Plenty to do, see and hear this weekend. Ashley from the Lagniappe stopped by with a look at what's happening.
*The South Alabama Film Festival takes place this weekend. They will showcase documentaries like 'Muscle Shoals," which looks at the amazing musical history of this north Alabama city along the Tennessee River and its FAME recording studio, where Mick Jagger, Etta James, Greg Allman and Alicia Keys have all recorded. Also featured is "Who are you people?" which tells of the making of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" in Mobile. And there are many more.
Just check out southalabamafilmfestival.org for all the screening locations and ticket info.
*The arts season is in full swing in Mobile. Downtown tonight, LoDA Artwalk is back for its monthly installment. They will have all of the new exhibits and openings at all of the galleries and shops as usual from 6 - 9 p.m.
*Two of our biggest playhouses will both have their curtains open this weekend. Joe Jefferson Playhouse will have the British comedy "Noises Off" and the Mobile Theatre Guild will have the dark comedy "God of Carnage." The Mobile Symphony Orchestra will have a salute to Airbus as they play the music of French composers Saturday night and a Sunday matinee at the Saenger Theatre.
*Time for some tailgating. The Jags will be back at Ladd-Peebles Stadium this weekend hosting Western Kentucky. Kick-off is at 6:30 so it shouldn't interfere with at least one big game this weekend.
*2nd Annual Blues and Grooves Festival to benefit the Down Syndrome Society. This great event gets kicked off at noon at the Malaga Inn and there are so many local musicians donating their time to this event including Ryan Baltrhop, Johnny Barbato and the Luck Doggs. Mob Towne Revival, Lisa Mills, Deluxe Trio, Eric Erdman and more. Should be a great day of music for a great cause.
*6th Annual Taste of the Beach in Pensacola this weekend. Gulf Side Pavilion at Casino Beach 11 am - 4 pm tomorrow and Sunday. Tent after tent of yummy seafood and signature dishes allow you to experience the true culinary talents from around the island. This year guest celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern kicks up the gastronomic beach party with a cooking demonstration. Check out tasteofpensacolabeach.com
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd has pleaded guilty to a state felony and will resign immediately. Byrd on Thursday pleaded guilty in circuit court to one charge of intimidating a witness.
Alabama kicker Cade Foster received a supportive note from former President George W. Bush. Foster missed two field goal attempts and had a third blocked in the Crimson Tide's 34-28 loss to Auburn on Nov. 30.
As we enjoy all the holidays have to offer - family, friends, gifts under the tree. It’s also a perfect time to give back.
Church's Fried Chicken and Volunteers of America are collecting your spare change - to help veterans here on the gulf coast.
Clear skies and a secondary push of chilly air have arrived as a stronger area of high pressure has moved in from the central plains.
You've heard about some brazen criminals and what they will do to get what they want. This time, you are going to hear about a brave bank employee who didn't mind saying "no".