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Enjoy Lunch at the Lodge!

In partnership with the Institute, The Lodge on Gorham's Bluff is pleased to offer its popular Sunday Lunch each Sunday from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m., with seatings every 30 minutes. Enjoy a traditional Sunday afternoon meal while supporting Institute activities, whether there's an event that weekend or not. A portion of all Sunday Lunch proceeds goes to fund ArtsAccess, the Institute's arts-education outreach program designed to enrich and expand cultural opportunities in the tri-county area, especially for kids.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: So that we may serve you better, please make lunch reservations directly with The Lodge on Gorham's Bluff by calling (256) 451-VIEW (8439). Reservations require a credit card confirmation and are non-refundable when cancelled less than 72 hours prior to the lunch date and time. The Sunday Lunch Benefit is $24.95 per person plus tax.


For thirteen years running, the Alabama Ballet's Summer Residency in Gorham's Bluff has been one of the most memorable arts events in the state. This year promises to be better than ever, with some exceptional new pieces -- Christopher Bruce's utterly unique and fabulously stylized "Rooster", which is set to music from the Rolling Stones, to name just one -- and a great mixture of new faces and familiar favorites in the residency company.

The traditional Thursday evening Dance Discovery workshop and dress rehearsal performance for area kids and their parents will take place on August 12 starting at 7:00 p.m. All of that evening's Dance Discovery activities are free.

The Bluffside patrons dinner/performances will take place on Friday August 13 and Saturday August 14, both starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and a substantial portion of the proceeds benefit the Institute and the Ballet. (A chartered bus will again be available for Birmingham patrons -- with wine and hors d'oeuvres included -- for an additional $25.)

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets through the Alys Stephens Center's secure on-line box office. For more information about the Ballet's activities in Gorham's Bluff, call (256) 451-2787, ext. 42 or email arts@gorhamsbluff.com.

The outreach portion of the residency is set to build off last year's phenomenal success in the Jackson County public schools -- we reached 1,700 students who would not have otherwise had meet members of the state's premier dance company and watch them perform in their schools! And the residency will again be reaching out further into the community by partnering with the Northeast Alabama Community College for an exciting slate of activities in September as well.

September 9 at NACC — “Chicago” tutorial with Alabama Ballet resident choreographer Roger Van Fleteren

September 16 at NACC — The Alabama Ballet presents Christopher Bruce’s “Rooster” and George Balanchine’s “Serenade,” at the Bevill Lyceum on the campus of NACC in Rainsville at 7 p.m.

For more information about the Ballet's activities at NACC, call (256) 638-4418, ext. 248.

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