Best Bets, Weekend of 3/17- 3/19

3/17- 3/19

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LUKE BRYAN “KILL THE LIGHTS TOUR” with BRETT ELDREDGE & BRETT YOUNG- Fri/Sat 7pm, Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE  

FAIRHOPE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL- Fri/Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, downtown Fairhope

The festival is free to the public. More than 230 exhibitors will bring their best works from all over the country, including many from the Southeast, to showcase at this prestigious juried show. Enjoy live entertainment and delicious cuisine. Shuttle service available.  CLICK HERE   

FRIENDLY SONS OF ST PATRICK PARADE- Fri 11am, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, downtown Mobile

Friday's parade begins at approximately 11 AM after Mass in front of the Cathedral. It will proceed south to Goverment St., west to the Sanctuary, north to Dauphin St., east to Royal St., north to St Francis St., west to Conception St., then south to Goverment St., and disband at the Admiral Semmes Hotel.  CLICK HERE  

CALLAGHAN’S 71st Annual ST PATRICK’S STREET PARTY - Fri/Sat 11am-11:30pm, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St, Mobile

Huge St Patrick’s Day celebration (over 2 days!) featuring PEEK and The Modern Eldorados Friday and The Mulligan Brother, Paw Paws Medicine Cabinet and Sweet Crude on Saturday.  CLICK HERE  

GREEN DRESS RUN 5K - Sat 4pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub, Dauphin St, downtown Mobile

Grab that green dress and join us for one the best 5K’s Mobile has to offer. The Green Dress Run benefits The Child Advocacy Center of Mobile. After party with the Tip Tops, New Breed Brass Band, and Yeah, Probably.   CLICK HERE   


Your little ones can touch and explore a variety of trucks and machinery, including police, fire and garbage trucks. This fun event benefits MCI pediatric cancer research and Adoption Rocks. 

Admission is $20 per car, and food trucks will be available to purchase lunch on-site. (Note: 10 a.m. -- 11 a.m. is a special noise-free hour for children with special needs and sensitive ears. No sirens, lights or horns!)  CLICK HERE    

KAYLA CROCKER BENEFIT- Sat 10am-5pm, Escambia County Equestrian Center, Pensacola

Cowgirls 4 Community is hosting a Community Event, in light of the tragic events that rocked our community and took the life of 28 year old Kayla Crocker in her home in Beulah. The young mother left behind two small children; proceeds will be provided to the family for the care and future for these two children. Family activities include bounce houses, face painting, pony rides, calf scramble, cake walk,  vendors, a live auction, give aways, and entertainment -- Branded X and TBA bands will be playing. A 5D barrel race will also be held.  CLICK HERE   

3rd Annual DOWNTOWN CAJUN COOKOFF- Sat 10am-2pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Enjoy tasting delicious eats from 20+ competitive teams, live music, cold drinks, games, giveaways, and a great time, to benefit the Child Advocacy Center.  CLICK HERE  

8th Annual SMOKIN’ IN THE SQUARE BBQ COOK-OFF- Fri 12 noon-9pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Seville Square, downtown Pensacola

Great food and great entertainment! BBQ Cookoff includes approximately 50 professional teams and 25 backyarder teams. Performers: Chioe Channel ~ Reid Soria ~ Yard Dog Blues ~ Pelican11 ~ Civilized Natives ~ Avery and the Beards ~ New Fire ~ Jimi Stevie ~ Ami Russ ~ The Masters Men plus One ~ McGuires Pipe Band.  CLICK HERE   

9th Annual FOLEY BBQ & BLUES COOK-OFF - Sat 10am-4pm, Foley’s Heritage Park

An Alabama Barbecue Association Trail event, the barbecue cook-off attracts both corporate and individual teams competing for bragging rights in several award categories. Festival goers enjoy great food, popular blues bands, children’s activities, and a raffle. All proceeds support the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation. CLICK HERE  

VINTAGE MARKET DAYS OF MOBILE- Fri/Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, The Grounds

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. The Market is a three day event held several times a year in various communities. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues.  CLICK HERE  

GALLERY NIGHT- Fri 4pm-8pm, Historic Downtown Pensacola

The streets close down. The lights come up. The music plays.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  

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE- Thurs 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show from Plinko™, to Cliffhangers™, to The Big Wheel™, and even the fabulous Showcase. CLICK HERE   

***Cancelled by promoter****NEPHEW TOMMY (comedy)- Sat 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE

LORETTA LYNN- Fri/Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


REO SPEEDWAGON- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

AVANT- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING- Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile

Much Ado About Nothing is generally considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, because it combines elements of mistaken identities, love, robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honor, shame, and court politics. CLICK HERE   

MY FAIR LADY- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little TheatreCLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA OPERA presents DEAD MAN WALKING - Fri 7:30 pm, Sun 2pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The Florida premiere of Dead Man Walking, which recounts the true story of a Catholic nun, Sister Helen Prejean, and the convicted rapist and double murderer Joseph De Rocher before he was executed by the state of Louisiana.  * For mature audiences due to graphic content and profanity.  CLICK HERE 

SPRING FEVER CHASE 10K- Sat 8am, Fairhope Pier

The 39th Annual Spring Fever Chase is a 10K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk that winds through beautiful downtown Fairhope overlooking Mobile Bay. CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY - Sat 7:05pm, Sun 4:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center

The Ice Flyers host the Mississippi River Kings on Saturday and the Columbus Cottonmouths on Sunday. CLICK HERE  


DRUGS: COST & CONSEQUENCES- Opening Fri Feb 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   

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST (PG)- A live-action adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.  Stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad

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