The Upstairs Comedy Series Presents: Billy Wayne Davis

Avondale Brewing Company is proud to announce stand-up comedian Billy Wayne Davis as the first performer for its new Upstairs Comedy Series, which will bring nationally touring stand-up comics to downtown Birmingham. Hosted by comedian and Birmingham-native Wes Van Horn, the series aims to connect Birmingham comedy lovers with professional acts seen on television, in films, and more – as they tour the country. Initial performer Billy Wayne Davis has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing, WTF w/Marc Maron, voiced characters on Adult Swim’s SquidBillies, hosted a documentary for CMT, opened for Sturgill Simpson’s Living the Dream Tour, and released 2 comedy albums, “Billy Wayne Davis” & “Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records.” Originally from Tennessee, he now resides in Los Angeles. The show will start at 8pm and be located upstairs. Tickets are on sale now at avondalebrewing.com. Ticket price is $12 for all advanced tickets leading up to the show day and $15 for those purchasing at the door on the day of the show.

Holi Festival

Join us for our ninth annual Holi festival, the Indian celebration of color.

Join us for our ninth annual Holi festival, the Indian celebration of color. Enjoy classical Indian and Bollywood-style dancing, food from local Indian restaurants, henna artists, art making, and more! The day ends with a huge celebration where everyone heads outside to play Holi, which involves the traditional throwing of powdered colors.

Schedule:
Dance performances – Auditorium, 11AM-2PM
Art Activities – Main Lobby, 11AM-3PM
Henna – Lobby, 11AM-3PM
Veggie Biryani from Taj India, $5 (cash only) – Café, 11AM-3PM
Hyderabad Dum Zone Food Truck – Outside, 11AM-3PM
Throwing of the Colors, Parking Lot, 1:30PM

The Family Festivals Series is presented by
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Plants as Art: A Look at Plant Species in Works of Art

Join us this month for a talk with special guests John Manion, the Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and local artist Enid Keyser.

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30 minute exploration in the galleries. Join us this month for a talk with special guests John Manion, the Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and local artist Enid Keyser. Taking us on a garden walk through the galleries they will discuss the different ways artists used plants both aesthetically and symbolically in their work.

 

 

 

The 21st Annual Lavona Rushton Concert

The BMA proudly presents a performance by pianist Kenny Broberg.

The Birmingham Museum of Art proudly presents a performance by pianist Kenny Broberg, winner of the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Also a prizewinner of the Hastings, Sydney, Seattle, and New Orleans International Piano Competitions, Kenny has previously performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Minnesota, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, among others.

The Rushton Concert is generously sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rushton III.

Game Night

It’s a brand new year, let the games begin! Our popular Game Night is back at Art After 5 with more board games than ever.

It’s a brand new year, let the games begin! Our popular Game Night is back at Art After 5 with more board games than ever.

Have some fun and make some new friends over games, gallery tours, art activities, and specialty cocktails. Feel free to BYO game to add to the mix!

Schedule:

Games All Night!
5-9PM

Maker’s Activities
5-9PM
Create your own Happy Tree Painting with a special BMA Bob Ross Tutorial

Scavenger Hunt in the Galleries
5-9PM
Take the games to the galleries with this special scavenger hunt!

Cocktail Tasting
5-8PM
Enjoy a specialty cocktail tasting provided by a local mixologist. A cash bar will also be available all night.

Quilts of The Original Makers

Join special guest speaker and BMA Docent Jeannine Brown as she gives us an in-depth look at the quilting process and discusses the different methods used by southern quilt makers.

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and special guests lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. This month, join special guest speaker and BMA Docent Jeannine Brown as she gives us an in-depth look at the quilting process and discusses the different methods used by southern quilt makers.

Exhibition Opening: Embodying Faith

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Birmingham Museum of Art’s exhibition, Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus through the Ages.

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Birmingham Museum of Art’s exhibition, Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus through the Ages. Take a first look at our latest exhibition, which traces how artists across time depicted the life of Jesus. The afternoon will feature a moving performance by the renowned Birmingham Boys Choir, along with holiday treats for our guests. This event is free and open to all.

Dr. Sarah Parcak

Join us for a special lecture by world-renowned archaeologist Dr. Sarah Parcak, associate professor of anthropology and founding director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

GlobalXplorer’s Space Archeologist Dr. Sarah Parcak uses satellite imagery to identify hidden archaeological sites, including ancient pyramids, forgotten settlements, and lost tombs.
Join us for a free lecture by Dr. Parcak, associate professor of anthropology and founding director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Parcak’s work has garnered international attention and earned her the 2016 TED Prize, a $1 million prize granted annually to an exceptional individual with a “wish to change the world.” With that prize, she founded GlobalXplorer, a nonprofit based here in Birmingham at the Innovation Depot. GlobalXplorer’s first project in Peru mapped over 700 previously unknown sites, uncovered 19,000 features, and has created a citizen archaeology movement of nearly 80,000 users throughout the world.
 She is a National Geographic Society Archaeology Fellow, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a 2013 TED Senior Fellow. Her research has been featured in two major international BBC-Discovery Chanel Documentaries, “Egypt: What Lies Beneath” and “Rome’s Lost Empire.”
The Chenoweth lectures are endowed by Dr. Arthur I. Chenoweth as a memorial to his brother and parents. The purpose of the lectures is to encourage international understanding through the presentation of a variety of subjects by specialists in their fields.

Chapter 06: A Musical Performance by Lonnie Holley

Chapter 06 features a unique musical performance by Birmingham-born artist Lonnie Holley.

Join us for the final episode of Chapters, the six-part series of artist talks, conversations, and performances that has accompanied the Third Space exhibition. Chapter 06 features a unique musical performance by Birmingham-born artist Lonnie Holley, whose album, Keeping a Record of It, is currently on view in the exhibition. His engaging concerts are always an original experience, as Holley never performs the same song twice.

 

 

 

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Additional support provided by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, City of Birmingham, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Protective Life Foundation, Vulcan Materials Company Foundation, Robert R. Meyer Foundation, Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Lydia Eustis Rogers Fund, and Friends of Third Space.

Salsa Night

Join us for a special night of art, dancing, and delicious cocktails!

Salsa night is back at Art After 5! Come out for a spicy evening of art, dancing, and cocktails.

We’ll salsa the night away with the HeartBeat Dance Company — beginners welcome!  Local mixologist Clair McLafferty will be whipping up delicious complimentary cocktails featuring Lunazul tequila. Our hands-on, Otomi-inspired embroidery project will have you exploring your inner artist,  while our dynamic exhibitions will introduce you to new ones.


Schedule:

5-9 PM: DJ Set feat. DJ Osbeth
5-8 PM: Specialty Cocktail Tasting feat. Local Mixologist Clair McLafferty and Lunazul tequila
7PM: Salsa performance feat. HeartBeat Dance Company
5-9PM: Maker’s Activity: Otomi-inspired embroidery

Art On The Rocks // Tank and the Bangas

Don’t miss musical guests Tank and the Bangas, who propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing.

Join us after dark for the 14th season of Birmingham’s most popular summer series Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning.

Art On The Rocks brings three Friday nights of entertainment to downtown Birmingham with artist collaborations, interactive performances, food, cocktails, and more! Don’t miss musical guests Tank and the Bangas, who propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing.

Tickets: Member $15 / Non-Member $25

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Schedule:

This or That?
7:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Galleries

You are the art critic for this gallery game. We’ve selected a pair of works in each of our galleries, and we want to know which is your favorite. Grab some stars at the Bromberg’s Lounge and head for the galleries to place them by your preferences.


Good Vibes Installation by Club Duquette
7:00 PM-11:00 PM
Bromberg’s Lounge

Known for their curated selection of quality goods, Club Duquette has created a space where you can snap a pic or just hang around and soak in some good vibes.


DJ Love Deluxe
7:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Cafe

DJ Love Deluxe incites impromptu dance parties with ease and she’ll be keeping the party going indoors all night long.


DJ New Era
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Upper Plaza

DJ New Era will warm up the crowd before Tank and the Bangas hits the stage, spinning beats under the stars.


Art Slam Underground
8:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Cafe

This ultimate live art experience features a good-spirited art battle, this performance highlights the talents of local artists.

Artist Demonstration feat. Morgan Buko
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Sculpture Garden

Watch the process of this talented local artist unfold as she creates a painting over the course of the evening.


Performance feat. Arova Contemporary Ballet
8:00 PM Bromberg’s Lounge
9:00 PM Upper Plaza

Take in a performance by Birmingham’s leading Contemporary Ballet Company, AROVA. AROVA aims to make a home for artists who desire to create a resounding expression of dance in Alabama.


Tank and the Bangas
9:30 PM
Upper Plaza

Tank and the Bangas propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing. Come see them light up the stage.