IN THIS WEEK’S RUNDOWN – Snowball Fights and Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras

It took a bit of time, but there is no stopping the Mardi Gras Spirit from luring celebrants to downtown Mobile on Tuesday.

The crowd in the area appeared to be more like what you’d see at one of Mobile’s monthly downtown art walks or a neighborhood block party– about a few hundred people as compared to the tens of thousands who’d normally gather for Fat Tuesday. But that wasn’t reason enough for Mobilians to not have fun on this festive occasion.

Pandemic, frigid temperatures, and no parades? It’s going to take more than that to stop us from celebrating traditions!


Have you heard of a new movement called Coastal Conversations? It’s modeled after a successful neighboring community that has seen great success from their program the last few years. It is going to be a great way for you to share your voice and be heard. You can be a part of speakers covering our children’s success, sustainable tourism, and creating strong towns. Check out this video to see what the movement is all about.


This Week’s Events

2/22: USA Faculty Clarinet Recital – Kip Franklin
Monday @ 7:30 pm, An Online Event
Admission: FREE
USA faculty clarinetist Dr. Kip Franklin will perform a Faculty Clarinet Recital on Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. USA faculty pianist Dr. Doreen Lee will collaborate with Dr. Franklin on several works for clarinet and piano.

2/23: From Cradle to Career: Helping ensure the success of children in your community
Tuesday @ 6:30 pm, An Online Event
Admission: FREE
Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson is an MIT-trained economist who has served on the faculty at Harvard University for more than three decades. His research has applied social science research to economic, social, and educational challenges.

2/25: Virtual Bands Concert: USA Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band
thursday @ 7:30 pm, An Online Event
William H. Petersen and Jason L. Rinehart, conductors The USA Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will premiere their Fall 2020 Virtual Concert on Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. The concert was filmed in front of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center in the Fall of 2020.

2/26: Black History Month Movie Series: 13th
Friday @ 6 pm, Dow Amphitheater
Admission: FREE
Join us each Friday night in February for a movie that speaks to the social, political and emotional difficulties faced by African Americans throughout history. Each movie will be followed by a panel discussion led by Dr. Raoul Richardson.

02/16: Mobile Public Library FREE drive-in movie series : Hidden Figures
Friday @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Mobile Public Library
Admission: FREE
The Mobile Public Library is launching a new drive-in movie series, free to the public. Five films are slated to play at the parking lot of the Ben May Main Library from the months of January through March.

A perfect Saturday? — Craft Beer and Music Festival! Saturday, March 6 / Noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are limited!

bellingrath beers and blooms

Check out our event page for more details!

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Busted in Mobile AL

Dad of the Year award goes to this father from West Mobile who found a step-by-step process of making a snow machine online, went on and purchased all the tools he needed and used a pressure washer and air compressor to make the snow early Tuesday morning.

photo from Jessica Taloney’s fb

What a treat for his two kids who had the grand time of building a snowman, sledding, and snowball fights!

mobile alabama dad makes snow machine
photo from Jessica Taloney’s fb


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