Feel the fire: March events at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

Take part in a tango workshop, catch Sacred Harp singers on film, listen to orchestral rock and more next month.
asc_tangofire_newsiteSaturday, March 5, 2011

"Ignite the Tango Fire" Dance Workshop, 11 a.m. at the Alys Stephens Center's ArtPlay Education & Outreach House, 1006 19th St. South. Meet the dancers of Tango Fire and practice your moves at "Ignite the Tango Fire." Workshop fee is $10. Visit www.artplayasc.org or call 205-975-4769. Whether you are a beginner or have been dancing tango for years, you will not want to miss this intimate workshop with members of the incredibly talented cast of Tango Fire. They will focus on the basics as well as tricks and tips for more advanced dancers. Then join UAB's Alys Stephens Center as they present the Tango Fire performance live on stage later that evening.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tango Fire presents "Tango Inferno - The Fire Within," 8 p.m. in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $57, $47, $37; $20 for student tickets. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Tango, Argentina's gift to the world, is an alluring and exciting dance form. Featuring a quartet of brilliant young musicians, 10 spectacular dancers and one of Argentina's finest singers, Tango Fire is the hottest dance show on tour. Enjoy a Latin rhythm party with free dance lessons before the show at 7 p.m.; dance with the cast on stage at 7:30 p.m. in a traditional milonga, a public dance which replicates the atmosphere of the late night dance halls of Buenos Aires where Argentineans meet to practice the art of tango. Limited numbers will apply, no stilettos permitted.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

asc_awakemysoul1_newsiteSouthern Circuit Film Screening: "Awake, My Soul," 7 p.m. in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $12. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. It once was lost but now it's found: this is the story of the Sacred Harp. "Awake, My Soul" is a wonderfully detailed film made up of historical material illustrated by rare archival images, interviews with singers who share their often moving personal histories, and the music itself, which is both earthy and otherworldly at the same time. Southern Circuit is the nation's only regional tour of independent filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Each filmmaker will be present for an individual screening of their movie and will participate in a Q&A with the audience afterward. Screenings will take place throughout the season. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. This screening is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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Sunday, March 20, 2011

OneRepublic, 7 p.m. in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center and the UAB Office of Student Involvement Blaze Productions. Tickets are $37.50 and $16 for UAB students with valid ID. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org. OneRepublic shot to fame on MySpace in 2007 with their hit song "Apologize," captivating thousands of fans with their clean, spare, orchestral rock sound before they even had a record. The song was a hit internationally, reaching No. 1 in 16 countries.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

SFJAZZ Collective Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder, 3 p.m. in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Come early for a jazz brunch at 1 p.m. in the ASC's Haskell Courtyard and then join Eric Essix and one of the members of SFJAZZ Collective for a pre-concert chat about the music of Stevie Wonder at 2 p.m. Tickets are $58, $48, $38; $20 for student tickets. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. The SFJAZZ Collective is a working jazz band unlike any touring the world now. Each year the Collective looks back and re-arranges famous compositions from past jazz mas­ters, including Coltrane, Hancock, Coleman, Shorter, Monk and Tyner, and adds original compositions that have been informed by this rich his­tory.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Dish: "Who Ate My Cheese? How to Keep Women Working Together" with the cast of Hormonal Imbalance, a lunchtime discussion at noon in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free event. Part of the Alys Stephens Center's Women Rock Festival. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hormonal Imbalance... A Mood Swinging Musical Revue, 7 p.m. in UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. For a girls' night out, enjoy a "culinary therapy session" with wine, cheese and chocolate at 6 p.m. before the show. This show is an "On Stage With the Artist" format: tickets onstage are $55; tickets in the choral balcony are $45. Part of the Alys Stephens Center's Women Rock Festival. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Four gifted singer-songwriters perform original songs and stories, offering poignant views and unbridled comic commentary on the joys and dilemmas of everyday life.

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