Events for Saturday, Oct 28, 2017

Mobiel Baykeeper: Not Your Average Cleanup

Join us as we kick off a two year grant from NOAA to impoement a marine depris removal of One Mile Creek - a local waterway tyat receives a significant amount of Mardi Gras litter.

Location: One Mile Creek Access Point

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MPL: Out of This World Book Club

Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat.  This month’s topic of discussion is Dragonflight by Ann McCaffrey.

To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting, and click or tap the answer button. For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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Spooktacular Halloween at the Exploreum

Join us for a day full of Mysteries and Oddities at the Gulf Coast Exploreum on Saturday October 28th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2 pm. Family friendly activities and demos will be inspired by the unexplained while exploring the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Enjoy Spooky Jell-O Worms, see ghosts flying into the air, or encounter a creepy chemical chameleon.  Don’t forget to dress up in your Halloween finery, because prizes will be awarded to during our 12:30 Costume Contest. Be sure not to miss our annual exploding pumpkin in the courtyard during one of the Exploreum’s most loved annual events!

Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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BG&H: Boo at Bellingrath

Tickets are limited! Purchase tickets at bellingrath.org.​

Dress up your little goblins and enjoy a day full of Halloween fun at Bellingrath!

The Gardens will be decorated with spooky and fun inflatables. There will be plenty of treats and trinkets from area organizations and businesses for trick-or-treaters to enjoy. Guests are invited to enjoy culinary delights from local food trucks and live music.

***Tickets for this event are limited and MUST be purchased in advance.*** Admission includes entrance into Bellingrath Gardens for the day and is $13.00 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 5-12 and free for children ages 4 and under. Please note that advance ticket sales end on Friday, October 27. Members of the Friends of Bellingrath will be admitted free. Home tour tickets are available at additional charges.

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Location: Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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Mobile Medical Museum: Halloween Healthcare Hauntings

A family-oriented fundraising event, featuring ghost tale performances, haunted train rides, a costume contest, yard games, candy and treats, and museum tours. Tickets available at www.mobilemedicalmuseum.org.

Location: Mobile Medical Museum

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MPL: Saturday Anime

Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films. For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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MPL: Movie Time with Mr. Butch

The featured film for October is Frankenweenie. The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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Playhouse in the Park: “The Conclusion of Edgar Allan Poe”

The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents a thrilling, and sometimes humorous, production based on the life and stories of Edgar Allan Poe, prolific author of tales of mystery and the macabre. Adaptations to be presented at the Playhouse include four of his most famous tales: “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Casque of Amontillado”, “Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether”, and a story of the medieval plague, “King Pest”. This performance is suitable for ages 12 and up. Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays, October 20, 21, 27, & 28 at 7:30 pm at the Playhouse. Tickets are $16.00 for adults and $14.00 for students and seniors. Please call 251.602.0630 to secure your reservations, or call 251-422-5434 with other questions.

Location: The Playhouse in the Park

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The Chickasaw Civic Theatre: 12 Angry Jurors

Join us for this play by Reginald Rose, Directed by Samanthat Teaque, The 12 Angry Jurors, October 20-29!

Location: Chickasaw Civic Theatre

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Theatre 98: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book.​  For more information, click here.

Location: Theatre 98

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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.

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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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JJP: Peter and the Starcatcher

THE NEVERLAND YOU NEVR KNEW....

Directed by Eric C. Browne
Written by Rick Elice
Music by Waye Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson 

Friday & Saturdays: 7:30 Curtain
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 Curtain 

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Location: Joe Jefferson Players

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