Events for Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

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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MPL: Saving Your Photos

Join Barbara Ledet as she shows you the steps to preserving your irreplaceable family photo memories. Focusing on “pre-digital” printed photos and outdated media, topics include: Organizing Your Photos - Why Digitize? Scanning Terminology and

DIY Digitizing Basics; and Creative Ways to Enjoy and Share Your Collection.

Following the presentation, participants are invited to move to the Local History & Genealogy Division to learn how to scan their photos. Please, no more than 10 photos per customer. Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, please email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7079 or 208-7085.

Barbara Ledet is a personal photo scanning service provider with Your Family Photos and Memories. 

Location: Ben May Main Library

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MPL: Family Research

Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors. For more information, call 208-7093.

Location: Local History and Genealogy Division

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MPL: Qigong for Beginners

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Semmes Branch

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MPL: Spoken Word of Mobile

Open House 2017 celebrates the 15th Year Anniversary of Spoken Word of Mobile. Join us for special tributes and honors, and meet and greet other poets, writers and artists. Share your work and ideas, trade business cards, or just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the spoken and written word, and the visuals arts.  For more information, please call 438-7075.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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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 Symphony Orchestra: Contrast

Dress down for our annual Beethoven & Blue Jeans Concert, as we contract the rich diersity that is classical music - Beethoven to Gershwin. 

Scott Speck, Conductor
​Marcus Roberts Trio

BEETHOVEN, ​Symphony No. 7
​​GERSHWIN, ​Pianon Concerto in F
 

Location: The Saenger Theatre

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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: 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: 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: 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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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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An Alabama Jubilee

Storytelling is being celebrated world-wide on Nov. 18 and Fairhope has been selected to represent our region of the country. This event is part of the National Storytelling Network Tellabration (http://www.tellabration.org). Five storytellers will be featured and the Eastern Shore Ukulele Club will also perform. Refreshments are included.

Location: Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship

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