August 14

Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations necessary.


August 15

Book Signing
Chris Warner will be signing and discussing his new book, “Saved at the Alabama-Florida Line,” a romantic, satirical tale of forbidden love that seeks to draw semblance to Southern living, art, failed politics and pop culture. The book signing will be at Page & Palette, 32 S. Section St., Fairhope at 4 p.m. For more information, call 251-928-5295.


August 16

Kayak Fishing Tournament
The Bayou la Batre Chamber of Commerce and the South Mobile County Tourism Authority hosts the inaugural Bayou la Batre Kayak Classic. Shotgun start at 6 a.m. at the Bayou la Batre city docks. Anglers will compete for more than 33 awards in Master and Junior Angler divisions. For more information or to register visit http://bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears versus the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St., Pensacola. Opening pitch at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

Play: Annie!
“Annie!” is the captivating musical show for all ages based on the famous comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” Audiences will delight in the adventurous life of the spunky young orphan girl whose life goes from rags to riches with her dog Sandy and her wealthy benefactor “Daddy” Warbucks. The play will run through Aug. 17. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and can be purchased by calling 251-602-0630. Playhouse in the Park is located at 4851 Museum Drive, Mobile. 


August 17

L’Arche Celebrates 40 Years
L’Arche Mobile is celebrating its 40th anniversary and will sponsor a concert at 3 p.m. at the Temple downtown, 351 St. Francis St. The following artists have agreed to participate: Phil Proctor and the Deluxe Trio, Rebecca Roubion, The Smoking Flowers, Eliot Morris and Willie Sugarcapps (Will Kimbrough, Sugarcane Jane, Grayson Capps and Corky Hughes). L’Arche Mobile is a Christian community where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. Tickets are $15. For more information call 251-438-2094.

Open Studio
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will also be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 251-694-0278.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears versus the Mississippi Braves at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. BayBears Idol Night. Opening pitch at 5:05 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.


August 18

Automations
Mechanical sculptures created by artist Jim Kransberger will be on display beginning Aug. 18 in “Automations,” a free exhibit at the University of Mobile’s Marilyn Foley Art Gallery. Kransberger, whose whimsical works feature unique movement, will discuss his art during a free Artist Talk at the gallery at 1 p.m. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and Automations will be on display through Sept. 30. The Marilyn Foley Art Gallery is located in the Ben May Building on the University of Mobile campus, 5735 College Parkway.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance classes with professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. Admission is $10. There will be a cash bar and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, email Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.


August 19

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit, weekly weight loss support group. Learn how to lose weight successfully with no immediate obligation to join. Tuesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. Christ United Methodist Church, The Christ Center, Room C-201, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile. For more information call 251-753-0755 or 251-447-2179 or visit www.tops.org.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears versus the Mississippi Braves at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. Opening pitch at 7:05 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.


August 20

Line Dancing
The Springhill Avenue Community Center hosts line dancing every week throughout the summer. Mondays 4:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon. Classes are free and open to all ages. 1151 Springhill Ave.

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall are every Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours included with the price of admission. Call 215-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.