Events for Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

Festival of Flowers

The 24th Annual 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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Open Studio

Artists at work; complimentary beverages; works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sunday, 11 AM - 3 PM.  Will not meet if studio date falls on a major holiday. 

Location: Cathedral Square Gallery

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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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Max’s Picks: Captain Fantastic

Join us for our final event in our Film Series I: Max’s Picks series featuring CAPTAIN FANTASTIC! This film was hand-picked by local Max Morey, owner of the Crescent Theater in Downtown Mobile. Admission is pay what you can, and there will be free popcorn. The film will begin at 2 pm.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Mobile Opera- Suor Angelica

Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini

In Italian with Surtitles projected above the stage.

Sister Angelica seeks redemption from poor choices. Enjoy an intensely dramatic opera with a miraculous ending. This opera will inspire you. This production marks the 5th of Mobile Opera’s Puccini Project designed to produce all of Puccini’s operatic works.

For more information please visit http://www.mobileopera.org/season/gianni-schicchi/

Location: Mobile Opera

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Suor Angclica

Presented by the Mobile Opera.

Location: The Temple Downtown

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MPL: Learn to Knit Class- Ages 8 to Adults

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis. Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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USA Brass Ensembles Spring Concert

Music students at the University of South Alabama will perform a spring concert of music for brass ensemble on Sunday, March 26 in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center at 3:00 p.m. The concert will consist of music from the USA Trumpet Ensemble, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Trombone Quartet, and three brass quintets. Music performed will cover all music styles and periods, including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, jazz, and contemporary. There will certainly be something for everyone!

Location: Laidlaw Recital Hall

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