What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Weekend of 12/7/2016

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Connecting our citizens through local events… We check 30+ events calendars in and around Mobile so you don’t have to!

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Featured Photo: Tarrant Lanier, founder of the organic farming community Victory Teaching Farm, is holding massively large organic cabbage grown right here in Mobile! You too can get your hands on organic produce from Victory Teaching Farm- just like their page on Facebook and sign up to receive notifications on future Farmer’s Markets and special events. Photo Credit: Victory Teaching Farm

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Love the new mural at Dauphin Street Sound? Help the Create Change program fund the next one, which will be a special gift for Penelope House. Visit bit.ly/2hel3vG and receive a free holiday card for every $10 you donate or a special holiday cookie for every $20 contributed towards this unique local project.

NOW- 12/31: Magic Christmas in Lights
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 21st edition of Magic Christmas in Lights!  The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display that features more than 1,000 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout Bellingrath’s 65-acre garden estate. The Bellingrath Home will also be decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias. Sundays-Thursdays, Magic Christmas in Lights will also feature nightly choral performances on the south terrace. Don’t miss it!

NOW- 1/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium
Pack the car with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season’s drive-through delight: Christmas Nights of Lights. Hank Aaron Stadium will be lit up with over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer channels and synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Don’t miss this chance to make a fun holiday memory!

NOW- 1/14: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park
Ice skating in the south?! Yes, please! Riverside Ice offers fun for the whole family, so bundle up and get ready to make a new holiday tradition. Tickets include skate rentals – Adults $10, Children $8. This Thursday only, Riverside Ice will take $2 off admission for anyone in a tacky sweater. The Tacky Sweater Party on Ice will feature specialty Christmas cocktails, a DJ and dishes from local restaurants!

12/8: Mobile Midtown Movement Social
Thursday – 5-8pm, Old Shell Lofts
Want to know more about the Mobile Midtown Movement and see the renovations that have turned the old Old Shell Road School into lofts? Tonight is the night to check it out and get every question answered! $10 donation at the door, Appetizers and drinks provided.

12/9- LoDa ArtWalk & Elfapalooza 2016
Friday – 5-9pm, Lower Downtown Dauphin St.
It’s the second Friday of the month and Downtown Mobile is ready to celebrate the season with its monthly ArtWalk! Come get the night started off right with Elfapalooza! Elfapalooza is an event to set the Guinness World Record for the most elves gathered in one place! All ages are welcome and everyone is encouraged to wear green and red, plus a pointed hat and pointy ears. Elfapalooza starts at 5pm in Bienville Square. Stay around for ArtWalk – all downtown restaurants, galleries and boutiques will be open late!

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12/9-12/10: Christmas at Oakleigh
Friday-Saturday – 5:30pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, Historic Oakleigh House
A Mobile tradition for over 60 years, Oakleigh’s Christmas will feature an open house tour, choir performances, storytelling, food trucks, and much more! Evening tours will take place on Friday, December 9th at 5:30. Saturday, December 10th features the all-day Christmas market and open house tours. Tickets are general admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Children 5 and under are free.

12/10: Fowl River Christmas Boat Parade
Saturday – 6-10pm, The Pelican Reef
The annual Fowl River Christmas Boat Parade is back again! Come out for festive fun including decorated boats and parade throws from the heated deck. Stay for live music at the no cover, all ages after-party! Own a boat and want to be a part of the parade? Registrations forms can be picked up from The Pelican Reef. 

12/10-12/11: Jurassic Quest
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-11pm, The Grounds
Is your family ready for a dinosaur adventure? Jurassic Quest XL: Out of Extinction features over 50 ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. Activities for all ages! Check out the huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover hidden dinosaurs bones, the “Dino Bounce” inflatable mazes, face painting, dino crafts and much more. Tickets on sale now!

12/10: Holiday Extravaganza
Saturday – 1-4pm, History Museum of Mobile
The History Museum of Mobile presents its annual HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! For the price of regular admission, you’ll enjoy a gingerbread house decorating contest, holiday storytelling, performances by local school choirs, the dreidel game, selfies with Santa Claus, plus cookies & cider. Check out the museum and see a menorah display, too! Admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 13-17 and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under get in for free!

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Saturday – 2pm, Dauphin Island Parkway
A parade with a purpose! The Holiday Parade of 3’s was created to showcase the DIP area and all of its proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The recipient of this year’s proceeds will be McKemie Place, the region’s only temporary, emergency overnight shelter for unaccompanied homeless women. The parade starts at B.C. Rain and ends at Palmer Pillans. 

 

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12/10-12/11: The Nutcracker
Saturday-Sunday – 2:30 & 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center
What would the holiday be like without a performance from Mobile Ballet? The Nutcracker is Mobile Ballet’s most lavish production and it’s only happening this weekend. Ticket prices range from $20 to $60. Get yours now and make a magical holiday memory!

12/10: Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Saturday – 3-7pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Throw on your tacky sweater and join the Gulf Coast Exploreum for holiday-inspired activities designed to give kids a festive way to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Warm up with freshly made s’mores, then enjoy the always popular annual Paper Snow Ball Fight and holiday hits performed by students from the University of Mobile. Santa will even be on hand to hear children’s Christmas wish lists before heading back to the North Pole for the busiest night of his year. Members: $2 per person Non-Members: Adults- $8 Kids 4-17 – $5 (Free IMAX with admission).

12/11: Christmas Singabration
Sunday – 5-7pm, The Steeple on St Francis
Let’s start a new local holiday tradition! This Sunday, EVERYONE is welcome to join some some well known local personalities and sing along to all the best Christmas songs. Admission is free, but donations for the WKRG Toy Drive are encouraged.

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 11/30/2016

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Mayor Sandy Stimpson enjoys a cup of Yellowhammer Coffee. Yellowhammer Coffee is Mobile’s new on-the-go coffee truck and they’ll be serving up hot chocolate and custom coffee drinks at Riverside Ice this weekend! Photo Credit: Ryan Flynn | Facebook.com

NOW- 12/31: Magic Christmas in Lights
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 21st edition of Magic Christmas in Lights!  The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display that features more than 1,000 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout Bellingrath’s 65-acre garden estate. The Bellingrath Home will also be decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias. Sundays-Thursdays, Magic Christmas in Lights will also feature nightly choral performances on the south terrace. Don’t miss it!

NOW- 1/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium
Pack the car with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season’s drive-through delight: Christmas Nights of Lights. Hank Aaron Stadium will be lit up with over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer channels and synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Don’t miss this chance to make a fun holiday memory!

NOW- 1/14: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park
Ice skating in the south?! Yes, please! Riverside Ice offers the full outdoor ice skating experience, so bundle up and get ready to make some new holiday traditions. Ticket prices (includes skate rental): Adults $10, Children $8.

12/2: Movie in the Square
Friday – 5pm, Cathedral Square
Kick off the weekend with a classic holiday movie! A Christmas Story will be playing in Cathedral Square starting at 5pm. Come early to enjoy children’s activities and the downtown light displays. This event is free and open to the public.

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12/3: Reindeer Run
Saturday – 8am, Satsuma
The Satsuma Community Development Organization is hosting this year’s Reindeer Run 5K and Fun Run beginning in Baldwin Square. Come out and enjoy a certified 5k route through the neighborhoods of Satsuma, then stay for race awards and a post-race party!

12/3: 28th Annual Christmas Parade
Sunday – 11am, Dauphin Island
There’s nothing quite like the Dauphin Island Christmas Parade – and this Sunday marks the island’s 28th year of bringing Christmas cheer to its sandy beaches!

12/3: Who Killed the Boss at the Christmas Party?
Saturday – 7pm, Mobile Carnival Museum
Mobile Mystery Dinners presents a seasonal who-dun-it called “Who Killed the Boss at the Christmas Party?” This play will have you on the edge of your seat all night long and includes a 3-course dinner by Namam’s Catering. Reservations required. 21+ event.

12/4: Market at the Pillars & Sunday Sounds
Sunday – 12-4pm, The Pillars of Mobile
This Sunday’s Christmas Market at the Pillars features unique gifts from over 40 vendors including local artists, makers, bakers and boutiques – plus 251Now’s monthly Sunday Sounds will be on hand with local musicians all day! Their line-up includes Sergio and the Satin Dogs, The Underhill Family Orchestra and Jimmy Lumpkin. This event is free and open to the public.

12/4: Christmas on the Hill
Sunday – 1-5pm, The Village of Spring Hill
The merchants of Spring Hill have planned four hours full of free activities, an art walk, refreshments and great shopping specials at this year’s Christmas on the Hill. Grab a map at a participating merchant for a list of activities and designated parking. Don’t forget to ride the trolley and have your photo made with Santa – It’s fun for the whole family!

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12/4: Gingerbread Jamboree
Sunday – 3-5pm, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Join Bellingrath for an evening filled with Christmas fun for your entire family! Bring your kids to Bellingrath’s first ever Gingerbread Jamboree and create a holiday tradition unlike any other! Activities include a colorful gingerbread cookie decorating session with handmade frosting, sprinkles, marshmallows and Dr. Gee’s Magic and Balloons will entertain kids with his magical fun and friendly balloon characters. Reservation required.

12/6-12/7: Babes in Toyland
Tuesday & Wednesday – Saenger Theater
Playhouse In The Park presents “Babes in Toyland”, Victor Herbert’s classic. Follow Mary Contrary, Tom-Tom and many Mother Goose characters through amazing adventures as they help save Christmas! Recommended for ALL AGES! Tickets selling out fast!


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What’s Happening the Week of 11/23/2016

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Congrats to Amanda & Fielder Lewis for conquering last Saturday’s Super Spartan Race in Saraland. These two got down and dirty in the biggest, most challenging obstacle style race Alabama has ever seen! Photo Credit: Facebook.com

DO SOME GOOD- Feeding the Gulf Coast is taking donations for this holiday season. For every $10 donated, 50 meals will be provided. Your donation could help a single dad provide a meal for his children, give an elderly lady who lives alone a chance to eat a home cooked meal and make sure other struggling families can put nutritious meals on their tables. Click here to donate now!

NOW- 12/31: Magic Christmas in Lights
Bellingrath Gardens
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 21st edition of Magic Christmas in Lights!  The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display that features more than 1,000 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout Bellingrath’s 65-acre garden estate. The Bellingrath Home will also be decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias. Sundays-Thursdays, Magic Christmas in Lights will also feature nightly choral performances on the south terrace. Don’t miss it!

NOW- 1/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium
Pack the car with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season’s drive-through delight: Christmas Nights of Lights. Hank Aaron Stadium will be lit up with over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer channels and synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Don’t miss this chance to make a fun holiday memory!

NOW- 1/14: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park
Ice skating in the south?! Yes, please! Riverside Ice offers the full outdoor ice skating experience, so bundle up and get ready to make some new holiday traditions. Ticket prices (includes skate rental): Adults $10, Children $8.

 

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11/24: Turkey Trot for Hope 5K
Thursday – 8am, Spanish Plaza
Benefiting Camp Rap-A-Hope, this year’s Turkey Trot for Hope 5K and Gobble Wobble Fun Run are the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving morning. Camp Rap-A-Hope is a local nonprofit offering services to children with cancer. Awards, music and food will all be provided at the post-race party!

11/26: Small Business Saturday
Saturday – All day, Everywhere.
Small businesses all over the country will be participating in Small Business Saturday. It’s a push to support your favorite local coffee shop, bike shop, clothing store or restaurant. Small businesses are often overlooked during the holiday season, so don’t let the weekend go by without stopping off to #shopsmall. Chances are, you’re going to find that one of a kind “perfect gift” at a local gift boutique, not in a box store!

11/27: Eric Erdman
Sunday – 12-4pm, Bluegill Restaurant
Local musical favorite, Eric Erdman, will be closing out the long Thanksgiving weekend with a concert at Bluegill. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Delta, amazing seafood (Just say no to the turkey in your fridge!) and great drinks.

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11/29: Lunch and Learn: Doing Well and Doing Good
Tuesday – 12pm, The Exchange 202.
How do you build a business that does well and does good? That was the question that provoked Rob Touchstone of The Well Coffeehouse. Rob and his team have pioneered a thriving business and community, generating not only amazing coffee, but also deep impact across Nashville, TN and potential expansion into new markets. If you want your organization’s impact to extend beyond its profits, join The Exchange 202 for a great conversation with a visionary business leader.

11/29: USA Concert Choir and University Chorale
Tuesday – 7:30pm, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
The University of South Alabama Concert Choir and University Chorale invite you to their Holiday Choral Concert in USA’s Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Dr. Laura Moore will conduct the choirs as they perform beautiful sacred works by composers from all eras and fun, contemporary versions of popular holiday carols that the audience will be welcome to sing along. Tickets sold at the door only. Admission is $8 for the public and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, children under 18 and all senior citizens. Cash or check only.

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Weekend of 11/16/2016

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: It takes a village to run the Junior League of Mobile’s annual Christmas Jubilee, but this year’s holiday shopping extravaganza ran like a well-oiled machine. Kudos to these hard-working ladies!  Photo Credit: Junior League of Mobile | Facebook.com

DO SOME GOOD- With grateful hearts, Light of the Village invites you to their Thanksgiving Eve Meal on Wednesday, November 23 from 2:30-5:30pm. Over 1,000 plates will be served inside Alabama Village and no amount of helping hands is ever enough! Can’t make it? You and your family can also provide a meal for an individual for just $3.20. This event provides a unique opportunity for Light of the Village (LOV) to further support families and also draws new neighbors to the church, possibly for the first time. The LOV team would like to extend a happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family! Give online here. Sign up to volunteer here.

CONTEST TIME! WIN A MOBILE THREADS LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT! Mobile Threads is an clothing company encouraging people to “love where they live.” To help make a difference, a portion of every sale goes toward giving back to the city of Mobile. 

11/16: Blues & BBQ
Wednesday – 6pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown Mobile
What’s better than good music and good food?! It’s the perfect combination and it’s all for a good cause. Moore Law Firm is holding a fundraiser for the Shriners Transportation Fund. This fund helps pay the costs incurred for children who have to travel long distances for health care. Come out and give back! Music provided by Brett LaGrave.

11/16: Bob Dylan
Wednesday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
The legendary musician, artist and Nobel Prize winner is in Mobile for one night only! Come hear the Memphis blues and have one great night to remember. Tickets range from $60-120 and are selling fast!

11/17: Lunch and Learn
Thursday – 12pm, Mobile Baykeeper Office
Join Mobile Baykeeper for their final Lunch & Learn of the year and learn more about the important role members play in advancing their efforts for clean water, clean air and healthy communities. You’ll also have a chance to hear about the various perks of being a Mobile Baykeeper member. For just $10, you can enjoy a Thanksgiving-style lunch prepared by Nourish, a new cafe located in the downtown YMCA, but you’re also welcome to bring your own lunch instead. For more information, please contact Hanlon Walsh at hwalsh@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.

 

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11/17: GreenED Drinks: Southern Exposure Film Screening
Thursday – 5-7pm, The Pub at Spring Hill College
Calling all college students! Join representatives from Mobile Baykeeper, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Spring Hill College and the University of South Alabama for GreenED Drinks, a gathering designed to connect college students with local professionals and promote discussion of sustainability and environmental issues. This edition will be a film screening of Southern Exposure, an annual film series highlighting a variety of critical environmental issues throughout the state of Alabama. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.  

11/17: James Gregory
Thursday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch. Come laugh the night away! Tickets starting at $14.

11/18: University of Mobile Visit Day
Friday – University of Mobile
University of Mobile is offering $2,000 scholarships to prospective students who attend a campus visit day and enroll at the Christ-centered, academically rigorous university. Visit Days give high school and transfer students a close-up look at life at the university and include a campus tour, academic meetings with professors, information about admissions/financial aid and a visit with current students. Register for UM Visit Day online at the link above or call Enrollment Services at 251-442-2222.

11/19: Spartan Race Super 2016
Saturday – 7:30am, Saraland
Spartans, prepare to enter the swampy South! This 90-acre venue has a dynamic landscape riddled with challenging terrain that the Spartan course designers will try to use to slow you down. From sandy highlands to swampy bogs, prairie land to forest, this course has a little bit of everything. Be prepared to get mucky and dirty as Spartan transforms this southern location into the ultimate obstacle course race. Grab some friends and get muddy and a great workout!

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11/19: Mobile International Festival
Saturday – 10-4pm, Mobile Civic Center
Come travel the world in one day at the 33rd annual Mobile International Festival! Visit over 70 cultural booths with the theme “The Art of Architecture”, eat at 30 food spectacular food booths and enjoy 3 stages of entertainment from all over the world.  Tickets are $12 for anyone 13 and older- children 12 & under are FREE!

11/20: Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Sunday – 8pm, The Merry Widow
Be prepared for a night of music explosion! The Merry Widow presents Benjamin Francis Leftwich with guests Brolly and Heath Underwood. Each has a unique sound of their own that’s sure to please. Doors open at 8pm, Tickets start at $15. 21+ event.

 

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 11/8/2016

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Another successful Greater Gulf State Fair is in the books! Congrats to new Executive Director, Josh Woods. Over 95,000 smiling patrons enjoyed this year’s “Fair Takes Flight” theme. Photo Credit: Josh Woods | Facebook.com

11/09-11/12: Christmas Jubilee
Wednesday-Saturday, Mobile Convention Center
Kick off your holiday shopping and get in the spirit at Junior League of Mobile’s annual Christmas Jubilee. The Gulf Coast’s greatest holiday market features more than 100 merchants from around the country under one roof for three exciting days of shopping. General admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets still available for the Wednesday Night Preview Gala, Thursday Morning VIP Shopping, Girls Night Out and Santa’s Workshop. Get your tickets early!

11/10: Hargrove Foundation Gala
Thursday – 6pm, The Admiral Hotel
The 2nd Annual Hargrove Foundation Gala celebrates the charitable endeavors of the Hargrove family of companies and is funded by the generosity of its employees and donors. Education, arts, culture, sports and health and human services benefit from the Hargrove Foundation Fund. This year’s keynote speaker is Lt. Gen. L. Honore, US Army, best known for his efforts following Hurricane Katrina. Formal cocktail attire. 21+ event. Tickets are $175 per person.

11/11: LODA Art Walk
Friday – 6-9pm, Downtown Mobile
It’s the 2nd Friday of the month and that means Lower Dauphin Street comes alive! Bring the family out to enjoy all that downtown has to offer. Art galleries, restaurants, boutiques and sweet treat shops will all be open late for the night. Check out the local artists, makers and musicians!

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11/11: Veterans Day Concert
Friday – 7pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
What a perfect way to end Veterans Day! Visit the Battleship for the annual Veterans Day Concert presented by the Mobile Pops, Symphonic Pops Band and Baldwin Symphonic Pops. Free and open to the public!

11/11: The Fab Four
Friday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
HUKA Entertainment presents The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute concert. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Hosted by “Ed Sullivan,” this incredible multimedia stage production includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. Tickets start at $20. This is an all ages event.

11/12: Gears and Beers Ride 2016
Saturday – 7:30am-3pm, LoDa Bier Garten
The Gears and Beers Ride 2016 is a Delta Bike Project fundraiser hosted by the LoDa Bier Garten, presented by the Hiller Companies and sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company. The Delta Bike Project envisions a world made healthier through the increase of people using bicycles for environmental, social, creative and practical purposes. Get registered for the ride now! Multiple routes to choose from – All ages and levels welcome.

11/12: Live On Adam 5K
Saturday – 8am, Dauphin Island
Adam Clark lost his life during the 2015 Dauphin Island Regatta tragedy. The Live On Adam 5k Memorial Run/Walk and 1k Fun Run raises money for the Adam Clark Memorial and Scholarship Fund. Post-race activities and awards following the race. Get registered now!

 

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11/12: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show
Saturday – 8am, Pensacola Beach
The Blue Angels have been traveling the country and are heading back to thier home in Pensacola this weekend. Don’t miss this one of a kind air show! Watch from the beach, from the water or from your boat! Free and open to the public.

11/13: Sunday Funday Arts and Crafts Market
Sunday – 1-4pm, Cathedral Square
The Sunday Funday Arts and Crafts Market was created to encourage the Mobile community to enjoy our beautiful Downtown area on Sundays, while supporting our wonderful local artists. This event is sponsored in part by Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Downtown Mobile Alliance, & Visit Mobile. Free and open to the public!


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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 11/1/2016

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: These ladies can make any pumpkin look good! Members of the Mobile Young Entrepreneurs, Amanda Chavers, Kelly Dunn and Chae Levy prepare for Tuesday night’s Fall Mixer at Round House LA. Round House LA is a new start up incubator in Downtown Mobile. Interested in co-working? Are you a current or aspiring entrepreneur? Find out how Round House LA and Kalifeh Media Group take take your business to the next level. Photo Credit: Amanda Rose Chavers

Do Some Good – The weather may be warm today, but cooler temperatures are headed our way soon! If you are fortunate enough to own more than one jacket, please consider donating one to someone in need. You can drop off items at any local Salvation Army location.

CONTEST TIME! WIN 2 RACE ENTRIES IN THIS SATURDAY’S SENIOR BOWL CHARITY RUN!!

NOW-11/6: The Greater Gulf State Fair
The Grounds
Prepare to Take Flight! Presented by the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance, this year’s Greater Gulf State Fair brings to life all things airborne. Come out and experience Pirates of the Sky Stunt Show, Venardo’s Circus, Fair Stampede & Rodeo and even get the chance to meet the real life Barbie! Enjoy all the rides, food and fun while you can during the best 10 days of the year – and don’t forget to bring your extra canned goods to donate to Feeding the Gulf Coast at the Food Fight exhibit!

11/4-11/5: Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend
Friday & Saturday – The Hangout, Gulf Shores, AL
The Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Festival brings together culinary talent from all over the South. Come out and enjoy food, music and beer from breweries located near and far! Tickets are going fast, so get yours today!

11/4: Fuse Factory Grand Opening
Friday – 11am-2pm, Fuse Factory
Join Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Councilman Levon Manzie and other downtown leaders for the ribbon cutting at the Fuse Factory’s grand opening. Powered by Fuse Project, and in collaboration with the City of Mobile and the Jake Peavy Foundation, this co-working space for local nonprofits reduces overhead and provides a collaborative atmosphere that encourages charitable organizations to work together. The new Fuse Factory is located on the 4th floor of 200 Government Street. Hope to see you there!

 

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11/5: Senior Bowl Charity Run
Saturday – 8am, Bienville Square
The tradition continues! The annual Senior Bowl Charity Run takes place this Saturday in Downtown Mobile. The Family Fun Festival and 5k start 8am, the 10k starts at 8:15am and the One Mile Fun Run starts at 10am. Stick around for post-race awards and activities!

11/5: 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday – 7:30am, Langan Municipal Park
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions! The Alzheimer’s Association is holding their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at Langan Municipal Park. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.

11/5: Taste of the Holidays & Gift Show
Saturday – 9am-2pm, Abba Temple
The 6th Annual Taste of the Holidays & Gift Show is back and it’s even bigger and better than ever! Benefiting the Shriners, this event will feature local restaurants, bakeries, boutiques, jewelry and gift vendors from all over the Gulf Coast. Santa, painting with Paint Party Studios and a Pajama Fashion Show benefitting Penelope House are all on the events line-up. $5 admission, 12 and under are free.

11/6: Downtown Alive
Sunday – 2-6pm, Downtown Mobile
This Sunday, the streets of Downtown Mobile come ALIVE! From 2-6pm, local downtown businesses will be open, Moe’s BBQ will have a rock climbing wall, a dog competition, aerial acrobats, a Fashion Truck party located by The Garage, Azalea Trail Maids, fitness classes and much more! Fun for the entire family and FREE admission!

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11/6: Distinguished Young Women – Sunday Night Sensation
Sunday – 5:30pm, The Pillars of Mobile
Sunday Night Sensation is a progressive food + drink experience featuring 6 rooms of food, wine and beer pairings, plus live music and a silent auction. Enjoy wines from Perdido Vineyards, Cantina Ariano and Toscana Vineyards, beers from Good People and Fairhope Brewery and a menu of classic/kitsch childhood favorites with a twist, including gourmet grilled cheese combinations and a make your own s’mores station. Tickets are $75 per person.

11/8: Election Day
Tuesday – All Day
You have the right to vote — Go do it! No matter whom you are voting for this year, it’s important to remember to get out on Tuesday and cast your ballot. Not sure where you vote? Click the link above to find out!

Upcoming Event:
11/10-11/12: Christmas Jubilee
Thursday-Saturday, Mobile Convention Center
Kick off your seasonal shopping and get in the holiday spirit at Junior League of Mobile’s annual Christmas Jubilee. The Gulf Coast’s greatest holiday market features more than 100 merchants from around the country, all under one roof for three exciting days of shopping. General Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets are still available for the Wednesday Night Preview Gala, Thursday Morning VIP shopping, Girls Night Out and Santa’s Workshop. Get your tickets early!


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Top Events in Mobile the Week of 10/26-11/2/2016

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

Connecting our Citizens through local events.  Each week we check calendar events in Mobile, Alabama so you don’t have to.

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Featured Photo: Monday Mobile welcomed Captain Smith and the Royal Caribbean’s Azamara Quest for their very first port of call in the City of Mobile. More than 685 Australians spent their day touring Mobile’s many attractions, dining at local restaurants and discovering everything the Port City has to offer. Mayor Sandy Stimpson proclaimed it Azamara Quest Day and gave Captain Smith a key to the City. It has been 27 years since the last time Captain Smith came to Mobile on his first ship, and he was amazed with our City’s transformation. The return of the Carnival cruise ship is just around the corner! Photo Credit: City of Mobile

Do Some Good – Every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. But kids with food allergies are often left out of the fun, since most candy is off limits. The Teal Pumpkin Project helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night with something they can enjoy. It just takes one simple act: offering non-food treats, such as glow sticks or small toys, as an alternative to candy. Let trick-or-treaters know you are offering non-food treats by placing a teal colored pumpkin on your porch. Last year, households from all 50 states and 14 countries participated. This is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all trick-or-treaters. Learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project here!

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NOW-10/31: Thriller Nights of Lights
Dusk-10pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Looking for fun entertainment instead of the scary Halloween activities this October? A new show has opened this fall season in Mobile, Alabama! Thriller Nights of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts, and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music. The only show of its kind in the country, Thriller Nights of Lights will thrill kids and adults of all ages.

10/27: Oktoberfest
Thursday – 6-9pm, LODA Biergarten
LoDa Biergarten is hosting the 4th Annual Oktoberfest, a benefit for the children at St. Mary’s Home. Tickets include a sampling of over 40 different types of beer, a silent auction and Phil Proctor will be providing music all night long! Tickets are $25 and can be bought in advance or at the door!

10/28-11/6: The Greater Gulf State Fair
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Prepare to Take Flight! Presented by the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance, this year’s Greater Gulf State Fair brings to life all things airborne! Come out and experience the Pirates of the Sky Stunt Show, Venardo’s Circus, the canned good build off competition Food Fight, Fair Stampede & Rodeo and even get the chance to meet the real life Barbie! Enjoy all the rides, food and fun while you can during the best 10 days of the year!!

10/28-10/31: Haunted Hayride
Friday-Monday – 7-11pm, Bethel Baptist Church Citronelle
Looking for a spooky good time? Bethel Baptist Church in Citronelle is hosting a 4 night Haunted Hayride. Come out if you dare! Admission is $5 per person, not recommended for children 10 and under. For more information, call 251.680.3658.

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10/28: TEDWomen 2016 Viewing Party
Friday – 2-4pm, 200 Government St
Ever wanted to experience a TED talk? Now is your chance! A portion of the TEDWomen 2016 Conference will be shown to the first 100 guests to register. TEDWomen is a series of deep thinking, engaging and empowering talks from women all over the world. The event is free and open to the public. Secure your spot and register now!

10/28: The Revivalists –  Strangers in the Bright Lights Tour
Friday – 7:30pm, Soul Kitchen
Since forming in 2007, the seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band logged countless miles on the road, cultivating a high octane live show and a studio presence equally steeped in instrumental virtuosity and charismatic vocal magnetism. Following two independent releases, 2010’s Vital Signs and 2014’s City of Sound, that time and dedication came to a head on the group’s third full-length album, Men Amongst Mountains . Since then they formed the Strangers in the Bright Lights Tour. Come hear there magnetic sounds!

10/29: Monster Ball
Saturday – 10am-2pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum and Science Center
Join the Gulf Coast Exploreum for a day of spooktacular fun at the Monster Ball! Family friendly activities and demos inspired by classic Halloween movies will put the chill in October and explore the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, and math. Enjoy Pumpkin Treats, Zucchini Goblin Eyeballs, Ghost Bubbles Vampire Veins, Classic Paper Jack O’Lanterns, Spooky Potions and even make some Ghost Gliders Paper Plate Masks. Free for members, General admission for non-members. 4 and under free.

10/29: BOO at Bellingrath
Saturday – 11am-3pm, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Dress up your little goblins and enjoy a day full of Halloween fun at Bellingrath! The Gardens will be decorated with spooky and fun inflatables. There will be plenty of treats and trinkets from area organizations and businesses for trick-or-treaters to enjoy.  Dive into a world of wonder as you enjoy a spooky Halloween Magic Show by Dr. GEE’s Magic and Balloons. Lots of laughs guaranteed!  The Mobile Public Library will entertain families with spooky stories and scary tales in our Gazebo Garden. Guests are invited to enjoy culinary delights from local food trucks and live entertainment by The Mailman & The Back Pew Riders. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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10/29: 7th Annual Dog River Ghost Chase 5K and Goblin Gallop
Saturday – 5pm, Dockside Marina
Spectacular views of Dog River and Mobile Bay from the top of the Dog River bridge make this fun pre-Halloween event one of the most popular fall races in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. After race party will include awards, drawing, food, beverages, and music at Dockside Marina. Raffle for fun prizes include a kayak.

10/30: Mobile Witches Ride
Sunday – 4pm, Downtown Mobile
The Blind Mule is hosting this year’s Mobile Witches Ride! Get your best, most fabulous witches costume together and hop on your broom (aka your bicycle – yeah decorate that, too!) for a fun, slow paced 3-mile ride around downtown Mobile and DeTonti Square. Yes, Warlocks are welcome to register with your Witches! The ride will end with a fabulous block party with music, libations, and food from local food trucks. Tickets include the street party, an event t-shirt and one free beer. Proceeds to benefit Delta Dogs, a local non-profit providing the needs of the four legged friends in our area.

 

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What’s Happening on the Gulf Coast the Week of 10/19/2016

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Mobile Baykeeper’s Bay Bash took place Thursday night at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Bay Bash is an annual celebration of Mobile Bay and our coastal communities. The evening was full of live music, a silent auction and some of the very best seafood on the Gulf Coast. Photo Credit: Facebook.com

Do Some Good – Wings of Life is a non-profit, faith based, life recovery center empowering individuals and families through spiritual enrichment, education and personal responsibility.  Wings of Life offers a 90-day residential alcohol and drug recovery program for men and women. The 2016 Wings of Life Holiday Campaign is underway and they need your help- you can provide a monetary donation, sponsor someone in need of the 90 day program, visit the on site thrift store or donate items to the ministry. Click here to learn more!

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NOW-10/31: Thriller Nights of Lights
Dusk-10pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Looking for fun entertainment instead of the scary Halloween activities this October? A new show has opened this fall season! Thriller Nights of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts, and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music. The only show of its kind in the country, Thriller Nights of Lights will thrill kids and adults of all ages.

10/20: Bricks & BBQ: Historic Rehab Strategies Workshop
Thursday – 3-5pm, 451 St. Louis St.
Presented by the Downtown Mobile Alliance and the Alabama Chapter of Associated Builder and Contractors, Bricks & BBQ: Historic Rehab Strategies Workshop & Reception is for anyone in the field of Real Estate, Investing, Contractors, Developers or Property Owners who just want to know more about the progress going on in the Downtown area. Come learn more and network with industry professionals.

10/20: Down to Earth Farmraiser
Thursday – 5:30-8:30pm, Victory Teaching Farm
Victory Teaching Farm is excited to announce the 2nd annual FARMRAISER at Victory Teaching Farm. Save the date for an evening of deliciously prepared, locally grown food by some of Mobile and Baldwin’s best chefs. Get to meet the farmers and enjoy great music and drinks, all with a sunset ending on the farm!

10/20: Signature Chefs Auction
Thursday – 6pm, The Admiral Hotel
Join the March of Dimes for the annual gathering of the area’s finest culinary talent. Upon arrival, you will enjoy the sounds of Glass Joe while tasting appetizers from local chefs. You will then take your seats for the four course dinner along with the live auction and our Fund the Mission portion of the evening. Enjoy dinner while you bid on unique packages, raising your paddle and giving generously to help babies. Tickets start at $75 per person.

10/21: Pirate Night at the Museum
Friday – 5pm, History Museum of Mobile
Pirates invade the museum! Join the History Museum of Mobile to learn about the pirates from the Mobile Bay area, the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, and the world at this unique Halloween event. Come dressed as a pirate, princess, or historical character from the Age of Sail. Halloween costumes are welcome also. There will be a scavenger hunt, storytelling, a costume contest, a make a treasure map activity, goody bags with pirate loot, sword fighting demonstrations, pirate music and more! Admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 13-17, $5 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under get in for free!

10/21: Trick or Trot 5k & Fun Run
Friday – 6pm, The University of South Alabama
Presented by University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital, the Trick or Trot 5k & Fun Run is a certified 3.1 mile course beginning at the intramural fields. All proceeds go to benefit renovations needed at the hospital’s emergency room department.

 

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10/21: Jason Isbell
Friday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
Alabama native Jason Isbell is both a product of his Northern Alabama roots and an example of how musical influences can help an artist evolve and mature. Born in Greenhill, Alabama, Isbell is undeniably inspired by the soul-tinged rock, country, and blues produced in neighboring Muscle Shoals. His sound continues to evolve but is equal parts loud and thoughtful, Southern and worldly. Come see Jason Isbell and special guest Josh Ritter rock the house down Friday night!

10/22: 7th Annual Shirley Looney Memorial Car Show
Saturday – 8am-5pm, Dauphin Way Baptist Church
Come check out a large assortment of new and classic cars, trucks, hot rods and rat rods. Registration opens at 8:00 am.  Entry fee is $20 if received by October 13, and $25 day of show. Awards include Shirley’s Choice, Best of Show PLUS $250 Cash, People’s Choice, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Top 30 and Sponsor Awards. The event will also feature 25 plus various vendors selling unique and interesting items for the entire family!  Hamburgers and hot dogs will be grilled on site and for sale.  This is a FREE event open for the public to attend, and is a benefit for Youth Missions and Camp Scholarships.

10/22: Little Ghosts and Goblins
Saturday – 10am-2pm, Historic Oakleigh House
Bring your little ones for a costume party at the Historic Oakleigh House. Activities include face painting, crafts, story time, games and special treats! Children 12 and under, only please. $5 per child.

10/22: Doughnut Dash & Dare 5K and Fun Run
Saturday – 6pm, The University of South Alabama
Sponsored by Krispy Kreme, The Doughnut Dash and Dare Run 5K is the only 5K Run/Walk around the Gulf Coast where you a rewarded for eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts! At the 1.5 mile mark you can STOP and take the DARE and east 6 delicious Krispy Kreme Doughnuts before moving on to finish the 5K. 1 Mile Fun Runners STOP and take the DARE midway and eat 1 delicious Krispy Kreme Doughnut before moving on to finish the 1 mile. Dare or no dare, participants get doughnuts either way!

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10/22: Bethel Music Worship Nights
Saturday – 7pm, Mobile Civic Center
Be a part of recording Bethel Music’s next live album this October during the East Coast Worship Nights Tour. Recording the follow-up to our “You Make Me Brave” album, guest worship leader, Francesca Battistelli and guest speakers, Lisa Bevere and Havilah Cunnington and other Bethel Music worship leaders.

10/23: Woofstock
Sunday – 11am, Bienville Square
Pet and family-friendly event in downtown Bienville Square that includes fun activities, contests, prizes, music, food, and drink to benefit animal rescue. Come see the always popular Doggie Costume Contest and the Wiener Dog Race!

10/23: Sunday Sundown
Sunday – 2-7pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub
Sunday Sundown is a monthly event highlighting local musical talent and allowing the community to network presented by 251Now! This month’s event features a music line-up sure to please any music lover! On the line-up is PawPaw’s Medicine Cabinet, Crowned Jewelz, Harrison McInnis, Lee Yankie and the Hellz Yeah. 21+ event, Free admission.

10/23: Fall Festival
Sunday – 2:30-4:30pm, Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church is holding it’s annual Fall Festival this Sunday and it is bigger and better than ever! Free admission and open to the public. Activities include lots of child-friendly games, the pumpkin patch, a cake walk, face painting, hay rides and a petting zoo!

10/25: 2nd Annual Gridiron Gala
Tuesday – 5pm, Battle House Renaissance Hotel
Join the YMCA of South Alabama at their 2nd Annual Gridiron Gala. Motivational speaker and NFL consultant Dr. Kevin Elko will give the keynote address. Sportscaster Eli Gold and Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage will serve as the masters of ceremonies. Sponsorship ranges from a $10,000 MVP sponsor to a $1,000 table sponsor, and proceeds support early learning, childcare and mentorship for families across the Gulf Coast.

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 10/12/2016

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: The USA Mitchell Cancer Institute held its 7th Annual Think Pink Tea on Thursday to raise awareness for breast cancer and celebrate breast cancer survivors. The event’s highlight is a fashion show. Dr. Ming Tan, left, of MCI and cancer survivor Jean Reno of Fairhope walk down the catwalk together. Photo Credit: USA Mitchell Center | Facebook.com

NOW-10/31: Thriller Nights of Lights
Dusk-10pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Looking for fun entertainment instead of the scary Halloween activities this October? A new show has opened this fall season! Thriller Nights of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts, and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music. The only show of its kind in the country, Thriller Nights of Lights will thrill kids and adults of all ages.

10/13-10/16: 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Thursday – Sunday, Gulf Shores
Come out and celebrate 45 years of Shrimp! Presented by Zatarains, the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival features local and national seafood, local and worldwide chefs and vendors. The festival not only features food but music, arts and crafts and shopping!

10/13-10/15: Greek Fest
Thursday – Saturday- 11am-10pm, The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Get ready for a weekend full of Greek flavor! The Annual Greek Fest shows off the Greek culture including food, dancing and community. Come enjoy Gyros, Spanakopita, Baklava along with Greek beer and wine! Shop the vendors and take home a piece of Greece! Stay around for dancing and children’s activities all weekend long.

10/13: Red Shoe Brew
Thursday – 5-8pm, Ronald McDonald House
 Featuring brews from Fairhope Brewing Company, heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, prizes, house tours and more- this open house event is an evening for local young professionals 21 years of age and older. Interested in becoming more involved with the Red Shoe Society of Ronald McDonald House? The Red Shoe Society is a group of young professionals who support the mission of the Ronald McDonald House and who are between the ages of 21-40. Come out and learn more!!

10/13: 10th Annual Wine Fest
Thursday – 5:30pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens
Catholic Social Services of Mobile will host Wine Fest at Mobile Botanical Gardens.  Enjoy delicious food and wine throughout the evening all donated by Red or White, Original Oyster House, Naman’s Catering, Creative Catering, Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe, and Butch Cassidy’s Cafe. Entertainment provided by Jim Roebuck Jazz Trio. Tickets are $75 each and proceeds from the event will benefit to Catholic Social Services.

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10/13: Bay Bash
Thursday – 6-9pm, Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.
Hosted by Mobile Baykeeper, Bay Bash is an annual celebration of Mobile Bay and our coastal communities. The event features fresh Gulf seafood, signature cocktails, a silent auction, and live music overlooking the beautiful Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Tickets are $50 for non-members and $35 for members. Proceeds benefit Mobile Baykeeper’s efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities.

10/13: Boots & BBQ Barn Bash
Thursday – 6:30pm, Camp Grace
The third annual Boots & BBQ Barn Bash kicks off Thursday to benefit the Children’s of Alabama Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic in Mobile. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of live music and barbecue at Camp Grace. The Boots & BBQ Barn Bash is presented by Children’s of Alabama and Rheum4y’AL, an advocacy group that works with children across Alabama suffering from juvenile arthritis. This year’s event will honor 14-year-old local Children’s of Alabama patient Jordan Moore.

10/14-10/15: The Blueberry Jam
Friday & Saturday, Weeks Bay Plantation
Weeks Bay Plantation and Live & Listen presents The Blueberry Jam, a music and arts festival held on Weeks Bay Plantation. This year’s headlining set will come in the form of special tribute, with The Heavy Pets Present Walrus: A Tribute To The Beatles.  Many will recognize The Heavy Pets from their countless appearances at many of the nation’s biggest music festivals, as well as Zach Deputy, McLovins (two nights), CBDB, Little Raine Band, Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet, Infant Richard & The Delta Stones, and Lee Yankie & The Hellz Yeah. This year’s jam will benefit the the American Cancer Society and Team River Runner.

10/14: LoDa ArtWalk
Friday – 6-9pm, Downtown Mobile
It’s the second Friday of the month and the weather could not be more perfect for a stroll in Downtown Mobile. Come out to enjoy open art galleries, local makers, arts and crafts, music and of course some shopping. All restaurants, galleries, shops and boutiques are open late for the night!

 

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10/14: Pixar in Concert
Friday – 7-9pm, Mobile Symphony Orchestra
It’s a concert like no other! The Mobile Symphony Orchestra presents Disney’s Pixar in Concert- featuring a multimedia concert with movie projection above the orchestra. Enjoy excerpts from your favorite Pixar films like Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Monsters Inc and many more! A one of a kind cinematic experience!

10/15: TRI The Gulf
Saturday – 7am, Dauphin Island
Brought to you by the Mobile Bar Foundation, Tri the Gulf is a sprint triathlon on Dauphin Island, Alabama consisting of a 600 yard gulf swim, 13.3 mile island + bridge bike, and 3.1 mile island run. The triathlon will be held at Isle Dauphine Golf Club.

10/16: 45th Annual Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party
Sunday – 10am-4pm, Little Sisters of the Poor
It’s a party…a Lawn Party! The 45th Annual Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party will feature some of their most exciting entertainment in 45 years! Pelican 212 is a family musical group who was featured on the Steve Harvey show, and has performed on the international stage, most recently in Germany and Albania. Of course, the best food, games, arts and crafts, and the white elephant sale are just a few of the things folks can expect, as always!

10/16: A Bicycle Tour of Haunted Mobile
Sunday – 2-5pm, Leinkauf Historic District
Back by popular demand, the Haunted Mobile Bike Tour will have some old favorites and some new spooks. Drink stops will occur along the 5 mile route. Please be sure to check your bicycle prior to the tour for good working order and you must have your own bike to participate. Meet in the parking lot of the Leinkauf Elementary School off of Church St. Tickets must be purchased prior to tour.

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What’s Happening the Week of 10/5/2016

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Moon Taxi took over 1065 Friday night with their packed out performance! Lead singer Trevor Terndrup had the crowd roaring when they ended the set with an encore! Photo Credit: Jeremy Wolff

DO SOME GOOD-  Did you know Apple Snails are overtaking and contaminating our local water areas? Apple Snails are an invasive species that destroy habitat by eating vegetation along streams and river banks. Join Mobile Baykeeper at Langan Park this Saturday to help remove the Island Apple Snail from Three Mile Creek and prevent it from spreading further into the Bay and The Delta. Volunteers will help find and capture adult and juvenile apple snails, as well as remove apple snail eggs. Volunteers with canoes, kayaks, or small boats are particularly needed. Please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting a little wet or dirty. Volunteers of all ages are welcome! All cleanup supplies and drinks will be provided. For more information, please call 251-433-4229. Keep Doing Good, Mobile. When you see someone doing good in Mobile, share it and tag it!  #DoSomeGoodMobile

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NOW-10/31: Thriller Nights of Lights
Dusk-10pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Looking for fun entertainment instead of the scary Halloween activities this October? A new show has opened this fall season! Thriller Nights of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts, and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music. The only show of its kind in the country, Thriller Nights of Lights will thrill kids and adults of all ages.

10/6: Visit Mobile Annual Business Meeting and Networking Event
Thursday – 3pm, Saenger Theater
Join Visit Mobile for the annual look back at Visit Mobile’s 2016 tourism initiatives, business booked and program successes and learn what’s in store for 2017. Special guest is Don Welsh, President & CEO of Destination Marketing Association International, who will speak to why tourism is important to both our local and national economies. Street party and industry networking event featuring the Crowned Jewelz to follow!

10/6: Think Pink Tea
Thursday – 4-6pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal
USA Mitchell Cancer Institute’s (MCI) Think Pink Tea is a celebration of breast cancer awareness, a commitment to patients, survivors, advocates and the friends and family of those impacted by breast cancer. The Think Pink Tea is attended by patients, donors, media and members of the community. The models that walk the runway each year are current patients, breast cancer survivors, physicians and others that have been affected by cancer. This award-winning event is presented by MCI and USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital of Mobile and has been recognized by the Public Relations Council of Alabama for its social and community impact. To RSVP for the Think Pink Tea, please call 251-445-9691.

 

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10/6: Mobile Museum of Art- Night Market
Thursday – 5-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art
The monthly night market is back! This month’s market is also in conjunction with Fleet Feet Mobile and Whole Food’s Market Miles at the Museum, a weekly running group. The Night Market will feature arts, crafts and wares from local artisans and makers. Yellowhammer Coffee, Ben’s Burga Kaboose and DJ Hot Lobster will be on hand for food and entertainment.

10/6: 6th Annual Networking Event for Professional Women
Thursday – 5:30-7:30pm, RSA Battle House 29th Floor
On behalf of the Women Lawyers of the Mobile Bar Association, all local professional women are invited to an evening of networking with the best of the best in our area. The Keynote Speaker Lynn Mackie, world renowned Opera singer,  will open up the night. $20 admission (payable at the door) and includes an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit Lifelines Counseling Services.

10/6: Bras For A Cause 2016
Thursday – 6-10pm, The Locale
If you’re inspired to help make a difference right here in our community, please join us for a fun filled evening of raising funds and helping LOCAL women who are fighting cancer. Decorated Bras will be donated by local businesses, modeled by local businessMEN and auctioned to highest bidder with proceeds going directly to these warriors. You can donate in honor or in memory of someone you love and provide a photo to acknowledge them. 6:00 pm cocktails and networking and show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets include drinks, dinner and a very entertaining show! Seating is limited!

10/8: 6th Annual Dog River Fishing Tournament
Saturday – 6am-3pm, Dog River
All are invited to participate in this weekend’s 6th Annual Dog River Fishing Tournament presented by Dog River Clearwater Revival. This fall fundraiser tournament is open to adults and children. Proceeds from the event go towards Dog River Clearwater Revival’s work to improve the water quality of Dog River and its many urban tributaries. Registration is open online, at Southern Bama Bait and Tackle and the River Shack Bar & Grill.  

10/8: Spartan Workout
Saturday – 8am, Saraland High School
Signed up for the next local Spartan race or want to be? You better be training! Come 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!

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10/8: Alabama Festival of Flavor
Saturday – 12pm-5pm, Downtown Foley
Ready to give your taste buds all they have ever wanted?! This event is for you! Alabama’s Festival of Flavor is a conglomerate of the best food, beer, wine and sweets from all over Alabama in the form of food trucks and world renowned chef’s. Tickets start at $10 and are selling out fast!

10/12: Coffee Chat: Stop, Collaborate and Listen
Wednesday – 8am, The Exchange 202
Presented by Lyon Fry Cadden Insurance Agency, this week’s Coffee Chat is sure to be informative for all of you young professionals and those on the entrepreneurial track. In a world that is moving fast, where resources are scarce, and skillsets are more specialized, the ability to collaborate is extremely important. Panelists for the chat are Elyse McNett Goonan of One Mobile, Jeremiah Newell of Mobile Area Education Foundation, Kesshia L Davis of Mobile Gas A Sempra Company, and Michael Chambers of The University of South Alabama. This amazingly talented panel will discuss how they have found success in building partnerships, working across traditional barriers, and in leading initiatives. Free and open to the public.

10/12: Meet Paula Deen
Wednesday – 10:30am, Belk
To celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Belk as the flagship store for the Shoppes at Bel Air, Paula Deen is in town for a meet and greet! Bring your favorite Paula Deen cookbook or item for a chance to get her signature and a photo! Don’t have a Paula Deen item? That’s ok, click the link above and have one shipped today!

 

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