March 13

Friends of the Mobile Public Library
Zoe Fishman, author of “Balancing acts,” “Saving Ruth,” and “Driving Lessons,” will be the guest speaker at the 2014 Friends of the Mobile Public Library Spring Luncheon at Mobile Marriot Hotel. The lunch program begins at noon, but the author will be on hand at 11:15 a.m. to meet attendees and sign books. For reservations or more information call Margaret Massey at 380-3888


March 14

Historic Homes Tour
The 2014 Mobile Historic Homes Tour will feature seven private homes and an artist studio surrounding historic Washington Square. This is a wonderful opportunity to view fine architecture, period antiques, artwork, and private collections. Tickets are $20 in advanced, $25 the day of, and $17 for groups of ten or more. Contact the Historic Mobile Preservation Society for more information.

The Greatest Home Show
Everything you need to remodel, build or redecorate your home.
Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and under free. Bring a canned or non perishable food item and get $2 off admission price. The Show will at the Mobile Civic Center and be Friday 2 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mobile Mystery Dinners
This event at The Shamrock Pub has been advertised as a night of glorious celebration, but if you’ve spoken to the staff during cocktail hour, you may be aware that all is not as it seems. As the evening progresses, you are in for a time of mystery, mayhem, and maybe even murder!! Hold on to your shamrock because you just may need it before THIS particular evening is over! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. at Via 1717 Dauphin Street. You can call 251-479-3212 to make your reservations by phone or pay online at www.mobilemysterydinners.com

Arts & Crafts Festival
The 62nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival in Fairhope begins March 14 and will be until the 16th. Come to Fairhope and celebrate the beginning of Spring. Over 230 exhibitors from throughout the nation will bring their best works to show and sell at this prestigious juried show. The festival hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily and there is no admission charge. For more information call (251) 621-8222.

Artwalk
Kangal Gallery in The Sail Loft will be featuring artist Karen Spaulding, Painter, and Terry Lepre, Painter/Photographer. There will live music by Wolf, Gambino Project. The Artwalk will be 5-9 p.m. at 58 North Royal Street.

The Bad Seed
“The Bad Seed” based on the 1954 novel by Mobilian William March, is a thriller about a mother who is slowly realizing that her 8-year-old daughter is a pathological liar, and perhaps even a murderer. The show runs over three weekends. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. For reservations and information, call 251-471-1534; go to www.joejeffersonplayers.com

The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow; based on a concept by Simon Corbie and Nobby Dimon, the novel by John Buchan and the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, screenplay by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay; director: Eric Browne. The show will start at 8 p.m. at Mobile Theatre Guild (14 N Lafayette St.) General/ $20; 62+, military & students/ $15.
Contact: 251-433-7513 or visit www.mobiletheatreguild.org for more information.


March 15

Mobile Chocolate Festival
The 6th Annual Chocolate Festival will be held at the Abba Shrine Center at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free to children 13 and under, Seniors, 65 and above is $2 and general admission is $3. All proceeds are to benefit Penelope House.

Youth Symposium
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will host their annual “Partners for Progress, Working Together to Build Bridges for Youth.” The event will focus on the importance of partnerships in the community coming together to support our youth. Male and female youth are invited, but some topics will specifically focus on young girls and boys, ages 13 – 17. The event will be held at 2014 at The Mobile Teen Center 248 Cox Street Mobile, AL 36604 from 10:00am -2:30pm.

Historic Homes Tour
The 2014 Mobile Historic Homes Tour will feature seven private homes and an artist studio surrounding historic Washington Square. This is a wonderful opportunity to view fine architecture, period antiques, artwork, and private collections. Tickets are $20 in advanced, $25 the day of, and $17 for groups of ten or more. Contact the Historic Mobile Preservation Society for more information.

Coppelia
Classic comedy with music by Leo Delibes; featuring Mobile Ballet Principal Dancers Noel Hanley and Lauren Woods alternating the role of Swanilda, Noah Hart as Franz, and David Beech as Dr Coppelius. Mobile Ballet; artistic director: Winthrop Corey. The show will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center Theater (4 Civic Center Dr) Admission for adults is $20 – $45; children, students, seniors and military/ $15 – $40. Contact: 251-342-2241/ www.mobileballet.org


March 16

Open Studio
Artists at work; complimentary mimosas; works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sun, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cathedral Square Gallery (612 Dauphin St.)

The Greatest Home Show
Everything you need to remodel, build or redecorate your home.
Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and under free. Bring a canned or non perishable food item and get $2 off admission price. The Show will at the Mobile Civic Center and be Friday 2 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow; based on a concept by Simon Corbie and Nobby Dimon, the novel by John Buchan and the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, screenplay by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay; director: Eric Browne. The show will start at 8 p.m. at Mobile Theatre Guild (14 N Lafayette St.) General/ $20; 62+, military & students/ $15.
Contact: 251-433-7513 or visit www.mobiletheatreguild.org for more information.


March 17

Auditions
Joe Jefferson Playhouse will be having auditions for the Spamalot. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday at Joe Jefferson House Playhouse 11 S. Carlen St.
Contact 251-471-1534 or visit www.joejeffersonplayers.com for more information.

Read It & Eat It
Bestselling Author of The Art of Hearing Hearbeats, Jan-Philipp Sendker will be signing and discussing his new book A Well Tempered Heart. The event will begin at noon at the Fairhope Public Library. Bring a bag lunch or call to reserve a lunch from Andree’s for $10.


March 18

Pianist Robert Holm
Faculty Recital 7:30 p.m. at the University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Recital Hall 5751 USA Dr S. General admission is $8; USA faculty, staff & students, youths under 18 and senior citizens $5. Contact: 251-460-6136 or visit www.southalabama.edu/music more information.

Auditions
Joe Jefferson Playhouse will be having auditions for the Spamalot. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday at Joe Jefferson House Playhouse 11 S. Carlen St.
Contact 251-471-1534 or visit www.joejeffersonplayers.com for more information.

Film: “Mobile in Black and White”
The Crescent Theater will be screening Mobile in Black and White; this documentary is powerful, thought-provoking catalyst for constructive community coversations on race. Show starts at 6 p.m.; call 251-438-2005 for tickets and more information.


March 19

St. Jude Putt Putt Golf Tournament
Come have a good time playing Putt Putt while raising money of St. Jude Research Hospital. Funntasia will host 36, 4-person teams on at 6:00 p.m. Teams will compete in a 4-person scramble format with all the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Teams can sign up by calling the ticket office 251-343-2929 or going online to www.arcamobile200.com