Ballet, vintage cars, beer, food, music and even Blippi ahead – 71Bait

THURSDAY

Montgomery Ballet Presents Lights

The Montgomery Ballet will perform at The Chapel at the Water, 1 Chapel Hill, Pike Road on Thursday at 6pm. Lights take you on a journey of giving and receiving energy. Performances include La Vivandiere (aka Markitenka), with music by Cesare Pugni and choreography by Arthur Saint-Leon and Fanny Cerrito; Pas de Quatyre with music by Pugni and choreography by Jules Perrot; and Lights with music curated by Jake Pughe and choreography by Danny Mitsios. Seating is limited. This event includes food, drinks, dance performances and a DJ. Come for the show and stay for the party. Tickets are currently half price, only $7.50 until sold out, and are available at 334-409-0522 and online at montgomeryballet.org

FRIDAY

Art and Automobile: Cocktail Party and Silent Auction

1971 Chevrolet Corvette

Visit the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts for Art and the Automobile: Cocktail Party and Silent Auction at the John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden on Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It will feature some of the most exquisite vintage and modern automobiles in the Montgomery area to celebrate decades of passion for car enthusiasts, collectors and design lovers. Tickets for the cocktail party and silent auction featuring car owners, dealers and sponsors are $60 per person. mmfa.org

10th Annual RiverBend BrewFest

The 10th annual RiverBend BrewFest takes place Saturday at the Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery.

For the bargain price of $25, guests can sip through a wide selection of craft, specialty, and seasonal beers at RiverBend BrewFest on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It takes place in downtown Montgomery at the Union Station train shed at 210 Water Street. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass. Food vendors will be on site. It will feature music from The John Bull Trio, Blues Old Stand, Cameron DuBois, Funk Nation and The Wyatt Edmondson Band. In this case, leave the children at home. It is over 21 years old. Tickets are available online at mgmcityevents.com or montgomeryal.gov and in person at Derk’s Filet and Vine, 431 Cloverdale Road. Proceeds from the event benefit the Family Sunshine Center.

Prattville CityFest – Friday and Saturday

Downtown Prattville will be packed for CityFest on Friday and Saturday.

Downtown Prattville will be filled with fun on Friday and Saturday with the return of Prattville CityFest. Activities on Friday include opening ceremonies in downtown Prattville at 5:45 p.m., followed by a free concert by The Tip Tops from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Grocery vendors will be on site. On Saturday the entry fee is $2. Military are $1. Children up to 5 years are free. Saturday activities include music by Blackbird Pickers 10am-11:30am, Shackelford Lane 12pm-1:30pm, Jeff and the Johnsons 2pm-3:30pm. There will be many local business vendors, a children’s area and food vendors.

SATURDAY

10th Annual Crawfish Cookout Benefiting Pike Road Schools Arts and Athletics

About $110,000 was raised for Pike Road students through the annual Pike Road Patriot Fund Crawfish Boil.  The 10th edition of the Boil will take place on May 14th.

More than 6,500 pounds of crawfish will be served Saturday from 10am to 6pm at Century Church, 1001 Marler Road, Pike Road. Tickets cost $75. Hot dogs, hamburgers and other items are also available for sale. Children’s activities include face painting, bouncy castles, a magician, balloons, princesses, Captain America, University of Alabama mascot Big Al, and pony rides. Musical acts include the PRS Show Choir, the PRS Band, Brandon Self and Uncommon Core.

HBCU block party

The HBCU Block Party is held on Saturday for HBCU students from across the river area.

Are you one of the many HBCU students in the River Region? If so, there’s a free evening of fun just for you on Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. The HBCU Block Party will be held at The Station at 5 Points, 400 Mobile St., Montgomery. There will be food, games, music and good vibes. This is exclusively for HBCU students in the river area and surrounding areas. Masks and school ID are compulsory. While this is free, guests must register at eventbrite.com. Guests can bring a plus one.

Family reunion at the barbecue

The 2022 Family Gathering BBQ will be held on Saturday at Hayneville Road Park, Montgomery.

Bring the family to an all-day special event on Saturday, starting at 11:00 am. The Family BBQ Gathering will be held at Hayneville Road Park, 2900 Patrick Road, Montgomery. There will be food, games, music. This event will be moderated by Willie Smiley.

Mud and Music Festival 2022

The Mark Kelley Band will perform at the Mud and Music Fest in Wetumpka on Saturday.

Hit the dirt and mud during the day and enjoy an evening of music on Saturday at the Music & Mud Fest, 3733 Chapel Road, Wetumpka, doors open at 8am. Admission is $25 per person. There will be mud riding: mud holes, wet trail and dry trail for SxS and ATVs. The music program includes Lacy/Todd Duo at 6pm, Michael Jay Hughes at 7pm and Mark Kelley Band at 8pm. There will be food vendors on site, but guests are also allowed to bring coolers. Also, bring beach chairs.

SUNDAY

Music in May at The Waters

Michael Jay Hughes will perform at Mud & Music Fest in Wetumpka on Saturday and The Waters on Pike Road for Music on Sunday in May.

Michael Jay Hughes is the lead performer for Music in May’s free concert at The Waters on Sunday from 4pm to 6pm. It takes place at Town Square, 201 Waters View Drive, Pike Road. Guests can bring beach chairs, blankets, snacks and friends. For more information, call 334-277-5551 or online at TheWatersAL.com

WEDNESDAY

Blippi The Musical at MPAC

Children and parents have seen Blippi on TV. Now Blippi The Musical is coming to the Montgomery Performing Arts Center on Wednesdays for a 6 p.m. show. Singing, dancing and making great new friends live on stage. A plane, a tractor, a fire engine and a train are just a few of the many discoveries that can be made together. It will include “The Excavator Song” and more. Tickets range from $25 to $65, and there’s an additional photo experience for $50. mpaconline.org.

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