Best Best, Weekend of 11/17- 11/19

11/17- 11/19

LOCAL EVENTS:


COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS @ GEORGIA SOUTHERN Sat 2pm, Statesboro GA, 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.  


ALABAMA vs MERCERSat 11am, Tuscaloosa, SEC Network, CLICK HERE    


AUBURN vs ULMSat 11am, Auburn, ESPN2, CLICK HERE    


FLORIDA vs UABSat 3pm, Gainesville, SEC Network, CLICK HERE   


FLORIDA STATE vs DELAWARE STATE- Sat 11am, Tallahassee, Fox Sports South, CLICK HERE   


UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA @ WINGATE- Sat 12 noon, Wingate NC,  CLICK HERE   



OTHER EVENTS:


CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHTS- Every night through Jan 1st, from dusk until 10pm, including holidays, Hank Aaron Stadium

This amazing drive-thru Christmas light show features over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio.  New LED tree and new songs, too!. CLICK HERE   


LIGHTING OF THE TREESFri 5pm-8pm, Bienville Square, downtown Mobile

The City of Mobile welcomes in the holiday season with pictures with Santa, live music and much more. Shop in our merry market, enjoy live entertainment. Be sure to be there by 6 p.m., because the Mayor and Santa light up the tree at 6:10 p.m.! Enjoy pictures with Santa, live music & entertainment, Uncle Joe’s Rolling Zoo, Story Time with Mobile Public Library, a model train exhibit, balloon clowns, face painting, and much more!   CLICK HERE    


FAIRHOPE TREE LIGHTING- Thurs 5:30pm- 8pm, downtown Fairhope

Festivities begin at 5:30 and the lights come on at 6 p.m. sharp! Entertainment includes the Fairhope High School band, the Fairhope Middle School band, Center Stage Singers, and the Eastern Shore Choral Society. Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy canes and letting children write a wish list to Santa for her to take back to the North Pole.  CLICK HERE   


MOBILE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “CELEBRATIONS!”Sat 10am-4pm, Mobile Civic Center

The Mobile International Festival presents "Celebrations", with over 60 countires participating in the Parade of Flags (11:30am). Come enjoy international food, fun, and entertainment!  Our goal remains to promote understanding, acceptance, friendship, and to showcase appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures. The Mobile International Festival is a place where all belong.  CLICK HERE   


33rd Annual FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS FESTIVALNov 9- 19th, Flora-Bama Lounge and various venues in Perdido Key/Pensacola/Orange Beach/Gulf Shores

The festival is dedicated to the late Frank Brown, who was a night watchman at the Flora-Bama for 28 years, and whose moral values, integrity, and strength of character still endure. During this festival, Grammy Award winning songwriters and the up and coming stars of tomorrow come into the spotlight to perform original songs in multiple locations in Perdido Key, Pensacola, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.  CLICK HERE  


BAY AREA BRUNCH FEST - Sat 10am-2pm, Bienville Square, downtown Mobile

Celebrate one of Mobile's favorite meals, brunch!  Along with great brunch samplings, guests can enjoy mimosas, Bloody Mary's, live music and the company of friends and neighbors.  Proceeds help Lifelines Counseling Services to continue providing programs such as family counseling, financial counseling, crisis counseling and outreach and education.  CLICK HERE    


CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR- Thurs/Fri/Sat 6:45pm, Sun 4pm, Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile

University of Mobile’s popular “Christmas Spectacular” musical extravaganza is back for its 15th season. An orchestra of more than 50 student and professional musicians will accompany approximately 200 UM singers performing selections ranging from classical sacred to contemporary Christmas music.  CLICK HERE    


FAIRHOPE MOVIE IN THE STREET: POLAR EXPRESS- Sat 6:30, Section Street & Fairhope Ave

Enjoy a movie under the stars as the City of Fairhope and the Downtown Fairhope Business Association celebrates the upcoming holiday season with the 8th Annual “Movie in the Street: On Fairhope Avenue” near the intersection of Section Street and Fairhope Avenue. The popular holiday movie “POLAR EXPRESS” will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Those who plan to attend can bring lawn chairs and blankets from home. Children are invited to wear their holiday pajamas.  CLICK HERE   


DISNEY’S LION KING JRFri 6:30pm; Sat 2pm and 6:30pm; Sun 2pm, Daphne Civic Center

Presented by Fairhope's Center Stage Performance.  CLICK HERE   


GALLERY NIGHT- Fri 4pm-8pm (after party, 8pm-12 midnight), downtwon Pensacola

Taking the "Arts to the Streets" where visitors can connect with the unique Culture of Pensacola. This month’s theme is “Gallery Night of Fall Fashion-- Dress the Part!”   CLICK HERE    


WINTERFEST EXPRESS CHRISTENING & FIRST RIDEFri 5pm-8pm, 223 South Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola

This is a free, public event to welcome the Winterfest Express electric train to Pensacola, at Gallery Night on November 17! Drink a hot cocoa toast with Mayor Maywho and Santa at 5pm, and free rides for kids all night.  CLICK HERE    


WINTERFEST PERFORMANCE TOUR- Sun 5pm-8pm, downtown Pensacola

Winterfest’s premier tour features 16 performances along a 60-minute trolley trip through Downtown Pensacola. Singing guides accompany you into a world of wonder with scenes from your favorite holiday memories. Along the way, Elvis, The Polar Express, and even the Grinch will get on board to share the spirit of Christmas. In 2017 the kickoff Christmas Carol performance is adding elements of Peanuts, Polar Express, and the Island of Misfit Toys.  CLICK HERE  


SCENES FROM OPERA AND MUSICAL THEATREFri 7:30pm, Sun 3pm, USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, USA campus

The program, featuring the talented singers in USA's voice program, will include scenes from opera, operetta, and American musical theater. Scenes from USA's upcoming Spring 2018 production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" will also be performed. CLICK HERE   


BEETHOVEN & BLUE JEANS- Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile

It's Beethoven & Blue Jeans -- Mobile Symphony Orchestra’s 20th annual casual concert. The atmosphere is laid-back, and the music is AMAZING! This year's program contrasts Beethoven's spirited Symphony No. 7 with George Gershwin's jazz-infused Piano Concerto in F featuring the Marcus Roberts Trio.  CLICK HERE   


WHITE TIE ROCK ENSEMBLE presents A TRIBUTE TO THE ROYALTY OF ROCK -Sat 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola

The White Tie Rock Ensemble presents a tribute to David Bowie, Queen, The Who and Led Zeppelin . Featuring the unparalleled White Tie Sound, this full rock band, along with the Tied Up String Quartet will recreate all your favorites from this classic era of rock and roll. CLICK HERE    


MIRACLE ON PALAFOX: DELTA RAE, LANCO and JOSH GRACIN- Sun 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola, CLICK HERE   


KARI JOBE- Sat 7pm, Mobile Civic Center Theater, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    


KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


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


GLADYS KNIGHT- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


CHICKS WITH HITS: TERRI CLARK, PAM TILLIS & SUZY BOGGUSS- Sat 8pm, Island View Casino, Gulfport, CLICK HERE   


AUTUMN ENERGY (featuring Untitld w/ gvngbvng & leet)- Fri 9:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    



CHRISTMAS AT THE WHARF:  Orange Beach, AL

ICE SKATING RINK--  Nov. 17 - Jan. 14, Regular time: 4-10 p.m. (Monday-Friday); 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday); Thanksgiving Break: Nov 17 – 26, 10am – 10pm; Christmas Break: Dec 16 – 31, 10am – 10pm

PHOTOS WITH SANTA-- Nov 17-Dec 24; Time: (Fridays) 3-7 pm; (Saturdays)10 am to 7 pm; (Sundays)12-6 pm. Week of Christmas (Dec. 18-23) 10am-7pm.

Christmas Day, Dec. 24: 12-2 p.m.

HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES Nov. 18-19, Nov. 26, Dec. 1-3, Dec. 8-10, Dec. 15-17; 6-10pm

Celebrate Christmas at the Wharf, with Ice Skating all season long.  Plus visit with Santa on the weekends, or maybe take a horse & carriage ride!  CLICK HERE   



PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs HUNTSVILLE HAVOC- Sat 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, 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:


JUSTICE LEAGUE (PG13)- Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Stars  Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams, Jason Momoa  


WONDER (PG) - Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Stars Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson


THE STAR (PG)- A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.  Featuring the voices of Steven Yeun, Kristin Chenoweth, Zachary Levi


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