Start penciling events into your January social calendar. We start the year off right with a list of can’t miss events for the month.
1. 42nd Street presented by Broadway Theatre League
January 6 – 8
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written. Tickets start at $29.
2. Presentation: Not Just Moving, but Living: An Exploration of Animation Principles with Vinny Argentina
Learn more about HMA’s “What’s Up, Doc?” exhibition. Vinny Argentina will explore the 12 Principles of Animation laid out by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston in their book “The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation”.
Join NOVA HSV, the creators of the Hangar Party, in dancing and dining around the world! This travel-themed international party will surround you with celebrations, entrees, and traditions from six different countries.
4. Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike presented by Theatre Huntsville
January 13 – 21
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play! Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike.
5. Beaks & Barks at Huntsville Botanical Garden
Begins January 14
For the birding enthusiasts, you’ll be able to explore the Lewis Birding Traill. For the “Barks” part of Beaks & Barks, bring your favorite four-legged friend to the Garden to play in the “No Leash Zone.”
6. Drop-in & Create at Huntsville Museum of Art
Kids will be creating “Pop-art Pizzas!”, making a deliciously-themed collage using different shapes and colors.
Grab a partner and come spend a fun evening out doing something completely different and super easy – square dance! No experience, no fancy clothes, even no partner required.
8. The Odes For You Tour at Lowe Mill A&E
A two-woman poetry performance of celebrated, internationally touring poets Shira Erlichman and Angel Nafis. Through interwoven poems, monologues, songs, and jokes, these poets engage each other and the audience in the vibrant and unstoppable song of celebration.
Alabama Rivers Alliance, Energy Alabama and Flint River Conservation Association (FRCA) are excited to bring Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Huntsville for the fourth year! Experts from across the state will be on hand to help answer any questions and provide guidance on how you can get involved locally and throughout Alabama.
The Huntsville Chamber Music Guild brings the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine to Trinity United Methodist Church for a concert.
11. Open House Party at Lowe Mill A&E
Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons and art lovers to an Open House Party. Guests have the opportunity to meet and interact with exhibiting artists and their work all while purchasing work from the six public galleries.
12. Folklife Workshop – Felting @ Burritt on the Mountain
Students will learn the two traditional felting methods. This class is taught by Jackie Miller, a multi-talented local artist and owner of JAC Win Design, Inc.
The first winter beer festival in Huntsville, Von Brewski Beer Fest is officially part of Huntsville Beer Week presented by Free the Hops.
14. Voices of Our Times: Leigh Gallagher at Huntsville Museum of Art
Fortune assistant managing editor Leigh Gallagher’s provocative book The End of the Suburbs sparked a national debate on the future of how and where we live. The celebrated journalist and business news correspondent expertly discusses the future of the way we live, the revitalization of our cities and the changing American Dream.
15. Flute & Harp Impressions presented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
In this wide-ranging program featuring flutist Gergely Ittzés and two HSO Principal musicians, we enjoy lesser-known delights by Vivaldi and Debussy before concluding with an orchestral suite by Respighi, a clever, humorous depiction of birds in a neoclassical style.
16. Once the Musical presented by Broadway Theatre League
January 27 – 29
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.
By showcasing how art is part of living spaces, Arts Huntsville hopes to create a greater understanding of how anyone at any price point can use art to enhance their environments. Each home and collection tells a story of its own and offers a glimpse at the pieces and artists your neighbors love.
A curated collection of artisan vendors in the wedding industry interested in reaching out to couples who think outside the box. This exciting event is happening at Lowe Mill A&E and admission is free to attend.
19. Havoc Hockey
January 13, 14, 20, 21, 28
Cheer on the Havoc at their January home games.