Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey: Super Circus Heroes
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes, showcasing wonders from the marvelous to the magnificent, everyday is extraordinary in this action-packed super-circus, filled with superhuman athleticism, power and pageantry that will have children of all ages discovering their own superhuman strength. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office 208-7906 or online at ticketmaster.com. The Circus will be at the Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Dr, until Sunday June 8th. Times are available on Ticketmaster’s website.
Kids Days in Bienville
Bring the kids out for some summertime fun in downtown Mobile at Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin St. Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts and visits from The Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the Mobile Police and Fire Departments and much more! This event is free and starts at 10 a.m.
Art, War and Storytelling
Veteran Artist Program founder B.R. McDonald will talk about art, war and storytelling in a program about the post-military service creative process, healing and advocacy. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Dr. For more information visit mobilemusemofart.com.
Farm to Table Lunch
Seasons in the Sun, Hydroponic Farm, is hosting a farm to table lunch on the farm. Register in advance, adult lunch is $15 and a child’s plate is $7 and will start at 11 a.m. Lunch is severed from fruits and vegetables they grow and meat that they raise. Seasons in the Sun is located at 13006 Jenkins Pit Rd Spanish Fort, AL. For additional information, visit www.seasonsinthesun.biz.
Leinkauf Class of 1949 Class Reunion
The Leinkauf Class of 1949 is holding a class reunion on Friday. There will be a tour of Leinkauf between 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Then everyone will meet at the hospitality room in the Admiral Semmes hotel (251 Government St.) between 4 p.m. and 6p.m. which will be followed by a buffet dinner. Call Charlie Matkin at 504-283-2892 or Ben Elmore at 850-434-6642 for details.
Shindig on the Sand
Flora-Bama is hosting their 2nd Annual Shindig on the Sand, a tribute and fundraiser for Gulf Coast Musicians. Shindig is a celebration of our Gulf Coast Musicians and will have over 50 musical acts and over 200 musicians all weekend long across three stages. In honor of Flora-Bama’s 50th Anniversary and to help raise awareness about the Gulf Coast Musicians’ Assistance Fund, we will be having special guest Billy Currington play on a beach stage behind Flora-Bama at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th! This is a separate ticketed event for Shindig. Tickets are $40 and available online or in the gift shop for Billy Currington.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Similar to First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises and get that person to the appropriate professional help. The training will be held at Housing First, 273 Azalea Rd. and will start at 8 a.m., for more information contact Emily at 445-8027.
Tops of the Hops Beer Fest
Join The Wharf for the 3rd Annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival. Patrons will receive a commemorative sampling mug and have access to unlimited, two-ounce samplings of over 150 craft beers. The festival will also feature The Samuel Adams Brew University Education Area where patrons will enjoy beer seminars. Come enjoy the mass of craft beers with live music and fun games! Tickets are on sale now at www.topofthehopsbeerfest.com. The Beer Fest will take place at The Wharf, 23101 Canal Rd. and will begin at 4 p.m.
Illuminating Autism FUNraiser
Pirate’s Cove Illuminating Autism FUNraiser is an annual event to help raise money for the non-profit High Hopes 4 Autism, but also enjoy a variety of musical acts. On Saturday, singer/songwriter/guitarist Guthrie Trapp will return home to perform with a number of bands scheduled to appear. The fun starts June 6th at Pirate’s Cove, 6600 Hwy 95 in Elberta, www.piratescoveriffraff.com. Admission is $10.
Arts in the Park Nature Fest
South Mobile County Tourism Authority will host Arts in the Park Nature Fest event in Cadillac Square on Dauphin Island. The event is free and will feature artists and craftsmen from around the Southeast as well as exciting nature exhibits, programs and hands on exhibits. The fun begins at 9 a.m. For more information call Dena at 861-BIRD or visit http://www.facebook.com/events/261073180733826
Dog and Cat Care Class for Kids
The St. Francis Guild, an animal ministry group at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will host a Pet Care Class from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. for children 6-12 years of age. The class will focus on compassion, respect and responsibility for cats and dogs. Children will learn about caring for cats and dogs in brief sessions and will participate in fun activities that correspond with the material taught. Refreshments will be served. A parent or responsible adult must accompany all children. The Episcopal Church of Redeemer is located at 7125 Hitt Road.
Royal Vendors at Serda’s
Shop the Royal Vendors at Serda’s Coffee Co. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to Mobile’s most unique market and peruse locally made artwork, jewelry, lip balm, moisturizers, soaps, coffee, cheese, ceramics, honey and more. The Royal Vendors will be set up at Serda’s Coffee Co. the first Saturday of every month at 3 South Royal St. New Vendors are welcome. Call 415-3000 for more information.
Duel on Dauphin
Downtown Mobile is going to be run over with Mudbugs for the Annual Duel on Dauphin benefiting the Bay Area Food Bank. This year’s participants include Hayley’s (278 Dauphin St.), Excite, The Brickyard and LoDa Biergarten. The cost to attend is $5 or 5 non-perishable food items at the door. The Duel starts at 2 p.m. Raffles and drink specials all day! Come enjoy a day filled with food, fun, family and Crawfish.
Locals Music Festival
Join Legacy, Dean McCrary Kia and Moore Law Firm for a locals music festival. Local musicians such as Harrison McInnis, Dale Drinkard and Ryan Balthrop will be performing. A $10 cover is requested and will benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The music fest starts at 1 p.m. with Sugarcane Jane at Legacy Bar and Grill, 9 Du Rhu Drive.
Join Playhouse-In-The-Park for a wine tasting at Red or White, 1807 Old Shell Road. The wine tasting is complimentary, donations are welcomed and tax exempt. The tasting will start at 3:30 p.m. and benefits The Playhouse-In-The-Park and their upcoming play Annie.
The Hollis J. Wiseman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital will host USA’s 25th NICU Reunion at Geri Moulton Children’s Park (1700 Center St.) 1-3 p.m. All USA NICU “graduates” and their families are invited. Light refreshments and children’s games will be provided and the dress is casual. Families can also enjoy more than 50 life-size bronze sculptures depicting children and families. There is no admission charge. For more information visit http://www.usahealthsystem.com/usacwh
Join more than 20,000 worshippers at Alabama State University Hornets’ Stadium in Montgomery to celebrate the birth of the church with guest preacher Bishop Paul Morton, guest vocalist Earnest Pugh, a 500-voice choir and 200 dancers and flaggers. No church affiliation required. Qualified childcare provided. For more information call Presiding Elder Johnnie M. Bryant at 251-675-7715 or Samuel Chapel AME Church at 251-456-7855.
This non-instructional class is open to artists, teachers, and students to brush up on their drawing skills. The group draws from a live model and provides lighting and easels. All levels welcome. Moderated by April Hopkins. The class starts at 6 p.m. at Portal Studio (560 Dauphin St). Class fee is $10. Call 251-605-3902 for more information.
New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with his latest novel The Smoke at Dawn. Shaara will be at Page and Palette (32 S. Section St.) signing and discussing his new book at 6 p.m.
Auditions for Annie
The summer production at Playhouse-in-the-Park (4851 Museum Drive) will be Annie, the story of the fiery young orphan girl whose adventurous life goes from rags to riches. Auditions for Annie will be held June 9 and June 11 from 6:30p.m. – 8p.m at the Playhouse. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a 30-second song of their choice and also be prepared for a short dance audition. Auditions are open to ages 5 through mid-20s. Please call 251-422-5434 for more information or visit www.playhouseinthepark.org.
Families and Football with Coach Joey Jones
Join the University of South Alabama, Head Football Coach Joey Jones for lunch and tales of Families and Football. Tickets are available starting at $85. Proceeds benefit Mobile’s ONLY family homeless shelter that provides services for entire families. The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, 1507 Dauphin St. in the McGowin Hall. For more information on sponsorship or tickets please visit http://www.familypromisemobile.org/
Mobile Bay Bears
The Mobile Bay Bears take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Hank Aaron Stadium (755 Bolling Brothers Blvd). The first pitch will be thrown out at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available online at http://www.milb.com/tickets