Best Bets, Weekend of 6/16- 6/18

posted by Mary Booth -

6/16-6/18

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LOCAL EVENTS:

 

BAYBEARS CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME- Sat 4:30pm (gates open at 4), followed by Baybears/Shuckers game at 7:05

Softball game with celebrities including AJ McCarron, Jon Lieber,  Nick Fairley, and iHeart’s Mary Booth (who knows nothing about softball!).  Tickets are $10, with $5 from each ticket to benefit Westside Buddy Ball League.  It’s also $1 Concessions Night ($1 hot dogs, popcorn, chips and sodas).  Meet and Greet Autograph Session.   CLICK HERE    

 

 

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL Thurs 6:35pm, Fri/Sat 7:05 (Celeb Softball Saturday at 4:30, followed by Baybears game); Sun 5:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

The Mobile BayBears host the Biloxi Shuckers, with promotions including Thirsty Thursday; Friday Night Fireworks; Celebrity Softball at 4:30 Saturday; $1 Concessions Night Saturday  ($1 hot dogs, popcorn, chips and sodas); and Sunday Funday/Bark in the Park on Sunday (Kids can play catch on the field before the game and run the bases after the game, and you can bring your well-behaved dog to the game).   CLICK HERE    

 

 

GALLERY NIGHTFri 5pm-9pm, downtown Pensacola

Taking the "Arts to the Streets" where visitors can connect with the unique Culture of Pensacola. Palafox Street will be closed for traffic between Garden and Main Street.CLICK HERE   

 

 

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN ARRIVAL CEREMONY- Sun 3pm, Mobile Civic Center Theater lobby

Help us welcome the Distinguished Young Women Class of 2017 to Mobile, Alabama for two weeks of activities and preparation for the 60th National Finals competition.  CLICK HERE    

 

 

KIP MOOREFri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

 

 

THE BELLAMY BROTHERS - Sat 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

 

 

ANTHONY HAMILTON (SOLD OUT)Sat 8pm, Wind Creek Casino, Atmore, CLICK HERE   

 

 

LIFE’S A DANCEFri 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The 9th Annual Life's a Dance presented by the Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio's star-studded evening of dance will feature local celebrities and cast members from ABC's hit television series Dancing with the Stars, including Tony Dovolani and celebrity host Fabian Sanchez, who will emcee the event. CLICK HERE   

 

 

 

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

A free outdoor concert series.  CLICK HERE   

 

 

 

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI SUMMER FAIRThurs/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    

 

 

 

REPTILE SCALES & TAILS- Sat 11am-1pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum

 the program is 45-50 minutes long and features 5-6 live animals including a large tortoise, lizards and of course, snakes. Program includes two demonstrations, a meet and greet, and a short break. 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 AGES Fri/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 3pm, 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   

 

 

 

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:

 

 

CARS 3 (G)- Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Chris Cooper

 

 

ROUGH NIGHT (R) -A group of friends are horrified when the male stripper they hired for a wild bachelorette party in Miami winds up dead.  Stars Scarlett Johansson

 


ALL EYEZ ON ME (R)- Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.  Stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham

 

 

47 METERS DOWN (PG13)- Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive. Stars Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine 

 

 

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