Events for Saturday, Apr 01, 2017
Come join Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps as they host the Fool's Rush 5K and Fun Run! Participants are encouraged to wear their wildest costumes in order to chase away the April Fools blues and usher in spring. All proceeds raised from this event will go towards helping underprivileged members cover tuition costs and to help provide instrumentation for all members of the organization.
The event will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the SGA Pavilion by the intramural fields of the University of South Alabama main campus starting at 8 a.m. The course is a certified 5K course (AL08044JD) - the Swamp Loop – and the fun run will be approximately ¾ mile. For more information, click here.
Location: University of South Alabama SGA Pavilion
Enjoy a display of hundreds of vintage and classic automobiles. It’s all for a good cause, too; proceeds from car registrations will go to Feeding the Gulf Coast (formerly Bay Area Food Bank) and the Autism Society of Alabama. Tickets may be purchased at the Gardens. To register a car, visit the Mobile Bay Mustang Club’s website, mobilebaymustangclub.org. For details about the Camellia Classic Car Show, visit www.bellingrath.org.
Location: Bellingrath Gardens and Home
The Jazz Studio: A Program of Mobile Big Band Society, Inc., proudly presents its second annual fundraiser, " A Musical Tribute to youth Jazz Bands!" Joins us for an incredible showcase of amazing youth musicians from Mobile and Baldwin Counties at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 1st, at the ben May Main Library's Bernheim Hall Auditorium. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for students. For more information call (251) 545-4244 or visit us online at www.thejazzstudio.org!
Location: Ben May Main Library - Bernheim Hall Auditorium
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
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
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