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Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10

A list of the top ten things to do in Pensacola for the coming weekend. This list is for Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28.

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FLO RIDA at PENSACOLA MARDI GRAS MAMBO Friday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Pensacola Bay Center. Pensacola’s newest Mardi Gras event is open to all! Bring your Mardi Gras krewe or your neighborhood crew and have a ball. All ages are welcome! Tickets can still be purchased for this FUN event!! This event will also feature: the DeLuna Brass Band, The New Orleans Ramblers, Mr. Big and The Rhythm Sisters. Tickets here: Mardi Gras Mambo
OPERA PRESENTS LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Friday, January 26 from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at The Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola. Lucia Ashton is madly in love with Edgardo, leader of the Ravenswoods, her family’s fiercest political enemies. However, her marriage to Lord Arturo Bucklaw has already been arranged by her brother Enrico, to save their family from poverty. Caught in the middle of the two rival families, Lucia loses her strength and descends into madness, leading to the opera’s tragic conclusion. Donizetti’s beautifully tumultuous score is highlighted by the iconic “Mad Scene,” an extended, virtuosic showpiece made famous by sopranos such as Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, and Beverly Sills. Tickets are available here: OPERA TICKETS
COLBY SWIFT LIVE at Intermission this Friday, January 26 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The former American Idol Contestant will perform live. Luke Bryan said of Colby, “he reminds me of me at that age.” Grab friends and go see this young country artist perform!
METALLICA TRIBUTE BAND THE FOUR HORSEMEN on Friday, January 26 at 7 p.m. at Vinyl Music Hall. Dedication to excellence is what separates U.S. metal heroes THE FOUR HORSEMEN from the ocean of ‘tribute’ bands. The only album-quality Metallica tribute band on the planet, they deliver the unforgettable, note-for-note perfect experience that is guaranteed to surpass even the wildest dreams of Metallica aficionados. The speed, the precision, the signature riffs, and the look – THE FOUR HORSEMEN are the real deal! FOUR HORSEMEN TICKETS
PAWDI GRAS Sunday, January 28 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The event will take place on a closed-down Garden Street between Tarragona and Palafox Streets, where vendors, sponsors, music, food, drinks, and adoptable dogs will line the streets for a fun day that puts your dog as the guest of honor for carnival season. We will even have a dog paw-rade down Palafox Street as well as costume contests! The 3rd Annual Pensacola Pawdi Gras block party and dog paw-rade, is hosted by WolfGang Pensacola and presented by Perfect Plain Brewery, Hanto & Clarke, and in part by Visit Pensacola. The theme is BOW WOW LUAU! For more information on Pawdi Gras, click here. And to follow on Facebook, click here.
PALAFOX MARKET Saturday, January 27 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. This large outdoor market features fresh produce from local farmers, baked goods, products from cottage industry artisans, and products from skilled craftsmen, and more! Sample goodies and take home groceries for the week! There is a trolley that can transport you between the two locations and more information can be found here: Palafox Market Details
CASINO NIGHT We are excited to host the first Casino Night at Casino Beach Bar & Grille on Saturday, Jan. 27th from 6-9 PM. Our beach bar turns into Casino Royale for a night! Featuring Live Music from Tris Weeks, passed hors d’oeuvres from our kitchen and DRIFT’s, and the chance to spin and play for prizes! Dress in your best and sip on a vodka martini – Bond style. For more details on this event, click here Fork Cancer Pensacola.
THE GLENN PARKER BAND Live at Five Sisters Blues Cafe, Saturday, January 27 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. This band plays jazz, soft rock, blues, and classic R&B, they always leave their audiences wanting more. Glenn Parker, a native Floridian, has been a headliner in Las Vegas and many venues throughout the southeast. It is rare to find this creative combination in a quintet. Stop by Five Sisters for some comfort food and easy entertainment.
KARAOKE AT HUB’S This weekend will be the perfect weekend to grab friends and try something new! Hub Stacey’s downtown will host karaoke starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 27. Crystal Clear Sounds produces this fun event on the last Saturday of every month. Get over to Hub Stacey’s, have dinner, and then stay to be a karaoke superstar! Details here: Karaoke at Hub’s
MARC BROUSSARD Sunday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Vinyl Music Hall. Marc is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock, and soul into contemporary terms. His father, Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard of “The Boogie Kings” nurtured his musical gifts at an early age, and the vibrant Lafayette, Louisiana music scene allowed Broussard to practice his craft consistently from childhood through early adulthood. After releasing a successful independent EP at age 20, Marc signed a record deal with Island Records and made his major-label debut with Carencro. He is a wonderful musician and not to be missed! Tickets here: Marc Broussard Tickets
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Dana is an Arkansas native and a seasonal resident of the Gulf Coast since childhood. She was a Pensacola resident for 13 years, before moving to Gulf Breeze. Dana attributes her Mayberry-esque childhood in Warren, Arkansas, as enormously influential in honing her definitely Southern style of storytelling. She earned a degree in Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations from the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig Sooie!). In addition to writing, she loves photography, art, adventures in the great outdoors, and spending time with her three children.