Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.
12th annual Student Jazz Competition
6:30 p.m. Monday, March 21. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Jazz Pensacola invites family and friends, and the community to the 12th annual Student Jazz Competition. The emcee will be professional trumpeter and past Jazz Pensacola President Roger Villines. Students will perform with a professional rhythm section. Professional musicians will also judge the competitors. Categories for 2022 are College Instrumental, High School Instrumental and Jazz Vocal. Awards for first, second and third, ranging from $100 to $500, will be presented at the competition’s conclusion. Free. More info: jazzpensacola.com.
Monday Night Blues
7 p.m. Monday, March 21. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Seville Quarter and the Blues Society of Northwest Florida are bringing the “blues” back to the Seville Quarter Entertainment District. The event features live blues music and “BBQ and Bud” food and drink specials. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Jazz Concerts with Joe Occhipinti & Friends
1 p.m. the first and fourth Tuesday through July 26. West Florida Public Library, 239 N. Spring St. The West Florida Public Library is sponsoring a series of jazz concerts hosted by Joe Occhipinti, one of Jazz Pensacola’s founding members. Occhipinti and his friends will perform jazz standards as an educational outreach to highlight the Jazz Room on the second floor of the library. Free. More info: jazzpensacola.com.
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‘Southern Charm’ Flower Show
3 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 and 23. St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze. Florida Federation of Garden Club members will showcase both cut and container-grown horticulture, thematic designs featuring fresh and preserved plant material, and art to include nature photography as well as useful objects and paintings or drawings incorporating preserved flowers and foliage. The youth division will feature miniature gardens, educational displays, and floral designs showcasing the talents of junior gardener members. Free. More info: 850-910-2432.
Tuesday Night Jazz
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads in Lili Marlene’s. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure
6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Come join Peppa Pig on an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventures, full of singing, dancing, games, and surprises. Little piggies everywhere will love this 60-minute live musical experience. Tickets are required for children who have reached the age of 2 and older. Tickets start at $32.50. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Tunes by the Dunes Spring Concert Series
6 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Navarre Beach Marine Park, 8705 Gulf Blvd., Navarre. Tunes by the Dunes is a free spring concert series held on Thursday evenings. Enjoy a relaxing evening for live local music and food vendors. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own beach blankets and lawn chairs. Hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. This week features Thin Ice. Free. More info: 850-939-3267 or navarrechamber.com/tunes-by-the-dunes.
Disney’s Moana Jr.
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25 through 27; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 31 through April 3; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7 through 10. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Pensacola Little Theatre presents a 60-minute musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life on stage. ‘Moana Jr.’ features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina. More info: pensacolalittletheatre.com.
Axles for Alzheimer’s Geared Up For a Cure Car Show
8 a.m., cars arrive; 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26. Five Flags Speedway, 7451 Pine Forest Road. Geared Up For a Cure is a car show to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and keep awareness in the public eye. The event will feature food, drinks, raffles and door prizes. Entry: $20 pre-registration. Display only: $10 pre-registration. More info: facebook.com/Axles4Alz/.
27th annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival
9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27. Gulf Breeze High School, 675 Gulf Breeze Parkway. The two-day Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival is a staple event for the city. The festival showcases over 100 local, regional, and national fine artists, food vendors, a children’s art show, a local artists art show, live artist demonstrations and charity raffle. More info: gulfbreezearts.com.
10 a.m. Saturday, March 26. Downtown Pensacola. Ciclovía Pensacola returns after two years with the goal of making this year’s event the best ever. The event is a grassroots movement made up of volunteers and a diverse range of public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders. The vision is to create a safe space for the entire community to come together participate in physical activity, engage with others, explore downtown Pensacola and have fun. More info: cicloviapensacola.com.
2022 Craft Beer Fest
Noon Saturday, March 26. Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, 4458 Highway 87, Navarre. Enjoy locally craft beer tastings along with live entertainment, food and more. $40 early admission. More info: yeoldebrothersbrewery.com/beerfest.
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Pensacola Humane Society Fur Ball
5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. The Pensacola Humane Society’s Fur Ball is a gala formal/black tie evening created to celebrate and support our furry friends. $150. More info: pensacolahumane.org.
Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents: American Classics
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. What does it mean to have a uniquely American voice in a European art form? Join us as we explore the contributions of a diverse range of American composers with selections from Duke Ellington’s balletic The River, the adventurous themes of Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid, and Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony, the first symphony written and published by a female American composer. Tickets start at $20. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Zarzaur Law Maritime De Luna Youth Duathlon
6:15 a.m., race day packet pick-up; 7:45 a.m., all athletes to starting area; Sunday, March 27. Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, 301 W. Main St. The Youth Duathlon features a full duathlon experience for children age 6 to 15 years old while friends and family cheer them on. With a fully supported event on a closed course, safety and encouragement from volunteers complement the excitement of children becoming multisport athletes. More info: tgcyouthmultisport.org.
Spring Perdido Key Craft and Food Truck Fest
11 a.m. Sunday, March 27. Southwest Escambia Sports Complex, 2020 Bauer Road. The Craft and Food Truck Fest features live entertainment from Autumn Poultry and Tommy Mazzullo Music, in addition to over 20 food trucks scheduled to be in attendance including Texan B’s BBQ, Fire Thai Fusion, Waffle Boutique, Lonestar Kitchens and Dr. Sno. More info: apexshowsandevents.com/perdido-food-truck-fest.
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson: Beyond Order
7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Dr. Jordan B. Peterson has taught mythology to lawyers, doctors, and business people, consulted for the UN secretary general, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an adviser to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe. Tickets start at $39.50. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
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