What’s Happening in Mobile the week of Thanksgiving 2015

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Featured Photo: While representing Thailand, Dr. Serena Nimityongskul and Victoria Hartley pose with visiting Girl Scouts at the 32nd Annial Mobile Internation Festival held at the Mobile Civic Center. Photo Credit:  Facebook.com

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11/19-11/26: Give Generously
Barre3 Mobile. Barre3 is having a canned food drive running all week (Thursday-Thursday) and you can donate 3 cans of non-perishable food and get a FREE class in return. It’s the time of year when a few cans from your pantry can go a long way to someone in need! Help others enjoy the holiday season and get a free class in return!

11/25: Hops and Gravy Rare Beer Festival
6:30am, OK Bicycle Shop. Join the Bike Shop for a night of tasting amazing craft beer that you cannot get anywhere else! They have hand picked these unique, high gravity craft beer kegs from top breweries in our market. The Bike Shop will also have chef prepared appetizer pairings to make this event even more delicious. Tickets $25.

11/26: Turkey Trot for Hope & Gobble Wobble
8-11am, Spanish Plaza, Government St. The 2015 Turkey Trot for Hope & Gobble Wobble benefits Camp Rap-A-Hope, a camp for Gulf Coast children faced with cancer. The 5k will start at 8:00am and run along a certified 5K course. The Gobble Wobble fun run is less than a mile and will begin at 9:00am.

11/26: Thanksgiving Family Service Day with Ransom
11am-2pm, Christ United Methodist Church. Come help Ransom Cafe serve the homeless food on Thanksgiving Day. There will be crafts for children and a Hopeful Bag Build!

11/27: Black Friday Art Market + Live Music from NoFos
5pm, Azalea Manor. The Azalea Manor Black Friday Art Market will feature artwork that is hand-crafted by local artists so your gifts will be 100% unique and every penny will stay right here in your community. From paintings to sculptures to jewelry and everything in between you’ll find it all!



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11/28: Fitnatic Pancake Fun Run with Whole Foods
8am, Fleet Feet Sports Mobile. To keep our Fitnatic weekend rolling we are hosting a fun run that will start at Fleet Feet and end with some awesome pancakes and hot chocolate for all our participants! This event is a free fun run hosted by Fleet Feet Sports. There will be 3 different route options for the run along with pancakes and hot chocolate post race for all participants

11/29: 5 Rivers Sunday Matinee “Earth Flight”
9am-4pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Come out and join Five Rivers for a free family friendly film. In this week’s program, take an awe-inspiring journey across six continents with camera-carrying birds, drones, paragliders and microflight planes.

11/29: The Mulligan Brothers
6pm, Bluegill Restaurant. $10 cover. Drink specials and a bar set up on the side lawn next to the band!! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come hang out!

11/30: Ambassadors, Advocates and Your Biggest Fans
12pm, The Exchange 202. Brian Sooy, author of Raise Your Voice and founder of Aespire, is our guest presenter for a program focusing on how to create passionate fans! Brian is a designer, author, and entrepreneur based out of Northeast Ohio who has consulting with organizations of all types and continues to help organizations hone in on finding voice and purpose in their communications.

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11/30: Music for the Holidays – From the Valley to the Hill
7:30pm, St. Joseph’s Chapel at Spring Hill College. Come and join us for a great night of music! There will be everything from Pachelbel to Jingle Bells! For more information contact Terry Maddox at 251-434-9325 or by email at tmaddox@gspcmobile.org.

12/01-12/02: Share What You Don’t Wear
2244 Halls Mill Rd. Lucky enough to have warm clothing to spare this winter? Help us clothe our Community by sharing what you don’t wear! IBEW Local 505 is hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast. We are looking for new or clean, slightly used items – shirts, pants, dresses, suits, sweaters, jeans, coats, jackets, shoes, socks, hats and gloves. For more information contact Frank Everett at 251.476.0275. #ShareWhatYouDontWear

12/2: Winter Wonderland Wine Down
6-9pm, Azalea Manor. Join the United Way Emerging Leaders at their winter wine down to raise money for the local chapter of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and childhood literacy.  Tickets are $25, and the night will also feature food, live music, a silent auction, the Bottega fashion truck, and more!

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 11/18-11/25

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Last Wednesday was a very special Veterans Day in the City of Mobile. Our very own USS Alabama was featured on the Today Show as we honored Major John Jacobson, a WWII veteran who served under General Patton in the Third Army. He told me, “This is just another day I can serve.” Thank you to Al Roker and the Today Show for putting Mobile on the map! Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | City of Mobile

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11/19-11/26: Give Generously
Barre3 Mobile. Barre3 is having a canned food drive running all week (Thursday-Thursday) and you can donate 3 cans of non-perishable food and get a FREE class in return. It’s the time of year when a few cans from your pantry can go a long way to someone in need! Help others enjoy the holiday season and get a free class in return!

11/19: #SoMobile Launch Celebration
3-5:30pm, Saenger Theater. The community is invited to attend the Visit Mobile’s Annual Business Meeting and Official Brand Launch. Come check out the new branding for our community and get treated to drinks and giveaways! Meeting is followed by a Mobile style street party down Joachim.

11/19: Tailgate for Talk
5:30pm, Red or White. Let’s join the same team and score a touchdown for Autism Awareness! Austism2Ability has made some game changing advances in their Talk app and they want to share the details with the community. The events includes a football themed silent auction, happy hour networking, gourmet tailgate food and wine selections. Tickets starting at $25/person.

11/19: Down to Earth Farmraiser
6pm, Victory Teaching Farm. Join Victory Teaching Farm, under the stars, for a taste of all things local. Paired with area farmers, some of Mobile and Baldwin county’s most innovative chefs will be creating dishes that are sure to please and impress. Please help us “RAISE” up our Mobile and Baldwin County farmers as well as the chefs that support them in all of their efforts to support a local food system!

11/19: 7th Annual Celebrate Hope
6pm, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Celebrating its 7th year, Celebrate Hope showcases the culinary talents of local chefs and caterers and pairs each dish with a carefully selected wine and craft beer provided by local distributors. In its 5-year history, Celebrate Hope has sold out to a crowd of 700+ guests and has generated more than $1.4 million in net revenue to support cancer research at the Mitchell Cancer Institute, the Gulf Coast’s only academic cancer research facility.

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11/20: Lighting of the Tree
5-7pm, Bienville Square. The City welcomes in the holiday season with pictures with Santa, live music and much more. Shop in our merry market, enjoy live entertainment. Be sure to be there by 6 p.m., as we kick off the holiday season when the Mayor and Santa light up the tree in the Square and all along Dauphin Street at 6:10pm.

11/20: Art Soup
6pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center. Art Soup is the annual fund raiser for Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit organization that supports the services at 15 Place, Family Promise, McKemie Place, Ransom Ministries(Cafe) and other local homeless groups.

11/20: Autumn Energy
9pm-2am, Soul Kitchen. Trapezoid Entertainment presents Autumn Energy- A High energy EDM event. Doors open at 9.  Showtime at 10. Tickets are $10 in adv adn $15 day at the door. With – I am Breed, St Pete, Nate Smith, Weamzer. This is an 18+ show.

11/21: Rebloom Mobile Sale
9am-12pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens. Our November Spotlight is on Camellias! Always a welcome sight in our cooler months. We will have a selection of Camellia sasanquas – the earlier bloomers, and Camellia japonicas – that will take us into Spring. Some are available for pre-order online at the Ticket URL (members get a 10% discount with code for online orders only) We will also have other great plants to plant now and enjoy next year in your yard. Including Spring Blooming Bulbs – that you can also pre-order online.

11/21: Mobile International Festival
10am-3pm, Mobile Civic Center. The 32nd Annual Mobile International Festival’s theme this year is “Tall Tales, A Journey Through The World Of Folklore”. Festival members from over 70 countries will focus on storytelling with the telling and retelling of tall tales that originated in their countries.

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11/21: Run Your Stache Off 5K
4pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub. Certified 5K course that includes parts of downtown and midtown Mobile. Race will start and finish at O’Daly’s Irish Pub. Certified 5K course that includes parts of downtown and midtown Mobile. Race will start and finish at O’Daly’s Irish Pub located at 564 Dauphin Street. ALL finishers will get an official race day bandanna (also spelled bandana)! Awards to top male and female Overall, Masters, Grandmasters, Senior Grandmasters and Race Walker finishers and top three male and female in age groups.

11/21 Shadows and Secrets Thanksgiving Tour
8pm, Fort Conde. Join us as we enjoy a 2 hour walk through the lower Dauphin Street and Fort Conde Historical Districts and talk about the SHADOWS in Mobile’s amazing history and discover some of the lesser known SECRETS. Unusual history with the paranormal and wierd thrown in for fun. 2-3 ‘mini’ Ghost Hunts during the tour!

11/22: Blueberry Jam Sessions
1-9pm, Weeks Bay Plantation, Fairhope. Part 2 of the Jam Sessions! Come check out the four nationally touring bands playing, 15-20 local vendors and beautiful piece of property! A percentage of proceeds are donated to the WISP Foundation, a new non-profit aimed at the education of safe and organic farming. The headlining band is The Revivalists, with support from Earphunk, McLovins, and Maradeen. On-site camping for both Saturday and Sunday night.


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What the Cool Kids Are Doing This Week…

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

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Featured Photo: John Calderone and Josh Woods, members of the Board of Directors with The Grounds, enjoy a ride at this years Greater Gulf State Fair! This year’s fair was a huge success. Lions, Tigers, The Fair..Oh My! Photo Credit: Andrea Bertagnolli

11/11-11/14: Christmas Jubilee 2015
7pm-10pm Wednesday Preview Gala, 10:30am-8pm Thursday, 9am-9pm Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday. Mobile Convention Center. Kick off your holiday shopping and get in the Merry and Bright spirit at Junior League of Mobile’s 31st annual Christmas Jubilee. The Gulf Coast’s greatest holiday market features more than 100 merchants from around the country under one roof for three exciting days of shopping. You can feel good knowing that your support of JLM’s largest fundraiser will make a direct impact on the Mobile and Baldwin County communities through the development of JLM volunteers and the numerous local agencies and programs with which JLM partners. This years events include a Wednesday Night Preview Gala, Breakfast with Santa and a Girls Night Out event! Get your tickets now!

11/11: Veterans Day Concert
7pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. The Mobile Pops will perform their rousing patriotic concert in our Medal of Honor Pavilion. This year Mobile’s Singing Childrens Choir will perform as special guests. This presentation is a perfect way to cap off the city-wide celebration. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

11/13: YMCA Golf For Kids
9am, Magnolia Grove Golf Course. The most important game you will play this year! YMCA of South Alabama is hosting its inaugural golf tournament and they need your participation. Three levels of sponsorship are offered including lunch and swag! Proceeds benefit the YMCA to help sustain scholarship memberships to those in need, after school programs and adults with health challenges opportunities to participate in exercise and support programs.


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11/13: LoDa Art Walk and Rock the Block
6:30-9pm, Lower Dauphin Street. Downtown Mobile’s monthly exhibition of art from local artist and musicians. This month’s Art Walk has a special Rock the Block music festival in Cathedral Square. Music Videos, Just Dance competition, maybe some Video Games on the Large Screen! Free as always, just bring a can good for donation.

11/13: HUKA Entertainment presents Nephew Tommy
6:30-7:30pm, Saenger Theater. Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles has built a career that encompasses radio, television, film and more. Thomas’ role as co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of more than 8 million listeners daily. Nephew Tommy provides a key role in the morning show, lighting it up with his own cast of colorful characters and zany humor. Thomas also has a loyal following as a stand-up comedian and has earned a reputation for wowing crowds. For three years, he served as the exclusive opening act on the Luther Vandross tour.

11/13: Footmarchers’ Ball 50th Anniversary Kickoff
7pm-12am, Soul Kitchen. Featuring Music by Debauche from New Orleans and Mobile’s own Blow House Band! Special appearances by Chief Slacabamorinic and Julian ‘Judy’ Rayford. Other surprises throughout the evening. Proceeds to benefit the Joe Cain Marching Society. In the spirit of the Joe Cain Procession in which spectators become participants and vice-versa, the Footmarchers’ Ball will be a bal masque in the tradition of L’Ancien Regime.


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11/14: Theater USA 50th Anniversary Celebration
5-11pm, University of South Alabama Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Make your plans now to come home for Theatre USA’s 50th Anniversary celebration! Festivities will begin, Saturday November 14th, 2015, with a 5pm Tour of the Laidlaw for those of you who’ve not seen it yet; followed by a Pre-show reception. Come join us to celebrate all the passion and creativity surrounding the rich history of Theatre USA beginning with the 1st production in the basement of the Instructional Lab Building in late Fall 1965.

11/14: Gears and Beers 2015
6:30am-4:30pm, LoDa Bier Garten. The Gears and Beers Ride 2015 consists of two distinct rides, one long and one short. Rides will begin at 8am and start/finish downtown at LoDa Bier Garten. There will be a staggered start. The Delta Bike Project envisions a world made healthier through the increase of people using bicycles for environmental, social, creative and practical purposes.

11/15: Battleship 12K
7am, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. The Battleship 12K is a patriotic run to honor those who have served. The inaugural running will take place on the weekend after Veterans Day (11.15.15) starting on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay and finishing at the USS Alabama. The Battleship 12K has proudly partnered with the Boot Campaign, Mission 22, & Team RWB to further their missions and the awareness that is raised for the men and women who have bravely served our country.

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What’s Happening in Mobile the week of 11/4-11/11

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Featured Photo: This year’s Bras for a Cause event was a huge success! The event raised money and awareness for Breast Cancer while attendee’s had a blast with the custom made bra’s that were being auctioned off! Pictured: Better Homes and Garden’s Realtor, Candace Foster and local celebrity personal trainer, Josh Foster.  Photo Credit: Access Magazine | Facebook.com

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10/30-11/8: The Greater Gulf State Fair
The Grounds. Lions, Tigers, The Fair! Oh My! The Wizard of Oz themed Greater Gulf State Fair will amaze the whole family! Events include Venardos’ Circus of Oz, a live Bengal tiger and wildlife encounter show, Peppa Pig, Bob the Builder and the Jimmy Riffle (from The Gator Boys) Road Show! The entryway will dazzle you with designs from Barrett Greer and a 20ft tall Emerald City designed by world famous artist, Bruce Larsen. Oh and let’s not forget the RIDES and the FAIR FOOD!! Foot-long Corn Dogs and Candied Apples?! Yes, please!

11/04: From Shame to Fame
7pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center. AL.com and Page and Palette present an intimate evening with Alabama legend and music mogul, Rick Hall, of Muscle Shoal’s FAME Studios. The central subject of the new book, “From Shame To Fame” and the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals, Hall will share his experiences as a businessman and music producer. He will also share insights and what it meant to break music and racial barriers throughout Alabama, and the nation in the midst of generational, musical and social revolutions.

11/06: 11th Annual Bayou Bash
6-10pm, All Saints Episcopal Church. All proceeds directly benefit All Saints’ outreach ministries. Tickets are $30. Music by The Deluxe Trio. Food & Fun are a guaranteed part of the event. The event will also include Silent & Live Auctions.

11/06: Jimmy Lee Hannaford Duo
6:30pm, Moe’s Bar B Que Downtown. Your ears will thank you! Acclaimed singer-songwriter, singer and guitarist. Known for entertaining crowds large and small, for more than a quarter-century along the Gulf Coast. He also is a talented bassist, having played with Sugarcane Jane and other popular bands in the area.

11/06: Filibusta
8:30pm, Soul Kitchen. Future Astronaut Co. presents Filibusta. From Glitch Hop to Trap Filibusta produces with his own unique sound and some heavy bass. With remixes ranging from Lettuce, Protohype, and Pretty Lights songs. A dollar from each ticket sale will be donated to help a Veteran in need.

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11/07: Wells Fargo Senior Bowl Charity Run
8am, Downtown Mobile. Wells Fargo presents this year’s Senior Bowl Charity Run. Race includes 10k’s, 5k’s and 1 mile fun runs for adults and children. Race and pre/post festivities will center around Bienville Square. It’s not too late to sign up!

11/07: Taste of the Holidays and Gift Show
9am-2pm, Abba Temple. One of Mobile’s Largest Christmas Shows and celebrating their 5 year Anniversary! Taste of the Holidays will be benefiting the Shriners! Local Restaurants and caterers will be joining us as well as gift vendors offering you everything from Jewelry to gifts, accessories, fashion and so much more. A variety of unique seasonal and gift items including those unusual pieces for the “person who has everything”.

11/07: Beloved
10am-7pm, Life Church. A two-hour event just for women, Beloved features talks from Christine Caine and Amy Groeschel. Christine is a gifted speaker from Australia, known for her tell-it-like-it-is, passionate, and humorous way of communicating profound messages of hope and inspiration. Amy is the wife of LifeChurch.tv Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel, and in this message she brings to life her passion for Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Designed to show each woman how much God loves her and cares for her. Events outside of speakers include an outdoor movie, vendors, food trucks and the Bottega Collection fashion truck. Don’t miss out!

11/08: Puppy Up
12:30pm, Medal of Honor Park. Grab your furry friends and join in for a 2 mile walk in the park! This walk is to promote awareness of canine cancer and fundraise for cancer research to benefit both pets and people. The Puppy Up Foundation is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research. 


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11/08: Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra
1pm, Saenger Theater. The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra is the premier training orchestra for young, accomplished musicians along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. The orchestra performs up to seven concerts each year and regularly features world-renowned guest artists. The MSYO is the flagship ensemble of the Mobile Symphony’s education programs, which have been the recipient of the Midori Orchestra Residencies program and the Bank of America Award for Excellence in Orchestra Education.

11/08: Mobile Ballet presents Snow White
2:30pm, Mobile Civic Center. Season tickets now on sale for Mobile Ballet’s 2015-16 performing season! Season ticket holders have exchange privileges & can purchase individual tix now in conjunction with season tix. Season tickets start at just $54 plus discounts for children, students, seniors 65+ and military ID.

11/09-11/15: 7 Day Body Blast
Barre3 Mobile. 6 classes in 7 days! Ready to burn off that Halloween candy and get in shape BEFORE the holidays? This 7 day body blast is for you! And the best news is, all the prep work has been done!  This week long plan has customized online workouts, meal plans and even tips and support to help along the way. Visit the Barre3 Mobile studio to get started or sign up directly by emailing Mobile@barre3.com!

11/10: Bay Bites III
5pm, Cathedral Square. Bay Bites III is hosted by Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy cuisine from local food trucks, live music, and adult beverages in the middle of beautiful downtown Mobile. Local food trucks will be on site including Bacon My Day, Geaux Boys, Grits and Grub, Smokin’ Gringos, Chef Will Hughes, Von’s and more! Live music by Lee Yankie and craft beer provided by Sweetwater in the heart of beautiful downtown Mobile! Join Mobile Baykeeper in promoting clean water, clean air and a healthy community!

11/10: Homegrown Mobile
6-8pm, The Exchange 202. The next community meeting “Homegrown Mobile” will feature a moderated Q&A panel of local creative professionals. Homegrown will be held in the new co-working space The Exchange 202. The Exchange, describes itself as a “coworking community developing people and organizations,” and brings a new concept to Mobile. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. $5 for students. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and light appetizers provided. Food courtesy of the amazing homegrown restaurant Foosackly’s!

7-11pm, Crescent Theater. Attend LUNAFEST and enjoy great films while supporting an important community cause. You’ll have fun and make a difference.The Zonta Club of Mobile partners with organizations such as Penelope House, Hope Haven, McKemie Place, Our Sister’s Closet and Sybil Smith Family Village. LUNAFEST helps raise awareness of violence against women and human trafficking while advocate for health, education, welfare, and human rights for women.


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What’s Happening in Mobile 10/28-11/4

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Featured Photo: Celebrations From the Heart Cookbook authors book-signing at the Professional Women’s Networking Event held by the Mobile Bar Association Women Lawyers. Cookbook authors include Sister Schubert Barnes, Betty Sims and Nall Holl.  Photo Credit: Elle Photography.

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10/29: Gridiron Gala
5:30pm, Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. The Gridiron Gala is an extraordinary event hosted by the Fundraising Committee of the YMCA of SOUTH ALABAMA in support of the Y Campaign for Youth and Families. Together, we can work to ensure a brighter future for our communities. TOGETHER, WE CAN DO SO MUCH MORE. The dinner event features Dr. Kevin Elko. “To Do The Impossible, You Have To See The Invisible.” Gala will be held in the Bon Secour Ballroom at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.

10/29: Culture Kitchen: Eating with Love
6-8pm, Mobile Museum of Art. The Culture Kitchen is proud to welcome the Mobile Urban Growers for a garden-to-table dinner and talk on the virtues of growing your own food. Mobile Urban Growers, Bay Area Food Bank Garden Program, and Tracey Glover from ARC Vegan Café will be in the kitchen preparing a feast for you, featuring produce grown right here in Mobile in artist Colleen Comer’s site specific installation ‘The Lost Garden’. Slow down, relax, and discuss community gardens, sustainability, and caring for our neighbors and our planet before savoring fresh, organic, plant-based foods and enjoying the company of new friends. (Word on the street is they even sneak in something special for dessert!) $15, Reservations Required.

10/29: Mystere du Chocolat Gala
6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. An evening to explore the exotic origins of Chocolate and taste the cuisine of Central America. Enjoy performances by authentic Aztec Fire Dancers from Mexico and amazing gravity defying performers. Tour the blockbuster exhibition “Chocolate! The Exhibition”, a truly unique experience from The Field Museum of Chicago. This project was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation. Cocktail Attire. Tickets $100 per person.

10/29-10/31: Rocky Horror Picture Show
11pm, Crescent Theater. Audience participation is encouraged! All props and costumes are allowed EXCEPT rice, because rice is too hard to clean up and the owner would like to keep the theater in good shape. The Mystic Society of Rocky Horror will sell $5 bags of props in the lobby before each show, but you may bring your own.


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10/30-11/8: The Greater Gulf State Fair
The Grounds. Lions, Tigers, The Fair! Oh My! The Wizard of Oz themed Greater Gulf State Fair will amaze the whole family! Events include Venardos’ Circus of Oz, a live Bengal tiger and wildlife encounter show, Peppa Pig, Bob the Builder and the Jimmy Riffle (from The Gator Boys) Road Show! The entryway will dazzle you with designs from Barrett Greer and a 20ft tall Emerald City designed by world famous artist, Bruce Larsen. Oh and let’s not forget the RIDES and the FAIR FOOD!! Fried Snickers on the Ferris Wheel? Yes, please!

10/30-11/8: FOOD FIGHT 2015
The Grounds. Teams from all over Mobile have been working hard to come up with cool, fun and funky designs made out of donated canned good items. Each team’s design will be on display for the full duration of the Fair. All canned goods used in the designs will be donated to the Bay Area Food Bank.

6pm, Saenger Theater. Talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the best-selling KIDZ BOP albums, star in national KIDZ BOP TV commercials and music videos, and host KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM Channel 77. For five consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist.” Since 2001, the franchise has sold more than 15 million albums. Their latest release, KIDZ BOP 29, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The KIDZ BOP Kids have toured the country performing kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits!

10/30: Historic Mobile Ghost Tour
7pm &7:30pm, Downtown Mobile.Participants will meet in the Fort Conde parking lot to begin the evening. The first bus will leave the parking lot at 7 p.m. and visit Richards-DAR House, and the second bus will leave the parking lot at 7:30 p.m. and visit Mobile’s Carnival Museum. After each stop, the city ghost tour will begin as the stories come to life on the streets of the city by the Mobile Mystery Mystics players. Tours are $47 per person and last approximately two hours. Call 479-9970 to make a reservation.

10/30: Outdoor Drive-In Theater
7:30pm, Cottage Hill Park. Bring the blankets and chairs for the last ‘Movie in the Park’ night at Cottage Hill Park. The family friendly movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas will be shown on the big screen. We hear there will be live characters from the movie roaming around! Some refreshments will be provided, first come first serve. Wear costumes! Free Admission.


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10/31: MBKFA Five Rivers Tournament
6am-4pm, Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Have a blast with te family fishing this weekend while supporting the Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association. Captains Meeting will be at the Bass Pro Shops “Conservation Room” in Spanish Fort on October 30th, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Weigh In 3:00-4:00 at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center and Food will be served. Entry Fee $50.00. Categories include Inshore Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Leopard Redfish and Bass.

10/31: Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk
6:45am, Bienville Square. Come out to make strides against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Annual Making Strides walk is held in cities all over the country raising funds and awareness for breast cancer. Refreshments and entertainment provided at the post-walk party.

10/31: Five Rivers Halloween Bash
10am-4pm, Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Free family fun at Five Rivers Delta’s Halloween Bash! Come out and enjoy crafts, music, movies, trail rides, $5 boat tours, food trucks and a costume contest at 3pm.

10/31: Ghost Chase 5K
5pm, Dockside Marina. The Ghost Chase and Goblin Gallop (.5 miles fun run) will begin at Dockside Marina. All proceeds benefit Dog River Clearwater Revival. Costumes encouraged! Post race party includes food, beverages and live music at Dockside Marina following the race.

11/4: 2015 Ducks Unlimited Mobile Banquet
6pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown. Join Ducks Unlimited for the 2015 DU Annual Banquet! Great BBQ, music, raffles, auctions, games, and beer! This is not a “hunters only” party, so bring your spouse and friends and join us for a good time! Tickets start at $25.


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11/7: Taste of the Holidays
9-2pm, Abba Temple. Join us for our 5 year Anniversary at one of Mobile’s Largest Christmas Shows with over 50 vendors offering you everything from Jewelry to food, accessories, fashion and so much more. A variety of unique seasonal and gift items including those unusual pieces for the “person who has everything”. The Taste of the Holidays is sure to please everyone with local caterers, restaurants an more giving you a Taste of the Holidays.


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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 10/21

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

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Featured Photo: Councilman Joel Daves visited with Al Hutchinson and Stacy Hamilton of Visit Mobile at the opening reception of King Tut, presented by the History Museum of Mobile. The exhibit just opened to the public today and will run through April 3, 2016 -make sure to check out this incredible journey back to 1324 BC. Photo Credit: Visit Mobile/CVB | Facebook.com

10/21: Breast Cancer Awareness Hair Extension Fundraiser
9am-12pm, Barre3 Mobile. Barre3 has partnered with CK Salon to raise money and awareness for breast cancer patients in our area. Come and get a cute pink extension for only $10 and help someone who is battling cancer. No appointment necessary!

10/21: HUKA Entertainment presents Rob Thomas
6:30pm, Saenger Theatre. Rob Thomas has been one of modern music’s most compelling and commercially successful artists for well over a decade – between Matchbox Twenty, his solo work, and his various collaborations with iconic artists. Rob Thomas is now putting the finishing touches on his highly anticipated 3rd solo album that was released in late summer ‘15. 

10/22-10/24: Kidz Klozet Fall & Winter Clothing/Toy Sale
9am-6pm, Kidz Klozet. Attention all moms!! The most anticipated children’s clothing and toy sale on the Gulf Coast! Get 20%-70% OFF new clothing from top name brands like Castles & Crowns, MudPie, Melissa & Doug Toys, Vive La Fete, Luigi, Silly Goose, Bee Have, Tara Collection, Petit Ami, Zu Baby, Fireflies & Fairytales, and many many more! This is the one you don’t want to miss.

10/22: Red Shoe Brew
5-8pm, Ronald McDonald House. Join the Red Shoe Society of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile at the 2nd Annual Red Shoe Brew. Featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, entertainment, raffle items and more, this open house event welcomes local area young professionals (ages 21-40) who are interested in learning more and becoming involved with the Red Shoe Society.

10/22: Columns and Cocktails
5:30-8:30pm, The Steeple/The Old St. Francis Street Church. Join the Historic Mobile Preservation Society at the Columns and Cocktails annual event. Enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres’ from local area restaurants and caterers, cocktails, silent auction, photo booth and more. Learn more about how the Preservation Society is working hard here in Mobile. The evening promises to be one to remember!



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10/22: Bay Bash
6-9pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Mobile Baykeeper is holding its annual Bay Bash, a celebration of our coastal community. Guests will taste phenomenal Alabama Gulf Coast seafood prepared by our local restaurants, sip on Bay Bash signature cocktails, win prizes at our silent auction and enjoy great music overlooking the Mobile Tensaw Delta. Tickets are $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Non-members receive a membership with their ticket purchase.

10/22: Rhythm & Brews
6pm, LoDa Bier Garten. It Feels Like Fall and it’s Time for Rhythm & Brews! Join Via Health at the LoDa Biergarten in downtown Mobile for craft beer tasting, a great wine selection and live entertainment by local musicians. Tickets are $35 per person/$30 for Via Center members. Sponsorships are $100 and include 2 free tickets.

10/23 – 10/24: Plant Sale
9am-4pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens. Two Day Sale! 9 am – 4pm both days! Free admission to all. A large selection of ReBloom Mobile Plants! You can have color and interest in your yard 12 months of the year in this area! Come and shop for trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs and annuals for fall and winter – AND plant now for color next year! Food truck both days.

10/24: 5th Annual Dog River Fishing Tournament
5am-2:30pm, The River Shack. Lines in at 5 AM and out by 2:30 PM. The River Shack Restaurant (6120 Marina Drive) from 2 PM – 3:30 PM.Inshore Alabama waters (Mobile & Baldwin Counties only). All proceeds go to Dog River Clearwater Revival’s efforts to improve the water quality of Dog River. Adult Fee (ages 16 and up):  $35 includes t-shirt and raffle ticket. One swag bucket per boat. Youth Fee (ages 6-15):  $20 includes youth goody bag. Children (ages 5 and under):  FREE includes children goody bag.

10/24: 10th Annual Cardboard City
4pm, Corner of Dauphin and Ann streets. Sleep overnight in a box and change someone’s life forever! Raising awareness and funds for families experiencing homelessness. All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, and Sybil H. Smith Family Village.



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10/24: Balloon Glow in the Gardens
4-6pm, Bellingrath Gardens. Every year, guests are invited to dress up their little goblins and enjoy a family-fun night of trick-or-treating in the Gardens. Bellingrath Gardens is festively decorated with Halloween and fall-themed inflatables glowing throughout the Gardens, where little witches and wizards can trick-or-treat from area businesses. Don’t miss the event’s highlight: The Back Pew Riders performing on Live Oak Plaza. Discounted Garden Admission will begin at 4:00 PM.

10/24: Mobicon Zombie Walk 2015
4:30-6pm, Mobile Convention Center. Will you hunt or be hunted? Join Mobicon in beautiful Downtown Mobile as we take over the streets as the living dead. Awards for Best Zombie and Best Hunter will be handed out at the end of the walk in Bienville Square. Following the walk the local bars are hosting a pub crawl. We will add a list of participating bars as available. Ages 4 and under join in for free.

10/24: The Mystery of the Battle House Spirits
6:30pm, The Battle House Renaissance Hotel. Enjoy dinner and a show in the Crystal Ballroom as the Mobile Mystery Dinners put on this exciting and interactive dinner theater. Cost is $75 per person and includes dinner, wine and show with a cash bar also available. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given to the best three. Call 338-5441 to reserve your spot.

10/25: Woofstock 2015
11am-6:30pm, Bienville Square. Spend the day listening to live, local music, enjoying great food and drinks as well as Wiener Dog Races and Doggie Costume Contests. There will also be local vendors, rescues, adoptions, demonstrations, merchandise, free pet items and more!

10/25: Dauphin Way United Methodist Church Fall Festival
2:30-4:30pm, Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. Open to the entire community, the Fall Festival is a free, family-oriented afternoon of fun in the Pumpkin Patch. Games, inflated jumpers and slides, hay rides and more. Free popcorn and cotton candy, too. (Please bring your own soft drinks.) Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes – and don’t forget your camera!Pumpkins and gourds will be on sale throughout the afternoon, starting at just $1 each. Proceeds from sales fund Dauphin Way UMC’s local, national and international missions.

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What’s Happening the Week of 10/14 in Mobile, AL

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

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Featured Photo: Mayor Stimpson getting ready to watch South Alabama Jaguars to take on Arkansas State. Go Jags!!  Photo Credit: City of Mobile | Facebook.com


10/15-10/30: Dauphin Way United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
9am-6pm, Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. It’s a colorful, community event that helps DWUMC fund local, national and international missions. Activities include childrens story time and hay rides. Pumpkins and decorative gourds will be for sale. Admission, photos and picnics are free! Hay rides are $1 (when available).

10/15 – 10/17: Greek Fest 2015
11am-10pm Thurs-Sat, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Be a part of this year’s 58th Annual Greek Festival! Come learn about the ancestry of Greece and Orthodox Christian faith and share in the food, music, and heritage with friends and neighbors. Come out to experience Greece in Mobile, Alabama – a yearly opportunity to eat, dance, shop, and be entertained as if you were in Greece itself!

10/15: Wine Festival at 5 Rivers
5:30-8pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. All proceeds from this evening will benefit the work of Catholic Social Services of Mobile. Wines for the main event and offerings at the Premium event of the Festival will be coordinated by Red or White. This year’s event will include wine tasting of over 100 excellent wines. Local restaurants will be on hand to provide samples of their best-known dishes. Regular admission tickets allow access to the Festival and wine tasting. Premium tickets allow access to the Festival, as well as access to Vinter’s Tasting room where wines rated 90+ above will be sampled. Regular tickets will be sold for $50 each, while premium tickets will be sold for $75 each.

10/15: Dining in the Street
6:30-8:30pm, Dauphin Street. In partnership with the Downtown Mobile Alliance, Prichard Preparatory School is hosting a dinner party in the streets of downtown Mobile. Several local restaurants will be participating in the event as part of Prichard Preparatory School’s largest fundraiser of the year.  For one night, Dauphin Street will be barricaded, open only to foot traffic.  Ticket holders will enjoy a peaceful dinner under the stars from a participating restaurant of their choosing. Prichard Prep’s student ensemble will be present to perform a selection of songs as entertainment.

10/16: 3rd Annual Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run
6-9:30pm, USA Moulton Tower. Join USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital supporters and friends for the Third Annual “Trick or Trot” 5K and Scary Scurry Fun Run! This fun family event raises funds for our Pediatric Emergency Department. This great race will take place at Moulton Tower on The University of South Alabama’s main campus. After-race festivities include trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, a photo booth, bounce houses, an outdoor movie, train rides, games, music, food and drinks! To date, this race has raised nearly $60,000 for the hospital.


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10/17: Spartan Race- Saraland
7:30am, 8787 Celeste Rd, Saraland. Spartans, prepare to enter the swampy South. This 90 acre venue has a dynamic landscape riddled with challenging terrain the Spartan course designers are sure to use obstacles to slow you down. From sandy highlands to swampy bogs, prairie land to forest, this course has a little bit of everything. Be prepared to get mucky and dirty as Spartan transforms this southern location into the ultimate obstacle course race.

10/17: Running with the Saints 2-Mile Run/Walk
9am-12pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal School. Promoting a Drug and Alcohol Free Healthy Lifestyle on a certified 2-Mile course on the campuses of St. Paul’s Episcopal School and Spring Hill College.  Fluids will be provided along the race course. Located on Saints Square, party will include kids activities, awards ceremony, and light refreshments for participants.

10/17: Buddy Walk
10am, Bienville Square. Take Strides Towards Down Syndrome Awareness at Mobile’s 8th Annual Buddy Walk®.  More than 900 people are expected to attend the event, which is one of over 250 Buddy Walks across the U.S. this fall to raise awareness and funds for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. This year’s Buddy Walk will be held in Bienville Square, located in the heart of downtown Mobile, and is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training.  Along with the walk through the historic area, there will also be live music, food, special guests, games for all ages, vendors and exhibitors and much more.

10/17: Barre3 Free Community Class-Pre/Postnatal Workshop
10:45am, Barre3 Mobile. Are you expecting or have just had a precious child? Now is your chance to learn some moves that will keep you in shape no matter where you are in your pregnancy or post-pregnancy journey. Whitney Barnett, a Barre3 instructor, will guide you through this workshop. Class is free, spots are limited, childcare provided.

10/17: 2015 Salty Worm Brackish Classic and Delta Bash
4pm, Bluegill Restaurant. Join us for the 2015 Salty Worm Brackish Classic & Delta Bash fishing tournament, which benefits the Gaillard Family Pancreatic Cancer Research Endowment. This endowment funds pancreatic cancer research at MCI and was created for Tommy and Peter Gaillard. The Delta Bash after-party will be held at Bluegill on the causeway from 1 – 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 each prior to event and $35 day of. Children 8 and under are free. The Delta Bash will feature live music, a great buffet, silent auction, activities for kids, and much more!


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10/18: Little Sisters of the Poor 44th Annual Lawn Party
10am-4pm, Little Sisters of the Poor. A day of family fun to benefit Sacred Heart Residence, a home for the elderly administered by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Activities will include home baked goodies, all kinds of food, inflatables for the kids, vendors and more!

10/18: Big Oyster Mile Run and Fun Walk
1:30pm, Wintzell’s Oyster House. Big Oyster Mile is a run/fun walk through Downtown Mobile Alabama.This is one of the only certified 1 Mile races in Alabama. Proceeds support the Oyster Trail and The Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program. Hosted by Wintzell’s and sponsored by Abita beer and Abita Root Beer.

10/18: Mobile Streets Alive
2-6pm, Downtown Mobile. Mobile Streets Alive offers the community a safe, free and family-friendly recreation zone: our public streets! With no traffic for a day, streets come alive with people of all ages, abilities and incomes engaging in fitness, music, dance and cultural activities. Mobile Streets Alive is Alabama’s first Open Streets project. Open Streets events bring together families and neighbors to mingle, recreate, and shop in their communities in a safe, car-free environment. Bring the ENTIRE family out to enjoy rock climbing walls, a bike derby put on by the Delta Bike Project, Pure Barre pop-up classes, food and much more! Volunteers are needed and spots are still available!



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Whats Happening the Week of 10/07

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

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Featured Photo: The City of Mobile’s SWAT team are real life heroes by day, superheroes by night. Supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the SWAT team dressed up as superheroes and rappelled down the side of the building at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. During “Operation Superhero,” the SWAT officers also presented certificates to several children for being cancer free.  Photo Credit: City of Mobile


10/08-10/11: Annual Shrimp Festival
10am-10pm Thurs-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun. Gulf Shores, AL. The Annual National Shrimp Festival ™ is one of the nation’s premier outdoor festivals with live entertainment, over 300 vendors that offer fine art, arts and crafts, a retail marketplace and of course shrimp. This years music lineup is sure to entertain you while you enjoy the seafood! Fun for the whole family!

10/08: Sixth Annual Think Pink Tea
4-6pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal. Join the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute for the sixth annual Think Pink Tea for Breast Cancer awareness! Part fashion show, part tea party, Think Pink Tea is a celebration of breast cancer awareness, a commitment to patients, survivors, advocates and friends and family of those impacted by breast cancer. The annual event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month features guest speakers, music, delicacies and a runway fashion show. The models who walk the runway each year are current patients, breast cancer survivors, physicians and others who have been affected by cancer. This award-winning event is presented by MCI and USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital of Mobile and has been recognized by the Public Relations Council of Alabama for its social and community impact.

10/08: Mobile Signature Chef’s Auction
6pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center. The 2015 South Alabama Signature Chefs Auction brings together top local chefs showcasing their culinary masterpieces, a generous sampling of fine wines, fabulous entertainment and a lively auction featuring one-of-a-kind packages. For the past 25 years, this event helped raise important dollars for the March of Dimes, pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs and caterers in the Greater Mobile area and geared towards people who enjoy fine dining, fine wine, auctions and entertainment. Tickets start at $75.

10/08: Cocktails and Furry Tails
6:30-9pm, The Pillars of Mobile. Join Save a Stray in celebrating dogs and cats, and how they make our lives better. The evening’s purpose is to appreciate the many contributions animals make to our community and to our personal lives. There will be music, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a silent auction, and perhaps a few surprises. Tickets are $35 each. Checks can be made payable to Save a Stray, 311 N Joachim, 36603, click the link above or pay at the event.

10/08: Co-Lab Launch Party
7-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art. Let your ideas be heard at the MMofA Co-Lab Launch Party. This event is the first of a series of events that will allow you to work with our staff and other creative minds to brainstorm new program ideas for your museum. Get your creative juices flowing while enjoying the live DJ stylings of Neil Byrne (aka DJ Hot Lobster) and dinner from the Geaux Boy food truck out front. There will also be beer and wine and a super top secret speciality drink. Visit the galleries, share your ideas, enjoy the atmosphere, and mingle with other movers and shakers in your community. This is a free Thursday night event.


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10/09: Bras For A Cause
5:30-10pm, The Grand Hall. Women’s Council of REALTORS (Mobile Chapter) is hosting the 2nd Annual Bras for a Cause to raise money for LOCAL Breast Cancer Patients. Sponsors decorated a bra real fancy, donated it for the auction and a Hunky guy will be on hand to model it for bids! Too much fun, all while raising awareness and donations for our LOCAL women. Please plan to Sponsor, Attend or Make a Donation in Honor or Memory of someone you love. 21 and older only. Tickets are $55 each, $100 pair, $500 table. Tickets include 2 drinks, dinner and a SHOW you’ll never forget!

10/09: LoDa Artwalk
6-9pm, Lower Dauphin St. Downtown. The weather is looking great for this month’s ArtWalk in Downtown Mobile. Come check out local artists, makers, performers and vendors. Restaurants and businesses are open late for the event!

10/09: Corey Smith plus The Mulligan Brothers
6:30pm, Saenger Theatre. The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it’s one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin’ Is Good. The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singer-songwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith’s most ambitious record yet, as well as a return on the investment made by the fans who have supported him since his first album in 2003.

10/09: Mobile Bay Film Scramble 13
11pm, Crescent Theatre. Mobile Bay Film Scramble 13- a Do-It-Yourself filmmaking challenge. Film Scrambles offer a unique challenge to all area filmmakers, from beginners to professionals, to complete a short film within a manageable time frame. The movies will all be screened on the big screen at the Crescent Theater Fri Oct 9 11pm.


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10/10: Apple Snail Round-Up
9-11am, Municipal (Langan Park). An eight-mile stretch of the lower Three Mile Creek Watershed (from Langan Municipal Lake to the mouth near the Mobile River ship channel) has been infested with the non-native Island Apple Snail. These snails have the ability to strip native vegetation from a body of water and reproduce at alarming rates. We will be walking along the banks collecting these little critters, so come prepared with your mud boots or old sneakers. Feel free to bring your kayak and canoe to get to the fun stuff! Call for more information: (251) 433-4229.

10/10: Coastal Fashion Week Model Casting Call
3-6pm, Mobile Marriott. Do you have what it takes to strut the runway? Come audition for Coastal Fashion Week casting call! Coastal Fashion Week is bringing designers and boutiques in from all along the Gulf Coast!

10/10: Free Outdoor Movie-Hotel Transylvania
6:45pm, Dorn Field at Spring Hill College. Screen on the Green is back for the final movie of 2015, Hotel Transylvania!! It promises to be a spook-tacular event, and just in time for the release of Hotel Transylvania 2!! Come early and check out the vendors on site and bring a blanket!

10/11: Whatever Girls Night Out 2015
2-6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum. This will be an awesome night showing girls the beauty of modesty as a lifestyle and helping them discover their true value. We believe God has a beautiful and unique plan for each of our lives and we want to explore the gifts and talents He has given each of us in order to see more clearly what that plan is. We will have guest speakers, praise and worship, a fashion show, Photo Booth, and more! This will be a special night for girls in the 6th through the 12th grade and their moms.

10/11: Bicycle Tour of Haunted Mobile
4-6pm, Leinkauf Historic District. Mobile is one of the oldest cities in the South. We have a lot of colorful characters both alive…and dead. Come join the tour for a relaxing evening of history, and plenty of spooky stories surrounding some local homes and landmarks. The tour will begin in the parking lot of the Leinkauf Elementary School and end in Cathedral Square. The route is 5 miles and will last about two hours. Price is $15 a person. All proceeds benefit the Leinkauf Porch Society. RSVP at ahaggie01@yahoo.com

10/13: 5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night
6-8:30pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Free, everyone is welcome. Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy hearing from Mobile Bay Environmental Educators from 6pm-7pm; Alabama Hiking Trail Society and 7pm-8:30pm; Mobile Bay Audubon Society.



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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 09/30

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: It’s true, models do eat! This beautiful group of ladies were cooling off before the runway show thanks to Frios Gourmet Pops! Photo Credit: Mobile Fashion Week | facebook.com


09/30:Barre3 Basics Workshop
5pm, Barre3 Mobile. Take your practice deeper! During this two-hour workshop, studio owner Robin Little will guide you through barre3’s trademark postures and show you how to make each your own. Whether you’re new to barre3 or a seasoned veteran, this is a great way to step up your practice and get more out of every class! Barre3 is a combination of Ballet, Yoga and Pilates. Workshop price is $40 (with 15% off for barre3 Members). Space is limited, reserve your spot!

10/01: Chocolate: An AL.com Popup Dining Experience
5-8:30pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Centre. Be a part of “Chocolate: An AL.com Pop-Up Dining Experience” for an exquisite five-course meal featuring an interesting mix of food flavors and textures that rally around chocolate as the star of the evening. The event features a free pre-dinner tour of the Exploreum’s science of chocolate exhibit, a signature cocktail reception and a seated five-course meal featuring experimental menu items and an intimate, communal dining experience presented by New Orleans chef, Stephen McCary.

10/01: Volunteer Open House
5:30-7pm, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile presents an Open House Gathering to recruit Volunteers! Meet RMHC Mobile volunteers, staff, and everyone’s favorite red-head Ronald McDonald under the big tent at “The House That Love Built” to learn more about how you can help families in need with our many volunteer opportunities.

10/01: The American Cancer Society – Vintage Affair Gala
6-9pm, Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal. The American Cancer Society Vintage Affair Gala, presented by Lexus of Mobile, takes place at The Alabama Cruise Terminal from 6-9pm. The Late Night Party (included in ticket) is from 8-11pm on the Terminal Rooftop! Gala tickets are $125.00, Late Night Party tickets are $35 and can be purchased online or call 251.344.9858. While listening to the smooth sounds of Swing Mobile, delight in fine wines from Red or White, glamorous decor from Ryan’s Studio and exquisite cuisine by Clifton Morrissette. Live and silent auctions including fabulous trips, estate jewelry and original local art featuring artist Brent Smith. Come party for a cause!


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10/02-10/04: 1065
All weekend, Downtown Mobile. Held in the streets of downtown Mobile, Alabama, TenSixtyFive is a multi-day, multi-stage party bringing like-minded partygoers together for an unforgettable weekend of food, drinks, music and fun. You should totally come, it’s gonna be a party like no other. This party is brought to you by DMG Productions, Inc., with the help of Red Square Agency. This could not be put on without the support from the City of Mobile, the many cooperating bars and restaurants in Downtown Mobile, Gulf Distributing Company of Mobile, LLC, and the folks at the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Mobile Alliance.

10/02: Shine Down
6pm, Soul Kitchen. Under 18 with a parent. Doors open at 600. Show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $45 in adv and $50 day of show (if avail). Seated side riser tickets are $75 (limited qty). Get adv tickets by calling 866.468.7630 or at Mellow Mushroom (Mobile locations). Performing as part of the Miller Lite Concert Series.

10/02: Country Music Launching Pad
10pm, Saddle Up Saloon. The Mario Mena Band, Jake Burford, Will Smith -not that one, Justin Jeansonne, Hunter Landry, and more all will perform! After the city stages entertainment ends (approx 10pm), Saddle Up Saloon opens its stage to the younger performers of South Alabama, some who were set to perform on the Launching Pad stage. Support these talented young musicians on a night dedicated to appreciating and respecting local talent!

10/03 – 10/04: Living History Crew Drill
8am-4pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Join the USS Alabama for the weekend drill of our Living History Crew. Experience emergency drills, battle station drills and more. Learn about WWII from these historical re-enactors.


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10/03-10/04: Grand Festival of Art
10-5pm, Faulkner’s Downtown Fairhope Campus. “Fall into Fairhope” with the Eastern Shore Art Center’s Grand Festival of Art, alongside the Grand Festival of Books and Alabama Coastal BirdFest! Featuring over 60 local and regional artists, activities for the kids and great food. Free admission!  Contact adrienne@esartcenter.com for more information.

10/03: An Evening with The Mobile Pops
7pm, Cottage Hill Park. An Evening with The Mobile Pops! Admission is free to the public. Bring a chair or blanket along with your favorite beverages and snacks and enjoy this free concert of great music by The Mobile Pops.

10/05: 3rd Doggie Halloween Party
5-7pm, OK Bicycle Park. Come out and help support local Rescue Foundations! This time show your support for The Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter! Sign up your dog for our Doggie Costume Contest! Enjoy drinks and dinner on the pet friendly patio of the OK! Bicycle Shop with your four-legged friends, while supporting the dog rescue community in Mobile. Enjoy live music, local art and crafts and great prizes! Each month’s Doggie Happy Hour is hosted by MyHappyDog123.



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What’s Happening In Mobile, AL the Week of 09/23

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Whole Foods opened to huge crowds on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Pinebrook Plaza. The Azalea Trail Maids were on site to welcome everyone! Photo Credit:Cassie Fambro | cfambro@al.com

CONTEST TIME! Win a pair of tickets to Mobile’s premier Late Night Party benefiting American Cancer Society

09/23: A Dog named Gucci – A True Alabama Hero
6pm & 8:30pm, Crescent Theatre. From survivor to rock star, A Dog Named Gucci is the story of a puppy set on fire and the brave man who came to his rescue. But for Doug James saving Gucci was just the beginning. Together they would forge a forever bond of devotion and perseverance and work to change the non-existent animal cruelty laws in their home state, proving that justice is a dog’s best friend.

09/23: Paint the Town with Lifelines
6-8pm, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que. Come join us for a Paint party fundraising event for Lifelines Counseling. $40 included drinks, food, painting, opportunity to shop the Polish boutique truck and chance at door prizes. Tickets will be sold for one big raffle. You will have 5 different styles of paintings to choose from: Dauphin and Royal light post, Alabama Pride, Auburn Pride, South Alabama Pride, Azalea. Please send your final choice in an email to smbeique@gmail.com

09/24 – 09/26: Mobile Fashion Week 2015
5-8pm each night, Brookley Warehouse District. It’s finally here and tickets are going fast!! This event is part of an even bigger development along our gulf coast, a movement of fashion forward thinking and creative outreach. Mobile fashion week was born form the idea of “Fashion with a Cause”. The concept was simple: bring every facet of the fashion industry together to support a local charity. From models to designers, makeup artists to hair stylists, and everyone else imaginable in between. Let’s bring them all together to support camp rap-a-hope. A percentage of ticket sales and sponsorship donations are donated each year to the well-known camp for kids with cancer.

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09/24: Recess Run
6:15pm, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que. It’s time to take it back to when running was just for fun! Join Fleet Feet Sports for an awesome throwback Recess Run! That night downtown at Moe’s BBQ Fleet Feet will be having our Recess Run, but what’s recess without a couple games? During the run that night they will have a few games set up for participants to play along with an overall adventure run through Mobile. Each stop on the adventure run, as well as the stationed games, will all have raffle tickets to earn to redeem for some fun prizes!

09/24: Don Moen
7:30pm, Saenger Theatre. “GOD WILL MAKE A WAY: AN EVENING OF HOPE”. Don Moen, an iconic voice in Christian music and pioneer of the modern praise & worship movement, along with his band and special guest Lenny LeBlanc, will perform a collection of their hit songs such as “God Is Good (All The Time),” “God Will Make A Way,” and “Above All.” The concert is presented by Worship In Action, the 501(c)3 non-profit founded by Moen to support orphans and other relief work around the world. For Moen, who regularly performs in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, the September 24th concert will be a special event.

09/25-09/27: Hurricane Film Festival
Downtown Mobile. The 2015 Hurricane Film Festival is back again this year with an impressive line-up of showings. Films were selected from nominations and submissions and hand picked for your viewing pleasure! Don’t miss this weekend’s film fun! Tickets can be purchased for all 3 nights or for individual showings.

09/25: National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims
6-7pm, Cooper Riverside Park. A time of fellowship for families and friends to meet and greet each other. The Remembrance Service for the victims where the families will have a chance to share about the loved one or ones they have lost. Bring photos and favorite flowers of your loved ones to place on “The Victim Wall of Remembrance”.

09/26: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live
All day, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile Museum of Art. It’s a great day to celebrate our country’s museums during Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! As a way to promote museums, free admission is being offered by participating institutions, including Battleship Memorial Park and the Mobile Museum of Art.


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09/26: Chocolate – The Exhibition
9am, The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center will bring to Mobile and the Gulf Coast Region a unique and educational exhibition for young and old alike. Chocolate! The Exhibition explores the rich natural and cultural history of one of the world’s favorite treats, tracing chocolate from its origin in the rainforest to its status as a global economic commodity. Chocolate! and its national tour were developed by the Field Museum of Chicago and was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation.

09/26: 21st Century Chickens
10am, Jon Archer Center. Join Ed Williamson, member of the Mobile Bay Area Backyard Chicken Club, to learn about managing a small backyard flock. Whether you have a flock of backyard chickens or just considering the idea, this workshop is for you. You’ll receive information about the challenges and rewards of owning a small flock that will provide fresh, nutritious eggs, and fertilizer for the garden. The workshop is free. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Meghan Tanner at (251) 653-1617 ext. 118 or email at mtanner@bayareafoodbank.org

09/27: Wintzell’s Distinguished Young Women Tennis Classic
1-6:30pm, Copeland-Cox Tennis Center. Women’s Doubles Team Format & USTA Sanctioned Juniors Tournament. Check-in: 1:00 p.m. $35 Per Player. Award Ceremony & Celebration Dinner provided by Wintzell’s Oyster House – 5:30 p.m.

09/28: An Evening with The Mobile Pops
7pm, Mary G. Montgomery Auditorium. An Evening with The Mobile Pops! Admission is FREE to the public. Come enjoy great music by The Mobile Pops at the MGM High School Auditorium.


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Upcoming Event:
10/03-10/04: Grand Festival of Art
10-5pm, Faulkers Downtown Fairhope Campus. “Fall into Fairhope” with the Eastern Shore Art Center’s Grand Festival of Art Center, alongside the Grand Festival of Books and Alabama Coastal BirdFest! Featuring over 60 local and regional artists, childrens activities and great food. Free admission.

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