Best Bets, Weekend of 3/30- 4/2

posted by Mary Booth -

3/30- 4/1

LOCAL EVENTS:


EASTER IN THE SQUARE- Sat 10am-12:30pm, Bienville Square, downtown Mobile

Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, balloon art, children's crafts, and more! Hosted by the Downtown Mobile Alliance.  CLICK HERE   


EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE AT BELLINGRATHSun 6:30am, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Complimentary admission will be given to guests from 6 to 8 AM on Easter Sunday. A limited number of chairs will be set up and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs.  CLICK HERE   


EASTER EGG HUNT AT THE WHARF- Sat 11:30am, Marina Lawn at the Wharf, Orange Beach

Free! Nearly 5,000 eggs on the Lawn, with separate age group areas designated for the hoppy hunt. A wide variety of kids’ activities will be offered on-site, including face painting, a bouncy house, giant coloring sheets, cookies and more!  CLICK HERE    


CHICKASAW COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNTSat 10am, Chickasaw Housing Authority walking trail, behind the post office

Easter Egg hunt, refreshments, prizes and the Easter Bunny. Children, bring your Easter basket; parents, bring your camera.  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   


ELBERTA GERMAN SAUSAGE FESTIVAL- Sat 8am, Elberta Town Park

The Elberta German Sausage Festival is a bi-annual fundraiser that benefits the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department.. The fire department grills nearly 7,000 pounds of sausage, plus there are arts and crafts, live music, and children’s activities.  CLICK HERE    


DISNEY JR DANCE PARTY ON TOURSat 12:30pm and 4pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, The Lion Guard and more! CLICK HERE   


PHILLIP PHILLIPS- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi

Season 11 winner of American Idol.  CLICK HERE   


HERE COME THE MUMMIESFri 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies playing “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave”.  CLICK HERE   


THE POWER OF PASSION, GOSPEL STAGE PLAY- Sat 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

What could destroy man to the point of losing everything? A woman.  CLICK HERE   


SETHFESTThurs/Fri/Sat, at the Brickyard, Merry Widow and Soul Kitchen

A music festival benefit for the Seth Maness Benefit Fund and the Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation.  CLICK HERE   


COUNTRY UNPLUGGED- Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie and David Lee Murphy- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

 

HIGH VALLEY -Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE     


CABARET Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm (special matinee), 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    


USA JAGUAR BASEBALL vs APPALACHIAN STATE- Thurs/Fri 6:30pm, Sat 1pm, Stanky Field, USA campus

You can hear the games on 99.5 The Jag or on iHeartRadio, keyword “Jags”.   CLICK HERE    


PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs BIRMINGHAM BULLSFri/Sat 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, downtown Pensacola, CLICK HERE    

Saturday is Marvel Night-- Marvel superheroes are in town as the Ice Flyers wrap up their regular season home schedule against the Bulls. They will be wearing Avengers-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game.



MOVIES:


READY PLAYER ONE (PG13)- When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.  Stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn 


TYLER PERRY’S ACRIMONY (R) -A faithful wife tired of standing by her devious husband is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.  Stars Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart


GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS (PG)- Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.  Stars David A.R. White, John Corbett, Shane Harper 


Don’t plan your weekend without your Best Bets- local events, movies, concerts and more!

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