Best Bets, Weekend of 10/20- 10/22

posted by Mary Booth -

10/20 - 10/22

LOCAL EVENTS:


COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS vs LOUISIANA MONROE  (HOMECOMING)Sat 4pm, Ladd Peebles Stadium, CLICK HERE

You can listen to the games all season on 96.1 The Rocket and 99.5 The Jag, and on the iHeart Radio app.  Pre-game show starts 2 hours before kickoff.  

Parking lot opens at 8am. FanFest: Begins at 1pm; live music and free food samples from vendors. Game Day info HERE.  

Also, be aware of the new Clear Bag policy and Water policy at Ladd.  CLICK HERE 

USA HOMECOMING activities include Homecoming Comedy Show with Marlon Wayans & Jay Pharaoh Thurs 7:30pm, USA Mitchell Center; Greek TV Homecoming Step Show Fri 3:30pm-11:30pm, USA Mitchell Center; Homecoming Parade and  Pep Rally Fri 6pm parade, 6:30pm pep rally, outside USA Mitchell Center.  CLICK HERE

Also, This Friday night come watch Jags volleyball try to extend their undefeated conference mark at 6:30 PM and then stay for our Jaguar Basketball tipoff event! The Jaguar Basketball tipoff event will start at the conclusion of the volleyball match inside Jag Gym and is your chance to meet and greet with the 2017-2018 basketball Jags.



ALABAMA vs TENNESSEE Sat 2:30 pm, Tuscaloosa, CBS,  CLICK HERE   


AUBURN @ ARKANSAS-  Sat 2:30 pm, Fayetteville, AR, CLICK HERE   


FLORIDA STATE vs LOUISVILLE- Sat 11am, Tallahassee, ESPN, CLICK HERE   


UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA @ SHORTER - Sat 12 noon, Rome, GA, 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    


BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents FLEETWOOD MAC’S RUMOURS- Sat 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The first set is Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for this album.  The second set features the group’s greatest hits, accompanied by all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.  CLICK HERE  


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- CRYSTALThurs/Fri 7:30pm; Sat 3:30pm and 7:30pm; Sun 1pm and 5pm, Pensacola Bay Center

Cirque du Soleil®   presents Crystal, Its’ first ice experience. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics.   CLICK HERE   


THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE! - Sun 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Hailed as “Mind-Blowing Magic!” by CBS, Blagg’s show is packed with jaw-dropping illusions, unbelievable magic and his trademark off-the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event!  One show only.  CLICK HERE   


PENSACOLA INTERSTATE FAIRThurs 4pm-11pm; Fri 4pm-1am; Sat 11am-12 midnite; Sun 11am-11pm,  Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway

Along with amazing food, thrilling rides and great musical acts to entertain you, there are also many other things to see and do at the Fair! Best of all, they are all FREE with your admission!  Entertainment includes Candlebox (Fri 7:30) and A Thousand Horses (Sat 7:30). The Pensacola Interstate Fair runs nightly through Oct 29th.  CLICK HERE   


MOBILE GREEK FESTIVALThurs/Fri/Sat 11am-10pm, The Annunciation Greek Church

54 South Ann St

Enjoy Greek music, dance, heritage... and food, from lamb to baklava!  Take a tour of the church, listen to the music and watch the dancers.  There’s also a drive-thru, for Greek take-out.  CLICK HERE   


WOOFSTOCK - Sun 11am-6:30pm, Bienville Square

Humans and their canine companions are invited to spend the day listening to live local music, enjoying the great food and libations and don’t forget the ever popular Weiner Dog Race and all time favorite Doggie Costume Contest. This is a benefit for ARF, the Animal Rescue Foundation.  CLICK HERE   


PENSACOLA BEACH ART & WINE FESTIVALSun 11am-4pm, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Stroll the Boardwalk, sampling wines and perusing the works of some of the Gulf Coast’s most talented artists.  Wine tastings are from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The festival is free to the public, however for wine tastings festivalgoers must purchase a ticket and receive a wristband. Art & Wine Festival is an annual fundraiser benefitting the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce.  CLICK HERE    


A RAMBLIN' NIGHT AT THE STEEPLE WITH PAUL THORN, THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS, ERIC ERDMAN, PHIL AND FOSTER -Thurs 7pm, The Steeple on St Francis, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


MAREN MORRISSat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


JAKE OWEN- Fri 7pm, Harrah’s Gulf Coast Great Lawn, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


EASTON CORBIN- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


STYX- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


ANTHONY COOLS- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS- Fri/Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE  


GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLAFri 4pm-8pm (AFTER PARTY: 8:00PM - 12:00AM), downtown Pensacola 

Taking the "Arts to the Streets" where visitors can connect with the unique Culture of Pensacola. October’s Gallery Night has a Halloween theme… and a costume contest!  CLICK HERE   


MOBILE OPERA presents COSI FAN TUTTEFri 8pm;  Sun 2:30pm, The Temple, downtown Mobile

In opera, true love rarely runs smooth, and no more so than in this lighthearted comedy of the difference between men and women. Mozart’s tale of classic misunderstanding – "Cosi fan tutte."  CLICK HERE   


QUEST-CON- Fri 1pm-7pm; Sat/Sun 10am-6pm, Mobile Convention Center

Quest-Con is a multi-genre convention heavily influenced by gaming & cosplay, with special guests and vendors.  CLICK HERE  


NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM- Fri 5pm-9pm, History Museum of Mobile

Join us for a tribute to comic books and historic looks at the History Museum of Mobile! Our annual event "Night at the Museum" is back and this time it is superhero-themed! Meet your favorite superheroes; enjoy kid-friendly arts and crafts, food trucks, costume contests, and much more!  CLICK HERE 


BOO AT THE ZOO- Sat/Sun 10am-4pm, Gulf Breeze Zoo

Designed for a younger audience, Boo at the Zoo offers scare-free fun! Join our safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, with kid-friendly fun around every corner. TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL: Enjoy a trail of trick-or-treating stations with treats, toys and treasures for children of all ages! Kids and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes.  CLICK HERE   


BEST OF THE BAY GUMBO CHAMPIONSHIPSat 11am-2pm, Coastal Alabama Community College, Fairhope campus

Come for a day of fun and all the Gumbo you can eat! Plus Children's area and Music. Sponsored by Eastern Shore Kiwanis.  CLICK HERE   


BUDDY WALK - Sat 8:30 registration, 1 mile walk at 10:00, family fun events till 12:00, Bienville Square, downtown Mobile

The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.  There will be food, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, a band, a petting zoo, games for kids, video game trailer, bouncy house, photo booth, Disney princess will be there, Azalea trail maids will be there, characters from comic con!!!  CLICK HERE   


 HEART WALK- Sun 2pm, Moulton Tower, USA Campus, Mobile

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


TUNA DOES VEGASFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Mobile Theatre Guild

Tuna Does Vegas re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the 'third smallest town in Texas' as they take a rambling romp in Sin City.  CLICK HERE    


TWELVE ANGRY JURORS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Everyone says he’s guilty — everyone but one juror in this classic tale of justice in the jury room. CLICK HERE  


THE CONCLUSION OF EDGAR ALLAN POE- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Playhouse in the Park, Langan Park, Mobile

A thrilling, dramatic production based on the life and stories of Edgar Allan Poe, including adaptations of four of his most famous tales: “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Casque of Amontillado”, “Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether”, and a story of the medieval plague, “King Pest”. Suitable for ages 12 and up. CLICK HERE  


THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE- Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life-unaffirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.   Advisory:  Adult content.  May not be appropriate for all ages.  CLICK HERE   


DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEADFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

A Studio 400 Production. The unauthorized further adventures of the Peanuts gang as they go through puberty, and experience life beyond their traditional six year old selves. "Inventive and raunchy…hysterically funny." —NY Post. CLICK HERE    


HAUNTED FORT -Fri/Sat 6pm-9pm (and some weeknights, through Halloween), The Fort of Colonial Mobile, downtown

Haunted Fort brings together an amazing cast of actors, special effects, stages, and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s tremendous fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary. CLICK HERE   


HAUNTED DUCKBOATS -Fri/Sat 6-9pm (and some weeknights, through Halloween), The Fort of Colonial Mobile, downtown

For centuries Mobile has been home to pirates, vagabonds, miscreants, soldiers, and ladies of the night. While their bodies may be gone their souls remain. Embark on a spine-tingling tour of Mobile and the Mobile River as we search along our haunted city streets for these forgotten souls who linger somewhere between today and the afterlife.  CLICK HERE   


OWA’S TOWN OF TERROR- Thurs 6pm-9pm, Fri/Sat 6pm-12 mid, Sun 6pm-9pm, OWA Amusement Park, Foley

If you love frights, OWA’s Town of Terror is just for you. Put your bravery to the test and see if you can handle the haunted house. From insane asylum escapees to a murderous butcher and everything in between, Town of Terror is not for the faint of heart. (Presented by Fairhope’s Nightmare Chambers.) 

In addition to Friday and Saturday frights, Town of Terror will also feature special Flashlight Nights on Thursdays and Sundays. You can experience fear in a whole new light. Weave your way through the terrifying maze with only the light of a small flashlight to guide you!  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:


THE SNOWMAN (R) - Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.  Stars Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer


SAME KIND OF DIFERENT AS ME (PG13)- International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.  Stars  Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou, Greg Kinnear


GEOSTORM (PG13) - When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.  Stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish


TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (PG13)- Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed. Stars Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely, Brock O'Hurn


ONLY THE BRAVE (PG13) - Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.  Stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges


VICTORIA & ABDUL (PG13) - The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.  Now showing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile.


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