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Editor ’s Corner

Emily Lullo, editor

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MODERN ADULT LIFE is a constant balancing act of practiced routines and the little somethings that keep those routines from becoming mind-numbingly dull. Sure, you have to get up and go to work every morning, but you hopefully get to treat yourself to an occasional mini-vacay in New Orleans or an ill-advised weeknight trip to a show in Mobile. And, yes, Saturday mornings are there for a weekly bout of house cleaning, but you keep things interesting by mixing up the Swiffer Sweeper underwear dance iPod playlist. Novelty is the spice to life, but routines are the familiarly delicious entrée onto which that spice is generously peppered.

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This month Downtown has plenty of the tried-andtrue comfort foods of Pensacola events as well as some new and enticing buffet additions, a metaphor that sounds particularly appealing at this lunch hour writing. For instance, Crawfish Fest is like the macaroni and cheese of the Downtown summer calendar. Wait, what if you added crawfish to mac and cheese? That would be amazing, and you can likely find something similarly scrumptious at this Cajun-boiled extravaganza of food, music, and all things Gulf Coast. For a little something new, the Pensacola Museum of Art has brought in the work of Nathan Sawaya, an incredible sculpture artist that works exclusively in the medium of LEGOs. There’s something sweetly nostalgic about the use of these primary colored blocks but Sawaya’s work will make the misshapen Lego airplanes you used to throw around your playroom look like they were assembled by a blind chimp. Check out our article about the exhibit The Art of the Brick on page 12, and prepare to have your mind blown. The PMA is also presenting Art in the Park May 1718, an art festival in Seville Square featuring regional and national artists. A perfect spring weekend is in store with tons of creative work from talented artists in a picturesque square that was practically built for art festivals. To mix things up, on May 10 you can see art taken to the streets—literally. Chalk it Up! is a growing event that allows people to use the sidewalk as a canvas to create works of art with another childhood mainstay: sidewalk chalk. This month is filled with innovative takes on things we adore along with all the staples we’ve come to know and love. May your metaphorical plate be brimming with a little bit of everything!

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Downtown Improvement Board Lots of new shops continue to open Downtown. Mainline Art House is creating buzz and plenty of foot traffic in the newly remodeled Artisan building and Susan Campbell Jewelry is making a move to be Mainline’s neighbor in early May. 21 West is quickly becoming the happening spot on Romana, just off the main thoroughfare. Emerald Coast Tours, which offers bike rentals and tours on bike or Segway, and Fiore Florist are energizing Main Street just west of Palafox. Everyone is chatting about the magnificent re-opening of Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe. It’s a huge asset to have a full

service grocery store Downtown, and it’s also a great spot to pick up food on a lunch break— don’t miss the salad and hot bar. Downtown continues to change and expand. As Downtown gets busier, we hope people recognize the mission of the Downtown Parking Management District. That mission is driven by a culture to help customers and visitors find a parking space reasonably near their intended destination. Walking and looking in other retail windows is part of the Downtown experience. We must nurture and encourage strolling a reasonable distance at every turn. On-street parking spaces must be continually Ron Butlin turning over with people following DIB Executive Director

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the rules about two-hour parking. Parking is a critical piece of promoting a vibrant business environment in Downtown. The Downtown worker is a top priority and those employees need to have a place to park where their car can potentially sit all day and not negatively impact retailers and restaurants. Garages and lots are the preferred location for a Downtown worker and we are working diligently to identify and market those assets. Downtown is realizing the banner success it deserves. The Downtown Improvement Board is committed to attracting additional quality retail, restaurants and residents that truly make Downtown a unique, quaint but happening destination.


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If you like sports, great food and a welcoming atmosphere, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is definitely the place for you. By Larsen Lien.

Beef’s features over 40 TVs. If you don’t like the sport on one TV, you’ll find something you do like in no time.

The restaurant may be new to the Downtown Pensacola scene, but it already plans on staying here for the long haul. Owner Tracy Goodson said he has full confidence that Beef ‘O’ Brady’s will be successful, despite a number of businesses attempting to last in this particular location. To draw you in, the restaurant has 23 feet of windows and sliding doors that open up almost the entire front wall to the sidewalk outside. This change to the building’s façade has been very beneficial in opening up the space of the restaurant and also inviting passersby to wander inside. Once inside, customers are pulled into a completely different vibe. There are dozens of booths and tables in a warm wood with seats cushioned with Beef ‘O’ Brady’s signature green. Beef’s is As for the décor, it doesn’t take long located at 22 S. to pick up on a common theme: sports – if Palafox. you want to be specific, though, Nascar. If you look above the bar, you’ll be shocked They have delicious wraps, a number of unique appetizers, and a variety to see a replica of a yellow racing car. Goodson chose this particular theme for of sandwiches all for prices that won’t hurt your wallet. personal reasons. “The racecar is actually my car. It’s the last racecar that I actually drove 12 years delicious wraps, a number of unique appetizers, and Beef ‘O’ Brady’s not only offers fun and delicious ago,” he said. Some of the other hoods lining the walls a variety of sandwiches all for prices that won’t hurt food, but also other surprising amenities. They have are also from Goodson’s own racecars. your wallet. They may not call themselves a bar, but the a party room near the back of the restaurant that is Due to space, it’s only half of the car, but it still holds variety of options speaks for itself, with 43 beers on tap available to rent for almost anything you need. They also the same “wow” factor when you look up from your and about 100 different types of liquor. For all the night offer their full menu for catering services. meal. If you don’t see the racing car at first, it’s probably owls out there, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s stays open much later The restaurant’s unique atmosphere is also enhanced because one of the dozens of TV sets caught your eye. than the average restaurant. Goodson said they stay by arcade-style games perched on two sides of the Goodson said the restaurant has approximately 40 TVs open until 2:30 am every night. The kitchen even keeps restaurant. They have shuffleboard, hunting games lining the walls. If you don’t like the sport on one TV, going until 1 am to accommodate those working in the and even a few for kids to enjoy. No matter what chances are you’ll find something you do like in no time. service industry that don’t get off work until very late initially draws you in, their food, games and laid back Beef ‘O’ Bradys’ best sellers are wings and burgers, and also those coming from hockey or baseball games, environment will keep you coming back. which comes as no surprise for a sports-inspired Goodson said. restaurant. However, that’s not all they offer. They have

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The 30th Annual CRAWFISH FESTIVAL JEANESSA GANTT breaks open

beverages will be available to help wash it all down. the secrets to one of the year’s If you’re feeling competitive, the ninth annual Cat Country 98.7 Crawfish Eating biggest festivals and spills all the Contest will be taking place during the Crawfish Festival as well. Contestants may juicy details. participate in the kids, adults, or CrawDADDY division, with prizes awarded at every competition. THERE’S NO BETTER way to welcome the Kids entry is free, adult entry is $5 and CrawDADDY warm weather than by heading out to one of the entry is $10. There will be competitions for each largest crawfish boils in the region. The 30th annual category on all three of the festival days, and Pensacola Crawfish Festival will take place May 2-4 registration starts 30 minutes prior to the contest. in Downtown Pensacola at Bartram Park. The festival The entertainment lineup for the Crawfish Festival is known for bringing the flavor of Louisiana right here features a range of artists that incorporate traditional to the Pensacola Bay and is an event the whole family swamp pop, Cajun and Zydeco beats straight from can enjoy. Louisiana into their unique musical style. Headliners Since the festival is in its 30th year, event for the festival include Grammy-winning artist Wayne organizers have some pretty spectacular activities lined up for festival goers. With over 16,000 pounds of Toups, Roddie Romero and the Hub City Allstars, and Cowboy Mouth. Other musical guests include The boiled crawfish, crawfish eating contests, and a lineup Redfield, Hazy Ray, Chubby Carrier and Gravy, just to of awesome entertainment, this year’s festival is sure name a few. to be a blast for Cajun food and music lovers of all Be sure to bring the kids along, because on ages. Saturday and Sunday the children’s area will be open Accompanying the more than eight tons of until 5 pm. This area offers cost friendly arts and boiled crawfish provided by Mike’s Crawfish Boils in crafts, face painting, wands, balloons, games, and the Louisiana will be other Cajun classics like crawfish popular “NASCRAW” crawfish races to keep little poboys and crawfish pies. And if you decide you want festival goers entertained. a break from all the shellfish goodness, there will be The Crawfish Festival is put on by the Fiesta of Five other festival favorites like chicken tender baskets, Flags, an organization that is dedicated to celebrating red beans and rice, gyros, bloomin’ onions, kettle corn, apple dumplins and deep fried brownies available local heritage, promoting tourism and building pride in Pensacola through festive activities. And the event at the vendor stations. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic

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is no small undertaking, according to Hillary Turner, director of marketing for Fiesta of Five Flags. “The Crawfish Festival is manned by a committee of over 60 volunteers who begin planning months in advance,” Turner said. The festival spans three days, giving festival goers plenty of time to eat heaps of crawfish and dance the night away to infectious Cajun beats. The entrance fee for the Crawfish Festival is $5 for adults for a single day pass or $10 for a weekend pass, with free admission for children 12 and under.

Take our word for it, the shell is not meant for eating. People will laugh. You will choke. Be the hero of your friends and lookers-on alike with this helpful crawfish eating guide.

With your thumb and index fingers, show the crawfish who’s boss and hold tightly to the tail and head.

Twist the head away from the tail, like your father before you and his father before him.

Peel away the shell from the tail, just as you would those poor little shrimp you eat that never stood a chance.

Hold the tail and pull/suck/ choke out the tender meat that awaits you. At this point, you should also suck the brain out of the head and absorb for yourself generations of crawfish wisdom. Repeat all steps downtowncrowd.com Mayof2014 thousands times 9until full.


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On both May 17 and 18 Art in the Park will be open from 10 am to 5 pm for guests to enjoy.

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ART FESTIVALS AND events are a true staple of Downtown Pensacola, where historic buildings, plazas and the bayfront provide the perfect backdrop for a day of viewing countless canvases and sculptures. This month, Seville Square will host the 12th annual Art in the Park, presented by the Pensacola Museum of Art. On both May 17 and 18 Art in the Park will be open from 10 am to 5 pm for guests to enjoy. This festival is a juried art show featuring only the best offerings of artists from around the world. This year there will be 95 artists and authors displaying their work throughout the park. Colorful creations will fill the historic area 10

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with unique styles and beautiful handiwork, and music will emanate from the pavilion. Some musicians will be featured from the Tate High School and Pensacola High School jazz ensembles, making for a perfect ambience. At Art in the Park, the artists’ work will run the gamut from jewelry and photography to ceramics and painting and everything in between. Guests at Art in the Park can stroll under the oaks of Seville Square and chat with the friendly artists who are on hand to talk about their work, many of whom return year after year because they enjoy this festival and the atmosphere in Seville Square so much. Art in the Park is the perfect event for art

lovers young and old. Families can bring kids to the event for some creative inspiration in the children’s area, where volunteers will lead younger attendees in an artistic activity and story times to keep little ones engaged. The weekend will provide yet another cultural boon for Pensacola with the traveling artists as well as attendees who come from around the region to experience a fine arts festival in the historic Downtown. For more information on Art in the Park visit pensacolamuseumofart.org.


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E M O S E W A S I G EVERYTHIN BY JOSH NEWBY

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ONE OF THE world’s foremost art exhibitions will soon be displayed at the Pensacola Museum of Art. The artwork is simultaneously contemporary, colorful and three-dimensional, made with inexpensive supplies and featuring limitless potential. LEGO bricks, believe it or not, are the pieces that make up these often lifelike and always amazing creations. The tools, according to New York-based Master Builder Nathan Sawaya, are imagination, glue and a lot of patience. “LEGO bricks let me create anything I can imagine,” said Sawaya, whose art has been displayed around the country and world. “They are a great medium for art because I can use them to build my ideas.” When Sawaya first started toying with the idea of producing art with the childhood pastime, it was unheard of. No one else had taken LEGOs out of the playroom and into galleries and museums. This intrigued Sawaya, who had sculpted with other media over the years. “One day I just pulled out my old LEGO bricks and built a giant replica of my own face,” said Sawaya. “It got a great reaction and I enjoyed making it, so I created more sculptures.” One of the many elements of LEGO artwork that Sawaya enjoys is its accessibility. Many kids have more experience piecing the bricks together than they do sculpting or painting, so everyone already has years of experience in the medium. “Everyone has snapped a few LEGO bricks together, so there is this familiarity that permits them to relate to my art on a different level,” said Sawaya. “My favorite thing about using LEGO bricks is seeing someone be inspired by my artwork to go

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LEGO COMES TO THE PMA and pick up a few bricks and start creating on their own.” The exhibit, entitled Art of the Brick, will display many of Sawaya’s most famous works, some of which are abstracts and many of which are caricatures of famous people. It takes a lot of patience to build one of these impressive structures, Sawaya warned. “It can take anywhere from less than a day to several months,” said Sawaya. “For example, a life size human form can take me two to three weeks. And I could use 15,000 to 20,000 bricks.” Sawaya recommended “practice, practice, practice” for those who want to try their hand at transforming the toy into so much more. “As an artist, I wanted to elevate this simple childhood toy to a place it has never

been before: into the fine art galleries and museums,” said Sawaya. “I appreciate the cleanliness of the LEGO brick—the right angles, the distinct lines. As so often in life, it is a matter of perspective. Up close, the shape of the brick is distinctive. But from a distance, those right angles and distinct lines change to curves. That is what drew me to the brick.” The biggest on-the-job hazard for Sawaya? Stepping on bricks scattered about his workspace. Time has hardened his tolerance for them though, Sawaya said, joking. “I don’t even feel it anymore,” he said. The exhibit is on display May 3 August 8. For more information, visit pensacolamuseum.org.


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LARSEN LIEN discovers how to strike a balance between modern design and classic quality.

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FROM SELLING A single throw pillow to designing an entire house, Dee McDavid Interiors does it all. While the store offers everything from rugs to sofas, their design services encompass much more. The interior design business just recently moved locations and the new layout is treating them quite nicely. Owner Dee McDavid said the current building is set up differently than their previous one, but the new showroom is much more open and allows for a more natural feel when walking through the living room setups. McDavid describes her store’s style as classic but updated. She tries her best to help her style appeal to two key demographics: a younger generation that is drawn to the modern twists and a more mature audience that appreciates the quality of the furniture and its classic look. “My parents and myself, we bought furniture that was made to last,” McDavid said. “We would buy it thinking, ‘Oh we’ll have that for 20 years.’ We would reupholster it and hand it down to our children. Younger people do not have that attachment [to furniture]. They expect to buy something, have it five years, and then get something else. I think that’s the reason they don’t want to spend a lot of money on things – they anticipate changing it.” Luckily, her business is prepared for both audiences. The store’s furniture and other items are all traditionally well made while possessing a modern feel. She said she loves that there are still people who appreciate how good furniture is made and can recognize that enough to invest in an item of great quality. McDavid Interiors offers clients flexibility and a variety of options when designing a room or house. They conduct redesigns called “turnkey operations,” which largely means a client puts the entire project in the designer’s capable hands. This option is most popular for two different types of people: those who live out of town and those who may be a tad indecisive and need guidance from McDavid

and her crew. However, many clients prefer to be more involved in the decision-making, which McDavid also welcomes. “Some clients are very decisive and move ahead quickly, while others need a lot of guidance,” she said. “Either way is fine, but it can delay a job when people are indecisive and hesitant.” On the surface, the process for redesigning consists of only a few steps. After calling and making an appointment to speak with McDavid and her staff, you can either come to her main store or she will come to your home to conduct an initial interview. The interview is vital to the design because is it gives McDavid the opportunity to learn more about you and your style. “From there, we set up an appointment to review some ideas we’ve put together, after we interview them,” she said. “The third step is to finalize those ideas and start the process of ordering and create a timeline that will work to get the job complete.” Dee’s task is a creative science. She’s dealing with exacts: sizes, shapes, colors, spacing, layout and so much more. Once you put it all together, the space itself is completely custom, rather than each piece you just ordered functioning individually. The length of each redesign ultimately fluctuates due to a number of variables: firm decision-making, the size of the room or home, the state of the room or home, and shipping times. McDavid said one of the challenges in designing is that many people don’t want to wait for items to be made and shipped, which is due in part to our society’s need for instant gratification. However, when dealing with a redesign of these proportions and quality, patience is definitely needed. “Most people, once they realize they’re getting something custom and unique, are willing to wait for it,” McDavid said. The shop is located at 3000 N. 12th Ave in Pensacola. For more information, visit deemcdavid.com


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OFFICIAL GALLERY NIGHT GUIDE MAY 16

The fifth Gallery Night of 2014 is upon us on May 16 from 5 to 9 pm with street closure continuing until midnight. This edition of Gallery Night will feature all of the art, music and revelry you’ve come to expect from this massively successful event, as well as many fun surprises and perfect spring temperatures. Check out the PMA’s LEGO exhibit, Art of the Brick, and look out for your favorite local artists as well as exciting displays from the Pensacola Rowing Club and business ventures helmed by the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy, just to name a few. Get Downtown early to get your fill of all the art, music, and special activities the event has to offer and use this handy Official Gallery Night Pullout Guide to find some of the myriad offerings. Check with all your favorite participating venues to find out what’s new in these businesses! Street closures from 5-9 pm are sponsored by Stella Artois and downtowncrowd.com May 2014 17 co-sponsored by Fiat.


OFFICIAL GALLERY NIGHT GUIDE

ARTISTS & SPECIALS Be sure to check out all official Gallery Night participants! Included below are some featured events and specials available at time of print.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Come by and try our signature drink, Knock Out Punch, while enjoying live music by Dew & Ur Friends from 10 pm to close! Belle Ame’ Beach plans this weekend? Check out featured aloe and shea body whips - sure to make sunburns feel like a million bucks or try Salt Body Polish to leave skin feeling great! Blend Come by to enjoy live music featuring DJ Chi. Bodacious Olive We will be watching the Wahoos play during the May Gallery Night! Come by on Saturdays; we serve breakfast until 11:30 am! Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurs Students of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy will be located at Palafox & Government to showcase their newly developed businesses. They have been working since October to build their businesses, pitch investors and apply for funding. Stop by and check out demonstrations and products! Chicago Pretzels Grab a quick snack while you browse Gallery Night! We will have Authentic German Bavarian Style Pretzels, Pretzel Dogs, Bites and more – located at Government and Palafox.

Grand Reserve Cigar Featuring live music by jazz musician Vince Wade in celebration of Gallery Night! Hopjacks Come enjoy live music by local artists with Happy Hour from 4:20 to 6:20 pm! Gallery Night Specials: $1 off taps, $1 off wine, 1/2 off appetizers and martinis! All Sweetwater taps will be $2 for a 16 ounce pour from 7 to 9 pm. Khon’s Stop in Khon’s during May’s Gallery Night for our grand opening! Mainline Art Gallery Experience live painting demonstrations by a local, resident artist! Pensacola Rowing Club Look for the Pensacola Rowing Club during Gallery Night, featuring our rowing boats! The Club is dedicated to the advancement of the sport of rowing and to espousing the virtues of the rowing lifestyle. Pure Pilates Opening summer 2014! Stop by our information booth to find out why Pure Pilates will be your destination for Pilates!

Dog House Deli Enjoy live tunes from Three Bean Soup and full menu until midnight! Drink specials: $4 craft beers, $3 domestics, $4 glasses of wine, $2 PBR tall boys.

Quayside Quayside Art Gallery presents its eighth annual First City Art Show! Come see the local, award-winning work selected by Scottish painter, architect, and teacher Muir Stewart. Heather Mitchell and Laurie Flynn will be demonstrating artwork upstairs, with live music from guitarist John Maddox.

Don Alans Don Alans will feature the fine art and painted glassware of Beege Welborn.

Sam Marshall Featuring live music from local band, Marshall and Johnson from 5 to 9 pm during Gallery Night!

ECUA Information Booth Interact with ECUA staff and check out various programs and services offered during the May ECUA Gallery Night Experience! We will have presentations and handouts available.

Seville Quarter Seville Quarter’s Artist Row features over 60 local artists and vendors in the street in front of the complex. The Hot Rod Car Show will also be held during Gallery Night. Don’t forget the free Wine & Beer Tasting starting at 5 pm in our Wine & Gift Shop!

Four Seasons Try homemade fried chicken, gumbo, crab cakes or new triple play sandwich during Gallery Night! We are open until 9 pm. Gracie Jiu Jitsu Come by Gracie to see how Jiu Jitsu can stand as the most effective form of self-defense, whether you are a stay-athome mom or a UFC fighter! Gallery Night open house from 5 to 9 pm!

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The Song Byrds Enjoy live musical entertainment from a wide variety of genres including blues, rock, country and swing in front of the Post Office! T.T. Wentworth Museum We invite you participate in a pop-up exhibit inside the museum 5 to 9 pm. The pop-up exhibit for this month is “Brats: Life of a Military Family Overseas.” Contact T.T. Wentworth Museum for details.

The Great Southern Restaurant Group The Courtyard at Seville Tower, at the corner of Palafox and Government, will host local musician Lucas Crutchfield and the work of photographer Barrett McClean. Along with a full bar. Also, serving Pensacola hero sandwiches for $5! Tin Cow Featuring artist Kayla Hope Springer with still abstract acrylic paintings. Happy hour is from 3 to 7 pm with half off starters. Gallery Night Specials: All domestic cans $2, $1 off well drinks, wine by the glass and sangrias. Urban Objects Stop in Urban Objects to gear up for Mother’s Day! From the brand new shipment of Italian Alessi to locally, hand crafted leather and bronze jewelry, you will find everything mom is looking for, and more! World of Beer Come in for live tunes featuring Continuum during May’s

Gallery Night! Zarzaur Law We invite you visit the corner of Romana & Palafox St. during Gallery Night for the chance to create your own graffiti art! This event is free of charge!

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1. Artel Gallery - 223 S. Palafox Pl. 2. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s - 22 S. Palafox Pl. 3. Belle Ame’ - 112 S. Palafox Pl. 4. Blue Morning Gallery - 21 S. Palafox Pl. 5. Carmen’s Lunch Bar - 407 S. Palafox Pl. 6. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of West Florida (CCCS) - 14 S. Palafox Pl. 7. Dog House Deli - 30 S. Palafox Pl. 8. Dollarhide’s Music Center - 41 S. Palafox Pl. 9. Don Alans - 401 S. Palafox Pl. 10. Four Seasons Café - 112 S. Palafox Pl. 11. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - 106 S. Palafox Pl. 12. Grand Reserve Cigar & Smoke Shop 210 Palafox Pl. 13. Harvest Outreach Church at The REX Theatre 210 Palafox Pl. 14. Helen Back - 22 S. Palafox Pl. 15. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom 10 S. Palafox Pl. 16. Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique 122 S. Palafox Pl. 17. Intermission - 214 S. Palafox Pl. 18. Jewlers Trade Shop - 26 S. Palafox Pl. 19. Khon’s on Palafox - 34 S. Palafox St. 20. Mainline Art House - 422 S. Palafox Pl. 21. New York Nick’s - 9 S. Palafox Pl. 22. Old Hickory Whiskey Bar Co. - 123 S. Palafox Pl. 23. O’Riley’s Irish Pub - 321 S. Palafox Pl. 24. Pensacola Museum Of Art - 407 S. Jefferson St. 25. Picasso Jazz Club - 19 Palafox Pl. 26. Pita Pit - 1 Palafox Pl. 27. Pure Pilates - 424 S. Palafox Pl. 28. Quayside Art Gallery - 17 E. Zaragoza St. 29. Sam Marshall Architects - 325 S. Palafox St. 30. Seville Quarter - 130 E. Government St. 31. Susan Campbell Jewelry - 420 S. Palafox Pl. 32. The Bodacious Olive, The Bodacious Brew, SoGourmet - 407 S. Palafox, Pl. 33. The Great Southern Restaurant Group (Jackson’s Steakhouse, Fish House, Atlas Oyster House and the Deck Bar, The Courtyard at Seville Tower) - 226 S. Palafox Pl. 34. The Leisure Club - 126 Palafox Pl. 35. The T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum 330 S. Jefferson St. 36. The Tin Cow -102 S. Palafox Pl. 37. The Wine Bar - 16 Palafox Pl. 38. Urban Objects - 128 S. Palafox Pl. 39. World of Beer/Blend Lounge - 200 S. Palafox Pl. 40. Zarzaur Law Firm - 11 E. Romana St.

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COLOR IN YOUR OWN MINIFIGURE AND PHOTOGRAPH HIM/HER/IT ENJOYING GALLERY NIGHT AT VARIOUS FAMOUS HOTSPOTS!

Email photos to

emily@ballingerpublishing.com

Here’s some inspiration to get you started:

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In which we unfairly judge upcoming attractions based solely on their trailers.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

What I’ll be spending my $8 on:

Neighbors

In theaters: May 9 Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne What I got from the preview: All is pleasant in the lives of unlikely married couple Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, until a fraternity moves in next door. The young college kids proceed to have stereotypically loud and raucous parties, the type that I was suspiciously never invited to, even though I was a part of the bad-boy major known as Communication Arts. Rogen’s character repeatedly asks the brothers to keep it down, and when they don’t, the two parties begin a continually mounting war of pranks and sabotage. Most notable for: The team that brought us last year’s absolutely amazing This Is The End is back to offer up another laugh-filled summer entry of fun and wildly inappropriate humor. Unqualified critical observation: A who’s who of today’s boisterous funny men and women make this a must-see. My wife is excited to see her favorite movie hunk go shirtless, and she’s decently excited for Zac Efron as well. I’m just excited to settle in and reframe my college history through this lens of fun and frivolity which I sadly missed out on, because I was too busy writin’ dem papers.

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In theaters: May 2 Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx What I got from the preview: The second Spider-Man franchise in the last decade gets its sequel in this film that doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously. As Peter Parker settles into his role as Spider-Man and casually hangs around the city, the evil Oscorp is preparing to unleash upon him a web of new villains, Electro and the new Green Goblin. Most notable for: This sequel promises to dominate the May box office, and executives are betting on it, as it is reported to be one of the most expensive movies ever made. They are probably crawling with anticipation. Unqualified critical observation: The first Amazing Spider-Man had visuals that were just more amazing than the original trilogy, but seemed to lack the emotional core that Tobey Maguire provided. I hope this sequel reconciles those two attributes and brings them together for the Spider-Man movie that fans and arachnid enthusiasts everywhere really deserve.

Godzilla

In theaters: May 16 Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston What I got from the preview: A scientist whose experimentations cause his wife’s death begins investigating a larger conspiracy behind the accident. The conspiracy turns out to be quite large, about as big as a skyscraper, as the iconic monster begins a reign of terror over a country that is not Japan. Most notable for: What is there to say about the Godzilla franchise that hasn’t been said before? It has been ruined and resurrected more times than SpiderMan. If anyone can bring it back to life again, it’s Mr. White and the Olsen twins’ more-talented younger sister. Unqualified critical observation: Let’s be real, this movie was primarily made to show off special effects that competently portray huge floods, flying helicopters and giant reptilian creatures. If it delivers on that promise, what more could you ask for? Except for maybe the memory of the Matthew Broderick entry from 2002 to be erased forever.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

In theaters: May 23 Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman What I got from the preview: Wolverine gets sent back to a time when so many X-Men movies didn’t exist: the 1970s. Patrick Stewart hypnotically explains that Wolverine must go back in time in order to change the past and prevent a cataclysmic event from wiping out future X-Men movies. The horror! Most notable for: Being the third sequel or remake of the month! Unqualified critical observation: I’ll admit that I was never a big X-Men fan, and it seems like the simplest thing about this movie will be its title. Nevertheless, the preview gave me goosebumps, though strangely only when a certain high-profile, beautiful, voice-of-an-angel screen presence was shown. You guessed it—Patrick Stewart.

Maleficent

In theaters: May 30 Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning What I got from the preview: A dark and foreboding land is home to one of the most notorious and disappointing villains in Disney history, Maleficent. If you don’t recognize that name, she’s from Sleeping Beauty, you cultureless swine. Anyway, apparently Maleficent wasn’t so bad once upon a time, other than the devil horns, all black clothing, and penchant for cursing the unborn. This movie traces her journey from heartwarming and generous royalty to one of Disney’s least interesting villains. Most notable for: The latest in a recent wave of darker versions of lighthearted children’s movies based originally on dark stories (Alive in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman), Maleficent features Angelina Jolie in her first starring role in quite a while, one where she plays a baby-curser, as opposed to the baby-savior she plays in real life. Unqualified critical observation: The marketing for this film has been relentless, but I just can’t get excited for it. Maybe it’s because the movie’s premise is built around someone who has very little backstory to begin with, or maybe because this is the fourth sequel or remake of the month. Personally, I’m holding my breath for a dark, serious, Oscar-winner-helmed feature based on the life of Gaston.


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May heats things up in Downtown’s Historic District, bringing outdoor festivals and other events that will shine throughout the summer. The charming streets surrounding the heart of Downtown in Seville Square are lined with local shops, restaurants, retailers and historic buildings and museums dedicated to Pensacola’s rich history, which can be toured and explored throughout the year. This month brings an array of art to the Square for Art in the Park May 1718, presented by the Pensacola Museum of Art. At the event, the public is invited to enjoy more than 100 regional and

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national artists who will display their work for a weekend of culture and creativity. Additionally, the Pensacola Crawfish Festival will take place over Bartram Park May 2-4, bringing Cajun music and flavors and tons of tasty crustaceans. You don’t need a special event to come to this eclectic district. Whether it’s food and drink, clothing and retail, or a service you seek, the Historic District has what you’re looking for. Support your city and the many small local businesses that inhabit this area and you might just find your new favorite place in Pensacola.


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Pensacola Sidewalk Art Festival · By Emily Lullo

PENSACOLA IS NO stranger to art festivals, but Chalk It Up! is a little different than the usual fest format. The art at Chalk It Up! is created during the festival by teams and individuals who compete for prizes in three categories, and these works can’t be bought and taken home like a typical painting. That’s because each creation is done on the sidewalk along Commendencia Slip using only sidewalk chalk as a medium. The event, which is now in its third year, will take place 8 am to 5 pm Saturday, May 10.

Organizer Hal Anderson says Chalk It Up! was modeled after a similar annual event held in Savannah, Ga. that’s sponsored by the Savannah College of Art & Design. Anderson and other organizers returned to Savannah at the end of April to look for more ideas to continue to enhance the event in Pensacola, which has grown steadily each year. “We think this is going to be our biggest year yet,” Anderson says. “We’re hoping for 50 artists but we have enough room for 100.” Each year Chalk It Up! donates its proceeds to a local nonprofit and this year’s recipient is The Pensacola MESS Hall. The MESS (Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff) Hall is an interactive science museum that lets kids explore various experiments and use critical thinking to draw their own conclusions in a fun atmosphere. There will

also be a silent auction with prizes donated by local vendors that will also benefit the MESS Hall. The festival will take place at the south end of Jefferson Street, with each artist space lining the sidewalk along the Slip overlooking the port. Artists will start at 8 am and people are welcome to come watch over their shoulders as they work. In fact, Anderson says, that’s the best part. “They start out and you wonder, where is this going? Then as you watch, it starts to take shape and that’s really the most fun about it,” he says. This year the chalk creations will be judged in one of three categories, and there will be a winner chosen by judges in each category as well as a Best in Show. Previous winners have come from a wide array of professions and Anderson says most are not artists by trade. “Our winners from last year were an architect,

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a high school art teacher, a team of self-taught artists from Gulf Breeze and a guy who worked on Mardi Gras floats for 10 years specializing in large sculptures,” he says. “The people come from pretty diverse backgrounds.” The categories this year include “Time Out Pensacola,” which can represent any Pensacola past time, and “Off The Wall…And Onto the Sidewalk,” which can be anything the artist chooses. The third category is a nod to the MESS Hall, and is entitled, “It’s All Geek To Me.” The art in this category will deal with the way technology affects people and society. Accompanying the colorful artwork that will adorn the sidewalks, there will be live music in the nearby green space from 11 am to 3 pm, and food and drink vendors will be on hand with refreshing treats for attendees. downtowncrowd.com May 2014

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Shop Sundays Downtown!

The Downtown Improvement Board announced the launch of Shop Sunday, an initiative created to encourage retailers and restaurants and the patrons they serve to enjoy an additional day in Downtown beginning Sunday, May 4. The Shop Sunday campaign celebrates existing business and restaurants already open Sundays, while encouraging more to open between 11 am and 4 pm on Sundays. Guests can enjoy a special Shop Sunday celebration, Sunday, May 4 with music-filled streets and special offers and discounts from Downtown businesses. 2014 Shop Sunday dates are May 4, June 8, July 6, and Aug. 3.

Paddle For a Cure on Little Sabine Bay May 3

Bring your paddle board or anything that floats and join in the fun of the 2014 “Paddle for a Cure” on Saturday, May 3, on Little Sabine Bay on Pensacola Beach. A fundraiser created by Fitness Onboard in partnership with Sacred Heart Foundation, this event will raise funds to provide treatment for patients who are battling pancreatic and colon cancers. Fitness Onboard will provide participants with a paddle course and paddleboard, and will offer paddle technique for firsttimers from 10 am to 12 pm. The $50 registration donation includes a fish fry with side items and dessert, adult beverages, kids’ beverages, an event T-shirt, live music and more. Fitness Onboard also will donate a stand-up paddleboard for a drawing. Spectators are welcome to enjoy the after-paddle festivities for a $20 donation. For more information, visit fitnessonboard.com or call Sacred Heart Foundation at 416.4660.

Orchard Planting in Downtown Pensacola

On a sunny day in late April, Pensacola kicked off its newest longterm community investment: a Community Orchard in the Hollice T. Williams Park. A part of a redevelopment plan to create a linear green space along the park throughout the Eastside revitalization area, the orchard was created with a grant of 20 fruit trees from the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Featuring various citrus fruit, pomegranates and others, the orchard adds natural beauty to the area and it will become the start of an “edible arboretum” when the trees bear fruit. For more information on the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, visit ftpf.org.

Emerald Coast Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit Expo May 31 Join members of the community at the largest natural wellness and spiritual awakening event on the Emerald Coast! The Emerald Coast Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit Expo will be held Saturday, May 31 at the Bayview Community Center and the surrounding park from 10 am until 6 pm. The event will be both inside and outside with a lineup of interactive, educational exhibits, demonstrations and presentations about a variety of topics like alternative health, massage, yoga, natural nutrition and much more. The event will also be collecting nonperishable food items for MANNA Food Bank and the United Way. For more information visit emeraldcoasthealthexpo.com.

Angel’s Garden Presents Author & Speaker Kathleen Logan May 12 Angel’s Garden, a unique art and gift shop located at 1208 N. 12th Ave. in East Hill, will host a special presentation featuring author and motivational speaker Kathleen Logan. Logan authored the book Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life That Matters After 50, and she will speak at Angel’s Garden May 12 from 6 to 7 pm. The topic for the presentation is “Be True to Yourself.” Come to Angel’s Garden for this inspiring evening and visit secondbloomingforwomen.com for more information about Kathleen Logan.

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Blue Wahoos Games The third season of Blue Wahoos baseball is underway! Take yourself out to the ballgame to cheer on Pensacola’s newest home team, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, at the glorious Maritime Park baseball field. Home games for this month are listed below. For more information and time for games, check out bluewahoos.com. May 5-9 vs. Chattanooga Lookouts May 21-25 vs. Birmingham Barons May 15-19 vs. Jacksonville Suns May 31 - June 4 vs. Jacksonville Suns

Blue Angel Practices May 6, 7, 13, 27

The Blue Angels will perform practice air shows over Pensacola Naval Air Station most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings starting in March at 11:30 am, with autograph sessions with the pilots inside the National Naval Aviation Museum on most Wednesdays. Admission to the Blue Angel practices is free and open to the public. The viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located behind the National Naval Aviation Museum. Bleachers are available for seating about 1,000 people. Viewers can also bring their own lawn chairs, hats, sunscreen and water. For more information, visit blueangels.navy.mil.

Fiesta Days Celebration at Seville Quarter May 29 Cooking Demonstrations & Wine Pairings with Chef Irv Miller May 21 28

Enjoy a Cooking Demonstration and Wine Pairing at Jackson’s Steakhouse with Chef Irv Miller. For the May 21 demonstration, Chef Irv will present “Regional Down-Home Cookery.” Tickets are $45 and there will be two seatings at 5 - 6:30 pm and 7:30 - 9 pm. For reservations call 217.2347.

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The Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon Fiesta Days Celebration kicks off the 65th annual Fiesta Celebration with hundreds of guests in attendance May 29. Historic Seville Quarter comes alive with entertainment, decorations and delicious food in five rooms, each saluting our history under the flags of the five governments that have flown over our city. Be sure to join the Surrender of the City at 7:30 pm where local dignitaries will surrender the City of Pensacola and its citizens to DeLuna and his Queen for the Fiesta season. For more information visit fiestaoffiveflags.org.


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National Aviation Symposium at Naval Aviation Museum May 7-9

Since 1987, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation has hosted its Naval Aviation Symposium each May in Pensacola, featuring first-hand accounts from former aviators and a Q&A session with active flag officers. Join up to 3,000 guests of the series for presentations and panel discussions, a golf tournament, luncheon, and a closing reception and banquet. For tickets and more information visit navalaviationmuseum.org.

Island Fights 28 All Pro MMA at Pensacola Bay Center May 9 Roy Jones Jr’s Square Ring Promotions and Island Fights is back at Pensacola Bay Center on May 9 with their biggest fight card to date. The main event will feature two colossal heavyweights, Pensacola’s Dillon “Bad Boy” Cleckler vs. Johnathan “The Leg Lock Monster” Ivey. The co-main event will feature Chris Barrnett vs. Richard White, for the Island Fights Super Heavyweight Title. Tickets are available at the Pensacola Bay Center Box Office or online at pensacolabaycenter.com or ticketmaster.com and are $81.50, $68.50, $55.50, $45 and $34.50. Doors will open at 7 pm and the first fight is scheduled for 8 pm. All bouts are subject to change.

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FPAN Exhibit: Explore History of the Snapper Industry Through May

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) has opened a new museum exhibit titled Talking Smack: Northwest Florida’s Historical Red Snapper Industry inside the Destination Archaeology Resource Center. The Destination Archaeology Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Florida Public Archaeology Network headquarters at 207 East Main Street in Downtown Pensacola (next to the Fish House restaurant). Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. For more information please contact Mike Thomin, mthomin@uwf.edu or 595.0050 ext. 107.

IHMC Lecture Series Presents “How Risky is the Market?” May 8 Enjoy illuminating discussion on a variety of topics at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition’s Evening Lecture Series. This month, the talk will be held Thursday, May 8 and will feature Chartered Financial Analyst and author Charles Colson for a lecture titled, “How Risky is the Market?” Reception starts at 5:30 pm and the talk starts at 6 pm at the IHMC at 140 S. Alcaniz. Admission is free but space is limited. Call 202.4462 to register.

Atlas Beverage Classes at the Fish House Deck May 1

Atlas Oyster House presents the next installment of Atlas Beverage Classes (A.B.C.). This semester will feature handcrafted beers, two featured spirit brands, and now cocktails with beverage director Josh Goldman, each paired with small plates. Classes are held on the Deck Bar the first Thursday of the month and will feature a presenter for four tastings. Classes begin at 6 pm and cost is $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity). The May 1 class will feature A Taste of Tequila. Reservations are required. Call 516.2324 to reserve a seat.

40th Annual Fiesta 5K & 10K Run/Walk May 3

Touted as one of the best point-to-point courses in the country, Fiesta 5K and 10K participants enjoy moderate hills through scenic residential and historic neighborhoods. The 10K runners will begin at Pensacola State College, while the 5K runners will start from Scott Street and 12th Avenue. Both races will finish at Seville Square. Runners will receive free admission to the Pensacola Crawfish Festival on Saturday. For more information visit pensacolarunners.com.

Secret Gardens of the Emerald Coast Tour May 17-18

Ever wanted to tour the lush gardens at private homes? The Pensacola Garden Club Secret gardens of the Emerald Coast Tour allows you to do just that! On May 17 and 18, guests will have two days to drive to private gardens in the Pensacola area and stroll each garden at their leisure. Garden Club members and Master Gardeners will be at locations with information on the plants and landscapes. Come by the Garden Center and purchase tickets to receive a Tour Guide with addresses and maps to all the gardens on the tour. Tickets are $15. For more information call 232.2937.

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Sacred Landscapes: The Photography of Kevin Boldenow at the PMA Through May 31

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Artist and fellow Floridian Kevin Boldenow is bringing part of his photography collection to the Pensacola Museum of Art. The exhibition will focus on Boldenow’s black and white landscape photography. Sacred Landscapes is on view from April 10 to May 31. An opening reception will be held at the museum Thursday, April 10, 5:30 to 7 pm. For more information visit pensacolamuseum.org.

Brit Floyd, the World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, will come to the Saenger Theatre May 5 with its brand new Discovery show. Featuring a threehour chronological musical journey through the Pink Floyd canon along Brit Floyd at the Saenger with the trademark May 5 accompanying light show, Discovery will rock fans through almost four decades of hits. Tickets are $42.50, $52.50 or $58.50 and can be purchased at the Saenger box office or at pensacolasaenger.com. 30

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Christopher’s Concerts at St. Christopher Church May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Enjoy family-friendly musical entertainment on the lawn of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church each Thursday evening in May from 6-8 pm. Bring lawn chairs and snacks if desired. Concessions are available, including sandwiches, hot dogs, soft drinks and ice cream. For more information call 433.0074.

Hunter Hayes at the Pensacola Bay Center May 30

Grammy-nominated artist Hunter Hayes is on his “We’re Not Invisible” tour, playing May 30, at the Pensacola Bay Center. The tour will feature special guests Danielle Bradbery from NBC’s Emmy award-winning show The Voice and Warner Bros. Records new country duo Dan + Shay. Tickets are $52 and $36.50 and are available at pensacolabaycenter.com, Pensacola Bay Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.


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Panhandle Community Theatre Presents Picnic at the Imogene Theatre May 15-17

Set in a small Kansas town in the early 50s, Picnic is about a group of women preparing for a Labor Day picnic when a handsome and charismatic drifter named Hal arrives, upturning the quiet town life and forcing one young woman to question her future there when he is forced to leave. Picnic will be presented at the Imogene Theatre in Milton May 15-17. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For tickets and more information call 221.7591.

Artel Gallery Presents Collage Through May 30

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Artel Gallery presents Collage, a juried exhibit on display in the gallery until May 30. Works in this exhibit were selected by juror Joy Holland. The placement winners are: Best of Show, Paula Perdue; First Place, Leland Leonard; Second Place, Karen Valdés; Third Place, Carolyn Steward; Edgiest, Nick Croghan; Honorable Mentions, Kimberly Baldwin, Morris Eaddy and Jane Lies. This exhibit is generously sponsored by Varona’s. Artel is a notfor-profit educational gallery and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information call the gallery at 432.3080 or visit artelgallery.org.

Don’t miss the last Hot Glass Cold Brew of the season May 9 from 5-9 pm! The “Flower Power” edition promises to get your 60s groove on with brew courtesy of Pensacola Bay Brewery and Escambia Bay Homebrewers, live music by Hot Glass Cold Brew Michael Lockwood and food by Dan Dunn, Executive Chef at the Hilton Pensacola Flower Power Edition Beach and Nathan Holler of Dog House May 9 Deli. Live demos from glass and pottery artists will be happening all evening long. There will also be live raku demonstrations and an opening reception for Bloom, an exhibit featuring the work of the resident artists chosen for the 2014 Gallery and Studios program. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information visit firstcityart.org.

PLT Presents [Title of Show] May 1-3

Pensacola Little Theatre’s Studio 400 Production Series brings [Title of Show] to the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom Theatre. Performances will run May 1-3. [Title of Show] tells the story of two struggling young artists who decide to write an original work for a musical theatre competition even though the deadline is just three weeks away. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 pm. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $17 for café seating. For tickets and more information call 434.0257.

Pensacola Showtime will feature the Children’s seven talented choirs of Chorus Presents the Pensacola Children’s Chorus comprised Showtime of over 300 members May 2-4 performing a variety of music at the Saenger Theatre May 2-4. This musical extravaganza showcases spectacular costumes and impressive choreography. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday show is 2:30 pm. Tickets are $23, $33 or $39 and can be purchased at the Saenger box office or at pensacolasaenger.com.

PLT Presents Noises Off May 9-11; 15-18

PLT is proud to present Noises Off. This playwithin-a-play follows a group of mediocre actors desperately trying to stage a British sex farce called Nothing On. Performances run May 9-11 & 15-18. Thursday-Saturday performances begin at 7:30 and the Sunday matinee begins at 2:30. Tickets range from $14 - $30 and Thursday performances are half price. For tickets and information visit pensacolalittletheatre.com or ring 434.0257. downtowncrowd.com May 2014

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Blue Morning Gallery Presents Capturing the Wild Through May

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Capturing the Wild, the Spotlight on Art extravaganza, will be featured April 27 - May 31 at Blue Morning Gallery. The works of Ric Koressel, woodwork; Jean Tarnok, photographer; and Mara Viksnins, painting and jewelry; encompass their diverse views of nature. This show offers the viewer a multi-faceted, multi-media approach to understanding the forces of nature. It reveals the beauty, simplicity and uniqueness of the world around us. The public is invited to meet the artists at the open reception, Gallery Night, May 16. Gallery Night will also feature extended hours and The Popcorn King and his tasty treats. Blue Morning Gallery is located at 21 Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola. For information, call 429.9100 or visit bluemorninggallery.com.

Join the community for the Celebrating Brownsville Festival Saturday, May 10, 11 am to 4 pm at The Brownsville Community Square, 3300 Mobile Hwy. The festival will include local food and craft vendors, musical performances and the unveiling of winning art works in a contest hosted by the Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), in partnership with Lamar Advertising and Artel Gallery. The goal of the initiative is to plant a seed of pride within the community by creating an outdoor urban art gallery throughout the Brownsville area featuring large scale images from local artists that will become an ongoing gallery. The theme of this year’s competition is “The Face of Brownsville.” For more information please contact Suzanne Robbert at info@artelgallery.org

Celebrating Brownsville Festival May 10

Quayside Gallery Presents First City Art Show May 8-June 7 Quayside Art Gallery presents the featured artist show entitled First City Art Show, on display at the gallery from May 8 through June 7. This is the eighth annual premier juried show of artists living in the Pensacola area. An opening reception will be held May 9 from 6 to 8 pm at the gallery. Gallery hours are 10 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday and 1-5 pm Sundays. For more information visit quaysidegallery.com. 32

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Fish House Deck Bar Weekly Music Schedule Sunday: Regional acts at 6 pm. Monday: Regional acts at 6 pm. Tuesday: Lucas Crutchfield from 6 - 10 pm Wednesday: Lucas Crutchfield 5 - 9 pm; at 9 pm a regional band will play until midnight. Regional bands are changed weekly Thursday: Lucas Crutchfield 6 - 10 pm Friday: Lucas Crutchfield 5 - 9 pm; regional band begins at 9 pm Saturday: Regional bands begin at 9 pm.

At Seville Quarter This Month Seville Quarter hosts a variety of entertainment from a wide array of genres. For more information check out SevilleQuarter.com. Mondays: Paper Street Soap Co. Tuesdays: Jazz Jam Tuesdays-Wednesdays: Mike Quinn Wednesdays-Saturdays: Dueling Piano Show May 2-5: Cinco de Mayo Festival May 2-3: Kategory 5, The 7th Green May 8: The Mainstream May 9: Something Huge, The Modern Eldorados, Mario Mena Band May 10: Something Huge, The Modern Eldorados, Mario Mena Band, Banana Republic May 16-17: The Red Field, Big Jim Brown & the Speed Kings, Mo Jiles May 19: Jazz Gumbo May 22-23: Hotel Oscar May 24: Hotel Oscar, Grand Theft Audio May 25: Hotel Oscar, Bill Barrow & the Westside Players, Greg Lyon May 29-30: Timberhawk

At Vinyl Music Hall This Month Vinyl Music Hall hosts a huge variety of musical acts featuring many musical styles. For more information check out VinylMusicHall.com. May 1: Blue October, Morning Parade May 2: Aer, Sincere Logic & A Band of Saints May 3: Greensky Bluegrass, Have Gun Will Travel, Post Pluto May 5: Of Montreal, Boogarins May 6: Combichrist, William Control, New Years Day May 9: Chris Thomas King – King of 21st Century Blues May 11: The Movement, Moon Hooch May 14: The Aquabats!, Koo Koo Kanga Roo May 16: Kongos May 17: Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience May 24: Blackalicious, Sincere Logic & A Band of Saints, What We Do Brothers, Johnny Panic, Cyborganics, Nu Nation May 30: Bust Out Burlesque Presents: Bad Girls of Burlesque!

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PLT Auditions for Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective May 27-28 Auditions for Pensacola Little Theatre’s Acorn Production of Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective will be held May 27 and 28 at the PLT. Information will be posted about all available roles at pensacolalittletheatre.com. Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale will run July 12-13 and 19-20 2014 in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom Theatre. Acorn Productions are performed by kids of all ages, for kids of all ages, where classic fairy tales and delightful stories are brought to life onstage. Call 432.2042 for more details about auditions and shows.

May Wine Walk May 10 The Downtown Improvement Board presents the May Palafox Wine Walk set for Saturday, May 10 from 4 to 7 pm in Downtown Pensacola. The May Wine Walk is the second in a series of four wine walks that will be held annually. Wine Walk locations include Blue Morning Gallery, Elebash Jewelry, Co., Jewelers Trade Shop, Dollarhide’s Music Center & Terrezza Optical. Wine enthusiasts will begin at one of the locations where they will receive a commemorative, etched wine glass and a list of stops and wines featured on the self-guided tour. Only 200 tickets will be sold for this event. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at downtownpensacola. com. For more information, please call 434.5371.

New Free Concert Series: Blues Angel Music’s Blues on the Bay

Enjoy a laid-back Sunday evening at Pensacola’s premiere waterfront amphitheatre as Play Pensacola and the Community Maritime Park partner to present a new summer concert series, Blues Angel Music’s Blues on the Bay. The free summer concert series will feature local and regional blues musicians so pack a blanket or chairs, fill a cooler with your favorite food (no glass bottles), and head to the Amphitheater at the Community Maritime Park. Concerts will be held each Sunday the Wahoos are not playing from 5 pm to 7 pm. The May schedule is as follows: May 4: Fatty Waters May 11: Dizzy Jukes

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Fa c e s i n t h e C r o w d

Holly Kendrick, Tara Palasciano, Rebecca Duben & Afton Updike Gallery Night

Marilyn Parnell, Sharon Tobin & Alice Watts Gallery Night

Eric Ogle Gallery Night

Megan Siefert & Amber Kelley Ever’man Grand Opening

idgroup Ever’man Grand Opening

DTC QUIZ

Where is LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya from?

Win a pair of tickets for PLT’s “Annie” July 25-27.

Jon Hill & Andy Marr Ever’man Grand Opening

Deadline to enter is May 15. Answers may be emailed, faxed or mailed (no telephone entries.) On the 15th of the month, the winner will be selected at random. The Rules: Employees and family members of Ballinger Publishing and the Downtown Improvement Board are ineligible for prizes. Ballinger Publishing is not responsible for restrictions of each prize. Winners are chosen at random from a pool of eligible respondents. Daytime phone number MUST be provided with submissions. Winners will be contacted by phone. Winners are ineligible to win again for a 6-month period. IMPORTANT: All entries MUST be sent by E-MAIL (emily@ballingerpublishing.com), FAX 435-9174, or MAIL (PO Box 12665, Pensacola, FL 32591). Entries must be in by the 15th by noon. NO TELEPHONE ENTRIES.

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