Events for Sunday, Feb 18, 2018

Open Studio

Artists at work; complimentary beverages; works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sunday, 11 AM - 3 PM.  Will not meet if studio date falls on a major holiday. 

Location: Cathedral Square Gallery

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The Mousetrap

Play directed by Timothy Guy, a classic intrigue from the foremost mystery writer, Agatha Christie.

Location: Theatre 98

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Mobile Chamber Music: Parker String Quartet

Mobile Chamber Music presents the Parker String Quartet.

The Grammy award-winning Parker Quartet will perform on Sunday, 3 PM, February 18, at Bernheim Hall of the Mobile Public Library, 701 Government Street, downtown Mobile. The program includes Mozart’s Quartet in B-flat major, K. 589, Ligeti’s Quartet No. 1, “Metamorphoses nocturnes,” and Mendelssohn’s Quartet No. 2, Op. 44. Regular concert admission is $20; student tickets are $10. Tickets are available at Carpe Diem and also at the door prior to the concert. 


On Monday, 7:30 PM, February 19, the Parker Quartet will present a short, free performance of Augusta Read Thomas’s “Helix Spirals" at Satori Coffee House, 5460 Old Shell Road. The work was inspired by the famous Meselson-Stahl DNA replication experiment of 1958, and it will be introduced by Thomas C. Rich, Ph.D., USA College of Medicine. Join us for this musical celebration of science. 


Location: Bernheim Hall, Ben May Main Library

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USA: Arie’s Faculty Trombone Recital

Dr. Arie Vande Waa will present a faculty trombone recital on Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The recital will include compositions and arrangements for trombone containing both spiritual and secular themes.

Tickets for this Department of Music 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.


Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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Jenny Gregoire, Violin and Edisher Savitski, Piano

For more information call 251-928-2912

Location: St. James Episcopal Church

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St. James Episcopal Church Concert Series: Violin & Piano

Concert Master of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Professor f Violin at the University of Alabama, Jenny Grégoie will be joined by Dr. Edisher Savitski, Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Alabama. 

Location: St. James Episcopal Church

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Mobile Mystery Dinners: Murder at Fruit Cake Inn

Welcome to the Fruitcake Inn in the quaint little town of Fruitcake, Louisiana. 

The Fruitcake Inn is home to some strange but lovable characters. When a murder has happened at the Inn, some of the strangest residents come out of their rooms to help with the investigation, but they only lead to more confusion and mayhem. 

The sheriff is already working under pressure because the City cannot afford a new patrol car, so he is trying to conduct his police business on a scooter.  

While he is trying to determine who murdered the lady on the third floor of the Inn, the residents are definitely not helping!  

You will meet twin sisters - one is a kleptomaniac (how does a 5'2" lady steal a two-story crane?) and the other with a split personality and an arm with a "mind" of its own.  

Among the folks at the Inn, you will meet a frog-toting psychic who joins the investigation. You will also meet the local Indian Chief, whose name is too deadly to even speak!! Then, there is the mime who has a lot to "say" and also, the wild, fast-living, gun-toting, young girl who is riding her four-wheeler all over the Inn. The residents are using all of their energy to help the sheriff, but to say they are not much help is an understatement! Add to this dysfunctional group, the Innkeeper who is a former hippie/flower-child who seems to lose touch with reality from time to time and a high-powered traveling salesman with some very strange contraband to confuse and bedazzle you and the poor sheriff even more!! With all the confusion that ensues from the town-folk, the murder almost takes a back seat to the total mayhem they cause!! 

Location: Azalea Manor

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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

Location: USA Marx Library

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BG&H: Winter Camellia & Cold Hardy Annual Displays

See Bellingrath’s famed camellias and an interesting winter garden filled with the blooms of ornamental kale, cabbages and mustard, pansies and violas, primroses, cyclamen, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.

*Dates may vary depending on the severity of the winter.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens

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MMofA: do it

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself. To test the idea, they invited 12 artists to propose artworks based on written “scores” or instructions that can be openly interpreted every time they are presented. The instructions were then translated into 9 different languages and circulated internationally as a book.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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