Best Bets, Weekend of 3/9-3/11

posted by Mary Booth -

3/9- 3/11


*****DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS THIS WEEKEND!  SPRING FORWARD... Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday.  It's also a great reminder to check the batteries in your smoke alarms while you're at it ***************


LOCAL EVENTS:


OVER THE EDGE- Fri 1pm-3pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Mobile Marriott Hotel, Airport Blvd

The 3rd Annual Over The Edge fundraiser event gives participants the opportunity to help the less fortunate in our area AND experience the thrill of rappelling over 200 feet, while friends, family and the community watch. iHeart Radio’s Dan & Shelby from 95 KSJ and Johnna Farmer from K99 Country will be going Over the Edge on Friday around 1:15pm.  Former Auburn OL Reese Dismukes will be going OVER THE EDGE and signing autographs and meeting fans with Former Alabama QB Jake Coker, Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Donations will be accepted for the Officer Justin Billa Memorial Fund.There will be music, food, corn hole and a special 18' slide for kids of all ages to enjoy.  CLICK HERE   


BAYFRONT BOOGIE Benefiting the Family of Officer Justin Billa- Sat 11am-11pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Daphne

Join us as we come together as a community in support of fallen Officer Justin Billa's family. There will be $10 crawfish plates, silent auction and raffle. All proceeds will go to the family. Tyler Tisdale and Shelby Kemp on stage during the day and Winston Ramble takes the stage at night! Face painting, bounce house and more for the kids to enjoy, so bring the family and head on down to the Bayfront to boogie!  CLICK HERE


ORANGE BEACH FESTIVAL OF ARTSat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach 

The Festival of Art is a celebration of visual, performing, musical and culinary arts, with more than 100 artists working in a variety of medias.  The festival is FREE with music and entertainment featured on two stages.  CLICK HERE    


GULF BREEZE CELEBRATES THE ARTS FESTIVAL- Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-5pm, Gulf Breeze High School

The Festival is a juried fine arts and fine crafts festival that brings together quality local, regional, and national artists to Gulf Breeze, Florida. The two-day family event is free to the public and includes over 140 artists.  CLICK HERE   


SPRING TEA AT THE BRAGG-MITCHELL MANSIONFri 2pm-5pm, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, 

Springhill Ave, Mobile

Guests are invited to enjoy delicious finger sandwiches and light hors d'oeuvres, hot/cold tea and an informal look at one of Mobile's most iconic antebellum homes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the restoration and operation of  Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. CLICK HERE   


"LUCKY" LODA ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-9pm, Dauphin Street, downtown Mobile

Wear your green (or not) and be downtown to enjoy the art and atmosphere of Lucky Walk!  On the second Friday of every month, galleries, restaurants, shops, etc in the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District open their doors for a family-friendly evening of exhibitions and entertainment by area artists.  CLICK HERE   


CELEBRATE HISTORIC MOBILEThurs- Sun, various locations, downtown Mobile

Celebrate Historic Mobile, presented by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, includes tours of houses of worship, cemeteries and private historic residences in downtown Mobile, and a “Legends and Libations” pub crawl.  CLICK HERE    


TOUCH A TRUCK - Sat 10am-2pm, Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile

Touch a Truck is a family-friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of trucks and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. Children will be allowed to touch, climb aboard, and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe environment. Benefits pediatric cancer at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and Adoption Rocks.  CLICK HERE   


HOP ON THE HILL- Sat 10am-2pm, Village of Spring Hill, Mobile

The Second Annual "Hop on the Hill," hosted by Spring Hill Merchants Association, is a family-friendly, free and fun store-to-store Easter egg hunt.  Participating merchants will have an egg for each child who visits their store. The Easter Bunny will be on location for photos (bring your own camera).  CLICK HERE  


IN A FOREST DARK AND DEEP- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

On the night when Betty urgently needs help to empty her cabin in the woods, she calls on her brother Bobby. In this exhilarating play of secrets and sibling rivalry, we will explore the dark territory of "the lies you tell yourself to get by." Strong adult language and content!  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   


AARON LEWISSat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

THE POINTER SISTERSFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

BRANDON BENNETT’S ELVIS MY WAY- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

IRMA THOMAS- Sat 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

CODY JOHNSON -Thurs 8:45pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

PERPETUAL GROOVEFri 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE  

MATISYAHU, EMINENCE ENSEMBLESat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE  

FLEET FOXES, NATALIE PRASSSun 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE  


TAO DRUM HEARTSat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide.  CLICK HERE   


MONSTER TRUCKS- Sat 1pm and 7pm; Sun 1pm, Pensacola Bay Center

Truck lineup includes Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Northern Nightmare, Scooby Doo, Stinger, Master Of Disaster, Nitro Menace and Jailbird. CLICK HERE   


McGUIRE’S PREDICTION RUN 5KSat 9am, McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola

With More than 5,000 participants, it is Pensacola's largest run and the nation's largest prediction run. Awards to the fastest as well as the most accurate in predicting the time it will take them to complete the 3.1 mile course.  CLICK HERE   


5th Annual JMH LET’S GET IT 5KSat 11am, Mellow Mushroom, Government St at the Loop

In memory of Justin Hasty, and benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.  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   



MOVIES:


A WRINKLE IN TIME (PG)After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.  Stars  Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling


THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (R) -A family staying in a secluded mobile home park for the night are visited by three masked psychopaths, to test their every limit. Stars Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson 


THE HURRICANE HEIST (PG13)Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities. Stars  Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten


GRINGO (R) - A dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal. Stars Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo


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