Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 5/31-6/2

5/31- 6/2

LOCAL EVENTS:

BOBBY BONES & THE RAGING IDIOTS- Fri 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi

Comprised of Bobby Bones, Producer Eddie and a group of random friends, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots is a band that started for laughs, but now has the whole world singing and laughing with them. CLICK HERE

FLORA-BAMA FISHING RODEO- Fri-Sun, Flora-Bama Marina and Yacht Club, Perdido Key

The "Funnest" Fishing Tournanament on the Gulf Coast. The FBFR is a multi-species, recreational and competitive fishing tournament featuring 40 categories. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Operation ReConnect, a non profit organization geared to providing combat veterans with well-deserved family vacations. CLICK HERE  

PUBLIX GRANDMAN TRIATHLON- Sat 7am, Fairhope Pier

JUBILEE KIDS TRIATHLON- Sun 7:30am, Fairhope Pier

The Grandman is a ⅓ mile swim in Mobile Bay, followed by an 18 mile bike and 5K run. The Kids triathlon is the next day. Both events benefit Mobile Baykeeper.  CLICK HERE 

70th Annual GRAND FIESTA PARADE- Fri 7pm, downtown Pensacola

Come catch some beads, hear the sounds of local high school marching bands, and enjoy dozens of local krewes parading, plus special appearances by a masked DeLuna LXX, his queen and their court. CLICK HERE  

CENTENNIAL IMPORTS FIESTA BOAT PARADE- Sat 1pm, Pensacola Yacht Club to Pensacola Beach

The parade of over 25 marine vessels will start at the mouth of the Bayou Chico Bridge and will make its way to the Quietwater Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. The community is encouraged to join the procession of boats escorting Don Tristan DeLuna’s yacht to the shores of Pensacola Beach where he will be welcomed by Chief Mayoki, his Queen, White Dove, and tribe at the DeLuna Landing Ceremony (3pm, Quietwater Beach).  CLICK HERE

EXPLORE MOBILE- Sun 1pm-6pm, Mardi Gras Park, downtown Mobile

Explore Mobile is a block party celebrating local history, attractions and food in the Mobile Bay area. Attendees can explore 300 years of Mobile History inside the History Museum of Mobile, experience Colonial life inside the walls of the Colonial Fort of Mobile, gaze upon the period rooms of the Conde-Charlotte Museum House, step back in time as they navigate the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail and more! CLICK HERE  

FIZZI FEST- Sat 2pm-6pm, Ezell House, 407 Conti St, downtown Mobile

Fizzi Fest is a celebration of the good life and all things bubbles benefiting Mobile Arts Council’s Public Art program. Enjoy music from Swing Band and a silent auction of art, hand painted champagne bottles and other fabulous gifts. CLICK HERE

JUST FOR THE MUD OF IT- Sat 8am-1pm, Mobile Metro Firing Range, Tanner Williams Rd

Are you tough enough to complete MPD S.W.A.T. Team's mud run/obstacle course? It’s a 3 mile, 30 obstacle course full of MUD, SWEAT, AND CHEERS. Non-competitive run, and kids run available. CLICK HERE 

DENNIS MILLER - Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY -Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

AARON LEWIS- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE

GRASS IS DEAD - Fri 9:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE  

GRUNGE NIGHT, featuring PEARL GEM AND NERVANA (NIRVANA TRIBUTE) - Sat 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

FOREVER PLAID- June 1-28; Tues-Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm, George C Meyer Performing Arts Center, Gulf Shores

The University of Alabama’s theatre department follows the journey of Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie as they form their band “Forever Plaid” before they meet a tragic ending from which they return via the holes in the ozone for one final performance.  CLICK HERE  

GUYS & DOLLS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but.  CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs MISSISSIPPI BRAVES- Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 6:35pm; Sat 6:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include Thirsty Thursday and Fireworks Saturday. CLICK HERE 

SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FUTURE- Sat May 25 - September 2, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Engaging exhibits enable visitors to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms, and augmented reality. CLICK HERE

MOVIES:

ROCKETMAN (R) - A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. Stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (PG13)- The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. Stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown

MA (R) - A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. Stars Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis

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