Best Bets, Weekend of 4/21- 4/23

4/21- 4/23

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PENSACOLA CHOCOLATE FEST- Sat 1pm-3pm (12noon-1pm for VIP), Cordova Mall

By participating in the 14th Annual Chocolate Fest for Gulf Coast Kids House, you are helping to raise funds that ensure child victims of abuse and neglect receive timely, effective and streamlined treatment. Attendees may purchase a VIP ticket for $20 for exclusive access from 12 – 1 pm or a General Admission ticket for $15 and attend from 1-3 pm.  CLICK HERE   

EARTH DAY MOBILE BAYSat 10am-6pm, Fairhope Pier

Free Family Fun with Environmental exhibits, Hands on projects, Healthy ideas, Film Fest, Blessing of the Animals and Music by Grayson Capps, Lauren Murphy, Suzanne Schmitt, Suzi Spies, Sassafrass, and Mike Turner.  CLICK HERE   

EARTH DAY PENSACOLA- Sat 10am-4pm, Bayview Park, Pensacola

Celebrate the Earth in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. There will be live music, a sustainable art show, food vendors, an expanded children’s area and many different information booths on how members of the Pensacola community can live more sustainably.  CLICK HERE    

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALLMon 4/17-Fri 4/21 at 6:35pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

The Blue Wahoos host the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, with promotions including Thirsty Thursday and FANtastic Friday. The Wahoos head to Mobile on Saturday.   CLICK HERE

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALLSat 7:05pm, Sun 2:05pm, Mon/Tues 6:35pm, Wed 11:05am, Hank Aaron Stadium

The BayBears host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, with promotions including $1 Concessions Night Saturday ($1 hot dogs, popcorn, chips, soda all game long), and Sunday Funday/Bark in the Park (Furry, four-legged friends are welcome to join their owners at Hank Aaron Stadium. Additionally, all promotions for this game are for kids, including pregame catch on the field and postgame run the bases) with iHeart Radio.  CLICK HERE

BALD EAGLE BASHSat 4pm-7pm, Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center

Our Party for Preservation helps to raise money and awareness for our mission of protecting coastal wetlands. This “taste of Weeks Bay” event brings over a dozen area restaurants together to create dishes based on delicious gulf shrimp. Plus music from the Mulligan Brothers!  CLICK HERE    

GALLERY NIGHT - Fri 4pm-8pm, downtown Pensacola

Galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars open their doors to the night air as visitors and locals flood the streets to enjoy music, art and cuisine.   CLICK HERE    

PERDIDO KEY ART & WINE FESTIVALFri/Sat 6:30pm-9pm, Sun 11am-1pm, Villagio Town Center, Perdido Key

The ever-popular “Taste of Perdido” for those wishing to enjoy a signature dish from local restaurants paired with an ideal wine. A handful of local restaurants and chefs will be featured, as well as three outstanding artists and a different musician each night. CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA BEACH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL- Fri/Sat 12 noon-12 midnight; Sun 12 noon-7pm, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk 

The 2017 annual Pensacola Beach Crawfish Festival, hosted at Bamboo Willies will feature over 20 live music acts and, of course, all the crawfish you can handle!  CLICK HERE   

25th Annual CRAWFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL Thurs 4/20- Sun 4/23 and Thurs 4/27- Sun 4/30, grounds of Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Whether it’s the headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, or exciting mid-way rides, you won’t want to miss this event!  Friday headliners include Delbert McClinton, Charlie Mars, The Tall Boys; Saturday headliners include Chase Rice, Ryan Hurd, Alyssa Micaela.  CLICK HERE   

BOSTON- Fri 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

ALICE COOPER - Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

AIR SUPPLY - Fri/Sat 8pm, IP Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

LITTLE RIVER BANDSat 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   



ROCKTOPIA LIVESun 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

This is a revolutionary performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock featuring the works of classical composers, rock bands and artists including Queen, Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Styx, Foreigner, Rachmaninoff, Pink Floyd, Copland, The Who and more. CLICK HERE   

THE SECRET GARDEN presented by UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM- Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm, Saraland Performing Arts Center, Saraland High School

This enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon contains some of the most beautiful music written for the stage. CLICK HERE    

GLOWbal 5K RUN/WALKSat 7:30pm, SGA Pavilion, USA campus

A glow-in-the-dark 5K to benefit Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy.  CLICK HERE   

DRUGS: COST & CONSEQUENCES- Thru September 3rd, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

In this interactive exploration of the effects of drugs on both individuals and society, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the history and the current science behind drug law enforcement, drug prevention, drug addiction, and drug treatment specific to Alabama’s local communities, as well as the U.S.  CLICK HERE   

Don’t plan your weekend without your Best Bets- local events, movies, concerts and more!


UNFORGETTABLE (R) - A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife. Stars Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults

BORN IN CHINA (G)- Venturing into the wilds of China, "Born in China" captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.  Narrated by John Krasinski.

PHOENIX FORGOTTEN (PG13)- 20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.  Florence Hartigan, Luke Spencer Roberts, Chelsea Lopez

THE PROMISE (PG13) - Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Stars Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo 


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