Arts & Events
In appreciation for the artist Yaacov Agam’s long history with the region, “Metamorphic” pulls entirely from private collections in and around Birmingham.
Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, the exhibition opens June 3 with a performance by the artist and a free opening reception.
Babyface, “The Story Behind the Songs” will bring together musical reminiscences from throughout his career with behind-the-scenes anecdotes, along with hit music.
The exhibition, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, features masterpieces of 19th and early 20th century American art selected from the Warners’ private collection.
Enjoy uniquely Brazilian popular music, with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, in the intimate parlor of the Alys Stephens Center’s historic ArtPlay house.
Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will perform for the ASC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The gala also kicks off the Alys Stephens Center’s new 20th anniversary season.
Experience the history of the blues in an original show designed for the whole family and presented by ArtPlay, with a free sensory-friendly performance.
Hear about Indian truck and taxi art from a visiting guest artist and screen two short documentaries with guest filmmakers April 14-15, presented by the Department of Art and Art History at AEIVA.
The musical explores sexuality, adolescent suicide, physical and sexual abuse, and homosexuality by interspersing formal dialogue with folk, pop and rock music that reveals the inner thoughts and desires of the young characters.
Mark your calendar for IndiaFest, with free events happening all month long, including films, lectures, food, dance, yoga and music, including a live outdoor concert by bhangra band Red Baraat.
“Paul Rusconi: Emanations” is composed of paintings of artists who have transformed their fields, done by hand applying nail polish onto Plexiglas. The shoe has been extended through May 7.
The UAB Department of Music’s Jazz Summit is perfect for young musicians in grades nine-12, while the Percussion Symposium is ideal for percussionists of any age. Registration is open now.
Yelp’s Fire and Ice will feature live music, food vendors from around the city, beer pairings, giveaways and more.
Songwriter, musician and activist Joan Baez is arguably the world’s most famous female folk singer, known and lauded for her distinctive, sweeping soprano.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the ASC with singer-songwriter Marc Broussard and his bayou-tinged blend of Southern soul.
This marks the “lucky 13th” year of original plays written, directed and acted by the UAB Department of Theatre’s own students, staff and faculty.
A gospel and jazz concert and an alumni tour to Canada are set for the UAB Gospel Choir, in continued celebration of the choir’s 20th anniversary.
The UAB Piano Series, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, brings the world’s finest pianists to Birmingham. Takács will perform an all-Beethoven program.
Light, abstract and figurative art on display at UAB’s The Edge of Chaos through Feb. 25.
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater will present free workshops to students, patients and the community, with a grand finale performance at 2 p.m. March 5.
Sam Shepard’s 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning dissection of a Midwestern family, “Buried Child,” ranks with “The Glass Menagerie” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” as an evocative, haunting American masterpiece.
Grammy and Academy award winner Melissa Etheridge will perform songs from her new album, her 12th, “This is M.E.,” along with classics from her folk-rock collection.
Clarinetists of all ages and abilities are invited. On offer will be workshops, master classes, clarinet choir, recitals, clinics, presentations and performances by some of the nation’s finest clarinetists.
This Georgia native has taken the jazz world by storm with her lovely combination of jazz, folk, gospel, pop, blues and soul. Now she is bringing her rich and smoky vocals, regal poise, and mesmerizing songs back to the ASC.
Teens from Birmingham and around the state will celebrate Black History Month as they take audiences on a tour of the life of Alabama’s own A.G. Gaston with this original play.
The all-female chamber group, best known for presenting new works in diverse settings, is set to perform works by Ned Rorem, Evan K. Chambers and Joan Tower.
Tickets are still available for McKnight’s show, but the limited number of special Valentine-themed VIP packages, which include a pre-performance reception, premium seats for the concert and an opportunity to meet the artist, are sold out.

Community sewing days at UAB began Jan. 22 at ArtPlay and will continue Jan. 29 and Feb. 27 with the UAB Department of Art and Art History at AEIVA.

Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, the UAB Piano Series brings the world’s finest pianists to Birmingham. Steven Lin will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, David Hertzberg and Ravel.
Baulos will deliver "Mending & Memory: Hand Work, Binding and Illuminated Drawings" Jan. 29 at the next Haddin Forum.
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