Best Bets, Weekend Events 8/2- 8/5

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MIRANDA LAMBERT & LITTLE BIG TOWN- Thurs 7pm, Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE    


It’s a block party at the Wharf, with food, a kids zone, and free entertainment from Mid Life Crisis (2:30pm-4:30pm) and Grayson Capps  (5pm-7pm).   CLICK HERE   

JENNIFER CLAIRE MOORE PROFESSIONAL RODEOThurs/Fri/Sat, gates open at 5:30pm, rodeo at 8pm, City of Foley Horse Arena

Come and watch some of the nation’s professional cowgirls and cowboys compete for top prize money. Scheduled competition events include bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel racing. Rodeo action begins nightly at 8:00pm with children’s activities starting at 6:00pm.  Proceeds benefit  local Peer Helper Programs in schools across Baldwin County.  CLICK HERE    


GULF COAST ETHNIC & HERITAGE JAZZ FESTIVALSat 5:30pm, Mobile Convention Center

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist, Donald Harrison Jr., will headline the 20th Annual Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival’s JAZZ ON THE RIVER, August 4th at Mobile Convention Center! The main stage concert opens 5:30 pm with The E. B. Coleman Orchestra, featuring vocalist Karmilla Ali, and “Everybody’s Here!”  CLICK HERE   

RICH HOMIE QUANThurs 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE     

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


KEVIN HARTSun 7pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE 



This summer, the Saenger will again showcase classic hit movies the way they were meant to be seen: larger-than-life on the glorious BIG screen! For this year’s Movie Series, the Saenger will be partnering with McKemie Place, the only overnight shelter for single, homeless women in all of Mobile, Washington, and Baldwin Counties.  Get a free small popcorn when you bring an item or cash donation.  Find McKemie’s wish list by clicking the link below.  

This week, it’s PULP FICTIONstarring John Travolta and Uma Thurman. The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. CLICK HERE   

SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIES present SMOKEY & THE BANDITSat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff. This 1977 classic stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jerry Reed.  CLICK HERE    


154th COMMEMORATIVE OF THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY-It’s the famous Civil War battle from which we get the phrase “Damn the torpedoes!”....and it’s commemorated by forts on both sides of Mobile Bay:

--Sat 9am-5pm, Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island

The cannon will be fired every forty-five minutes in honor of the soldiers that fought in this pivotal battle. Come and experience a living history day for the whole family. Blacksmith demonstrations will be on hand all day in the Fort’s Blacksmith Shop.  CLICK HERE    

--Sat 9am-3pm, Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores

A one day living history event commemorating the events that happened at Mobile Bay August 5-23, 1864. The fort will come to life with drills and demonstrations of artillery by historical interpreters.  CLICK HERE  

HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE “OPEN HOUSE”Sun 1:30pm-3:30pm,  History Musem of Mobile, downtown

Explore 300 years of Mobile's History, while learning about the Museum's different departments, membership program and benefits! Light refreshments will be served and admission is FREE.   CLICK HERE    

GULF COAST EXPLOREUM “WATER EDUCATION FESTIVAL”Sat 10am-1pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

$10 "Beat the Heat" Summer combo including IMAX/ Water's Extreme Journey exhibit, and permanent exhibits for non-members. The goal of this family oriented day is to spark a conversation about the importance of water management and conservation in our community. This is a great opportunity to learn about and get involved with local organizations in a fun interactive setting.   CLICK HERE   

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Shops and restaurants will be open late and there will be live music to enjoy.  Start your Artwalk at the Eastern Shore Art Center.  CLICK HERE    

PELICAN PADDLE - Sat 7:30am-12 noon, Weeks Bay, by the Fish River Bridge

Pelican Paddle is a fun, family-oriented, 3.5-mile canoe, kayak and paddle board race that’s open to all ages and skill levels. Plus, there’s a seven-mile pro option for the serious paddlers, and a non-competitive, guided Eco-Tour of Weeks Bay.  CLICK HERE     

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs MONTGOMERY BISCUITSThurs/Fri 6:35pm; Sat 6:05pm;  Sun 5:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include Thirsty Thursday; FANtastic Friday; Fireworks Saturday; Family Sunday.  CLICK HERE   

MUSIC IN THE PARKFri 6:30pm-8:00pm, Spanish Fort Town Center Park Pavilion

Enjoy a FREE musical performance by Tony Bowers in the Pavilion at Town Center Park at Spanish Fort Town Center. Concerts will be held every Friday evening through August 31.  CLICK HERE   

FRIDAYS AT THE FIREHOUSE- Fri 5:30pm-7pm, Station 19, Azalea Road, Mobile

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department continues its summer-long fun with another Friday at the Firehouse. This Friday, Station 19 will open its doors to welcome the public for an open house style gathering to meet and greet the crews, tour the station, and learn more about the City of Mobile's fire department. Citizens are invited to enjoy fun and refreshments. To keep up with dates and stations, follow Mobile Fire-Rescue on Facebook..  CLICK HERE   


MARY POPPINSFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

This family musical is based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, and is practically perfect in every way!   CLICK HERE    

CINDERELLA: THE MUSICAL- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse in the Park, Langan (Municipal) Park, Mobile

This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents our original musical "Cinderella - The Musical." Enchanting special effects bring this beloved fairy tale to life in a colorful, rags-to-riches romp perfect for the whole family!  CLICK HERE    


CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG)- A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.  Stars  Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael 

THE DARKEST MINDS (PG13)- Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.  Stars  Bradley Whitford, Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg 

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (R)  - Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.  Stars Justin Theroux, Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon

EIGHTH GRADE (R) - An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.  Stars Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson

DEATH OF A NATION (PG13)- This documentary draws parallels between Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the presidency of Donald Trump.  Stars Dinesh D'Souza, Karel Dobrý, James McVan

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