You can find Downtown Crowd at any of these locations
I’ve officially given up hope for any sort of winter (or uplifting political news) and have fully accepted the fact that spring is already here. Camellias, azaleas and wisteria are already in bloom throughout neighborhoods across town, reminding me that in just a few months, I’ll be wiping the sweat off my upper lip as summer sets in.
March is a beautiful time of year for the climate of Pensacola, and also for entertainment. Dozens of shows are lined up each weekend at the Saenger, The Penascola Little Theater, and Vinyl Music Hall. We talked with several members from the Pensacola Opera prior to their controversial performance of “Dead Man Walking,” on page 10. If you’re thinking of seeing the show, take a look at what the cast members think is so important about this particular piece and what keeps them going when the times get hard in show business.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve collected a list of some of our favorite Irish events around town— i.e. our favorite places to drink a Guinness and toast to the Patron Saint of Ireland. Look for the full list of St. Patty’s happenings on page 5.
Another event we focused on this month is Ciclovia—meaning “cycleway” in Spanish. It’s an outdoor bicycle, skating, and walking event that originally came to the states from Columbia. To find out how to participate, flip over to page 7.
Last but not least, don’t forget about Gallery Night. This month will feature lots of new artists and collaborations around town. We spoke with Alexis Leader from Leader Art Consultants about her pop-up exhibit on March 17 in the old Dollarhides space on Palafox. Check it out on page 9.
Once you’ve taken in all the art you can see, head over to Chizuko, the newest bar/restaurant/show space in Belmont-Devilliers. We talked to the bar owners Daisy and Jess about why they wanted to open their own place and what it’s like navigating a business as a couple, all on page 15. See you there!