Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Various times October 31, November 4-6 and November 8-9. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy “Romeo and Juliet,” “Unrequited” is an immersive theatrical event: dance with the Capulets in their grand ballroom, dodge the Montagues in the streets of Verona and take part in a thrilling adventure. Tickets include sips and snacks throughout the tour, and each tour lasts one hour. $50. For ages 21 and over. More info: pensacolalittletheatre.com.
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch and Maze
8 a.m. Sunday to Saturday until November 5. Holland Farms, 2055 Homer Holland Road, Milton. Enjoy a farm hay ride around the farm and up to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin of your choice. New activities this year include a 3/4 mile train ride around the farm and a new tube slide. Other activities include a corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, sandpit, and an 8-acre corn maze with a children’s maze. More information: hollandfarmsonline.com.
Monday night blues
7 p.m., Monday, October 31. Seville Neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. The Seville Neighborhood and Blues Society of Northwest Florida bring the “blues” back to the Seville neighborhood entertainment district. The event features live blues music and “BBQ and Bud” food and drink specials. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Tuesday night jazz
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 1. Seville neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads at Lili Marlene’s. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
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Pensacola Jazz Jam
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 2. Odd Colony Brewing Co., 260 N. Palafox St. Join Jazz Pensacola as they perform their November Jazz Jam. Led by professional musicians, Jazz Jams are strictly fun occasions to play jazz with other musicians. Drummers, please bring your own drumsticks/brooms. Singers, please bring your own microphone. Cost: Donations. More information: 850-433-8382.
38th Annual Frank Brown Songwriters Festival
From Thursday 3 November to Sunday 13 November. Multiple locations. The Songwriters’ Fest will feature nationally acclaimed songwriters at venues along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. It’s an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians around the world to have their songs heard, and for audiences to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the songwriter can tell. More info: frankbrownsongwriters.com/.
Pensacola Foo Foo Festival
From Thursday 3 November to Monday 14 November. Multiple locations. Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day celebration each fall that draws visitors to Pensacola with culturally creative events, happenings, and moments under one banner. Foo Foo Fest is great fun with events of high artistic and cultural caliber, delivered with a healthy dose of Southern sophistication. More info: FooFooFest.com.
Downtown Friends Present Bubble Alley
From Thursday 3 November to Monday 14 November. Pensacola Bubble Alley will suspend several thousand reusable vinyl “bubbles” above Intendencia Street between Jefferson and South Tarragona Street in the heart of downtown Pensacola during the Foo Foo Festival. Conveniently located in the middle and between other Foo Foo events, and within walking distance of downtown shops, galleries, bars and restaurants, the outdoor festival is accessible day or night, a fun destination and free for all ages. More info: www.foofoofest.com.
From vandals to avant-gardes: seven days of street art
From Thursday 3 November to Thursday 10 November. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. The Pensacola Museum of Art will engage the Pensacola community during the Foo Foo Festival with Vandals to Vanguards. The exhibition will feature contemporary masterpieces by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring alongside notorious current street artists like Banksy and Mr. Brainwash. In addition to the exhibit, an opening reception and block party will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 4. More info: foofoofest.com.
6 p.m. Thursday, November 3. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Pensacola Opera brings an additional offering to Foo Foo this year as Foo’s Friend with its first-ever high-end fashion party, MODA. Professional models will parade on the catwalk to the rhythm of a stylish and syncopated DJ. All proceeds directly support professional opera performances and educational programs that enrich the culture of the Pensacola community. More info: www.foofoofest.com.
7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday from November 3 to 6. Gordon Community Art Center, 306 N. DeVilliers St. Set in the 1970s, American Mariachi is the story of a young woman who wants to play mariachi music for her mother, who is sliding into early dementia. It’s the music that “brings his mother back” though. At the time, mariachi was considered a “masculine art form” and her father forbade his daughter from playing mariachi music. Brought to you by a friend from Foo PenArts. Tickets start at $15. More info: www.foofoofest.com.
Sir Richard’s Public House Foo Foo Fest Art Exhibition
5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 3. Sir Richard’s Public House, 2719 E. Cervantes St. Sir Richard’s will host an art exhibition as a companion event to this year’s Foo Foo Fest events. The show will feature a gallery of creations from a number of local artists and will run until the end of the event on the evening of November 10. More info: sirrichardslounge.com.
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Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival
9 a.m. Friday through Sunday, November 4 through November 6. Seville Square, downtown Pensacola. The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the most beloved and popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day juried art exhibition attracts more than 200 of the country’s finest painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic designers, artisans and other artists. The festival will feature live music, heritage arts, a children’s arts festival, a student art exhibit as well as food and drink. Organizers will celebrate 50 years with a My Bluegrass Heart concert featuring Béla Fleck at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. More info: www.ggaf.org.
6:30 p.m., doors; 7:30 p.m., show; Friday, November 4. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Maryland Reggae-rock band Bumpin Uglies have spent more than a decade on the road, starting with local open mics and backyard parties and becoming road warriors, building an ever-expanding audience with sold-out club shows and prime festival spots from coast to coast, national tour to country. Special guests Tunnel Vision and Joey Harkum will open the show. $17. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Five Flags Sertoma Club Corn Hole Tournament
Noon, registration; 1 p.m., tournament; Saturday 5 November. Escambia County Riding Center, 7750 Mobile Highway. Five Flags Sertoma Club of Pensacola hosts its second annual Corn Hole Tournament. Sertoma is a civic service organization whose main objective is to help people who are hard of hearing and hard of hearing within the community. Test your cornhole skills for a chance to win $1,000. Bring a cooler with your favorite drink. Food will be provided for purchase at the tournament. More information: 850-380-2291.
Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents Schumann’s Symphony No. 3
7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5. Saenger Theater, 118 S. Palafox St. Enjoy a spectacular celebration of the venue as the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra performs Schumann’s Third Symphony with its folk melodies and a genuine sense of joy, inspired by the landmarks and natural splendors of the Rhineland. Celtic melodies from Scotland will fill the stage with Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides and Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, a violin showcase featuring the talented Rachel Lee Priday. Organizers will also welcome composer Michael Senturia as the orchestra performs his work Petra, inspired by the ancient sandstone city. Tickets start at $20. More information: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Sunday noon, November 6. St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church, 1804 N. Davis St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church is hosting its 2022 Fall Festival with great food, yard games and bingo, plus a raffle with $225 in prize money available. More info: [email protected]
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