What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 6/20/2017

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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


Featured Video: Have you seen this yet? Mobile has never looked this good! The video takes you on an over the top tour of Mobile and the beautiful views we have to offer. Video Credit: City of Mobile 

6/22-6/26: Mobile BayBears vs Tennessee Smokies
Thursday – Monday, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Tennessee Smokies are going down Wednesday and Thursday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Night T-Shirt giveaways and Sunday Fundays at the Hank -bring the family and the furbabies. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

6/23: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night! Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

6/23: Pitch Perfect
Friday – 8am-5:30pm, Goodwill Easter Seals
Join the Public Relations Council of Alabama – Mobile Chapter for the
annual professional development event where you get all the tools you need to make your pitch perfect every time.  Attendees will hear from industry experts and learn valuable takeaways to assist with pitching to the media, clients, employees – you name it! Guest speakers include Jennifer Bond from Bond Moroch, Jeff Roberts with Yellowhammer Coffee, Jarrett McCraw and Stephean Grimes of Mighty, Rachel Smith and Todd Hall with LLAHDDOTT Creative Group. After learning from the best, you are invited to an exclusive Networking Mixer at the Container Yard featuring Bottles Up Mobile. The cost of the networking mixer is free for the workshop attendees, $10 for the public.


6/24: Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K
Saturday – 7:30am, Africatown Welcome Center
Presented by the Africatown Community Development Center, the Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K will have runners testing their stamina and seeing Mobile from a breathtaking view. The out and back 5K course will take runners over the bridge twice, the fun run will take runners to the base of the bridge and back. Post race party includes awards, music and refreshments. All proceeds go to benefit the Africatown Community Garden and Marketplace.

6/24: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature tasty treats, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your pet. Free admission!

6/24: USS Alabama Living History Crew Drill
Saturday- 8am, USS Alabama Battleship Park
Come see history come to life as the USS ALABAMA Living History Crew comes aboard ship. These historical reenactors show you what life aboard ship was like during WWII. Observe emergency drills, call to battle stations, Yak attacks by vintage enemy airplanes, and daily jobs. Hear the 20mm and 40mm guns fire! Learn about radio operations from the Deep South Armature Radio Club. Included in general admission ticket price.

6/24: Marketplace Madness
Saturday – 9am-11am, Mobile Botanical Gardens
Ready to have the Yard of the Month sign in your yard? Mobile Botanical Gardens is hosting its annual Marketplace Madness event and it’s the perfect time to stock up on a wide variety of plants sure to give your yard an upgrade. Take advantage of this year-end clearance sale on plants- some even up to 40% off.

6/24: Mobile’s 1st Annual Dodgeball Tournament
Saturday – 3-11pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub
Make-A-Wish Alabama is partnering with O’Dalys Irish Pub to present Mobile’s First Annual Dodgeball Tournament to raise funds for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. The tournament with begin at 3:00 p.m. and last until the final round. It will be a double-elimination tournament with a minimum of 6 players per team playing, with a maximum of 10 per team. THE WINNING TEAM WILL WIN FREE CHICK-FIL-A FOR ONE YEAR plus a raffle, costume contest and silent auction. Register today!

6/24: AFC Mobile vs. Louisiana Fire
Saturday – 7pm, Lipscomb Athletic Complex
Here’s your chance to see one of the fastest growing soccer teams in our region! AFC is Mobile’s premier soccer team and this Saturday they take on Louisiana Fire. General admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance. Let’s cheer on our home team and watch them dominate on the field!

6/25: Brides Just Wanna Have Fun Bridal Show
Sunday – 1-4pm, The Locale
Looking for the perfect ideas on fashion for your entire engagement and your wedding day? The Bridal show will have fashion shows that will not only INSPIRE you but help you with amazing ideas for everything from showers to your honeymoon! The Boutique Style Bridal Show is an event that you will want to be a part of and a Grand Prize you will want to win! Get ideas on how to plan your perfect wedding. Tickets $7.

6/25: Dauphin Island Sunday Sunset Concert
Sunday – 6:15pm, West End Public Beach
One of Dauphin Island’s most popular seasonal events, the Sunday Sunset concerts on West End Beach runs monthly, celebrating the Island’s natural beauty and designation as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama”. Returning again this year, Yo Jonesy and The Crowned Jewelz – bringing a band experience full of great energy and unique sounds. The mixture of all music styles creates a fun and positive atmosphere that’s a perfect complement to our Island sunset celebration. Music and beach lovers are invited to bring lawn chairs, (perhaps a little bug spray, just in case) and a laid back attitude to the West End Beach. Admission is only $5 per person and those 12 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the project to renovate the Little Red School House.

6/28: Financial Reality Fair
Each Wednesday, 1-4pm, The Shoppes at Bel Air
Every Wednesday through July 26, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Consumer
Credit Counseling Services, a division of Lifelines, will host a Financial Reality Fair for high school students at The Shoppes at Bel Air. The interactive opportunity allows students to plan a real-life budget based on a certain career choice and starting salary. The goal is to help them understand and gain the skills required to manage their expenditures and the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own. To register for the Financial course visit the link above or call 251-602-0011.

Free Printer

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 6/14/2017

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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

Do Some Good– Did you know? LifeSouth Community Blood Centers must collect at least 725 units of blood from volunteer donors every day to meet the needs of patients in the hospitals they supply. But they can’t do it without your help! On Thursday, June 15th LifeSouth will be at Mike Ward’s Liberty Safes located at Moffett Rd and I-65 from 10-6pm taking blood donations. Save a life and do some good! #dosomegoodmobile

DOUBLE CONTEST WEEK!

What better way to spend Father’s Day than at BayBears Baseball Game!? Win a FAMILY 4 PACK OF TICKETS to this Sunday’s BayBears vs. Biloxi Shuckers game!

WIN A MOBILE RUNDOWN T-SHIRT- We love that you use us as a resource for all things Mobile! Now you can be one of us around town in this exclusive shirt!

6/14: Yoga on Tap
Wednesday – 6-8pm, The Merry Widow
Yoga on Tap is a monthly event featuring a FREE 45 minute yoga flow hosted by The Merry Widow and sponsored by Abita Brewing Company this month. Prizes, free pint glasses, discounted beer and more! So grab your mat and a friend or two and join us for some bends & brews. Please note: space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before 6pm to ensure a spot. You will be close to others during the class, but embrace the collective breathing–it’s powerful stuff!

6/14-6/18: Mobile BayBears vs. Biloxi Shuckers
Wednesday – Sunday, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos are going down Wednesday and Thursday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Night T-Shirt giveaways and Sunday Fundays at the Hank -bring the family and the furbabies. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

6/15: Dinner with Emmitt Smith
Thursday – 5:30-8pm, The Grounds
This inaugural fundraising event will feature former Dallas Cowboy football player, Emmitt Smith, as the guest speaker for the evening. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to support Palmer Williams Group’s efforts in offering free youth programs that include the Lifesync Academy life skills program, financial literacy clinics, athletic youth camps, and cheer, football and soccer teams. The Palmer Williams Group is a non-profit organization that focuses on developing disadvantaged youth through programs that offer physical fitness activities, nutritional counseling, and life skills development. Tickets starting at $100.

6/15: The Good Stuff
Thursday – 7:30pm, The University of South Alabama Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
Dr. Robert Holm, Professor of Piano at the University of South Alabama, presents “The Good Stuff.”  The concert will take place in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall and will include such “good stuff” music as the Turkish Rondo, Fur Elise, Fantaisie Impromptu, Girl with the Flaxen Hair, the Entertainer, Baby Elephant Walk, Moon River, Stairway to Heaven, I Just Called to Say I Love You, Joyful, Joyful, and How Great Thou Art.  It’s certainly an evening of popular and classical piano works that you will not want to miss! Tickets for this Department of Music concert will be sold at the door only.  General admission is $8 and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only).

6/16-6/18: Rock of Ages
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse
For the first time in Mobile, this smash Broadway hit, set in LA’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small town girl, both in LA to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Rock Of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos celebrating rock anthems, power ballads and big hair. Raucous and outrageous, this perfect blend of rock and comedy is an instant crowd-pleaser. PG-13 Rating due to some language and suggestive situations.Tickets start at $10.

6/16: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night! Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

6/17: RIDEYELLOW
Saturday – 7am, Halliday Park, Bay Minette
Join Infirmary Health for Alabama’s largest charity bike ride. RIDEYELLOW was founded in 2007 to raise cancer awareness and to support, inspire and empower people affected by cancer. The ride begins at Halliday Park in Bay Minette, Alabama, with a 6-mile tribute ride. Individuals can choose to participate in only the tribute ride or continue by pedaling the 10, 20, 37 or 62-mile route at their leisure. Rest stops are available along the way and food, beverages and vendor booths are available when riders return to the park. Since its inception, RIDEYELLOW has donated more than $496,100 to various cancer charities!

6/17: Celebrity Softball Game
Saturday – 4pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Presented by the Mobile BayBears and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the 2017 Celebrity Softball Game takes this Saturday night at the Hank! The game features AJ McCarron, Jon Lieber, Nick Fairley and many more! Enjoy $1 concessions, meet and greet Autograph Session and a silent auction. All proceeds go to benefit the Westside Buddy Ball program. Purchase of a ticket to the BayBears vs. Shuckers game gets you into both games for the evening.

6/17: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature tasty treats, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your fur baby. Free admission!

6/21: Magnolia Cemetery Tour
Wednesday – 10:30am, Magnolia Cemetery
Meet Tom McGehee at Mobile’s Magnolia Cemetery for a very special walking tour. The largest and one of the most prominent monuments in the cemetery marks the graves of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. Learn about the cemetery’s beautiful funereal art and about some of its most famous and infamous permanent residents. Comfortable shoes are suggested for this one-hour tour. Free for Bellingrath members, $13 for non-members.

Free Printer

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 6/7/2017

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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


Featured Photo: Everything we love about Mobile in one photo – Mayor Stimpson meets and greets with Azalea Trail Maids and attendees at the Explore Mobile event on Sunday at the new Mardi Gras Park. Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson  | Facebook.com

CONTEST TIME – WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE COASTAL SEAFOOD CRAZE AT THE HANK THURSDAY!

6/7: The Big Run
Wednesday – 6pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que
Celebrate National Running Day with Fleet Feet Sports and Moe’s Bar B Que. Break out the running shoes and get ready to break a sweat. The Big Run kicks off the summer running series that will take place weekly Downtown. No race fees just bring the family, your water bottle and an appetite for Bar B Que for after the run.

6/7-6/8: Mobile BayBears VS. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Wednesday -Thursday, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos are going down Wednesday and Thursday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s and Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

6/8: Coastal Seafood Craze
Thursday – 5-7pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
The Alabama Coastal Foundation presents the 2017 Coastal Seafood Craze at Hank Aaron Stadium. Local restaurants will be on hand featuring dishes made with locally caught seafood. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, beverages and admission to the game that starts at 7:05pm. Join the Alabama Coastal Foundation and support the AFC’s education and habitat restoration programs for a $15 donation.  

6/9: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night! Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

6/9: 2017 South Alabama Non-Profit Summit
Friday – 9am-3pm, The University of South Alabama
Non-profits impact every facet of life in our community. The South Alabama Coalition of Non-Profit members provide services that range from healthcare to the environment to education to the arts. It is safe to say that every member of our community feels the impact of our members in their lives, even if they are not aware of that impact. This impact is provided through direct services by the agencies, provision of mandated government services, employment in the nonprofit sector job creation, and volunteerism. The Nonprofit Times reported that for every dollar a nonprofit spends to provide services, the federal government must spend $3.00 to provide the same services. Come find out how you can get involved with non-profit’s in our area or how to better serve the community with a non-profit you are involved with. Admission is $60 per person.

6/9: Loda ArtWalk
Friday – 6-9pm, Downtown Mobile
It’s the second Friday of the month and it’s time to get Downtown and enjoy all that Lower Dauphin Street has to offer. Get to know local artists, artisans, makers, bakers and musicians. Galleries, restaurants and boutiques are all open late for the event. In conjunction with this month’s ArtWalk, The Steeple on St. Francis and The Backlot are hosting Rock the Block- a family friendly fun filled evening with food, drinks and live music. Free Admission!

6/10: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature tasty treats, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your fur baby. Free admission!

6/10: Fuse Project’s 4th Annual Dragon Boat Race
Saturday – 7:45am, Battleship Park
Over 1500 paddlers and 10,000 spectators will witness Fuse Project’s Fourth Annual Dragon Boat Festival. Teams of 20 paddlers, one drummer, and an experienced steerer will rock the water in a 46-foot authentic Hong Kong style Dragon Boat at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. See how well your team can compete against other local corporate and community teams – and who will win off the water raising money for children in our local community!

6/10: Focal Pointe Leadership Seminar
Saturday – 9am-1pm, The Vision Center
Join The Vision Center for a leadership seminar that will focus on the importance of having a diverse leadership team, and how to build and manage such a team. Diverse leadership teams are known to be more creative, productive, and profitable and thus producing a better product or service. Guest speakers include the C.E.O. of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama Tim Wills and Pastor of First Grace UMC of New Orleans, Shawn Anglim. The event also includes a panel discussion featuring Councilmember Gina Gregory, local attorney Karlos Finley and Retired Baldwin County Public School System Superintendent Faron Hollinger. Admission is $20 and includes lunch.

6/10-6/11: Catalyst
Saturday & Sunday – 3pm & 7pm, Saraland High School
The annual concert performance presented by the Spring Hill Singers is back again this year and bigger and better than ever. These high school performers have put their heart and soul into this year’s Catalyst performance. Tickets can be picked up at the Activities Center of Spring Hill Baptist Church – free admission and parking but you must have a ticket to enter.


6/10: AFC Mobile vs. Biloxi City FC
Saturday – 7pm, Lipscomb Athletic Complex
AFC, Mobile’s premier soccer team is at home this weekend and taking on the Biloxi City FC. Home games are played at the Lipscomb Athletic Complex located off Michael Blvd. General admission tickets are $5. Let’s get out there and cheer on our home team!

6/11: The Market at The Pillars
Sunday – 12-4pm, The Pillars
The monthly Market at The Pillars is back and growing every month! Enjoy locally crafted goods, baked treats, art and artisan wares. The afternoon is filled with live music and local eats. Free admission, family and pet friendly.

6/14: Kids Gulf Discovery Day
Wednesday – 9am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents Kids Discovery Day- a fun filled day learning about wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast from a variety of environmental organizations. The day is filled with the Raptor Road Show, a Delta Safari River Cruise and critters from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Reservations required. Tickets are $13 for adults, $7.50 for children and free for children 4 and under.


 

 

 

 

What’s Happening the Week of 5/31/2017

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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


Featured Photo: Back by popular demand- Summer Haunted Duck Tours! For one day only, Gulf Coast Ducks is offering a Haunted Duck Tour on June 10th! Have you experienced the tour of Downtown Mobile and Mobile Bay in a Duck Boat yet? What are you waiting for! Snag your tickets before this specialty tour is sold out! Photo Credit: Gulf Coast Ducks | Facebook.com

6/1: Shoe Station Senior Day
Thursday – All Shoe Station Locations
Shoe Station is celebrating all of their loyal customers on Thursday, June 1, 2017, by offering customers, of ages 55 and up, a special discount of 20% off almost everything in store! This includes shoes, t-shirts, shorts, socks, handbags and accessories — some exclusions apply. Also, the first 25 customers, of ages 55 and up, to arrive at store opening at 9AM, will receive a $10 voucher for purchases of $25 or more! Finally, don’t miss out on amazing doorbuster deals that will be available to all customers beginning on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, until Saturday, June 3, 2017.

6/1: Night Market
Thursday – 5-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art
This Thursday is the monthly market night at the Mobile Museum of Art. Come enjoy an array of makers, artists, artisans and craftsmen who make locally sourced, handmade goods. Support local artists and join the party for shopping, great food and live music.

6/2: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night! Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

6/3: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature baked yummies, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your fur baby. Free admission!

6/3: 13th Annual Publix Grandman Triathlon
Saturday – 7am, Fairhope Pier
Racers begin this sprint triathlon with a jump off Fairhope Pier into Mobile Bay before swimming 1/3-mile to the shore. Following the swim, racers bike 18.6 miles, beginning up a steep hill before riding through the streets of downtown Fairhope and miles of rolling countryside. Racers conclude the race with a 3.1-mile run through downtown Fairhope and finish alongside scenic Mobile Bay. Get registered, sign up to volunteer or just come to support these hard working athletes!

6/3: Just for the Mud of It
Saturday – 7:30am, 12251 Tanner Williams Rd
Just For The Mud Of It is an approximated 5k mud run and obstacle course, designed, built, and maintained by the Mobile Police Department S.W.A.T. Team.  The course is used throughout the year during training exercises and this Saturday the public is invited to come out and get muddy, get wet, and challenge yourself! Enjoy post race food, beverages, awards and party!

6/3: 2017 Paddle Skedaddle
Saturday – 9am, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center
Spend the morning on the water racing (or moseying) this 1.5 mile course with your family or as an individual! Kayaks and paddleboards are all welcome. Enjpoy awards, lots of fair games & concessions on the grounds! Funds raised will go to support the University of South Alabama Wesley Foundation. Tickets are $20-35.

6/3: 8th Annual Duel on Dauphin
Saturday – 2pm, Downtown Mobile
Get ready for the 8th Annual Duel on Dauphin benefiting Feeding the Gulf Coast! Sample delicious crawfish at Hayley’s, Loda Bier Garten, Brickyard, & Alchemy. You can make up your own mind but there will be local celebrity judging at 4pm so make sure you put a bug (pun intended) in their ear for your favorite! Plus, purchase tickets for a chance to win spectacular prizes all day!!! $10 or 10 non-perishable items gets you in all four locations. We look forward to seeing you out supporting a great cause!

6/4: Explore Mobile
Sunday – 2-7pm, Downtown Mobile
Keeping with the mission and vision of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, Explore Mobile event seeks to celebrate the 2017 theme of “Exploring our Places” here in Mobile. Attendees will be able to explore 300 years of Mobile History inside the History Museum of Mobile, experience Colonial life inside the walls of the Colonial Fort of Mobile, gaze upon the period rooms of the Conde-Charlotte Museum House, step back in time as they navigate the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail and more! Enjoy music, food, activities, as well free admission to the city’s tourist attractions.

6/4-6/7:Mobile BayBears VS. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Sunday – Thursday, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Pensacola Blue Whaoos are going down from Sunday through Thursday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s and Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers. ** Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day at the Hank- Gates open at 4:05 p.m. for survivor recognition, bounce houses, run the bases and meet the BayBears! FREE ADMISSION for cancer survivors and caregivers (limited to the first 200). Redeem free tickets at Mobile Infirmary or Thomas Hospital cancer centers. Admission includes entrance to the game, hotdog, fries and a drink. Call 251-435-2273 (CARE) for more details.  Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

6/7: Pound Downtown!
Wednesday – 5:30am, Gallery 450
The uber talented Dee Thomas from Rock Paper Fitness is hosting a drop-in class at Gallery 450 this Wednesday morning. Pound is a workout like no other- Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Fee $10.

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

6/10: Focal Pointe Leadership Seminar
Saturday – 9am-1pm, The Vision Center
Join The Vision Center for a leadership seminar that will focus on the importance of having a diverse leadership team, and how to build and manage such a team. Diverse leadership teams are known to be more creative, productive, and profitable and thus producing a better product or service. Guest speakers include the C.E.O. of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama Tim Wills and Pastor of First Grace UMC of New Orleans, Shawn Anglim. The event also includes a panel discussion featuring Councilmember Gina Gregory, local attorney Karlos Finley and Retired Baldwin County Public School System Superintendent Faron Hollinger. Admission is $20 and includes lunch.

 

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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


Featured Photo: Market in the Square has officially been moved back to Cathedral Square! Saturday mornings 7:30am-Noon through July have never been more glorious- Enjoy live music, fresh LOCAL produce, plants and seafood, art, honey and home baked goods. It’s a Saturday morning well spent in Downtown Mobile. Photo Credit: Stacy Hamilton  | Mobile.org

5/24-5/28: Mobile BayBears VS. Birmingham Barons
Wednesday – Sunday, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Birmingham Barons are going down from Saturday to Wednesday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, followed by Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Shirt Giveaway and Sunday Funday’s Bark in the Park. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

5/25: 23rd Annual L’Arche Football Preview
Thursday – 5:30pm, USA Mitchell Center
L’Arche Mobile is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Football Preview presented by Dex Imaging and Reese’s Senior Bowl. The evening will include a silent auction, dinner and speakers. Guest speakers will discuss the upcoming college football season in the SEC and on the national scene, with special features on Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Florida St and South Alabama. Tickets are $50 per person. Contact 251-438-2094 for more info.

5/25: Safe Tanning: Fact or Fiction?
Thursday – 6-8pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown Mobile
May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Know the facts about safe tanning practices! Presented by the Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Science on Tap series, this informative and educational presentation will discuss safe tanning and everything you need to know to make wiser decisions.This topic pertains to everyone of all ages. Get the facts straight from the one’s who work in this field every day, Dr. Casey Daniel and Dr. Natalie Gassman, assistant professors of Oncologic Sciences at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Admission is free, food and beverages will be available for purchase.

5/26-5/28: MobiCon 2017
Friday – Sunday, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
Calling all Comic Con fans! MobiCon is Mobile’s version of Comic Con and its getting bigger and better every year. Join fellow fantasy. Science Fiction, horror, comic book, anime and gaming fans for this 3 day convention. All ages are welcome. Tickets starting at $22.50. Children under 5 are free!

5/27: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature baked goods, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your fur baby. Free admission!

5/27: Barre and Fun Run
Saturday – 8am, Fleet Feet Mobile
Go ahead and pre-burn those Memorial Day weekend calories! Barre3 has teamed up with Fleet Feet Sports to present this Barre and Fun Run/Walk! Come at 8am and get warmed up with a Barre class at Fleet Feet then get ready to race! This is a FREE event open to everyone of all fitness levels! Post-race raffle and refreshments from Whole Foods Market.

5/27: Battleship Rugby Tournament
Saturday – 8am, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
It’s the event of the season! Come out and cheer on the Gulf Coast’s most rapidly growing sport- Rugby! Rugby 7’s is the newest event at the Summer Olympics with 7 man teams playing two seven minute halfs. The theme this year is Luau so come decked out in your best hawaiian shirts and leis!

5/27: SUP CUP 2017
Saturday – 9am, Mobile Yacht Club
Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Saturday May 27th at the beautiful Mobile Yacht Club for our first annual SUPCUP. The SUPCUP is open to stand up paddleboards, kayaks and open canoes. The entry fee is $25 which includes participation in the race, a limited edition SUPCUP 2017 T-shirt and a sandwich and beverage post-race. Friends and family are welcome to come cheer on participants while enjoying the amazing views from the yacht club. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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

5/27: Pops Band Concert
Saturday – 7pm, Medal of Honor Park
Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with a special concert from the Mobile Symphonic Pops. The concert will be held in the Mobile County Bicentennial Pavilion. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks. Free admission, open to the public!

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

 

 

 

 

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

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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