Nov 7

Fall Concert: USA Wind Ensemble
Conductor: Ward Miller. 7:30 p.m. University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Recital Hall (5751 USA Dr S) General/ $8; USA faculty, staff & students, youths under 18 and senior citizens/ $5 (cash or check only) Contact: 251-460-6136/ www.southalabama.edu/music

Thursdays at the Museum
Free admission and access to all galleries; special programs. Thu, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Dr) Free. Contact: 251-208-5200/ www.mobilemuseumofart.com

Mobile Baykeeper’s Bay Bash
In an effort to showcase local artists, Mobile Baykeeper is hosting Bay Bash 2013 on Nov. 7, 6 p.m. at 5 Rivers — a silent auction that will focus on art that captures the essence of what it’s like to live on Mobile Bay. All proceeds will go to Mobile Baykeeper’s efforts to promote Clean Water, Clean Air and Healthy Communities throughout the Mobile Bay Watershed, Alabama’s waterways and coastal communities. Contact: 251-433-4229 [email protected] (Casi Callaway)

Fairhope Film Festival
Spanning 4 days, this festival will bring a host of diverse documentaries and narratives to the bay area town. November 7-10, Tickets available online and at the box office located in the Welcome Center in downtown Fairhope (20 N. Section Street.) Contact: 205-253-3384/ [email protected]


Nov 8

Cosi Fan Tutte
University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts/ School of Music and School of Worship Leadership. Fri & Sat, 7 p.m. Saraland Center for Performing Arts, Saraland High School (1115 Industrial Prkwy, Saraland) $25. 251-442-2383/ www.umobile.edu Contact: 251-442-2383/ www.umobile.edu

A Murder is Announced 
by Agatha Christie; director: Nedra Bloom. Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Lola Phillips Playhouse (801 Iroquois St, Chickasaw) Adults/ $15; senior citizens (60+) & students/ $10 (cash and local checks) Contact: 251-457-8887/ www.cctshows.com 

Artwalk at Kangal
Featured artists: Cindy Scott (jewelry) and Michael Smith (photographer) 5 – 9 p.m. Kangal Gallery in the SAIL LOFT (58 N Royal St) Tue – Fri, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat, 10:30 AM – 3:30 p.m. Contact: 251-434-0330/ www.kangalgallery.com

Opening: Legally Blonde The Musical 
Music and lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin; book: Heather Hach; director: Jeffrey Williamson. 8 p.m. Joe Jefferson Playhouse (11 S Carlen St) Adults/ $20; senior citizens and military/ $15; students/ $10. Contact: 251-471-1534/ www.joejeffersonplayers.com

Fairhope Film Festival
Spanning 4 days, this festival will bring a host of diverse documentaries and narratives to the bay area town. November 7-10, Tickets available online and at the box office located in the Welcome Center in downtown Fairhope (20 N. Section Street.) Contact: 205-253-3384/ [email protected]

Loda Artwalk
Exhibitions (with receptions) and entertainment in a variety of downtown galleries and other venues. City of Mobile Neighborhood and Community Services. Second Fri, 6 – 9 p.m. LoDa Arts District (LOwer DAuphin St) Check NCS website for complete list of activities/map after noon the day of the event. Contact: 251-208-1550/ www.ncsmobile.org

Nov 9

Presentation: Opera 101: The Mikado
Three informal sessions with Artistic Director Andy Anderson on Mobile Opera’s upcoming production (Oct 25 & 27) Bring lunch. Wed, noon. Larkins Music Center (257 Dauphin St) Free, but registration requested. Contact: 251-432-6772/ www.mobileopera.org

Cosi Fan Tutte
University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts/ School of Music and School of Worship Leadership. Fri & Sat, 7 p.m. Saraland Center for Performing Arts, Saraland High School (1115 Industrial Prkwy, Saraland) $25. 251-442-2383/ www.umobile.edu Contact: 251-442-2383/ www.umobile.edu

Workshop: Kids Studio
For ages 6 – 12. Sat, 11 a.m. Centre for the Living Arts, CLA Classroom (301 Conti St) Free.
Contact: 251-208-5658 (Brennan Gibson)/ www.centreforthelivingarts.com

Fairhope Film Festival
Spanning 4 days, this festival will bring a host of diverse documentaries and narratives to the bay area town. November 7-10, Tickets available online and at the box office located in the Welcome Center in downtown Fairhope (20 N. Section Street.) Contact: 205-253-3384/ [email protected]

Market on the Square

Locally grown produce, seafood, beef, honeys, breads, pastas, cheeses, plants, handcrafted goods for kitchen and home; live music; art and crafts. City of Mobile Neighborhood and Community Services & Mobile Arts Council. Sat, 8 a.m. – noon, through Nov 17. Cathedral Square (downtown Mobile, bounded by Dauphin, Jackson, Conti and Claiborne Sts)�
Contact: 251-208-1550/ www.ncsmobile.org/ www.mobilearts.org

Beethoven & Blue Jeans
Mobile Symphony; conductor: Scott Speck. Program features depictions of the sea. Beethoven: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage; Mason Bates (former composer-in-residence): Liquid Interface; Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Debussy: La Mer. Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2:30 p.m. Saenger Theatre (6 S Joachim St) $20 – $65. Students K-12 free admission to matinee when accompanied by paying adult; download Big Red Ticket from MSO website. Contact: 251-432-2010/ www.mobilesymphony.org

A Murder is Announced 
by Agatha Christie; director: Nedra Bloom. Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Lola Phillips Playhouse (801 Iroquois St, Chickasaw) Adults/ $15; senior citizens (60+) & students/ $10 (cash and local checks) Contact: 251-457-8887/ www.cctshows.com 

Legally Blonde the Musical 
Music and lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin; book: Heather Hach; director: Jeffrey Williamson. Fri & Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Joe Jefferson Playhouse (11 S Carlen St) Adults/ $20; senior citizens and military/ $15; students/ $10. Contact: 251-471-1534/ www.joejeffersonplayers.com


Nov 10

Stamp Out Muscular Dystrophy 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run
National Association of Letter Carriers will host a 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run. Participants can register online at active.com or in person at McCoy Outdoor and Run-n-Tri in Mobile, and Running Wild in Fairhope. Location: Langan Park Zeigler Blvd Mobile, AL 36608 Start/End Time: 8 a.m., 9 a.m. Contact: Kiesha Cordier-251-438-9224 or [email protected]

Fairhope Film Festival
Spanning 4 days, this festival will bring a host of diverse documentaries and narratives to the bay area town. November 7-10, Tickets available online and at the box office located in the Welcome Center in downtown Fairhope (20 N. Section Street.) Contact: 205-253-3384/ [email protected]

A Murder is Announced 
by Agatha Christie; director: Nedra Bloom. Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Lola Phillips Playhouse (801 Iroquois St, Chickasaw) Adults/ $15; senior citizens (60+) & students/ $10 (cash and local checks) Contact: 251-457-8887/ www.cctshows.com 

Legally Blonde the Musical 
Music and lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin; book: Heather Hach; director: Jeffrey Williamson. Fri & Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Joe Jefferson Playhouse (11 S Carlen St) Adults/ $20; senior citizens and military/ $15; students/ $10. Contact: 251-471-1534/ www.joejeffersonplayers.com


Nov 11

Fall Concert: USA Percussion Ensemble
Director: Luis Rivera. 7:30 p.m. University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Recital Hall (5751 USA Dr S) General/ $8; USA faculty, staff & students, youths under 18 and senior citizens/ $5 (cash or check only) Contact: 251-460-6136/ www.southalabama.edu/music


Nov 12

Discovery Tuesday
For ages 8 – 14. Library associate Jaime Lee will teach simple signs to be incorporated into artwork. 3:30 p.m. Mobile Public Library, Semmes Branch (9150 Moffett Rd) Contact: 251-645-6840/ www.mplonline.org

Purse with Purpose
Men modeling purses for a good cause! Silent and live auction. Proceeds go to disadvantaged and in-crisis women by providing free interview and workplace clothing. November 12 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets from $39 to $199. Heron lakes country club. Contact: 251.476.6768 / 251.423.2001 / [email protected]

Chess Club
For ages 6 and up; beginners and experienced players. Coach: Nick Elmes. Tue, 4 p.m., through Dec 10. Mobile Public Library, Ben May Main (701 Government St) Registrations recommended. Contact: 251-208-7086/ www.mplonline.org

Lessons: Salsa and Argentine Tango
All levels welcome; partner not required. Salsa lessons: 7:30 p.m.; Argentine Tango lessons: 8:30 PM. Every Tue, except the third. Southern Edge Dance Studio (251 Greeno Rd, Fairhope) Contact: 251-377-4069 or [email protected] (Cassie Fishbein)

Fall Concert: USA Percussion Ensemble
Director: Luis Rivera. 7:30 p.m. University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Recital Hall (5751 USA Dr S) General/ $8; USA faculty, staff & students, youths under 18 and senior citizens/ $5 (cash or check only) Contact: 251-460-6136/ www.southalabama.edu/music


Nov 13

Workshop: Pre-K Studio
For ages 3 – 5. Wed, 11 a.m. Centre for the Living Arts, CLA Classroom (301 Conti St) Free. Contact: 251-208-5658 (Brennan Gibson)/ www.centreforthelivingarts.com

Fall Concert: USA Woodwind Ensembles
Director: Rebecca Mindock. 7:30 p.m. University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Recital Hall (5751 USA Dr S) General/ $8; USA faculty, staff & students, youths under 18 and senior citizens/ $5 (cash or check only) Contact: 251-460-6136/ www.southalabama.edu/music