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May 2021

May 8-9, 2021

Calhoun Cabaret

Performing some of Broadway's most beloved hits LIMITED RUN! Tickets are free | Seating is limited | Face coverings required | Social distancing observed To reserve a seat, please contact

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May 21-Oct 15, 2021

3rd Friday Downtown Decatur

The Alabama Center for the Arts (Visual Arts building) is open 5:00pm-8:00pm for the 3rd Friday in Downtown Decatur street festival as follows in 2021: • May 21 • June 18 • July 16 • August 20 • September 17 • October 15 - CLOSED for a private event We invite you to come inside and view the art exhibits in our Main Gallery and Walking Gallery. We also like to offer "arty" attractions on the ACA Greens and Grounds…

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Jun 2021

Jun 29, 2021 @ 5:00pm

Closing Reception for “Collective Imagination”

ACA's first art exhibition featuring only ACA full-time faculty in the visual arts and performing arts There will be a short program by Dr. Donna Estill, Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences (Calhoun) and Dr. Stephen Spencer, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences (Athens State) plus the introduction of our faculty. Most faculty will be available to talk with guests after the program.

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Jul 2021

Jul 8–Sep 15, 2021

Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

The 2021 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is a traveling juried art show that displays artwork created by students throughout Alabama who have visual impairments, blindness, and/or deaf-blindness. The show will be displayed through Wednesday, September 15 in the Walking Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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Jul 12–Aug 31, 2021

Hidden Spaces: People and Places of Northwest Alabama

A collaboration between the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, the University of North Alabama Public History Center, and Abraham Rowe Photography Reception + Gallery Talk with Peggy Towns: Thursday, July 29 at 5:30pm (Main Gallery)

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Jul 22-25, 2021

Something Rotten!

The Alabama Center for the Arts, in the first-ever musical collaboration between the Calhoun Theatre and the Athenian Players, present: Something Rotten! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick Choreography by Lauren Cantrell Salerno Music Direction by Granville Oldham Directed by Dr. Hugh K. Long The ACA Box Office opens one hour prior to the performance. ACA Box Office phone number is 256-260-3007 Order your tickets online Synopsis: Welcome to the…

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Aug 2021

Aug 13-14, 2021

Calhoun Theatre Presents: The Shape of Things

Calhoun Theatre presents: The Shape of Things by Neil Labute Directed by Jessica Miller (Calhoun Theatre/ACA Alum) *For mature audiences* *This is a fundraiser for the Calhoun Theatre Department Tickets available at the door (cash or check only)

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Aug 19-20, 2021

AUDITIONS for Calhoun Theatre’s fall production of Peter and the Star-Catcher

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Sep 2021

Sep 17–Oct 25, 2021

ACA Emerging Artists Exhibit

The ACA Emerging Artists Exhibit features the art students of Calhoun Community College and Athens State University and is held in conjunction with the juried River Clay Fine Arts Festival held in historic downtown Decatur on the grounds of City Hall. River Clay Fine Arts Festival brings together people from across the region to celebrate the visual arts in all its forms. The juried fine arts festival includes an artist market featuring local and national artists, children’s art activities, student…

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Oct 2021

Oct 7-17, 2021

Calhoun Theatre presents Peter and the Starcatcher

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully…

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