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    Quintessential Quintets

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Brock Recital Hall - Samford University, Birmingham

    December 6, 2016

    Enjoy an evening with the ASO ConcertMaster & Friends at Samford University.

    Daniel Szasz, Violin
    Mayumi Masri, Violin
    Michael Fernandez, Viola
    Carlos Izcaray, Cello
    Yakov Kasman, Piano

    Yakov Kasman, piano, and Carlos Izcaray, cello, along with members of the ASO, perform piano quintets by Schumann and Shostakovich.

    ...more


    Cafe Nights Presents Julian Vaughan in Concert

    Presented by The Guiding Light Church at The Guiding Light Church, Birmingham

    December 9, 2016

    Café Nights will close its 2016 concert season on Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM on the campus of the Guiding Light Church. The season finale is set to be an unforgettable evening with a...more

    Holiday Music Concert

    Presented by Alabama School of Fine Arts at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    December 8 - December 9, 2016

    Get in the spirit at this family-friendly concert in the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. It features ASFA's Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Choir and the delightful Concerto delle Donne.


    Ticket to Write: The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    December 10, 2016

    Join us on Saturday evening, December 10th at 6pm for FREE backstage access to the birth of rock journalism! Sodas, popcorn, and candy will be available and we'll have tshirts as well as cds of...more

    New Orleans Suspects

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 10, 2016

    New Orleans Suspects released their third full-length studio recording, Kaleidoscoped, on CD and vinyl in September on Louisiana Red Hot Records to rave reviews and substanial airplay on blues...more

    Papa's Angels, An Appalachian Christmas Story

    Presented by Gardendale Presbyterian Church

    December 7 - December 10, 2016

    Gardendale Presbyterian Church will present Papa's Angels, An Appalachian Christmas Story a Play by Collin Wilcox Paxton

    Set in 1935 high in the Smokey Appalachian Mountains, this holiday...more

    Tim Statum

    Presented by Comedy Club at the StarDome at Comedy Club Stardome, Hoover

    December 8 - December 11, 2016

    Entertaining audiences wherever he goes, Tim is a Birmingham native who will keep you in stitches with his southern style humor and storytelling. Tim incorporates real-life stories of growing up...more

    Three On a String

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    December 11, 2016

    Local favorites Three on a String are back in the Black Box Theater! Join us for a toe-tapping afternoon of music and laughs. This show has something for everyone! 


    Sunday Soul Service!

    Presented by Black Market Bar at Black Market Bar and Grill in 5 points, Birmingham

    October 23 - December 11, 2016

    Join us every Sunday night for Sunday Soul Service with either The SBGs (Sarah Green and Sam Gunderson) or Sarah Green and the Sunday Lovers!  This is a free show, and one not to miss!...more

    Jeffrey Butzer & T.T.Mahony perform Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 11, 2016

    Generations have grown up with this evergreen Christmas tradition, and the years show no sign of diminishing its universal appeal, owing in no small part to its classic soundtrack, composed and...more

    Birmingham Boys Choir 39th Annual Christmas Concert

    Presented by Birmingham Boys Choir at Canterbury United Methodist Church , Birmingham

    December 11 - December 12, 2016

    Join us for the 39th Annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 11th for a matinee performance from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm in the beautiful sanctuary at Canterbury United Methodist Church. Because...more

    FLAMENCO DANCE - INTRO.

    Presented by MosaicoFlamenco at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    September 8 - December 15, 2016

    No prior dance experience is required!

    Introduction to Flamenco for Absolute Beginners is the ideal way to start dancing flamenco. This fun 1 hour class is taught in order to be...more

    Christmas In The Park

    Presented by Immanuel Church at Crestwood Park, Birmingham

    December 15, 2016

    If you're looking for a fun way to get in the Christmas spirit and meet some new neighbors, then join us at Crestwood Park on December 15th at 6PM for a festive, fun evening of sipping...more

    Tommy Emmanuel - Classics & Christmas Tour

    Presented by National Shows 2 at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    December 16, 2016

    Featuring one set of favorite original songs and one set of Christmas music with special guests Pat Bergeson, John Knowles CGP, and Annie Sellick.


    Mid-Day Music: The Cathedral Ringers Handbell Ensemble

    Presented by Cathedral Church of the Advent at Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham

    December 16, 2016

    The Cathedral Ringers Handbell Ensemble, under the director of Frederick Teardo, will perform a free, 30-minute concert of seasonal music at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.


    Handel's Messiah & Vivaldi's Gloria

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    December 16, 2016

    Celebrate the holiday season with Vivaldi's jubilant Gloria and the Christmas portion (part 1 + Hallelujah) of Handle's Messiah!

    Carlos Izcarau, conductor
    Sarah Asmar, soprano...more

    Christmas Gift! with Dolores Hydock and Bobby Horton

    Presented by Leeds Arts Council at Leeds Theatre and Arts Center, Leeds

    December 16, 2016

    Christmas Gift! with storyteller Dolores Hydock and the music of Bobby Horton


    Dean & Co Christmas Spectacular and Karaoke

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 16, 2016

    The debut of Dean & Company's 2016 Christmas special and karaoke.


    Family Storytime with Mr. Mac

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    September 10 - December 17, 2016

    FAMILY STORYTIME WITH MR. MAC

    Stories, puppets, and songs with Mr. Mac for all ages with a caregiver. Every Saturday at 10:30 am. No registration required.

    CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT...more

    Voices of the South presents: Christmas at the Lyric

    at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    December 17, 2016

    Birmingham’s premiere men’s acapella chorus, Voices of the South, will present a wide variety of music, including many of your Christmas favorites!

    Voices of the South is the...more

    Caribbean Christmas Dinner Dance

    Presented by Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization at Concordia Club, Birmingham

    December 17, 2016

    The moment you enter to the exotic sounds of the steel drum, you know this is not just another Christmas party, tropical flowers, the enticing aroma of authentic Caribbean meal being readied, rum...more

    Mike Cooley

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 17, 2016

    Whether battling valiantly from behind the enemy lines of his dive-bar-underground past or blowing the doors off sold-out theaters as he's done with Drive-By Truckers for the last decade, Mike...more

    A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

    Presented by Cathedral Church of the Advent at Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham

    December 18, 2016

    The Cathedral Choir sings the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols celebrating the birth of Jesus, modeled after the famous service held annually at King's College, Cambridge.


    Broadway Christmas Wonderland

    Presented by Broadway in Birmingham at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall , Birmingham

    December 16 - December 18, 2016

    Get ready to celebrate the holidays with Santa and his special elves on a Christmas cheer journey. Christmas Wonderland is by far one of the most enchanting and delightful holiday shows ever! The...more

    Advent Messiah Series

    Presented by Independent Presbyterian Church at Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham

    November 27 - December 18, 2016

    During the four Sundays of Advent, beginning November 27, the Independent Presbyterian Church Choir will present portions of Handel's MESSIAH during the morning services at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00...more

    Briarwood Christmas Festival

    Presented by Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham

    December 18, 2016

    The Briarwood Chancel (Adult) Choir and Festival Orchestra will present “How Great Our Joy!” a program of sacred choral and instrumental music. The concert will include classics by...more

    It's Not the Mall y'all

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery and Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park Village, Birmingham

    December 16 - December 18, 2016

    December 16th through 18th
    “It’s Not The Mall Y’all”

    In sync with the annual holiday event of the Forest Park South Avondale Business Association!
    In sync...more

    Haunted Holidays

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 20, 2016

    Saturn crew members, Brian Teasley and Payton Stantis take you on a dark, unnerving ride through the history of Yuletide horrorific happenings and hauntings. If you're a fan of podcasts like Sword...more

    The Met Live in HD: L’Amour de Loin

    Presented by Fathom Events at Carmike Vestavia Hills 10, Vestavia Hills

    December 10 - December 21, 2016

    The broadcast of Saariaho's L’Amour de Loin will be presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, December 10 at 12:55 p.m. ET / 9:55 a.m. PT, followed by an encore on...more

    Birmingham (Abridged)

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 21, 2016

    Birmingham (abridged) is a game show hosted by Max Rykov featuring skits, performances, special guests, and trivia about the Magic City.


    Christmas with Kafka & Iron Giant Percussion

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 22, 2016

    Christmas with Kafka & Iron Giant Percussion A Philip Glass tribute benefiting Community Grief Support.


    A Christmas Carol

    Presented by Nebraska Theatre Caravan at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 23, 2016

    When Charles Dickens wrote his “ghostly little tale” in 1843, he couldn’t know that A Christmas Carol was destined to become one of the most beloved holiday traditions of all time. By...more

    A Very Pinkerton Christmas

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 23, 2016

    Celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the landmark Weezer album, Pinkerton, we have a very special holiday gift for you! Saturn has our very own local Weezer tribute band (featuring members of...more

    Family Candlelight Service

    Presented by Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham

    December 24, 2016

    All are invited to join us Christmas Eve for one of our candlelight services. We'll celebrate the coming King in music and scripture, ending with the entire Worship Center lit only by...more

    Christmas Services

    Presented by Cathedral Church of the Advent at Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham

    December 24 - December 25, 2016

    Come celebrate Christmas with Christmas Eve Services and Christmas services at the Cathedral Church of the Advent. Christmas Eve services begin with the children's service and the Blessing of the...more

    Parachute Dance Party With DJ Rocko

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 25, 2016

    Christmas Night! Come escape the unbearable snares of your holiday family gatherings with DJ Rocko for our first ever parachute dance party at Saturn where everyone is together on the dance floor...more

    SOL Dance Experience

    Presented by SOL Dance Experience at Villager Yoga, Birmingham

    April 25 - December 26, 2016

    Get Fit - Body & Mind.

    A LIGHTS OUT, free-form dance session for WOMEN of all fitness levels. SOL is a moving meditation that engages your body, mind and spirit.

    Come...more

    An Evening with Gillian Welch

    Presented by Emporium Presents at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    December 28, 2016

    Tickets are $35 advance | $40 day of show 

    Tickets are available online through Lyric Theatre: http://lyricbham.com/events/
    Tickets are also available by calling...more

    St. Paul and the Broken Bones

    at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 28 - December 29, 2016

    Grit, elemental rhythm, tight-as-a-drumhead playing, and a profound depth of feeling: these are the promises of a great soul band. And St. Paul & The Broken Bones deliver on those...more

    David Lee Ultimate Elvis

    at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Theatre, Birmingham

    December 29, 2016

    40th Anniversary of Elvis' only Birmingham Concert featuring David Lee Ultimate Elvis. Backed by Steel City Sound.  Tom Brown, former VP of Turner Classic Movies and current host of “The...more

    Frozen Preschool Music Camp

    Presented by Mason Music at Mason Music: Cahaba Heights, Birmingham

    December 27 - December 29, 2016

    Mason Music's preschool winter music camp is the perfect introduction for your little ones to “let it go” and have fun exploring musical concepts in a creative environment. Suggested for 3 to...more

    Mason Music's Winter Break Camp for Beginners

    Presented by Mason Music at Mason Music: Cahaba Heights, Birmingham

    December 27 - December 29, 2016

    Mason Music’s half-day winter beginner music camp is the perfect introduction for young students (6 to 9 years old) interested in exploring musical concepts like pitch and rhythm while learning...more

    Man Or Astro-Man?

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 30, 2016

    Some years ago, a young collective of extraterrestrials arrived on this planet and happened upon a small college town in Alabama. Home to both otherworldly jazz guru Sun Ra and rocket scientist...more

    New Year's Eve Contra Dance!

    Presented by FOOTMAD at YWCA Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    We CONTRA DANCE at the YWCA. Always LIVE MUSIC - Always TONS OF FUN.   Dazzling New Year's Eve Dance - We go all out for our glittery New Year's Eve dance. What better way to welcome in the...more

    New Year's Eve at the Alabama

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    Ring in 2017 with waltzes, operatic selections and a glass of champagne with the Alabama Symphony in the historic Alabama Theatre.

    Christopher Confessore, conductor


    Anthony Hamilton - New Year's Eve Celebration

    at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall , Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    Guests: Guy, Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall.


    Bassnectar NYE 360°

    at Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    NYE is on the event horizon, and that means we are preparing for another journey deep into the heart of the center with the #NYE360 spaceship and the entire Bassnectar Community gathering under...more

    Anderson East with special guest Dylan Leblanc

    Presented by Red Mountain Entertainment at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    Anderson East learned to sing and play guitar at 11 years old. He is the grandson of a southern Baptist preacher, while his mother played piano in the church. After spending much of his time...more

    Boyz II Men

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall , Birmingham

    January 7, 2017

    Boyz II Men redefined R&B in the 1990s with their sweet harmonies and stirring balladry. They'll bring their singular style for an evening of such timeless hits as "End of the Road," "I'll...more

    Service of Choral Evensong

    Presented by Independent Presbyterian Church

    January 8, 2017

    Evensong is a service of Evening Prayer by Song, drawing on traditions from the 4th century. The service is about 30 minutes long, followed by a 30 minute organ recital. The January...more

    Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut

    Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    January 12, 2017

    The Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet is a truly one-of-a-kind string ensemble. Equally proficient a jazz quartet as it is contemporary chamber ensemble, it blurs those lines and more...more

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