• It’s your last chance to catch a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented by CAST. The Shakespearean comedy tells of the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers, who are controlled and manipulated by a band of mischievous woodland fairies. Today’s show is at 2:30 p.m. at the McClellan Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors (60+) and military (with ID), and $10 for students. Call 256-820-CAST or visit www.castalabama.com for more information.
• Yes, TODAY is Mother’s Day. Need a last-minute gift? Grab Mom and head up to Attalla to Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain for a special discounted tour. Tigers for Tomorrow is a nonprofit animal rescue, home to more than 150 exotic and native species. The tours, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., are normally $25 a person, but as a special for Mother’s Day, the price for general admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 3 to 11. Visitors will learn why the preserve exists and why the animals live at the preserve. They will also learn about the four basic instincts that all animals have, even humans. Photos will be allowed under the supervision of a tour guide. No reservations are necessary and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the use of the pavilion. For directions or additional information, visit www.tigersfortomorrow.org.
• May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so join RMC for a free skin cancer screening from 9-11 a.m. on the second floor of the Sleep Lab and 1-3 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Wellness Center at the Tyler Center, 731 Leighton Avenue. No appointment necessary. Call 256-235-5877 for more information.
• Daniel Wallace, the author of “Big Fish,” will be in Birmingham to discuss his new book, “The Kings and Queens of Roam,” and sign copies at 4 p.m. at Alabama Booksmith, 2626 19th Place South. In “Roam,” which went on sale last week, Wallace returns to the tradition of tall tales and folklore in a wildly imaginative, beautifully written novel about two sisters and the dark, yet magical town that binds them.
• Join the Visual Arts Society at the at the Victoria Inn in Anniston for the 20th Annual Spring Gala and Silent Auction. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and wine at 6:30 p.m., followed by a silent art auction and dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jazz musicians Manabu Saeki Band will perform on the deck. Included in the silent auction will be watercolor images, mosaic tile, charcoal drawings, ceramic pieces, collage, photography, hand blown glass, oil painting, artist portfolio, fiber art, jewelry and prints. Proceeds from the event go to fund scholarships for JSU art students.Ticket prices are $30 per single and $50 per couple for members, or $35 per single and $60 per couple for non-members. VAS memberships will also be available at the gala at a reduced price with ticket purchase. For reservations, please contact Jane Greene at 256-782-5626.
• The eighth annual law enforcement memorial, Honoring Our Fallen Heroes, will be held today at 6 p.m. at Centennial Park in Anniston.
• The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will perform at the new Oxford Performing Arts Center with multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Bobby Horton tonight at 7:30 p.m. Horton has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada with musical-comedy trio Three On A String for more than 35 years. He has also produced and performed musical scores for PBS, the A&E Network and others. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. A pre-performance reception for ticket holders will be held at the Oxford Arts Center from 6-7 p.m. For more information call 256-832-0000 or 256-831-2660.
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