15 things to do this weekend that won’t break the bank

Editor’s note: This continues our weekly series of 15 things to do on the Emerald Coast. Each week, staff writer Jessica Ayers will highlight 15 inexpensive local events for college students to attend without breaking the bank.

see 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.


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3) Tuesday Jazz Jam

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Every Tuesday through the end of March

Where: Lili Marlene’s room at Seville Quarter, 130 East Government St., Pensacola

Cost: Free

Why: If soulful, soothing and sometimes funky music fits your musical preference, you don’t want to miss Jazz night at Seville Quarter. Lili Marlene’s room will showcase the best vocalists and musicians this classic genre has to offer. Call 434-6211 for additional information.


4) Jim Gaffigan: a live comedy show

When: 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6) Feb. 11

Where: Pensacola Bay Center, 201 East Gregory St., Pensacola

Cost: tickets start at $32

Why: Jim Gaffigan is an award-winning actor, comedian, author, performer, and father of five. His accolades include: two Grammy award nominations, an American comedy award, and an Emmy award for outstanding morning program. He is currently on his Fully Dressed arena tour and Pensacola is on the books for February.


5) The Krewe of Wrecks Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras Parade

When: 2 p.m Feb. 11

Where: Pensacola Beach, on Via De Luna drive

Cost: $1 to cross the bridge

Why: The parade is led by McGuire’s Bagpipes Band, convertibles carrying the Grand Marshals Quint and Rishy Studer, and the reigning court. They will be followed by about 50 units with floats coming as far as from Tallahassee. Float riders will throw beads, cups, toys and more.

“The beach becomes one big parking lot as the streets will be closed,” Melanie Hotard Waite, SecWreck, said. Dress in your favorite Mardi Gras colors and be sure to check the weather.

It never rains on the Wrecks parade, but the temperatures may vary from swimsuit to snowsuit,” Waite said.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at local establishments but you’re welcome to bring a cooler of your own refreshments.


6) Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

When: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Feb. 9

Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd., Destin

Cost: $10 donation to the Alaqua Animal Refuge

Why: Mardi Gras season is in full swing and HarborWalk in Destin wants you to come and celebrate with them. Wear your best Mardi Gras outfit and take part in their charity Pub Crawl. Drink specials will be offered at each stop.

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2nd: Jackacudas & Harry T’s Lighthouse

3rd: Crab Island Cantina & Jester’s Mardi Gras Daiquiris

4th: Coyote Ugly


7) Less Than Jake

When: 7 p.m., Feb. 9

Where: Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St., Pensacola

Cost: $18 – $20

Additional $2 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian

Why: They’re a ska punk band from Gainesville who love their job. Less Than Jake is one of those groups that can bend with the times. They were formed back in 1992 and their dedication to their fans is truly one-of-a-kind. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are general admission with standing room only.


8) Micro Wrestling Show

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Wild Greg’s Saloon, 22 South Palafox St., Pensacola

Cost: $15

Why: This event is sure to be fun but it’s no joke. The Micro Wrestling Federation is back by popular demand and you don’t want to miss it. “They are really great athletes,” Greg Urban, owner of Wild Greg’s Saloon said, “People are going to walk out of there and be like, wow. The whole show is choreographed to music and it’s just a really great show,” Urban said. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the party will continue, even after the show.


9) Country Dance Lessons

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, and 7 p.m Feb. 9

Where: Whiskey Runners Saloon, 610 East Nine Mile Rd., Pensacola

Cost: Free

Why: It’s time to bust out the cowboy boots and get your country groove on. Brian Henson is a fantastic dance instructor who knows it all. This is your opportunity to learn how to dance like the country pros. It’s time to cut loose.  


10) Namaste for the Beer

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 10

Where: Perfect Plain Brewing Company, 50 East Garden St. Pensacola

Cost: $14

Why: This is a fun and unique experience that is sure to relax your mind and your body. Namaste for the beer is a one-of-a-kind yoga class. Make sure to bring a yoga mat, some water, and a relaxed mind. Cost includes the class, post-yoga beer, and your tip. Call 471-8998 for additional information.


11) Tropical Re-Union: Vowel Renewal Ceremony

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 10

Where: LuLu’s Destin, 4607 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin

Cost: Free

Why: This one’s for the lovebirds. LuLu’s in Destin is giving married couples a unique opportunity to renew their wedding vows. The ceremony comes complete with flowers for the bride, wedding cake, a customized vow renewal certificate, a photo booth, and a champagne toast. Prizes will be offered to the following couples: Married the longest, married the shortest, and the best outfit. They are asking for couples to pre-register for the event to have your personalized wedding vow certificates made prior to arrival. Click here to pre-register: https://lulubuffett.com/destin/vow-renewal/ Call 710-5858 for additional information.


12) The Devil Makes Three

When: 7 p.m. Feb.7

Where: Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St., Pensacola

Cost: $22.50-$25 (general admission)

Additional $5 cash surcharge at the door for under 21. *Attendees under 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Why: The Devil Makes Three is a 3-piece Americana band from Santa Cruz, CA. If your taste in music is very diverse, you should check them out. Their sound combines bluegrass, country,old-time, folk, blues, jazz and even ragtime music. Get your tickets before it’s too late. Call 607-6758 for more information.


13) The Mersey Beatles: Four Lads From Liverpool

When: 4 & 8 p.m. Feb. 10

Where: The Martin Theatre, 409 Harrison Ave., Panama City

Cost: $32-45

Why: The Beatles were such an influential and iconic band that they’ve become pop culture royalty. If you have a mad passion for their classic hits, you need to mark your calendars. The Mersey Beatles are the next best thing to the real deal. They’ve toured in over 20 countries and sold out shows worldwide. They are four childhood friends who grew up in LIVERPOOL and they are fantastic. For VIP details and additional information click here. http://www.martintheatre.com/event/f7d8ed27214cea7946c3aade05de6dcb


14) Crawfish Boil Fundraiser

When: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 10

Where: Gabriel’s Downtown 55 S Joachim St., Mobile

Cost: $20

Why: Gabriel’s is a gay bar that offers daily drink specials, and hosts karaoke and trivia nights. They are having a yummy crawfish boil that will help support Pride Fest 2018. Ticket prices do not include any drinks.  


15) Rocky Horror Anniversary Show  

When: 8:45 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Crescent Theater 208 Dauphin St. Mobile

Cost: $11

Why: The Crescent Theater is celebrating their 10th Mardi Gras extravaganza with a special tribute to the cult classic. There will be a live cast, the original movie, audience participation, $5 prop bags, free photo booth, t-shirts, and a virgin sacrifice. Get your tickets here. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1179015