowledge, Rhythm, and Understanding (KRU).

Lag's, Not Ya Average Leaf, and other food vendors will be serving up eats and treats throughout the night with drinks provided by Buffalo Rock, and adult bevs from Cahaba Brewing.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 each and all proceeds from this event will benefit the Firehouse Scholarship Program.

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Freedom Friday in the Park

08-02-2024

Presented by Women Under Construction Network at Avondale Park, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 5:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 02 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

WHAT is Freedom Friday in the Park?  Freedom Friday in the Park is a monthly multicultural WUCNetwork initiative designed to help women reduce work/life stress, mitigate health issues, promote exercise through dance, foster socialization, and...

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WHAT is Freedom Friday in the Park?  Freedom Friday in the Park is a monthly multicultural WUCNetwork initiative designed to help women reduce work/life stress, mitigate health issues, promote exercise through dance, foster socialization, and provide information via vendors to assist and support women of all ages and cultures with health, self-care, family, and financial resources.

WHO - Women Under Construction Network (WUCNetwork).  WUCNetwork is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to provide programs and services that support underserved women, their children, and the elderly most in need in and around Birmingham, AL metro. Our Mission: REPAIRING HOMES, BUILDING WOMEN, CHANGING LIVES! Freedom Friday is supported by the Birmingham Parks & Recreation Department.

WHY Freedom Friday in the Park? It’s a one of a kind gathering that allows women to build their self-esteem, decompress from life issues and foster socialization of women from every walk of life. This event gives women their freedom back through movement and dance.

HOW?  With the generous financial and volunteer support provided by corporations, and other non profit organizations, WUCNetwork’s Freedom Friday in the Park will serve approximately 250+ women every 1st Friday of the month (May-August) using multicultural dance as well as limited mobility movement activities. This event will include staging, music, instructors, and vendors. Dances include:

Line Dance

Asian Dance

Country Western

Belly Dancing

Mixed Fitness

Chair Aerobics

Jazzercise

Dance Trance

Indian Dance

Salsa Hispanic

Limited Mobility

Zumba

West African Dance

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Handbuilding with Slabs

05-17-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of ceramics while exploring handbuilding with Jess of Jenkies Studio. Over three weeks, learn slab building and sculpting methods to create mugs, vases, ring dishes etc. Finish by exploring various surface textures and glazes to...

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Learn the basics of ceramics while exploring handbuilding with Jess of Jenkies Studio. Over three weeks, learn slab building and sculpting methods to create mugs, vases, ring dishes etc. Finish by exploring various surface textures and glazes to complete your pieces.

This class will cover the basic terminology and techniques of handbuilding with all materials supplied, so it’s ideal for both beginners and those who've completed Ceramics: Throwing.

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Finding Nemo, Jr

05-05-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, May 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang,...

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But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

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Art in the Village

05-04-2024

Presented by Mountain Brook Art Association at Mountain Brook City Hall, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 9:00 am

Art in the Village, well known for its 42 years, is a free community event that celebrates area artists offering a large variety of high-quality fine art paintings and drawings.

Shop the works of more than 50 Mountain Brook Art Association...

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Art in the Village, well known for its 42 years, is a free community event that celebrates area artists offering a large variety of high-quality fine art paintings and drawings.

Shop the works of more than 50 Mountain Brook Art Association artists both inside and outside Mountain Brook City Hall, many award winning and regionally known.  Enjoy the Floral Art competition featuring floral arrangements by Lisa Bailey Designs.

Charming Crestline Village is the perfect setting to visit with the artists and mingle with friends, where there is free parking and plenty of food choices. It is also pet friendly and handicapped accessible.

Mountain Brook Art Association is a community of artists helping each other grow and refine painting and drawing abilities through meetings and demos, as well as developing professional artistic careers through group shows. It has been promoting interest in art across the community since 1981 and currently has 135 members from within a 25-mile radius of Mountain Brook.

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Buckets N Boards

05-05-2024

Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 05 @ 3:00 pm

Buckets N Boards Comedy Percussion Show is a spectacularly imaginative work brought to life by two prolific performers! Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever, two masterful musicians and comedians, bring a joyous charm to this full stage production....

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Buckets N Boards Comedy Percussion Show is a spectacularly imaginative work brought to life by two prolific performers! Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever, two masterful musicians and comedians, bring a joyous charm to this full stage production. The show was born from their shared passion for music and rhythm, but it truly comes to life through the nonstop hilarious interplay between these two characters and their audience. The intricate beats and stunning synchronicity are awesome to behold! The sheer variety of instruments and found objects they are able to manipulate is inspiring! The comedy, centered on the improvisational interactions with the crowd, is the driving force of the show!

Buckets N Boards has performed 10 critically acclaimed summer seasons in Branson, MO, performed with the Kansas City Symphony, and are currently one of the most requested headline acts on Disney Cruise Lines. From their imaginative songs, beautiful harmonies, dazzling tap dancing, crisp beatboxing, body percussion and bucket drumming, to a fresh and unique brand of clean comedy, Buckets N Boards has crafted an original theatrical experience the entire family will enjoy!

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ADULT ACTING: MORNING SESSION

05-14-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 07 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Tue, May 14 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

In this class, you’ll learn all the basics of this craft that has propelled Red Mountain Theatre into its gorgeous new home. Character development and script analysis tools will serve as a springboard for imagination and creativity. You’ll...

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In this class, you’ll learn all the basics of this craft that has propelled Red Mountain Theatre into its gorgeous new home. Character development and script analysis tools will serve as a springboard for imagination and creativity. You’ll walk away with new memorization skills, interpersonal understanding, and ingenuity that will benefit your performance not just on stage, but also at work, and in your daily life!

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My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light

05-24-2024

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am + 21 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 04 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 24 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Exhibition Opening:

Thursday, April 11, 2024

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

 

The exhibition will continue through May 24, 2024

Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment

Anne Arrasmith Gallery

at Space One Eleven
2407 Second...

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Exhibition Opening:

Thursday, April 11, 2024

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

 

The exhibition will continue through May 24, 2024

Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment

Anne Arrasmith Gallery

at Space One Eleven
2407 Second Avenue North, Downtown Birmingham

Buoyed by our predecessors’ paths to joy and liberation, we transmute pain into progress and become a beacon. Illumination is our charge and our destiny.

The dual exhibition, “My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light”, features the works of Erin LeAnn Mitchell and E L Chisolm who delve into the fortitude and genius of Black womanhood.

In the face of systemic injustice, we resist with skill and style. These new artworks call viewers to act.

In conjunction with the exhibition, attendees will be encouraged to reflect on the narrative and then respond to a text prompt: “How do you turn pain into progress?” In addition, a gallery walkthrough will be hosted by the artists to discuss the intricacies of their work. The date for the walkthrough is to be announced.

Erin LeAnn Mitchell is a textile artist from Birmingham, Alabama who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Master of Arts in Art Education from Columbia College Chicago. Her work is an expansion of the southern quilting tradition, using a mixture of textiles and collage gathered in textile markets and fabric stores. These multidimensional assemblages render the realities of southern Blackness into radical new imaginings.

E.L. Chisolm (b. 1993) is an interdisciplinary artist, muralist, art activist, and creative placemaking consultant living and working between Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia. Her work across mediums has activated public spaces in underserved communities to help decrease blight and increase walkability and wellness using tactical urbanism projects and public art. Guided by the belief that all people are equally as deserving of vibrant and healthy communities, the artist explores the strength and honesty that come from the natural world and seeks to illuminate the distinctive facial attributes of Black people, emphasizing texture and feature diversity in her mixed media paintings and murals alike.

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BFA Exhibition 2024

04-27-2024

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The graduating University of Alabama at Birmingham students will have their works featured in a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition April 2 – 27.

“The BFA exhibition represents crossing the threshold into the professional environment for...

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The graduating University of Alabama at Birmingham students will have their works featured in a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition April 2 – 27.

“The BFA exhibition represents crossing the threshold into the professional environment for students who are often showing their work for the first time in the setting of a gallery or museum,” says Rich Gere, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art History. “We are very fortunate and happy to collaborate with AEIVA’s staff and curators, who afford students the same experience in preparing for and mounting the exhibition as the professional artists who come in from around the globe,” Gere said. “Students write about their work and give oral presentations explaining their inspirations, research, processes, and concepts. The BFA exhibition is the studio capstone experience and one of the spring’s premier closing receptions in the area, and we hope to see you there.”
The Department of Art and Art History’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offers undergraduate art studio students an intensive exploration across a range of disciplines that allows them to prepare to be artists, and designers, begin careers in the arts, or continue their studies in graduate school. Students gain skills and competencies including team-based learning, technology, communication, aesthetic judgment, interdisciplinary and innovative approaches, critical analysis, and professional development throughout their program of study.

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City Center Art: After School Art Classes

05-15-2024

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Mon, Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 4:00 pm Mon, May 06 @ 4:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 4:00 pm Mon, May 13 @ 4:00 pm Tue, May 14 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

City Center Art is Space One Eleven’s afterschool studio art program for students of all skill levels and is designed to build visual communication skills and foster creative thinking. Through individually conceived projects and...

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City Center Art is Space One Eleven’s afterschool studio art program for students of all skill levels and is designed to build visual communication skills and foster creative thinking. Through individually conceived projects and collaborations, young artists learn the elements of art and principles of design, strengthen foundation skills, and further their understanding of art criticism, art theory, and art history.

Teaching artists balance instruction between creating and responding—students make, discuss, and write about their work—thereby facilitating a transformative learning experience for young artists.Space One Eleven’s philosophy is to provide an environment in which young artists can learn, create, explore, and forge their own path into the world of art. All CCA students participate in the student art exhibition at the end of the semester.

Students are welcome to join the art class any time during the school year if seats are available. Class cost will be pro-rated for those who join later in the semester

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ADULT ACTING: EVENING SESSION

05-14-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Tue, May 14 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

In this class, you’ll learn all the basics of this craft that has propelled Red Mountain Theatre into its gorgeous new home. Character development and script analysis tools will serve as a springboard for imagination and creativity. You’ll...

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In this class, you’ll learn all the basics of this craft that has propelled Red Mountain Theatre into its gorgeous new home. Character development and script analysis tools will serve as a springboard for imagination and creativity. You’ll walk away with new memorization skills, interpersonal understanding, and ingenuity that will benefit your performance not just on stage, but also at work, and in your daily life!

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The Barkery Life Skills Class

05-21-2024

Presented by CityWalk Bham at City Walk Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Tue, May 14 @ 6:00 pm Tue, May 21 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Basic obedience course focused on leash walking, recall, impulse control, engagement, and socialization. Visit nightdaydog.com to learn more. 6 WEEKS: $300 Pink Block Dog Park 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Basic obedience course focused on leash walking, recall, impulse control, engagement, and socialization. Visit nightdaydog.com to learn more. 6 WEEKS: $300 Pink Block Dog Park 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Artist Talk - Erin LeAnn Mitchell and E L Chisolm during "My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light"

04-25-2024

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm

Please join Erin LeAnn Mitchell, Birmingham, and E L Chisolm, Birmingham/Atlanta; as they give an artist talk about their work in the exhibition, "My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light."

The exhibition will be on display at Space One Eleven...

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Please join Erin LeAnn Mitchell, Birmingham, and E L Chisolm, Birmingham/Atlanta; as they give an artist talk about their work in the exhibition, "My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light."

The exhibition will be on display at Space One Eleven through May 24. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10am to noon, and by appointment.

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MAKEbhm Spring Open House + Makers Market

04-25-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on April 25th from 6pm - 8:30 for MAKEbhm's Spring Open House + Makers Maker, a celebration of artistic expression, community collaboration, and the spirit of creativity. This exclusive event provides the public with a unique opportunity...

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Join us on April 25th from 6pm - 8:30 for MAKEbhm's Spring Open House + Makers Maker, a celebration of artistic expression, community collaboration, and the spirit of creativity. This exclusive event provides the public with a unique opportunity to explore MAKEbhm and meet talented makers. We’ll have 20+ Makers, Ricksaw Food Truck, & 450 Bakeshop joining us!

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ADULT TAP

05-16-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, May 16 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Adults will learn tap combos and have fun working their tap rhythms. Tap dance sharpens reflexes and improves memory skills and coordination. This beginner’s class will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and work on...

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Adults will learn tap combos and have fun working their tap rhythms. Tap dance sharpens reflexes and improves memory skills and coordination. This beginner’s class will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and work on basic rhythms and steps that progress into fun and lively dance combinations.

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ADULT MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE

05-16-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, May 16 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Have a fever to learn Fosse? Or an appetite to learn Ashford? Fulfill your Broadway fantasies in this class where you will learn the choreography to  famous musical theatre numbers.

Have a fever to learn Fosse? Or an appetite to learn Ashford? Fulfill your Broadway fantasies in this class where you will learn the choreography to  famous musical theatre numbers.

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Magic City Art Connection Spring Art Festival

04-28-2024

Presented by Magic City Art Connection at Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

Join us at Sloss Furnaces to celebrate the Spring Art Festival's 41st year in Birmingham. Take in MCAC's sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas at this storied, rustic, industrial backdrop central to our city’s skyline. We look forward with much...

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Join us at Sloss Furnaces to celebrate the Spring Art Festival's 41st year in Birmingham. Take in MCAC's sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas at this storied, rustic, industrial backdrop central to our city’s skyline. We look forward with much anticipation to fusing the show’s vibrant contemporary arts with this former master of industry. 2024 will spotlight 150 juried, fine artists from the region and around the country alongside Corks & Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham (27th year!), Imagination Festival art workshops for Kids, Collectors Classroom art demos for Adults, live dance and music performances, special exhibitions and sculpture installations, a café, lounging in the open air, and more. We hope you’ll find art and more at MCAC the last full weekend in April in Birmingham, Alabama

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for colored girls with Joi Miner

04-26-2024

Presented by Magic City Poetry Festival at Miles College, Fairfield
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

America’s Next Great Author winner, poet and novelist Joi Miner will revive her production of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who considered suicide when the rainbow was enuf. This is MCPF’s first theatrical...

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America’s Next Great Author winner, poet and novelist Joi Miner will revive her production of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who considered suicide when the rainbow was enuf. This is MCPF’s first theatrical event, and we’re excited to share it with our community!

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Poetry at the Monument!

04-27-2024

Presented by Magic City Poetry Festival at St Paul United Methodist Church, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

Each year, MCPF brings poetry alive in unlikely places like public parks, national monuments, and this year, we will reprise our popular Poetry at the Monument event. Poetry at the Monument, sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and...

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Each year, MCPF brings poetry alive in unlikely places like public parks, national monuments, and this year, we will reprise our popular Poetry at the Monument event. Poetry at the Monument, sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and hosted at the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, will feature three local poets who will share work related to civil rights and social justice.

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The Flourish Alabama: 5 Year Celebration

04-27-2024

Presented by The Flourish at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Can you believe it's been five incredible years of growth, achievement, and community building?! We're thrilled to announce that The Flourish Alabama 5-Year Celebration is just around the corner, and we want you to mark your calendars for a...

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Can you believe it's been five incredible years of growth, achievement, and community building?! We're thrilled to announce that The Flourish Alabama 5-Year Celebration is just around the corner, and we want you to mark your calendars for a night of joy, reflection, and pure celebration!

Date: April 27, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL

This milestone wouldn't be possible without the continuous support and dedication of our amazing community. We've flourished together, and now it's time to come together to commemorate our journey.

Tickets are available now, so don't miss your chance to secure your spot at this unforgettable celebration! We can't wait to see you there, as we raise a toast to the past, present, and future of The Flourish.

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DETOURS “Rat” by Frank Fleming

04-28-2024

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm

Curious about works of art that aren’t always included on a BMA tour? Take a DeTour with us each Sunday, where we’ll spend 30 minutes focusing on a work of art that is off the beaten path. This Sunday, drop by and join BMA Teaching Fellow...

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Curious about works of art that aren’t always included on a BMA tour? Take a DeTour with us each Sunday, where we’ll spend 30 minutes focusing on a work of art that is off the beaten path. This Sunday, drop by and join BMA Teaching Fellow Jessica Chanel Davis as she facilitates a discussion on Frank Fleming’s Rat located in the Sculpture Garden. Meet Jessica in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 1:00 pm.

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Intro to Drawing with David West (ages 16+)

05-20-2024

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 13 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Mon, May 20 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Ages 16+

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Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Ages 16+

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ADULT HIP HOP

05-13-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm Mon, May 06 @ 6:00 pm Mon, May 13 @ 6:00 pm

Have a fever to learn Fosse? Or an appetite to learn Ashford? Fulfill your Broadway fantasies in this class where you will learn the choreography to  famous musical theatre numbers.

Have a fever to learn Fosse? Or an appetite to learn Ashford? Fulfill your Broadway fantasies in this class where you will learn the choreography to  famous musical theatre numbers.

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Adult Improv Class

05-13-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre Art Campus, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm Mon, May 06 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, May 13 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

A six-week class at Red Mountain Theatre dedicated to teaching you the ins and outs of improv.

Improv is a fun, exciting, and often hilarious way to loosen up and improve your interpersonal skills! Whether you’re looking to be the next cast...

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A six-week class at Red Mountain Theatre dedicated to teaching you the ins and outs of improv.

Improv is a fun, exciting, and often hilarious way to loosen up and improve your interpersonal skills! Whether you’re looking to be the next cast member on SNL, or you’re hoping for a promotion at work, the foundations of this time-honored skill will help you be able to keep up in any conversation. Acting has been proven to grow public speaking skills, stimulate memory, and boost teamwork mentality, so students will leave being prepared for any professional or performance situation, paired with a whole bunch of laughs along the way!

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The Moth: Green

04-29-2024

Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm

Join us at Saturn Birmingham for this month's installation of The Moth StorySLAM! The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to...

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Join us at Saturn Birmingham for this month's installation of The Moth StorySLAM! The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is…

GREEN: Prepare a five-minute tale involving verdant fields, blades of grass, tree-huggers, or leprechauns. The bubbling envy over the childhood friend whose sneakers always shone brighter than yours. Of coveting thy neighbor, or chasing the benjamins. Stories of the unripe and inexperienced. The time when nature nurtured you, or when you were lost in the forest at nightfall with no flashlight. The grass is always, well… you know.

Doors Open: 6:30 PM

Show Starts: 7:30 PM

Tickets for Birmingham's StorySLAMs go on sale 3 weeks prior to the show date at 3 PM ET.

Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. As many as 10 tickets may be available at the door for all of our StorySLAMs on a first-come, first-served basis.

*This venue is for ages 18+

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Poetry to the People: A Community Event Featuring Birmingham's Poet Laureate, Salaam Green

04-30-2024

Presented by Magic City Poetry Festival
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm

Humanities scholar Salaam Green, Birmingham's first poet laureate, will present a scholarly literature/history lecture and discussion: Poetry to the People: Historical Narratives of Poetry's Powerful Influence on Justice and the Legacy of Civil...

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Humanities scholar Salaam Green, Birmingham's first poet laureate, will present a scholarly literature/history lecture and discussion: Poetry to the People: Historical Narratives of Poetry's Powerful Influence on Justice and the Legacy of Civil Rights in Birmingham. As part of this scholarly lecture, Salaam will read from recent works on the lecture theme. This open-to-the-public, free event will be presented in the first-floor space at the Birmingham Public Library located at 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, Alabama. Guests will receive eco-friendly pencils and thought journals to take notes and write questions—encouraging participation in the Question/Answer portion of the program.

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Screen Printing - design your own print

04-30-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basic skills of screen printing in our print studio. This workshop provides you with a casual, fun introduction to the materials and processes you use to use silkscreen for printing, including a brief look at how screens are created,...

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Learn the basic skills of screen printing in our print studio. This workshop provides you with a casual, fun introduction to the materials and processes you use to use silkscreen for printing, including a brief look at how screens are created, how to select and mix inks, and how to make a smooth print onto paper and fabric.

Before the start of class you will be asked to submit a one color design to be printed on a few shirts or totes.

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Navigate BHM: Mapping Your Journey to Success

05-01-2024

Presented by Birmingham Business Alliance
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 10:00 am

Please join Prosper and our partners from the Birmingham Business Alliance to embark on an exciting journey at the Network Navigator Launch event on May 1st from 10am-2pm during Small Business Week! The event will be held at the beautiful,...

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Please join Prosper and our partners from the Birmingham Business Alliance to embark on an exciting journey at the Network Navigator Launch event on May 1st from 10am-2pm during Small Business Week! The event will be held at the beautiful, historic Greyhound Bus Station. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to dive into a wealth of workshops, connect with resource providers, and learn invaluable tips for self-care at the Network Navigator Launch event during Small Business Week 2024. This is an event you don't want to miss.

 

Register here.

 

Small Business Week 2024 is about to get even bigger. Let's chart the course to entrepreneurial success together!

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Pearl and her Gee's Bend Quilt: Read-A-Loud and Sewing Activity

05-01-2024

Presented by Burdock Book Collective at Burdock Book Collective, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 6:00 pm

We welcome children's book author and educator, Tangular Irby, to Birmingham for a read-aloud of her latest book "Pearl and her Gee's Bend Quilt." This engaging story is about family, art, and adventure. She will discuss the legacy of Gee’s...

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We welcome children's book author and educator, Tangular Irby, to Birmingham for a read-aloud of her latest book "Pearl and her Gee's Bend Quilt." This engaging story is about family, art, and adventure. She will discuss the legacy of Gee’s Bend quilting, her relationship to Gee’s Bend quilters, and the inspiration for her children’s books. Tangular will also encourage others to consider writing and sharing their own stories.

Bib & Tucker, a local sewing cooperative, will bring a kid-friendly sewing activity and we will have the picture book for sale alongside our other feminist literature. This read-aloud is perfect for 5-8 year old kiddos, but older children and adults alike may have fun and learn something new. All are welcome. Parking is in the back of the house or on nearby streets and you can access the bookstore by going around to the front porch (ADA accessible ramp on the side nearest to the firestation). We hope to see you there!

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Bluegrass & Gee's Bend

05-05-2024

Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 02 @ 4:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 am Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, May 05 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

One of our most popular workshops is back with great bluegrass music classes and Gee's Bend quilting. This four-day workshop provides a truly immersive experience with a fun and enthusiastic community of musicians and artists.

Registration, full...

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One of our most popular workshops is back with great bluegrass music classes and Gee's Bend quilting. This four-day workshop provides a truly immersive experience with a fun and enthusiastic community of musicians and artists.

Registration, full class list, and lodging options available January of 2024

Banjo I : Jack Hatfield
Banjo II: Alan Munde
Fiddle I: TBD
Fiddle II: TBD
Mandolin I: Jason Bailey
Mandolin II: TBD
Guitar: TBD
Gee's Bend Quilting: Mary Ann Pettway & China Pettway
Natural Dyeing: Aaron Sanders Head
Goat Milk Soap Making: Laura Spencer

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Firehouse Block Party Spring 2024

05-03-2024

Presented by Firehouse Community Arts Center at Firehouse Community Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 5:30 pm

Firehouse students are gearing up to the ROCK the BLOCK at our first Block Party of the year! Student bands will perform hits from Weezer to Taylor Swift.

Join us for this family-friendly event at the Firehouse Community Arts Center in the...

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Firehouse students are gearing up to the ROCK the BLOCK at our first Block Party of the year! Student bands will perform hits from Weezer to Taylor Swift.

Join us for this family-friendly event at the Firehouse Community Arts Center in the downstairs venue. Fun starts at 5:30 PM with a performance from Knowledge, Rhythm, and Understanding (KRU).

Lag's, Not Ya Average Leaf, and other food vendors will be serving up eats and treats throughout the night with drinks provided by Buffalo Rock, and adult bevs from Cahaba Brewing.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 each and all proceeds from this event will benefit the Firehouse Scholarship Program.

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Freedom Friday in the Park

08-02-2024

Presented by Women Under Construction Network at Avondale Park, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 5:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 02 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

WHAT is Freedom Friday in the Park?  Freedom Friday in the Park is a monthly multicultural WUCNetwork initiative designed to help women reduce work/life stress, mitigate health issues, promote exercise through dance, foster socialization, and...

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WHAT is Freedom Friday in the Park?  Freedom Friday in the Park is a monthly multicultural WUCNetwork initiative designed to help women reduce work/life stress, mitigate health issues, promote exercise through dance, foster socialization, and provide information via vendors to assist and support women of all ages and cultures with health, self-care, family, and financial resources.

WHO - Women Under Construction Network (WUCNetwork).  WUCNetwork is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to provide programs and services that support underserved women, their children, and the elderly most in need in and around Birmingham, AL metro. Our Mission: REPAIRING HOMES, BUILDING WOMEN, CHANGING LIVES! Freedom Friday is supported by the Birmingham Parks & Recreation Department.

WHY Freedom Friday in the Park? It’s a one of a kind gathering that allows women to build their self-esteem, decompress from life issues and foster socialization of women from every walk of life. This event gives women their freedom back through movement and dance.

HOW?  With the generous financial and volunteer support provided by corporations, and other non profit organizations, WUCNetwork’s Freedom Friday in the Park will serve approximately 250+ women every 1st Friday of the month (May-August) using multicultural dance as well as limited mobility movement activities. This event will include staging, music, instructors, and vendors. Dances include:

Line Dance

Asian Dance

Country Western

Belly Dancing

Mixed Fitness

Chair Aerobics

Jazzercise

Dance Trance

Indian Dance

Salsa Hispanic

Limited Mobility

Zumba

West African Dance

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Handbuilding with Slabs

05-17-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of ceramics while exploring handbuilding with Jess of Jenkies Studio. Over three weeks, learn slab building and sculpting methods to create mugs, vases, ring dishes etc. Finish by exploring various surface textures and glazes to...

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Learn the basics of ceramics while exploring handbuilding with Jess of Jenkies Studio. Over three weeks, learn slab building and sculpting methods to create mugs, vases, ring dishes etc. Finish by exploring various surface textures and glazes to complete your pieces.

This class will cover the basic terminology and techniques of handbuilding with all materials supplied, so it’s ideal for both beginners and those who've completed Ceramics: Throwing.

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Finding Nemo, Jr

05-05-2024

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre at Red Mountain Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, May 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang,...

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But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

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Art in the Village

05-04-2024

Presented by Mountain Brook Art Association at Mountain Brook City Hall, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 9:00 am

Art in the Village, well known for its 42 years, is a free community event that celebrates area artists offering a large variety of high-quality fine art paintings and drawings.

Shop the works of more than 50 Mountain Brook Art Association...

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Art in the Village, well known for its 42 years, is a free community event that celebrates area artists offering a large variety of high-quality fine art paintings and drawings.

Shop the works of more than 50 Mountain Brook Art Association artists both inside and outside Mountain Brook City Hall, many award winning and regionally known.  Enjoy the Floral Art competition featuring floral arrangements by Lisa Bailey Designs.

Charming Crestline Village is the perfect setting to visit with the artists and mingle with friends, where there is free parking and plenty of food choices. It is also pet friendly and handicapped accessible.

Mountain Brook Art Association is a community of artists helping each other grow and refine painting and drawing abilities through meetings and demos, as well as developing professional artistic careers through group shows. It has been promoting interest in art across the community since 1981 and currently has 135 members from within a 25-mile radius of Mountain Brook.

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Buckets N Boards

05-05-2024

Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 05 @ 3:00 pm

Buckets N Boards Comedy Percussion Show is a spectacularly imaginative work brought to life by two prolific performers! Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever, two masterful musicians and comedians, bring a joyous charm to this full stage production....

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Buckets N Boards Comedy Percussion Show is a spectacularly imaginative work brought to life by two prolific performers! Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever, two masterful musicians and comedians, bring a joyous charm to this full stage production. The show was born from their shared passion for music and rhythm, but it truly comes to life through the nonstop hilarious interplay between these two characters and their audience. The intricate beats and stunning synchronicity are awesome to behold! The sheer variety of instruments and found objects they are able to manipulate is inspiring! The comedy, centered on the improvisational interactions with the crowd, is the driving force of the show!

Buckets N Boards has performed 10 critically acclaimed summer seasons in Branson, MO, performed with the Kansas City Symphony, and are currently one of the most requested headline acts on Disney Cruise Lines. From their imaginative songs, beautiful harmonies, dazzling tap dancing, crisp beatboxing, body percussion and bucket drumming, to a fresh and unique brand of clean comedy, Buckets N Boards has crafted an original theatrical experience the entire family will enjoy!

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