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April is here already. Soon it’ll be summer, and then Thanksgiving time. We should probably all just start doing our holiday shopping now because Christmas is technically right around the corner.
There are so many great things going on in Pensacola that time slips by easily and undetected. There are always dozens of things to do when the weather is nice, i.e. below 102 degrees, and this month is no exception. Our cover comedy story, Pensa-Comedy, highlights several comics and groups around town who are performing, hosting and booking amazing acts locally, sometimes two or three times a week. If you’re tired and stressed from work, or just looking for a laugh outside the realm of Netflix comedy specials, check out an open mic night or catch a touring comedian on Friday nights—you can read the full story starting on page 10.
A really great band is coming into town in early April—WHY? If you haven’t had a chance to see the westcoast-based band, check them out at Vinyl on April 7. To read our full interview with WHY? frontman, Yoni Wolf, flip to page 6.
Just in time for summer, Florida author, Sarah Gerard released her book “Sunshine State of Mind,” which offers a dozen or so personal essays on coming of age in rural Florida. Our intern Haley was able to talk with Gerard about the book and her memories of the Panhandle on page 8.
Last but not least, we have all the details of the annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival. There’s been some debate in the office over whether the correct pronunciation should be “cray” or “craw” but I like to focus more on which beer I’m going to pair the shrimp-like delicacy with and if I’m going to get corn or potatoes. We’ve got everything you need to know about the festival on page 5. We’ve also got you covered on details for the Gulf Coast Kid’s House annual fundraiser, Chocolate Fest, in case eating buttery, spicy mudbugs isn’t your thing. Buy chocolate, and the proceeds help children– seems like a no-brainer right? To read more about participating Choclatiers, flip on over to page 27.
Cheers to you and the lovely spring weather – Hana Frenette