Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 1/17- 1/19

LOCAL EVENTS:

MOBILE MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY EVENTS:

MARCH and RALLY- Monday 12 noon; March from Bishop State main campus to Lyons Park on Springhill Avenue for Rally CLICK HERE

MLK DAY OF SERVICE CLEANUP- Sat 8:30am (registration); 9am-11am (cleanup), starts at Springdale Mall parking lot

Join Mobile United's Natural Resources Committee, including Mobile Baykeeper, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Dog River Clear Water Revival, and Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, for a day of service, focusing all of our efforts on cleaning up Eslava Creek.  CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY EVENTS:   

Theme for 2020 Commemorative Celebration is "In Unity, There is Strength"CLICK HERE

Prayer Beakfast - Saturday, Jan. 18 - 8:00 AM, Wright Place, 80 W Wright St.

Gospel Program - Sunday, Jan. 19 - 3:00 PM, Greater Union Baptist Church, 1300 N Guillemard St.

MLK Parade - Monday, Jan. 20 - 11:00 AM, Downtown Penacola. Grand Marshal - Georgia Blackmon

MIRANDA LAMBERT with special guests CODY JOHNSON and LANCO- Fri 7pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE

THE BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents LED ZEPPELIN’S IV- Fri 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The Black Jacket Symphony returns to perform a full night of music from Led Zeppelin. Known for their note-for-note, sound-for-sound recreations of classic albums, this handpicked group of musicians will start the show with the full album, followed by a set of Led Zeppelin hits.  CLICK HERE   

THE ROBERT CRAY BAND- Sat 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE  

TYLER FARR- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

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

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK- Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

GAELIC STORM- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

ARNEZ J- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

THE GRASS ROOTS- Fri 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA- Fri 5pm-11pm, downtown Pensacola

A new decade, a new Gallery Night! Celebrate the always-popular Lunar New Year Gallery Night event from 5 - 9 p.m., with an afterparty until 11 p.m. Witness hundreds of glowing red-and-gold lanterns - perfect for a photo op! Enjoy live performances from dragon dancers & martial arts demonstrations.  CLICK HERE   

WAITRESS- Wed/Thurs 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Part of the Broadway in Pensacola series. Features music by Sara Bareilles. CLICK HERE

WUWF presents THE CAPITOL STEPS- Fri 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. And they’ve been doing just that with skits and songs since 1981. CLICK HERE

MANDATE FOR MURDER- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

It’s election night, and a campaign worker turns up dead. As the murder plot unravels on stage, members of the audience question witnesses, cast votes for mayor and — perhaps — change the outcome of the mystery. CLICK HERE

THE GRADUATE - Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughterCLICK HERE 

SOCIETY SH3LL: SO LONG SLICE- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Mobile Theatre Guild

The Mobile Theatre Guild presents a new Satirical Comedy by Thomas Perez & Directed by Daniel Mainwaring. CLICK HERE   

MOBILE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2020- Jan 16- Feb 2, various venues

“Besa, The Promise” Film Thursday – January 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm –

Mobile Museum of Art – No Charge – Reservations Required

“Fiddler, Miracles of Miracles” Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 6:00 pm

 Springhill Avenue Temple – Preceded by Dinner and Live Music. The evening has been designated as the Reita Franco Memorial Film. Dinner Reservations are RequiredCLICK HERE

DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD- Jan 18- May 10, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Go back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to lifeCLICK HERE   

USA JAGUAR MENS BASKETBALL- CLICK HERE  

JAGS vs GEORIGIA STATE- Thurs 7pm, USA Mitchell Center

JAGS vs GEORIGIA SOUTHERN- Sat 3pm, USA Mitchell Center

Listen to the games on 99.5 The Jag and on iHeart Radio (search JAG)

MOVIES:

DOOLITTLE (PG)- A physician discovers that he can talk to animals. Stars Robert Downey Jr, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (R) - The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life. Stars Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens

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