Week of Mardi Gras 2016!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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

Fuse Parade Party
Featured Photo: Members of the Order of Fuse get ready to ride during Saturday’s parade. The Order of Fuse is part of the Fuse Project. The Fuse Project is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing the spark for innovation, funding and implementation of projects benefiting children along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Fuse Project invests in initiatives promoting the health, fitness, education and social responsibility of our children.
Photo Credit: Adrienne Golden

Congrats to Ty Edwards for winning FREE Race Entry to The Charity Chase 5k and to Nina Thomasson for winning 4 TICKETS to the Reese’s Senior Bowl in last week’s contests!

Mardi Gras Parades-Get the FULL SCHEDULE here!
Thursday, Feb 4
6:30 pm- Mystic Stripers Society, Order of LaShe’s (Mobile, Route A)
Friday, February 5
6:30 pm – Crewe of Columbus (Mobile, Route A)
12 pm Floral Parade, Knights of Mobile, Mobile Mystical Ladies, Order of Angels (Mobile, Rte A)
6 pm – Mystics of Time (Mobile, Route A)
Sunday, Feb 7 (Joe Cain Day/Super Bowl Sunday)
2 pm – King Elexis I Motorcade (Mobile, Route E)
2:30 pm- Joe Cain Procession (Mobile, Route A)
5 pm – Le Krewe de Bienville (Mobile, Route A)
Monday, Feb 8 (Lundi Gras)
12 pm – King Felix III, Floral parade (Mobile, Route A)
1 pm – Prichard Mardi Gras Association Parade (Prcrd)
3 pm- MLK Business and Civic Organization, Monday Mystics, Northside Merchants (Mob, Rt D)
7 pm – Infant Mystics, Order of Doves (Mobile, Route F)
Tuesday, Feb 9 (Fat Tuesday)
10:30 am – Order of Athena (Mobile, Route A)
12:30 pm. – Knights of Revelry, King Felix III, Comic  Cowboys (Mobile, Route A)
2 pm – MAMGA Mammoth Parade (Mobile, Route B)
6 pm – Order of Myths (Mobile, Route C)
6:30 pm – Order of Inca (Mobile, Route A)

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02/04: Winter Jam 2016
6:45pm, USA Mitchell Center. Winter Jam is an incredible evening of live concerts by the top artists in Christian music, plus worship and ministry. This year’s line up includes For King and Country, Matthew West, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, Red, Sidewalk Prophets, NewSong, Trip Lee, We Are Messengers, Stars Go Dim and Tony Nolan. Tickets are $10 at the door.

02/05: St. Paul & The Broken Bones
7pm, Saenger Theater. St. Paul & the Broken Bones’ front man Paul is a young man who began wailing straight out of the womb, and most folks would agree that he hasn’t stopped since. Paul recruited a rag-tag band of loveable weirdoes, visionaries, and hacks to help him harness the power he now knew he possessed. Under the nom du guerre St. Paul and the Broken Bones, the motley crew roams the countryside looking to get cabooses shakin’, faces meltin’, and brothers and sisters everywhere testifyin’. This event is for all ages. Tickets start at $16.50.

02/06: Run With Heart
9am, Fleet Feet Mobile. Let’s show running some love! This month’s fun run is “Run With Heart”. So come on out and show your love for running! This event is family and dog-friendly and best of all it’s FREE. Additionally, this month Adidas will be helping us out with our run by bringing the Glide and Sequence for us to demo along with fun raffle prizes and breakfast foods! 3 ROUTE OPTIONS: 1.8 MILES , 3 MILES and 4.6 MILES. Arrows and cheat-sheets are available to help with directions.

02/06: The Great Mardi Gras Chillout
10am-2pm, Nina Nicks Joseph CDC. Join us for parade-watching, kid’s activities and a chili cook-off! Going to a Mardi Gras parade with kids has never been so relaxing! $10 admission gets you access to our on-street playground, inviting facility (with clean bathrooms and changing area) and all the chili you can eat! Proceeds benefit Azalea City Montessori.

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02/06: GlowRage Paint Party
9p
m, Soul Kitchen. Feel the adrenaline rush when the paint starts flying! Get lost in the music, and experience the amazing lights & production brought in by GlowRage. Get wild and crazy with thousands and get ready for an EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER! GlowRage The Ultimate Paint Party Experience is a full production, award winning, International touring EDM dance party. Bringing you the lights, lasers, bass and of course the paint, Don’t miss out get tickets now! The paint washes off but the memories last forever… GlowRage.

02/07: 2016 Joe Cain Classic
8am, Broad and Canal St’s Downtown Mobile. A Joe Cain Sunday Tradition. Get your long Sunday started off right with a 5K or 1 mile fun run! Organized by the Bay Area Runners benefitting Challenged Athletes.

02/10: Grand Opening- Da Vinci: Machines & Robotics
9am, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. Developed by the Artisans of Florence for the museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, along with custom pieces made specifically for the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.  This amazing exhibition brings together creations and concepts devised more than 500 years ago by the brilliant scientist, inventor, and artist of the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci. With over 60 machines, robotics, and artworks on display, many of which are interactive, the exhibition brings to life the most important and impressive designs of the original Renaissance Man, including the bicycle, spring powered car, hang glider, helicopter and, for the first time, his incredible robotic drummer.  

 

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What’s Happening the Week of 1/27-2/3/2016

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Senior Bowl Mardi Gras
Featured Photo: Mobile native and Alabama Crimson Tide Quarterback Jake Coker is in town and ready for the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl on Saturday and no doubt he will squeeze in a bit of Mardi Gras too. Fans and revelry alike got the chance to meet the players Monday night at the The Battle House Hotel. Photo Credit: Facebook.com | Senior Bowl

2 CONTESTS THIS WEEK!
ENTER TO WIN A FREE RACE ENTRY TO THE CHARITY CHASE 5K JAN 30TH!

ENTER TO WIN 4 TICKETS TO THE 2016 REESE’S SENIOR BOWL JAN 30TH!
Congrats to Rebecca Newman for winning last week’s contest–a FREE ROUND OF MINI GOLF from The Putting Place

Mardi Gras Parades-Get the FULL SCHEDULE here!
Thursday, Jan 28
6:30 pm – Order of Polka Dots (Mobile, Route A)
Friday, January 29
6:30 pm – Order of Inca (Mobile, Route A)
6:45 pm – Apollo’s Mystic Ladies (Daphne)
Saturday, Jan 30 (Senior Bowl)
2 pm – Mobile Mystics, Mobile Mystical Revelers (Mobile, Route A)
6:30 pm – Maids of Mirth, Butterfly Maidens, Krewe of Marry Mates (Mobile, Route A)
6:45 pm – Knights of Ecor Rouge (Fairhope)
Sunday, Jan 31
6:30 pm – Neptune’s Daughters, OOI (Mobile, Route A)
Monday, Feb 1
6:30 pm – Order of Venus, Order of Many Faces (Mobile, Route A)
Tuesday, Feb2
6:30 pm – Order of LaShe’s (Mobile, Route A)

01/27: FCA Chick-Fil-A Senior Bowl Rally
6:30-8pm, Mobile Convention Center. 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.

01/27: Robert Ellis in Concert
7pm, Callaghan’s Irish Social Pub. Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and Callaghan’s favorite Robert Ellis returns for a special night of music with his full band in tow! Robert Ellis has a voice that sounds like a soft-rock troubadour who’s been dreaming of Bakersfield’s country music while writing lyrics that read like those from either a hip indie rocker or a Gram Parsons disciple. Robert’s music has been praised by Rolling Stone, NPR, American Songwriter and the list goes on and on! His voice has been described as “Paul Simon meets George Jones” and you will not believe the talent in his band! Tickets are $25 and can be pre-purchased at Callaghans. Limited seating.

01/28: Grace Potter
6:30pm, Saenger Theater. Grace Potter’s epic musical journey reaches a new milestone with the arrival of her solo debut, Midnight, an inspired work that is surprising, regulatory and wildly original. Tickets are selling fast, get yours before they sell out!

01/28: Kidz Klozet New Year New Clothing and Toy Sale
9am, Kidz Klozet. The most anticipated children’s clothing and toy sale on the Gulf Coast! Get 20%-70% OFF new clothing from top name brands like Angel Dear, Switch a Roo, Bailey Boys, Delaney, Castles & Crowns, MudPie, Melissa & Doug Toys, Vive La Fete, Luigi, Silly Goose, Bee Have, Tara Collection, Petit Ami, Zu Baby, Fireflies & Fairytales, and many many more! Don’t miss out on this one–next sale isn’t until April!

 

 

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01/29: Reese’s Senior Bowl Experience
3-7pm, 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. There will be interactive displays from Under Armour, Coca-Cola and AT&T, plus games for the kids. And, after fans are finished meeting the players, they can stay and continue the fun as the Senior Bowl Experience goes until 7:00pm. Free admission.

01/29: Coca Cola Meet The Players
3:30-6pm, Mobile Convention Center. 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-5:30pm 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. Free admission.

01/30: The Charity Chase
8am, USA SGA Pavilions. The Charity Chase is a 5k race series designed to generate funds, awareness, and excitement for multiple nonprofit organizations at once. Have a favorite charity? Compete for your charity in The Charity Chase and it will earn donations based on your performance. Don’t just run for a cause. Race for it.

01/30: 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl
1:30pm, Ladd-Peeples Stadium. The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier senior showcase event. It annually features the country’s best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs of two National Football League teams. Come support your favorites!!

 

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01/30: Comedy Whatever presents Louis Katz
10pm, The Blind Mule Restaurant and Bar. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Louis’s comedy career began at the incredibly early age of 9 when as part of a school project he submitted several jokes to “The Tonight Show,” two of which were read on air by Johnny Carson. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he began performing stand-up throughout the Bay Area and quickly made a name for himself. He is now a professional comedian based in New York who can be seen at clubs and colleges across the country.

01/30: Adopt-A-Thon
10am-4pm, Pet Supplies “Plus” Mobile. New Year means new friends. Pet Supplies PLUS, 803 Hillcrest Rd., Mobile, AL will be hosting their first Adopt-A-Thon of the new year. ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation), Krewe de Rescue and Aide for Animals will be at Pet Supplies PLUS.. Remember, for every pet that gets adopted another can be saved.

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL 1/20-1/27/2016

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delta bike project
Featured Photo: Daniel Friedline with the Delta Bike Project shows off his Mardi Gras bike creations and decorations in Downtown Mobile. The Delta Bike Project is a non-profit bicycle community dedicated to promoting and improving access to bicycle transportation in Mobile.   Photo Credit: Facebook.com
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CONTEST TIME! WIN A FREE ROUND OF MINI GOLF AT THE PUTTING PLACE!

Congrats to Larissa Graham for winning last week’s contest–a FREE KING CAKE from Atlanta Bread Company!

Mardi Gras Parades
Friday, Jan 22
6:30 pm – Conde Cavaliers (Mobile, Route A)
Saturday, Jan 23
2:30 pm – Bayport Parading Society, Mystic DJ Riders (Mob, Rt A)
6:30 pm – Pharaohs, Order of Hebe, Conde Explorers (Mob, Rt A)

Now-01/31: Tartuffe
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse. JJP presents a colorful retelling of Moliere’s Classic Comedy, “Tartuffe.” Molière wrote “Tartuffe,” originally entitled “Tartuffe, ou l’Imposteur (Tartuffe the Imposter)” in 1664. In the play, a master villain of religious hypocrisy, Tartuffe worms his way into the household of Orgon and immediately sends the entire household into raucous chaos. As the play continues, the action is punctuated by one hilarious situation after another until everyone in the house is threatened by the antics of this roguish imposter. Tartuffe has continued to be one of Molière’s most popular plays, and it is considered one of his greatest masterpieces.

01/21-01/22: Gulf States Horticultural Expo
Mobile Convention Center. It’s time to grow your business at the annual Gulf States Horticultural Expo – and this year is going to be better than ever! The Expo is a terrific place to: Keep up with the latest innovations & best practices, Discover new products & techniques, Build your professional network. This is your chance to stay on top of industry trends and solutions while networking with peers, suppliers, clients – even competitors.

01/21: 3 Lives Blood Drive
7:30am-9pm, Remington College Mobile Campus. We encourage the community citizens to donate life-saving blood. Blood transfusions are needed for many reasons, and in health emergencies a sufficient supply of donated blood can mean the difference between life and death, no matter who the recipients or donors are.

01/21: Happy Birthday Steve Reich
7pm, Mobile Museum of Art. In honor of the American composer Steve Reich, the University of South Alabama’s percussion ensemble is putting together a special preview of the full season retrospective that USA’s music department will mount this year. Come get a taste of the sounds that changed music in America. Doors open at 6:45 PM, show starts promptly at 7 PM, $10 at the door, beer and wine by donation.  

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01/22: Abe Partridge and The Psychedelic Peacocks
9pm, The Blind Mule. Abe Partridge is a songwriter from Mobile, Alabama.Through all his experiences, he has carried a guitar all along the way, writing songs at every turn. He has only just begun sharing these songs with the world. His first album, White Trash Lipstick, is due to be released in March of 2016. Abe will be joined in the show by his band the Psychedelic Peacocks. The band is composed of longtime friends Dave Garrett (guitar) and TJ Scruggs (drums).

01/23: Turtle Shuffle 5K and Fun Run
8-11am, University of South Alabama SGA Pavilion. Benefiting the Women’s Business Center. Register online until 4 AM Friday, January 22.  Packet pick-up and race day registration at the SGA Pavilion from 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM

01/23: Plant Propagation Workshop
10am-12pm, Ben May Main Library. Raising plants from cuttings and seeds is one of the most rewarding activities that any gardener can achieve. Learn how to save money with easy-to-implement techniques from an expert in plant propagation. Master Gardener, Penny Smith, from the Auburn Ornamental Horticulture Research Center, will lead attendees in an exploration of various propagation techniques for popular plants.

01/23: Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy for Beginners
10am-2pm, The Exchange 202. Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy Group Class for Beginners. Investment: $200 (Includes $35 materials fee + catered lunch). Spend the morning playing with pen and ink! Lindsey will show you how to use traditional materials (pointed pen calligraphy nibs, an oblique pen holder and real ink) to create gorgeous hand-lettering with a modern twist.

01/23: 3rd Annual Wind Creek Hospitality Joie de Vivre Mardi Gras Ball
7pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal. The 3rd Annual Wind Creek Hospitality “Joy of Life” Mardi Gras Ball benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The 2016 gala will present St. Jude patients Denver Shuttlesworth (16 years old) as the King and Kayla Prieto (12 years old) as the Queen. There will be a silent auction, as well as tastings from local restaurants such as Baumhower’s, Chick-fil-A, Rotolo’s Pizzeria, Starbucks, The Melting Pot, Naman’s Catering, Atlanta Bread and more. Tickets $100/single, $150/couple.

 

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1/24: Brides Just Wanna Have Fun
1-4pm, Daphne Civic Center. With dozens of Exhibitors there to help you Plan the Wedding of Your Dreams in one day at one location.  An event for the whole family with doors prizes, food, fashion show and much more!This is a Bridal Expo that is different than any you have been to before. This is Your Party complete with  lots of fun! Meet Wedding Professionals in every catergory that are there to give you all you need to plan your Dream Wedding. One Lucky Bride will win a Feature Spread in the Bridal Directory of your choice! Tickets $10.

01/24: Andrew Duhon and Dylan Leblanc in Concert
7pm, Callaghan’s Irish Social Pub. 2 great acts in 1 special night of music! Grammy nominee and Callaghan fave Andrew Duhon with special guest the amazing Dylan Leblanc! Andrew Duhon is a songwriter from New Orleans, a teller of stories with an undeniable voice, weighted and soulful. Dylan LeBlanc knows second chances don’t come around often. But, neither do voices like his.

01/26: P.O.D Strongfold
7pm, The Soul Kitchen. Door open at 700.  Showtime 800. Tickets are $17 in adv and $20 day of show (if avail).  Reserved Seated area tickets are $35 (limited quantity avail). Under 18 with a parent. Performing as part of the Miller Lite Concert Series

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL 1/13-1/20-2016

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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First Light Finisher
Featured Photo: Cody Parker of Bay Minette was the first male finisher of the Servis1st Bank First Light Marathon. His time was 2 hours 50 minuets…that’s amazing! Go Cody!! Photo Credit: Mike Kittrell | AL.com
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CONTEST TIME! WIN A FREE MARDI GRAS KING CAKE FROM ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY!

Mardi Gras Parades
Saturday, Jan 16
1 pm – Island Mystics (Dauphin Island)
2 pm – Order of the Rolling River (DIP)

Now-01/17: Chocolate! The Exhibition
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. You must see it before it’s gone! Chocolate has a rich history in our ecosystem. Check out the exhibits, the videos, interactive displays and the chocolate store!

01/12-01/16: Coastal Fashion Week
Mobile, Pensacola, Biloxi and New Orleans. Bringing fashion and philanthropy together! Presented by Exalte’ Magazine, Coastal Fashion Week is bringing together the styles of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida all in one week! CFW hosts the fashions of the most cutting-edge designers and  high-style boutiques. Each night of runway shows will close with a charity presentation by Coats for a Cause, where the model will donate the coat they wear in the show. You won’t want to miss it.

01/14: History of Mardi Gras
6pm, Historic Mobile Preservation Society. Join the Preservation Society for an evening with historian Ann Pond, author of the Mardi Gras Trilogy, a three-book series on the Cowbellion, Masons and Joe Cain. After the lecture, Ann will be available to sign copies of her books. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

01/14: Honey Dewdrops
8pm, The Listening Room. Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. They share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. This hunger to explore and document is evident in their 2012 release Silver Lining, a Top Ten record on national Folk and Americana stations. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation. Cover $15.

 

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01/15-01/31: Tartuffe
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse. JJP presents a colorful retelling of Moliere’s Classic Comedy, “Tartuffe.” Molière wrote “Tartuffe,” originally entitled “Tartuffe, ou l’Imposteur (Tartuffe the Imposter)” in 1664. In the play, a master villain of religious hypocrisy, Tartuffe worms his way into the household of Orgon and immediately sends the entire household into raucous chaos. As the play continues, the action is punctuated by one hilarious situation after another until everyone in the house is threatened by the antics of this roguish imposter. Tartuffe has continued to be one of Molière’s most popular plays, and it is considered one of his greatest masterpieces.

01/15: Coastal Fashion Week-Mobile Show
7pm, Ezell House. Doors will open to the public at 6:00 PM, and the show will begin at 7:00 PM. CFW will be bringing to you multiple runway shows and closing with a charity presentation Coats for a Cause, in which each model will walk the runway in a fashionable coat he/she will donate to Penelope House. Designers and boutiques from all over the Gulf Coast will be here for one night only!

01/16: Mardi Gras Fun Run
8am, Fleet Feet Sports. Fleet Feet is kicking off their first fun run of the year with a Mardi Gras fun run! Start your weekend off right with a Fun Run with us and make some new friends! This event is FREE and family and dog friendly. 3 ROUTE OPTIONS: 1.8 MILES , 3 MILES and 4.6 MILES.

 

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01/16: Battleship Rugby Club vs. Crescent City Blues
1pm, Battleship Memorial Park. Mobile’s very own Rugby team is on fire this season! Come check out a different kind of football! Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Admission is $2.

01/16: Fairhope Brewing’s 3rd Anniversary Party
4-10pm, Fairhope Brewing Company.  The event is at their tap room and they are celebrating three years of local beers with a “Three Amigos” theme and will have more than 30 beers on tap for the occasion, food trucks and live music.

01/16: Mobile Symphony Orchestra: American Masters
8pm, Saenger Theater. American Masters series continues with the best of the best. The Mobile Symphony presents greatest hits from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber – plus two extremely gifted living composers, Christopher Rouse and Austin Wintory. Soprano soloist Julia Bullock is a superstar in the making, increasingly in demand throughout the country and around the world. Tickets starting at $20.

01/19: 179th Annual Chamber of Commerce Meeting
5-8:30pm, Mobile Civic Center. Join the largest business networking group the City of Mobile has to offer. RSVP to 251-431-8606. The cost is $50 per person or $485 for a table of 10 tickets (Chamber members only) or $60 per person for potential Chamber members. This event is presented by Trustmark Bank. Call now for tickets!

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 1/6/16

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Featured Photo 1.6.16
Featured Photo: Mayor Sandy Stimpson enjoys the Mardi Gras style Second Line parade in Downtown Mobile on New Year’s Eve. The parade got the city ready for the moon pie drop and added a little Mardi Gras spirit to the air! Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | Facebook.com
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Now-01/12: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park, Downtown Mobile. Start a new holiday tradition on ice with the family! Lace up those ice skates and have some fun on Downtown Mobile’s coolest place to be this holiday season. $10/adults, $8/children. Free parking available.

Now-01/17: Chocolate! The Exhibition
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. You must see it before it’s gone! Chocolate has a rich history in our ecosystem. Check out the exhibits, the videos, interactive displays and the chocolate store!

01/08: LoDa Artwalk
6-9pm, Downtown Mobile. Come out to kick off the first ArtWalk of 2016! Lower Dauphin Street comes alive with local artists, musicians and makers! Downtown restaurants, shops and galleries are open late. We even heard “Just Dance” will be played on a big screen for kids and adults in Cathedral Square. Don’t miss it!

01/09: Book It for Blake 5k
8am, Daphne City Hall. Blake Bauer, a Corrections Officer and a volunteer Reserve Officer with the Fairhope Police Department, was recently diagnosed with a rare cancer. Proceeds from the race will go to Blake and his family for medical costs and added expenses of travel to M.D. Anderson. 5K and Fun Run courses available. Post race party will include music, good food, beverages, door prizes and awards.

 

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01/09: Kickoff to Mardi Gras 2016- Krewe de la Dauphine
1pm, Dauphin Island. Grab the grocery bags and your beads– the Krewe de la Dauphine is hitting the streets on Dauphin Island and kicking off the Mardi Gras season!!

01/09: Murder at Mardi Gras- Mobile Mystery Dinners
6:30pm, Azalea Manor. The honor of your presence is requested at the annual Krewe de Mydal Masquerade Ball. Our King, Pierre DuPre, and his Queen, Velvyt DuPre, look forward to seeing you at their Government Street mansion for what is always the social highlight of the Mobile Mardi Gras! However, a big mystery develops for Mobile when Pierre DuPre is found murdered at his own party. Which one of his “friends” or family is the killer? You are in for an evening to remember!

01/09: Black Jacket Symphony
8pm, Saenger Theater. The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting.  Journey’s “ESC4P3” album will be performed in its entirety and is separated into two sets. The first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of the album artist’s “greatest hits,” opens in full contrast to the first set with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back.

01/10: First Light Marathon and LifeSouth Kids Marathon
7:30am, Mobile Government Plaza. Presented by Servis 1st. First Light Marathon benefits L’Arche Mobile. Kids marathon benefits LifeSouth of Mobile. Participants can register for a full marathon, half marathon or 1.2 mile fun run. All Post-Race activities will be located in Bienville Square – adjacent to finish line.

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01/10: WWE Live
7pm, Mobile Civic Center. Featuring World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns vs “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus, Demon Kane vs “The New Face of Fear” Bray Wyatt, Tag Team Champions NEW DAY vs The USOS, Divas Champion Charlotte vs Paige vs Becky Lynch. Six Man Tag Team Match: The Dudley Boyz & Tommy Dreamer vs Luke Harper, Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman. PLUS MANY MORE!

01/13: Coffee Chat-Show Me the Money
8am, The Exchange 202. Money makes organizations run, but money questions often bring the most stress. So what do we do about it? Ignoring the money questions doesn’t grow your organization.  Acting without a plan is also not the answer. The panel for this event features the CEO of an 9-time INC. 5000 company, the CFO of a large regional software company, the Vice President of a regional bank, and an accountant who doubles as a nonprofit founder. We ask them the tough questions about taxes, financing, growth strategies, money management, and more.

Upcoming:
01/12-01/16: Coastal Fashion Week
Mobile, Pensacola, Biloxi and New Orleans. Bringing fashion and philanthropy together! Presented by Exalte’ Magazine, Coastal Fashion Week is bringing together the styles of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida all in one week! CFW hosts the fashions of the most cutting-edge designers and  high-style boutiques. Each night of runway shows will close with a charity presentation by Coats for a Cause, where the model will donate the coat they wear in the show. You won’t want to miss it!

 

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What’s Happening the Week of 12/30 in Mobile, AL

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moonpie
Featured Photo: The world’s largest edible Moon Pie has arrived in Mobile! The Moon Pie will be on display and then shared among many this New Years Eve at The Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel courtyard. Photo Credit: Local 15 News| Facebook.com
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Now– 01/02: 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.

Now-01/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  Christmas Nights of Lights is 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 enjoy this Christmas tradition.

Now-01/12: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park, Downtown Mobile. Start a new holiday tradition on ice with the family! Lace up those ice skates and have some fun on Downtown Mobile’s coolest place to be this holiday season. $10/adults, $8/children. Free parking available.

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12/31: Happy Noon Year
10am-2pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. Get the kiddo’s in on all the New Year’s Eve fun… but a bit earlier in the day! Featuring the “Noon Year” countdown, mini-moonpie drop and lots of family activities including: Science Squad appearances, Exploding Moonpie Pinata, Firework Painting, The Science of Pyrotechnics, iHealthy Demonstration with Faulkner State University Culinary Chef Brandon Thrash (Chocolate Truffles), Live Science Demos and much more! General admission is $10 and includes Chocolate! The Exhibition, permanent exhibits, festivities and the IMAX Dome feature film Living in the Age of Airplanes! Admission is FREE for Exploreum members!

12/31: MoonPie Drop & New Year’s Eve Events
7pm, Downtown Mobile. Come be part of the celebration that begins with the cutting of the world’s largest edible MoonPie, followed by a second-line parade led by the Excelsior Band. Everyone is encouraged to decorate umbrella Mardi Gras style and participate in the second line down Royal Street to Bienville Square. This year, revelers are encouraged to come early and watch the College Football Championship evening playoff game televised live from the stage located off Bienville Square. Then, En Vogue will take the stage to “Free Your Mind” and dance until the MoonPie drops at midnight!

12/31: New Year’s Eve Ball
8pm, Government Plaza Atrium. Order of Pan is an all-inclusive organization that gives a unique experience in their ball event. The ball is held every New Year’s Eve at the Mobile Government Plaza Atrium. Tickets are $60 each, 21+ event, Formal attire. For tickets call Peter Rivers at 251-380-2900 or 251-756-8669.

12/31: Home Grown New Year’s Eve
8pm, Soul Kitchen. End 2015 with a bang! This Home Grown bash includes Kristy Lee & The Dirt Road Revival, The Mulligan Brothers, Eric Erdman, Ryan Balthrop, Harrison McInnis, Rich Hirsch AND Lee Yankie. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

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01/01: Flora-Bama Polar Bear Dip 2016
12pm, Flora-Bama. Ring in the New Year by taking a dip into the Gulf of Mexico at high noon with a bunch of polar bears (kidding, no bears). Dippers and other participants dress up or just show up for this special day. The Flora-Bama provides the traditional feast with black-eyed peas, cornbread, ham and more for those who take the plunge. Purchase a towel & an Annual Polar Bear Dip shirt in the gift shop beforehand!

01/02: Crew Fitness Open House
10-2pm, Crew Fitness. Get ready for a whole new way to workout based around a rowing machine! Crew Fitness is ringing in the New Year with an open house event! Mini classes will be running every 30 minutes and complimentary childcare will be provided. All ages and fitness levels are welcome in the Crew. Row for life!

01/04-01/31: Barre3 Challenge
Barre3 Mobile. The New Year is here and Barre3 wants to take your fitness to the next level! Barre3 is a mix of pilates, yoga and ballet. Join the Barre3 Challenge for the month of January and get a stronger and more balanced you! Challenge includes 4 classes per week, online classes, pod casts about nutrition and time management as well as Q&A’s with Barre3 founder, Sadie Lincoln. And you even get Barre3 approved delicious recipes to keep your meals exciting! Start 2016 off right!

01/05- Fuse Has News
1:30pm, Battleship Memorial Park. The Fuse Project is a local non-profit that is hard at work making Mobile better one child at a time! They have some exciting news and want you there to hear. Come be a part of the press conference and find out more.

 

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Merry Christmas 2015

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Featured Photo: Is it a cow that is dressed up as Santa? Or is it Santa dressed up as a cow? Either way, Santa Cow was a great way for Allison Cross, Madison Cross and Mandee Conkle to start off the Christmas Holidays! Don’t miss him next year at his annual Milk and Cookies with Santa Cow fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation at The Shoppes at Bel Air. Photo Credit: Chick-fil-A | Facebook.com
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Now– 01/02: 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.

Now-01/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  Christmas Nights of Lights is 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 enjoy this Christmas tradition.

Now-01/12: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park, Downtown Mobile. Start a new holiday tradition on ice with the family! Lace up those ice skates and have some fun on Downtown Mobile’s coolest place to be this holiday season. $10/adults, $8/children. Free parking available.

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Now-12/31: Christmas at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion
10am-3pm, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Come tour one of Mobile’s most beautiful properties! From the marble mantels, crystal chandeliers and period furnishings to the 12-foot Christmas tree, the exquisite scenes of the season from days gone by promise to delight.

12/23: GoDaddy Bowl
7pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Its here! The battle of the mid-American and Sun Belt conference’s! Come out and cheer for your favorite! The game will also be aired live on ESPN. Tickets starting at $45.

12/24: 14th Annual Santa Run
10am, Carpe Diem. The Santa Run is an annual 2 mile fun-run, walk, bike ride, dog walking, fun-for-the-whole-family charity event.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join the fun, spread the Christmas spirit and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama. Holiday costumes are encouraged!

 

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12/26: The Stolen Faces
7pm, Callaghan’s. This Grateful Dead cover band deftly captures the spirit of the Dead, covering a wide variety of songs from the band’s expansive catalog and delivering them with the sort of energy and spontaneity that might have you thinking you’re standing in the Fillmore West in 1971.

12/28: Kevin Hart- What Now? Tour
7pm, Mobile Civic Center. Kevin Hart is known for his role as a stand up comedian and from movies such as Get Hard and Ride Along 2. Don’t miss is new “What Now?” Tour! Tickets starting at $69.

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The Week Before Christmas RunDown 2015

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Featured Photo: Todd and Chelsea Greer walking the pink carpet at the opening of the Admiral Hotel in Mobile. Todd is the mastermind behind The Exchange 202, a brilliant co-working space in the heart of downtown. Photo Credit:  Access Magazine | Facebook.com

Now– 01/02: 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.

Now-01/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  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 enjoy this Christmas tradition.

Now-01/12: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park, Downtown Mobile. Start a new holiday tradition on ice with the family! Lace up those ice skates and have some fun on Downtown Mobile’s coolest place to be this holiday season. $10/adults, $8/children. Free parking available.

12/17: Downtown Sip and Shop
5-8pm, Downtown Mobile. If you want an entirely new holiday shopping experience, come downtown for Sip & Shop! Enjoy a glass of wine while you finish (or begin, as the case may be) your shopping. You’ll find something for all the men, women, children and pets on your list…as well as beautiful home decor that will complete the holiday look! Urban Emporium, KABL & CO, Bella Bridesmaids and many more.

12/17-12/18: Holiday Movie Classics
6:30pm, Saenger Theater. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” will be shown on Dec. 17th, “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be shown on Dec 18th.  Tickets are general admission: $6.00 per adult and $3 per 12 and under child or 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased beforehand at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office located at 6 South Joachim Street, Monday – Friday, 11am-2pm or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office located at 401 Civic Center Drive, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the showing at the Saenger Box Office.  The Saenger Box Office will be open at 11am on both movie days.

 

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12/18: Milk & Cookies with Santa Cow
8am, Chick-fil-A Bel Air Mall. Best Christmas Card Photos Ever! Come out and bring the family to get your holiday photo made with the Chick-fil-A Santa Cow! $3 per ticket for milk, cookies and a photo. 10% of proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

12/18: Merry Spookin’ Christmas Tour 2015
8pm, Strange Journeys. It’s time once again for our “Merry Spookin’ Christmas Tour!! 2015 version!! Join us as we stroll through the Church St. Historic District talking about something of the strange occurrences in Mobile’s amazing history!

12/19: First Annual Merry Widow Christmas Extravaganza
9pm-12am, The Merry Widow. The live Christmas Band is back! Head on over to The Merry Widow to see your favorite Christmas songs performed by the 12-piece Merry Widow Christmas band complete with a full horn section, keys and the lovely Symone French Cobb of Infant Richard and the Delta Stones taking the female lead! There will be peanuts roasting on an open pot, jack frost nipping at your nose (maybe), and stockings hung with care.

12/19: Pet Adoption
10am-4pm, The Shoppes at Bel Air. Noah’s Animal Refuge is a non-profit organization providing a healthy no-kill environment, safe shelter, rehabilitation, and training to companion rescue animals in order to facilitate their adoption into a safe and loving forever home. You never know, you may just find that perfect pet that is on a loved one’s Christmas wish list!

12/19: A Christmas Experience- Toby Mac & Franklin Graham
7pm, Mobile Civic Center. A family friendly event to kick-off bowl week featuring 6-time Grammy award winning recording artist TobyMac and special guest speaker Franklin Graham,.

12/19: Turtleneck Christmas
7pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub. New Orleans’ band Dirty Bourbon River Show headlines Turtleneck Christmas 2015. Get your tickets early to be registered for some pretty sweet prizes.

12/19: Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas
7pm, Saenger Theater. Join the Mobile community for this spectacular holiday event! The 7th Annual Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas show will include a performance by the The Joe Cool Trio Trio with John Milham (drums), Chris Spies (piano) and Chris Severin (bass) will perform Vince Guaraldi’s Soundtrack “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Following sets will include Mobile’s own The Hall Family Christmas (featuring Jimmy & Donna Hall from Wet Willie). Plus, special guests Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet player for the Trey Anastasio Band) and Christopher Spies Jr. (sax) performing their favorite Christmas tunes.

 

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12/20: The Gift
5-8pm, Right Way Christian Center Church. This wonderful production is about a small family that struggles to make ends meet while discovering the TRUE meaning of the “Gift”. Through adversity they depend on God and each other to make it through.The Gift is a Right Way Christmas Production written and produced by Steven Onukwuli and performed by the Drama Ministry of Right Way.

12/20: Carols By Candlelight
6pm, Luke 4:18 Fellowship. Invite your friends and family, and join us for this special musical presentation by our choir and orchestra on Sunday, December 20th, at 6PM. The evening will include something for all ages and is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Nursery will be available for birth through age 3.

12/22: Godaddy Parade
6:30pm, Downtown Mobile. A Mardi Gras style parade will be held in the streets of downtown Mobile! Sixteen Mardi Gras societies will be represented with floats and throws for the crowd. Several local high school marching bands will join the parade, as well as the bands and cheerleaders from each participating Bowl team. A huge crowd is expected to pack the streets of downtown Mobile for this early rendition of the Mardi Gras season.

12/23: GoDaddy Bowl
7pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Its here! The battle of the mid-American and Sun Belt conference’s! Come out and cheer for your favorite! The game will also be aired live on ESPN. Tickets starting at $45.

 

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What’s Happening the Week of 12/09-12/16/2015

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Featured Photo: Have you seen him? It’s the real life version of the Elf on the Shelf! #IHeartElfGreg has been spotted in our area! Tree look familiar? He was found lounging with some hot coco by the Christmas Tree in Bienville Square.  Photo Credit:  IHeartMedia | Facebook.com

Now– 01/02: 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.

Now-01/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  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 enjoy this Christmas tradition.

Now-01/12: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park, Downtown Mobile. Start a new holiday tradition on ice with the family! Lace up those ice skates and have some fun on Downtown Mobile’s coolest place to be this holiday season. $10/adults, $8/children. Free parking available.

12/09: A Christmas Carol
7:30pm, Saenger Theater. The Playhouse in the Park will present its original musical at the Saenger. All ages will enjoy this magical show set in victorian-age England during the Christmas season. The production will be filled with music, dancing and colorful characters such as Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors.

 

 

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12/10: Christmas Extravaganza
10am-2pm, Heron Lakes Country Club. The Women’s Council of Realtor’s is hosting their annual Christmas Extravaganza. The event features tons of local vendors, door prizes, food, treats and the Bottega Collection Fashion Truck will be there! Admission is free and open to the public.

12/10: Oakleigh’s Candlelight Christmas
4-9pm, Historic Oakleigh House Museum. The evening will include a variety of activities including pictures with Santa (bring your own camera), Santa’s workshop where children can make crafts to take home, a living history tour of the museum and ending with a beautiful performance by the Azalea City Harmony Choir. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

12/10: Holiday Night Market
5-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art. MMofA hosts a quarterly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsman who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. The Holiday Market will be full of festive surprises. Bring a keen eye for detail and become known for the unique gifts you give. Rack your friends with jealousy for your rare, artful home décor. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and live music.Featuring the Geaux Boy Food Truck.

12/11: Elfapalooza 2015
6pm, Bienville Square. Mobile takes its second shot at the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Santa’s Elves. During ArtWalk, the public (ALL AGES ) is invited to take part in this year’s attempt. To qualify as an elf, for official purposes, one must wear pointy ears, a pointy hat, and a combination of red and green clothing. Holiday performances put on by local schools and the evening will end with an official “count” of the elves and a elfin parade along Dauphin St.

12/11:LoDa Art Walk
6-9pm, Lower Dauphin Street. It’s the biggest Art Walk of the year! Local artists, makers and musicians line the streets of Downtown Mobile with their goods and sounds! This month’s Art Walk will have some festive surprises as well as an Elfin takeover!

12/12: Mobile Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”
2:30pm & 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center. Living dolls. Dancing snowflakes. Battling soldiers and mice. A Christmas tree that grows to spectacular heights. It’s The Nutcracker, in all its magical, colorful, holiday charm. You’ll be dazzled by our guest artists Jeanette Delgado, Principal dancer, Miami City Ballet, and Daniel Ulbricht, Principal dancer, New York City Ballet.

12/12: SantaCON 2015
6pm, Downtown Mobile. In true bar hopping style, this year’s SantaCON will scour the bars of Downtown Mobile starting at O’Daly’s and ending at B-Bob’s with tons in between. Don’t be left out, get your Santa suit on and join in the festivities. Word on the street is that Ugly Sweaters will even be for sale on site if you forget your holiday festive wear. Also, since the season is all about giving, if you bring an unwrapped toy you get a free surprise

 

 

 

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12/12-12/13: Living History Crew Aboard USS ALABAMA
8am-4pm, USS Alabama Battleship. Come see history come alive aboard the USS ALABAMA as our Living History Crew reenacts battle stations and drills from WWII.  For more information visit our facebook page at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park.

12/12-12/13: This Is Christmas
4pm & 7pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday. Spring Hill Baptist Church. Come here children and adult choirs of all ages perform songs and bells to some of the best Christmas songs you know! The performance tells the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets are free but must be picked up before the show.

12/13: White Christmas
5:30pm, Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. Choirs of all ages, accompanied by a professional orchestra, will present a beautiful service of lessons and carols. We will also receive our White Christmas offering to support the ongoing work of the United Methodist Children’s Home. Following the service, our White Christmas reception will be held in McGowin Hall. Nursery will be provided.

12/16: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue & Galactic
7:30pm, Saegner Theater. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band will be coming to the Saenger for whats sure to be a memorable performance! Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. Galactic AND the New Breed Brass Band will also be on hand to rock the house down! Don’t miss out!

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile 12/3-12/9/2015

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Featured Photo: Harold H. Pouyadou, a 94 year young Navy veteran, recently stopped by the Park for a photo shoot at the Pearl Harbor Monument. Mr. Pouyadou, a Mobile native, was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attached. Read his amazing story in the upcoming edition of The Call News. Photo and story by Emmett Burnett. Photo Credit:  Facebook.com | USS Alabama

Now– 01/02: 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.

Now-01/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  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 enjoy this Christmas tradition.

12/02: Winter Wonderland Wine Down
6-9pm, Azalea Manor. Join the United Way Emerging Leaders at their Winter Wine Down to raise money for the local chapter of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and childhood literacy. Tickets are $25, and the night will also feature food, live music, a silent auction, the Bottega fashion truck, and more!

12/03: Art Talk: Richard McCabe – Size Matters
7pm, Mobile Museum of Art. For the past two years, Richard McCabe has photographed exclusively with a 1960s era Polaroid Land camera with Fuji instant film. Although diminutive in scale his work has big things to say about place, southern identity and nostalgia. As Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, McCabe’s life’s work is rethinking the physical and metaphorical lens through which we see the places we inhabit. Join us for an Art Talk that looks at small work with big ideas.

12/04: Happy Hour Evening Tours
4-7pm, Historic Oakleigh House Museum. Ready to unwind for the weekend? Want an interesting place to visit before heading to dinner? Come out and enjoy an evening tour of Oakleigh. A selection of beer and wine is included with the price of your ticket. Two per customer. $12 a person, advanced reservations preferred. Ages 21 and up, only. Sponsored by Fairhope Brewing Company!

12/04: “Elf” Movie in Cathedral Square
5-8pm, Downtown Mobile Alliance. Feel free to bring your own spaghetti and maple syrup!  Movie-goers are also encouraged to bring chairs and blankets! Come at 5:00 and we’ll make elf hats, then settle in for the movie at 6:00.

 

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12/4: Mobile Mystery Dinner- Who Killed the Boss at the Christmas Party?
6:30-9:30pm, Mobile Carnival Museum.  Plot–It is the annual Christmas party of the prestigious law firm, Dewey, Cheatum and Howe. With influential ties to business, politics and government, this is one event that everyone has been anxiously looking forward to attend! However, one of Santa’s bad elves has left a nasty surprise for the boss and now, there is no more Cheatum at Dewey Cheatum and Howe!! Since no one has left the building, the murderer must still be among us!! That makes everyone a suspect. We advise you to watch your back and keep an eye on the person next to you… Come check out this fun mystery dinner experience! Tickets $59 and include dinner and drinks.

12/04: The Artys
7pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The Artys (formerly the “Greater Mobile Arts Awards”) is an awards ceremony that acknowledges important contributions individuals, groups and businesses make to the cultural life of our community. This year’s event will be an Oscar-style event including drinks, hors d’oeuvres provided by the Blind Mule, and the band Hotel Oscar will be jamming the night away. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

12/05: Ugly Sweater Run
8am, Fleet Feet Sports Mobile. Whats the holiday season without ugly Christmas sweaters?! Throw on your favorite holiday threads and be sure to join us for our Ugly Christmas Sweater Run. Courses include a 1.8 mile option, 3 mile option and a 4.6 mile option. Asics will be here to help host this run as well as give out prizes!!

12/05: Quidditch in Cathedral Square
2-4pm, Cathedral Square. We Welcome all Witches, Wizards, and yes, Muggles too, to compete this December above the fields of Cathedral Square! Come enjoy a mug of Butterbeer, craft your very own Wand, and watch talented athletes and excitable children race around on broomstick, smacking each other with dodgeballs.

 

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12/05: Santa Mini Sessions + Cookies & Crafts
12-4pm, The Pillars of Mobile. ellenJAY is baking up some magic with Soiree Signatures and Hannah Stinson Photography this Christmas season! Santa will be stopping by for photos, cookies and crafts. Sessions include 10 minute photo session, 3-5 digital images (max 3 children per session), cookie decorating with ellenJAY plus a dozen blank cookies with a decorating kit that will be available right before Christmas as well as a keepsake cookie plate decorated by your child. Spaces are limited, sessions are $200 each.

12/06: Christmas on the Hill
1-5pm, The Village of Spring Hill. This years Christmas on the Hill Shopping Event includes local boutiques, restaurants, Carpe Diem and all other small businesses in the area. The event is 1-5pm with arts, crafts, Santa sightings, carriage rides and more! Join The Village of Spring Hill for festive Holiday Shopping. Start the season off right with this annual fun event!

12/06: Roman Street and Mithril Christmas Concert
7pm, Saenger Theater. Brothers Noah and Josh Thompson put their guitars together to form Roman Street. Since the college years, this brotherly jam session has developed into a Billboard/iTunes charting band who many have dubbed ‘the next generation’ of Jazz Fusion. They have teamed up with Mithril for a spectacular Christmas Concert! Tickets starting at $16.50.

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12/09: A Christmas Carol
7:30pm, Saenger Theater. The Playhouse in the Park will present its original musical at the Saenger. All ages will enjoy this magical show set in victorian-age England during the Christmas season. The production will be filled with music, dancing and colorful characters such as Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors.

 

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