Courtesy of our friends at the Lagniappe, here's a look at some of the things going on around the Gulf Coast this weekend.
First Friday Artwalk
*First Friday Artwalk in Fairhope. Friday night. It's always a lovely evening and a great way to check out all of the new exhibits in the local galleries. Downtown Fairhope from 6-8pm.
*The 9th Annual LuLupalooza! Tomorrow at LuLu's under the bridge in Gulf Shores. Free concerts begin at 11 am. Headliners include Austin indie rockers Uncle Lucius. They have a new blues sound and cite The Doors and Black Crowes as influences. Willie Sugarcapps made up of local stars Will Kimbrough, Grayson Capps, Sugarcane Jane and Corky Hughes. And one of the funkiest bands New Orleans has to offer, Papa Grows Funk.
Market on the Square
*Market on the Square in Mobile. Takes place from 7:30am to noon at Cathedral Square downtown. All your fresh and LOCAL fruit, veggies, shrimp, produce, honey and flowers. Get there early!
Steady Pace 3K
*Steady Pace 3K run/walk is the first of its kind designed specifically to raise awareness of the effects of childhood and adult obesity in the Mobile area. The run/walk will be from 7:30 – noon at Texas Street Park. Register at active.com.
Fishin' Chix Fishing Rodeo
*The 7th Annual Fishin Chix Pink Rubber Boots Ladies Fishing Rodeo Tournament is Saturday. It starts at 6:30 am on June 8, with fish weigh-ins noon to 2 pm at Flounder's Chowder House on Quietwater Beach Road. Even if you can't participate in the rodeo, you can still have fun with your girlfriends! Following the weigh-in, enjoy an afternoon of fun and sisterhood at the awards ceremony. Lady anglers of all ages can become involved in a variety of ways. Members with their own boat can register for $150 per person. Non-members with a boat can sign up for $200 per person, which includes a Fishin Chix annual membership.
The Spanish Fort Toros won their second consecutive 5A State Championship, defeating Muscle Shoals 35-14.
Global civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, whose legacy is ending South African apartheid, has died.
Mobile County Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old John Hicks and 22-year-old Amber Trawick for a number of meth related charges including chemical endangerment of a child and trafficking illegal drugs.
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson returned to the Port City Thursday, December 5 after spending several days in Hamburg, Germany for the Aviation Forum 2013.
Students at Council Traditional School had a lot to cheer about Thursday, December 5.The US Department of Education named Council a “National Blue Ribbon School.”