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Jan 28
Seed Swap and Garden Expo

Landmark Park

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

430 Landmark Dr Dothan, AL 36303

On Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Landmark Park and the Wiregrass Master Gardener Association will present the annual Seed Swap and Garden Expo at the Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park.

Activities will include trading seeds with fellow gardeners, plus info and demos on beekeeping, backyard chickens, getting started with your home gardens, kids activities, fabric dyeing, composting and more. Bring your seeds to trade if you would like to participate in the Seed Swap.

Hosted by Landmark Park, Wiregrass Master Gardeners Association, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Wiregrass RC&D.

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Jan 28
“Krawefest “-Mardi Gras Season Kickoff Party-Concert and Low Country Boil

The Plant

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

308 North St Andrews Street Dothan, AL 36301

Come kick off Mardi Gras Season at The Plant in Dothan with the Krewe of Krawe and Sister Kind! Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Krawefest
Jan 28, 2023 @ The Plant

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Gates open @ 6:30 PM

We’ll have music provided by “Sister Kind”, Food Trucks and a Cash Bar

General Admission – $25.00

VIP Admission – $75.00 (Admission, Low Country Boil and (2) Free Drink Tickets)

Buy Tickets on Eventbrite

A portion of the proceeds will go to Shriner’s Children Hospital, F.U.R. (Felines Under Rescue) and the Good Sam Foundation!

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to kick off the Dothan Mardi Gras Season in high style!!!

#concert#mardi_gras_party#st_judes#low_country_boil#mardi_gras_2023#felines_under_rescue#good_sam#krewe_of_krawe#sisterkind#the_plant

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Jan 28
Chili Cook Off

HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF DOTHAN

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

2418 Ross Clark Cir Dothan, AL 36301

Harley-Davidson’s Chili Cook Off is Back!

No entry fee for participants!

You may pre-register online at harleyofdothan.com under the ‘Events’ tab

$5 Donation includes Chili Tasting Samples from all participants, and ONE voting ticket. Additional Voting Tickets may be purchased for $1.

Trophy and Gift Card awarded to Winner

Proceeds to benefit Wiregrass HOG Chapter.

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Jan 28
The Whole Nine Yarns: Stories and Life (A Multi-genre Writing Workshop)

Wiregrass Museum of Art

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

126 Museum Ave Dothan, AL 36303

Instructor: Dave McGinnis

Saturday, January 28th from 12-2pm

Ages: Teens and Adults

$10 members; $15 not yet members

Dave McGinnis will lead a writing workshop designed to guide you through your own unique gifts as an author via numerous genres, such as poetry and prose fiction. Just bring whatever writing tool you prefer.

Dave McGinnis is currently the Technical Director for Troy University Theatre and Dance, but in another life, he was a writer whose works appeared on stages, screens, and pages around the world. He now resides in Ozark, Alabama with his wife, Brook, two cats, and a dog.

Register today: https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/events/the-whole-nine-yarns-a-multi-genre-writing-workshop-312/

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Feb 02
David Nail w/ Trea Landon

Dothan Opera House

7:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dothan, AL 36303

Grammy nominated country artist David Nail will be performing at the Dothan Opera House on February 2, 2023 at 7pm

Tickets start at $20 and you can get em at ccpdothan.com or at the Dothan Civic Center box office

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Feb 02
Pints & Paints at Folklore Brewing

Folklore Brewing & Meadery

6:00 pm to 6:00 pm

153 Mary Lou Ln Dothan, AL 36301

Get tickets to join us painting at your favorite Brewery!!

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Feb 02
Art in Bloom: Opening Reception

Wiregrass Museum of Art

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

126 Museum Ave Dothan, AL 36303

Join us for an evening of community support at the opening reception of Art in Bloom on Thursday, February 2nd from 5:30-8pm. Enjoy live music in the galleries as you explore the Permanent Collection and floral arrangements throughout the museum. Talk to the creative minds behind the arrangements and take part in light refreshments in WMA’s Great Hall.

Tickets are $25 per person | All ages are welcome!

Get your tickets today: https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/events/art-in-bloom-opening-reception/

Art in Bloom celebrates creativity in the Wiregrass region through innovative displays of floral and object design, made by area creatives, to accompany works of art on view from the museum’s Permanent Collection. In February 2023, WMA will offer 12 individuals, groups, or organizations the opportunity to create arrangements for public viewing near the works they are inspired by.

Interested in creating a floral or object design display for this event? Call 334.794.3871 or email sophie@wiregrassmuseum.org for application details.

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Feb 03
Kerwin Claiborne Live

The Crossing At Big Creek Alabama

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

11295 S US Highway 231 Dothan, AL 36320

The Crossing at Big Creek and Carpe Diem Management are excited to announce a comedy event taking place in the Yellow Rose Theater. Social Media star Kerwin Claiborne is coming for a night of comedy on Friday, February 3rd. Doors will open at 6 PM and the show time is 7 PM. Tickets for this comedy event are $30 for General Admission & $50 for VIP Meet & Greet. Follow the Crossing at Big Creek’s & Kerwin Claiborne’s social media channels for guidelines and updates for this one-night-only special event.

Kerwin Claiborne’s comedy production called “Thees W@#$ Folks Crazy” has sold out many venues thus far. Some of the venues that have sold out are The Joke Joint Comedy Club (Houston), Hyenas Comedy Club (Dallas), The Comedy Zone (Charlotte), Looney Bin (Little Rock), Uptown Comedy Club (Atlanta) Chuckles House of Comedy (Memphis) and The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, Helium City St. Louis, The Comedy Club of Kansas City, just to name a few. Kerwin’s hard work and eager approach to his craft have successfully launched him to stardom. His internet personalities, such as Ms. Mary, Uncle Leroy, and Miss Keisha have made it easy for everyday people to relate. Kerwin Claiborne comedy shows are managed and promoted by Carpe Diem Management Company LLC.

Kerwin hails from a small Mississippi town called Pattison. Growing up, his influences were the likes of Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, and Tyler Perry. For years, Kerwin has watched and studied nothing but the best, all the while perfecting his timing and delivery in various comedy clubs around the country. He used his unbelievable work ethic along with his wit to produce his own videos derived from everyday people he knows. Videos that just happened to go viral on a daily basis. To date, Kerwin has over 1 million social media followers.

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the Kerwin Claiborne show.

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Feb 03
First Friday Art Crawl

Dothan, Ala.

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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It’s that time of the month again! Friday, February 3rd, from 5p-8p, is Dothan’s next First Friday Art Crawl! This month we are launching an Art Crawl Scavenger hunt — if you visit all the locations, you can win a giant gift basket full of goodies from every participating location!

What’s a First Friday Art Crawl? On the first Friday night of EACH month, local businesses will host artist pop-ups, exhibit openings, art activities, and art demonstrations for the public.

We encourage you to visit as many Art Crawl locations as you want. Each place will have something unique to offer, so support local!

Art Crawl Locations and artists are:
1) Bells Gallery (1861-1 West Main St.) with the exhibition opening “I Thought it Was Funny” by Carolyn Cowper
2) Mural City Coffee Company (192 S. Foster Street) with Jacy Hajostek
3) RESET Mercantile (2407 Montgomery Hwy.) with an artist pop-up by Pete Kelly
4) The Raq (1861-1 W. Main St.) with artist pop-up by mixed media artist Hayley Meyers
5) Velvet Peach (102 S. Cherokee St.) with artists Lisa Reid and Emily Jones
6) Southern Strokes Art (102 S. Cherokee St.) with artists Mary and Mike Elliott & Matt Gorff
7) The Untrained Edit (1861-1 W. Main St.) with artists Lindsay Roth, Perched Porch, & Kate H. Liu
8) Bushel + Peck (1861-1 W. Main St.) with Laura Moore
9) The Questing Brush (308 W Adams St.) with painter Michael Crespi
10) Haus of Hare (1801-4 W. Main St.) with Bower Bird Creations & Kim Whaley
11) NEW LOCATION: Well Rooted (1618 W. Main St.) with Panda Organics
12) The Carver Museum (305 N. Foster St.) with artist Jennifer McCohnell

Are you an artist or local biz? Reach out if you want to participate next month. The more, the merrier.

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Feb 03
Visiting Artist Workshop: Floristry Unbound with Holly Carlisle

Wiregrass Museum of Art

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

126 Museum Ave Dothan, AL 36303

Friday, February 3rd from 12:30-3:30pm

Ages: Adults

$50 for members; $60 for not-yet members

Create a one-of-a-kind seasonal botanical arrangement with floristry expert and visual artist Holly Carlisle. Together, we will explore the “The Birmingham Style” which is a unique approach to floristry developed in Birmingham, AL by two friends during the 1960s named Beth McReynolds and Lula Rose Blackwell, who, together, created a singular style characterized by the juxtaposition of traditional Japanese and British flower arranging philosophies and techniques. We will work exclusively with seasonal materials, both foraged and grown by Alabama flower farmers. We will create unique expressive works that honor the seasonal moment we are in while we learn how to get outside the “floral design box” as we focus on how thinking like an artist can revolutionize your work with botanicals as your medium.

About the artist:
Holly Carlisle is an artist, teacher, and consummate creative. Over the past 12 years of working as the creative director of ROSEGOLDEN, her custom event design, planning and floristry studio, she has developed a singular style that is defined by place and time.

Holly’s dedication to using seasonal materials from her environment – whether cut from her garden or foraged from the side of the road – allows her to redefine the concept of beauty in her own terms. Her work expresses a seasonal harmony that is evocative and heady. Holly’s work has been widely published and her reputation as a teacher has earned her many opportunities to teach here domestically and all over the world.

Register online: https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/visiting_artist/visiting-artist-workshop-floristry-unbound-with-holly-carlisle/

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Feb 03
Sister Kind Live at Rain Dothan

Rain Dothan

7:00 pm to 2:00 am

145 South St Andrews Street Dothan, AL 36301

Finally February! January seemed like a long year didn’t it!?!
We’re kicking off the month with the Wiregrass’s Favorite Band (Or so that’s what the band says)
Sister Kind Live on Stage 9:30pm Nightly All Weekend!
DJ TZ Spinnin’ All Weekend
Doors Open 7pm w/ Happy Hour & Free Cover til 9pm!
Tons of Games to Play on the Patio, So Come out early for games, drink specials, & food!
www.RainDothan.com

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Feb 04
First Saturday Family Day

Wiregrass Museum of Art

10:30 am to 2:30 pm

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Saturdays are the perfect day for children and families to create and explore art together! First Saturday Family Day, one of WMA’s longest-running educational programs, offers free art activities on the first Saturday of every month for kids of all ages and their families.

Join us in the studio the first Saturday, from 10:30-2:30pm, of every month for a FREE come-and-go art activity for families. All supplies are provided and no pre-registration is required. We can’t wait to see you in our studio!

First Saturday Family Day is supported by a grant from Southeast Alabama Community Foundation.

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Feb 04
Empty Bowls Dothan

Cultural Arts Center

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

909 S Saint Andrews St Dothan, AL 36301

Empty Bowls Dothan, presented by Five Star Credit Union, is back! Come help us celebrate IN PERSON from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Cultural Arts Center. Bowls are $15 each. A bowl purchase includes lunch. Outdoor vendor spaces are available for $10 each for handmade arts & crafts. Email Ann@TheCulturalArtsCenter.org for more info. Proceeds from the bowl sale benefit the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. Proceeds from the arts show benefit the Cultural Arts Center. Join us for a fun day!

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Feb 04
MIchael Carter LIVE @ Folklore

Folklore Brewing & Meadery

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

153 Mary Lou Ln Dothan, AL 36301

Michael Carter LIVE @ Folklore!
Saturday, February 4th.
Show starts @ 7pm.
Blue Moon Cafe will be open until 10:30pm.
Kid and pet friendly!

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Feb 04
Dave Landau Live

The Crossing At Big Creek Alabama

7:00 pm to 7:00 pm

11295 S US Highway 231 Dothan, AL 36320

Dave Landau from Louder With Crowder is coming to The Crossing At Big Creek’s Yellow Rose Theater for a night of comedy.

Getting his start in Detroit at the Second City’s Conservatory, Dave Landau has become one of the most in-demand headliners working today. As a top rising comic, Dave’s laid-back demeanor and dark style of comedy landed him on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and AXS.TV’s “Live at Gotham” 5 times. He was also a finalist on season 8 of “Last Comic Standing” on NBC.

Dave was brought in as 3rd mic on “The Artie Lange and Anthony Cumia Show.” When Lange departed, it became “The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau,” where he co-hosted for two years. Dave is currently 3rd chair on one of the most popular conservative talk shows in the world, Louder with Crowder on Blaze TV, and regularly performs at clubs and theaters throughout the country.

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Feb 04
Landmark Dulcimers 2023

Landmark Park

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

430 Landmark Dr Dothan, AL 36303

The Landmark Dulcimer Club has a jam and practice session every first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. You do not have to know how to read music! We prefer you bring your own Mountain Dulcimer but we do have a few practice dulcimers you can borrow if you want to give it a try. Show your instrument and get in for free! Meets in the Interpretive Center Auditorium.

Free for Landmark Dulcimer Club members and free with your paid admission for the general public ($5 for adults, $4 for kids, free for park members and children 2 and under).

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Feb 04
Mystics of Solomon Park Pet & Kids Parade

Solomon Park Garden District

10:30 am to 1:00 pm

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Beads and Moonpies will fly at Solomon Park on Saturday, February 4th. Join in the fun as the Mystics of Solomon Park take to the streets and the children’s and pet parade returns.

We invite area preschool age children (up to age 6) to throw on a costume and join the Wagon Parade. Too old for a wagon, join the fun in the Elementary Walking Float Parade. Kids age 7 to 9 can participate in a wearable float. This category is simple and fun, just grab an old box, some art supplies and use your creativity.

No kiddos? Bring a Pet! We’re inviting pet owners to enter their dogs in the Pet Parade. This is a great way for older kids to participate in the day. There is a $10 Entry fee per pet- the proceeds benefit the WIREGRASS HUMANE SOCIETY. Costumed pets encouraged!

We will give awards in these pet costume categories: Best King, Best Queen, Best Duke, Best Duchess, Best Overall Costume.

No preschooler and no pet? Just come to watch the show! Stroll through the park and enjoy our Mystics of Solomon Park supporters. All proceeds benefit our furry friends at WIREGRASS HUMANE SOCIETY.

Let the Mardi Gras fun begin! Laissez les bon temps rouler, Dothan! We hope to see you there.

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Feb 18
The 2023 Krewe Of Kolosse Mardi Gras Parade

Dothan, Ala.

3:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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THE HAPPIEST DAY IN DOTHAN IS COMING!!!!
The 2023 Krewe Of Kolosse Mardi Gras Parade is happening February 18th at 3:00!
Over 40 FLOATS are coming to Downtown Dothan to bring Mardi Gras to the Wiregrass.
The 2023 KOK Mardi Gras Parade also brings a new experience.
Beginning at 1 pm, you can start your day off at 1 of 4 entertainment points along the parade route. Food and Entertainment starting at 1pm at Carver, Calvery, and First Methodist. Foster Street festivities start at 3 pm. Where there will be Music, Food, and Entertainment to get you ready for the big finale.
If you want to take your Mardi Gras Parade day to the next level, we have The VIP Experience next to KBC on Foster Street. You can find ticket information for VIP experience at www.kreweofkolosse.com/vip
Our new entertainment experiences are brought to you by
Visit Dothan, Bob Woodall Air Care Systems, Mike Schmitz Automotive Group, Martin Environmental, & the Dothan Downtown

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Mar 31
Rodney Carrington

Dothan Civic Center & Opera House

7:00 pm to 7:00 pm

126 N Saint Andrews St Dothan, AL 36303-4838

Suggested 16+ “Mature Audiences Only” No one under the age of 14 allowed in the first 5 rows.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 2 Dec 2022 at 10:00 AM

Artist Presale : Wed, 30 Nov 2022 at 10:00 AM

Promoter Presale : Thu, 1 Dec 2022 at 10:00 AM

Venue Presale : Thu, 1 Dec 2022 at 10:00 AM

Media Presale : Thu, 1 Dec 2022 at 10:00 AM

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