January 9

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 the Mobile Museum of art each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations necessary.

Winter Studio — Through the eye of the lens
Photography exhibition featuring Mike Carmichael and Eddie Erdman and works by 60 other area artists will be on display at Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St., during the following hours Tue – Sat, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contact: 251-694-0278.

Film: “Portrait of Wally”
Mobile Jewish Film Festival will show the film “Portrait of Wally” at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Adults/ $8; students and seniors/ $6. Reservations required for 7 p.m. showing. Contact: 251-343-7197. mobilejewishfederation.org.

Read It & Eat It with Lynn Cullen
Award-winning author Lynn Cullen will be discussing and signing her book, “Mrs. Poe,” at noon at the Fairhope Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch or call the store to reserve lunch for $10. Contact: 251-928-5295.

Book Club Night With Stephanie and Anderson
The book club will be at 6p.m. at Page & Pallette, 32 S. Section St., Fairhope. Contact: 251-928-5295.

Film: “Dallas Buyers Club”
The already-Golden Globe-nominated film staring Matthew McConaughey as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live will show at 2, 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Crescent Theater, 208 Dauphin St. Contact: 251-438-2005. www.crescenttheater.com


January 10

Film: “August: Osage County”
The Golden Globe-nominated film tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Crescent Theater, 208 Dauphin St., will show the film starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts from Jan. 10 to 23 at 2, 6 and 8:30 p.m. daily. Contact: 251-438-2005. www.crescenttheater.com

Greater Mobile Home & Garden Show
Don’t miss your opportunity to turn your home and garden dreams into reality. The entire Convention Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. From the front door to the backyard you’ll find it all at the Greater Mobile Home & Garden Show. Show times, prices & features subject to change.

Reception: Winter Studio — Through the eye of the lens
The reception will be from 5:50 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. Photography exhibition featuring Mike Carmichael and Eddie Erdman and works by 60 other area artists will be on display at Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St., during the following hours Tue – Sat, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contact: 251-694-0278.

Opening Reception
Featuring The University of South Alabama Glass Program and faculty the reception will be at Kangal Gallery In The SAIL LOFT from 5 to 9 p.m.

Opening: Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac will be performed Fri and Sat, 8 p.m. and Sun, 2 p.m. at the Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S. Carlen St. Adults/ $20; senior citizens and military/ $15; students/ $10. Contact: 251-471-1534. www.joejeffersonplayers.com.

Eastern Shore Craft Potters: Artwork For Daily Use
More than 200 pieces of local pottery from prehistoric times to the present will be on display at the Fairhope Museum of History through February. Tue – Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Contact: 251-929-1471.

Loda Artwalk
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. Artwalk lasts from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the lower Dauphin district.

Parents Night Out
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center offers an opportunity for parents of children ages 4 – 12 to spend a grown up night out at LoDa Artwalk, enjoying all that downtown Mobile has to offer while their kids enjoy the best in quality, informal education, entertainment and social development in a secure and structured environment. Children will be able to explore the Exploreum’s hands-on, interactive exhibit galleries, experience a kid-friendly feature film, make new friends, enjoy a popcorn snack with lemonade, and learn lots of new stuff from the Exploreum’s team of informal educators. www.exploreum.com.


January 11

Black Jacket Symphony The Beatles
Black Jacket Symphony The Beatles will perform at the Mobile Civic Center Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets available at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.


January 12

Service1st Bank First Light Marathon
Run to support L’Arche Mobile! The Marathon, Half Marathon & 5-Person Relay begin at 7:30 a.m. The 1.2 Mile Fun Run and LifeSouth Kid’s Marathon begins at 2:00 p.m. on St. Francis and Conception streets. To register or for more information go to www.firstlightmarathon.com.

Open Studio
Artists at work, complimentary mimosas and works by more than 60 area artists on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St.
Contact: 251-694-0278. http://cathedralsquaregallery.blogspot.com.

Film: “Besa – The Promise”
Film producer Jason Williams will speak about the film during the Mobile Jewish Film Festival. “Besa – The Promise” will show at 3 p.m. at Springhill Avenue Temple, 1769 Spring Hill Ave. Adults/ $8; students and seniors/ $6. Contact: 251-343-7197. mobilejewishfederation.org.


January 13

Chess Club
The chess club for ages 10 – 17 ( beginners and experienced) will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday at Mobile Public Library, West Regional Branch, 5555 Grelot Road through April 7. Contact: 251-340-8571. www.mplonline.org.


January 14

Film: “Suskind”
The best feature film at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will be shown as part of the Mobile Jewish Film Festival with a post-film discussion led by Roy Hoffman. “Suskind” will be shown at 7 p.m. at the University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, 5751 USA Drive S. Adults/ $8; students and seniors/ $6.
Contact: 251-343-7197. mobilejewishfederation.org.

177th Annual Meeting
The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 177th Annual Meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center. Cost to attend is $50 or $485 for a group of 10 (members only), $60 for potential members. For registration and more information visit www.mobilechamber.com. Contact: 251-431-8606.


January 15

Winter Wednesdays: Landscape for Life
Every Wednesday, enjoy a special program about Bellingrath Gardens and Home, gardening, local history and nature. Winter Wednesdays at Bellingrath is the perfect place to bring a friend and spend time among 65 acres of blooms! Gardens Admission ($12.00 for adults & $ 6.50 for children 5-12) is charged for non-members attending programs unless otherwise listed. This week’s feature is an extended session titled: “Landscape for Life” with Mary Palmer Dargan. 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Reservations Required.

Film: “Fill The Void”
An introduction by Rabbi Steven Silberman will start the movie at 7 p.m. at the University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, 5751 USA Drive S. Adults/ $8; students and seniors/ $6. Contact: 251-343-7197. mobilejewishfederation.org.