Best Bets, Mobile/Pensacola Weekend Events 2/8-2/10

2/8- 2/10

LOCAL EVENTS:

MARDI GRAS PARADES:

LUCEDALE CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION- Sat 11am, Lucedale MS

PEOPLES MARDI GRAS PARADE- Sat 1pm, Dauphin Island

KREWE OF THE PEARL- Sat 2pm, Picayune MS

JAMES TAYLOR with special guest BONNIE RAITT- Sun 7:30pm, Pensacola Bay Center, downtown Pensacola , CLICK HERE

THE O’JAYS- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

VICTORY TOUR: BETHEL MUSIC + special guest TASHA COBBS-  Thurs 7pm, Mobile Civic Center, CLICK HERE

KREWES & BREWES MARDI GRAS PARTY- Thurs 6pm, History Museum of Mobile, downtown Mobile

Enjoy the Mardi Gras: Parading Through Time Exhibition , live music from the Crowned Jewelz BAND, libations by Bottles Up Mobile, food trucks and more. dmission is $10 and includes two drink tickets. (21 & up event).   CLICK HERE 

LODA ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District, downtown Mobile

Stop by Cathedral Square for movies (“Dunkirk” at 6:30pm) , visit downtown's other fabulous participating galleries and venues for more art and live music, and stroll through Bienville Square to support our LoDa Night Market Vendors!   CLICK HERE

MOBILE BOAT SHOW- Fri 12 noon-8pm; Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-5pm, Mobile Convention Center, downtown Mobile

In addition to a huge selection of boats and marine products, there are special events for the whole family. The Fetch-n-Fish dog show returns with dog jumping, training tips and lots of fun for the kids. New this year, “Kids Fishing 101,” a fun interactive program for children CLICK HERE

PRINCESS BRUNCH- Sun 8:30am; 10:00am; 11:30am; Sylvia’s Biscuits & Poboys, Fort of Colonial Mobile, downtown

All princes and princesses, kings and queens, are invited to attend a royal buffet style brunch with the opportunity to meet some of story time’s most beloved characters.   CLICK HERE  

MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents STRAIGHT FROM THE SOUNDTRACK- Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Straight from the Soundtrack features music from Out of Africa, Harry Potter, Avatar, The Mission, Star Trek VIII - First Contact and The Adventures of Robin Hood.  CLICK HERE   

MURDER AT THE MARDI GRAS BALL- Fri 7pm, Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, downtown Mobile; and Sat 7pm, Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street, downtown Mobile

The motley crew from Murder at Mardi Gras and Who Killed the Boss at the Christmas Party have come again to TRY to celebrate Mardi Gras without some type of mayhem going on, but, needless to say, when this group gets together, anything can happen and usually does! Presented by Mobile Mystery Dinners. CLICK HERE 

MASTER CLASS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

A special production with Pensacola Opera. Maria Callas (Kathy Holsworth, PLT Artistic Director) is teaching a master class in front of an audience in the late 1970's. She's glamorous, commanding, larger than life - and drop dead funny!! *Some adult language and content   CLICK HERE

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

Blanche DuBois, a faded Southern belle, seeks sanctuary from the harsh realities of her ruined life at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister and brutish brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski. CLICK HERE  

GENGHIS KHAN: THE GREAT CIVILIZER- Sat Jan 26- Sun April 28, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Discover the man behind the legend in the blockbuster exhibition experienced by over a million people around the world. Through artifacts, performers, artwork, and other historically significant items, discover the eye-opening story of the world’s most well-known conqueror, civilizer and innovator.  CLICK HERE

USA JAGUAR BASKETBALL vs ARKANSAS STATE- Thurs 7pm, USA Mitchell Center, USA campus

USA JAGUAR BASKETBALL vs LITTLE ROCK- Sat 3pm, USA Mitchell Center, USA campus

Listen to Jags Basketball on 99.5 The Jag and iheartradio.com (keyword Jags) all season. CLICK HERE

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

MOVIES:

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART (PG)- It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

WHAT MEN WANT (R) - A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts. Stars Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield, Tracy Morgan

COLD PURSUIT (R) - A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film 'In Order of Disappearance'. Stars Emmy Rossum, Liam Neeson, Laura Dern

THE PRODIGY (R) - A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him. Stars Taylor Schilling, Brittany Allen, Jackson Robert Scott

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