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SEPT. 11


Anniston Performing Arts Center

3 p.m.

Kimberlite Productions presents a musical featuring the songs and spirit of 1950s and ’60s. $25. 678-570-6106.

SEPT. 16-17

‘The Addams Family, The Musical’

Oxford Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Community Actors’ Studio Theatre (CAST) presents a musical comedy starring the bizarre Addams Family on the fateful night they host a dinner for their daughter’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. $10-$20. 256-241-3322,oxfordpac.org.

SEPT. 17

Fall Fest

Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Old-fashioned family fun, including a wildlife show, quilt show, canning contest, flower demonstration and contest, pony rides, bake sale and cake walk and more. Sponsored by the Calhoun County Extension Office. $1 for ages 12 and up. 256-237-1621.

SEPT. 24


Longleaf Botanical Gardens, Anniston

6 p.m.

Beer tastings, wine bars, signature cocktail bar and food from a variety of Calhoun County restaurants and bakeries. New this year: A concert by American Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band, complete with light show. Concert will be outdoors on the lawn; bring lawn chairs or blankets. Ages 21 and up. $50 ($30 for designated drivers). 256-237-6261, 256-237-6766, eventbrite.com.

SEPT. 24

Ohatchee Fest

Janney Furnace Park, Ohatchee

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Music by Paul Curvin and the Janney String Band, car show, kids’ fishing in Lake Eli, arts and crafts. Free.

SEPT. 29

Scotty McCreery

Oxford Performing Arts Center

7 p.m.

Award-winning country musician and former “American Idol” winner. $35-$55. 256-241-3322,oxfordpac.org.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 9

‘The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.’

Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center, Gadsden

​CharACTers Children’s Theatre production based on the beloved children’s book.

OCT. 1

Anniston Music Festival

Anniston Performing Arts Center

7 p.m.

Featuring Whodini and ConFunkShun.$30-$75. 256-525-0826, eventbrite.com.

OCT. 1


Downtown Oxford

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arts and crafts, food, live music, kids activities and more. oxfordfest.org.

OCT. 6

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Oxford Performing Arts Center

7 p.m.

Country-rock band (“Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Mr. Bojangles”) is on a 50th anniversary tour. $25-$45. 256-241-3322,oxfordpac.org.

OCT. 13

The Time Jumpers

Oxford Performing Arts Center

7 p.m.

Vince Gill leads an all-star country group featuring 11 top studio musicians. $29- $49. 256-241-3322, oxfordpac.org.

OCT. 14-16

Fat Tire Festival

Zinn Park, Anniston

Local food, beer and music festival in Zinn Park, with shuttles to and from Coldwater Mountain bike trails, where activities include a nighttime trail ride, open rides on all the trails, group rides for all levels, demo bikes for trail and road, cycling-related games and a poker ride. $5-$80. www.cwmfattirefest.com.

OCT. 15


Grace Episcopal Church, Anniston

Noon-7 p.m.

Lobster dinners, bake sale, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities (and hot dogs and burgers if you don’t care for lobster). $18 lobster only, $24 full meal, must be purchased in advance. 256-236-4457, graceanniston.org.

OCT. 15

Falling for Fun Fall Festival

Anniston Museum of Natural History

5-8 p.m.

Tractor hayride, outdoor games, costume contest, flashlight tours of exhibit halls, Creepy Critters live animal show. $8 adults, $6 children. 256-237-6766.

OCT. 20

Josh Turner

Oxford Performing Arts Center

7 p.m.

Traditional country musician, one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. $35-$55. 256-241-3322, oxfordpac.org.

OCT. 21

Author Donald Brown

Houston Cole Library, Jacksonville State University

7 p.m.

Author Donald Brown will be discussing and signing his book “Mr. X and Mr. Y.” Free. 256-782-5255, jsu.edu/library.

OCT. 27

Peter Cetera

Anniston Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Knox Concert Series presents Peter Cetera, original member of the rock band Chicago, now a solo artist. $95. For information, contact Lee Merrill at 256-741-8262 or ptml@cableone.net. For reserved seating, contact Mandi King at 256-235-2553 or mandiking@cableone.net.

OCT. 27-30

‘These Shining Lives’

Stone Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville State University

JSU Drama Department presents “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich, which chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in 1920s Chicago. $10; on sale Oct. 1. 256-782-5648, jsu.edu/drama.

OCT. 28-NOV. 6

‘The Pirates of Penzance’

Oxford Performing Arts Center

Jacksonville Opera Theater and Piedmont High School present Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous musical, a tale of misfit pirates, inept policemen and a clumsy major general with more daughters than he ought to have. $10-$25. 256-241-3322, oxfordpac.org.

OCT. 29

Neewollah on Noble

Noble Street, downtown Anniston

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hay rides, live music, arts and crafts, costume contests (kids, grownups and pets), pumpkin and scarecrow decorating contests, treat walk, carnival games and more. Free.

NOV. 5-6

‘School House Rock Live Jr.’

Anniston Performing Arts Center

CAST Kidz production. $10 adults, $5 students. castalabama.com.

NOV. 6

Etowah Youth Orchestras Fall Formal Concert

Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center, Gadsden

2 p.m.

Featuring the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra/Etowah Symphonic Wind Ensemble. $12. Wallacehall.org.

NOV. 15

JSU Community Orchestra

Anniston First United Methodist Church

7:30 p.m.

Featuring soloist Chris Probst, professor of trumpet at JSU. Free.

NOV. 17

The Broadway Boys

Oxford Performing Arts Center

7 p.m.

A collection of the best male voices currently working on the New York stage. $15-$25. 256-241-3322, oxfordpac.org.

NOV. 18

Dr. David L. Walters Memorial Concert

Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville State University

7 p.m.

Tribute concert to longtime JSU band director. Free.