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4/17 - 4/19

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MOBILE/BALDWIN



LOCAL GOODNESS - Sun 4pm-7pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal, downtown Mobile

This is a unique farm-to-table event with local meat, seafood and produce… as well as local music by bluegrass band Fat Man Squeeze...to benefit our local children’s hospital, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.  CLICK HERE



GULF SHORES ZYDECO & CRAWFISH FESTIVAL - Sat 10am-6pm, Waterway Village in Gulf Shores, under the Intracoastal Bridge

There will be crawfish races, arts & crafts, children’s activities, an authentic 80 foot shrimp boat, some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South and lots of crawfish.  CLICK HERE



2nd Annual GREAT FIRKIN FEST - Sat 2pm-6pm, Moe’s Bar B Que, downtown Mobile

Local and regional breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin….a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons.   There are 14 participating breweries. Features live music.  Crawfish boil to follow Fest.   CLICK HERE

 

 

CRAWFISH & BLUEGRASS EXTRAVAGANZA - Sat 4pm- 9pm, St Mary Catholic School grounds

Eat crawfish and listen to 4 awesome bluegrass bands… Rollin in the Hay, Fat Man Squeeze, Delta Reign and The Deluxe Trio.  (Because of the weather, the music is being moved indoors to the gym.)  CLICK HERE

 

 

BALD EAGLE  BASH- Sat 4pm-7pm, Tonsmiere Resource Center, Weeks Bay

Enjoy a Taste of Weeks Bay, with Gulf shrimp prepared by local restaurants. Music by the Modern Eldorados.  CLICK HERE



BALDWIN HEART BALL- Sat 6pm-9pm, Heron Pointe at the Wharf, Orange Beach

This is an elegant celebration of life, with proceeds benefitting the American Heart Association. CLICK HERE



CORN HOLE CLASSIC benefitting THE FAMILY CENTER - Sat 2pm-6pm, Blue Gill Restaurant, on the Causeway

Check in begins at 1pm; Cornaments start at 2.  Pre-register for two-man teams of adults or children.  Proceeds benefit The Family Center, which works to strengthen families and prevent child abuse.  CLICK HERE

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL - Wed/Thurs 6:35pm, Fri/Sat 7:05pm, Sun 2:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

The BayBears take on the Biloxi Shuckers in their first homestand of the season.  Friday night’s game will be followed by fireworks.  CLICK HERE




UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE presents THE MERRY WIDOW- Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm, Saraland Performing Arts Center

The Merry Widow is an operetta based on an 1861 comedy about a rich widow, a Baron who wants her money, and the rekindling of an old flame.   CLICK HERE



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

Enjoy live music, ecological exhibits and an environmental film fest to celebrate Earth Day.  CLICK HERE




APRIL WALKING TOURS - Sat 10am, Mobile, Fairhope, Foley and Atmore

In partnership with the Alabama Tourism Department, 22 towns across the state are offering free guided walking tours each Saturday in April.  Tours are available at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile; Fairhope Welcome Center; Foley Welcome Center; and Heritage Park in Atmore.  CLICK HERE




ST. FRANCIS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL - Sat 9am-4pm, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Dauphin Island

More than 50 artists from the Island and around the central Gulf Coast will be showing their work… pottery, woodwork, jewelry, driftwood art and more.  CLICK HERE




BIGGEST LOSER RUN/WALK HALF MARATHON & 5K- Sat 7:30am, across from the Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

This is a race for all fitness levels, with celebrity apperances by former contestants on “The Biggest Loser”.   CLICK HERE




COLOR ME RAD 5K - Sat 9am, The Grounds

It’s back...bigger, badder, radder…get pelted with color bombs while running or walking the 5K.  CLICK HERE







PENSACOLA



GALLERY NIGHT - Fri 5pm -9pm, downtown Pensacola

Stroll through the streets of downtown and enjoy local art, music and cuisine.  CLICK HERE



PENSACOLA CIVIC BAND presents THE RETURN OF JOHN WILLIAMS- Fri 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

John Williams has composed some of the most recognizable and popular film scores… Star Wars, ET, Jaws…too much for one concert.  Hence, the Pensacola Civic Band is returning to the music of John Williams.  CLICK HERE

 

G.I. JUKEBOX - Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

During WWII, Hollywood stars and starlets made it their duty to entertain “the boys”.   G.I. Jukebox is a night at the Stage Door Canteen.  CLICK HERE

 

29th Annual SANDESTIN WINE FESTIVAL - Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat 1pm-5pm, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin

Highlights include the Grand Wine Tasting with hundreds of domestic and international wines, along with representatives from vineyards around the globe.  CLICK HERE

 

MULLET MAN TRIATHLON- Sat 7:30am, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

½ mile swim, 17 mile bike, 4.2 mile run….with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  CLICK HERE





MISSISSIPPI

 

 

BILLY CURRINGTON- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE



CRAIG WAYNE BOYD (winner of The Voice Season 7) - Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE



BIBLE BINGO IN BILOXI (from the co-author of the smash hit Late Nite Catechism) - Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE



CRAWFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL - Fri-Sun, April 17-19 and 24-26, Mississippi Coast Coliseum

The lineup includes Blues Traveler and Mike Farris on Friday; Theory of a Deadman, Hinder and Devour the Day on Saturday; and Need to Breathe, Twin Forks and High Valley on Sunday.  CLICK HERE






IN THEATERS



PAUL BLART:  MALL COP 2 (PG) - After 6 years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart is taking a well-deserved vacation in Vegas with his teenage daughter, before she heads off to college.  But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.   Stars Kevin James.



MONKEY KINGDOM (G) - This is a DisneyNature documentary, following the struggles of a young monkey mother as she raises her baby in the wilds of Southern Asia.  



UNFRIENDED (R) - A teen and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure on her computer screen who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier. Stars Shelly Hennig