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    Rhythmic Circus

    Presented by The Library Theatre at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    December 2 - December 3, 2016

    From the creators of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!, Rhythmic Circus presents a brand new holiday experience combining their signature style of rapid- re tap with the music audiences know and love. The company began as an underground percussive dance phenomenon in Minneapolis, Minnesota when four of the most sought-after dancers in the country teamed up seven of the Twin Cities’ heavyweight musicians, ...more


    A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols

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

    December 4, 2016

    The Cathedral Choirs sing the traditional service of readings, hymns and choral anthems, to celebrate the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.  


    Sara Evans

    Presented by Huka Entertainment at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 3 - December 4, 2016

    HUKA Entertainment Presents
    SARA EVANS - "At Christmas" Tour
    Plus Courtney Cole

    Sat, December 3, 2016
    Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

    Alabama...more

    Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra Holiday at the Galleria

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Riverchase Galleria, Hoover

    December 4, 2016

    Blake Richardson, Conductor

    Come hear the ASYO play Holiday favorites near the Carousel at the Riverchase Galleria. Proudly presented by Riverchase Galleria.


    UAB Gospel Choir featuring Alicia Olatuja

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

    December 4, 2016

    The UAB Gospel Choir is a cherished ensemble by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music under the direction of Kevin Turner. The choir performs traditional and contemporary...more

    Christmas By Candlelight 2016: Thy Perfect Light

    Presented by Shades Mountain Baptist Church at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills

    December 4, 2016

    This Free community event features musicians, artists and filmmakers retell the ageless Advent story.  "We Three Kings on a long road home, search for light to heal our souls..." No admission...more

    Origins

    Presented by AROVA Contemporary Ballet at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 4, 2016

    A gala performance featuring favorite AROVA repertoire such as "Within Them a Great Divide" choreographed by Alabama Ballet's Michael Fothergill. Other featured works include "Women of the Cove"...more

    You are invited to a FREE performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors!

    Presented by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

    December 4, 2016

    YOU ARE INVITIED TO A FREE OPERA PERFORMANCE! -  Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4887 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242, in conjunction with the University of Alabama at Birmingham's...more

    Embellishments Holiday Concert 2016: Fire and Ice

    Presented by Embellishments, Inc at Hoover High School, Hoover

    December 4, 2016

    Overture from “The Nutcracker Suite”, Tchaikovsky
    Firebird (Finale), Stravinsky
    Riu Riu Chiu
    Winter Wonderland
    Ding, Dong, Merrily on High
    In the Bleak...more

    Nice Work If You Can Get It

    Presented by Samford University School of the Arts at Harrison Theatre - Samford University, Birmingham

    December 1 - December 4, 2016

    Set in the rip-roaring 1920s, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" is the story of charming and wealthy Jazz Age playboy Jimmy Winter, who gets involved with bootleggers, chorus girls, gold...more

    University of Montevallo CSM Recital

    Presented by University of Montevallo Music Department at LeBaron Recital Hall, Montevallo

    December 4, 2016

    From lively outdoor performances at Flowerhill to moving concerts at LeBaron Recital Hall and Palmer Auditorium, you’ll find something to please your ears no matter what time of year it is....more

    Birmingham Community Concert Band

    Presented by Birmingham Community Concert Band at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    December 4, 2016

    The Birmingham Community Concert Band Association was founded in 1980. Its purpose is to promote the listening enjoyment of concert band music for the Greater Birmingham Area while providing local...more

    80th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College at Canterbury United Methodist Church , Birmingham

    December 2 - December 4, 2016

    This year will mark the 80th anniversary of one of Birmingham-Southern College’s oldest and most beloved traditions.

    The annual Service of Lessons and Carols will be held on Friday, Dec....more

    UAB Music’s Christmas at the Alys

    Presented by UAB Department of Music at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    December 5, 2016

    UAB Music’s Christmas at the Alys, 7:00 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Featuring the best of traditional holiday favorites and standard choral classics, the event...more

    Whittington Concerto and Aria Competition

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College Music Department at Hill Recital Hall - Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham

    December 5, 2016

    The Dorsey and Frances Whittington Competition is named for two prominent teachers on the faculty of the Birmingham Conservatory of Music, which merged with the College in the early 1950s to form...more

    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,...more

    Cracker

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 6, 2016

    This December Cracker will be releasing their tenth studio effort, entitled Berkeley To Bakersfield, a double-album that finds this uniquely American band traversing two different sides of the...more

    Live at the Lyric: The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

    at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    December 8, 2016

    The Blind Boys of Alabama are an American treasure. Known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to...more

    Creative Roundtable

    Presented by Birmingham Creative Roundtable

    December 8, 2016

    We'll be meeting at the Thomas Jefferson Tower downtown. The Thomas Jefferson Hotel (later the Cabana Hotel, then Leer Tower) is a 19-story building, formerly a 350-room hotel, completed in 1929...more

    Bells of Buchanan Christmas Concert

    Presented by Samford University School of the Arts at Brock Recital Hall - Samford University, Birmingham

    December 8, 2016

    Samford University's School of the Arts presents a concert by its handbell ensemble.


    Saturn Santa Spectacular

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 8, 2016

    This year we have a huge night planned to raise money for The Firehouse Shelter. There will also be a collection table for anyone who just wants to drop something off or make a donation that day....more

    Sounds of the Season

    Presented by Opera Birmingham at Brock Recital Hall - Samford University, Birmingham

    December 9, 2016

    Sounds of the Season on December 9 will start off your holidays on a good note! Drawing on the talent of the Opera Birmingham Chorus, the concert will feature a variety of solo and ensemble...more

    An Elvis Christmas

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

    December 9, 2016

    Local favorite Elvis impersonator Terry Padgett returns to the SCAC Black Box Theater for an evening of fun and entertainment while singing all your favorite Holiday Elvis hits!


    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

    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

    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

    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

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