Last year’s Streets Alive celebration has changed its moniker but remains the same celebration intended to bring activity to Mobile’s oldest sector. Now named Downtown Alive, the event chock full of activities is set for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2-6 p.m.

Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que will have a rock-climbing wall to go with the surfeit of things at various locations. There will be a dog competition for this pup-friendly happening, vendors, aerial acrobats, the University of South Alabama cheerleaders, the Azalea Trail Maids, fitness classes, Disney princesses, pop musicians and more, scattered across downtown. Read more in this week’s Calendar of Events.

For more information contact Lindsay Grandquest at 251-753-9228 or email

Learning Lunch looks at first residents
Mobile’s location has many natural advantages that were apparent to people long before the first Europeans floated up the bay. The long growing seasons and abundant wildlife lured newcomers for millennia, and evidence of them is here if we know where to look.

Director of the University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum Dr. Phillip J. Carr will be the speaker for the History Museum of Mobile’s Learning Lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at noon. Carr will talk about the state’s first residents and the wealth of archaeological sites in the Mobile Bay area.

Learning Lunches are free presentations on a wide range of historical and cultural topics. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages.

For more information contact Curator of Education Jennifer Fondren at 251-208-7510 or

Nudes in November changes location
Innova Arts (505 St. Louis St.) has picked up a standard formerly held by Blue Velvet Studio and made itself home for the seventh incarnation of the Nudes in November exhibit. The show dedicated to one of the oldest art subjects in history — the bare human form — has traditionally encompassed varied media, like sketches, paintings, photography, sculpture, wood carvings, papier mache, chalk, ink, mixed media and even live models.

This year’s event will peak during the Nov. 11 LoDa Artwalk and includes among its roster Shawn Berdux, Judith Boswell, Joanne Brandt, Holly Carrigan, DeAnna Cobb, Hunter Cobb, Melissa Diegan, Ian Glass, Denise Inge, Lori Jacobus-Crawford, Karli Kimmons, Linda Ledet, Ainsley McNeely, Trey Oliver, Michael Touchet, David Trimmier, Adam Underwood and Devlin Wilson.

For more information call 251-510-0659.