On Tuesday, September 1, from 9PM-midnight, look for the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Iron City, The Alabama Theatre + The Lyric lit up in red. Together with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO), they’re joining other theaters and event venues across the continent for the #RedAlertRESTART campaign. The goal? To shine a light on the industry’s current COVID-related struggle.Continue reading “This new law could help Birmingham’s performing arts organizations survive COVID + how you can help”
In 690 days, Birmingham will be hosting The World Games 2022. As we prepare, we decided it was a good time to explore the rich international influence of different groups who live here. We’re starting with how people and organizations from the Indian subcontinent have been shaping the cultural conversations here for years.Continue reading “7 ways people with roots in South Asia are shaping the future of Birmingham today”
On July 30 and July 31, multiple Birmingham performing arts organizations are joining forces to bring a night of inspiring sights and sounds to the Magic City with the first Birmingham Arts Drive-In. If you’ve missed the performing arts as much as we have, keep reading to find out how you can see the show—plus, more ways to support the arts in Birmingham today.Continue reading “Alabama Ballet, ASO + more host first Birmingham Arts Drive-In July 30-31”
In 2016, NPR held its annual Tiny Desk Contest, as part of their popular Tiny Desk Concert series, which has been viewed on You Tube more than 2 billion times, and has millions of loyal followers on radio. Out of more than 6000 contest video entries from all over the world, a jury of high profiled musicians came back with one unanimous winner – Gaelynn Lea.
Gripping tangos, modern soundscapes, a new composition by Alabama native Martin Kennedy—and Steve Vai? One of the great guitarists of all time? You bet. Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s annual Sound Edge Festival expands the definition of a night at the symphony to our surprise and delight. Grab your tickets for three evenings of music at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.Continue reading “Steve Vai to rock with Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Sound Edge Festival 2018. Get tickets for 3 unique performances Oct. 30-Nov. 2.”
If you ever have the pleasure to experience French cuisine, its the attention to detail, the rich flavors, diverse ingredients and the art of pulling it all together that sets it a part from dishes around the world.
Even though Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is officially celebrated on Monday, January 15, there are numerous activities and events throughout Birmingham celebrating the life of America’s greatest champion for civil rights.
Things slowed a bit over the holidays, but 2018’s Birmingham concert calendar will open with a bang on January 11 when St. Paul & the Broken Bones headline a sold out Concert for Children’s at Iron City. The weekend will remain packed with performances across the Magic City.
My family has a Christmas tradition: bacon and orange rolls for breakfast. That leaves us all feeling a little woozy from the sugar high, but we still love it! If you’re looking to recover from your own Christmas tradition, check out this week’s guide to what’s going on in Birmingham! Continue reading “This week in Birmingham: New Year’s edition!”
Here’s a unique gift idea for that person in your life who lives for all things creative. Or, maybe you have a friend who wants to try something new. Maybe even you?
If you read this on Tuesday, December 12th, then go vote! I won’t tell you who to vote for because you probably already know who you prefer, but just go and vote! 10 events and an anti-event are highlighted this week. Let’s go ahead and get the anti-event out of the way: “All Birmingham Public Library locations are closed December 14 for Inventory Day.” Now on to the fun stuff! Continue reading “This week in Birmingham: December 14-20”
Alys Stephens Center has a couple of heavy hitters this week, and the Saturn lineup is full. The week’s most interesting show is at the Syndicate Lounge.
My week has involved drones (I’m finally learning to fly acro! I’m crashing a lot!), eurobeat, interviews, and moving. This week, I’ll replace moving people with events (I hope)! Continue reading “Birmingham Top Eleven(!) November 2nd – 8th”
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This week is a big one at Birmingham music venues. Continue reading “Who’s coming to town? October 12-18, 2017.”