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Best Bets, Weekend of 4/20- 4/22

4/20- 4/22



***Moved INDOORS for Sunday, due to weather***CRAWFISH MUSIC FESTIVALWed 5pm-10pm; Thurs/Fri 5pm-11pm; Sat 1pm-11pm; Sun 1pm-8pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Whether it’s the headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, or exciting mid-way rides, you won’t want to miss this event! Entertainment includes Old Dominion on Friday…. Jamey Johnson on Saturday… Jon Pardi, Muscadine Bloodline and Derek Norsworthy on Sunday.  CLICK HERE   

CHRIS YOUNG with special guests KANE BROWN, MORGAN EVANS, & DEE JAY SILVER- Fri 7:30pm, Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE    

****Sunday game postponed.  Doubleheader Monday at 5:05pm*****MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL- Thurs 6:35pm; Fri/Sat 7:05pm; Sun 2:05pm (postponed), Hank Aaron Stadium

The BayBears host the Biloxi Shuckers Thursday (Thirsty Thursday) and Friday (Fireworks).  The Baybears host the Mississippi Braves Saturday and Sunday (Sunday Funday/ Bark in the Park with iHeart Radio).  CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL- Sat 6:05pm, Sun 1:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

The Blue Wahoos host the Birmingham Barons Saturday (Fireworks) and Sunday (Family Sunday).  CLICK HERE   

BAREFOOT BALLFri 7pm-10pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Get ready to kick off your shoes (flip flops provided!) and dance the night away under the stars. Sip a complimentary signature cocktail, graze the grilled cheese bar, and enjoy curated activities which include personalized haiku, cornhole, henna tattoos and a photo booth.Proceeds go to Urban Emporium, Mobile's only non-profit retail incubator that houses and trains entrepreneurs to become successful retailers.  CLICK HERE   

LITTLE BLACK DRESSThurs 6:30pm, Fort Whiting

Fifty local area “McModels” will be featured in this fast-paced runway show to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Mobile. Paired with the runway show, the cocktail party will feature Mobile’s top area chefs and restaurants with exceptional food and refreshing beverage offerings. CLICK HERE    

CIRQUE ITALIA- Thurs/Fri 7:30pm; Sat/Sun 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30pm, The Grounds West Mobile

Cirque Italia water circus has a brand new show, featuring an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously, synchronized with the most creative display of superhuman talent. CLICK HERE  

DAUPHIN ISLAND GUMBO FESTIVALSat 11am-2pm, Dauphin Island rodeo site

Sample your way around the venue as teams compete for top honors. All proceeds will support Dauphin Island volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad. Music by the Modern Eldorados.  CLICK HERE   

BALD EAGLE BASH- Sat 4pm-7pm, Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center

Great food, great music, and a great time, on the edges of beautiful Weeks Bay, to benefit the Weeks Bay Foundation. The “Bash” includes fresh local shrimp prepared by the area’s best chefs and restaurants, with entertainment by Johnny Hayes and the Loveseats, Mobile native and a finalist on The Voice.  CLICK HERE   

CRAWFISH FOR A CAUSESat 12noon-4pm, The Grounds, West Mobile

All you can eat crawfish, live music, family friendly activites and a silent auction. Benefits USA Medical Center’s Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center.  CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA HOT WHEELS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL- Sat 11am-6pm, Plaza de Luna, downtown Pensacola

This free event features an eclectic mix of food truck signature dishes, live music, and a Hot Wheels Food Truck Tasting competition, to benefit Pensacola Habitat for Humanity. Over 20 food trucks participating. Music by Partial Willie (the musical trio of Sugarcane Jane, Grayson Capps, and Corky Hughes of Willie Sugarcapps) and Xaris Waltman. CLICK HERE   

8K BY THE BAY- Sat 8am, Arlington Park (on Broad Street at Brookley Aeroplex)

Unique, scenic, 8K certified course, along with a 2K and 1 mile fun run. All proceeds from this race go to Penelope House Shelter and the Foundation of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. Food, music, and beverages for all participants. CLICK HERE   


Taking the "Arts to the Streets" where visitors can connect with the unique Culture of Pensacola. Come celebrate the beauty and art that is our planet with us at Gallery Night.  CLICK HERE   

EARTH DAY MOBILE BAY- Sat 10am-6pm, Fairhope Pier

A beautiful, outdoor festival to honor the Planet. Eco exhibits, kids activities, Film Festival, Electronic recycle, and great music!  CLICK HERE  

SOUNDS FOR THE CITY- Fri 6:30pm-11pm, 

This is a new event, featuring singer/songwriter Paul Vinson, along with Ben Loftin and the Family and I'MAGENE.  Proceeds.benefit Studer Community Institute's early learning and parent outreach initiatives. CLICK HERE   

PRIDE FEST- Sat 11am-6pm, Cooper Riverside Park, downtown Mobile

This is a free event, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in the Mobile and Baldwin County.  CLICK HERE  

SOUNDSIDE SPLENDORSun 4pm-7pm, Portofino Island Resort

You are invited to "sip and savor" for a cause! "Soundside Splendor" is one of the Gulf Coast's most anticipated wine and food lovers events supporting local children and homeless teens through the Children’s Home Society of Florida. The evening features cuisine prepared by Pensacola's top local chefs, locally sourced wines, live entertainment and dozens of luxury items in the silent and live auctions. CLICK HERE   

MOBILE SYMPHONY presents HOUSE RULE- Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Shostakovich’s ability to convey emotion through music is unmatched. His 5th Symphony represents on the most heartfelt pieces of art of all time.  CLICK HERE   

MOBILE POPS BAND DISNEY CONCERT- Sat 6pm, Spanish Fort Community Center

This is a FREE family-friendly concert, featuring Disney favorites.  This is an outdoor concert, so bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets.  CLICK HERE   

HILL KELLY MOVIES IN THE PARK: COCOFri 7:30pm, Community Maritime Park

Bring your blankets and chairs then spread out on the lawn to watch a family-friendly movie underneath the stars. Movies begin at sunset and FREE event parking is available at Community Maritime Park and City Hall.   CLICK HERE   

THEATRE USA presents PERICLES- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm,  Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, USA campus

One of Shakespeare’s final plays, Pericles follows the adventures of the title character as he sets out to woo a princess, only to be pursued by an evil king across the vast seas. As with all of Shakespeare’s final “romances,” this stunning work deals with loss, miracles, and redemption.  CLICK HERE   

THE POT- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Mobile Theatre Guild

A Thanksgiving meal turns into a drama about what happens to someone caught in the U.S. immigration system. The Pot boils into a 21st century American drama about what defines, unites, and separates us.  CLICK HERE

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREEFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

Don is a blind musician living in downtown Manhattan whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie in this 1969 comedy.  CLICK HERE      

FOREIGNER- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

KOOL & THE GANG- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

LITTLE RIVER BAND- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

CHRIS TOMLIN - Thurs 7pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE   

WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN- Fri 7pm, The Steeple, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE  

NIGHTWISH- Thurs 8:15pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE


YSL GUNNA- Sat 10pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

SPRING INTO LOVE MEGA PET ADOPTIONSat 10am-4pm, Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds

Come adopt your new love! 20 RESCUES and counting! Lots of wonderful animals looking for furever homes! Puppies, kittens, piglets, cats, dogs, pigs, ferrets and bunnies - something for everyone. Lots of 4-legged love under one roof. FREE Indoor event - Rain or Shine!  CLICK HERE   


I FEEL PRETTY (PG13)- A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? Stars Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski 

SUPER TROOPERS 2 (R) - When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. Stars Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme

TRAFFIK (R) - A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. Stars Paula Patton, Missi Pyle, Dawn Olivieri

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