Happy Friday! As always, we've got your weekend rundown.
Ashley from The Lagniappe stopped by to tell us about some fun events happening this weekend:
1. LoDa Artwalk is tonight in Downtown Mobile from 6-9 pm. All of the usual galleries and shops will be open with their new exhibits and there will be a special performance inside the Larkins Center at 7 p.m. by the Gonzalez Duo, a pianist and violinist who will play a variety of classical jams by Mozart and others.
2. Dauphin Street Vault tomorrow. In the heart of Downtown Mobile's entertainment district, young athletes from across the region soar through the air. Come out and enjoy a day of pole vaulting! The event will take place on Dauphin Street in between Jackson and Joachim Streets. The event will start at 10 a.m. and run through the evening, wrapping up by 9 p.m.
3. Eric Essix at the Saeneger- Jazz, soul, blues, gospel guitarist Eric Essix will play the Saenger tonight with local gypsy jazz favorites Roman Street. 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 through eventbrite or $35 at the Saenger Box office
4. Comedienne KATHY GRIFFIN will be performing tomorrow night at the Hard Rock Biloxi. Doors Open 6:30 p.m. Showtime 8pm. Tickets start at $39.99 and are available through TICKETMASTER.
5. Sandstock at the Flora -Bama this weekend, the world Famous Bar situated between the Alabama and Florida lines. They are going to bring back the music of the 60s and 70s and are encouraging everyone to wear their hippie threads. Music starts at noon and lasts all day. Bands include Greg Crowe, Foxy Iguanas, Sam Glass Band, Cornbred, Lee Yankie and the Hellz Yeah, Newbury Syndicate.
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.”