Events for Tuesday, Aug 01, 2017

Genesis: Creation & Creativity Summer Speaker Series

August 13: Faith, Family, and Music: Singing and Sharing Stories; Stereo Dogs, local band Spring Hill Presbyterian Church Summer Series: "Genesis: Creation & Creativity" Explore the intersection of Faith, the Arts, and Science at our Summer Sunday School Series featuring well-loved and intriguing local speakers. All Are Welcome!

Location: Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall

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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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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 - 251-602-0630 or on Facebook at Playhouse in the Park, Mobile Al.

Location: The Playhouse in the Park

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Nick & Friends

Nicholas Brownlee in Mobile Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 6:00pm Larkins Music Center - Willson Recital Hall Hear opera arias of note by note-worthy singers of the Gulf Coast. 6:00pm in the Willson Recital Hall of the Larkins Music Center, 257 Dauphin Street. Sponsored by Mobile Opera and Mr. Nicholas Brownlee. No admission fee but donations to the Mobile Opera Education programs will be gratefully accepted. For more information call Mobile Opera, (251) 432-6772. ______________________ Nicholas Brownlee, Bass-Baritone, is a native of South Alabama and a graduate of Theodore High School and the University of South Alabama where he studied voice with Dr. Thomas Rowell. He was a chorister and comprimario artist with USA and Mobile Opera where he “cut his teeth on opera” and decided to pursue a professional career as a singer. He earned a graduate degree at Rice University and has been quick to make sound waves in the world of opera. Nick was first prize winner of the 2016 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, the Zarzuela prize at Operalia 2016, 2016 Sara Tucker Study Grant and 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He performed as a Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist at Los Angeles Opera and made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2016-2017 season as well as performances with Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Opera, Teatro de São Carlos in Lisbon and the BBC Symphony in London. He is married to American Mezzo-Soprano, Jennifer Feinstein who recently made possible the most prestigious title of Nick’s young career - “Dad”.

Location: Mobile Opera, Larkins Music Center - Willson Recital Hall

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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. ​

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 or call 251-457-8887

Location: Chickasaw Civic Theatre

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