November 6

Fairhope Film Festival
Get ready for four days (Nov. 6-9) of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened in venues throughout Fairhope. The selection committee has been hard at work reviewing hours of innovative and creative films to deliver the “Best of the Best” in filmmaking. The first film starts 12 p.m. on Thursday and the last film is shown Sunday at 1 p.m. For a complete schedule and more information on the Fairhope Film Festival visit fairhopefilmfestival.org or call 251-929-4626.

Dining in the Streets
In partnership with the Downtown Mobile Alliance, Prichard Prep is hosting a dinner party in the streets of downtown Mobile. Guests can purchase tickets for participating restaurants (three different price categories) and enjoy communal dining in the street, right in front of the restaurant of their choice. There is a choice of dining times of 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The different price categories are $75, $40 and $25; a list of participating restaurants can be found at www.prichardprepschool.com. Sponsorships are available. For more information call Haden Sirmon at 251-380-7220.

Union and Goose Island Beer Dinner
Union and Goose Island present a four-course beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. featuring special guest, master beer sommelier Marc Stroobandt. The beer dinner, which will pair the courses with Goose Island beers, will be held at the Union, 659 Dauphin St. Tickets are $55 per person. Reserve your seat today by calling 251-432-0300 or by visiting OpenTable.com.

A Cause for Celebration
The volunteers of USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital present the second annual A Cause for Celebration silent auction, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mobile Carnival Museum, 355 Government St. Tickets are $20 and include drink, food, fun, bidding on some wonderful items, as well as a tour of the Mobile Carnival Museum. For more information visit bit.ly/USACWH-Cause-For-Celebration or call 251-415-1000.

Cocktails for the Coast
This event brings many environmental and other community leaders together to celebrate the year’s work of improving and protecting our coastal environment. We are very excited to have Bethany Kraft, the external affairs director for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, as our keynote speaker. Cocktails for the Coast will take place at 6 p.m. at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort. Tickets are $50. For more information call 251-990-6002 or visit www.joinACF.org.

8th annual Stallworth Lecture in Southern History
The USA Foundation and the USA History Department present the 8th annual Stallworth Lecture in Southern History. Dr. James Oakes, distinguished professor of history and graduate school humanities professor at the City University of New York, will lecture on “Self-Emancipation,” at 7 p.m Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Student Center Ballroom on the USA campus. The lecture is free and open to the public; a book signing and refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information, please call 251-460-6210.

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.


November 7

Covenant Hospice Glo Run
Grab your best glow in the dark gear and come glow for Covenant Hospice at its inaugural Glo Run at 6 p.m. at the Intramural Fields and SGA Pavilion on the University of South Alabama campus. This fun filled family night will include a glow in the dark 5K run/walk and ¾ mile fun run. The fun will continue with glow games after the run/walk and an afterglow party with music, food and fun for all ages. For more information, to register or to inquire about sponsorships contact Paula Tillman at 251-478-8671 or visit www.covenantglorun.kintera.org. Find out more news about the Glo Run by liking our Facebook page www.facebook.com/covenantglorun.

7th annual Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend
A weekend-long culinary event held annually on the white sands of the Alabama coast, this year’s Oyster Cook-Off will bring together celebrity chefs from across the U.S. as well as a long list of well-known Gulf coast restaurateurs. Set for Nov. 7-9, the event is presented by Alabama Gulf Seafood and hosted by The Hangout. Admission is free, but tickets will be sold to redeem for oysters. Tickets are $2 each or $30 for a book of 20 tickets. The Hangout, 101 E. Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores, Alabama. For more information visit www.hangoutcookoff.com.

10th annual Bayou Bash
All Saints and Trinity Episcopal churches invite you to the 10th annual Bayou Bash for food, fun, silent and live auctions with music by Bust from 6 to 10 p.m. at 151 S. Ann St. Tickets are $30, with all proceeds directly benefitting All Saints’ and Trinity’s outreach ministries. Call 251-438-2492 for more information.

AOC Charity Clay Shooting Tournament
The 2nd annual AOC Charity Clay Shooting Tournament will be held at Taylor Creek Shooting Preserve at 11 a.m. All proceeds from this community outreach event will benefit Ransom Café. Registration and lunch begins at 11 a.m., the shoot begins at 12 p.m., and our awards ceremony begins at 4 p.m. In addition to door prizes and goody bags, we will also have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, the best overall shooter, and the most improved shooter. Please contact Sarah at 251-410-3707 for more information or email sarah_lightfoot@alortho.com.

First Friday ArtWalk: Eastern Shore Art Center
The Eastern Shore Art Center welcomes visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors. This First Friday is going to have the works of Birmingham artist Tres Taylor. Join the Eastern Shore Art Center 6-8 p.m. at 401 Oak St., Fairhope. Call 251-928-2228 for more information.

Shades of Blue of the Avenue
The annual Stewart Under the Stars will begin at 6 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Patton House, 1252 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Proceeds benefit the Mobile chapter of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Tickets are $25 single, $45 couple and $175 per table. Call 251-432-3791 for more information.


November 8

Dracula
Mobile Ballet presents Winthrop Corey’s Dracula, a compelling, tragic romance, exploring the two sides of Dracula’s nature as he wrestles with his human ability to love. Starring Spanish native Raul Peinado as the lead, the beautiful production also features a lavish Venetian ballroom scene and the vampire brides of Dracula in eerie wedding gowns. Show times are Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Mobile Ballet Box Office, 251-342-2241. Visit www.mobileballet.org for more information.

MMoA Family Festival
The Family Festival and Open House at the Mobile Museum of Art is a public, two-day celebration in Langan Park of the Museum’s 50th anniversary and the opening of the exhibition, “The Art and Design of Mardi Gras.” The festival features floats, maskers, carnival cuisine, and a band competition – all of the local favorites of Mobile Mardi Gras. The exhibition focuses on the creative endeavors of those who make Mardi Gras the visual spectacle that draws thousands of people to Mobile each year. For more information visit mobilemuseumofart.com or call 251-208-5200.

Roll for Rover
Join Mobile SPCA’s inaugural Bikers’ Roll for Rover. The fun will begin at 11 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. There will be five stops along the way, first stop, Boondocks Bar & Grill (10210 Airport Blvd.) ending at Mobile SPCA office (620 Zeigler Circle W.) with entrainment by Fat Lincoln and late lunch cookout. Two wheels and four wheels welcome! For more information and to register call 251-633-3531 or visit MobileSPCA.org.

Apple snail round-up
Join Mobile Baykeeper in our upcoming Apple snail round-up, Saturday, Nov. 8 at Langan Park, 7–11 a.m. Apple snails are an invasive species that threaten fragile coastal ecosystems. We will supply basic tools and safety items. For more information visit www.mobilebaykeeper.org or call Holly Dayton, membership and volunteer coordinator, at 251-433-4BAY(4229).

Battleship 5K Run/Walk
The 5K Run/Walk will begin at Battleship Memorial Park, go east on Battleship Parkway into Spanish Fort, then loop back to end at Battleship Memorial Park. Registration forms can be picked up/dropped off at McCoy Outdoor, Run-N-Tri in Mobile, Running Wild in Fairhope or online at www.runforthebattleship.eventbrite.com. Race day registration at Battleship Memorial Park will be from 7–8 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m. Food and beverages will be provided after the race. For more information contact Karen at 251-433-2703.

The Gold and Glory 5K
The Gold and Glory 5K, in honor of Team RWB, will be at 7:30 a.m. at Mobile Memorial Gardens. Ways to register: by mail, McCoy Outdoors, Run-N-Tri, Running Wild, or www.eventbrite.com. For more information on volunteering or participating, contact Huntir Bass at huntir.bass@teamrwb.org or 251-510-2547. The runners are encouraged to come back Sunday, Nov. 9, for the Flags of Glory Veterans Day Tribute at Mobile Memorial Gardens.

A musical tribute to Brave Heart Veterans
Join Curtis Holdings Company for an evening of music while helping others. The focus of the event is to show veterans that we appreciate the sacrifices they have made for our wonderful country. The tribute will begin at 5 p.m. at Mobile Baptist Sunlight District Association Auditorium, 809 Seminary St. Prichard, Alabama. The event will have a $5 donation at the door that will go toward veterans. For more information contact Wayne at 404-556-0714 or wcurtis46@yahoo.com.

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.


November 9

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.

A Whodunit Y’all Murder Mystery Brunch
Join AIDS Alabama South and Gallery 450 for a murder mystery brunch! Tickets are $45 and include a scrumptious brunch by Panini Pete’s, bottomless mimosas, Starbucks coffee, cash bar, raffles, silent auction and more. The Whodunit goes down at 11:30 a.m. at Gallery 450, 450 Dauphin St. To purchase tickets visit www.aidsalabamasouth.bpt.me or visit Gallery 450. For more information call 251-408-2863.

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.


November 10

Book Signing: Rick Bragg
The greatest Southern storyteller of our time, New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg, tracks down the greatest rock and roller of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis – and gets his own story, from the source, for the very first time. Tickets to the event are $38 and include a signed copy of the book. For every additional book purchased Page and Palette will offer a copy of “The Most They Ever Had” for $5. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Signing open to the public beginning at 7:45 p.m. Books purchased exclusively from Page and Palette may participate in the signing. Page and Palette is located at 32 S. Section St. in Fairhope.


November 11

Veterans Day events
The city of Mobile is hosting the annual Veterans Day parade at 10 a.m. along Government Street downtown. A luncheon at Fort Whiting Armory follows at noon, featuring Maj. Gen. Carl McNair Jr. (Ret.), a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, as Patriot of the Year, and Seymour “Sy” Litchtenfeld as Veteran of the Year. Later at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park there is a Freedom Celebration at 3 p.m. and a Mobile Pops Concert at 7 p.m. The parade and celebrations at the USS Alabama are free to the public. Luncheon tickets are $18 per person or $144 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets, contact Carolyn Hunt no later than Friday, Nov. 7 at 251-431-8621 or chunt@mobilechamber.com. Payment is due with reservation.

Green Drinks
Mobile Bay Green Drinks is a community group open to anyone interested in sharing ideas for sustainable living. Their goal is to connect with other progressive people in our area who work to address environmental issues in some capacity. There is no charge to attend, but you are responsible for your own drinks. The gathering starts at 5 p.m. at Fairhope Brewing, 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope.


November 12

Mobile Baykeeper’s Bay Bites
Join us for an evening of great food and cold beer with featured food trucks including Geaux Boy, Smoking Gringos, Island Thyme, Von’s, Coco Bay and music by Roman Street. Wristbands are $10 and beer is included. All proceeds benefit Mobile Baykeeper. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park in downtown Mobile. Visit www.mobilebaykeeper.org for more information.

Retired Registered Nurses’ Association
The Retired Registered Nurses’ Association will be meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 12 noon at Gordon Oaks, located at 3145 Knollwood Drive. Susan Bartholamew will be speaking on human trafficking. Lunch will be served with a cost of $6. Annual dues are $5. All retired RNs are invited to attend. RSVP to 251-661-0921.

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.