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"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN"

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Long considered Irving Berlin's greatest theatrical achievement, Annie Get Your Gun is one of the greatest American love stories. This Tony Award-winning musical tells the fictional love story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. The two unlikely lovers meet as Buffalo Bills traveling Wild West Show comes to town. Annie quickly falls for the dashing Mr. Butler, but he is a little put off by her pistol prowess. The play features some of musical theatre's best show-stopping musical numbers such as Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better and of course, There's No Business Like Show Business.

Directors Meg Baisden & Julie Smith, Music Director Tina Buran and Choreographer Emily Mixon wrangle this Wild West extravaganza to the stage with performances running September 12-14 & 18-21. Ticket prices range between $14 and $30 with the Theatre Thursday performance being half price. Call the Box Office at 850-432-2042 or visit us online at PensacolaLittleTheatre.com to reserve your seats today!

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.


TASTE OF THE BEACH

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The Pensacola Beach Chamber announced the slate of activities for its annual food festival, the 7th Annual Taste of the Beach Festival, September 20th and 21st. In addition to the weekend festival packed with 25 top island food tents, festival goers will enjoy the Frozen Zone, featuring your very favorite frozen adult drinks. Grab your food and beverage and head over to the football tent where Mediacom is broadcasting your favorite games. A generous serving of each signature dish is just $5, but entry to the festival is free.

Saturday, Celebrity Chef Carla Hall will take the stage at 1pm for a cooking demonstration and will sign autographs immediately after. On Sunday, at 11am, junior foodies will be center stage for Coolinary Kids led by Chef Lisa Burgess of Wild Roots. Coolinary kids is open to children ages 8 to 11; registration is currently open at www.tasteofpensacolabeach.com. The Heritage Band and Stranger will fill the festival with music Sunday afternoon.

Taste of the Beach events include surfing lessons, crab racing and even a mermaid parade. A complete festival schedule and listing of featured restaurants can be found at www.tasteofpensacolabeach.com. Sponsored by the Pensacola Beach Chamber.


37TH ANNUAL PENSACOAL SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

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Savor delicious seafood and enjoy the historic surroundings of downtown Pensacola during the 37th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival, produced by Fiesta of Five Flags and presented by Florida Blue. The FREE three day festival will take place September 26, 27 and 28 in Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park. Bring the entire family for a weekend filled with a variety of foods, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

The Pensacola Seafood Festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in northwest Florida with more than 150 artisans and craftsmen who travel from around the country to participate in this three day festival. Arts and crafts vendors will be located in Pensacola News Journal Park (Seville Square).

This years festival will also feature a plethora of seafood dishes and other delicious festival fare. Treat your taste buds to a variety of cuisine prepared by carefully selected food vendors bordering the park along Government and Alcaniz Streets. Enjoy favorites such as grilled conch, seafood gumbo, oyster croquettes, soft shell crab, coconut shrimp, Caribbean crab cakes, and more.

Taste of Pensacola will feature a Gulf to Table area where local restaurants will prepare tapas size portions of their signature recipes. Be sure to also visit the Fiesta Seafood Grille sponsored by Pensacola Energy where live cooking demonstrations by Pensacola celebrity chefs will take place.

During afternoon and evening hours live musical entertainment will be performed on the entertainment stage in Bartram Park with a lineup including indie rock, country and even a competitor from NBCs The Voice. Guests are welcome to bring chairs and blankets.

Festival Hours 

Friday, September 26 - 11 am to 11 pm
5:00 pm Hotel Oscar
7:00 pm Bo Henry Band
9:00 pm JJ Grey & Mofro

Saturday, September 27 - 10 am to 11 pm
1:00 pm The Wildlife Specials
3:00 pm Bonerama
4:30 pm Amanda Shires
6:30 pm Chris Stapleton
8:30 pm The Revivalists

Sunday, September 28 - 11 am to 5 pm
12:45 pm Nick & the Ovorols
3:00 pm Cole Vosbury

On Saturday and Sunday, the Children's Area will be open for youngsters to enjoy games, arts and crafts, and interactive sea life stations. Hours for the childrens area are Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 28 from 11 am to 5 pm.

And dont forget about the Pensacola Seafood Don McCloskey 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27. Sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association, the run kicks off the fall racing season in Pensacola and will commence at 7:30 at Seville Quarter. Visit the PRAs website to sign up www.pensacolarunners.com.

For additional information about the Pensacola Seafood Festival contact the Fiesta of Five Flags office at 850-433-6512, visit www.fiestaoffiveflags.org, or become a fan at facebook.com/PensacolaSeafoodFestival.


THE 55TH ANNUAL PENSACOLA GREEK FESTIVAL

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The 55th Annual Greek Festival will take place on October 10-12.  This 3 day event draws upwards of 30,000 people from across the Southeast.  Festival hours are 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Admission is always free.

Live Greek music and traditional folk dancing will be among the entertainment highlights of the weekend.  Youth dancers dressed in traditional costumes representing various regions of Greece will perform dance sets throughout the weekend, and the dance floor is open to all between youth sets. The popular Kostas Kastanis band will be back again to play traditional and modern Greek music throughout the weekend.

The Pensacola Greek Festival is a staple of the Pensacola Bay areas signature fall festival lineup, mixing southern hospitality with Hellenic culture and cuisine. If you are unable to travel to Greece this year, come home to 1720 West Garden Street and join the Pensacola Greek family!

One of the definitions of Hellenism is admiration of Greek ideas, style and culture. That makes all of us Philhellenes - lovers of all things Greek! The Pensacola Greek Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the Greek community to share their culture, traditions, heritage, faith, food, dance and the fun-loving spirit of Greece right here in our hometown.

On the menu this year will be traditional roast lamb, baked chicken, dolmathes, moussaka, pastitsio, spanakopita, tiropita, and Greek salads. One significant change to our pastry fans is that all of the Greek desserts will be sold outside under the main tent across from the gift shop. There will be two separate dinner lines inside the hall and this should shorten the lines to purchase dinner items.

The outdoor taverna (between the church and the hall) will feature the popular gyros, souvlakia (kabobs) and sausage wraps as well as chicken tenders for the kids, Greek fries cooked in olive oil, and of course calamari.

Many of these specialty food items are prepared by the parishioners and by some of the popular Gulf Coast restaurants owned by church members.  This year we will publish more of our favorite recipes on our website, in our weekly email bulletins, on our facebook page, and in the printed program.

The Greek Gift Booth offers imported gift items such as authentic jewelry, cookbooks, t-shirts, and other popular items.  Also by the gift booth will be the Greek specialty items such as Frappes (iced coffee Greek style) and both American and Greek hot coffee.
Although food and music are crowd pleasers, they are not the only attractions offered at this festival. 

Visitors will be able to attend church tours lasting approximately thirty minutes and see the architectural design and beauty inside a traditional Orthodox church. These church tours give a brief overview of the Orthodox Christian religion itself, along with some history of the faith and culture.  Members of the church choir will sing Byzantine hymns at the conclusion of each tour.

Nonperishable food items will be collected during the festival for donation to Manna Food Bank.

To stay up to date on the latest news about the Greek festival:
    Visit the festival website: pensacolagreekfestival.com/
    Subscribe to the email newsletter on the website.
    Become a Fan on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/pensacolagreekfest)
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @pcolagreekfest

Pre-sale tickets are available for sale prior to the festival in denominations of $5 each - these are great for gifts to friends and clients and can be used in lieu of cash at every booth. Tickets, cash and checks are accepted at all cash registers. Festival goers who want to use a  credit or debit card can purchase tickets onsite at the front entrance of the Hellenic Center. These tickets are valid at all cash registers. An ATM is also available onsite for a small charge.

Patrons should utilize street parking in the nearby neighborhoods. Those with special needs can be dropped off in front of the hall while their driver finds a parking space.

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