Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 3/8-3/10

3/8- 3/10  

******REMINDER TO SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND! Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend. Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. And while you're at it, change the batteries in your smoke detector, too... ***********************

LOCAL EVENTS:

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents QUEEN’S “A NIGHT AT THE OPERA” featuring MARK MARTEL- Fri 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The first set features the album, A Night At The Opera, in its entirety, performed by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for the album. The second set features a selection of Queen’s “greatest hits,” with an incredible light display. CLICK HERE

LUKE COMBS with special guests LANCO and JAMESON RODGERS- Sat 7pm, The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

ZAC BROWN BAND with special guest MOON TAXI- Sun 7pm, The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

OLD DOMINION- Thurs 7:30pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE

SISTER HAZEL- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

STYX- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

BRANDON BENNETT’S ELVIS MY WAY- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

KEITH SWEAT- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

ARCA PENSACOLA 200- Fri 6pm-10pm (Friday Night Fire); Sat 11:30am-until, Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola

ARCA Menards Series racing returns to Pensacola for the first time since 1996 this Saturday night for the ARCA Pensacola 200.

96-1 the Rocket is live for the Friday Night Fire, pre-race bonfire celebration Friday night. Grandstands open Saturday at 11:30, with the ARCA Pensacola 200 green flag waving at 7:19pm. CLICK HERE

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

Celebrating the arts in downtown Mobile! Explore this free monthly showcase of visual and performance arts! CLICK HERE

ORANGE BEACH FESTIVAL OF ART- Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm, Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

100 fine artists, gourmet culinary fare, music, performing arts and fun Kids Art Alley. Free event. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 6- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE  

AFTERNOON OF STARS CONCERT- Sun 3pm, Bernheim Hall, Ben May Main Library, downtown Mobile

The members of the cast of Mobile Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Il tabarro will perform their favorite musical selections! Come hear beautiful music and meet the stars over light refreshments following the performance. Admission is free. CLICK HERE

CHILDREN’S LITTLE MERMAID TEA FUNDRAISER- Sat 2pm-4pm, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, Mobile

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of tea, delicious treats, and a delightful appearance by Mobile Ballet’s Little Mermaid Dancers. CLICK HERE

THE MYSTERY OF SHAMROCK PUB- Fri 7pm, Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, downtown

You are about to embark on a journey that will take you to the St. Patrick's Day festivities at the Shamrock Pub in Blarney, Ireland. This event has been advertised as a night of glorious celebration, but if you've spoken to the staff during cocktail hour, you may be aware that all is not as it seems.

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THE MARKET AT THE PILLARS- Sun 12 noon-4pm, The Pillars, Government St, Mobile

Shop Local Farmers, Crafters, Bakers and Makers. Local Eats & Live Music. Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar. Pet friendly and Kid approved!  CLICK HERE  

TALL SHIP LYNX- Thru Sunday, Plaza de Luna, downtown Pensacola

Tall Ship Lynx will be offering free public deck tours, dockside history programs for students, and ticketed sailing. All proceeds from ticket sales go to supporting Lynx's educational programCLICK HERE

GENGHIS KHAN: THE GREAT CIVILIZER- Sat Jan 26- Sun April 28, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Discover the man behind the legend in the blockbuster exhibition experienced by over a million people around the world. Through artifacts, performers, artwork, and other historically significant items, discover the eye-opening story of the world’s most well-known conqueror, civilizer and innovator.  CLICK HERE

***Schedule change, due to WX****USA JAGUAR BASEBALL vs SACRED HEART- Fri 2pm; Sat 2pm; Stanky Field, USA campus 

Doubleheader Friday; final game Sat 2pm. CLICK HERE

USA JAGUAR WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs COASTAL CAROLINA- Thurs 7pm, USA Mitchell Center, USA campus

USA JAGUAR WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs APPALACHIAN STATE- Sat 4pm, USA Mitchell Center, USA campus

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

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs ROANOKE RAIL YARD DAWGS- Fri 7:35pm; Sat 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE

McGUIRE’S PREDICTION RUN 5K- Sat 9am-12noon, McGuire’s Irish Pub, downtown Pensacola

Each runner/walker predicts how long it will take them to complete

the 3.1 mile course. The finishers who come closest to the time

predicted on their registration form wins. No watches allowed! CLICK HERE 

MOVIES:

CAPTAIN MARVEL (PG13)- Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Stars Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson

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