Best Bets, Weekend of 5/18- 5/20

5/18- 5/20

LOCAL EVENTS:


HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL- Thurs 6pm Kickoff Party; Fri- Sun 11am-11pm, The Hangout, E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores

This three day music festival on the beach in Gulf Shores features The Killers, Zedd, and Portugal The Man on Friday…. Logic, The Chainsmokers, and Halsey on Saturday….and Kendrick Lamar on Sunday.  CLICK HERE  


TRACY LAWRENCE Thurs 7pm, The Steeple on St Francis, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


STYXSat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


LEE GREENWOODSat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


STEVE EARLE & THE DUKESFri 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


JOE BONAMASSAThurs 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   


STRAIGHT R&B TOUR featuring Tank, Ginuwine, Bobby V, and Dru HillSat 8pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents MUSIC FOR FAMILIESSat 9:30am (concert at 11am), Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Children will have the opportunity to touch and play instruments through the instrument petting zoo, participate in arts and crafts and learn the science of sound at the pre-concert activities that begin at 9:30 a.m. A special one-hour concert featuring the music of Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast and a variety of composers will take place at 11 a.m.  CLICK HERE   


ALABAMA’S 14th Annual BLUE STAR SALUTE- Sat 7am-1:30pm, USS Alabama Battleship Park

Come spend Armed Forces Day at Battleship Memorial Park as we celebrate the military during the state of Alabama’s Blue Star Salute celebration.  Events include a 5K Memorial Run/Walk, the Alabama 151st Army Band concert, Blue Star Salute, Silver Wings jump team, Gold Star Memorial Service and more.

The event is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.  There is a $4 Park Entry Fee per car. CLICK HERE   


GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLAFri 5pm-8pm, downtown Pensacola

Taking the "Arts to the Streets" where visitors can connect with the unique Culture of Pensacola. The theme for May is Military Appreciation.   CLICK HERE   


HARVEST NIGHTS AT WEEKS BAY PLANTATIONSat 4pm-8pm, Weeks Bay Plantation, Fairhope

This evening on the farm features blueberry picking, a vendors market, food trucks, live music performance by Gove Scrivenor, local artisans, kids activities and more! It’s a fun night for the entire family. Bring your blankets, chairs, BYOB and plan on spending the evening stocking up on organic blueberries, enjoying farm-to-table treats, watching the kids have a blast and listening to some amazing music under the stars.   CLICK HERE   


4th Annual LIONFISH REMOVAL & AWARENESS DAYSat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, Perdido Key

Hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Coast Watch Alliance.  The festival is free to the public and includes activities such as lionfish tastings prepared by celebrity chefs, fillet demonstrations, and family friendly activities.  After the festival, there’s a special benefit performance by LITTLE TEXAS,  at 5pm on Sunday!   CLICK HERE   


GULF BREEZE OPTIMIST FISHING RODEO- Sat 2pm-Sun 5pm, Shoreline Park South, Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Fishing Rodeo is a wholesome way to spend the day and possibly take home a $1,000 grand prize! Kids under 9 are free with paid adult. Catch any of 22 fish species and you may be a category winner. All proceeds go back into the community to benefit children and young adults.  CLICK HERE   


ORANGE BEACH BILLFISH TOURNAMENT- Fri/Sat, The Wharf, Orange Beach

The Orange Beach Billfish Classic kicks off the 2018 Gulf Coast tournament fishing season and is the first of the five tournaments along the coast qualifying for the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series. Weigh-ins are open to the public.  CLICK HERE   


THE BIG SCOOPSat 1pm-4pm, Seville Square Park, Pensacola

 The Big Scoop offers as much of the sweet dairy treat as you can eat! Attendees can choose from an assortment of ice cream flavors and enjoy games and activities. Tickets are $10 each, and all of the proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. This year's event will be pet friendly and children under 3 will get free admittance!  CLICK HERE    


MURDER ON THE GROUP TOUR- Sat 7pm, Mobile's Renaissance River Hotel, downtown Mobile

 The bus is unloaded for the night and everyone is at their favorite bed & breakfast in Mobile. They discuss the events of the day while the body of poor Harry Driver, the Group Leader, lies in the back parlor. Did he over-indulge on BBQ? Or was it murder?   Mobile Mystery Dinners presents another whodunnit along with a great meal.  Reservations required.  CLICK HERE   


THE ADVENTURES OF PIPPI LONGSTOCKINGFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Playhouse in the Park, Langan (Municipal) Park

Pippi Longstocking is a red-haired, freckle-faced, playful and unpredictable 9-year-old girl who has upside-down braids and does NOT want to grow up.  She and her friends have the most rollicking adventures, with horses and monkeys, the circus, and more!  CLICK HERE   


JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Familiar, funny favorite — Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of how Joseph rose from slave to savior, rescuing his people from famine.  CLICK HERE   


PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs JACKSON GENERALSThurs/Fri 6:35pm, Sat 6:05pm, Sun 5:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola

Promotions include Thirsty Thursday, FANtastic Friday, Fireworks Saturday/Boy Scout Day.  CLICK HERE   



MOVIES:


DEADPOOL 2 (R) - Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.  Stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin


BOOK CLUB (PG13)- Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.  Stars  Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Dreyfus, Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson

 

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