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

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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: 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


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

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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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


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


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!



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

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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!






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!




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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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




It’s Mardi Gras Week in Mobile!!

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

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

Let the Good Times Roll!

This Week’s Mobile Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

2/28 – Tuesday
10am – Gulf Shores Parade, Gulf Shores
10:30am – Order of Athena, Route A
12:30pm – Knights of Revelry, King Felix III, Comic Cowboys, Route A
2pm – Orange Beach Parade, Orange Beach
2pm – MAMGA Mammoth Parade, Route B
6pm – Order of Myths, Route C

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

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


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

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





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

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

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

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

Let the Good Times Roll!

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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


Exploreum - Downtown Mobile


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

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

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