Alabama Theatre Christmas Movie Festival

The Alabama Theatre present Christmas classics, including "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation" (Friday), "White Christmas" (Saturday-Sunday), "A Christmas Story" (Monday), "Elf"(Tuesday), and "It’s a Wonderful Life" (Wednesday-Thursday). Monday-Friday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. .
Dates and Times:
December 16-22
Admission:
Adults, $6; seniors and children ages 12 and younger, $5
Location:
Alabama Theatre
Contact:
251-0418
More Information:
www.alabamatheatre.com

Art - Collarmoth Holiday Show

Collarmoth Holiday Show features handmade gifts, accessories, decor, and fashion by Julia Peerson, Jess Marie Walker, Andrea Paschal, Anne Puckett, Jennifer Wallace, and others.
Dates and Times:
December 18, 7-10 PM
Admission:
Location:
Sakura
Contact:
999-8777
More Information:
www.collarmoth.com

Art Exhibit - A Crow Show

A Crow Show features works of Bethanne Hill, Randy Gachet, Jim Neel, Marie Weaver and Brian McGuffey.
Dates and Times:
Through December 15
Admission:
Location:
Vulcan Materials Gallery, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Contact:
252-9241
More Information:

Art Exhibit - Christmas Show

Christmas Show features art and gifts by Nelson Grice, Bettye Kimbrell, and Ivy Young.
Dates and Times:
Through December 16
Admission:
Location:
Cobb Lane Gallery
Contact:
939-0450
More Information:
www.cobblanegallery.homestead.com

Art Exhibit - New Works by Arthur Price

New works by Arthur Price on display at Schindler Minchin Fine Art. This exhibition is comprised of an environmental installation of large canvas panels in addition to smaller-scale works. Price is known for his canvas tapestries depicting nature spirits and earthly angels.
Dates and Times:
Through December 22
Admission:
Location:
Schedler Minchin Fine Art 2815-A 18th Street South, Homewood
Contact:
870-4772
More Information:
www.schedlerminchin.com

Art Exhibit - Oil Paintings by Mark Singer

Oil paintings by Mark Singer. Show runs through December 17.
Dates and Times:
Through December 17
Admission:
Location:
Littlehouse Galleries, 2915 Linden Ave., Homewood
Contact:
879-7022
More Information:
www.littlehousegalleries.com

Art Opening - Gallery Artists' Holiday Show

Hawthorn Gallery's accomplished artists present their newest paintings, drawings and sculpture.
Dates and Times:
December 2, 5- 9 PM
Admission:
Location:
Hawthorn Gallery
Contact:
879-2588
More Information:
www.hawthorngallery.net.

Art Opening - Works by Esther Levy and Mitzi Levin

Mixed-media works by Esther Levy and Mitzi Levin at the Levite Jewish Community Center.
Dates and Times:
December 11, 2-4 PM
Admission:
Location:
Levite Jewish Community Center
Contact:
879-0411
More Information:
www.bhamjcc.org

BCRI - Children't Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

Children’s Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration allows children to learn more about Kwanzaa through activities and crafts.
Dates and Times:
December 17, noon-2 PM
Admission:
Free
Location:
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Contact:
328-9696 ext. 2
More Information:
bcri.bham.al.us

BMA - Old Masters to Modern Methods

A rich survey of the museum?s rarely exhibited collection of fine art prints from the late fifteenth century to the present day. Highlights range from woodcuts to screenprintings and illustrate the dynamic history of printmaking.
Dates and Times:
September 4- January 2, 2006
Admission:
Free
Location:
Birmingham Museum of Art
Contact:
254-2566
More Information:
www.artsbma.org

BMA - Stitching Beauty: Kuna Indian Textiles from

The Kuna Indians live on the mainland and off the coast of Panama. Kuna women are known for their intricate and colorful textile panels, called "molas." This exhibit features thirty molas, along with field photographs of Kuna women making and wearing them.
Dates and Times:
Through January 1, 2006
Admission:
Free
Location:
Birmingham Museum of Art
Contact:
254-2076
More Information:
www.artsbma.org

BMA - Through the Looking Glass: Birmingham Celebr

Were you aware that Birmingham had a sister city in Senegal? You should learn a little about the sister you never knew you had at the Birmingham Museum of Art. "Through the Looking Glass" is an exhibition of 30 reverse-glass paintings brought back from Senegal by Birminghamians who traveled to our sister city, Guadiawaye, Senegal in February of 2005.
Dates and Times:
September 11 - December 18
Admission:
Free
Location:
Birmingham Museum of Art
Contact:
254-2566
More Information:
www.artsbma.org

Booksigning - Help Me Remember

Elaine Blanchard signs "Help Me Remember" at Little Professor.
Dates and Times:
December 12, noon-2 PM
Admission:
Location:
Little Professor
Contact:
870-7461
More Information:

Dance - Swing and Wings

Swing and Wings features swing dancing lessons and free chicken wings with Pasquale Williams.
Dates and Times:
December 16, 6-8 PM
Admission:
$10
Location:
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
Contact:
254-2731 x21
More Information:
www.jazzhall.com

Film - Reel Paradise

Sidewalk Cinematheque presents "Reel Paradise." The story of John Pierson’s family at the end of a year-long stint at the 180 Meridian Cinema in Fiji, where he showed free movies to the locals.
Dates and Times:
December 13, 8 PM
Admission:
General, $7; students and Sidewalk members, $5
Location:
Workplay
Contact:
380-4082
More Information:
www.workplay.com

Film - Santa vs. the Snowman

The IMAX® animated holiday feature "Santa vs. the Snowman" offers a bag full of laughs for the holidays. This tale of ceaseless hilarity and visual magic is a popular, must-see holiday family tradition and a wildly revolutionary Yuletide story.
Dates and Times:
Through January 1
Admission:
Location:
McWane Center IMAX Dome Theatre
Contact:
714-8300
More Information:
www.mcwane.org

Home for the Holidays Open House

“Home for the Holidays” Open House features seasonal decorations created by local designers, decorators, and florists.
Dates and Times:
December 1- 23, Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
Admission:
Location:
Aldridge Botanical Gardens
Contact:
682-8019
More Information:
www.aldridgegardens.com

Performance - A Christmas Memory

"A Christmas Memory" is a performance by storyteller and actress Dolores Hydock.
Dates and Times:
December 14, noon
Admission:
Free
Location:
Arrington Auditorium, Linn-Henley Building, Birmingham Public Library.
Contact:
226-3600
More Information:

Shine 2005: Annual Holiday Group Show

Shine 2005 is the Annual Holiday Group Show at Bare Hands Gallery.
Dates and Times:
Through December 30
Admission:
Location:
Barehands Gallery, 109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. South
Contact:
324-2124
More Information:
 www.barehandsgallery.com

Theatre - A Christmas Carol

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents "A Christmas Carol." Scrooge’s attitude brings him face-to-face with his past, present, and future as he is visited by spirits that reawaken his conscience and teach him lessons in caring. Call for schedule.
Dates and Times:
November 20-December 24,
Admission:
Location:
Festival Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Contact:
800-841-4273
More Information:
www.asf.net

Theatre - A Song for Christmas

Summerfest stars perform favorite Christmas carols in "A Song for Christmas" at the Summerfest Cabaret Theatre.
Dates and Times:
December 8-18, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 PM; Sunday, 2 PM
Admission:
$30-$55; students $20
Location:
Summerfest Cabaret Theatre
Contact:
324-2424
More Information:
www.summerfest.org

Theatre - Forever Plaid

STARS Series presents "Forever Plaid." Four male singers are killed in a car crash in the ’50s on the way to their first big concert. They are miraculously revived for the chance to perform the show that never was.
Dates and Times:
December 16-18, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM; Sunday, 2:30 PM
Admission:
General, $13; students, $8
Location:
Virginia Samford Theatre
Contact:
251-1206
More Information:
www.virginiasamfordtheatre.org

Theatre - The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

A year after Dickens’ Christmas Eve, Scrooge has forgotten lessons learned and has charged the spirits with kidnapping, trespassing, stalking, and slander.
Dates and Times:
December 1-17, Thursday-Saturday, 8 PM; Sunday, 2 PM
Admission:
$17
Location:
Birmingham Festival Theatre
Contact:
933-2383
More Information:
www.bftonline.org
No show December 4.