Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 3/13-3/15

LOCAL EVENTS:

JAKE OWEN****CANCELED***** - Sun 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE

*****CANCELED ******* USA JAGUAR MENS BASKETBALL in SUN BELT CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS- Sat 2pm, Smoothie King Center, New Orleans

(Opponent to be determined)

Listen to USA Jaguar Basketball on Sports Talk 99.5 and on the iHeart Radio app

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS****POSTPONED***** Sun 2pm, Pensacola Bay Center

Featuring some of the most elite dunkers on the planet, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Record holders, a Globetrotters game is more than just basketball – they are the ultimate in family entertainment! CLICK HERE  

TOUCH A TRUCK****CANCELED***** - Sat 10am-2pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Touch-a-Truck is a family-friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of trucks, and to meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. There will be a special “Noise Free”

Hour:(no sirens, lights or horns) from 10am – 11am for children with special needs. $20 per car; proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, and Adoption RocksCLICK HERE   

UP UP & AWAY!*****CANCELED*****- Sat 6pm-8:30pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Look for the famous RE/MAX hot air balloon for tethered rides. Outback Steakhouse will be onsite cooking; there will be 2 jumpy houses for the kiddos, live music, Corn Hole games and free raffle entries. All money raised stays local to support The University of South Alabama's Children's & Women's Hospital via the Children's Miracle Network HospitalsCLICK HERE

12th Annual FOLEY BBQ & BLUES COOKOFF- Sat 11am-4pm, Heritage Park, Foley

As an Alabama Barbecue Association event and now sanctioned through the The Kansas City Barbeque Society, this barbecue cook-off attracts both corporate and individual teams competing for bragging rights in several award categories. Festival goers enjoy great food, popular blues bands, children’s activities, and a raffle. All proceeds support the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation. CLICK HERE

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

Come downtown for free family fun! Experience art exhibitions and performances in local galleries and venues, stop by Cathedral Square for live music or movies, and support local artists and craftsmen at the LoDa Night Market in Bienville SquareCLICK HERE

CALLAGHAN’S 74th Annual ST PAT’S STREET PARTY - Sat 11am-UNTIL, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, Charleston St, Mobile

The party begins Saturday (and continues on Tuesday, St Patrick’s Day)CLICK HERE  

Saturday’s lineup of music includes:

11am Traditional Irish music

2pm The Red Clay Strays

5pm The Vegabonds

7pm Blackwater Brass

MERCY ME, WITH JEREMY CAMP & DAVID LEONARD- 

Thursday***POSTPONED TO Thurs Oct 15th*****Thurs 7pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE  

Friday****POSTPONED TO Friday October 16th*****Fri 7pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

JON PARDI****POSTPONED******- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

KISS*****POSTPONED TO TUES OCT 6******- Sun 7:30pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE

THE TEMPTATIONS- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS- Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE

HAYSTACK- Sat 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

PINK FLOYD LASER LIGHT SPECTACULAR- Sat 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular is the smash hit multi-media laser and light show, featuring the Original Master Recordings of Pink Floyd. CLICK HERE  

MUSIC IN THE PARK: RED & THE REVELERS- Sun 2pm-5pm, Public Safety Memorial Park, Midtown Mobile

The City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department kicks off their Spring series, Music in the Park, with Red and the Revelers --playing a blend of rock and soul. Free concert. CLICK HERE

ROMAN STREET LIVE AT FIVE, with The Marlow Boys & Eric Erdman ****CANCELED*****- Fri 4pm-7:30pm, Coastal Alabama Community College, Halstead Amphitheater

We are excited to kick off the Spring Series of Live at Five with an Album Release show from the one and only Roman Street! $10 minimum suggested donation per adult for this event to pay the artists. Kids are ALWAYS free and if you genuinely do not have $10- you will not be turned awayCLICK HERE

PCA RODEO FINALS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Robertsdale Fairgrounds

Professional Cowboy Association, CLICK HERE

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

6th annual juried fine arts festival with 100 fine artists, gourmet culinary artists, music stage and performing arts stage. Kids Art Alley features high quality kids crafts. Free admission. CLICK HERE   

ORANGE BEACH INVASION CAR SHOW- Fri/Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-4pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Orange Beach Invasion is the newest Car, Truck and Bike Show to hit the Gulf Coast. FREE SPECTATOR ADMISSION CLICK HERE

ST PAWTTY’S DAY and RAINBOW RUN- Saturday at OWA in Foley

Rainbow Run-- Sat, reg at 9, Run at 11am-- Run through OWA as neon powder fills the air, turning you into a bright and colorful runner in the streets! 

St Pawtty’s Day- Sat 1pm-3:30pm-- Rather than your traditional St. Patrick’s Day events, OWA will be serving up some furry fun throughout the property, including trick shows, pet parade, dog adoptions, and more. CLICK HERE  

FUNKY MONKEY 5K & FUN RUN***EVENT IS NOW VIRTUAL****- Sat 8am, USA Moulton Tower

The Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run encourages fitness, philanthropy and fun! Participants can choose to take part in a 3.1-mile run, jog or walk through the University of South Alabama campus or a ¾-mile fun run. All participants are invited to enjoy the event’s favorite feature, Mobile’s Biggest Banana Split provided by Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe. CLICK HERE

DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD- Jan 18- May 10, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Go back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! CLICK HERE   

USA JAGUAR SOFTBALL vs GEORGIA STATE****CANCELED*****- Fri 6pm; Sat 3pm; Sun 1pm, Jaguar Field, USA campus, CLICK HERE

MOVIES:

I STILL BELIEVE (PG)- The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope. Starring Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Melissa Roxburgh, Gary Sinise, Shania Twain *****Filmed in Mobile and Baldwin counties****** SEE TRAILER

THE HUNT (R) - Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt. Stars Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall

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