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Our next great event:
Classical-Blues Cabaret with Microwave Dave, Phil Weaver, and Ingrid von Spakovsky
Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3:00 p.m.
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Enjoy Lunch at the Lodge!
In partnership with The Lodge on Gorham's Bluff, the Institute is pleased to offer its popular Sunday Lunch Benefit at 1:00 p.m. prior to Sunday Series events. All proceeds benefit Arts Access, the Institute's arts-education outreach program that is designed to enrich and expand cultural opportunities in the tri-county area.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: So that we may serve you better, please make lunch reservations directly with the Institute office by calling (256) 451-ARTS(2787), ext. 42, or by e-mailing 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 $25 per person. (Ask about our Elder Discount for those aged 50 and over!)

2008 Events

Classical-Blues Cabaret with Microwave Dave, Phil Weaver, and Ingrid von Spakovsky
Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Gorham's Bluff Meeting House

Phil Weaver The Institute is excited to present an event that blends three of our favorite things: Blues, classical music, and creative innovation! The Classical-Blues Cabaret began on June 17, 2004 as an experimental collaboration between two accomplished Alabama guitarists who have performed all over the world. On that night, Blues guitarist and Huntsville radio personality Microwave Dave Gallaher joined forces with the accomplished classical guitarist Phil Weaver to present a cabaret performance at Huntsville's Flying Monkey Arts Center. They rocked the packed house and havenít looked back. Since then the duo has played to many more standing-room-only shows at the Flying Monkey, and the Alabama Film Co-op recently produced a live concert DVD to promote this unique and crowd-pleasing blend of musical styles. Building on its growing success, the Cabaret has added accompaniment by pianist Ingrid von Spakovsky, receiving standing ovations at both the Birmingham City Stages Festival and Huntsville's City Lights and Stars series.

Tickets: $12 ($10 for Institute members and Elders [50 and over]; $5 for students).

Jackson County Scholarsí Bowl
Saturday, November 8
Gorhamís Bluff Meeting House

The Jackson County Scholars Bowl and the Jackson County Math Tournament are the only two countywide academic competitions of their kind, and the Institute is proud to sponsor both of them. For more information about the various ways you can help support this quality educational opportunity for young people in Jackson County, contact us at (256) 451-ARTS (2787).

Stay tuned for more information in the very near future about our December Community Showcase!

This year's Gorham's Bluff Institute activities have been funded in part by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama, as well as through the generous support of its members.