What’s Happening in Mobile, AL Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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

Dog Park
Featured Photo: Mayor Sandy Stimpson is excited about the new dog parks coming to town and we are too! Dog parks are a great way for communities to get together and pets to socialize! Photo Credit: Facebook.com | Sandy Stimpson

Do Some Good!
McKemie Place needs YOUR help! This week’s #Wishlist includes bleach, laundry detergent, 33-gallon trash bags, paper goods (plates, cups, napkins), hand sanitizer, hand soap, Ziploc bags (quart and gallon-sized), aluminum foil, cleaning supplies, socks, and Ladies’ underwear (all sizes). Follow McKemie Place on Instagram and Twitter (McKemiePlace) and like them on Facebook. You can also donate securely online here. No donation is too small to help them do BIG work in their Guests lives!

05/25: Ladies Night & Merry Market
Wednesday – 6-10pm, The Merry Widow
Grab your friends and join The Merry Widow for cocktails and shopping at this month’s Ladies Night! Local vendors will be set up for your shopping pleasure and drink specials will be on hand for your drinking pleasure! Free admission. 21+ event.

05/25: BayBears VS. Biloxi
Wednesday – 6:35pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Take me out to the ball game! The Mobile BayBears are set to take on Biloxi this week. It’s $1 Wednesday and select concessions are $1 the entire night! Come out to enjoy some of the best food you’ve ever had and maybe even time with Baby Bear!

05/26: Market on the Hill
Thursday – 3-6pm, Lavretta Park.
This Thursday kicks off the Market on the Hill that will run Thursdays until the end of July. The Market is the place to go for late spring/early summer fruits and veggies, baked goods and hand-made crafts! Free admission.

05/27-05/29: Mobicon- Mobile Comic Con 2016
Friday-Sunday- Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
Don’t miss out on Mobile’s only 3-day convention for comic book, fantasy, science fiction, anime and gaming fans! Open to all ages!

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05/28: Seersucker Sevens Tournament
Saturday – 10am, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
Come out and watch Rugby teams of all ages go toe to toe at the Seersucker Sevens Tournament presented by Mobile Sports Authority. Help build the Rugby community in our area– yes, we have a Rugby community and it’s soon to be a common sport in Mobile. Kids love it, adults love it! You will too!

05/28: Lucerno and The Underhill Family Orchestra
Saturday – 9pm, The Merry Widow
Lucero is an alt-country/punk rock band from Memphis, TN. Formed in 1998, the six-piece has built its reputation on writing sing-along songs about small town life and love, putting a modern edge on classic Americana subjects. The Underhill Family Orchestra is an enthusiastic rock-n-roll local favorite from right here in Mobile. 21+ event.

05/29: Sunday Sunset Concert
Sunday – 6-8pm, West End Beach Dauphin Island
Can you think of a better view of the sunset than from the sandy beaches of Dauphin Island? We can’t either! Starting this Sunday, concerts will be held each Sunday throughout the summer. Bring your lawnchairs and beverages to relax and let the view and sounds blow your mind!  

05/29: K. Michelle
Sunday – 7:30, Mobile Civic Center
K. Michelle “More Issues than Vogue” Tour.  Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle continues to reign over the Billboard charts; debuting at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart – for the 3rd time and #2 on Billboard’s Top 200, with her third full-length album “MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE.” This marks K. Michelle’s third consecutive #1 album on the R&B charts. Tickets selling out fast, get yours today!


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05/30: Mobile Symphonic Pops Memorial Day Concert
Monday – 7pm, Medal of Honor Park (Cottage Hill Park)
The very best way to spend Memorial Day night! Please join The Mobile Pops as they honor our country and service men and women, particularly those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Feel free to bring your favorite drinks or snacks and your own seating (chairs or blanket) and enjoy the concert!

05/31: Jimmy Buffett
Tuesday – 8pm, The Wharf
Going to Orange Beach for Memorial Day? Stay an extra day and get your Margarita’s ready! Jimmy Buffett is coming to The Wharf and there is no better way to say “Hello Summer” like a Buffett concert. Tickets are limited, snag one while you can!

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What’s Happening the Week of May 18, 2016

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: What’s the best birthday treat? A Frios Pop, of course! Owner of Frios, Kari Benson, hosted a fun filled birthday for her 9 year old at Fairhope Pier! Now that its basically summer here on the Gulf Coast, everyday is a good day for Frios!  Photo Credit: Kari Benson | Facebook.com

Do Some Good!
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church is in need of box fans to give to members of our community who may not have access to A/C this summer. To donate- just drop one off at the church any day, any time!

05/20-05/21: BayBears VS. Mississippi Braves
Friday & Saturday – 7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium.
There’s nothing better than a baseball game and the BayBears never disappoint. All weekend long the Mobile BayBears take on the Mississippi Braves. Come out to enjoy some of the best concession food you’ve ever had, fireworks and maybe even some time with Baby Bear!

05/20-05/22: Hangout Music Fest
All Weekend, Gulf Shores, AL.
Most definitely THE BEST way to spend a weekend in Alabama. The Hangout Music Fest is located in Gulf Shores and takes over the beach for 3 days. Get out and enjoy some sun, sand and great music. Acts like Calvin Harris, Alabama Shakes, Lenny Kravitz and many more!

05/20: Mrs. Bellingrath’s Birthday Celebration
Friday – 8-5pm, Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
Bessie Morse Bellingrath was “a gracious lady whose magnificent vision of beauty enriched immeasurably the life of this community” (The Mobile Register, 1943). Born on May 20, 1878, Miss Bessie left an unparalleled mark, creating her Gardens and Home. Every year, guests are invited to plan a special visit to the Gardens to celebrate Mrs. Bellingrath’s birthday. Guests touring the Bellingrath Museum Home will receive a free souvenir book and a discount coupon to redeem in our Gift Shop. In honor of Miss Bessie, we invite you to enjoy a glass of fresh, homemade ice tea!

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05/20: Lipstick, Lies and Alibis – Mobile Mystery Dinners
Friday – 7pm, Mobile’s Carnival Museum.
Can you guess who-dun-it? Mobile Mystery Dinners presents “Lipstick, Lies and Alibis”- a play within a play- sure to leave you on the edge of your seat to find out the real killer. Full meal catered by Naman’s, a tour of the museum and unlimited wine bar included with ticket.

5/21: Market on the Square
Saturday – 7-12pm, Cathedral Square.
Saturday mornings in Downtown Mobile never disappoint! Come check out the Market on the Square where local vendors pack out Cathedral Square with fresh baked goods, handmade soaps, local produce, honey, arts and crafts are for purchase. At 8:30am a donation based Yoga on the Square class will be taking place in the middle of Market so bring your towel, mat and some water!

05/21: Alabama’s 12th Annual Blue Star Salute
Saturday – 8-5pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.
The 12th Annual Blue Star Salute is in celebration of Armed Forces Day. Events include The Wall That Heals- a traveling replica of the Vietnam Wall, the Fallen Heroes 5K Run/Walk, Celebration and Concert. Open to the public, $2 park entry fee.

05/21: American Whiskey & Cigars Night
Saturday – 5:30pm, The Battle House Hotel – Royal Street Tavern.
The Royal Street Tavern located at the Battle House Hotel is hosting an American Whiskeys and Cigars Night. Tickets are $30 and includes eight half ounce tastes and one specialty cigar. Break the mold of your Whiskey palate and try something new. Call 205-338-5403 for reservations.


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05/21: Screen on the Green – The Princess Bride
Saturday – 8:15pm, Dorn Field at Spring Hill College.
Join The Village of Spring Hill for the Screen on the Green Outdoor Movie Fest going on all summer long. This week’s showing is The Princess Bride (PG). The event is free to the public. Come early and hungry! Pizza Hut, Benjamin’s Burger Kaboose, and Kona Ice will be selling food and beverages. Presented by Donaghey Orthodontics.

05/22: 3rd Annual Suck It, Cancer!
Sunday – 2pm, Fairhope Brewing Company.
1000 lbs. of crawfish donated by D.I.P. Seafood-Mudbugs for a Crawfish Cook-off! $10 gets you in the door and eating delicious crawfish. Spend your Sunday listening to live music and enjoying craft beers from Fairhope Brewing Company! Tickets available from local American Cancer Society locations and Fairhope Brewing Company.


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What’s Happening the Week of May 11-May 18, 2016

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Plane Pull
Featured Photo: Congrats to the Mobile-Fire Rescue Team for winning the 2016 Dumas Wesley Plane Pull. The Plane Pull was a huge success! Photo Credit: City of Mobile | Facebook.com


05/12: Craft Beer Dinner
Thursday- 6:30pm, The Admiral Hotel.
In Partnership with Good People Brewing, Launch Restaurant at the historic Admiral Hotel is hosting a Craft Beer Dinner. Meet the Co-Owner and Founder of Good People Brewing Company and enjoy a unique experience over a delicious 5 course meal pared with great beers. Dinner and Beer is only $45. This includes free Valet. Spots going fast, call 251-460-3158 to reserve.

05/12: Beacon on the Bay
Thursday- 6pm, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
Volunteers of America Southeast is hosting their annual fundraiser, Beacon on the Bay, at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in downtown. The guest speaker this year will be Coach Bobby Bowden. Tickets are on sale now!

05/13: LoDa ArtWalk
Friday- 6-9pm, Lower Dauphin St Downtown Mobile
Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa Artwalk.

05/13: Florida Georgia Line
Friday- 7pm, The Wharf.
The Wharf knows how to kick off summer! Florida Georgia Line will be in concert along with Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three and Kane Brown. Tickets are going FAST! Go early and have dinner and drinks at one of the many restaurants on site and stay after to dance the night away!

05/14: Orange Beach Wine + Beer + Fun Festival
Saturday- Orange Beach.
The Orange Beach Wine Fest is one of the most cherished events on the island. Over 120 wines, three live music acts, food from distinguished local restaurants, boat tours of the bay, custom wine glass, custom wine bag, and even craft beer for the un-winies–All for only $45 if you buy before the event. $55 to purchase at the gate, if available.


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05/14: RUN RIDE SCOUT 5k, Duathlon and Fun Run
Saturday- 7am, Battleship Memorial Park.
RUN RIDE SCOUT 5K, Duathlon & 1-Mile Family Fun Run benefits local scouting programs at the Mobile Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. All Walk/Run & Bike events will start in the Battleship parking lot. Certified 5k course and Duathlon will continue with a 12-mile bike race with 6-mile turn-around at Meaher State Park. Entry fees include short sleeved t-shirt, drinks, on site activities & post-race food.

05/14: NAMI Walk
Saturday- 8:30am, Medal of Honor Park.
The Mobile chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is having its annual 5k fundraising walk this Saturday. NAMI is an organization that works locally and nationally to raise awareness and provide services for those with mental illness and their family members. Race begins at 9am.

05/14: Crawfish for a Cause 2016
Saturday- 12-4pm, The Grounds
Crawfish for a Cause is a fundraising event for USA Medical Center’s Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center. One of the most comprehensive burn centers in our area. Come out and enjoy crawfish, music and more! Fun for the whole family. Tickets are $25 and are sold IN ADVANCE ONLY.

05/14: New Beginnings Animal Rescue Fundraising Event
Saturday- 2-6pm, Fairways Indoor Golf Club, Spanish Fort.
Let’s help the animals and have fun while doing it! Come join Fairways in supporting New Beginnings Animal Rescue by playing some fun games and checking out the silent auction!

05/14-05/18: Mobile BayBears VS. Jackson Generals
Saturday-Wednesday- Hank Aaron Stadium
It’s time to get out to the Hank and support our Mobile BayBears at their home game streak this weekend! From fireworks and hotdogs to catching a pop fly ball, BayBears games are fun for the whole family!


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05/14-05/15: Tour de Bay Criterium and Century Ride
Saturday & Sunday- 8am-4pm, Downtown Mobile.
On May 14 and 15, it will be Pedals to the Metal in downtown Mobile. The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) Tour de Bay presented by Hargrove Engineers + Constructors. The event is hosted by Team Share the Road and the Mobile Sports Authority. Mobile Sports Authority Tour de Bay is sanctioned by USA Cycling and will serve as the 2016 Alabama State Criterium Championship.

05/14-05/15: BodyPump Training
Saturday & Sunday- Hearin-Chandler YMCA.
Love to exercise and wish you could get paid for it? Now’s your chance! The Hearin-Chandler YMCA is hosting BodyPump instructor training this weekend. Do the training, get assessed and then take center stage. If you’ve got the right attitude and a willingness to see the journey through, you’ll soon be packing classes and changing lives.

05/15: Adopt & Shop- Market and Pet Adoption
Sunday- 12pm, Bella and Bow’s Pet Boutique, The Holiday Shopping Center.
Bella and Bow’s Pet Boutique is hosting an Adopt & Shop event to raise funds for the rescue organizations in our area. Local vendors, live music, huge pet adoption, great food and pet activities will be going on all day! Free admission.


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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL 5/4-5/11/2016

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Mobile Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra
Featured Photo:  Mobile’s Symphony Youth Orchestra played a beautiful concert in Trinity Gardens at the Mike Dow Amphitheater on Sunday. Councilman Fred Richardson helped bring the concert to life for the community. Pictured: Fred Richardson, Dr. Robert Seebacher, Jade Collins, Paige Miller and other members of the MSYO. Everyone had a blast! Photo Credit: Marion Steinfels


05/05: For Heart’s Sake
Thursday- 5-8pm, Red or White Wine and Gourmet Center.
Join The University of South Alabama and Heart For Athlete’s for a silent auction and benefit for Heart for Athletes. Heart for Athletes is an organization that provides cardiac screening to protect youth from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The desire of Heart for Athletes is to be a part of the growing trend to perform cardiac screenings on athletes prior to their participation in athletic activities. This service will be provided to athletes in the communities of Baldwin and Mobile, AL, resulting in young lives being saved. Several of the conditions that lead to SCA are detectable, and deaths are preventable.

05/05: Cocktails with the Critters
Thursday- 6-9pm, Bluegill Restaurant.
Cocktails with the Critters is an annual fundraiser for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation. The evening will be full of fun- including food, drinks, music and silent auction. Help protect our resources!

05/06: Drug Education Council Golf Tournament
Friday- 8:30am, Spring Hill Golf Course.
The Drug Education Council Golf Tournament, sponsored in part by G.A. West and Hangout in Gulf Shores, will be a four-man scramble taking place on the beautiful Spring Hill Golf Course.  All proceeds benefit the DEC and provide support for programs throughout our community.  If you are interested in supporting the Drug Education Council as a player or sponsor, please call 251-478-7855 or email courtney@drugeducation.org

05/06: Gulf Coast Young Professional Summit
Friday- 1-7pm, GulfQuest.
Come connect, learn and share. Presented by AL.com, the Gulf Coast Young Professional Summit is your opportunity to engage with rising leaders in the Mobile area. Come discuss relevant issues and hear from employers and business leaders with fresh ideas for reaching Millennials. General admission is $10.

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05/06-05/07: 12th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
Fri 2pm-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, 18507 US Hwy 98 West Foley.
The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is approaching its 12th year of flying! The event will feature over 30 balloons from across the country! Tethered balloon rides available. The balloons are tied to the ground using ropes and go up in the air about 45-50ft. This is great for all ages, bring the whole family out for a weekend of fun!

05/06-5/08: BayBears VS Chattanooga
Fri & Sat 7:05pm, Sun 2:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium.
Come out and cheer on our local hometown baseball team as they take on Chattanooga Lookouts this weekend! The BayBears never disappoint- great games, great players, fantastic food and fireworks shows are not to be missed!

05/07: 2016 Plane Pull
Saturday- 9am-1pm, Brookley.
Can you handle the ultimate man versus machine challenge? This extreme and unique event, which pits teams of 20 against a FedEx aircraft weighing more than 180,000 lbs., is a fundraiser that raises both money and awareness for the Dumas Wesley Community Center. Teams compete to pull the plane 12 feet in the fastest amount of time. The event is open to the public and will also include entertainment, food, an awards ceremony and a Kid’s Zone with various activities. Spectators are free and strongly encouraged to attend and cheer on their favorite team!

05/07: CreekFest
Saturday- 10am-2pm, Tricentennial Park.
This is a free, family-friendly event celebrating Three Mile Creek. The fun filled day includes a cane-pole fishing tournament (ages 16 & under), kayak rentals, live music from Eric Erdman, hotdogs provided by Mobile Gas, door prizes, and educational exhibits. Join Mobile County Health Department, Mobile Baykeeper, Keep Mobile Beautiful, Boy & Girl Scouts of America, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, MAWSS, GulfQuest, Mobile Baybears, and many others to showcase one of the city’s most historic waterways.

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05/08: Mobile Symphony Orchestra- From Oceans To Stars
Sunday- 2:30pm, Saenger Theater.
The Mobile Symphony Orchestra Presents “From Oceans to Stars”. Peter Maxwell Davies, a longtime resident of the Orkney Islands off Scotland, captures their powerful weather and rustic wedding traditions in a raucous barnburner that includes a strolling bagpiper! MSO Concertmaster Jenny Gregoire takes to the skies in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ gentle depiction of a bird in flight. And Gustav Holst’s astounding astrological journey takes us to the outer reaches of human aspiration.

05/08: Mother’s Day Evening Garden Concert
Sunday- 5:30pm, Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
Make Mom feel extra special when you bring her to the annual Mother’s Day Evening Garden Concert on Live Oak Plaza with the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra! The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8; discounted admission into the Gardens begins at 4 p.m.

05/10: Putting with a Purpose
Tuesday- 6:30-9pm, The Putting Place.
Please join The Putting Place for a Mini Golf Tournament honoring Caroline Shedd’s Woman of the Year campaign benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Cost: $20 per person, $60 per team. Each registration includes 1 free beer, 1 free round of mini golf on next visit & the chance to win awards and door prizes. Food & drinks will be available to purchase! This event is for 21 years of age and up. Day of event registration is from 5-6:30pm.


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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL April 27-May 4, 2016

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Math Path Event 2016 - Mobile Alabama
Featured Photo:  Math Path participants having a blast at the event. Math Path was a huge success thanks to One Mobile and a large list of phenomenal volunteers. Didn’t make it out? We will see you next year, Mobile! Photo Credit: Savannah Chamblee

04/28: GMBACS Broadway Concert
7pm, St. Joseph’s Chapel, Spring Hill College
GMBACS, Mobile’s Outstanding SATB Chorale (Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society), joins the Spring Hill College Chorale for a rousing spring concert of Broadway Showtunes.  Be our guests at St. Joseph’s Chapel on Spring Hill College campus for selections from Bernstein to Hammerstein, Les Miz to Monty Python. Join us and sing along.  Free and open to the public.  

04/29: The Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-A-Thon
4:30pm, Moorer Library.
Join your friends and neighbors for the 5th Annual Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-A-Thon on Friday, April 29th. Registration begins at 3:00pm. The Sidewalk-A-Thon is a one mile walk, from the Moorer Public Library on South McGregor Avenue to Dorn Field on the campus of Spring Hill College, to raise money for additional sidewalk construction in the Village. Children and adults of all ages are invited to attend! Following the walk there will be a carnival party, free ice cream, an outdoor movie, and fireworks to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Village of Spring Hill!

04/29: Screen on the Green
7:45pm, Dorn Field, Spring Hill College.
Screen on the Green, The Village of Spring Hill’s outdoor movie festival, is back! The festival kicks off with the family-friendly adventure, The Goonies (PG). Immediately following the movie, there will be a fireworks display to celebrate The Village of Spring Hill’s 10th Anniversary. Pizza Hut, Alabama Brickhouse Hotdogs, and Kona Shaved Ice will be on hand selling food and beverages.

04/30: Wiggle Waggle Rescue Run
8am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
Join us for the 2nd annual Wiggle Waggle 5K and Fun Run at Bellingrath Gardens and Home to benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation.If you are looking for a way to give back to your community and enjoy the great outdoors Wiggle Waggle 2016 Presented by Pet Supplies PLUS is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Your $25.00 early registration race fee includes entry into Bellingrath Gardens and Home, a special edition Wiggle Waggle 2016 race shirt, a gift bag provided by Pet Supplies PLUS, along with a family fun event.

04/30: 5th Annual Tunnel Vision 5k
8am, Ben May Public Library.
Come participate in the nation’s ONLY on, under and over water certified 5k course! Starting at Mobile Public Library on Government Street, participants will run through Bankhead Tunnel, up on the bridge over the river and finish on the Causeway at Cafe Del Rio. The awards party is shaping up to be best yet with live music by the ever-popular local band, Fat Man Squeeze, cold liquid refreshments AND all you can eat tacos from Cafe Del Rio’s famous taco bar!


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04/30: Delta Woods & Waters Expo
9am-4pm, 5 Rivers Delta.
The Delta Woods and Waters Expo, an annual event sponsored by the City of Spanish Fort, 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 expo includes fun and exciting hands-on demonstrations that allow attendees to learn and practice new skills with one-on-one instruction. Free admission.

04/30: Pump for Pets
9:15am, Hearin-Chandler YMCA.
Join the Y for new music, new moves and a lot of love for our four legged friends! Come check out  the new release of BODYPUMP 97! Pump for Pets is an event benefiting you and local animal shelters. Get a great workout in and give back at the same time. All participants are asked to donate a pet toy, treats, food or litter as admission.

04/30-05/01: 67th Annual Blessing of the Fleet
10am-4pm, Bayou La Batre.
The custom of the Blessing of the Fleet can be traced back to Old World European fishing communities where God was publicly acknowledged and asked for a bountiful harvest and the safety of the men at sea. St. Margaret’s Blessing of the Fleet has grown to include Vietnamese Cuisine, a Gumbo Cook-off, an Arts & Crafts Show, a Decorated Boat Contest, Boat Cruises, Bingo, and more. It is a tourist attraction and a community event that people of Bayou La Batre look forward to each year.

04/30: Family Festival & Bicycle Rodeo
10-4pm, Brookley Warehouse District.
Hosted by the Junior League of Mobile, the Family Festival & Bicycle Rodeo is free and open to the public. Come visit the beautiful Brookley campus and enjoy a fun filled day of live music, food and bicycle rodeo for kids of all ages. Activities will include how to properly fit your helmet, lock your bike, ride in traffic and how to handle intersections. All children who complete all of the rodeo stations will receive a water bottle.

05/01: The Market at the Pillars
12-4pm, The Pillars of Mobile.
Come experience a fun afternoon of shopping with local vendors and artisans. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and you will no doubt find that perfect gift! Food Trucks and Mimosas will be on hand! Free and open to the public.

05/01: Be Fit 5k
3pm, Downtown Mobile.
Distinguished Young Women is excited to announce our their first Be Fit 5K & Fun Run. To celebrate the annual Be Your Best Self Week, this fun, family friendly event focuses not only on being physically fit, but also emphasizes the importance of setting goals and striving to achieve them. Register to run or walk the 5K- they even have a stroller wave! Post-race party will include music by Boogie Knights DJ, food, beverages, and family fun!

05/01: Barre3 In The Park
3pm, Medal of Honor Park.
Join Barre3 for a free class!  This is an open level class for all fitness levels. All you need to bring is a yoga mat, water bottle and feel free to invite a friend! We will have face painting for the kids from 2:30-4:30pm so make it a day for the entire family.


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05/01: Local Goodness 2016
4-7pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal.
USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital will host the third annual Local Goodness, a unique farm-to-table experience sponsored by Hancock Bank. At this casual seated dinner and silent auction, 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 are $150 per person and will cover multi-course menu and alcoholic beverages.

05/02: Fashion With A Passion
10:30am-1pm, Grand Hotel.
See the latest fashions and help make wishes come true by supporting Fashion with a Passion and Make-A-Wish Alabama. Highlights will include: Brunch & Bubbly, Live Auction, Live Music by Roman Street, Wish Kid Appearances, Health & Beauty Expo, Purse Sweepstakes, Unique Door Prizes, & a fashion show presented by Mobile and Baldwin Counties’ trendiest boutiques. The Health and Beauty Expo will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the program and brunch will begin at noon.

05/03: Celtic Woman-Destiny World Tour
7pm, Mobile Civic Center.
Multi Platinum Irish music sensation Celtic Woman presents DESTINY, an enchanting new show and world concert tour.  The Destiny Tour features timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards wrapped in the group’s celebrated style. Celtic Woman showcases three world class vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Susan McFadden and newest member Éabha McMahon with brilliant Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skills and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition.

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05/06:Drug Education Council Golf Tournament
8:30am, Spring Hill Golf Course.
The Drug Education Council Golf Tournament, sponsored in part by G.A. West and Hangout in Gulf Shores, will be a four-man scramble taking place on the beautiful Spring Hill Golf Course.  All proceeds benefit the DEC and provide support for programs throughout our community.  If you are interested in supporting the Drug Education Council as a player or sponsor, please call 251-478-7855 or email courtney@drugeducation.org



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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL 4/20-4/27/2016

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Prichard Prep Girl Scouts - Mobile Alabama
Featured Photo:  Girl Scouts are hard at work over at Prichard Preparatory School. Spring has sprung and these little ladies are bringing some bright colors to the school grounds. Photo Credit: Prichard Preparatory School  | Facebook.com

04/20-04/29: Mobile Food + Wine Experience Wine Week 2016
Multiple Locations.
Mobile Food + Wine Experience takes over Mobile from April 20th til April 29th. The week starts off with a Preview Party at Dauphin’s Restaurant on Wednesday, moves to Noja and Sai Sho Thursday, Noble South and Domke Market Friday night ending the week with a Grand Tasting on Saturday night at GulfQuest. But it doesn’t stop there-  continue the party Sunday for brunch at The Battle House and a pick up party on April 29th at Domke Market. You don’t want to miss all the fabulous food and wine pairings at each of these restaurants each night!

04/20: The Big Easy IPA Tour
6-10pm, Downtown Mobile.
Get ready for some New Orleans-style rhythms and revelry on the Big Easy Tour! The Tour will  be rolling into Mobile with the music of the Young Pin Stripe brass band, free samples of the new Big Easy Session IPA, Abita giveaways and plenty of Mardi Gras beads and mayhem. The Tour will be popping up between 6-10p at LODA, Brickyard, Hayley’s, Hero’s, and O’Dalys. The tour is free and tickets are not necessary.

04/21: S.S. Lucky Ducky
6-9pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center.
This year, Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is setting sail for an evening aboard the S.S. Lucky Ducky! With your boarding pass, you get dinner and a night of adventure on the high seas, while supporting Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy’s mission of keeping their patients connected to their medication. We are excited to have RuffWater to entertain the crowd with their great variety of music. The ducks are going to make an appearance this year, but instead of racing them they will be hanging out in the pond waiting to be adopted. Will you adopt one of the Lucky Ducks and win one of the great prizes?  

04/21: Spark Talks – The Heart of the Matter – From DaVinci to Today
6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.
Spark Talks gets the conversation started about specific exhibits at the Exploreum. This Spark Talk will take a look at advancements in Cardiac Medical Technology since the days of DaVinci til now. Admission is $6 per person.


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04/22-04/24: Interstate Mullet Toss and Greatest Gulf Coast Beach Party
Where legends are made. 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. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast- with food, music and lots of things to do! People travel from across the globe to see what all the fuss is about down at the Flora-Bama – the memories are priceless.

04/22-04/28: Mobile BayBears vs. Tennessee Home Games
Hank Aaron Stadium. The Mobile BayBears are gearing up for a run of home games against Tennessee! Don’t miss out on our local team dominating this weekend! Games are 7:05pm Fri & Sat, 2:05pm Sun, 6:35 Mon and 11:05am on Tuesday (talk about the perfect lunch break!). Get your tickets now!

04/22: Mobile Mystery Dinners- A Murder in Jest at Camelot Castle
7pm, Mobile Carnival Museum.
Castle Camelot’s jester Mr Minute, has been found dead in the castle hall, but he didn’t die laughing… He was Murdered! You could say someone else had the last laugh. Obviously whoever committed the crime took audience participation one step further and as it happens the prime suspects have all gathered together for a medieval banquet to solve the crime. Love, jealousy, conspiracy, bribery, corruption and treason – all the possible motives you could want – but who actually did it? Open Wine Bar starting at 6:30pm. 21+ admitted only.

04/23: Ram Run 5K
8am, University of Mobile.
The 5th Annual University of Mobile Ram Run will take place on the beautiful campus of University of Mobile on April 23rd. Registration proceeds go to individual departments so please choose the PSYCHOLOGY department when you register! Come out and support this great 5K!

04/23: Math Path
10-2pm, Langan Park, Cottage Hill Park, Public Safety Park.
Presented by The Mobile Rundown with help from One Mobile, Math Path is a fun sidewalk chalk event for children in 1st-5th grades (but all ages are welcome). Each park’s sidewalks will be covered in math questions for each grade to answer! We’ll use a different color chalk for each grade level and give kids “passports” to have stamped as they check their answers at the end of each route. There may be some pretty sweet prizes for completing the route. Free to the public! Click the link above to register your child or sign up to volunteer.

04/23: Earth Day Mobile Bay
10am-6pm, Fairhope Pier Park.
Sponsored by the City of Fairhope and Alabama Sierra Club, Earth Day Mobile Bay will host environmental displays and activities, and a wide variety of interactive educational opportunities for children and adults in a family-friendly environment. Live music will be offered.Free admission.


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04/23: Mobile Food + Wine Experience Grand Tasting
6-8pm, GulfQuest Maritime Museum.
This Grand Tasting event will feature fine wines from top wine distributors across the Gulf Coast as well as food from Mobile’s best restaurants and caterers. Tickets to the Grand Tasting will include free admission to the GulfQuest Museum, allowing you to enjoy their exhibits while you sip on the hottest new Pinot! The Mobile Food + Wine Experience, a non-profit 501c3, was founded by a group of local food and wine enthusiasts that gather around the table to celebrate our passion for wine education, local culture, and economic development.

04/27: National Walk at Lunch Day
10:30am-1:30pm, Bienville Square.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama presents the 10th Annual National Walk at Lunch Day event for Alabama. Commit to walk 30-minutes during your lunch hour at Bienville Square. 30 minute walking groups start every thirty minutes. Come out and enjoy free health screenings and healthy vendors. If you register early, you will get entered for door prizes, tumblers and t-shirts!

Upcoming Event:
05/06:Drug Education Council Golf Tournament
8:30am, Spring Hill Golf Course.
The Drug Education Council Golf Tournament, sponsored in part by G.A. West and Hangout in Gulf Shores, will be a four-man scramble taking place on the beautiful Spring Hill Golf Course.  All proceeds benefit the DEC and provide support for programs throughout our community.  If you are interested in supporting the Drug Education Council as a player or sponsor, please call 251-478-7855 or email courtney@drugeducation.org



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What’s Happening in Mobile 04.13-04.20.16

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

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Featured Photo: These young students visited our city council meeting Tuesday to learn about local government. They are participants in the Jack and Jill of America program, which is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.  Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | Facebook.com



04/14: Little Black Dress
6:30pm, Fort Whiting Auditorium.
This annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile premiere fundraising event is presented by BMW of Mobile. “Little Black Dress” is a fast-paced New York style runway show featuring local models and a cocktail party – You don’t want to miss it! Cocktail attire requested. Tickets are $100 per person.

04/14: 20th Season Home Opener- Mobile BayBears
6:35pm, Hank Aaron Stadium.
It’s that time of year again! Our local Baybears baseball team is celebrating its 20th season and home season opener Thursday! Come out to the ball game and enjoy a burger and popcorn while the Baybears take on the Biloxi Shuckers. Let’s pack the stadium out and get this season started off right! Home games last all weekend with games at 7:05pm Friday and Saturday as well!

04/15: 2nd Annual ASHRAE Charity Golf Tournament
7am, Springhill Golf Course.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is holding it’s 2nd annual Charity Golf International. Proceeds of the event will benefit Ransom Ministries and the ASHRAE Research Promotion. Shotgun start at 8am and entry fees include golf cart, driving range balls, t-shirt and lunch. Register by clicking the link above or calling 251.421.4761.

04/15: Mobley
10pm, Attic at The Blind Mule.
From the start, Mobley’s work has been marked by solitude, ingenuity, and a drive that could only be called obsessive, and whether you experience his music on record or at one of his live shows (on stage, he’s electric), the passion is palpable. Over the last few years, he’s composed dozens of pieces for stage and television and played 150+ national tour dates (with the likes of JUNGLE, Mutemath, & Wavves and at festivals like Savannah Stopover and Float Fest). This spring and summer, he’ll tour throughout the United States and Mexico in support of his newest EP release, Some Other Country, now out on Violent Films. Check him out while he’s here in Mobile!


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04/16: Blisters for Sisters
7am, Sacred Heart.
Lace ‘em up and listen for the starting gun! The 2nd Annual Blisters for Sisters Run is a certified 5K and Fun Run course beginning at Sacred Heart. Packet pickup and registration will begin at 7 a.m. Post race food and beverages will be provided.

04/16: Market on the Square
7:30am, Cathedral Square.
Winter is over and Spring is in full swing! Opening day of the Market on the Square is Saturday downtown in Cathedral Square. Every Saturday from now until the end of July, Market on the Square will be open from 7:30am to noon. Come bring the family and fur babies and enjoy homemade treats, soaps, Farmers Market, local honey and other makers from around our area! See you there!

04/16: Apple Snail Roundup
9-11am, Langan Park.
Join Mobile Baykeeper to help remove the apple snail, an invasive species, from our local waterways. Volunteers will help find and capture adult and juvenile apple snails as well as remove apple snail eggs. Volunteers with canoes, kayaks, or small boats are particularly needed but some will be provide on a limited basis.

04/16: Color Me Rad
9am, The Grounds.
Color Me Rad is loosely based on the Hindu Festival of Colors AND the color represents the end of lame runs and the beginning of fun runs. Start out as clean as a newborn babe, and throughout the run volunteers will coat you with liquids, powders, and gels of blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippie on the other side. Post-race music, food and fun! Wear all white, it’s way more fun that way! T-shirts, a RAD temporary tattoo and a Goo Guard phone case is included with race registration.

04/16: Living History Crew Drill
8am, USS Alabama Battleship
Step into history with our Living History Crew and learn what life aboard the USS ALABAMA was like during WWII. Observe call to battles-stations, YAK attacks, and drills. This event is great for history buffs and children. Events included in regular admission price.


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04/19: Crawfish and Corn Toss Challenge
6:30pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub
Join O’Daly’s for fun, friends, hot fresh Crawfish and Corn Toss- What better way to spend your Tuesday night?! Some pretty sweet prizes for Corn Toss are at stake! $5 donation to Irish Network Mobile Bay is requested. O’Daly’s is raising money for Irish Day Mobile event on Sept. 18, 2016.

04/16: Mobile Pops Concert- A Tribute to John Williams
7pm, Cottage Hill Park.
Join the Mobile Symphonic Pops Band as they pay tribute to John Williams and some of his most memorable cinematic compositions, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and more! All Mobile Pops concerts are family friendly and free to the public!

NOW-04/31: Barre3 Summer Specials
Barre3 Mobile. Looking for your home to shape up for Summer? Let Barre3 get you Summer Ready! Barre3 is having special events all month long for members. For just $130 a month, barre3 members enjoy unlimited classes, barre3 online (think hundreds of delicious recipes and online workouts) as well as special retail discounts and member events throughout the year.

Upcoming Listing:
04/23: Ram Run 5K
8am, University of Mobile.
The 5th Annual University of Mobile Ram Run will take place on the beautiful campus of University of Mobile on April 23rd. Registration proceeds go to individual departments so please choose the PSYCHOLOGY department when you register! Friday, April 15th is the last day to be guaranteed a t-shirt when you register! Come out and support this great 5K!

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What’s Happening in Mobile 4/6-4/13/2016

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: This past weekend’s Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride was a huge success! 530 riders participated in this beautiful 12 mile ride around Mobile.  Photo Credit: Jeff DeQuattro | Facebook.com

4/7: 1st Annual Hometown NFL Huddle Charity Golf Tournament
7am, Magnolia Grove Golf Course.
United Way of Southwest Alabama is hosting its First Annual Hometown NFL Huddle Charity Golf Tournament at the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove. Our hometown hero Cincinnati Bengal’s Quarterback AJ McCarron will serve as the Honoree Chair and several current and retired NFL players will be participating in the event as well!United Way would love for you to join them as a founding player for an annual event that will bring national attention to the Alabama Gulf Coast region as a community that LIVES UNITED! If you are interested in participating in this event either as a player or a sponsor, please contact Dee Dee McCarron or call the UWSWA office at 251-433-3624.

4/7: Mermania Launch Party
6pm, The Admiral Hotel.
Local designer, Megan Kowal, has created the hottest line of swimwear you’ve ever seen. Come check out her latest designs at the Mermaina Launch Party! Mermania has been featured at Mobile Fashion Week and Coastal Fashion Week. Mermania is currently located inside the Urban Emporium and Ruby Blue Boutique.

4/7: Art Scavenger Hunt
6-8pm, Mobile Museum of Art.
AIDS Alabama South is excited to present an Art Scavenger Hunt through the galleries of Mobile Museum of Art. The scavenger hunt will feature 25 works from the Mobile Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Join MMofA for one night of fun with our creative Art Scavenger Hunt on and discover the power of art in addressing social change and cultural awareness. The Hunt begins at 6pm with a clue book, live music and refreshments with donation.

4/8: Shooting For A Better Us- Clay Shoot
9am, Taylor Creek Farms
The Hearin-Chandler Family YMCA will host its inaugural Aiming For A Better Us Sporting Clay Tournament in support of the Annual Y campaign for Youth and Families. Presenting sponsors are Taylor Creek Farms, Truckworx and Meat Boss. The tournament begins with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at Taylor Creek Farms, this will be a full day of competition, fellowship and fun.

4/8: Engaging the Next Generation
6-8pm, Bienville Square.
Calling all young professionals who are looking to get involved in the local community: Engaging the Next Generation is a volunteer fair, and ENG is celebrating 8 years of hooking young professionals up with area non-profits during the April LoDA Artwalk. This program is a collaborative effort that was established in 2008 to showcase non-profit organizations in the Mobile area while connecting them with the innovators of the next generation (21 to 39 year olds). This event will have representatives from local non-profit agencies to give more information about their organization’s needs and volunteer opportunities. This year, the Community Foundation of South Alabama will lend support through its Young Philanthropy Initiative.


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4/8: LoDa ArtWalk
6-9pm, Downtown Dauphin St.
Come on down to Lower Dauphin St and enjoy a beautiful stroll, grab a bite to eat and some drinks and take in all the art you can! Local artisans, makers and musicians will be lining the streets along with open galleries. Downtown businesses are open late to get some early Mother’s Day shopping in.

4/8-4/10: SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival
6:30pm, Fri. 12:30pm Sat & Sun. Downtown Mobile.
This 3 day event is the only event that showcases the best musicians and artists in the South. With 9 concert locations participating, you can literally travel by sound in Downtown this weekend. Don’t miss the best talent from our area!

4/9: 8K by the Bay
8am, Arlington Park at Brookley Complex.
This is a certified 8K race that starts and finishes in Arlington Park and runs along beautiful Mobile Bay. Certified 2 Mile course is an out and back that starts and finishes at Arlington Park. The Fun Run is approximately 1 mile. Race will be followed by a post race party featuring awards, music, and refreshing food and beverages. Proceeds from the event will benefit Penelope House – a shelter for victims of domestic abuse.

4/9: Lifelines 7th Annual Kickball Tournament
8am, Sage Park.
Going into it’s 7th year, this kickball tournament is like no other! Come out to Sage Park to participate or watch this double elimination tournament. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Mobile and Lifelines Counseling Services.

4/9: Loda Squares- Sidewalk Art Competition
11-3pm. Cathedral Square Park.
Chalk it up! This year marks the first of an annual sidewalk chalk art competition. Artists will be creating masterful pieces of chalk art in the interior of Cathedral Park in Downtown Mobile. At 3:15pm, viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work by marking on a giant chalkboard. The artist with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice award.


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4/9: G. Love and Special Sauce
7:30pm, Soul Kitchen.
Love and Special Sauce is hitting Mobile with new tunes from their new album! Presented in part with the Miller Lite Concert Series. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30. Under 18 must be with a parent.

4/12: Crawfish In The Courtyard
6-10pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.
Mudbugs, music and more! Heralding the official opening of crawfish season on the Gulf Coast, the Exploreum Junior Advisory Board is hosting its 7th annual Crawfish in the Courtyard. All event proceeds 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. Admission to Crawfish in the Courtyard is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets include all you can eat crawfish, beverages, live music and silent auction. This is a 21+ event.

4/12: Hope For Healing
6:30pm, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel.
Victory Health Partners invites you to share in the joy that is found in offering our low income, uninsured neighbors hope for their healing. When you commit to a sponsorship or host a table at Hope for Healing, you become an integral partner and equip Victory to meet the growing need of compassionate and comprehensive healthcare. Tickets include reception, dinner and program including keynote speaker, Lee Strobel.


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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 3/30-4/6

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Sandy Stimpson Drug Education Council
Featured Photo: Sandy Stimpson met with members of the Youth Advisory Board to the Drug Education Council on Tuesday. These young leaders were praised for being such strong members of our community. Keep up the good work, guys! Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | Facebook.com


3/31: Third Eye Blind
8pm, Soul Kitchen. Soul Kitchen and Steve Hall Productions Present Third Eye Blind with special guest Bad Bad Hats. General admission, Pit and Seated Riser tickets still available. Age 18 and up. Tickets online and at both Mobile Mellow Mushroom locations. Tickets start at $38.50.

4/2: Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride
8am, Arlington Park. Hosted by Mobile United and other partner organizations. The Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride is a family-friendly 12-mile bike ride at a beginner pace of 8-12 mph. Riders begin at Arlington Park, before biking through Brookley Field and continuing along the western shore of Mobile Bay. Fun, educational talks will be included about the Crepe Myrtle Trail and other natural areas that make Mobile beautiful. Free admission but registration is required, registration begins at 8am, ride begins at 8:30am.

4/2: 23rd Annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show
8-3pm, Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Guests are invited to stroll among hundreds of classic and vintage automobiles displayed on the Great Lawn. Snacks and lunch will be available to purchase on the Great Lawn and in our Magnolia Cafe. This year, guests will feast on chicken fingers provided by Foosackly’s. Tickets are available online and at the Gardens. Regular admission fees apply to visit the show. Bring a canned good to donate to Feeding the Gulf Coast to receive $1 off admission.

4/2: Gumbo Chili Showdown
10:30am, Ladd-Peeples Stadium. The students of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine are proud to announce the return of the USA College of Medicine Gumbo Chili Showdown. The GCS is a culinary competition to see who can prepare the very best pot of gumbo or chili. Teams of students, faculty, physicians, or community members will prepare their food for hundreds of guests who then have the ability to vote on their favorite gumbo and chili! The teams will compete against one another for the crown of Best Gumbo/Chili as judged by both the audience and faculty/celebrity judges. All of the funds collected benefit the Regan Robinson Young Scholarship. Teams consist of 5 members. Student/resident teams cost $75, while all non-student teams are $150. (This is a per team fee.) Interested in creating a team? Email gumbochili@gmail.com!

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4/2: 3rd Annual Firkin Fest
2pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown. The 3rd Annual Firkin Festival is presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. 

4/2: Erin Go PawFest & Green Dress Run for Shelter
2pm, Callaghan’s. The 6th Annual Erin Go PawFest benefits the Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter. The Run will be followed by the Erin Go PawFest street party with great live music, silent auction, face painting and a roving photographer! ALSO there is a Pet Photo Contest (deadline Mar 30, $10 entry (to benefit FOMAS) Winning picture to hang in Callaghan’s for a year, and used in promo materials for next year!

4/2: Dauphin Island Sunset Bridge 5K and 4 Mile Run
5pm, Dauphin Island Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site. Presented by South Mobile County Tourism Authority and benefiting Dauphin Island & the Villages of South Mobile County. Certified 5K course that showcases the natural channel followed by the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The bridge separates the Mississippi Sound on the west from Mobile Bay on the east. Participants will run/walk to the highest point of the bridge where the view is spectacular and then return to the Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site. Early registration and race-day registration available. Post-race party includes awards ceremony, food, drinks and music.

4/2: Puttin’ On The Gritz
7pm, Fairhope Civic Center. The Eastern Shore Art Center celebrates all good Southern things with their 2nd annual fundraising event! This year’s theme: Bacon, Bourbon, and Boots! Guests are invited to be creative in their attire and take part in a fun night, while supporting our local arts community. Tickets: $75. Buy 4, get the 5th FREE! Purchase online at the link above, by phone (251) 928-2228 ext 107 or pick up at the Eastern Shore Art Center. 

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4/3: Joel Fan
3pm, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center at University of South Alabama. Presented by Mobile Chamber Music. Come see why The Washington Post calls him a “A versatile and sensitive pianist”. Joel Fan is a pianist who has traveled the world and will be coming to Mobile for the Alma and Anthony Fisher Memorial Concert. Get your tickets now! 

4/05: Dr. John
7pm, Saenger Theater. The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford.

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 3/23-3/30

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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2016 Azalea Trail Run
Featured Photo: 2016 Azalea Trail Run 10k 1st Place finisher, Dominic Ondoro. Ondoro finished the 6.2 miles in 28:25 minuets. That’s a 4:34 minute per mile pace– way to go Dominic!!   Photo Credit: Fleet Feet Sports | Facebook.com


03/24: A Night with Nick Saban
5:30pm, Mobile Convention Center. For the ninth year, Mobile-based Team Focus will host its annual fundraiser event “A Night with Nick Saban”. The evening will include a silent auction featuring numerous signed sports memorabilia followed by dinner. Team Focus founder Mike Gottfried will speak and introduce Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban who will be the keynote speaker. Tickets can be purchased by calling 251-635-1515.

03/24: Young Professionals Social
5:30pm, Fairways Indoor Golf Club. The March Young Professionals Event will be held at Fairways Indoor Golf Club, located in the Bass Pro Shop Shopping Center on March 24th from 5:30 to 7:30. Fairways features four Golf Simulators where you can play 87 different courses and a full bar as well. There will be a drawing for door prizes so be sure to bring plenty of business cards. Also, limited complimentary wine will be served so don’t be late!

03/24: The Cadillac Three
8pm, Midnight Rodeo. Bold and electric, The Cadillac Three has proven to be a force with high-energy shows and gritty sonic instincts. The Nashville natives are growing a rabid fan base across the globe with slots on Superstar tours and sold-out headline stops across Europe.  The band’s song “I’m Rockin'” is featured on the new Madden NFL 16 game and soundtrack alongside The Weeknd and LunchMoney Lewis.

03/24: Teaching Artist Project (TAP): Call to Artists
7pm, Mobile Museum of Art. In collaboration with the Mobile Arts Council and Alabama Contemporary Art Center, MMofA’s Museum School will utilize T.A.P. to organize artist-led classes, tours, workshops, seminars, and lectures in a wide variety of disciplines. Join us to learn more about how you can be involved, check out the Museum’s updated education facilities, party down with the DJ stylings of Hot Lobster (Neil Byrne) and help shape an exciting program roster as MMofA expands beyond the museum walls. Free admission. Food, Beer and Wine by donation.


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03/26: Bunny Hop Fun Run
9am, Fleet Feet Sports Mobile. Get your run in before that big Easter breakfast and dinner! Fleet Feet is holding a Bunny Hop Fun Run to get your Easter weekend off to a great start. 1.8, 3 and 4.6 mile courses available. Free run!

03/26: Egg Hunt on the Hill
9-11:30am, Spring Hill Baptist Church. This year’s annual Egg Hunt on the Hill is free and open to the public! Activities include a pretty amazing Egg Hunt, Pony Rides, Inflatables, Train Rides, Face Painting and more!

03/26: Easter in the Squares
10am-12:30pm, Bienville & Cathedral Squares. Come check out all the fun going on downtown on Saturday! Easter in the Squares Easter Parade and Egg Hunt begins at 10am. Activities include Paper Flower making, Kids Karaoke, Easter Bunny crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny, an Egg Hunt and Parade. Presented by 104.1 WABD. Free admission! Fun for the whole family!

03/27: Easter Sunrise Service
6:30am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home. As the sun rises over Bellingrath Gardens and Home on Easter Sunday, March 27, guests are invited to come and 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. Complimentary admission will be given to guests from 6 – 8 AM on Easter Sunday. A limited number of chairs will be set up and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the service will be held in the Magnolia Café. A breakfast will be available in the Magnolia Café from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for children.

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03/29: Courtesy Wins With Dan Brennan
5:30pm, The Exchange 202. What happens when we as members of our community recognize and enact simple forms of courtesy? What could our community be if we built relationships with people, not based on what they could do for us, but because how they help impact us? Dan Brennan, co-host of the Dan & Shelby show on 95KSJ is our featured speaker for The Exchange 202’s Happy Hour event as they continue the exploration in March on “Building Community.”

03/30: Paint Your Pooch Party
6-9pm, Satori Coffee House. Come paint a custom portrait of your dog or cat (or horse, bunny, ferret, pig, etc.) and help out Delta Dogs at the same time. Artist Suzy Beique Laney will be leading us in painting our pets and you’ll head home with a masterpiece. Suzy will get your canvas started for you (think paint by numbers) with a photo that you provide and guide us in painting a fantastic pet portrait. ZERO experience is necessary and it is incredibly fun! Click the link above to find out how to reserve your spot! $25 registration fee goes directly to Delta Dogs.

Upcoming Events:
4/2: Puttin’ On The Gritz
7pm, Fairhope Civic Center. The Eastern Shore Art Center celebrates all good Southern things with their 2nd annual fundraising event! This year’s theme: Bacon, Bourbon, and Boots! Guests are invited to be creative in their attire and take part in a fun night, while supporting our local arts community. Tickets: $75. Buy 4, get the 5th FREE! Purchase online at the link above, by phone (251) 928-2228 ext 107 or pick up at the Eastern Shore Art Center.

4/2: Gumbo Chili Showdown
10:30am, Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The students of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine are proud to announce the return of the USA College of Medicine Gumbo Chili Showdown. The GCS is a culinary competition to see who can prepare the very best pot of gumbo or chili. Teams of five students, faculty, physicians, or community members prepare their food for hundreds of guests who then have the ability to vote on their favorite gumbo and chili. All of the funds collected benefit the Regan Robinson Young Scholarship. Create a team! Teams will compete against one another for the crown of Best Gumbo/Chili as judged by both the audience and faculty/celebrity judges. Teams consist of 5 members. Student/Resident teams cost $75, while all non-student teams are $150. This is a per team fee. Anyone interested in creating a team should email gumbochili@gmail.com.


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