Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 2/14-2/16


LOCAL EVENTS:

MARDI GRAS PARADES:

THURSDAY:

6:30 p.m. - Order of Polka Dots (Mobile, Route A)

FRIDAY:

12:30 p.m. - Mystics of Ashland Place <kids> (Lanier Avenue)

6:30 p.m. - Order of Inca (Mobile, Route A)

6:45 p.m. - Apollo's Mystic Ladies (Daphne)

SATURDAY:

10 a.m. - Hickory Ridge Kids Krewe <kids> (Timberly Circle)

10:00 AM, Downtown Biloxi – Children's Walking Parade

11:00 AM, Bay St. Louis – Krewe of Kids Parade (Route begins across from Dunbar Village nursing home.

1:00 PM, Navarre Beach, FL --- Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade 

1:00 PM, Pascagoula – Krewe of Little Rascals Children Mardi Gras Parade

1:00 PM, Downtown Moss Point – Moss Point Parade

1:30 PM, Vancleave – Mystic Krewe of Pine Island Mardi Gras Parade

2:00 PM, Biloxi – Village at Tradition Parade (route starts at the Tradition YMCA)

2 p.m. Crewe of Crestview <kids> (Shan Drive South)

2 p.m. - Mobile Mystics, Mobile Mystical Revelers, Mobile Mystical Friends (Mobile, Route A)

2PM, Pensacola Beach (Casino Beach)- Kids and Kritters Pet Parade

3 PM, Fairhope- Mystic Mutts of Revelry Pet Parade (The Haven

6:30 p.m. - Knights of Ecor Rouge (Fairhope)

6:30 p.m. - Maids of Mirth (Mobile, Route G) Order of Butterfly Maidens, Krewe of Marry Mates (Mobile, Route A)

SUNDAY:

12:00 PM, Waveland – Krewe of Nereids Mardi Gras Parade

12:00 PM, Biloxi Town Green – Krewe of Barkloxi Annual Bow Wow Paw-Rade (Register here)

2 p.m. - Mystics of Children <kids> (Rosswood Drive)

6:30 p.m. - Neptune's Daughters, Order of Isis (Mobile, Route A)

SCOTTY McCREERY- Sat 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

SMOKEY ROBINSON- Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

CLAY WALKER- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

STEVE MILLER BAND - Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

TESLA- Fri 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE

PJ MORTON- Thurs 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

CATS- Sat 8pm, Sun 1pm and 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Broadway in Pensacola presents CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber. CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be rebornCLICK HERE

PENSACOLA OPERA presents EASY TO LOVE- Thurs 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Pensacola Opera presents a very special one-night only concert featuring the songs of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Rodgers & Hart, and Rodgers & Hammerstein.  CLICK HERE

MONSTER JAM- Sat 1pm and 7pm; Sun 1pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Monster Jam® is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. CLICK HERE

THE MIRACLE WORKER- Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse in the Park, Mobile Langan (Municipal) Park

Playhouse In The Park youth theater presents the classic Broadway drama based on the early life of Alabama's own Helen Keller. CLICK HERE

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUAR BASEBALL vs CAMPBELL - Fri 6:30pm; Sat 2pm; Sun 1pm; Stanky Field, USA Campus

This is opening weekend for Jags baseballCLICK HERE  

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUAR SOFTBALL vs AUSTIN PEAY- Fri 6pm; Sat 2:30pm

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUAR SOFTBALL vs EVANSVILLE- Sat 4:45pm; Sun 12:15pm

Jaguar Field, USA Campus, CLICK HERE   

USA JAGUAR BASKETBALL vs LOUISIANA- Thurs 7pm

USA JAGUAR BASKETBALL vs ULM- Sat 3pm

USA Mitchell Center, USA campus, CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs MACON MAYHEM- Fri 7:35pm; Sat 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE

DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD- Jan 18- May 10, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Go back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to lifeCLICK HERE   

MOVIES:

PARASITE (R) - OSCAR winner for Best Picture and Best Director-- All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident. Now showing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile.  

FANTASY ISLAND (PG13)- A horror adaptation of the popular '70s TV show about a magical island resort. Starring Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Michael Pena

THE PHOTOGRAPH (PG13)- A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present. Starring LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chelsea Peretti

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG)- After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it. Starring Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, James Marsden

DOWNHILL (R) - Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Miranda Otto, Zoe Chao

Don’t plan your weekend without your Best Bets- local events, movies, concerts and more!

Carnival 2015!

Carnival 2015!

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