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03/29/2015 - 04/04/2015

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EXHIBIT: REMBRANDT, RUBENS, GAINSBOROUGH & THE GOLDEN AGE OF PAINTING IN EUROPE
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/01/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-5 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-5 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

 The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

The exhibition is comprised of brilliant portraits, religious paintings, landscapes, scenes of everyday life, still lifes and interpretations of classical antiquity.

This exhibit runs through April 26, 2015. 

EXHIBIT: REMBRANDT, RUBENS, GAINSBOROUGH & THE GOLDEN AGE OF PAINTING IN EUROPE
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-5 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-5 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

 The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

The exhibition is comprised of brilliant portraits, religious paintings, landscapes, scenes of everyday life, still lifes & interpretations of classical antiquity.

This exhibit runs through April 26, 2015. 

Ongoing Events

YEAR OF ALABAMA BBQ
  • Recurring daily
  • 01/05/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • Location: Alabama

YOA BBQ-colorThe Alabama Tourism Department has designated this the "Year of Alabama BBQ"! Indulge in a Southern culinary delight by sampling BBQ from restaurants across the state from January 1- December 31, 2015.

For more information, visit: http://www.ilovealabamafood.com/bbq/

EXHIBIT: 101 ROCKET CITY INVENTIONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/01/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged

The Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the ingenuity of the community that sent man to the Moon. It includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City.

This exhibit runs until December 31, 2015. 

 

EXHIBIT: WILLIAM THOMAS
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/01/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: Mon. - Sat. 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun. Noon - 5 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: No admission charged for exhibit. Admission charged for Garden entry.

View the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist whose paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens.

SEASON OPENING: HARMONY PARK ANIMAL PRESERVE
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/06/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: Mon. - Sun. 10 AM to sundown (rain or shine)
  • Address: 431 Cloud's Cove Road Huntsville, AL 35803
  • Phone: 1-877-726-4625 toll free
  • Admission: Admission charged

Drive through the park to observe free-ranging and endangered animals. Your self-guided tour includes reptiles and amphibians from around the world, plus various species of fowl.

Harmony Park Animal Preserve is open daily March through November. 

 

HUNTSVILLE BLOOMS
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/15/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6PM, Thu. 9 AM-dusk, Sun. noon-6 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission Charged

The garden's beautiful outdoor spaces take center stage during March and April. Spring-blooming trees, shrubs and perennnials are highlighted by colorful bulbs and special flowering displays. Welcoming French flower market-inspired displays include wooden flats of spring flowers, a bicycle and baskets of blooms.

YAM 2015: EXHIBITION FOR YOUTH ART MONTH
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/15/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: Noon - 5 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street South Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

This annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students is organized by HMA’s education department in observance of Youth Art Month and accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition.

 

BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/21/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM, Sun. Noon-4 PM. Closed on Monday
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting, scavenger hunts as you become an apprentice time traveler. Play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid-sized Alabama River. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area.

SPRING PHOTOS WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/21/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 10 AM - 9 PM, Sun. Noon-6 PM
  • Location: Parkway Place Mall
  • Phone: (256) 533-0700

Visit the Easter Bunny and capture a memory.

EXHIBIT: JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/22/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-5 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM and Sun. 1-5 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged

Having achieved worldwide fame with his "Birds of North America," John James Audubon joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region's quadrupeds.  They are considered the finest prints of their kind published in America.

CIRCUS: RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/26/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: Thu. 7 PM, Fri. 10:30 AM and 7 PM, Sat., Sun. 11 Am, 3 PM and 7 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center Arena
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged

This all-new edition is guaranteed to have both kids and adults jumping out of their seats and into the circus action from the very start. The Greatest Show on Earth will take audiences on a nonstop circus adventure. A jumbo video screen now brings families even closer to the excitement.

PLAY: HOW NOT TO COMMIT A MURDER
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/27/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: Fri. and Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 2:30 PM
  • Location: Historic Lowry House
  • Address: 1205 Kildare Street ,
  • Phone: (256) 489-9200
  • Admission: Admission charged

This hilarious courtroom caper is back by popular demand!

PLAY: I LOVE LUCY
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/27/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: Fri. 8 PM, Sat. 2 and 8 PM and Sun. 2 and 7:30 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 518-6155
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

Enjoy a musical version of "I Love Lucy" which brings one of the most celebrated sitcoms in TV history to the musical stage for the first time.  Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel will bring charm and wholesome hilarity to this new stage play.

EXHIBIT: THE ROBOT ZOO
  • Recurring daily
  • 03/28/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Location: US Space & Rocket Center
  • Admission: Admission charged.

The 5,000 square foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling.

This exhibit is on display March 28 - September 13, 2015. 

 

UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG DEMONSTRATION
  • 03/29/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: 1:30 PM
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Admission: Admission Charged

See a demonstration on creating beautiful Easter eggs, then enjoy a guided tour of the Historic Park.

BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM, Sun. Noon-4 PM. Closed on Monday
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting, scavenger hunts as you become an apprentice time traveler. Play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid-sized Alabama River. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area.

EXHIBIT: 101 ROCKET CITY INVENTIONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

The Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the ingenuity of the community that sent man to the Moon.  Includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City.

EXHIBIT: JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-5 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-5 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged

Having achieved worldwide fame with his "Birds of North America," John James Audubon joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region's quadrupeds.  They are considered the finest prints of their kind published in America.

EXHIBIT: THE ROBOT ZOO
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Location: US Space & Rocket Center
  • Admission: Admission charged.

The 5,000 square foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling.

This exhibit on display March 28 - September 13, 2015. 

 

EXHIBIT: WILLIAM THOMAS
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/15/2015
  • Times: Mon. - Sat. 9 AM - 6 PM, Thur. 9 - dusk, Sun. Noon - 6 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: No admission charged for exhibit. Admission charged for Garden entry.

View the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist whose paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens.

HUNTSVILLE BLOOMS
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6 PM, Thu. 9 AM-dusk, Sun. noon-6 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: 256-830=4447
  • Admission: Admission Charged

The garden's beautiful outdoor spaces take center stage during March and April. Spring-blooming trees, shrubs and perennnials are highlighted by colorful bulbs and special flowering displays. Welcoming French Flower Market-inspired displays include wooden flats of spring flowers, a bicycle and baskets of blooms.

SPRING PHOTOS WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 10 AM - 9 PM, Sun. Noon-6 PM
  • Location: Parkway Place Mall
  • Phone: (256) 533-0700

Visit the Easter Bunny and capture a memory.

YAM 2015: EXHIBITION FOR YOUTH ART MONTH
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/01/2015 - 04/19/2015
  • Times: Noon - 5 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street South Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

 An annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized by HMA’s education department in observance of Youth Art Month.  Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition.

 

BALLET: PINOCCHIO & THE BLUE FAIRY/SWAN LAKE ACT II
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/02/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: Thu., Fri. 7 PM and Sat. 2 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center Playhouse
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 881-5930
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center Playhouse

Attend Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre's annual production of a fairytale ballet! Pinocchio & the Blue Fairy is an original ballet choreographed by David Herriott. Swan Lake Act II is staged by Keren Gibb Hilliard.

BIERGARTEN
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 04/02/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: 4:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Davidson Center Plaza
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: No admission charged

Enjoy the festive atmosphere with authentic German cuisine crafted by the Center's renowned chef, David Oreskovich, imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. This event takes place rain or shine and is family-friendly and dog-friendly.

A HOPPING GOOD TIME: EGG HUNT AND BUNNY STORYTIME
  • 04/03/2015 - 04/03/2015
  • Times: 3 PM
  • Location: Huntsville Public Library-Main Branch
  • Address: 915 Monroe St. ,
  • Phone: (256) 532-5940
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

Children ages 3-4 can celebrate spring with an egg hunt in the Youth Services Department.

SCIENCE OF DYEING EASTER EGGS
  • Recurring daily
  • 04/03/2015 - 04/05/2015
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Admission: Admission Charged, DISCOUNT PASSPORT COUPON AVAILABLE AT THE DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

Hop into Easter egg science with this chemistry lesson that explains how dyeing eggs works.

"BASKETS FULL OF FUN" EASTER JUBILEE
  • 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: 11 AM-4 PM
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission Charged

This is a day of rollicking springtime fun at the come-and-go event for kids and families. Bring your Easter basket and collect treats from Burritt's frontier friends historic costumed characters. Kids can visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy live music and experience the new Time Travel Adventure.

COMEDIAN: RICKEY SMILEY
  • 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: 8 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center Concert Hall
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged.

DOWNTOWN DISH HUNTSVILLE FOOD TOUR
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 04/04/2015 - 04/25/2015
  • Times: 11 AM-1:30 PM
  • Location: Downtown Historic District
  • Admission: Admission Charged

This guided walking tour winds through Huntsville's historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and "mom and pop" establishments that make this a truly special place to visit. Stops include Huntsville's premier gastro-pub, a delectable European inspired eatery, and the coffeehouse that introduced the city to the delights of gourmet roasting over 30 years ago.

FREE WALKING TOUR IN HISTORIC HUNTSVILLE
  • 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Producer: Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Times: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Twickenham Historic District
  • Address: Depart from Alabama Constitution Village on Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-5723
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Enjoy an hour or so walking by some of Alabama's most beautiful antebellum mansions. Van Brown will share stories about the homes' owners as well as recognizing each site's distinctive style.

J.S. BACH ST. JOHN PASSION
  • 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: 3 PM
  • Location: First Baptist Church
  • Address: 607 Governors Drive Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-6606
  • Location: First Baptist Church
  • Admission: Admission charged

Our Symphonic Chorus will be accompanied by a professional orchestra in this beautiful Easter Saturday presentation.

PETER COTTONTAIL EXPRESS TRAIN RIDES
  • 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: 10 & 11 AM & 1, 2 & 3 PM
  • Address: 694 Chase Road Huntsville, AL 35811
  • Phone: (256) 851-6276
  • Admission: Admission for the train rides
  • Venue: North Alabama Railroad Museum

Make your reservation soon.  The tickets go quickly.  Call 256-683-7953.

PLANETARIUM SATURDAY NIGHT PUBLIC PROGRAM
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 04/04/2015 - 04/25/2015
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Planetarium - Monte Sano Park
  • Phone: (256) 539-0316
  • Admission: Admission charged

Observation of the night sky through the telescope at our Star parties will follow specified programs.

SPRING SCIENCE
  • 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Sci-Quest Science Center
  • Address: 1435 Paramount Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Sci-Quest Science Center

SpringScienceCome join us as we hop into some sweet science activities celebrating spring! Visitors will learn how to perform magic tricks with eggs and stage a battle with Peeps in the microwave. We will also have live chicks and chickens for everyone to meet!

WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY
  • 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Location: Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial
  • Address: Monroe Street between Jefferson and Washington Streets ,
  • Phone: (256) 308-0201
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

This event commemorates the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. The 50th Anniversary celebration will include a meet-and-greet beginning at 9 a.m. and a special ceremony at 11 p.m. Bring a lawn chair.


 

 

 

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