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THURSDAY 2.24
‘TAGGED 2011 STUDENT ART’ RECEPTION 6-8 p.m. The University of West Florida Art Department invites the public to the Student Art Ex

‘SUMMER AND SMOKE’ 8 p.m. A play by Tennessee Williams. $5-$16. University of West Florida, Studio Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6285 or uwf.edu.

‘FROM THE ASHES: REBUILDING THE PARTHENON’ 6-7 p.m. Art historian and archaeologist Kara K. Burns presents “From the Ashes: Rebuilding the Parthenon and Other Monuments after the Persian Invasion”. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org.

‘SHIPWRECKS OF THE BLACKWATER’ 7 p.m. Dr. Della Scott-Ireton of West Florida Archaeology Network will speak on Shipwrecks of the Blackwater. Bagdad Community Center, 6860 Pooley St. 474-3015.

SOCIAL JUSTICE MUSIC AND WORKSHOP 7 p.m. Internationally-touring activist folk/pop/punk singer/songwriter Evan Greer returns to Florida on her sixth tour to the region. Greer comes to town wielding an arsenal of fiercely radical songs that vary in style from pop-punk poetry to bluegrass singalongs. College of Arts and Sciences, UWF, Bldg. 11, Room 122, 11000 University Parkway. 281-1322 or uwf.edu.

TAPAS CLASS AT DK 6 p.m. Chef Josh House will guide the class through making grilled shrimp tostada with avocado, orange olive salad with black olives with raspberry cumin vinaigrette, steamed mussels with chorizo, citrus and saffron aioli, bone-in lemon pork lollipop with Israeli couscous, and crema catalan with cinnamon. $44.95. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox St. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

‘BIG PLANS, LITTLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS’ 12 p.m. John Appleyard will continue his “Rediscovery” lecture series for the Pensacola Heritage Foundation. $10 for lunch provided by New York Deli. The Bowden Building, 120 East Church St. 438-6505 or pensacolaheritage.org.

MILITARY RECOGNITION DAY LUNCHEON 12 p.m. The Pensacola Council Navy League of the United States will be hosting their Annual Military Recognition Day Luncheon and Margaret Flowers Civic Award. $12.50. New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox. 436-8552.

DINNER AND AN ARIA 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Opera and Jackson’s Steakhouse are proud to present another installment of “Dinner and an Aria” featuring Pensacola Opera’s 2011 Artists in Residence. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox. 469-9898 or jacksons.goodgrits.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: The Crawfish. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MUSIC: MO JILES 9 p.m. End ‘O the Alley Bar in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MUSIC: HOLLY SHELTON 7 p.m. Five Sisters’ Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St.  912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

MUSIC: TAYLOR HICKS 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox. vinylmusichall.com.

FRIDAY 2.25
KREWE OF AVANT GARDE BALL 6 p.m. Dinner and dancing. Formal attire required. $30 for non-members. Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. 458-7988.

‘SUMMER AND SMOKE’ 8 p.m. A play by Tennessee Williams. $5-$16. University of West Florida, Studio Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6285 or uwf.edu.

‘LILY’S LOUNGE’ 8 p.m. Lily and Madge are having a hard time keeping things afloat, until two strangers appear and the world is changed. The play takes place in the early 1940s, and the world is realizing that the war is close, even on a hill in the center of a vast country. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Ste. 211. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

SOCIAL JUSTICE MUSIC AND WORKSHOP 7 p.m. Internationally-touring activist folk/pop/punk singer/songwriter Evan Greer returns to Florida on her sixth tour to the region. Greer comes to town wielding an arsenal of fiercely radical songs that vary in style from pop-punk poetry to bluegrass singalongs. Sluggo’s, 101 S. Jefferson St. 791-6501 or sluggos.net.

▶TIM CONWAY & FRIENDS 7 p.m. Tim Conway, the comedian best-known for his 11-year stint on The Carol Burnett Show, recreates the vertically-challenged Dorf character, ages himself for the Old Man sketch and does some wacky onstage dental work. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. 595-3882 or pensacolasaenger.com.

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

AFTER GAME SKATE 10 p.m. Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 pensacolafigureskating.com.

WARRIORS BALL 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Hosted by the Krewe of Warriors, this celebration is open to the public (21 and over) and dress is Mardi Gras festive, costume, casual, or formal. Lectric Mullet will perform. $30-$35. Hadji Shrine Temple, 800 W. Nine Mile Road. 994-6723 or 492-8389.

STUDIOAMPED: THE INTERNATIONALS 6 p.m. Doors open. 7 p.m. Concert, Fridays through March 4. StudioAmped is an eight-week concert series featuring bands performing original material at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio on the campus of Pensacola State College. The concert series will offer a variety of musical genres including rhythm & blues, rock, reggae, indie and country. Upcoming bands: March 4: Rumor Mill. Free. 1000 College Blvd. 484-1211.

‘KING LEAR’ 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Pensacola State College Lyceum Series. $6-$10. Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, 1000 College Blvd. 484-1847 or pjc.edu/lyceum/events.asp.

MUSIC: TIM SPENCER 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 549-4444 or the-oar-house.com.

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

MUSIC: SAWMILL & GUEST 7 p.m. Farmer’s Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-6000 or farmersopry.com.

MUSIC: MO JILES 9 p.m. End ‘O the Alley Bar in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MUSIC: SCHOFIELD 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MUSIC: REDDOG 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters’ Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St.  912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

MUSIC: TBA 7 p.m. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 434-9060 or handlebarpensacola.com.

MUSIC: MOST WANTED 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or hubstaceys.com.

MUSIC: KNEE DEEP 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s At The Point, 5851 Galvez Road. 497-0071 or hubstaceys.com.
MUSIC: ENTER THE HAGGIS, SHIN WIGGIN 8 p.m. $10. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox. vinylmusichall.com.

MUSIC: BEACH MICE 7-11 p.m. The North Drop Bar at The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

MUSIC: JASON TURNER BAND 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com.

SATURDAY 2.26
‘SUMMER AND SMOKE’ 8 p.m. A play by Tennessee Williams. $5-$16. University of West Florida, Studio Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6285 or uwf.edu.

‘LILY’S LOUNGE’ 8 p.m. Lily and Madge are having a hard time keeping things afloat, until two strangers appear and the world is changed. The play takes place in the early 1940s, and the world is realizing that the war is close, even on a hill in the center of a vast country. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Ste. 211. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

GULF COAST RENAISSANCE FAIRE 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The only real live jousting on horseback with medieval knights in full armor on the Gulf Coast. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. 429-8462 or gcrf.us.

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

AFTER GAME SKATE 10 p.m. Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 pensacolafigureskating.com.

‘KIDS AND  KRITTERS’ PARADE 11 a.m. Line up at 10:30 a.m. Procession begins at 11 a.m. from the Beach Fire Station, east along the bike path to the Beach Church. Kids are free. Kritters are $5 each. Both must be well-behaved. Beach Fire Station to Beach Church. 916-5258 or pensacolabeachmardigras.com.

‘RED AND BLACK BALL’ 6:30 p.m. Ballet Pensacola will host the first Red and Black Ball, an Oscar Gala on the eve of the Academy Awards. The event will take place at New World Landing and will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, dinner, a dancing competition, live and silent auctions and dancing for all. Ladies are invited to wear red gowns, and gentlemen are invited to wear black-tie attire. $150. New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox. 432-9546 or balletpensacola.com.

‘BOURBON, BEADS AND BAD DECISIONS’ PARTY 10 p.m. Featuring DJ Madflip. Capt’n Fun’s Beach Club, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 384-2347 or myfavoritesin.com.

PIRATES OF THE LOST TREASURE BOAT PARADE 12:30 p.m. The fleet will travel to various Perdido Key bars. Victory party at Flora Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. 492-0611.

‘JAZZ FEST GOES ON’ 6-10 p.m. The annual fundraiser to support JazzFest will kick off the Mardi Gras season. $5-$25. Will Call Sports Grille, 22 S. Palafox. 433-8382.

‘KING LEAR’ 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Pensacola State College Lyceum Series. $6-$10. Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, 1000 College Blvd. 484-1847 or pjc.edu/lyceum/events.asp.

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 5:30-8:30 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: Cocoa in the Tub. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

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

MUSIC: PAUL KILLOUGH 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 549-4444 or the-oar-house.com.

MUSIC: SAWMILL & GUEST 7 p.m. Farmer’s Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-6000 or farmersopry.com.

MUSIC: SCHOFIELD 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MUSIC: FIRST CITY BLUES BAND 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters’ Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St.  912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

MUSIC: IT STARTS TODAY, THE ALMA PERSONA 7 p.m. $5-$7. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 434-9060 or handlebarpensacola.com.

MUSIC: FREE DANCE PARTY FEAT. DJ NICK B WITH GUESTS 9 p.m. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. vinylmusichall.com.

MUSIC: NACE BROTHERS 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

MUSIC: BEACH MICE 7-11 p.m. The North Drop Bar at The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or
thegrandmarlin.com.

MUSIC: KNEE DEEP 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com.

SUNDAY 2.27
‘SUMMER AND SMOKE’ 8 p.m. A play by Tennessee Williams. $5-$16. University of West Florida, Studio Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, 11000 University Parkway. 857-6285 or uwf.edu.

GULF COAST RENAISSANCE FAIRE 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The only real live jousting on horseback with medieval knights in full armor on the Gulf Coast. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. 429-8462 or gcrf.us.

THE OAKRIDGE BOYS IN CONCERT 7 p.m. With guest, Florida native Billy Dean. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. 595-3882 or pensacolasaenger.com.

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

‘KING LEAR’ 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Pensacola State College Lyceum Series. $6-$10. Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, 1000 College Blvd. 484-1847 or pjc.edu/lyceum/events.asp.

MUSIC: TIM SPENCER 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 549-4444 or the-oar-house.com.

MUSIC: AUSTIN PAUL JR. 12 p.m. Five Sisters’ Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St.  912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

MUSIC: TWOTHIRTEEN, NIK FLAGSTAR & HIS DIRTY MANGY DOGS 7 p.m. $5-$7. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 434-9060 or handlebarpensacola.com.

MUSIC: NACE BROTHERS 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

MUSIC: RONNIE LEVINE 12-3 p.m. The North Drop Bar at The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

MONDAY 2.28
VIETNAMESE CUISINE AT DK 6 p.m. Chef Dot Champ will teach the class to prepare Vietnamese egg rolls, spring rolls, bien nah (Vietnamese hoagies) and pho (noodle bowl). $44.95. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

‘E.MER.GEN.TI.A’ OPENING RECEPTION 5-7 p.m. Shaughnessy Johnson, Atlanta based sculptor, will exhibit his most current body of work. Gallery 88 at WUWF Center for Public Media, 11000 University Parkway.

GULF COAST SCHOOL OF ROCK WINTER 2011 SHOW 6 p.m. $5. Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
TUESDAY 3.1
GULF COAST SCHOOL OF ROCK WINTER 2011 SHOW 6 p.m. $5. Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
MUSIC: BRYAN LEE 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

MUSIC: JEFF GLICKMAN 6 p.m. The Leisure Club, 126 Palafox. 912-4229 or tlcdowntown.com.

WEDNESDAY 3.2
‘BAROQUE SPRING’ Members of the UWF Chamber Music Class perform well-known songs and chamber music pieces of Scarlatti, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and more. Old Christ Church, 405 S. Adams St. 857-6057 or uwf.edu.

LUNCH AND LEARN 12 p.m. Chef Josh House will teach “Aloha Cooking”. $15. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox St. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

MAGNOLIAS AND WHITE LINEN LUNCHEON 11 a.m. Hosted by The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild, the guest speaker will be Lee Meriwether, an American actress, model and former Miss America. There will be door prizes and a silent auction. $40. New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox. 469-4559.

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: Blue Horse. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MUSIC: SKYLA BURRELL 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

THURSDAY 3.3
PMA CULTURE CLUB 5-7:30 p.m. Culture Club is open to the public and free. Join the crowd for great music, and great  art. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org.
SNOWBIRD ROOST 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce is happy to welcome their returning guests and announce the 3rd and final Snowbird Roost of the season. $2 donations appreciated. Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Road. 492-4660 or perdidochamber.com.

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 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: Almond Branches. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MUSIC: HOLLY SHELTON 7 p.m. Five Sisters’ Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St.  912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

MUSIC: GRADY CHAMPION 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

MUSIC: RONNIE LEVINE 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or pegletpetes.com.

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

FRIDAY 3.4
STUDIOAMPED: RUMOR MILL 6 p.m. Doors open. 7 p.m. Concert, Fridays through March 4. StudioAmped is an eight-week concert series featuring bands performing original material at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio on the campus of Pensacola State College. The concert series will offer a variety of musical genres including rhythm & blues, rock, reggae, indie and country. Free. 1000 College Blvd. 484-1211.

‘LILY’S LOUNGE’ 8 p.m. Lily and Madge are having a hard time keeping things afloat, until two strangers appear and the world is changed. The play takes place in the early 1940s, and the world is realizing that the war is close, even on a hill in the center of a vast country. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Ste. 211. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

KREWE OF LAFITTE MARDI GRAS PARADE 8 p.m. The only illuminated nighttime parade in Pensacola. The crowd can expect to be entertained with marching bands, lighted floats and great throws as the Krewe of Lafitte kicks off Pensacola Mardi Gras. Begins at Spring and Garden streets and winds through downtown Pensacola. pensacolamardigras.com.

‘MOON OVER BUFFALO’ AT PLT 7:30 p.m. A pair of fading stars learn they have a last chance at glory, but in comic tradition, everything that can go wrong, does. A madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-4042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

SMOKIN’ IN THE SQUARE BBQ COOKOFF 10 a.m. Professional barbecue teams from around the U.S. will gather to compete at the first barbecue contest locally to be sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KSBS). Seville Square, Government and Alcaniz streets. 516-2622.

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: Monet’s Lilies 2. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.
MUSIC: JAMES ADKINS 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com.

MUSIC: SAWMILL & GUESTS 7 p.m. Farmer’s Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-6000 or farmersopry.com.

MUSIC: ULTRAVIOLET 9 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

MUSIC: TOMATO DUO 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters’ Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St.  912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

MUSIC: MARDI GRAS MADNESS WITH BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION 8 p.m. $10-$15. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox. vinylmusichall.com.

MUSIC: THE NOUVEAU HONKIES 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

MUSIC: 3 AMIGOS DUO 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or pegletpetes.com.

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

MUSIC: KATEGORY 5 9 p.m. Lili Marlene’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MUSIC: DOG SPANKING MONKEYS 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MUSIC: THE SHIZ 9 p.m. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com.

SATURDAY 3.5
BAYVIEW PARK SPRING FLEA MARKET 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Vendors will be selling items such as art, jewelry, pottery, clothing, baked goods and much more. Bayview Park, 2000 E. Lloyd St. 436-5190 or playpensacola.com.

‘LILY’S LOUNGE’ 8 p.m. Lily and Madge are having a hard time keeping things afloat, until two strangers appear and the world is changed. The play takes place in the early 1940s, and the world is realizing that the war is close, even on a hill in the center of a vast country. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Ste. 211. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

‘THE PLANETS’ 8 p.m. The fourth Masterworks concert of the season will feature your Pensacola Symphony Orchestra in two of the most famous works in the modern repertoire. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. 595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.

AKC DOG SHOW AND RALLY 9 a.m. The seven-hour show will include conformation, featuring many of the dogs seen at the Westminster show, and obedience, including the newest obedience trials. Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway. 478-9202.

BALLROOM DANCE 8-11 p.m. Rhythm Lovers Dance Club invites all dancers over 21 from beginners to advanced to dance to the music of Exit 105. Knights of Columbus Hall, 519 N. Palafox St. 455-5579.

GRAND MARDI GRAS PARADE 2:30 p.m. One of the country’s original celebration sites, Pensacola hosts the Mardi Gras parade in the historical downtown area. Begins at Spring and Garden streets. pensacolamardigras.com.

LUMBERJACK FESTIVAL 8 a.m. Includes bluegrass music, nature and wildlife exhibits, firefighting equipment demonstrations, food and children’s activities. Learn about the environmental degree programs offered by PJC and the University of Florida at the Milton campus. Pensacola State College Milton Campus, 5988 Highway 90. 484-4436.

‘MOON OVER BUFFALO’ AT PLT 7:30 p.m. A pair of fading stars learn they have a last chance at glory, but in comic tradition, everything that can go wrong, does. A madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-4042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

SMOKIN’ IN THE SQUARE BBQ COOKOFF 10 a.m. Professional barbecue teams from around the U.S. will gather to compete at the first barbecue contest locally to be sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KSBS). Seville Square, Government and Alcaniz streets. 516-2622.

WILD TURKEY BANQUET 7 p.m. Farmer’s Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-6000 or farmersopry.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: Vangogh’s Cafe. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MUSIC: KATALYTIC 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com.

MUSIC: SAWMILL & GUESTS 7 p.m. Farmer’s Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-6000 or farmersopry.com.

MUSIC: ULTRAVIOLET 9 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

MUSIC: REDDOG 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters’ Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

MUSIC: SAUCE BOSS 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

MUSIC: 3 AMIGOS DUO 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or peglegpetes.com.

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

MUSIC: KATEGORY 5 9 p.m. Lili Marlene’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MUSIC: THE REVIVALISTS 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MUSIC: THE SHIZ 9 p.m. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com.

MUSIC: PINE HILL HAINTS, COMPANY OF GHOSTS, VANGIE LEE, KAT SKULL, KOLLECTOR 9 p.m. Sluggo’s, 101 S. Jefferson St. 791-6501.

SUNDAY 3.6
PENSACOLA BEACH MARDI GRAS PARADE 2 p.m. Pensacola Beach along the strip. pensacolamardigras.com.

‘LILY’S LOUNGE’ 8 p.m. Lily and Madge are having a hard time keeping things afloat, until two strangers appear and the world is changed. The play takes place in the early 1940s, and the world is realizing that the war is close, even on a hill in the center of a vast country. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Ste. 211. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

AKC DOG SHOW AND RALLY 9 a.m. The seven-hour show will include conformation, featuring many of the dogs seen at the Westminster show, and obedience, including the newest obedience trials. Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway. 478-9202.

‘MOON OVER BUFFALO’ AT PLT 7:30 p.m. A pair of fading stars learn they have a last chance at glory, but in comic tradition, everything that can go wrong, does. A madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-4042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

MUSIC: SCHOFIELD 3 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

MUSIC: THE NOUVEAU HONKIES 3 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

MUSIC: BROOKS HUBBARD 3 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or pegletpetes.com.

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

MONDAY 3.7
CARIBBEAN BAROQUE CONCERT 7:30 p.m. UWF percussion student Lynsey Boothe, steel drum, will join professor Hedi Salanki, harpsichord, in a unique concert of Baroque music with a modern Caribbean flair. Free. UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, 11000 University Parkway. 474-2146 or uwf.edu.

TUESDAY 3.8
ART CLASS AT POLKA DOTS GENERAL STORE 6:30 p.m. Suitable beginner project. Learn the basics of the herringbone weave and make your very first pendant. Cost includes all materials to make pendant. Each student will need to bring with them a pair of round nose pliers. $35. Reservations requested. Polka Dots General Store, 5227 Willing St. 564-4313.

MARDI GRAS PRISCUS PROCESSION & PRISCUS BALL The Annual Fat Tuesday procession in the streets of Downtown Pensacola where participants party in the streets. The festivities begin at the Seville Quarter with the crowning of the 2011 Priscus King and Queen. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211.

ADULT SHOEBOX FLOAT 2 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

KREWE OF COMA 2 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

CAJUN CUISINE AT DK 6 p.m. Join Pensacola’s favorite Cajun Jerry Mistretta as he prepares some of his favorite recipes for this Fat Tuesday celebration. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox, 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

MUSIC: MOTOR CITY JOSH & THE BIG THREE 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

MUSIC: JEFF GLICKMAN 6 p.m. The Leisure Club, 126 Palafox. 912-4229 or tlcdowntown.com.

WEDNESDAY 3.9
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: Blue Floral. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.