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September at the Alys

  • August 31, 2012
Three amazing events with be held at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center in September.

artiveAll of Birmingham is invited to the city’s hottest free concert, as UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center presents its sixth annual Inter-ART-ive outdoor party, featuring the big sounds of global music sensation Red Baraat, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

The arts will get interactive when the party starts at 6 p.m. UAB Music’s acclaimed Marching Blazers Drumline will open the event with a bang, followed by a performance by Juka Tribe, funky, Brooklyn-based headliner Red Baraat and a community drum circle with John Scalici and Friends. Admission is free for all, rain or shine. The action will last until 9 p.m., all taking place with plenty of room to boogie in the Engel Outdoor Plaza at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South.

No tickets needed, Inter-ART-ive is free for everyone.

dailyAh, the election year, full of presidential candidates’ state fair speeches, scary political ads and family and friends divided by party lines. So who better to inform voters about the facts than “The Daily Show Live”?

UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center is getting political by bringing “The Daily Show Live” and its Indecision Tour 2012 to Birmingham at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in the center, 1200 10th Ave. South.

The evening will begin with a 10-minute video introduction by Stewart, followed by stand-up performances and a Q-and-A with the audience, which will cover what it’s like to write for and be a part of a hugely successful television show. The event may contain adult language and content. Tickets are $48.50, $39.50 and $28.50; student tickets are available. Call 205-975-2787 or visit

Tickets and more information on the Daily Show are online.

ciqueAll eyes will be on UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center Sept. 25-28, 2012, when MASS Ensemble and the ASC present “Cirque Alys Aerial Music,” an original, immersive musical experience combining one-of-a-kind instruments, musicians, aerial performers and sculpture.

After the performance, the audience is invited to stay for a special after-party featuring MASS Ensemble’s resident DJ and a cash bar, gourmet food and Dreamcakes for sale. The after-party is free for all ticketholders. Call 205-975-2787 or visit

Audiences can get a glimpse of the grand performance to come with free events during the weeklong residency leading up to the performance, including outdoor demonstrations at noon and 6 p.m., with happy hour at 5:30 p.m. each day Sept. 25-27, and a free lecture about the performance at 5 p.m. Sept. 25, all at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South.