Special Events from Alabama Public Television and WLRH Public Radio

Meet the Producers: Ken Burns' Country Music

Meet the Producers: Ken Burns' Country Music

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Ken Burns' COUNTRY MUSIC (coming to APT/PBS this fall) chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of our nation. Directed and produced by Ken Burns, the series was written and produced by Dayton Duncan, and produced by Julie Dunfey.

As guests of Alabama Public Television, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey will be visiting the Alabama Department of Archives and History to discuss the documentary series, to share excerpts from it, and to entertain questions and comments from the audience.

This event is free and open to the public -- but seating is limited.

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Meet the Filmmaker: Chasing the Moon

Meet the Filmmaker: Chasing the Moon

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:30 PM

U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville

The new PBS documentary CHASING THE MOON recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama, utilizing a feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material. Please join us on May 3 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville for a preview screening of excerpts from CHASING THE MOON, followed by a panel discussion which includes filmmaker Robert Stone. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

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First Take with Science Friday

First Take with Science Friday

Tues, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM

US Space and Rocket Center

WLRH is excited to welcome back Ira Flatow to the Rocket City for First Take with Science Friday on May 21st, 2019. Every week, Science Friday brings today’s most innovative and exciting scientists to public radio airwaves. Brought to Huntsville in conjunction with the celebration of the Lunar Landing’s 50th Anniversary, First Take with Science Friday will bring those same stimulating science stories LIVE to the US Space and Rocket Center’s Nat Geo Theatre. Ira will lead a space and science-themed evening conversation with local scientists and, true to Science Friday form, audience members are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation. The events will be recorded for broadcast on future episodes of Science Friday.

APT is out of tickets for this event.

Fab Four in Birmingham

Fab Four in Birmingham

Sat, June 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Alabama Theatre

The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles classics, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

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Brit Floyd in Huntsville

Brit Floyd in Huntsville

Sun, June 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Von Braun Center in Huntsville

Brit Floyd, The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, is returning to Alabama for one performance only at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville – and Alabama Public Television has a limited number of tickets and meet-and-greet passes available as pledge gifts. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s THE WALL, and Brit Floyd joins the celebration with a special retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera. Released in November 1979, a semi-autobiographical concept album from the mind of Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, THE WALL remains one of the biggest-selling albums of all time. In addition to performing a host of musical highlights from THE WALL, Brit Floyd will be performing classic gems from DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, WISH YOU WERE HERE, ANIMALS, THE DIVISION BELL, and lots more. APT IS SOLD OUT OF TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT.

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Bicentennial Events

Bicentennial Events

2018-2019 at Various Times

Check here to find the list of events for Alabama's Bicentennial Celebration. Learn about concerts, exhibitions, tours, celebrations and more.

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Events Around Alabama

March 22-24, 2019

Mobile Opera presents The Cloak

The Cloak is the dark drama of Puccini's trilogy that includes "Gianni Schicchi" (2016) and "Suor Angelica" (2017). Sonorous music sets the stage for suspicion, jealousy and murder as only the master, Puccini, can. Friday, March 22 - 8:00pm Sunday, March 24 - 2:30pm The Temple Downtown (351 St. Francis Street Mobile, AL 36607) Single Tickets: $45, $30, and $10 (student) For tickets and more information, please call us at (251) 432-6772 or visit MobileOpera.org.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7th Annual CahabaQue

7th Annual CahabaQue hosted by Cahaba Brewing Company and Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Saturday, April 6 from 1-5pm. BBQ lovers far and wide, join us for our 7th Annual meat smoking competition! Proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. Team Registration is now open. To register, visit http://www.cahababrewing.com/cahabaque-signup. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 25 at 8 AM. Advance Sales: $15 (ends Thursday, April 4) Day of: $20 Children 10 and under FREE VIP Experience: $75 (limited availability) The VIP Experience will include complimentary beer, food, access to cash bar, live music, brewery tour and Judges Meet and Greet. For more information, visit http://www.cahababrewing.com/cahabaque/

April 11-13, 2019

Anabranch Festival

This year, the Alabama Book Festival teams up with the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) to create a larger celebration of Alabama humanities called Anabranch. According to AHF Executive Director Armand DeKeyser, the three-day event in Montgomery will “introduce all Alabamians to new experiences that will deepen their interest in and excitement for literature and the humanities.” Learn more about Anabranch activities online at alabamabookfestival.org (Winners of APT's Young Writers Contest will read their books and receive their prizes on Saturday, April 13 during the Book Festival.)

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Job Readiness Workshop

The Jefferson County Department of Human Resources invites the public to a Job Readiness Workshop, Thursday, April 18 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County DHR building, 2001 12th Avenue North in Birmingham (right behind the BJCC). Volunteers from the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management’s Workforce Readiness Committee and the National Bank of Commerce will give presentations on resume writing, having a successful interview, keeping your new job and money management. We will also have a fashion show with tips on what to wear to an interview or your new job. My Sister’s closet will be at this event with low-cost job interview/work clothes for sale.

Friday, May 17 at 9:00am

1st Annual Free Dental Clinic Golf Tournament

Golfers are invited to sign up for Huntsville's 1st Annual Free Dental Clinic Golf Tournament, honoring Colonel William (Bill) Stirling, on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Link at Redstone. Tee off time is 9:00am. Following lunch it's a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Entry fees are $60 per individual and $240 per team with proceeds benefiting the Community Free Dental Clinic in Huntsville. Fee includes lunch, greens fee and card. For more information, call Rose Steele at 256-337-1662 or Shelia Bedingfield at 256-479-1512.

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