The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University in Troy. This year’s festival features storytellers Donald Davis, Josh Goforth, Barbara McBride-Smith and Bil Lepp for three concerts at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preshow music begins 30 minutes prior to storytelling concert. Tickets are $10 for the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. concerts and $15 for the 2 p.m. concert. All-day tickets are $30. For tickets, call 334-685-5524 or 334-670-6302.
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood will hold its annual Art Auction on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 with a new auction house, new auctioneer, new genres of art and memorabilia. On Saturday, a preview begins at 6:30 p.m. with the auction at 7:15 p.m. Admission: $10 per person if purchased in advance; $12 at the door. Wine and cheese with a beer tasting by Thirsty Pig Craft Beer Taproom. Tea and water also available. A Second Chance event will be held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with bagels, coffee and juice served. There is no admission charge on Sunday. Temple Emanu-El is located at 188 N. Park Ave. in Dothan. For more information, call 334-792-5001. Major credit cards accepted. Art in all media and price ranges and framed art reasonably priced. A portion of the proceeds go to support local community charities.
House Whiskey, a country-rock band from Nashville, will perform at the Bama Slam Saloon, at 351 Country Road 156, in New Brockton on Saturday, Feb. 1. They have performed at the CMA Music Fest, the Houston Livestock Rodeo and opened for acts like The Charlie Daniels Band, Tracy Byrd, David Lee Murphy, Frank Foster and Lit.
Southern gospel group The Hoppers will be in concert Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. The performance will be in the college’s wellness center. In addition to the concert, a southern-style meal will be served in the college dining facility, the Deese Center, beginning at 4 p.m. Concert tickets are $12 per person or $22 per person for the concert and dinner. Tickets can be purchased online through the BCF Business Office or by calling 850-263-3261 ext. 418 or 800-328-2660 ext. 418. Tickets for the combined meal and concert must be purchased in advance. Regular concert tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door on the night of the concert.
“The Flight of Jackie Cochran” will be presented Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. by Forward DeFuniak Inc. at the Chautauqua Theatre in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The performance is a benefit for the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood, a National Register historic property and the signature building for the city. Jacqueline Cochran grew up in Northwest Florida and was an American racing pilot and the first woman to break the sound barrier during a 1953 flight. She served as the head of the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II, leading about 1,000 civilian American women who ferried planes from factories to port cities in non-combat roles. Nancy Hasty, who portrays Cochran, wrote the one-woman play based on Cochran’s life. Reserve limited tickets by sending $25 per ticket to “Play” at 504 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 (checks payable to Forward DeFuniak, Inc. with “Play” on the memo line). Retrieve your reserved tickets, with identification, at the door. If not sold out, tickets may also be purchased at the box office. For more information call 850-830-7663.
An Evening with Sean of the South will be held at Wallace Community College’s Cherry Hall at its Dothan campus on Feb. 10 from 6-7 p.m. Writer Sean Dietrich has become known for his column “Sean of the South” as well as his books about life in the American South. He has become a popular speaker around the South, telling stories and singing during his appearances. Tickets are free but limited to two per person and are available on campus at the Phillip J. Hamm Library or the Wallace Bookstore in Cunningham Hall. Signed book copies will be available for purchase by cash, credit card or check. This program is funded in part by the Wallace Community College Foundation. For ADA accommodations only, call 334-556-2587.
The Mike Schmitz Mercedes Benz of Dothan Community Concert benefiting Hits for Heroes will be held Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center. In its fourth year, the concert brings together local choirs to raise money for veterans.
“West Side Story” will be presented at the Flowers Center in Ozark Feb. 13-15 by the Ozark and Dale County School Systems. All performances start at 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 each) can be purchased on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Flowers Center, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Or, call 334-443-0636. All seats are reserved.
The Country Cool Comedy trio of Karen Mills, Leanne Morgan and Trish Suhr will perform two shows on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Dothan Opera House, adding a 3 p.m. show due to the evening concert at 7 p.m. selling out except for single seats. Tickets are $26-$41. Visit www.dothanciviccenter.org to order online or call the box office at 334-615-3175 and order over the phone. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
An Evening with Newsboys United with Special Guest Mandisa will be presented at the Dothan Civic Center on Feb. 23. Regular ticket prices are $18 for upper balcony, $23 for lower balcony ad up to $72 for floor seats closest to the stage. The concert also has VIP package add-ons ranging from $25 to $100 for items like early entrance, a pre-show Q&A with the Newsboys, souvenir and a backstage photo with Newsboys. The concert is presented by RTN, The JOY FM. For information, call the box office at 334-615-3175, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
MARCH 13-14 & 20-22
The Spanish Trail Playhouse in Chipley, Florida, will present the Tennessee Williams’ play “The Glass Menagerie” on March 13-14 and March 2-21 at 7 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. The play tells the story from the memory of Tom Wingfield, recounting life with his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura, after his father has left them and the illusions they built to make life bearable. This production is rated PG and is appropriate for ages 13 and older. Children under 5 years of age will not be permitted. The Spanish Trail Playhouse is located at 680 Second St. in Chipley. For more information and ticket pricing, visit www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Spanish Trail Playhouse Business Office at 850-638-9113.
The African Children’s Choir will perform Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. at Ozark Baptist Church, 282 S. Union Ave. in Ozark. This is the 51st choir to tour from Africa since the choir was started in 1984 by the nonprofit, humanitarian organization Music for Life. The children will perform a new program, “Just as I Am,” featuring well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. The concert is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted at the performance to support the choir’s education, care, relief and development programs. For more information, call 334-774-9381.
“Remembering Hee Haw” will be at the Bama Slam Saloon in New Brockton on March 19 at 7 p.m. This traveling show will feature original cast members and regular guests of the hit country music variety show: Jana Jae, LuLu Roman, Irlene Mandrell and T. Graham Brown. Dinner tickets are $50. Visit https://www.bamaslamsaloon.com/live-shows for more information.
The 46th annual Piney Woods Arts Festival will be held April 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and April 5, 12-4 p.m., on the campus of Enterprise State Community College. One of the oldest juried arts and crafts shows in the area, Piney Woods features original art and crafts by approximately 100 artists, a children’s fun center, food and entertainment, a student art display and a Civil War Living Display. The Weevil City Cruisers Car and Truck Show is Saturday only across campus from the arts festival. Admission to the festival and car show is free.
The Rescue Story Tour 2020 featuring Zach Williams with special guests We the Kingdom as well as Cain will be at the Dothan Civic Center on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $18 and go up to $165 for a VIP “Meat and Greet” with Zach Williams that includes a full-course gourmet meal prepared by California chef Paul Fields along with a photo with Williams, a gift bag, premium concert seats and early entry for merchandise shopping. For more information, call 334-615-3175.