Best Bets, Weekend of 4/6-4/8

4/6- 4/8

LOCAL EVENTS:


MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL- Thurs 6:35pm; Fri/Sat 7:05pm, Sun 2:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

The Baybears open the 2018 season against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, with Thirsty Thursday ($1 beer, with iHeart Radio), Friday Night Fireworks, $1 Concessions on Saturday, and Sunday Funday/Bark in the Park (bring your well-behaved dog to the Hank with iHeart Radio).  CLICK HERE   


DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS TIME TREK- Sat/Sun 9am-5pm, Mobile Convention Center

Trek back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Time trekkers can jump into the world of dinos, with hands-on exhibits sure to delight even the smallest Microraptor in your brood. Cuddle with a baby dino, test your knowledge in our live-action, family game show, have a close-up encounter with a life-like, roving dino skeleton, and more.  CLICK HERE   


5th Annual FIRKIN FESTSat 2pm-10pm, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que, downtown Mobile

 Participating breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer. Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel. This year there are 13 participating breweries. The event benefits the American Cancer Society.  CLICK HERE   


CHOCOLATE FEST- Sat --VIP from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. / General Admission: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cordova Mall

As you walk through the corridors of Cordova Mall, you fill up your “to-go” box with mouth-watering chocolate treats donated by popular local restaurants. Proceeds benefit Gulf Coast Kid’s House, helping child victims of abuse.  CLICK HERE    


25th Annual CAMELLIA CLASSIC OPEN CAR SHOW- Sat 8am-3pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Stroll among hundreds of classic and vintage automobiles displayed on the Great Lawn at the Mobile Bay Mustang Club’s 25th Annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show. Proceeds from car registrations will go to Feeding the Gulf Coast and the Autism Society of Alabama. Bring a canned good to donate to Feeding the Gulf Coast to receive $1 off admission.  CLICK HERE    


DISCOVERY DAYSat 10am-2pm, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Discovery Day is the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's open house for the public. Once a year, the public is given a tour of our research facilities to learn about our coastal environment and the research our team is working on.  CLICK HERE  


PENSACOLA JAZZ FEST- Sat/Sun 10am-8pm, Seville Square, downtown Pensacola

Jazz Pensacola’s FREE Pensacola JazzFest, now in its 35th year, celebrates America's unique musical art form with a lineup from local jazz standouts to world-renowned acts. This year's headliners include the Scott Wilson Quintet, Paula Atherton, Michael Pellera, Andy Martin, Patrick Frost, Gene Bertoncini and The 4 Korners. CLICK HERE


SPRING FLING MUSIC FESTIVAL- Sat 10am-10pm, The Grounds, West Mobile

The biggest grown folks party on the Gulf Coast, with Avant, Case, Lil’ G of Silk and more.  CLICK HERE  


STAPLETON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL- Sat 10am-4pm, Stapleton Elementary School

It’s the return of the Stapleton Bluegrass Festival, with Fat Man Squeeze, Phil and Foster, The String Slingers, and the Unknown Bluegrass Band, plus special appearance by Madison Grace, the Stapleton 6th Grade Band and afterschool music students.  Proceeds benefit academic programs of Stapleton School.  CLICK HERE 


SARA EVANS- Sat 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The fourth annual CMT Next Women of Country is headlined by Sara Evans featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr.  CLICK HERE   


TRACE ADKINS- Fri 7:30pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


38 SPECIAL- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

 

DAVID FEHERTYFri 7:30pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


MOON TAXI, FLOW TRIBE- Sat 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents Russian Spectacular: Gil Shaham Plays TchaikovskySat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

An evening with the sweeping romance of Romeo and Juliet and the stunning talent of Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Considered unplayable when it was written, the piece has become the ultimate showcase. CLICK HERE   


LITTLE WOMEN- Fri 7:30pm, Sat/Sun 3pm, Pensacola Litle Theatre, Pensacola

A story that never will grow old for its treatment of a mother's love for her children and their appreciation for the love of friends and family.   CLICK HERE   


ERIN GO PAW FEST & GREEN DRESS RUN- Sat 2pm-5pm, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, Charleston St, Mobile

Bring your family and your faithful hounds for a run through the garden district, followed by a street party with music, food and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit The Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter. CLICK HERE    



MOVIES:


A QUIET PLACE (PG13)- A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.  Stars Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe 


CHAPPAQUIDDICK (PG13)- Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.  Stars Kate Mara, Jason Clarke, Clancy Brown, Olivia Thirlby


THE MIRACLE SEASON (PG) - After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship. Stars Erin Moriarty, Helen Hunt, Tiera Skovbye


BLOCKERS (R) - Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night. Stars Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ramona Young 


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