Best Bets, Weekend of 11/3- 11/5

posted by Mary Booth -

11/3- 11/5

******DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND*******

It’s time to FALL BACK.  Set your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed Saturday night.  

(Good time to change the batteries in your smoke detector while you’re changing clocks!)


LOCAL EVENTS:


COLLEGE FOOTBALL:


SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS vs LOUISIANA - Sat 3pm, Ladd Peebles Stadium, ESPN3, 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 12 noon; 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 


ALABAMA vs LSUSat 7pm, Tuscaloosa, CBS, CLICK HERE    


AUBURN @ TEXAS A&MSat 11am, College Station, TX, ESPN, CLICK HERE    


FLORIDA @ MISSOURI Sat 11am, Columbia, MO, ESPN2, CLICK HERE   


FLORIDA STATE vs SYRACUSE- Sat 11:20 am, Tuscaloosa, ACC Network, CLICK HERE   


UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA vs NORTH ALABAMASat 4pm, Pensacola, CLICK HERE   



OTHER EVENTS:


GREATER GULF STATE FAIR- Wed/Thurs 4pm-10pm; Fri 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 Marvel’s Superheroes United Show (Sat/Sun- check entertainment schedule for times); the All Star Stunt Dogs Challenge, Belmont Magic Show, and the Greater Gulf State Fair Stampede and Rodeo (Fri and Sat 7:30pm).  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    


BLAINE HOVEN FULL CIRCLEThurs 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center Theatre

Blaine Hoven, soloist with American Ballet Theatre and Mobile Ballet Alum, is bringing an outstanding group of dancers from ABT, including Principal dancers Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston, Christine Shevchenko, and James Whiteside. This fabulous program will feature excerpts from some of the world’s greatest and most beloved ballets, such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Balanchine’s Rubies as well as contemporary works. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see some of the most acclaimed dancers in the world today performing here in Mobile!  CLICK HERE    


HANGOUT OYSTER COOK-OFF -Sat 11am-6pm, The Hangout, Gulf Shores

It’s all things Oyster, delicious seafood, delectable drinks and great music! Sample oysters from dozens of chefs, and over 60 craft beers. And this year, 95 KSJ Presents CAM (Sat 1pm) and Rodney Atkins (3pm).  CLICK HERE    


4th Annual PENSACOLA FOO FOO FESTIVALNov 2- Nov 12

The Foo Foo Festival offers 12 days of unique artistic shows and events. Including Naval air shows, ballets, operas, culinary events, songwriter showcases, concerts and many more unordinary and extraordinary cultural events in between.  Several events this weekend are part of the Foo Foo Festival, including the Great GulfCoast Arts Festival, the Busker Festival, and The Wedding Singer.   CLICK HERE


PENSACOLA UMBRELLA SKY PROJECT AND BUSKER FESTIVALFri-Sun, Intendencia Street from Palafox to Jefferson. Downtown Pensacola

Free.   Spectators will be able to walk through the streets of Downtown Pensacola shaded by hundreds of colorful umbrellas suspended in the air — appearing to be floating.   Plus, Foo Foo Festival attendees can visit the premier Busker Festival, a festival full of entertaining street performers known for their musical, unusual and comedic acts.  CLICK HERE    


THE GREAT GULFCOAST ARTS FESTIVAL- Fri/Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-4pm, Seville Square, downtown Pensacola (Children’s Festival Sat/Sun 10am-4pm)

The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists.  CLICK HERE    


ALABAMA PECAN FESTIVAL- Fri 5pm-until; Sat/Sun 9am-until, W.C. Griggs Elementary School, Carol Plantation Road, Tillmans Corner

This family-oriented festival features a carnival atmosphere with rides, food, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Free grandstand events include a classic country and western show, a Sunday gospel show with topnotch entertainers, and more.  Not to mention plenty of Alabama pecans and pecan pies!  CLICK HERE   


FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALKFri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Visit local merchants in Downtown Fairhope as they open late and highlight the art community.  Start your ArtWalk at the Eastern Shore Art Center.  Original artwork for Downtown’s 12 Days of FAIRHOPE Christmas banners will be revealed at First Friday Art Walk!   CLICK HERE    


THE VENARDOS CIRCUS- Nov 1- Nov 12, James Seal Park (540 Texas St), downtown Mobile

The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show. Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the show features a small cast of artists in a kind of Circus-Broadway Musical.  Fun for the whole family.  CLICK HERE    


SPOOKY MOVIE ON THE LAWN (Rescheduled because of weather)-  Saturday-- 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! Admission is FREE; pony rides $5 and face painting $5 - $7.  CLICK HERE    


USA JAGUAR MEN’S BASKETBALL vs NORTH ALABAMA (Exhibition Game)- Fri 7:35pm, USA Mitchell Center, CLICK HERE   

You can listen to the games all season on 99.5 The Jag and the iHeart Radio app. 


CASTING CROWNSThurs 7pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


JOSH TURNERFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


CHEECH & CHONGFri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


APLUS/ACEYALONE/EQUIPTO/Z-MAN/TRUE JUSTICEFri 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE     


PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents AWAKENINGSSat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola

A stunning sensory experience as pictures from Pensacola’s celebrated past and present are projected just above the orchestra to create a visual concerto choreographed to the music of American Composer Joseph Curiale’s vivid piece, Awakening.   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   

  

THE WEDDING SINGER- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

Based on the 1998 film of the same name, the story revolves around Robbie, who sings at weddings, his failed relationship with his former fiancee', and his romance with a new love, Julia. Full of ‘80’s pop and all your wedding favorites.. 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:


THOR: RAGNAROK (PG13)Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.  Stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett


A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS (R)A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas.  Stars  Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon


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