What’s Happening the Week of 01/21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here’s the First Rundown of 2015!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Last Rundown of 2014!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in RunDown | No Comments

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

Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Holidays! Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 12/17

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in RunDown | No Comments

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 Elf Cuties
These elf cuties were ready to help set a World Elf Record! unfortunately we fell short (image courtesy of Facebook.com).

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

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

12/15 – 12/24: Barre3 10-Class Package Sale:
Here is a great gift to get for yourself and/or give to a friend. Our 10-Class Packages will be 20% off between 12/15 and 12/24 – purchase in studio or online for $120 (originally $150). There’s no limit to how many you can buy, so give and get them for the holidays and stock up for the Challenge come January. Click here to get this great deal now!

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

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12/18: Trace Adkins- The Christmas Show
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, The King’s Gift. The show combines fireside story-telling with performances of classic carols. Adkins’ historical and humorous narration, loving delivery of time-honored Christmas classics and the lush instrumentation make for a truly special holiday event.

12/18: “Voices of Jerusalem”
“Scribes and Sacred Texts: Ancient Texts and the Codifying of Faith Perspectives”. Bill Warren, Ph.D., Director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. As an extension of the exhibit, Voices of Jerusalem, there will be an academic lecture series beginning November 13 and running through early 2015. Cost for attending the lecture will be $10 per person and will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Start/End Time: 6:00pm, 8:00pm  

12/19-12/23: Christmas Movie Trio
You’ll poke your eye out! While “A Christmas Story” seems to show nonstop on the small screen thanks to the annual TBS marathon on Christmas day, have you ever seen it in a theater? How about “It’s a Wonderful Life,” or “Rare Exports”? The Crescent Theater, at 208 Dauphin St. in downtown Mobile, is showing all three holiday movies from Dec. 19-23, with “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 2 p.m., “A Christmas Story” at 6 p.m. and “Rare Exports” at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 per person. Arrive early to snag one of the leather recliners on the front rows. For more information, go to www.crescenttheater.com, or call (251) 438-2005.

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12/19-12/21: Peter Pan, Jr.
Staged by the local children’s acting company Sunny Side Theater, directed by Christopher Paragone. In “Peter Pan Jr.,” Peter, Wendy and her brothers will actually fly in the production at St. Luke’s High School on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m.

12/20: Winter Wonderland
Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile: A holiday market from 10am-2pm featuring a variety of locally grown produce, baked goods, art, crafts and other handmade items; six tons of snow to play in; music by the musicians who will present Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas in the evening; photos with Elsa and Anna, heroines of the Disney film Frozen – and more.

12/20: A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Concert
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: This 6th Annual show will include a performance by the John Milham Trio with Chris Spies (pianist) and Chris Severin (bassist) will perform Vince Guaraldi’s Soundtrack “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. The second set will feature many of Mobile’s finest songwriters performing their favorite Christmas tunes. Guest artists include Molly Thomas Milham, Andy McDonald, Ryan Balthrop, Eric Erdman, Rebecca Roubion, and more.

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12/21: Frozen Tea Party
Fairhope Civic Center: 6 p.m.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children. Enjoy live performances from the Disney smash-hit movie, plus sing-a-longs and “delectable treats and tea.” Proceeds benefit Project Mouvement in Art and The Exceptional Foundation. Fairhope Civic Center is located at 161 N. Section St.

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

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The Holidays! Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 12/10

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in RunDown | No Comments

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 Elves - Guinness Book of Records - Mobile, ALThese kids are ready to help set a World Elf Record! (image courtesy of AL.com).

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

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

12/11: Holiday Night Market
Mobile Museum of Art: 5 p.m. Mobile Museum of Art is excited to host our second artisan bazaar of very special wares. Just in time for the Holidays, come get that WOW one-of-a-kind gift. Many locally sourced handmade products as well as arts and crafts will be available. Be that special someone by giving the perfect, original gift.

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12/12: LODA Artwalk
Lower Dauphin St, Downtown Mobile: Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa Artwalk.

12/12: Elfapalooza
Downtown Mobile, Bienville Square 6-7pm: Help break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people (they need at least 2,000) dressed like Santa’s elves. Mobile County Public Schools and LoDa ArtWalk are teaming up to present this Elfapalooza event that will include performances by Old Shell Road Elementary School, the Pride of Baker Marching Band and TUBACHRISTMAS. So what does an elf wear? You must have pointy ears and a pointy hat, with red and green clothing. (Find a template for pointy ears on LoDa ArtWalk’s Facebook page.)

12/13: An Appalachian Christmas:
Downtown Mobile, Saenger Theater: Mark O’Connor and Friends   As the weather turns colder, the Saenger heats up with superstar fiddler Mark O’Connor and his Appalachian Christmas. This heart-warming concert also features all your holiday favorites you know and love!

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12/13: Holiday Under The Stars:
Downtown Mobile, The Exploreum: 3-7pm: Yet another great, family fun-filled event planned for the 2014 holiday season. Holiday Under the Stars  will feature some fun and educational activities for the whole family like appearances by Santa, Face Painting, Liquid Nitrogen ice cream, ornament making and paper snowball fights! PLUS we will be showing the holiday favorite, Santa vs. The Snowman on the IMAX Dome!

12/13-14: The Nutcracker
Mobile Civic Center: The Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. The scenes are set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa.

12/13: City of Fairhope Santa Saturdays
Downtown Fairhope: Santa will be in front of the Fairhope Museum of History in downtown Fairhope from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. for children to visit. Parents may bring cameras to take pictures.

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12/14: Holiday Cheer at The Bull
The Bull Cantina and Grill, Downtown Dauphin St: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. This benefit for the Child Advocacy Center features a sampling of The Bull’s southwestern signature dishes and wines, as well as a live auction of holiday gifts and entertainment by Jerry Squires. A variety of packages featuring hotel stays, local art and accessories, spa and pampering services and more will be available for auction. Tickets are $35 each

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What’s Happening the Week of 12/3

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Our Jags are Heading to a Bowl Game! (image courtesy of AL.com).

12/03: Christmas Comedy Show with Travis Crim:
Dauphin Way Methodist Church, Mobile:  Travis Crim and his Los Angeles-based sketch comedy team will offer their Christmas-themed, Christ-centered comedy show.  This FREE, one-hour sketch comedy is designed for all ages.

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

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

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12/4: Babes in Toyland
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile. Playhouse in the Park presents the Christmas classic “Babes in Toyland” at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Follow Mary Contrary, Tom-Tom and many Mother Goose characters through amazing adventures as they help save Christmas.

12/4: Wine Down and Ugly Sweater Competition:
History Museum of Mobile, Downtown Mobile: Been looking for a place to sport that ugly sweater and even get complimented for it?  Look no further.  The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will be hosting a wine tasting and an ugly holiday sweater contest at the Mobile Museum of History from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Wine Down will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Mobile County, which provides carefully selected, age-appropriate books free to eligible homes with children under the age of five.

12/5: Polar Express Movie Night
Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile. Movie night. City officials will light Cathedral Square with a new arctic theme this Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The movie “Polar Express” will be shown on a giant screen at 6 p.m., so bring chairs or a blanket. And kids won’t want to miss the opportunity to write a letter to Santa Claus!

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12/5 Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade
Downtown Fairhope: The Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Morphy and Section Street, and continues down Section and Oak Street.

12/5: Jerrod Niemann in concert:
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: Jerrod Niemann exploded onto the scene with his chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The album, on Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville records, included the Number One smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the follow-up Top 5 single, “What Do You Want.”

12/6: Quidditch in the Square:
Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile:  Quidditch, anyone? All witches, wizards and even muggles are invited to attend Mobile’s Quidditch Cup at Cathedral Square on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a mug of butterbeer, craft your very own wand and watch talented athletes race around on broomstick, smacking each other with dodge balls. For more information about Quidditch, made popular in the “Harry Potter” novels, visit www.usquidditch.org

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12/7: Christmas on the Hill:
Christmas on the Hill in the Village of Spring Hill is scheduled for Sunday, December 7th from 1 to 5 PM. Christmas on the Hill is an annual holiday event created and promoted by the Spring Hill Merchants Association and the individual merchants of the Village of Spring Hill.

12/7: Home Alone Movie in the Park:
Bring the family to see “Home Alone” an outdoor FREE movie event sponsored by The Village of Spring Hill. The movie will be shown on Dorn Field at Spring Hill College directly behind the Moorer Library

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What’s Happening the Week of 11/26

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YMCA at NYE Downtown Mobile.  Pumped or Embarrassed? Voice your Opinion (image courtesy of Facebook).

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

11/26 – 2015: Ark of India:
Mobile History Museum, Downtown Mobile: An exhibition presenting “an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and most importantly, photographs and writings. MacKenzie spent more than a decade in India, a place he described as exotic, dangerous, and colorful. He rode with princes on tiger hunts, climbed mountains along India’s Northern border, and swam in the sacred Ganges River. MacKenzie was the official painter of the Delhi Durbar in 1903, which marked the coronation of King Edward VII.

11/27: Happy Thanksgiving!
Nationwide:  We want you to know that we are thankful for you.  No, don’t look around.  We’re talking directly to you.  We’re truly thankful for you and for you and you being an active part of our community.  We hope that you spread the word about great events that you see here and tell your friends about our free service.  Now go eat some food!

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11/27: Turkey Trot for Hope
Spanish Plaza, Downtown Mobile:  Go for a 5k Run and then stuff yourself with turkey?  Why not?  It benefits Camp Rap-A-Hope.   The 5k will start at 8:00am and run along a certified 5k course (AL08033JD). The Gobble Wobble fun run is less than a mile and will begin at 9:00am.

11/28: USA Jaguars vs. Navy
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile:  Watch your local USA Jaguars take on our boys from the Navy in this after Thanksgiving clash.  Enjoy!

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

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11/29: Small Business Saturday:
Nationwide: In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 29.

12/03: Christmas Comedy Show with Travis Crim:
Dauphin Way Methodist Church, Mobile:  Travis Crim and his Los Angeles-based sketch comedy team will offer their Christmas-themed, Christ-centered comedy show.  This FREE, one-hour sketch comedy is designed for all ages.

Upcoming: 12/4: Wine Down and Ugly Sweater Competition:
History Museum of Mobile, Downtown Mobile: Been looking for a place to sport that ugly sweater and even get complimented for it?  Look no further.  The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will be hosting a wine tasting and an ugly holiday sweater contest at the Mobile Museum of History from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Wine Down will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Mobile County, which provides carefully selected, age-appropriate books free to eligible homes with children under the age of five.

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Upcoming: 12/5: Jerrod Niemann in concert:
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: Jerrod Niemann exploded onto the scene with his chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The album, on Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville records, included the Number One smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the follow-up Top 5 single, “What Do You Want.”

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What’s Happening the Week of 11/19

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in RunDown | No Comments

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Just a couple of local boys playing a little evening pool (image courtesy of Facebook).

11/19: Lecrae on the Anomaly Tour:
Civic Center, Downtown Mobile: Lecrae, an authentic hip hop artist who isn’t shy about his faith (and also has won a Grammy) is on tour in Mobile with an also popular artist on his label, Andy Mineo.  There are still a few tickets left!

11/20: Celebrate Hope:
Mitchell Center Institute, 1660 Springhill Ave.:Celebrating its 6th year, Celebrate Hope showcases the culinary talents of local chefs and caterers and pairs each dish with a carefully selected wine and craft beer provided by local distributors. In its 5-year history, Celebrate Hope has sold out to a crowd of 700+ guests and has generated more than $1.4 million in net revenue to support cancer research at the Mitchell Cancer Institute, the Gulf Coast’s only academic cancer research facility.

11/20: Premier Screening of The Great Invisible:
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: see the Mobile premiere screening of The Great Invisible! Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Margaret Brown & Special Guests! Buy your tickets now.

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11/21: Lighting of the Trees:
Bienville Square, downtown Mobile: The City welcomes in the holiday season with pictures with Santa, live music and much more. Shop in our merry market, enjoy live entertainment. Be sure to be there by 6 p.m., as we kick off the holiday season when the Mayor and Santa light up the tree at 6:10 p.m.!

11/22: The Mobile International Festival:
After celebrating its 25th anniversary in Mobile in 2008, the Festival returns for another 25 years of serving up the diversity of Mobile’s flavors and cultures. The Mobile Civic Center will host the event that brings the sights, sounds and tastes of the world together in one place! Come out and join in the cultural festivities during this three day event.

11/22: Hazardous Waste Collection Event:
The Grounds, Mobile:  Ok, so it’s not exactly a party, but we found this to be important for you to know about.  Have chemicals, paints, old electronics that you don’t know what to do with?  Don’t throw these hazards away.  Bring them to the Grounds to be disposed of for FREE.

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11/22: Brookley 5k
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Brookley Complex: Runners and walkers of all ages and stages of fitness take off at the Airbus 5K On the Runway hosted by the Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) Foundation benefitting the restoration of Doyle Park on Saturday, November 22 with a 4 p.m. twilight start at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, also the One-Mile Fun Run at the Runway gets all engines going at 3:30 p.m. just before the big race with a one-miler down the newly paved Broad Street.

11/22: Run your Stache off Run 5k:
Downtown Mobile, O’Daly’s Irish Pub: Providing a runner’s delight and raise money for two great causes – Movember and the Friends of Doyle Park.  Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs.

Upcoming: 11/27: Turkey Trot for Hope
Spanish Plaza, Downtown Mobile:  Go for a 5k Run and then stuff yourself with turkey?  Why not?  It benefits Camp Rap-A-Hope.   The 5k will start at 8:00am and run along a certified 5k course (AL08033JD). The Gobble Wobble fun run is less than a mile and will begin at 9:00am.

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Upcoming: 12/4: Wine Down and Ugly Sweater Competition:
History Museum of Mobile, Downtown Mobile: Been looking for a place to sport that ugly sweater and even get complimented for it?  Look no further.  The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will be hosting a wine tasting and an ugly holiday sweater contest at the Mobile Museum of History from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Wine Down will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Mobile County, which provides carefully selected, age-appropriate books free to eligible homes with children under the age of five.

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