Events for Saturday, Mar 25, 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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USA Double Reed Day 2017

Rebecca Mindock, faculty double reeds and host; Susan Tomkiewicz, guest artist oboist and clinician; Stephanie Patterson, guest artist bassoonist and clinician.  The guest artists will lead master classes, reed making workshops, and give a guest artist recital. There will be opportunities for all participants to make reeds, play double reed chamber music together, and get the opportunity to meet and work with other double reed players throughout the Gulf Coast region. It's a great chance to get to spend time with other oboists and bassoonists.

Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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Flourish: The Emerging Designers Conference

Junior and senior-level design students and emerging design talent are invited to attend Flourish: The Emerging Designers Conference hosted by AIGA Mobile and Spring Hill College. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in portfolio reviews with area professionals during one-on-one mock interviews, receive important career tips at our Q&A panel discussion and hear from keynote speaker and award-winning Art Director/Designer Devon Hoernschemeyer. Whether their ambition is to join a firm or freelance, students will receive important career advice and valuable feedback on their work and start to build a professional network of peers and professionals. Full day conference attendees will be entered to win one of several door prizes including subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud, a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet, a Sleek Portfolios Gift Card and an Alabama Art Supply Gift Card! A limited number of half-day tickets will be made available at a significantly reduced rate for the Q&A panel and Keynote portions of the day only. Lunch, reviews, headshots and door prizes will not be provided for these ticket holders. Please register early to ensure your spot.

Location: Byrne Hall, Spring Hill College

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Holi, Festival of Color!

Holi is the Festival of Colors that commemorates the triumph of good over evil and the coming of the Spring season! People join in celebration to paint each other in brightly colored powders, which are safe and harmless for everyone of all ages! The University of South Alabama supports this event and its interest in bringing culture and diversity to the heart of its campus. The event is absolutely FREE for entry and colors! Different vendors from Mobile will be there to sell servings of food and beverages. T-shirts will be on sale for $5 to raise money for our philanthropy, which is the Aashray Care Home in India that provides care to children affected by HIV and have consequently been neglected. In addition, we will give out free raffle tickets for door prizes, there will be dances performances, music, games, and MORE FUN! It is family, friend, children, and pet friendly! smile

Location: University of South Alabama Student Center (Outside Amphitheater)

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USA Music: Guest Artist Double Reed Recital

Susan Tomkiewicz, oboist, Stephanie Patterson, bassoonist each perform.


Location: Laidlaw Recital Hall

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Heart & Soul- Spoken Word

Join members of Heart & Soul for an afternoon of poetry readings! 

Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

For more information, please email Cassandra at

Location: Mobile Public Library, West Regional Branch

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JJP: Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most imaginative and exuberant comedies, contrasting two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes.  Love is in the air when Don Pedro’s army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonato’s country estate in Messina. Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick and Claudio. While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero. Meanwhile, Benedick and Leonato’s lively niece Beatrice hide their mutual attraction behind a volley of witty insults.

The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage. In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. But their world is shattered when the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies Conrade and Borachio, plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins. Claudio, influenced by a scheming malcontent, levels a shocking accusation at Hero.  A linguistically challenged guard and his sidekicks uncover the plot, casting a beam of hopefulness in this tempestuous landscape of love.

Location: Joe Jefferson Players

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