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Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10

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DONUT STRIKE FOR MANNA Wednesday, June 26 – Friday, June 28. Our sweet friends at Hanto & Clarke and PenAir Credit Union present the 2024 #donutstrike4manna! That’s right, the #donutstrike to #fighthunger has rolled back around! First responders have vowed from June 26-28 to not devour a single donut until thousands of pounds of nonperishable food have been donated to help hungry neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties!

Participating agencies include Escambia County Fire Rescue, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue, Gulf Breeze Police Dept, Midway Fire District, Pace Fire Rescue District, Pensacola Fire Department, and Pensacola Police Department!
Stay in the loop at https://www.mannahelps.org/events/donut-strike/ for participating grocer locations where you can support local first responders by donating!
But just because donuts are off the list for them, does not mean you can’t go to J’s Bakery, for example, and eat all the smiley face cookies WHILE ALSO dropping off your donation. I’ll be here all day for the PRO TIPS. You’re welcome.

BLUE ANGELS BRILLIANCE EXHIBITION AT BLUE MORNING ART GALLERY June 25 – July 27. A month-long exhibition showcasing the awe-inspiring feats of the United States Navy Blue Angels demonstration squadron through the captivating lenses of photographers Sean Mullins and David Shultz, alongside the vibrant brushstrokes of painters, AG Tapscott and Beth Stage.

“Blue Angels Brilliance” is open to the public and free to attend. The Blue Morning Gallery is located at 21 S. Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502, and is open 7 days per week. For more information, please call the gallery at 850 429 9100 or visit our website at https://bluemorninggallery.com
MATILDA THE MUSICAL Friday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at the UWF Performing Arts Theater. The Dixon School of the Arts After Hours Summer Program has been working hard to prepare for their performances of Matilda Jr, at UWF on Friday, June 28 @ 2 pm and Saturday, June 29 at 2 pm or 6:30 pm. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults. Go see this fabulous show and support local arts programs! Matilda Tickets

SEUSSICAL, JR. Friday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at the Pensacola Little Theatre. Seussical Jr. is a lively musical journey into the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss, following Horton the Elephant as he discovers the tiny planet of Who-ville. Facing ridicule, Horton vows to protect its inhabitants, including the spirited Jojo. Along the way, he encounters beloved Seussian characters and learns valuable lessons about friendship and self-belief. Through catchy songs and heartwarming moments, Seussical Jr. celebrates the power of loyalty and embracing one’s uniqueness. Seussical Jr. Tickets

PALAFOX MARKET Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come and find us Saturday Mornings in Downtown Pensacola, Florida at the Palafox Farmer’s Market – South at Plaza Ferdinand to procure your favorite EhrichSon’s Bakery Baked Goods.

FREE LEARN TO SURF FISH CLINIC Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Gulf Islands National Seashore Ferry Plaza. Learn basic fishing techniques and ethical angling practices through the IGFA’s Passports to Fishing Program! Fun for ALL ages! All fishing equipment will be provided for use during the event. Fishing is catch-and-release only. Anglers 16 years and older must have a valid Florida fishing license. Visit: https://gooutdoorsflorida.com This project was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation. To register, click here: SURF FISH CLINIC

THE WALRUS: A NEW ORLEANS BEATLES EXPERIENCE Sunday, June 30 The Walrus returns to Paradise Bar & Grill! From 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The New Orleans Beatles Experience will be playing all your favorite Beatles classics! (By the way, is it not totally New Orleans to make sure New Orleans is in the name of your Beatles tribute band? Random, yet makes complete sense. Meet yo friends, people! Listen to live music! Get out there!

JUNE SONGWRITER’S ROUND Sunday, June 30 at 6 p.m. at The Handlebar. The very talented and special songwriter Schaefer Llana coming down from MS to share her original music alongside our local songwriters. Schaefer is a touring and session vocalist and guitarist with multiple bands, including the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Her music is characterized as being “contemplative and confessional indie rock,” and her original song “Dew” has over a million listens on Spotify.

Our local writers in the round this month are Bryan Flemate, a student at PHS, and Kristina Samborski, a UWF alumni in environmental science, as well as host songwriter Katie Dineen. COME OUT THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH TO SUPPORT THESE AMAZING SONGWRITERS. 6 pm show— $10 ticket at the door or link to prebuy at https://thehandlebar850.com/
28TH ANNIVERSARY BLUES FEST Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m. The Blues Society of Northwest Florida presents Blues Fest at Seville Quarter. Tickets are $10 for general admission or free to Blues Society of Northwest Florida members. There is also reserved seating available for an extra charge. The fest will be held in Phineas Phoggs in Seville Quarter from 2-9 pm. Here’s the lineup: Youth Showcase – 2-2:25 pm; Legacy Jam – 2:40-3:10 pm; Skyler Saufley – 3:30-4:30 pm; John Lisi & Delta Funk – 4:50-5:50 pm; Dottie Kelly – 6:10-7:25 pm; Alastair Greene – 7:45-9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/BSNWFlorida

BLUES ON THE BAY FEATURING THE BLENDERS Sunday, June 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Community Maritime Park. The Blenders came together in 2009. Founding members Blane Butler and Joe Long combined talents and built an enthusiastic following. Soon the duo added Don Tucker from Los Angeles on drums. And, most recently, Ken Wallace joined on guitar. The lineup is a perfect blend of musicianship playing from the heart and soul.

The Blenders are a distinctive mix of classic funk, soul, R&B, and blues – all influenced by rock and jazz roots. With their signature spin, the versatile group covers an array of artists, including Hall & Oats, Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye, John Mayer, Jonny Lang, Robben Ford, Bruno Mars, Jeff Golub, Average White Band, Michael Jackson, and more!
Blues on the Bay is a free outdoor concert downtown at Community Maritime Park. Bring your chair and a cooler and enjoy the bay breezes and some great live music. For more: https://www.facebook.com/bluesonthebaypensacola

If you haven’t been to The Dog House…you should GO!! THIS WEEKEND!

👌Burgers, Po’Boys, Seafood Baskets are a few of our favorites. And there is so much more! Try the Gluten-Free Rice Bowls, a menu option you’ve all been asking for!

Our craft cocktails are made with you in mind. 🍸Fresh, seasonal ingredients, and guaranteed to add to the good time. 💯

30 S Palafox Street, open Thursday – Saturday, 8 AM – 9 PM.