Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival
The 30th annual Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival continues every day through Nov. 16 with Grammy Award-winning songwriters and up and coming stars of tomorrow performing original songs in multiple locations in Perdido Key and Pensacola, Florida and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. For more information including a schedule and list of performers, visit www.frankbrownsongwriters.com/.
The Mobile Area Chamber (in partnership with the Downtown Mobile Alliance and Leadership Mobile’s Class of 2014) is hosting its first Cash MOB 5-7 p.m. at Urban Emporium downtown on Dauphin Street, attendance is limited to 50 people. There is no cost to attend, but participants need to register by calling 251-431-8606. Everyone registered will receive a ticket to attend.
Voices of Jerusalem Lecture Series
As an extension of the Voices of Jerusalem exhibit, there will be an academic lecture series. “The Sacred Law of Hospitality” by John B. Switzer, Ph.D., associate professor of theology, director of the Center for Interreligious Understanding, Spring Hill College will be held at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center from 6–8 p.m. Cost for attending will be $10 per person and will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks. For more information contact Don Comeaux at 251-208-6855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recognition of National Community Foundation Week, the Community Foundation of South Alabama is hosting the inaugural Beacon Award ceremony to celebrate the spirit of giving in our community. From a rooftop of our fair city, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson will issue a proclamation in observance of Nov. 12–18 as Community Foundation Week in Mobile. The event will be held at Hargrove Engineers + Constructors rooftop at 6 p.m. Contact Kimberly Nichols for more information 251-338-7750 or email@example.com.
Major 20th century Catholic writers: Prophets for Today
This lecture will focus on five well-known American Catholic writers. It emphasizes the startling fact that even sophisticated and prayerful readers have yet to comprehend fully what these prophetic writers are telling us as critics of Western European and North American self-centeredness and complacency. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at Byrne Hall, Spring Hill College Campus, 4000 Dauphin St. For more information call 251-380-4660.
Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 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.
Christmas Jubilee, the Mobile area’s largest holiday shopping market and Junior League of Mobile fundraising event. This year’s market will feature traditional favorites and new highlights for the market’s 30th anniversary, Nov. 12-15 at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Rd. N. Featuring more than 110 merchants from around the country, Christmas Jubilee offers a broad selection of gifts. General admission tickets, as well as tickets for the market’s special events are available for purchase. For more information visit juniorleaguemobile.org or call 251-471-3348.
Foo Foo Festival
The Foo Foo Festival is a 12-day eclectic mixture of art and culture events ranging in tastes, with everything from Blue Angel air shows, and songwriter’s music festivals to ballet, opera, high art and even the PensaCon Comic Pop Expo. The festival takes place during 12 days in November, beginning Thursday Nov. 6 and ending Monday Nov. 17 in Pensacola, Florida. For a complete schedule of events and more information please visit www.foofoofest.com.
Age Fast, Age Slow it’s up to you
Join us for a brunch and presentation featuring Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., founder of the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas, and pioneer of preventive medicine. Dr. Cooper is an international authority on how to live a healthy lifestyle. The brunch will be begin at 10 a.m. at the Grand Hotel, Grand Ball Room in Point Clear, Alabama. Tickets are $30, to purchase tickets call 251-279-1517 or by visiting infirmaryhealth.org/getcooperized.
Page and Palette’s 2nd annual Bay Jubilee
Page and Palette bookstore announces it will host motivational speaker and best-selling author Nick Vujicic for the 2nd annual Bay of the Holy Spirit Jubilee. Vujicic will speak at the faith-based family event beginning at 6 p.m. The event is held at the Christian Life Center, Fairhope United Methodist Church; located at 155 S. Section St. in Fairhope. Tickets are $25 and include a copy of Vujicic’s latest book co-authored with his wife, “Love Without Limits: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All.” Tickets may be purchased online or at Page and Palette. For more information, contact Page and Palette at 251-928-5295 or www.pageandpalette.com.
Downtown is the place to be! Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa ArtWalk. The ArtWalk gets better and better each month. From 6–9 p.m. in the lower Dauphin Street district.
The Black & White Ball
Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. Highway 98, Daphne, presents a ballroom dance featuring Mr. Big & The Rhythm Sisters. Doors open at 6 p.m., ball starts at 7 p.m. Attire is formal or semi-formal, but not casual. Tickets are $20 a person or $200 for a table of 10. Must be 21 or older to attend. For tickets and more information call the Daphne Civic Center, 251-626-5300.
Market on the Square
The fall harvest is in so join us in Cathedral Square (lower Dauphin) and come get your fresh greens, fall corn, squash, peppers, sweet potatoes, pastas, seafood, sausages, eggs, goat milk cheese, breads and baked goods. Also, shop for locally produced crafts like handmade candles, soaps, pottery and much more. Stay for live music. For more information, please call 251-208-1550.
Greenleaf Writer’s Group
The Greenleaf Writer’s Group is currently welcoming new members. We meet every third Saturday of the month at the Semmes library from 10 a.m. until noon. If you are an aspiring writer, come join us. For more information call 251-490-5199.
Beethoven and Blue Jeans
An old favorite gets an exciting new twist as the Mobile Symphony performs two complete symphonies of Beethoven – No. 1 and No. 8 – both receiving their Mobile premieres! And in between is another novelty – the Grammy Award winning Harlem String Quartet. These virtuosos join the MSO for Delights and Dances by Abels. The Quartet will begin at 8 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St. For more information call 251-432-2010 or visit mobilesymphony.org.
Blue Twilight Masquerade Cabaret
The Kappa Zeta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is having a cabaret from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. It will be held at the Mobile Mardi Gras Museum, 355 Government St. The theme is Blue Twilight Masquerade. The dress attire is semi-formal and masks are optional. Tickets are $35 and you bring your own beverage. Please contact via Facebook Kappa Zeta Sigma.
Singing River Federal Credit Union “Red vs. Blue”
“Red vs. Blue” will be at War Memorial Stadium in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The athletic events will include a fire hose pull, speed and agility run, body carry relay and a rapid-fire paintball shootout. There will also be an emergency vehicle exhibit, patriotic music and fireworks during the event. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. A $3 donation at the gate is requested, and children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 228-475-9531 or visit www.srfcu.org.
LA Vets Fest
Join St. Francisville, Louisiana for LA Vets Fest. There will be blues musician Marcia Ball, and Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band, featuring Lou Ann Barton there providing entertainment as well plenty of activities. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and will last until 9 p.m. Visit www.lavetsfest.org for more information or email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It is an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures and most importantly, photographs and writings. The exhibition is organized by the History Museum of Mobile, 111 S. Royal St., and is on view until Sept. 1, 2015.
Why What We Think About 1914 is Wrong — And Why it Matters
Dr. Michael Neiburg of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Penn. will be the featured speaker at the 34th annual Portier Lecture on the campus of Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin St. His lecture, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, is entitled, “Why What We Think About 1914 is Wrong — And Why it Matters.” The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Byrne Memorial Hall, the former library near the Old Shell entrance to SHC.
Volunteers are needed to work at tax help sites in the Mobile area during the 2015 tax season. Those who volunteer will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help elderly and low-to-middle-income people with their federal and state individual income tax returns. For more information or to volunteer, contact United Way of Southwest Alabama at 251-431-0110 or dial 2-1-1.
Bend & Brew
Join Fairhope Brewing every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. for Hoppy Yoga. The taproom is transformed into a yoga studio with Soul Shine Yoga leading the session. It’s only $5 to participate in the class and then you can stick around for beer specials as well as light snacks provided by Pretty Mean Sweets. Fairhope Brewing is located at 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope.
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 251-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.