Best Bets, Mobile/Pensacola Weekend Events, 10/12-10/14

posted by Mary Booth - 

10/5- 10/7

LOCAL EVENTS:


47th Annual NATIONAL SHRIMP FESTIVAL - Fri/Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Public Beach, Gulf Shores

A decision has been made to delay the opening of the 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival to Friday, because of Hurricane Michael...so the Festival will be 3 days, instead of the usual 4.  

You’ll find shrimp just about any way you want it, plus a great variety of seafood and non-seafood favorites. Plus a great music lineup… including the Tip Tops and Johnny Hayes & the Love Seats on Friday; Velcro Pygmies and Joe Diffie on Saturday.  CLICK HERE    


LEX AND TERRY RIDE TO ReCONNECT POKER RUN - Sat 8:30am-10am registration, Harley-Davidson of Pensacola 6385 Pensacola Blvd

The ride starts at Pensacola Harley and ends at The World Famous Flora-Bama. You’ll have plenty of time to hang with TK101’s Lex, Terry, Dee & Sarah!  This ride benefits Operation ReConnect a local organization that supports Combat Veterans and their families by giving them the gift of time to reconnect after deployment.  CLICK HERE    


THRILLER NIGHTS OF LIGHTS -  Every night (rain or shine) through Oct 31, 7pm-10pm, Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile

Thriller Nights of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts, and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music.  CLICK HERE   


TOWN OF TERROR: CIRCUS ASYLUM- Fri/Sat 6pm-11pm; Sun 6pm-9pm; Halloween Night 6pm-10pm, Downtown OWA (outside amusement park gates), Foley

This year’s Town of Terror theme is Circus Asylum. They came, they performed… and they never left. These forgotten acts have become possessed and taken over Downtown OWA. 

(There’s also a “No Boo” Behind-the-Scenes Tour, a one-time “lights on” experience to learn the history of Town of Terror from 5-6pm ONLY every weekend in October.)   CLICK HERE   


USA JAGS FOOTBALL vs ALABAMA STATE  - Sat 4pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, ESPN3, CLICK HERE  

Join The Beat Gulf Coast at Fan Fest (1pm- 3:30pm) for and free food samples from vendors, plus performances by Bianca Clarke and Jay Cash ft Lil Duce.

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


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

ALABAMA vs MISSOURI - Sat 6pm, Tuscaloosa, ESPN, CLICK HERE   

AUBURN vs TENNESSEE - Sat 11am, Auburn, SEC Network, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA @ VANDERBILTSat 11am, Nashville, CLICK HERE   



MOBILE FIRE-RESCUE FALL 2018 FIRE SAFETY EXPO- Fri 9am-1pm, Medal of Honor Park, Mobile

 Participants will enjoy fire truck rides, food, games, fire demonstrations, fire safety information, and more!    Events include a vehicle extrication demonstration (9:30am) and a live house burn (11:30am).  CLICK HERE    


GRILLED CHEESE MELTDOWN- Thurs 5:30pm-7:30pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Teams will be competing to create the yummiest grilled cheese sandwich in the 2nd Annual Mobile Grilled Cheese Meltdown! Two categories, twenty teams, 40 delicious sandwiches to sample... Who will win the golden spatula?  This event is a fundraiser for Mobile's retail incubator, the Urban Emporium.  CLICK HERE   


PENSACOLA GREEK FESTIVALFri 5pm-9pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 12pm-5pm; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,  1720 West Garden Street, Pensacola

The Pensacola Greek Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the Greek community to share their culture, traditions, heritage, faith, food, dance and the fun-loving spirit of Greece right here in our hometown. CLICK HERE   


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

Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicous foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa Artwalk. CLICK HERE   


POP UP RIVERSIDE: JUST ADD CULTURE! Sun 2pm-5pm, Cooper Riverside Park, downtown Mobile

Free family fun!  Come create a community collage with the Mobile Museum of Art. Plus balloon artists, face painters, and local music.  Sponsored by City of Mobile Special Events.  CLICK HERE

    

*** Cancelled***KEVIN HART- Thurs 7pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE    

Due to Hurricane Michael, Kevin Hart's Irresponsible Tour scheduled for this Thursday, October 11th will not be taking place. More information will soon follow after the storm passes.


RON WHITE- Thurs, two shows-- 7pm; 9:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola, CLICK HERE   


MAXWELL- Sun 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


SALT-N-PEPA- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


TRAVIS TRITT- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE     


ANTHONY COOLSFri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


ALICE COOPERSat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


WHISKEY MYERS, BISHOP GUNNThurs 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


ABBEY ROAD LIVE!Sat 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE     


PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents OPENING NIGHT!- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola

World-renowned violinist and Musical America’s 2016 “Instrumentalist of the Year” Jennifer Koh returns for her third visit with the PSO to perform Barber’s Violin Concerto. CLICK HERE   


THE MIRACLE WORKER- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge.  CLICK HERE   


LOST IN YONKERSFri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

In the summer of 1942, two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother and their childlike aunt in Yonkers, New York.  CLICK HERE   


ONCE ON THIS ISLANDThurs/Fri/Sat 6pm (gates open ), 7:15 (performance),  Great Lawn, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Enjoy an outdoor performance of this fairy-tale musical, presented by The PACT, a new performing arts center in Mobile. Limited seating will be available, and guests are welcome to bring their own chairs or blankets.  CLICK HERE   


THE MYSTERY OF DEVIL’S GULCH-  Sat 7pm, Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, downtown Mobile

Things have changed since the fire at the Bates Mansion a year ago. Now this quaint little town appears to be cursed! Attend this mystery dinner only at your own risk - your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to solve a murder (or two).  CLICK HERE    


HAUNTED DUCKSFri/Sat 7pm-9pm, The Fort of Colonial Mobile, downtown Mobile

For centuries Mobile has been home to pirates, vagabonds, miscreants, soldiers, and ladies of the night. While their bodies may be gone their souls remain. Embark on a spine-tingling tour of Mobile and the Mobile River as we search along our haunted city streets for these forgotten souls who linger somewhere between today and the afterlife.  While this tour is quite creepy, this is a family attraction!   CLICK HERE   


SEWARD FARMS MAZE- Sat 10am-9pm, Seward Farms, Lucedale

Come to the border of Mississippi and Alabama on Tanner Williams Road, and you'll find tons of family fun, fresh air, twisting corn maze, fantastic food, and an evening by a crackling fire! Sept. 29th is American Hero Day.  CLICK HERE   


MAGNOLIA CORN MAZE- Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 12 noon -5pm, County Rd 49 S, Summerdale

Magnolia Corn Maze has many activities that the entire family will enjoy- 2 Challenging Corn Mazes,

Hayride & Cow Train, Zombie Paintball, Petting Zoo, Pig Race & Pony Rides and NEW!!! (Zip Line) Mag's Bee Line.  CLICK HERE   


PUMPKIN PATCH EXPRESS AND SCARY NIGHT TRAIN - Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat/Sun 1pm-9pm, Wales West Light Railway

Ride an authentic steam train to the Haunted Barn; enjoy the maze, kid-friendly pumpkin patch, hay ride, refreshments and bounce house. CLICK HERE    


OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK- Sun 1pm-4pm, Daphne City Hall

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.  CLICK HERE   




MOVIES:


FIRST MAN (PG13)A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.  Stars  Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler


GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN (PG)Halloween comes to life in a comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine's 400-million-selling series of books.  Stars  Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jack Black, Madison Iseman 


BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (R) Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell. Stars  Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm


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