Featured Family/Community Events

  • ArtPlayFall Open House

    You’re invited to ArtPlay’s Fall Open House! Join us for our first open house of the 2019-2020 season! We can’t wait to show you all of the exciting...

  • Family DayFamily Day: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Arts!

    Join the ASC and McWane for a dinosaur playdate! This will be a Jurassic paradise for dinosaur-loving families and full of activities. And this is just the beginning...

  • Season Kickoff PartyTank and The Bangas

    EMERGE FEST // Opener Free Event   Tank and The Bangas were formed in 2011 at an open mic set in New Orleans, centered at a shotgun house,

  • EMERGE FEST

    EMERGE FEST is a free, two-day festival featuring visual and performing artists in every venue available within the Alys Stephens Center (ASC) and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual...

  • PNC Family SeriesDINO-LIGHT

    DINO-LIGHT, formerly known as Darwin the Dinosaur, was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian...

  • FREE EVENTFamily Day: The Lights of Bollywood

    Immerse your family in the vibrant culture and arts of India with ArtPlay and AEIVA. Children will learn about India through Bollywood dancing, art activities, and more. Once...

  • The Bollywood RevueTaj Express

    Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people...

  • UAB Department Of TheatreThe Wolves

    From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a...

  • Mermaid Theatre of Nova ScotiaThe Rainbow Fish

    “The sparkling story that became an international publishing phenomenon!”   Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s elegant new show, “The Rainbow Fish,” will include an original stage adaptation of Marcus...

  • ArtPlayHoliday Open House

    You’re invited to ArtPlay’s Holiday Open House! Friday, December 13th from 5-8pm at ArtPlay. Come celebrate the holiday season with your friends at ArtPlay. Enjoy cozy seasonal arts...

  • FREE EVENTFamily Day: The Joys of Japan

    Explore the rich cultural heritage of Japan with ArtPlay! With help from our partner organizations, we will explore different art forms from Japan. Children will explore various aspects...

  • Aeolians of Oakwood University

    In honor of Black History Month, the ASC welcomes the Aeolians of Oakwood University.   The Aeolians of Oakwood University were originally organized in 1946 by the late...

  • UAB Department Of TheatreThe Secret Garden

    Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. Mary adapts to her new life...

  • Free Outdoor EventLOCAL 2020

    The Center is proud to present the seventh-annual LOCAL — a celebration of everything Alabama. Shop some of Alabama’s favorite eclectic artists and vendors while enjoying live performances...

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