Arts & Events
This contemporary take on Donizetti’s tale of romance and reversal of fortune features award-winning student performers from an array of majors.
Come early to grab a seat for this free concert, which will feature 13 all-new, original student compositions with video and video games.
Choir favorites old and new will be performed at the show, along with two new scholarship announcements, one in memory of G. Labron Smith.
Recent graduate Rebecca Harper of Valley Head wrote the play with Professor Karla Koskinen. Now she is directing the work, which evolved out of Euripide’s “Trojan Women.”
The student group will perform a work commemorating D-Day as well as contemporary selections and a ragtime encore.
Visit the Alys Stephens Center and enjoy four distinctly different presentations on art and interests from around the world.
Enjoy an evening of global guitar as Sérgio and Odair Assad perform their style of classical, jazz and Latin musical fusion.
With backgrounds in modern jazz, new music and bluegrass, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge explore the worlds of improvisation and composition.
The exhibitions “Symbols, Schemes, and Procedures: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection,” “Comic Book Diplomacy” and “Quantum Harmonic Oscillator” will open Oct. 10.
Join the ASC as it presents groundbreaking contemporary gospel crossover duo Mary Mary in an uplifting, inspiring performance.
Lu is set to perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The series is presented by the Department of Music.
On a worldwide tour taking fans by storm, Trombone Shorty and his ensemble explore funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop with exciting, high-energy style.
Hosted by UAB Artist-in-Residence Eric Essix, “The Essentials” combines education and entertainment in one stage show that spotlights an internationally acclaimed jazz artist alongside Birmingham’s talented jazz musicians.
The lute songs of John Dowland are famous, but the texts are rarely understood. This multimedia lecture recital will explore the intrigue surrounding the songs.

See some of guitar rock’s most respected artists Sept. 25 as they pay homage to Jimi Hendrix, one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time.

Free one-hour concerts will take place every first Thursday, and will kick off Sept. 4 in the University Hospital atrium.

“Twitch,” a film about a young woman’s journey as she is tested for Huntington’s disease, will be previewed on campus.

Artist, art historian and curator Nzewi will lecture on “The Dak’Art Biennial and 20th Century Black Cultural Politics of Visibility.”

Established by Birmingham artist Amy Pleasant, Rapid Fire Birmingham gathers the city’s creative professionals for informal presentations, idea sharing and creative conversation.

This Sept. 12 performance will bring together Johnston’s rock band with orchestral musicians, forming the largest band the artist has performed with to date.

An exploration of race, a student’s original take on women and war, a stimulating study of hysteria, the annual short play fest, and a heart “felt” Tony Award-winning comedy are in store this season.

The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will be adorned with vast artworks created from recycled and donated fabric.

From free student, alumni and faculty recitals to guest artist performances, the UAB Department of Music offers something for every taste.

Two large-scale, black and white photographic works by the UAB 2012 graduate will be on exhibition Sept. 13-Jan. 19 in Arkansas.
Registration is open now for ArtPlay’s fall session, with a variety of arts education classes for all ages set to begin Sept. 2.
Bluesman Keb’ Mo’ will take the stage first at 7 p.m., with alternative hip-hop  rockers G. Love & Special Sauce performing the second set.
Lisa Tamiris Becker will begin work Sept. 1 as the new director for the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
The Department of Art and Art History faculty and alumni exhibition will be on show Aug. 11-Sept. 22 at the AEIVA, with a free reception on Aug. 29.
With the audience seated within a 3-D “ambisonic” sound system, EarFilms creates a playground for the human imagination; each audience member is blindfolded to eliminate visual stimuli and focus the senses.
With his unique voice and trademark sound, Scaggs will perform a mixed set of his timeless hits, plus original songs and classic covers from his latest album, “Memphis.”
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