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THURSDAY 1.6

PENSACOLA MARDI GRAS KICK-OFF CELEBRATION The official beginning of the Mardi Gras season and the blessing of all Krewes and participants. Tentative schedule of events: 5 p.m. Palafox is closed to thru traffic between Garden and Government streets; 5:30 p.m. Floats and all media will be lined up and parked on Palafox Street; 7 p.m. Krewes and revelers show up; 8 p.m. Kick off and blessing ceremony starts at Palafox and Government streets; 8:20 p.m. Second line procession begins; 9:30 p.m. Incoming mayor performs official toast. Palafox from Garden to Government streets. 434-7777 or pensacolamardigras.com.

PERDIDO KEY SNOWBIRD ROOST 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. An event to welcome back returning winter residents. $2. Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Road. 492-4660 or perdidochamber.com.

‘RADIOLIVE’ Doors open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. Admission is a donation of non-perishable food for Manna Food Pantries. Musical guests are New Orleans-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer Luke Winslow-King; custom songwriter and singer Erik Balkey; and pianist Scott Cossu with singer and violinist Mark Russell. Museum of Commerce, 405 S. Adams St. 474-2787 or wuwf.org.

CULTURE CLUB AT PMA 5:30-7:30 p.m. First Thursday of each month. Mix and mingle amid the visual and performing arts. The event includes wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres along with live music and artwork by featured artists. Attendance is free but RVSP is requested. Must be 21 to attend. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or cultureclub@pensacolamuseumofart.org.

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6:30-8:30 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: Beach Chairs at Sunset. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MUSIC: DAVID ALLAN COE, HOLLOWMAN BADWATER 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox. vinylmusichall.com.

FRIDAY 1.7

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS V. FAYETTEVILLE FIREANTZ 7 p.m. The Hanger, Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 or pensacolaiceflyers.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: Colors of the Caribbean. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

EVER’MAN MOVIE NIGHT 6 p.m. “Slumdog Millionaire”. Join Ever’man for popcorn, hot chocolate and a movie. $2 per person. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org.

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

MUSIC: VINYL MUSIC HALL FREE EVENT SERIES 8 p.m. Doors open; 9 p.m. show. DJ Albert Lao. 18 and over. Free. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox Place. vinylmusichall.com.

SATURDAY 1.8

BEETHOVEN, BLUE JEANS & THE 1812 8 p.m. Featuring Pensacola Symphony Orchestra with first generation American piano phenom Adam Golka and performances by Ballet Pensacola. Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. 595-3882 or pensacolasaenger.com.

FOOD SAMPLING EXTRAVAGANZA AT EVER’MAN 12 p.m. Experience new foods and flavors only available at Ever’man. Sample foods like Quinoa, Teff and sautéed Dandelion greens. Also sample wheatgrass shots and nut butters. Free for everyone. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org.

NEREIDS KING KAKE PARTY 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

FREE CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF FORT BARRANCAS 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, Gulf Islands National Seashore will present a free candlelight tour of Fort Barrancas which will highlight Pensacola during that time period. Reservations required. Naval Air Station, Pensacola. 455-5167 or nps.gov/guis.

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 7-9 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: Graceland’s Wall. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MUSIC: LIVE MUSIC 9 p.m. The Deck Bar at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com.

MUSIC: JOSH GARRETT & THE BOTTOMLINE 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

SUNDAY 1.9

MONDAY 1.10

THE COLOR PURPLE 7:30 p.m. A musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and moving film. Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, The Color Purple includes a Grammy®-nominated score of jazz, gospel and blues. Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. 595-3882 or pensacolasaenger.com.

COOKING CLASS AT DK 6-8 p.m. “Learn How to Roll Your Own Sushi”. Sushi Chef Dot Champ will help you learn the basics of how to make the perfect rice, how to roll it and how to incorporate different ingredients sushi recipes. Specially selected wines will be chosen to complement the sushi. $44.95. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox Place, 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

MUSIC: BLUE MONDAY WITH JAZZ PENSACOLA 6 p.m. $8-$15. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

TUESDAY 1.11

‘SWEET TEA COOKING SERIES’ 6 p.m. The Fish House and its sister restaurant, Atlas Oyster House, are offering another series of cooking symposiums to preserve the art and tradition of fine Southern cooking, passing on our Southern traditions one recipe at a time. This month’s class is “Date Night: How to Host Your Own Sushi Rolling Party”. The Deck at the Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 748-9001 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com.

STUDENT MASK SHOW OPENING RECEPTION AT ARTEL 5-7 p.m. The reception includes hors d’oeuvres from Varona’s. Winners from the exhibit will be announced during the award ceremony at the reception. Exhibit coordinator is Patti Wheeler, art teacher at N. B. Cook Elementary School of the Arts. Artel Gallery, 223 Palafox Place. 432-3080 or artelgallery.org.

WEDNESDAY 1.12

‘THE INFORMANT’ AT UWF 6 p.m. Mark Whitacre, the subject of the movie “The Informant,” starring Matt Damon, shares the story of his life as a corporate whistleblower. UWF Conference Center, 11000 University Parkway, Bldg 22. 474-2636 or uwf.edu.

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-8 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: Zebra Print Shoe. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MUSIC: HIP KITTY 9 p.m. The Deck Bar at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com.