What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 3/22/2017

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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


Featured Photo: The Touch-A-Truck event at the Hank Aaron Stadium this past Saturday was a huge success! Touch-A-Truck was put on by the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and Adoption Rocks. The family friendly event featured trucks of all sizes that kids (and adults) could explore! Photo Credit: Jill Lyon | Facebook.com

How about a delicious way to Do Some Good?  This Saturday, the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama will host a Pancake Breakfast at their Optimist Branch (1517 Plaza Drive in Mobile) to help raise money for their teen programs. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased here!

NOW-4/2: Much Ado About Nothing
Joe Jefferson Playhouse
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most imaginative and exuberant comedies, contrasting two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes.  Love is in the air when Don Pedro’s army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonato’s country estate in Messina. Come see how it all unfolds! Directed by Joe Fuselli. Tickets starting at $10.

 

3/23-3/26: Festival of Flowers
Thurs – Sunday, Providence Hospital
Come explore wildly whimsical displays at the largest outdoor flower festival in the southeast. The Festival of Flowers is held annually at one of the prettiest times of the year in Mobile with spring nearly in full swing. Trees are leafing out all over and bloomers are displaying their splendor, so don’t miss any part of this weekend-long display. Thursday night is the Buds and Brews 21+ event featuring craft beer and appetizers from local restaurants and live music. Sunday Funday is for attendees of all ages, so bring the family for a day full of fun including fresh local produce, professional photography for children, sandboxes, jumpies and much more. Get your tickets today!

3/23-3/26: Jubilee Bargains Annual Rummage Sale
Thursday – Sunday, 266 Azalea Road
The Junior League of Mobile’s newest fundraiser, Jubilee Bargains, is a huge three-day community rummage sale organized by 40+ volunteers each spring. Stop by to find great deals on furniture, housewares and clothing, plus brand new merchandise donated by local stores.

 

3/24: Art of the Bay
Friday – 6pm, Mobile Arts Council
Join Mobile Baykeeper as they kick off their 20th anniversary celebration with “Art of the Bay” at the Mobile Arts Council. Enjoy drinks and appetizers while you marvel at stunning art highlighting the beauty of Mobile Bay. Proceeds from the sale of exhibit pieces will benefit Mobile Baykeeper’s efforts towards clean water, clean air and healthy communities. This event will also celebrate the release of the group’s 20th anniversary magazine highlighting the past, present and future of Mobile Baykeeper. Tickets are $30 per person.

3/25-3/26: Friends of the Mobile Public Library Book Sale
Friday- Sunday, Abba Shrine Center
The annual Friends of the Mobile Public Library Book Sale is back again! This unique event features thousands of gently-used books and audio-visual materials recently retired from the library’s own collections or donated by supporters. Don’t miss it!

3/25: Azalea Trail Run
Saturday – 8am, Mobile Civic Center
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the Azalea Trail Run’s rich history! This year’s 40th annual Azalea Trail Run offers USATF certified 10K and 5K race courses, plus a 2K fun run/walk. The flat, fast courses all start and finish close to the Mobile Civic Center and will be well-equipped with water and comfort stations.

3/25: The White Animals
Saturday – 6pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
Mixing ’60s British Invasion influences with a ’70s punk aesthetic, a dash of psychedelic flavor and dub rhythms, the White Animals managed to appeal to both jaded indie rock fans and mainstream college kids alike. Punching the clock close to 300 nights a year, the White Animals played every show, whether for drunken frat boys or at the local punk club, like it might be their last. Tickets $50.

3/25: An Intimate Evening with Eric Erdman
Saturday – 8pm, The Listening Room
Singer-songwriter and Mobile native Eric Erdman is having a close, intimate concert for his biggest fans! With a voice that sounds like JJ Grey and James Taylor, Eric began his career as the lead singer of the funk rock band, The Ugli Stick. Now he’s creating a huge following on his own with fun, introspective lyrics that are quirky in an accessible way and draw listeners in like old friends.  Tickets $15.

3/26: Brunch & Brushes – St. Jude Fundraiser
Sunday -2pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que
Join Moe’s Original Bar B Que in downtown Mobile for a fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Spend your afternoon painting an abstract canvas with artist Becky Jones of P’zazz Art Studio in Fairhope. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a mimosa bar provided by Moe’s Original Bar B Que all while listening to the sweet voices of Anna McElroy and Zac Baugh. A $35 donation to St. Jude covers it all! The event will also have door prizes from Polish Boutique and a raffle for a basket full of gift cards from various donors. LIMITED spots available so don’t miss out!

3/28: Express Clydesdales
Tuesday – 4-7pm, Mobile Civic Center
Presented by Express Employment and benefiting Children’s Miracle Network and USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, Express Clydesdales is a fun event for the whole family. Come out and enjoy face painting, Kracken Catering Co and Ben’s Burga Kaboose food trucks, Polish and The Wandering Lily fashion trucks. For a donation, take carriage ridges and photos with the Clydesdales! Admission is Free!

 

 

 

 

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What’s Happening the Week of 3/13/2017

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: The Handprint Tile Fundraiser for the new playground at Medal of Honor Park was a huge success! Due to high demand for tiles, the fundraiser had to be extended an extra weekend. Thanks to Bess Rich and to everyone who participated! Photo Credit: Marion Steinfels

3/16: The Price Is Right Live
Thursday – 7:30pm, Saenger Theater
The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “come on down” and win prizes like appliances, vacations and maybe even a new car! Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than ten years, the Price Is Right Live has given away more than 12 million dollars in cash and prizes. If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities of being in the audience yourself!

3/16: Big Daddy Weave
Thursday – 7pm, Dauphin Way Baptist Church
Big Daddy Weave is one of Christian music’s biggest headlining artists and the recipient of multiple industry awards and nominations, including Dove Awards, K-LOVE Fan Awards, Billboard Music Awards and ASCAP Awards. Big Daddy Weave will be joined by We Are Messengers and Zach Williams. Tickets start at $15.

3/17-3/18: Callaghans 71st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party
Fri & Sat, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
St. Patrick’s Day lasts all weekend at Mobile’s Irish hot spot! Wear all the green you can and get ready to party with The Modern Eldorados, PEEK, The Mulligan Brothers, Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet and Sweet Crude. Free Admission.

3/17-3/19: Plantasia!
Fri & Sat 9-4pm & Sun 11-4pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens
Plantasia is back again and better than ever! This annual plant sale is presented by Mobile Botanical Gardens and will be held in the garden’s new indoor retail space. Come stock up on all your spring garden needs and choose from thousands of beautiful flowers. Free admission.

3/17-3/19: Vintage Market Days
Fri-Sun, The Grounds
Vintage Market Days® is an upscale open-air market featuring both vintage and vintage-inspired collections for all ages. Vintage Market Days® is a weekend of shopping, food & music in a charming atmosphere. Admission is $10 on Friday for early buying, then drops to $5 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you pay, you can come back as many times as you like!

3/17-3/19: 65th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival
Fri-Sun, Downtown Fairhope
The 65th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival is free to the public and will run Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Flower-lined streets will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with more than 230 exhibitors from all over the country. Enjoy live entertainment and taste the local flavor in the festival food court. An Eastern Shore staple for 65 years, there’s something for everyone at the Arts and Crafts Festival in charming Downtown Fairhope.

3/17-4/2: Much Ado About Nothing
Joe Jefferson Playhouse
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most imaginative and exuberant comedies, contrasting two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes.  Love is in the air when Don Pedro’s army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonato’s country estate in Messina. Come see how it all unfolds! Directed by Joe Fuselli. Tickets starting at $10.

3/18: 3rd Annual Downtown Cajun Cook-off
Saturday – 10am-2pm, Cathedral Square
Cunningham Bounds presents the 3rd Annual Downtown Cajun Cook-Off! Come taste the Cajun Cooking extravaganza with over 20 competing teams, live music, cold drinks, games and giveaways. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the gate and children 6 and under get in free. Delicious fun for the whole family! 

3/18: Touch A Truck
Saturday – 10am-2pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Climb aboard for this family-friendly event! Your little ones can touch and explore a variety of trucks and machinery, including police, fire and garbage trucks. This unique event benefits Mitchell Cancer Institute pediatric cancer research and Adoption Rocks. Admission is $20 per car and food trucks will be available so that you can purchase lunch on-site.

3/18: Let’s Get It 5K
Saturday – 11am, Mellow Mushroom Midtown
The 4th Annual Let’s Get It 5K is designed to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. The run is in memory of Justin Hasty, a former Marine and avid runner who lost his life too soon. Post-race party includes raffle and door prizes, awards, food and drinks!

3/18: Green Dress Run
Saturday – 4pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub
Benefitting the Child Advocacy Center of Mobile, the Green Dress Run is the most energetic way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The post-race party is free to all racers and includes live music and awards.

3/19: Sunday Funday
Sunday – 1-4pm, Cathedral Square
Stop by downtown Mobile for brunch and shopping this St. Patty’s Day weekend! 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 Admission.

3/19: Gulf Coast Spotlight
Sunday – 2 & 6pm, Saraland High School
Come out and support some of the most talented kids in Baldwin and Mobile Counties! Presented by Distinguished Young Women, the Gulf Coast Spotlight Talent Showcase was created to shine a spotlight on talented young performers right in our own community, encourage and reward their pursuits and give funds to our local schools to support arts programs. Tickets are $10.

Upcoming Event:
3/23-3/26: Festival of Flowers
Thurs – Sunday, Providence Hospital
Come explore wildly whimsical displays at the largest outdoor flower festival in the southeast. The Festival of Flowers is held annually at one of the prettiest times of the year in Mobile with spring nearly in full swing. Trees are leafing out all over and bloomers are displaying their splendor. Don’t miss any part of this weekend-long display: Thursday night is the Buds and Brews 21+ event featuring craft beer and appitizers from local restaurants and live music. Sunday Funday is for attendees of all ages! Bring the family for a day full of fun including fresh local produce, professional photography for children, sandboxes, jumpies and much more. Get your tickets today!

 

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 3/8/2017

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Johannah Bullard and Emily Ryan Smith helped celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Infiniti of Mobile. Congrats to the Joe Bullard Automotive team on on this great new space! Photo Credit: Emily Ryan Smith Art | Facebook.com

NOW- 3/31: Shoe Station’s Spring Sale
All Shoe Mobile Shoe Station Locations
Shoe Station’s Spring Free Shoes for Life Sale is going on now! It’s the biggest and best sale of the season with deals on new spring styles from all of your favorite brands. Add to the savings by downloading the Shoe Station app on your iPhone or Android, to access the best coupon of the year. Plus, register in-store to win free shoes for life and one person from each store will win a $1,000 gift card.  Register in store by March 31, 2017 – no purchase necessary.

3/09: Night in the Light
Thursday – 6pm, The Grounds
The Light of the Village invites you to celebrate 15 years of service at their annual Night in the Light event. This years speakers include John and Delores Eads, the leaders of this life-changing youth ministry located in the heart of Prichard’s Alabama Village. Come meet the many hands that keep this organization going and find out how you can be part of what they’re doing!

3/09: In Her Shoes Reception
Thursday – 6:30pm, Mobile West Regional Library
As part of Women’s History Month, Devin Ford’s “In Her Shoes” photo essay focuses on women who impact our local culture and economy. The photo series is accompanied by a short statement from each subject about how being a woman affects their lives and careers.

3/10: Spring Tea
Friday -2pm, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion
Come celebrate Mobile’s beautiful Spring season at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. In conjunction with the Mobile Historic Homes tour, this annual Spring Tea fundraiser helps preserve one of Mobile’s finest antebellum museum homes, which is situated on 13 acres in midtown Mobile. Guests will enjoy scrumptious treats and tea and will be welcome to join a relaxed and informal tour. The event is for designed for all ages – Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children.

3/10: LoDa ArtWalk
Friday – 6-9pm, Downtown Mobile
It’s the second Friday of the month and you know what that means… Downtown Mobile is coming alive with artists, makers, crafters and musicians! Downtown restaurants, galleries and shops will all be open late for the evening. Check out local vendors and get a taste of all Downtown has to offer!

 

3/10: The Mystery of Shamrock Pub – Mobile Mystery Dinners
Friday – 7pm, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
You are invited to embark on a journey of mystery and conspiracy at the Shamrock Pub – All is not what it seems, but you are still in for a full night of fun! Ticket prices include the mystery play, plated dinner and unlimited wine. Event is 21+. Tickets are $59 each.

3/10-3/11: Historic Mobile Homes Tour
Friday & Saturday – 10am-4pm, Church Street East Historic District
The annual Historic Mobile Homes Tour presented by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society is taking place in the Church Street East Historic District this year. This walking tour of historic homes is a go-at-your-own-pace style tour and all ages are welcome. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All proceeds go to benefit the HMPS.

3/10-3/11: Over the Edge
Friday & Saturday – Mobile Marriott
Over the Edge is a local fundraiser of the tallest proportions! Participants have signed up to rappel 200 feet down the side of the Mobile Marriott all in the name of raising money for a number of local non-profits. The event will take place over Friday and Saturday with local celebrities rappelling each day. Everyone is invited to come watch… or even participate — There are still spots available!

3/11: Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run
Saturday – 8am, University of South Alabama Intramural Fields
The Funky Monkey 5K follows a USTAF-certified course through the University of South Alabama campus with the start and finish at the intramural fields. The Fun Run is a ¾ mile loop of the intramural field and starts at 8:45 am. Everyone who registers is invited to the Funky Monkey finish party where Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe will create Mobile’s Biggest Banana Split. Plus, you could help your favorite charity take home a grant from the Thompson Foundation. The charity with the most support receives a $1,000 grant from the Thompson Foundation!

3/11: BIG Challenge 5K Run
Saturday – 8am, Mary G. Montgomery High School
The Semmes Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama presents the BIG Challenge 5K Run. You can participate by running in the race or by donating. Either way, you have to challenge a boy or girl to do the same! Post-race refreshments and awards ceremony to follow.

 


3/11: 2017 Summer Can & Healthy Kids Expo
Saturday – 10am, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Making Summer plans for your child has never been easier with Eastern Shore Parents’ inaugural Summer Camp & Healthy Kids Expo. Local and regional camps will have exhibits set up inside The Gulf Coast Exploreum where you can learn and ask questions to find out the best summer day and overnight camp options available to your family. Admission to the Exploreum is free and there will be a special discount on the iMax theater. This will be a fun family event for all ages, so make plans now to be a part of this special event!

3/11: The American Cancer Society Chili Cook Off
Saturday – 11am, The Grounds
This Mobile tradition is four fun hours of great food and live entertainment, including music by Stereo Dogs. Teams will be competing to find out who can cook up the best chili in the community with chances to win fabulous prizes. Each team must sell 75 tickets at $10 each. Proceeds from the event will be used for local educational programs to teach the importance of early detection and cancer prevention, patient services such as transportation and lifesaving research.

3/12: Daylight Saving Time — Don’t forget to spring forward one hour!
Sunday – 2am

3/12: The Market at the Pillars
Sunday – 12-4pm, The Pillars of Mobile
Join The Pillars of Mobile for their monthly Market at the Pillars. Enjoy local vendors, makers, artists, musicians and more! Admission is free, open to the public.

 

 

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 3/1/2017

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: The crew from Gulf Coast Ducks has had a blast celebrating Mardi Gras and are excited to announce the Gulf Coast Duck Tours begin again TODAY! If you haven’t experienced a duck boat tour, be sure to book one now and enjoy this beautiful weather. Photo Credit: Scott Tindle | Facebook.com

Do Some Good
On March 10-11, 
Children’s of Alabama will celebrate their 12th annual Tee Off Fore a Cure with a Caddyshack-themed weekend at The Lakewood Club’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. This year’s golf tournament and pre-party will honor Frances Grace Hirs, a 17-year-old Fairhope girl who has battled cancer for most of her life. Click here to register!

03/04: The Great War Exhibit Grand Opening
Saturday –  USS Alabama Battleship Park
Battleship Memorial Park is celebrating the 100th anniversary of WWI by opening a new exhibit called “The Great War” in the park’s Aircraft Pavilion. The exhibit includes historical artifacts, uniforms, women’s items from the war and more. Tickets and park entry fee required.

03/04: Hand Print Fundraiser
Saturday – 9am-Noon, Connie Hudson Senior Community Center
Create a lasting memento for you, your child or grandchild – and contribute to the new playground at Cottage Hill Medal of Honor Park at the same time! Hand print tiles are being sold for $15 and will be placed at the new playground. Proceeds go to help fund the new playground and a future splash pad at the park.

 

03/04: Mobile Chocolate Festival
Saturday – 10am-4pm, The Grounds
The annual Mobile Chocolate Festival is your chance to indulge for a great cause! Visit chocolate vendors, sample different chocolate recipes, enjoy arts and crafts in the kids area and enter your own chocolate confections in the Chocolate Challenge.  Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the door. All proceeds go to benefit Penelope House.

03/04: Dauphin Island Bicycle Poker Run
Saturday – 12-4pm, Dauphin Island
Come ride, drink and eat on Dauphin Island with Share the Beach’s 1st Annual Bicycle Poker Run. Bike to 7 different locations on the island and collect one playing card at each stop. The best poker hand at the end of the ride wins $100! All proceeds go to Share the Beach, a nonprofit conservation program dedicated to protecting Alabama sea turtles’ nesting activities and increasing public awareness. Thousands of sea turtles hatch along our shores every year and, without the help of the Share the Beach volunteers, the newly hatched turtles may not find their way into the Gulf waters to embark on their journey.

 

 

03/04: The Black Jacket Symphony
Saturday – 8pm, Saenger Theater
The Black Jacket Symphony offers unique concert experiences by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with different groups of musicians handpicked for each album. This Saturday, the symphony will present an award-winning performance of Queen’s “A Night at the Opera” album in its entirety, with no sonic detail being overlooked – The musicians will do whatever it takes to reproduce the album note for note. Tickets start at $22.

03/04: Glow Run
Saturday – 6:30-8:30pm, University of South Alabama Intramural Fields
The 5th Annual Colors of Cancer Glow Run/Walk raises awareness for ALL cancers! Whether you have been affected by cancer yourself or want to participate in support of a friend, family member or coworker, you’re sure to find camaraderie through the run/walk and have a great time at the After Glow Party, which includes food and entertainment. This event is timed and walkers and runners of all ages and athletic abilities are encouraged to join in the fun. Strollers welcome!

 

 

 

It’s Mardi Gras Week in Mobile!!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: On his tour through the South, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla stopped in at the Wintzell’s Oyster House in Downtown Mobile.  The BIG question everyone wanted to know– Did he like his oysters fried, stewed or nude? It’s been confirmed he enjoyed them char-grilled! The crew could not have been more honored to serve them. Photo Credit: Wintzell’s Oyster House | Facebook.com

Do Some Good
One of The Mobile Rundown’s biggest supporters is taking on the Mt. Cheaha 50K , a 31 mile trail run to the highest point in Alabama THIS WEEKEND.  He’s the only runner from Mobile and he’s training hard to represent our city well. We think he’s crazy, but we absolutely love that he’s challenging himself and raising money for The Fuse ProjectClick here to show him some love and support a great local cause!  

Let the Good Times Roll!

This Week’s Mobile Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

2/23 – Thursday
10am – Order of Impalas
6:30pm – Mystic Striper Society, Route A

2/24 – Friday
6:30pm – Crewe of Columbus, Route A
6:30pm – Mystical Order of Mirams, Orange Beach
6:45pm – Maids of Jubilee, Fairhope

2/25 – Saturday
11am – Foley Parade
11am – Krewe of Kids, Krewe of Goats, Prichard Carnival Association, Prichard
12pm – Floral Parade, Knights of Mobile, Mobile Mystical Ladies, Order of Angels, Route A
12pm – Mystic Revelers, Bay Minette
2pm – Krewe of Mullet Mates, Mullet Point
5:30pm – Mystics of Pleasure, Orange Beach
6pm – Mystics of Time, Route A
6:45pm – Shadow Barons, Daphne

2/26 – Sunday
JOE CAIN DAY
2pm – King Elexis I Motorcade, Route E
2:29pm – Loyal Order of the Firetruck, Daphne
2:30pm – Joe Cain Procession, Route A
5pm – Le Krewe de Bienville, Route A

2/27 – Monday
LUNDI GRAS
12pm – King Felix III, Floral Parade, Route A
1pm – Prichard Mardi Gras Association Parade, Prichard
3pm – MLK Business and Civic Organization, MLK Monday Mystics, Northside Merchants, Route D
6:45pm – Order of Mystic Magnolias, Fairhope
7pm – Infant Mystics, Order of Doves, Route F

2/28 – Tuesday
FAT TUESDAY
10am – Gulf Shores Parade, Gulf Shores
10:30am – Order of Athena, Route A
12:30pm – Knights of Revelry, King Felix III, Comic Cowboys, Route A
2pm – Orange Beach Parade, Orange Beach
2pm – MAMGA Mammoth Parade, Route B
6pm – Order of Myths, Route C
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE!

2/24: Corey Smith
Friday – 8pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
Huka Entertainment presents Corey Smith live in concert at The Steeple. Corey has decided to repay his hardcore, decade-long fans with his new album, “While the Gettin’ is Good.” He promises to combine new music with old favorites on Friday night, so come welcome Corey Smith to Mobile right in the midst of Mardi Gras!

2/24-2/25: The Tempest
Friday & Saturday – 7:30pm, The Playhouse in the Park
The Playhouse in the Park proudly presents William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Prepare to be engulfed by this tale of magicians, monsters, spirits, shipwrecks, foiled murder plots, love at first sight and a royal wedding! For reservations call 251.602.0630. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors. Play content is suitable for ages 12 and up.

 

2/25: Chili For Charity
Saturday – 11:30am, Fairhope
This year’s Chili For Charity fundraiser features some the best chili on the east side of the bay! Come enjoy hayrides, children’s jumpies, homemade treats and music from Blind Dog Mike and the Howlers. Proceeds benefit Ecumenical Ministries of Baldwin County, a local organization that helps to provide aid to elderly, disabled and low income families. Tickets $15, Children 12 and under are free.

2/26: Joe Cain Classic 5K
Sunday – 8am, Downtown Mobile
Before you catch your body weight in moonpies, come get some exercise in the Joe Cain Day way! The Joe Cain Classic 5K, 1 Miler and Moonpie Dash will take place in Downtown Mobile before all the parades roll and will be followed by awards and post-race entertainment. The races have been organized by the Bay Area Runners and proceeds will benefit Challenged Athletes. 

 

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 2/25/2017

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: What would the kickoff to Mardi Gras have been like without the Venardo’s Circus? We just don’t want to know… Thanks again to this talented aerial acrobatic crew for giving Mobile a little something extra this year.  Photo Credit: Mike Dumas

Do Some Good
One of The Mobile Rundown’s biggest supporters is running The Mt. Cheaha 50K (31 miles) to the highest point in Alabama.  He’s the only runner from Mobile and he wants to represent our city well. You can be a part of this race as well and help him raise money for The Fuse Project.  Think he’s crazy to run that far but want to support a great local cause? Click here to donate now.  

Let the Good Times Roll!

This Week’s Mobile Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
2/16 – Thursday
6:30pm – Order of Polka Dots Route A

2/17 – Friday
6:30pm – Order of Inca, Route A
6:45pm – Apollo’s Mystic Ladies, Daphne

2/18 – Saturday
10am – Hickory Ridge Kids Krewe
2pm – Mobile Mystics, Mobile Mystical Revelers, Mobile Mystical Friends, Route A
6:30pm – Maids of Mirth, Butterfly Maidens, Krewe of Merry Mates, Route A
6:45pm – Knights of Ecor Rouge (Fairhope)

2/19 – Sunday
2pm – Mystics of Children
6:30pm – Neptune’s Daughters, OOI, Route A

2/20 – Monday
6:30pm – Order of Venus, Order of Many Faces, Route A

2/21 – Tuesday
6:30pm – Order of LaShe’s, Route A


CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE!

 

2/15: Dwell Mobile Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday – 6:30pm, Stewartfield at Springhill College
Dwell is a local organization that works directly with refugees living in Mobile. These families are in need of everything to make the transition to life in Mobile easier – clothing, transportation, education and, most importantly, meaningful relationships. Dwell is inviting the public to come learn more about their organization and the MANY volunteer opportunities currently available.

2/15: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Wednesday – 8pm, The Merry Widow
Known for their can’t-miss, full-throttle live show, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears are now on the road with their 2017 North American headline tour, the band’s first comprehensive run since 2013.  On their new album, Backlash (out February 10), Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears reclaim their original moniker and return to their much-celebrated take on classic soul and punked-up R&B. Tickets $17 at the door. 18+ Event.

2/16: YoPro’s Mardi Gras Bash
Thursday – 6:30pm, The Grounds
The Young Professionals of Mobile are very excited to announce the first annual YoPro Mobile Mardi Gras Bash! YoPro is a networking group that gives career-minded young professionals an opportunity to engage, connect and nurture professional relationships in our local community.  Live music, food & drinks will be provided, so throw on your favorite cocktail attire, grab a friend and meet YoPro out at The Grounds for their inaugural Mardi Gras celebration! Tickets are free for members and $10 for non-members.

 

2/17-2/19: 40th Annual Orchid Show and Sale
Friday- Sunday, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens is proud to host the Mobile Area Orchid Society’s 40th Annual Orchid Show & Sale. Mobile Area Orchid Society members will display their best orchids and will be available to answer questions and provide tips on growing and caring for these exotic plants. Vendors will be on-site selling orchids, supplies and accessories. Admission into the Orchid Show is free of charge and entrance into the Gardens and Home will be discounted during Bellingrath’s Snowbird Special.

2/17: The Steeple Unplugged
Friday – 7:30pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
February in Mobile means Mardi Gras, moonpies, and a party around every corner… and The Steeple is ready! They are coming “unplugged” with a special acoustic show in their 1895 Room bar. Come by after the parade, grab a few drinks, stay warm and listen to a great lineup of talented artists, including Mario Mena, Jake Burford, Ryan Dyer and MORE. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! Tickets $5.

2/18: Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show
Saturday, The Wharf
The Orange Beach Seafood Festival is a full day of delicious food, 90 arts & crafts vendors and music for the whole family. The festival also includes a silent auction, a car show featuring antique, classic & hot rod vehicles and a Kids Zone with climbing wall, activities & more. Free Admission.

 

Exploreum - Downtown Mobile

 

2/18: Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure Grand Opening
Saturday, GulfQuest Maritime Museum
“SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure” is n
ow on display at GulfQuest! This highly interactive new exhibit takes guests on an exciting journey through thousands of years of maritime history featuring over 500 authentic artifacts and priceless treasures recovered from deep ocean shipwrecks using Odyssey Marine Exploration’s robotic technology. Some of the world’s most fascinating shipwrecks will be on display, including the recordbreaking heaviest and deepest cargo recovery of precious metal from the SS Gairsoppa. Tickets: $14 for adults, $11 for youth (5-17), free for children under 5.  

2/18: ZZ TOP
Saturday – 8pm, Saenger Theater
Huka Entertainment & AEG Live present ZZ Top: The Tonnage Tour plus Austin Hanks. The Tonnage Tour comes at the heels of the release of ZZ Top’s Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World album from Suretone. Consisting of 15 tracks recorded live in 13 cities across three continents, the album is notable for having two collaborations with guitar legend Jeff Beck that were recorded in his native London. This performance will remind you why you fell in love with rock music in the first place! Limited tickets available.

2/21: Night of the Classical Masters
Tuesday – 7pm, Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is presenting “Night of the Classical Masters,” an evening of classical music from the school’s string orchestra, symphonic winds and chorale ensemble. Under the direction of professional violinist Enen Yu, the string orchestra will open the program. The symphonic winds will perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, also known as the Haffner Symphony. Finally, the chorale ensemble will perform The Requiem by British composer John Rutter. Free admission.


 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 2/8/2016

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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


Featured Photo: The list of awesome things to do in Downtown Mobile keeps growing! This week Spot of Tea announced they are now offering Segway Tours of Downtown Mobile. Mayor Stimpson helped in the official ribbon cutting! We couldn’t be more excited!  Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | Facebook.com

Do Some Good – Give Love a Voice!
Autism2Ability is a local nonprofit that addresses the needs of children with autism and similar challenges. This Valentine’s Day, give love a voice by supporting Austism2Ability’s App2Talk initiative. App2Talk is a tool that enables children with autism to express their feelings in ways they have never been able to before. To donate, please click here. For every $10 you contribute, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a special evening for two at Red or White, complete with 2 bottles of wine, pizza and an appetizer to share with your valentine!! Full Details here!

Let the Good Times Roll!

This Week’s Mobile Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

2/10 – Friday
Conde Cavaliers – 6:30pm, Route A

2/11 – Saturday
Bayport Parading Society – 2:30pm, Route A
Mystic DJ Riders – 3pm, Route A
Pharaohs – 6:30pm, Route A
Order of Hebe  – 7pm, Route A
Conde Explorers – 7:30pm, Route A

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE!

NOW-2/14: Cirque Du Mardi Gras
Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Celebrating Mobile’s grand carnival tradition, Venardos Circus proudly presents an all-new cirque experience combining the magic, music and fun of Mardi Gras like never before. Cirque Du Mardi Gras boasts aerial acrobatics, awe-inspiring athleticism, daredevil stunts and loads of laughs!

2/8: Fuse Tag
Wednesday – 4-9pm, Lazer Zone of Mobile
Have a blast taking down your friends and family in the biggest laser tag arena in Mobile! For one night only, Lazer Zone of Mobile is donating 100% of their proceeds to The Fuse Project. All ages are welcome, so come have fun and give back at the same time!

2/8: StoryCorps Kickoff Celebration
Thursday – 10am, Cooper Riverside Park
Thanks to Alabama Public Radio, the StoryCorps mobile tour is coming to Cooper Riverside Park! Come Thursday to see what it’s all about! StoryCorps is a program that gives anyone and everyone a chance to record meaningful conversations with a friend or relative, then archives the recordings at the Library of Congress. Invite someone special to share a 40-minute conversation that will create a keepsake and share a piece of history with the world. Appointments are available now and spots are filling up quick – Make a reservation by calling 800-850-4406 or by visiting the link above. Can’t make it? You can still participate using StoryCorps recording app!

2/9: Making of the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail
Thursday – 6-7pm, Historic Oakleigh
The Historic Oakleigh Preservation Society is kicking off the 2017 Mardi Gras season with historian Ann Pond as she takes you through a virtual preview of the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail highlights and its illustrious history. Free for HMPS members. $10 for nonmembers

2/9: Futurebirds
Thursday – 8-11pm, The Merry Widow
The Futurebirds have filled the last six years with a whole lot of living! Laying down their shoe-gazing country, harmonious psychedelia and barnstorming, ragged rock both on record and in person, the Athens-based band presents a delicate balance on Hotel Parties, its third full-length record, exploring the toils, joys and struggles exposed throughout six intense years. Check out what everyone is raving about! Tickets $10.

 

2/10: Go Red Gulf Coast
Friday – 8-11am, Infirmary Health
Join Infirmary Health and Fox10 for free full cholesterol screenings, blood pressure readings and weight checks. No fasting required, simple finger stick with results in 5 minutes and on-site review of results with a healthcare professional. Screenings are FREE for the first 100 attendees.

2/10-2/12: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Fri-Sun, Mobile Theater Guild
The Tennessee Williams southern classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, takes you back to Mississippi in the 1950’s. Watch the drama and the tension play out as the characters get together to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. Tickets start at $15.

2/11: Battle of Mobile Bay5K
Saturday – 8:30am, Dauphin Island
This fast, flat road 5K has some of the best views of the island! The certified course (AL16002JD) starts at Fort Gaines and winds through scenic Dauphin Island neighborhoods. Registration starts at $18 and benefits Historic Fort Gaines & USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Post-race refreshments and snacks provided.

2/12: The Market at the Pillars
Sunday – 12-4pm, The Pillars
Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather at this month’s Market at the Pillars! Browse and shop tons of local vendors, crafters, makers and bakers while listening to great music provided by local musicians. Free admission.

2/12: The Krickets
Sunday – 7pm, Callaghan’s
End your weekend with live music and one of the best burgers in Mobile! The Krickets are an all-girl band with a fun, swampy sound that won them the IMEA Folk Artist of the Year Award. Don’t miss them!

 

 

2/13: Three Lives Blood Drive
Monday – 7:30-1:30pm & 5-8pm, Remington College
Blood – it’s all red, but it’s not all the same. Did you know that every time you give blood, you could save three lives? Remington College is hosting a Three Lives Blood Drive at their Mobile campus and they need your help. Minority blood types strongly encouraged to donate!

2/14: Valentine’s Day with Killer Beaz
Tuesday – 6:30pm & 8:30pm, Azalea Manor
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day with your love than with laughing, dinner and drinks? Presented by Zingers Comedy, Killer Beaz is back in town and ready to keep the jokes coming all night long! The comedy show, dinner provided by Naman’s catering and wine is sure to make for a great date! Reservations required, 21+ event.

 


 

 

 

 

What’s Happening the Week of 2/1/2017 in Mobile, AL

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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


Featured Photo: Get to know these fashion forward faces, Mobile! Richard Hamilton is the founder of Mobile Fashion Week and Mobile Fashion Council- two outstanding contributions to Mobile and our fashion community. This year he has added some new but familiar faces to the 2017 Mobile Fashion Council. Members include Kristi Hicks, Lindsay Grandquest, Allison Miller, Suzanne Massingill and Stephanie May.  Photo Credit: Matt Gates Photography

 

CONTEST TIME! CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF MARDI GRAS SEASON WITH A KING CAKE!! ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY HAS THE BEST KING CAKE IN ALL OF MOBILE (MAYBE THE WORLD!) AND NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE!! CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

Do Some Good – Give Love a Voice!
Autism2Ability is a local nonprofit founded in 2010 to address the needs of children with autism and similar challenges. This Valentine’s Day, give love a voice by supporting Austism2Ability’s App2Talk initiative. App2Talk is a tool that enables children with autism to express their feelings in ways they have never been able to before. To donate, please click here. For every $10 you contribute, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a special evening for two at Red or White, complete with 2 bottles of wine, pizza and an appetizer to share with your valentine!! Full Details here!

 

NOW-2/14: Cirque Du Mardi Gras
Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Celebrating Mobile’s Grand Carnival tradition, Venardos Circus proudly presents an all-new Cirque experience combining the magic, music and fun of Mardi Gras like never before. Cirque Du Mardi Gras boasts aerial acrobatics, awe-inspiring athleticism, daredevil stunts and loads of laughs!

2/02: Senior Day
Thursday – Shoe Station, All Locations.
This Thursday, Shoe Station wants to say thank you to all customers of ages 55 and up by offering a special discount of 20% off almost everything in store! This includes shoes, t-shirts, shorts, socks, handbags and accessories (some exclusions apply). Also, the first 25 customers of ages 55 and up to arrive at store opening will receive a $10 voucher for purchases of $25 and up! Finally, don’t miss out on amazing doorbuster deals that will be available to all customers now through Saturday, February 4.

2/02: Night Market
Thursday – 5-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art
The monthly Night Market is back! Come shop unique vendors, artists, makers, bakers and crafters. Ben’s Burga Kaboose and Fairhope Roasting Company will be on hand with food and beverages. Enjoy music from DJ Hot Lobster and Excelsior Band. Free admission.

2/02: Winter Jam
Thursday – 7pm, Mitchell Center
Winter Jam is taking over! Join us for a one night mega-concert featuring Christian artists David Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Sadie Robertson, Andy Mineo, Colton Dixon, Thousand Foot Krutch, Newsong, Tony Nolan, OBB, Sarah Reeves and Steven Malcolm. Tickets are $10 at the door!

 

2/03-2/05: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Fri-Sun, Mobile Theater Guild
A true southern classic! Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof takes you back to Mississippi in the 1950s. Watch the drama and the tension play out as the characters get together to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. Tickets start at $15.

2/03: University of Mobile Visit Day
Friday – University of Mobile
Calling all high school seniors: The University of Mobile is offering $2,000 scholarships to prospective students who attend this Friday’s campus visit day and enroll at the Christ-centered, academically rigorous university. Click here to register for UM Visit Day online or call Enrollment Services at 251-442-2222.

2/04: Mobile Police Dept Chili Cook-Off
Saturday – 8am, Cathedral Square
Come taste the best chili in the city – cooked by your Mobile police officers! Teams of police officers will compete against each other with their best chili recipes. Tickets are $5 per person. To purchase tickets in advance, call 251-454-2346. Proceeds benefit the Police Foundation and Crime Prevention Unit. This is a family-fun event!

2/04: Turtle Shuffle 5K and Fun Run
Saturday – 8am, University of South Alabama Intramural Fields
Break a sweat for a good cause! The Turtle Shuffle 5K and Fun Run is a certified 5K course and Fun Run event with all proceeds going to AIDS Alabama South. Registration is open online until Friday, but you can always register in person on the morning of the event.

2/04: The Great Amazing Race
Saturday – 2pm, Langan Municipal Park
Check out this fun adventure race in which teams of two people (adults & students grades K-12) conquer a 1.5 mile outdoor course filled with all sorts of extra challenges.  Participants can walk, jog or run, but they should definitely be prepared to get a little dirty and wet! All proceeds go to support the Fatherless & Widows Wellness Project.

 

 

 

2/05: Mobile Mystery Dinner – Next of Kin
Sunday – 5:30pm, The Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
The always-entertaining Mobile Mystery Players are back again with Next of Kin, a who-dun-it that gets a family all turned around! This unique evening experience includes a full meal provided by Riverview Plaza and unlimited wine throughout the show. Reservations Required. 21+ event. Tickets $59 + tax.

2/07: Get Involved to Protect Three Mile Creek
Tuesday – 6-7pm, Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library
Wondering what you can do to protect Three Mile Creek? Join Mobile Baykeeper for a brief presentation on the Three Mile Creek Watershed and learn more about their Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.

2/08: Coffee Chat: Designing for the User
Wednesday – 8am, The Exchange 202
Whether it is a confusing building, a poorly developed website, a product that is difficult to use or a service that doesn’t actually give you what you want, we have all felt the pains of experiences that were NOT designed for the user. This month’s Coffee Chat features local experts John Strope from Dogwood Productions, Inc., Jayson D’Alessandro from the I-Team Mobile, Courtney Casburn Brett from Casburn-Brett Architecture, and Daniel Nance from Chick-fil-A at RSA Trustmark. No matter what you do in the world of business or nonprofits, it is imperative you build the right experience for your users. Join The Exchange 202 as we learn from some of the best Mobile has to offer!


 

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 1/25/2017

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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


Featured Photo: These two ladies are making some major moves here in Mobile and along the Gulf Coast! DJ Bella (pictured left) has come on the scene and is now the premier go-to DJ guru! Kim Soule’ (pictured right) is the founder of Coastal Fashion Week, a multi-state mega fashion show take over that took place last week. Get to know these two ladies, Mobile.. they are here to stay and make some waves! Photo Credit: Coastal Fashion Week | Facebook.com

DOUBLE CONTEST WEEK!!!

CONTEST TIME! WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE REESE’S SENIOR BOWL! The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier senior showcase event. The annual North vs South match-up is coached by NFL staff and features the country’s best college football seniors. This year’s game will be held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium this Saturday at 1:30pm.

CONTEST TIME!! WIN 2 RACE ENTRIES TO THE CHARITY CHASE 5K AND FUN RUN! This unique race is focused on raising funds for 15 local organizations and YOU get to help pick where the money goes! Race takes place this Saturday morning at 8am at the USA Intramural Fields!

1/25: FCA Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally
Wednesday – 6:30-8pm, Mobile Convention Center
The FCA Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally
 brings together more than 2,000 attendees each year, making it the largest FCA rally at any bowl game in the country. This year’s crowd will enjoy live music, player testimonies and food provided by Chick-fil-A. Tickets available from South Alabama FCA and Chick-fil-A.

1/27: Project Homeless Connect
Friday – 8am-2pm, The Grounds
Mobile Project Homeless Connect is designed to provide homeless people in Mobile and Baldwin Counties with medical services, legal assistance, dental and vision screenings, access to housing assistance and mainstream resources like food stamps, state IDs and Social Security cards. This community event brings together government agencies, academia, health care facilities, faith-based organizations, transportation, law enforcement, businesses, workforce development, United Way and other nonprofit agencies together to provide much-needed services at no cost to homeless individuals. Please help us make the community aware of this unique opportunity!

1/27: Reese’s Senior Bowl Experience
Friday – 3-6pm, Mobile Convention Center
Before thousands of fans pose for pictures with players during the Coca Cola Meet the Players event, they can enjoy several interactive displays, special activities and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Run through drills just like the players on the indoor football field, check out all the interactive displays from Reese’s, adidas, the New Orleans Saints and AT&T, among others! Admission is FREE!

 

 

1/27: Coca-Cola Meet the Players
Friday – 3:30-6pm, Mobile Convention Center Exhibit Hall
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. Fans often line up early in the morning for the event, which runs from 3:30pm-6:00pm each year. The event is divided into two sessions, the first from 3:30pm-4:45pm and the second from 4:45-6:00pm. 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. Admission is FREE.

1/27: The Artys
Friday – 7-10pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Presented by Mobile Arts Council and Wind Creek Hospitality, The Artys is an awards program that acknowledges the important contributions that individuals, groups and businesses make to the cultural life of our community. The 2016 the awards are being presented in eleven categories: Lifetime Achievement, Patron, Arts Educator, Artistic Innovation, Visual Artist, Performing Artist, Literary Artist, Artistic Design, Business, Organization and Art Soldier. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Mobile Arts Council or online at the link above.

1/28: The Charity Chase
Saturday – 8am, USA Intramural Fields
The Charity Chase is on! Time is running out to register for this unique 5k and raise funds for amazing partner organizations like Autism Society of Alabama, Camp Rap-A-Hope, Camp Smile, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lifeline Counseling Services, Light of the Village, Magic Moments, McKemie Place, Oasis for Orphans, Ransom Ministries, Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, St. Mary’s Home, The Learning Tree and Victory Health Partners! Online registration is open until Thursday at the link above.

1/28: Baumhower’s Tailgate Challenge
Saturday – 9:30am, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Before the game even kicks off, a winner will already be crowned! In an effort to celebrate one of college football’s long standing traditions, a competition was created in 2004 to determine the best tailgater at the Senior Bowl each year. With the help of Baumhower’s Restaurant, the Senior Bowl Tailgate Challenge was born. Participants in the event are judged on the right combination of good food, originality and outstanding presentation. The winner is recognized on the field during the first half of the Reese’s Senior Bowl game. In 2016, ‘Boyz Day Out’ from Mobile, Alabama took home top honors, which included a trophy and prize package from Academy Sports and Outdoors, valued at more than $1,000.

 

 

1/28: Krewe De La Dauphine Parade
Saturday – 1pm, Dauphin Island
The FIRST PARADE of the Mardi Gras season kicks off this weekend! 
Join Krewe De La Dauphine for the 25th anniversary of their “5th Saturday before Fat Tuesday” parade. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Famous Couples,” so come get your parade on and get the Mardi Gras season started!

1/28: Reese’s Senior Bowl
Saturday – 1:30pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
It’s here!! The Senior Bowl is football’s premier senior showcase event, featuring the country’s best college seniors and top NFL draft prospects. These all-stars will face off in a North vs South matchup led by NFL coaching staff. Don’t miss it!

2/1: Winter Wednesday
Wednesday – 10:30-11:30am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Mobile’s gardening expert, Bill Finch, will show you how to grow superior-tasting vegetables in your Southern garden. Picking the right time to grow your veggies and plants is key to enjoying a long harvest season. Make sure to find out how to select your plantings by the Gulf Coast clock! Free for members, $13 for non-members.

Upcoming Event:
2/2: Senior Day
Shoe Station, All Locations.
Shoe Station wants to say a special thank you to all customers of ages 55 and up! On Thursday, February 2, they’ll be offering a special discount of 20% off almost everything in store, including shoes, t-shirts, shorts, socks, handbags and accessories (some exclusions apply). Also, the first 25 customers of ages 55 and up to arrive when the store opens will receive a $10 voucher for purchases of $25 and up! Customers of all ages will get to join in the celebration with amazing doorbuster deals from Wednesday, February 1 through Saturday, February 4.


 

 

 

 

What’s Happening the Week of 1/18/2017

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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


Featured Photo: Hard work pays off! These two new bike owners, Darryl and Charles, worked through Delta Bike Project’s “Time is Money” program helping others with bike repairs, picking up trash and organizing the bike shop and landed thier own bikes in the end. Get to know more about the Delta Bike Project and all the good they are doing in our community here! Photo Credit: Jen Greene | Facebook.com

CONTEST – Win 2 tickets to The Artys! The Artys is an annual awards event that honors contributions made by individuals, organizations and businesses to the local arts community. This year’s event will be held at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center on Friday, Jan. 27th

Do Some Good!

Looking for a fun way to Do Some Good? Grab your friends and study up on random facts to prep for Dauphin Way United Methodist Church’s first ever Trivia Night on Wednesday, Jan 18th. Cost is $160 per team, with a maximum of 8 people per team. All proceeds benefit the Honduras Mission Team.

1/19: Mayor’s Breakfast
Thursday – 7:30am, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
The Mayor’s Breakfast is a boutique business event with attendance limited to 150 people. It affords an intimate opportunity to hear from Mayor Stimpson on his plans for downtown and the surrounding city. It will be held in the ballroom at the Renaissance Riverview Hotel, featuring a full buffet breakfast. Tickets to the event are $45 per person for DMA members, $50 per person for non-members. Contact tstrickland@downtownmobile.org for reservations.

1/19: Young Professionals of Mobile January Social
Thursday – 6pm, T.P. Crockmiers
Are you a young professional looking to connect with other Mobilians? Make 2017 the year you take your career to the next level! Join Young Professionals of Mobile for their first monthly social of the year. Young Professionals of Mobile offers valuable networking, social and community service opportunities that help young professionals develop their networks and careers.

1/20: Coastal Fashion Week
Friday – 7pm, Mercedes Benz of Mobile
Join Coastal Fashion Week as they continue to break the barriers of the typical fashion weeks with the only multi-state fashion week in the world. Coastal Fashion Week 2017 brings together the styles of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida in one week of fashion and the fifth stop will be right here in Mobile. Coastal Fashion Week will showcase the most cutting-edge designers and high-style boutiques across the coast, so get ready for a show you won’t forget! Tickets $30.

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1/20: Travis Tritt
Friday – 6:30pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
No sky is bluer, no air crisper, no leaf greener than after a storm – and now Travis Tritt has something special to add to that list with the release of his new acoustic album, The Calm After. More than 25 years after first launching his southern rock-influenced music career, Tritt continues to top the country music charts and wow his fans. Come hear him live in one of the most beautifully renovated venues in Downtown Mobile!

1/20-1/21: Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour
Friday & Saturday – 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center
This weekend, Mobile becomes the epicenter of motorsport entertainment as the nation’s most competitive monster trucks take over the Civic Center. The Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour will be an invasion of monster trucks, motocross bikes and all kinds of big wheels hungry to dominate and destroy! Fun for the whole family!

1/21: Caring for Caryn’s Kids 5K
Saturday – 7am, The University of South Alabama Intramural Fields
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Kick off Mardi Gras 2017 with Dodge Elementary and Caryn’s Kids! Join us for the 3rd Annual Caring for Caryn’s Kids 5K/Skate/1 Mile Fun Run! ALL proceeds benefit the Caryn Hyatt-Suthoff “Caryn’s Kids” Scholarship Fund. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with costumes, decorations and masks, then enjoy a post-race party complete with door prizes, food and awards!

 

   

1/21: Fairhope Brewing Company’s Anniversary Party
Saturday – 2-10pm, Fairhope Brewing Company
Come celebrate four years of local brewing with Fairhope Brewing Company! The tap room has more beer on tap than ever before and this will be your chance to taste them all! The party will also feature live music and commemorative glassware.

1/21: Alter Bridge
Saturday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
Huka Entertainment presents Alter Bridge, The Last Hero Tour. Heroes push us to excel. Their will, courage and sacrifice can bring out the best in the world around them. On The Last Hero, Alter Bridge’s fifth full-length album, the hard rock juggernauts pursue a level of excellence inspired by timeless heroism. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical milestone with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies in its first week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. Tickets selling fast, get yours early!

Upcoming Event:
1/28: Reese’s Senior Bowl
Saturday – 1:30pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
The Senior Bowl is football’s premier senior showcase event, featuring the country’s best college seniors and top NFL draft prospects. These all-stars will face off in a North vs South matchup led by NFL coaching staff. Don’t miss it!