What’s Happening in Pensacola: October 8-14


Darien Hardy, Staff Writer

Morning Yoga at Bodacious Bookstore – Oct. 9

Beginner-friendly yoga will be led on Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. by Lauryn Irie in the heart of Bodacious Bookstore. The lessons will be followed by a discussion about a monthly wellness book pick. Lessons are $10 per person. 

Hot Rods ‘N Coffee – Oct. 9

Chicken ‘N The Egg will host a series of no-cost vintage car and truck shows called “Hot Rods ‘N Coffee” on Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m. Enjoy breakfast or lunch after the show with fellow vintage car enthusiasts at Chicken ‘N The Egg, located on Pensacola Boulevard. 

Gordon Community Art Center October Events – Oct. 1-31

Whether you pop in for an art showing, perform at the monthly open mic or take a class, there is something for everyone at The Gordon. Come out and meet the artist of the month at the monthly artist mingle on Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Gordon is offering classes in belly dancing on Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5:30 p.m.; yoga on Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 5:30 p.m.; interpretative dance workout on Oct. 2, 9, and 16 at 12:30 p.m.; and community hustle line dancing on Oct. 7 and 21 at 6:30 p.m. Call The Gordon at 850-857-8961 for more information. 

Constant Coffee Poetry Night – Oct. 11, 18, 25

Join Pensacola Poetry at the longest-running open mic in Pensacola at Constant Coffee & Tea, located at 615 Scenic Hwy. Every Tuesday, poets and creatives come to flex their voices through poetry, rap and spoken word. Come out and support the local arts community and hear a beautiful bricolage of words. Doors open at 6 p.m. and mic starts at 6:30 p.m. Follow Pensacola Poetry on Facebook for updates and information.

7th Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival – Oct. 9

The 7th Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Pensacola and offers family fun for both competitors and spectators. This great team building and community event will be held at Bayview Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and event details, visit pensacoladragonboatfestival.com

FCAC’s 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch – Oct. 9

First City Art Center’s 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch sale will be held on Oct. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium. Choose from thousands of glass and ceramic pumpkins made by local artists. For tickets and event details, visit firstcityart.org

“Al Fresco” Pop-Up Concert – Oct. 9 and Oct. 30

“Al Fresco” is back. Pensacola Opera is proud to return to the community this fall with their special series of pop-up outdoor concerts. These pop-up concerts are hosted around town on select Saturdays at different parks and green spaces. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy your favorite opera, musical theatre, and popular tunes—performed by the Pensacola Opera’s incredible 2021-22 Artists in Residence—in a safely distanced, outdoor setting. This month’s concerts will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 9 at HK Matthews Park, located at 1200 E Anderson St., and from 5 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Corinne Jones Park, located at 620 W Government St. For more information, visit pensacolaopera.com/events

White Tie Rock Ensemble presents “Glam Rock” – Oct. 9

White Tie Rock Ensemble will present “Glam Rock” from 8 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. Come experience an evening of glamorous rock and roll as the White Tie Rock Ensemble presents a tribute to Rod Stewart, Elton John, David Bowie and Queen. Visit pensacolasaenger.com for tickets and information.  

Bands on the Beach – Oct. 12

A different kind of breeze will be rockin’ the beach as Dr. Breeze takes the stage for Bands on the Beach from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the beautiful Gulfside Pavilion. To check out the line-up of upcoming performances or for more information, go to visitpensacolabeach.com

The Beach Boys – Oct. 13

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half-century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequaled in America’s musical history. Saenger Theatre will present The Beach Boys from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 13. For tickets and event details, visit pensacolasaenger.com

“Jazz at Jackson’s” Steakhouse – Oct. 14

On Oct. 14, Jackson’s Steakhouse on Palafox Street will hold two seatings—first at 5 p.m., then at 7:30 p.m.—to present Jazz at Jackson’s: “Mostly Gershwin.” Back by popular demand, the featured performers for the evening are vocalist Ellen Vinson accompanied by noted pianist Bobby van Deusen. For event details, visit jacksonsrestaurant.com

Gordon Open Mic – Oct. 14

Join the Gordon Community Center for this month’s open mic night where musicians, comedians, poets and performers celebrate their artistic talents. Open mic night is hosted from 7 to 10 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at The Gordon Community Center, located at 306 N DeVilliers St. in downtown Pensacola. If you are interested in performing, you can sign-up for a time slot when you arrive. For more information, follow @penartsinc on Facebook.

Thievery Corporation – Oct. 14

Twenty-five years into their genre-defying electronic music career, Thievery Corporation’s founding principles of D.I.Y. and inclusion have become key themes in mainstream social conversation. Thievery Corporation is coming to Vinyl Music Hall for their outernational tour. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at vinylmusichall.com.