Arts & Events
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.
Works by Mozart, Anton Webern and Schubert are on the program when Paris-based Hermès Quartet performs an intimate recital in the historic ArtPlay home.
Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya creates works concerned with the complexity of human experience that reflect on questions of ethics and authenticity and allude to memory, loss, exile, love and longing.
Enjoy free performances throughout winter and spring 2016 by students, faculty and guest artists presented by UAB’s Department of Music.

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.
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