Best Bets, Weekend Events Mobile/Pensacola 8/16-8/19

posted by Mary Booth - 

8/16- 8/29

LOCAL EVENTS:


BACK TO SCHOOL BEACH BASH- Thurs 6pm, west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach

 The Back to School Beach Bash will feature music, campfires and all of the makings for s’mores. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, chairs, friends and family; this City of Gulf Shores event is free and open to the public.  CLICK HERE   


****CANCELLED DUE TO WX*****THE BIG FLOATSat 10am-3pm, Fairhope Marina and Boatyard

Join Mobile Baykeeper for a kayak trip on Fly Creek and enjoy an after party at Sunset Pointe. Guests who have their own canoes or kayaks are encouraged to bring them. Boat rents are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  CLICK HERE    


SAENGER SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES: WIZARD OF OZ - Sun 3pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

This week, it’s WIZARD OF OZ, the 1939 classic starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, and Jack Haley about the Kansas girl and her dog whisked by a tornado into the magical land of Oz..

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 this link.   CLICK HERE   


SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIES present WIZARD OF OZ- Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

This is the 1939 classic starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, and Jack Haley about the Kansas girl and her dog whisked by a tornado into the magical land of Oz.  CLICK HERE    

 

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL vs MISSISSIPPI BRAVES- Sun 5:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

The BayBears host the final Meet The BayBears session of the season, during which fans can go on the field following the game and meet the team.  It’s also Sunday Fun Day / Bark in the Park with iHeart Radio.   Kids can play catch on the field before the game and run the bases after the game.  And your furry, four-legged friends are welcome to join you at the Hank.  CLICK HERE   


PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs JACKSONVILLE JUMBO SHRIMPTues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 6:35pm;  Sat 6:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include Wahoo Wednesday; Thirsty Thursday; FANtastic Friday; Fireworks Saturday.  CLICK HERE    


GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA- Fri 4pm-8pm, downtown Pensacola

Gallery Night Pensacola celebrates Art in Motion with a Fitness and Wellness themed event. Along with art, music, food and hands on activities - patrons can learn more about fitness focused activities like pilates, yoga, running, cycling, dancing, gymnastics and more.  CLICK HERE  


GODSMACK & SHINEDOWN- Wed 7pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


PURPLE REIGN: THE PRINCE TRIBUTE SHOWSat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


TERRY FATOR - Sat 7pm and 10pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi

Ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, singer;  he was the winner of season two of America's Got Talent.  CLICK HERE    


TRACY MORGANFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE     


DJ KRAVE/ PANDA PANAX/ JAMES E. GOTNEWFri 9:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    


BLUES ON THE BAY - CROSSTOWN & THE TRUTH featuring CAT RHOADSSun 6pm-8pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

Pack your coolers and bring your lawn chairs to Hunter Amphitheater and enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Free and open to the public. CLICK HERE    


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

Enjoy a FREE musical performance by Matt Bartoli 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 24, Maryvale/DIP, Mobile

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department continues its summer-long fun with another Friday at the Firehouse. This Friday, Station 24 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   


MAMMA MIA! - Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm,  Joe Jefferson Playhouse

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is!   CLICK HERE    


MY FAIR LADYFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

My Fair Lady is a beautiful musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion. CLICK HERE   


SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE HAUNTED THEATRESun 6:30pm, Loxley Civic Center

A mystery is afoot, and Commedia del Arte needs your help to solve it! After a suspicious death at a London theatre, Sherlock Holmes is called in to solve the case. However, as more and more innocent people disappear, the situation becomes hairier than Holmes imagined.   CLICK HERE    


LIVING HISTORY CREW DRILLSat 8am-3pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Come meet USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM historical reenactors and learn what life was like aboard the battleship and submarine during WWII.  These men tell the stories of the original crewmen who served during the war.  Enjoy weaponry demonstrations, activities, and more.  CLICK HERE     


MOVIES:


MILE 22 (R) An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.  Stars Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey, John Malkovich


CRAZY RICH ASIANS (PG13)This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh


ALPHA (PG13)An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. Stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela


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