Events for Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

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: The Polar Express Pajama Party!

Wear your favorite Jammies and enjoy some popcorn and a showing of a Holiday favorite, The Polar Express.  Film runs 100 minutes and is rated G. For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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MMofA: ART TALK: Deborah Willis

Dr. Deborah Willis, Department Chair of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Curator of MMofA special exhibition, Posing Beauty in African American Culture, joins us to talk about concepts explored in the critically-acclaimed exhibition now on view. Posing Beauty is a visual exploration of historical and cultural representations of African American beauty in popular culture from the late 19th century to the present. Dr. Willis will share her expertise and insights, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Made possible by support from County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, and Clarence Ball, CEO of Ball Healthcare Services.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: Extravagant Readers

Topic of discussion is The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson. For more information, please call 438-7075.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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Historic Mobile Preservation Society: Christmas at Oakleigh

Oakleigh is in the holiday spirit! Come see us on December 16th to experience this year's Christmas at Oakleigh.

Mobile Silversmiths Exhibit, Christmas Music, Pictures with Santa, Christmas Stories with Oakleigh Belles, and more!

Location: Historic Oakleigh House

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Celisse’s School of the Equestrian Arts presents Equestrian Chaos for the Holidays

Full Details Here https://www.facebook.com/events/293789861127144/ Action packed horse stunt show production in support of Celisse's School of the Equestrian Arts 501c3. Heart warming demonstrations of the power of therapeutic riding to change lives for the better. Show is about an hour and twenty minutes long with an intermission to allow children in the audience to take pictures with the preforming horses and cast. An exciting family event that will thrill and warm the heart.

Location: Amazing Gaits Equestrian Center

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Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz

Greenroof productions presents the 9th Annual Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas.  The Cook Joe Trio; John Milham, Chris Spies, Chris Severin.  A Christmas tribute to Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald featuring Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown & Eileina Dennis.  

Get tickets onlin at cbjazzchristmas.com & ticketmaster

Location: Mobile Saenger Theater

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Sunnyside Theatre presents Madagascar

Sunny Side Theater presents Madagascar, Jr. for the first time ever in Mobile! Join Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman as they go on a wild and free adventure! To reserve tickets, call or text Director Chris Paragone at 251-510-1808.

Location: USA Performing Arts Center

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The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

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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USA: 2017 Helen Keller Art Show

The 2017 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is currently on display in the first floor gallery of the University of South Alabama Marx Library. The show will be on exhibit from November 16, 2017 – January 31, 2018. It is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual show for Alabama students who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf/blind. It was established in 1983 as a cooperative project between agencies serving children with visual impairments. The art show is open to students of all ages in Alabama public, private, residential, and home schools. The philosophy of the exhibit is that all participating students are considered winners and teachers are encouraged to incorporate visual arts into the individual educational plan of each student. The show provides students an opportunity to showcase their special talents and abilities. The artwork is unique with emphasis on creativity, color, and tactile media.

Every year, the art show travels throughout the state of Alabama and is displayed in museums, art galleries, and agencies. The grand prize winner’s art remains in a permanent collection at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Alabama, which is Helen Keller’s birthplace.

Support for the annual Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is provided through the sale of the art and through sponsors, including UAB Vision Science Research Center – Education and Outreach Module, UAB School of Optometry, UAB Program for Visual Impairments, UAB School of Education, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, the Patty Johnson Award, the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, the Nelson Family Award, and the Boyd Rogan Family Award.

Location: Marx Library, University of South Alabama

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USA: “The Nature of Things” exhibit by local artist Lynda Touart

The University of South Alabama Marx Library is pleased to present a new art exhibit by local artist, Lynda Touart entitled, “The Nature of Things II”. This exhibit will be on display in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of  USA’s Marx Library from December 4, 2017 to February 28, 2018.

Lynda received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of South Alabama and her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting/photography from Florida State University. She has received many awards and has exhibited extensively throughout the area. For more information, visit her website lyndatouart.com.

Location: USA Marx Library

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