December Events Make End of the Year Merry and Bright

Art Exhibits

Cedric Smith: Horsepower

Through Dec. 9, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Paul R. Jones Museum, Free
Cedric Smith’s work draws on a wide range of influences and sources, traditional and contemporary, to express his poignant observations of African American life.

Annual West Alabama Juried Art Show

Through Dec. 16, Mon.-Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Free
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is sponsoring its annual juried show/exhibit for West Alabama artists.


Through Dec. 21, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Free
Curated by Wade MacDonald, this exhibit showcases 10 artists who attempt to challenge the viewer’s conception of traditional ceramics.

Find more art on the Department of Art and Art History’s website.

School of Music


Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building, $3 Admission for students and faculty
Support UA’s talented musicians in their annual holiday concert.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors”

Dec. 11, 3:00 p.m., Bryant Jordan Hall, Free
The University of Alabama Opera Theatre is again bringing the moral and magical holiday tale to life in one performance only.

Find more musical performances on the School of Music’s calendar.

UA Museums

All-Day Holiday

Dec. 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Every Museum, Free
During each museum’s regular operating hours, they will provide your family and friends opportunities to enjoy the season together.

Fall Commencement

Dec. 10, 8 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum, Free
Celebrate the Fall 2022 UA graduates as they cross the stage into their next chapter.

Find ceremony details on the UA Commencement website.

Holidays on the Plaza

All month, varied times, Government Plaza, Free Admission
Bundle up and take a trip downtown to find the A&S tree on the Tinsel Trail.