Last chance to catch The Trip to Bountiful this weekend
As part of the 42nd season, the Wetumpka Depot presents Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful. It follows the heartwarming journey of Carrie Watts, a widow who escapes the confines of her son’s cramped city apartment to make one last trip to her old homeplace in the tiny Texas town of Bountiful. Remaining shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at wetumpkadepot.com or at the door. Tickets are $15. The Wetumpka Depot Theatre is located at 300 S. Main St. in historic downtown Wetumpka.
The Marvelous Wonderettes at ASF
Catch The Marvelous Wonderettes now through June 26 at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. This smash Off-Broadway hit takes us to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet and learn about the lives and loves of Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. When the Wonderettes reunite to perform at their 10-year reunion, we learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring more than 30 classic 1950s and 1960s hits, including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” asf.net
One night only: The Fairy and the Lumberjack
Presented by A-KEEP, this play with music and dance is Friday 6 p.m. at the Davis Theatre, 251 Montgomery St. Tickets are $12.50. The Fairy and the Lumberjack is one of the most popular of all Korean folktales. Almost all children in Korea read a version of this love story. Traditional dance, choreographed by Sudha Raghuram, a native Indian dancer, and Alabama’s playwright and director Angela Dickson have woven cultures together to produce a Korean love story about a lonely lumberjack who married a fairy. A-KEEP (akeep.org) is a non-profit that serves as a bridge for unity between the Alabama and Korean cultures and languages. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-fairy-and-the-lumberjack-tickets-277167835457
Three days of Spring Fling Balloon Glow ahead
Update: This event is now free to attend and there is no parking charge.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Blount Cultural Park, Spring Fling Balloon Glow features live entertainment, food, retail vendors and activities for the kids. Gates open at 5 p.m. daily. Friday is Disco Night, featuring DJ Oz and Lisa and The E-lusion. Saturday is Classic Rock and Hip Hop Night, featuring Classic Rock Band King B and a 90’s Hip Hop DJ DJ Keith! Sunday night is Country Night, featuring Country Music DJ Bubba Culpepper and Country Music performer Cameron Dubois and Rick Hanson. The event is being sponsored by the city of Montgomery.
Multicultural Festival featuring Native American arts and culture
Mayor Steven L. Reed and the city of Montgomery will partner with the Alabama Indigenous Coalition to host the 2nd Saturday Global City Fest Celebration of Native Americans to be held at the Union Station Train Shed. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. This is one of many programs crafted by the city of Montgomery Cultural Affairs Department to continue to engage, enlighten and elevate a diverse and inclusive cultural, performing, literary and visual arts community. The Alabama Indigenous Coalition is a native-led nonprofit focused on equity, accountability and building awareness regarding Indigenous history and culture. The 2nd Saturday Multicultural Festival Series is a free, family-friendly event. It will incorporate Native Americans from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and South Dakota with traditional and contemporary songs/performances, speakers, demonstration and education areas. For more information, contact Valerie Adams at [email protected]ouscoalition.org or 334-296-0474.
The second annual Punk Rock Prom
Come to The Sanctuary, 432 Goldthwaite St., Montgomery, dressed in your fanciest punk attire Saturday for the second annual Punk Rock Prom. It’s a $10 cover. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. This is an all ages event. Music by Boss Rush, Grasping at Pieces, Pink for President, and V-8 Death Car. Complimentary cookies provided by The Cottage, along family friendly drinks to cool off with. Make some fun memories at the photo booth. Vote for best dressed to be awarded Punk Rock Royalty of the night.
R&B Blues Picnic at Riverwalk Amphitheater
Sunday noon to 9 p.m. at Riverwalk Amphitheater, 355 Coosa St., Montgomery. An event with good food, music, wellness and healing vendors, games and more. Playing the best of classic and new R&B and blues music. Live entertainment from Jeremy Flyy, MC Lightfoot, Toia Jones, and Destiny Turner. Hosted by MC Lightfoot, Cet Ki, and Toy Toy. Vibe control by DJ Solo, DJ Steve Haynes, DJ Daryl E, DJ Frye, DJ Tre, DJ AK, DJ Who, DJ Meek, DJ Freak Nazty. Brought to you by Frank Walker, Davis Entertainment & DJ Tray. Tickets start at $25. VIP packages available. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and umbrellas. Bring your own cooler — no glass — for a $35 fee. Get tickets at rnbbluespicnic.com.
Tuesday, June 14
Military Appreciation Days at Montgomery Zoo
In conjunction with the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery Zoo salutes all the men, women, and their families that courageously serve in the armed forces. All active duty and retired military personnel can register to visit the Zoo for free admission on Military Appreciation Days, June 14-16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Guests may register for Military Appreciation Days admission at montgomerychamber.com/events. This time-honored tradition allows Central Alabama to honor our local hometown heroes and their families. This special event is a special time to connect with the men, women and families who serve our nation. A valid military ID is required to gain entry. 2301 Coliseum Parkway.
Art After Five
Join Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts on June 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Art After Five with artist Sharon Samples. Young professionals are invited to join Sharon Samples as she leads a portrait drawing class inspired by the materials — graphite and conté pencil — and techniques used in Lava Thomas: Homecoming. Cash bar. Food provided by Vintage Year.
Prattville kicks off Creekwalk Concert Series
The Prattville Creekwalk Concert Series will kick off Tuesday, June 14, with the R&B and hip hop sounds of Jeremy Flyy and Flight Control. Come to downtown Prattville by the Autauga Creek Dam at 6:30 p.m. for this free concert and enjoy music and fun for the entire family. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and sit back as Jeremy Flyy and Flight Control take you through the evening with great music under a beautiful sunset over the creek. Some of the shops and eateries of the historic downtown area will stay open a little later for your eating and shopping pleasure. There will be food vendors on site and coolers are welcome, but no alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed. Mark your calendars and make plans to come out for all four concerts of the series: June 14 – Jeremy Flyy and Flight Control, R&B and hip hop. June 28 – The Taylor Bagi Band, Country and Country Rock. July 12 – Stephanie Pickett, Motown and R&B. July 26 – For Heaven’s Sake, Christian Rock. These concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about this or other events in Prattville, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0850 or visit www.prattvilleal.gov.
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