Events for Saturday, Apr 08, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn at Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

Hop on down to Bellingrath for a morning of Easter fun with our annual Easter Egg Hunts! Thousands of Easter eggs will be scattered across the Great Lawn for children to collect, and there will be plenty of candy and treats for little ones to fill their Easter baskets. There will be three hunts for different age groups. After the egg hunts, families are encouraged to enjoy other Easter activities within the Gardens.Children ages 4 and younger are always admitted free. For details, visit

Location: Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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MPL: Financial Literacy Series Investment Blitz

Learn about investments and wealth building with Brent McClure, PC. This program is in partnership with the Mobile Public Library and Consumer Credit Counseling Services, a Division of Lifelines Counseling Services.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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The Great Easter Egg Hunt at the Gulf Coast Exploreum

Are you for our egg-ceptional annual family event?! Thats right, its time for the Great Easter Egg Hunt. Each year gets bigger and better and this year is no exception! We will be hiding an incredible 10,000 eggs filled with lots of fun prizes for everyone! (*Sunny Bunny Easter Eggs has once again done a great job on prepping these for us. Visit their website the learn about their mission.) Not only that but we will have a special appearance by the Easter Bunny and lots of games and prizes to give away. Don't miss out on one of the most exciting family events of the year. 

Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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BAAE Student Show

The drop off date is Saturday, April 1st after 2, or any time after that. Please bring your own medium or large clips to hold up your work. The show will be up through the last week of April. The reception is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, April 27th, and the work should be taken down at that time.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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O-Hanami (Blossom Viewing) Festival

Hosted by Ikebana Society, Shibui Sumi-E, Bonsai Society, Mobile Ichihara Sister City Association and Japanese Garden Foundation.
What to expect
- open/beautiful Japanese Garden to stroll
- Caligraphy Demo by Satomi
- Ikebana Display (by "Ikebana ch 164")
- Japanese food cooking demo + Tasting
- Japanese Tea service demo + Tasting ...
- Flea Market with Japanese items (Manga, Japanese Music CD, etc)
O-Hanami is Japan began in ancient times when many viewers would sit under the cherry trees and gain inspiration from the light filtering through the wide variety of pink and white petals.
*Proceeds from your donation for demonstrations and market will be used for upkeep of the garden and for student exchange.

Location: Hide Map Mobile Japanese Garden

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MPL: Family Mayker Saturdays- Easter Egg Hunt & Decorating

Join us for activities for all ages!  Families are invited to make their own Easter Baskets in the Storytime Room and then join us for an Easter Egg Hunt throughout the Library. Children 12 years and up are encouraged to participate in Tech Time in the Mayker Lab.  The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Location: Ben May Main Library

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SouthSounds Arts & Crafts Market

SouthSounds Music and Arts Festival will be taking place in Downtown Mobile. This year Mobile Arts Council will be coordinating an arts and crafts market component that will take place on Saturday April 8, 2017 through Sunday April 9, 2017.  Timeframe: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Location: Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile. Vendors are responsible for providing their own 10x10 tent, table and chairs.

Location: Cathedral Square

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Modern Directors Mini Marathons: Tim Burton

Join us for the fifth event in our Film Series II: Modern Directors Mini Marathons series featuring Tim Burton! Admission is pay what you can, and there will be free popcorn. We’ll start at 11 am with BEETLEJUICE followed by BIG FISH at 12:30 pm, and we’ll finish with ALICE IN WONDERLAND at 2:45 pm.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: Extravagant Readers Book Club

Topic of discussion is Mean Streak by Sandra Brown.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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Mobile Pops at The Dauphin Island Water Tower

The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band aims to foster and promote the concept of the adult community concert band.  

Location: Dauphin Island Water Tower

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SouthSounds Music Festival

Participating Bands: Explosions in the Sky, The Wild Feathers, JoJo's Slim Wednesday, Big Freedia, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, THE MARCUS KING BAND, All Them Witches, JEFF the Brotherhood, Royal Teeth, Diarrhea Planet, Muddy Magnolias, Humming House, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Sweet Crude, Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, Doc Holiday, Cupid, The High Divers, Jamell Richardson, Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces, The Underhill Family Orchestra, Young Mister, Future Elevators, The Krickets, Lustravi, Eleanor Tallie, Eric Erdman, Ranch Ghost, Marco Pave, Alfred Banks, And The Echo, Nick and The Ovorols, Paper Lights, Blackwater Brass, Post Pluto, Jukebox Brass Band, The Artisanals, Paw Paw's Medicine Cabinet, Fort Defiance, The Difference Machine, The Dirty Lungs, Bon Bon Vivant, Baak Gwai, Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival, Infant Richard and the Delta Stones, She Returns From War, BLACK TITAN, A Sunday Fire, The Burning Peppermints, Eterniti Everlasting, Curse The Flesh, T.V. Mike and the Scarecrowes, Bantam Foxes, Mr.88, Beamin & Timmy, Unicorn Bounty Hunters, 10th Letter, Slide Bayou, Sexy Dex and the Fresh, The Red Clay Strays, Josh Preston, Abe Partridge, The Hallers, Roadside Glorious, Multi N' Funk Band, Redfield, Glass War, Robin Colman, Alvin King & The Kazoola Jazz Band, Ras Apollo Yahson, Deception Show, On The Rox Band, Chad Parker Duo, Mark Smith Band, MixUp Band, The McCrates, Suhmer Brown, DJ Charles III

Location: Downtown Mobile

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MMD: Death in a Tutu

Death in a tutu, asks the question, who killed Mr. Adam Zapple, the respected patriarch of the Zapple family. 

$59.00, plus Tax Per Person Includes: * An Unlimited Wine Bar for the duration of the evening * A delicious catered meal by Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel * 2.5 Hour hilarious play by the MMD Players! * Free Self-Parking

There is a full, cash bar available if you would want something other than the wine offered, but not included in the price of your admission.

Location: Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel

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MSO: Beethoven Symphony 9

Just in time for Easter, your Mobile Symphony presents Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9, Ode to Joy, featuring the University of South Alabama’s chorus.

Location: Mobile Symphony Orchestra

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