Events for Monday, Oct 02, 2017

MPL: Mobile’s Got Talent!

Can you sing, dance, play musical instruments or recite poetry?  Sign up and showcase your talent! Judges will confer and the winners will be announced. For more information, please call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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Art & Paddle Peninusla Style

Featuring family fun canoe/kayak even on Perch Creek.

Music by 2017 Nappie Award Winners ERIC ERDMAN & RYAN BALTHROP plus singer, songwriter, LA Armour.

Various art forms including handcrafted goods.  Smokin' Gringo's Food Truck and Cammie's Old Dutch Ice Cream will be on hand.

Location: McNally Park

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MPL: Qigong for Beginners

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Semmes Branch

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MPL: Reading PAWS

Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners. Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community. Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend.  For more information, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org

Location: Ben May Main Library

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MPL: Extravagant Readers - It’s Our Book Club’s Anniversary!

Express Yourself: Motown Style is the theme of our Book Club’s Anniversary Celebration! Members and guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Motown characters or anyone who represents the Motown Pop influence. Program includes discussions on book selections from November 2016 - September 2017. Join us for a celebration long to be remembered. For more information, call 438-7075.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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MPL: Heart & Soul Book Club

Heart & Soul Book Club is for those seeking to improve their life through Mind, Body, Heart and Soul.  We read and discuss motivational and inspirational books that enhance who we are as we journey to a deeper meaning of our life’s purpose.  This month's topic of discussion is The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck. For more information, please call Cassandra at 209-3559 or email heartandsoulbookclub@gmail.com

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Mobile Mystery Dinners: Next of Kin

Big Daddy has been sitting on his massive front porch, sipping away his favorite Mint Julep, popping bottle tops and brain-storming about his Atlanta business, 

The Southern Belle Containment Brassiere for Abundant Women, and decided to have a family gathering.... so, 

Big Daddy Sugarbaker has requested your presence at what may be the last family gathering before he passes on to the great beyond.  He may be one of the richest  men in the world, but he is not well, not well at all!!  But, that's not important, especially to his greedy kin folk!!  What is REALLY important, is...

WHO has the Will and WHO is in it!! 

The Family Members:

Hamilton Big Daddy Sugarbaker: (David Layne) 

The Wealthy patriarch of the Sugarbaker family

Bobbie Jo Butler: (Susan Ames)

Big Daddy's devoted "nurse."

Rhett Sugarbaker: (Jon Green)

The arrogant and self-absorbed eldest son.

Scarlett Sugarbaker: (Barbara Ladnier)

Rhett's wife.  She comes from the wrong side of the tracks and it shows.

Ashley Sugarbaker: (Tom Ball)

Hamilton's weak and insipid youngest son.  A Poet...this is a matter of opinion - HIS!!!

Melanie Sugarbaker: (Jill Ball)

Ashley's eccentric wife - she is an interpretive dancer

Philly Sugarbaker: (Mimi Bryant)

Big Daddy's alcoholic sister.

Savannah Sugarbaker: (Murray Benson)

Big Daddy's high strung, estranged wife.

Doctor Chivago Kildaire:  (LV Conaway)

Big Daddy's doctor.  Where he got his medical degree is in question. Bobbie Jo seems to know more than he does, medically speaking.  He has always loved Philly and it shows!

Payne N. Suffrin, Esq. (Mike Hughes)

Big Daddy's know-it-all lawyer.

Location: Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center

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Gulf Coast Exploreum: Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life on September 23, 2017, at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, the Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat.

Click here for admission prices.  Check website for times.

Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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USA: The Poarch Band of Creek Indians: From Roots to Renewal

The University of South Alabama Marx Library is pleased to present a new art exhibit entitled, “The Poarch Band of Creek Indians: From Roots to Renewal,” which will be on display from October 1 through November 30, 2017. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, after many trials and tribulations, have created a renewal of their traditions and the tribe stands as testament to the value of hard work, education, persistence, and entrepreneurship. As part of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration theme of “place,” this exhibit examines the roots of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians from the first populating of the continent to formation of the Creek Nation, and from wars with the United States to the formation of a place called Poarch.  Geography and landscape shape who we are and this is evident in the people who are members of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  Despite humble beginnings and discrimination, including denial of access to education, the people of Poarch stood up for what is right, and through their own efforts have established a strong and significant economic reach and impact today. 

The exhibit is being shown in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Marx Library. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Library hours. We hope you will come out and learn more about the only federally recognized Native American tribe in Alabama.

Location: USA Marx Library

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University of Mobile: Artwork by Conroy Hudlow

The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting the work of artist Conroy Hudlow. This exhibit will be on display Oct. 2-31 in the Donald Gallery on campus.

An Art Talk will be held with Hudlow on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. with a reception following.

Both the exhibit and Art Talk are free and open to the public.

The Donald Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located in Martin Hall on campus at University of Mobile, 5735 College Pkwy.

Hudlow is a painter who specializes in abstract painting. After his retirement from a career in architecture, he returned to his passion for fine art. Picking up where he had left off 30 years prior, Hudlow went back to drawing from figures, but with better composition and concept than he had as a college student.

“I believe that the artist allows the viewer to see through their eyes,” said Hudlow. “Not by painting what he sees, but by transposing space, objects, line and colors into a unique experience.”

For information about the show or visual art programs at University of Mobile, contact Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art, at pcounselman@umobile.edu or 251.442.2283.

Location: The Donald Gallery at University of Mobile

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MMofA: A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: 5 Mobile Artists Exhibition

5 Mobile Artists presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region: John Cleverdon, James E. Conlon, Kaye Wall Hoffman, James E. Kennedy, and Tut Altman Riddick.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: Posing Beauty in African American Culture Exhibit

Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the understanding of how African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: Free Weekend at MMofA

Mobile Museum of Art is celebrating the opening of new art exhibitions with a free weekend of art and music, October 7 and 8. Saturday will include a free outdoor concert featuring performances by Crowned Jewelz and Jamell Richardson starting at noon, with food trucks serving local fare. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for the concert, and visit the exhibitions anytime throughout the day. The Museum will also offer free guided tours of the special exhibitions, Posing Beauty in African American Culture, 5 Mobile Artists, and A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb. Sign ups for tours will be at the MMofA front desk on a first come, first serve basis. Sunday, the Museum will also be open with free admission to tour the galleries on your own. MMofA’s free weekend is made possible in part by Mobile City Council Members Levon C. Manzie, Bess Rich, C.J. Small, John C. Williams, and Fredrick D. Richardson, Jr. Posing Beauty in African American Culture is generously supported by the J.L. Bedsole Foundation. Support for the Mobile Museum of Art is provided by the City of Mobile, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: Posing Beauty in African American Culture Exhibit

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8

Join us at the Mobile Museum of Art in celebrating the opening of our new exhibitions with a free weekend! Saturday will include a free outdoor concert featuring performances by Crowned Jewelz and Jamell Richardson, Power Lines Poets, and fashion designers Brandin Stallworth of Lit Clothing and Antoinette Warbington. Food truck Wemo’s Wings will be serving local fare starting at noon.

12:00 pm: Crowned Jewelz Band
1:30 pm: Fashion Show – original wearable art by Ms. A Warbington and Brandin Stallworth Unlmtd.
2:00 pm: Jamell Richardson
3:30 pm: Power Lines Poets

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for the concert, and visit the exhibitions anytime throughout the day. The Museum will also offer free guided tours of the special exhibitions, Posing Beauty in African American Culture, 5 Mobile Artists, and A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb. Sign ups for tours will be at the MMofA front desk on a first come, first serve basis.

Sunday, the Museum will also be open with free admission to tour the galleries on your own.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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