King Ferdinand wants his court “a little acedeme” devoted to intellectual pursuits and scholarship so he decrees that for three years it will be free of romantic distraction. Oaths are sworn.
When the Princess of France arrives for financial negotiations, the royal resolve melts throughout the court as her highness and her attendants are kept waiting. Add a Spanish braggart swooning for a dairy maid, a schoolmaster smitten with his own voice and a curate in love with a schoolmaster as part of the lovelorn populace.
It all takes place onstage at Mobile Theatre Guild (14 N. Lafayette St.) when they present William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” for a one-weekend run of July 26–28.
Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors, students and military.
For more information, call 251-433-7513 or go to mobiletheatreguild.org.
Pour yourself into Spanish Fort classes
If you’re not Rembrandt with a brush maybe you can get gravity to lend a hand in creating your design elements. Gallery owner Stewart Heath will teach a class in “dirty pour” technique with acrylic paints at her self-titled Spanish Fort gallery (30500 Hwy. 181, Ste. 713) in the Eastern Shore Centre.
The class takes place Friday, June 28, 6:30–8:30 p.m. All supplies are included and canvas size is 14 inches by 14 inches.
Class is $45 or you can register with a guest for $82 for the pair.
For further information, call 251-270-1154 or go to stewartheathgallery.com.
Exploreum marks lunar moment
The Gulf Coast Exploreum is joining the nationwide commemoration of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary with a special program. On Saturday, July 20, noon–1 p.m., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Solar System Ambassador Jamie Ellis will take an audience back and forward through time in “To Apollo and Beyond: Back to the Moon and Onward to Mars.”
Ellis will bring video footage of Apollo 11’s journey, including overview from liftoff in Florida to the moonwalk to lunar departure. She will discuss the engineering and planning involved and take a look at initiatives for a new return to the moon and on to Mars.
She attended a “moon to Mars” debriefing at John C. Stennis Space Center earlier this year and watched testing of the liquid-fuel cryogenic rocket engines for the new Space Launch System (SLS). Those core stage RS-25 engines were used on NASA’s Space Shuttle.
In 2016, Ellis was the first person to represent the Azalea City as NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador in over seven years. The geology major’s passion is to show young girls their potential in STEM fields while working toward her masters degree in astrophysics.
For more information, call 251-208-6893 or go to exploreum.com.
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