Weekend full of art, politics, theater and Mike Epps comedy


Lava Thomas: Homecoming and Masterworks of Photography: Join Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts on April 28 from 8:30 -10 a.m. for Lava Thomas: Homecoming and Masterworks of Photography from the Lamar Dodd Art Center Coffee with the Curator. Museum members are invited to join us for coffee and pastries in the Rotunda followed by an introduction to Lava Thomas: Homecoming and Masterworks of Photography from the Lamar Dodd Art Center. Join the museum again Thursday from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for Opening Reception: Lava Thomas: Homecoming and Masterworks of Photography. Museum members are invited to join us for an opening reception for Lava Thomas: Homecoming and Masterworks of Photography from the Lamar Dodd Art Center.

Candidate forum: The Elmore County NAACP Branch 5026 will be hosting a candidate forum on Thursday; the event will be held at “The Ranch Multiplex” located at 2705 Williams Road, Wetumpka.  Time for the event is from 6 to 9 p.m. The following candidates have accepted the invitation to participate:  Joy Pace Booth, Jessica Sanders, Candidates for Circuit Judge Place 2; Jennifer Holton, C. J. Robinson, Candidates for Elmore County District Attorney; Chad Smith, Troy Stubbs, Candidates for State Representative District 31; and Christian Horn, Candidate for Secretary of State. Bobby Mays, President of Branch 5026, said, “The NAACP strongly believes that an informed electorate results in better candidates being elected.  And what better way to get to know the candidates then by participating in events such as this.  Knowing the candidates, is key to knowing who to vote for, OR Not!”  The forum is free and open to the public.

A Lesson Before Dying at Cloverdale Playhouse: See the return of a this play, which originated at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival 22 years ago through the Southern Writers Project. It’s by Rolulus Linney, based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines. A young Black man in 1948 faces execution for a crime he didn’t commit. cloverdaleplayhouse.org. 


The Harriott II Riverfront Park in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday April 27, 2020.

Getaway Cruise on the Harriott II riverboat: Come watch the sunset on the Alabama River aboard the Harriott II Riverboat on Saturdays this spring. The Getaway Cruise is a great way to get your weekend started! During this two-hour cruise, we offer live entertainment, a full bar of delicious beverages and our Wheel House Grille offers a variety of meal selections for purchase. Don’t miss the boat! *Inside General Admission seating is located inside one of our two climate-controlled decks, Outside Patio seating is located on the outside top deck and is first come first serve to seat. Patio seating is not handicap accessible. Please purchase boarding tickets before purchasing an Add-On Package.

Free walking tours of Montgomery are being offered on Saturdays in April.

April Walking Tours:  As part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours, they will offer free, guided tours of Montgomery’s downtown historic district at 10 a,.m. Saturday. Some of the stops along the tour include the Court Square Fountain, Rosa Parks Statue and Bus Stop area, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and the State Capitol. Contact Jennifer Grace at 334-262-0013 for more information. 


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