The Hangout • 101 E Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores.
Kick off a jam-packed cook-off weekend on Friday with the Craft Beer Festival. Admission is $40 and includes samples of dozens of beers and a souvenir tasting glass. There will also be a Gulf to Table Dinner on Friday evening featuring a locally-inspired menu of Gulf Coast seafood prepared by acclaimed Alabama chefs, wine pairings and a copy of Martie Duncan's 'Birmingham's Best Bites.' Tickets to the dinner are $100. On Saturday, the southeast's hottest chefs will compete in three categories for the best oyster, and you will have the chance to taste them all. Admission is $10. Kids 12 and under get in free. Tasting tickets are available for purchase to use in exchange for oysters.
8 a.m. 5K, 8:15 a.m. 10K, 10 a.m. fun run. Through Nov. 3, adult registration is $20 and children 12 and under can register for $15. Entry fee includes long-sleeve T-shirt and admittance to the Family Fun Festival in Bienville Square beginning at 8 a.m.
The Grounds • 1035 N Cody Rd.
This year's theme is “Fair takes Flight” which will highlight the greatness of everything flight related under one roof as well as more than 30 adult rides, 30 kid rides and a must-see entertainment line-up. Gate admission only is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Ride tickets are available for $20.
Mobile Convention Center • 1 S Water St.
Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at the Junior League’s annual holiday market, featuring more than 100 merchants from across the country. General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Special events throughout the weekend include a Preview Gala on Nov. 9, VIP Shopping on Nov. 10, Girls' Night Out on Nov. 10 and Santa's Workshop on Nov. 12. Special event times and prices vary.
This event features dozens of movie screenings, plus filmmaker panels and an Opening Night Party on Thursday to kick off the festivities and a Red Carpet Party on Saturday night with food, beverages and a ceremony to announce the winners of the jury and audience favorite awards. Film passes are $40 for a four-pack or $75 for an eight-pack. Opening Night Party and Red Carpet Party tickets are $35 each.
Saenger Theatre • 6 S Joachim St.
7 p.m., doors open; 8:30 p.m. show. One of the best Beatles cover bands will wow the Port City with hits such as “Can’t Buy Me Love, ” “Yesterday, ” “A Day In The Life” and more. Tickets range from $22 – $47.
Cooper Riverside Park • Downtown Mobile
11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Mon. – Thurs.; 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat.; Noon – 8 p.m., Sun. Lace up your skates for some winter fun on the ice. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under. Lessons will be available on Saturdays and Sundays for $15.
Saenger Theatre • 6 S Joachim St.
7 p.m., doors open; 8 p.m., show. The legendary artist (and recent winner of the Nobel Prize for literature) will be stuck in inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again. Tickets range from $292 – $417.
Mobile Civic Center • 401 Civic Center Dr.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Take in a variety of cultures from all across the globe with this annual celebration featuring food, art, music, crafts and entertainment from drummers, dancers, acrobats and more. This year's theme is “The Art of Architecture.” Festival members will focus on this year’s theme through examples and explanations of architecture that originated in their countries. Tickets are $12. Children 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult.
Spanish Plaza • Downtown Mobile
8 a.m. 5K, 9 a.m fun run. Burn some calories before your holiday feast at this fundraising run supporting Camp Rap-A-Hope, a camp for Gulf Coast children faced with cancer. Pre-registration (received by Nov. 23) costs are $30 for adults with a race T-shirt and $15 for children (12 and under) with a race T-shirt.