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LOCAL EVENTS:

MARDI GRAS PARADES:

FRIDAY:

6:30 p.m. - Conde Cavaliers (Mobile, Route A)

SATURDAY:

10:45 a.m.- Pirates of Lost Treasure Mardi Gras Flotilla, from Holiday Harbor (Pensacola) to Flora-Bama (Perdido Key)

1:00 PM, Ocean Springs Elks Mardi Gras Parade, Downtown Ocean Springs 

1:00 PM, Pass Christian Kids Carnival Association, Pass Christian 

2:00 PM, Krewe Unique Mardi Gras Parade, Downtown Ocean Springs

2 p.m. - Order of the Rolling River (DIP, Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile)

2:30 p.m. - Bayport Parading Society, Mystic DJ Riders (Mobile, Route A)

5:00 p.m. - Milton Mardi Gras Parade

6:30 p.m. - Pharaohs, Order of Hebe, Conde Explorers (Mobile, Route A)

MARDI GRAS TREE LIGHTING- Thurs 5:00pm, Mardi Gras Park, downtown Mobile

The Birthplace of Mardi Gras now boasts the world’s largest Mardi Gras Tree. Mayor Sandy Stimpson and City Council President Levon Manzie will light the Mardi Gras Tree in Mardi Gras Park at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Festivities have been moved into the History Museum of Mobile at 5:30, due to weather.

The crowd will be treated to music by Blow House Band. Face painters and balloon artists will perform their skills, and Rouses and Toomey’s have donated treats. All are invited to attend. CLICK HERE

MOBILE KING CAKE-OFF - Sat 11:30am-4:30pm, Mobile Government Plaza, downtown Mobile

Enjoy King Cake tastings, kids activities, including face painting and balloon animals, live music, a silent auction and adult beverages. Come for the King Cake and stay for the afternoon parades. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Light of the Village. CLICK HERE  

NIGHT TO SHINE PROM- Fri 6pm-9pm, various local churches: Dayspring Baptist (Mobile), City Hope (Daphne), Restoration Church (Citronelle), Community Life United Methodist (Gulf Breeze), Perdido Bay United Methodist (Pensacola)

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. CLICK HERE   

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, various venues, downtown Fairhope

Merchants in Downtown Fairhope stay open late and highlight local artists and musicians. Start your Art Walk with a new exhibit at the Eastern Shore Art Center.  CLICK HERE   

FOREIGNER- Fri/Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

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

DEON COLE- Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

BLAC YOUNGSTA- CHURCH ON SUNDAY TOUR- Sun 10pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

BILOXI BOAT SHOW- Fri 12 noon-8pm; Sat 10am-8pm; Sat 10am -5pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi  

The 2020 show will feature a great selection of boats, motors, personal watercraft, and marine accessories. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents FROM HOLLYWOOD: JOHN WILLIAMS AND MORE -Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

From Star Wars and Star Trek to Jurassic Park and Lincoln, this Pensacola Symphony Orchestra concert highlights beloved movie music from Alan Silvestri, Michael Giacchino, the legendary John Williams and more! CLICK HERE  

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! - Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm; Pensacola Little Theatre

Tom is a nervous school teacher about to start his first day of teaching. He tries to relax with a little TV when various characters representing facets of his personality materialize from the television set. Reviving the catchy, playful Saturday morning hits of the 1970's, Schoolhouse Rock Live! is both educational and enjoyable for everyone! CLICK HERE  

FLIGHT: THE RISE & FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

Following Charles Lindbergh during fourteen perilous years of his life – from the journey to Paris through the kidnapping of his son and up to the beginning of World War II – Flight is a rich examination of a singular American life. CLICK HERE

MOBILE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2020- 

“Golda’s Balcony, The Film”- Golda’s Balcony, The Film”- Sun 2pm, Ahavas Chesed Synagogue

Tovah Feldshuh plays Golda Meir and numerous other characters during a multi-camera, video recording in front of a live audience in May of 2003. CLICK HERE

USA JAGUARS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs LOUISIANA- Thurs 6pm, USA Mitchell Center, USA campus, CLICK HERE 

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs QUAD CITY STORM- Fri 7:35pm; Sat 7:05pm; Sun 4:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center,  CLICK 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 life! CLICK HERE   

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