Best Bets, Weekend of 10/6 - 10/8

posted by Mary Booth -

10/6 - 10/8

LOCAL EVENTS:


COLLEGE FOOTBALL:


ALABAMA @ TEXAS A&M- Sat 6:15 pm, College Station, TX, ESPN,  CLICK HERE   


AUBURN vs OLE MISS-  Sat 11 am, Auburn, CLICK HERE   


FLORIDA vs LSUSat 2:30pm, Gainesville, CBS, CLICK HERE   


FLORIDA STATE vs MIAMI- Sat 2:30 pm, Tuscaloosa, ESPN, CLICK HERE   


****Moved to Friday due to storm****UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA vs MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE - Fri 6 pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola, CLICK HERE   



OTHER EVENTS:


THRILLER NIGHTS OF LIGHTS-  Nightly through Halloween, dusk to 10pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

The family-friendly drive-thru Halloween light display at the Hank is back for a 2nd year!  See friendly ghosts, spooky eyes, giant spiders and more, in light displays synchronized to music playing on your car radio.   CLICK HERE    


BASEFEST- ****CANCELED******The BaseFEST concert on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola scheduled for Saturday, Oct 7th is cancelled due to potential inclement weather from Tropical Storm Nate expected to arrive in the Gulf Coast area early Sunday. The concert will not be rescheduled.  CLICK HERE   


FESTIVAL OF FLAVOR- downtown Foley

EVENT CANCELLED We have been advised weather may deteriorate rapidly Saturday afternoon when the festival was originally scheduled. With this threat of severe weather, the safety of our guests and vendors is our top concern. ***.  CLICK HERE    


PENSACOLA BEACH SONGWRITERS FESTIVALThurs- Sun, Pensacola Beach

15 stages located on Pensacola Beach. 100+ songwriters performing at beachside resorts, restaurants & bars. 200+ performances all located within a one mile radius. Family Friendly.  CLICK HERE 


ALABAMA BIRDFEST BIRD & CONSERVATION EXPO- Coastal Alabama Community College, Fairhope Campus (formerly Faulkner State)*****CANCELED******. CLICK HERE  


FLORA-BAMA OKTOBERFEST- Sun 12 noon-6pm, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

Break out your lederhosen for the Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest! Brats, sauerkraut, and a variety of German beer flow during this festival. German style musical acts perform while party goers chicken dance. The party will go all day and night at all three locations: Flora-Bama, Flora-Bama Yacht Club, & Flora-Bama Ole River Bar. Children are welcome during this family friendly event.  CLICK HERE  


28th Annual PEANUT FESTIVAL- Sat/Sun 9am- 6pm, Gabbert Farm, Jay, Florida

Peanuts; Live entertainment, arts, crafts, antiques, pony rides, games, wagon rides; train rides; bungee jump; rock climbing; and much more. Large display of antique tractors & farm related equipment will be on display.  Free admission and parking.  


CRAIG MORGANThurs 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   


THE BEACH BOYS with special guest JOHN STAMOSFri/Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


JEFF FOXWORTHYFri 8pm, IP Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


BRANDON BENNETT, ELVIS MY WAY- Fri/Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE  


PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents OPENING NIGHT!- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   


21st Annual CRUISIN’ THE COAST- ******All Venue Sites are now closed. Our Sunday morning schedule with take place Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Cruise Central in Gulfport.  CLICK HERE   


***Postponed Until Dec 2****FREE WEEKEND AT MMoA- Sat/Sun 10am-5pm, Mobile Museum of Art, Langan Park

Mobile Museum of Art’s Free Weekend celebration on October 7 has been postponed due to the threat of a possible tropical storm or hurricane.

Due to public safety concerns, Saturday’s events which included a free outdoor concert featuring performances by Crowned Jewelz and Jamell Richardson, PowerLines Poetry, and fashion designers Brandin Stallworth of Lit Clothing and Antoinette Warbington, have been rescheduled for December 2, 2017. Food truck Wemo’s Wings has also been rescheduled.If weather permits the Museum to remain open through the weekend of October 7 and 8, free admission will still be honored.  CLICK HERE   


AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEART WALK- *****The Mobile Heart Walk has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Center*******

The Heart Walk is  American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's #1 killer (heart disease) and #5 killer (stroke). Designed to promote physical activity and heart healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family.  CLICK HERE  


SANTA ROSA ISLAND TRIATHLON-******CANCELED***** Sat 7am, Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach

A sold-out field of 1250 athletes is expected to compete in this nationally-renowned sprint triathlon event. The race distances are a 600 yard swim, an 18 mile bike and a 3.1 mile run.  CLICK HERE   


CURIOUS GEORGE: LET’S GET CURIOUS - Thru Jan 7, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. CLICK HERE   


MOVIES:

BLADERUNNER 2049 (R) - A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.  Stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling


MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE (PG)- A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.  Features the voices of Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber.


THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (PG13) - Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.  Stars Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges 


BATTLE OF THE SEXES (PG13)- The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Stars Emma Stone and Steve Carrell.  Now showing the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile.


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