Events for Wednesday, Nov 08, 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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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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Artistry of Mardi Gras :  A Special ART WALK Happy Hour History and Tavern Crawl

Meet at 5:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Renaissance Riverview Hotel on the corner of Water and Government Streets. Then off to the Royal Street Tavern and Eugene's Monkey Bar. Along the way, discover how Mobile was once renowed across the country for the artistry of its unique mystic parades. See how the elaborate costumes, floats, balls and tableau, now the essence of Mardi Gras festivity, all came together for the first time, right here in Mobile. Tour ends at approximately 7 p.m. Must be 21. #MobileHistory #MardiGrasHistory

Location: Downtown Mobile

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Mobile Mardi Gras Trail “Happy Hour Tours”

Get a head start on the SEPTEMBER ARTWALK! Meet your guide a few minutes before 5:30 p.m., at "Fathoms," overlooking the corner of Water and Royal Streets, located in the Marriott Riverview hotel. Then walk in the same footsteps as the first mystic revelers, from Water Street, down Royal to the corner of St. Francis St. Stop for awhile at the Royal Street Tavern, where you can imagine attending a turn-of-the-century Mardi Gras ball in the historic Battle House Hotel. Then take your moonpies and Mardi Gras beads to Eugene's Monkey Bar on Bienville Square, along the routes taken by Mobile's first royal Mardi Gras courts as they toasted their queens and accepted the keys to take over the city for the last day of Carnival.

The tour ends at approximately 7:30 p.m., adjacent to the Marriott Riverview, in front of Mardi Gras Park. 

Two cocktails (and a few of the necessary accoutrements of proper mysticism) are included! 

$25 / person 

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Must be 21 to register.

Location: Fathoms

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LoDa ArtWalk

Exhibitions with receptions and entertainment in a variety of downtown galleries and other venues, sponsored by City of Mobile Special Events and Mobile Arts Council. Check our ArtWalk page for additional information. Second Friday, 6 - 9 PM.

Location: LoDa Arts District (LOwer DAuphin St)

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HMPS: Bourbon and BBQ

Taste five different whiskies from three distilleries, courtesy of Cottage Hill Package Store, and enjoy mouth-watering BBQ from Moe's Original Bar-B-Que. Finish off the night with a bourbon bread pudding by Chef Anne Read. Truly a one-of-a-kind event under the oaks of Oakleigh.

Proceeds from the event will go towards protecting & preserving Mobile's historical architecture and the fabric of our residential & commercial historical districts

Location: Historic Oakleigh House

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Sway Downtown: Art in the Space

Grand opening of a new community art space in Downtown Mobile. This group show will feature the work of local artists, with a special focus on various conceptual interpretations of the human figure through painting, drawing and photography.  

Location: Sway Downtown

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Venardos Circus

World class for for all ages!

Location: James Seals Park

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USA Brass Ensembles Fall Concert

Peter Wood, director.

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

Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts 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.

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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


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 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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