Things to do on the Emerald Coast 11/14-11/21
By Olivia Rodriguez
Looking for something to do this week? Here is a detailed list of off-campus events happening in the local area.
The Pensacola Little Theatre, located at 400 South Jefferson Street, will be hosting a 24-hour theatre, Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The 24-hour theatre will include six one-act plays that are casted, written, directed and performed in 24 hours.
All acts are estimated to conclude in two hours total.
Prices for general admission is $14 and cafe seating are $20.
Gallery Night will take place in Downtown Pensacola, located on South Palafox Street on Friday at 5 p.m.
Palafox Street will be closed between Garden and Main Street during Gallery Night.
The First United Methodist Church, located at 6 East Wright Street, will be hosting their 41st Annual Christmas Creation Arts and Crafts show, Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided both Friday and Saturday
Saturday, Santa Clause will be the special guest between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Proceeds from the Christmas Creation Arts and Crafts show will benefit the grant recipients Capstone and United Ministries.
The Pensacola Ice Flyers will be playing Quad City Storm at the Pensacola Bay Center, located at 201 East Gregory Street on Friday at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
The Ice Flyers will also be playing Macon Mayhem on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.
Admission prices may vary.
From The Ground Up Garden, located at 501 North Hayne Street, will present Music Under the Stars with The Marlow Boyson Friday from 7 p.m. to 10p.m.
The gate opens at 6:30 p.m. and tickets will be $10 for early birds and $12 at the gate.
Proceeds from the concert will go to From the Ground Up Community Garden.
The Blackwater Multisport Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at the Blackwater State Forest, located at 11650 Munson Highway in Milton.
“The festival started four years ago by another race director called Ben Dillon,”Bill Striepeck, director of the Blackwater Multisport Festival, said. “He was in charge of a nonprofit called “So Others May Live” that raises money for the families of the guys who died giving their service to the country. To support that, he decided to start this race to raise money for that.”
The festival will include many activities such as Exterra, Bear Lake Off-road Super Triathlon, Moonbear Glow Run, Iron Bear Aquathon and more.
“The festival is broken down into multiple distances and types of events,”Striepeck, said. “All of the races have some type of multisport aspect to them so they have like one to three disciplines. On Saturday we have more of a competive short distance race called the Exterra race which is an internationally recognized race. This is the last race of the season for Exterra, but it is a way to earn points for next year. Then there is a super sprint which a really short distance, 250-yard swim, six-mile bike ride and about a mile and a half run. We have an unofficial fun run planned after the award ceremony where we run around the lake at night and we call it the Glow Run. Then Sunday there is more stuff, there are longer distance races and more specialized races and also we have a duathlon.”
Families and friends that are not participating in the races are invited as well.
“We do have tickets for spectators,” Striepeck, said. “The spectators get T-Shirts and all the VIP food that the athletes are going to have. We are also going to have massage therapy. We have the lake and the trails are open. We are going to have kayaks and paddle boards there as well for people who want to go out on the lake. There’s a horseshoe pit, so you can come out and throw some horseshoes.”
Proceeds from the festival will benefit four nonprofit organizations.
“We are donating to Seastars Aquatics, Pensacola Off-Road Cyclists, FCA Endurance and Munson Fire Department,” Striepeck said.
Online registration ends Thursday at midnight, however, participants can register in person at packet pick up or at the race venue.
The Blackwater Multisport Festival is sponsored by Tropical Smoothie Cafe and other local races and businesses.
“They are a major sponsor and they’ve helped us out on a franchise level which is great,” Striepeck, said. “We have this sweet hat that they paid for that’s a technical trucker hat by BOCO and everybody is going to get one. We also have other race venue stuff that is sponsored by Pensacola Forts and Pensacola Beach Triathlon. We also had some great sponsors like Joe Zarzaur and a bunch of other people too.”
The Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe Pow Wow is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tribal Grounds, located at 4750 Willard Norris Road in Milton.
“I think our goal this year and in my opinion is that we are the proud recipients of last year’s Impact 100 grant,” Tracy Tolbert Gibbs, councilwoman and tribal secretary, said. “And we have built a beautiful cultural center and we are getting a lot of community support and it’s just a time for us to work hard as Native Americans to grow our tribal community.”
The Pow Wow will feature “Drums of the Descendants,” Native American artifacts, the Tribe’s Genealogist, storytelling for the youth, concessions and Native American vendors.
“Visitors can expect a good time, a cultural experience, a time to go back in time and see how the Native Americans lived and the things that were important to them at the time,” Gibbs, said. “It’s a time where families can get together in an environment where it’s safe and it’s fun for all ages.”
The Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe will also be selling tickets for food at the Pow Wow.
“A lot of our food is done by the tribe,” Gibbs said. “You will be able to buy tickets, it’s a dollar a ticket that will be used in our food vending tents. We have Native American food. We have a special way that we cook our Native American corn and we do fry bread. This year we are proudly sponsored by Conecuh Sausage for our sausage dogs this year and so we will have hot dogs and hamburgers as well with all of the fixings. And we also have local peanuts.”
Admission and parking for the Pow Wow is free.
A Covenant Walk for Alzheimer’s will be Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Seville Square, located at 301 South Alcaniz Street.
Admission for the walk is $10 for participants without a walk shirt and $25 for participants with a walk shirt.
The walk includes a three mile walk, food, beverages, music, activities for children, vendors and awards.
The Wild Turkey Trot 5k is Saturday at 8 a.m. at Seville Quarter, located at 130 East Government Street.
Proceeds from the run will benefit over 125 families in need with Thanksgiving dinners prepared and deliver by the employees of Seville Quarter.
Online registration is $25 until Thursday. Donations will also be accepted.
The Winterfest Performance Tour will take place downtown at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The tour will take visitors on an hour long trolley ride through downtown with singing guides and performances from scenes of The Polar Express, The Grinch, Misfit Toys and more.
Admission for children is $9 and adults are $16.
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