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Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10

The Local Pulse Weekend Top 10 is a list of ten of the area's best events as selected by Lifestyle Editor Dana Hairston Hof.

Kansas. Photo: Emily Butler Photography

Hello, beautiful! The weather is HERE! Am I the only one who nearly cried over the appearance of the sun? It’s been glorious. The forecast through the weekend continues to support some outdoor fun. So get out there, Pensacola! Live life!


Our list this week also lists some amazing live music options! Grab dinner at The Dog House and then see your favorite show. Let’s get it!!

MASQUERADE OF LOVE: MARDI GRAS & VALENTINE’S DAY SHOWCASE Friday, February 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. by Joe Hobbs Glass at 1060 North Guillemard. Step into a world of mystery, love, and art at our “Masquerade of Love” Glass Showcase. Find the perfect gift for your special someone. Stop by February 2nd for an experience you’ll want to relive over and over again!
+Free & Open to the Public + Live Glass Blowing Demos Info here: JOE HOBBS GLASS

ICE FLYERS 15TH ANNIVERSARY $5 NIGHTS Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3 at 7 p.m. Join the Ice Flyers in celebrating 15 years as a part of the Pensacola community. Fans old and new will be able to purchase $5 tickets (excluding glass) and learn about the rich history of the Ice Flyers on this action-packed night.

Please visit iceflyers.com/tickets/single-game-tickets/ for additional information about how you can purchase tickets and accessible seating options.
KANSAS: ANOTHER FORK IN THE ROAD 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Friday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The Saenger Theatre. Kansas is an American rock band that formed in 1973 in Topeka, Kansas, and became popular during the decade initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.” Tickets available: KANSAS TICKETS
MARDI GRAS MARKET Saturday, February 3 at 9 a.m. Palafox Market is at 2 locations off Palafox Street. The Downtown Improvement Board’s Saturday Palafox Market is planning a special event to commemorate the beginning of the 2024 Mardi Gras season. On Saturday, Feb. 3rd, Palafox Market will transform into Mardi Gras Market, fully equipped with purple, green, and gold celebration necessities. All Mardi Gras lovers and krewes are invited to shop for Mardi Gras-themed and other locally made and sourced goods at both Palafox Market locations, just one week before the Grand Mardi Gras parade marches through downtown Pensacola. A trolley is available for free to take passengers between the markets. For more information, click here: MARDI GRAS MARKET
PUBLIX DOUBLE BRIDGE RUN Saturday, February 3 at 7 a.m. One of the premier 15K races in the country, the course carries runners over two bridges, across Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. For the first time this year, the run will go over the fully completed Pensacola Bay Bridge!  It will run from downtown Pensacola with a tour that includes the historic district, and picturesque Bayfront Parkway, a run through Gulf Breeze, and onto Pensacola Beach. The 5K invites both runners and walkers to travel from Gulf Breeze to beautiful Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island and the Gulf Islands Seashore. To register, click here: DOUBLE BRIDGE RUN
NATIONAL ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST DAY Saturday, February 3 at 8 a.m. Coastal Chill Co. in Gulf Breeze proper will be creating some unique menu items just for this special event. They will serve the specialty menu items between 8 am and 12 pm on National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. More details: COASTAL CHILL CO.

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Okay, I’m newly obsessed with Logan Vath’s voice. I’m excited about this one! “Vath sings with the warmth of a country artist, but there’s enough smoke and gravel in his tone that suggests the genre’s folkier fringes, like the dust-caked howlings of Townes Van Zandt, and the shuffling edge of Dylan”

Navy veteran Logan Vath is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Norfolk, Virginia. He has supported such acts as Delta Spirit, Shovels and Rope, Langhorne Slim, Shawn Colvin, Hiss Golden Messenger, Courtney Marie Andrews, and many others. His songs have found themselves on Spotify’s “Roots on the Rise” and “Fresh Folk” playlists, as well as Apple Music’s “Breaking Singer/Songwriter.”
MOZART MADNESS Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The soaring stained-glass windows of First United Methodist’s sanctuary provide a beautiful setting for the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra’s annual celebration of Mozart! This chamber orchestra concert features the composer’s merry and vivacious Fourth Horn Concerto with Jacquelyn Adams as soloist. Also on the program are Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, “Prague” and the Overture to Don Giovanni. With $20 general admission tickets, it is a wonderful experience, whether you have been attending Symphony events for years or are new to our concerts. MOZART MADNESS TICKETS

WE THE KINGS, 408, AND HOPOUT Saturday, February 3 – doors open at 7 p.m.

We The Kings is an American pop-rock band from Bradenton, Florida. Formed in 2005, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Travis Clark, lead guitarist Hunter Thomsen, bassist Drew Thomsen, and drummer Danny Duncan. To date, the band has released seven studio albums. Their music has been featured in several films and television series including ‘Glee’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’.
We The Kings was formed in 2005 while the members were still in high school. They released their self-titled debut album in 2007 which spawned the hit single “Check Yes Juliet”. This song reached number one on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and number twenty-four on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. For tickets, click here: WE THE KINGS TIX
DAMON FOWLER AT PARADISE BAR & GRILL Sunday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m. Tampa’s Damon Fowler, a masterful singer, guitar player, and songwriter, has absorbed the best of and furthered the work of the region’s definitive artists. A hard-driving troubadour, his music is steeped with soul and representative of the many styles that make up the roots of American music. He has gained the respect of his peers given his featured slot in Butch Truck’s Freight Train band and his side gig as guitarist in the Dickey Betts Band. Critics have compared Fowler’s guitar work to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar is reminiscent of the late Duane Allman. Fowler can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, and his lyrical work on lap steel and dobro makes him a stand-out performer among the legions of guitar heroes. PARADISE BAR & GRILL

The Local Pulse Weekend Top 10 is brought to you each week by The Dog House.Shake off the January frost with us this weekend at The Dog House!

We’ve got the best breakfast, lunch, and dinner this side of the Mississippi. Top off your glass with bottomless mimosas and savor your weekend with us!

Inside or outside seating, dog-friendly, family owned and operated. It’s a Pensacola dream come true!

30 S Palafox St, open Friday-Saturday, closed on Sundays.


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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.