Events for Tuesday, Aug 01, 2017

HMPS: Yoga on the Lawn

Is there a better way to start your weekend? Probably not. 

Location: Historic Mobile Preservation Society

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Mobile Botanical Gardens: Drawing with Colored Inks

Drawing in Colored Inks offers the botanical art student the opportunity to discover the beauty of working with colored inks. Students will first be introduced to the classical tradition of working with sepia ink. Slowly migrating to the use of additional colored inks to realize a new and a fresh dimension in their work. For centuries classic botanical art has relied on pen and black ink to bring forth and reveal the rich botanical beauty and detail of plant species. With the availability of the new concentrated pigmented inks color adds a whole new ingredient to the presentation of plant drawings. Students will discover a whole new way of depicting color in plants to give your work added impact and vitality.

For questions or concerns regarding the materials list do please speak with Derek Norman.

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

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Sunny Side Drama: Drama Junior: Pre-K- 3rd Grade

Each week's camp ends with a skit based on the theme for the week. Campers have lines, learn songs, dances, and help make the backdrop.

Location: Azalea City Center for the Arts

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Eastern Shore Art Center: First Friday ArtWalk

Birds of a Feather! The Eastern Shore Art Center welcomes all new exhibits this month, including two with similar subject matter-birds!

NEW EXHIBIT: “Tarred and Feathered” Mixed media by Sloane Bibb. “Part painting, part assemblage, part cultural tableau, Sloane’s work is a pastiche of wood, metal, paper, canvas, even found objects, tar, and wax.”

NEW EXHIBIT: “Bold & Beautiful” Paintings by Kathleen Broaderick. “I try to stay loose with bold brushstrokes and fresh with clean color. I’m not so concerned with delineating the details or exact colors of the subject as I am in creating a beautiful impression of it.” Kathleen will also be instructing a workshop based on her loose painting style, September 7-8.

NEW EXHIBIT: “The Figure in Black and White” Figure drawing exhibition curated by Sarah Rutledge Fischer. "More than any other discipline, drawing the human figure forces the artist to discard what she thinks she knows about the shape of a nose or foot or elbow, and instead follow only what she can see with her eye." Exhibiting Artists: Weezie Bancroft Brabner, Tra Bui, William Caswell, Robin Fabel, Sarah Rutledge Fischer, Julia Greer Fobes, Frances Fuller, Jenni Krchak, Libby McCawley, Paul Moreno, Joe Rodgers, and Weslyn Towle.

Live music by Jeanine Normand, aka Dr. Jazz

Event sponsored by BancorpSouth Fairhope Branch

For more info, contact: Adrienne Clow, Marketing Director at Adrienne@esartcenter.org or 928-2228 ext 103. Visit www.esartcenter.org, Facebook, or Twitter for daily updates!

Location: Eastern Shore Art Center

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Chickasaw Civic Theatre: The Little Mermaid

Disney’s award-winning Broadway show The Little Mermaid swims into Chickasaw Civic Theatre August 4-20! Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World” along with brand new songs! This spectacular production is sure to have you dancing and singing along the entire time!

Location: Chickasaw Civic Theatre

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Playhouse in the Park: “Willy Wonka - The Musical”

“WILLY WONKA – THE MUSICAL" Join us for The Playhouse in the Park’s production of "Willy Wonka – The Musical,” based on the classic 1964 book by Roald Dahl. The stage musical follows Charlie Bucket's adventures inside the famed Wonka Chocolate Factory. Owned by eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka, the factory tour is open to only the five lucky children (and their guardians) who find an elusive golden ticket. Show dates for “Willy Wonka – The Musical” are be Friday through Sunday, July 21 through August 13, 2017. Tickets are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. For reservations, call 251-602-0630. All performances at the Playhouse-in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive - Mobile, Alabama 36608 (across from the Mobile Museum of Art in Langan Park). Visit us at www.playhouseinthepark.org - 251-602-0630 or on Facebook at Playhouse in the Park, Mobile Al.

Location: The Playhouse in the Park

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Theartre 98: Becky’s New Car: A play

Becky's New Car, a play written by Steven Dietz takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle aged longing and regret.

Location: Theatre 98

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Theatre 98: BECKY’S NEW CAR

Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare.​  For more information, click here.

Location: Theatre 98

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GCE&H: Marcus Johnson Summer Jazz Camp

The program is a dynamic, 10-day learning experience, focusing on the history and fundamentals of Jazz.  Jazz Camp classes focus on music appreciation of legendary jazz giants, noting the uniqueness of their interpretations of the genre, individual instruction on the structure of improvisational style and the important role each instrument plays in carrying out an authentic jazz sound. Students are also taught the fundamentals of self-discipline, responsibility and commitment to practice. The educational experiences our students receive instill the core values of confidence, leadership and teamwork, and good citizenship.

Registration is required.  For more information visit www.gcehjazzfest.com

Location: History Museum of Mobile

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USA: “Beauty in USA’s Back Yard” Art Exhibit

“Beauty in USA’s Back Yard” refers to the beauty Ron and Dawn have discovered at USA’s very own Glenn Sabastian Nature Trail. It is their hope that by this exhibit, they can make more people aware of the beauty of the nature trail. All but two of the photographs in this exhibit were taken at the nature trail (the other two were taken on USA Campus). The nature trail has been a part of the USA campus for nearly 30 years. Efforts to officially recognize the trail began with geography major Amy Milam in 2006. Amy mapped the trails and held numerous fundraisers that helped to pay for trail improvements. She also received approval to name the trail for Dr. Glenn Sebastian. In the fall of 2011, Brian Allred, assistant director of Campus Recreation, spearheaded efforts to bring the nature trail project to fruition. With substantial financial support from the Student Government Association, the Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail is now a reality.

Ron and Dawn have been interested in photography their whole lives and are both well-traveled, having taken pictures the world over. Interested in many facets of photography, they have a special love for the beauty of God’s nature, which is exemplified by the Glenn Sabastian Nature Trail.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
http://www.southalabama.edu/librarygalleries/current.html. ​

Location: Marx Library, University of South Alabama

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Chickasaw Civic Theatre: The Little Mermaid

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & Josh Musker and written and directed by John Musker & Ron Clements.  For tickets and information visit cctshows.com or call 251-457-8887

Location: Chickasaw Civic Theatre

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