The back to school concert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will feature Hip-Hop artist Kid Ink. Kid Ink is known for popular songs like “Show Me” feat. Chris Brown, “Main Chick” feat. Chris Brown and Tyga, and “Be Real” feat. Dej Loaf.
— Kid Ink (@Kid_Ink) August 15, 2016
UAB students have the chance to open for the “Body Language” artist through a contest hosted by UAB Student Media.
The show starts at 7 pm on August 28th and will take place at the Student Center Amphitheater. The general public can purchase tickets to the show for $10.
Birmingham Fashion Week will feature multiple fashion shows from Aug. 25th-Aug. 27th, highlighting both seasoned and rising designers. Headlining designers include Bride by Design star and Birmingham native Heidi Elnora, Abbey Glass, and Rails.
Shows will be at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium. Schedule and ticket information can be found here.
Fellows from this year’s Southern Exposure Film Fellowship will screen their films on September 8th. Filmmakers from all over the nation came to Birmingham to participate in the 6-week program. They got the opportunity to learn about and shed light on some of Alabama’s environmental issues.
“To make a film from start to finish in six weeks is no easy feat, and that compressed timeframe is very unusual in documentary filmmaking,” said Michele Forman, Program Director for the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship. “The fellows must research their subjects and film everything they come across–all of the interviews, events, getting shots at a variety of locations–and edit it all together to make a compelling and clear story.”
Hip-Hop artist Mac Miller will perform at Iron City on October 18th. The show will come a month from the release of his latest album, “The Divine Feminine”, set to drop September 16th. The album will feature singles “Dang!” feat. Anderson .Paak, and “We” feat. CeeLo Green.
Doors for the show open at 7pm.
Get ticket information here.
BET Fan Front made a stop in the magic city over the weekend at Work Play. Those who attended the day party enjoyed musical performances and sneak peaks at the network’s latest content.
It looks like Birmingham residents had fun. Check out some of their posts below.
The UAB Marching Band has a lot on its plate for the coming months.
They are preforming a variety of shows around Birmingham this fall that will showcase pieces involving a “Hollywood” theme. As practices gear into full swing with 9-12 hour preparations a day, this Magic City marching band has its work cut out for them.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, Birmingham residents will march from the A.G. Gaston Motel to Kelly Ingram Park on Sunday, August 28th at 6:00pm. The march hopes to garner support for legislation that would create a Civil Rights National Park in the city known most for its crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement.
There will also be a performance by soul artist, Ledisi, at Kelly Ingram Park.
Learn more and register for the event here.
Let’s be honest, Fall is on everyone’s mind right now.
In a state where we really know the true meaning of 4 seasons, I am confident that Fall is very much-anticipated.
You may be asking, “but what am I to do now? Summer’s over, work’s in overdrive, school’s in session, and the festivals have come and gone. Heck! Even the Barons season is coming to an end.”
Well I’m glad you asked! Here is your guide to having a successful Fall in Birmingham.
What more do we love than positive recognition for our city?
This is exactly what we have received through Richella and Benjamin, our special guests from the other side of the pond.
— Zyp BikeShare (@ZYPBHM) August 17, 2016
If you haven’t heard of this couple, you will! While planning a trip to Birmingham, ENGLAND, they mixed it up in the best way possible.
Welcome @Richella89 and @Benjaminmarlow1, and enjoy your stay in the Magic City!
— AL.com (@aldotcom) August 17, 2016
Let’s help out our Louisiana neighbors who’ve been devastated by the recent floods. Bring bottled water and canned goods to Boutwell Auditorium this Wednesday through Saturday, August 17-20th from 8am-5pm. You can also text LAFLOODS to 90999 a $10 donation will go the American Red Cross or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation.
Gorrie and Lamb performed together 12 years ago at Red Mountain Theater and have been friends ever since. They will perform together again, Tuesday, August 16th in a show called ‘Carded’ at the NY’s 54 Below Theater,. Get Tickets at www.54below.com or 646-476-3551. http://alabamanewscenter.com/2016/08/15/two-birmingham-actresses-making-debut-acclaimed-new-york-cabaret/