Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 8/23-8/25

8/23-8/25

LOCAL EVENTS:

BRAD PAISLEY with special guests CHRIS LANE and RILEY GREEN- Thurs 7:30pm, The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

SCOTTY McCREERY- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, CLICK HERE

DAUPHIN STREET BEER FESTIVAL- Sat 6pm-9pm, Dauphin Street Entertainment District, downtown Mobile

Tickets to Beer Fest are $30 per person. On the evening of the event, your ticket will get you a commemorative mug, a temporary membership card and a wristband that will allow you to access 24 venues to sample over 70 different beers. CLICK HERE 

BABYPALOOZA BABY & MATERNITY EXPO- Sat 10am-1:30pm, Daphne Civic Center

Babypalooza LIVE! is where new, expectant, and even hopeful moms get to connect to each other and all of the local resources in the area. FREE event includes pre and postnatal health seminars, Babypalooza U parenting workshops, Baby Registry 101, demo and win baby gear, baby and maternity exhibitors, and much more. CLICK HERE

COMMUNITY SAFETY DAY- Sat 4pm-8pm, OWA, Foley

Free and interactive live demonstrations with local first responders and public safety officers! Watch a fire truck in action, see a real SWAT vehicle, helicopter landings, K9 unit demonstrations, and much more. CLICK HERE 

FIGHT OAR DIE PANCAKE BREAKFAST- Sat 8am-11am, Ed’s Seafood Shed, Causeway, Spanish Fort

Help raise awareness of issues facing our veterans including preventing suicide, PTSD and TBI. The 2019 Fight Oar Die ocean rowing team arrived in Mobile August 9th to begin training for the December Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (TWAC). The TWAC, dubbed the “World’s Toughest Ocean Row,” is a 3000 nautical mile race from the Canary Islands westward to the island of Antigua and Barbuda. The Veteran team (all Army) formed the nonprofit to inspire Veterans from all eras to get out and live their lives; to take on what they believe might be impossible; to find their new mission. CLICK HERE

IN SEARCH OF CREOLE FUNDRAISER- Sun 6pm-9pm, Dauphin’s Restaurant, downtown Mobile

Guests will enjoy a silent auction, live music from renowned entertainer Mark Pipas, and authentic Creole fare. All proceeds will directly benefit the family of fallen Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder and Officer Clayton Graham, who was severely injured in a head-on collision this January. CLICK HERE

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL vs CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS- Wed/Thurs 6:35pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Promotions include Dollar Dog Wednesday and Thirsty ThursdayCLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs JACKSON GENERALS- Fri 6:35pm; Sat 6:05pm; Sun 5:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include Fireworks Saturdays and Family Sundays.  CLICK HERE   

MICHAEL GRIMM- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

PURPLE REIGN: PRINCE TRIBUTE SHOW- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE

AN EVENING WITH HEATHER LAND- Sat 7pm, St Luke’s Episcopal School, Mobile, CLICK HERE

REZA EDGE OF ILLUSION- Thurs 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Reza has garnered a world-wide buzz and loyal fan base with his passion for creating signature grand-scale illusions such as making motorcycles and helicopters materialize out of thin air! CLICK HERE

A BROTHER’S REVIVAL- Fri 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band, a former band member, David Goldflies (78-82) put together A Brother's Revival tribute show, honoring his former band. CLICK HERE

SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES: THE PUBLIC ENEMY (1931)- Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war. Stars James Cagney, Jean Harlow. CLICK HERE

DIAL M FOR MURDER- Sun 2pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, stars Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings CLICK HERE

STAMPED:LGBTQ Film Festival- Fri-Sun, Pensacola Little Theatre

This festival focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, with a goal of expanding the region’s diversity and acceptance of diverse identities. This mission is driven primarily by an annual film festival featuring short and feature-length documentaries and fiction films with LGBTQ themes and / or directors and actors. 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 imaginableCLICK 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   

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 reality. CLICK HERE

MOVIES:

ANGEL HAS FALLEN (R) - Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat. Stars Gerard Butler, Piper Perabo, Morgan Freeman

READY OR NOT (R) - A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game. Stars Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien

OVERCOMER (PG)- Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. Stars Alex Kendrick, Shari Rigby, Priscilla C. Shirer

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