Weekend Rundown: January 24-26

weekend rundown

The weekend is finally here, and there are lots of fun activities to get into! Rob from The Lagniappe stopped by our studio to fill us in on what’s happening around town.

When the Saints go Marching In:
It’s another run of local social satire this weekend as Tom Perez and his South of the Saltline performers gore a few sacred cows in his new play, “When the Saints go Marching in at Cockroach Hall.” Look for plenty of humor – some a bit more pointed – from the author of “Society Shell.” Cockroach Hall will run Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mobile Theater Guild at 14 N. Lafayette St. Tickets start at $20.

Senior Bowl’s “Meet the Players”:
Of course it’s Senior Bowl Weekend, which means plenty of tailgating and fun at the game, but before they start knocking heads there’s a chance to meet the players. Starting at 1:30 today at the Mobile Convention Center the Coca Cola Meet the Players event takes off. Besides hanging with the players it’s also full of interactive displays and games. The good times continue until 7 p.m.

26th Annual Robert Burns Dinner:
While the pigskin is flying at Ladd-Peebles Saturday, it’s also a great time to squeeze into your tightest kilt and take part in the 26th Annual Robert Burns Dinner. This annual supper is put on by the Scottish Society of Mobile and celebrates their heritage. Celtic music and dancing will punctuate the evening. Suitable Scottish Attire, tuxedo or suit and tie for men are required, along with dresses for women. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Mobile Marriott and tickets start at $50.

Mobile Symphony:
Tomorrow night the Saenger will be filled with the classical works of Leonard Berstein, as Scott Speck and the Mobile Symphony explore the master’s catalogue. Shows are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and tickets start at $20.

19th Annual Cordova Mall Ball:
In Pensacola Saturday, it’s the 19th Annual Cordova Mall Ball. That’s right, it’s a ball in a mall. The musical lineup includes Reunion Band, STARZ and Mr. Big & The Rhythm Sisters. This year, things take a French twist with the addition of a New Orleans-style French market. So expect a little Jazz as well. Things get kicked off at 8 p.m. and last until midnight and admission is $60.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the festivities!

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