Best Bets, Weekend of 6/9- 6/11

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LOCAL EVENTS:

 

FUSE PROJECT’S 4th Annual DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL- Sat 8am-3:30pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Over 65 teams of 20 paddlers, one drummer, and an experienced steerer will rock the water in a 46-foot authentic Hong Kong style Dragon Boat, to fundraise for local children’s projects. This is a family-friendly, alcohol free event, with food trucks, a petting zoo, a trackless train, a gyro gym, jumpies, pony rides and more. Admission to get into the festival is $5. Children under the age of 3 get in FREE!  CLICK HERE    

 

 

LODA ARTWALK Fri 6pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District

Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicous foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa Artwalk.   CLICK HERE   

 

 

 

AFC MOBILE SOCCER- Sat 7pm, Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex

Mobile's semi-pro soccer team will take on Biloxi City FC in the first leg of the Forgotten Coast Cup. Military Appreciation Night! All veterans and active duty personnel will be admitted free of charge with ID. Kids 12 and under also free! Everyone else just $5.  CLICK HERE   

 



PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL- Fri/Sat 6:35pm, Sun 4:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola

The Wahoos host the Mississippi Braves, with promotions including Fireworks Saturday, and BirdZerk!  "America's Ballpark Prankster" on Sunday.  CLICK HERE    

 

 

 

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER with THE DEJA VU BAND- - Fri 7pm, South Willing St, downtown Milton

A free outdoor concert series.  CLICK HERE   

 

 

 

GARY ALLAN- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

 

 

 

HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR, starring: THE TURTLES featuring FLO & EDDIE; CHUCK NEGRON formerly of Three Dog Night; THE ASSOCIATION; THE COWSILLS; THE BOX TOPS; THE ARCHIES RON DANTE-- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

 

 

 

38 SPECIAL- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE     

 

 

 

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI SUMMER FAIR- Thurs/Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat/Sun 1pm-8pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi 

This is a family-friendly, jam-packed affordable annual event that offers rides, live music, shows, contests, and entertainment June 8th through June 18th.  CLICK HERE    

 

 

 

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN- Tues-Sun 8pm, through June 30th, Meyer Performing Arts Center, Gulf Shores

The University of Alabama’s professional summer theatre, SummerTide, will bust out the banjos this summer during its 14th season, presenting Smoke on the Mountain, a 1930’s musical comedy set in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains.   CLICK HERE   

 


 

ROCK OF AGESFri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse

For the first time in Mobile, this smash Broadway hit, set in LA’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small town girl, both in LA to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love.  CLICK HERE    

 

 

 

FOOTLOOSE- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

Ren and his mom move from Chicago to a small farm town. But Ren is not prepared for the rigorous rules and control created by a local preacher. Featuring an award winning selection of Top 40 hits.  CLICK HERE   

 

 

 

KYSER MIREE MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT- Sat 6am, The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach

Tournament proceeds will help fund programs for underprivileged children at Wilmer Hall Children's Home and St. Mary's Home, and also helps fund the Kyser Miree Scholarship. 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!

 

 

 

 

MOVIES:

 

THE MUMMY (PG13)- An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.  Stars Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe

 

 

 

MEGAN LEAVEY (PG13)- Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Stars Kate Mara, Tom Felton

 

 

 

IT COMES AT NIGHT (R)Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. Stars Joel Edgerton

 

 

 

DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ SGT PEPPER Composer, musician, and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, conducting an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions.  Now showing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile.   

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