Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 4/19- 4/21

4/19 - 4/21

LOCAL EVENTS:

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents JOURNEY’S ‘ESCAPE’- Fri 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. Don't miss it as they recreate the entire Journey Escape album, followed by a full set of Journey's greatest hits. CLICK HERE 

SISTA STRUT 2019- Sat 8am-11am, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

The Sista Strut registration starts at 8am, the rally starts at 9am. The 3K walk starts at 10am.

The goal of Sista Strut is to heighten awareness about the issues of breast cancer in women of color, as well as provide information on community resources. Proceeds benefit the Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation. CLICK HERE 

****Moved to WEDNESDAY NIGHT, due to WEATHER***********THURSDAY NIGHT FLICK “SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE- Wednesday 7:30pm, Medal of Honor Park, Mobile

FRIDAY NIGHT FLICK “HOP” - Fri 7:30pm, Langan Park, Mobile

These FREE movies are part of the City of Mobile’s Spring Break Kids’ DaysCLICK HERE

TASTE OF MOBILE- Thurs 6pm-8pm, Mobile Convention Center

The Taste of Mobile is back! This year's event is going back to the old format at the Mobile Convention Center. Come see the great food and drinks that Mobile has to offer while having tons of fun! CLICK HERE

DAUPHIN ISLAND GUMBO FESTIVAL- Sat 11am-2pm, Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo site, Dauphin Island

Enjoy delicious gumbo, cooking demonstrations, live music with Jamell Richardson and more! Proceeds will help fund the new Dauphin Island Community Center.  CLICK HERE  

EASTER IN THE SQUARE- Sat 10:30am-12:30pm, Bienville Square,

downtown Mobile

Join the Downtown Mobile Alliance for a hippity-hopping day full of fun in Bienville Square. Enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny, children’s Easter crafts, kids’ karaoke, balloon art, face painting, and an Easter Egg hunt at 12 noon for children 8 and under. CLICK HERE

EGGA-WAHOOZA- Sat 10am-12 noon, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

The largest Easter Egg hunt on the Gulf Coast, featuring more than 50,000 eggs. Free event. CLICK HERE

OWA SPRING FLING- Sat 11am-3pm, The Park at OWA, Foley

Spring Fling at OWA means Easter egg hunts, petting zoo, photo booth, Mr. & Mrs. Bunny and a magical surprise. Spring Fling is a completely free event that will incorporate family-friendly fun throughout the entire property. CLICK HERE

FLORA-BAMA EASTER EGG HUNT & KIDS FUN DAY- Sat 12noon-3pm, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

With 5,000+ eggs laid out to find (stuffed with mini-toys, candy & prizes!), the kids are sure to have a large time! Immediately following the Egg Hunt, look up at the sky and see the Easter Bunny skydive onto the beach!  CLICK HERE

COTTONTAIL EXPRESS AT WALES WEST- Sat/Sun 11am-4pm (thru April 20th), Wales West RV Park and Light Railway, Silverhill AL

Always a family favorite, a ride on real train is only one part of an experience that includes an Easter egg hunt, treats and refreshments, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. CLICK HERE

BELLINGRATH GARDENS EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE- Sun 6:30am, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

The service is open to everyone in the community. Complimentary admission will be given to guests from 6 to 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday. CLICK HERE

COMMUNITY SONRISE SERVICE AT WAHOOS STADIUM- Sun 6am, Blue Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola

Come experience Pensacola’s Easter tradition, right on Pensacola Bay! CLICK HERE

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

Outdoor Family Fun Festival with Environmental Education Activities, Live Music ( Molly Thomas & the Rare Birds, Blue Bicycle, A Little Change, Sassafrass, Mayor Wilson & Brent Holmes & the P-Nut Pirates), Animal Exhibits, Recycling, Film Tent and more!   CLICK HERE  

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA: EARTH DAY- Fri 5pm-11pm, downtown Pensacola

This month is an "Earth Day" themed Gallery Night event! A full evening of Art, Food, Music and special guests sharing green initiatives, an electric car show and featured artist, Reese Foret whose work utilizes RECYCLED MATERIALS! CLICK HERE

DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MAGIC- Thurs 10:30am; Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm and 6pm; Sun 2pm, Pensacola Bay Center

Be charmed by a cast of over 50 of Disney’s unforgettable characters, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and many of the Disney Princesses. CLICK HERE

KILLER QUEEN: THE PREMIER TRIBUTE TO QUEEN- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola

For those looking for the classic 80's era Queen experience, look no further than Killer Queen. With frontman Patrick Myers behind the mic as the legendary Freddie Mercury, this killer tribute band has been dominating stages for 25 years.  CLICK HERE

STAYIN’ ALIVE TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE

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

WHITESNAKE- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

TYLER CHILDERS- Fri 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE  

*****Thursday night game POSTPONED due to weather. Doubleheader FRIDAY starting at 3pm*****USA JAGUAR BASEBALL vs GEORGIA STATE- Fri DOUBLEHEADER 3pm; Sat 1pm, Stanky Field, USA campus, CLICK HERE

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

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL vs MONTGOMERY BISCUITS- Mon-Thurs 6:35pm; Fri 7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile

CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS vs MOBILE BAYBEARS- Sat 6:05pm, Sun 5:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola

Promotions include Fireworks Saturday and Family Sunday. 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

MOVIES:

PENGUINS (G)- The story of Steve, an Adélie penguin, on a quest to find a life partner and start a family. When Steve meets with Wuzzo the emperor penguin they become friends. But nothing comes easy in the icy Antarctic. Narrated by Ed Helms.

BREAKTHROUGH (PG)- When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. Stars Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Josh Lucas

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA (R) - Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez

KALANK (not rated)- Drama set in the 1940s during the partition of India. Stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit

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