Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 9/6-9/8

LOCAL EVENTS:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

USA JAGUARS vs JACKSON STATE - Sat 6pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, ESPN+, CLICK HERE

Click HERE for GameDay info.

Be the Fan of the Game with the South Alabama Jags. Stop by the iHeartRadio tent at Fan Fest before the game to get registered.

Win some cool Jags swag, tickets to the men's basketball game of your choice, including the Auburn game, video board recognition,

and a chance to join the team on the road in 2020 when the Jags head to Gainesville to take on the Florida Gators.

Fan Fest opens 3 hours before each Jags home football game and closes 30 minutes prior to kick-off. No Purchase Necessary.

Listen to Jags football all season on 96.1 The Rocket, 99.5 The Jag, and on the free iHeartRadio app.

ALABAMA vs NEW MEXICO STATE- Sat 3pm, Tuscaloosa, SEC NETWORK, CLICK HERE

AUBURN vs TULANE - Sat 6:30pm, Auburn, ESPN2, CLICK HERE

FLORIDA STATE vs ULM - Sat 4pm, Tallahassee, ACC Network, CLICK HERE

FLORIDA vs UT MARTIN - Sat 6:30pm, Gainesville, CLICK HERE

UWF @ CARSON-NEWMAN- Thurs 6pm, Jefferson City, TN, CLICK HERE   

BULLS ON THE BEACH- Thurs/Fri/Sat 8pm, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

Thursday night's rodeo will be half junior riders on miniature bucking ponies and half adult professional bull riders. Friday and Saturday are all adult professional bull riders with some junior rides during intermission. Ride the Mechanical Bull if you dare!! CLICK HERE 

EMERALD COAST BEER FESTIVAL- Fri 5:30pm-8:30pm, Seville Quarter and Government St, downtown Pensacola

Enjoy beer samples featuring micro brewed beverages from more than 45 breweries. There will be live music on several stages, and food trucks on site. CLICK HERE

BALLROOM WITH A TWIST: 10th Anniversary Show- Fri 7pm; Sat 3pm and 7pm; Sun 3pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi

The cast will include celebrity professional dancers from Dancing with the Stars: Tony Dovolani, Karina Smirnoff, Tristan MacManus, Anna Trebunskaya, Damian Whitewood and Chelsie Hightower plus singers from American Idol and dancers from So You Think You Can Dance! CLICK HERE   

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND -Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

BOZ SCAGGS -Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (1944)- Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Part of the Saenger Classic Movie Series. A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. Stars Cary Grant. CLICK HERE

CALAMINE- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Mobile Theatre Guild

Set in Texas in the 1880s, this tells the story of Wesley Haddon Chambers and his quest for identity, through acceptance and rejection, and with his unwanted mentor, the deadly Calamine. Based on the song of the same name by singer-songwriter Ross Newell, who will perform each night. CLICK HERE

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Visit Downtown Fairhope merchants as they open late and highlight local artists and musicians. And check out the new exhibits at the Eastern Shore Art Center!  CLICK HERE   

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

Shop local farmers, makers, bakers, crafters, and artists! Features live music (Johnny Hayes), local eats, and specialty drinks. Pet-friendly and kid-approved. CLICK HERE

13th Annual BON FEST- Sat 12 noon-4pm, Booker T Washington High School, Pensacola

Based on the Obon festivals of Japan, BonFest Pensacola features authentic Japanese food, cultural performances including the EPCOT Taiko Drummers and Miyabi Dancers. Free. CLICK HERE 

ALABAMA COASTAL TRIATHLON- Sat 5am-2pm, Hangout, Gulf Shores public beach

The Alabama Coastal Triathlon includes a 1.5K swim in the Gulf of Mexico, 40K bike ride and 10K scenic run throughout Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Gulf State Park; a “try-it-on” race is also available with a 300-yard swim, 10-mile bike ride and 2-mile fun run. CLICK HERE

GULF COAST CLASSIC DOG SHOW- Wed-Sun 8am-4pm, The Grounds, west Mobile

More than a thousand dogs and their owners will get the chance to strut their stuff in the show ring, as well as performance events like Barn Hunt and Scent Work Trials. Free admission and free parking. CLICK HERE

SUPERHERO SCIENCE- Sat 10am-2pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Come dressed in your superhero best and learn all about superhero science! You'll learn about the Science of Superfoods, battle with Dasherbots Nega Stars, and join the Evonik Science Squad. The Scratch Factory will also have themed superhero tables all dayCLICK HERE

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S- Sun 2pm (Registration at 12:30pm), Bienville Square, downtown Mobile

This is a 2-mile walk. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s care, support, and research efforts. CLICK HERE 

COVENANT ALZHEIMER’S WALK & BLOCK PARTY- Sat 11am-3pm, Seville Square, downtown Pensacola

FREE, pet-friendly walk and street party with vendors, food, drinks, children's activities, music and more! CLICK HERE

MOVIES:

IT CHAPTER TWO (R) - Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back. Stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (PG13)- Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true. Stars Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson. Now playing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile.   

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