Best Bets, Weekend of 8/4- 8/6

8/4- 8/6

LOCAL EVENTS:


KENNY CHESNEY with special guest MIDLAND- ***SOLD OUT****Saturday 7:30pm, Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE   


GAVIN DEGRAW- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALLFri/Sat 7:05pm, Sun 5:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile

The BayBears host the Montgomery Biscuits, with Fireworks Friday, a Mardi Gras tribute on Saturday, and Sunday Funday/ Bark in the Park with iHeart Radio.  Kids can play catch on the field before the game Sunday and run the bases after the game; and you can bring your well-behaved dog to the game!  CLICK HERE   


DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS UNLEASHED- Sat/Sun 9am-7pm, Mobile Convention Center

Venture back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth! Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this thrilling walk-through exhibit. Kids can also meet a baby dinosaur, take a spin in the Jurassic Jeeps on the Dino Raceway and visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts, face painting and more.  CLICK HERE  


JENNIFER CLAIRE MOORE FOUNDATION Annual PROFESSIONAL RODEOThurs/Fri/Sat 6pm-10:30pm, Foley Horse Arena

An award-winning Professional Cowboy Association event with professional cowboys and cowgirls from across the South. All proceeds benefit local Peer Helper Programs in schools across Baldwin County.

FREE Kids Zone Activities, including face painting, tattoos, bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course and games! Horseback Rides Thursday & Friday compliments of Oak Hollow Farms from 7:00 – 7:45pm. CLICK HERE  


FOUNDER’S DAY/ MR. BELLINGRATH’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION- Sunday 8am-5pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 6, 1869, Walter D. Bellingrath was Mobile’s first Coca-Cola bottler and the founder of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. In honor of Mr. Bellingrath’s Birthday, admission to the Gardens is free to all Mobile and Baldwin County residents. ($9 charge to tour the Home).  CLICK HERE   


SANDSTOCK- Sat 11am-11pm, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

It's not Woodstock, it's Sandstock the Flora-Bama way. Come and hear great music, have good times and eat great food.  Music is devoted to Sandstock style music in the Tent & starts at Noon. Free admission til 6pm. Customers are encouraged to dress up in hippie style threads & will receive free peace sign beads while supplies last.  CLICK HERE   


SAND DOLLAR SUMMER EXPERIENCE CONCERT- Sat 2pm-7pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Free concert, featuring LSD from 2pm-4pm and Midlife Crisis from 5pm-7pm, plus grilled food samples from Chef Eric from Kamado Joe with a cooking demonstration from 4-5 PM.  CLICK HERE    


BIG LAGOON STATE PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES FINALESat 6pm-9pm, Big Lagoon Amphitheater, Pensacola

Featuring Willie Sugarcapps and Pensacola's own band, Bear With Me.  CLICK HERE   


RICKEY SMILEY & FRIENDS- Sat 8pm, Mobile Civic Center, CLICK HERE   


ELVIS AND ME: AN OPEN CONVERSATION WITH PRISCILLA PRESLEY Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


RICHARD MARX- Fri 8pm, Island View Casino, Gulfport, CLICK HERE   


RONNIE MILSAP- Fri 8pm, IP Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE  


BLUES ON THE BAY: REUNION BAND- Sun 6pm-8pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

Enjoy FREE music and great times on the beautiful Pensacola Bay! Pack your coolers and bring your lawn chairs. Concessions are available. Please do not bring pets or glass containers into the park.  CLICK HERE   


MOVIES IN THE PARK: LEGO BATMAN- Fri 7:40pm - 9:50pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets then spread out on the lawn to watch the FREE movie underneath the stars. Movies are family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Concessions are available but picnic baskets are welcome. No pets, or glass containers please. Movies are shown at the Hunter Amphitheater at sunset.  CLICK HERE   


FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Visit our local merchants in Downtown Fairhope as they open late and highlight the art community. Art Walk happens every first Friday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Start your Art Walk at the Eastern Shore Art Centre.  CLICK HERE   


BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY COMMEMORATION: Fort Morgan - Sat 9am-3pm, Fort Morgan Historic Site, Gulf Shores

Historical interpreters will portray members during the Civil War  period of the fort's occupation.  Demonstrations of small arms,  stories of men and women who lived or died here, explanations of the construction, and artillery firing are a few of the stations you can visit. CLICK HERE


BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY COMMEMORATION: Fort Gaines - Sat 9am-5pm, Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island

The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. The event highlights Fort Gaines integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. The cannon will be fired every hour in honor of the soldiers that fought in this pivotal battle.  CLICK HERE   


WILLIE WONKA -THE MUSICAL-  Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse in the Park, Langan Park, Mobile

The Broadway hit version of the beloved film “Willy Wonka- the Musical” is coming to the Playhouse in the Park! All your favorite songs will come alive on our stage, along with a chocolate river, Golden Tickets, Oompa-Loompas, and all the magic you know and love.   CLICK HERE   

 

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm (**SOLD OUT THIS WEEKEND**), Chickasaw Civic Theatre

This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World” along with brand new songs! This spectacular production is sure to have you dancing and singing along the entire time!  CLICK HERE   


BECKY’S NEW CARFri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage–with no prospects for change on the horizon.  Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.  Becky is offered nothing short of a new life … and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare.  CLICK HERE   


CATS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

The full on musical based on T.S. Elliott’s poems will feature the best of our local dancers and character actors.  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:


KIDS’ ER! FAMILY MOVIE CLUB: DISNEY’S ANIMATED ROBIN HOOD (1973)Sat 10am, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.  CLICK HERE 


SAENGER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES: THE BIG SLEEP  - Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. Stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.  CLICK HERE  


SAENGER SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES:  WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY- Sun 3pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a candy factory, where there’s an adventure in every turn.  Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson and Peter Ostrum. CLICK HERE   


THE DARK TOWER (PG13)- The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. Stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey 


DETROIT (R) - Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.  Stars John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith


KIDNAP (R)- A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.  Stars Halle Berry 

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