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Harris Center

425 Perry St

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook

Community Programs Coordinator

FEBRUARY 10TH: MYSTERY TRIP - $10

Who is in for an adventure? Where will we go? Sign up for our annual mystery trip for a surprise! More details provided the week of the trip. You will not find out the exact location until you get on the bus. Please bring extra money for a meal. $10. Payable to ABB.

Friday • 2/10 • Time - TBA

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

FEBRUARY 3RD: DREAMGIRLS AT THE RED MOUNTAIN THEATER, BIRMINGHAM, AL - $55

Root for the young singing trio from Chicago at the center of Dreamgirls, as they go from hopefuls to superstars. Infused by the spirit of Motown and the R&B legends of the 1960s and 70s, the story follows the Dreamettes – the talented but demanding, Effie, the beautiful Deena and eager, romantic Lorrell --through their meteoric rise under the demanding manager Curtis Taylor. As their careers take off, egos are bruised, tempers flare and hearts are broken in the pursuit of stardom. With music inspired by groups like The Supremes and The Shirelles, Dreamgirls is a love letter to American R&B music, and the artists that made their mark on history. We will go to dinner before the show. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. The cost of the trip includes admission and transportation. Please bring extra money for lunch. $55

Friday • 2/3 • 3 - 11:30 p.m.

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

MARCH 10TH : THE PEKING ACROBATS

For the last thirty-one years, THE PEKING ACROBATS® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. THE PEKING ACROBATS are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments; the time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival. $45 Please bring extra money for dinner. Refund Policy: You will not receive a refund for any program, event, or trip that is $5 or less.

Friday • 3/10 • 3:30- 10:00 p.m. • Columbus, GA

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

MARCH 31ST: ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN

Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays, and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in town to visit. An urban oasis in Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, a one-of-a-kind Canopy Walk through Storza Woods, and the innovative Edible Garden featuring an Outdoor Demonstration Kitchen. The Fuqua Conservatory is an organic biosphere and home to important collections of tropical palms and conifers; the Fuqua Orchid Center is home to the foremost collection of species orchids in the United States. Conservation gardens and amphibian displays highlight the Garden’s work with carnivorous plant bogs across the Southeast as well as endangered species of frogs from around the world. $35, Please bring extra money for lunch Refund Policy: You will not receive a refund for any program, event, or trip that is $5 or less.

Friday • 3/31 • 7:30- 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

APRIL 19TH: ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL - MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Million Dollar Quartet is a celebration of the contagious spirit, freewheeling excitement, and thrilling sounds of the once-in-a-lifetime event where four of music’s best talents came together. This is a rocking night of classic music! $65. We will not be eating on this field trip, please eat lunch before. Concessions will be available at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Refund Policy: You will not receive a refund for any program, event, or trip that is $5 or less.

Wednesday • 4/19 • 1:30- 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

APRIL 28TH: HISTORIC WESTVILLE

Historic Westville is a living history museum focused on the Chattahoochee Valley during the 19th century. They currently have a village containing 17 historic buildings allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the unique cultural experiences of the Chattahoochee Valley. The village provides a timeline of the area’s history. They are committed to representing and educating the public about the disenfranchised demographics associated with this area. $50. Please bring extra money for lunch. Refund Policy: You will not receive a refund for any program, event, or trip that is $5 or less.

Friday • 4/28 • 7:30- 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

MAY 5TH: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

The stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is a truly special experience. Performed in the Old Courthouse Museum, it allows attendees an opportunity to transport themselves back to the time of the book’s setting. Monroeville, Alabama, presented the first stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird in 1991 as Monroe County Heritage Museum Director Kathy McCoy searched for a way to raise money to renovate the old courthouse. The first one-act performance happened on a freezing night in November in the old courtroom, but was met with excitement from the audience. The next year, the production was set in May. By 1994, the local production added a community choir and the spiritual hymns that captivate audiences around the world. In 1996, the Mockingbird Players, a group of amateur actors dedicated to the production, were invited to bring the play to the Israel International Cultural Festival in Jerusalem to perform the play to sold out audiences. Two years later, the production traveled to Kingston Upon Hull, England to perform and lead an Alabama Cultural Symposium. In 2000, the production traveled to Washington, D.C., to perform at the Kennedy Center before Congress and other dignitaries as well as sold-out crowds, A return trip to Kingston Upon Hull happened in 2004, followed by performances at the Museum of Cultural Arts in Chicago, Illinois, in 2005.Hong Kong’s Asia Center hosted the production in 2012. $60. Refund Policy: You will not receive a refund for any program, event, or trip that is $5 or less.

Friday • 5/5 • 2:00 p.m. - Midnight • Monroeville, AL

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]