Events for Thursday, Nov 16, 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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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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MPL: Bayside Book Club

This month's topic of discussion is Little Bee by Chris Cleave. For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 208-7097.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Parkway Branch

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MMofA: Art Talk -  Native American Art: From the Collection

MMofA Director, Deborah Velders, leads a tour of Native American Art: From the Collection. The exhibition features early 20th century photographs and hand-colored lithographs of Native American peoples, and various Native American arts and artifacts. $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | FREE FOR MEMBERS

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: Masterpieces

Since 2002, Hollywood filmmaker Michael Miner has devoted his career to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, documenting the master architect’s buildings in such films as Sacred Spaces, A Child of the Sun, and Romanza, which covers the California work of Mr. Wright.

Come meet Mr. Miner for a special screening of his most recent film, Masterpieces.  The film includes segments on Wright’s finest buildings, including Fallingwater, the Johnson Wax Administration Building, and many others.  Following the screening Mr. Milner will hold a Q & A.

The admission price is $10.00 (cash or check); tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, please call 208-7097.

Location: Bernheim Hall, Ben May Main Library

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University of Mobile: Christmas Spectacular

University of Mobile’s popular “Christmas Spectacular” musical extravaganza is back for its 15th season, and tickets are selling quickly for the Alabama School of the Arts’ most popular event. Christmas Spectacular will be held Nov. 16, 17, 18 at 6:45 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4255 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile, AL 36609. Tickets can be purchased online now at itickets.com. Ticket prices range from $5 to $45, with discounts for groups of 20 or more. An orchestra of more than 50 student and professional musicians will accompany approximately 200 UM singers performing selections ranging from classical sacred to contemporary Christmas music. Christmas Spectacular began as a way for the university’s music and theatre students to participate in a professional production and learn the behind-the-scenes preparation required to perform with excellence. Today it has grown to the largest family-friendly Christmas concert on the Gulf Coast. Furthermore, this annual event is sentimental for one senior. “Christmas Spectacular 2015 was the first time I knew that I was supposed to come to UM,” said senior transfer student K.K. Esther of Panama City, Florida. “Now when I’m rehearsing on the stage, I get emotional when I remember where I was two years ago.” In addition to Christmas Spectacular, the university has more than 20 ensembles presenting more than 600 concerts each year locally, nationally and internationally. Tickets for Mobile-area events may be purchased at itickets.com. For information about University of Mobile music programs, call the Alabama School of the Arts at 251.442.2383 or visit www.umobile.edu.

Location: Cottage Hill Baptist Church

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University of Mobile Presents Christmas Spectacular, A Holiday Musical Extravaganza

University of Mobile’s popular “Christmas Spectacular” musical extravaganza is back for its 15th season, and tickets are selling quickly for the Alabama School of the Arts’ most popular event.

Christmas Spectacular will be held Nov. 16, 17, 18 at 6:45 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4255 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile, AL 36609.

Tickets can be purchased online now at itickets.com. Ticket prices range from $5 to $45, with discounts for groups of 20 or more.

An orchestra of more than 50 student and professional musicians will accompany approximately 200 UM singers performing selections ranging from classical sacred to contemporary Christmas music.

Christmas Spectacular began as a way for the university’s music and theatre students to participate in a professional production and learn the behind-the-scenes preparation required to perform with excellence. Today it has grown to the largest family-friendly Christmas concert on the Gulf Coast.

Furthermore, this annual event is sentimental for one senior.

In addition to Christmas Spectacular, the university has more than 20 ensembles presenting more than 600 concerts each year locally, nationally and internationally. Tickets for Mobile-area events may be purchased at itickets.com.

Location: Cottage Hill Baptist Church

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USA Woodwind Ensembles Fall Concert

USA Woodwind Ensembles Fall Concert
Rebecca Mindock and Kip Franklin, directors
Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m.
Laidlaw Recital Hall

USA Woodwind Ensembles Fall Concert Nov. 16 at Laidlaw!

The University of South Alabama Woodwind Ensembles will present their Fall Concert on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert will include music for clarinet choir, saxophone quartet, woodwind quintet, and woodwind sextet with piano. These groups will perform music from a wide variety of styles including works by Maslanka, Debussy, Rossini, Pierne, Thuille, Aguila, Van der Roost, and even a little 80s pop music.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only.  Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only).  Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event.  Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event!  Call 251-460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu.  Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert!  (Pass Holders only please!  Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.
 

Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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USA Fall Concert Series

USA Woodwind Ensembles Fall Concert: Rebecca Mindock and Kip Franklin Directors

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: USA Campus

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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.

Click here for admission prices.  Check website for times.

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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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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