What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 5/17/2017

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

Featured Photo: Jason Smith with Fox 10 News enjoyed a fun filled day with his boys at this past Saturday’s Creek Fest. The Smith boys all went home with awards for Smallest Bass, Longest Bass and Smallest Bream!  Photo Credit: Jason Smith | Facebook.com

5/18: YoPro Mobile’s Wine and Cheese Social
Thursday – 6pm, Strategic Wealth Specialists
The Young Professionals of Mobile are excited to announce the next event featuring an honored Spotlight Speaker. On May 18th, Strategic Wealth Specialists will be hosting the first YoPro Mobile Wine & Cheese social. Managing Director Tim Heath will be speaking with our group, providing professional insight on personal finance and how young professionals can grow themselves financially. Do not miss out on this excellent networking opportunity with a message from an expert in the field! Tickets $10.

5/19-5/21: Hangout Music Fest
Friday – Sunday – Gulf Shores
The 3 day music fest is back! The line up this year features Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper and Weezer. Don’t miss out on the largest music fest Gulf Shores has to offer! General Admission 3 day passes start at $309.

5/19-5/20: Gallery of Gardens
Friday & Saturday – Historic Downtown
Presented by Mobile Botanical Garden, Gallery of Gardens explores nine charming private gardens (five courtyards, two small gardens, and two large gardens) in Mobile’s Historic Downtown Districts and discover new ideas for your own! Gardens in DeTonti Square, Oakleigh Garden District and Church Street East, all designed and maintained by their owners, will be on display this year. Local artists will be sketching and painting during the tour and Mobile County Master Gardeners will be available with plant lists to tell you what is growing in each garden. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 on the days of the tour.

5/20-5/21: Thunder on the Bay
Saturday & Sunday – Dauphin Island – Historic Ft Gaines
The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a fascinating historic site, the Fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The event highlights Fort Gaines integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Come and experience a living history day for the whole family, the upcoming 153rd Battle of Mobile Bay Sponsored by the 6th Alabama Cavalry, the Alabama Division of Re-enactors. Admission under 12 $4, 13 and up $8.

5/20: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature baked goods, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your fur baby. Free admission!

5/20: Dumas Wesley Pull A Plane
Saturday – 9am, Mobile Aeroplex- Brookley
Can you handle the ultimate man versus plane challenge? This extreme and unique event pits teams against an Airbus aircraft weighing more than 130,000 lbs. Teams compete to pull the plane 12 feet in the fastest amount of time. Family friendly activities include DJ Stepdaddy, food trucks, a Kid’s Zone and awards ceremony. Spectators may bring lawn chairs and get in free!

5/20: 59th Dauphin Island Regatta
Saturday – 9am, Buccaneer Yacht Club
The 59th annual Dauphin Island Race Regatta is set for this Saturday! Come participate in or just watch the largest Dauphin Island race of the year. Participants must register by May 18th to be a part and entry fee is $50. Post race party includes food, beverages and live music from Brother John.

5/20: Blue Star Salute
Saturday – 10am, USS Alabama Battleship Park
Battleship Memorial Park will be the site for Alabama’s Blue Star Celebration again this year. Celebrate Armed Forces Day as we honor those who are currently serving in the military and their families. Gold Star Memorial Service will be held following Blue Star Salute Details to come. Admission is $2 per car. Does not include admission to USS ALABAMA, USS DRUM or Aircraft Pavilion.

5/24: Catt’s Brown Bag in Bienville
Wednesday – 11:30am-1:30pm, Bienville Square
Spring has sprung in downtown Mobile! Come out and listen to the soothing  sounds of live jazz as you lunch in Bienville Square around the historic Ketchum Fountain. Catt Sirten sets up live musicians and the City sets up tables for your enjoyment each Wednesday in the Spring. To make your Brown Baggin’ easier, stop in at your favorite Bienville Square eateries and ask for the Brown Bag special. They will provide you with your lunch to go in a nifty “Brown Bag” that you can easily transport to the Square and recycle in one of Keep Mobile Beautiful’s recycle bins! Free admission!

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6/10: Fuse Project’s 4th Annual Dragon Boat Race
Saturday – Battleship Park
Over 1500 paddlers and 10,000 spectators will witness Fuse Project’s Fourth Annual Dragon Boat Festival. Teams of 20 paddlers, one drummer, and an experienced steerer will rock the water in a 46-foot authentic Hong Kong style Dragon Boat at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. See how well your team can compete against other local corporate and community teams – and who will win off the water raising money for children in our local community!

 

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 5/9/2017

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Mary B. Austin held a Shark Tank-style pitch competition on Tuesday. Watch out, Mobile… These kids have some pretty big ideas! Photo Credit: Andrew Vickers | Facebook.com

DO SOME GOOD! Saturday, May 13th is the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – Quite possibly the easiest food drive ever! Just place your bagged food donations by your mailbox and your local letter carrier will pick them up during their normal Saturday mail route. Last year, this food drive brought in over 135,000 pounds of food for Feeding the Gulf Coast – Let’s make it even bigger this year!

CONTEST TIME!!! WIN A FAMILY 4 PACK TO THE SATURDAY NIGHT BAYBEARS GAME AGAINST THE JACKSONVILLE JUMBO SHRIMP! 

Sister Hazel rocked the house down at The Steeple on St. Francis this past Friday night. The crowd enjoyed old favorites like “Champagne High” and got a sneak peek at the new stuff the band has been working on! Our very own Rundown Correspondent, Jeremy Wolff, sat down with them and got the inside scoop- Check out the full interview here to see what the band has been working on! 

5/11: 19th Annual Business Expo and Job Fair
Thursday – 9am, The Grounds
Presented by the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, the 19th Annual Business Expo and Job Fair provides a local opportunity for companies to connect with potential employees face to face. The event draws thousands of job seekers from five states and has grown to be the largest job fair in the region. Free Admission.

5/11- USA Mitchell Cancer Institute Hope Cup Golf Tournament
Thursday – 10:30am, The Country Club of Mobile
The USA Mitchell Cancer Institute Hope Cup Golf Tournament presented by Springhill Toyota kicks off Thursday morning! Lunch begins at 11am followed by a presentation on skin cancers and how to detect them, then the shotgun start at noon. Register your team or become a sponsor today. All proceeds will benefit the Melanoma & Skin Cancer Endowment at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Tickets are $25 per person.

5/11: Mobile Grilled Cheese Meltdown
Thursday – 5:30-8:30pm, Cathedral Square
It’s the most delicious event in town! Teams will be competing to create the yummiest grilled cheese sandwich this Thursday at the inaugural Mobile Grilled Cheese Meltdown. There are two categories, 20 teams and 40 delicious sandwiches to taste! $25 per team and $5 admission.

5/11: Live and Unplugged: Scott Stapp of Creed 2017 Tour
Thursday – 7pm, Midnight Rodeo
Scott Stapp of Creed will kickoff his Live and Unplugged 2017 Tour in Mobile at the Midnight Rodeo! Come check out old favorites and some new sounds that will become your new favorites. In true Scott Stapp fashion, Scott has partnered with VNUE and DiscLive to have live recordings of each show on this tour. They are limited edition and numbered CDs and are available a few minutes after they leave the stage.  These are collectors’ items! Anyone can order these recordings from the disclivenetwork.com or click through scottstapp.com and have them shipped, or pick them up after the show, but once they sell out the edition for each night, no more will ever be made. A portion of the sales for these live recordings will go to Childfund International which Scott supports.

5/12: LoDa Art Walk
Friday – 6-9pm, Downtown Mobile
It’s the second Friday of the month and lower Dauphin Street comes alive for the night with live music, artisans, local artists, makers, bakers and crafters from our area. Downtown bars, restaurants, art galleries and boutiques are all open late for the event! Art Walk is a free family event.

5/13-5/17: Mobile BayBears vs Jacksonville
Wed-Sun, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are going down from Saturday to Wednesday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, followed by Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Shirt Giveaway and Sunday Funday’s Bark in the Park. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

5/13: Children’s Cup Regatta
Saturday – 9am, Fairhope Yacht Club
The 8th Annual Children’s Cup Regatta sets sail this Saturday to benefit patients from the Alabama Gulf Coast being treated at Children’s of Alabama. Sailing enthusiasts and friends are invited to enjoy a day of sailboat racing, kids activity area, silent auction, dinner and awards at Fairhope Yacht Club.

5/13: Creek Fest
Saturday – 10am-2pm, Tricentennial Park
The celebration of Three Mile Creek is back again and better than ever! Join Mobile in enjoying all that Three Mile Creek and Tricentennial Park has to offer at this fun-filled event: fishing, kayaking, live music, door prizes and exhibits! Come see all the natural beauty of one of Mobile’s historic waterways. Free admission for the entire family.

5/13: ShipShape Non-Contact Rugby Workout
Saturday – 10:30am, Sage Park
Mobile’s hottest new workout isn’t in a gym… It’s on the rugby pitch! Our local Battleship Rugby teams are inviting you to join them for a completely non-contact version of their preseason training sessions. You don’t have to know the first thing about rugby to enjoy the fun of pushing sleds and hitting tackle pads. Come check it out for just a $5 donation!

5/14: Mother’s Day Garden Concert
Sunday – 1pm, Bellingrath Gardens & Home
Treat mom to music from Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra in the beautiful surroundings of the Bellingrath Gardens & Home during their Annual Mother’s Day Garden Concert. Limited seating will be provided, but visitors are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or a blanket and a picnic lunch. Beverages and snacks will be available to purchase and you may reserve a covered table and chairs for 4 at $22.00 or 6 at $27.00. Make your reservations early as tables are limited. Admission to the event is included in your Gardens admission of $13.00 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 5-12. There is no admission charge for members of the Friends of Bellingrath, or for children ages 4 and under.

5/14: AFC Mobile vs. Gulf Coast Texans
Sunday – 7pm, Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex
Come out and cheer on Mobile’s Premier Soccer League, the Association Football Club, as they take on the Gulf Coast Texans in their inaugural home game. Tailgating starts at 4pm and gates open at 5pm. Tickets $5.

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile 5/3-5/10/2017

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: We could not be more excited about this– The Fort of Colonial Mobile is now open! Experience colonial life in a new interactive way. Photo Credit: Scott Tindle | Facebook.com

Do Some Good- Remington College’s Mobile campus will hold a “3 Lives” blood drive on May 9th from 7:30am-1:30pm and 5pm-8pm. Each pint of blood donated can save up to three lives, so Do Some Good and give yours away!

CONTEST TIME– WIN 2 FREE PASSES TO THE FORT OF COLONIAL MOBILE! 

5/3-5/7: Mobile Bay Bears vs Jackson Generals
Wed-Sun, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Jackson Generals are going down from Saturday to Wednesday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, followed by Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Shirt Giveaway and Sunday Funday’s Bark in the Park. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

5/4: Shoe Station Senior Day
Thursday – Shoe Station Locations
This Thursday, Shoe Station will say thank you to all customers of ages 55 and up by offering a special discount of 20% off almost everything in the store, including shoes, t-shirts, shorts, socks, handbags and accessories. Early birds will get an extra bonus – The first 25 customers ages 55 and up who arrive when the store opens at 9am will receive a $10 voucher good for purchases of $25 or more! Not a senior? You can still enjoy amazing doorbuster deals open to all customers from May 3 – 14.

5/4: Cocktails with the Critters
Thursday – 6pm, Bluegill Restaurant
This Thursday evening, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation invites you to come celebrate 12 years of Cocktails with the Critters! Tickets are $50 and include beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, music by Eric Erdman and a silent auction – all overlooking beautiful Mobile Bay. 

5/4: Little Black Dress
Thursday – 6:30pm, Ft. Whiting
Join Jaguar Land Rover Gulf Coast and T. Batchelor & Son for this year’s Little Black Dress event – a fast-paced, New York-styled runway show and cocktail party benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. The event will feature fifty local “McModels” wearing fashions from Dillard’s, plus exceptional food from Mobile’s top chefs and a special appearance by Ronald McDonald himself. General admission tickets are available for $100 per person and balcony seating is available. Attendees must be 21 or older.

5/5-5/6: Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday & Saturday – Foley
The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring to you the 13th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival in Foley, Alabama, presented by Tanger Outlets. The balloon festival is a full day of kids activities, balloon glows, balloon rides, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, carnival rides and so much more – you are guaranteed to have a good time! This free event will run from 2pm – 10pm on Friday, May 5 and from 9am – 10pm on Saturday May, 6.

5/5: Alabama 200
Friday – 6-10pm, Downtown Mobile
Downtown Mobile is coming alive with the kickoff of Alabama 200, the state’s bicentennial celebration. From 6-8pm, Mardi Gras Park will feature a market, children’s activities, face painting and balloons. During this time, the History Museum of Mobile, Fort Conde and the Mardi Gras Museum will not be charging admission. Enjoy fireworks from the river and a concert at Cooper-Riverside Park from 8-10pm. All events, museums and concerts are FREE and open to the public.

5/5: Sister Hazel
Friday – 9:30pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
Sister Hazel’s creative train just keeps rolling! Last year’s well-received “Release” reached the band’s highest-ever spot on the Billboard album charts, topping even their platinum disc “Somewhere More Familiar.” They’re keeping the momentum going with “Heartland Highway” (Oct. 12, 2010, Rock Ridge Music), marking the band’s quickest album-to-album turnaround in their 15-plus-year career. This band has stood the test of time and keep getting better, so be sure to check them out at The Steeple this Friday night! Tickets start at $30.

05/06: Market in the Park
Saturday – 7:30am-Noon, Mardi Gras Park Downtown Mobile
The Market in the Park (previously known as Market in the Square) is open for the spring and summer and will run every Saturday until July 29th. Get the most unique handmade gifts, baked goods, crafts, artisanal items, local produce, seafood, flowers and more! Free admission.

05/06: Tunnel Vision 5K
Saturday – 8am, Mobile Public Library
Don’t miss the Lions Club of Mobile’s annual Tunnel Vision 5K Run/Walk this Saturday! This unique course will start at the Ben May Library and follow Government St through the Bankhead Tunnel down to Cafe Del Rio. Racers get a t-shirt, shuttle service and a post-race party that includes food, beverages and an awards ceremony.

05/06: Barre3 in the Park
Saturday – 10am, Mardi Gras Park
Join Barre3 Mobile for a morning in Downtown Mobile’s beautiful new Mardi Gras Park. Barre3 is a mix of yoga, ballet and pilates. Sounds easy? Think again! Barre3’s invigorating classes are sure to get your heart rate up and start your weekend off right! Bring your yoga mat, some water and a friend. Free admission.

05/06: Wiggle Waggle 5K Race and Fun Run
Saturday – 8am, Bellingrath Gardens & Home
This Saturday, Bellingrath Gardens will host the third annual Wiggle Waggle Rescue Run to benefit Mobile’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). You can participate in either or both of two races: a certified 5K run for humans only (8:00 AM) or a 1 mile fun run/walk for dog owners and their pups to do together (9:00 AM). The post-race party will include food, beverages and post-race yoga stretching, plus jumpies, door prizes and a raffle. All registered runners and walkers will receive a discounted admission of $5 to Bellingrath Gardens for the day. Their friends and family members will also receive discounted admission prices of $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. For a $5 donation to ARF, dogs will even be allowed in the gardens until noon on the day of the event. No dog to walk? No problem! Donate $10 to rent a rescue for the walk.  To reserve a rescue, email:  Ali@AnimalRescueMobile.org.

05/06: Black Violin
Saturday – 7:30pm, Saenger Theater
“Through the message of Black Violin’s music, we’ve spent the last 10 years working to encourage and empower people of all ages, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects us, rather than shine a light on what divides us. This past year alone, we’ve played for nearly 100,000 students and over 125 public shows across the US and Europe. We’ve taken this opportunity to spread a message that challenges the world’s view of what it means to rise above labels, be daring enough to follow their passion and most of all, be true to themselves.”-Wil B. & Kev Marcus from Black Violin. Come see what this duo is all about! Tickets starting at $15.

5/7: Mud Bottom Revival Music Fest
Sunday – 3-7pm, The Dog Pond
Join The Dog Pond for the 3rd Annual Mud Bottom Revival Music Festival featuring headliners Willie Sugarcapps, whose members are individually and collectively well-known and loved both locally and nationally. Two other favorites, Slide Bayou and Crown Jewelz will join the line-up. This family-friendly event will be held on a private, grassy lot on Dog River, so attendees are invited to bring picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy an afternoon of live music in a beautiful outdoor setting under the moss-covered oaks of Dog River. There will be food available for purchase from a local food truck.

5/7: Brandy Clark + Charlie Worsham
Sunday – 6:30pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham are country artists out of Nashville that have joined forces to create one of the most enlightening duos you may ever hear. Brandy is known for her own solo career as well as her songwriting hits. Charlie has just released his sophomore album and is gaining huge acclaim in country music settings. Come hear these two bring the house down. Tickets starting at $24.50.

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 4/26/2017

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Featured Photo: Mayor Stimpson has just confirmed- Not only do we have the Carnival Cruise Ship back, now you can cruise to more destinations! Carnival Cruise Lines just announced that more ports of call are being added to the terminal based here in Mobile. Pack your bags, we will met you at the Alabama Cruise Terminal!
Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | Facebook.com

CONTEST TIME! WIN YOUR VERY OWN MOBILE RUNDOWN T-SHIRT! 

Do Some Good-
Join Publix Charities for the 10th Annual Wimer Hall Pancake Breakfast this Saturday! From 7am until noon you can get $5 pancake platters, enjoy Carpe Diem Coffee, a pancake toss, face painting and jumpies. Pancake platters are $5. Enjoy them on site or take them to go! All proceeds benefit the Wilmer Hall Children’s Home.

4/27: Roman Street + Vincent Ingala
Thursday – 6:30pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
Brothers Noah and Josh Thompson put their guitars together to form Roman Street. Since their college years, this brotherly jam session has developed into a Billboard/iTunes charting band whom many have dubbed ‘the next generation’ of Jazz Fusion. This Thursday, one of the fastest-emerging contemporary jazz recording artists in recent history will join them at The Steeple. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Vincent Ingala has blasted into an exciting stratosphere of his own making since his 2010 critically-acclaimed debut album, North End Soul. Come see these talented musicians all under one roof! Tickets start at $27.50.

4/27: Gov’t Mule
Thursday – 8pm, Saenger Theater
The highly-anticipated show is finally coming to Mobile’s Saenger Theater! Gov’t Mule’s spring tour dates have been selling out ahead of their upcoming Jazz Fest performance. Tickets start at just $29, so get yours now!

4/28: Sidewalk-A-Thon
Friday – 3pm, The Village of Spring Hill
The Village of Spring Hill’s annual one mile Sidewalk-A-Thon is back to raise money for new sidewalks! A celebratory finish line party awaits all participants at Spring Hill College’s Dorn Field. The post-walk party includes treats, Kona Ice and DJ Lonn Spencer. Registration ($10) will run from 3 to 4:30 at Moorer Library. 

4/28-5/14: Bye Bye Birdie
Weekends, Playhouse in the Park
Mobile’s Playhouse in the Park stage is set for the presentation of Bye Bye Birdie, a Tony award-winning musical. The play, a fond but insightful satire on American society of the 1950s, centers around an Elvis-like rock & roll superstar and the schemes of his would-be song-writer. Throw in a smitten teen fan who wins a “One Last Kiss” contest, and you have a hilarious plot set with great music. This production of Bye Bye Birdie will be directed by Playhouse managing director Danny Mollise and will feature the singing, dancing and acting talents of approximately fifty young Mobilians. The play will run for three weekends (April 28 – May 14) with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:30.

4/29: Delta Woods & Water Expo
Saturday – 9am-4pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center
This Saturday’s Delta Woods & Waters Expo, an annual event sponsored by the City of Spanish Fort and held at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, will celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Featuring a variety of informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals, educators and enthusiasts, the Delta Woods & Waters Expo includes numerous fun and exciting hands-on demonstrations that allow attendees to learn and practice new skills with one-on-one instruction.  The Delta Woods & Waters Expo aims to promote responsible and enjoyable outdoor recreational experiences through this fun and educational event. Free admission!

4/29: Barre3 at Whole Foods
Saturday – 9am, Whole Foods Mobile
Meet us at Whole Foods for a Barre3 class followed by a store tour and health presentation all about bananas. Barre3 doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to exercise, so this class is open to everyone. Barre3 focuses on empowering each individual to modify postures and develop body awareness for lasting results. Their signature approach to teaching gives clients a rewarding endorphin high and a deep muscle burn — without pain in areas of the body prone to injury. Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. Bring water, a towel and your shopping list!

4/29: Free High School Rugby Skills Clinic
Saturday – 9am, Spring Hill College
Battleship Rugby & Spring Hill College Rugby Club are teaming up to offer a free skills clinic this Saturday to help recruit for this summer’s new high school rugby program. The clinic is open to 15-19 year old boys and will cover passing, tackling, decision-making under pressure and scrimmaging at the end of the day. The clinic includes a free lunch and is open to athletes of all fitness levels. No prior rugby experience is necessary, making this a great cross-training opportunity for athletes who play sports like football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, track, etc.

4/29: Crawfish for a Cause
Saturday – 12pm, The Grounds
Enjoy all you can eat crawfish, beer, live music, kids activities and more at this years Crawfish for a Cause presented by Servpro. Tickets are $25 in advance and will not be sold at the door. Kids under 10 are free. All proceeds from this event go directly to the Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center. This amazing facility is the only one of its kind in the area and provides life-saving care to hundreds of patients each year. Please come out and help this terrific cause!

4/29: Dirty Dogs – Dog Wash Fundraiser
Saturday – 2pm, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
Bring your dirty dogs down to Callaghan’s Irish Social Club on Saturday for a dog wash fundraiser! For a $10 tax deductible donation, your pooch will have the best bath of its life, courtesy of our Delta Dogs volunteers, and you can enjoy a free beer thanks to Budweiser-Busch Distributing and the Fairhope Brewing Company. Nail trims and light grooming will be available for donations, too. Thank you to our hosts and dog lovers from Callaghan’s Irish Social Club!

4/30: TEDxMobile’s Dinner with Strangers
Sunday – 3pm-7pm, Regal 18 Cinemas Mobile
Join TEDxMobile for an exclusive showing of TED in Cinemas: Best of 2017 Highlight Night, then stick around afterwards for dinner and discussion. Reserve your spot now and TEDxMobile will surprise you with an assigned seat at a restaurant somewhere in Mobile. It’s a fun way to meet new people, exchange ideas and take our next steps in building Mobile’s TEDx community.

 

 

4/30: Holy Disney! Concert
Sunday – 4pm, St. Joseph’s Chapel
“Holy Disney!” is a choral concert fusion of traditional choral sounds mixed with your favorite Disney songs. You’ve never heard Disney quite like this before! Concert is located in the St. Joseph’s Chapel on the campus of Spring Hill College. Free admission.

4/30: Mad Hatter Tea Party
Sunday – 2-4pm, Garden Oakleigh House
It’s the 2nd Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party presented by the Oakleigh Belles. This annual fundraiser offers treats, tea, a hat contest, tours of Oakleigh House Museum, a string quartet,  a raffle including Kate Spade purses and more! All Proceeds will benefits Historic Mobile Preservation Society and the Oakleigh House Museum. Adults $20, Children $15.

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL 4/18/2017-4/26/2017

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: As part of his effort to get to know small businesses in the area, Mayor Sandy Stimpson visited Mobile Cryotherapy. After his -200 F session he says his back hasn’t feel that good in years! Mobile Cryotherapy is a whole body Health Spa located at Airport and Hillcrest.
Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | Facebook.com

CONTEST TIME! WIN A FAMILY 4 PACK OF TICKETS TO THE MOBILE BAYBEARS SATURDAY NIGHT GAME!

Do Some Good- Dauphin Way United Methodist Church is hosting a Local Missions Trivia Night benefiting local ministries in our area. Dinner will be served at 5:45pm and trivia starts at 6:15pm. To register your team of 8, all you need is a captain, a team name and $120. It’s sure to be a night of laughs – a fun, delicious way to “do some good!”

4/20: Rape Crisis Center’s 2nd Annual Luncheon
Thursday – 11:30am, Byrne Hall Spring Hill College
The Rape Crisis Center’s second annual luncheon features guest speaker Becca Stevens and a full lunch menu. Becca Stevens is an Episcopal Priest, author, speaker, social entrepreneur and President of Thistle Farms, the largest social enterprise run by survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Tickets are $40

4/21: Boston
Friday – 8pm, Saenger Theater
BOSTON burst onto the music scene with their eponymous best-selling debut album in 1976. With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits like More Than a Feeling, Peace of Mind, and Smoking’ – rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second effort, Don’t Look Back was another platinum chart-topper. Come see them live! Tickets start at $46.

4/22: Infirmary Health Duathlon
Saturday – 8am, Mobile Infirmary Campus
Athletes of all levels are invited to participate in the annual Infirmary Health Duathlon on Mobile Infirmary’s campus. The event begins with a 2-mile run before competitors take to their bikes for a 10-mile ride. The race concludes with a final 2-mile dash to the finish line.

4/22: Earth Day Mobile Bay
Saturday – 10am, Fairhope Pier Park
Join in as we celebrate the beauty of our local landscape with environmental activities and displays, a variety of interactive educational opportunities for children and adults and an exciting lineup of live music. Admission is free.

4/22: Yellow Day
Saturday – 11am, Camp Grace
Yellow Day is Camp Grace’s annual fundraiser… The one wonderful day of the year when everyone is welcome to come be a camper for a day! Bring your family, come hear some local music, enjoy some good food and participate in some of our campers’ favorite activities. Entry and activities are free and food tickets are available for purchase. Donations welcomed. 

4/22: Great Drift Paddle
Saturday – 1pm, Dog River
Join the Dog River Clearwater Revival for their FREE annual float down Dog River. This year’s event will begin and end at the Perch Creek launch sites and will be followed by a post-drift party at the River Shack Restaurant and Grill. The Great Drift helps promote the Dog River Scenic Blueway, a string of sites along Dog River that provide public access to the river and all its natural beauty. Register now using the link above or email info@dogriver.org with questions.

4/22-4/26: Mobile BayBears vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Saturday – Wednesday, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos are going down from Saturday to Wednesday! Each game has something extra to offer: Home Opener Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, followed by Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Shirt Giveaway and Sunday Funday’s Bark in the Park. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

4/22-4/23: The Secret Garden
Saturday – 7pm & Sunday 2pm,  Saraland High School
This enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon contains some of the most beautiful music ever written for the stage. The musical will be performed by Musical Theater students from the University of Mobile. Individual tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for students with a valid student ID.

4/22: Krawfish for Kids
Saturday – 4pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub
The University of South Alabama’s Physician Assistant Program presents Krawfish for Kids, a fundraiser for Camp Smile. Camp Smile is a local organization providing assistance to children with disabilities. Enjoy crawfish, drinks, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 each.

4/23: Free Coed Flag Rugby Clinic
Sunday – 2-3:30pm, Sage Park
Encourage your kids to get out and try something new this weekend! The spring season of Battleship Youth Rugby is right around the corner and all boys and girls ages 6-12 are invited to come out for a “free trial” of flag rugby before official practices start. No experience or equipment necessary – Just bring a bottle of water and wear cleats or sneakers. 

4/23: Young Life 5K
Sunday – 3:45pm, The Grounds
Focused on kids in diverse cultural communities and/or economically-depressed areas, 
Young Life’s multicultural ministry is arguably the largest of its kind in the United States. This 5K Run/Walk will help fund the program in our area. Post-race party includes a crawfish boil and awards!

4/24: TED in Cinemas Opening Night
Monday – 7pm, Regal 18 Cinemas Mobile
Love TED talks? Then join your local TEDxMobile community for a livestream at Regal 18 this Monday night. You’ll get a front-row seat for TED2017’s opening night – the kickoff to TED annual conference in Vancouver. Experience revelatory TED Talks and amazing performances as they unfold for the first time on the TED stage. PG-13.

Upcoming Events:
4/29: Delta Woods & Water Expo
Saturday – 9am-4pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center
The Delta Woods & Waters Expo, an annual event sponsored by the City of Spanish Fort and held at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Featuring a variety of informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals, educators and enthusiasts, the Delta Woods & Waters Expo includes numerous fun and exciting hands-on demonstrations which allow attendees to learn and practice new skills with one-on-one instruction.  The mission of the Delta Woods & Waters Expo is to promote responsible and enjoyable outdoor recreational experiences through a fun and educational event. Free admission!

4/30: TEDxMobile’s Dinner with Strangers
Sunday – 3pm-7pm, Regal 18 Cinemas Mobile
Join TEDxMobile for an exclusive showing of TED in Cinemas: Best of 2017 Highlight Night, then stick around afterwards for dinner and discussion. Reserve your spot now and TEDxMobile will surprise you with an assigned seat at a restaurant somewhere in Mobile. It’s a fun way to meet new people, exchange ideas and take our next steps in building Mobile’s TEDx community.

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 4/11/2017

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


Featured Photo: It’s safe to say that the SouthSounds Music Festival was a hit this past weekend and it looks like Callaghan’s get the vote for Most Entertained Audience. If you missed SouthSounds this year, you missed out on a weekend of music like no other! Photo Credit: Dylan Sherrod | Facebook.com

CONTEST TIME! WIN A FAMILY 4 PACK OF TICKETS TO THE MOBILE BAYBEARS SATURDAY NIGHT HOME OPENER WEEKEND GAME!

4/12-4/16: BayBears Home Opener Weekend
Wed – Sun, Hank Aaron Stadium
The Mobile BayBears have started the season off strong with a few wins against Chattanooga! Come cheer them on at their first home games of the season against the Jackson Generals. Each game has something extra to offer: Home Opener Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, followed by Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Shirt Giveaway and Sunday Funday’s Bark in the Park. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

4/13: “A Chorus Line”
Thursday – 7:30pm, Seanger Theater
Follow 16 University of South Alabama dancers through the exhilarating and exhausting world of a Broadway musical. Winner of 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “A Chorus Line” is one of the longest-running shows in history. Tickets $25. An all-ages production.

4/14: Muscadine Bloodline
Friday – 10pm, Soul Kitchen
The truly Southern duo, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster are turning heads in the country music scene these days. Contemporary vocals and harmonizing guitars combine into a sound you can’t resist. Check out what has Nashville all abuzz! Tickets $13. Event 18+.

4/15: Easter in the Squares
Saturday – 10am, Cathedral and Bienville Squares
Easter has taken over Downtown Mobile! Come out for an eventful day of Easter egg hunts, an Easter parade, face painting, balloon art and Easter crafts. The fun-filled day begins in Bienville square at 10am. Official Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:20am. Free event.

4/15: Mobile Symphonic Pops
Saturday – 7pm, Cottage Hill Medal of Honor Park
Join the Mobile Symphonic Pops Band this Saturday as they kick off their 40th concert season. The Spring Concert will feature a few classics such as Tschaikovsky’s Marche Slave and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, plus newer Broadway tunes with selections from Chicago, The Magic of Andrew Llyod Weber and The Phantom of the Opera. As always, all concerts are FREE! Bring your friends and family and a enjoy an evening under the stars.

4/16: Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday – 6:30am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
As the sun rises over Bellingrath Gardens and Home on Easter Sunday, guests are invited to come enjoy a special sunrise service with friends and family on Live Oak Plaza. The service will begin at 6:30 AM and is open to everyone in the community. During the service, an offering will be collected to benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, an agency that helps homeless families. Complimentary admission will be given to guests from 6 to 8 AM on Easter Sunday. A limited number of chairs will be set up, so guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. After the service, a hot breakfast will be available in the Magnolia Café from 7:30 to 9:00 AM at $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for children.

4/18: 8th Annual Crawfish in the Courtyard
Tuesday – 6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum & Science Center
It’s officially crawfish season on the Gulf Coast and the Exploreum’s Junior Advisory Board is hosting its 8th Annual Crawfish in the Courtyard event. All proceeds will benefit Discover Science, the Exploreum’s partnership with the Mobile Housing Board, which gives underserved children engaging educational science experiences including IMAX films, lab demonstrations and science camps. Ticket includes all the crawfish you can eat, adult beverages, live music and a silent auction. Limited tickets available – $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 21+ event.

4/18: A Taste of Rotary
Tuesday – 6pm, Fairhope Civic Center
The Point Clear Rotary Club is hosting its 17th Annual Taste of Rotary event and you don’t want to miss it! Local restaurants and guest chefs will be serving up all their specialities. 100% of profits go directly back into the Baldwin County community. Tickets include tastings of food, wine and a silent auction.

 

What’s Happening the Week of 4/5/2017 in Mobile, AL

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Featured Photo: The Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride was a huge success! Thanks to Delta Bike Project’s Jeff DeQuattro for sharing this shot of over 350 riders on one of the most beautiful days we have had so far this year! Photo Credit: Jeff DeQuattro | Facebook.com

CONTEST TIME! WIN A FAMILY GOLD LEVEL 4 PACK TO CIRQUE ITALIA SATURDAY AT 2:30PM! CIRQUE ITALIA IS A VEGAS STYLE WATER BASED ACROBATIC CIRCUS AND ITS COMING TO MOBILE FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY! DON’T MISS OUT!

Do Some Good- Apple Snail Roundup
Mobile Baykeeper is looking for volunteers to join them this Saturday, April 8th from 9am-11am at Langan Park. They need help removing an invasive species called the Island Apple Snail from Three Mile Creek, which will prevent them from spreading into the Mobile River and Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Please dress comfortably in clothes you do not mind getting a little wet or dirty and bring canoes/kayaks if you have them. This event is being held in conjunction with a litter cleanup and all supplies and drinks will be provided. For more information, please visit mobilebaykeeper.org/apple-snail-round-up or contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org. Keep “Doing Some Good,” Mobile!

4/6-4/9: Cirque Italia
Thurs-Sun, Hank Aaron Stadium
The first-ever traveling water circus is coming to Mobile THIS WEEKEND! With a magnetism that draws you into your deepest fantasies, the water circus offers two hours of high-end entertainment. Mermaids and dinosaurs make dreamy appearances while awakening the inner child within you. Laser lights and bubbles act as interdimensional movers. Aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists take the human body to the next level – one you never thought possible! Show times: Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm and Sunday 2:30pm and 5:30pm. Tickets start at $20.

4/6:Shoe Station – Senior Day
Thursday – All Shoe Station Locations
Shoe Station wants to say thank you to all customers of ages 55 and up by offering a special 20% discount off almost everything in store this Thursday. This offer includes shoes, t-shirts, shorts, socks, handbags and accessories (some exclusions apply). As an added bonus, the first 25 customers of ages 55+ who are waiting outside when the store opens at 9AM will receive a $10 voucher for purchases of $25 or more! Finally, don’t miss out on amazing doorbuster deals that will be available to all customers beginning on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, until Saturday, April 15, 2017.

4/6: Night Market
Thursday – 5pm, Mobile Museum of Art
MMofA hosts a monthly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans and craftsmen who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party with great food, drink, live music and shopping fun.

4/6: Map for Mobile – New Future Land Use Map and Major Street Plan
Thursday – 6pm, Government Street Baptist Church
Last year, Mayor Sandy Stimpson launched the Map for Mobile overhaul with new plans, regulations and zoning codes. The City has been working alongside neighborhoods, community groups and businesses to create the best plan for everyone. Come out to see what drafts have been made and get the opportunity to participate in a workshop to provide feedback.

4/6: A Night at the Races
Thursday – 6:30pm, The Pillars
A Night at the Races is a Kentucky-Derby style gala benefiting The Learning Tree in Mobile. The evening will feature live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine, a large silent auction and videoed horse racing. Guests will place friendly wagers on their favorite ponies and cheer them on during pre-recorded horse racing videos. Guests are encouraged to wear their best derby attire.  Tickets are $60 per person.

4/7-4/9: SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival
Friday – Sunday, Downtown Mobile
Music with southern roots will be taking over Downtown Mobile all weekend! South Sounds is the first music festival dedicated to showcasing the best emerging and independent southern music and art. The festival will be featured in Cathedral Square along with various restaurants and music venues throughout Downtown. One ticket gets you in all weekend! Tickets start at $30.

4/7: 2017 Mobile Area Special Olympics Track and Field Competition
Thursday – 8:45am-1pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal School
Come out and support 350 special athletes representing over 40 Mobile-area schools! Special Olympians will compete in relays, runs, walks, wheelchair races and many more. Field events include running and standing long jump, shotput, javelin, softball and tennis ball throw. Volunteers are still needed, so please reach out to mobilecospecialolympics@gmail.com for more information.

4/7: LoDa ArtWalk
Friday – 6-9pm, Downtown Mobile
ArtWalk has been moved up one week this month to be part of the SouthSounds music festival! Downtown Mobile will come alive with artists, makers, music and shopping, so bring the whole family out and enjoy a beautiful evening along the streets of Downtown Mobile. Restaurants, galleries and boutiques are open late for the event.

4/8: 8K by the Bay
Saturday – 8am, Arlington Park
Presented by the Port City Pacers, the 8K by the Bay and 2 Mile Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run takes place along one of the most unique and scenic routes in the Mobile area. Proceeds to benefit Penelope House and the Sheriff Foundation. Post-race awards and refreshments will be available. Registration open until 4am April 7th. See you on the course!

4/8: Discovery Day
Saturday – 10am-2pm, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This Saturday is Discovery Day at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. This once a year open house is open to the public and offers a hands-on experience to learning about our coastal environment. Discovery Day exhibits include touch tables, marine-themed games, arts and crafts as well as a tour of the Research Vessel Alabama Discovery. Smokey the Bear, the Azalea Trail Maids and a number of community agencies will also be at the event for meet and greets. Visitors will learn about the coastal ecosystem we live in and why it’s important to conserve our precious and unique environment. Reduced admission to the Estuarium for adults, children are free.

4/8: Beethoven Symphony 9
Saturday – 7:30pm & 9:30pm, Mobile Symphony Orchestra
Just in time for Easter, The Mobile Symphony and The University of South Alabama’s Chorus are teaming up to bring you Beethoven’s Ultimate Symphony no. 9– the Ode to Joy. Both concerts will also feature Handel’s glorious Coronation Anthems. Tickets start art $15.

4/8: Death in a Tutu – Mobile Mystery Dinners
Saturday – 7pm, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
Mobile Mystery Dinner players present Death in a Tutu, an audience-engaging murder mystery sure to have you on the edge of your seat! Casual dinner includes a full buffet meal provided by Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. Unlimited wine bar opens at 6:30pm. This event is 21+. Tickets are $59 per person.

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 3/29/2017

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Featured Photo: Congratulations to John Eads and Dolores Eads for receiving a proclamation and the key to the city by Prichard Mayor Jimmy Gardner for their amazing 15 years of love and service at Light of the Village.  Photo Credit: Dan Brennan | Facebook.com

Do Some Good- Park to Park Clean-up
We are what we leave behind, so let’s leave behind a cleaner, more beautiful world than what we’ve been given. Get out this Saturday morning and participate in the Park to Park clean-up as part of the #onecleanmobile initiative. Participants are asked to meet at Public Safety Park on Airport Blvd at 8am. Bring gloves and any other litter pick-up safety gear you may have. Keep Doing Some Good, Mobile!

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

3/30-4/01: Lunch at The Shoppes Weekend
Thursday – Saturday, The Shoppes at Bel Air
This weekend, The Shoppes at Bel Air will host its first quarterly “Lunch at The Shoppes” 3-day-long event. The weekend includes live music, art displays and special sales. During lunch hours, designated restaurants and retailers throughout The Shoppes will offer specials and promotions.  Everyone is invited to join in the fun!

3/31-4/02: Mobile Boat Show
Friday – Sunday, Mobile Convention Center
A huge selection of boats and marine products all in one place, all weekend long! The Mobile Boat Show has boats of all shapes and sizes, including water recreational vehicles. This year’s show will feature professional flyboarding demonstrations in the Mobile River. This exciting new sport is taking off around the Gulf Coast and is fun to watch! Tickets $8, children under 13 get in free.

3/31-4/02: Startup Weekend Mobile (for Competitors)
Friday – Sunday, The Steeple on St. Francis
Startup Weekend Mobile is part pitch competition, part educational experience and lasts all weekend long. This locally-organized resource is just one of almost 3,000 high-energy events the Techstars program has hosted in 150 countries, all powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. If you’re ready for a challenge, come be a part of this adventure and build a brand new business over the course of a weekend. No experience necessary, all meals included. 

3/30: Girl’s Night Out
Thursday – 5-8pm, The Pillars
Spring is here and it’s time to enjoy the cool evenings before summer takes over! Girl’s Night Out at the Pillars is an evening of shopping, wine-tasting and live music. 21+ event.

3/30: Wine, Women & Shoes
Thursday – 6-9pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center
The 2nd Annual Wine, Women and Shoes event benefiting Camp Rap-A-Hope is back! Enjoy a full evening of wine tastings, savory bites, incredible shoes, marketplace vendors and the best part, of course… The charming Shoe Guys! Tickets are $100 per person. 21+ Event.

3/30: Merry Market
Thursday – 6-9pm, The Merry Widow
Grab your friends and head to The Merry Widow for cocktails and shopping at this month’s Merry Market featuring arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, desserts, bath products, vintage wares and more! Local vendors and artisans will be set up for your shopping pleasure and The Merry Widow will be offering a custom seasonal cocktail menu crafted just for this event and available for one night only. This event is FREE!

3/30-4/05: Mobile Bay Restaurant Week
Thursday – Wednesday, Various Restaurants
Presented by Lagniappe, Mobile Bay Restaurant Week celebrates all the local fare Mobile has to offer. There are no special tickets required. Just click the link above to find out all of the participating restaurants or pick up the March 30 issue for the complete guide. Some restaurants may require reservations or only offer the special at lunch or dinner only, so make sure to check their individual requirements. Get out there and enjoy the culinary delights Mobile has to offer!

 

4/01: 2017 Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride
Saturday – 8am, Arlington Park at Brookley Complex
Join Mobile United for the 4th Annual Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride sponsored by Airbus. The ride will go along the Crepe Myrtle Trial and is expected to last about 2.5 hours (or however long it takes you to ride 10.6 miles). No training wheels allowed and everyone MUST have a helmet to ride. Registration is $15, and children under 12 are free.

4/01: Fool’s Rush 5K & Fun Run
Saturday – 8am, University of South Alabama SGA Pavilion
Come join Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps as they host the Fool’s Rush 5K and Fun Run! Participants are encouraged to wear their wildest costumes in order to chase away the April Fools’ blues and usher in spring. All proceeds raised from this event will go towards helping underprivileged corps members cover tuition costs and to help provide instrumentation and food for all members of the organization. Post race party includes music, food, beverages and awards ceremony. Tickets $12-20.

4/01: Hop on the Hill
Saturday – 10am-2pm, Village of Spring Hill
Presented by the Spring Hill Merchants Association, Hop on the Hill is a store-to-store Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs will be given out by participating stores. Don’t forget your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny!!

4/01: Taste of the Parkway
Saturday – 11am-3pm, The Mariner Restaurant
Join The Mariner for an incredible afternoon showcasing various restaurants from along Dauphin Island Parkway! During the event, you’ll enjoy live music by Eric Edman and have an opportunity to vote on several Best Taste Awards for select dishes. Participating restaurants include Fuji San, Naman’s Catering, D.I.P. Seafood-Mudbugs, Greer’s Old Bay Market, Islanders Restaurant, The River Shack and Dew Drop Inn! Taste of The Parkway is a fundraiser benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama’s Gilliard Summer Program, which ensures that over 100 young people will have a safe and positive place to spend their summer. Tickets are $25.

4/01: Battleship Rugby
Saturday – 1pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
Come watch the men’s and women’s Battleship Rugby teams play back to back this Saturday! The men’s team takes on the Pensacola Aviators at 1pm and the women’s team follows at 3pm against the University of Tennessee.  Home games never happen so don’t miss out!

4/01: 4th Annual Firken Fest
Saturday – 2pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown Mobile
Get ready for the greatest brewery tastings in all of the South! The 4th Annual Firken Fest has samples ready for you from over 10 breweries including Avondale Brewing, Back Forty Beer Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Blue Point Brewing, Druid City Brewing and Fairhope Brewing Company. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy crawfish and live music! Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door.

4/01: Erin Go Paw Fest & Green Dress Run
Saturday – 2pm, Washington Square
Presented by the Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter and Callaghan’s, the Green Dress Run for Shelter 5K Run/Walk is a fundraiser in conjunction with Erin Go Paw Fest. This dog-friendly race offers a 5K route and 2-Mile K9 Walk route around the Oakleigh Garden District. After the race, enjoy a street party at Callaghan’s!

4/02: Startup Weekend Mobile’s Grand Finale (for Spectators)
Sunday – 5pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
Whether you know somebody competing in Startup Weekend Mobile or just want to see what it’s all about, you don’t want to miss this fun night at The Steeple. For just $10, you’ll drink Haint Blue beer, taste food from a variety of local restaurant startups and hear all the pitch presentations competitors will have been working on all weekend. Predict the judges’ three favorite pitches and you could win an $895 ticket to Inc Magazine’s upcoming Grow Your Company (GrowCo) Conference in New Orleans!

 

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/19: Sunday Funday
Sunday – 1-4pm, Cathedral Square
Stop by downtown Mobile for brunch and shopping this St. Patty’s Day weekend! The Sunday Funday Arts and Crafts Market was created to encourage the Mobile Community to enjoy our beautiful downtown area on Sundays, while supporting our wonderful local artists. This event is sponsored in part by Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Downtown Mobile Alliance, & Visit Mobile. Free Admission.

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

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

 

 

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