Upcoming Events!

In this issue:  Charlotte’s Web this weekend,
Hank Williams – The Lonesome Tour featuring Jason Petty on November 10th, 
and Community Chorus Hometown Holidays concert on November 18th!
Charlotte’s Web  
Tickets on sale now for our October Acting Classs Showcase:
Directed by Josh McDaniel
Friday October 27th & Saturday October 28th at 7 pm
Sunday October 29th at 2:30 pm

Click here to purchase tickets
Birmingham Arts Journal Reception
If you enjoy stories, poetry, art, photography, and creative people in a hometown setting, join us on Thursday, Nov 2, at 6:30 pm at the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center for a reception and reading to honor the contributors in the latest issue of the Birmingham Arts Journal (BAJ). The event is free, and we will have the current edition of the Journal for sale. 

The editors, publishers, volunteers, writers, and artists are grateful to the Leeds Arts Council Board for the years that you have hosted the BAJ meetings and supported our efforts. We look forward to the meetings in Leeds, and we are especially happy to share Leeds and the Arts Center with folks from Greater Birmingham and beyond. Our visitors are impressed. 

Many of you know that the reception and readings are quite casual. We will gather in the lobby of the Arts Center to enjoy food, drinks and conversation. Then we will go into the theatre for the readings and art talks. Feel free to bring friends and family. You are making this event possible! Thank you. 
Thursday, Nov 2, 2023  Free Reception and Reading 
6:30 socializing    7:00 readings and art talks
Leeds Theatre and Arts Center
8140 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094Joan Dawson, BAJ Volunteer
Questions? Call me: 205-401-7077
November Art Gallery Reception:
Moody High School
The Leeds Arts Council will honor the Moody High School Artists with an opening reception on Sunday, November 5th, 2023, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Leeds Arts Center in downtown Leeds.   

The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy their beautiful and varied works.  Admission is free. These talented artists work in a variety of mediums and styles.  Their works reflect their interest in nature, pop culture, music, humor, and everyday life. 
Jason Petty’s Hank Williams
The Lonesome Tour
Friday November 10th, 2023 – 7 pm Jason Petty began his acting and singing odyssey on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee portraying country music legend, Hank Williams, in the musical, “Lost Highway”.  After several national tours Petty went to New York for an off Broadway run of the show and won the OBIE Award for Outstanding Performance in 2003.When Jason first performed the role of Hank Williams at the Ryman in Tennessee in 1996, little did he imagine that some 20 years later he would still be portraying this legendary man in his own highly acclaimed show.  Petty met and became friends with Williams friends and family members, musicians, and fellow Grand Ole Opry stars. They shared with him the intimate details of this legend’s life and career. From the good times to the hard times, Jason listened and began to understand this man like no other.  Now he brings that intimate story to life in this one-man tribute.In an interview, Don Helms, Williams’ best friend and steel guitar player, said simply: Petty’s singing of Williams’ classic songs is the best there’s ever been.  This feeling combined with his natural ability to tell the stories of Williams’ life and career with Southern charm and down home humor has given this show rave reviews across North America. 

Showtime 7:00 PM // Tickets $25 To to select and reserve your seats pleasevisit leedsartscouncil.org so you can get the best selection! Walk-ins are welcome, but I do recommend choosing your seat online.
Community Chorus – Hometown Holidays!
Leeds Arts Council is excited for the Leeds Community Chorus Autumn Concert! Saturday November 18th – 7:00 pm

This event is free but please reserve a ticket as we have limited seating!