Arts & Events
The UAB Department of Music will present student, faculty and guest artist recitals, the third annual PRISM concert March 30, and for the first time, student winners of the Concerto/Aria Competition in concert with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
A community call-and-response libation to honor those who died by lynching will be at 5 p.m. Feb. 6, followed by a lecture from artist LaShawnda Crowe Storm.
Cefaly’s visit is part of the Dramatist Guild Foundation’s Traveling Masters series, in conjunction with the world premiere production by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre of Cefaly’s “Tell Me Something Good” from March 9-13.

“Focus” is a series of exhibitions that spotlights local and regional private art collections in the Southeastern United States; “Focus IV” highlights work from the Birmingham-based collection of Bill and Elizabeth Koleszar.

Presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, the Aeolians of Oakwood University will perform in honor of Black History Month.
Join Nelson and Maggie Reiya for a discussion of how a community-led conservancy can serve as a human rights incubator.

Schein, dubbed “one of the premier Chopin pianists of our time,” will perform an all-Chopin program for her UAB Piano Series performance.

Join WBHM for this history-making night as Birmingham charts a path forward for our city, our state and our country with “One Small Step: A Night of Courageous Conversation.”

Information sessions for people to share their experiences will be at noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of “DRUM TAO 2020” create an energetic and unforgettable production.

The Regions Institute for Financial Education is hosting four sessions to help area residents prepare their taxes.   

A five-time Grammy Award nominee, Ford achieved worldwide fame as a solo artist and collaborator with artists including Miles Davis, George Harrison, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Dizzy Gillespie, Kiss and many more.
O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center holds annual ArtBLINK Gala to support high-priority and lifesaving research.
The concert documentary tells the story of a historic performance at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, with painstakingly restored musical instruments, including violins recovered from Holocaust concentration camps.

ArtPlay offers arts classes for all age groups, including dance, acting, musical theater, creative writing, photography, spoken word, improv comedy, music sampling and more.

Through her color penciled drawings, Allyson Comstock has managed to capture the grandeur of the landscapes and the subtle, yet equally magnificent, micro-environments, says polar scientist James McClintock.
Artist Allyson Comstock chose 35 works created by student-artists at UAB for the exhibition, now in its 44th year.

Stories from survivors in these workshops will become part of the Stuart Pimsler Dance Theatre performance March 14 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Three-time Grammy Award winner Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.
Discoveries in the Making speakers present on a variety of topics and new discoveries found through research.
The Viva Health Gala is UAB Visual and Performing Arts’ biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds from this elegant evening benefit its programs.
Senior art history students curated an exhibition at Project Space by artist Leanna Leithauser-Lesley, who celebrates the legacies of blues musicians and the history of needlepoint.
The newest mural, titled “Flourish,” was designed and painted by students and features a lush growth of green leaves, painted inside a pedestrian bridge over University Boulevard.
Started in 2001, this festive concert has welcomed thousands of young choral singers from schools throughout the Birmingham community to perform together with UAB choirs.
An all-female cast is rare in theater. Theatre UAB is featuring just that with “The Wolves,” and adding an all-women creative team, too.
This evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip-hop’s founding fathers.
George Luber, Ph.D., is the former chief of the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This fast-paced, tuneful 45-minute comedy for all ages features a cast of music and theater students, an alumni artist and a guest artist with chamber orchestra.
Families who loved last season’s performance of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” will certainly want to catch this show. A family-friendly reception is also available.
With influences from classical, jazz, bluegrass and African music to electric blues and Eastern European folk dances, The Flecktones create a sound all their own.
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