From staff reports , pnj.com Published 4:26 a.m. CT Feb. 19, 2017 | Updated 1 hour ago
Penny & Sparrow returns to Vinyl Music Hall on Sunday.(Photo: Jamie Clayton/Special to the News Journal)
Sunday. The fourth Pensaconwill take place at the Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St.;Pensacola Grand Hotel, 200 E. Gregory St.;Rex Theatre, 18 N. Palafox St.;Saenger Theatre, 118 Palafox Place; and Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St.World-class celebrities will be on hand all weekend long to interact with fans, sign autographs and take photos, including Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Arrested Development’), David Bradley (“Game of Thrones,” “Harry Potter”), Sean Astin (“Lord of the Rings,” “The Goonies”), John Wesley Shipp (“The Flash”) and multiple cast members from “Star Trek,” “Star Wars” and “The X-Files,” among more than 100 guests. http://www.pensacon.com.
Pensacon: Five things you don’t want to miss
University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 11000 University Parkway, Building 82. 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 26; 7:30 p.m. Fridayand Saturday.This multiple Tony Award-winning musical drama is based on the true story of Eva Peron, who leaves her small hometown as a teenager to seek fame and fortune in Buenos Aires. There she becomes a celebrated actress and, eventually, the second wife of Juan Peron, helping him become elected president of Argentina. Ultimately, she becomes a true voice for the people of Argentina before her death. The show features popular hits Dont Cry for Me, Argentina, Another Suitcase in Another Hall and You Must Love Me. Tickets: $16; $12 for senior citizens and active military; $10 for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff; $5 for high school students; free for UWF students with valid Nautilus cards. 857-6285,www.uwf.edu/tickets.
Penny & Sparrow in concert
Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. 7 p.m. Sunday. “Let aLover Drown You,” the new album from Penny & Sparrow, is set for a March 11 release on Single Lock Records/Thirty Tigers. Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke began making music together in 2010 while roommates at the University of Texas in Austin. The duo built a reputation for creating strikingly honest, bare-boned acoustic music that resonated deeply with those who heard their songs and saw their performances.Tickets: $12 for general admission standing; $20 for general admission seated at the Vinyl Music Hall box office or online at http://www.vinylmusichall.com or http://www.ticketfly.com. All ages are welcome, but there is a $5 surcharge for those younger than 21. http://www.vinylmusichall.com.
Bruce Katz Band in concert
Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 3 p.m. Sunday.Bruce Katz is a four-time nominee for the Blues Music Award for “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year,”selected by the Blues Foundation of Memphis.Besides leading the Bruce Katz Band, Katz performs regularly with the Delbert McClinton Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, John Hammondand other artists, and was a member of the Gregg Allman Band from 2007-13. He had also been touring with legendary Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks and the Freight Train (until Trucks’ recent sudden death), as well Allman Brothersspinoff band, Les Brers.www.paradisebar-grill.com.
Movie listings for Feb. 17-24, 2017
Save Ferris in concert
Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. 7 p.m. Monday. Returning to the stage and the studio after a long absence, Orange County ska-punk band Save Ferris is best known for its hit cover of Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen” and their song The World is New, which was featured in the film The Big Hit. Touring behind its first new music in 14 years, the band will perform at Vinyl Music Hall with support fromBaby Baby andOperation Hennessey. Tickets: $20 at the Vinyl Music Hall box office or online at http://www.vinylmusichall.com or http://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. http://www.vinylmusichall.com.
Divas Galore at Super Jazz Gumbo Fundraiser
Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 5:30 p.m. doors; 6:30 to 9 p.m. event, Monday. Show your love for jazz at Jazz Pensacolas fundraiser. The Big Band of Misfits presents Divas Galore talented female vocalists Saundra Daggs, Angie Powers Bartlett, Sharon Carroll, Joanna Hayes, Holly Shelton, Cynthia Domulot, Crystal Joy Albert and Kathy Lyon. The evening of big band music serves as a fundraiser for the free Pensacola JazzFest, scheduled for April 1-2 in historic downtown Seville Square. Tickets: $20. Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo, and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for door prize drawings. Attendees can also purchase 50/50 tickets for a cash drawing. 433-8382.
Agent Orange, Guttermouth andThe Queers in concert
Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. Enjoy a triple bill of classic punk rock as Agent Orange, Guttermouth and the Queers share the Vinyl Music Hall stage. Scars & Stripes will open the show. Tickets: $15at the Vinyl Music Hall box office or online at http://www.vinylmusichall.com or http://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. http://www.vinylmusichall.com.
Get set for ‘St. Practice Day’
Selwyn Birchwood in concert
Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 6 p.m. Tuesday.Florida’s rising young blues star Selwyn Birchwood received the Blues Music Award and Living Blues Critics’ Award for Best Debut Album of 2014 for his Alligator Records debut, “Don’t Call No Ambulance.” Birchwood is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of pure energy who delivers his original songs with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma. Free. 916-5087,www.paradisebar-grill.com.
‘The Arch of Titus Menorah Panel: Adding Color to the Jewish War’
University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 11000 University Parkway. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Join Dr. Steven Fine, professor of Talmudic history at Yeshiva University in New York, on an exploration of his recent research into the relief sculptures of the Arch of Titus, in cooperation with the Institute for the Visualization of History. Standing uniquely at the matrix of Roman, Jewish and Christian literary and visual sources, the menorah panel of the Arch of Titus (circa81 CE) is a unique artifact of Roman imperial propaganda. This presentation builds upon the discovery of the original yellow ochre pigment of the Arch menorah relief by the Arch of Titus Project and the implications of this discovery for the experience of Roman art and for our understanding of the Jewish War (66-74 CE). Free. 474-2658.
WSRE Public Square Speakers Series presents Ellen Prager
WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. event, Thursday.The WSRE Public Square Speakers Series will present Ellen Prager for a free evening lecture based on her book, Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime.With her ability to make science fun and understandable for people of all ages, Prager has built a national reputation as a spokesperson on earth and ocean science issues. She has appeared on “The Today Show,”"Good Morning America,” CNN, CBS, NPR, The Discovery Channel and more. She has participated in research expeditions to locations such as the Galapagos Islands, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and throughout the Caribbean. Formerly the chief scientist at the worlds only undersea research station in the Florida Keys, she now acts as the science adviser to the Celebrity Cruise ship Xpedition in the Galapagos. Free, but registration is requested atwsre.org/speakers.
Black History Month celebration with Clint Smith
University of West Florida Commons Auditorium, 11000 University Parkway, Building 22. 6 p.m. Thursday.The UWF Office of Equity and Diversity will welcome renowned poet Clint Smith as the keynote speaker for Black History Month. Smith is a writer, acclaimed spoken word poet, award-winning teacher and doctoral candidate in education at Harvard University. His two TED Talks, The Danger of Silence and How to Raise a Black Son in America, have been viewed more than fourmillion times. In 2014, he earned the spotlight as the National Poetry Slam champion and Individual World Poetry Slam finalist. A book signing will follow Smith’s speech. Free. http://www.uwf.edu/respect.
Kountry Wayne and Friends
Saenger Theatre, 118 Palafox Place. Up and coming comedian Wayne Colley, known online as King Kountry Wayne, has a following on social media of more than 3.5 million fans who support his comedic ventures.Tickets: $40, $35 and $28 at the Saenger Theatre box office, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Additional fees may apply. 595-3880; http://www.pensacolasaenger.com.
2017 Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Mardi Gras Parade
Downtown Pensacola. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Celebratethe Krewe of Lafittes 62nd year at the Illuminated Night Parade.The Grand Marshall for the parade will be Buck Lee, formerly of the Santa Rosa Island Authority. Line the parade route along Garden and Palafox streets to catch beads and throws from the lighted Krewe of Lafitte floats and their band of pirates, who will be leading the way for more than 70 parade entrants, including floats from many of the local krewes, marching bands, local celebrities and areadance groups.www.kreweoflafitte.com.
African American Memorial Endowment Scholarship Banquet
WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd. 6:30 p.m. Friday.Pensacola State College is celebrating black history and heritage with an annual scholarship event.Nine students will receive scholarships at the African American Memorial Endowment Scholarship (AAMES) Banquet and Dr. Garrett T. Wiggins Live Your Dream Scholarship program.The public is invited to join scholarship recipients and community leaders for this evening of entertainment, inspiration, student recognition and dinner. The guest speaker is Verdell Hawkins, executive director, Gulf Power Foundation/ Community Relations Manager. Tickets: $12; must be purchased by Feb. 17. 484-1759.
Eric Lindell in concert
Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. 8 p.m. Friday.Eric Lindell is accomplished on guitar, harmonica, keyboards and bass, and has performed with many of New Orleans’ top musicians since bursting on the scene in 2005, when he first appeared at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.His live shows draw as much attention as his material, and his combination of sweet, blue-eyed soul with foot-stomping R&B, swamp pop, funk and blues has won him critical and popular acclaim across the country. Vintage Pistol will open the show.Tickets: $15at the Vinyl Music Hall box office or online at http://www.vinylmusichall.com or http://www.ticketfly.com. All ages are welcome, but there is a $5 surcharge for those younger than 21. http://www.vinylmusichall.com.
PensacolaGrand Mardi Gras Parade
Downtown Pensacola. 10 a.m. line-up; 2 p.m. parade, Saturday. Pensacola Mardi Gras Inc. presents the PensacolaGrand Mardi Gras Parade. In the past, more than 225 parade entries and 6,000 people have participated in the parade. http://www.pensacolamardigras.com.
Arsonwave CD Release Party
Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. 7 p.m. Saturday.Popular metalcore band and Pensacola natives Arsonwave will release their debut self-titled album, “Embrace Reality,” at Vinyl Music Hall. The first 200 people in line will receive a free copy of the CD. Limbs, Brave New World and Rise Up Lights will open the show. Tickets: $15at the Vinyl Music Hall box office or online at http://www.vinylmusichall.com or http://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. http://www.vinylmusichall.com.
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