Let there be dancing, drama, music and Harry Potter’s birthday
Another week of variety ahead for Montgomery, including a highly anticipated comedy and geek convention, lots of theater, dancing, music and, yes, Harry Potter fun! Check it out:
Stars on the Riverfront continues Monday
If you missed Sunday’s dance shows, don’t panic. The Alabama Dance Theater brings them back on Monday for Stars by the River at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. These are free performances for audiences of all ages, performed by ADT’s summer intensive students. It presents new original pieces by guest and resident choreographers. Members of the public can bring a picnic or enjoy one of the on-site food trucks – Kona Ice, That’s My Dog and Streetside Eats. Doors open at 6 p.m., with shows starting at 7:30 p.m. Enter the park through the downtown Montgomery tunnel on Commerce Street. For more information, visit alabamadancetheatre.com or call 334-625-2590.
Your Sleuth Augmented Reality Detective Experience This Week
Ready to pound the pavement in search of clues? Do it with the augmented reality detective experience You Sleuth this week in Montgomery. It starts at 10 am, although it can be done on your own schedule. It is a self-guided event for all ages. Explore your own neighborhood by gathering information about your case and receiving phone calls from the “Chief of Police”. When you have enough facts to eliminate everyone but the scammer, make your accusation and receive feedback on your investigation. Tickets start at $25 per group (have as many people as you want) and are available at eventbrite.com/e/you-sleuth-augmented-reality-detective-experience-tickets-129799260081
So what’s the deal with an all-female mariachi band? Well, for one thing, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s “American Mariachi” is set in the ’70s, when apparently it was frowned upon in the culture. That won’t stop Lucha, who tends to her ailing mother in this hilarious, big-hearted musical. Lucha and her cousin search for bandmates, dodge disapproving parents, and take mom with her. Performances open on Wednesdays and run through August 21 at ASF, 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery. Tickets are available at asf.netand by calling 334-271-5353.
Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap
Want to know about “whodunit”? You have to go see Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’, which opens Thursday and runs through August 7 at the Pike Road Theater Co., 28 Boardwalk, Pike Road. This is murder mystery at its finest, directed by Alex Rikerd. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. pikeroadtheatrecompany.org.
Three days of Urban Nerd Con ahead
My fellow comic book geeks and nerds know that Montgomery has been in desperate need of a comic book convention for a while. Well, we finally have one, July 29-31, at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex, 1037 Pelham St., Montgomery. It’s an urban, multicultural comic, gaming, cosplay, and tech event. Scheduled special guests include Taimak, Meagan Tandy (Batwoman), Kefin Grevioux, Adele Simmons, Anthony Montgomery, Rob Morgan, Dave Fenoy, Peter Williams, Chymna McCoy, Tiffany Toney, Penelope Flynn, William Hayaski, Chirroc Lofton, author Yvette Kendall and a trio of Stargate SG-1: Tony Amendola, Steve Bacic and Simone Bailly. Online ticket prices at theurbannerdcon.net.
rock country roll music festival
Music, music, music and, oh yeah, more music on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the Rock Country Roll Music Festival at Riverwalk Amphitheater, 355 Coosa St. With DJs and live bands vogue: DJ G-Rivers, DJ CJ, DJ Styx, DJ 1-Up, DJ Banks, Gun Money, From The State. Enter the park through the Commerce Street Tunnel. It’s an event with food, music, wellness and healing, vendors, games and more. You can bring your own cooler (no glass allowed). Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Tickets range from $40 for general admission to $1,000 for VIP canapes with premium liquor and champagne. Get them online at eventbrite.com/e/rock-country-roll-music-festival-tickets-329296463587
EastChase Farmer’s Market Celebration
There’s nothing wrong with freshening up once in a while. Stock up on Saturday at The Shoppes at EastChase in Montgomery. As always, participation is free. Lots of fresh locally grown produce and food, plus kids activities and giveaways. Regular Farmers Markets are also held on Saturdays at Shoppes at EastChase near Sephora, 7274 EastChase Parkway, Montgomery.
Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday in Prattville
Magical fun awaits you, Harry Potter fans. Join the Autauga Prattville Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 30 as they celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! There will be costume contests (kids, teens and adult age categories), Quidditch tournaments (BYOBroom), potions lessons, Harry Potter trivia, treats, prizes and more! Harry Potter fans of all ages are welcome. The library is at 254 Doster Street, Prattville.
Glow in the Dark EDM & Techno Rave
Are you in the glow? GTSouth Geek & Gaming Tavern is hosting a Glow in the Dark EDM & Techno Rave from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday. Come dressed to rave and shine with the flow. The party is led by DJ Henngod. This is for ages 21 and up. GTSouth is at the 2015 WL Dickinson Drive, Montgomery Congress.
Go back to the 80s with Harley-Davidson Montgomery
DJ Banks goes back the decades Saturday from 2-5 p.m. with a free 80s party at Harley-Davidson Montgomery, 655 Eastern Blvd., Montgomery. This is the continuation of their series of concerts this summer. There is free food for customers. They also accept donations for the Troy Animal Rescue Project. h-dmontgomery.com
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