Best Bets, Weekend Events Mobile/Pensacola, 8/24-8/26

posted by Mary Booth - 

8/24- 8/26

LOCAL EVENTS:


KEITH URBAN with special guest KELSEA BALLERINI- Sat 7:30pm, Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE    


SAND DOLLAR SUMMER EXPERIENCE- Sat 2pm-7pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

It’s a free block party, with food, prizes, a Kidz Zone full of activities and games, and live music, featuring Sunny Vaiden (2:30-4:30) and MidLife Crisis (5pm-7pm).  CLICK HERE    


21st Annual DAUPHIN STREET BEER FESTIVALSat 6pm-9pm, 30 venues in LoDa Entertainment District

Ticketholders visit 30 downtown taverns and restaurants to sample over 80 different craft beers from all over the world. Tickets to Beer Fest are $30 per person, available at the venues.  CLICK HERE   


2018 TASTEMAKERSFri/Sat 5pm-10pm, downtown Pensacola

This is a restaurant crawl. Your PASSPORT entitles you to complimentary tastings from around the world, with paired libations during the Tastemakers of Downtown Pensacola event.  Get your Tastemakers Passport at any of the 11 participating restaurants, the Pensacola News Journal, or online.  CLICK HERE


RUBBER DUCKY REGATTASat 10am-12noon, Cooper Riverside Park, downtown Mobile

10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Mobile River and race to the finish line where the winning ducky's adopter will receive the grand prize of a Carnival cruise out of Mobile!  It's a morning of music, treats, and fun for the whole family benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.  Free to attend.  CLICK HERE    


PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs MOBILE BAYBEARS- Fri 6:35pm; Sat 6:05pm; Sun 5:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include FANtastic Friday;  Fireworks Saturday/Football Night;  Family Sunday.  CLICK HERE  


SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIES present THE SOUND OF MUSICSat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

This is the 1965 classic starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower..  CLICK HERE    


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

Enjoy a FREE musical performance by ABRO Trio 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 FIREHOUSEFri 5:30pm-7pm, Station 3, Central Fire Downtown, Mobile

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department continues its summer-long fun with another Friday at the Firehouse. This Friday, Station 3 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 LADY- Fri/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   


PURELY PADDLE - Sat 4p-7pm, Mo’s Landing, Gulf Shores

It’s a fun, family-friendly kayak adventure that will include leisure paddling and a geocaching treasure hunt with prizes! The event is free to those who bring their own kayak or $10 if you chose to rent a kayak. CLICK HERE     


BIKERS FOR OFFICER TUCKERSat 12noon-3pm, from Saraland Police Dept to Waves on Dauphin Island

Motorcycle ride with  live music, food, raffles and door prizes, to benefit Officer Jackie Tucker who was shot in the head Dec 2016 while in the line of duty. CLICK HERE    


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S CATTLE BARONS' BALL - WILD WILD WEST 2- Fri 6pm, Pensacola Bay Center

Features Country Western entertainment, mechanical bull riding, and Tex-Mex food.  CLICK HERE   


SUPER HERO SHOWCASE- Sat 11am-2pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Dress up in your favorite super hero costume, for a showcase of super heroes and nanotechnology!

Explore Nano science with the blue morphing butterfly, a Crested Gecko, smelly balloons, film art, Oobleck, more tiny science!   CLICK HERE     


VINTAGE MARKET DAYS OF MOBILEFri/Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm, The Grounds

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more.  CLICK HERE    


BILLY CURRINGTON- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


FRANKIE AVALON, FABIAN & BOBBY RYDELLFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


BUTTA BASH FEST featuring RIOT SQUAD, CHARLIE-B, WERMZER, KABOOM, NABOOSat 10pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE     



MOVIES:


THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (R) - When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.  Stars  Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph


A.X.L. (PG)- A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.  Stars Thomas Jane, Becky G, Alex Neustaedter


BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN (PG13)- A refugee's escape, a prisoner's promise, and a daughter's painful secret converge in this inspiring real life story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe.  Stars Benjamin A. Onyango, Scott William Winters, Emily Hahn


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