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Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10

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  1. Friday, August 4 is Great American Outdoors Day with fee-free access to the national parks, including the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The National Park Service will have five entrance fee-free days in 2023 that provide free admittance to all national parks for everyone. On these significant days of commemoration or celebration, and throughout the year, the National Park Service is committed to increasing access to national parks and promoting the advantages of outdoor recreation for public benefit and enjoyment. For more on the Gulf Islands National Seashore, visit here: https://www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS

2. Friday, August 4 at 7 pm., Flow Tribe at Vinyl Music Hall. Flow Tribe recently released their new single featuring Ivan Neville called “Keep Pushing”. The single is an upbeat funk/soul anthem that spreads the good word of never giving up. If any band has experienced the full spectrum of fortune and adversity it’s the six Southern rascals in Flow Tribe. Founded in 2004, the band solidified in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction with the mission to bring the next generation of the New Orleans’ sound of unstoppable rhythm and passion to the world. For tickets and more information, click here.

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3. Friday, August 4, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Cinemas in the Sand, featuring “The Sandlot”, at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach. Set in the summer of 1962, this coming-of-age sports comedy film tells the story of a new kid in town who is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures. Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) invites families and friends, young and old, to unpack their beach chairs and blankets, dig their toes in the sand, and spend a Friday evening cozied up on Pensacola Beach while enjoying a FREE classic family film.

4. Friday, August 4 at 8 PM, Liverpool Legends at the Saenger Theatre. Liverpool Legends are four incredibly talented musicians/actors put together by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison, to honor her brother’s legacy, and re-create the band that changed the world forever. Liverpool Legends have headlined their own show in Branson, Missouri since 2005. They have been awarded Best Band, Best Show, Best Tribute Show, and received the Visitor’s Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year. For tickets, click here.

5. Saturday, August 5, is Bodacious Bookstore’s 4th Birthday Party! Experience a lineup of activities, including face painting from 11 am-1 pm, a candy bar, fun drink specials, friendship bracelet making, a DIY bookmark station, and a guest book photo wall.  PLUS, the cast of Pensacola Little Theatre’s Legally Blonde will be making a special appearance! Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite book character for children’s story time at 11 am!

6. Saturday, August 5, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Johnny Hayes: Live at Laguna’s Beach Bar + Grill. Get ready to groove to the tunes of Johnny Hayes! He’s a Laguna’s favorite and we’re excited to welcome him back again this season. His performances are always a vibe.

7. Sunday, August 6 at 4:05 p.m. Blue Wahoos v. Biloxi Shuckers Let’s Play Ball for Backpacks game when the Backpack Project USA tries to strike out hunger with its signature fundraising event. You can watch baseball and help erase childhood hunger one backpack at a time. Backpack Project USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing weekend food for elementary school children in our area. 

8. Sunday, August 6 at 7 p.m. Bored Teachers “We Can’t Make This Up,” Comedy Tour at the Saenger Theatre. This tour features the funniest teacher-comedians in the world! Their hilarious skits have amassed hundreds of millions of views on the internet, and they’re all joining comic forces on the stage to bring you a night of laughter before school starts!

9. All weekend, consider beating the heat with a trip to the movies! There’s still time to see the two blockbuster movies Oppenheimer and Barbie. Oppenheimer is earning rave reviews for the retelling of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. It is a dramatic thriller. 

Barbie is also winning the hearts of moviegoers with the story of Barbie and Ken’s exit from Barbie Land to the real world, in which they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Also, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a new release yesterday, just in time for the last weekend of summer!

10. Tuesday, August 8, at 7 p.m., Bands on the Beach – Sandy Roots at the Gulfside Pavilion. Dance the night away to your favorite rock, reggae, and funk favorites with the Sandy Roots Band, a Pensacola Beach-based band. Sandy Roots Band consists of: Joe Love – lead singer and rhythm guitar; Pollo Bondurant – drums; Marcus Gillard – bass; Shaggy J – lead guitar

Pensacola Beach’s FREE outdoor summer concert series features performers for every musical taste and is held each Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m.

Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10 is brought to you weekly by The Dog House Downtown. 

Don’t waste your last weekend of summer before school starts and the madness begins! Stop in The Dog House for some amazing food and drinks – like the Smoked Old Fashioned.

Bourbon, smoked rosemary, syrup, angostura, port cherry, and muddled orange make for a perfectly sippable Smoked Old Fashioned.