Best Bets, Mobile/Pensacola Weekend Events 1/18-1/20

1/18 - 1/20


****POSTPONED*****MLK DAY OF SERVICE- Sat 8:30am-11:30am, 3 locations (see below)

Due to strong thunderstorms expected on Saturday, the MLK Day of Service has been postponed until February 2

Join Mobile United's Natural Resources Committee, along with Mobile Baykeeper, Alabama Coastal Foundation, and Dog River Clear Water Revival for a day of service. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with special guest speakers, cleanup from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with lunch concluding the event from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  There will be three different cleanup locations this year: Three Mile Creek, One Mile Creek, and Eslava Creek Canal  CLICK HERE    

DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PARADEMon 11am, downtown Pensacola

This year is the 32nd anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Parade. The 2019 theme is “Work for the Dream: Pray, Vote, Volunteer.”  CLICK HERE    

****MOVED INDOORS**** PORT CITY SECOND LINE FESTIVAL- Sat  4:40pm-5:10pm, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que, Dauphin Street, downtown Mobile

Due to the Inclement Weather this Saturday, the Port City Secondline Festival has been moved to MOE’s Downtown.  There will be nine brass bands on stage playing Mardi Gras music--Secondline Society Brass Band, Eterniti, Jukebox Brass Band, Multi-N-Funk Band, Blow House Brass Band, Kelzhaunne, Yeah Probably, Yo Jonesy & the Crowned Jewelz, Outlawz Brass Band.  CLICK HERE   

TRAXXAS MONSTER TRUCK TOUR- Sat 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center

See incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and rock the house with amazing freestyle action during the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Tour!  CLICK HERE    

***POSTPONED****MPD 4th Annual CHILI COOK-OFF - Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

***Due to inclement weather expected Saturday, Jan. 19 (the original event date), the MPD Chili Cook-Off was postponed to Saturday, April 13.***

The public is invited to taste the best chili in the city – cooked by Mobile police officers!  Teams of police officers will compete against each other with their best chili recipes.  Proceeds benefit the Mobile Law Enforcement Foundation and MPD Crime Prevention Unit.   CLICK HERE    

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA: LUNAR NEW YEAR- Fri 5pm-11pm, various venues, downtown Pensacola

Chinese Lanterns, Dragons, Dancers, Art, Music and more will fill the streets of Downtown Pensacola, as we celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Pig!  CLICK HERE    

PERDIDO QUEEN: MOBILE DINNER CRUISESWednesdays and Saturdays, Mobile Convention Center dock

Mobile’s own paddlewheel, the Perdido Queen, offers entertaining dinner and happy hour cruises from Downtown Mobile. This new attraction will provide a unique way to see and enjoy Mobile’s scenic waterways.  CLICK HERE    

EVITA- Thurs 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Part of the Broadway in Pensacola series.   Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking musical captures the rise and fall of Eva Peron, one of the world's most glamorous first ladies in this classic Broadway and London hit.  CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents BEETHOVEN & BLUE JEANSSat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Known for musical variety and surprising soloists, Beethoven & Blue Jeans continues that legacy with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and the rousing spectacle of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” Casual attire is welcome as we enjoy these works and others by Bach and Daugherty.  CLICK HERE

THE NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL: YOUNG FRANKENSTEINFri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Carlen St, Mobile

Young Frankenstein is a musical based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name, a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" and its 1939 sequel, "Son of Frankenstein".  CLICK HERE   

THE CEMETERY CLUB- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

Three Jewish widows -Ida, Lucille, and Doris- meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves. Sweet, funny, and poignant.  CLICK HERE   

KEN JEONGFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE     

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCKFri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE  


DAVID LEE MURPHY- Fri 8pm, Island View Casino, Gulfport, CLICK HERE   

GREAT WHITE - Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

PERPETUAL GROOVE- Sat 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE     

USA JAGUAR BASKETBALL vs GEORGIA STATE- Thurs 7pm, USA Mitchell Center, USA campus


Listen to Jags Basketball on  99.5 The Jag and (keyword Jags) all season.  CLICK HERE



GLASS (PG13)- Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Stars James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson.  Directed by  M. Night Shyamalan.

THE FAVOURITE (R) -In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.  Stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz 


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