Best Bets, Weekend of 4/7 - 4/9

4/7- 4/9

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iHEART RADIO RED-BLUE SPRING GAME and GUMBO-CHILI SHOWDOWN- Sat 8:00am (parking lot opens for tailgating), 10:30am (Gumbo-Chili); 12 noon (Spring Game), Ladd Peebles Stadium

Gumbo-Chili Showdown

More than 30 teams will be serving up some of the best gumbo and chili you've ever tasted, with all proceeds to benefit the Regan Robinson Young Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the gate. 

Plus, enjoy Greers Spring Game FanFest, with free hotdogs for the kids!

iHeartRadio Red-Blue Spring Game

The Jags' 9th annual Spring Game will kick-off at 12:00 Noon, inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium. There's FREE admission to the game, and it's a great first chance to see how the 2017 edition of our Jags football team will look. Plus, kids always enjoy the chance to go on the field after the game to meet players and coaches.   CLICK HERE   

CIRQUE ITALIAThurs/Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2:30pm, 5:30pm, & 8:30pm;  Sun 2:30pm & 5:30pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Cirque Italia is a creative mix of the best elements of entertainment and technology. A “never-seen-before” production that combines acrobatics, dance, contortion, and even high-performance BMX and roller-skating.  CLICK HERE   

SOUTHSOUNDS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL- Fri-Sun, Cathedral Square and other downtown Mobile venues

SouthSounds is the first festival in the country dedicated to showcasing the best emerging and independent Southern music and art. All events occurring at Cathedral Square and the other outdoor, public spaces are free, with no tickets or wristbands required (other than for access to VIP areas). CLICK HERE   

BALDWIN COUNTY STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL- Sat/Sun 9am-5pm, Loxley Municipal Park

Over 180 arts and craft exhibitors, a carnival, children's games, an antique auto show, live music and strawberry shortcake.  Proceeds benefit  Loxley Elementary School and the ARC of Baldwin County.  CLICK HERE  

GULF COAST EXPLOREUM EASTER EGG HUNT- Sat 9am-2pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

This year they will be hiding an incredible 10,000 eggs! Not only that but they’ll have a special appearance by the Easter Bunny, lots of science-themed activities, confetti cannon kick-off, and more! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and the egg hunt starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The hunt goes quickly so make sure you are here early and don't miss out! Activities and games continue from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  CLICK HERE   

BELLINGRATH GARDENS EASTER EGG HUNT- Sat 9am-12 noon, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Thousands of Easter eggs will decorate the luxurious lawn for children to scurry and collect. There will be special hunts for different age groups as well as prizes, candy and “eggtivities.” The Easter Egg Hunt is open to the public. Regular Gardens admission will be charged.  CLICK HERE 

14th Annual BUNNY HOP EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA- Sat 1pm-3pm, Geri Moulton Park, between Ronald McDonald House and  USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital

This year's Bunny Hop will feature family-friendly activities including games, train rides, face-painting, cotton candy and more! Tickets are available with children (ages 3 – 10) for $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Parents and infants are welcome free of charge. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Mobile.   CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA PARKS & RECREATION EASTER EGG HUNT- Sat 10am-1pm, Roger Scott Athletic Complex

A day of FUN with Easter Egg Hunts, music, carnival games, bounce houses, bubble stations, a Bunny Hop (cake walk), photos with the Easter Bunny and more!  CLICK HERE  

DAPHNE EASTER EGG HUNT - Sat 11am-2pm, Lott Park, Daphne

Egg hunts (by age division), games, inflatables, food and more!  CLICK HERE   


The public is invited to visit the research laboratories, meet scientists and researchers, and get a hands-on marine science lesson. You will also be able to tour the Research Vessel Alabama Discovery.  CLICK HERE   

JEREMIHSat 7pm, USA Mitchell Center, USA campus, CLICK HERE   


JIM BREUERSat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE


THE ZOMBIESFri 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

CRYSTAL GAYLESat 8pm, Island View Casino, Gulfport, CLICK HERE  

3rd Annual GULF COAST SPRINGFESTSat 7:30pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Featuring Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, Jeezy, and more.  CLICK HERE   

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY 9 - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The Mobile Symphony and University of South Alabama team up for Beethoven’s Utimate Symphony – the Ode to Joy. Also featuring Handel’s glorious Coronation Anthems.  CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA CIVIC BAND presents “OUT OF THIS WORLD”- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

With stars, planets, and the sun, the vastness of space has been visited only by a select few. Join the Pensacola Civic Band as we journey Out of This World with music from Holst, Strauss, Williams, and many more.  CLICK HERE    

BALLET PENSACOLA’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

Ballet Pensacola takes the audience inside Alice’s head for a fresh perspective on Lewis Carroll’s famous tale.  CLICK HERE   

SORDID LIVES - Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, Mobile Theater Guild

A colorful family from a small Texas town must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with her much younger, married neighbor. The woman's family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral.  CLICK HERE   


Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include fireworks after the game Saturday.  Pensacola Autism jersey auction and Family Day on Sunday.  CLICK HERE   

DRUGS: COST & CONSEQUENCESOpening 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   

Don’t plan your weekend without your Best Bets- local events, movies, concerts and more!


SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (PG)- In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.  Featuring the voices of Ariel Winter, Julia Roberts, Demi Lovato

GOING IN STYLE (PG13)- Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.  Stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margaret

THE CASE FOR CHRIST (PG)- An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.  Stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway

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