PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - What's up this weekend? Aug. 18 through 20, 2017
What's up this weekend? Aug. 18 through 20, 2017
From staff reports, pnj.com
Downtown Pensacola. 4 p.m. Friday. Stroll through the brick walkways of downtown Pensacola to experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine as you go from venue to venue. Explore galleries and businesses featuring the works of dozens of local artists. Soak up the sounds of local musicians and the aromas of local cuisine. Free. www.gallerynightpensacola.org.
Seville Quarter's 50th Anniversary: Gallery Night Art Show
Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 5 p.m. Friday. Seville Quarter brings the party to the streets, inviting more than 70 local artists and vendors to showcase their skills, crafts and artwork in the street in front of the historical complex. The Seville Quarter show will have that “Arts Festival Feel” that everyone loves, with live entertainment, food, beverages in the street. 434-6211, www.sevillequarter.com.
Matchbox Twenty in concert
The Wharf Amphitheater, 23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, Alabama. 7 p.m. Friday. Best known for such hits as "Bent," "Unwell," "3 a.m." and "If You're Gone," Matchbox Twenty brings its 20th anniversary tour to the Wharf with support from Natt Nathanson. Tickets: $69.50, $59.50, $49.50 and $25 at the Wharf box office, Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000. Additional fees may apply. 251-224-1000; www.alwharf.com/amphitheater.php.
Home Builders Association of West Florida's Home & Product Expo
Pensacola Bay Center, 130 E. Government St. 1 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday; noon Aug. 20. Visit the 2017 Home & Product Expo to make your home a place where you love to live. With nearly 100 exhibitor spaces and dozens of ways to learn something new, the Home Expo is the place to simplify your home building, remodeling or landscaping plans. All of these special products and services can be found under one roof for one weekend only. More than 20,000 square feet of home-related products and services will be on display from more than 80 local and regional businesses. There are booths with information and examples of cutting-edge products and ways to make your home more energy efficient. From granite counter tops and hardwood floors to custom tile, kitchens, landscaping and home theaters, shoppers can choose colors, feel textures and find out the latest home improvement products all in one place. Experts from many fields will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions you may have about your projects. Admission: $5; free for kids. Free parking. 432-0800, www.pensacolabaycenter.com.
Kids' ER! Presents Family Movie Club
Saenger Theatre, 118 Palafox Place. 10 a.m. Saturday. This week's film is "The Aristocats" (1970). With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. Tickets: $5. 595-3880, www.pensacolasaenger.com.
Saenger Classic Movie Series
Saenger Theatre, 118 Palafox Place. 7 p.m. Saturday. This week's film is "The Princess Bride" (1987). It's been 30 years since the release of this classic tale. Director Rob Reiner brings William Goldman's classic fairy tale to life in a film that is considered among the best comedies, romances and fantasy films ever made. It's also among the most quotable, with memorable performances by Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn and Andre the Giant. Tickets: $5. 595-3880, www.pensacolasaenger.com.
Seville Quarter's 50th Anniversary: DJ Showcase
Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 9 p.m. Saturday. Seville Quarter is the home of Pensacola’s first and longest operating disco. From the crazy '80s to the hip-hop '90s and into the present, the line-up of DJs that have spun in this room is legend. Hosted by the house DJ, Mr. Lao, entertainers from the decades will make cameo appearances in person and by video feeds. This promises to be a dance party you will not want to miss. 434-6211, www.sevillequarter.com.
Big Deal Burlesque
Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. 8 p.m. Saturday. New Orleans' first touring burlesque show is comprised of a rotational all-star cast of dancers, aerialists, musicians, pole performers and sideshow acts. Enjoy burlesque, comedy and drag by Corey Mack, Nicole Lynn Foxx, Lady Shanime and Eureeka Starfish, and produced by Roxie le Rouge. Tickets: $12 for general admission standing; $22 for general admission seating; $45 for front-row seating with cocktail service at the Vinyl Music Hall box office or online at www.vinylmusichall.com or www.ticketfly.com. For ages 18 and older. There is a $5 surcharge for those younger than 21. www.vinylmusichall.com.
Third annual Pensacola Beach RV Resort Block Party
Pensacola Beach RV Resort, 17 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The family friendly event features two live bands, food trucks, outdoor family games, local artists, face painting and a bounce house for children. Visit the “Pensacola rocks” station and the professional sand sculptor from Sand Odyssey. Families will also enjoy wine from Beyond the Grape, a performance by the Pensacola Little Theatre and the McGuire’s Root Beer Truck. Additionally, the RV Beach Resort street names will be unveiled. $5. 932-4670.
Blues Angel Music 20th Anniversary
Blues Angel Music, 657 N. Pace Blvd. 9 a.m. Saturday. Blues Angel Music is celebrating 20 years in Pensacola. The day of celebration kicks off with an anniversary sale. At 9:30 a.m., the store is hosting a free beginner ukulele class, followed at 10:30 a.m. by an intermediate ukulele jam. There will be free hot dogs and lemonade, as well as balloons for the kids. As part of the celebration, Blue Morning Gallery, also celebrating its 20th year in business, has teamed up with local artists to create a series of one-of-a-kind paintings which they have donated to the Blues Angel Music Foundation to help raise money for music education and music therapy in the Pensacola area. The paintings will be on display at Blues Angel Music Saturday and at the final concert of the Blues on the Bay concert series at the Community Maritime Park Amphitheater on Sunday. Each painting will be auctioned in a silent auction taking place Saturday and Sunday. 457-7557, www.bluesangelmusic.com.
Pensacola Comic Convention
Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Announced guests include Corbin Bernsen ("L.A. Law," "Psych"), Jackson Rathbone ("Twilight," "The Last Airbender"), pro wrestler Scott Steiner, Hecor David Jr. ("Power Rangers Samurai," "Percy Jackson & he Olympians: The Lightning Thief"), Rick Cosnett ("The Flash," "The Vampire Diaries") and Martin Klebb ("Pirates of the Caribbean"). Daily costume contests take place at 2 p.m. $10. 941-4321, www,pensacolacomiccon.com.
Blues Angel Music's 'Blues on the Bay'
Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater, downtown Pensacola. 6 p.m. Sunday. The Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department, Community Maritime Park Associates and Blues Angel Music present the 2017 Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Summer Concert Series. This week features Not Quite Fab: A Tribute to the Beatles. The winner of the Grand Raffle will be announced at the final concert on Sunday. Pack your coolers and take your lawn chairs or blankets. Concerts are family friendly and concessions are available. Pets and glass containers are prohibited. 436-5670, www.pensacolacommunitymaritimepark.com.
Seville Quarter's 50th Anniversary: Brunch with Charlie Cetti and the First City Dixieland Jazz Band
Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Chef Cameron Mitchell is serving a brunch buffet priced at the magic number of $19.67 (plus tax and gratuity). In addition there will be a la carte items for the lighter appetites. The First City Dixieland Jazz Band will have you tapping your toes and dancing in the aisles. You never know what former players just might show up. Reservations accepted. 434-6211, www.sevillequarter.com.
Supa Jefe Tour featuring Kap G and J.R. Donato
Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. 7 p.m. Sunday. Rapper Kap G has collaborated with Chief Keef, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Kirko Bangz and on his new album, "Super Jefe," Chris Brown, Dae Dae and Pharrell Williams. He will share the stage with J.R. Donato; Paper Paulk, Yae, AFTERPARTY and Xander will round out the bill. Tickets: $15 at the Vinyl Music Hall box office or online at www.vinylmusichall.com or www.ticketfly.com. All ages are welcome, but there is a $5 surcharge for those younger than 21, and those younger than 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult guardian. www.vinylmusichall.com.