Best Bets, Mobile/Pensacola Weekend Events 10/5-10/7

10/5- 10/7

LOCAL EVENTS:


TEN65 - Fri,starting at 6pm; Sat, starting at 2:30pm, downtown Mobile

Converge on downtown Mobile and experience Ten65—a free, two day event that celebrates music, technology, and the culture of this awesome city on the rise. On Friday, see Top of the Orange, Molly Thomas, The Red Clay Strays, Wet Willie and Walker Hayes.  On Saturday, see Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet, Johnny Hayes and the Loveseats,  Mayer Hawthorne, and  Big Boi.   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   


BEST ROBOTICS GAME DAY- Sat 9am-5pm, USA Mitchell Center, USA campus

Watch middle and high school teams compete with robots they built themselves, in an event that merges the excitement of a high school basketball game with the strategy of a chess match and intellectual challenge of a science fair.  BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Game Day is free to attend.  CLICK HERE    


BRAS ACROSS THE “CAUSE” WAYSun 4pm-7pm, USS Alabama Battleship, Causeway

You’ll see thousands of feet of bras stretched across the Causeway for this 5K and Fun Run.  There’s also the Ta-Ta Tasteoff  with local chefs competing, plus childrens activities at the Battleship.  The event helps patients of Providence Breast Center with everyday personal expenses.  CLICK HERE    


THINK PINK TEA- Thurs 3pm-6pm, Mobile Convention Center, downtown Mobile

USA Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Think Pink Tea is a free annual celebration of breast cancer awareness. It features a runway fashion show, an educational component and refreshments in the style of high tea. CLICK HERE   


CRUISIN’ THE COAST- Now thru Sunday, various venues along the Mississippi Gulf coast

Car enthusiasts from 40 states and Canada drive to the Mississippi Gulf Coast once a year to showcase and to cruise a variety of antique, classic and hot rod automobiles at designated stops along the Coast in Ocean Springs, Biloxi, D'Iberville, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis, and Waveland. Events include many live bands, sock hops, celebrities, burnout contests, autocross, flame-throwing competition, salute to our veterans, and entertainment at many venues across the Coast.  CLICK HERE   


FESTIVAL OF FLAVORSat 12 noon-5pm, 200 W Orange Ave, downtown Foley

Sample some of the best food, beer, wine and much more! The festival will be full of tastings from food trucks to world renowned Chefs.  CLICK HERE    


USA JAGS FOOTBALL @ GEORGIA SOUTHERN  - Sat 2:30pm, Statesboro, GA, ESPN3, CLICK HERE  

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

UWF ARGOS FOOTBALL @ NORTH ALABAMA - Sat 6pm, Florence, AL,  CLICK HERE    

ALABAMA @ ARKANSASSat 11am, Fayetteville, ESPN, CLICK HERE   

AUBURN @ MISSISSIPPI STATE Sat 6:30pm, Starkville, MS ESPN2, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA vs LSU - Sat 2:30pm, Gainesville, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA STATE @ MIAMISat 2:30pm, Miami, ABC, CLICK HERE   


BLACKBERRY SMOKEThurs 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE


MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents ROMAN FESTIVALS- Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm; Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile

MSO is opening their season with Roman Festivals, a big, bold concert of orchestra masterworks.   CLICK HERE    

     

THE BEACH BOYS- Fri/Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


THE GRASS IS DEAD - Fri 10:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


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


ANDERSON EAST - Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


CLAY UNDERWOOD- Fri/Sat 10pm, Wind Creek Casino, Atmore, CLICK HERE    


8TH ANNUAL PORT CITY BATTLE OF THE BANDS- Sun 4pm, Ladd Peebles Stadium

The 8th Annual Port City Battle of the Bands featuring the Talladega Tornadoes vs the Stillman Tigers.

Special invited guests also include Vigor, Blount, Williamson, B.C. Rain, and LeFlore High Schools.  CLICK HERE   


29th Annual PEANUT FESTIVAL- Sat/Sun 9am-6pm, Gabberts Landing, Jay FL

Peanuts; Live entertainment, arts, crafts, antiques, pony rides, games, wagon rides; train rides; bungee jump; rock climbing; and much more. Large display of antique tractors & farm related equipment. Free admission.  CLICK HERE  


INTO THE WOODSThurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

The Sondheim favorite about what happens AFTER "happily ever after". Cinderella, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the beans, Prince Charming, and a wicked and beautiful witch. "Careful the things you say, children will listen... "  CLICK HERE    


GODSPELL- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, USA Campus

Theatre USA kicks off the year with a clever, high-energy romp through the Gospel of Saint Matthew. The tales of the Good Samaritan, Lazarus and the Rich Man, the Beatitudes, and finally the Passion of Christ are depicted with poignancy when necessary and entertainingly throughout.  CLICK HERE   


HAUNTED DUCKS- Fri/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 MAZESat 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 MAZESat 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 TRAINFri 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    



MOVIES:


A STAR IS BORN (R) - A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.  Stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga


VENOM (PG13)- When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.  Stars  Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Marcella Bragio


THE HATE U GIVE (PG13)- Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Stars  Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby


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