Best Bets, Weekend of 1/12- 1/14

posted by Mary Booth -

1/12 - 1/14

LOCAL EVENTS:


KREWE DE LA DAUPHINE PARADE- Sat 1pm, Dauphin Island, CLICK HERE    

iHeart's Uncle Henry will be the Grand Marshal!


PORT CITY SECONDLINE FESTIVAL- Sat 2pm, from Frat House to Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

The Parade will start at the Omega Frat house, 57 N Broad St, at 2pm and make its way through the streets of downtown to Cathedral Square for the Festival. The festival will have food, arts and crafts, live performances by local Brass Bands, games, face painting, and the original Port City Secondliners.  CLICK HERE  


2018 FIRST LIGHT MARATHONSun 7:30am-2pm, Bienville Square, downtown Mobile

The course runs from downtown, through the historic neighborhoods and up to 2 colleges in Mobile, to return to a finish line celebration in Bienville Square! The day of family fun includes races for all including a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and 1.2 mile fun run as well as many miles of course to cheer on the runners. All proceeds benifit L'Arche Mobile, a living community for adults with mental dissabilities.  CLICK HERE    


LODA ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District, downtown Mobile

Enjoy local music talent, locat artists, local performers, and great food and beverage all within walking distance in the LODA area. CLICK HERE    


AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTYFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse

The story centers around the Weston family, brought together after their patriarch, a world-class poet and alcoholic, disappears. Holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat.  CLICK HERE    


FOOLS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Fools is a comic fable by Neil Simon, set in the small Ukrainian village during the late 19th century. The story follows Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, a schoolteacher who takes a new job educating Sophia, the daughter of Doctor Zubritsky and his wife, Lenya. Leon soon learns that there is a curse on the village that makes everyone stupid, but complications ensue when Leon falls in love with his pupil.  CLICK HERE    


THE WAILERS - Fri 8:30, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    


ELI YOUNG BAND, DEREK NORSWORTHY- Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    


TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLSFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


ANN WILSON of HEARTSat 8pm, IP Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


RIVERDANCEFri 7pm; Sat 3pm and 7pm; Sun 3pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents BEETHOVEN & BLUE JEANS- Sat 7:30, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Something for everyone, with an electric violinist performing his own composition, and the orchestra shares one of Beethoven’s most well-known works - Symphony No. 5. Dress is distinctly casual as the audience, orchestra and conductor will all be in denim. CLICK HERE   


PCA CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 1:30pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls - rodeo's biggest superstars perform feats of athleticism during each performance of the professional rodeo. CLICK HERE    


USA JAGS BASKETBALLSat 1:05pm and 3:05pm, USA Mitchell Center

The women’s team hosts Troy at 1:05, followed by the men’s game against Troy at 3:05. You can hear the games on 99.5 The Jag and iHeartRadio.  CLICK HERE    


PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY- Fri/Sat 7:05pm, Sun 4:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center

The Ice Flyers host the Birmingham Bulls Friday and Saturday and the Macon Mayhem on Sunday, CLICK HERE 


ICE SKATING AT THE FORT OF COLONIAL MOBILE- Thurs 10am-8pm; Fri/Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 10am-8pm, CLICK HERE    


ICE SKATING AT THE WHARF- through Jan 14th--  4-10 p.m. (Monday-Friday); 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday), The Wharf, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

   


MOVIES:


PADDINGTON 2 (PG)- Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.  Features the voices of Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville


THE POST (PG13) - A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.  Stars Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep


THE COMMUTER (PG13)- A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.  Stars  Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson


PROUD MARY (R) - Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary's life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry.  Also stars Neal McDonough, Danny Glover


THE SHAPE OF WATER (R)At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.  Stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon.  Now showing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile.  


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