What’s Happening the Week of 04/22

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


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4/22: A Night to Dine With Art and Wine
OK Bike Shop, 6-9pm. Debuting tonight, OK Bike Shop will be hosting a monthly event for art and drinks. The event, which includes wine specials, live music and live art demonstrations, will take place in the restaurant’s back courtyard.Wednesday’s featured artists and musicians include ceramic artist and sculptor Reynolds, multimedia artist Riley Brenes and guitarist and singer/songwriter Emily Stuckey. Attendees will have the chance to mingle with the artists over drinks and dinner.

4/23-4/25: Metamorphoses
University of South Alabama Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm. Theatre USA’s final production of the 2014-15 season, Mary Zimmerman’s award-winning adaptation of Metamorphoses. A contemporary retelling of the myths of Ovid, this production, directed by Lars Tatom, new chair of Theatre & Dance, adds an exciting theatrical element – the entire production takes place in and around a large pool of water. For more information, please contact the Theatre USA Box Office at 251-460-6306.

4/23: Little Black Dress
Fort Whiting, 6:30pm. Ladies, grab some friends and check out this event! Little Black Dress is a fast-paced New York styled runway show and cocktail party benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. Limited tickets remaining.

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4/23: 3 Lives Blood Drive
Remington College, 7:30-9pm. Why focus on minority blood donors? According to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, African American donors provide blood with unique antigens that are vital for people with sickle cell disease – which affects 70,000 people in the U.S. – as well as patients with other blood disorders.While the focus of 3 Lives is to highlight the need for minority blood donors, everyone is encouraged to give blood at the event; anyone 17 years or older and 110 pounds can donate blood.

4/24-4/26: Mullet Toss
Flora-Bama. The Interstate Mullet Toss & Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party is legendary. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to see who gets the farthest.This year’s event will feature local celebrities tossing out a few fish at noon, each day (Friday, Saturday & Sunday).

4/24: Band of Heathens
Callaghans, 7:30pm. Austin supergroup Band of Heathens is playing Callaghans Friday night!  Widely considered the best band outta Austin, the Heathens have been compared to Little Feat, The Band, Black Crowes, and the Allman Brothers. What makes these Heathens so refreshingly different is the overall musicianship and seamless blending of alt-rockers, folk tales, gutbucket blues and heartland anthems.

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4/25: Blisters for Sisters
Sacred Heart, 7am. Dust off those sneakers and get ready for a few Blisters for Sisters at our first 5K and fun run at Sacred Heart Residence. Participants will be running a certified 5K course beginning here as well as a one mile fun run. Help support the Little Sisters of the Poor by participating.  Call 251-476-6335 for more information.

4/25: Infirmary Health Duathlon
Infirmary Health, 8am. Love to Run? Love to Bike? And then love to run some more? Then this 2 mile run, 10 mile bike followed by another 2 mile run race is for you! Infirmary Health’s Duathlon will also feature a Food Truck Feast Competition at the post-race party. You don’t have to race to enjoy the post-race party..public welcome

4/25: Mobile Botanical Garden’s Market Place
Mobile Botanical Gardens, 9-11am. The Market Place features many of the same unusual, interesting, native and hard to find plants featured at Spring Plant Sale, plus new merchandise arriving weekly through June. Staffed by volunteers, (many are Master Gardeners) the Market Place provides not only plants, but expert advice for your Gulf Coast Garden.

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4/25: The Music of the Rolling Stones
Saenger Theater, 8pm. From Start Me Up to I Can’t Get No Satisfaction, the music of the legendary Rolling Stones will fill the Saenger Theatre April 25, performed by the Mobile Symphony and amplified by a full rock band. For tickets, visit the Mobile Symphony Box Office at 257 Dauphin Street, or charge by phone at 251-432-2010 or online at mobilesymphony.org.

4/28: Bill Burr
Saenger Theater, 8pm. Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending on when you read this. He grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and did fairly poorly in school, despite the fact that he applied himself. Now he tours the country telling jokes about it. Come check him out!

Summer Day Camp 2015, YMCA of South Alabama
Y Camp kids enjoy a variety of imaginative activities that nurture their spirits, challenge their minds, and strengthen their bodies – all while learning about themselves and the world around them.  At Y camp, kids enjoy fun summer activities that include sports, swimming, and arts and crafts, while also learning the importance of healthy choices and active lifestyles under the supervision of fully-trained staff.  With the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility as a guide, YMCA counselors work with children to help them realize their potential in a safe, engaging environment.  At Y summer camps, kids learn to share, make new friends, and learn new skills.  Most importantly, they learn how to be themselves.

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 04/15

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SouthSounds Music Fest 2015Featured Photo: The SouthSounds Music Festival of 2015 portrayed up and coming Southern Artists (photo credit: Jeff DeQuattro)

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4/17: Bay Bears VS. Biloxi Shuckers
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. The Bay Bears are off to a great start to the season! Come check them out and support our local team.For information on special offers, or to purchase tickets, call 251-479-BEAR (2327) or visit the official team website at www.MobileBayBears.com. You can also “Like” the Mobile BayBears on Facebook and follow on Twitter at @Mobile_BayBears.

4/17: Shooting For A Cure
12pm, Taylor Creek Sporting Clays, Theodore. Sporting Clay Tournament to help raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society South Alabama Chapter. Lunch and registration at noon, the shoot followed by awards and a social at 4pm.

4/18: 2nd Annual Great Firkin Fest
2pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile.Budweiser-Busch Distributing and Moe’s Original BBQ present the 2nd Annual Great Firkin Fest benefiting the local American Cancer Society. A 10.8 gallon cask (aka firkin) will be featured by each brewery (14 participating breweries). Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm.Sampling ends at 5:30pm with an awards ceremony at 6pm.There will be live music featuring Winston Ramble, Kristen Diable, and Strung Like a Horse.Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door includes entrance to the festival, samples of each firkin, crawfish, sample glass, koozie, literature and live music. Purchase tickets from eTix and at area Moe’s restaurants.

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4/18: Pancake Breakfast
7-11am, Wilmer Hall Campus, Old Shell Road. Wilmer Hall’s Annual Pancake Breakfast. Tickets sold at the door, $5 per plate. Stay and eat while the kids play on inflatables, face painting and more! Special guests include Coach Joey Jones and players from South Alabama and the Azalea Trail Maids.

4/18: March For Babies
9am, Geri Moulton Children’s Park.March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ premiere event. We’re getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. Join family teams, company teams and people walking with friends for a great cause: making a difference for real families right here in our community. Sign up and raise money to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.Registration begins at 8am.

4/19: Color Me Rad 5K
9am, The Grounds. Color Me Rad is back and Bigger, Badder, and Radder! With double the color stations, free photos, and our new gel color 2015 is gonna blow your mind. Online and on-site registration available.

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04/18: St. Mary’s Crawfish and BlueGrass Extravaganza
4pm, St. Mary’s Parish. Join St. Mary Parish Knights of Columbus for some High Octane Groove Grass! Feast on thousands of pounds of crawfish and enjoy some of the areas greatest bluegrass bands including this year’s Headliner, Rollin’ in the Hay! Fellow bands include Fat Man Squeeze; The Deluxe Trio; and Delta Reign. Admission is $25 per adult, and $30 at the door. High school students age 13-18 who present a valid high school student ID or other photo ID with birth date are $15 at the door. Children age 12 and under are admitted free!

04/18: An Evening Under the Stars
7pm, Medal of Honor Park. The Mobile Pops presents an evening of music under the stars. A great way to get out with the family and enjoy a picnic while listening to a concert. Serving Mobile for over 38 years, the Mobile Pops concerts are always Free. (Weather permitting, check website for details.)

4/18: Screen on the Green
7:30pm, Dorn Field on the Spring Hill College campus. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY is the film Screen on the Green Film Festival is screening to celebrate Disney this Spring! Our movie line-up is geared to families with children. Do something different this year, grab your kids and a few of thier friends, blankets and chairs and watch a movie under the stars! Dorn Field is located behind the Moorer Library. Rain will cancel the event.

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4/19:Biggest Loser Half Marathon/5K
7:30am, Civic Center. Join Dan & Jackie Evans from Season 5! This Biggest Loser RunWalk Half Marathon/5k and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will sell out quickly so be sure to secure your spot today! If the race has not sold out, walk up registration at Packet Pick-up will be available. Online registration ends at midnight on 4/15.

4/19: Local Goodness 2015
4-7pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal. The University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital is excited to announce Local Goodness, a unique farm-to-table experience and silent auction. At this casual party; guests will dine on local meats, seafood and produce as they enjoy authentic bluegrass music performed by local band Fat Man Squeeze.With an emphasis on the services we provide to families in our community, Local Goodness will pay tribute to local cuisine, art and music while raising awareness and support for our mission of providing the highest quality healthcare for the children and women in this region.Tickets cost $150 per person, and cover a multi-course meal and alcoholic beverages.

4/22: Gov’t Mule
7pm, Saenger Theater. The leaders of Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, should be well known to Allman Brothers fans for their stint in Southern rock’s most famous native sons.Five years after their debut, the duo joined drummer Matt Abts in the side project Gov’t Mule, a band in which the Allman Brothers’ influence is apparent but complicated with the psychedelic, bluesy power trio feel of Cream.

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Things to do in Mobile the week of 04/08

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Map for Mobile Workshop
Featured Photo: tons of citizens with great ideas showed up to the Map for Mobile Planning Workshop (photo courtesy of Mayor Stimpson)

4/9: 42nd Street
7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center Theater. 42nd Street tells the story of a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical,.. However, the show’s aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy. On opening night, Ms. Brock falls and breaks her ankle. Panic spreads through the company, as the show is doomed for closure, until it is suggested that Peggy take the roll. In only thirty-six hours, Peggy learns twenty-five pages, six songs and ten dance numbers and becomes a star.

4/10-4/11: SouthSounds Music and Arts Festival
Downtown Mobile. Showcasing the best up and coming Musicians in the South, SouthSounds is the first of it’s kind. In its fourth year, its goal is to take over Downtown Mobile with amazing audio and visual art. Come check out all this fest has to offer this weekend.

4/11: Grillin’ At The Grounds
10-4pm, The Grounds. The Grillin’ at the Grounds BBQ Festival will feature dozens of teams, vendors, entertainment, children’s activities and more. Teams will compete in categories such as Chicken, Pork, Brisket, and Ribs while also being able to enter separate contests for sides, desserts, and sauce. Entry into the festival includes free food sampling from 11-2. Children under 10 are admitted free of charge. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Patient Assistance Fund which provides support for low income patients undergoing treatment at the Mitchell Cancer Institute.

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4/11: Battleship Rugby
1pm, Battleship Memorial Park. Come see our local rugby team go up against Jackson! Founded in the late 70’s, Battleship Rugby is the only senior men’s organization in the Mobile Bay area. We have been competing on multiple skill levels and across multiple divisions for every year since; and whether you are new to rugby or new to the Mobile area, we want to invite you to learn this sport by becoming a player or fan now.

4/11: Puttin’ On The Gritz
Fairhope Civic Center. 7pm. The Eastern Shore Art Center and Committee on Public Art celebrate all things Southern with their first annual fundraising event! Enjoy Shrimp and Grits, music by Fuego, and over $20,000 in silent auction items.  Guests are invited to be creative in their attire and take part in a fun night, while supporting our local arts community! Tickets: $75 in advance / $85 after First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd. Purchase online at www.esartcenter.com, by phone (251) 928-2228 ext 104 or pick up at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more details, like the event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PuttinOnTheGritz or Instagram: @PuttinOnTheGritz

4/11-4/12: Mobile Symphony Orchestra: The Music of John Williams
8pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday. Saenger Theater. There is no more recognizable American composer of symphonic music than John Williams. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, his music has earned a privileged position in American pop culture. the MSO will create a spectacular sound track for the final concert of our Pops series!For information call 251-432-2010 or visit www.mobilesymphony.org

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4/12: Richards D.A.R. House Garden Party
2-5pm, Richards Daughters of the American Revolution House, Downtown Mobile. Enjoy a Victorian Spring Sunday downtown at the DAR House. Hat and ensemble contest with prizes. Categories include Breath of Spring, Vintage, Funniest, Most Creative and Just For Kids. The $20 donation will go to toward the $75k historic cast ironwork restoration on the property.

4/14: The Taste of Rotary
6pm, Fairhope Civic Center. Indulge in tasty creations from 20 area restaurants and a silent auction at the Point Clear Rotary Club’s premier fundraiser benefiting the Fairhope-Point Clear Rotary Youth Club, scholarships and other charities. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from Page & Palette or at the door.

4/14: 6th Annual Crawfish in the Courtyard
6-8pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. Heralding the official opening of crawfish season on the Gulf Coast, the Exploreum Junior Advisory Board is hosting its 6th annual Crawfish in the Courtyard. All of the proceeds from the  signature Cajun-themed fundraising soiree will benefit Discover Science, the Exploreum’s program with the Mobile Housing Board to provide underserved children engaging educational science experiences including IMAX film, lab demonstrations and science camps. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

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4/14:American Aquarium
8pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile. With the upcoming release of their latest studio album, Burn.Flicker.Die. American Aquarium is proving that they have graduated to that class of professional musicians that have made an undeniable commitment to their music and their fans. American Aquarium’s six years as a band have been a fast-moving blur of rubber on road, touring coast to coast through the states and Europe.

4/15: Mobile Bay Bears Opening Night!
6:30pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. What a better way to start off this amazing spring weather than with a hometown baseball game?! Come support our Bay Bears take on the Biloxi Shuckers and cheer them on and get their season off to a great start!

Summer Day Camp 2015, YMCA of South Alabama
Y Camp kids enjoy a variety of imaginative activities that nurture their spirits, challenge their minds, and strengthen their bodies – all while learning about themselves and the world around them.  At Y camp, kids enjoy fun summer activities that include sports, swimming, and arts and crafts, while also learning the importance of healthy choices and active lifestyles under the supervision of fully-trained staff.  With the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility as a guide, YMCA counselors work with children to help them realize their potential in a safe, engaging environment.  At Y summer camps, kids learn to share, make new friends, and learn new skills.  Most importantly, they learn how to be themselves.

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Things to do in Mobile the week of 04/01

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: students from St. Paul’s pose as the cast of Grease!

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04/01: Sips for Scholarships
5:30, Legacy Bar & Grill. The Port City Chapter of the USA National Alumni Association is excited to announce the annual scholarship fundraiser event, Sips for Scholarships. Join us at Legacy to enjoy red & white wines, beer, soft drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, live music, and good conversation with fellow supporters of Jaguar Nation.  Sips for Scholarships sells out every year!

04/01: USA Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
7:30pm, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. The University of South Alabama Symphony Orchestra will present two mainstays of Romantic orchestral repertoire for its fourth inaugural concert. Two movements from Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, March to the Scaffold and Witches’ Sabbath, open the concert. Closing the concert is the first tone poem ever composed, Liszt’s “Les Preludes.” These two progressive and adventurous works will be complemented by Peter Warlock’s “Capriol Suite” for stringed orchestra. Dr. Robert J. Seebacher will conduct the USA Symphony Orchestra in this performance.

04/02: Man & Woman of the Year Kickoff Party
5:30pm, Athelstan Club.The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Alabama/Gulf Coast chapter will kick off their 5th Annual Man & Woman of the Year competition to raise money for blood cancer research and patient services on Thursday, April 2nd at the Athelstan Club.Candidates will compete for the title by raising funds in honor of local leukemia survivors, Boy of the Year Jonathan Bryant Orso age 8, of Saraland, and Girl of the Year Sydney Upchurch, age 9, of Mobile.

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04/02: A Night at the Races
6:30pm, The Ezell House. A night of fun, food and music with friends is planned for Thursday, April 2nd, at the “Night at the Races” derby style party to benefit The Learning Tree. The event will be held at the Ezell House in Mobile beginning at 6:30 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beverages, music and silent auction. Beginning at 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm guests will place friendly wagers on their favorite ponies and cheer them on during pre-recorded horse racing videos. Tickets may be purchased for $60 per person, with limited seating available

04/04: Lucky Ducky 5K
8am, SGA Pavillion, University of South Alabama. Come out and join us in a 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run benefiting Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy. Open registration until April 3rd.

04/04: Easter in the Squares
10am, Downtown Mobile in Bienville & Cathedral Squares. The Downtown Mobile Alliance is hosting a FREE fun event for the whole family including an Easter egg hunt, Easter bonnet parade, karaoke, face painting and much more!!

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04/05: Mobile’s 45th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
6:30am, Battleship Memorial Park. Never too early to start planning to spend time with fellow believers celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. That being said, look for a great morning of worship at the 45th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Battleship, hosted by Government Street Baptist Church.

04/05: Easter Brunch 2015 at Mobile Renaissance Plaza Hotel
10:30-2pm, Downtown Mobile. What better way to start your Easter Sunday than with a little downtown brunch?! Come check out the large assortment of menu items from salads to Leg of Lamb to an ENTIRE dessert station. Reservations Required, contact hotel for reservations.

04/05: Easter Brunch in the Trellis Room
11-2pm, The Battle House Hotel. Make reservations for Easter Brunch in the award-winning Trellis Room and enjoy a delicious, four-course meal this Easter Sunday.

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04/05-04/12: Aida
Joe Jefferson Playhouse.This is the story of forbidden love between the Egyptian leader and the beautiful Ethiopian princess, Aida. Aida is captured and forced to be a slave to the Pharaoh’s daughter. When the Ethiopian enemies headed by Aida’s father invade Egypt Aida is faced with a dilemma of whom she should support — her father or her beloved Radames. Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice.

04/06: LETLIVE
7:30pm, Soul Kitchen. Event is open to ALL AGES. (Under 18 with parent). Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 day of show.

4/11: Puttin’ On The Gritz
Fairhope Civic Center. 7pm. The Eastern Shore Art Center and Committee on Public Art celebrate all things Southern with their first annual fundraising event! Enjoy Shrimp and Grits, music by Fuego, and over $20,000 in silent auction items.  Guests are invited to be creative in their attire and take part in a fun night, while supporting our local arts community! Tickets: $75 in advance / $85 after First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd. Purchase online at www.esartcenter.com, by phone (251) 928-2228 ext 104 or pick up at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more details, like the event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PuttinOnTheGritz or Instagram: @PuttinOnTheGritz

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Things To Do in Mobile the Week of 03/24

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Lt. Dan Band AeroFest
Featured Photo: Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band play at AeroFest (photo credit to AL.com)

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3/26: Logan Brill Concert
7:30pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile.In the year since releasing her debut album ‘Walking Wires’, 25-year-old Logan Brill has already proven herself to be one of the most important young artists in Nashville today. With a stunning voice that goes toe to toe with Nashville’s finest, the young singer opts for grit and authenticity over pristine pop in her song choices, drawing comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, and Mary Chapin Carpenter from national press.

3/26-3/28: “Grease: The Musical”
St. Paul’s Episcopal School. The incredibly talented St. Paul’s Players present the Broadway hit, “Grease: The Musical,” for our 2015 Spring Show! Sing along to classic tunes like “Summer Nights”, “Hand Jive”, “We Go Together”, and “Greased Lightning”. Show times: March 26-28 @ 7:00 p.m. with a matinee on March 28 @ 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $10.00 – Available from Mr. Powell, Mrs. Inge, cast members, and the main office. Call 251-342-6700 or email cminge@stpaulsmobile.net for more information.

3/26-3/29:Providence Hospital Foundation’s Southern Roots Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital. Savor one of Mobile’s most “scentsational” experiences!  The Festival of Flowers, produced by the Providence Hospital Foundation and presented by PNC Bank. This year’s festival, entitled “Southern Roots” showcases creative interpretations of breathtaking landscape and architectural designs unique to our area.   Visitors will be delighted by a few new venues and will be pleased by the return of many old favorites, such as Designer Tablescapes, Floral Design Showcase and World of Flowers exhibit.

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03/27: United Cerebral Palsy’s Sporting Clay and Fund Hunt
11am, Taylor Creek Sporting Clays, Theodore. This is an exciting four-man format where everyone, from the most skilled shooter to the everyday amateur, can join us and support a good cause. Registration begins at 11:00 am,followed by a 12:30 pm shotgun start. $100 per person – teams of four (4) can enjoy: twelve shooting stations (bonus station available for an additional charge), event t-shirt, complimentary lunch, chances to win prizes. Call Kenny or Eric at (251) 479-4900 or email: ksheets@ucpmobile.org to reserve your team today.

3/27: Bud’s and Brews
7pm, Providence Hospital. Join us at the Main tent of the Festival of Flowers for a night of beautiful flowers, socializing and live music. This year we will feature 4 Alabama Craft Beer Breweries.

3/27: Get PROM ready!
Remington College. It’s Prom season and everyone deserves to look their best at the most memorable night of their lives and Remington College is here to help. Remington College Mobile Campus wants to send high school students off to prom in style by offering free salon services through its Prom Night Makeover event. Students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide students headed to prom with free updos, manicures, pedicures, and makeup for girls; guys can get a haircut.  All Prom Night Makeover services will be done in the Remington College School of Cosmetology, located at 4368 Downtowner Loop South.

3/27: Katya Grineva Piano Dinner Concert
6:30pm, Bangkok Thai Cuisine. A gourmet Thai buffet dinner and live piano performance by Katya Grineva.  Katya will perform Romantic and Classical piano pieces.   There will also be a CD signing and a chance to meet our pianist.  All proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization. Gourmet Thai Buffet: Seafood, meat and vegetarian entree choices.  Drinks included are sweet/unsweet tea, hot tea, soft drinks, and Thai tea.

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3/27-3/29: Manon Lescaut
Mobile Civic Center Theater. The third presentation of The Puccini Project, Manon Lescaut, is a tale of obsession, betrayal, and unresolved ambiguities set to the magnificent music of Giacomo Puccini. In Manon Lescaut, des Grieux falls in love with Manon and convinces her to abandon the idea of committing herself to the convent. She becomes his mistress but leaves him for another when his money runs out. Come find out what happens as this Opera unfolds!

3/28: 38th Annual Azalea Trail Run
8am, Mobile Civic Center. COME RUN WITH US down the streets of old Mobile, where in early spring the city is in full bloom. Thousands of runners race down the oak-shaded streets lined by magnificent old homes that evoke images of a time long past.Join us on March 28, 2015 for the 38th Annual Azalea Trail Run (ATR), one of the premier 10K road races in the United States and the 2011 RRCA National 10K Championship. The event also includes 5K and 2K runs. All of the courses are flat and extremely fast.

3/28: Mob.AL Expo
1-4pm, Cathedral Square. Want to be social like a local? This expo is for you! Come share what your future looks like with local business professionals and future leaders at the first ever Mob, AL Expo. This event is open to the public but focused on young professionals and college students.

3/28: Battleship Rugby VS. Baton Rouge
1pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Come support our local rugby team this Saturday compete against Baton Rouge. Founded in the 1970’s, Battleship Rugby is the only senior men’s organization in the Mobile Bay area.

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03/30: Focus on the Future Workshop
6-8pm, Government Street Baptist Church. What is your vision for the future of Mobile? For the first time in nearly 20 years, the City of Mobile is creating a community-wide plan for future growth. Map for Mobile is an opportunity for everyone who cares about our city to share their hopes and aspirations for the future.Attend the Focus on the Future Workshop to make sure your voice is heard.At the workshop you will learn about key issues for the plan and share your ideas about the future of Mobile through fun, interactive activities. Everyone is invited!

04/01: Sips for Scholarships
5:30, Legacy Bar & Grill. The Port City Chapter of the USA National Alumni Association is excited to announce the annual scholarship fundraiser event, Sips for Scholarships. Join us at Legacy to enjoy red & white wines, beer, soft drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, live music, and good conversation with fellow supporters of Jaguar Nation.  Sips for Scholarships sells out every year! Purchase tickets now by calling Alumni Relations at 251-460-7084, or buy them online at http://SipsTickets.com/ Tickets are $35.

04/01: History Refused To Die
Center for the Living Arts, Downtown Mobile. From now until December 20th. Featuring over 75 works by 15 Alabama self-taught artists from the collection of William S. Arnett and Souls Grown Deep Foundation, History Refused to Die examines the textured African American experience in Alabama. Special video installation by Tom Leeser.

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Things to Do in Mobile AL the week of 03/18

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Motivational Speaker Romal Tune was in town and hanging out with some smiling kids at Taylor Park (photo credit to Romal Tune)

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03/19: Plantasia! Preview Party
4-7pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens. A delightful evening with wine and heavy hors d’oeurves AND the opportunity to shop early for some of the best plants on the Gulf Coast!

03/19:Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
8pm, Soul Kitchen. Sponsored by 92zew, the Miller Lite Concert Series presents an amazing collaboration of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Tickets still available, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

03/19: 3rd Annual PJ’s for Penelope House Fashion Event
6pm, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Enjoy an evening of fun, friends and fashion while giving back to Penelope House. The event includes a silent auction, door prizes, heavy hors d’oeuvers, a photo booth and more. $20 per person donation is requested. Donations of robes, slippers, pj’s and lounge pants are also needed. The mission of Penelope House is to provide safety, protection, and support to the victims of Domestic Violence and their children through the provision shelter, advocacy, and individual and community education.

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03/20-03/22: Plantasia! Spring Plant Sale
9am-4pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens. Its that time of year again, the Mobile Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale. Bring your wheelbarrow or cart for easier shopping. Volunteers, growers, horticultural professionals, Master Gardeners and plant enthusiasts will be on site to help you with your selections.

03/20-03/21: GIANT Rummage Sale
8am, MSPCA Office. Yard Sale on steroids! Come out and support the Mobile Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The store, warehouse, carport and yard will be packed full with art, collectables, tools, household, jewelry, toys, clothes and much much more!

03/20-03/21: Mobile AeroFest
Brookley Field.The Mobile AeroFest is a socially conscious, multifaceted annual festival to take place at the Mobile Aeroplex to support America’s wounded heroes. The Festival’s mission is to actively improve the lives of America’s injured warriors through a confluence of talent, vision and technology. AeroFest will offer world-class live music on three stages including BIG & RICH, MATISYAHU, DAWES, COWBOY TROY, GARY SINISE AND THE LT. DAN BAND and Friday Night of the Fest will feature “A Night of Champions” with 14 Titan FC bouts including 4 Title Fights.This will be the first Nationally televised, sanctioned MMA fight in Alabama since the Alabama Athletics Commission was formed.

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3/21: Downtown Cajun Cook-Off
10am, Cathedral Square. The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce the First Downtown Cajun Cook-Off Presented by Cunningham Bounds. Gumbo, Etouffee, crawfish pies, boudin balls, jambalaya, crawfish bisque and maque choux. Be eager to discover the pleasures of the Cajun-Creole cooking in Mobile.Sample your favorite dishes from 22 local teams of downtown’s favorite restaurants. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

03/21: Holi Festival at the Fort
11-3pm, Fort Conde.In conjunction with the exhibit, Ark of India, the History Museum is hosting the colorful festival of Holi at Fort Conde on Saturday planned by the Indian Student Association at South Alabama. The Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival bridges the social gap. On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’.

03/21: 2nd Annual JMH Let’s Get It 5K
11am, Mellow Mushroom at the Loop. Following last years extremely successful event, the family of Justin Hasty, a former United State Marine, is back again to help raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. The 5K follows the regular Mellow Miler’s route and over 100 door prizes will be available.

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03/21: From Tragedy to Triumph
8pm, Saenger Theater. Music by two German Masters will profoundly move you in March. Strauss’s transcendent tone poem depicts a dying man’s recollection of his journey through life. the University of South Alabama’s Concert Choir joins the MSO for Brahms’ Song of Destiny.

03/22: What’s At Stake?
1-4pm, History Museum of Mobile. The History Museum will mark the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with an exhibit that serves as a poignant reminder of those horrific months when the waters of the Gulf filled not with life, but with deadly, thick, black tar. More than 20 local artists will lend their works to this exhibit entitled What’s at Stake?, designed to remind visitors of the beauty and the uniqueness of the Gulf region, and the necessity of its protection.

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Here’s What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 03/11

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Of Course Elvis would show up to test chili at the 26th Annual Cancer Chili Cookoff (photo courtesy of AL.com)

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3/11: Romal Tune- Tune In! Youth Rally
6:30pm, Davidson High School. Open to middle and high school students. Motivational speaker Romal Tune is coming to Mobile to bring a message of hope and positive decision-making.  Raise the Roof Project is partnering with Davidson High School’s PTSA for the event.

3/12: REC(OMMEND) IT FWD: Networking Meets Show & Tell Meets Paying It Forward… Plus a Free Drink
Downtown Mobile, The Haberdasher:  Join us at for a fresh take on the traditional happy hour mixer. You’ll snag a free drink and get the inside scoop on the professional resources and opportunities that have your fellow Mobilians talking.  Get the full story at www.becauseportfolio.com/events – and don’t forget to follow @BECAUSE_Mobile on Twitter to make sure you never miss our #RecOfTheDay.

3/12: Romal Tune- Tune In! Presentation for Adults
6:30pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Motivational speaker Romal Tune is coming to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to spread the message of hope and positive decision making. Tickets are required and are available at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. Free event, dinner provided.

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3/12: Spark Talks- The Rewards of Interreligious Dialogue
6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. From Spring Hill College, John B Switzer, PhD., will lecture on “The Rewards of Interreligious Dialogue”.

3/13: The Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-a-thon
4pm, Wilmer Hall. One mile walk from Wilmer Hall to Spring Hill College. Benefiting The Village of Spring Hill sidewalks. The proceeds will help construct a sidewalk from Spring Hill Baptist Church south towards Dauphin St.

3/13-3/14: Historic Homes Tour
10-4pm both days, beginning at Spring Hill Baptist Church. The theme for this year’s homes tour is “Private Spaces, Sacred Places,” a nod to the interesting mix of historic homes and churches that will be featured. Four homes, three churches, and the Spring Hill Graveyard highlight this year’s tour.

3/14: LUNGevity’s Breathe Deep Mobile 5k Walk/Fun Run
8:30am, Hank Aaron Stadium. Breathe Deep Mobile is a 5K Walk & Fun Run at Hank Aaron Stadium. Proceeds from this event go to LUNGevity Foundation, the leading private funder of lung cancer (the #1 cancer killer in the US) research, support and education. This walk is on rain or shine!

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3/14: 69th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Party
11am, Callaghan’s Downtown Mobile. FINALLY, its time to celebrate the Irish in everyone and this year Callaghan’s is doing it BIG! This will be the 69th Annual party and this may just be the best one yet! Put on your finest greenery and listen to some of the country’s best young bands! Music from A Drunker Shade of Green, Naughty Professor, Cardinal Sons, Kansas Bible Company.

3/14: O’Hooligans Ball and Green Dress Run
4pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub Downtown Mobile. No better way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day than to make your rounds in Downtown Mobile in a green dress for a 5k. Benefitting the Child Advocacy Center. There’s still time to sign up!

3/14: The Sing Off Live
7pm, Saenger Theater. The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (season 2) and The Exchange. On tour the groups will perform their a cappella versions of this year’s chart topping hits as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show.The tour will offer the ultimate a cappella experience, giving fans of the show a unique opportunity to see their favorite groups perform live, and fans of a cappella music an incredible evening of some of the country’s top talent

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3/14-3/15: Cinderella
Mobile Ballet, Civic Center Theater. The classic Cinderella, the endearing story of good triumphing over evil. Fun for all ages, this joyful production will feature outstanding guest artists, as well as our own Lauren Woods and Noel Hanley, Principal dancers, in lead roles. You’ll also recognize some audience favorites in character roles, including Cinderella’s outlandish step-sisters!

3/17: St. Patrick’s Day
Callaghan’s Downtown Mobile. Head on back downtown to officially celebrate the Irish holiday with music starting at noon and stay all night to hear PEEK play at 6pm. Green duds highly encouraged!!

3/18: TEDxMobileLive
TEDxMobileLive is a local viewing party featuring a streamed webcast of the upcoming TED2015 Truth & Dare conference. The event is free, but space is limited. Please visit www.tedxmobile.com to request a ticket for the afternoon session (1-5pm), the evening session (6-10pm) or both.

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 03/04

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03/04-3/08: The Miracle Worker
Playhouse in the Park. Determined teacher Anne Sullivan struggles to teach the blind and deaf young Helen how to communicate.  Keller later became an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.  Recommended for ages 4th grade and older.  The show runs from February 27 – March 8 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. CALL 251-602-0630 FOR RESERVATIONS!

3/05-3/07: Junior League Rummage Sale
Jubilee Bargains is Junior League of Mobile’s newest fundraiser. Now in its fourth year, this event is a community rummage sale. From furniture to housewares to clothing, Jubilee Bargains is the place to find something slightly used but completely amazing! We also have new merchandise donated by local stores. Purchase tickets online or in the Junior League of Mobile Store.

3/05:Spark Talks
6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. “Scribes and Sacred Texts: Ancient Texts and the Codifying of Faith Perspectives”, will be brought to us by Bill Warren, PhD. Dr. Warren is the Director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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3/05: Night in the Light 2015
Mobile, The Grounds: Light of the Village is a  ministry in the Alabama Village of Prichard, Alabama.  This annual banquet is to thank supporters for their investment in the work Christ is doing in the Alabama Village. Author Eric Alexander, who will sharing his story is  an avid skier, climber, and mountaineer and is perhaps best known for scaling Mt. Everest guiding his blind friend Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035 ft. summit in May of 2001. Come out and support this community ministry.

3/05: Lucky Ducky Gala
6pm, Mobile Mardi Gras Carnival Museum. This post Mardi Gras Gala will raise money to help Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy provide medications to those who cannot afford their prescriptions. Come out and enjoy a performance by the Modern Eldorados and local Mardi Gras cuisine.

3/06-3/08: Discover the Dinosaurs
Mobile Convention Center. Discover the Dinosaurs is for the entire family, and especially kids, to explore the mystery of pre-historic life in an environment of learning, discovery, and fun. Discover the Dinosaurs is a unique hands on exhibit that consists of up to 40 moving and replica museum quality dinosaurs that gives you the opportunity to actually get close and touch the dinosaurs! Beyond the exhibit, additional fun activities are available for kids of all ages, which make spending the day with the dinosaurs a great experience for the entire family.

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3/06-3/08: Alabama Crimson Tide Game Series
Hank Aaron Stadium. A 3-day Crimson Tide game series against Lipscomb University. Word on the street is AJ McCarron will be available for a meet and greet Friday night at 6pm before the game before he throws the first ceremonial pitch. This will be the first time since 2004 that Alabama has played at Hank Aaron Stadium and the first time ever that they have played a three-game, weekend series at the stadium.

3/7: Mike Epps: The Real Deal Tour
8pm, Mobile Civic Center. The Real Deal Tour will also feature special guests Sommore, as host for the night, along with Bruce Bruce and Gary Owen. Mike Epps has been generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. Mike is currently starring in the Starz series “Survivor’s Remorse” produced LeBron James and Mike O’Malley.  He recently completed an arch on the BET show “Being Mary Jane” and the Universal feature “Term Life” starring opposite Vince Vaughan and Hallie Steinfield.

3/07:Face of Myanmar
7pm, Gallery 450, Downtown Mobile. Face of Myanmar is a photo based documentation project that aims to capture the lives of the various people and cultures of Myanmar during one of the most pivotal moments in its history. Please come out, support our cause and join us for some fun as we raise funds for the journey while having a night out on the town. Local musicians Justin Coker, Ellie Rome & Justin Lindsey will be performing, and beer and wine will be available for purchase! Suggested donation of $10 at the door.

3/07: American Cancer Chili Cookoff
11am, The Grounds. Join us at the American Cancer Society 26th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by TRAX Tire Pros for a spectacular, fun-filled day of food, fun and entertainment! The 26th Annual Chili Cook-Off is Mobile’s “hottest” charity event where teams compete for bragging rights on who has the best chili in town. Proceeds from Chili Cook-Off will be used for programs to teach the importance of early detection and prevention; patient services such as transportation, prosthetics, etc…. and life saving research.

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3/07: Spring Wiff It Tournament
11am, O’Daly’s Irish Pub Downtown Mobile. Wiffle Ball Spring Kickoff Tournament. Get your teams together and get there early. It’s a first come, first serve deal. The 20 team league will start on March 24th.

3/08: Brunch & Brushes
2pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile.Please join us at Moe’s BBQ in downtown Mobile for a fundraiser benefiting St. Jude!! Your hostesses are Amber Forbes, Mandy Calderone, and Melissa McQuillen who running the St. Jude Memphis to Mobile Relay in April and this is helping us raise money for St. Jude. Abstract painting class with Becky Jones of P’zazz Art Studio, light hors d’oeurves, a mimosa bar, and live music provided by Blanton Callen. Donation of $30 to St. Jude covers it all! We will have door prizes from Polish Boutique, and an awesome raffle for a basket full of gift cards! Please email Amber at araeforbes@gmail.com to reserve your spot and make your donation.

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3/12: REC(OMMEND) IT FWD: Networking Meets Show & Tell Meets Paying It Forward… Plus a Free Drink
Downtown Mobile, The Haberdasher:  Join us at for a fresh take on the traditional happy hour mixer. You’ll snag a free drink and get the inside scoop on the professional resources and opportunities that have your fellow Mobilians talking.
Get the full story at www.becauseportfolio.com/events – and don’t forget to follow @BECAUSE_Mobile on Twitter to make sure you never miss our #RecOfTheDay.

3/18: TEDxMobileLive
TEDxMobileLive is a local viewing party featuring a streamed webcast of the upcoming TED2015 Truth & Dare conference. The event is free, but space is limited. Please visit www.tedxmobile.com to request a ticket for the afternoon session (1-5pm), the evening session (6-10pm) or both.

 

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/25

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Mayor Stimpson watches board member Chad Riley practice riding his Air Wheel electric unicycle at The Grounds (photo courtesy of AL.com)

2/26: Spark Talks
Exploreum. Join Lesley Gregoricha, Ph.D. for an eventful evening of conversations on her talk, “Monks on the Move: Evaluating Pilgrimage to Byzantine Jerusalem Using Isotopes from the Ancient Human Teeth.” Talk begins at 6pm with light refreshments. Tickets for the Spark Talk are $6 per person, available online or through the Gulf Coast Exploreum Box Office.

2/26: Mobile Leadership Series
The Grounds.Come out to hear speakers from Bone Collector, featuring Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt, T-Bone and Edwin Waddell. Doors open at 5pm with an Outdoor Exhibit, Dinner and Program begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $100, VIP tickets and Meet & Greet tickets still available.

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2/26: American Advertising Awards
Mobile Marriott. AAF Mobile Bay cordially invites you to attend the 2015 American Advertising Awards! Please join us for an evening of celebration, food and libations as we showcase this year’s work and unveil the winners

2/27-2/28: Twelfth Night
Chickasaw Civic Theatre. Shakespeare returns to the Chickasaw Civic Theater. The Shakespeare classic is directed by Bill Watts featuring the Phoenix Quartet with music and dance from the Renaissance.

2/27-3/01: The Greatest Home Show
Alabama Cruise Terminal, Downtown Mobile. Three day event for you to come out and see the best Builders and Remodelers in the industry. Come check out the latest styles and trends for the best vendors!

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2/28-3/01:Virginia’s Health Food and Sunflower Cafe Grand Opening
3055A Dauphin St. The long awaited Grand Opening of Virginia’s Health Food’s Sunflower Cafe. Come check out the tasty items on the menu and the healthy products Virginia’s has to offer.

2/28: Christ United Methodist Church Women’s Conference
Kasey Van Norman, a bestselling author of the book, Raw Faith, will share how Jesus restored her life  and gave her the strength to overcome a history of past abuse, a traumatic rape, and her extramarital affair.  Please join us as Kasey shares her powerful testimony of the redeemed grace God provides for us all as she encourages us to “Live a Better Story.” Cost is $35 and includes child care, continental breakfast, and snacks.

2/28:Hammerin’ for Habitat 5k
University of South Alabama SGA Pavillion. The Hammerin’ for Habitat 5K Run/ Walk is an event aimed to raise awareness about the work and mission of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Alabama. Check in at 7am, Race begins at 8am.

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2/28:Glow Run-Colors of Cancer 5K and Fun Run
University of South Alabama SGA Pavillion. A fun night time run benefiting Adults and Children with cancer. Participants are encouraged to run or walk wearing or carrying glow items in the various colors of cancer.  The interactive “Leave It on the Fence” display will open at 4 PM.

2/28:Marc Broussard
Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile. Marc Broussard performs as part of the Miller Lite Concert Series. Doors open at 7:30, showtime at 8:30. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show.

3/01- Celtic Celebration-The Kilted Man
Ben May Mobile Public Library. 2pm. Matthew Gurnsey, The Kilted Man, will delight the audience with his rousing performance of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Other participants include: The McSharry’s Pub Irish Trad Trio with Tom Morley (of Mithril) on fiddle, Scott Cox on guitar and vocals, and Fran Morley on bodhran, The Fairhope Irish Trad Explorers, and Mrs. Julie Black and her students from the Maccrossan School of Irish Dance. Admission is free. For more information, please call (251) 208-7097.

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/18

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Another Mardi Gras in the books!  Photo courtesy of Chad Riley Photography.

2/13-2/19: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Crescent Theater, Downtown. Nightly, 8:30pm. It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

2/18: The Amazing World of Orchids
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore. Harry and Beverly Stephens from the Mobile Orchid Society will share their knowledge and love of orchids with us. This is a great preview for this year’s Orchid Show which is being held at Bellingrath Gardens and Home on February 27- March 1. FREE for members, $12.50 for non-members, reservations requested.

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02/20: The Harlem Globe Trotters 2015 World Tour
USA Mitchell Center, Mobile: The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime.

02/21: The Rock & Worship Roadshow
Civic Center, Downtown Mobile: The 7th Annual Rock & Worship Roadshow, presented by Compassion International.  Headlining the Roadshow are tour founders MercyMe who will be joined by Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii and Group 1 Crew. Being introduced on the tour are newcomer artists I Am They and Jon Guerra, while Shaun Groves is slated as the guest speaker. $10 at the door.

02/21: Stop and Smell the Roses Ride
McNally Park, Mobile: Want a slow chill bike ride with a group of similar thinkers?  Don’t monkey around! Come out and ride this Saturday at 8:00 with the Stop and Smell the Roses riders. We leave from McNally Park and ride to Arlington and back for a 15 mile round trip. The pace is 12-14 mph. Join us for friendly conversation and beautiful scenery.

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02/21: South Marine Street Clean Up
St. Matthews, Mobile: Want a chance to network with some like minded individuals in town and help clean up some vacant lots in Mobile?  It starts with you.  Be the change you want to see in our city!  There will be a bike ride at 10:30am after the cleanup as well.

02/21: Mobile Symphony, Back to Bach
Downtown Mobile, Saenger Theater: The Mobile Symphony Orchestra will span the Baroque, Classical, and Post Romantic with Grammy nominated guest conductor Patrick Quigley. Soprano Kathryn Mueller sings the famous Exsultate Jubilate by Mozart for a program of serene beauty, tranquil delight and dancelike ecstasy.

02/21: Open Charity Car Show
Grelot Road, Mobile:  Spectator admission is FREE! Plenty of food and entertainment for everyone! Vendors are welcome. There will be an Honor Guard Flag Ceremony. Constables will be on duty. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of Christ UMC.

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02/21: Rugby at the Battleship (vs. Birmingham)
USS Battleship Park, Mobile: Been wanting to watch some Rugby?  ‘Ship (0-2) hosts the Birmingham Vulcans Rugby club (2-0) who are currently at the top of the division. The two clubs last met on November 9th, 2014 in the finals of the Battleship Invitational Rugby Tournament, the Vulcans won 20-15. ‘Ship has come up short in both matrix games this year, losing by a combined total of 7 points and are eager to notch it’s first win of the matrix season. Join us for the social at O’Daly’s Irish Pub after the match.

02/22: Pirates take the Pond
Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm, Silver Hill:  Have you guys been there yet?  We’ve heard it’s an awesome venue.  This is a special fundraiser concert where proceeds are going to help build a playground for special needs children.  Artists include Eric Erdman, Lisa Mills, and The Mulligan Brothers.  Check, as tickets are limited and may possibly be sold out by the time you contact!

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