Picture this: It’s 5 o’clock on a Friday and you’re searching for activities to start your weekend on a fun note. There are so many options but you need help finding something that matches your interest. After landing on Visit Mobile’s event calendar and blog pages, you discover a new event you instantly get excited about. You share the link with your friends and agree to meet at the event you found. You and your friend have so much fun that this becomes a part of your weekly routine. 


A night out with friends and live entertainment is the perfect way to jazz up your weekend routine. With ample performances from live bands, poetry slams, karaoke nights and other hijinks, Mobile has plenty of opportunities to celebrate the end of the work week. Heads up! Some of the venues below offer weekday events or a combination of all the activities mentioned, so check their socials for details. 


Live music + food= The best combination ever

Hip hop, blues, folk. You name it! Mobile has it all. The following restaurants and bars are renowned for their dishes but the live music adds an extra flair.


Moe’s Original BBQ 

Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

O’Daly’s Irish Pub

The Blind Mule

Veet’s Bar

Las Floriditas


Sing your heart out or watch other’s give the performance of a lifetime at karaoke. Whether you decide to unleash your inner Celine Dion or not, laughter will ensue either way. 


Gabriel’s Downtown

Lupercalia Art Society



To read or not to read? That is the question. Bring your most innovative and creative poems to center stage. 


Mobile Arts Council

Serda’s Coffee

Live Event Venues

Mobile has so much to offer. Here are other venues around town that host events outside of the categories listed above. 


Saenger Theatre

Cedar Street Social

The Merry Widow

B-Bob’s Downtown