Arts & Events
From drawing to 3-D design, African and Latin dance to bucket beats and improv, ArtPlay offers classes for every age, including pre-K, elementary/middle to high school, and adult.
Olatuja and her band will open the concert, and the UAB Gospel Choir will then join her in performing holiday-inspired songs. Olatuja also will lead a vocal master class with students in the choir. UAB students, employees, faculty and alumni may purchase $10 tickets.
Artist and designer Mehdi Saeedi will speak at 6 p.m. Nov. 15, in the AEIVA Hess Lecture Hall, and will work with graphic design students in the Department of Art and Art History.
Tour the exhibition, enjoy refreshments, and hear music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Kurt Weill in this free collaboration by the Department of Music and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
For “The Classics,” the UAB Gospel Choir will perform songs that have stood the test of time from artists Aretha Franklin, The Beautiful Zion Choir, Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers, and more.
Theatre UAB alumnus Luke Harlan, newly graduated from Yale School of Drama, returns to direct a provocative play that examines gender and power through the lens of the 17th century witchcraft trials in England.
The Alys Stephens Center show provides an intimate portrait of military families both during deployment and after. Noah Galloway, Dr. Richard E. Powers, Susan Robinson and Matt Bein will discuss the challenges of military service in a post-show panel.
The Buenos Aires Tango Company, Estampas Porteñas, presents its newest production, “Deseos … Stories of Longing and Desire Told Through Argentine Tango and Music.”
The UAB Concert Choir, Opera and Chamber Singers will perform a program of choral works by American and English composers and a preview of the upcoming Department of Music production “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”
For the first time, former students of Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman will join world-class pianists for this series, bookended by Eric Zuber and Esther Park.
The Alys Stephens Center welcomes Del McCoury and David “Dawg” Grisman, who have been playing music together for decades. In 2012, they released “Hardcore Bluegrass,” a unique collection of bluegrass classics.
Department of Music composer William Price wrote two works on the program. The UAB Chamber Trio featuring faculty Denise Gainey, James Zingara and Christopher Steele is among the performers.

Learn about the African presence in Latin America from 21 internationally recognized experts on Oct. 7-8. 

In this zany, Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, a wacky family finds their routine disrupted when a daughter brings her fiancé and his wealthy Wall Street family to dinner.
A longtime Alys Stephens Center favorite, David Sedaris is among the select performers chosen to return for the center’s celebratory 20th anniversary season.
Known for their incredible re-creations of some of classic rock’s biggest albums, Black Jacket Symphony will bring to life David Bowie’s seminal concept album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.”
Alys Stephens Center’s GlobalFest offers free lectures at noon daily Oct. 3-5, and free Latin dance lessons and an outdoor concert and dance party with Tiempo Libre on Oct. 6.
Kevin Spencer, a world-renowned illusionist, is a leading authority on the therapeutic use of magic tricks in special education and rehabilitation. His free Alys Stephens Center show is also a sensory-friendly performance.
The exhibition, presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences' Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, opens Sept. 9 with a free reception.
The UAB Department of Music presents student and faculty performances, the UAB Piano Series with Eric Zuber, UAB Gospel Choir, Chamber Music @ AEIVA, UAB Opera and more.
Performance that will change your world: Talented young artists in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre will create and perform in five main-stage plays, plus tour group shows around the state.
“Rachel M. Ejem: Intersections” features Ejem’s recent research using mixed-media drawings and installation to investigate mathematical and metaphorical ideas of intersection.

To celebrate the center’s first 20 years, and in preparation for the next decade, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center builds a new vision for the arts in Birmingham.

Works of art created by children who are visually impaired are on exhibition at UAB’s Edge of Chaos through Oct. 15, and some works are available for purchase.

Hosted by the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art and Art History, the online store now features limited edition prints created by Guggenheim fellow David Sandlin, sculptor and conceptual artist Willie Cole, and California-based mixed-media artist Travis Somerville.

The exhibition includes works by 22 faculty members in many media. A free opening reception is planned for 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the UA Gallery.
Registration is open for a new fall session of classes at ArtPlay, the Alys Stephens Center’s home for arts education for all ages on the UAB campus.
Enjoy show tunes, Broadway classics, patriotic favorites and standards, then watch the fireworks shot from atop Red Mountain. This free outdoor concert is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music.
LOCAL is a free event designed to share the best of Alabama, outdoors on the ASC’s Engel Plaza. Shop, eat, visit and listen to music — it’s a perfect event for families, groups and anyone who calls Alabama home.
The production includes radio interviews restaged as dance pieces, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers. The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories.
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