Want to lend your efforts to enriching Mobile’s cultural scene? How about immersing yourself in a rich, creative environment filled with incredible art and dynamic individuals?

One way is by answering the Mobile Museum of Art’s call for volunteers. Anyone interested in the opportunity is encouraged to attend the museum’s Volunteer Mixer with current docents and staff members on Sept. 22, 7-8 p.m., at the facility in Langan Park (4850 Museum Drive).

The volunteers will share their insights and tales and staff will fill you in on programs designed for a cross section of locals. You can earn a membership to the museum, get invitations to special events and meet artists, just by donating your service one hour per week.

For more information call Elizabet Elliott at 251-208-5200 or email her at [email protected].


Jazz group celebrates 15 years
It’s been a decade and half since Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed (MOJO) first met in a Midtown eatery to launch its mission of enhancing visibility for jazz in the Azalea City. MOJO will meet on Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., at Gulf City Lodge (601 State St., Mobile) to commemorate the anniversary. Musical entertainment will be provided by Baldwin County’s City Rhythm Big Band.

Entrance is $12, $10 for military and students, and $8 for MOJO members. A light jambalaya dinner is included and there will be a complimentary ice cream bar from Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream. A cash bar is also provided.

For more information call 251-459-2298, email [email protected] or go to mojojazz.org.


Theatre USA stages edgy musical
The producing body for the University of South Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance is bringing to the stage a contemporary work laced with dark humor pulled from the 1980s silver screen. “Heathers: The Musical” shines a wicked light on the social minefield of high school and the intricacies of the adolescent heart.

Based on the Winona Ryder film, it follows Veronica Sawyer’s attempts to enter the most elite clique in Westerburg High School, the Heathers. When Veronica falls for mysterious new “bad boy” Jason Dean, social ostracization ensues, then revenge, with a murderous turn.

Directed by Lars Tatom, this production is filled with more than 20 of USA’s most talented young stars. Like its inspiration, the work contains strong language, adult situations and violence.

It runs Sept. 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and Oct. 1. Thursday, Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7:30 p.m. The sole Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.

Performances are at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on the USA campus.

For ticket information, please contact the USA Theatre & Dance office at 251-460-6305 or visit the Laidlaw box office in its lobby, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The box office opens one hour before curtain.