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Artist’s rendering of the editor as a peanut butter & jelly sandwich.
What made you pick up this issue? Was it those chilled-out sandwich bros on the cover? I hope it was. We think they’re great. We wanted to make this a fun issue, one that you could flip through on a lunch break and enjoy without too much thought. We’re always highlighting new restaurants in these pages and got to thinking about all the different sandwiches you can find in and around downtown. We knew we wanted to do a personality quiz of sorts, and settled on sandwiches as a way to have some fun and highlight some of our favorite lunch spots. As you can see above I, according to our graphic designers, am a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I’m not sure what that means, but I’m learning to accept my new identity as the foundation of an elementary school lunch. The challenge in publishing a monthly magazine like this is coming up with a mix of content that is both interesting and able sit on shelves for a whole month without becoming stale. There might be a great event going on, but if it happens on the first of the month, that content be-
comes useless to readers who pick up this magazine afterward. We’ll never stop highlighting great events and goings-on, but going forward we hope to bring you more fun features that you can enjoy any time you pick up a copy of Downtown Crowd.
We’ve also wanted for a while now to start featuring the work of local creators in Downtown Crowd. Pensacola is full of artists and designers doing awesome work. We so often shine a light on businesses and organizations, and felt like there was an opportunity being missed to highlight some of the work being done by independent creators. We wanted to fix that.
To that end, we reached out this month to Jarrod Goldmann, a local artist who graciously agreed to illustrate our cover and the accompanying main feature. We think he did a great job. You’ll find a brief interview with Jarrod and some more examples of his work on page 17. We hope to make this a regular feature going forward. As always, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the issue. It’s a good one.
5 Italy on Intendencia 6 Space Oddities at T.T. Wentworth 8 A New Waterfront 10 Summer Cocktail Recipes 12 Which Downtown Sandwich Are You? 17 5 Questions with Creatives: Jarrod Goldmann Cover: Illustration by Jarrod Goldmann
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Angelena’s Italy on Intendencia
BY WILL ISERN
PHOTOS BY STEVEN GRAY
It’s taken longer than they had planned, but the husband and wife team behind downtown Pensacola’s next culinary experience are excited to open their doors this month. Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano will open at the corner of South Jefferson and Intendencia Streets in mid-May.
Helmed by executive chef and twotime “Chopped” winner James Briscione and marketing and wine director Brooke Parkhurst, Angelena’s promises to bring authentic Italian cuisine with a Gulf Coast flare to local palettes. Briscione and Parkhurst relocated from New York City to open the new restaurant in Pensacola. They had planned to open September of 2018, but busy work schedules and construction delays pushed the opening to this month. “I think construction always takes longer than you’re anticipating,” Parkhurst said. “Now it’s at a stage where we have all these beautiful furnishings and you just want to make it right, so we’re just busy making it as beautiful of a destination restaurant as we can.” Parkhurst said the restaurant will offer dishes ranging from affordable, casu-
al bites like a $12 margherita pizza to fully gourmet creations like Briscione’s chianti-braised short ribs with salsa verde, all utilizing local ingredients and house-made pastas. “We’re so excited to be able to serve all of Pensacola,” Parkhurst said. “It’s not just one tier of customer. It’s not a place where you might go to lunch twice a year. Italian is for any day and really approachable in every sense.” Part of the Great Southern Restaurant Group whose other properties include The Fish House, Jackson’s Steakhouse and Five Sisters Blues Café, Angelena’s will be managed by Jean Pierre N’Dione, co-owner of Five Sisters. Parkhurst is originally from Pensacola and said the idea of melding Briscione’s Italian roots with Pensacola’s local bounty of fresh seafood was the inspiration for the new restaurant. “I think what was really important to and James at the very beginning was to make Angelena’s the Italian restaurant that could only exist on the
I think what was really important to and James at the very beginning was to make Angelena’s the Italian restaurant that could only exist on the Gulf Coast and could really only exist in Pensacola.
Gulf Coast and could really only exist in Pensacola,” she said. “We didn’t want to copy anything we’d seen in New York or even in Italy. We wanted to have classic cuisine like when you travel to Italy but then the coastal touches of being in Pensacola.” As opening day approaches, the restaurateurs are looking forward to showing off what they’ve created, and answering fewer questions about when they’ll open. “We’re just excited for people to fully experience it, not just read about it,
but to experience it,” Parkhurst said. “I really think people are going to love it. Pensacola we know is ready for a wonderful Italian restaurant.” Angelena’s will start off serving dinner only, opening at 5 pm each day, seven days a week. The exception will be on Sunday when the restaurant will open at 3 pm and offer a “family meal,” a shared, multi-course meal offered at a flat rate for an entire table. You can find Angelena’s on Instagram, Facebook and at their website AngelenasPensacola.com. DOWNTOWNCROWD.COM | 5
movie magic BY JULIO DIAZ
You might be surprised to learn that one of the most impressive collections of screen-used movie props, costumes and related materials resides in Pensacola. But for the first time, a significant portion of this collection is on display in a stunning museum setting. The Merrill Movie Museum is a private collection of more than 1,000 artifacts from movies and television ranging from pre-production concept art and business documents to finished production pieces used in the making of dozens of different films and television shows, and much more. Brothers Burney, Collier and Will Merrill have been collecting items for decades, and have now teamed with the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Museum to showcase some of their treasures.
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Space Oddities Exhibit Brings Props, Posters & More to Wentworth Museum
“Space Oddities: Selections from the Merrill Movie Museum” is on display at the Wentworth through February, and focuses on items from science fiction films and television shows including the “Alien” and “Men in Black” franchises, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Serenity” and “Zathura,” as well as vintage sci-fi movie posters from the Merrill collection. While the brothers — who are well known in the community as the owners of The Fish House, Jackson’s Steakhouse, Atlas Oyster House, Five Sisters Blues Cafe and the forthcoming Angelena’s — have occasionally shown items publicly, including displays to promote Pensacon and in an appearance on “American Pick-
ers,” for some time, the collection has been spread out across multiple locations, with much of it in boxes, making assembling any serious exhibit a challenge. I was hired as curator of the collection in January 2018, and over time, united all of the items — which have been acquired from auctions, prop houses and private collectors, among other sources — into one space. Once all the items were under one roof, I was able to create a complete inventory and craft a private viewing space in which the scope of the collection was able to be absorbed for the first time. Representatives of the University of West Florida Historic Trust were
among the first invited to view the private collection as it started to become presentable, and immediately recognized the potential in putting together an exciting public exhibit. Over the course of several visits, reviewing multiple items, a decision was made to create an exhibit that would focus on a few highly recognizable sci-fi properties, as well as looking back at some of the grand history of the movie posters of the genre’s golden age.
“Space Oddities: Selections from the Merrill Movie Museum” is on display at the T.T. Wentworth Museum through February. The collection features props, posters and other memorobillia from classic and modern sci-fi franchises of the big and small screen.
After careful discussion, the Historic Trust team selected some of the most historically significant and allaround coolest items in the Merrill Movie Museum collection for this exhibit. Among the highlights are: From 2004’s “Alien vs. Predator,” a one-of-a-kind animatronic Predalien chestburster. Seen at the very end of the film emerging from a dead Predator, this was the only chestburster ever created that features the distinctive Predator mandibles. The Merrill Movie Museum kept
this piece under wraps for years before debuting it at this exhibit. From 1992’s “Alien 3,” a full-scale animatronic Xenomorph bust. This piece, which was part of the prestigious Osiyana Archives before being acquired by the Merrills, is a good example of how Hollywood builds props to look good on screen during filming with no consideration to longevity. Some of the foam and fiberglass has deteriorated over the more than 25 years since its creation, which allows for a view of some of the mechanics of the creature’s jaw. From 2002’s “Men in Black II,” a fullscale Worm Guy puppet built in the studios of the multiple Academy Award-winning special effects artist, Rick Baker. These comic-relief characters are known for their surly attitudes and wisecracks, and are returning to the big screen this summer in “Men in Black: International.” From 2005’s big-screen adaptation of the classic “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to
the Galaxy,” animatronic heads from two Vogons, the alien antagonists of the film. These beautifully detailed, gigantic creatures were among the final creations of the legendary Jim Henson’s original Creature Shop. An original 1976 poster that marked the first image displayed to the public of “Star Wars.” Featuring artwork by Howard Chaykin, the poster was created to promote Marvel Comics’ adaptation of the film, and was debuted at San Diego Comic Con, where the film was first announced to the public. Very few of these posters were printed and fewer still have survived. We are excited to be able to share a small portion of the Merrill Movie Collection with the world via this exhibit. To learn more about the collection, visit www.facebook.com/ merrillmoviemuseum, follow @merrillmovies on Twitter, and follow @ merrillmoviemuseum on Instagram. DOWNTOWNCROWD.COM | 7
A NEW WATERFRONT BY WILL ISERN
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Landscape architecture firm SCAPE was hired by the Center for Civic Engagement to study Pensacola’s waterfront and propose improvements to make it more walkable, vibrant and connected.
Create a more connected public realm. Highlight and celebrate local ecology. Leverage opportunities for economic development. Promote equity and inlcusion in public space. A new model for outreach and civic engagement. Identify actionable and implementable projects.
The plan calls for extending Cedar Street to connect the Port Royal area with Maritime Park. WATERFRONT “HASHTAG” CONNECTOR
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PENSACOLA WATERFONT FRAMEWORK PLAN
BARTRAM PARK GATEWAY
SCAPE presented its initial findings in late April. The firm suggested that the city focus in the short term on improvements to Bruce Beach and a “hashtag” of roadways formed by Palafox, Jefferson, Main and Cedar streets.
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Floating Pools PROTECTED BIKE LANE
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Long-term improvements could include a continuous walking path connecting the whole wonterfront, an education hub, a marina marketplace and even floating pools.
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Summer is almost here and there’s no better way to beat the heat of a day spent lounging by the pool, on the beach or in the backyard than with a cool drink. In the spirit of the season, Pensacola’s mixologists are serving up a slate of new
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THE DISTRICT Hendrick’s Orbium Gin Ancho Reyes Verde St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur Lemon Local pressed honey 1. Cobine all liquid ingredients into cocktail shaker 2. Add ice, and shake 3. Pour over ice and garnish
JACKSON’S Grey Goose 1.5 oz St. Germaine .75 oz Giner Beer 1.5 oz Fresh Citrus Juice (Lemon/Lime) .5 oz Lavender Syrup .5 oz 1. Combine all ingredients 2. Stir with ice 3. Pour contents into cooler glass 4. Garnish with lemon and lime wheels
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refreshing cocktails at restaurants and bars across the city. They shared a couple of these new creations with us to pass along to you. Shaken or stirred, these summer spritzes are sure to have you kicked back and and relaxing in no time.
JACKSON’S Joto Yuzu Sake 1 oz Benvolio Prosecco 1 oz R&W Crème de Violet .75 oz Suntory Whisky .5 oz 1. Combine ingredients 1-4 in shaker 2. Add ice, shake and stir 3. Pour contents into chilled martini glass
Mixed Berry Mojito
SKOPELOS Rum 11/2 oz Simple Syrup 1 tsp Fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries (to your liking) 1 Orange Slice 4 Mint Leaves Soda Water 1. Add first four ingredients into glass 2. Place the four mint leaves in the palm of your hand and slap to release the oils 3. Add leaves to glass and muddle ingredients together 4. Add a splash of soda and ice 5. Shake and serve!
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BY GUY STEVENS & WILL ISERN ILLUSTRATIONS BY JARROD GOLDMANN
When you think about it, sandwhiches are a lot like people. Soft or crusty exteriors. Simple or complex insides. Sweet. Spicy. Rich. Bland. Big. Small. Hot. Cold. A multifarious amalgamation of ingredients combine to create a singular whole. That’s true of a sandwich and of ourselves. And like people, sandwhiches – especially these days – are diverse. There exists many a fine grinder, hoagie, poboy, slider and dog in Downtown Pensacola, each as
varied and unique as the last. Each has its own set of defining characteristics that sets it apart from the crowd – it’s own personality, if you will. So, on the premise that our carefully crafted identities are bascially analagous to a chicken parm, we present this guide to help you identify yourself and your friends as the downtown sandwiches that you really are. What you do with this revelation is up to you.
Are you... • Reliable, friends with everyone. • Usually seen at cookouts or sporting events with. • Likes beer but isn’t snobby about it. • Listens to classic rock. • Possibly named Chad.
...then , you’re probably
The Ball Park Dog
Dog House deli
Beef frank, ketchup, mustard, mayo, chopped onions and relish.
Or maybe you’re... • Eccentric, a bit nutty, but always sweet. • Vegan, but eats horribly on weekends. • Occasionally seen getting sloppy at bars at 2 am. • Literally starving right now. • Constantly thinking about what her next tattoo will be.
...then , ayy girl, you’re
The Double Decker PB+J
Crunchy peanut butter, raspberry jam, nutella, strawberries, bananas, crispy crunchy tater chips on grilled wonderbread.
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But what if your...
Or are you...
• Easy on the eyes.
• A little greasy – but only in the best kind of way.
• A bit crusty. • Usually broke. • Fine arts major.
• Studied abroad once.
...then , you’re most likely
• Now “woke.”
well fancy that, you’re...
The Fried Chicken Sandwich
The bahn Mi
Saigon Oriental Market + Deli
Two Birds Streetfood
Grilled meat or tofu, carrot-daikon radish slaw, jalapeños, cucumber, cilantro, pate and mayo on french bread.
Fried chicken thigh, coleslaw, harrisa, kaiser roll.
None of those you? Does this sound like you?
• Saucy, a little messy. • Smells vaguely of onions. • Benches 225 for 10 then hits the sauna. • Quiet but fun once you get to know them. • Uses olive oil for everything. • Knows all the best fishing spots.
Then congrats! You’re...
Shoreline Grocery + Deli
• Loveable. A bit on the heavy side. • Wears pastel-colored plaid shirts tucked into dark jeans. • Owns golf clubs but never plays. • Listens to talk radio. • Can handle his liquor.
...then , you must be...
The “Go Pig or Go Home” Urban Swinery
Smoked pig butt, andouille sausage, pig planks, vinegar slaw, pickles, bbq sauce on a pretzel bun.
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Favorite Downtown Sandwich?
I love all cuban sandwiches. The Wine Bar on Palafox has a great one. I love eating cubans because they’re delicious and it makes me feel like I’m on vacation in Cuba! - SYDNEY
The ruben at O’Rilley’s is unique from other rubens. It’s a very tasty wrap. - CRAIG
I frequent Dog House Deli very often and like many of their hot dogs. I love that they’re local and the service is wonderful! - NAN
The fried green tomato sandwich at Urban Swinery was delicious. It was like an upscale BLT. - SARAH
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What is the type of art you do? I always call it isometric art. Isometric is the type of perspective it is. Is this typically the art that you do? Lately, I guess for the past few years. I went to school for figurative work, doing portraits and stuff, but I got burned out on it after school. I wanted to do something imaginative and out of my head. Where does your inspiration come from? What influences you most? A lot of the video games I like, a lot of video game art. A lot of your art has a lot of detail on it. Why do you put in so much detail? I think that has to do with when I was younger, I didn’t have glasses for a very long time. Nobody really knew
that I needed them, I mean I didn’t, I was just a little kid. So I would draw really small. It was sort of like my favorite thing to do, just sit by myself and draw. It carried over from that. It’s really small details because I’m working so small and I like to fill the whole page. I have a hard time with things that are a little more subtle or sparse. What imagery do you do most often? I do a lot of science-fiction blend. I read a lot of comics and I play a lot of video games, so it comes from that. I really like industrial designs, with a lot of factories and mechanical engineering stuff. Follow Jarrod on Instagram and Tumblr @jarrodreiss for more of his incredible work.
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What we’re listening to this month
Cage to Rattle
BY KAITLYN PEACOCK Somehow I missed Daughtry’s fifth studio album, which released back in July, but I am so happy to say that the music is still rocking and rolling. After five albums, you’d think that an artist’s music might start to get stale, but not so, especially since this album sees Daughtry returning with a full band at his back. Now, instead of relying heavily on electronic mixes for his songs, there is a fair mix of electronics and the heavy beats of drums, bass and guitar to accompany his classic rock voice. Between the ballad “Just Found Heaven” and the beatheavy “Bad Habits” (drop whatever you are doing and listen to this song, immediately), it’s everything you want from a new Daughtry album.
Standout Tracks Bad Habits Back in Time White Flag
BY WILL ISERN Over the past two decades of his recording career, Stephen Wilkinson has proven to be a musical chameleon. Under his stage name Bibio, Wilkinson has blended acoustic folk with hip-hop beats and field recordings, explored atmospheric drones and, on 2009’s Ambilence Avenue, produced some of the best indie-pop-funk-beat weirdness of the last decade. Wilksinon’s new album, Ribbons, is a return to his roots as an exceptionally skilled acoustic player. Wilkinson employs an arsenal of stringed instruments including guitars, mandolins, violin, harp and banjo to produce his folkiest, most strippeddown album yet. This is no collection of Americana standards, however.
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BY GUY STEVENS YES LAWD! Andy is back to bless us with the proper summertime jams album that we deserve. .Paak is back on track after the stylistic misteps of the Oxnard album, delivering a nostalgic love letter to 70s funk and soul. This album’s guest features aren’t as plentiful as Oxnard’s, but definetly stand out and help elevate the tracks. Anderson’s voice is accompanied by the one and only Smokey Robinson on the track “Make it Better,” and André 3000 does the heavy lifting on “Come Home” delivering a great verse. Brandy? yeah, shes still around and sounds great on “Jet Black.” We event get Nate Dogg returning from the grave on album closer “What Can We Do?” Ventura is a front-to-back consistent album, full of sweet, light-hearted melodies and funky rythyms that show why Anderson .Paak is one of the best and
The musical ideas captured here are unmistakably those of an artist at peace with himself and confident of his unique talent. Standout Tracks Beret Girl Curls Valley Wulf
brightest in Hip Hop and R&B today. Put this one in heavy rotation for your summer escapades. Standout Tracks King James Come Home (feat. André 3000) Make it Better (feat. Smokey Robinson)
BY WILL ISERN For a guy who’s probably best known for providing the backing to some of R&B crooner Jeremih’s best sensual jams, L.A. producer Shlohmo has always had a knack for the weird and experimental. His latest solo album, The End, finds the artist exploring the extremes of atmospheric electronica. Shlohmo has described the album as being, “vaguely about the end of the world, but from the viewpoint of smoking on the couch during the extinction event. Reading a nice book while the meteor hits.” How that translates to the grainy textures and drones on this hour-long collection of 13 tracks is unclear, but the result is an enjoyable, albeit challenging experience for adventurous listeners.
Standout Tracks The End We Sat in the Car The Best of Me
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Relay for Life brings the community together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. Relay for Life honors their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on. Register now on the website! For more information or to register, visit http://main. acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/ RFLCY19SER?pg=entry&fr_id=91320.
Blue Angel Practices May 1, 7, 14, 15, 28, 29
A hometown favorite, the Blue Angels will be hosting practice sessions at the National Naval Aviation Museum throughout the month. Come see the jaw dropping aerial display up close and personal. Don’t forget the bring ear protection! Most practices will begin, wheels up, at 11:30 am. Following most Wednesday practices, members of the Blue Angels visit the Museum to meet fans and sign autographs in the Atrium. For more information, visit www.navalaviationmuseum.org. For show weather updates, visit the Blue Angels Facebook or Twitter before show time.
Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents Showtime May 3, 4 and 5
The Pensacola Children’s Chorus will be
John Appleyard Talk: Pensacola History May 10
John Appleyard will have a history presentation May 10 at 9 am at the Pensacola Visitor Information Center. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear famed historian, John Appleyard share his knowledge of Pensacola’s history with one of his famous storytelling sessions. The event is free to the public but seating is limited. For more information, call 434-1234.
Pensacola Little Theater will host an Improvable Cause (IC) show May 4 at 10:30 pm and May 22 at 7 pm. IC is Pensacola’s only professional improv comedy troupe. Everything is created in the moment with audience suggestions, so each show is different. IC shows are edge-of-your-seat theatre where anything can happen, and May 11 usually does. For more information or to Top Chief style competition for Homebuy tickets, visit www.pensacolalittlethe- brewers, the Homebrew Craft Beer Tasting festival will be held May 11 at 6 pm. There performing at the Saenger Theatre May atre.com. will be a Professional Judging contest, 3, 4 and 5 at varying show times. From Peoples Choice Award and Best Overall lights to sound to costumes, it takes a Team along with a Best Decorated Team village to bring a performance to life. The contest. There also will be a Silent Auction Pensacola Children’s Chorus aims to put and Barbecue Dinner is provided with enon a show that brings our entire com- May 4 try, must be 21 to enter. All proceeds go munity together to experience something The Alger-Sullivan Historical Society hosts to Favor House, Arc Gateway & Gulf Coast truly entertaining. This year’s Showtime its 29th annual heritage festival in the Kids House. Admission is $30 for advance is a lively performance featuring music of historic district of Century. This year’s intickets and $35 the day of the event. For the more popular genres as well as some vited exhibits include arrow head makers, more information, visit https://www.pentried and true classics. Ticket prices start antique bottle collections, Alabama potter sacolaknightsbeerfest.com. at $25. For more information, visit www. Matt Brabbon creating pieces on his foot pensacolasaenger.com or contact the powered wheel, Munson’s fur trapper muSaenger Theatre Box office at 595-3880. seum, the West Fla Wood Carver’s Club, The Canoe, Ala Sons of Confederate Veterans, the traveling museum of the NW Fla Living History Association, and our museMay 3 through 12 ums which will be open with 9 rooms of loThe Pensacola Little Theatre will be host- cal memories. Also, a display of exhibitors May 11 ing productions of “The 39 Steps,” through- and winners from Flomaton High School’s On May 11 at 8 pm, step back in time out May. Show times are 7:30 pm, with 2018 History Fair along with a special pho- as White Tie Rock Ensemble explores special showings May 5 and 12 at 3 pm. to exhibit will be in our main museum. For the Legacy of British Rock. This rock theMainstage play directed by Billy Buff and more information, call 256-3980. ater concert experience will showcase this Barbara Jacobs. Mix a Hitchcock masterera of entertainment by featuring music piece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash from The Beatles early works, The Rolling of Monty Python and you have The 39 Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin with a Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone May 5 special salute to Cream, Elton John, Pink who loves the magic of theatre! For more Free Yoga classes will be held the first Floyd, Queen with David Bowie and The information or to buy tickets, visit www. Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at Com- Police. Come rediscover this classic rock pensacolalittletheatre.com. munity Maritime Park. The next class will music when the White Tie Rock Ensemble be held May 5. Certified instructors from presents: The Legacy of British Rock! TickBreathe Yoga and Wellness Center will et prices start at $28. For more informaprovide instruction. The class is free, but tion, visit www.pensacolasaenger.com or you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own contact the Saenger Theatre Box office at May 3 Mat) and any other accessories you would 595-3880. First City Art Center (FCAC) is excited to like to use. Water will be provided, but you host “Hot Glass, Col Brew” Mystic May Ediwill need to bring your own bottle or contion May 3 at 6 pm located at FCAC. Full tainer. For more information, visit https:// admission ($20 members/$30 non-memwww.cityofpensacola.com. bers) will include a signature handmade
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Fiesta Children’s Treasure Hunt May 11
Join in May 11 at Bayview Park for the annual Fiesta Children’s Treasure Hunt. Registration and lunch are free and will be from noon to 2 pm. During that time, there will be various field day games for children and families, in addition to music and face painting. The Treasure Hunt begins at 2 pm for children ages three to ten years old. During the Hunt, children will go to various checkpoints in order to complete their map. Once completed, Every hunt participant will go home with their own treasure. For more information about the Children’s Treasure Hunt, call the Fiesta office at 4336512 or visit www.FiestaPensacola.org.
Cruel Intentions: The Musical May 14
The Saenger Theatre will be hosting a production of Cruel Intentions May 14 at 7:30 pm. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl—and anyone who gets in their way—they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love. Featuring your favorite throwback hits by artists like Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears, NYC’s most intoxicating new musical is a full-on ’90s party. Ticket prices start at $58. For more information, visit www. pensacolasaenger.com or contact the Saenger Theatre Box office at 595-3880.
What a CAT-tastrophe! Ticket prices start at $36. For more information, visit www. pensacolasaenger.com or contact the Saenger Theatre Box office at 595-3880.
Improvable Cause Show
May 17 through 25
Pensacola Little Theater will host a production of “Venus in Fur” throughout May. Show times are 7:30 pm, with a special showing May 19 at 3 pm. Written by David Ives; directed by Maureen McNeill. A beleaguered playwright/director is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Furs. Mysterious, funny, and erotic drama. Strong adult language and content. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.pensacolalittletheatre.com.
Movies in the Park Series May 24
Once a month during the summer, catch a movie at Community Maritime Park. The next movie will be Field of Dreams, scheduled for May 24 beginning at sunset, 7:50 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for an evening of family fun underneath the stars. Local food trucks will be at the event, so make sure to come ready to enjoy dinner and a show. Pets and glass containers are not allowed in the park. For more information, visit www.cityofpensacola.com.
Graffiti Bridge 5K May 25
This unique 5K run/walk will start and finish at a classic, local landmark, Graffiti Bridge, with the race starting May 25 at 8 am. Have you ever painted the world famous Graffiti Bridge? Well here’s your chance. The streets will be closing down two hours prior to race start for you to May 16 The Saenger Theatre will be hosting PJ have access to the Bridge. Unless a train Masks Live May 16 at 6 pm. PJ Masks comes, you’ll have uninterrupted access Live is back with an all new super-heroic, to “Tag” the bridge. Bring your own paint. live musical show, featuring the heroic trio For more information, call 435-9222. from your favorite series: the PJ Masks. Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains - Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards!
PJ Masks Live: Save the Day
Blues on the Bay Concert Series May 26
The Blues on the Bay Concert Series will feature a concert this month at the Hunter Amphitheater at Community Maritime Park. Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while some of the region’s best musical talents hit the stage. The next concert will be May 26, beginning at 6 pm. Every concert in the series is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cityofpensacola.com.
PensacolaMemorial Day Concert May 27
Visit the Hunter Amphitheater for the fourth annual Pensacola Memorial Day Concert featuring the Pensacola Civic Band as we honor our fallen heroes who gave their lives for freedom, May 27 at 5 pm. The fourth annual Pensacola Memorial Day concert features uplifting musical performances, guest appearances, and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. For more information, visit https:// www.cityofpensacola.com.
Fiesta of Five Flags May 29 to June 7
Celebrate Pensacola’s rich history at the annual Fiesta of Five Flags, beginning this year May 29 and lasting until June 7. The Fiesta of Five Flags organization was formed to celebrate the founding of Pensacola. In 1559, Spanish Conquistador, Don Tristan de Luna, established Pensacola as the first European settlement in the United States. Since that time five different flags have flown over the City: Spanish, French, British, Confederate, and American. Fiesta plans and produces over 20 events throughout the year with the help of a plethora of volunteers. These events are designed to appeal to all ages and interests, as well as promote tourism for the area. Fiesta has always been a significant celebration for the Pensacola Bay Area. A 10-day heritage celebration, held the first two weeks in June, is one of the oldest and largest heritage festivals in the State of Florida. For more information, visit http://www.fiestapensacola.org.
Blue Wahoos Baseball
Take me out to the ballgame! The Blue Wahoos will host home game days Maritime Park, with all currently-scheduled home games for the month listed below. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bluewahoos.com. May 1 to 5, Biloxi Shuckers May 16 to 20, Mobile BayBears May 28 to June 1, Mississippi Braves