Another big weekend is here on the Gulf Coast! Rob Holbert from the Lagniappe joined us with a look at a few things you don't want to miss!
It's Saenger Night Live downtown tonight. The evening kicks off with a street party in front of the historic theater at 6 p.m. with the acts kicking off inside at 7. Those acts include Ryan Balthrop and Friends, Kyle & Karl, and Summerlyn Powers for music, the MacCrossan School of Irish Dance, and skits by the Joe Jefferson Players. Tickets are only $10.
Speaking of the Saenger, this weekend also presents a chance to watch a classic movie inside the theater. Sunday at 3 p.m. they will be showing "Gone With the Wind" as part of the Saenger's summer film series.
This weekend also presents a good opportunity to check out two of the mayoral candidates at rallies that will include entertainment and food. Mayor Jones' will have a rally from 12-2pm Saturday at the Michael C. Dow Ampitheater in Trinity Gardens. It promises free food and entertainment. Also Saturday at Noon, Sandy Stimpson will have a rally at the Fairgrounds featuring Tucka, Prichard Prep Choir and the Redfield Band. That rally will last until 3.
Over at Moe's BBQ downtown Saturday night at 8:30 the New Orleans Suspects will take the stage in the Big Room. This five piece brings together some of the Crescent City's most well-known musicians to deliver a hybrid brand of jazz, funk and blues. Tickets are $15 at the door.
This weekend is a great time for all the sci-fi fans over in the Panhandle, as Pensacola Paracon kicks off tomorrow. This is THE annual convention for folks into sci-fi, anima, gaming and costuming, paranormal and horror. In other words, get your freak on. The convention runs Saturday and Sunday at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. So throw your Storm Trooper costume on and head out. Admission is only $10 and children and Ewoks under 12 are free.
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