Events for Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017

Thursdays at MMofA

Free admission and access to all galleries; special programs. Thursday, 10 AM - 9 PM.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Fairhope Film Festival

The 2017 Fairhope Film Festival is four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout our beautiful little town on the Bay! Every year has been bigger and better, thanks to all of the festivalgoers, volunteers sponsors and donors, and the many merchants and residents of Fairhope who make our festival’s setting unique. Thank you! We look forward to another exciting and entertaining event with you this Fall.

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Location: Downtown Fairhope

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MMofA: Art Talk - 5 Mobile Artists

Our own Stan Hackney will give a tour of 5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition featuring artworks by local artists John Cleverdon, James E. Conlon, Kaye Wall Hoffman, James E. Kennedy and Tut Altman Riddick. This exhibition highlights these five artists as true pioneers for the arts in the new South. | FREE FOR MEMBERS

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: The LUV Club

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include - crafts, games, music and special guests. Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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MPL: Chess Club

Learn to play Chess! Beginners and experienced players are welcome. For more information, call 645-6840

Location: Mobile Public Library Semmes Branch

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Crescent Theater: Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Location: Crescent Theater

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Crescent Theater: Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Location: Crescent Theater

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MPL: Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie! A popular, selfish high schooler keeps reliving the same day over and over again, which ends with her and her friends getting into a fatal car accident. In time, she must learn how to prevent the accident while becoming a better, kinder person. The film runs 99 minutes and is rated PG-13. For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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MPL: Book Club - Ebony Moments

Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all. This month’s topic of discussion is Seeking Sarah by Reshonda Tate Billingsley. For more information, contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Venardos Circus

World class for for all ages!

Location: James Seals Park

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Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts

The St. Paul’s Player’s Present Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. Join Jason’s crew on the Argo as they face daunting challenges and experience both joy and heartache in the hunt for the mythical Golden Fleece. This unique show from the Tony-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman entertains and challenges audiences of all ages.

Location: Monte L. Moorer Theatre

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USA Wind Ensemble Fall Concert

William H. Petersen, conductor.

Serving both the university community and the entire Gulf Coast region through profound artistic and academic achievement, the Department of Music Musical Arts Concert Series features faculty recitals and student ensemble performances worthy of inclusion on anyone's "not-to-be-missed" list of events.  Regular Musical Arts Series attendees have been treated since 2001 to an average of 35 concerts per season, and this season will be no exception!  Student ensemble programs range from regular concerts by the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, University Chorale, Opera & Musical Theatre, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Choir, USA Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Choir, various World Music Ensembles, Brass Ensembles, and Piano Ensembles, while the performing faculty normally is represented in half of the concerts in the form of terrific solo and chamber ensemble recitals.

Scheduled in USA's Laidlaw Performing Arts Center 240-seat Recital Hall, concerts generally begin at 7:30 p.m. for evening performances and at 3:00 p.m. for scheduled Sunday events.  Tickets for admission to all MAS concerts and other ticketed events are normally sold at the door only (except where indicated) and the hall is open to our patrons approximately 45 minutes in advance of each presentation.  Except where indicated, tickets are $8 each for general admission and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens.  (Presently we accept cash or checks only.)  Questions regarding special accommodation or other considerations should be directed to the Events Coordinator (251-460-7116) or the Music Department Staff (251-460-6136).  Questions also may be emailed to Keith Bohnet at kbohnet@southalabama.edu.

Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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The Eight: Reindeer Monolgues

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode
Directgy by Cory Olson

Scandal Erupts at the North Pole

Parental Advisory, Explicit Content

Location: Company11

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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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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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University of Mobile: Artwork by Sara Bowen

The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting the work of artist Sara Bowen. This exhibit will be on display Nov. 1-30 in the Donald Gallery on campus.

Bowen’s exhibit, titled “Works,” will feature some of her first double-walled vases, her current functional pottery, and pieces from her recent installation called “Light + Stone: a quiet space out of the elements.”

An Art Talk will be held with Bowen on Nov. 30 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

Location: University of Mobile Donald Gallersy

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BG&H: Cascading Chrysanthemum Display

​Visit the Nation's Largest Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemum Display 
​Exact bloom times may varry depending on weather conditions.  For peak bloom times, visit Mum Watch at Bellingrath.org in early November.  

Hundreds of colorful, four-foot long cascades of chrysanthemums are displayed on bridges and balconies, in baskets and containers through the Gardens. Guests can enjoy the columns of mums and thousands of mums in the flower beds in the fall colors of yellow, red, bronze, lavender and white. The Great Lawn’s dramatic border is a feast for the eyes.

Bellingrath’s Mum Show is the nation’s largest outdoor chrysanthemum display. All of the cascades are grown at Bellingrath. Moving the cascades into the gardens is one of the most spectacular horticultural events of the year. It takes more than nine months to grow a single crop – a true labor of love by Bellingrath’s expert growers.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens

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University of Mobile Presents Photography of Steven Carey

University of Mobile presents the photography exhibit “Mostly Monochrome” showcasing the work of UM associate professor of biology and award-winning photographer Steven Carey of Fairhope, Alabama.

Carey will discuss his work at a free Artist Talk on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in Ben May Hall. He is the author of “A Temporary Lack of Color – A Journey into a Monochromatic World,” a collection of photographs, to be published in December.

Location: Ben May Hall

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