Best Bets, Weekend of 1/19- 1/21

1/19 - 1/21



MPD 3rd Annual CHILI COOK-OFF- Sat 10am-2pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

The public is invited to taste the best chili in the city – cooked by Mobile police officers!  Teams of police officers will compete against each other with their best chili recipes. Tickets are $5 per person, and free for children under 5. Tickets can be purchased at police headquarters, 2460 Government Blvd, or at the Downtown Mobile Alliance. Proceeds benefit the Mobile Police Foundation and Crime Prevention Unit.  CLICK HERE    

MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents FOUR SEASONSSat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The Four Seasons puts Vivaldi’s mastery on full display. For each season, there is a corresponding concertos which provides a vivid musical portrait.  CLICK HERE    

DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE- Thurs 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Part of the Broadway in Pensacola series, this worldwide smash hit tells the story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. CLICK HERE    

CAPITOL STEPS- Fri 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The Steps have been entertaining fans by parodying politicians, and the offices that once employed them, since 1981.  Priding themselves as “equal opportunity offenders,” the Steps scour the headlines - political and social – for material. As the Steps themselves say – they “put the ‘MOCK’ in democracy!” CLICK HERE 

TRAVIS TRITT- Sat 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE    

THE MOLLY RINGWALDS- Fri 10:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

CBDB, BIG JAM SPACE DRIVER- Sat 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

SMASH MOUTHFri 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK- Fri/Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

JEFF FOXWORTHY- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE       

CHRIS JANSONSat 8pm, Island View Casino, Gulfport, CLICK HERE   

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLAFri 5pm-10pm, downtown Pensacola

Taking the "Arts to the Streets" where visitors can connect with the unique Culture of Pensacola. CLICK HERE   

ASSASSINSFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Mobile Theatre Guild

Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.  CLICK HERE  

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY- Fri/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    

FOOLSFri/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    

USA JAGS BASKETBALL- Thurs 5pm and 7:05pm; Sat 1:05pm and 3:05pm, USA Mitchell Center

The Jags host Coastal Carolina Thursday, with the women’s game at 5, followed by the men’s game.  Saturday, the Jags host Appalachian State, with the women’s game at 1:05, followed by the men’s game at 3:05. You can hear the games on 99.5 The Jag and iHeartRadio.  CLICK HERE    

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


12 STRONG (R) - 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.  Stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fichtner

DEN OF THIEVES (R) - A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank. Stars Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber

FOREVER MY GIRL (PG)- After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind. Stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (R) - In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. Stars Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg 

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