Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 2/28- 3/1


JURASSIC QUEST - Fri 3pm-8pm; Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 9am-6pm, Mobile Convention Center

Jurassic Quest is the largest dinosaur exhibit in North America. Swim into prehistoric times with the brand new exhibit, Ancient Oceans, and walk among dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Late Cretaceous periods with over 80 true-to-life-size animatronic dinosaurs.  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 life! CLICK HERE   

PENSACON: PENSACOLA COMIC CON- Fri 1pm-8pm, Sat/Sun 10am-6pm, Pensacola Bay Center (and other venues)

Pensacon is an all-inclusive event that encompasses many genres of the fan community. Expect Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Comics, Anime, Gaming and much more. Featured celebrities include Kathy Najimy, William Katt, Weird Al Yankovic, Dave Thomas, Lori Petty, Matt Ryan. CLICK HERE

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA- Fri 5:00pm- 11:30pm, downtown Pensacola

In honor of the sixth-annual Pensacon, Gallery Night is taking on the event’s theme for a night of costumes, magic, art and more! Attend Pensacon cosplay meetups throughout Gallery Night and mingle through hundreds of cosplayers and costumersCLICK HERE

THE 85 SOUTH SHOW LIVE- Fri 8pm, Mobile Civic Center

The 85 South Show has been shaking up the podcasting scene with improvs and freestyles by some of the fastest rising comedic talent from the South. Join DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean for a show that will be turned into a new episodeCLICK HERE

PENSACOLA FILM FESTIVAL- Fri-Sun, Studer SCI Building, downtown Pensacola

Over 25 short and feature films over 3 days, including Oscar winner PARASITE and local documentary BACK TO CHINA BEACH about local veterans surfing during R & R on China Beach during the Vietnam War. CLICK HERE 

ORANGE BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW- Sat 10am-4pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

More than 130 arts and crafts vendors and delicious food! There will also be two stages with live music, as well as dozens of classic and hot rod vehicles. And a pet parade! Presented by the The Orange Beach Sports Association. CLICK HERE   

AN EVENING WITH AMY GRANT- Sat 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE


THE BUDDY HOLLY SHOW- Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm and 7pm; Sun 2pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

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

THE LACS- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

THE GUESS WHO- Fri 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents RUSSIAN SPECTACULAR- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Sweeping Romantic melodies meet exotic themes in this annual Pensacola Symphony Orchestra celebration of music by Russian composers. CLICK HERE   

BLACK COFFEE- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Sir Claud has been murdered and his latest discovery, worth millions, is missing. Whodunit? It takes Hercule Poirot to unravel the plot and name the villain in this Agatha Christie classic.  CLICK HERE   

1st SUNDAY OUTDOOR MARKET- Sun 12 noon-4pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

Featuring local arts & crafts, farmers' market, and outdoor-themed items from the 5 Rivers Cypress Gift Shop.  CLICK HERE

USA JAGUARS BASKETBALL vs TROY- Sat 4pm (WOMENS); 6pm (MENS), USA Mitchell Center, USA campus CLICK HERE

Listen to USA Jaguar Basketball on Sports Talk 99.5 and on the iHeart Radio app

USA JAGUAR BASEBALL vs GONZAGA- Fri 6:30pm; Sat 1pm; Sun 11am, Stanky Field, USA campus CLICK HERE

Listen to USA Jaguar Baseball on Sports Talk 99.5 and on the iHeart Radio app


THE INVISIBLE MAN (R) - When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. Stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer

MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING (PG13)- A group of youths aspiring to become professional superheroes, fight in a world full of people with abilities, also known as quirks. Deku and his fellow classmates from Hero Academy face Nine, the strongest villain yet. Featuring Felecia Angelle, Christopher Bevins, Johnny Yong Bosch

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

(Photo: Uncle Henry of iHeartRadio Mobile/Pensacola, at Pensacon 2019)