Top 10 Things to Do in January

Mark your calendars with this month's top local events you won't want to miss.

Ongoing: Titanic Honour & Glory

History Museum of Mobile 111 S Royal St.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat.; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. Discover the story of Titanic through real artifacts and personal stories as part of this national touring expedition. Titanic Honour & Glory contains the largest collection of Titanic and White Star Line artifacts in Scotland, which have been collected over the last 20 years. Admission is $10.

January 1: Polar Bear Dip

Flora-Bama Lounge & Package • 17401 Perdido Key Dr.

Noon. Ring in 2018 with a cold splash in the Gulf! Afterward, warm up with a traditional New Year’s feast of cornbread, black-eyed peas and ham.

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January 1 – 11: “The Greatest Showman” 

Crescent Theater • 208 Dauphin St.

2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Tickets are $11.

January 5: The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin “IV”

Saenger Theatre • 6 S Joachim St.

8 p.m. Led Zeppelin’s “IV” album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians. Tickets range from $22 – $32.

January 7: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Saenger Theatre • 6 S Joachim St.

8 p.m. The acclaimed singer-songwriter returns to the Port City for a performance with James McMurtry. Tickets range from $31 – $37.

January 7: Clay Walker

The Steeple • 251 St. Francis St.

7 p.m. Enjoy an up-close live performance by the classic country artist. Tickets range from $37.50 – $50.

January 13 – February 13: Mardi Gras 2018

Various Locations

Let the good times roll as the spirit of Carnival takes over the Port City! Parades kick off on January 13 with the Krewe de la Dauphine at 1 p.m. on Dauphin Island.

January 14: First Light Marathon

Downtown Mobile

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.

January 20: Fairhope Brewing 5th Anniversary Party

Fairhope Brewing Company • 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope

2 p.m. – 10 p.m. Celebrate five years of brewing in Fairhope, Star Wars-style, with an Episode-V themed party. There will be more than 40 beers on tap as well as food trucks and live music by Edward David Anderson, Steel City Jug Slammers and Mitch Johnston.

January 27: Reese’s Senior Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium • 1621 Virginia St.

1:30 p.m. Watch some of the nation’s most talented college football players, including Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph and Washington State’s Luke Falk, compete to impress NFL coaches and scouts looking for the next big pick. Tickets range from $10 – $30.

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