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Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10

Young musicians perform at Gallery Night.

I am declaring Daylight Savings Time to be renamed Daylight Happy Sunshiny Time, because even though I HATE losing an hour – I love gaining that beautiful sunshine at the end of the day!!


The sunsets have been phenomenal and the idea of beach season makes me squeal. How will you spend the extra daylight this weekend?

PI DAY PIE TASTING Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at The Mess Hall. Celebrate irrationality at the MESS Hall on March 14 beginning at 6 p.m. There will be pies, both pizza and dessert, from area restaurants for you to sample while exploring the properties of the other kind of pi! For more information, visit The Mess Hall on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/PensacolaMESSHall

GULF WINDS CREDIT UNION KITES ON THE COAST Friday, March 15 at 4 p.m. – Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. at Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach. Celebrate this classic pastime with kite flying, activities, local vendors, food trucks, and showstopping demonstrations from Chicago Kite and SkyFX. Professional Kite Flying Demonstrations; Lighted Night Fly (weather permitting); Kids’ Activities; Kite Hospital; Food Trucks; Kites for sale on site OR bring your own to fly! For more info: KITES ON THE COAST

GALLERY NIGHT Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m. Take art to the streets in Downtown Pensacola for Gallery Night “Dancin in the Streets,” presented by Publix!
Bring the whole family from 5-9 PM for 60+ artist vendors, live music, performers, restaurants, food trucks, shopping, and so much more!
Stay tuned for announcements about performers, artists, and more! For more information, visit gallerynightpensacola.org.

DIE FLEDERMAUS Friday, March 15 from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre. Pensacola Opera presents Die Fledermaus by Composer, Johann Strauss II; Librettist, Karl Haffner & Richard Genée; Conductor, Jerome Shannon; Director, John Hoomes. Gabriel von Eisenstein finds himself at Prince Orlofsky’s elaborate masquerade ball, along with his wife Rosalinde, their maid Adele, and his friend Dr. Falke. The catch? They’re all concealing their identities as part of an elaborate prank of light-hearted revenge. Just as things begin to unravel, all is revealed and the characters accept their bamboozlement, raising a toast to champagne’s delicious pleasures! With nonstop laughs from start to finish, Die Fledermaus has become one of the most well-known and beloved German operettas of all time. For tickets, click here: DIE FLEDERMAUS TICKETS
ICE FLYERS Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m., the Ice Flyers take on Huntsville. Friday night is Youth Sports Night. Only a handful of games remain for the 2023-2024 season! Now is your opportunity to see the Ice Flyers play at home at the Pensacola Bay Center. Single game tickets are available here: Ice Flyers tickets.

CINEMAS IN THE SAND Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Casino Beach Pavilion on Pensacola Beach. Postcard Properties and the SRIA bring you the first of the Cinemas in the Sand series with Shrek! This 2001 animated comedy film by DreamWorks Animation follows the journey of an ogre named Shrek who embarks on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona with the help of a talkative donkey. Along the way, they encounter various fairy tale creatures and learn valuable lessons about friendship and acceptance. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and drinks. There are usually vendors on site for snacks, too. All movies are free to the public and will start at sunset on a giant movie screen in front of the Gulfside Pavilion stage, weather permitting. For the entire Cinemas in the Sand lineup, click here: https://www.visitpensacolabeach.com/cinemas-in-the-sand/

BE MY NEIGHBOR DAY Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College campus. This free, family-fun event emphasizes early learning, health and safety, and the neighborly values of Mister Rogers and Daniel Tiger—two of public television’s most beloved characters. Kids can also meet and greet with Daniel Tiger! More here: BE MY NEIGHBOR DAY DETAILS

ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND SHENANIGANS Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 at locations all over Pensacola. Join in the shenanigans of St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! A list of St. Patrick’s Day specials and events will be published at 2 p.m. today!

BEN LOFTIN & THE FAMILY Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at The Handlebar. Ben Loftin embodies the laid-back singer-songwriter style that naturally flows from a coastal upbringing. With a soulful embrace of the diverse musical traditions woven throughout the South, his latest singles, now available on all streaming platforms, offer a compelling glimpse into the cultural tapestry of Pensacola.

Ben is diligently crafting new music that delves deeper into the regional influences that continue to inspire his musical journey.
Gilberto ’77 will also play a blend of genres to create some improvisational melodic indie funk fusion jams to lighten your mood and lift you up. Tickets here: BEN LOFTIN/HANDLEBAR

JIM GAFFIGAN: BARELY ALIVE TOUR Sunday, March 17 at 5 p.m. at the Pensacola Bay Center. Jim Gaffigan is a seven-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, three-time Emmy-winning top-touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life. Gaffigan is the first comedian to reach one billion streams on Pandora. For tickets, click here: JIM GAFFIGAN TICKETS

Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10 is brought to you every week by The Dog House!

Get jiggy with it this weekend at the Dog House! We will be ‘Dancing In the Street’ this Friday for Gallery Night.

Stop by for craft cocktails and a tasty bite!

Open Thursday – Saturday, 8 AM – 9 PM. It’s happy hour all the time!

30 S Palafox Street, Downtown Pensacola

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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.