Best Bets, Weekend of 3/2- 3/4

posted by Mary Booth -

3/2- 3/4

LOCAL EVENTS:


MOBILE CHILI COOKOFF- Sat 11am-3pm, Mardi Gras Park, downtown Mobile

It is a fun-filled day of great food and live entertainment where teams compete to find out who can cook-up the best chili in the community with chances to win fabulous prizes. Enjoy live music from Crowned Jewelz,  NanaFly and the Sun Chief Band.. plus childrens activities!  CLICK HERE    


MOBILE CHOCOLATE FESTIVALSat 10am-4pm, The Grounds, Mobile

Travel down Chocolate Bliss Lane, visit vendors for chocolate and gifts, or enter your signature chocolate concoctions in our Chocolate Challenge. Plus kids arts & crafts.  All proceeds benefit Penelope House. CLICK HERE   


BALLYHOO FESTIVAL- Sat 9am-5pm, Waterway Village, Gulf Shores

This exciting event is unique in its focus on fine art combined with cultural charm and the fun-loving spirit of residents of Coastal Alabama. Features Performances by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, on site ART demonstrations, Children’s hands-on art activities, Ballyhoo trackless train and Ballyhoo Zoo animals for children, and local seafood by Waterway Village restaurants.  CLICK HERE    


SATSUMA SWAMP FEST- Sat 8am-3pm, Satsuma High School

Swamp Fest features a car show, music and dance, a children's area, arts & crafts, vendors, food and fun. Sponsored by Friends For Satsuma Schools.  CLICK HERE   


LUMBERJACK FESTIVALSat 8am-3pm, Pensacola State College, Milton campus

Watch lumberjack demonstrations, including log rolling, knife throwing, axe throwing, and pole toss.  CLICK HERE    


FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Begins at Eastern Shore Art Center, stroll through downtown Fairhope visiting art galleries and listening to music.  CLICK HERE   


MOBILE BOAT SHOW- Fri 12 noon-8pm; Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-5pm, Mobile Convention Center

In addition to a huge selection of boats and marine products, there are special events for the whole family. The Fetch-n-Fish dog show returns with dog jumping, training tips and lots of fun for the kids; and new this year, “Kids Fishing 101.” This is a free event for children, which teaches them how to cast and use a rod and reel and water safety through a fun interactive program.  CLICK HERE   


A COMEDY OF TENORS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong?  CLICK HERE   


THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha ChristieFri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

A snowstorm traps a group of strangers in a boarding house with an unknown killer.  A classic intrigue from the foremost mystery writer of her time.  CLICK HERE 


PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents PAPA HAYDN- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Explore the musical splendor of Haydn, the beloved and revered “Father of the Symphony” with this evening highlighting the orchestra, UWF Chorus on the effervescent Te Deum and the return of soloist Scott Kluksdahl on the Cello Concerto in C Major.  CLICK HERE   


MOBILE BALLET’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM- Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Civic Center Theater

Closing the season is Shakespeare’s beloved classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a timeless story of love, jealousy, and humor, brought to the stage for the first time in Mobile.  CLICK HERE    


MOBILE 90’s BLOCK PARTY- Sat 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center

Guy feat Teddy Riley, 112, Ginuwine & Next.  CLICK HERE   


VILLAGE PEOPLE & SISTER SLEDGE- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE  


HERMAN’S HERMITS starring PETER NOONEFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


KEITH SWEAT- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND- Sun 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

 

MONSTER JAMSat 1pm and 7pm; Sun 1pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

This year's truck line-up includes the world famous Grave Digger, Max-D, Megalodon, Whiplash, Great Clips Mohawk Warrior, Mutant, and more.  CLICK HERE   

     

DISCOVER THE PINTA AND NINA AT THE WHARFFri-Tues, 9am-5:30pm, The Wharf Marina

Come enjoy this educational opportunity to explore exquisite craftsmanship and learn about the Portuguese caravel that many former explorers traveled upon in centuries ago.  CLICK HERE   


THE MIRACLE WORKER- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, 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   


COTTONTAIL EXPRESS AT WALES WESTSat/Sun 11am-4pm (through Mar 31), Wales West Light Railway, Silverhill

Ride an authentic steam train and visit the Easter Bunny, enjoy an Egg Hunt, Crafts, Miniature Train Ride, Hay Ride, Playground and more.  CLICK HERE   


GLOW RUN/ COLORS OF CANCER 5K- Sat 6:30pm-9:30pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

This is a run to raise awareness of ALL cancers, with proceeds benefitting local cancer patients/ Make-a-Wish Foundation. Participants are encouraged to run or walk wearing or carrying glow items in the various colors of cancer. CLICK HERE   


COX DIAMOND INVITATIONAL - Fri-Sun, Blue Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola

The 5th installment of the Cox Diamond Invitational will feature Ohio State, Southern Miss, Nicholls State, and Eastern Michigan in a  round-robin style tournament.  CLICK HERE     


PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs ROANOKE RAILYARD DOGS- Fri/Sat 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE    


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


 

MOVIES:


RED SPARROW (R) -Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.  Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts


DEATH WISH (R) - A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is violently attacked by robbers.  Stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue



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