Arts & Events

A one-night-only student showcase, the exhibition will feature the work of Department of Art and Art History students from ARS 495/595: The Collected Narrative class.

From hip-hop dance to watercolor technique, hand sewing to writing for stage and screen, ArtPlay has an arts class for every creative mind.
Featured will be the UAB Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, the UAB Trumpet Ensemble, and choir students from John Carroll, Calera, Thompson and Hueytown high schools.
Following the success of their last show, Essix will once again perform his handpicked collection of soulful “songs of the season” and audience favorites with the harmonious Atlanta super-group.
With three performances, plus a free sensory-friendly show, this interactive musical adventure offers families a fun outing, plus a visit with Hand in Paw and cookies and cocoa.
Brian McKnight, Lizz Wright, Melissa Etheridge, Marc Broussard, Joan Baez, Red Baraat, Babyface, Ira Glass and Kristin Chenoweth star in the ASC’s new 2016 season.

A series of showcases by UAB Department of Art and Art History students will be featured this fall in Project Space, located on the first floor of the UAB Humanities Building.
“Chamber Music @ AEIVA” will begin at 5 p.m. and offer gallery viewing and a reception followed by a 30-minute concert at 5:30 p.m. featuring student and faculty performers.
A reimagining of “The Seagull” by playwright and director Aaron Posner, “SFB” is an edgy, irreverent and very funny new play being performed by professional companies across the country.
Benson will return to Birmingham for the first time in years, to perform his hits, including “On Broadway,” “Give Me the Night” and “This Masquerade,” as well as his explorations of Nat King Cole’s classic catalog.
The UAB Piano Series brings the world’s finest pianists to Birmingham. Krieger will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Lazarof, Chopin and Brahms.
A sensory-friendly performance will also be offered earlier in the day, in a supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues.
A favorite at the Alys Stephens Center, Thile is set for a solo evening of flawless musicianship and mind-blowing musical exploration, from bluegrass to Bach and back again.
The fun kicks off with Japanese dance troupe Enra on Oct. 18, followed by a three-day celebration featuring arts and culture from three countries each day Oct. 19-21. Cantina food truck will be on-site.
Discover artists in their studios, participate in workshops and demonstrations, and purchase artwork to support UAB Department of Art and Art History student scholarships.
Barlow is a scholar and historian of photography, film, video and multimedia. Her lecture, “The Scale of Imagination: David Maisel and the American Sublime,” is set for 6:30 p.m.

The memory play, a masterpiece of Irish dramatic literature set in rural Ireland in 1936, was picked for its five complex and strong female character roles for Theatre UAB students.



This majestic and mesmerizing troupe will perform at only 10 venues in the United States during its 2015 world tour — and Birmingham’s ASC is one. The group was featured on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in Season 10.
With the Oakwood University Aeolians Choir and pianist Joel Martin, Battle will awe and inspire the audience with favorite spirituals. This is the only performance of this show in 2015.
This is the duo’s second, back-by-popular-demand appearance at the ASC; performing together, these two master musicians weave duets of staggering virtuosity, creating mind-blowing magic.
Theatre UAB commissioned playwright Robert Earl Price to write a play instead of hosting a competition for the Ruby Lloyd Apsey Play Search. The free reading will feature a talkback with the playwright.
Each year the UAB Department of Theatre presents a new season featuring five main-stage plays, performed in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The ArtPlay Parlor Series, presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, features Young Concert Artists in the intimate setting of the historic ArtPlay House.

“Hither and Yon” is a two-part exhibition and panel discussion featuring four artists, presented by The Fuel and Lumber Company in collaboration with the UAB Department of Art and Art History.

The free lecture “Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth Century American Artists and Issues of Religion” is sponsored in part by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History through the Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities.
On offer are free recitals by students and faculty, guest artist performances and master classes, and a new art and music event, plus Gospel Choir and Christmas at the Alys concerts.
The duo will perform classic hits and songs from their latest album “One Lost Day.”
The exhibition features powerful aerial photographs documenting environmentally impacted sites in the Western United States.
Learn the art of improvisational comedy, comic book character creation, how to write a movie or play and more, through arts education classes at Artplay. Registration is now open, and classes begin Sept. 3.
Fourth installment of ASC’s The Essentials series to feature Latin jazz sounds of Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band.
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