Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/25

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Stimpson - Fair Grounds
Mayor Stimpson watches board member Chad Riley practice riding his Air Wheel electric unicycle at The Grounds (photo courtesy of AL.com)

2/26: Spark Talks
Exploreum. Join Lesley Gregoricha, Ph.D. for an eventful evening of conversations on her talk, “Monks on the Move: Evaluating Pilgrimage to Byzantine Jerusalem Using Isotopes from the Ancient Human Teeth.” Talk begins at 6pm with light refreshments. Tickets for the Spark Talk are $6 per person, available online or through the Gulf Coast Exploreum Box Office.

2/26: Mobile Leadership Series
The Grounds.Come out to hear speakers from Bone Collector, featuring Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt, T-Bone and Edwin Waddell. Doors open at 5pm with an Outdoor Exhibit, Dinner and Program begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $100, VIP tickets and Meet & Greet tickets still available.

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2/26: American Advertising Awards
Mobile Marriott. AAF Mobile Bay cordially invites you to attend the 2015 American Advertising Awards! Please join us for an evening of celebration, food and libations as we showcase this year’s work and unveil the winners

2/27-2/28: Twelfth Night
Chickasaw Civic Theatre. Shakespeare returns to the Chickasaw Civic Theater. The Shakespeare classic is directed by Bill Watts featuring the Phoenix Quartet with music and dance from the Renaissance.

2/27-3/01: The Greatest Home Show
Alabama Cruise Terminal, Downtown Mobile. Three day event for you to come out and see the best Builders and Remodelers in the industry. Come check out the latest styles and trends for the best vendors!

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2/28-3/01:Virginia’s Health Food and Sunflower Cafe Grand Opening
3055A Dauphin St. The long awaited Grand Opening of Virginia’s Health Food’s Sunflower Cafe. Come check out the tasty items on the menu and the healthy products Virginia’s has to offer.

2/28: Christ United Methodist Church Women’s Conference
Kasey Van Norman, a bestselling author of the book, Raw Faith, will share how Jesus restored her life  and gave her the strength to overcome a history of past abuse, a traumatic rape, and her extramarital affair.  Please join us as Kasey shares her powerful testimony of the redeemed grace God provides for us all as she encourages us to “Live a Better Story.” Cost is $35 and includes child care, continental breakfast, and snacks.

2/28:Hammerin’ for Habitat 5k
University of South Alabama SGA Pavillion. The Hammerin’ for Habitat 5K Run/ Walk is an event aimed to raise awareness about the work and mission of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Alabama. Check in at 7am, Race begins at 8am.

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2/28:Glow Run-Colors of Cancer 5K and Fun Run
University of South Alabama SGA Pavillion. A fun night time run benefiting Adults and Children with cancer. Participants are encouraged to run or walk wearing or carrying glow items in the various colors of cancer.  The interactive “Leave It on the Fence” display will open at 4 PM.

2/28:Marc Broussard
Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile. Marc Broussard performs as part of the Miller Lite Concert Series. Doors open at 7:30, showtime at 8:30. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show.

3/01- Celtic Celebration-The Kilted Man
Ben May Mobile Public Library. 2pm. Matthew Gurnsey, The Kilted Man, will delight the audience with his rousing performance of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Other participants include: The McSharry’s Pub Irish Trad Trio with Tom Morley (of Mithril) on fiddle, Scott Cox on guitar and vocals, and Fran Morley on bodhran, The Fairhope Irish Trad Explorers, and Mrs. Julie Black and her students from the Maccrossan School of Irish Dance. Admission is free. For more information, please call (251) 208-7097.

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/18

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Mardi Gras - Chad Riley
Another Mardi Gras in the books!  Photo courtesy of Chad Riley Photography.

2/13-2/19: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Crescent Theater, Downtown. Nightly, 8:30pm. It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

2/18: The Amazing World of Orchids
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore. Harry and Beverly Stephens from the Mobile Orchid Society will share their knowledge and love of orchids with us. This is a great preview for this year’s Orchid Show which is being held at Bellingrath Gardens and Home on February 27- March 1. FREE for members, $12.50 for non-members, reservations requested.

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02/20: The Harlem Globe Trotters 2015 World Tour
USA Mitchell Center, Mobile: The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime.

02/21: The Rock & Worship Roadshow
Civic Center, Downtown Mobile: The 7th Annual Rock & Worship Roadshow, presented by Compassion International.  Headlining the Roadshow are tour founders MercyMe who will be joined by Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii and Group 1 Crew. Being introduced on the tour are newcomer artists I Am They and Jon Guerra, while Shaun Groves is slated as the guest speaker. $10 at the door.

02/21: Stop and Smell the Roses Ride
McNally Park, Mobile: Want a slow chill bike ride with a group of similar thinkers?  Don’t monkey around! Come out and ride this Saturday at 8:00 with the Stop and Smell the Roses riders. We leave from McNally Park and ride to Arlington and back for a 15 mile round trip. The pace is 12-14 mph. Join us for friendly conversation and beautiful scenery.

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02/21: South Marine Street Clean Up
St. Matthews, Mobile: Want a chance to network with some like minded individuals in town and help clean up some vacant lots in Mobile?  It starts with you.  Be the change you want to see in our city!  There will be a bike ride at 10:30am after the cleanup as well.

02/21: Mobile Symphony, Back to Bach
Downtown Mobile, Saenger Theater: The Mobile Symphony Orchestra will span the Baroque, Classical, and Post Romantic with Grammy nominated guest conductor Patrick Quigley. Soprano Kathryn Mueller sings the famous Exsultate Jubilate by Mozart for a program of serene beauty, tranquil delight and dancelike ecstasy.

02/21: Open Charity Car Show
Grelot Road, Mobile:  Spectator admission is FREE! Plenty of food and entertainment for everyone! Vendors are welcome. There will be an Honor Guard Flag Ceremony. Constables will be on duty. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of Christ UMC.

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02/21: Rugby at the Battleship (vs. Birmingham)
USS Battleship Park, Mobile: Been wanting to watch some Rugby?  ‘Ship (0-2) hosts the Birmingham Vulcans Rugby club (2-0) who are currently at the top of the division. The two clubs last met on November 9th, 2014 in the finals of the Battleship Invitational Rugby Tournament, the Vulcans won 20-15. ‘Ship has come up short in both matrix games this year, losing by a combined total of 7 points and are eager to notch it’s first win of the matrix season. Join us for the social at O’Daly’s Irish Pub after the match.

02/22: Pirates take the Pond
Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm, Silver Hill:  Have you guys been there yet?  We’ve heard it’s an awesome venue.  This is a special fundraiser concert where proceeds are going to help build a playground for special needs children.  Artists include Eric Erdman, Lisa Mills, and The Mulligan Brothers.  Check, as tickets are limited and may possibly be sold out by the time you contact!

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/11

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Biking with Order of Venus
Local Bikers accepted the invitation to ride in the Order of Venus Parade!  Photo courtesy of Facebook and AL.com

Mobile Mardi Gras! This weeks Parades:

2/12: Order of Impalas, 1pm, St. Ignatius Catholic School
Mystic Stripers Society, 6:30pm, Route A
2/13: Crew of Columbus, 6:30pm, Route A
MAMGA Grand Marshal’s Ball 9pm, Mobile Convention Center
2/14: Krewe of Kids, 11am, Prichard
Mobile Carnival Association Floral Parade, 12pm, Route A
Knights of Mobile, 12pm, Route A
Mobile Mystical Ladies, 1 pm, Route A
Order of Angels, 1:30pm, Route A
Mystics of Time, 6pm, Route A
MCA Coronation of Queen Greer Stimpson Turner, 6:30pm, Convention Center
2/15: Arrival of MAMGA King Elexis I, 1 p.m., foot of Government Street, Route E
Joe Cain Procession, 2:30 p.m., Route A
Mystic Soul Mates, 2:30 p.m., Route A
Le Krewe de Bienville, 5 p.m., Route A
MAMGA Royal Coronation, 7:30 p.m., Arthur Outlaw Convention Center
2/16: King Felix parade at 12pm, Route A
MCA Floral Parade, 12pm, Route A
Prichard Mardi Gras Association, 1 p.m., Prichard
Krewe of the Avenue, 3 p.m., Route D
MLK/Monday Mystics Adult Mardi Gras Association, 3:30 p.m., Route D
Infant Mystics, 6:30 p.m., Route F
Order of Doves, 7 p.m., Route F
2/17: Order of Athena, 10:30 a.m., Route A
Knights of Revelry, 12:30 p.m., Route A
MCA King Felix Parade, 1 p.m., Route A
Comic Cowboys, 1:30 p.m., Route A
MAMGA Mammoth Parade, 2 p.m., Route B
Order of Myths, 6:30 p.m., Route C

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02/11: REC(OMMEND) IT FWD: Networking Meets Show & Tell Meets Paying it Forward… Plus a Free Beer
Join us at The Haberdasher for a fresh take on the traditional happy hour mixer. You’ll snag a free beer and get the inside scoop on other local professionals’ favorite new finds. Get the full story at www.becauseportfolio.com/events, then follow @BECAUSE_Mobile on Twitter to make sure you never miss our #RecOfTheDay

2/13-2/17: VIP Mardi Gras Experience
Here’s the deal: For $110 you get parking privileges for five days at a lot a block from the parade route, from Friday, Feb. 13 through Tuesday, Feb. 17. Each VIP package includes additional perks for two people: access to Azalea Manor’s restrooms; a discount on drinks at the venue; admission to the Masquerade on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14; and catered food on Friday and Saturday.

2/13-2/19: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Crescent Theater, Downtown. Nightly, 8:30pm. It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

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2/13: Mobile Opera Young Artists and Resident Artists Recital
Springhill Presbyterian Church. Singers from Mobile Opera’s Young Artist and Resident Artist programs will perform works from opera, musical theatre and art songs in a concert in the Chapel at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church (10 Westminster Way, Mobile, Alabama 36608). This hour-long concert, a chance to hear exceptional artistry by rising stars, is free to the public and all ages are welcome. For more information call Mobile Opera at 251.432.6772.

2/13: Benjamin Fraley, Percussion Recital
University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Recital Hall, 7:30pm.The concert includes works by several contemporary composers for many different percussion instrument combinations. Tickets for this Department of Music concert will be sold at the door only.  Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only).

2/14-2/15: 2015 Valentine Expo and VIP Banquet
University of South Alabama is hosting a 2-day expo full of local vendors, arts, crafts, magic shows, dancing and karaoke contest followed by a VIP banquet, door prizes and raffle drawings.

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2/15: 25th Annual Joe Cain Classic
Downtown Mobile, 8 am. Take the Carnival season in stride at the 5K and 1-mile MoonPie Dash benefiting challenged athletes. Don’t miss the after party featuring live music, dancing in the street, food, door prizes, awards and a visit from Joe Cain’s Merry Widows.

2/15: The Pine Hill Haints
Moe’s Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile, 9pm. The Pine Hill Haints are an American traditional bluegrass/folk/honky tonk/country band from Alabama, though the band members themselves describe their unique southern roots music as “Alabama Ghost Music.” The Haints are composed of Sarah Nelson accordion Jamie Barrier on guitar and vocals, wife Katie “Kat” Barrier on mandolin, singing saw, and washboard, Matt Bakula on washtub bass and tenor banjo, and Ben Rhyne on snare drum.

2/18: The Amazing World of Orchids
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore. Harry and Beverly Stephens from the Mobile Orchid Society will share their knowledge and love of orchids with us. This is a great preview for this year’s Orchid Show which is being held at Bellingrath Gardens and Home on February 27- March 1. FREE for members, $12.50 for non-members, reservations requested.

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/04/15

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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We hope you guys are out there enjoying the Mardi Gras festivities!  Photo courtesy of Facebook (Mobile Mardi Gras page)

Mobile Mardi Gras! This weeks Parades:
2/05: Polka Dots , 6:30pm, Route A
2/06: Order of Inca, 6:30pm,  Route A
2/07:Mobile Mystics, 2pm, Route A
Mobile Mystical Revelers, 2:30pm, Route A
Krewe of Merry Mates, 6:30pm, Route A
Maids of Mirth, 6:30pm, Route A
Order of Butterfly Maidens, 7pm, Route A
2/08:Mystics of Children, 2pm, Rosswood Neighborhood
MAMGA Junior Monarch Coronation, 4pm, Bishop State Central-Gaines Campus
Neptunes Daughters, 6:30pm, Route A
OOI, 7pm, Route A
2/09:Order of Venus, 6:30pm, Route A
2/10: Order of LaShe’s, 6:30pm, Route A

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2/4: 3rd Annual St. Mary’s Home Win(e)ter Formal Fundraiser
The St. Mary’s Home Young Leaders’ Society will host its 3rd Annual Win(e)ter Formal to benefit the children at St. Mary’s Home from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Coastal Bank and Trust at 3704 Dauphin Street in Mobile. The event will feature 5 wines, food, and music. Proceeds will benefit the children at St. Mary’s Home, a residential treatment facility for abused, abandoned and neglected children. Tickets for the event are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. For more information, contact Jill Chenoweth at jillc@stmaryshomemobile.org or at 251.344.7733.

2/4-2/8:Divorce Southern Style
Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile: This fast-paced farce centers on schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides the time is ripe to get back together with her ex husband. To lure him she tells him their daughter is about to be married. But is she? As her ploy becomes more devious the truth begins to surface and she then starts to involve all around her to try and keep the truth at bay. Directed by Jeffery Williamson

02/05:Winter Jam
Mitchell Center, University of South Alabama. All your favorite Christian music in one place–Winter Jam 2015. The line up includes Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Skillet and Family Force 5 along with many more. Doors open 6pm, Show starts at 7pm. Get there early! Tickets can be bought on site.

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2/6-2/12: Wild
Crescent Theater, Downtown Mobile. Oscar nominated for Best Actress, Reese Witherspooon plays Cheryl, a woman driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior. She makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Multiple Showtimes.

02/06: O’Daly’s 5th Anniversary Party with Moon Taxi
Downtown Mobile, 7pm. Come celebrate 5 years of greatness with O’Daly’s, Dauphin Street Blues Company and Draft Picks. The Nashville Rock group, Moon Taxi, will be playing at 9pm. Tickets on sale now.

2/07: Superhero Skeedaddle
SGA Pavilion, University of South Alabama. 8 a.m. Dress up like a superhero for this 5K and fun run benefiting Goodwill Easter Seals. Stick around after the race for food, drinks and a silent auction.

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2/07: Battleship RFC VS. Montgomery Yellowhammers
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. 1 p.m. Show your support for Mobile’s rugby team as they take on the Montgomery Yellowhammers. Bring your own chair and cooler and $2 for parking

2/08: J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers
Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile. Doors open at 7:30pm, Show starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy wild harmonica riffs, soaring electric guitar lines and driving rhythms that lace together a blistering backdrop for the Dirt Daubers’ distinct variety of Southern American story-telling.

2/11: Winter Wednesdays- Raising Roses
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore. Linda Guy, Rosarian if Bellingrath’s award winning rose garden, will show you how to care for roses year round. She will demonstrate rose pruning techniques to get your roses in tip top shape. Free for members, $12.50 for non-members, reservations requested.

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What’s Happening the Week of 01/28

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Bruce Willis
We just can’t keep this guy away from Mobile – another film starring Brucey being started in Mobile soon!

Mobile Mardi Gras! This weeks Parades:
1/30 : Conde Cavaliers , 6:30pm, Route A

1/31: Krewe of Riviere du Chien Parade, 2pm. Riviere du Chien subdivision
Bayport Parading Society, 2:30pm, Route A
Pharaohs Mystic Society, 6:30pm,  Route A
Order of Hebe, 7pm, Route A
Conde Explorers, 7:30pm, Route A

2/1:Krewe de la Kids of Heron Lakes, 2pm, Heron Lakes Subdivision

2/4:Mystics of Ashland Place, 12:30pm, Lanier Ave.

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1/23-2/8: Divorce Southern Style
Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile: This fast-paced farce centers on schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides the time is ripe to get back together with her ex husband. To lure him she tells him their daughter is about to be married. But is she? As her ploy becomes more devious the truth begins to surface and she then starts to involve all around her to try and keep the truth at bay. Directed by Jeffery Williamson

1/29: In The Mood
3pm, 7:30pm Mobile Civic Center Theater: IN THE MOOD takes a look at America’s Swing Era, the last time when everyone listened and danced to the same style of music.   It recreates defining moments from the 1930s/1940s – from the happy-go-lucky era before WWII – to the start of the war when thousands of our youth were going abroad to defend our freedoms – and longing for the end of the war when loved ones would be reunited.

1/30: French Romance
6pm at Broussard’s Steinway Piano Gallery, join  Dr. Jazz Norman as he presents an evening of modern French composers such as Michel Legrand and Charles Trenet. Free and open to the public.

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1/31:The Charity Chase 5k
Come on out to the USA Campus and join The Charity Chase 5k! This is not your typical charity race. Participants get to choose from a list of nonprofits and compete to win Jackpot of donations on behalf of their selected charity. Race starts at 8am, Fun Run at 9am.

1/31:5th Annual Tweed Ride
Don your tweed and mount your two-wheeled steed! It’s time for Mobile’s 5th annual Tweed Ride at noon leaving from Cream and Sugar.Then, partake with us on the most leisurely of bike rides through the historic parts of our fair city. For this year’s event we intend to follow up our ride with lawn games in Cathedral Square and a matinee movie at The Crescent.

1/31: Bears for DaKota
In honor of the recent passing of DaKota Burke-Everett, a teddy bear drive is being held throughout Mobile.  Please drop off any NEW teddy bear from now until Jan 31st at the Hampton Inn on 1-65, the Hampton Inns & Suites in Downtown Mobile or The Cave Ministries.. All donations will be given to The Child Advocacy Center of Mobile.

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2/03: Open House: Via! Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center
Come check out the Via Center at NO COST on February 3rd!! Bring a friend, take a class and get healthy in 2015! We have boot camp, Pilates, Yoga, Stability Ball, Line Dancing and much, much more. Come by for a tour!

2/04: Mardi Gras in Mobile Lecture & Book Signing-Winter Wednesdays
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore: Mardi Gras in Mobile is the oldest Carnival celebration in the United States. Bellingrath  welcomes Mobile’s own L. Craig Roberts, the author if this new book that explores the origins and unique elements of Mobile’s celebration. Free for members, $12.50 for non-members. Reservations requested.

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What’s Happening the Week of 01/21

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Senior Bowl
The players are here and ready to go this Saturday at the Senior Bowl! (photo courtesy of FB.com)

1/21: FCA Chick-Fil-A Senior Bowl Rally
Mobile Convention Center, Downtown Mobile. Annually bringing together more than 2,000 attendees – making it the largest FCA Rally at a bowl game in the country – the FCA Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally is always a popular game-week event. In 2014, the crowd was treated to player testimonies, live music and food provided by Chick-fil-A.

1/21-1/31: Bears for DaKota
In honor of the recent passing of DaKota Burke-Everett, a teddy bear drive is being held throughout Mobile.  Please drop off any NEW teddy bear from now until Jan 31st at the Hampton Inn on 1-65, the Hampton Inns & Suites in Downtown Mobile or The Cave Ministries.. All donations will be given to The Child Advocacy Center of Mobile.

1/22: Book Signing: L. Craig Roberts
From author to architect to historian to preservationist, L. Craig Roberts’ new book Mardi Gras in Mobile debuts at the Ben May Main Mobile Public Library. Admission is FREE.

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1/22:Wayne “The Train” Hancock
Moes Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile: Come see why Wayne Hancock has been called “the master of hillbilly swing,” a “roots Renaissance man,” a “country singer’s country singer” and “Hank Williams meets Gershwin.” But the phrase most frequently echoed throughout his career is “Wayne Hancock is the real deal.” Doors open at 8pm

1/23: Mobile Bay Film Scramble
Crescent Theater, Downtown Mobile: The results of the latest Make-Your-Own-Short-Film Challenge, open to everyone from first-time filmmakers to professionals.

1/23: Coca Cola Meet the Players’
Mobile Convention Center, Downtown Mobile: One of the highlights of Senior Bowl week – for fans and players – is the Coca Cola Meet the Players event. Held each Friday of Senior Bowl week, fans get to interact, get an autograph and snap a picture with their favorite player at the Exhibit Hall of the Mobile Convention Center.Fans often line up early in the morning for the event, which runs from 3:30pm-6:30pm each year. The event is divided into two sessions, the first from 3:30pm-5:00pm and the second from 5:00-6:30pm. More information on the two sessions, including when specific players will be attending the event, will be available at seniorbowl.com on the Thursday before the Meet the Players event.

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1/23-2/8: Divorce Southern Style
Joe Jefferson Playhouse: This fast-paced farce centers on schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides the time is ripe to get back together with her ex husband. To lure him she tells him their daughter is about to be married. But is she? As her ploy becomes more devious the truth begins to surface and she then starts to involve all around her to try and keep the truth at bay. Directed by Jeffery Williamson

1/24: Peace at Bellingrath
The Man About Town has organized a 5K benefiting the Women’s Resource Center. Lace up those sneakers and head on down to Bellingrath Gardens Saturday morning! Online registration is still open.

1/24: Reese’s Senior Bowl
Mobile, Ladd Peebles Stadium, 3pm: The battle between the North and South is on! Come out to watch the best of the best college football players from all across the nation. Some top players include Auburn’s Sammie Coates, Alabama’s Blake Sims and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah–you won’t want to miss it! Can’t make the game in person? Check it out on the NFL Network. Tickets $10-$30 per person.

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1/28: Birding on the Gulf Coast-Winter Wednesdays
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore: Dr. Mark LaSalle from the Pascagoula River Audubon Center will help us identify birds along the Gulf Coast and how we can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Weather Permitting, he will lead a bird walk through the gardens. Free for members, $12.50 for non-members. Reservations requested.

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Here’s What’s Happening the week of 01/14

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Shannon Beale - Winner of First Light Marathon
Our very own local  Shannon Beale came in first place overall in the female division at the First Light Marathon – Congrats! (photo courtesy of FB.com)

01/14-17: Southern SAWG’s Practical Tools & Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference
The 24th annual Southern SAWG (Sustainable Agriculture Working Group) conference is for serious organic and sustainable producers, farm to school participants, urban farmers or those interested in creating more vibrant community food systems. The event offers informative pre-conference courses and field trips, practical conference sessions, networking, trade show, Taste of Alabama event and more. Each year, participants go home with information to use immediately to improve their operations.

01/11-01/22: Mobile Jewish Film Festival
The Mobile Jewish Film Film 2015 will show seven award-winning, feature-length new films about Jewish themes from January 11-22, 2015.  The films will be shown at various locations, including Bernheim Hall, Laidlaw Auditorium at USA, the Springhill Avenue Temple and Ahavas Chesed Synagogue.

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1/16:Tri-State Piano Quartet in Concert
The Musical Arts Concert Series at USA returns to the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. with piano quartets performed by the Tri-State Piano Quartet.  The ensemble consists of USA piano professor Robert Holm, Mobile Symphony concert master and University of Alabama violin professor Jenny Gregoire, University of Illinois viola professor Rudolf Haken and University of Southern Mississippi cello professor Alexander Russakovsky.

1/17: King Cake Ice Cream
It’s back! King Cake Ice Cream at Cammies Old Dutch! You know you have been waiting all year for it.. Word on the street is the moonpie flavors are back too! Perfect treat to get the Mardi Gras season started off right!

1/17:Panther Pride 5k
The 14th annual Panther Pride 5k Run and Panther Prowl Fun Run. The annual run helps benefit the Murphy High School faculty wish list. Food and beverages provided after the race!

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1/17: Krewe De La Dauphine
The first official parade is here! Catch some throws at 1pm down at Dauphin Island.

1/18: American Masters: Aaron Copeland
The Mobile Symphony Orchestra presents this iconic piece 2:30-4:30pm at the Saenger Theater.  The orchestra will perform “Billy the Kid,” “Appalachian Spring” and other American works. At the Sunday matinee, children in grades K-12 are admitted free with a paying adult, through the MSO’s Big Red Ticket program

1/19: MLK “The Dream” Youth Basketball Classic
Come see the area’s best teams compete on MLK day. The day will start with youth basketball teams and culminate with high school basketball games. There will be a DJ, contests, and trophies for the winning teams. Don’t miss this event!

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1/21: Porcelain Tales at Bellingrath Gardens
Visitors to the Bellingrath Home are easily overwhelmed by the hundreds of pieces of porcelain within Mrs. Bellingrath’s Collection. Join Tom McGehee, Curator of the Bellingrath Museum Home, to learn more about the collection. A special tour of the Bellingrath Home will follow his presentation. Free for members, $12.50 for non-members. Reservations requested.

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1/24: Reese’s Senior Bowl
3pm, Ladd Peeble Stadium: The battle between the North and South is on! Come out to watch the best of the best college football players from all across the nation. Some top players include Auburn’s Sammie Coates, Alabama’s Blake Sims and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah–you won’t want to miss it! Can’t make the game in person? Check it out on the NFL Network. Tickets $10-$30 per person.

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Here’s the First Rundown of 2015!

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We check tons of local event listings so you don’t have to.  Welcome to 2015!  We thank you for using us as your local resource.  

Danica Patrick - GoDaddy BowlDanica Patrick graces us with her presence at the GoDaddy Bowl (photo courtesy of AL.com)

1/04-1/10-7: Days of Opera
Downtown Mobile: Mobile Opera is excited to announce the 7 Days of Opera. We want to celebrate all things opera throughout the week by introducing opera into the everyday routines of local residents – at markets, restaurants, street corners, wine bars and more! We will present Opera Moments of your favorite opera music, opera dress up and fun for children, an “Opera Oasis” for you to absorb a quiet moment of opera, opera trivia and more!! Plan now to celebrate the 7 Days of Opera with Mobile Opera and spread the word!!

01/8:  Walk and Talk with Ron Barrett
Mobile Museum of Art: Here to share on his own overwhelming installation of work in MMofA’s exhibition, The Art and Design of Mardi Gras, and to talk through the specificity of setting a stage for short-term royalty, Ron Barrett of Barrett Greer, LLC will delve into his extensive knowledge on the history of Mardi Gras, how war has changed carnival traditions and how the balls in Mobile are singularly unparalleled. Free to the public,Refreshments provided.

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01/9: Black Jacket Symphony- Led Zeppelin’s “House of the Holy”
Mobile Saenger Theater: This unique two-set performance recreates Led Zepplin’s “House of the Holy” entire album by a select group of musicians who do whatever it takes to reproduce the album. The first set is a true symphonic piece with the second set beings a laid back rendition of Zepplin’s greatest hits with a light display.

01/9: USS Alabama Battleship Park’s 50th Anniversary
Mobile: Join in celebrating the parks 50th anniversary FREE for Alabama residents. This all day event starts at 8am continuing to 4pm.

01/11-01/22: Mobile Jewish Film Festival
The Mobile Jewish Film Film 2015 will show seven award-winning, feature-length new films about Jewish themes from January 11-22, 2015.  The films will be shown at various locations, including Bernheim Hall, Laidlaw Auditorium at USA, the Springhill Avenue Temple and Ahavas Chesed Synogogue.

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01/11: First Light Marathon
Runner and walkers can participate in this years Servis1st Bank’s First Light Marathon, half marathon, 5 person relay and a 1.2 mile fun run on a competitive and scenic course. This course is designed to encourage community wide participation and to highlight and recognize the diversity in our city. Benefiting the L’Arche Mobile community.

01/13: Eric Erdman Album Release Party
Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile: Erdman is more than a singer/songwriter. He co-produced the album, recorded some of the background vocals in the recording studio in his home, and worked for weeks adjusting and cleaning tracks before sending them to mixing and mastering. Come check out his style!

1/14: Winter Garden Walk
Bellingrath Gardens. Learn about the interesting winter borders and containers throughout the Gardens from Bellingrath’s Horticulture staff including Dr. Barrick, Chuck Owens and Barbara Smith. 10:30 AM-11:30 PM, Free for members. $12.50 for non-members. Registration requested.

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01/14-17: Practical Tools & Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference
Mobile: The 24th annual Southern SAWG (Sustainable Agriculture Working Group) conference is for serious organic and sustainable producers, farm to school participants, urban farmers or those interested in creating more vibrant community food systems. The event offers informative pre-conference courses and field trips, practical conference sessions, networking, trade show, Taste of Alabama event and more. Each year, participants go home with information to use immediately to improve their operations.

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The Last Rundown of 2014!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in RunDown | No Comments

We check tons of local event listings so you don’t have to.  It’s been an incredible 2014.  We thank you for using us as your local resource.  See you in 2015!

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Runners enjoying the 2014 Santa Run at Carpe Diem – which is also for a worthy cause!

11/15 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  For the first time ever, Christmas Nights of Lights will be hosting one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience! Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by over one thousand computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a new Christmas tradition.

11/28 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore: The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Magic Christmas in Lights.  Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 1,000 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate.  The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens.  Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home.

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12/31: Mobile New Year’s Eve Moonpie Drop
Downtown Mobile: Join over 40,000 revelers in downtown Mobile Alabama to listen to nationally renowned musical acts including the Village People, a laser light show lighting up downtown buildings, fireworks and the MoonPie Drop – a 600 pound electric pie that lights up the skyline and welcomes the New Year.

12/31: Glowrage
Downtown Mobile: The Ultimate (Adult) Paint Party Experience in Downtown Mobile at Soul Kitchen. Discover your new favorite party! Feel the adrenaline rush when the paint starts flying, get lost in the music and lights as you dance all night. Get loud and get messy with your new friends, and you’ll share an experience unlike any other. The paint washes off but you’ll never forget the night you had at GlowRage.

12/31: Noon Year’s Eve Celebration
Lulu’s, Orange Beach: Why stay up until Midnight? Celebrate from 10am-Noon on New Year’s Eve at LuLu’s with the whole family. Tons of kid-friendly activities including games, petting zoo, face painting and finish it off with a beach ball drop countdown and fireworks display at Noon.

12/31-Fairhope’s New Year’s Eve Family Celebration
Downtown Fairhope: 8:30 p.m. Bring your family and ring in the new year in downtown Fairhope. Live music will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Section Street and Church Street. The night’s festivities will include face painting, a DJ, fireworks and a ball drop at midnight

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1/02- GoDaddy Bowl Mayor’s Luncheon
Special guest speaker Joe Theismann.  The GoDaddy Bowl will present “Champions of Life” given to individuals who have achieved great success through dedication and hard work. These extraordinary individuals have overcome many obstacles and have given a great deal back to the community and country. Tickets for the Luncheon are $30.00 per seat or $300.00 per table. Tickets can be purchased by calling the GoDaddy Bowl office at 251-635-0011

1/03- Penguin Planet Farewell
Downtown Mobile: Join the Gulf Coast Exploreum in sending the Penguin’s off in style.  9:00am-11:00am have Pancakes with the Penguins then 3:00pm-5:00pm get your final goodbye’s ready for the Penguin Sock Hop and Final Farewell.General admission is $10 and includes exhibits, festivities and a special showing of the IMAX favorite Born To Be Wild. Admission is FREE for Exploreum members.

1/03- Paint the Town!
Need a little creative outlet to do with your special someone? Change things up this date night and join us for a special Date Night Paint Party!  Make your reservations at www.paintthetownmobile.com

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1/04-Go Daddy Bowl
The GoDaddy Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama on January 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm CST. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

1/04-1/10-7 Days of Opera
Mobile Opera is excited to announce the 7 Days of Opera. We want to celebrate all things opera throughout the week by introducing opera into the everyday routines of local residents – at markets, restaurants, street corners, wine bars and more! We will present Opera Moments of your favorite opera music, opera dress up and fun for children, an “Opera Oasis” for you to absorb a quiet moment of opera, opera trivia and more!! Plan now to celebrate the 7 Days of Opera with Mobile Opera and spread the word!!

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The Holidays! Here’s what’s happening the week of 12/24

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It’s been an incredible 2014.  We thank you for using us as your local resource of events.  We’ll see you in 2015!

Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays!

11/15 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  For the first time ever, Christmas Nights of Lights will be hosting one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience! Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by over one thousand computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a new Christmas tradition.

11/28 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore: The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Magic Christmas in Lights.  Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 1,000 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate.  The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens.  Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home.

12/17-12/25: Give back this Christmas
Local Organization Spotlight.  There’s still time to help your fellow man. Bell ringers and Christmas Dinner volunteers are  needed! No experience needed and its guaranteed to fill your heart with gladness.

12/24: 13th Annual Christmas Eve Santa Run
Carpe Diem, Mobile: Two-mile fun run with proceeds benefiting the Cindy Hoobler Brouillette Charity. T-shirts may be purchased separately at Carpe Diem Everyone is encouraged to dress up, and prizes will be awarded for best individual and group costumes, as well as overall race winner. The post-race party will feature music by Dr. Feelgood, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate

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12/25: Merry Christmas!
Enjoy time with your families, slow down on the commercialism, and focus on the original meaning.  Enjoy.

12/26: HoLODAy Art Extravaganza
Azalea Manor, Downtown Mobile: In association with Prime Suspect Productions and Port City Media Productions, Azalea Manor is putting on an art and music event that you won’t want to miss! Many of the area’s finest artists and musicians will come together to display their work… a real treat for both the eyes and ears. If you’re looking for something to do after Christmas, bring your relatives and friends down to Azalea Manor Friday, December 26, from 6 PM until 2 AM. Artists are welcome to display and sell their work. We do not charge a booth fee or commissions, just bring your work and some friends and have a drink at our lounge!

12/28: Bicycle Brunch
Downtown Mobile: Still have in-laws in town and want to show them how Mobile does brunch? Join The OK Bicycle Shop for brunch 11am-3pm.

12/31: Noon Year’s Eve Celebration
Lulu’s, Orange Beach: Why stay up until Midnight? Celebrate from 10am-Noon on New Year’s Eve at LuLu’s with the whole family. Tons of kid-friendly activities including games, petting zoo, face painting and finish it off with a beach ball drop countdown and fireworks display at Noon.

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12/31: Glowrage
Downtown Mobile: The Ultimate (Adult) Paint Party Experience in Downtown Mobile at Soul Kitchen. Discover your new favorite party! Feel the adrenaline rush when the paint starts flying, get lost in the music and lights as you dance all night. Get loud and get messy with your new friends, and you’ll share an experience unlike any other. The paint washes off but you’ll never forget the night you had at GlowRage.

12/31: Kitchen on George 4 Course New Years Eve Wine Dinner
Join the crew at Kitchen on George for a 4 course Wine Dinner to kick off your New Years Eve celebrations! Tickets are $75 per person, reservations recommended.

12/31: Mobile New Year’s Eve Moonpie Drop
Downtown Mobile: Join over 40,000 revelers in downtown Mobile Alabama to listen to nationally renowned musical acts including the Village People, a laser light show lighting up downtown buildings, fireworks and the MoonPie Drop – a 600 pound electric pie that lights up the skyline and welcomes the New Year.

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