What’s Happening the week of 8/26 in Mobile, AL

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

We check local calendar events in Mobile, Alabama so you don’t have to. Thank you for using us as your local resource! 

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Featured Photo:  ZUMBA-thon with Distinguished Young Women held at the South Alabama Rec Center. Renee Mullenix and Michelle Crawford led the 1.5 hour long dance party! They even had a special guest, this years DYW winner, Máire Nakada. Photo Credit: Elle Photography

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08/26: The End of the Tour
6pm, Crescent Theater. The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. Tickets $10.

08/26: Chocolate and Coffee Tasting
7pm, Serda’s Coffee. Come join Serda’s for a great evening of chocolates & coffee! Explore the similarities between coffee and chocolate taste profiles and how these are manipulated in the processing, blending and roasting processes. The pairing will include five different cocoa levels of Lindt chocolates (milk, 70%, 85%, 90% & 99%) as well as two distinctive single origin Costa Rican coffees and a meticulously crafted blend that will enhance the full range of the chocolate. Price $15.00. Reservations recommended.

08/27: 2015 Business Expo
12 – 5pm, Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center. Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, this Business Expo gives Mobile Area Chamber members an opportunity to promote and market their companies at Mobile’s largest business-to-business trade show

08/27: Pumpkin Magic (Art Class)
6pm, Picket Fence Marketplace.  Picket Fence is so excited to offer the community opportunities to learn from local artisans! Get a fun jump on the fall holidays with the Pumpkin Magic class! This class will be given by Sue Cook, the owner of Colors of Sweden! All materials will be provided. Just show up, bring a friend, and have some fun making pumpkins that will make your home sparkle for the fall season for years to come! This class is $30 per person and that includes all materials and light refreshments. Reservations must be made by Wednesday 8-26-15 to ensure that the instructor has all the materials needed on the day of the class.

 

 

 

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08/27: Power Hour Fun Run – Superheroes Assemble
6:15pm, Moe’s Bar B Que Downtown. Grab your capes and masks, tights and utility belts, it’s time to power up for our first Power of Running Power Hour. Superheros will dash through the streets to attempt to log the most miles they can in an hour! After the hour is up, all Superhero’s will record their miles and we will calculate the total. Don’t forget about the Moe’s meal deal after the run!

08/28: Chat and Chew with Mayor Sandy Simpson
11am, Kitchen on George. Kitchen on George welcomes Mayor Sandy Stimpson for his latest installment of “Chat and Chew” Friday, August 28 at 11 a.m. We’ll be serving up our local flavor, and you’ll have the opportunity to share your thoughts with the Mayor. Reservation recommended.

08/28:Bay Bears vs Montgomery Biscuits- Fireworks Night and Paint the Park Purple
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a night out at Hank Aaron Stadium to see the Baybears play the Montgomery Biscuits! Half of all ticket sales purchased through the Alzheimer’s Association will be donated toward helping #ENDALZ. Come help raise money and Paint the Park Purple! Stay for the last night of Fireworks at the Hank!

08/29: Steady Pace 5K
7:30am, Lyon’s Park. Steady Pace 5K Run Walk is an innovative way to reach families in our community and promote HEALTH and WELLNESS. The Steady Pace 5K run/walk is the first of its kind designed specifically for the awareness of children and family members of all ages and shining a light on the effects of childhood and adult obesity while promoting a healthy lifestyle not just weight loss

 

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08/29: Mobile Fashion Week Casting Call
10am-1pm, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Mobile.Get yourself camera ready, ladies! It’s the final casting call for Mobile Fashion Week. Supporting the community and fashion is what Mobile Fashion Week is aiming to do, and they are looking for the models that can represent both the clothing and cause! MFW supports many local and regional charities, and they want you to be a part of the event! Please click the link to find out more about the requirements to be a model. MFW is Sept 24-26, 2015.

08/29: Dauphin Street Beer Festival 2015
6-9pm, Dauphin Street. Work your way down Dauphin Street, sampling a variety of beers at participating restaurants and bars. From pale ales to darker brews, there’s something on tap for everyone. Grab a mug and a map and drink to your heart’s content. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the participating venues.

09/01: Bring Your Business Cards – Speed Networking Event
5:30-7:30pm, YMCA. Meet a new network of local entrepreneurs to share & learn business tips and problem solving techniques. GCE Think Tank is an idea networking group. We gather monthly to discuss and stay on top of emerging practices and techniques in online marketing, technology and business growth. All with the purpose of helping each other grow their business. The atmosphere is energetic, fun and casual. You can be yourself and meet a lot of successful people in the Mobile area.

 

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What’s Happening the week of 08/19

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Access Magazine’s 2015 Back in Black Summer Block Party with Jane Bartlett Pappas, Marissa Fleming Thetford, Vanessa McGee Reyner and Mallory Godwin at SkyView Lounge. Photo Credit: Access Magazine/Facebook.com

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08/20: Girls of Fall
5:30-8:30pm, Mobile Convention Center. Girls of Fall – now in its third year – is a unique event focusing on female football fans, featuring football, fashion and fun! This year’s event will be more interactive than the previous events and will feature new sessions and more vendors than in the first two years. Our female fans will learn more about the game, plus have an opportunity to eat and drink – and shop!

08/20: Chief Issues with Chief Barber
6:30pm, Palmer Pillans Middle School. Please join the Bay Area Young Democrats for a community conversation with Mobile Police Chief James Barber about city safety. He is set to discuss the city programs that are in effect to help keep us safe. He is also open to addressing community concerns. There will also be voter registration available if you’ve moved or need to register.

08/20: LIVE@The Museum – Christian Lee Huston
7pm, Mobile Museum of Art. Songs full of lush, lonesome melodies, flooded by Hutson’s billowy country singing. – The Pitch. LIVE@ the Museum is a different kind of concert series. Disarmingly intimate, this series creates the opportunity to connect with the stories and music of the South on a deeper level. Show starts promptly at 7PM, tickets $10, Beer and wine by donation. This is a show you won’t want to miss!

08/21-08/22: One Faith One Family- Love is Our Mission Conference
Mobile Convention Center. 2nd Annual Archdiocesan Conference. The goal of the conference is to create an opportunity for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Mobile to come together and be encouraged in the faith as one family of God,  to have a family reunion of sorts, to be energized by our shared faith and sent forth to proclaim it with greater purpose and with a specific mission.  Featuring Matt Maher, Damon Owens, and more. This event is for anyone and everyone. Childcare and activities will be provided for families.

 

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08/22: ZUMBA-thon with Distinguished Young Women
9-10:30am, The University of South Alabama. Time for another Zumba-thon! Come join the party on Saturday at the University of South Alabama’s Rec Center! The Zumba-thon will be in Studio 1. Check in will begin at 8:30 am. There is a $10 donation at the door to benefit Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program. This event is sponsored by the University of South Alabama, Distinguished Young Women and the Distinguished Alliance.

08/22: John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio
6:30pm, Saenger Theater. Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who goes by the stage name Taj Mahal, is an internationally recognized blues musician who folds various forms of world music into his offerings. A self-taught singer-songwriter who plays the guitar, banjo and harmonica, Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music during his 40+ year career. Come see this great group of musicians all on one stage!

08/22: Screen on the Green- HOME
7:45pm, Dorn Field at Spring Hill College. Join your The Village of Spring Hill, neighbors, friends, and family for a showing of HOME! This is truly a great family movie. Papa Johns will be will be selling pizza and drinks and Kona Ice will help keep you cool with shaved ice drinks! Dr. Gee’s Magic and Balloons will be there to entertain the crowd from 6:30 to 7:45 PM.

08/22: Alabama Shakes
8pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach. Sing along to “Hang Loose” and “Hold On” at this outdoor summer concert. The Athens, Ala., band will be joined by special guests Drive-By Truckers. Tickets range from $45 – $70.

 

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08/23: Dash and Splash 2015 5K Run/Walk and 50 Yard Swim
6-9pm, Spring Hill Swim Club. 5K course along Museum Drive and through Langan Park followed by 50 yard swim in club pool. Register online until 4 AM August 21 and on site registration will begin at 4:30 the day of the race. Don’t miss out on the fun, stay for the after party!

08/23: Grayson Capps at Manci’s Antique Club.
6-9pm, Manci’s Antique Club. A literate and impassioned songwriter whose song characters are often caught barely hanging on at the edges of American life, Grayson Capps is a bit like a New Orleans version of Tom Waits, albeit more of a roots rocker in actual musical execution.

08/24: HUKA Entertainment and AEG present “Todd Rundgren”
6:30pm, Saenger Theater. The 25th solo studio album of his career, “GLOBAL” has now launched and is a stunning contemporary fusion of styles – rock, soul and EDM – which continues the tradition of boundary-breaking works from this visionary genius. Todd’s preternatural gift of melding the bold and the accessible is the hallmark of “GLOBAL”’s finely crafted tracks.

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What’s Happening the Week of 08/10

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Mayor Sandy Stimpson comes to check out the new soccer fields at Sage Park. Photo Credit: Barry M Silbernagel

08/13: Colors of Fashion 2nd Annual Inspiring Women on the Coast Conference
10am, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Join us for the 2nd Annual Inspiring Women on the Coast Conference where they bring awareness to 15 causes, enjoy breakout sessions, visit vendors and leave inspired after the wonderful Guest Speaker! Bring a Scarf this year in any color to accessorize your outfit to bring awareness to all causes. Choose your favorite scarf or buy a new one in any color and wear it your favorite way (around your neck, waist, hair, on your purse etc) to the Colors of Fashion Scarf Lunch! Men and women welcome with lots of door prizes and fun surprises!

08/13: Mobile Azalea Trail Membership Interest Event
5-7pm, Firehouse Wine Bar & Shop. There’s never been a better time to join the Mobile Azalea Trail! Come enjoy a glass of wine while we tell you more about the upcoming trips we have planned and how we can use your help. If you are between the ages of 21 and 40, you are eligible to join the Mobile Jaycees and help keep Mobile history alive through the Mobile Azalea Trail.

08/13: End of Summer Trail Run
7:45pm, University of South Alabama Intramural Fields. 3 mile trail run at University of South Alabama Mountain Bike Trails. This is not a race but more so a laid back get together for a not so usual running experience. The course will be very well marked with Glowsticks and nobody will be left behind. Trail running at night is a rush that’s sure to break you out of your normal workout routine. Even if you’ve been on a certain trail a hundred times before, it looks and feels different in the dark.

08/14-8/16: Mary Poppins
Friday/Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm, Playhouse In The Park. Check out  the delightful story of the “practically perfect” nanny Mary Poppins.  Based on the book by P. L. Travers and the movie produced by Disney studios, Mary is a super-nanny who flies (really flies!) in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children. She proceeds to put things right in the Banks household with the aid of her extraordinary magical powers. This fun-filled musical is wonderful for adults and children alike. You’ll be singing along in no time…”in the most delightful way!” Tickets for adults are $15, and students and seniors are $12.  Call 251-602-0630 for reservations!

 

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08/14: Songs that Save Concert Series
7pm, The Listening Room. A night of music with twelve amazing women for a great cause! All proceeds will go to The Penelope House. It is a great setting for songwriters to tell their stories. Special guests Jim Pennington and Michelle Carroll Stancil. The Songs that Save series was created to give back to our community using music. Save the date, and don’t miss what is going to be an amazing night! $10 cover.

08/14: Habitat for Humanity Cornhole Tournament
7:30pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub. $100 cash prize to 1st place team. $20 entry fee per 2 person team. Drink specials with a $5 donation to USA College of Medicine Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter.

08/14: BayBears vs. Mississippi Braves
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. As the season is coming to a close, the BayBears invite you out for a night of baseball, hotdogs and FIREWORKS! This is a fireworks show that never disappoints!

08/15: Doughnut Dash and Dare 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run
7:30am, Spring Hill College. The Doughnut Dash and Dare Run 5K is the only 5K Run/Walk around the Gulf Coast where you are rewarded for eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts! What a great way to have some fun and raise awareness and donations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama!

08/15: Introduction to Long Form Improv Workshop
9am-12pm, The Temple Downtown. This 3 hour workshop is designed to introduce you to the Bay Cities Improv approach to long form improvised comedy. No prior acting or improv experience is required. You will get to explore the core tenets of improvisation: agreement, listening, commitment & support, discover how to use truthful storytelling as a way to generate interesting ideas for comedic scenes, learn the power of playing characters similar to yourself in a comedic scene and learn how to create and play an intelligent character with a strong point of view.

08/15: The Stolen Faces
10pm, Soul Kitchen. Join in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, the band that started it all! Very special guest Donna Hall Foster from Wet Willie will be joining in for a fun night of dancing and great songs!

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08/16: “Wizard of Oz” Summer Classic Movie Series
3pm, Saenger Theatre. “Wizard of Oz”, 1939, musical – Starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, who is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.Tickets are general admission: $6.00 per adult and $3 per 12 and under child or 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis.

08/16: New Orleans Style Jazz Brunch
10am, Azalea Manor. New Orleans style brunch at the Azalea Manor on Dauphin Street! Featuring the Chris Spies Jazz Trio, a fantastic menu of brunch food including New Orleans Beef Grillades, Shrimp in Sherry Cream Sauce, Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding, Eggs Benedict and Strawberry Crepes. Don’t miss the Charcoal Grilled Oysters and Conecuh Sausage in the Courtyard! Cash bar with bottomless mimosas on the menu! A portion of all sales will benefit Penelope House. Purchase tickets in advance and select your seating time before its all sold out!

08/17: Les Burgers avec Vin Francais
6:30-9pm, Hamburgers may be considered by many to be an “All American Food”; but savor an edition of the Pour Baby French Twist and Wine Pairing! Join us for this OOH LA LA Délicieux Burger and French Wine Pairing.

08/18: 15 Place Grand Reopening
10am-4:30pm, 15 Place. Come celebrate with us as 15 Place makes the transition from a Day Shelter to a Multi Service Center for the homeless. The ribbon cutting starts at 10am and from there we will continue to celebrate throughout the day with food, refreshments and festivities. Join us to see firsthand what our staff and community members are doing for Mobile’s homeless.

 

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What’s Happening the Week of 08/05

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Featured Photo: A portion of the funds from the Dragon Boat Festival went toward helping our friends at Soccer4Life buy a van to aid their vision of helping children achieve their goals! Coach Z will be using the van to transport inner city kids to and from the soccer fields. Photo Credit: Fuse Project

08/05: Four Course Wine Dinner
6:30pm, Kitchen on George. Featuring the talents of Executive Chef Gillian Clark, Culinard’s Culinary Dean, Chef Antony Osborne and Chef Paul Wooten, program Director for Culinard of Mobile, the four course dinner with wine pairings from International Wines and specialty coffee’s from Leroy Hill Coffee promises to be an evening to remember! Please call 251-436-8890 to reserve your tickets.

08/06: Mr. Bellingrath’s Birthday Celebration
8am-5pm, Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 6, 1869, Walter D. Bellingrath was Mobile’s first Coca-Cola bottler and the founder of Bellingrath Gardens and Home.In honor of Mr. Bellingrath’s Birthday, admission to the Gardens is free to all Mobile and Baldwin County residents! (There is an additional charge to tour the Bellingrath Museum Home.)

08/06: marc-art 2015
6pm, Azalea Manor. Mobile Arc (MARC) is an advocacy and service system for people with developmental disabilities. MARC invites you to a festive exhibit and sale of inspiring artwork by Mobile Arc artists as and artists from the community. Come enjoy this years celebration of unique art, music by Eric Erdman and delicious catering by Chef Rob. All proceeds benefit Mobile Arc art education programs. Tickets are $25 and available by calling Suzanne Dennis, 479-7409, ext. 623.

 

 

08/06: 18th Annual Cool White Linen Night
6:30pm, The Country Club of Mobile. An elegant affair, enjoy fine dining, libations, live music and dancing and both Live and Silent Auctions featuring jewelry, specialty home décor and one-of-a kind artwork. Tickets are $100 per person for open seating. Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships are available and seated tables of 10 guests can be reserved for $1500.00. Proceeds benefit Via Health Senior Citizens Services

08/08: Port City Mini Golf Grand Opening
9am-11pm, Port City Mini Golf. Port City Mini Golf is having it’s Grand Opening! Stop by and cool off in Mobile’s only INDOOR, 9-hole, locally themed course. The fun doesn’t stop at mini golf,  they even offer 60 classic arcade games and skee ball! Bring the kids or plan a date night. Non-alcoholic drinks are on the menu but customers are more than welcomed to BYOB.

08/06: Roman Street and The Mulligan Brothers
7:30pm, Saenger Theater. You don’t want to miss these musical powerhouse’s live on stage. Doors open at 7pm, concert is open to ALL ages.

08/08: NASA Lands at the Exploreum Day
10am-3pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. “NASA Lands at the Exploreum Day” is a fun filled day complete with rockets, science, engineering and fun. Visitors can talk with key managers from NASA’s Marshall Center, kids can make their own rocket while learning about space, take a virtual ride through the solar system and listen to Marshall engineers as they showcase their missions to explore the Earth, sun and other worlds. NASA touchdown is at 10 a.m. Admission to NASA Lands at the Exploreum Day is only $10 and includes all exhibits and the IMAX theatre films. If you are an Exploreum member this is a FREE event.

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08/08: Sandstock
12pm, Flora-Bama. It’s not Woodstock, it’s Sandstock…the Flora-Bama way. Come and hear great music, have good times and eat great food. Music is devoted to Sandstock style music in the Tent. Dressing up Hippie style is heavily encouraged!

08/09: Great Expectations
2-4pm, Mobile Infirmary. Calling all Mothers-to-be, new mothers, hope-to-be-moms and friends and family- come enjoy an expo just for you. Educators and Physicians will be on hand to answer questions and give birth center tours. Check out the vendor booths and register for door prizes!

08/09: “A Streetcar Named Desire”
3pm, Saenger Theater. “A Streetcar Named Desire”, 1951, black and white, Drama – Staring Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter, a Streetcar disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. Movie to be shown at 3 p.m. with the doors opening at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are general admission: $6.00 per adult and $3 per 12 and under child or 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis.

08/12 Masterpieces and Mimosas
10:30am, Historic Oakleigh House Museum. Ever wanted a private art and history tour of the Historic Oakleigh House while sipping on Mimosas? Now’s your chance! The museum curator is offering these private tours starting this week and continuing every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. $25 per person $15 of Historic Mobile Preservation Society members, reservations only!

 

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What’s Happening The Week of 7/29

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07/30: Miracle Treat Day
All day, All Dairy Queen Locations. Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard and support a cause! A portion of the proceeds from every Blizzard sale will benefit our very own local University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital, the central Gulf Coast’s provider of specialized health care for children and women and your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital member. Post a selfie with your Blizzard using the hashtag #MiracleTreatDayCWH!

07/31-08/02: Vaping the Coast
Opens at 10am Friday-Sunday, Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center. The Mobile Convention Center will take center stage as Vaping the Coast takes over the building. The Convention Center is suspending the indoor ban on vaping so attendees will be able to vape indoors for the entire event. Competitions, giveaways, industry experts and plethora of veterans and newbies alike who will be on site for everyone to teach and learn together. Vaping the Coast is both business and pleasure for vaping enthusiasts and provides a wealth of knowledge for those that are unfamiliar with the latest breakthroughs in smoking cessation and harm reduction technologies

07/31: The Exchange – Open House
7-9pm, The Exchange 202. Please join The Exchange for drinks and a tour of Mobile’s first Co-Working Community! Everyone is invited in to see the space, ask questions, and enjoy connecting. Please arrive early if you’d like to grab a drink before hand. Arrive ready to hang out and network.

07/31: BayBears vs. Jacksonville Suns
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. Come watch as the Mobile BayBears take on the Jacksonville Suns for game four of a five game series. Support our local team and stay for the explosive Fireworks at the end!

07/31: HUKA Entertainment presents The Revivalists
8pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub. The Revivalists new album, Men Amongst Mountains, was released on July 17th through Wind-up Records. This band has poured a lot of time and energy over the last year to craft an album that they feel captures a perfect snapshot of the band. The 14 album songs have traveled with them over the last few years in vans, busses, planes and boats to all corners of this country and then beyond. Come see what the hype is all about!

 

08/01: Spartan Workout Tour
8-10am, Saraland High School. Prepare for race day with a FREE Spartan Workout. Led by SGX-certified coaches, the Workout Tour will benefit both the fitness rookie and the seasoned veteran. In addition to learning new training techniques while meeting new friends, you’ll also receive an exclusive “I’m Training for a Spartan Race” t-shirt. Accept the challenge and sign up today!

08/01: The Life and Work of Emma Langdon Roche
10am, Oakleigh Museum House. The exhibit on Mobile artist and author, Emma Langdon Roche, is free and open to the public and is a first for the Historic Oakleigh House. The Oakleigh Museum House and Complex has partnered with the Mobile Museum of Art and the History Museum of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama, as well as the Alabama Humanities Foundation to bring this exhibit to the public.

08/01: An Evening of Art and Wine
6-9pm, Gallery 450. Wine tasting, Art, Music, Appetizers, and a nice raffle prize: A gourmet progressive dinner for 8 with limousine service. Join us for a fun evening and learn more about how Zonta is working to empower women.

08/01: GlowRage Paint Party
9pm, Soul Kitchen. Feel the adrenaline rush when the paint starts flying! Get lost in the music, and experience the amazing lights & production brought in by GlowRage. Get loud and messy with thousands and get ready for an experience like no other! The paint washes off but the memories last forever.

08/02: Singin’ in the Rain
3pm, Saenger Theatre. Singin’ In The Rain”, 1952, Musical Comedy – A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds.

08/03: Free Back to School Haircuts
10am-2pm, Remington College. The cost of getting kids ready to go back to school adds up quickly – school supplies, clothes, shoes, maybe a new backpack. That’s why Remington College is again offering free back to school haircuts through its Cuts for Kids promotion.Throughout the month of August, all Remington College cosmetology programs are providing free haircuts to kids 17 years of age and under. More than 13,000 children have received free haircuts since the beginning of the Cuts for Kids program.

08/04: Crime Prevention 5K Run/Walk
6:30-9:30pm, Bienville Square. Packet pick-up and late registration and post-race activities at Bienville Square in downtown Mobile. Sponsored by the Mobile Police Department. Certified 5K course in downtown Mobile. Fluids will be provided along the race course. Entry fees include tee shirt, post-race party, and eligibility for door prize drawings.

08/04: HUKA Entertainment presents Floetry Plus James Davis
7:30pm, Saenger Theatre. Natalie Stewart, a slam champion and a founding member of the performance poetry group 3 Plus 1 (which was rising to critical acclaim throughout London, Birmingham, and Manchester), invited Marsha Ambrosius to join her on stage to perform at a spoken word night, where they debuted a piece called Fantasize. Floetry was born.

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What’s Happening the week of 07/22

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07/23: Fleet Feet Fun Run
6:15pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown. Are you ready for an adventure?! Thursday, during Fleet Feet’s normal fun run time they will be holding an adventure run with New Balance. Travel to different locations in the city and retrieve tickets to be put in the raffle for that evening. Stay afterward and enjoy specials from Moe’s Bar B Que!

07/23: Jerry Seinfeld Live
7pm, Saenger Theatre. America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2015.

07/23: Humming House with guest Andrew Combs
7pm, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club. If you made it to the Humming House show back in March, you’ll know why we can’t wait for them to return! The spotlight on Nashville, with its musical values and timeless traditions, is currently bright. And no band embodies what’s right about 21st century Nashville more completely than the quintet known as Humming House. Our old friend Andrew Combs is no stranger to Callaghan’s music fans, he has put on a couple of memorable shows there! His new record, All These Dreams, is being called by some the Americana album of the year, getting rave reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine and NPR!

07/23: 3 Lives Blood Drive
7am-9pm, Remington College. While the focus of 3 Lives is to highlight the need for minority blood donors, everyone is encouraged to give blood at the event. Anyone 17 years or older and 110 pounds can donate blood. All the blood collected will go to LOCAL hospitals and medical centers to help people in the community.

 

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07/23: Culture Kitchen presents “Success without Stress”
6-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art. Come join in the first of a new program series: The Culture Kitchen, where you can enjoy an evening of yoga, meditation and good food as we break bread Southeast Asian style. The Southeast Asian American Store Owners’ Association will be our host for a dinner and discussion on integrating cultures, building wealth and the art of living well. The Culture Kitchen offers an opportunity to partake with our community’s movers and shakers. Each event will include dinner with an artist or a representative of a community initiative or organization. The special guest will prepare a meal for attendees to assemble and eat while conversing over a set of guiding questions. From politics to performance art: nothing is off limits.

07/24: Summer Casual Day 2015
All day, City of Mobile. The official Casual Friday in the Mobile area and it all benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile. United Cerebral Palsy is so excited to show off the awesome artwork that their Preschoolers created to make such a unique shirt! Get your t-shirt at the event link and join in this city wide event! Please confirm with your employer before participation.

07/25: Spirit of Prevention 5K and 1 Mile
7:30-10:30am, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Register in person at McCoy Outdoor or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon on Thursday, July 23, or online until 4 AM Friday, July 24. Packet pick-up and race day registration at the Battleship from 6:15 AM – 7:15 AM. Scenic, mostly flat, out and back certified 5K course along Battleship Parkway (the Causeway) between Mobile and Spanish Fort. One mile is out and back.

07/25: Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race
8am, Bluegill Restaurant. Benefitting the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.  SAVLP provides free civil legal services to low income residents of Baldwin, Mobile, Clarke and Washington County by matching them with one of the nearly 900 attorneys in the area that volunteer their time and talent.  The fourth annual Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race will be held on behind the Bluegill Restaurant.  This family friendly morning is planned with canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard paddle relay.  Spectators and families can enjoy a shrimp and grits brunch, live music by Elaine Petty and Smokin’ Elvis, kids activities including balloon animals with Sunshine the Clown, beverages from sponsors Serda’s Coffee Company and Fairhope Brewing Company, great awards and prizes all while cheering on their favorite boat from the deck.

07/25: Mobile – National Dance Day
9-10am, Cathedral Plaza. Get ready to Dance in Downtown Mobile! Join dancers across the country for National Dance Day! Don’t worry… Broadway South instructors will be on hand to lead us through the routines that morning. No dance experience necessary; only a desire to experience the joy of moving! Come early or stay afterwards to take advantage of the many vendors in the Market on the Square going on that morning until noon.

07/25: Barre3 Birthday Party
9:30am, Alabama Contemporary Art Center. Barre3 Mobile is turning one! Join the fun for a free class followed by a birthday party. Bring a yoga mat or towel, some water and a friend and we hope to see you there! Registration opens at 8:30am and we will have amazing raffle prizes, fresh pressed juices and healthy treats!

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07/25: 2nd Annual Be Good For Something- Shrimp Eating Contest
2pm, Wintzell’s Oyster House Downtown. Good People Brewing Co. and Wintzell’s Oyster House are facing off in a shrimp-eating contest to benefit the Mobile Baykeeper. Everyone is welcome to come watch them fill up on shrimp! The proceeds that day from beer and shrimp sales will also be benefiting the Mobile Baykeeper. To make things a little more interesting, though, each side will be raising money throughout the month of July in order to earn an advantage on the day of the contest. So whether you can make it out that day or not, help give your team an edge and support the good people in your neck of the woods!

07/25: Dearborn YMCA 1st Annual Gala & Silent Auction: A Harlem Nights Affair
9pm-1am, Dearborn YMCA. The Dearborn YMCA is pleased to announce its 1st Annual Gala and Silent Auction event hosted by comedian Michael “SquareTite” Lewis! The event will feature a silent auction, wine grab, and delicious appetizers, wine bar, live entertainment by Standout featuring Multi, and DJ Rico on the 1s and 2s. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Dearborn YMCA, located at 321 North Warren Street. Call 432-4768 for more information. Proceeds will benefit the Dearborn YMCA programs and services.

07/26: Caddyshack
3pm, Saenger Theatre. “Caddyshack”, 1980, Comedy – An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher starring Chevy Chase,Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray.The Summer Classic Movie Series will run until August 16. On Sunday afternoons, the Saenger Theatre will feature a classic movie to be shown at 3 p.m. with the doors opening at 2:30 p.m.

07/28: The Muligrubs and Heavy Glow
9pm, Alchemy Tavern. Come enjoy Mobile honky tonkers The Mulligrubs for an awesome night in at Alchemy Tavern. Also featuring psych rockers Heavy Glow, on tour from Austin TX to promote their new album “Pearls & Swine and Everything Fine.” All this great music for only $5!

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 7/15

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07/15: An Evening with John Sledge
5-7pm, History Museum of Mobile. Mobile Bay Magazine, History Museum of Mobile, and Page & Jones, Inc. present An Evening with John S. Sledge in honor of the release of his new book “The Mobile River”. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a book signing and music from Kracker Dan. There is no registration required for this free event. Everyone is invited to come and go as they like!

07/16: Map for Mobile Open House
4:30-6:30pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal. Want to know what the city of Mobile has planned for your community? This event is for you. Bring the family for an evening of fun activities, food, and entertainment! There will be a brief overview of the plan’s status and next steps at 5:30PM, but feel free to drop-in anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 to review the draft plan recommendations and talk one-on-one with city staff and planning consultants.

07/16: Colors of Fashion
6-9:30pm, The Temple Downtown. An awareness event that will unite 15 local charities.  Representatives from the local causes on hand with an awareness display of colors. The main event, Colors of Fashion Runway show, will be uniting all the awareness ribbon colors. Live Music by Rumor Mill! Tables – $250 for table of 10 or $25 per person includes Appetizers from Local Restaurants, PhotoBooth, Vendors and Swag Bag. Come and enjoy the fun, glamour and INSPIRATION and leave with your own Colors of Fashion Calendar where all of the causes are featured for only $10.

07/16: Live@The Museum – Ruby the Rabbitfoot
7pm, Mobile Museum of Art. MMofA is pleased to present one of Southern Living’s 2015 ‘10 Southern Bands to Listen to Today’, all the way from Nashville, Ruby the Rabbitfoot. Humid grooves, glittering guitars, barnacle-sharp piano melodies, and Ruby’s deft turn of phrase make for an intoxicating elixir. LIVE is a concert series presenting all original sounds from regional and local talent.

 

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07/17 – 07/19: 82nd Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Dauphin Island, AL. The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a Project of the Mobile Jaycees, is the largest fishing tournament in the world. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts over 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators. The ADSFR is a 3-day Captain’s Choice tournament and with a total awards package that is valued up to one million dollars in cash and prizes. Get in on your chance to even win a boat, motor, and trailer package! Tickets to fish the tournament can be purchased at Academy Sports and Quints, event is free to spectators.

07/18 – 07/19: Baytown Throwdown 2015 Presented by Sparkles Detail
8-5pm Sat & 8-4pm Sun, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Custom Car Truck and Bike Show held right here in Mobile. It will be a coastal takeover of sweet rides from all over! There will be some awesome custom cut awards, beautiful scenery, great eats, and just an all out good time!!! Drive through judging lanes open at 10am, followed by an audio competition.

07/17-07/19: Peter Pan
7:30 pm, Chickasaw Civic Theater. The teens of Explorer Post 149 present J. M. Barrie’s classic play about the Boy who would not grow up. Show Times Fri & Sat at 7:30 and Sunday 2 PM. Admission just $10 per person, no reservation required. Don’t Miss It!

07/17: BayBears vs. Jackson Generals
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. If you haven’t seen the fireworks show at the BayBears this year, you must come check out this week’s game! Cheer on our local BayBears as they take on the Jackson Generals. Fireworks show immediately after the game.

07/17: HUKA Entertainment Presents “Water Liars”
10pm, Alchemy Tavern. “My sisters were the heavens / My brothers were the depths / Now I’m rolling into battle with a smoke between my lips,” Justin Kinkel-Schuster sings on “I Want Blood,” and it’s a presiding image on the self-titled third LP from Mississippi’s Water Liars. Joined by GR Robinhangesson on bass and fresh off the success of their album Wyoming.  Forget your precious bands that take years to release their next album: Water Liars don’t know how to stop working.

 

 

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07/18: Stuff the Food Truck Drive
9am-12pm, Greer’s Downtown Market. IBEW Local 505 will be collecting food for the Bay Area Food Bank. Summer can be an especially difficult time of year for those in risk of going hungry. You can help bridge the gap for those families with this special food drive. Come check out the new Greer’s Market and donate directly to the truck Saturday.

07/18: Vegan 101-Summer Abundance
11am-2pm, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. In the first hour of this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of plant-based cooking, nutrition, and meal-planning, plus all the whys and hows of plant-based eating, a.k.a. strict vegetarianism or veganism. This portion of the workshop is FREE and open to the public. In the second two hours, enjoy a prepared meal and sample our delicious creations. Cost of second two hours is $25 per person (2pp/$45) and includes hand-outs, recipes and light lunch. For the animals, for the planet, for our own health. Save Everything! Go Vegan!

07/18: Second Annual “Mardi Gras in July”
2-11pm, Fairhope Brewing Company. Fairhope Brewing Company will host the “Second Annual Mardi Gras in July,” the Bay Area’s only mid-year carnival celebration in traditional Mardi Gras style with the usual brewery buffoonery twist. Celebrate our favorite season of the year at a different time of year. Come enjoy King Cakes and over 15 beers on tap including Lil Poison Brown Ale. Music by Fat Man Squeeze and the Bay City Brass Band. BARC will be on hand getting the party started with a pet adoption.

 

 

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07/19: Easy Rider
3pm, Saenger Theatre. “Easy Rider”, 1969, Drama – The story of two counterculture bikers who travel through the American Southwest and South in search of America staring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Tickets are general admission: $6.00 per adult and $3 per 12 and under child or 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis.

07/22: Kids Gulf Discovery Day
9am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Bellingrath Gardens and Home’s kid-focused Wonderful Wednesday program! Learn about the wonders and biodiversity of the Gulf Coast from Five Rivers Delta Safaris, Winged Ambassadors, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Bay Mobile and more than a dozen other environmental organizations from throughout the region. Call 251.973.2217 to make your family’s reservations for this program today!

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the week of 07/01

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Featured Photo: Congrats to Marie Nakada on winning the 58th Annual Distinguished Young Women competition. The Alaskan native won the judges over with her Irish step-dancing fancy foot. Go Marie! Photo credit: AL.com

07/02: Docent Tours – The Birth of American Identity In Art
6-8pm, Mobile Museum of Art. Before your Fourth of July celebration, in the spirit of Independence, take a tour of the first 150 years of American Art. See the unique impact that the New World’s strange landscapes had in the development of the first truly American art perspective. This is a free Thursday night program. Sign up in person for a 6, 7, or 8 o’clock tour with a trained docent.

07/03-07/04: Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Jr. Angler Tournament
Orange Beach, AL. 32nd annual MBGFC Junior Angler Tournament. Categories include Catch & Release Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Bonita, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, and Speckled Trout. Friday, July 3rd: Registration from 4-8pm, $40 per angler ($30 for MBGFC Jr. Angler Member) Dinner, Kona Ice Truck, and music by Dr. Feelgood 4-8pm. Mandatory captain’s meeting 7pm. Tournament officially begins, and boats may leave after mandatory sign out from the captain’s meeting. Saturday, July 4th:  Fishing boats must be inside the Perdido Pass Rocks by 6pm. MBGFC weigh dock open from 3-6pm. Awards presentation at 7pm, or immediately after completion of weigh in.

07/03: Jordy Searcy at the Listening Room
8-11pm, The Listening Room. Jordy Searcy is a young singer-songwriter from Alabama who was featured on Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice, as a part of the first-ever Team Pharrell. Jordy has been working on a new E.P. with respected Nashville producer Brent Milligan, and has high hopes for the new songs. A spring tour is also on the calendar with fellow Voice artist and Team Blake member Kensington Moore, who Jordy will be backing up with electric guitar.

07/04: July 4th Celebration
4-10pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Come spend July 4th at the Battleship! Park opens to spectators at 4 pm. Patriotic Concert with live music. Food trucks and concessions for you to enjoy. Fireworks Show at 9 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. $5 Park Entry Fee per car. Note: no food or alcohol allowed in Park.

 

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07/04: HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA! 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 (Mobile)
7pm. America is turning 239 years old and we’ve got 500 three inch medals to celebrate! Along with celebrating America, we will also be donating at least $4 of every registration to ‘Thanks USA’. This organization’s mission is to provide college, technical and vocational school need-based scholarships for the children and spouses of US military personnel. This is a virtual run (or walk) to celebrate America’s birthday! You choose whether you’ll do one mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon. Complete your race any time within one week before, or after, July 4.

07/04: Mobile BayBears vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. What’s more patriotic than a baseball game and hotdogs? Come support our BayBears this Independance Day with their always entertaining fireworks display!

07/04:Fairhope’s 4th of July Festival
7:30pm, Henry George Park on the Bluff. The City of Fairhope will host its annual Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks display again this year. The Baldwin Pops Band Independence Day Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Henry George Park. A variety of patriotic music will be played before and during the fireworks display. The Fairhope fireworks display will begin at approximately 9 p.m.

07/05: Morning Breakfast Club
7am, Cream and Sugar Cafe. This is a medium pace ride (14-16 mph) and a faster pace group (18-21 mph +) with 2 starting points. The group will leave from Cream and Sugar (20-28 miles) at 7:00 a.m. Please get there by 6:45am. Many riders go on to the top of Dog River bridge and an additional 7 mile loop along Dog river or turn around at McNalley park (Buccaneer Yacht club) and back track to Starting point.

 

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07/06: Doggie Happy Hour
5-7pm, OK Bicycle Shop. Join us for the Festivities and help support Delta Dogs! Enjoy drinks and dinner on the pet friendly patio of the OK! Bicycle Shop with your four-legged friends while supporting the dog rescue community in Mobile. Enjoy live music, local art, a fun photo booth and great prizes. Each month’s Doggie Happy Hour is hosted by MyHappyDog123.

07/06: April Richardson
8pm, The Blind Mule Restaurant and Bar. April Richardson is making her way down to the Blind Mule on Monday July 6. This is going to be an early show so you can get some dinner downstairs, and then catch the show upstairs at 8pm. April worked on E!’s Chelsea Lately and has appeared on Comedy Central’s @Midnight.

07/07: AltaPointe’s Mental Health First Aid
8am-4:30pm, AltaPointe’s Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to teach key skills to help a young person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This public education program introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and the importance of early intervention. For more information call 251-450-4340.

07/08: FREE Barre3 Class
12pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center. This FREE class is open to the public. Last week’s class was such a success, the ladies at Barre3 are offering another chance for you to see what Barre3 is all about.  Barre3 incorporates Ballet, Pilates and Yoga for an all over workout. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water!

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile Alabama the week of 06/24

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Featured Photo: Mayor Stimpson cools off in the new splash pad at Seals Park. Photo credit: City of Mobile.

6/25-6/27: Distinguished Young Women- Preliminaries & Finals Night
7pm, Mobile Civic Center. Come check out the Distinguished Young Women Preliminary Competitions on Thursday and Friday as the Class of 2015 competes in fitness, talent and self-expression. On Thursday night, awards will be presented for community-supported cash scholarships and on Friday night for the Distinguished Young Women competition categories. On Saturday evening, help us in celebrating 58 years of inspiring young women during the Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Check out the ten finalists as they compete in fitness, talent and self-expression and enjoy performances from Brooke Rucker, Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2014. At the end of the night, one young woman will be named Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2015. Tickets for the Distinguished Young Women Preliminaries and National Finals are $82.50 for all three nights. Individual night tickets are also available.

6/25-6/28: 2nd Annual Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo
Flora-Bama Yacht Club. Rescheduled from June 11th, this fishing rodeo has been hailed the “Funnest” fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast. Portions of the proceeds are to benefit Operation Reconnect, a non profit focused on helping veterans balance deployment and family. Over $200,000 in prizes are up for the taking this weekend!

6/25: Fleet Feet Fun Run
6:15pm, Moe’s Bar B Que Downtown. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome! Fleet Feet invites all runners and walkers from various clubs and teams to come out for a fun time running and socializing. There will be suggested routes (1 mile, 2.5 miles and 4 miles routes will be provided) but feel free to make your own modifications that work best for you! Be The Movement. Moe’s SPECIALS for all runners and walkers attending our LODA Fun Run! $2 16oz Moes brew or yuengling draft,  food special will be their “traveling light meal” which includes a sandwich, side, and a drink for $7!

6/25: Indigo Girls
7pm, Saenger Theater. The American Folk rock music singer-songwriters duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will be gracing our presence downtown this Thursday. On their fourteenth studio album, Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls deliver a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. Alternating richly textured storytelling with moody ruminations on modern-world worries, Beauty Queen Sister (released in 2011 on IG Recordings) reveals a fierce longing for a more idyllic existence while still celebrating the extraordinary in everyday living. The Good Graces, Kristy Lee and Dirt Road Revival will be getting the evening started. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

6/26-6/27: Battleship Women’s Rugby “ScRUMMAGE SALE” powered by BECAUSE
9am-6pm Both Days, Habitat ReStore Airport Blvd. Whether you’re in the market for a deal or trying to clean out your closets, Battleship Women’s Rugby has you covered! You can support women’s sports in Mobile by participating in the team’s fundraiser rummage sale, which will be hosted inside Habitat ReStore on Airport Blvd this Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm. To donate items for the sale, please email battleshipwomens@gmail.com and schedule a pickup or drop your items off at Habitat ReStore’s front desk anytime between 9am and 6pm now through Saturday. Be sure to mention they’re for the Battleship sale!

 

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6/26-6/27: Slide The City
Town Center Drive, Spanish Fort. Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry, all 1000 feet of it is padded. This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers.  Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with your hot bod, cool dance moves and slick slides.

6/26: Teen Beach Movie 2 Party
7pm, Spa Tea Da. Disney’s premiere of Teen Beach Movie 2 is on the surf’s up and it’s time to party!! The pre party will start with a tropical makeover with sparkly makeup, lei and glitter tattoo! We’ll sing karaoke of your favorite tunes from Teen Beach! Now it’s time for the movie to start…we’ll serve popcorn, mini cupcakes and ocean water for snacks! Parents may either drop off if you would like a date night or stay..the choice is yours! $28.00 per child, no charge for parents. Space is limited and reservations with prepayment the week of the event is required. Please PM Spa Tea Da’s Facebook page to confirm your reservation!

6/26: Delbert McClinton
7pm, Saenger Theater. The venerable Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados. He is not only known for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best time-honored Texas tradition.

 

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6/26: BayBears vs. Tennessee Smokies
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. With the first half of the 2015 under their belt, the BayBears will be taking on the Tennessee Smokies this Friday. Come support our local baseball team as they celebrate the game with Fireworks!!

6/27: Drug Education Council Golf Tournament
7am, Spring Hill College Golf Course. The Drug Education Council will host its Annual Golf Tournament on the beautiful Springhill Golf Course this Saturday.  The tournament benefits prevention, treatment, and recovery programs throughout the Gulf Coast.

06/28: Scott Yancey Live Event
9-10:30am, Mobile Marriott. Come learn how expert real estate investors make successful investments. This live preview event developed by TV star Scott Yancey, from the hit show Flipping Vegas. He can help you discover how to get started as an investor, learn how to choose the right area of real estate, discover how the experts generate monthly cash flow and big investment returns. Real estate instructors with real life experience will share how to start investing.

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06/28: GCA Presents – Sausage Fest Summer Meat ’15
12-5pm, Cottage Hill Park. The meet and greet location will be held at Cottage Hill Park /Medal of Honor Park located in Mobile, Al. Fold out chairs, tables, tents and grills are welcome. Parking area is NOT going to be roped off so park where you can. Bring your own food and drinks! Hope to see everyone there!

7/1: Barre3 FREE Class
10am, Alabama Contemporary Art Center. Have you been wondering what Barre3 is all about? Now is your chance to find out! Barre3 is offering a free class at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center (formerly Space301) next Wednesday morning. Bring a yoga mat, a towel and water!

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What’s Happening in Mobile the week of 6/17

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Featured Photo: Dee Dee McCarron (Woman of the Year), Patrick Byrne (Man of the Year),  Sydney Upchurch and Jon Bryant Orso celebrating raising $265,000 during this years competition at South Alabama’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year Finale.  Good job to EVERYONE in involved! Photo Credit: Mark Lindsey.

CONTEST: Congrats to last weeks WINNER of the Bay Bears tickets, Rebecca White.

06/17: All Changes Apply
10pm, Alchemy Tavern. Falling For Insanity (featuring Matt Boykin, Matt Parker, Zakk Stringer, Skylar Beasley, Koti Hollstein and Collins Franklin) will be playing the first show of the summer at the Alchemy Tavern in downtown Mobile along with our friends from Indiana, All Changes Apply.This is a shown for adults above 21.

06/18: LIVE @ the Museum: The Sarah Mac Band
7pm, Mobile Museum of Art. The Sarah Mac Band is an Americana alternative band that combines blues, jazz, and acoustic rock in an engaging and melodic southern croon. Reminiscent of the soulful grit of Janis Joplin, the sweet, soothing breathy tone of Feist or Edie Brickell, and the gut-wrenching raw tones of an old gospel singer, Sarah Mac’s voice is at once perfectly original and indicative of the deep south. LIVE is a concert series presenting all original sounds from regional and local talent.

06/18: Black Jacket Symphony
8-11:30pm, Saenger Theatre. The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. AC/DC’s “Back in Black” album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked–the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features “Back in Black” being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of AC/DC’s “greatest hits,” opens in full contrast to the first set with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back. The tone is set very quickly that the show will feature the high level of musicianship of the act being covered and will also be accompanied by all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.

 

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06/18: Business in Bienville
5pm – 7pm, Bienville Square. Networking and Live Music in Bienville Square (5pm-7pm)to benefit the newly formed Downtown Parks Conservancy, a non-profit organization created to enhance the beauty and utilization of the public parks in Downtown Mobile.

6/20: Kyser Miree Memorial Fishing Tournament
Dauphin Island, AL. Anglers will vie for first, second and third place prizes in the categories of king mackerel, speckled trout, flounder and slot redfish. Tickets are $30. This year, they are adding a Red Snapper Raffle in lieu of actually being able to catch them this year. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Kyser Miree Scholarship Fund at Vanderbilt University as well as local organizations such as Wilmer Hall Children’s Home, St. Mary’s Home, Collins-Rhodes Elementary School and Prichard Preparatory School.

06/20: Comedy Whatever presents Clark Franzman, Shaunak Godkhindi, Jake Brannon
10pm, The Attic at The Blind Mule. Clark Franzman, Shaunak Godkhindi, and Jake Brannon are three fantastic comics from Atlanta. They will be here June 20. Local new guy Jordan Herrin will be on the bill as well. Awesome food, tasty beverages, hilarious standup comedy.

06/20: Alabama Teen Challenge Causeway 5K Run/Walk
7:15 – 10:15 am, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Benefiting the Alabama Teen Challenge, this 5K is on the causeway between Mobile and Spanish Fort. Registration, race and post-race activities will be at Battleship Park. Food and beverages will be provided after the race. All registered participants will be eligible for door prizes.

 

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06/20: Make Music Day
10am – 4pm, Andy’s Music. Andy’s Music joins the worldwide Make Music Day celebration for the 2nd consecutive year with live music, fun, food, and prizes on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music, and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. The musical festivities at Andy’s are part of a global celebration of music making in over 700 cities through 120 countries inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique. Andy’s Music invites everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in the global music celebration by dropping by and trying an instrument.  Between the hours of 10:00 and 4:00, Andy’s Music will feature live music performances, food and drinks, impromptu jam sessions, and an array of prizes.

06/20: Wiffle Ball Tournament
9:30am, B.C. Rain. National Wiffle Association will be holding a 20 team tournament at BC Rain High School on June 20th. The cost per team is $50. Cash and other prizes valued at over $500 dollars.Teams can consist of any combination of male or female players. No maximum number of players, but only 5 can play defense with free substitution. All normal rules of baseball/softball apply except there is no sliding into a base and you can peg a base runner. There will be strike zones set up, any ball that hits the zone is a strike. All bats and balls will be provided. There is a pitch speed limit, and it will be established before each teams first game. You don’t have to be a pro to play, come out and have fun.

6/22: Yoga in the Gardens with Lisa Blount
6pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens.Join Lisa Blount for Open Flow Yoga Monday at 6:00pm  for an outdoor summer practice at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. This is an all levels class with some yoga experience. Vinyasa style including Sun salutations, standing poses and restoration. Mindful breath work along with postures create a meditation in motion. $10 per class, bring your own mat!

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06/23: Art- Hobby to Business
5:30 – 7pm, Mobile Arts Council. Want to make a living doing what you love? Join Yo Johnson of the Alabama Small Business Development Network for a lively ninety-minute session full of practical advice. She’ll describe the free services of the ASBDC Network (You can sign up for free individual consultations) and provide plenty of other useful information to get you started or to help you over some hurdles. Topics will include local vendor opportunities during ArtWalk and the Market on the Square. Register by 5 PM, Friday, June 19. The cost for MAC members is $15, for nonmembers, $20. MAC members please call for your discount code, (251) 432-9796.

06/24: Wonderful Wednesdays
10:30am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Bellingrath Gardens and Home hosts a series of lectures and workshops helping Gulf Coast gardeners and enthusiasts make the most of our extended growing season. Each workshop covers a special feature of the Gardens or Home, tips for making your garden more spectacular or guest lectures and workshops from renowned members of the horticultural and gardening world. This week’s class is “THE DISTURBINGLY DISSED DOZEN – 12 GREAT PLANTS THAT NOBODY’S GROWING” with Steve Bender, Garden Editor of Southern Living Magazine. We are pleased to welcome Steve to Bellingrath for an entertaining and enlightening talk about gardening in the south. Steve will also sign copies of the new Southern Living Gardening book after his talk.

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