Arts & Events
Legendary singer and songwriter Emmylou Harris, a Birmingham native, returns to the Alys Stephens Center stage. A limited number of tickets remain.
Bruce Hornsby’s hits include “The Way It Is,” “Mandolin Rain,” “Every Little Kiss” and “The Valley Road,” as well as his contributions to artists from the Grateful Dead to Branford Marsalis.
Grammy Award winner David Holt is dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. For his Alys Stephens Center show, he will spin spooky, Halloween-themed tales.
Throughout one hilarious starry summer night, Shakespeare employs witty dialogue, slapstick humor, sexual innuendo, cross purposes and mistaken identity. This delightful work remains the Bard’s most popular comedy more than 400 years later.
Experience the live cinema-concert recreation of the classic animated French film “The Triplets of Belleville,” presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
Known for blazing live performances, Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. His latest project with Memphis’ Hi Rhythm is a soul, rhythm and blues fantasy.
The free concert Saturday, Sept. 30, will feature a performance by UAB Department of Music faculty James Zingara and compositions by Matthew Bryant and William Price.
The free, outdoor performance, part of a month of ¡CELEBRACIÓN! events honoring Latin culture, is Thursday, Oct. 12. Free dance lessons start at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7.
Joey Alexander, 14, has been praised by jazz great Wynton Marsalis. He and his trio will star in the sixth and final installment of “The Essentials,” hosted by the center’s own artist-in-residence Eric Essix, focused on the future of jazz.
“One in Our Blood” addresses the FDA’s ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors. The exhibition “Blood Equality” at UAB’s AEIVA will open with a free reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 22.
High school band students will perform with the Marching Blazers at the UAB vs. Coastal Carolina football game halftime show.
The Ballet Hispánico performance is an all-Latina-choreographed engagement. It is part of a month of events, ¡CELEBRACIÓN!, presented by the center and the community.
On the program for Rachel Kudo’s performance is Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C minor; Schubert 4 Impromptus Op. 90; Mendelssohn’s Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Op. 14; and Schumann’s Carnaval Op. 90.
Kaphar appropriates different styles and techniques from past periods of art history to create reconstructive historical narratives that address issues of race throughout history. He will speak about his work at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, followed by a free reception.
Each of Theatre UAB’s shows are cast almost entirely from the student body. The Department of Theatre is attracting so much talent for its Musical Theatre program that two musicals are scheduled for this season.
Percussionist Sheila E., known for hits including “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre,” has performed with Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and others.
Department of Art and Art History Interim Chair Jessica Dallow will co-curate the three all-women group art exhibitions, with a panel discussion for the first show at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
Hardy has become an icon among cult-movie enthusiasts for his turn in “Troll 2” and the subsequent documentary “Best Worst Movie.” While “Troll 2” has been universally panned, Hardy embraces the film as “one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.”
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music presents many free student, faculty and guest performances, the UAB Piano Series featuring Rachel Kudo on Sept. 24, and Chamber Music @ AEIVA on Nov. 2.
The season begins with percussionist Sheila E. Sept. 15, followed by a year of performances by artists including Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris, Marc Broussard, Maceo Parker and free shows by Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Red Baraat.
Sign up now for sketch comedy, calligraphy, printmaking, theater, dance, creativity for children and more.
Works of art created by children with visual impairments, blindness and deaf blindness are on exhibition at The Edge of Chaos at UAB, and some works are available for purchase.
Make paper from plant leaves and petals, dye an old shirt with flowers, or create a leaf print on fabric with some tips from the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Doug Baulos.
Start summer off right with this outdoor, family-friendly event featuring Alabama artisans, artists, farmers and vendors with live performances by local musicians and a children’s activity area.
Digital projection and animation projects by faculty and students from the Department of Art and Art History were created in response to artist Jessica Angel’s installation “Facing the Hyperstructure.”
Presented by the Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA, the concert will feature new works by its members.
The exhibition will feature two major series of works by Sandlin, “A Sinner’s Progress: A Modern Moral Journey” and “76 Manifestations of American Destiny,” and will include a selection of hand-printed books, drawings and paintings.
A sampling of the varied new season includes Emmylou Harris, Bruce Hornsby, Marc Broussard, Angelique Kidjo, Maceo Parker, dance, family and Salon series, plus free shows by Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Red Baraat.
Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter Jonny Lang has just released his first album of new music in seven years, “Fight for My Soul.”
The landscape of the American Southwest is brought to life with illusionistic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. The New York Times declared, “Opus Cactus is at heart a sprawling, luscious fantasy.”
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