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The April Agenda: What’s on at UA?

The semester may soon be coming to an end, but the events are here to stay! Check out some of these exciting activities on and around campus to put some spring in your step.  

On and Around Campus

Coulter Fussell, My Love for You is Deathless, 2022, discarded textiles, 56 x 70 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

“Quilts” by Coulter Fussel
Through April, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, free 

  • Visit the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art throughout April to wrap yourself in the works of Coulter Fussel. The exhibit consists of a multitude of quilted pieces, in an attempt to explore the “dual nature of violence, the cosmic and inescapable relational dance between entities and conflict.”

“Frontieres Sans Frontieres”
April 1, 7:30-9 p.m., April 2, 2-4:30 p.m., Rowand-Johnson Hall, $15

  • Learn the story of Win, who is struggling to take care of her young siblings in a war-torn country. Will she be able to change her family’s path, or will they continue on the only path they’ve ever known? Purchase your tickets today to find out!

Drop In Make & Take
April 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Kentuck’s Studio 2, $15 (supplies included) 

  • Get creative with Kentuck! Drop-in sessions are spontaneous and full of variety, so participants feel free to unleash their inner artist. Whether you walk in or register ahead, you’ll leave with a new piece of art that you can give to a loved one or use to decorate your space.

Beauty in the Cosmos: Astronomy-inspired Art
April 3, 4:30-7 p.m., Maxwell Hall, free 

  • Enjoy a collection of visual, musical and written pieces of art written by UA students and inspired by astronomy.

The Lady’s Domain: 19th Century Parlor Room Culture
April 3-7, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Gorgas House, $2 

  • Explore the culture of ladies like Amelia Gayle Gorgas herself through the exhibition curated by Olivia Sims. The exhibit will showcase Sims’ research, parlor culture and a create-your-own-fan station!

Annual Night of Jazz, Pop and Broadway Favorites
April 4, 7:30 p.m., Bryant-Jordan Hall, free 

  • Spend a night grooving with the UA Jazz Band as they play a slew of hits!

Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt
April 6, 6-9 p.m., University of Alabama Student Center Lawn, free

  • Join University Programs in its annual egg hunt! Exchange your findings for prizes while enjoying free food, music and more.

Cinnamon Roll Day
April 10, 9 a.m., Gorgas Library, free 

  • Start your morning with a cinnamon roll from Gorgas Library while supplies last!

Remembering the Holocaust
April 10, 6-8:30 p.m., Student Center Theater, free 

  • Join Bama Hillel and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in remembering the lives of those lost in the Holocaust, told by second-generation survivor, Esther Levy. Levy will detail the experiences of her family and ways to promote inclusion and acceptance in society.

“Into The Woods”
April 12-14 and April 20-23, times vary, Marian Gallery Theatre, $15/$25 

  • The woods are coming to Tuscaloosa! Book your tickets today to watch UA students take on one of Stephen Sondheim’s greatest musicals.

An Evening with Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley M. Jones
April 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, free 

  • Hosted by UA English’s Creative Writing Program. Copies of Jones’ book will be available for purchase and signing.

Dance Alabama!
April 19-22, times vary, English Building Dance Theater, $15/$22 

  • Spend an evening with the UA Theater and Dance department. The show will include student-choreographed pieces that combine passion, dynamics and rhythm. Book your tickets today!

Spring Mugs with Amy Smoot
April 29, 4-6:30 p.m. Kentuck’s Georgine Clarke Building, $65 (supplies included) 

  • Spend the afternoon creating your dream mug from start to finish. From molding the clay to designing and painting, follow UA’s own Amy Smoot in creating a mug fit for Spring frolicking.