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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Port City Craftsmen Show 2017

Admission is $3.00 or $2.00 with 1 can good which will be donated to Feeding the Gulf Coast Children 13 and under are free

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Art Soup 2017

Loaves and Fish Community Ministries Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to serving the needs of the homeless in Mobile, Alabama, since 1979, will host its annual fundraiser ART SOUP on November 17, 2017.

All proceeds from ART SOUP tickets and sponsorships go directly to help the homeless through the following organizations: Family Promise, McKemie Place, Ransom Ministries, Penelope House and the USA Student-run Free Clinic.

ART SOUP will be held from 6pm-9pm at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. Tickets are $25.00 per person and include a fun night, with music, entertainment, soup, dessert, non-alcoholic drinks and art. The event will have a cash bar. Each ticket holder receives a hand-crafted ceramic or glass bowl created by local artists as a reminder that there are many homeless people who are empty, helpless and hungry.

Businesses and individuals can sponsor or make donations. Benefits include tickets, media exposure and a tax-deductible receipt. Sponsorships range in price from $250-$5,000, and cash donations, as well as ticket purchases, can be made directly on the website at www.artsoupmobile.org

Location: Azalea Manor

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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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Mobile Myster Dinners: Murder on the Casting Couch!

59 per person plus tax includes 

*  free self parking 

*  a delicious meal 
*  plus 2.5 hours of entertainment by 

    MOBILE MYSTERY DINNERS AND THE
    MMD PLAYERS!!

Location: The Renaisance Riverview Plaza Hotel

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USA Opera Theatre: Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre

USA Opera Theatre, under the direction of Thomas L. Rowell, will present the annual scenes program on Friday, November 17 (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday, November 19 (3:00 p.m.) in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The program, featuring the talented singers in USA's voice program, will include scenes from opera, operetta, and American musical theater. Scenes from USA's upcoming Spring 2018 production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" will also be performed.

 

Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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USA Fall Concert Series

Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre-- Thomas L. Rowell, Director 

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 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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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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University of Mobile Preview Day

University of Mobile is announcing a Preview Day November 17. A Preview Day includes a campus tour, academic meetings with professors, information about admission and financial aid, and a visit with current students. University of Mobile offers $2,000 scholarships to prospective students who attend a Preview Day and enroll. Register at umobile.edu/preview.

Location: University of Mobile

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Sunny Side Theater: Heathers: The Musical

Sunny Side Theater presents "Heathers: The Musical" a dark comedy based on the 1980's movie. Teen suicide, murder, bullying, and finding your own way in the maze of high school drama are the themes presented by local Mobile teens. This show is rated PG-13 for violence and language.

Location: Mobile Theatre Guild

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