Top 10 Things to Do in January

Through May 3: The Art and Design of Mardi Gras

Mobile Museum of Art • Langan Park, 4850 Museum Dr. 208-5200. 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tue. – Wed., Fri. – Sat.; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thur.; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. Get into the Carnival spirit with a behind-the-scenes look at the social season at this exhibit presented by the Mobile Museum of Art in partnership with the History Museum of Mobile and the Mobile Carnival Museum. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students.

January 9: Black Jacket Symphony's Led Zeppelin's “Houses of the Holy”

Saenger Theatre • 6 S. Joachim St. 208-7906

7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show starts. Rock out to the Black Jacket Symphony's performance of Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” album, featuring hits such as “The Song Remains the Same, ” “D’yer Mak’er” and “Over the Hills and Far Away.” The group’s show is done over two sets: one truly symphonic piece and another highlighting the “greatest hits” from the album in rock ’n’ roll style. Tickets range from $32 – $37. 

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January 9: USS Alabama Battleship Park 50th Anniversary

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park • 2703 Battleship Pkwy. 

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate the park in all its glory with a commemorative ceremony and free admission for Alabama residents. (Must present license). 

January 11: First Light Marathon

Downtown Mobile • Government Plaza Atrium

7:30 a.m., marathon, half marathon, relay; 2 p.m., fun run and kid's marathon. Run for a cause beneath a canopy of oaks in the heart of downtown Mobile. The event consists of a full marathon, a half marathon, a five-person relay and a 1.2 mile fun run for both runners and walkers. Proceeds benefit L'Arche Mobile Foundation.

January 17: Krewe de la Dauphine

Dauphin Island

1 p.m. Throw me something, mister! Bundle up for some moon pies and beads courtesy of Dauphin Island's Krewe de la Dauphine.

January 23 – 25, 30 – 31: “Divorce Southern Style”

Joe Jefferson Playhouse • 11 S. Carlen St. 471-1534

8 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Directed by Jeffrey Williamson, this fast-paced farce centers on the schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides the time is ripe to get back together with her ex husband. Tickets range from $10 – $20.

Watch as the North and South duke it out at the Reese's Senior Bowl on Jan. 24. 


January 24: Baumhower Tailgate Challenge

Ladd-Peebles Stadium • 1621 Virginia St.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Combine your love for food and football in a competition to create the best tailgate spread in town. Awards will be given in the categories of Best Party, Best Wings, Best Pork, Best Chicken, Best Reese's Dessert and more. Category winners will receive a $100 gift card from Academy Sports and Outdoors.

January 24: Reese's Senior Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium • 1621 Virginia St. 

3 p.m. Watch some of the nation's most talented college football players, including Alabama's Blake Sims, Auburn's Sammie Coates and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, play in the battle between the North and South. Tickets range from $10 – $30. Tip: If you can't make the game in person, catch it at home on the NFL Network. 

January 25: Wedding of a Lifetime

Mobile Convention Center • 1 S. Water St. 

Noon – 5 p.m. Brides-to-be, make a dent in all the wedding planning at this expo featuring local professionals with the finest products and services and latest fashions. Admission is $12. Pre-register online for $2 off the admission price.

January 30: Conde Cavaliers

Downtown Mobile • Parade Route A

6:30 p.m. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Kick off the carnival season with friends,  family and the Conde Cavaliers in the streets of Lower Alabama. staff

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