Best Bets, Weekend of 3/16- 3/18

3/16- 3/18


FAIRHOPE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL- Fri/Sat/Sun 10am-5pm, downtown Fairhope

The 66th annual festival features more than 230 exhibitors from all over the country, as well as live entertainment.  Free to the public.  CLICK HERE   

SPRING FEVER CHASESat 8am (10K)/ 9:30am (2 mile), Fairhope Pier

10K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk that winds through beautiful downtown Fairhope overlooking Mobile Bay. CLICK HERE    

FRIENDLY SONS OF ST PATRICK PARADESat 11:15, beginning at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, downtown Mobile

This is a walking parade, featuring marchers from the Friendly Sons of St Patrick Society along with their sons, grandsons and the McGill-Toolen High School Band.  CLICK HERE 

CALLAGHAN’S 72nd Annual ST PATRICK’S DAY STREET PARTYSat 11am-11pm, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, Charleston St, Mobile

Everyone’s Irish at Callaghan’s Street Party… just wear something green and enjoy the green beer and the free music from The Mulligan Brothers, Blackwater Brass and Devon Gilfillian on Saturday.  CLICK HERE   

O’DALY’S GREEN DRESS RUNSat 4pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub, Dauphin St, downtown Mobile

Registration includes an event t-shirt, post race green beer and a ticket to the after party with Paw Paw's Medicine Cabinet & New Orleans' Bag Of Donuts. CLICK HERE    

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA- Fri 5pm-10pm, downtown Pensacola

Enjoy some pre-St. Patty's Day Shenanigans at our March Gallery Night! The event will feature more than 20 fine artists, craftsman, performance artists and musicians all along the streets of Downtown Pensacola.   CLICK HERE   

FOLEY BBQ & BLUESSat 10am-5pm, Heritage Park, Foley

An Alabama Barbecue Association Trail event, the barbecue cook-off attracts both corporate and individual teams competing for bragging rights in several award categories. Enjoy great food, popular blues bands, children’s activities, and a raffle. All proceeds support the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation.  CLICK HERE    

SMOKIN’ IN THE SQUARE- Fri 12noon-10pm; Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 8am-5pm, Community Maritime Park, downtown Pensacola

NEW LOCATION this year.  Great food and great entertainment (including Chioe Channel and the McGuires Pipe Band)! BBQ Cookoff includes approximately 50 professional teams and 25 backyarder teams.  CLICK HERE    

HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLORSSat 11am-3pm, University of South Alabama Intramural Fields

Holi, the festival of colors, celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the coming together of people. 

Join us in the biggest celebration where we will cover each other in colored powders (safe and natural). 

FREE entry and color for all attendees!!! There will be FOOD, MUSIC, DANCES, GAMES, HENNA and MORE!!   CLICK HERE   

ORANGE BEACH INVASION CAR SHOW- Fri-Sun, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Free spectator admission.  CLICK HERE   

CLAY WALKERFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

KANSASFri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

TIFFANY HADDISHSat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

KEKE WYATTFri 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    

GARRISON KEILLORThurs 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


PENSACOLA OPERA presents MAN OF LA MANCHAFri 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha finds the author Miguel de Cervantes imprisoned and charged with treason. Assuming the guise of the Knight-Errant Don Quixote, he and his fellow prisoners dare to “Dream the Impossible Dream” as they begin their journey to the truth.  CLICK HERE   

LA BOHEME- Fri 8pm, Sun 2:30pm, The Temple Downtown, Mobile

Mobile Opera presents  Puccini’s unforgettable love story.  When Mimi knocks on Rodolfo’s door needing a light for her candle, something else ignites between them.  Faced with bitter reality, can they keep their flame alive?  CLICK HERE    

CABARETFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile

An American writer and a female entertainer at a seedy nightclub in post-World War I Berlin become romantically involved, while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. ( ** Cabaret is intended and staged for Mature Audiences**)  CLICK HERE    

IN A FOREST DARK AND DEEP- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm, 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   

COTTONTAIL EXPRESS AT WALES WEST - Sat/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   

USA JAGUAR BASEBALL vs ULMFri/Sat 6:30pm, Sun 1pm, Stanky Field, USA campus, CLICK HERE   

Listen to Jags baseball on 99.5 The Jag and on iHeartRadio (search “Jags”).



TOMB RAIDER (R) - Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.  Stars Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins

LOVE, SIMON (PG13)- Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is leaked, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. Stars Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (PG)- The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Stars J. Michael Finley, Brody Rose, Dennis Quaid

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