Top 10 Things to Do in April

April 9: “42nd Street”

Mobile Civic Center • 401 Civic Center Dr. 

7:30 p.m. Dance and sing along to “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway” at the University of Alabama’s performance of the classic musical. The Broadway hit, set during the Great Depression, tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a small-town girl who journeys to the Big Apple to fulfill her dreams of becoming a star. Tickets to the show are $25. 

April 10 – 12: SouthSounds Music and Arts Festival

Downtown Mobile • Alchemy Tavern, The Blind Mule,  Moe's Original Bar B Que, Cathedral Square

Check out live performances from some of the best up-and-coming musicians in the South including Maggie Koerner, Rosco Bandana, Boyfriend,  Willie and the Giant, Ruby the Rabbitfoot, Naughty Professor, The Honorable South, Shifting Tracks,  Cary Laine, Underhill Family Orchestra and much more. General admission tickets (including access to all participating venues) are $15 until April 9.

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April 11: Puttin' on the Gritz

Fairhope Civic Center • 161 N. Section St.,  Fairhope. 990-0130.​

7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Put on your blue jeans and enjoy an evening of good Southern food, music and fun at this fundraiser for the Eastern Shore Art Center. Tickets are $75 ($85 after April 3) and can be purchased at or by calling 928-2228 ext. 104.

April 11 – 12: The Music of John Williams

Saenger Theatre • 6 S. Joachim St. 

8 p.m. Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, join the Mobile Symphony Orchestra as they pay tribute to the spectacular sounds of composer John Williams. Tickets range from $20 – $100. 

April 14: Taste of Rotary

Fairhope Civic Center • 161 N. Section St., Fairhope. 990-0130.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Indulge in tasty creations from 20 area restaurants and a silent auction at the Point Clear Rotary Club’s premier fundraiser benefiting the Fairhope-Point Clear Rotary Youth Club, scholarships and other charities. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from Page & Palette or at the door. 

April 14: Crawfish in the Courtyard

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center • 65 Government St. 208-6873. 

6 p.m. Don't miss out on an evening of all-you-can-eat crawfish, beer, live music from Roman Street and admission to the Exploreum's exhibits and IMAX. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All event proceeds will benefit Discover Science, the Exploreum's program with the Mobile Housing Board to provide underserved children engaging educational science experiences. Event is 21 and up only.

April 18: Bald Eagle Bash

Tonsmeire Resource Center on Weeks Bay

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Top local chefs will showcase their culinary twists on fresh Gulf seafood at this benefit for the Weeks Bay Foundation. Chow down on delicious seafood dishes and enjoy live entertainment by Gretsch Lyles & The Modern Eldorados. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate. Kids 10 and under are free.

April 18: Corn Hole Classic

Bluegill Restaurant • 3775 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort. 

2 p.m. Teams of two will duke it out in a competitive double elimination bracket – blind draw corn hole tournament. Entry fees are $60 for adult teams and $40 for children teams. Entry fee includes non-alcoholic beverages, light refreshments, music and prizes. Proceeds benefit The Family Center, a non-profit that works to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

April 23: Little Black Dress

Fort Whiting • 1630 South Broad St. 405-4963.

6:30 p.m., doors open. See the latest fashion trends on stage at this annual runway show and cocktail party fundraiser presented by Mercedes-Benz of Mobile. Afterward, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages from local vendors. General admission tickets are $90, and proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.

​April 24 – 26: Interstate Mullet Toss

Flora-Bama Lounge & Package • 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key. 850-492-0611.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the bash that raises more than $20, 000 for local charities each year. People from all over the globe come to throw a mullet from a 10-foot circle in Alabama across the state line into Florida. There is a $15 entry fee to toss a mullet, and winners will receive prizes such as trophies and Flora-Bama gift cards. The weekend also includes a crazy beach party with food, music and lots of fun activities. staff

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