Best Bets, Weekend of 2/23- 2/25

posted by Mary Booth -

2/23- 2/25

LOCAL EVENTS:


PENSACON: PENSACOLA COMIC CON- Fri/Sat/Sun, Pensacola Bay Center, Pensacola Saenger, Pensacola Little Theatre, Rex Theatre, Pensacola Grand Hotel

Pensacon is an all-inclusive pop culture convention for the fan community, spanning the genres of comics, anime, science fiction, horror, gaming, and fantasy.   CLICK HERE  


ORANGE BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW- Sat 10am-4pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

The Orange Beach Sports Association presents the 26th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival at The Wharf. It’s a full day of food, live music, and over 90 arts & crafts vendors, along with a Kids Zone and dozens of classic hot rods.  CLICK HERE   


FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY AT MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART- Sat 10am-2pm, Mobile Museum of Art, Langan Park

Enjoy art activities, the Dancing Story Lady, secondline dancing, museum tours, and free admission for Mobile County residents.  CLICK HERE


VINTAGE MARKET DAYS OF MOBILE- Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, The Grounds, west Mobile

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more.  CLICK HERE   


SWEETHEART DINNER DANCEFri 7pm-10pm, USS Alabama Battleship Pavilion

Third Annual Sweetheart Dinner Dance featuring the Mobile Big Band Society. Three hours of Big Band favorites, dancing and a wonderful dinner buffet.  CLICK HERE   


THE OAK RIDGE BOYS - Thurs 7pm, Mobile Civic Center, CLICK HERE        


KEKE WYATT-  Fri 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


MICHAEL McDONALD- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE


THE GUESS WHOFri 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

   

MARY J. BLIGEFri/Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


THE FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


WHITE TIE ROCK ENSEMBLE presents DARK SIDE OF THE MOON- Fri 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

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, with an expanded and enhanced Light, Laser and Sound Experience.  CLICK HERE   


MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: TWO OF A KIND- Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Guest conductor André Raphel is joined by Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey for a concert featuring music from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet, Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 2 and Elgar's Enigma Variations.  CLICK HERE    


PUCCINI PROMENADE: AFTERNOON TEA AND COSTUME PARADESun 3pm, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, Mobile

Join Mobile Opera for an afternoon of tea and a parade of costumes for La bohème. Be the first to see the costumes that will appear on the stage and hear about the creative process from members of the Mobile Opera Costume Guild.  CLICK HERE    


THE MIRACLE WORKER- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse in the Park, Langan/Municipal Park, Mobile

The inspiring true story of young Helen Keller, a native of Tuscumbia, Alabama who is rendered blind and deaf after a bout of scarlet fever as an infant. In desperation, her parents seek help from teacher Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through months of persistence, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.  CLICK HERE   


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

The Jags host Louisiana Monroe  Thursday with the womens game at 5pm, followed by the mens game; the Jags host Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday, with the womens game at 5,  followed by the mens game.   CLICK HERE   


USA JAGS BASEBALL- Fri 6:30pm; Sat 2pm; Sun 1pm, Stanky Field, USA campus

The Jags host the University of Hartford.  CLICK HERE    


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


   

MOVIES:


GAME NIGHT (R) -A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.  Stars Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons, Jason Bateman


ANNIHILATION (R)- A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.  Stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson



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