Bienville Books (Photo by Major Adam Colbert), Copper Kettle Tea Bar (Photo by Matt Gates)
You can't really call yourself a Mobilian until you've spent an afternoon perusing the aisles of Bienville Books. Get your hands on a new copy of “Go Set a Watchman” or get lost in old books about Mobile and its unique history. Rainy weather only adds to the ambiance.
Bienville Books • 109 Dauphin St. 438-2904
The folks on the Eastern Shore know how to kick back and have a good time. Whether your beverage of choice is beer, wine or a refreshing cup of tea, you can sample a variety of tasty options at these local spots. Next time your beach day gets rained out, try an impromptu beverage crawl from Foley to Fairhope to Daphne to find your favorite sip. (Just remember to bring a DD of course!)
WATCH A CLASSIC
Escape a pop-up shower (or the sweltering heat!) at a classic Sunday matinee. Check out “Caddyshack” on July 26, “Singing in the Rain” on Aug. 2, “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Aug. 9 or “The Wizard of Oz” on Aug. 16. Shows start at 3 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors.
Saenger Theatre • 6 S Joachim St.
Take the kids for a family outing or round up your friends for an adults-only game. On Tuesday nights, all-you-can-play laser tag is just $12 at Eastern Shore Lanes in Spanish Fort and The Gulf Bowl in Foley. During the rest of the week, the cost is $8 per session or $20 for three sessions.
SEE A PLAY
A spoonful of sugar helps the rain go away? Well, maybe not. But you can at least enjoy a fun performance of “Mary Poppins” by the actors and actresses from Playhouse in the Park. The show runs from July 23 – Aug. 16. Tickets for adults are $15, and students and seniors are $12.
Playhouse in the Park • 4851 Museum Dr.
The Bay area is blessed with some of most talented musicians around. On any given weekend, local bands hit the stage around lunch time and don't stop singing until the drinks stop flowing. Click here to keep up with when and where you can see your favorite musical acts perform in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
Learn about Mobile's storied past and early movers and shakers at one of the History Museum of Mobile's many exhibits, including the impressive “Ark of India” on display until Sept. 1. Admission to the museum, as well as Fort Conde and the Phoenix Fire Museum, is free. Win win!
History Museum of Mobile • 111 S Royal St. 208-7652
LACE UP YOUR SKATES
You probably haven't done this since your 9th birthday party, but skating is like riding a bike, right? Round up the kiddos and hit the hardwood without fear. Budget booster: Click here to sign up for free skating passes for children 12 and under.
Hot Wheels Skate Center • 616 Whispering Pines Rd., Daphne. 626-5120
CATCH A FLICK
Watch Bill Hader and comedian Amy Schumer star in the summer's hottest romantic comedy, “Trainwreck.” See the film now through July 30. Showtimes are 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Film is rated “R.”
Crescent Theater • 208 Dauphin St. 438-2005