By Destiny Brown

Enjoy the beach during the slow season before the spring and summer tourists move into town. This is the time to enjoy discounts and specials and shorter lines which means more time to do what you came here to do!

Mondays
5:30 p.m. – Swing Dancing at the Hangout in Gulf Shores
Every week at 5:30 PM, we will dance the night away with moves like the Charleston, the bunny hop, the pretzel and more. Come hangout with us! Tell your friends and help us spread the word! $5 cover charge, redeemable for food or drink.

7 p.m.: Free Trivia at Big Beach Brewery
Teams of 6 or less get a chance to test their knowledge at LIVE trivia. Win prizes and lead your team to victory (while enjoying some tasty brews!) Geeks Who Drink Trivia is like live pub quiz with music rounds, picture rounds and more. You play in teams, it’s free to play, and you get the opportunity to win sweet prizes like gift certificates or Big Beach Swag.

Tuesdays
11 a.m. – Gulf Shores Author Series at Gulf Shores Cultural Center (located at 19470 Oak Road West)
Join us at the Cultural Center as we host distinguished authors and presenters to discuss their work and other related topics and enjoy lively conversation. This event is FREE. Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided. Contact 251-968-9818 or 251-968-1176 for more information.

3-4:30 p.m. – Cooking Classes at Cobalts
Classes include sampling and a paired beverages. Reservations are suggested by calling 251-923-5300.

5-9 p.m. – Dinner and Dancing at Cobalts Orange Beach
Dust off your dancing shoes and work up an appetite for some of the best contemporary coastal cuisine in town as Cobalt presents Dinner & Dancing Tuesdays. Located under the bridge at the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, this family friendly event is sure to get you in the mood to groove with drink specials, appetizer and entrée specials, and live entertainment all set the best sunset view in town. Chef Reed Moody, Executive Chef at Cobalt, serves up your favorite seafood staples and new dishes with a twist that will delight your taste buds before you take the dancefloor. Cobalt’s waterfront dining offers unparalleled views and first-rate service. Happy hour specials start at 2 pm, followed by a special sunset menu beginning at 4 pm. Then stick around for The Groovinators to take the stage at 7 pm and keep the dance floor hopping until 9 pm. For more information call 251-923-5300 or visit www.cobaltrestaurant.net.

ALL DAY – Taco Tuesday at Playa at Sportmans Marina Orange Beach
Dine on the bay and treat yourself to half priced quality tacos and fresh margaritas!

Wednesdays
11 a.m. – Welcome Wednesdays and Potluck Social at the Flora-Bama
Welcome Wednesdays are back at the Flora-Bama! Through March 6, snowbirds and locals alike come together for good times, good music, great food and fellowship. The weekly lunch social features live music followed by drawings for goods, services and merchandise compliments of the Flora-Bama and local businesses, and a Buffet that begins serving at 1pm. The Buffet is $3 per person or free for those bringing a side dish!

2 p.m. – Civil War Presentation Series in Fort Morgan
Site Historian Dylan Tucker will provide insights on various periods of Fort Morgan’s history in the outside presentation space.

6 p.m. – Bingo at Tacky Jacks in Orange Beach

Thursdays
7-9 p.m. – Dinner and Dancing at GTS
The groove returns to GTs on the Bay tonight and every Thursday night through Feb. for Dinner & Dancing. Come out for some great food and bring your dancin’ shooz.

8 p.m. – Karaoke at Tacky Jacks in Fort Morgan
Join us downstairs every Thursday and Saturday Nights. We have a lot of local talent and lots of willing participants and listeners from all over the world.

Fridays
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.- Cooking classes at Rouses in Orange Beach
Rouses Markets will be hosting a free cooking demonstration at our Orange Beach location. Chef Nino will be preparing. Each guest will have the opportunity to sample this delicious dish.  This is a FREE EVENT!

5:30-9:30 p.m. – Big Earl Show at Flora Bama

Saturdays
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Coastal Alabama Fishermans Market
2 p.m.; 20733 Miflin Rd, Foley
Visit the market in Foley, AL where you can buy fruits and vegetables picked fresh this morning right here in Baldwin County. At the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market, you will find fresh seafood, including shrimp, crabmeat, oysters and fish fillets. Other vendors offer organic steaks, ground beef, and pork products. Complete your meal with a loaf of freshly baked bread and a dessert. Other available items include beautiful fresh flowers, eggs, bedding plants, herbs, and jewelry. The market website CoastalAlabamaMarket.com includes information about the vendors and recipes. Also open on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Beginning at 4 p.m. – Steak night at Luna’s
Indulge in a filet, fried brussel sprouts and buttermilk mashed potatoes for $14! Also on Tuesday nights.

8 p.m. – Brandon Styles LIVE – Impressions and Magic Show at OWA in Foley
Alabama’s Gulf Coast welcomes Brandon Styles and the 1st live production show Brandon will awe you during his live performance of nearly 60 different celebrity singing & speaking impressions. To make this show unlike any other in the world, He has incorporated the perfect amount of comedy, magic, dancing, ventriloquism and audience participation in this fast-paced 60 minute Vegas-style show! Also on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.

Sundays
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Brunch at Fin and Fork
One of the best brunches on the Island. Enjoy a three course meal for $19.95. Bottomless mimosa’s and a Bloody Mary bar are also an option!

2 p.m. – Bingo at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores with Lisa Christian
On Sunday afternoons Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores is the place to be, with Free Bingo and the music and humor of Lisa Christian. Bingo starts at 2:00. Lisa Sings from 3:30-5:00

Daily
noon to 4 p.m. – Bingo at Flora-Bama