What’s Happening The Week of 7/29

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: The Princess Project brought these lovable characters to visit patients staying on different floors and being treated in the USS Hope, the cancer and sickle cell treatment center of USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Tea party guests enjoyed coconut cake, strawberries and cream along with tea.  Photo Credit: Keith Necaise Photography

07/30: Miracle Treat Day
All day, All Dairy Queen Locations. Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard and support a cause! A portion of the proceeds from every Blizzard sale will benefit our very own local University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital, the central Gulf Coast’s provider of specialized health care for children and women and your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital member. Post a selfie with your Blizzard using the hashtag #MiracleTreatDayCWH!

07/31-08/02: Vaping the Coast
Opens at 10am Friday-Sunday, Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center. The Mobile Convention Center will take center stage as Vaping the Coast takes over the building. The Convention Center is suspending the indoor ban on vaping so attendees will be able to vape indoors for the entire event. Competitions, giveaways, industry experts and plethora of veterans and newbies alike who will be on site for everyone to teach and learn together. Vaping the Coast is both business and pleasure for vaping enthusiasts and provides a wealth of knowledge for those that are unfamiliar with the latest breakthroughs in smoking cessation and harm reduction technologies

07/31: The Exchange – Open House
7-9pm, The Exchange 202. Please join The Exchange for drinks and a tour of Mobile’s first Co-Working Community! Everyone is invited in to see the space, ask questions, and enjoy connecting. Please arrive early if you’d like to grab a drink before hand. Arrive ready to hang out and network.

07/31: BayBears vs. Jacksonville Suns
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. Come watch as the Mobile BayBears take on the Jacksonville Suns for game four of a five game series. Support our local team and stay for the explosive Fireworks at the end!

07/31: HUKA Entertainment presents The Revivalists
8pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub. The Revivalists new album, Men Amongst Mountains, was released on July 17th through Wind-up Records. This band has poured a lot of time and energy over the last year to craft an album that they feel captures a perfect snapshot of the band. The 14 album songs have traveled with them over the last few years in vans, busses, planes and boats to all corners of this country and then beyond. Come see what the hype is all about!


08/01: Spartan Workout Tour
8-10am, Saraland High School. Prepare for race day with a FREE Spartan Workout. Led by SGX-certified coaches, the Workout Tour will benefit both the fitness rookie and the seasoned veteran. In addition to learning new training techniques while meeting new friends, you’ll also receive an exclusive “I’m Training for a Spartan Race” t-shirt. Accept the challenge and sign up today!

08/01: The Life and Work of Emma Langdon Roche
10am, Oakleigh Museum House. The exhibit on Mobile artist and author, Emma Langdon Roche, is free and open to the public and is a first for the Historic Oakleigh House. The Oakleigh Museum House and Complex has partnered with the Mobile Museum of Art and the History Museum of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama, as well as the Alabama Humanities Foundation to bring this exhibit to the public.

08/01: An Evening of Art and Wine
6-9pm, Gallery 450. Wine tasting, Art, Music, Appetizers, and a nice raffle prize: A gourmet progressive dinner for 8 with limousine service. Join us for a fun evening and learn more about how Zonta is working to empower women.

08/01: GlowRage Paint Party
9pm, Soul Kitchen. Feel the adrenaline rush when the paint starts flying! Get lost in the music, and experience the amazing lights & production brought in by GlowRage. Get loud and messy with thousands and get ready for an experience like no other! The paint washes off but the memories last forever.

08/02: Singin’ in the Rain
3pm, Saenger Theatre. Singin’ In The Rain”, 1952, Musical Comedy – A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds.

08/03: Free Back to School Haircuts
10am-2pm, Remington College. The cost of getting kids ready to go back to school adds up quickly – school supplies, clothes, shoes, maybe a new backpack. That’s why Remington College is again offering free back to school haircuts through its Cuts for Kids promotion.Throughout the month of August, all Remington College cosmetology programs are providing free haircuts to kids 17 years of age and under. More than 13,000 children have received free haircuts since the beginning of the Cuts for Kids program.

08/04: Crime Prevention 5K Run/Walk
6:30-9:30pm, Bienville Square. Packet pick-up and late registration and post-race activities at Bienville Square in downtown Mobile. Sponsored by the Mobile Police Department. Certified 5K course in downtown Mobile. Fluids will be provided along the race course. Entry fees include tee shirt, post-race party, and eligibility for door prize drawings.

08/04: HUKA Entertainment presents Floetry Plus James Davis
7:30pm, Saenger Theatre. Natalie Stewart, a slam champion and a founding member of the performance poetry group 3 Plus 1 (which was rising to critical acclaim throughout London, Birmingham, and Manchester), invited Marsha Ambrosius to join her on stage to perform at a spoken word night, where they debuted a piece called Fantasize. Floetry was born.



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What’s Happening the week of 07/22

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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adsfrFeatured Photo: Kevin Maurin, rodeo president, left, and angler Josh Collier of Bayou La Batre, Ala., bring in the last fish to the scales, a king mackerel, at the end 82nd Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Dauphin Island, Ala. Congrats to all!! Photo Credit:Mike Kittrell/mkittrell@al.com

07/23: Fleet Feet Fun Run
6:15pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown. Are you ready for an adventure?! Thursday, during Fleet Feet’s normal fun run time they will be holding an adventure run with New Balance. Travel to different locations in the city and retrieve tickets to be put in the raffle for that evening. Stay afterward and enjoy specials from Moe’s Bar B Que!

07/23: Jerry Seinfeld Live
7pm, Saenger Theatre. America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2015.

07/23: Humming House with guest Andrew Combs
7pm, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club. If you made it to the Humming House show back in March, you’ll know why we can’t wait for them to return! The spotlight on Nashville, with its musical values and timeless traditions, is currently bright. And no band embodies what’s right about 21st century Nashville more completely than the quintet known as Humming House. Our old friend Andrew Combs is no stranger to Callaghan’s music fans, he has put on a couple of memorable shows there! His new record, All These Dreams, is being called by some the Americana album of the year, getting rave reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine and NPR!

07/23: 3 Lives Blood Drive
7am-9pm, Remington College. While the focus of 3 Lives is to highlight the need for minority blood donors, everyone is encouraged to give blood at the event. Anyone 17 years or older and 110 pounds can donate blood. All the blood collected will go to LOCAL hospitals and medical centers to help people in the community.


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07/23: Culture Kitchen presents “Success without Stress”
6-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art. Come join in the first of a new program series: The Culture Kitchen, where you can enjoy an evening of yoga, meditation and good food as we break bread Southeast Asian style. The Southeast Asian American Store Owners’ Association will be our host for a dinner and discussion on integrating cultures, building wealth and the art of living well. The Culture Kitchen offers an opportunity to partake with our community’s movers and shakers. Each event will include dinner with an artist or a representative of a community initiative or organization. The special guest will prepare a meal for attendees to assemble and eat while conversing over a set of guiding questions. From politics to performance art: nothing is off limits.

07/24: Summer Casual Day 2015
All day, City of Mobile. The official Casual Friday in the Mobile area and it all benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile. United Cerebral Palsy is so excited to show off the awesome artwork that their Preschoolers created to make such a unique shirt! Get your t-shirt at the event link and join in this city wide event! Please confirm with your employer before participation.

07/25: Spirit of Prevention 5K and 1 Mile
7:30-10:30am, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Register in person at McCoy Outdoor or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon on Thursday, July 23, or online until 4 AM Friday, July 24. Packet pick-up and race day registration at the Battleship from 6:15 AM – 7:15 AM. Scenic, mostly flat, out and back certified 5K course along Battleship Parkway (the Causeway) between Mobile and Spanish Fort. One mile is out and back.

07/25: Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race
8am, Bluegill Restaurant. Benefitting the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.  SAVLP provides free civil legal services to low income residents of Baldwin, Mobile, Clarke and Washington County by matching them with one of the nearly 900 attorneys in the area that volunteer their time and talent.  The fourth annual Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race will be held on behind the Bluegill Restaurant.  This family friendly morning is planned with canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard paddle relay.  Spectators and families can enjoy a shrimp and grits brunch, live music by Elaine Petty and Smokin’ Elvis, kids activities including balloon animals with Sunshine the Clown, beverages from sponsors Serda’s Coffee Company and Fairhope Brewing Company, great awards and prizes all while cheering on their favorite boat from the deck.

07/25: Mobile – National Dance Day
9-10am, Cathedral Plaza. Get ready to Dance in Downtown Mobile! Join dancers across the country for National Dance Day! Don’t worry… Broadway South instructors will be on hand to lead us through the routines that morning. No dance experience necessary; only a desire to experience the joy of moving! Come early or stay afterwards to take advantage of the many vendors in the Market on the Square going on that morning until noon.

07/25: Barre3 Birthday Party
9:30am, Alabama Contemporary Art Center. Barre3 Mobile is turning one! Join the fun for a free class followed by a birthday party. Bring a yoga mat or towel, some water and a friend and we hope to see you there! Registration opens at 8:30am and we will have amazing raffle prizes, fresh pressed juices and healthy treats!

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07/25: 2nd Annual Be Good For Something- Shrimp Eating Contest
2pm, Wintzell’s Oyster House Downtown. Good People Brewing Co. and Wintzell’s Oyster House are facing off in a shrimp-eating contest to benefit the Mobile Baykeeper. Everyone is welcome to come watch them fill up on shrimp! The proceeds that day from beer and shrimp sales will also be benefiting the Mobile Baykeeper. To make things a little more interesting, though, each side will be raising money throughout the month of July in order to earn an advantage on the day of the contest. So whether you can make it out that day or not, help give your team an edge and support the good people in your neck of the woods!

07/25: Dearborn YMCA 1st Annual Gala & Silent Auction: A Harlem Nights Affair
9pm-1am, Dearborn YMCA. The Dearborn YMCA is pleased to announce its 1st Annual Gala and Silent Auction event hosted by comedian Michael “SquareTite” Lewis! The event will feature a silent auction, wine grab, and delicious appetizers, wine bar, live entertainment by Standout featuring Multi, and DJ Rico on the 1s and 2s. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Dearborn YMCA, located at 321 North Warren Street. Call 432-4768 for more information. Proceeds will benefit the Dearborn YMCA programs and services.

07/26: Caddyshack
3pm, Saenger Theatre. “Caddyshack”, 1980, Comedy – An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher starring Chevy Chase,Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray.The Summer Classic Movie Series will run until August 16. On Sunday afternoons, the Saenger Theatre will feature a classic movie to be shown at 3 p.m. with the doors opening at 2:30 p.m.

07/28: The Muligrubs and Heavy Glow
9pm, Alchemy Tavern. Come enjoy Mobile honky tonkers The Mulligrubs for an awesome night in at Alchemy Tavern. Also featuring psych rockers Heavy Glow, on tour from Austin TX to promote their new album “Pearls & Swine and Everything Fine.” All this great music for only $5!


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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 7/15

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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niccageFeatured Photo: USS Indianapolis survivor Richard Stephens talks with actor Nicolas Cage on the set of USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage during filming. Photo Credit: Sharon Steinmann AL.com

07/15: An Evening with John Sledge
5-7pm, History Museum of Mobile. Mobile Bay Magazine, History Museum of Mobile, and Page & Jones, Inc. present An Evening with John S. Sledge in honor of the release of his new book “The Mobile River”. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a book signing and music from Kracker Dan. There is no registration required for this free event. Everyone is invited to come and go as they like!

07/16: Map for Mobile Open House
4:30-6:30pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal. Want to know what the city of Mobile has planned for your community? This event is for you. Bring the family for an evening of fun activities, food, and entertainment! There will be a brief overview of the plan’s status and next steps at 5:30PM, but feel free to drop-in anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 to review the draft plan recommendations and talk one-on-one with city staff and planning consultants.

07/16: Colors of Fashion
6-9:30pm, The Temple Downtown. An awareness event that will unite 15 local charities.  Representatives from the local causes on hand with an awareness display of colors. The main event, Colors of Fashion Runway show, will be uniting all the awareness ribbon colors. Live Music by Rumor Mill! Tables – $250 for table of 10 or $25 per person includes Appetizers from Local Restaurants, PhotoBooth, Vendors and Swag Bag. Come and enjoy the fun, glamour and INSPIRATION and leave with your own Colors of Fashion Calendar where all of the causes are featured for only $10.

07/16: Live@The Museum – Ruby the Rabbitfoot
7pm, Mobile Museum of Art. MMofA is pleased to present one of Southern Living’s 2015 ‘10 Southern Bands to Listen to Today’, all the way from Nashville, Ruby the Rabbitfoot. Humid grooves, glittering guitars, barnacle-sharp piano melodies, and Ruby’s deft turn of phrase make for an intoxicating elixir. LIVE is a concert series presenting all original sounds from regional and local talent.


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07/17 – 07/19: 82nd Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Dauphin Island, AL. The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a Project of the Mobile Jaycees, is the largest fishing tournament in the world. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts over 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators. The ADSFR is a 3-day Captain’s Choice tournament and with a total awards package that is valued up to one million dollars in cash and prizes. Get in on your chance to even win a boat, motor, and trailer package! Tickets to fish the tournament can be purchased at Academy Sports and Quints, event is free to spectators.

07/18 – 07/19: Baytown Throwdown 2015 Presented by Sparkles Detail
8-5pm Sat & 8-4pm Sun, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Custom Car Truck and Bike Show held right here in Mobile. It will be a coastal takeover of sweet rides from all over! There will be some awesome custom cut awards, beautiful scenery, great eats, and just an all out good time!!! Drive through judging lanes open at 10am, followed by an audio competition.

07/17-07/19: Peter Pan
7:30 pm, Chickasaw Civic Theater. The teens of Explorer Post 149 present J. M. Barrie’s classic play about the Boy who would not grow up. Show Times Fri & Sat at 7:30 and Sunday 2 PM. Admission just $10 per person, no reservation required. Don’t Miss It!

07/17: BayBears vs. Jackson Generals
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. If you haven’t seen the fireworks show at the BayBears this year, you must come check out this week’s game! Cheer on our local BayBears as they take on the Jackson Generals. Fireworks show immediately after the game.

07/17: HUKA Entertainment Presents “Water Liars”
10pm, Alchemy Tavern. “My sisters were the heavens / My brothers were the depths / Now I’m rolling into battle with a smoke between my lips,” Justin Kinkel-Schuster sings on “I Want Blood,” and it’s a presiding image on the self-titled third LP from Mississippi’s Water Liars. Joined by GR Robinhangesson on bass and fresh off the success of their album Wyoming.  Forget your precious bands that take years to release their next album: Water Liars don’t know how to stop working.



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07/18: Stuff the Food Truck Drive
9am-12pm, Greer’s Downtown Market. IBEW Local 505 will be collecting food for the Bay Area Food Bank. Summer can be an especially difficult time of year for those in risk of going hungry. You can help bridge the gap for those families with this special food drive. Come check out the new Greer’s Market and donate directly to the truck Saturday.

07/18: Vegan 101-Summer Abundance
11am-2pm, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. In the first hour of this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of plant-based cooking, nutrition, and meal-planning, plus all the whys and hows of plant-based eating, a.k.a. strict vegetarianism or veganism. This portion of the workshop is FREE and open to the public. In the second two hours, enjoy a prepared meal and sample our delicious creations. Cost of second two hours is $25 per person (2pp/$45) and includes hand-outs, recipes and light lunch. For the animals, for the planet, for our own health. Save Everything! Go Vegan!

07/18: Second Annual “Mardi Gras in July”
2-11pm, Fairhope Brewing Company. Fairhope Brewing Company will host the “Second Annual Mardi Gras in July,” the Bay Area’s only mid-year carnival celebration in traditional Mardi Gras style with the usual brewery buffoonery twist. Celebrate our favorite season of the year at a different time of year. Come enjoy King Cakes and over 15 beers on tap including Lil Poison Brown Ale. Music by Fat Man Squeeze and the Bay City Brass Band. BARC will be on hand getting the party started with a pet adoption.





07/19: Easy Rider
3pm, Saenger Theatre. “Easy Rider”, 1969, Drama – The story of two counterculture bikers who travel through the American Southwest and South in search of America staring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Tickets are general admission: $6.00 per adult and $3 per 12 and under child or 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis.

07/22: Kids Gulf Discovery Day
9am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Bellingrath Gardens and Home’s kid-focused Wonderful Wednesday program! Learn about the wonders and biodiversity of the Gulf Coast from Five Rivers Delta Safaris, Winged Ambassadors, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Bay Mobile and more than a dozen other environmental organizations from throughout the region. Call 251.973.2217 to make your family’s reservations for this program today!


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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the week of 07/01

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Congrats to Marie Nakada on winning the 58th Annual Distinguished Young Women competition. The Alaskan native won the judges over with her Irish step-dancing fancy foot. Go Marie! Photo credit: AL.com

07/02: Docent Tours – The Birth of American Identity In Art
6-8pm, Mobile Museum of Art. Before your Fourth of July celebration, in the spirit of Independence, take a tour of the first 150 years of American Art. See the unique impact that the New World’s strange landscapes had in the development of the first truly American art perspective. This is a free Thursday night program. Sign up in person for a 6, 7, or 8 o’clock tour with a trained docent.

07/03-07/04: Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Jr. Angler Tournament
Orange Beach, AL. 32nd annual MBGFC Junior Angler Tournament. Categories include Catch & Release Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Bonita, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, and Speckled Trout. Friday, July 3rd: Registration from 4-8pm, $40 per angler ($30 for MBGFC Jr. Angler Member) Dinner, Kona Ice Truck, and music by Dr. Feelgood 4-8pm. Mandatory captain’s meeting 7pm. Tournament officially begins, and boats may leave after mandatory sign out from the captain’s meeting. Saturday, July 4th:  Fishing boats must be inside the Perdido Pass Rocks by 6pm. MBGFC weigh dock open from 3-6pm. Awards presentation at 7pm, or immediately after completion of weigh in.

07/03: Jordy Searcy at the Listening Room
8-11pm, The Listening Room. Jordy Searcy is a young singer-songwriter from Alabama who was featured on Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice, as a part of the first-ever Team Pharrell. Jordy has been working on a new E.P. with respected Nashville producer Brent Milligan, and has high hopes for the new songs. A spring tour is also on the calendar with fellow Voice artist and Team Blake member Kensington Moore, who Jordy will be backing up with electric guitar.

07/04: July 4th Celebration
4-10pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Come spend July 4th at the Battleship! Park opens to spectators at 4 pm. Patriotic Concert with live music. Food trucks and concessions for you to enjoy. Fireworks Show at 9 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. $5 Park Entry Fee per car. Note: no food or alcohol allowed in Park.


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07/04: HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA! 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 (Mobile)
7pm. America is turning 239 years old and we’ve got 500 three inch medals to celebrate! Along with celebrating America, we will also be donating at least $4 of every registration to ‘Thanks USA’. This organization’s mission is to provide college, technical and vocational school need-based scholarships for the children and spouses of US military personnel. This is a virtual run (or walk) to celebrate America’s birthday! You choose whether you’ll do one mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon. Complete your race any time within one week before, or after, July 4.

07/04: Mobile BayBears vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. What’s more patriotic than a baseball game and hotdogs? Come support our BayBears this Independance Day with their always entertaining fireworks display!

07/04:Fairhope’s 4th of July Festival
7:30pm, Henry George Park on the Bluff. The City of Fairhope will host its annual Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks display again this year. The Baldwin Pops Band Independence Day Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Henry George Park. A variety of patriotic music will be played before and during the fireworks display. The Fairhope fireworks display will begin at approximately 9 p.m.

07/05: Morning Breakfast Club
7am, Cream and Sugar Cafe. This is a medium pace ride (14-16 mph) and a faster pace group (18-21 mph +) with 2 starting points. The group will leave from Cream and Sugar (20-28 miles) at 7:00 a.m. Please get there by 6:45am. Many riders go on to the top of Dog River bridge and an additional 7 mile loop along Dog river or turn around at McNalley park (Buccaneer Yacht club) and back track to Starting point.


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07/06: Doggie Happy Hour
5-7pm, OK Bicycle Shop. Join us for the Festivities and help support Delta Dogs! Enjoy drinks and dinner on the pet friendly patio of the OK! Bicycle Shop with your four-legged friends while supporting the dog rescue community in Mobile. Enjoy live music, local art, a fun photo booth and great prizes. Each month’s Doggie Happy Hour is hosted by MyHappyDog123.

07/06: April Richardson
8pm, The Blind Mule Restaurant and Bar. April Richardson is making her way down to the Blind Mule on Monday July 6. This is going to be an early show so you can get some dinner downstairs, and then catch the show upstairs at 8pm. April worked on E!’s Chelsea Lately and has appeared on Comedy Central’s @Midnight.

07/07: AltaPointe’s Mental Health First Aid
8am-4:30pm, AltaPointe’s Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to teach key skills to help a young person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This public education program introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and the importance of early intervention. For more information call 251-450-4340.

07/08: FREE Barre3 Class
12pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center. This FREE class is open to the public. Last week’s class was such a success, the ladies at Barre3 are offering another chance for you to see what Barre3 is all about.  Barre3 incorporates Ballet, Pilates and Yoga for an all over workout. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water!


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What’s Happening in Mobile Alabama the week of 06/24

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Mayor Stimpson cools off in the new splash pad at Seals Park. Photo credit: City of Mobile.

6/25-6/27: Distinguished Young Women- Preliminaries & Finals Night
7pm, Mobile Civic Center. Come check out the Distinguished Young Women Preliminary Competitions on Thursday and Friday as the Class of 2015 competes in fitness, talent and self-expression. On Thursday night, awards will be presented for community-supported cash scholarships and on Friday night for the Distinguished Young Women competition categories. On Saturday evening, help us in celebrating 58 years of inspiring young women during the Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Check out the ten finalists as they compete in fitness, talent and self-expression and enjoy performances from Brooke Rucker, Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2014. At the end of the night, one young woman will be named Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2015. Tickets for the Distinguished Young Women Preliminaries and National Finals are $82.50 for all three nights. Individual night tickets are also available.

6/25-6/28: 2nd Annual Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo
Flora-Bama Yacht Club. Rescheduled from June 11th, this fishing rodeo has been hailed the “Funnest” fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast. Portions of the proceeds are to benefit Operation Reconnect, a non profit focused on helping veterans balance deployment and family. Over $200,000 in prizes are up for the taking this weekend!

6/25: Fleet Feet Fun Run
6:15pm, Moe’s Bar B Que Downtown. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome! Fleet Feet invites all runners and walkers from various clubs and teams to come out for a fun time running and socializing. There will be suggested routes (1 mile, 2.5 miles and 4 miles routes will be provided) but feel free to make your own modifications that work best for you! Be The Movement. Moe’s SPECIALS for all runners and walkers attending our LODA Fun Run! $2 16oz Moes brew or yuengling draft,  food special will be their “traveling light meal” which includes a sandwich, side, and a drink for $7!

6/25: Indigo Girls
7pm, Saenger Theater. The American Folk rock music singer-songwriters duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will be gracing our presence downtown this Thursday. On their fourteenth studio album, Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls deliver a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. Alternating richly textured storytelling with moody ruminations on modern-world worries, Beauty Queen Sister (released in 2011 on IG Recordings) reveals a fierce longing for a more idyllic existence while still celebrating the extraordinary in everyday living. The Good Graces, Kristy Lee and Dirt Road Revival will be getting the evening started. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

6/26-6/27: Battleship Women’s Rugby “ScRUMMAGE SALE” powered by BECAUSE
9am-6pm Both Days, Habitat ReStore Airport Blvd. Whether you’re in the market for a deal or trying to clean out your closets, Battleship Women’s Rugby has you covered! You can support women’s sports in Mobile by participating in the team’s fundraiser rummage sale, which will be hosted inside Habitat ReStore on Airport Blvd this Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm. To donate items for the sale, please email battleshipwomens@gmail.com and schedule a pickup or drop your items off at Habitat ReStore’s front desk anytime between 9am and 6pm now through Saturday. Be sure to mention they’re for the Battleship sale!




6/26-6/27: Slide The City
Town Center Drive, Spanish Fort. Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry, all 1000 feet of it is padded. This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers.  Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with your hot bod, cool dance moves and slick slides.

6/26: Teen Beach Movie 2 Party
7pm, Spa Tea Da. Disney’s premiere of Teen Beach Movie 2 is on the surf’s up and it’s time to party!! The pre party will start with a tropical makeover with sparkly makeup, lei and glitter tattoo! We’ll sing karaoke of your favorite tunes from Teen Beach! Now it’s time for the movie to start…we’ll serve popcorn, mini cupcakes and ocean water for snacks! Parents may either drop off if you would like a date night or stay..the choice is yours! $28.00 per child, no charge for parents. Space is limited and reservations with prepayment the week of the event is required. Please PM Spa Tea Da’s Facebook page to confirm your reservation!

6/26: Delbert McClinton
7pm, Saenger Theater. The venerable Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados. He is not only known for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best time-honored Texas tradition.


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6/26: BayBears vs. Tennessee Smokies
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. With the first half of the 2015 under their belt, the BayBears will be taking on the Tennessee Smokies this Friday. Come support our local baseball team as they celebrate the game with Fireworks!!

6/27: Drug Education Council Golf Tournament
7am, Spring Hill College Golf Course. The Drug Education Council will host its Annual Golf Tournament on the beautiful Springhill Golf Course this Saturday.  The tournament benefits prevention, treatment, and recovery programs throughout the Gulf Coast.

06/28: Scott Yancey Live Event
9-10:30am, Mobile Marriott. Come learn how expert real estate investors make successful investments. This live preview event developed by TV star Scott Yancey, from the hit show Flipping Vegas. He can help you discover how to get started as an investor, learn how to choose the right area of real estate, discover how the experts generate monthly cash flow and big investment returns. Real estate instructors with real life experience will share how to start investing.

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06/28: GCA Presents – Sausage Fest Summer Meat ’15
12-5pm, Cottage Hill Park. The meet and greet location will be held at Cottage Hill Park /Medal of Honor Park located in Mobile, Al. Fold out chairs, tables, tents and grills are welcome. Parking area is NOT going to be roped off so park where you can. Bring your own food and drinks! Hope to see everyone there!

7/1: Barre3 FREE Class
10am, Alabama Contemporary Art Center. Have you been wondering what Barre3 is all about? Now is your chance to find out! Barre3 is offering a free class at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center (formerly Space301) next Wednesday morning. Bring a yoga mat, a towel and water!

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What’s Happening in Mobile the week of 6/17

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Featured Photo: Dee Dee McCarron (Woman of the Year), Patrick Byrne (Man of the Year),  Sydney Upchurch and Jon Bryant Orso celebrating raising $265,000 during this years competition at South Alabama’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year Finale.  Good job to EVERYONE in involved! Photo Credit: Mark Lindsey.

CONTEST: Congrats to last weeks WINNER of the Bay Bears tickets, Rebecca White.

06/17: All Changes Apply
10pm, Alchemy Tavern. Falling For Insanity (featuring Matt Boykin, Matt Parker, Zakk Stringer, Skylar Beasley, Koti Hollstein and Collins Franklin) will be playing the first show of the summer at the Alchemy Tavern in downtown Mobile along with our friends from Indiana, All Changes Apply.This is a shown for adults above 21.

06/18: LIVE @ the Museum: The Sarah Mac Band
7pm, Mobile Museum of Art. The Sarah Mac Band is an Americana alternative band that combines blues, jazz, and acoustic rock in an engaging and melodic southern croon. Reminiscent of the soulful grit of Janis Joplin, the sweet, soothing breathy tone of Feist or Edie Brickell, and the gut-wrenching raw tones of an old gospel singer, Sarah Mac’s voice is at once perfectly original and indicative of the deep south. LIVE is a concert series presenting all original sounds from regional and local talent.

06/18: Black Jacket Symphony
8-11:30pm, Saenger Theatre. The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. AC/DC’s “Back in Black” album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked–the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features “Back in Black” being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of AC/DC’s “greatest hits,” opens in full contrast to the first set with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back. The tone is set very quickly that the show will feature the high level of musicianship of the act being covered and will also be accompanied by all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.


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06/18: Business in Bienville
5pm – 7pm, Bienville Square. Networking and Live Music in Bienville Square (5pm-7pm)to benefit the newly formed Downtown Parks Conservancy, a non-profit organization created to enhance the beauty and utilization of the public parks in Downtown Mobile.

6/20: Kyser Miree Memorial Fishing Tournament
Dauphin Island, AL. Anglers will vie for first, second and third place prizes in the categories of king mackerel, speckled trout, flounder and slot redfish. Tickets are $30. This year, they are adding a Red Snapper Raffle in lieu of actually being able to catch them this year. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Kyser Miree Scholarship Fund at Vanderbilt University as well as local organizations such as Wilmer Hall Children’s Home, St. Mary’s Home, Collins-Rhodes Elementary School and Prichard Preparatory School.

06/20: Comedy Whatever presents Clark Franzman, Shaunak Godkhindi, Jake Brannon
10pm, The Attic at The Blind Mule. Clark Franzman, Shaunak Godkhindi, and Jake Brannon are three fantastic comics from Atlanta. They will be here June 20. Local new guy Jordan Herrin will be on the bill as well. Awesome food, tasty beverages, hilarious standup comedy.

06/20: Alabama Teen Challenge Causeway 5K Run/Walk
7:15 – 10:15 am, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Benefiting the Alabama Teen Challenge, this 5K is on the causeway between Mobile and Spanish Fort. Registration, race and post-race activities will be at Battleship Park. Food and beverages will be provided after the race. All registered participants will be eligible for door prizes.


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06/20: Make Music Day
10am – 4pm, Andy’s Music. Andy’s Music joins the worldwide Make Music Day celebration for the 2nd consecutive year with live music, fun, food, and prizes on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music, and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. The musical festivities at Andy’s are part of a global celebration of music making in over 700 cities through 120 countries inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique. Andy’s Music invites everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in the global music celebration by dropping by and trying an instrument.  Between the hours of 10:00 and 4:00, Andy’s Music will feature live music performances, food and drinks, impromptu jam sessions, and an array of prizes.

06/20: Wiffle Ball Tournament
9:30am, B.C. Rain. National Wiffle Association will be holding a 20 team tournament at BC Rain High School on June 20th. The cost per team is $50. Cash and other prizes valued at over $500 dollars.Teams can consist of any combination of male or female players. No maximum number of players, but only 5 can play defense with free substitution. All normal rules of baseball/softball apply except there is no sliding into a base and you can peg a base runner. There will be strike zones set up, any ball that hits the zone is a strike. All bats and balls will be provided. There is a pitch speed limit, and it will be established before each teams first game. You don’t have to be a pro to play, come out and have fun.

6/22: Yoga in the Gardens with Lisa Blount
6pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens.Join Lisa Blount for Open Flow Yoga Monday at 6:00pm  for an outdoor summer practice at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. This is an all levels class with some yoga experience. Vinyasa style including Sun salutations, standing poses and restoration. Mindful breath work along with postures create a meditation in motion. $10 per class, bring your own mat!

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06/23: Art- Hobby to Business
5:30 – 7pm, Mobile Arts Council. Want to make a living doing what you love? Join Yo Johnson of the Alabama Small Business Development Network for a lively ninety-minute session full of practical advice. She’ll describe the free services of the ASBDC Network (You can sign up for free individual consultations) and provide plenty of other useful information to get you started or to help you over some hurdles. Topics will include local vendor opportunities during ArtWalk and the Market on the Square. Register by 5 PM, Friday, June 19. The cost for MAC members is $15, for nonmembers, $20. MAC members please call for your discount code, (251) 432-9796.

06/24: Wonderful Wednesdays
10:30am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Bellingrath Gardens and Home hosts a series of lectures and workshops helping Gulf Coast gardeners and enthusiasts make the most of our extended growing season. Each workshop covers a special feature of the Gardens or Home, tips for making your garden more spectacular or guest lectures and workshops from renowned members of the horticultural and gardening world. This week’s class is “THE DISTURBINGLY DISSED DOZEN – 12 GREAT PLANTS THAT NOBODY’S GROWING” with Steve Bender, Garden Editor of Southern Living Magazine. We are pleased to welcome Steve to Bellingrath for an entertaining and enlightening talk about gardening in the south. Steve will also sign copies of the new Southern Living Gardening book after his talk.

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What’s Happening in Mobile the week of 06/10

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Featured Photo: Drummers at the 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Race show off their costumes.

CONTEST:  Win 2 FREE tickets to BayBears Baseball + Free Parking.

06/11: Menopause the Musical
8pm, Saenger Theatre. A groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived ‘The Change.’…celebrating 14 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy.

06/11: The Anatomy of a Museum: The Journey of a Work of Art
7pm, The Mobile Museum of Art. This insiders’ tour will take you on the trek a work of art takes – from loading dock to pedestal – as we divulge the process of receiving and preparing visiting exhibitions. Troll our secret passageways and take a spin on the freight elevator on this behind-the-scenes look at your museum.

06/11: 2015 South Alabama Grand Finale Celebration
6pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center (Space 301). Please join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Thursday, June 11th, at Space 301 for a silent and live auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks & live music! The 2015 South Alabama Man & Woman of the Year will be announced at the end of the evening! $50 per person, $75 per couple. Cocktail attire preferred. Tickets are 100% tax-deductible and credit your candidate of choice!

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06/12: LoDa ArtWalk
6pm, Lower Dauphin St Downtown. The city’s monthly display of all walks of art along Dauphin St. Come check out works by painters, metal artists, woodworkers, potters and musicians. Downtown businesses stay open for shopping and dining as well!

06/12: LoDa Live! Art & Music Archive
6pm, Azalea Manor. Join Prime Suspect Productions and Port City Media Productions at Mobile’s beautiful Azalea Manor as we document the area’s best art & live music for an upcoming TV show and internet audio/video archive. Rooster Blues from Tupelo, MS will be this month’s featured musical act, and we will have art from the area’s best artists on display and for sale inside and outside of Azalea Manor. There will be a $5 cover charge. Doors for the art market will open at 6pm, music will start at 9pm.

06/12: Bay Bears vs. Jackson Generals
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. Get your weekend started off right with a fireworks display at this Friday’s game. Come join and support our local Bay Bears as they take on the Jackson Generals.

06/12: Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?
8pm, Mobile Theater Guild. In a small Texan town, the Turnover family gathers in anticipation of the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. What they find is a rebirth of the spirit of the family. A classic Del Shores comedy-drama!

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06/12-06/15: Mary Poppins
7:30pm, Chickasaw Civic Center. Mary Poppins, enchanted umbrella in hand, descends on the East wind to the Chickasaw Civic Theatre stage for a three week-end run of Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical of the same name.The CCT production features Mobile Opera’s Stacey Driskell as the Practically Perfect Nanny. With Bert, played by Jasyn Fowler, Driskell leads the cast through all the wonderful songs and dances we know and love, as well as a few new ones that are sure to become favorites. Mary Poppins helps the Banks — played by Steven Alsip, Kate Sherrill, Claire-Frazier Bolton, and Nathan Love — find the real value in life and learn to be a united, happy family.

06/13: Tomato Tango
8am, Cathedral Square. Annual event presented by the Gulf Coast Herb Society, featuring fresh tomato sandwiches with choice of spreads (including basil and avocado); also: herbal teas and other treats.

06/13: The Molly Ringwalds
11pm, Soul Kitchen. The Molly Ringwalds are not just another “cover” band.They are The World’s Greatest 80’s Tribute Band. Hailing from Sheffield, England, this legendary quintet has been able to combine their individual and very formidable talents to create the true essence of the most radical decade to ever be called “The 80’s.” Since 1980, The Molly Ringwalds have been honing their abilities to apply make-up, tease their hair, and put on the Greatest Tribute show on Earth covering all the musical genres of the decade. From their days of building a following at a pub located in a large portion of a big city near a small village located south of a place you’ve never heard of, to selling out large venues in the United States, The Molly Ringwalds are an indescribable act. Luck and circumstance brought these young lads together. The rest is the history of the 80’s.

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06/14: Learning Lunch 2015
12 – 1pm, History Museum of Mobile. Join us to explore new perspectives on the history and culture of Mobile, Southern Alabama, and the Gulf Coast. Each program begins at noon – bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages!

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06/18: Business in Bienville
Bienville Square, Downtown Mobile, 5-7pm. Please join us for an afternoon of free drinks, cash prizes, networking, and live music all while supporting the Downtown Parks Conservancy. The Downtown Parks Conservancy is a newly formed not-for-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and maximizing the beauty and utility of our downtown parks.

06/20:  Kyser Miree Memorial Fishing Tournament
Dauphin Island Marina, First light to 5 PM.  5th annual charity fishing tournament that raises funds for area children’s causes. Weigh station open from 10 AM-5 PM. Combo tickets with the Mystic Stripers Rodeo available. “Red Snapper Raffle” tickets to win great prizes are also available.

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What’s Happening in Mobile the week of 06/03/15

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Featured Photo: Photos from Fuse Project’s Premier Dragon Boat Race.  2nd Annual coming up June 6th.

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06/03: National Running Day
6-7pm, Run N Tri. Great news! National Running Day falls on June 3rd this year and it coincides with our already scheduled Wednesday night fun run. This group run has been going strong for almost 3 years now and we would like for you to come join us for this very special night of running! Registration is free from 5-6 p.m. inside Run N Tri Mobile. Drawings for Gift Cards and other special prizes will be at 7 p.m. inside of Buffalo Wild Wings. All Runners and Walkers will be eligible for prizes but you must be present to win! Participants receive 20% of their food bill and additionally 20% of sales will go towards The Boys and Girls Club of Mobile!

06/04: Opening Reception- “Charles Smith: Black Hands/I am” & “The New Landscape”
6:30pm, Mobile Museum of Art. Join us for the opening reception of Charles Smith: Black Hands/I Am in the Regional Gallery, The New Landscape in Front & Center and the Back Room Gallery, and Landscapes from the MMofA Collection in the Larkins Auditorium Vestibule. Looking back at a 40 year career in clay, Black Hands/I Am examines Mobile native Charles Smith’s expressive ideas about color, shape, and ornament. He was included in the Alabama Public Television 2009 program Alabama Craft Tradition and Innovation.

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06/05: National Doughnut Day
5am, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. We are celebrating one of the sweetest holidays of the year with a free treat for our fans! In honor of National Doughnut Day, guests will be treated to one FREE doughnut of any variety at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian store locations. National Doughnut Day commemorates The Salvation Army volunteers who provided doughnuts to soldiers in WWI.

06/05: Citizen’s Guide to Coastal Restoration
11am-12pm, Mobile Baykeeper. Mobile Baykeeper’s Citizen Guide to Coastal Restoration is designed to teach coastal residents and waterfront property owners about the unique and abundant resources we are blessed with in Coastal Alabama. We will cover threats that impact our environment and public health, ways to protect our natural resources, and ways you can be involved in coastal restoration on your property and in your community. We will give you the tools you need to comment on NRDA and RESTORE projects (after we explain what those are!) as well as other initiatives and issues.

06/05: Coastal Seafood Craze
5pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. The Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) will hold the fourth annual Coastal Seafood Craze. This event will take place as part of ACF night with the Mobile Bay Bears at the Hank Aaron Stadium in their Event Center. The event will be held right before the baseball game from 5:00pm – 7:00pm when the first pitch is thrown!The Coastal Seafood Craze invites local restaurants to feature dishes made with locally caught seafood.  Gulf Coast seafood is an important part of our local culture, and we need to do everything we can to support and celebrate it. Tickets—which include food, a beverage and admission to the game—are $25 or $28 if you would like to purchase a parking pass with your ticket.

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06/05: Bay Bears VS. Pensacola
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. Come support our local Bay Bears baseball team as they take on Pensacola. And what could be more fun for the whole family?! Fireworks!! This game is also celebrates Cancer Survivors. Southern Cancer Center’s Dr. Meshad will be throwing out the first pitch. Come celebrate!!

06/05: Screen on the Green- Jurassic Park
8pm, Dorn Field at Spring Hill College. This is your chance to see the original, JURASSIC PARK (PG-13), beforehand. Join your closest friends, neighbors, and family on Friday, June 5th, for an outdoor movie under the stars! The movie will be shown on Dorn Field (Spring Hill College, off the Avenue of Oaks). The movie is free and open to the public.Bama Brickhouse Dogs will be selling hotdogs, nachos, and other food items, and Kona Ice will help keep you cool with shaved ice drinks! Arrive early and grab some good food and a great seat!

06/06: The Fuse Project’s 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Race
9am-4pm, Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Mobile’s own local Fuse Project is hosting their second annual Dragonboat Festival! These Hong Kong style dragon boats are 46-feet long, with 10 seats and 20 people plus a drummer. The competitions will last throughout the day and are fun to see for the whole family. All funds raised go to benefit local youth.

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06/06: GlowRage
9pm, Soul Kitchen. GlowRage is a full production dance party experience, providing the Ultimate Paint Party Experience to thousands of fans each night. This EDM Dance Party brings in the best DJ’s, High-powered LASERS, Beautiful Go-Go Dancers & Gallons upon GALLONS of PAINT – Blasted at YOU from the stage by our beautiful dancers & through our custom paint BLASTERS.Pioneers in the market, GlowRage earned their following by bringing a brand-new Paint Party Experience to the nightclub market. With an amazing social media fan base consisting of 50,000+ combined Fans through Facebook, Twitter & Instagram this party spread fast & now GlowRage is an international name. For more information about GlowRage – The Ultimate Paint Party Experience.

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What’s Happening in Mobile Alabama the week of 05/27

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Featured Photo: Photos from Fuse Project’s Premier Dragon Boat Race.  2nd Annual coming up June 6th.

CONTEST:  Win 2 Free Tickets to a Baybears Game + VIP parking.

5/28: Night Market
5pm, Mobile Museum of Art. MMofA hosts a quarterly Night Market of artist and artisan wares. Bring a keen eye for detail and become known for the unique gifts you give. Rack your friends with jealousy for your rare, artful home décor. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and live music. Featuring: Emily Stuckey Music, Geaux Boy Food Truck, Frios Gourmet Pops – Mobile/Springhill. Beer and Wine by donation.

5/28: Game Night
6pm, Moe’s Bar B Que, Downtown.The theme is “Minute To Win It.” Come out and join us to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It will be a great time with music, games, and great food. Tickets are $25 and include Moe’s BBQ. Once inside, there will be $2 games, each victory will get you an entry to our raffle prizes. The drawing will be at 8:00pm.

5/28: Sip and Support
6pm, Azalea Manor. Come enjoy the night with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. We will also have a silent auction featuring numerous pieces of locally designed art and jewelry. Our team has paired with LLS to raise money for our local blood cancer survivors, Jon Bryant Orso,8 and Sydney Upchurch,9; also in honor of our dear friend, Dani Stafford. Come out and help us support a great cause! Cancer doesn’t wait – why should you?? Tickets $50 each.

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5/29: Scramble For A Cure
7am, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Fundraising is in full swing for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the year contest. This is yet just another way to support our local hero’s while they make a difference!

5/29: Spot Check-Free Skin Cancer Screening
8am, Fox10 News Station. Learn the ABCDE rule and other quick and helpful tips for detecting signs of skin cancer. No appointment needed. Sponsored by Infirmary Health.

5/29-30: El Cantador
Part 1, 5/29, 9pm, The Government Street Grocery. Part 2, 5/30, 8pm, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club. They’ve been on pause for 2 years and they are now getting together as El Cantador one last time (actually, 2 last times) They had a great run with the band over the years, and we’re glad to announce their last shows with two of the first venues who took us in and have been an extended part of the EC family.

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5/29-31: Mary Poppins
7:30pm, Chickasaw Civic Theater. Closing out CCT’s 51st season is another blockbuster—the newly released Mary Poppins, pending availability of the rights. A mix of P.L. Travers’ wonderful stories about the magical London nanny, the show by Julian Fellowes, Robert Sherman, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe is sure to delight through music, story and a touch of magic — bringing charming new episodes into the blend made so familiar in the 1964 Disney movie. Mary Jo Alsip, who has brought such major shows as Les Misérables and The Music Man to the Chickasaw stage, will direct this show.

5/30: 2015 Publix Grandman Triathlon
7am, Fairhope. The Publix Grandman Triathlon begins with a 1/3 mile swim straight out into picturesque Mobile Bay and back beside the Fairhope Municipal Pier. After the swim comes a 18 mile bike ride through the charming city of Fairhope. The ride begins with one steep hill and five miles of rolling countryside. The race to the finish line begins with a 3.1 mile run through the streets of Fairhope and along the Bay. We look forward to seeing you bright and early at Saturday morning!

6/1: Doggie Happy Hour
5pm, OK Bike Shop. Join us for the Festivities and help support Save a Stray! Enjoy drinks and dinner on the pet friendly patio of the OK! Bicycle Shop with your four-legged friends, while supporting the dog rescue community in Mobile. Enjoy live music, local art, a fun photo booth and great prizes!Each month’s Doggie Happy Hour is hosted by MyHappyDog123. MyHappyDog123 offers homemade gourmet Dog & Cat Treats and dog sitting services. Every event supports a different animal rescue or program and local vets, artists and musicians.

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6/2: David Mathews Band
6pm, The Wharf. Seats are still available to see these guys live at The Wharf in Orange Beach! Who knows what their set list will consist of be we can assure you it will be amazing.

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What’s Happening in Mobile Alabama the week of 05/20

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Featured Photo: Photos from Fuse Project’s Premier Dragon Boat Race.  2nd Annual coming up June 6th.

5/21:Alta Pointe’s Mental Health First Aid Training
AltaPointe’s Mental Health First Aid is a 8-hour training course designed to teach key skills to help a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The ultimate goal is to teach individuals how to help a person in a mental health crisis. For more information call 251-450-4340.

5/21: Crawfish For A Cause
5-8pm, Moe’s Bar B Que Downtown. Join Donan, Hilltop Cleaners and Restoration and Servpro invite you to join us for a night of food, entertainment and family fun in honor of a great cause. All proceeds benefit USA Arnold Luteman Regional Burn Center. Tickets are $20. Live music, cash door and door prizes and an auction.

5/21: Mobile’s Young Professional Mixer
5:30pm, O’daly’s. Change-makers, free beer, great conversation. Come hear all about the upcoming Alabama YP Summit.Young Professionals (YPs) who are looking to build a statewide network of colleagues, enhance their professional and educational development, and add their voice to the conversations shaping the future of Alabama are encouraged to attend the event. This includes Young Professionals who may be in career fields ranging from culture and arts to professional services to public sector, not-for-profit and beyond.

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5/21: Mobile Chapter CCA Spring Banquet
5:30pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens. Come out and join the Coastal Conservation Association to support marine conservation efforts and have some fun at this year’s Spring Banquet. The night will be filled with an open bar raffles, auctions, music by ABRO Trio, catering by Morrisette & Co.

5/21: Delta Reign Album Release Party
7pm, Callaghan’s. Delta Reign, the Mobile River Delta’s local band, will be celebrating the release of their latest album, “Nothing But Sky” on Travianna Records. Special guests, Phil Proctor will be sitting in on mandolin/guitar, and Sean Murphy (Rosco Bandana) will be sitting in on drums for a few songs. Make your plans to come out and celebrate with us.

5/22-5/24: MOBICON
12-5pm Fri-Sun, Renaissance Riverview Hotel. MOBICON is an annual three-day convention in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comics, anime, cosplay and horror. Fans gather at our convention to meet other fans and guests to have fun mingling along with raising money for our selected charity. Don’t miss the Marvel Unites Photoshoot at 12:30 on Saturday!

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5/22: Mobile BayBears
7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium. Come cheer on the Mobile BayBears while they take on the Chattanooga Lookouts this Friday night. This game has a fun surprise… FIREWORKS! A great way to get your Memorial Day weekend started!

5/22: Paddington
8pm, Langan Park Pavilion. Get your long weekend off to a great start with a free screening of Paddington in Langan Park off Zeigler Blvd. Bring the family, food and a blanket and be prepared to have a blast!

5/23: Market on the Square
7:30am-Noon, Cathedral Square. Come check out the best of local growers, makers and bakers in Cathedral Square this Saturday. Local food, live music, art and tons of fun!

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5/27: Think While You Drink
5:30pm, Moe’s Bar B Que Downtown. Hosted by Man and Woman of the Year Candidates Bryan Comer and Julia Shreve, this trivia event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Join us for a fun night of trivia at Moe’s BBQ in downtown Mobile. Prizes for winners and fun door prizes!

5/27: Paint Your Pooch Party
6pm, Paint the Town. Have you ever wished you had a custom portrait of your beloved pooch or cat? Here is your chance! The staff gets everything prepped for you and guide you in painting a fantastic portrait of your best friend. ZERO experience is necessary and it is incredibly fun! Paint the Town will have a few fun auction items and a little wine (and non-alcoholic drinks) to get the creative juices flowing. Kids are welcome and the staff will have a special project just for them.

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