Best Bets, Weekend of 10/27- 10/29

posted by Mary Booth -

10/27 - 10/29

LOCAL EVENTS:


COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS @ GEORGIA STATEThurs 6:30pm, Atlanta, ESPNU, 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.  


FLORIDA vs GEORGIASat 2:30pm, Jacksonville, CBS, CLICK HERE   


FLORIDA STATE @ BOSTON COLLEGE- Fri 7pm, Chestnut Hill, Mass,  ESPN, CLICK HERE   


UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA @ WEST ALABAMASat 4pm, Livingston AL, 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    


LANDROVER GULF COAST WINE ON THE RIVER-- Sat 3pm-7pm, Cooper Riverside Park

Sample wine from national and international vineyards at Mobile’s inaugural wine tasting event on the Mobile River.  Enjoy music by Lee Yankie. Your ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, and partial proceeds benefit Fuse Project. Food vendors available. CLICK HERE   


MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER- Sat 6:45 am Registration; Walk starts at 8am, Bienville Square

Put on something Pink and join thousands of people walking to raise money for cancer research and local programs for cancer patients.  This 3 and a half mile walk brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer.  CLICK HERE   


16th Annual KRUISE FOR ST JUDE- Sat 9:30am Staging, 11:30am Departure, Eastern Shore Centre, Spanish Fort

The motorcycle ride runs from the Eastern Shore Centre to the Flora-Bama, where music begins at 1pm featuring Parmalee and Midland.  If you just wish to join us for the show at the Flora-Bama there will be a $5 charge at the door.  All proceeds will go to St. Jude.  CLICK HERE  


GREATER GULF STATE FAIRFri 4pm-12 midnite; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12 noon-10pm, The Grounds, west Mobile

The theme is Calling All Heroes… from everyday heroes to superheroes.  Entertainment includes Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, and Marvel’s Superheroes United Show (check entertainment schedule to see which nights); the All Star Stunt Dogs Challenge, and the Greater Gulf State Fair Stampede and Rodeo.  The Greater Gulf State Fair features Family Land with over 30 kid-friendly rides and games, and the Largest Midway on the Gulf Coast.  CLICK HERE    


PENSACOLA INTERSTATE FAIR- Thurs 2pm-11pm; Fri 4pm-1am; Sat 11am-12 midnite; Sun 11am-10pm,  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 Trace Adkins (Wed 8:00), Bret Michaels (Fri 7:30), William Michael Morgan (Sat 7:30) .  CLICK HERE   


ONE NIGHT IN HAVANA- Sun 5:30pm-8:30pm, 23 East Brookley Warehouse District 1886 Fifth Street, Mobile

Experience a tropical paradise filled with the sights, sounds and flavors of Havana. The evening includes charitable gaming, live music, latin-inspired food and beer, wine and specialty cocktails.  Proceeds benefit the Distinguished Young Women Foundation and will provide college scholarships to deserving students. CLICK HERE    


JUBILEE BEST ROBOTICS GAME DAY-  Sat 9am-5pm, USA Mitchell Center

Jubilee BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) inspires future generations of engineers, scientists and technology experts through a robotics competition. 36 middle and high school teams will be competing Saturday, using robots they built themselves. The public is invited.  CLICK HERE     


KEVIN HARTSat 7pm and 10pm; Sun 7:00pm, Mobile Civic Center, CLICK HERE   


JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY -Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


BRIAN McKNIGHTSat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


BILLY OCEANSat 8pm, Island View Casino, Gulfport, CLICK HERE    


PATTI LABELLEFri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE


JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD LIVE - Sun 5pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

   

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS  HOCKEY vs MISSISSIPPI RIVER KINGS -Fri 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE     


GALACTIC HALLOWEEN WITH CBDBFri 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE     


HALLOWEEN IS COMING- Sat 10:30pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi

Hard Rock Biloxi welcomes Kristian Nairn aka 'Hodor' from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones! 

This is a progressive house DJ set by Nairn in an immersive Game of Thrones atmosphere.  CLICK HERE   


ELBERTA SAUSAGE FESTIVAL- Sat 8am-5pm, Elberta Town Park, Hwy 98 @ Co Rd 83, Elberta AL

Volunteer firefighters cook up over 6000 pounds of German sausage for the festival, along with German style filled cabbage, potato salad, goulash, and other festival foods.  Enjoy polka and German music, too!  Plus arts & crafts and carnival rides.  CLICK HERE   


TRICK OR TROT 5K and 1 Mile FUN RUN- Fri 6pm-9pm, USA Moulton Tower, USA campus

Run in costume! All registered racers will have access to the "Monster Mash" party after the race. Vendor tents, jump houses, music, photo booth, pumpkin decorating, food, drinks and trick or treating!  Proceeds benefit the Pediatric Emergency Department at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.  CLICK HERE    


HEART WALK BALDWIN COUNTY- Sat 8am Check-in, 9am Walk, Fairhope Pier

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  


SPOOKY MOVIE ON THE LAWNTrick or Treating: 2pm; Kids Activities: 4pm; Hayrides: 5 - 7pm; Movie screening begins at 7:30pm, Marina Lawn at the Wharf, Orange Beach

See “Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone” at 7:30; free popcorn & hot chocolate!  CLICK HERE    


BOO AT THE ZOOSat/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   


BOO AT BELLINGRATH - Sat 11am-3pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Dress up your little goblins and enjoy a day full of Halloween fun at Bellingrath! The Gardens will be decorated with spooky and fun inflatables. There will be plenty of treats and trinkets from area organizations and businesses for trick-or-treaters to enjoy. Guests are invited to enjoy culinary delights from local food trucks and live music.  CLICK HERE     


HALLOWEEN AT THE NAVAL MUSEUMSat 10am-12 noon, National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola

Bring the family and enjoy a day of Halloween fun at the National Naval Aviation Museum! Featuring “spooktacular" specials, hands on activity stations and even a Mascot Meet-and-Greet with the Chick-fil-A Cow, Pensacola Ice Flyers’ Maverick and Smokey Bear   CLICK HERE   


5 RIVERS HALLOWEEN BASHSat 10am-4pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, on the Causeway, Spanish Fort

This is a FREE, family friendly Halloween celebration. There will be crafts, music, movies, trail rides, games, $5 boat tours, “Smokin’ Gringos” food truck, and a costume contest at 1pm.  CLICK HERE   


HAUNTED FORT -Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun 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 -Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun 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  


PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents OPENING NIGHT- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre (Rescheduled due to Nate), CLICK HERE     


PETER AND THE STARCATCHER- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse

Peter and the Starcatcher is a family-friendly prequel to the story of Peter Pan.  CLICK HERE   

  

TUNA DOES VEGAS- Fri/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 JURORSFri/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 POEFri/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 BEEFri/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 BLOCKHEAD- Thurs/Fri/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    


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:


JIGSAW (R) - Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years.  Stars Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (R)A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.  Stars Miles Teller, Haley Bennett


SUBURBICON (R) -A home invasion rattles a quiet family town. Stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore. Written by Joel & Ethan Coen, George Clooney and Grant Haslev. Directed by George Clooney.   


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