Events for Thursday, Apr 06, 2017

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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MPL: The LUV Club- Girls ages 7 - 18

“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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MPL: Afterschool Special Movie- Ages 8 and Above

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.  The film is The BFG. It runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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MMofA: Night Market

MMofA hosts a monthly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsman who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and live music.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: The Two Worlds of William March- A World War I Hero & Author

In celebration of the centennial date of America’s entry into World War I, the Mobile Public Library welcomes filmmaker, Robert Clem for a special preview screening of his new film, The Two Worlds of William March. William Campbell March won three decorations for bravery in World War I, and acquired fame as the author of Company K and The Bad Seed.   

This program is in partnership with the Southern Literary Trail. THE SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL® is America's only tri-state literary trail connecting mythic places that influenced great novelists and playwrights of the 20th Century.  The 2017 trail celebrates Trailfest! During Trailfest, special commemorations will be held at Southern Literary Trail sites throughout Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.  For further information, go to www.southernliterarytrail.org/events-2015-al.html.

Location: Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m. Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library

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MPL: The Two Worlds of William March- A World War I Hero & Author

In celebration of the centennial date of America’s entry into World War I, the Mobile Public Library welcomes filmmaker, Robert Clem for a special preview screening of his new film, The Two Worlds of William March. William Campbell March won three decorations for bravery in World War I, and acquired fame as the author of Company K and The Bad Seed.  

The film tells the story of William Edward Campbell (1893-1954), a native of Mobile who spent his childhood in the dismal lumber camps of wiregrass Alabama before joining the U.S. Marines in 1917 where he saw intense combat in France, winning the Army and Navy Crosses and the French Croix de Guerre for his bravery in combat. 

Location: Bernheim Hall - Ben May Public Library

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USA Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

The University of South Alabama Symphony Orchestra will present their annual Spring concert on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.  This concert, entitled "Eternal Love," features Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" as well as two symphonic extractions from the third act of Richard Wagner's opera "Die Walküre." The Ride of Valkyries and the Magic Fire Music are two of the most powerful and iconic moments in Romantic opera.

Location: Laidlaw Recital Hall

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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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