South City Theatre presents Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart
Feb. 9-11, 16-17 | Various Times
South City Theatre
2969 Pelham Parkway Suite J
Directed by Pat Yates, Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart is a tale about three sisters who have come back home, awaiting their family patriarch’s inevitable passing. The oldest, Lenny, an unmarried “old goat;” Meg, the middle child and failed singer; and Babe, who shot her husband and is the youngest and craziest of them all, find themselves back to square one–having gotten not very far in their future endeavors. Will these three learn to let go in order to grab hold of what their future holds? This hilarious production is sure to warm every audience member’s heart. To see who stars in this play, find more details on show times or purchase tickets, visit here. Learn more about South City Theatre here.
Friends of the Chelsea Library Book Sale
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Chelsea Public Library
16623 Highway 280
Looking for a great, new read this year? Join the Friends of the Chelsea Library for the organization’s book sale later this month, and shop some terrific bargains. Librarians will be on-site, ready to assist with any recommendations. Learn more here.
Feb. 14-17 | Various Times
University of Montevallo’s Palmer Auditorium
A tradition dating back to 1919, College Night at the University of Montevallo (UM) is a popular homecoming tradition, bringing in crowds from across the state. Throughout the fall semester, students will participate in intramural sports and activities to earn points for their respective teams–the gold team or the purple team–UM’s colors. On the first day of the spring semester, students will begin creating one-act musicals to perform during homecoming week–in which the productions are entirely student-produced. Judges will vote on their favorite musicals, crowning either the purple team or the gold team as that year’s victor. For more details or to purchase show tickets, visit here.
Columbiana Cowboy Day
Saturday, Feb. 24 | All Day
Old Mill Square Park and Columbiana Main Street
Sixteen years ago in 2008, the first-ever Columbiana Cowboy Day festival was held and has long remained an anticipated tradition for Shelby County residents. The festival will feature live music, line dancing, a corn hole tournament and “all things cowboy,” including a wild west shootout, a lasso demonstration and the annual cowboy parade, too! Stay up to date on this event here.
Robin Nance Metz Art Competition
Through Feb. 29 | Gallery Hours
Shelby County Arts Council
Formerly known as the Adult Juried Art Exhibit, the Robin Nance Metz Art competition was renamed in 2023 to honor the late Robin Nance Metz–a beloved Shelby County artist. This competition is sponsored by the Shelby County Arts Council and is open to Alabama residents ages 18 years old or older. The exhibit will feature artwork mediums including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, fine arts crafts, fiber arts and digital art. To learn more, visit here.
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