Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Monday night blues
7 p.m. Monday, August 22. Seville Neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. The Seville Neighborhood and Blues Society of Northwest Florida bring the “blues” back to the Seville neighborhood entertainment district. The event features live blues music and “BBQ and Bud” food and drink specials. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Groups on the beach
7-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 23. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series featuring artists for every musical taste. With a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach offers an eclectic musical experience all summer long. This week features Vinyl Revival. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More information: 850-932-2257 or visit pensacolabeach.com.
Tuesday night jazz
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 23. Seville neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads at Lili Marlene’s. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Heroes Among Us Speaker Series
6 p.m. Thursday, August 25. Seville Neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. The “Heroes Among Us” series, founded in 2013, features individuals from all branches of the military service. The goal is to allow these heroes to share their experiences with others, both military civilians and veterans as well as active duty members. The events are hosted and sponsored by the Marine Corps League, JR Spears Detachment 066. This month’s guest of honor is Captain Joe “Doc” Hodge, US Navy Medical Examiner/Flight Surgeon. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
drop of champagne
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Thursday August 25. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. WAKAAN presents ‘Time Warp’ Tour featuring Champagne Drip with special guest Ace Aura. Tickets start at $20. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and 2:30 p.m. from Sunday August 26 to September 3. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Studio 400 presents “The Feast,” written by Cory Finley and directed by Brandon Mayo. Matt and Anna’s relationship is going great, until the sewers under their apartment open up and they start talking. The plumber is angry, Matt’s paintings are getting weirder, and a storm is brewing. A weird comedy about what’s real, what’s not and who knows. General admission: $14. Seating limited to a coffee table, $20. More info: pensacolalittletheatre.com.
The Original North Florida Gun and Knife Exhibit
9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday August 27 and 28. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. The Gun and Knife Show offers Concealed Weapons Classes that provide attendees with everything the State of Florida needs to obtain a Concealed Weapons License in one two-hour session. Admission: $10. Course fee: $59. More information: northfloridagunshows.com/Pensacola.
black beauty salon
11 a.m. Saturday, August 27. Majestic Gathering Event Center, 2725 W. Cervantes St. Real Women Radio presents the sixth annual Black Beauty Expo, a gathering that allows black women on the Gulf Coast to discover new products, network, learn and to log in . This year’s theme is #DoYoThang and features local business vendors, guest speakers discussing money, career, entrepreneurship and community building, and the “Men’s Panel”, where men tell the ladies what they want to know. Free. More info: rwrlive365.com.
Met Gala Masquerade
7 p.m., Saturday, August 27. Zelica Grotto Hall, 1000 South K St. People talked and dresses, crowns, tiaras, voluminous hair, top hats and more at the second annual Pensacola Met Gala Masquerade Party themed “A Bridgerton case”. . Love doesn’t follow rules, neither does fashion. General admission, $45. Table of eight with BYOB privileges, $500. More information: 850-607-3499.
Saenger Summer Film Series
7 p.m. Saturday, August 27. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. The Great Lady of Palafox will once again open its doors to the community with a selection of seven films this summer. And as a special treat, The Great Saenger Pipe Organ will be performed by Pensacola Children’s Chorus Executive Director Alex Gartner beginning at 6 p.m. for each movie for a full hour. This week features Jailhouse Rock. Tickets: $5. More information: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
DnB roots and culture
8 p.m. Saturday, August 27. Easy Going Gallery, 701 North V St. Burn Babylon presents Roots and Culture DnB, a production that highlights the underground sounds and vibes of roots and jungle music, which in turn spawned drums and bass, and inspired bass culture music still to this day. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. For ages 18 and up. More information: 850-446-4577.
BoB – Better Than Drugs Tour
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Sunday August 28. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. BoB burst onto the hip-hop scene in late 2006, becoming a six-time Grammy nominee and cementing his reputation as a multifaceted lyricist, storyteller and producer. The release of his first commercial single “Nothin On You”, featuring Atlantic Records star Bruno Mars, rocketed him to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and achieved three-time platinum status. The multi-faceted superstar comes to Vinyl with special guests King Yung, Lil Purple Zombie and Cutthroat. Tickets start at $25. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
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