Catch these performances before the holiday rush begins.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents “The Sound of Music” through Sunday, Dec. 30 as a part of its 2018-19 season. The production tells the beloved story of Maria, a young and spirited nun-turned-governess, and the Von Trapp family. The 1965 film adaption starring Julie Andrews won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Other adaptions have won Tony and Grammy awards.
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Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival
Songwriters and musicians will take part in the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival. Brown was a night watchman at the legendary Flora-Bama and was featured on the Paul Harvey radio show. Hear old and new artists explain the meaning behind their lyrics. The performances will be in a variety of venues in Florida and on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
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Rhythm and Blues singer Patti LaBelle will perform Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center. LaBelle, a Grammy-award winner, is a singer, actress and entrepreneur. Her singing career spans nearly six decades with hit songs “New Attitude,” “Lady Marmalade,” “On My Own,” and “Over the Rainbow.”
Call 205-975-2787 for box office information.
Birmingham Botanical Garden
See what’s blooming at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Beautiful camellias, hollies, Japanese maples, ornamental grasses, herbs and vegetables are among the array of flowers. View the November gallery here. Admission is free. Follow this link for donations. The Garden Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The garden is located at 2612 Lane Park Road.
The venue is the Von Braun Center at 700 Monroe Street, S.W.
The venue is the Bartow Arena at 617 13th Street South.