ganizations in Birmingham such as the Alys Stephens Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and McWane Science Center. The Alabama Symphony s per- formances rival those of any other orchestra in the region, if not the country. The ASO is certainly one of Birmingham s greatest cultural assets and should not be missed! Erica H.

Alabama Theatre 1811 3rd Ave N 205-251-0418 alabamatheatre.com BIRMINGHAM

Built in the 1920s by Para- mount, the Alabama Theatre is one of America s last operating movie palaces, featuring first-

run and revival films, concerts and special events. A must-see for visitors to the city, the Showplace of the South is one of the most elaborate theatres in the country. When we come home (from Kansas City) we always try and go to a movie at the Alabama, especially at Christmas. It is one of Birmingham s treasures and holds many fond memories for me. Matthew D.

Alys Stephens Center 1200 10th Ave S 1-877-ART-TIKS alysstephens.uab.edu BIRMINGHAM

Some of the world s most renowned artists take the stage at this diverse, state-of-the-art

facility located on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. World-class entertain- ment is presented through the best in music, dance, theatre and family entertainment. If you are an arts lover you are able to satiate your appetite with the variety of great shows and performances at one central venue. Kecia L.

Birmingham Children s Theatre 2130 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N 205-458-8181 bct123.org BIRMINGHAM

Their mission is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives

In addition to showcasing live performers, Alys Stephens Center also focuses on educational outreach for the arts.