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

Posted by on Jan 16, 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: 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Weekend of 12/7/2016

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Tarrant Lanier, founder of the organic farming community Victory Teaching Farm, is holding massively large organic cabbage grown right here in Mobile! You too can get your hands on organic produce from Victory Teaching Farm- just like their page on Facebook and sign up to receive notifications on future Farmer’s Markets and special events. Photo Credit: Victory Teaching Farm

Do Some Good –
create-change
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. Visit bit.ly/2hel3vG and receive a free holiday card for every $10 you donate or a special holiday cookie for every $20 contributed towards this unique local project.

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. This Thursday only, Riverside Ice will take $2 off admission for anyone in a tacky sweater. The Tacky Sweater Party on Ice will feature specialty Christmas cocktails, a DJ and dishes from local restaurants!

12/8: Mobile Midtown Movement Social
Thursday – 5-8pm, Old Shell Lofts
Want to know more about the Mobile Midtown Movement and see the renovations that have turned the old Old Shell Road School into lofts? Tonight is the night to check it out and get every question answered! $10 donation at the door, Appetizers and drinks provided.

12/9- LoDa ArtWalk & Elfapalooza 2016
Friday – 5-9pm, Lower Downtown Dauphin St.
It’s the second Friday of the month and Downtown Mobile is ready to celebrate the season with its monthly ArtWalk! Come get the night started off right with Elfapalooza! Elfapalooza is an event to set the Guinness World Record for the most elves gathered in one place! All ages are welcome and everyone is encouraged to wear green and red, plus a pointed hat and pointy ears. Elfapalooza starts at 5pm in Bienville Square. Stay around for ArtWalk – all downtown restaurants, galleries and boutiques will be open late!

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12/9-12/10: Christmas at Oakleigh
Friday-Saturday – 5:30pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, Historic Oakleigh House
A Mobile tradition for over 60 years, Oakleigh’s Christmas will feature an open house tour, choir performances, storytelling, food trucks, and much more! Evening tours will take place on Friday, December 9th at 5:30. Saturday, December 10th features the all-day Christmas market and open house tours. Tickets are general admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Children 5 and under are free.

12/10: Fowl River Christmas Boat Parade
Saturday – 6-10pm, The Pelican Reef
The annual Fowl River Christmas Boat Parade is back again! Come out for festive fun including decorated boats and parade throws from the heated deck. Stay for live music at the no cover, all ages after-party! Own a boat and want to be a part of the parade? Registrations forms can be picked up from The Pelican Reef. 

12/10-12/11: Jurassic Quest
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-11pm, The Grounds
Is your family ready for a dinosaur adventure? Jurassic Quest XL: Out of Extinction features over 50 ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. Activities for all ages! Check out the huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover hidden dinosaurs bones, the “Dino Bounce” inflatable mazes, face painting, dino crafts and much more. Tickets on sale now!

12/10: Holiday Extravaganza
Saturday – 1-4pm, History Museum of Mobile
The History Museum of Mobile presents its annual HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! For the price of regular admission, you’ll enjoy a gingerbread house decorating contest, holiday storytelling, performances by local school choirs, the dreidel game, selfies with Santa Claus, plus cookies & cider. Check out the museum and see a menorah display, too! Admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 13-17 and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under get in for free!

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Saturday – 2pm, Dauphin Island Parkway
A parade with a purpose! The Holiday Parade of 3’s was created to showcase the DIP area and all of its proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The recipient of this year’s proceeds will be McKemie Place, the region’s only temporary, emergency overnight shelter for unaccompanied homeless women. The parade starts at B.C. Rain and ends at Palmer Pillans. 

 

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12/10-12/11: The Nutcracker
Saturday-Sunday – 2:30 & 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center
What would the holiday be like without a performance from Mobile Ballet? The Nutcracker is Mobile Ballet’s most lavish production and it’s only happening this weekend. Ticket prices range from $20 to $60. Get yours now and make a magical holiday memory!

12/10: Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Saturday – 3-7pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Throw on your tacky sweater and join the Gulf Coast Exploreum for holiday-inspired activities designed to give kids a festive way to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Warm up with freshly made s’mores, then enjoy the always popular annual Paper Snow Ball Fight and holiday hits performed by students from the University of Mobile. Santa will even be on hand to hear children’s Christmas wish lists before heading back to the North Pole for the busiest night of his year. Members: $2 per person Non-Members: Adults- $8 Kids 4-17 – $5 (Free IMAX with admission).

12/11: Christmas Singabration
Sunday – 5-7pm, The Steeple on St Francis
Let’s start a new local holiday tradition! This Sunday, EVERYONE is welcome to join some some well known local personalities and sing along to all the best Christmas songs. Admission is free, but donations for the WKRG Toy Drive are encouraged.

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 11/30/2016

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 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!


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Featured Photo: Mayor Sandy Stimpson enjoys a cup of Yellowhammer Coffee. Yellowhammer Coffee is Mobile’s new on-the-go coffee truck and they’ll be serving up hot chocolate and custom coffee drinks at Riverside Ice this weekend! Photo Credit: Ryan Flynn | Facebook.com

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 the full outdoor ice skating experience, so bundle up and get ready to make some new holiday traditions. Ticket prices (includes skate rental): Adults $10, Children $8.

12/2: Movie in the Square
Friday – 5pm, Cathedral Square
Kick off the weekend with a classic holiday movie! A Christmas Story will be playing in Cathedral Square starting at 5pm. Come early to enjoy children’s activities and the downtown light displays. This event is free and open to the public.

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12/3: Reindeer Run
Saturday – 8am, Satsuma
The Satsuma Community Development Organization is hosting this year’s Reindeer Run 5K and Fun Run beginning in Baldwin Square. Come out and enjoy a certified 5k route through the neighborhoods of Satsuma, then stay for race awards and a post-race party!

12/3: 28th Annual Christmas Parade
Sunday – 11am, Dauphin Island
There’s nothing quite like the Dauphin Island Christmas Parade – and this Sunday marks the island’s 28th year of bringing Christmas cheer to its sandy beaches!

12/3: Who Killed the Boss at the Christmas Party?
Saturday – 7pm, Mobile Carnival Museum
Mobile Mystery Dinners presents a seasonal who-dun-it called “Who Killed the Boss at the Christmas Party?” This play will have you on the edge of your seat all night long and includes a 3-course dinner by Namam’s Catering. Reservations required. 21+ event.

12/4: Market at the Pillars & Sunday Sounds
Sunday – 12-4pm, The Pillars of Mobile
This Sunday’s Christmas Market at the Pillars features unique gifts from over 40 vendors including local artists, makers, bakers and boutiques – plus 251Now’s monthly Sunday Sounds will be on hand with local musicians all day! Their line-up includes Sergio and the Satin Dogs, The Underhill Family Orchestra and Jimmy Lumpkin. This event is free and open to the public.

12/4: Christmas on the Hill
Sunday – 1-5pm, The Village of Spring Hill
The merchants of Spring Hill have planned four hours full of free activities, an art walk, refreshments and great shopping specials at this year’s Christmas on the Hill. Grab a map at a participating merchant for a list of activities and designated parking. Don’t forget to ride the trolley and have your photo made with Santa – It’s fun for the whole family!

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12/4: Gingerbread Jamboree
Sunday – 3-5pm, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Join Bellingrath for an evening filled with Christmas fun for your entire family! Bring your kids to Bellingrath’s first ever Gingerbread Jamboree and create a holiday tradition unlike any other! Activities include a colorful gingerbread cookie decorating session with handmade frosting, sprinkles, marshmallows and Dr. Gee’s Magic and Balloons will entertain kids with his magical fun and friendly balloon characters. Reservation required.

12/6-12/7: Babes in Toyland
Tuesday & Wednesday – Saenger Theater
Playhouse In The Park presents “Babes in Toyland”, Victor Herbert’s classic. Follow Mary Contrary, Tom-Tom and many Mother Goose characters through amazing adventures as they help save Christmas! Recommended for ALL AGES! Tickets selling out fast!


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What’s Happening the Week of 11/23/2016

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Featured Photo: Congrats to Amanda & Fielder Lewis for conquering last Saturday’s Super Spartan Race in Saraland. These two got down and dirty in the biggest, most challenging obstacle style race Alabama has ever seen! Photo Credit: Facebook.com

DO SOME GOOD- Feeding the Gulf Coast is taking donations for this holiday season. For every $10 donated, 50 meals will be provided. Your donation could help a single dad provide a meal for his children, give an elderly lady who lives alone a chance to eat a home cooked meal and make sure other struggling families can put nutritious meals on their tables. Click here to donate now!

NOW- 12/31: Magic Christmas in Lights
Bellingrath Gardens
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 the full outdoor ice skating experience, so bundle up and get ready to make some new holiday traditions. Ticket prices (includes skate rental): Adults $10, Children $8.

 

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11/24: Turkey Trot for Hope 5K
Thursday – 8am, Spanish Plaza
Benefiting Camp Rap-A-Hope, this year’s Turkey Trot for Hope 5K and Gobble Wobble Fun Run are the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving morning. Camp Rap-A-Hope is a local nonprofit offering services to children with cancer. Awards, music and food will all be provided at the post-race party!

11/26: Small Business Saturday
Saturday – All day, Everywhere.
Small businesses all over the country will be participating in Small Business Saturday. It’s a push to support your favorite local coffee shop, bike shop, clothing store or restaurant. Small businesses are often overlooked during the holiday season, so don’t let the weekend go by without stopping off to #shopsmall. Chances are, you’re going to find that one of a kind “perfect gift” at a local gift boutique, not in a box store!

11/27: Eric Erdman
Sunday – 12-4pm, Bluegill Restaurant
Local musical favorite, Eric Erdman, will be closing out the long Thanksgiving weekend with a concert at Bluegill. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Delta, amazing seafood (Just say no to the turkey in your fridge!) and great drinks.

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11/29: Lunch and Learn: Doing Well and Doing Good
Tuesday – 12pm, The Exchange 202.
How do you build a business that does well and does good? That was the question that provoked Rob Touchstone of The Well Coffeehouse. Rob and his team have pioneered a thriving business and community, generating not only amazing coffee, but also deep impact across Nashville, TN and potential expansion into new markets. If you want your organization’s impact to extend beyond its profits, join The Exchange 202 for a great conversation with a visionary business leader.

11/29: USA Concert Choir and University Chorale
Tuesday – 7:30pm, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
The University of South Alabama Concert Choir and University Chorale invite you to their Holiday Choral Concert in USA’s Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Dr. Laura Moore will conduct the choirs as they perform beautiful sacred works by composers from all eras and fun, contemporary versions of popular holiday carols that the audience will be welcome to sing along. Tickets sold at the door only. Admission is $8 for the public and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, children under 18 and all senior citizens. Cash or check only.

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Weekend of 11/16/2016

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 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!

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Featured Photo: It takes a village to run the Junior League of Mobile’s annual Christmas Jubilee, but this year’s holiday shopping extravaganza ran like a well-oiled machine. Kudos to these hard-working ladies!  Photo Credit: Junior League of Mobile | Facebook.com

DO SOME GOOD- With grateful hearts, Light of the Village invites you to their Thanksgiving Eve Meal on Wednesday, November 23 from 2:30-5:30pm. Over 1,000 plates will be served inside Alabama Village and no amount of helping hands is ever enough! Can’t make it? You and your family can also provide a meal for an individual for just $3.20. This event provides a unique opportunity for Light of the Village (LOV) to further support families and also draws new neighbors to the church, possibly for the first time. The LOV team would like to extend a happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family! Give online here. Sign up to volunteer here.

CONTEST TIME! WIN A MOBILE THREADS LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT! Mobile Threads is an clothing company encouraging people to “love where they live.” To help make a difference, a portion of every sale goes toward giving back to the city of Mobile. 

11/16: Blues & BBQ
Wednesday – 6pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown Mobile
What’s better than good music and good food?! It’s the perfect combination and it’s all for a good cause. Moore Law Firm is holding a fundraiser for the Shriners Transportation Fund. This fund helps pay the costs incurred for children who have to travel long distances for health care. Come out and give back! Music provided by Brett LaGrave.

11/16: Bob Dylan
Wednesday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
The legendary musician, artist and Nobel Prize winner is in Mobile for one night only! Come hear the Memphis blues and have one great night to remember. Tickets range from $60-120 and are selling fast!

11/17: Lunch and Learn
Thursday – 12pm, Mobile Baykeeper Office
Join Mobile Baykeeper for their final Lunch & Learn of the year and learn more about the important role members play in advancing their efforts for clean water, clean air and healthy communities. You’ll also have a chance to hear about the various perks of being a Mobile Baykeeper member. For just $10, you can enjoy a Thanksgiving-style lunch prepared by Nourish, a new cafe located in the downtown YMCA, but you’re also welcome to bring your own lunch instead. For more information, please contact Hanlon Walsh at hwalsh@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.

 

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11/17: GreenED Drinks: Southern Exposure Film Screening
Thursday – 5-7pm, The Pub at Spring Hill College
Calling all college students! Join representatives from Mobile Baykeeper, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Spring Hill College and the University of South Alabama for GreenED Drinks, a gathering designed to connect college students with local professionals and promote discussion of sustainability and environmental issues. This edition will be a film screening of Southern Exposure, an annual film series highlighting a variety of critical environmental issues throughout the state of Alabama. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.  

11/17: James Gregory
Thursday – 7pm, Saenger Theater
For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch. Come laugh the night away! Tickets starting at $14.

11/18: University of Mobile Visit Day
Friday – University of Mobile
University of Mobile is offering $2,000 scholarships to prospective students who attend a campus visit day and enroll at the Christ-centered, academically rigorous university. Visit Days give high school and transfer students a close-up look at life at the university and include a campus tour, academic meetings with professors, information about admissions/financial aid and a visit with current students. Register for UM Visit Day online at the link above or call Enrollment Services at 251-442-2222.

11/19: Spartan Race Super 2016
Saturday – 7:30am, Saraland
Spartans, prepare to enter the swampy South! This 90-acre venue has a dynamic landscape riddled with challenging terrain that the Spartan course designers will try to use to slow you down. From sandy highlands to swampy bogs, prairie land to forest, this course has a little bit of everything. Be prepared to get mucky and dirty as Spartan transforms this southern location into the ultimate obstacle course race. Grab some friends and get muddy and a great workout!

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11/19: Mobile International Festival
Saturday – 10-4pm, Mobile Civic Center
Come travel the world in one day at the 33rd annual Mobile International Festival! Visit over 70 cultural booths with the theme “The Art of Architecture”, eat at 30 food spectacular food booths and enjoy 3 stages of entertainment from all over the world.  Tickets are $12 for anyone 13 and older- children 12 & under are FREE!

11/20: Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Sunday – 8pm, The Merry Widow
Be prepared for a night of music explosion! The Merry Widow presents Benjamin Francis Leftwich with guests Brolly and Heath Underwood. Each has a unique sound of their own that’s sure to please. Doors open at 8pm, Tickets start at $15. 21+ event.

 

 

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