If you love art, you regularly commune with the spirits of the departed since so much of the art we love is the product of those who have shuffled off this mortal coil. Now you can rub elbows with those long-gone geniuses like Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt and more at Night of the Dead Artists at the Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Drive).
The showplace in Langan Park joins with AIDS Alabama South to host this Oct. 27, 6 p.m., fundraiser billed as a Day of the Dead-meets-Halloween celebration. Costumes are encouraged, as is trick-or-treating through the galleries. There will be traditional Day of the Dead altar installations, tarot card readings, an art scavenger hunt, a haunted second line and free “haunted” photos.
Admission is free but donations to AIDS Alabama South and Mobile Museum of Art are encouraged.
For more information call 251-208-5200 or go to mobilemuseumofart.com.
Frightful Friday amid bodily terrors
Looking at historical medical practices through modern sensibilities can make an old-fashioned doctor’s office appear to be a chamber of horrors. Locate all of it in one of Mobile’s oldest structures and you have a spot perfect for Halloween.
The Mobile Medical Museum (1664 Spring Hill Ave.) will host Frightful Friday Oct. 28 at 4 p.m., in its historic Midtown environs near the entrance to USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital. The event features Halloween-themed storytelling, games and treats for the whole family.
Entrance is $5 but free for members and kids in costume.
For more information call 251-415-1109.
Making mileage from the dead at Science Café
Some laws can’t be revoked, especially if we’re talking about thermodynamics. The first of those rules tells us the limits of energy in an isolated system, how it can transmute but never be created or destroyed.
This will be the focus for the last of the USA Archaeology Museum’s Science Cafés for the fall on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. at Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que (701 Spring Hill Ave.). Dr. Kevin West, associate professor in engineering at University of South Alabama, will conduct “The First Law: Energy, Dinosaurs and Explosions,” a program with special relevance for residents of an area rich in fossil fuels.
The casual discussion of science-related subjects is free and open to the public.
For more information call 251-460-6106.
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