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Best Bets for the Weekend, 8/1 -8/3

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am to Tue, Aug 5, 2014
 

8/1 – 8/3

 

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MOBILE/BALDWIN EVENTS-

 

 

150th Anniversary of THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY – Fri 6:30pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-2pm, Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores;   Sat starting at 1pm, Sun starting at 10am at Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island

This is a commemoration of the Civil War battle when the Union fleet tried to take the port of Mobile, the last major port not taken by Union forces.  Eventually both Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan fell, and the port was closed to blockade runners, but Mobile was never taken.

Re-enactors from across the country will gather at Fort Morgan, complete with authentic music, period costumes, tall ships and artillery fire.  Highlights include the Naval battle Sat at 10am and the Grand Bombardment (with artillery and pyrotechnic explosions) Sat at 8pm.    CLICK HERE

On Dauphin Island, Fort Gaines will host a 2-day event (Sat/Sun) with a Naval Battle (1pm Sat) and the Siege of Ft Gaines (12 noon Sun).  CLICK HERE

 

 

FLORA BAMA 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – All day Friday/Saturday, open at 10am, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key Dr

 

The Flora-Bama marks its 50th year with a “Blast to the Past” Party, featuring 60’s prices and music….including many of the Original “Flora Bama Players”.  Plus Taylor Hicks Friday 5pm and Saturday 8pm; and KSJ presents Tate Stevens Friday at 8pm.   CLICK HERE

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK – Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

 

Enjoy exhibit openings…with guest artists, refreshments and live entertainment…at a variety of venues.  You can get an ArtWalk map at the Eastern Shore Art Center.  CLICK HERE

 

 

GULF COAST ETHNIC & HERITAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL- Sat 4pm-9:30pm, The Temple Downtown

This is a free concert, featuring the Bay City Brass, Keep It Live, and Jason Marsalis.  CLICK HERE

 

PHISH – Fri 7pm, Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

CHARLIE WILSON – Sat 8pm, Wind Creek Casino Amphitheater, Atmore, CLICK HERE

 

YO GOTTI with 8 BALL & MJG – ***RESCHEDULED FOR AUG 31 **** Mobile Civic Center, CLICK HERE

 

ANNIE:  THE MUSICAL – Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse in the Park

Based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”, this is the musical version of the story of a spunky young orphan whose life goes from rags to riches.  CLICK HERE

 

THE GOOD DOCTOR – Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

It’s a play, with music.  It’s a Neil Simon play, based on short stories by Anton Chekhov. CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

PENSACOLA EVENTS

 

 

KING KONG (PG) – Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The Saenger Classic Movie Series continues with the story of a film crew that goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot, and discovers a giant gorilla who takes a shine to their blonde leading lady.  Stars Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong.  CLICK HERE

 

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC – Fri/Sat 7:30, Sun 2:30, Pensacola Little Theatre

The world’s most beloved musical, telling the story of a woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a widowed Naval officer during World War II.  CLICK HERE

 

 

BLUES ON THE BAY – Sun 5pm-7pm, Community Maritime Park

This is a free, family-friendly concert event on Pensacola’s waterfront with music from various local and regional Blues musicians.   CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

MISSISSIPPI EVENTS

 

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND – Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

 

RALPHIE MAY – Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

 

RICKEY SMILEY – Sat 7:30pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

 

RODNEY ATKINS – Fri 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

 

SALTORIYA Theatrical Circus Sensations – Fri 7pm, Sat/Sun 3pm and 7pm (Show runs through August 17th), Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

IN THEATERS

 

 

 

MARVEL’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (PG13) – In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.  Disney.   Stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, and the voice of Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccooon)

 

 

GET ON UP (R) – This is the story of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.  Stars Chadwick Boseman, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis

 

 

 

 

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