Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Drive) welcomes the Joe Jefferson Players for an evening dedicated to theatrical pursuits.

On Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m., JJP Executive Director Jason McKenzie will discuss the history of community theater and the midtown-based troupe, one of the oldest in the state.

After the discussion, Baker High School FAME Academy Director of Theatre Studies Eric C. Browne will lead an improvisation exercise.

For more information about the event, call Elizabet Elliott at 251-208-5200.

Men’s chorus marks a decade
The Port City Men’s Chorus will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special show on Saturday, April 15, at 6 p.m in Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Public Library (701 Government St.). The volunteer community chorus is one of only two Azalea City men’s choruses and usually holds about three shows a year.

Admission is $10; tickets can be purchased from any member, at the door or online at Other rewards are also available online as part of the chorus’ efforts to raise $1,000 for its anniversary.

More information about the chorus is available at its Facebook page or You can also email

Exploreum summer camps announced
The Gulf Coast Exploreum’s (65 Government St.) week-long summer camps begin May 29 and continue a 15-year tradition of making sure each child has a unique opportunity for fun while engaging in science and exploring new challenges.

Programs are for an array of ages, from 4 to 14, and cover a universe of topics. Music, biology, space exploration, chemistry, forensics, engineering, geology, paleontology — it’s all available for the most curious of growing minds.

Classes fill fast. The class descriptions and rates can be found at

Jazz Festival poster contest
The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival is seeking a design for its 19th annual event, set for Aug. 7-12. A cash prize of $300 goes to the winning entry.

The contest is open to all artists and limited to one entry each. Entries must be:

• An original, unpublished two-dimensional work by the submitting artist depicting a jazz theme;

• In any medium;

• Include the words “Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival” and “Mobile, Alabama,” as well as the year, “2017”;

• 24 inches high by 18 inches wide;

• Mounted on white foam core;

• Received at the Mobile Arts Council, 318 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36602 by May 15 with a completed entry form.

For further information on entries and forms, contact Raoul Richardson at