THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
We've all been there...stranded, in the rain, outside the mansion of a crazed transvestite, right? A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940's through early 1970's, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.
Come up to the Lab and see whats on the Slab! LIVE! Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show returns to Pensacola Little Theatre October 27-31. Only Five Performances Monday through Friday at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $14 to $30. Call the Box Office to reserve your seats today at 850-432-2042. Prop Bags will also be available for $5. No personal props allowed.
There will also be a Rocky Horror Costume Contest on October 31. Sign up starts at 6:30 pm and Contest starts at 7:00 pm. There will be a $5 entry fee for the contest. Directed by Carla Rhodes. Music Direction by Diane Queen. Choreography by Jessica Jensen and Holly Dayton.
Pensacola Little Theatre is proudly celebrating their 78th season. Special thanks to our media sponsors: WEAR ABC 3, WFGX My 35, Ballinger Publishing: Gosport, Pensacola Magazine, Downtown Crowd, The Daily Pages, Island Times, WUWF 88.1. FM, Navarre Press, NewsRadio1620, Soft Rock 94.1, NASH 102.7, Magic 106.1, News Talk 1370, Splash! Magazine and Gulf Breeze News. Financial support for PLT programs is provided in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and ACE.
Pensacola Little Theatre is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization providing a complete theatrical experience to children and adults through performances, volunteer opportunities, outreach programs and classes. PLT is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St., Downtown Pensacola. For additional information, visit PensacolaLittleTheatre.com or call (850) 432-2042.
THE GREAT GULFCOAST ARTS FESTIVAL
The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival (GGAF) is one of the best-regarded, most popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is in Downtown Pensacola's Historic Seville Square, bordered on the North by Government Street, on the South by Bayfront Parkway, and by Adams and Alcaniz Streets on the West and East. The Festival always starts the first Friday in November. Hours are 9-5 on Friday and Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday. Admission to the festival is FREE. For information, visit www.ggaf.org. The Festival is ranked #29 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine and the American Bus Association has named the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival one of the Top 100 Events in North America.
More than just visual arts, the Festival celebrates the arts across the spectrum: music, dance, drama - bagpipes to ballet. See old favorites or catch a rising star! Three GGAF stages offer entertainment throughout the weekend, including the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Pensacola, Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Co., Polynesian Dancers, regional favorites, numerous middle and high school groups and other performers from across the Gulf Coast.
So have a seat and take in our areas enormously talented local and regional performing artists during GGAF. Here is the complete schedules for the Main Stage. Schedules are subject to change without notice. For the schedule
Fri., Nov. 7
10 am Delta Reign
1 pm Sarah Mac Band
Sat., Nov. 8
10 am Continuum
11 am Lisa Zanghi
12:30 pm Schatzi + The String Boffin
2 pm Kitt Lough
3:30 pm Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band
Sun., Nov. 9
12 pm Grace Pettis
1:30 pm The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
3 pm Fat Man Squeeze
Neighboring Bartram Park is the site of the Children's Arts Festival with gobs of great art projects for kids to get their hands on, all provided free of charge, including face painting, clay play, a flower shop, button creations, sand art, sidewalk art, and a balloon man. There will be glitter, glue, sequins and the like for children to make things like masks, crowns, magic wands, and jewelry. The Children's Festival is open Friday for children with special needs from selected schools and is open to everyone on Saturday and Sunday. Children's Festival Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10-4. Also in Bartram Park is the Student Art Show which showcases the talents of both private and public school students of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Over 2,000 pieces of art from elementary, middle and high school students will be on display.
BLUE ANGELS HOMECOMING AIR SHOW
The Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2014 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Nov. 7-9.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the air station, this years show days will include a special night show with various acts lighting up the night sky with pyrotechnics Nov. 7 at 4 pm. (gates open at 3 pm) and two full show days Nov. 8-9 at 9 am (gates open at 8 am).
Prior to the world-famous Blue Angels F/A 18 Hornet performances, the Blues C-130 Hercules transport known as Fat Albert will thrill the crowd with its short field take-off and low level passes at 2 pm followed by the Blues.
Tentatively scheduled for all three days will be extraordinary aerobatics by performers such as John Klatt in his Screamin' Sasquatch, Jet Waco and David Martin will pilot his Brietling CAP 232. Roger Buis will amaze the crowd in Otto the Helicopter and Matt Younkin will excite everyone with aerobatics in his Beech 18. Neal Darnell will also be on hand to impress visitors in his Shockwave Jet Truck.
The crowd can marvel at the grace and beauty of the renowned Budweiser Clydesdales on Saturday. The Clydesdales were first introduced to the public in April 1933 and since have awed audiences all over the world.
Visitor may also stroll around more than 50 static display aircraft, from early aviation vintage planes to state-of-the-art modern fighters and more. There will also be a Kids Zone for children.
Admission and parking for all shows is FREE. Areas will be reserved for the physically challenged. Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets and coolers are not permitted. Security personnel and signs will direct spectators to parking areas near the show site.
Additional information on the show and reserved seating can be obtained on-line at www.naspensacolaairshow.com.
BACK ON THE BLOCKS FESTIVAL
The Back on the Blocks Festival celebrates the soul of Pensacola with culturally unique music, art, dance, books, and film fest in the Historic Belmont DeVilliers neighborhood November 11 - 15. Over 100 musicians, artists, authors, poets, film makers, and dancers will entertain festival goers during this inaugural five-day festival for locals and tourists. The festival is open to the public and begins every day at 10 am.
From the first day, festival attendees will experience working muralists and street artist; rhythm and blues, jazz, blues and many other music forms and film festival of 10 minute shorts. The festival rounds out the week with nationally known authors, a special studio performance dance and percussion and ends with a jam session with open mic on Friday night and a block party on Saturday afternoon. All of the festival events happen in Belmont DeVilliers, a historic community known for its authentic music, diverse entertainment and culturally rich food.
As a part of the city's Foo Foo Fest, this celebration infuses fun and food with history and education through a half dozen events that blend visual and performing arts. It's a week to welcome back people who partied in these venues and streets during the 1960's, 70's, 80's and 90's, and remind them of the greatness of the area. From the 1960's to the 1990's, block parties where a common neighborhood theme. The local radio station, WBOP, would block off the two intersecting streets, put a sound system on and play popular dance music. It brought people together in a family-friendly environment. Food, tee shirts, trinkets and more were sold by social and civic clubs and the area businesses reaped the benefits of attracting new customers.
The festival also has an unplanned, and highly anticipated, benefit. Tom Joyner, the nationally syndicated radio show disc jockey from The Tom Joyner Morning Show, will visit the historic neighborhood during the festival week as a part of the ten year celebration of Magic 106 radio station is just icing on the proverbial cake.
Festival attendees, vendors, artists and musicians can find information about the five-day events at www.backontheblocks.com.
Back on the Blocks Festival Information: www.backontheblocks.comFacebook.com/backontheblocksTwitter.com/theblocksfest
Events at the Blocks Fest:
ArtBlocks. November 11 - 14. Artists will paint murals on the Belmont Cultural Center (the old Smith Bakery) and the DeVilliers Heritage Museum (the old Bunny Club). Contact Brianna Sharpe, (850) 324-7931
AuthorTalk. November 14 - 15. Authors and civil rights attorneys, Hank and Rose Sanders, will discuss their respective books, Death of a Fat Man, and Couples of the Struggle. Contact Georgia Blackmon, (850) 438-4882
Beats on the Blocks. November 11 - 14. Reflective of weekends in French Quarter, musicians and artists fill the sidewalks with their sounds and colors. On Friday night at 6 pm, a jam and open mic session begins. Contact Vivian Lamont, (850) 458-6744
BlockParty. November 15. A celebration of music and dance happen right in the streets with food, arts, and crafts infused with a whole lot of soul. Contact Sadiqa Ali, (850) 490-6800
Roots, Rhythm and Movement. November 13, 7 pm. Dancers and percussionists share a historic and unique studio performance in the DeVilliers Heritage Museum. Contact Eleanor Johnson, (404) 593-4494
Soulful Shorts Film Fest. November 11 - 12, 6 pm. Independent filmmakers share their short films in DeVilliers Square. $10 one day pass; $15 two day pass. Contact Robin Reshard, (850) 356-6921
OUT FRONT MAGAZINE'S ANNUAL GRAND MUSICAL SHOWCASE
Out Front Magazine Productions will host its annual Grand Musical Showcase, Sunday, November 16 at New World Landing Banquet and Event Center in downtown Pensacola, Florida. Doors will open at 4:30 pm. Showtime is at 5:30 pm.
Out Front Magazine is a bi-monthly lifestyle and entertainment publication that is completing 24 years of operations, primarily serving the Greater Pensacola, Northwest Florida and the Great Gulf Coast African-American community, including Alabama, Mississippi and the New Orleans, Louisiana areas.
There is an abundance of super-star rhythm and blues, and smooth jazz talent right here in our backyard on the Great Gulf Coast. Out Front Magazine will present some the best musical Super Star performers the area has to offer, said Admiral Spi-Del LeRoy, founder and publisher of Out Front Magazine and executive producer of the Grand Musical Showcase.
We have charter subscribers to Out Front Magazine dating back to the publications inception (1990), and we decided to hold an Annual Musical Showcase to entertain our readers who have supported Out Front Magazine throughout its 24-year history.
Some of the outstanding talent to be featured will be One Accord Show Band; En'Trigue (Smooth Jazz Band); Will Inspire Band, (featuring sensational vocalist Cassandra Williams and saxophonist Clifford Williams). Also featured is longtime jazz and R&B vocalist, Rose; national recording artist Will Easley; The Fabulous Rockits; and LSpi-Del.
There is also special entertainment by the very popular comedian/entertainer extraordinaire, Mike Riley. DJ Phillip will be playing musical sounds from his personal collection.
A special treat this year will be the celebration of the 71st birthday of Founder and Publisher Emeritus Admiral Spi-Del LeRoy with a roast by close friends and family. Birthday tributes will also include dance performances by North 2 South Ballroom Connection and the Dance Konnection Dancers.
Linda Sonshine Moorer, the very popular program director of Magic 106.1 FM, will serve as this years emcee. The birthday celebration and roast will be hosted by the renowned Mamie Webb Hixon (UWF Assistant Professor of English & Director of the Writing Lab and writer-producer-director of Our Voices Are Many.
Angelena Herbert, (president, The Herbert Group) is handling publicity, and Frankie Stoutemire serves as promotion and public relations representative.
This promises to be the Showcase of the Year and will be talked about for a long time to come. Advance tickets are $35.00. The day of show - $40.00. Advance tickets can be purchased at The Dwarf Restaurant, 407 N. DeVilliers St, Pensacola, FL 32501~ 850.470.0652.
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