BEST BETS, Weekend of 5/12- 5/14

posted by Mary Booth -

5/12- 5/14

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LOCAL EVENTS:  


BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents LED ZEPPELIN’S IV- Sat 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The performance is separated into two sets. the first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set features a selection of the album artist's "greatest hits” with an incredible light display and all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.  CLICK HERE   



MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL- Sat 7:05pm, Sun 2:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

The BayBears host the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, with Super Hero Night on Saturday, and Sunday Funday/Bark in the Park with iHeart Radio on Sunday.  Kids play catch on the field before the game and run the bases after the game.  And you can bring your dog!  CLICK HERE   



PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL- Thurs/Fri 6:35pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

The Blue Wahoos host the Birmingham Barons, with promotions including Thirsty Thursday and FANtastic Friday.  CLICK HERE   



AFC MOBILE SOCCER vs GULF COAST TEXANS- Sun 7pm, Lipscomb Stadium, Michael Blvd

AFC Mobile is Mobile’s new soccer team, dedicated to building soccer as a spectator sport in our community. AFC Mobile will be playing their inaugural season in the Gulf Coast Premier League against clubs from New Orleans, Jackson, Biloxi, and Pensacola.  CLICK HERE   



NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY- Fri starting at 10:30am, Bellingrath Gardens

Join the festivities and get to know the Gardens with a special behind-the-scenes tour of our Production Greenhouses conducted by Bellingrath’s Horticultural Management Team. The one-hour tour starts at 10:30 AM and is included in your regular Gardens admission.   CLICK HERE  



MOTHER'S DAY GARDEN CONCERT  --Sun 1pm, Bellingrath Gardens

Enjoy the music of the  Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra… bring lawn chairs, blankets, even a picnic lunch.  CLICK HERE   



MOBILE GRILLED CHEESE MELTDOWN Thurs 5:30pm-7:30pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Teams will be competing to create the yummiest grilled cheese sandwich in the inaugural Mobile Grilled Cheese Meltdown, sponsored by the Downtown Mobile Alliance. Two categories, twenty teams, 40 delicious sandwiches to sample. $25 to enter a team; $5 to enter cheesy paradise!   CLICK HERE  



LODA ART WALKFri 6pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District

On the second Friday of every month, galleries, restaurants, shops, institutions, etc in the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District open their doors for a family-friendly evening of exhibitions and entertainment by area artists.  This month there’s a Garden Party theme; music in Cathedral Square will be by the Murphy High School Band; music mid-way on Dauphin between Warren and Cedar will be by Melissa Robertson.  CLICK HERE    



BYE BYE BIRDIE- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse in the Park

The Tony award-winning musical is a fond but insightful satire on American society of the 1950s, centering around an Elvis-like rock & roll superstar and the schemes of his would-be song-writer. CLICK HERE   



BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER with THE BLENDERS- - Fri 7pm, South Willing St, downtown Milton

A free outdoor concert series.  CLICK HERE   



BLUES ON THE BAY presents STILL STANDING, A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN - Sun 6pm-8pm, Community Maritime Park

Free summer concert series.  CLICK HERE   



DISNEY ON ICE presents WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT- Fri 10:30am and 7pm; Sat 2pm and 6pm; Sun 2pm, Pensacola Bay Center

Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite  Disney stories--Cars, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story and Frozen.  CLICK HERE   



CELTIC WOMAN: VOICES OF ANGELS- 

--Thurs 7pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE   

--Sun 5pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE  



BILL ENGVALLSat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   



SMOKEY ROBINSON- Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE  



DECADES REWINDFri 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

Decades Rewind. Your music. Your memories. Your life.  CLICK HERE    



DRUGS: COST & CONSEQUENCESThru 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!




MOVIES:


KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (PG13)- Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.  Stars Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law



SNATCHED (R)When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.  Stars Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn



THE WALL (R)Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.  Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena



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