Can’t Miss Alabama Celebrates 29th Anniversary of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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It’s time to start attending holiday events.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute 29th Anniversary

The community is invited to come together at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for a celebratory and reflective reception, including tours of historic galleries, a birthday cake, food trucks and musical entertainment. Richard Arrington Jr., Birmingham’s first black mayor, who secured funding from the Historic Preservation Authority to open the institute in 1992, will be in attendance. The family affair is free and open to the public on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit bcri.org for more information.

Manchester Orchestra

The Manchester Orchestra: The Million Masks of God will perform on Thursday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alabama Theater. The indie rock band is known for their hit songs “Simple Math” and “I’ve Got Friends”. Buy your tickets on ticketmaster.com.

Reba McEntire Tickets On Sale

Tickets are on sale for the Reba: in concert tour with special guest Tenille Townes. McEntire will perform on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. All seats are reserved. Dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change. A service charge is added to each ticket. Buy your tickets on ticketmaster.com. For more information, click redmountainentertainment.com.

Holiday Open Day in Prattville

Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery will have its annual holiday open house on Sunday, November 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The arts center will be dressed for the holidays and ready to share the Christmas spirit with artwork by local and regional artists. Purchase that perfect unique gift for family and friends while enjoying holiday decorations and light refreshments. There will be paintings and drawings, traditional photographs, clay sculptures, bowls and platters, fine art prints, note cards, ornaments and holiday crafts. Savor the sweet taste of vacationing in beautiful historic Prattville with a meal or grab a cup of coffee and a pastry. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Cultural Arts office at 334-595-0850. The Prattville Creative Arts Center is located at 342 S. Chestnut St.

Ozark Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Enjoy the 56th edition Ozark Christmas Parade festivities on Saturday 20 November. At 2 p.m., the event will highlight the holiday shine by starting with four entertainment zones, including catering, games and activities. Scroll to learn more about the entertainment zones. At 5:30 p.m., the parade will begin. Follow this connect for the course. Bring chairs and blankets and find a good place to look.

“All things bright and beautiful”

“All Things Bright and Beautiful” brings together works primarily from the Birmingham Museum of Art‘s permanent collection that examine themes of power and agency. This exhibition takes its name from a painting by Amy Sherald, whose portraits depict black portrait painters with pride, dignity and joy, a representation formerly reserved only for whites. Some artists in the exhibition seek power in creative endeavors, such as music. Others contemplate the hidden potential of everyday objects by transforming them into works of art. Several artists engage in the representation of space and architecture – including museum spaces – to discover the dynamics of power. Taken together, these works illustrate the importance of being seen, of choosing how to be represented and of telling one’s own story. The exhibition will be open until January at Birmingham Museum of Art.

Christmas in light at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Be part of this holiday tradition and be among the first to see over 1,100 sets, 3 million lights and 16 stages across the 65-acre garden estate. The staff designed a new stage in honor of their 26th anniversary of the Fire and Ice: Magical Christmas in the Lights Gala Preview. The new stage will be unveiled at the gala on Friday, November 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests will enjoy appetizers, drinks and shows. Cocktail dress is encouraged. Tickets cost $ 75 for a single person and $ 140 for a couple. To order by phone, dial 251-973-2217 or visit website.

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