Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 11/8- 11/11

LOCAL EVENTS:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS @ TEXAS STATE- Sat 2pm, San Marcos, TX, CLICK HERE   

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

Stop by the iHeart tent at Fan Fest before any of the Jags home games this season and register to be a Fan of the Game! You could win a road trip to the 2020 Jags/Florida Gators game in Gainesville! CLICK HERE

ALABAMA vs LSU- Sat 2:30pm, CBS, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA vs VANDERBILT- Sat 11am, Gainesville, ESPN, CLICK HERE 

FLORIDA STATE @ BOSTON COLLEGE- Sat 11am, Chestnut Hill, MA, ACC Network, CLICK HERE   

UWF @ VALDOSTA STATE- Sat 6pm, Valdosta GA, CLICK HERE   

BLUE ANGELS HOMECOMING AIRSHOW- NAS Pensacola

--Fri/Sat 8am (Gates open at NAS);  9:30 Airshow; 2pm Blue Angels fly

--Friday 4pm, Night Airshow (without Blue Angels)

The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2019 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show on board Naval Air Station Pensacola. Admission, parking, and blanket/lawn chair seating are free. Preferred seating areas available with paid admission.There will also be a night show (without Blue Angels) on Friday evening that will start at approximately 4 p.m. and end with a fireworks showCLICK HERE

ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION- Monday, USS Alabama Battleship Park, Causeway, Mobile

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission will open Battleship Memorial Park for a free admission day in celebration of Veterans Day.     

6:45 a.m. – Flag Lowering Ceremony at Vietnam Memorial            

1:45 p.m. – Group photo of all Veterans.

2:45 p.m. – Emerald Coast Skydivers will bring in the American flag on the field.

3:00 p.m. – Veterans Day Celebration and Parade of Flags 

7:00 p.m. – Veterans Day Concert presented by Mobile Symphonic Pops Band.

CLICK HERE  for more info.

PENSACOLA VETERANS DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION- 10am Parade, downtown Pensacola, CLICK HERE   

11am Ceremony, Veterans Memorial Park

The park will be the end of the Veterans Day parade route and a ceremony will follow at 11am featuring a memorial wreath placement, musical performance, the announcement of VMPF 2019 Veterans Day essay contest winners, the presentation of the Colonel George E. "Bud" Day Award and a keynote speechCLICK HERE

FAIRHOPE VETERANS DAY PARADE- Sat 10am, downtown Fairhope, CLICK HERE

BAY MINETTE VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST & PARADE- Mon 8am, John F. Rhodes Civic Center, followed by parade  CLICK HERE   

MILTON VETERANS DAY PARADE & CEREMONY- Mon 9:30am- Parade, downtown Milton; 11am, Ceremony, Veterans Memorial Plaza, CLICK HERE  

BAY AREA BRUNCHFEST- Sat 10am- 2pm, Bienville Square

Enjoy a day of great brunch foods cooked up by local restaurants, live music with Roman Street and Symone French, plus Bloody Mary’s and mimosas, to benefit Lifelines Counseling Service. 21 & up event.  CLICK HERE  

  

FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL- Nov 7- Nov 17, various venues on FL/AL Gulf Coast

The festival is an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard, and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song’s author can express. The Festival will feature more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwritersCLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA BEACH ART & WINE FESTIVAL- Sun 11am-4pm, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Sip, stroll and shop your way around the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk when it turns into an artist and wine lover’s paradise with about 25 local artists and more than 30 wine selections, all in one place. The festival is free to the public, however for the wine tastings festivalgoers must purchase a ticket and receive a wristband. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA EGGFEST- Sun 12noon-3pm, Wahoos Stadium, downtown Pensacola

Sample delicious bites cooked on nearly 100 Big Green Eggs, from savory classics like BBQ pulled pork and brisket, to sweet desserts and cookies. CLICK HERE

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

Stroll and shop for the holidays in the crisp fall weather during November's LODA Artwalk! Visit downtown's galleries and venues for art exhibitions and live performances, stop by Cathedral Square for live music, and support local LoDa Night Market Vendors in Bienville Square. Free, family friendly and open to the public. CLICK HERE  

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

Local farmers, makers, crafters and bakers, live music with Laurie Anne Armour. Free admission. CLICK HERE

WILD WILD WEST FUNDRAISER - Thurs 6pm-9pm, Ezell House, downtown Mobile

A themed evening. Dress for the West! Bring your gold and mosey on down to our barn dance for music, food, raffles and fun! Benefiting Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy CLICK HERE   

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

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

ALICE COOPER- Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

CRAIG MORGAN- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

THE MARCUS KING BAND- Fri 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE  

BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS- Sun 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

GARY ALLAN- Thurs 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center Theater, CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA CIVIC BAND presents SKETCHES OF SPAIN- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theater

The Pensacola Civic Band opens its 48th season with “Sketches of Spain,” featuring the world-renowned Boston Brass. CLICK HERE  

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: KARLI RYAN- Fri 6pm-9pm, Jernigan’s Landing, Milton

Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights during the Fall. Pull up a boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music. CLICK HERE

THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

Four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the yearsCLICK HERE

RON MEYERS CHRISTMAS CITY GIFT SHOW- Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

One of the largest gift shows in the Southern Region. Over 300 booths feature Handmade crafts, unique and one of a kind items, different foods, and gifts for everyone. A large Santa Playland featuring photos with Santa, free kids crafts, face-painting, live music, and plenty of funCLICK HERE  

USA JAGUAR BASKETBALL vs SOUTHERN MISS- Sat 7pm, USA Mitchell Center CLICK HERE   

Listen to Jags basketball all season on 99.5 The Jag and iHeartRadio.

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS vs BIRMINGHAM BULLS- Sat 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE

MOVIES:

DR SLEEP (R) - Years after the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Danny Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as he tries to protect her from a cult that preys on children. Based on the novel by Stephen King. Stars Ewan McGregor, Jacob Tremblay, Rebecca Ferguson

JOJO RABBIT (PG13)- A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Stars Scarlett Johansson, Roman Griffin Davis, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson Now playing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile

MIDWAY (PG13)- The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and sailors who fought it. Stars Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson

LAST CHRISTMAS (PG13)- Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa's elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true. Stars Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson

ARCTIC DOGS (PG)- An Arctic fox works in the mailroom of a package delivery service, but wants to be doing the deliveries. Features the voices of Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum, James Franco  

PLAYING WITH FIRE (PG)- A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids. Stars Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, John Cena

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