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THURSDAY 12.9

A HOLIDAY EVENING IN OLDE SEVILLE SQUARE 6:30-9 p.m. Food and refreshments are available as well as a special appearance by Santa Claus. Seville Square at the corner of Alcaniz and Zarragossa streets. 438-6505 or pensacolaheritage.org.

PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE CONCERT CHORALE AND ENTERTAINERS 7:30 p.m. Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, Pensacola Campus. Free admission. No tickets required. 484-1847 or pjc.edu/lyceum.

TREE OF LIGHTS 11 a.m. Tree of Lights is a celebration of life, symbolized by a holiday tree illuminated by hundreds of lights. Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence, 10075 Hillview Road. 208-7122 or covenanthospice.org.

‘RELEASE THE SOUND’ TALENT SHOW 6 p.m. Proceeds from the talent show will feed 100 families for Christmas. Pensacola High School, 500 W. Maxwell St. 525-7733.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ 8 p.m. Through Sunday, Dec. 12. $16 adults, $12 senior citizens and active military, $10 per person for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff and $5 for high school students. UWF students are admitted free with their Nautilus cards. Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6057 or uwf.edu.

ZOO LIGHTS 5-9 p.m. Through Sunday, Dec. 12. Also Dec. 16-23 and 26-31. Enjoy the beauty of the zoo at night and thousands of sparkling holiday lights. General admission $7. Members $5. Train rides $2.50. Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway. 932-2229 or gulfbreezezoo.org.

HERB CLASS AT EVER’MAN 5:30 p.m. weekly. Come study different herbs. Enjoy different guest lectures every Thursday night, and learn techniques recommended by the Cambridge Institute. Free for members, $2 for non-members. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org.

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-9 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Sweet Dreams. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

FRIDAY 12.10

‘MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS’ AT PLT 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Also Dec. 17-19. A musical adaptation of Ludwig Bemelman’s beloved tale set in a Parisian girls school. Tickets $14-$20. Children 12 and under admitted at half price. Donate a toy to Communities Caring at Christmas for a ticket discount. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

EVER’MAN BOOK SALE 12-4 p.m. Find a treasure to add to your book collection, or give the gift of a gently used book for the holiday season. All of the proceeds will be donated to Pensacola’s volunteer-run, non-profit book store, Open Books, which uses proceeds from its book sales to send free books to inmates in Florida prisons. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org.

WINTERFEST: RUDOLPH’S HOLIDAY STROLL Also Dec. 17-19. Enjoy a one-hour tour through Seville Square with Performance Tour stops, songs and stories. Adults $9, children 10 and under $5. pensacolawinterfest.org.

WINTERFEST: CARRIAGE RIDES Also Dec. 17-19. Twenty-minute ride through holiday Seville. Adults $15, children 10 and under $10. pensacolawinterfest.org.

WINTERFEST: PERFORMANCE TOURS Also Dec. 17-19 Sixteen performances along a 50-minute trip through downtown Pensacola. Adults $18, children 10 and under $12. pensacolawinterfest.org.

WINTERFEST: TROLLEY TOURS 6-9 p.m. Trolleys and double-decker buses act as theaters taking passengers to a series of interactive performances at 22 locations along a two-mile route in historic Downtown Pensacola. Adults $18, children 10 and under $14. pensacolawinterfest.org.

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE 6 p.m. Watch from the shore or from a local waterfront business. Dozens of captains compete for prizes as the nautical parade delivers Santa Claus officially to the island. Free. Pensacola Beach Marina to the Boardwalk. 932-1500 or pensacolabeachchamber.com.

‘CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST’ 7:30 p.m. The Pensacola Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Allen and Susan Pote, will present its annual production. Tickets are now on sale at the Saenger Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Saenger Theatre, 118 Palafox. 595-3882 or pensacolasaenger.com.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ 8 p.m. Through Sunday, Dec. 12. $16 adults, $12 senior citizens and active military, $10 per person for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff and $5 for high school students. UWF students are admitted free with their Nautilus cards. Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6057 or uwf.edu.

‘IT TAKES TWO’ POTTERY CLASS AT THE BELMONT 5-8 p.m. The Belmont supplies the clay for you to try your hand at wheel throwing. Each person will get to make at least one piece of pottery. Bring a friend, family member or date. Minimum age 14. $25. Belmont Arts & Cultural Center, 401 N. Reus St. 429-1222 or belmontartscenter.com.

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS V. COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS 7 p.m. The Hanger, Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 or pensacolaiceflyers.com.

ANNUAL UWF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Dec. 14. The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF presents the annual UWF Art Faculty exhibition featuring the work of nationally recognized UWF Department of Art faculty members Thomas Asmuth, Gary Batzloff, Valerie George, Joseph Herring, Jim Jipson, Dan Kelleher, John Markowitz, Amy Ruddick, Greg Saunders, Adam Shiverdecker, Lyda Toy and professor emeritus Duncan Stewart. Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6057 or uwf.edu.

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: The Red Door. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

GRAND CHAMPAGNE TASTING AT DISTINCTIVE KITCHENS 4:30-7 p.m. Free. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox Place. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

PENSACOLA SWING 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m. weekly. Lessons from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Open dancing until midnight. American Legion Post 33, 1401 W. Intendencia St. $5. 437-5465 or pensacolaswing.com.

RHYTHM & JAZZ 6:30 p.m. Dinner served at 7 p.m. Showtime at 7:30 p.m. Vocalist Erma Granat of the band Shades welcomes a group of emerging vocalists and instrumentalists to the stage. Presented by Musicians Along the Coast. $15 in advance. Cocktail attire. Call Erma at 346-9078 or email erma_granat@yahoo.com for tickets. Gregory Street Assembly Hall, 501 E. Gregory St. musicians alongthecoast.com.

MUSIC: GRADY CHAMPION 6 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

MUSIC: 80’S RETRO NIGHT 8 p.m. No cover. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

MUSIC: THE CONSTELLATIONS, DEADLY FISTS OF KUNG FU 7:30 p.m. $5. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. vinylmusichall.com.

MUSIC: TRUCK MONKEY 9 p.m. The Fish House Deck, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or goodgrits.com.

SATURDAY 12.11

BELMONT’S BIZZARE ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Belmont’s Bizzare, an arts and crafts show out of the ordinary, encourages “out of the box” thinking and serves as a forum for the display of various types of mediums and techniques. Belmont Arts Center, 401 N. Reus St. 429-1222 or belmontartscenter.com.

COX PENSACOLA CHRISTMAS PARADE 5:15 p.m. Includes local bands from every high school in Escambia County, the nationally renowned Blue Angels flight team, and groups from around the region and as far away as Houston. 1 W. Garden St. 429-1222 or coxpensacolachristmasparade.org.

FIRST ANNUAL PALAFOX CHRISTMAS MARKET 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, special appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional dress, as well as carolers in costume, dancers, and other family entertainment. South Palafox Street, below Garden Street. downtownpensacola.com.

SUBWAY BONFIRE JAM 2010 Rodney Atkins and Little Big Town perform in conjunction with the Chumuckla Redneck Christmas Parade & Festival, a free regional event celebrating southern heritage. SUBWAY BonfireJam is a ticketed event following the parade. Proceeds benefit the Chumuckla Athletic Association’s “Fill the Float” for needy children, Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Safe House and big-dreams.org scholarship foundation for Milton High School seniors. $20-$35. Children under 10 free. 2413 Highway 182, Jay. (888) 512-7469 or bonfirejam.com.

‘CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST’ 7:30 p.m. The Pensacola Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Allen and Susan Pote, will present its annual production. Tickets are now on sale at the Saenger Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Saenger Theatre, 118 Palafox. 595-3882 or pensacolasaenger.com.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ 8 p.m. Through Sunday, Dec. 12. $16 adults, $12 senior citizens and active military, $10 per person for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff and $5 for high school students. UWF students are admitted free with their Nautilus cards. Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6057 or uwf.edu.

72nd ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW AND PLANT SALE 9 a.m.-6 p.m. This free show will have approximately 1,500 blooms entered by camellia enthusiasts from several surrounding states as well as locally. First United Methodist Church, Wright Place, 80 E. Wright St. 434-0326 or pensacolacamelliaclub.com.

BOOK SALE AT EVER’MAN 12-4 p.m. Also Sunday. All proceeds will be donated to Pensacola’s volunteer-run, non-profit bookstore Open Books. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org.

BOOK SIGNING AT EVER’MAN 11 a.m. Doreen Ingram, local author of the children’s book “My Sanctuary, A Place I Call Home” will read portions from her book and tell stories of her experiences with chimps in Africa. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org.

PORT CITY MARKET 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through April 16, 2011. Enjoy local produce and crafts. Southeast corner of Palafox and Main streets. Port City Market, 500 S. Palafox. 380-4237 or portcitymarket.com.

SPICY CHILI COOK-OFF 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Escambia County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Cassady’s long-term care. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS VS. COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS 7 p.m. The Hanger, Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 or pensacolaiceflyers.com.

ANNUAL UWF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Dec. 14. The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF) presents the annual UWF Art Faculty exhibition featuring the work of nationally recognized UWF Department of Art faculty members Thomas Asmuth, Gary Batzloff, Valerie George, Joseph Herring, Jim Jipson, Dan Kelleher, John Markowitz, Amy Ruddick, Greg Saunders, Adam Shiverdecker, Lyda Toy and professor emeritus Duncan Stewart. Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6057 or uwf.edu.

BAYVIEW PARK SPRING FLEA MARKET 9-12 p.m. Bayview Park, corner of East Blount Street and 20th Avenue. 436-5190 or aquina@ci.pensacola.fl.us.

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Poinsettia. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MUSIC: KRADDY, EDDIE GOLD, THE DILLS 9 p.m. $12-$15. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox. vinylmusichall.com.

SUNDAY 12.12

SURFING SANTA BEACH PARADE 2 p.m. Free. Via De Luna, Pensacola Beach. pensacolabeachchamber.com.

‘CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST’ 2:30 p.m. The Pensacola Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Allen and Susan Pote, will present its annual production. Tickets are now on sale at the Saenger Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Saenger Theatre, 118 Palafox. 595-3882 or pensacolasaenger.com.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ 2:30 p.m. $16 adults, $12 senior citizens and active military, $10 for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff and $5 for high school students. UWF students are admitted free with their Nautilus cards. Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6057 or uwf.edu.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKE AND TAKE 12-2 p.m. The public is invited to bring a bag of hard candies to decorate a beach version of the traditional sweet house. Free. Tiki Island Golf and Games, 2 Via De Luna Drive. 932-1550.

PUBLIC ICE SKATING 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3-4 p.m., 4:30-5 p.m. Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 or pensacolafigureskating.com.

MUSIC: IAN TAYLOR 9 p.m. End ‘O The Alley in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MONDAY 12.13

GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT DISTINCTIVE KITCHENS: SUSHI 6 p.m. Chef Dot Champ will prepare some of his favorite sushi recipes that he prepares at H2O at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach. $44.95. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox Place. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

PENSACOLA CIVIC BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Also Tuesday, Dec. 14. $5 general admission. Reservations recommended. Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, Pensacola Campus. 484-1847 or pjc.edu/lyceum.

MONDAY POKER LEAGUE 5:30 p.m. Weekly through Dec. 20. Players and spectators will win bar tabs, t-shirts, gift cards and more. The overall champion will be awarded a spot at the World Poker Tour Amateur Championship at the Tropicana Las Vegas, with a chance to compete for over $160,000 in cash and prizes. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 549-4444 or the-oar-house.com.

MUSIC: ‘BLUE MONDAY’ WITH JAZZ PENSACOLA 6-9 p.m. The program will feature the Edmo Lanier Quartet, focusing on the “blue” side of the style. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or jazzpensacola.com.

TUESDAY 12.14

‘SWEET TEA, SOUTHERN COOKING’ SERIES 6 p.m. Fish House chefs will demonstrate traditional Southern cooking methods and suggest ways to modernize each recipe without losing its Southern roots. Classes are limited to first come, first served. Enjoy a happy hour on the Deck Bar before and during the class. The Fish House Deck, 600 S. Barracks St. 748-9001 or goodgrits.com.

TUESDAY POKER LEAGUE 6 p.m. Weekly through January 18. Players and spectators will win bar tabs, t-shirts, gift cards and more. The overall Champion will be awarded a spot at the World Poker Tour Amateur Championship at the Tropicana Las Vegas, with a chance to compete for over $160,000 in cash and prizes. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 549-4444 or the-oar-house.com.

HAUNTED TOURS 10:30 a.m. weekly. Take a break from the sun at Haunted Seville Quarter. After your tour enjoy a buffet lunch in Apple Annie’s Courtyard. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 221-1977 or pensacolahistoryandhauntings@cox.net.

POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD NIGHT 7 p.m. weekly. End of the Line Café, 610 E. Wright St. 429-0336 or eotlcafe.com.

MUSIC: MOTOR CITY JOSH & THE BIG 3 6 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

WEDNESDAY 12.15

IN MARTINI NIGHT 5-8 p.m. Every Wednesday, join IN Publisher Rick Outzen and get a sneak peak at tomorrow’s issue of the IN. You can pass on any news tips to the publisher himself. Live music. Drink and food specials. The Global Grill, 27 S. Palafox Place. 469-9966.

LUNCH AND LEARN AT DISTINCTIVE KITCHENS 12 p.m. weekly. Join DK for a cooking class during your lunch hour. Each class is finished within one hour. Enjoy unique menus while learning cooking tips from their guest chef. For those not on a tight lunch schedule, enjoy a bottle of wine of choice from their wine shop with no upcharge. $15. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox Place. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

BUSINESS ON THE BALCONY 5:30-7:30 p.m. weekly. Enjoy $1 Miller Lite and PBR drafts, $4 Grey Goose drinks, free appetizers and dinner specials while you network. Will Call Sports Grille, 22 S. Palafox Place. 912-8644 or willcallsports.com.

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-9 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Light Post. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MUSIC: MIKE QUINN 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.