Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 8/16-8/18

8/16-8/18

LOCAL EVENTS:

JAGUAR FOOTBALL FAN DAY- Sat 3pm-5pm, Jaguar Training Center, USA campus

The entire family will enjoy a chance to meet players, get autographs, and take a selfie with Coach Steve Campbell. There will be inflatables, defensive and offensive stations, plus a great opportunity to see the new stadium taking shape. FREE. CLICK HERE

LITTLE BIG TOWN with special guest MIDLAND- Sat 8pm, Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

BUN B -Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE 

GAVIN DEGRAW- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

PREACHER LAWSON- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS- Fri 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE

RUSSELL PETERS- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

SUMMER FEST AT HARRAH’S GREAT LAWN- Aug 2-Aug 18, Tues-Thurs 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 12 noon-11pm, Harrah’s Gulf Coast Casino, Biloxi

Grab your friends and family and head to The Great Lawn for Summer Fest! Take a spin on the Tilt-a-Whirl, Giant Ferris Wheel, Dragon Wagon and much more! Or test your skills at any of the fun carnvial games! CLICK HERE    

BLUES ON THE BAY: MODERN ELDORADOS- Sun 6pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

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. CLICK HERE

4th Annual BLUES ON THE RIVER- Sat 12 noon-9pm, Military Road in Mount Vernon

Featuring JEFF FLOYD, NATHANIEL KIMBLE, TILL1, DAVID BRINSTON, TARA, IDA LEE, MR CAMPBELL, KENNY COX, MOSE STOVALL and more. CLICK HERE

VINTAGE MARKET DAYS OF MOBILE- Fri/Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, The Grounds, west Mobile

Vintage Market Days is a 3 day vintage shopping event with antiques, furniture, home decor, handmade jewelry, consumable yummies, architectural salvage, clothing, food trucks and live music! CLICK HERE

BUBBLE BONANZA- Sat 11am-1pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Craft your own bubble solution and wand, explore glow in the dark bubbles, yarn bubbles, snake bubbles, bubble art, bubbles inside bubbles, and much, much more. Learn math and science with bubbles. Don’t miss the most poppin’ event of the summer! Water activities and rinse stations will be available, come in your swim wear. CLICK HERE 

SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)- Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. Stars Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds CLICK HERE   

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)- Sun 2pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. CLICK HERE   

MATILDA- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm; Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda is the story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable. CLICK HERE

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk, is informed after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst. Then the 8 heirs in line ahead of him start dying in natural and unnatural ways… CLICK HERE   

MAMMA MIA!- Thurs/Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2pm and 7:30pm; Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father in time for him to walk her down the aisle... told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS- Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 6:35pm; Sat 6:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include Thirsty Thursday/Mystery Bobblehead; Landshark Bobbie Shark on Friday; Fireworks Saturday/Summer of 69. CLICK HERE

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL vs CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS- Sun 6:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

The BayBears kick off a 5-game homestand with Sunday Funday.  CLICK HERE   

SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FUTURE- Sat May 25 - September 2, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Engaging exhibits enable visitors to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms, and augmented realityCLICK HERE

MOVIES:

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT (PG13)- In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen. Stars Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 (PG)- The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level. Features the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE (PG13)- A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. Stars Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig 

GOOD BOYS (R) - Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. Stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED (PG13)- Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves. Stars Sistine Rose Stallone, Nia Long, Corinne Foxx

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