There should be no dance, theater, music and Harry Potter’s birthday

Another week of variety awaits for Montgomery, including the much-anticipated comedy and geek convention, plenty of theater, dance, music, and yes, Harry Potter fun! check it out:

The Stars on Riverfront continues Monday

If you miss the dance performances on Sunday, don’t be afraid. The Alabama Dance Theater will bring them back on Monday for Stars on the Riverfront at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. These are free shows for audiences of all ages, performed by ADT’s intensive summer students. Features new and original pieces by guest and resident choreographers. Members of the public can bring a picnic or enjoy one of the on-site food trucks – Kona Ice, That My Dog, and Streetside Eats. Gates open at 6 p.m., and shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Enter the park through the Downtown Montgomery Tunnel on Commerce Street. For more information, visit alabamadancetheatre.com or call 334-625-2590.

I investigated an augmented reality lab experiment this week

This week, you can become a detective hitting the streets of Montgomery

Ready to bombard the pavement for clues? Do so with this week’s Augmented Reality Detective Experience in Montgomery. It starts at 10am, although it can be done on your schedule. It is a self directed event for all ages. Explore your neighborhood as you gather information about your condition and receive phone calls from the Chief of Police. When you have enough facts to eliminate everyone but the fraud, release your accusation and receive feedback on your investigation. Tickets start at $25 per set (have as many people as you want) and are available at eventbrite.com/e/you-sleuth-augmented-reality-detective-experience-tickets-129799260081

American mariachi

So what’s the deal with the women’s mariachi band? Well, for one thing, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s “American Mariachi” takes place in the 1970s, when it was apparently a subject of resentment in the culture. That won’t stop Lucha, who takes care of her sick mother in this fun and sweet music. Lucha and her cousin search for her bandmates, dodge disapproving relatives, and bring Mom with them on the trip. Shows begin Wednesday and run through August 21 at ASF, 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery. Tickets are available at asf.net, and by calling 334-271-5353.

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Agatha Christie’s Mouse Trap

Agatha Christie's

Want to be familiar with “whodunit”? A must go watch Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap, which opens Thursday and runs through August 7 at Pike Road Theater Co., 28 Boardwalk, Pike Road. It’s a murder mystery at its best, directed by Alex Rickerd. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $20. pikeroadtheatrecompany.org.

Three days in front of the Urban Nerd Con

Urban Nerd Con is coming to Montgomery July 29-31.

My fellow comic book fans, geeks, and nerds know that Montgomery has been in dire need of a comedy convention for LOOOOOOOONG. Well, we finally got one, July 29-31, at Multiplex at Cramton Bowl, 1037 Pelham Street, Montgomery. This is an urban and multicultural humor, gaming, cosplay, and tech event. Special scheduled guests include Timak, Megan Tandy (Batauman), Kevin Grivio, Adele Simmons, Anthony Montgomery, Rob Morgan, Dave Fenoy, Peter Williams, Shayna McCoy, Tiffany Tony, Penelope Flynn, William Haysky, Cheroke Lofton, author Yvette Kendall, And a trio of Stargate SG-1: Tony Amendola, Steve Pasic and Simon Bailey. Online ticket pricing at theurbannerdcon.net.

Country Rock Roll Festival

The Country Roll Rock Festival takes place on July 30th at the Riverwalk Amphitheater in Montgomery.

Music Music Music Oh Yeah More Music Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Country rock festival at Riverwalk Theatre, 355 Koza Street, featuring DJs and hot bands: DJ G-Rivers, DJ CJ, DJ Styx, DJ 1-Up, DJ Banks and Gun Money from the state. Enter the park through a tunnel on Trade Street. This happened with food, music, wellness, healing, vendors, games, and more. You can bring your own coolant (glass is not allowed). Bring chairs and blankets into the garden. Ticket prices start from $40 for general admission to $1,000 for VIP sofas with premium alcohol and champagne. Get it online at eventbrite.com/e/rock-country-roll-music-festival-tickets-329296463587

EastChase Farmers Market Celebration

The 18th annual Farmer's Market will be held at The Shoppes in EastChase every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon through September 17 in the parking lot near Sephora and H&M.  The 2022 edition will start on the market on May 21 and will feature more than 35 vendors.

It’s okay to get a little more refreshed now and then. Get it Saturday at The Shoppes at EastChase in Montgomery. As usual, attendance is free. Lots of fresh, locally grown produce and food, plus kids activities and gifts. Regular farmers’ markets also take place on Saturdays at Shoppes in EastChase near Sephora, 7274 EastChase Parkway, Montgomery.

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Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday in Prattville

Harry Potter's birthday is celebrated on July 30 at the Otoga Prattville Public Library.

Magical fun awaits Harry Potter fans. Join the Autauga Prattville Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 30 as they celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! There will be costume contests (for kids, teens and adult age groups), Quidditch tournaments (BYOBroom), Potions Class, Harry Potter Trivia, candy, prizes and more! Harry Potter fans of all ages are welcome. The library is at 254 Duster Street, Prattville.

Glow in the dark EDM & Techno Rave

It hosts GTSouth Glow in the Dark EDM and Techno Rave.

Are you in glare? GTSouth Geek & Gaming Tavern holds Glow in the Dark EDM & Techno Rave from 9 PM to 2 AM on Saturday. Come dressed in a rave, and glow with the flow. The party is led by DJ Henngod. This is for ages 21 and up. GTSouth in 2015 Congressman W.L. Dickinson Drive, Montgomery.

Back to the 80s with Harley-Davidson Montgomery

DJ Banks will bring back the '80s for Harley-Davidson Montgomery on July 30.

DJ Banks harkens back to decades past Saturday from 2-5 p.m. with a free ’80s party at Harley-Davidson Montgomery, 655 Eastern Blvd. , Montgomery. It’s a continuation of their concert series this summer. There is free food for guests. They also receive donations for the Troy Animal Rescue Project. h-dmontgomery.com

Contact Montgomery Advertiser Shannon Heupel at [email protected]

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