By Jessica Ayers
Staff writer

As college students, the only thing more valuable than our time is our money. Making a budget is essential, but it shouldn’t force you into a Netflix/Ramen Noodle marathon every weekend. There are plenty of fun and exciting things to do off campus that you can easily squeeze into your co-ed calculator. Here are 15 things to do around the Emerald Coast this week that won’t break the bank.

order female viagra usa 1) Coffee With The Artist: Heather Mitchell

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celebrex drug contraindications with viagra Where: Vinyl Music Hall,  2 S. Palafox St., Pensacola
Cost: $10 general admission.
Why: Come check out an all-ages rock show at Vinyl Music Hall with headliners Futurebirds and more. Futurebirds are an indie-rock band from Athens, Georgia, who has shared the stage with acts like Widespread Panic and Drive-By Truckers. Additional acts to perform include Badwater & Kimsey, Colonel Gentleman and The Intangible Fancies. Call 607-6758 for additional information.


3) Winter Jam 2018: a live concert

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 1
Where: Mitchell Center, University of South Alabama,  5950 Old Shell Rd., Mobile
Cost: $15 donation is encouraged at the door
Why: If you enjoy a good concert, but booze and profanity aren’t quite your thing, be sure to check out Winter Jam 2018. This all-ages show will feature 11 different Christian artists, some of which include: Skillet, Newsong and Nick Hall. All seating is first-come first-serve. Refreshments will be available for purchase with the absence of alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 461-1632 for additional information.


4) Pensacola Ice Flyers vs Evansville: hockey game –

When: 7:05 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3
Where: Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St., Pensacola
Cost: $10 with student ID
Why: As football season comes to an end, you might be on the hunt for a new obsession. Why not give hockey a try? The Pensacola Ice Flyers will be taking on Evansville this coming weekend and they even offer college students a discounted rate. Call 466-3111 for more information.


5) Upchurch the Redneck: a live concert

When: 9:30 p.m. Feb. 2
Where: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., Mobile
Cost: $20 general admission
Why: Ryan Edward Upchurch is a youtube sensation who turned his character, Upchurch the Redneck, into a national traveling act. His musical comedy act will also feature Tommy Chayne featuring Bates, and Jesse Howard. Come get your giggles on at Mobile’s unlimited music hall Soul Kitchen. The show is for ages 18 and up. You can check out his website here: Call (251) 433-5958 for more information.


6) Michael Jackson: a Thrilling Tribute

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 2
Where: Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place, Pensacola
Cost: $32
Why: Come and experience the King of Pop like never before.  Falynne Lewing is a self taught 16-year-old Pensacola native who produces and choreographs her own shows. Her tribute to Michael Jackson has been featured all over the US and now it’s back in her hometown. Call 595-3880 for more information.


7) St. Andrews Mardi Gras Festival

When: 4-10 p.m. Feb. 2, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 3
Where: Historic St. Andrews, 1161 Bayview Ave., Panama City (Parade travels down Beck Ave.)
Cost: Free
Why: If you happen to be near the Redneck Riviera side of the Emerald Coast, then you don’t want to miss the St. Andrews Mardi Gras Festival. Historic St. Andrews in Panama City will be having their annual festival and it’s something the whole family can enjoy.

List of events for Friday include: Kid and pet parade at 4 p.m., Masker parade at 6 p.m., True Soul band at 7 p.m., and a Cool Munchkins Kids Village opening at 4 p.m.

List of events for Saturday include: Main Parade at 2 p.m., Heat and The Zydeco Gents Band at 4 p.m., Panhandlers Band at 7 p.m., and a Cool Munchkins Kids Village opening at 11 a.m.

8) Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays Jan. 27-Feb. 8
Where: Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 South Jefferson St., Pensacola
Cost: Tickets range from $17 dollars to $33
Why: The classic Bible story of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to life on stage at the Pensacola Little Theatre. You don’t want to miss it. Running time is 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission. Call 432-2042 for more information.


9) Medieval Pub Crawl When: 5-10 p.m. Feb. 3
Where: Seville Quarter in downtown Pensacola, 130 East Government St.
Cost: Free to participate, and drink prices are determined by the bar
Why: Game of Thrones is currently on a hiatus but that doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge in some medieval cocktails. Seville Quarter is hosting a medieval-themed Pub Crawl and it’s sure to be a good time.

Stops will include:
1st: Seville Quarter
2nd: O’Riley’s Irish Pub
3rd: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
4th: Badlands Roadside Bar
5th: Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom


10) FLORA-BAMA “Super” Chili Bowl Cook Off

When: 12-3 p.m. Feb. 3
Where: FLORA-BAMA, 29603 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach
Cost: $20 per person (includes one free beer and unlimited chili)
Why: It’s Super Bowl weekend and FLORA-BAMA is hosting their annual charity event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Cooking begins at 10 a.m. and tasting starts at noon.

“It’s a fun comradery weekend,” Jennifer Surface, marketing director for Flora-Bama, said. “There’s vegetable chili, spicy chili, and even alligator chili. You can have a fun day of eating and it all goes to a good cause.”

Call (251) 980-5188 for more information.


11) Kids and Kritters Parade

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 3
Where: Casino Beach parking lot across from Sidelines Restaurant in Pensacola Beach
Cost: $1 to cross the bridge
Why: It’s Mardi Gras season and that means loads of fun for everyone. If your kids like Trolls then they’ll especially enjoy the Kids and Kritters Parade.

The Krewe of Kids will dress as Trolls and will be led in a walking parade by their king, queen, prince and princess,” Melanie Hotard Waite of SecWreck said. Also, if you have a furry four-legged friend and you’d like to participate, then you can. Dress your pet in green, purple, and/or gold outfits.

“Humans are free and pets must have tags or proof of vaccinations,” Waite said, “they must also be on a short leash or in a crate.”


12) Machine Head

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 3
Where: Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St., Pensacola
Cost: $22 (general admission). Additional $5 cash surcharge at the door for under 21. (Attendees under 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.)
Why: This one is for thehardcoree head bangers who love a good rock show. Machine Head is an American heavy metal band that was founded in 1991.Their Catharsis world tour is in full swing and they will be making a pit stop at Vinyl Music Hall. Get your tickets before it’s too late. Call 607-6758 for more information.


13) The Pink Floyd Laser Show

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 3
Where: Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place, Pensacola
Cost: $36
Why: For some people, pink isn’t just a color, it’s a way of life. This out of body experience awaits you at Saenger Theatre. Enjoy a 3D, visual, and musical spectacular that’s guaranteed to give you chills. Call 595-3880 for more information.


14) Winter Guest Concert Series: The Village Belles

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 4
Where: Harborwalk Village main stage, 10 Harbor Boulevard, Destin
Cost: Free
Why: Harborwalk Village in Destin is hosting a concert series and this week it will feature The Village Belles. The Village Belles are a female trio from Destin who love to support their troops. There live show is a not only a throwback to the Big Band era, it’s patriotic and it’s fun. Make plans to arrive a little early if you want to secure a seat. Call 424-0600 for more information.


15) Pajama Brunch

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 4
Where: Grayton Seafood Co.,50 Uptown Grayton Circle, Santa Rosa Beach
Cost: The price of brunch; mimosas are free
Why: Don’t take your pj’s off just yet. Grayton Seafood Co. is having a mimosa brunch for anyone brave enough to show up in their pajamas. Call 213-3683 for more information.