Events for Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017
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.
Location: Downtown Fairhope
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
The five concerts of our 2017-2018 season are just part of what we do. For more than 50 years Mobile Chamber Music has been bringing world-famous artists into our public schools to open students' ears and hearts. We go into hospitals and youth centers too. Please help us make this possible.
Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
First prize winners in the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prize winners and Listeners’ Choice award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize in the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles. Praised by The Strad for possessing “maturity beyond its members’ years,” they were formed at the Juilliard School in 2003 and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. From 2011-2013 they served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, and for the 2014-2015 season they were selected as the Quartet in Residence by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Location: LaidLaw Performing Arts Center University of South Alabama
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
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
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
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
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
Purchase tickets here
Location: Joe Jefferson Players
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
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
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