Best Bets For The Weekend, May 14-May 16


LODA ARTWALK- Fri 5pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District, downtown Mobile

LoDa ArtWalk celebrates National Photography Month. This hybrid event will feature local artists, arts organizations, and downtown businesses – including gallery tours, musical performances, local photography, and moreCLICK HERE

You can also get your COVID-19 vaccination at Artwalk, Fri 4pm-7pm at Downtown Mobile Alliance with the Mobile County Health Department CLICK HERE

ROLL MOBILE SKATE NIGHT- Fri 6pm-9pm, Bienville Square

They're closing off the streets and turning Bienville Square into a giant roller rink with lights, a live DJ, and even the hokey pokey! Quad skates or inline skates with softer street wheels are highly recommended. CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA JAZZFEST- Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-6pm, Seville Square, downtown Pensacola

This free, 2-day music festival and fine arts & crafts show celebrates America’s unique musical art form, jazz. National headliners include one of the top recording tuba and acoustic/electric bass players, Joe Murphy, and his quartet; international jazz pianist Tony Viviano; and saxophonist Doug HornCLICK HERE

7th Annual GREAT FIRKIN FEST- Sat 2pm-6pm, Moe’s Original BBQ Downtown Mobile

Firkin Fest features local and regional breweries showcasing their creativity by adding unique flavors or spins on distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer. Benefitting Restaurant Workers' Community FoundationCLICK HERE

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS OPENING WEEK vs BIRMINGHAM BARONS- Wed/Thurs/Fri 6:35pm; Sat 6:05pm; Sun 4:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Opening week promotions include Thirsty Thursday, fireworks on Saturday, and Military Family SundayCLICK HERE

ALABAMA’S 16th Annual BLUE STAR SALUTE & ARMED FORCES DAY EVENT - Sat 6:30am-12 noon, USS Alabama Battleship Park

Events include the Alabama Fallen Heroes Salute at 6:30am; 5K Memorial Run/Walk for Alabama’s Fallen Heroes; music, a flyover, helicopter landing and more. Free admission. $4 parking fee. CLICK HERE   

TOUCH A TRUCK- Sat 10am-2pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

TOUCH A TRUCK is a family friendly event that offers children (and adults) a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of trucks, and meet the people who build, protect, and serve our community. Proceeds benefit Rapahope. $20 per car at the event (cash only). CLICK HERE

LEGENDS IN CONCERT: CELEBRATE VEGAS - Wed-Sat 7pm, Sun 3pm, through May 30; OWA Theater, OWA, Foley

Celebrate Vegas will feature four artists that have had the greatest impact on the entertainment capital of the world over the last 60 years. The line-up will include tributes to the stars of the original residencies in Las Vegas, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra and the King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley, as well as the Goddess of Pop, Cher, and Lady Gaga, the hottest ticket on the strip in recent years. CLICK HERE  

MARKET IN THE PARK- Sat 7:30am-12 noon, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Shop local for fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, baked goods, jams/jellies, original art, decor and moreCLICK HERE

HARVEST NIGHTS FESTIVAL- Sat 9am-8pm, Weeks Bay Plantation, Fairhope

It’s a full day of family friendly fun, with blueberry picking, local vendors, food trucks and live music (from 5pm-8pm) with Gypsy Spark! Join us in kicking off our FIRST of three Harvest Nights Festivals for 2021. CLICK HERE  

GO PUBLIC GARDENS NIGHT STROLL- Thursday 5pm-7pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

The Go Public Gardens Night Stroll at Bellingrath is a chance to enjoy a relaxing time in the Gardens after hours. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and Barbara Smith, Display Horticulture Designer and Plant Recorder, will offer container gardening demonstrationsCLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents MENDELSSOHN NO. 3, “SCOTTISH” - Sat 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The moldering ruins of the chapel at Holyrood Palace, where Mary, Queen of Scots lived and loved, were the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony. Join the orchestra as it explores this dynamic work along with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, a timeless Baroque concerto with colorful instrumentation and glowing melodiesCLICK HERE

LIVE AT FIVE CONCERT SERIES: THE TIP TOPS- Fri 5pm, Halstead Amphitheater, Coastal Alabama Community College, Fairhope CLICK HERE 

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: THE MODERN ELDORADOS - Fri 7pm-9pm, Jernigan’s Landing, Milton

The Spring Series offers a variety of music from local favorites to national touring bands. Bluegrass, country, blues and rock and roll will be performed on the stage in Downtown Milton. Blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome. No glass containers are allowed. Dancing is highly encouraged!! CLICK HERE   

ROMEO AND JULIET- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse In The Park, Langan Park

Experience the drama, the romance, and the magic of William Shakespeare’s ROMEO and JULIET at the Playhouse in the Park. This is the first full live production in over a year and the Playhouse needs your support CLICK HERE

25th Annual PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE: A Musical Comedy for Adults- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. ***Mature audiences only*** CLICK HERE

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUAR BASEBALL vs COASTAL CAROLINA- Fri/Sat 6:30pm, Sun 1pm, Stanky Field, USA campus, CLICK HERE 

Listen to Jags games on Sports Talk 99.5 FM all season. 

SPHL CHAMPIONSHIPS: PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs MACON MAYHEM- Fri 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE  

AFC MOBILE SOCCER vs PORT CITY FC- Sat 7pm, Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex, Michael Blvd, Mobile, CLICK HERE  

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