Art and music run through Montgomery this week
A wide variety of music is coming for the week of August 8-14 in Montgomery, along with art, comedy and a chance to go out on the town without the pants. Seriously. Check it out on this week’s The 10:
Paint and Sink Tuesday for Art After Five
Join the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts for Art After Five: Paint and Pour on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Young adults are invited to join artist and MMFA operations manager India Wilson, who will lead a painting workshop inspired by a work from the museum’s permanent collection.
Brian Regan Brings Fun Comedy to Montgomery
He has been called observant, self-deprecating and sarcastic. Come Thursday at 7 p.m., you can also say Brian Regan is here, with his special medley of stand-up comedy, at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. It’s a show you can bring your grandma to see. Regan is funny, but he’s known for his clean shows full of sophisticated comedy and physics. Tickets cost between $45.50 and $55.50. mpaconline.org
No pants, no problem at GTSouth Friday
It’s very hot outside, so guys should look for any excuse to catch the breeze. Why not try going pantless for the evening? Now is your chance on Fridays, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., at GTSouth Geek & Gaming Tavern, 2015 Cong. WL Dickinson Drive, Montgomery. It’s a no-pants celebration of owner Pineapple Mike’s birthday. Guys, it’s time to improvise. Wear skirts, dresses or other sexy outfits. Maybe a kilt. DJ Abuniverse is on stage. This is for ages 21 and up.
Stoney LaRue brings his brand of country to MPAC
Born in Texas, raised in Oklahoma and now singing in Montgomery. Stoney LaRue is a country music renaissance man, and his new album, “Onward,” is a step up. (His last album was in 2015.) He does over 200 shows a year, and he comes here Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost between $17 and $32. mpaconline.org
El Fantasma and more perform Saturday in Montgomery
If you’re in love with the sounds of Mexico and may have been inspired by the ongoing production of “American Mariachi” at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, then you should see El Fantasma on Saturday at Rancho El Paraiso, 1890 Snowdoun Route, Montgomery. Rising star Alexander Garcia (who plays El Fantasma, which translates to “The Phantom”) hails from Las Cañas Durango, Mexico. He is known as the “King of the Underground” and has been releasing music since 2016. He will be joined by Gerardo Diaz, Salazar and Los Dos for a huge night out. Tickets are $70. ranchoelparaisoalabama.com.
A wrestling site: opening reception and discussion
Get ready to join the conversation about the exhibition “A Site of Struggle: American Art Against Anti-Black Violence,” Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Rhonda Sewell, the Toledo Museum of Art’s first director of membership and community engagement, will join Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum’s curator of modern and contemporary art at the Block Museum of Art and curator of the exhibition.” Site of Struggle”. . It is a conversation about the process behind the exhibition and its themes. The museum will then hold a reception in the rotunda.
Opening and Reception of the 4th Annual Montgomery Photo Festival Saturday
It’s a new name in a new place, but beautiful inspirational photography is the same no matter what it’s called. Open on Saturdays and running through August 27, the Montgomery Photo Festival – formerly the Society of Arts & Crafts/Stonehenge Gallery Photo Contest – is presented by the Society of Arts & Crafts in downtown Montgomery in the Kress Building, 39 Dexter Ave. will be hosting a reception Saturday at 6 p.m. montgomeryphotofestival.org
Get to know the zoo’s magical creatures
You love magical animals from movies like “Harry Potter” and “The Hobbit”. Here’s your chance to see them in person Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery. Guests can meet these animals up close, learn about them in their habitats and win special prizes.
It’s a double Sunday at the Capitol Oyster Bar
Another night of great music is coming to the Capitol Oyster Bar on Sunday from 5-9 p.m.: Big Al and the Heavyweights play Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Rock and more. They call it a “musical gumbo”. If that’s not enough, Capitol Oyster Bar also has the Reba Russell Band with Jeff Jenson. The show starts at 5 p.m. at 517 Shady St., Montgomery. Admission is $20 to access both shows. If you arrive after intermission, it’s $15. capitoloysterbar.com.
Sundays in the Park in Montgomery
It’s three concerts in one — and all of them are free — when Montgomery hosts Sundays in the Park this weekend. Take your pick of Ida Bell Young Park, 5400 Vaughn Road; Peter Crump Park, 3510 Woodley Road; ED Nixon Park, 1000 Edgar D. Nixon Ave. Music is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to music, there is food and fun. It will not be the last of this kind of series. Montgomery plans to host music in other parks — one in each of the city’s neighborhoods — by the end of the summer. For more information, contact Sydnei Jarman at [email protected]
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