Nearly seven years ago, Gary Scovil set out to document the stories of Mobile Bay-area Holocaust survivors. The finished film, “We Remember,” includes interviews not just with locals who had been prisoners or liberating troops but also those who were hospital volunteers, U.S. intelligence officers, German citizens and even German soldiers.
Scovil will appear at the History Museum of Mobile’s monthly Learning Lunch, Sept. 14 at noon (111 S. Royal St.). Admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages.
For more information contact Jennifer Fondren, the museum’s curator of education, at 251-208-7510 or email [email protected].
MAC shows haute couture in September
Mobile Fashion Week begins Sept. 25 but you can get a taste of it sooner. Its organizers have collaborated with Mobile Arts Council (318 Dauphin St.) to feature a designer’s work in the MAC galleries for September.
Tieler James, now 16, began working with a sewing machine and designing his own clothing at just 7 years old. Two years ago, he competed in television’s “Project Runway: Threads,” and won. He has gone on to greater fame in wider competitions.
James’ award-winning work in the collection “Royaute” is inspired by Marie Antoinette and will be on display in MAC’s Small Room.
Ink and watercolor paintings from the local Shibui Chapter of the Sumi-E Society of America will be displayed in the Skinny Gallery. The collection is entitled “Understated Elegance.”
A year’s worth of pet portraits by E. Allen Warren entitled “Family” will be on display in the Danielle Juzan Gallery. A freelance artist for 20 years, Warren began creating commissioned depictions of pets in 2015.
The galleries are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance is free.
For more information call 251-432-9796 or go to mobilearts.org.
Flapper fun onstage in Chickasaw
Chickasaw Community Theatre presents the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” as its opener for the 2016-2017 season. Stacy Driskell directs a cast of nearly 30.
In the midst of the Roaring ‘20s, young Millie Dillmount hits the bright lights of the Big Apple eager to embrace the heady times. Seduced by the Jazz Age lifestyle, Millie has brushes with flappers and chanteuses, white slavery rings and literary glitterati.
Based on a 1967 film of the same name, the Broadway version opened in 2002. It won six Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical for both.
The CCT production runs Sept. 9-25 at Lola Phillips Playhouse (801 Iroquois St.). Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and $12 for students, seniors and active military. Season tickets are also available.
For further information or reservations visit cctshows.com or call 251-457-8887.