Best Bets, Weekend of 3/23- 3/25

posted by Mary Booth -

3/23- 3/25

LOCAL EVENTS:


AZALEA TRAIL RUN- Sat 7:55am (wheelchair), 8am (10K), 8:15 am (5K), 9:30am (2 K), downtown Mobile

Run down the streets of old Mobile, where in early spring the city is in full bloom. The Azalea Trail Run is one of the premier 10K road races in the United States, attracting  thousands of world-class and recreational runners, walkers, and wheelchair athletes annually.  CLICK HERE  


FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS- Thurs/Fri/Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm, Providence Hospital, Mobile

More than just a walk in the park, the 2018 Festival of Flowers is "A Celebration Promenade." The Festival of Flowers is acknowledged as the premier flower and garden event and the largest flower show in the Southeast.  Mobile’s most “sentsational” experience celebrates its 25th year with its most impressive array of blooming beauty.  CLICK HERE   


FLORA-BAMA BEACH RUN WALK FOR AMERICA’S WARRIORSSat 7:30am (half marathon), 9am (5K), Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

The sugar white sands of Florida and Alabama will host the 5th Annual Flora-Bama's Beach Run/Walk for America’s Warriors. Half marathoners will run along the beach into Florida while 5K participants will run the Alabama coastline, with everyone meeting back at the Flora-Bama Lounge to celebrate the life of fallen hero Lt. Col. Daniel Murray.  CLICK HERE    

 

EASTER EGG HUNT AT BELLINGRATH GARDENSSat 8am-12noon, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Thousands of Easter eggs will decorate the Great Lawn for children to scurry and collect. There will be special hunts for different age groups as well as prizes, candy and “eggtivities.” .Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your child’s Easter Egg Hunt to allow plenty of time to walk from the Entrance Building to the Great Lawn. We ask that children bring their own basket or bag to collect eggs and treats.  CLICK HERE   


SEWARD FARMS EASTER EGG HUNT-  Sat 10am-3pm, Seward Farms, Tanner Williams Road, Lucedale

Seward farms offers a safe, fun unique egg hunting experience for children ages 1 to 10 years old. Admission includes: Egg Hunt, Hayrides, Cow trains, Jumping Pillow, Yee Haw Slide, Funny Farm Golf, Pony Ride (1x), and visit with the Easter Bunny.  CLICK HERE  

Get a Family Four Pack for half price (while they last) in Gulf Coast Deals.  


ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AT THE EXPLOREUMSat 9am-3pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

The Exploreum will be hiding an incredible 10,000 eggs filled with lots of fun prizes for everyone!  (Doors open at 9; Hunt begins promptly at 10). Special appearance by the Easter Bunny and lots of games and prizes to give away. Activities include Bunny Copters, Peep Safe Parachutes, and Bouncing Eggs!  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   


SUNDAY MORNING GOSPEL COMEDY & MUSIC FEST- Fri 7pm, Cottage Hill Baptist Church

Enjoy an evening with comedian and impressionist Dennis Swanberg, as well as the music of “Unashamed,” the piano work of Daniel Driskel, and comedianne Peppi Garret. And it’s all for the kids of St Jude’s Children Hospital & Research Center, with 95 KSJ and Sunday Morning Gospel.  CLICK HERE  


DOWNTOWN CAJUN COOK-OFF- Sat 10am-2pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Twenty of downtown Mobile’s favorite restaurants and bars are preparing samplings of their best Cajun cuisine. Enjoy tasting delicious eats from 20+ competitive teams, live music, cold drinks, games, giveaways.  Proceeds benefit the Child Advocacy Center.   CLICK HERE    


WHARF BOAT & YACHT SHOWFri/Sat/Sun 10am-5pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Over $150 million in boats and marine products on display. 135 wet slip boats and yachts on display

More than 600+ trailerable boats on land. Something for everyone, from newcomer to seasoned tournament veteran.  CLICK HERE   


MOBILE BAYBEARS FAN FESTSat 11am-2pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Play catch on the field, run the bases, meet the Baybears mascots, inflatable activities, plus free hot dogs, popcorn & Pepsi products.  You can also purchase tickets/merchandise for the upcoming season.  CLICK HERE  


13th Annual GUMBO COOK-OFFSat 11am-3pm, Shoreline Park, Gulf Breeze

Sample Gumbo from 20+ cooking teams. Enjoy live music, check out silent auction. Beer, wine, soda, hamburgers and hot dogs are also available. Sponsored by Gulf Breeze Rotary.   CLICK HERE   


JASON MRAZ, Solo Acoustic- Thurs 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE    


JUSTIN MOORE- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE    


NEIL SEDAKA- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Bilxoi, CLICK HERE    


SAMANTHA FISH- Fri 7pm, The Steeple, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    


MAZE FEATURING FRANKIE BEVERLY- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


DJ QUICKIE MART, STEAMIN BEAMIN/LOADED GUN/JAMES GOTNEWSat 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    


LIVE AT FIVE presents JIMMY LUMPKIN & THE REVIVAL- Fri 5:30pm-7:30pm, Halstead Amphitheater, Coastal Alabama's Fairhope Campus

This is a new concert series in Fairhope.   Bring refreshments and a blanket.  Free admission. Donations accepted at the door to benefit future concerts.  CLICK HERE    


MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: RESURRECTIONSat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The Resurrection Symphony cemented Gustav Mahler’s fame as one of history’s foremost composers. This will be the first time the Mobile Symphony Orchestra has taken on Mahler’s masterpiece.  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    



MOVIES:


PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (PG13)Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.  Stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny


UNSANE (R) -A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or a product of her delusion? Stars Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah 


SHERLOCK GNOMES (PG)Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.  Features the voices of Johnny Depp, Chiwetel EjioforMary J. Blige, Emily Blunt


PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST (PG13)The story covers Paul, portrayed by Faulkner, going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle. Stars James Faulkner, Jim Caviezel, Joanne Whalley 


MIDNIGHT SUN (PG13)A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight. Stars Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle


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