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

Posted by on Feb 15, 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: What would the kickoff to Mardi Gras have been like without the Venardo’s Circus? We just don’t want to know… Thanks again to this talented aerial acrobatic crew for giving Mobile a little something extra this year.  Photo Credit: Mike Dumas

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

Let the Good Times Roll!

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

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

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

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

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

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


CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE!

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Exploreum - Downtown Mobile

 

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

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

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


 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 2/8/2016

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: The list of awesome things to do in Downtown Mobile keeps growing! This week Spot of Tea announced they are now offering Segway Tours of Downtown Mobile. Mayor Stimpson helped in the official ribbon cutting! We couldn’t be more excited!  Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | Facebook.com

Do Some Good – Give Love a Voice!
Autism2Ability is a local nonprofit that addresses the needs of children with autism and similar challenges. This Valentine’s Day, give love a voice by supporting Austism2Ability’s App2Talk initiative. App2Talk is a tool that enables children with autism to express their feelings in ways they have never been able to before. To donate, please click here. For every $10 you contribute, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a special evening for two at Red or White, complete with 2 bottles of wine, pizza and an appetizer to share with your valentine!! Full Details here!

Let the Good Times Roll!

This Week’s Mobile Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

2/10 – Friday
Conde Cavaliers – 6:30pm, Route A

2/11 – Saturday
Bayport Parading Society – 2:30pm, Route A
Mystic DJ Riders – 3pm, Route A
Pharaohs – 6:30pm, Route A
Order of Hebe  – 7pm, Route A
Conde Explorers – 7:30pm, Route A

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE!

NOW-2/14: Cirque Du Mardi Gras
Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Celebrating Mobile’s grand carnival tradition, Venardos Circus proudly presents an all-new cirque experience combining the magic, music and fun of Mardi Gras like never before. Cirque Du Mardi Gras boasts aerial acrobatics, awe-inspiring athleticism, daredevil stunts and loads of laughs!

2/8: Fuse Tag
Wednesday – 4-9pm, Lazer Zone of Mobile
Have a blast taking down your friends and family in the biggest laser tag arena in Mobile! For one night only, Lazer Zone of Mobile is donating 100% of their proceeds to The Fuse Project. All ages are welcome, so come have fun and give back at the same time!

2/8: StoryCorps Kickoff Celebration
Thursday – 10am, Cooper Riverside Park
Thanks to Alabama Public Radio, the StoryCorps mobile tour is coming to Cooper Riverside Park! Come Thursday to see what it’s all about! StoryCorps is a program that gives anyone and everyone a chance to record meaningful conversations with a friend or relative, then archives the recordings at the Library of Congress. Invite someone special to share a 40-minute conversation that will create a keepsake and share a piece of history with the world. Appointments are available now and spots are filling up quick – Make a reservation by calling 800-850-4406 or by visiting the link above. Can’t make it? You can still participate using StoryCorps recording app!

2/9: Making of the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail
Thursday – 6-7pm, Historic Oakleigh
The Historic Oakleigh Preservation Society is kicking off the 2017 Mardi Gras season with historian Ann Pond as she takes you through a virtual preview of the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail highlights and its illustrious history. Free for HMPS members. $10 for nonmembers

2/9: Futurebirds
Thursday – 8-11pm, The Merry Widow
The Futurebirds have filled the last six years with a whole lot of living! Laying down their shoe-gazing country, harmonious psychedelia and barnstorming, ragged rock both on record and in person, the Athens-based band presents a delicate balance on Hotel Parties, its third full-length record, exploring the toils, joys and struggles exposed throughout six intense years. Check out what everyone is raving about! Tickets $10.

 

2/10: Go Red Gulf Coast
Friday – 8-11am, Infirmary Health
Join Infirmary Health and Fox10 for free full cholesterol screenings, blood pressure readings and weight checks. No fasting required, simple finger stick with results in 5 minutes and on-site review of results with a healthcare professional. Screenings are FREE for the first 100 attendees.

2/10-2/12: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Fri-Sun, Mobile Theater Guild
The Tennessee Williams southern classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, takes you back to Mississippi in the 1950’s. Watch the drama and the tension play out as the characters get together to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. Tickets start at $15.

2/11: Battle of Mobile Bay5K
Saturday – 8:30am, Dauphin Island
This fast, flat road 5K has some of the best views of the island! The certified course (AL16002JD) starts at Fort Gaines and winds through scenic Dauphin Island neighborhoods. Registration starts at $18 and benefits Historic Fort Gaines & USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Post-race refreshments and snacks provided.

2/12: The Market at the Pillars
Sunday – 12-4pm, The Pillars
Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather at this month’s Market at the Pillars! Browse and shop tons of local vendors, crafters, makers and bakers while listening to great music provided by local musicians. Free admission.

2/12: The Krickets
Sunday – 7pm, Callaghan’s
End your weekend with live music and one of the best burgers in Mobile! The Krickets are an all-girl band with a fun, swampy sound that won them the IMEA Folk Artist of the Year Award. Don’t miss them!

 

 

2/13: Three Lives Blood Drive
Monday – 7:30-1:30pm & 5-8pm, Remington College
Blood – it’s all red, but it’s not all the same. Did you know that every time you give blood, you could save three lives? Remington College is hosting a Three Lives Blood Drive at their Mobile campus and they need your help. Minority blood types strongly encouraged to donate!

2/14: Valentine’s Day with Killer Beaz
Tuesday – 6:30pm & 8:30pm, Azalea Manor
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day with your love than with laughing, dinner and drinks? Presented by Zingers Comedy, Killer Beaz is back in town and ready to keep the jokes coming all night long! The comedy show, dinner provided by Naman’s catering and wine is sure to make for a great date! Reservations required, 21+ event.

 


 

 

 

 

What’s Happening the Week of 2/1/2017 in Mobile, AL

Posted by on Feb 1, 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: Get to know these fashion forward faces, Mobile! Richard Hamilton is the founder of Mobile Fashion Week and Mobile Fashion Council- two outstanding contributions to Mobile and our fashion community. This year he has added some new but familiar faces to the 2017 Mobile Fashion Council. Members include Kristi Hicks, Lindsay Grandquest, Allison Miller, Suzanne Massingill and Stephanie May.  Photo Credit: Matt Gates Photography

 

CONTEST TIME! CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF MARDI GRAS SEASON WITH A KING CAKE!! ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY HAS THE BEST KING CAKE IN ALL OF MOBILE (MAYBE THE WORLD!) AND NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE!! CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

Do Some Good – Give Love a Voice!
Autism2Ability is a local nonprofit founded in 2010 to address the needs of children with autism and similar challenges. This Valentine’s Day, give love a voice by supporting Austism2Ability’s App2Talk initiative. App2Talk is a tool that enables children with autism to express their feelings in ways they have never been able to before. To donate, please click here. For every $10 you contribute, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a special evening for two at Red or White, complete with 2 bottles of wine, pizza and an appetizer to share with your valentine!! Full Details here!

 

NOW-2/14: Cirque Du Mardi Gras
Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Celebrating Mobile’s Grand Carnival tradition, Venardos Circus proudly presents an all-new Cirque experience combining the magic, music and fun of Mardi Gras like never before. Cirque Du Mardi Gras boasts aerial acrobatics, awe-inspiring athleticism, daredevil stunts and loads of laughs!

2/02: Senior Day
Thursday – Shoe Station, All Locations.
This Thursday, Shoe Station wants to say thank you to all customers of ages 55 and up by offering 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 will receive a $10 voucher for purchases of $25 and up! Finally, don’t miss out on amazing doorbuster deals that will be available to all customers now through Saturday, February 4.

2/02: Night Market
Thursday – 5-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art
The monthly Night Market is back! Come shop unique vendors, artists, makers, bakers and crafters. Ben’s Burga Kaboose and Fairhope Roasting Company will be on hand with food and beverages. Enjoy music from DJ Hot Lobster and Excelsior Band. Free admission.

2/02: Winter Jam
Thursday – 7pm, Mitchell Center
Winter Jam is taking over! Join us for a one night mega-concert featuring Christian artists David Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Sadie Robertson, Andy Mineo, Colton Dixon, Thousand Foot Krutch, Newsong, Tony Nolan, OBB, Sarah Reeves and Steven Malcolm. Tickets are $10 at the door!

 

2/03-2/05: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Fri-Sun, Mobile Theater Guild
A true southern classic! Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof takes you back to Mississippi in the 1950s. Watch the drama and the tension play out as the characters get together to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. Tickets start at $15.

2/03: University of Mobile Visit Day
Friday – University of Mobile
Calling all high school seniors: The University of Mobile is offering $2,000 scholarships to prospective students who attend this Friday’s campus visit day and enroll at the Christ-centered, academically rigorous university. Click here to register for UM Visit Day online or call Enrollment Services at 251-442-2222.

2/04: Mobile Police Dept Chili Cook-Off
Saturday – 8am, Cathedral Square
Come taste the best chili in the city – cooked by your Mobile police officers! Teams of police officers will compete against each other with their best chili recipes. Tickets are $5 per person. To purchase tickets in advance, call 251-454-2346. Proceeds benefit the Police Foundation and Crime Prevention Unit. This is a family-fun event!

2/04: Turtle Shuffle 5K and Fun Run
Saturday – 8am, University of South Alabama Intramural Fields
Break a sweat for a good cause! The Turtle Shuffle 5K and Fun Run is a certified 5K course and Fun Run event with all proceeds going to AIDS Alabama South. Registration is open online until Friday, but you can always register in person on the morning of the event.

2/04: The Great Amazing Race
Saturday – 2pm, Langan Municipal Park
Check out this fun adventure race in which teams of two people (adults & students grades K-12) conquer a 1.5 mile outdoor course filled with all sorts of extra challenges.  Participants can walk, jog or run, but they should definitely be prepared to get a little dirty and wet! All proceeds go to support the Fatherless & Widows Wellness Project.

 

 

 

2/05: Mobile Mystery Dinner – Next of Kin
Sunday – 5:30pm, The Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
The always-entertaining Mobile Mystery Players are back again with Next of Kin, a who-dun-it that gets a family all turned around! This unique evening experience includes a full meal provided by Riverview Plaza and unlimited wine throughout the show. Reservations Required. 21+ event. Tickets $59 + tax.

2/07: Get Involved to Protect Three Mile Creek
Tuesday – 6-7pm, Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library
Wondering what you can do to protect Three Mile Creek? Join Mobile Baykeeper for a brief presentation on the Three Mile Creek Watershed and learn more about their Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.

2/08: Coffee Chat: Designing for the User
Wednesday – 8am, The Exchange 202
Whether it is a confusing building, a poorly developed website, a product that is difficult to use or a service that doesn’t actually give you what you want, we have all felt the pains of experiences that were NOT designed for the user. This month’s Coffee Chat features local experts John Strope from Dogwood Productions, Inc., Jayson D’Alessandro from the I-Team Mobile, Courtney Casburn Brett from Casburn-Brett Architecture, and Daniel Nance from Chick-fil-A at RSA Trustmark. No matter what you do in the world of business or nonprofits, it is imperative you build the right experience for your users. Join The Exchange 202 as we learn from some of the best Mobile has to offer!


 

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 1/25/2017

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: These two ladies are making some major moves here in Mobile and along the Gulf Coast! DJ Bella (pictured left) has come on the scene and is now the premier go-to DJ guru! Kim Soule’ (pictured right) is the founder of Coastal Fashion Week, a multi-state mega fashion show take over that took place last week. Get to know these two ladies, Mobile.. they are here to stay and make some waves! Photo Credit: Coastal Fashion Week | Facebook.com

DOUBLE CONTEST WEEK!!!

CONTEST TIME! WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE REESE’S SENIOR BOWL! The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier senior showcase event. The annual North vs South match-up is coached by NFL staff and features the country’s best college football seniors. This year’s game will be held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium this Saturday at 1:30pm.

CONTEST TIME!! WIN 2 RACE ENTRIES TO THE CHARITY CHASE 5K AND FUN RUN! This unique race is focused on raising funds for 15 local organizations and YOU get to help pick where the money goes! Race takes place this Saturday morning at 8am at the USA Intramural Fields!

1/25: FCA Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally
Wednesday – 6:30-8pm, Mobile Convention Center
The FCA Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally
 brings together more than 2,000 attendees each year, making it the largest FCA rally at any bowl game in the country. This year’s crowd will enjoy live music, player testimonies and food provided by Chick-fil-A. Tickets available from South Alabama FCA and Chick-fil-A.

1/27: Project Homeless Connect
Friday – 8am-2pm, The Grounds
Mobile Project Homeless Connect is designed to provide homeless people in Mobile and Baldwin Counties with medical services, legal assistance, dental and vision screenings, access to housing assistance and mainstream resources like food stamps, state IDs and Social Security cards. This community event brings together government agencies, academia, health care facilities, faith-based organizations, transportation, law enforcement, businesses, workforce development, United Way and other nonprofit agencies together to provide much-needed services at no cost to homeless individuals. Please help us make the community aware of this unique opportunity!

1/27: Reese’s Senior Bowl Experience
Friday – 3-6pm, Mobile Convention Center
Before thousands of fans pose for pictures with players during the Coca Cola Meet the Players event, they can enjoy several interactive displays, special activities and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Run through drills just like the players on the indoor football field, check out all the interactive displays from Reese’s, adidas, the New Orleans Saints and AT&T, among others! Admission is FREE!

 

 

1/27: Coca-Cola Meet the Players
Friday – 3:30-6pm, Mobile Convention Center Exhibit Hall
One of the highlights of Senior Bowl week – for fans and players – is the Coca Cola Meet the Players event. Held each Friday of Senior Bowl week, fans get to interact, get an autograph and snap a picture with their favorite player. Fans often line up early in the morning for the event, which runs from 3:30pm-6:00pm each year. The event is divided into two sessions, the first from 3:30pm-4:45pm and the second from 4:45-6:00pm. More information on the two sessions, including when specific players will be attending the event, will be available at seniorbowl.com on the Thursday before the Meet the Players event. Admission is FREE.

1/27: The Artys
Friday – 7-10pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Presented by Mobile Arts Council and Wind Creek Hospitality, The Artys is an awards program that acknowledges the important contributions that individuals, groups and businesses make to the cultural life of our community. The 2016 the awards are being presented in eleven categories: Lifetime Achievement, Patron, Arts Educator, Artistic Innovation, Visual Artist, Performing Artist, Literary Artist, Artistic Design, Business, Organization and Art Soldier. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Mobile Arts Council or online at the link above.

1/28: The Charity Chase
Saturday – 8am, USA Intramural Fields
The Charity Chase is on! Time is running out to register for this unique 5k and raise funds for amazing partner organizations like Autism Society of Alabama, Camp Rap-A-Hope, Camp Smile, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lifeline Counseling Services, Light of the Village, Magic Moments, McKemie Place, Oasis for Orphans, Ransom Ministries, Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, St. Mary’s Home, The Learning Tree and Victory Health Partners! Online registration is open until Thursday at the link above.

1/28: Baumhower’s Tailgate Challenge
Saturday – 9:30am, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Before the game even kicks off, a winner will already be crowned! In an effort to celebrate one of college football’s long standing traditions, a competition was created in 2004 to determine the best tailgater at the Senior Bowl each year. With the help of Baumhower’s Restaurant, the Senior Bowl Tailgate Challenge was born. Participants in the event are judged on the right combination of good food, originality and outstanding presentation. The winner is recognized on the field during the first half of the Reese’s Senior Bowl game. In 2016, ‘Boyz Day Out’ from Mobile, Alabama took home top honors, which included a trophy and prize package from Academy Sports and Outdoors, valued at more than $1,000.

 

 

1/28: Krewe De La Dauphine Parade
Saturday – 1pm, Dauphin Island
The FIRST PARADE of the Mardi Gras season kicks off this weekend! 
Join Krewe De La Dauphine for the 25th anniversary of their “5th Saturday before Fat Tuesday” parade. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Famous Couples,” so come get your parade on and get the Mardi Gras season started!

1/28: Reese’s Senior Bowl
Saturday – 1:30pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
It’s here!! The Senior Bowl is football’s premier senior showcase event, featuring the country’s best college seniors and top NFL draft prospects. These all-stars will face off in a North vs South matchup led by NFL coaching staff. Don’t miss it!

2/1: Winter Wednesday
Wednesday – 10:30-11:30am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Mobile’s gardening expert, Bill Finch, will show you how to grow superior-tasting vegetables in your Southern garden. Picking the right time to grow your veggies and plants is key to enjoying a long harvest season. Make sure to find out how to select your plantings by the Gulf Coast clock! Free for members, $13 for non-members.

Upcoming Event:
2/2: Senior Day
Shoe Station, All Locations.
Shoe Station wants to say a special thank you to all customers of ages 55 and up! On Thursday, February 2, they’ll be offering a special discount of 20% off almost everything in store, including shoes, t-shirts, shorts, socks, handbags and accessories (some exclusions apply). Also, the first 25 customers of ages 55 and up to arrive when the store opens will receive a $10 voucher for purchases of $25 and up! Customers of all ages will get to join in the celebration with amazing doorbuster deals from Wednesday, February 1 through Saturday, February 4.


 

 

 

 

What’s Happening the Week of 1/18/2017

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Hard work pays off! These two new bike owners, Darryl and Charles, worked through Delta Bike Project’s “Time is Money” program helping others with bike repairs, picking up trash and organizing the bike shop and landed thier own bikes in the end. Get to know more about the Delta Bike Project and all the good they are doing in our community here! Photo Credit: Jen Greene | Facebook.com

CONTEST – Win 2 tickets to The Artys! The Artys is an annual awards event that honors contributions made by individuals, organizations and businesses to the local arts community. This year’s event will be held at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center on Friday, Jan. 27th

Do Some Good!

Looking for a fun way to Do Some Good? Grab your friends and study up on random facts to prep for Dauphin Way United Methodist Church’s first ever Trivia Night on Wednesday, Jan 18th. Cost is $160 per team, with a maximum of 8 people per team. All proceeds benefit the Honduras Mission Team.

1/19: Mayor’s Breakfast
Thursday – 7:30am, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
The Mayor’s Breakfast is a boutique business event with attendance limited to 150 people. It affords an intimate opportunity to hear from Mayor Stimpson on his plans for downtown and the surrounding city. It will be held in the ballroom at the Renaissance Riverview Hotel, featuring a full buffet breakfast. Tickets to the event are $45 per person for DMA members, $50 per person for non-members. Contact tstrickland@downtownmobile.org for reservations.

1/19: Young Professionals of Mobile January Social
Thursday – 6pm, T.P. Crockmiers
Are you a young professional looking to connect with other Mobilians? Make 2017 the year you take your career to the next level! Join Young Professionals of Mobile for their first monthly social of the year. Young Professionals of Mobile offers valuable networking, social and community service opportunities that help young professionals develop their networks and careers.

1/20: Coastal Fashion Week
Friday – 7pm, Mercedes Benz of Mobile
Join Coastal Fashion Week as they continue to break the barriers of the typical fashion weeks with the only multi-state fashion week in the world. Coastal Fashion Week 2017 brings together the styles of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida in one week of fashion and the fifth stop will be right here in Mobile. Coastal Fashion Week will showcase the most cutting-edge designers and high-style boutiques across the coast, so get ready for a show you won’t forget! Tickets $30.

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1/20: Travis Tritt
Friday – 6:30pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
No sky is bluer, no air crisper, no leaf greener than after a storm – and now Travis Tritt has something special to add to that list with the release of his new acoustic album, The Calm After. More than 25 years after first launching his southern rock-influenced music career, Tritt continues to top the country music charts and wow his fans. Come hear him live in one of the most beautifully renovated venues in Downtown Mobile!

1/20-1/21: Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour
Friday & Saturday – 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center
This weekend, Mobile becomes the epicenter of motorsport entertainment as the nation’s most competitive monster trucks take over the Civic Center. The Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour will be an invasion of monster trucks, motocross bikes and all kinds of big wheels hungry to dominate and destroy! Fun for the whole family!

1/21: Caring for Caryn’s Kids 5K
Saturday – 7am, The University of South Alabama Intramural Fields
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Kick off Mardi Gras 2017 with Dodge Elementary and Caryn’s Kids! Join us for the 3rd Annual Caring for Caryn’s Kids 5K/Skate/1 Mile Fun Run! ALL proceeds benefit the Caryn Hyatt-Suthoff “Caryn’s Kids” Scholarship Fund. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with costumes, decorations and masks, then enjoy a post-race party complete with door prizes, food and awards!

 

   

1/21: Fairhope Brewing Company’s Anniversary Party
Saturday – 2-10pm, Fairhope Brewing Company
Come celebrate four years of local brewing with Fairhope Brewing Company! The tap room has more beer on tap than ever before and this will be your chance to taste them all! The party will also feature live music and commemorative glassware.

1/21: Alter Bridge
Saturday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
Huka Entertainment presents Alter Bridge, The Last Hero Tour. Heroes push us to excel. Their will, courage and sacrifice can bring out the best in the world around them. On The Last Hero, Alter Bridge’s fifth full-length album, the hard rock juggernauts pursue a level of excellence inspired by timeless heroism. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical milestone with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies in its first week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. Tickets selling fast, get yours early!

Upcoming Event:
1/28: Reese’s Senior Bowl
Saturday – 1:30pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
The Senior Bowl is football’s premier senior showcase event, featuring the country’s best college seniors and top NFL draft prospects. These all-stars will face off in a North vs South matchup led by NFL coaching staff. Don’t miss it!


 

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 1/11/2017

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Family and friends in the Semmes community gathered together to celebrate the Grand Opening of another delicious Moe’s Original Bar B Que! The new music venue and restaurant is located at 3385 Shillinger Road North. Pictured: Natalie Richter Wynn, Amber Forbes, Dodie Peltier, Karla Forbes, Mandy Forbes, Lyn Toomey, Rebecca Murphy, Laura Adair and Lisa Sullivan Brownlee. Congrats to Grant Saltz and the whole Moe’s team!!  Photo Credit: Amber Forbes | Facebook.com
Do Some Good!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on this national holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Together we will honor Dr. King’s legacy and protect our natural resources with a clean-up on the banks of Three Mile Creek. The clean-up will begin at 9:00 am and run until 11:30 am. Click here to register as a volunteer. Let’s use our day off to Do Some Good!

1/12: 2017 Business and Industry Youth Employment Meeting
Thursday – 9am, Alabama State Port Authority – International Trade Center
The City of Mobile invites the public to discuss how we as a business community will move this City forward through youth employment. Help Mobile help our youth to obtain and maintain summer employment and build skills that will help them succeed in life. For additional information, please contact Anitra Henderson at 251-208-7806 or anitra.henderson@cityofmobile.org.

1/12: Junior League of Mobile – Admissions Open House
Thursday – 6pm, 57 N. Sage Ave
Our local Junior League chapter is looking for new members! The Junior League of Mobile is a volunteer association centered on developing the potential of women and creating community impact through effective leadership. The organization is best known for large-scale fundraisers like the annual Christmas Jubilee, the Jubilee Bargains spring sale and the Blue Pass discounted shopping event. Anyone who meets the Junior League’s membership criteria is welcome to attend the open house.

1/13-1/22: Nunsense
Chickasaw Civic Theater
What do you do when need to pay for a funeral for a fellow nun (that you killed)? Come find out as the Chickasaw Civic Theater players perform this hilarious comedy! The show runs Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $15.75.

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1/13: LoDa ArtWalk
Friday – 6-9pm, Downtown Mobile
Downtown Mobile comes alive with LoDa ArtWalk this Friday night! Artists, makers and musicians will line the streets and local shops will stay open later than usual for this monthly event. Grab some dinner, pick up some art, dance to acoustic guitars playing in the streets and finish the night with a drink or coffee! Don’t miss the Mobile Arts Council’s exhibiting artists: Jo Patton, Pinky Bass and Ameri’ca Jones.

1/14: Battleship Airbus Day at Brookley Field
Saturday – 10am, Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley
Our local Battleship Rugby Club is celebrating the completion of their new rugby field at Brookley Field. The team will offer a non-contact beginner rugby clinic at 10am that is open to both children and adults, then at noon, they’ll scrimmage against an Airbus employee team made up of rugby players from around the world. Come out and try rugby for the first time or just enjoy some food truck fare as you watch the Airbus match!

1/14:  Mardi Gras Murder of Montague Charlington – Mobile Mystery Dinner
Saturday – 7pm, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
After being thrown out of The Mobile Carnival Museum, wealthy and corrupt Montague Sheffield Charlington IV set up headquarters down the street at The Riverview Plaza Hotel. Be part of the murder mystery who-dun-it to see what unfolds next! Tickets include full 4-course dinner and drinks provided by The Riverview. Tickets $59, 21+ event.

1/15: The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long
Sunday – 1:30pm, Ben May Main Library
Calling all nuns, goat herders, baronesses, and fans of brown paper packages tied up with string (or any of your favorite things): The Mobile Public Library invites you to join fellow Sound of Music lovers for an all-ages sing-along. Admission is free, costumes are encouraged and vocal talent is not required!

 

   

 

1/17: Encounter
Tuesday – 9-12pm & 6-8pm, The Steeple
Pam Hanes, a local ordained minister and Bible study leader for over 30 years, invites you to encounter the love and power of God. Come join either of the two sessions and bring a pen and paper so you can take notes on how a meaningful encounter with God can impact your life. This event is open to the public and free of charge!

Upcoming Event:
1/28: Reese’s Senior Bowl
Saturday – 1:30pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
The Senior Bowl is football’s premier senior showcase event, featuring the country’s best college seniors and top NFL draft prospects. These all-stars will face off in a North vs South matchup led by NFL coaching staff. Don’t miss it!


 

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the week of 1/3/2017

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: A little rain didn’t stop the Second Line Street Party in Downtown Mobile Saturday night. The New Year’s Eve festivities were enjoyed by thousands, even Mayor Sandy Stimpson got in on the fun! Photo Credit: City of Mobile | Facebook.com



Do Some Good!
Your old running shoes might not look so hot to you, but they could be just the boost someone else needs! Drop off your old shoes at McCoy Outdoor Company so volunteers can clean them up and match them to members of Mobile’s Running Forward program. Running Forward brings the physical and mental health benefits of running to those recovering from addiction and/or homelessness.

NOW- 1/14: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park
Ice skating in the south?! Yes, please! Riverside Ice offers fun for the whole family, so bundle up and get ready to make some memories. Tickets include skate rentals – Adults $10, Children $8.

1/04: Open Mic Night
Wednesday – 9pm, The Blind Mule
Got jokes? If rocking the stand-up comedy stage is on your bucket list, then tonight is your night! Sign up to give it your best shot or come along to support a brave friend and enjoy a night full of laughs. 

1/06: Honey Swamp Island Band
Friday – 8pm, Soul Kitchen
Performing as part of the Miller Lite Concert Series, the Honey Island Swamp Band is in town and ready to rock!  These Bayou Americans and Roots Rockers bring a fresh spin on the typical grassroots band. 18+ event, $10 general admission.

1/07: Thin Mint Sprint
Saturday – 9am, University of South Alabama SGA Pavilion
Publix Charities presents the annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K Fun Run & Walk.  Registration kicks off at 8am and the corresponding Health Expo will offer games, refreshments, giveaways, massages, tips and health info from 8:30-10:30am. Race registration includes free Thin Mints, a shirt and free health screenings. Proceeds benefit Girl Scouting programs in southern Alabama.

 


 

1/07: Lisa Mills
Saturday – 8pm, The Listening Room
Mississippi native Lisa Mills lives here in Mobile, but performs all over the world. Whether you think of her as a blues singer, a gospel singer, a torch singer or an R&B singer, her powerful voice is certainly a local treasure. 

1/08: First Light Marathon
Sunday – 7:30am, Downtown Mobile
Servis 1st is helping us continue a Port City tradition, the First Light Marathon! The pre-race party begins at 7:30am while runners prep for the half marathon and full marathon courses that run throughout Downtown Mobile and out to the University of South Alabama. Post-race festivities will be held in Bienville Square. Proceeds to benefit L’Arche Mobile.

1/08: The Savvy Southern Bride Workshop
Sunday – 12-4pm, The Pillars
Calling all you lucky ladies who got engaged over the holidays… The Savvy Southern Bride Experience brings together a who’s who of wedding professionals to inspire and empower brides as they prepare for their special day. You’ll hear tried-and-true advice and learn about all the latest trends while you meet with vendors in an intimate setting, taste gourmet selections from local caterers and get paired with the perfect wedding planner for your big day. Registration is required and seats are limited!  

1/08: Wedding of a Lifetime Bridal Show
Sunday – 12-5pm, Mobile Convention Center
It’s our 20th annual bridal show and giveaway! Brides, grooms, mothers of the bride, bridesmaids and friends are all invited to enjoy our fabulous fashion show and meet with the area’s top wedding merchants. You will taste, hear and see the best of the best, all in one day. Admission is $12.

   

1/08: Sunday Funday Arts & Crafts Market
Sunday – 1-5pm, Cathedral Square
Sponsored by Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Downtown Mobile Alliance and Visit Mobile, Sunday Funday is your chance to connect with vendors, makers and artists from all over the South! All ages, no admission.

1/08: ShipShape Rugby Boot Camp Classes
Sunday – 2-4pm (2pm Women’s Only, 3pm Co-ed), Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley
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!

1/08: WWE Live
Sunday – 5pm, Mobile Civic Center
The madness comes to life this Sunday at the Mobile Civic Center – Come see who lays the smack down and who leaves a winner! WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho, Big E and Kofi Kingston will all be on stage! Tickets start at $15, all ages event.

1/08: Mobile Jewish Film Festival
Mobile and Baldwin County
The 2017 Mobile Jewish Film Festival runs January 8-22 with nine award-winning films and related events including musical programs and a dinner featuring Israeli cuisine. Films will be shown in venues all over Mobile and Fairhope, including Ahavas Chesed Synagogue, Laidlaw Auditorium at USA and Ben May Library. 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of New Years 2017

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo:  The Annual Santa Run presented by Carpe Diem on Old Shell Road was a HUGE success! This year the community and sponsors came together to raise over $13,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Photo Credit: Carpe Diem | Facebook.com

CONTEST TIME!! WIN 2 FREE RACE ENTRIES TO THE JAN 8TH SERVIS 1ST FIRST LIGHT MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND FUN RUN!

Do Some Good!
It’s the last week of 2016, don’t pass up a chance to do some good! This week’s Do Some Good is simple– get outside of yourself and do something for someone else! The holidays can be the hardest time of the year for some. Take your mom a coffee, your grandmother out to lunch or just swing by and visit a friend at work. Simple gestures leave lasting impressions! Keep Doing Good, Mobile!

NOW- 12/31: Magic Christmas in Lights
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 21st edition of Magic Christmas in Lights!  The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display that features more than 1,000 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout Bellingrath’s 65-acre garden estate. The Bellingrath Home will also be decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias. Sundays-Thursdays, Magic Christmas in Lights will also feature nightly choral performances on the south terrace. Don’t miss it!

NOW- 1/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium
Pack the car with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season’s drive-through delight: Christmas Nights of Lights. Hank Aaron Stadium will be lit up with over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer channels and synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Don’t miss this chance to make a fun holiday memory!

 

NOW- 1/14: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park
Ice skating in the south?! Yes, please! Riverside Ice offers fun for the whole family, so bundle up and get ready to make a new holiday tradition. Tickets include skate rentals – Adults $10, Children $8.

12/31: Moonpie Over Mobile
Saturday – 8:45pm, Downtown Mobile
Downtown Mobile welcomes over 50,000 people each New Year’s Eve for an evening of celebratory activities leading up to the giant 600 pound electric MoonPie drop, laser light show and fireworks at midnight! Come be part of the celebration that begins with the cutting of the world’s largest edible MoonPie, followed by a second-line parade led by the Excelsior Band and music from .38 Special!

12/31: Kristy Lee & Friends
Saturday – 10pm, Soul Kitchen
She’s back and she brought her good friends with her! Get New Year’s Eve started with a live performance from Kristy Lee! Tickets are $25 per person, 21+ event.

   

 

Upcoming Events:

1/07: Thin Mint Sprint
Saturday – 9am, USA SGA Pavilion
Publix Charities presents the annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K Fun Run and Walk. Enjoy the race and Health Expo beginning at 8am at the University of South Alabama SGA Pavilion. Registration includes FREE Thin Mints, T-shirt and free health screenings. Proceeds benefit Girl Scouting programs in southern Alabama.

1/08: First Light Marathon
Sunday – 7:30am, Downtown Mobile
Continue the Port City Tradition and participate in this year’s First Light Marathon presented by Servis 1st! Pre-Race party begins at 7:30am while runners prep for the half marathon and full marathon courses. The beautiful routes run throughout Downtown Mobile and to the University of South Alabama. Post Race festivities will be held in Bienville Square. Proceeds to benefit L’Arche Mobile.

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of Christmas 2016

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo:  These little women braved the cold and had a blast at Riverside Ice Monday night! The Contemporary Worship Band from Dauphin Way United Methodist Church played for Skate and Sing, an event put on for the entire Mobile community to enjoy! Photo Credit: Brad Goode | Facebook.com

Do Some Good!
The Mulligan Brothers have teamed up with Lemon Ts and O’Daly’s to create a tacky Christmas sweater like no other! Proceeds from the sale of the sweaters go to the children at St. Mary’s Home to help make their Christmas a bit brighter this year! Order or donate here!

NOW- 12/23: Holiday Duck Boat Tours
Downtown Mobile
Gulf Coast Ducks has turned their Downtown Mobile tours into a holiday adventure, complete with sing-alongs and holiday cheer. Take a Jingle Cruise through downtown and splash into the Mobile River twice during a full hour of fun. It’s a great time for the whole family! 

NOW- 12/31: Magic Christmas in Lights
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 21st edition of Magic Christmas in Lights!  The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display that features more than 1,000 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout Bellingrath’s 65-acre garden estate. The Bellingrath Home will also be decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias. Sundays-Thursdays, Magic Christmas in Lights will also feature nightly choral performances on the south terrace. Don’t miss it!

NOW- 1/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium
Pack the car with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season’s drive-through delight: Christmas Nights of Lights. Hank Aaron Stadium will be lit up with over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer channels and synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Don’t miss this chance to make a fun holiday memory!

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NOW- 1/14: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park
Ice skating in the south?! Yes, please! Riverside Ice offers fun for the whole family, so bundle up and get ready to make a new holiday tradition. Tickets include skate rentals – Adults $10, Children $8.

12/21: Ladies Night and Merry Market
Wednesday – 6-10pm, The Merry Widow
Grab your friends and join The Merry Widow for cocktails and shopping at this month’s Ladies Night, which is a monthly event the last Wednesday of every month. Enjoy  local vendors set up for your shopping pleasure featuring arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, desserts, bath products and have them wrapped on site! Plus check out the custom cocktail menu, seasonal snacks and holiday films playing! Event is free and open to the public.

12/23: Dollar General Bowl
Friday – 7pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Don’t miss the top teams from Mid-America and Sun Belt conference’s live on the field this Friday! This head-to-head bowl game is sure to be one for the history books! Tickets are $15.

 

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12/24: Annual Christmas Eve Elf Run/Walk
Saturday – 8:30am, Bienville Square
Get ready to spread Christmas cheer in Downtown Mobile! Dress in your best holiday festive gear and head down to Bienville Square Saturday morning. All fitness levels are welcome. This is a free event and open to the public!

12/24: 15th Annual Santa Run
Saturday – 10am, Carpe Diem
The Santa Run is an annual 2 mile fun-run, walk, bike ride, dog walking, fun-for-the-whole-family charity event. Holiday themed costumes are encouraged! Don’t miss this opportunity to join the fun, spread the Christmas spirit and support Make-A-Wish® Alabama. Make-A-Wish® Alabama operates entirely on local funding and 100% of your contributions will remain in our community. Pre-register or register the morning of the race! Stay for the post-race awards and holiday party!

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 12/14/2016

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Magical things happen under the beautiful lights at Riverside Ice in Cooper Riverside Park… Congrats to Leah and Alex on their engagement! She said YES! Photo Credit: City of Mobile | Facebook.com


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Do Some Good – Jake Peavy Foundation’s Create Change Program
Love the new mural at Dauphin Street Sound? Help the Create Change program fund the next one, which will be a special gift for Penelope House. Every $10 you donate at bit.ly/2hel3vG pays for one square foot of a Create Change mural. Do some good and help The Jake Peavy Foundation change lives and change Mobile at the same time!

NOW- 12/23: Holiday Duck Boat Tours
Downtown Mobile
Gulf Coast Ducks has turned their Downtown Mobile tours into a holiday adventure, complete with sing-alongs and holiday cheer. Take a Jingle Cruise through downtown and splash into the Mobile River twice during a full hour of fun. It’s a great time for the whole family! 

NOW- 12/31: Magic Christmas in Lights
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 21st edition of Magic Christmas in Lights!  The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display that features more than 1,000 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout Bellingrath’s 65-acre garden estate. The Bellingrath Home will also be decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias. Sundays-Thursdays, Magic Christmas in Lights will also feature nightly choral performances on the south terrace. Don’t miss it!

NOW- 1/03: Christmas Nights of Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium
Pack the car with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season’s drive-through delight: Christmas Nights of Lights. Hank Aaron Stadium will be lit up with over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer channels and synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Don’t miss this chance to make a fun holiday memory!

NOW- 1/14: Riverside Ice
Cooper Riverside Park
Ice skating in the south?! Yes, please! Riverside Ice offers fun for the whole family, so bundle up and get ready to make a new holiday tradition. Tickets include skate rentals – Adults $10, Children $8. 

12/15: Public Safety Memorial Dog Park Grand Opening
Thursday – 1:30pm, Public Safety Memorial Park
Public Safety Memorial Dog Park will host its official leash cutting this Thursday, so come celebrate the grand opening with your four-legged friends. The Animal Shelter will also be on hand with an adoption drive to help you find a furry companion in need of a home this holiday season.

12/15: Pulse at the Pillars
Thursday – 6-9pm, The Pillars of Mobile
Pure Barre of Mobile is hosting a barre party at the Pillars! Pure Barre is a mix of pilates, yoga and ballet that adds up to a full body workout. Admission is free with a children’s toy donation for Penelope House, so grab a gift, grab a friend and come enjoy a great workout with food, drinks and giveaways!

 

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12/15: Christmas Classic Movie – Scrooged
Thursday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
This holiday season, the Mobile Saenger Theatre will showcase “Scrooged” the was it was meant to be seen – on the big screen!  General admission is $6.00 per adult and $3 per child 12 and under or 60+ senior.  Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis and tickets can be purchased beforehand at either the Saenger Theatre box office or at the Mobile Civic Center box office. The main concession downstairs will be open for snacks and beverages such as popcorn, sodas, candy, beer, wine and mixed drinks.

12/17: 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Run
Saturday – 8am, Fleet Feet Sports Mobile
Get all dressed up in your ugliest of Christmas sweaters and warm up for some fun! The 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Run will start at Fleet Feet and continue along a route close to the store. Post-run party will feature food, drinks, a photo booth and raffle. The run is free and open to all ages and fitness levels, but please don’t forget to bring a toy to donate!

12/17: Holiday Market and Christmas Kids Day
Saturday – 10-2pm, Bienville & Cathedral Square
Come get in the Christmas spirit! Bienville Square will have youth activities such as “make-n-take” arts and crafts, face painting, balloon creations, Uncle Joe’s Rolling Zoo, a photo booth and much more. Take the train down Dauphin to Cathedral Square to check out the vendors, music and SNOW! 

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12/17: SantaCon 2016 Pub Crawl
Saturday – 6-11pm, Downtown Mobile
Tis the season to show guests around Mobile with a Christmas Pub Crawl! This year’s SantaCon will have 4 stops: O’Daly’s, Pat’s, Brickyard and B-Bob’s, so don your best festive gear and bring a toy to donate. Free event, 21+ only.

12/17: Charlie Brown’s Jazz Christmas
Saturday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
Now in its eighth year, the Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas has become a holiday tradition in Mobile. Kids, families and music lovers flock to this concert every year to hear the mastery of Vince Guaraldi’s classic Charlie Brown Christmas and catch a cameo appearance by Snoopy and Woodstock. This year’s show will feature the Joe Cool Trio followed by sets including New Orleans’s own Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown on Trumpet and Clarence Johnson on Sax. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Jake Peavy Foundation. Ticket prices (plus additional fees): $50.00 VIP, $20.00 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under.

12/18: Tuba Christmas
Sunday – 3pm, Cooper Riverside Park
This year marks the 43rd Annual Tuba Christmas, a celebration heard around the world! Cities all over will be holding community wide Tuba Christmas performances and EVERYone and ANYone can participate. Participation fee is $10.

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