By Michael Dumas/AL.com | Posted January 11, 2019 at 01:24 PM
Photo courtesy Perdido Queen
Wine and dine on the water
Enjoy the breathtaking city scape lights of Mobile from The Perdido Queen two-level paddlewheel riverboat. Dinner is served as a two-entree self-serve buffet with plenty of sides and salad to select from for your meal. During your tour, the vessel is heated or cooled for your comfort. Recommended dress is “business-casual” for your special evening. Mobile dinner cruises feature live entertainment, providing space for dancing and dining. Cruises operate rain or shine. Reservations are required and suggested to be made early to guarantee seating for the date you wish to attend.
Mobile Waterfront Dinner Cruise, Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m., 1 S. Water St., $59. TIckets are available at perdidoqueen.com or 251-948-6611.
Photo courtesy Krewe of Kindness
Carnival and kindness
Join Queen Delaney and King Gavin for a family-friendly Mardi Gras ball to benefit the Krewe of Kindness in their mission to help provide opportunities for inclusion in the community for those with special healthcare needs. Proceeds from the ball will fund several key projects that will make a local impact such as purchasing a wheelchair accessible beach mat for the town of Dauphin Island, acquiring sewing materials for the Ryan’s Case for Smiles pillowcase project and assisting with the funding for the renovation efforts toward USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. Also to send Delaney and Gavin — who both suffer from spina bifida — to a wheelchair race at Disney World. The formal event will include a traditional tableau with food, music, and activities which are intended to give children the full Mardi Gras ball experience. Tails not required but if you have them, don them and dance with your little in their princess gown. Slacks and dress shirts/jacket are great too. Formal/cocktail/party dress – rock it any way you like. Please no jeans or street clothes.
Mardi Gras Ball and Fundraiser, Jan. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., The Pillars, 1757 Government St., $25.
Healthy and happy
The Junior League of Mobile is proud to present Real Talk for Real Women. This unique social event will feature a panel of female doctors from across the women’s health spectrum and will provide women with a comfortable and private environment to receive valuable health information along with preventative health screenings. The event, sponsored by Springhill Medical Center, is open to the community and includes food, drinks, swag bags and giveaways. This is a 21-and-up event.
Real Talk for Real Women, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., 57 N. Sage Ave., $15.
Illustration courtesy Cedar Street Social Club
Cedar Street Social Club and Crew Fitness are putting on Ladies Night, featuring fitness, tacos, wine and clothes. Crew Fitness will be bringing rowers and offering a fitness class, but you don’t have to row to wine, although all rowers enjoy a complimentary glass of vino. Also featured are $2 tuna tacos, $2 mega slices of pizza and $5 wine.
Ladies Night, Jan. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m., Cedar Street Social Club, 4 North Cedar St.
A night of art, movies and music
Friday kicks off another great year of the LoDa ArtWalk. It’s The Year of Movies and Music and the’ll be featuring the animated film Incredibles 2 in Cathedral Square. Bring your blankets and chairs to check it out with the family. Don’t forget to walk down to Bienville Square to shop local arts vendors and pop into the downtown galleries to view January’s exhibits. Participating galleries include Sophiella Gallery, Sway Downtown, Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Gallery 450, Mobilia Art Center, Serpents of Bienville and the Mobile Arts Council.
LoDa Artwalk, Jan. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., downtown Mobile, free.