Events for Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Festival of Flowers

The theme is “Wildly Whimsical,” and the central showcase by Bellingrath Gardens and Home will feature a scene from the Dr. Seuss book “The Lorax,” with Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans and Humming-Fish. 

Location: Providence Hospital Campus

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Thursdays at MMofA

Free admission and access to all galleries; special programs. Thursday, 10 AM - 9 PM.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Crescent Theater- LION

Crescent Theater is Mobile, Alabama's premier independent movie theater, bringing you the best in independent film, locally-produced cinema and live performances.

LION - Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Location: Crescent Theater

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MPL: The LUV Club

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include - crafts, games, music and special guests. Registration is encouraged. 

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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Stay Active: Dance!

Welcoming Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16! 

Staying active is fun when you meet new friends and learn basic dance steps and movement by way of Wii dance games.

For more information, please email  pwyref@mplonline.org

Location: Mobile Public Library - Parkway Branch Library

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Minecraft Club

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player. Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

For more information, email the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at crhodes@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library,Ben May Main Library

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HMPS: “Negotiated Affections: The Women of Mobile’s Historic Red-Light District”

In 1888, Mobile’s mayor and city council passed an ordinance legalizing prostitution within a specific district near the heart of Mobile’s business sector. Over the next thirty years, hundreds of women called the district home. In this female-dominated space, women owned a sizable portion of the property and ran nearly all of the brothels. This presentation will explore the district and the lives of a few of these women.

 

Location: Cox-Deasy Cottage

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HMPS: “Negotiated Affections: The Women of Mobile’s Red-Light District”

In 1888, Mobile’s mayor and city council passed an ordinance legalizing prostitution within a specific district near the heart of Mobile’s business sector. Over the next thirty years, hundreds of women called the district home. In this female-dominated space, women owned a sizable portion of the property and ran nearly all of the brothels. This presentation will explore the district and the lives of a few of these women.

Location: Historic Mobile Preservation Society

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Art Talk: Richard McCabe

Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and guest curator of MMofA’s new exhibition, Contemporary Alabama Photography, Richard McCabe presents an in depth discussion on the medium of photography and its many applications by artists throughout the state of Alabama. Join us as we delve into the themes and processes explored by these artists and tour Contemporary Alabama Photography, currently on view through August 27, 2017.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Crescent Theater-LION

Crescent Theater is Mobile, Alabama's premier independent movie theater, bringing you the best in independent film, locally-produced cinema and live performances.

LION - Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

MPAA Rating: PG-13

For more information info@crescenttheater.com

Location: Crescent Theater

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Spark Talks - Drugs: Costs & Consequences

Spark Talk - Drugs: Costs & Consequences Sean T. Fearns - DEA Admission is free and refreshments will be served prior to the talk. Sean Fearns, Chief of Community Outreach for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Washington, D.C. will provide important highlights from the 2016 DEA National Drug Threat Assessment, discuss DEA’s comprehensive 360 Strategy to address the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic, explore DEA’s global mission and priorities, share stories from the content of the “Drugs: Costs & Consequences” exhibit currently being hosted by the Gulf Coast Exploreum, share the free science-based teacher and parent resources in DEA’s Operation Prevention program, highlight the critical role that members of every community must play in helping address substance misuse and abuse, and take questions from the audience. Sean was hired by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1998 as part of the team in the Office of Public Affairs that developed and opened the DEA Museum in 1999. During the eighteen years that Sean has been associated with the DEA Museum, the Museum has undergone significant enhancements with an expanded changing exhibit gallery in 2002; a nationally-traveling exhibit on the costs and consequences of drug abuse; a trio of international traveling exhibits in Afghanistan; an affiliated not-for-profit DEA Educational Foundation launched to raise support for the Museum in the private sector; an organized and professional archive; a growing permanent collection of photographs, documents, and objects; an improved gift shop and e-commerce operation; many smaller temporary exhibits; a dynamic website; a major renovation and expansion of the Museum’s permanent gallery in 2013; and an organized marketing effort resulting in sustained increases in visitors to the DEA Museum.

Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama

This exhibition of William Christenberry’s work is organized on the occasion of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration, and honors the artist’s exploration of themes related to this native state: Alabama’s landscape, structures, traditions, and people.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Contemporary Alabama Photography

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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