What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 1/9/2018

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#doMobile Photo of the Week:
Clay Walker performed this past Sunday at The Steeple on St. Francis. It was one of the most anticipated country music concerts Mobile has had in a while! Congrats to everyone who scored a ticket, as they sold out fast! Pictured –  Lucy Pryor Slaton, Lauren Stabler McClinton, Rachel Fleming Lewis and Blair Bullen Gewin. 
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DO SOME GOOD – MLK Day of Service 
This weekend marks the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and there are plenty of ways to get involved in giving back! This Saturday, join Mobile United and other partner organizations to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a community litter cleanup at Tricentennial Park and surrounding locations along Three Mile Creek. The event will include guest speakers Congressman Bradley Byrne, Mayor Sandy Stimpson, City Councilman Fred Richardson, Emcees Kelly Jones and Karlos Finley, and more to be announced. Volunteers with canoes or kayaks are encouraged to attend. Please dress comfortably in clothes you do not mind getting wet or dirty. Lunch and drinks will be provided following the cleanup. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org. Keep Doing Good, Mobile!

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The 2018 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule is HERE!

1/11: Jazz and African American Consciousness: A Panel Discussion
Thursday – 6 pm, Mobile Museum of Art
Admission: Free for Mobile County Residents
Ages: All
In celebration of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, which includes portraits of great jazz artists, this panel discussion will explore jazz music as a vessel for African-American consciousness, which in turn shaped the greater American psyche. This discussion will be moderated by Kevin Lee, founder of MOJO (Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed) with panelists Dr. Kern Jackson (Director of African American studies at the University of South Alabama), Hosea London (leader of Excelsior Band and longtime music instructor), and Dr. Mary Angela Coleman (Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of South Alabama).

1/11: Titanic Film Festival
Thursday – 7 pm, History Museum of Mobile
Admission: $5 per person | Members are Free
Ages: All
Presented by Olde Mobile Antiques Gallery, the Titanic Film Festival runs every Thursday for three weeks at the History Museum of Mobile. On January 11th, enjoy the 1953 version of Titanic where Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck, an unhappily married couple, struggle to deal with their problems while onboard the ill-fated ship. On January 18th, view the 2003 Ghosts of the Abyss where James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams. Finally, on January 25th, enjoy the 1958 classic, A Night to Remember, starring Kenneth More and directed by Roy Baker. On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

1/12-1/14: Port City Secondliners Weekend
Friday – Sunday – The Grounds & Downtown Mobile
Admission: Ball – $70 per person | Parade and PCS Honors $20
Ages: Ball – 21+, Parade and PCS Honors – 21+
Get ready to kick off the Mardi Gras season with the Port City Secondliners Weekend! The 3-day event starts off Friday night with the 10th Annual Port City Secondliners Masquerade Ball at The Grounds. On Saturday, enjoy a full day in Downtown Mobile with the Gulf Coast’s largest second line parade, live music, food and vendors at the Secondline Festival in Cathedral Square. The weekend doesn’t end there, Sunday is all about honoring those in our community who have gone above and beyond this year in service to others. The PCS Honors Awards and Gospel Showcase is held at The Grounds and is not to be missed.  #destinationmobile

1/12: LoDa ArtWalk
Friday – 6 pm – 9 pm, Downtown Mobile
Admission: Free
Ages: All
Join Downtown Mobile for the first ArtWalk of 2018! Grab your friends and family and walk the streets of our beautiful Downtown. Enjoy an evening of art, music, local artisans, makers, bakers and more! All Downtown restaurants, boutiques, galleries and shops are open late for the event.

1/12: “Carnivalesque”
Friday – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Sway Downtown
Admission: Free
Ages: 16+
Stop by Sway during Friday evening’s LoDa ArtWalk for the opening reception of “Carnivalesque,” an exhibition featuring works inspired by the art and design of Mardi Gras.

1/12: The Wailers
Friday – 8:30 pm, Soul Kitchen
Admission: $20 General Admission Advance | $25 Day Of | $35 Risers
Ages: 18+
As part of Bob Marley’s dying request, his band The Wailers lives on. The band members may look a little different, but the soul of the group remains the same. For those who have yet to see the band live, it’s a reggae experience like no other. Doors open at 7:30 pm and showtime is at 8:30 pm. The Wailers are performing as part of the Law Offices of Alexander Shunnarah & Associates Concert Series.

1/13: MLK Day of Service
Saturday, 8:30 am to 11 am, Tricentennial Park
Admission: Free
Ages: All
Join Mobile United and other partner organizations to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a community litter cleanup at Tricentennial Park and surrounding locations along Three Mile Creek. The event will include guest speakers Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Congressman Bradley Byrne, City Councilman Fred Richardson, Emcees Kelly Jones and Karlos Finley, and more to be announced. Volunteers with canoes or kayaks are encouraged to attend. Please dress comfortably in clothes you do not mind getting wet or dirty. Lunch and drinks will be provided following the cleanup. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org.

1/14: 17th Annual Servis1st Bank First Light Marathon
Sunday – 7:30 am, Bienville Square
Admission: Full Marathon $105 | Half Marathon $70 | 5-Person Relay $210 | 1.2 Mile Fun Run $10 and up | Post-Race Party Free
Ages: All
The 17th annual Servis1st Bank First Light Marathon is presented by Mobile Sports Authority on Sunday, January 14, 2018! Races include a full marathon, half marathon, five-person relay, kid’s marathon, and a 1.2-mile fun run. The course runs through the beautiful historic districts of Mobile, AL. The race is coordinated by L’Arche Mobile, a non-profit organization sharing life with individuals with intellectual disabilities.

1/14: Yoga Brunch
Sunday – 12 – 1:30 pm, Sway Downtown
Admission: $30 per person
Ages: 16+
Wrap up a beautiful weekend with Yoga and a Sunday Brunch! Enjoy a 45-minute Yoga class followed by brunch catered by Nourish Cafe. Bring your water bottle, a mat, and a friend! Space for this nutritious event is limited, so reserve your spot today!

1/16-2/6: Whole30 4-Week Group Workshop
Tuesday Nights – 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Simply Life Learning Center
Yoga and Massage
Admission: $99 per person, $79 per person with a friend or spouse
Ages: 16+
Join the Whole30 Nutritional Reset Group Workshop to transform your body, energy, and relationship with food in 30 days! Learn how to set yourself up for inevitable success each week and get the resources, support, and accountability to follow through in a way you never have before! Meetings will be held in-person at Simply Life Learning Center and virtually online. Contact MindfulBellie@gmail.com or 281-384-2287 to register!

Upcoming Events:

1/18: The Artys
Thursday – 6 – 8 pm, The Steeple on St. Francis
Admission: $35 and up
Ages: All
The Artys is an annual awards program presented by Mobile Arts Council that celebrates the important contributions that individuals, groups, and businesses make to the Mobile cultural community. Awards will be presented in 11 different categories, including Art Soldier, Arts Educator, Business, Cultural Innovation, Design, Lifetime Achievement, Literary Artist, Organization, Patron, Performing Artist, and Visual Artist. Winners of each category will be announced at The Artys awards ceremony and be presented with the limited edition award designed by local artist April Livingston. Come celebrate these important achievements with us!


01/19: Sea Monsters of Alabama
Friday, Dauphin Island Sea Lab 
Admission: Free
Ages: All
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation is offering exclusive events to Friends of the Sea Lab in 2018. The first event is set for Friday, January 19 with Dr. Jun Ebersole of the McWane Science Center in Birmingham. Join Ebersole on a journey back to Alabama’s prehistoric past to learn about the Sea Monsters of Alabama and the current paleontological research taking place in the state. You’re encouraged to bring your own Alabama fossils for Ebersole to identify. Learn how to become a Friend of the Sea Lab here.

1/27: The Charity Chase 5K
Saturday – 8 am, USA Intramural Fields
Admission: $20
Ages: All
The Charity Chase 5K is Mobile’s premier joint-charity fundraising event. Race for your favorite, local charity and win additional donations for your favorite nonprofit by winning overall or placing in your age division! Participate in a 3/4- mile fun run or a full 5K, then stay around for the post-race party.

1/27: 69th Annual Reese’s Senior Bowl 
Saturday – 1:30pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Admission: $10 & up
Ages: All
The 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl is right around the corner! Gear up to see the best of the best of collegiate seniors go head-to-head in this North vs. South bowl game. Stay tuned for the official rosters, coming January 17th. Don’t miss all the pre-game activities including the Baumhower Tailgate Challenge and the Piggly Wiggly Tailgate Party. Can’t make the game in person? No problem, every ounce of action can be seen live on the NFL Network.