Best Bets, Weekend Events Mobile/Pensacola, 9/14- 9/16

posted by Mary Booth - 

9/14- 9/16

LOCAL EVENTS:


USA JAGS FOOTBALL vs TEXAS STATE - Sat 6pm, Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, ESPN+

It’s Parents Weekend.  FanFest: Begins at 3 pm; live music and free food samples from vendors. CLICK HERE  

Listen to Jags Football on  96.1 The Rocket, 99.5 The Jag, and iheartradio.com (keyword Jags) all season.


UWF ARGOS FOOTBALL vs SHORTER - Sat 6pm, Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium, CLICK HERE    

ALABAMA @ OLE MISS - Sat 6pm, Oxford MS, ESPN, CLICK HERE   

AUBURN vs LSU - Sat 2:30pm, Auburn, CBS, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA vs COLORADO STATESat 3pm, Gainesville, SEC Network, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA STATE @ SYRACUSE - Sat 11am, Syracuse, NY, ESPN, CLICK HERE   


THE WHARF UNCORKED FOOD & DRINKS FESTIVALThurs-Sat, The Wharf, Orange Beach

The three day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, and more. The Wharf Uncorked features demos from renowned chefs, cuisine and wine tasting tents, plus live and silent auctions benefiting the Make A Wish foundation.  It all leads up to the Grand Tasting Saturday from 4pm to 7:30pm.  Main Street and Wharf Parkway will be lined with vendors offering samples of the finest food, wine, beer, and spirits.  CLICK HERE    


FLORIDA CHEF CHALLENGEThurs 6pm-9pm, Sanders Beach, Pensacola

It’s a night of culinary fun as local chefs compete-all in the name of ending hunger. Enjoy sampling of dishes, complimentary beer and wine, and the savory sounds of local jazz band, Roman Street. All proceeds benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast.  CLICK HERE    


GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN- Thurs 5:30pm-9pm, Mobile Government Plaza, downtown Mobile

This event is an evening for ladies 21 years of age and older, complete with heavy hors d’oevres from local area chefs and restaurants, McTini’s, and an unforgettable evening of manicures, makeovers, shopping and more!  Proceeds directly benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.  CLICK HERE    


POP-UP RIVERSIDE- Sun 2pm-5pm, Cooper Riverside Park

Bring towels and sunscreen, because Cooper Riverside Park will be a waterpark on Sunday!  5 inflatables (3 with water, 2 without); cornhole games, balloon artists, face painters, and live music.  Free family friendly fun!  CLICK HERE    


BRET MICHAELS - Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


WAYNE NEWTON- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


CLINT BLACK- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE     


GRAND FUNK RAILROAD- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


KEVIN GATES, with NBA Youngboy, Derez Deshon, and Yella Beezy- Fri 8pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


DEEP PURPLE & JUDAS PRIEST - Sun 7pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


BAD COLOR featuring LOADED GUNN, GUESSWHO- Fri 10pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE 

   

RODNEY CARRINGTON- Fri 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola, CLICK HERE   


SOUNDS OF PURPLE: A CONCERT FOR PENELOPE HOUSE- Fri 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The concert will feature local artists Madison Grace of Spanish Fort, Ike Johnson of Mobile, Money of Prichard, and Tyler Emerson of Athens, GA. National recording artist Raheen DeVaughn will headline the event.   Proceeds benefit Penelope House.  CLICK HERE    


THE BATTLE OF BO’S BURGERSSun 4pm-7pm, The Fort of Colonial Mobile, downtown Mobile

Join sports legend Bo Jackson as he hosts this epic Food Sport Challenge - as restaurant chefs compete to create a Hall of Fame worthy dish with Bo's Signature HamBurger Beef and amateur cook teams battle to produce their best version of Bo's Grand Slam Burger. The Grand Champion earns a spot on WFC Team Alabama to compete in the 2018 World Food Championships, November 7-11 in Orange Beach.  CLICK HERE   


TASTE OF THE BEACH 2018Sat 11am-9pm, Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach

Taste of the Beach is fun for the whole family. The event will consist of chefs' challenges, cook-offs, live music, tastings, restaurants' signature dishes, a frozen zone, dining tent, hospitality tent, kids area, t-shirt sales and much more! Entry is FREE for Saturday’s day-long festival, with 20+ beach restaurants showcasing their signature dishes for $5 each. CLICK HERE   


LODA ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District, downtown Mobile

Local art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops open their doors for the public to come inside to view beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods, and hear the music of Mobile. This free family-friendly event is a staple of Mobile’s arts and culture.   CLICK HERE    


DEMARCUS COUSINS presents BOOGIE’S 3rd Annual BLOCK PARTY- Sat 2pm-6pm, Michael Figures Community Center, Donald St, Mobile

Golden State Warrior Star DeMarcus Cousins and Mayor Stimpson are hosting the 3rd Annual “Boogie’s Block Party” to unveil the new premier basketball court in Figures Park that will be mirrored after the famed Rucker Park in New York City. Immediately following, there will be a free party including a kids zone, a DJ and live music performances.  CLICK HERE    


MOVIES IN THE PARK: SHERLOCK GNOMES- Fri 7pm (movie begins at sunset), Pensacola Community Maritime Park

Bring your blankets and chairs then spread out on the lawn to watch a family-friendly movie underneath the stars. Free movie and FREE event parking.  Concessions are available from local food trucks. Picnic baskets are welcome too, but no pets or glass containers.  CLICK HERE    


BLUES ON THE BAY: THE MULLIGANSSun 6pm-8pm, Pensacola Community Maritime Park

Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts are free and open to the public. Pack your coolers and bring your lawn chairs.  CLICK HERE  


SOUTHERN GOTHIC - A PERFORMANCE OF TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS-  Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Mobile Theatre Guild

"DESIRE, DESIRE, DESIRE"-Another Tennessee Williams parody, from the author of “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”. Blanche DuBois, her nerves shot, is stuck in a house with a slobby Stanley Kowalski, who keeps yelling "Stella!"

 "PAPER THIN" - Lucrece and Gerald have had a good marriage, in Lucrece's opinion. Late in life, they had one son, as they'd planned, and now, after watching Gerald recover from heart surgery, Lucrece has reminded Gerald of another thing they'd planned on: Getting a divorce.  CLICK HERE    


WILL MR. MERRIWETHER RETURN FROM MEMPHIS?- Thurs/Fri 7:30pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

In Bethesda, Mississippi, as the 19th century turns into the 20th, the widowed landlady Louise McBride pines for her former flame and star boarder, Mr. Merriwether. The Three Fates make a ghoulish guest appearance.   CLICK HERE    


3rd Annual MASSACRE ISLAND ON DAUPHIN ISLANDSat/Sun 9am-5pm, Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island

In 1711 the Pirates stormed Mobile Bay and attacked the Island that was once called Massacre Island, because of a huge pile of human skeletons that was discovered by Pierre Le Moyne. Come and see the Pirates as they pilfer and pillage Isle Dauphine-- features Flintlock Pistol Duels, Pirate Tug-o-War, Swashbuckling Sword Play, Cannon Firing, and Treasure Hunt (for kids 12 and under).  CLICK HERE    


11th Annual GO RUNSat 8am, Moulton Tower, USA campus

USA Mitchell Cancer Institute is hosting the 11th Annual GO Run to benefit gynecologic cancer research, with a 5K at 8am and a Fun Run at 9. The event will include prizes, music, vendor booths, food, and children’s activities.   CLICK HERE    



MOVIES:


THE PREDATOR (R)When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.  Stars  Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown


A SIMPLE FAVOR (R)The story centers around Stephanie, a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's sudden disappearance from their small town.  Stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively


WHITE BOY RICK (R)The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.  Stars  Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Piper Laurie


UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION (PG13)When the war ended, his battle began. This story begins where Unbroken ends, sharing the next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini's powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace. Stars Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson, Will Graham


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