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Best Bets for the Weekend, Jan 20-Jan 22

MARDI GRAS PARADES:

KREWE DE LA DAUPHINE- Sat 1pm, Dauphin Island 

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THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS- Thurs 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

MUSTACHE THE BAND- Sat 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

ANTHONY HAMILTON & FRIENDS- Fri 8pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents SYMPHONIC INNOVATIONS- Sat 7:30pm and Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The MSO co-commissioned a new mandolin concerto by celebrated composer Jennifer Higdon to be performed by international sensation Avi Avital. This concert also marks the return of Dvořák’s New World Symphony, one of the MSO’s favorite works to play. CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA OPERA presents LA BOHEME- Fri 7:30pm and Sun 2pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

One of opera’s most romantic stories makes a long-anticipated return to the Saenger stage. La bohème follows Mimì and Rodolfo from their first meeting to their final devastating moments, capturing their impassioned relationship through the lens of Giacomo Puccini’s masterful, lush orchestrations. CLICK HERE 

MOBILE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: BAD NAZI. GOOD NAZI. - Thurs 3pm, Mobile Museum of Art

 Bad Nazi. Good Nazi is the extraordinary story of German officer Wilm Hosenfeld, immortalized in Roman Polanski’s film as the Nazi who saved The Pianist’s life. Hosenfeld’s personal diaries record his chilling, gradual disillusionment with the Nazi war machine he belonged to and that Szpilman, incredibly, is just one of sixty people he saved. Thalau’s group of supporters are inspired to have Hosenfeld memorialized at the local school he led before enlisting in Hitler’s army, but the villagers struggle to come to terms with the complicated legacy of a man they want to forget; a Nazi officer and a serial rescuer.  CLICK HERE   

SATURDAY SCIENCE at the EXPLOREUM SCIENCE CENTER- Sat 10:30am-3pm, Exploreum Science Center, downtown Mobile

Join us for Saturday Science! Demonstrations will be shown in our various Lab and Headquarters throughout the day. CLICK HERE  

The schedule and location are as follows:

10:30- Disappearing Water in Science Squad headquarters

11:00- Squirrely Survival In the iHealthy Lab

11:30- Static Electricity in Science Squad Headquarters

1:00- Poppin’ Popcorn in the iHealthy Lab

1:30-Squirrely Survival in the iHealthy Lab

2:00-Static Electricity in the Science Squad headquarters

2:30-Disappearing Water in science squad headquarters

3:00- Poppin’ popcorn in the iHealthy Lab

 

TALL SHIP PINTA- Thurs Jan 5- Sun Jan 22, Plaza de Luna, downtown Pensacola

Discover Tall Ship Pinta– A replica of Christopher Columbus’ famous ship will be open for dockside educational tours. The Pinta tours as a ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. CLICK HERE

SPIRITS OF THE PASSAGE: THE STORY OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE- Now through June 21st, GulfQuest National Maritime Museum, downtown Mobile

In conjunction with the 160th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico (GulfQuest) will be hosting one of the most powerful and important exhibitions it has ever displayed. “Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade” explores the strength of the human spirit through a display of nearly 150 historical objects spanning more than 350 years. (GulfQuest, along with several other museums and Bellingrath Gardens, is included in Alabama Tourism’s All-in-One 3-Day Mobile Attraction Ticket!) CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY VS MACON- Fri/Sat 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center

Friday is NHL night and Saturday is Military Appreciation Night. CLICK HERE   

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