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Bandaloop will take dance to new heights suspended from the roof of UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. Enjoy food trucks, live music and more as the ASC celebrates its 25th anniversary season.
Join UAB for a night of discussion around the slave trade and its deeply rooted imprint on today’s society.
The Alys Stephens Center’s 25th anniversary season begins with the return of a pioneer in aerial performance: Bandaloop will be in residence at UAB from Sept. 19-24, with two free performances.
ArtPlay’s new in-person classes range from visual arts, sculpture and hand quilting to musical theater, dance, improvisation and acting, plus more. Registration is open now.
UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will host “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” exploring the work of imprisoned artists and the centrality of incarceration to contemporary art and culture, on view from Sept. 17-Dec. 11.
The UAB School of Education is offering free online English courses to the community this fall.
“Godspell,” Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Noises Off,” an original play by a Theatre UAB alumna, and “The SpongeBob Musical” are set for the 2021-22 season.
Legendary musician Greg Phillinganes and UAB’s Reginald Jackson will lead the student ensemble and work with UAB University Professor Henry Panion III, Ph.D., who is artistic director of the 2022 World Games.
Students in a special topics course called “Art and Exercise” in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History spent the summer developing art projects inspired by sports, fitness and exercise.
The “Chop Shop” is for students on snare, tenors or bass drum. The one-day clinic will feature a full day of technique building, including a session with the 2021 UAB Drumline.
The Uptown Jazz Orchestra’s repertoire ranges from New Orleans-street band songs, swing, bebop and the blues to modern and contemporary jazz. They will perform with Marsalis on Oct. 14.
UAB faculty and staff are invited to participate in an upcoming town hall, followed by an employee celebration on the Campus Green.
The Alys Stephens Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall, and the full season of performances will be announced Aug. 31.
The semiregular series of panel discussions will provide up-to-date information on COVID-19.

Students in third, fourth and fifth grades can attend the Happy Healthy Hard Elementary Summer Camp now through July 9.

The UAB Department of Music’s Henry Panion III, Ph.D., and Recording Engineer James Bevelle won for their work on the concert documentary that tells the story of a historic performance at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Enjoy a night of great music — new songs and classics — when Cray returns to the Alys Stephens Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9.
The annual SPARK Writing Festival offers fiction, nonfiction and poetry workshops for writers of all experience levels and free community events including guest speakers.
The concert is set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, with a limited number of tickets on sale now. The full 25th anniversary season will be announced in August.
Meet students, faculty and staff to learn about the variety of programs at the UAB Graduate Program Summer Recruitment Fair at the Hill Student Center.
The 14th annual Fiesta Ball, now happening for an entire week July 17-24, will have an online auction and participation from five local Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants.
The only graduate program of its kind in the state, the degree provides students with the theoretical background and practical skills necessary to enter a career in the emerging fields of cultural heritage practice, policy and management.
Free Pfizer COVID vaccines will be offered with no appointment necessary to new and returning students and anyone who meets eligibility requirements. The Moderna vaccine is also available by appointment in Student Health Services.
UAB Collat School of Business will offer a variety of online, project management certification courses taught by PMI-vetted instructors.
Learning and performing magic tricks can benefit children and adults with disabilities through rehabilitation in three key areas: dexterity, motivation and socialization.
Celebrate the professional achievements of this year’s UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 award winners during a virtual ceremony Thursday, June 24.
According to the National Institutes of Health, one in eight women experiences postpartum depression or anxiety. That number almost doubles for Black women.
Each month “Vocabby’s World” helps preschoolers grow language skills by introducing new words and exploring them through song, movement and creativity.
The nonresidential camp will offer area students a comprehensive musical experience right here in the Magic City. Applications will be accepted until May 28. Camp tuition is $350.
The KCACTF awarded “Disconnect” with Special Achievement honors in directing, production design, ensemble collaboration and company-generated work, as well as a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award.
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