What’s up this weekend, Feb. 16-18

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Birds, Butterflies & Birdhouses

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, through March 5, Quayside Art Gallery, 17 E. Zaragoza St. Exhibit of birds, butterflies and birdhouses captured in paintings, sculptures, photos and wood creations. More info: quaysidegallery.com, 850-438-2363.

Youth Art Focus at Museum of Art

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. The Pensacola Museum of Art, in partnership with Escambia County School District and the PMA Guild, presents the 64th annual Youth Art Focus in recognition of National Youth Art Month. The exhibition will highlight art students and art educators. More info: pensacolamuseum.org, 850-432-6247.

Spring Vegetable Gardening

1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents "Spring Vegetable Gardening" by Norene Gideon, Florida Master Gardener. More info: www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries, 850-981-7323.

Junior Achievement Mardi Gras Bowl

4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Cordova Lanes Bowling Center, 2111 Airport Blvd. Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida and Cordova Lanes Bowling Center present the annual Mardi Gras Bowl fundraiser. Proceeds are used for financial literacy programming in Escambia and Santa Rosa school districts. $20, free for younger than 7. Cost includes lane fee, shoe rental and event T-shirt. More info and registration: 850-477-1420.

The Lunar New Year is the theme of Gallery Night on Friday. Last year’s celebration included dragon dance demonstrations.

(Photo: Brandon Girod/cgirod@pnj.com)

Gallery Night Pensacola – Lunar New Year

5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Palafox Place in downtown Pensacola. Taking the "Arts to the Streets" where visitors can connect with the unique Culture of Pensacola. Palafox Street will be closed for traffic between Garden and Main streets. More info: 850-434-1234.

Seville Quarter Art in the Streets

5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St., downtown Pensacola. For downtown Pensacola’s February Gallery Night, Seville Quarter has invited more than 70 local artists and vendors to showcase their skills, crafts & artwork in the street in front of the historical complex. Free wine and beer tasting starting at 5 p.m. in the Wine & Gift Shop. More info: sevillequarter.com, 434-6211.

Flora-Bama third annual Swanky Ball

6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. Get dressed in your finest for this fun fundraiser, benefiting Youth-Reach Gulf Coast. $50 per person, $500 per table of six, includes dinner buffet and wine. Dress is creative black tie. Music by the Tip Tops. More info and reservations: florabama.com.

Almost Kings at Vinyl

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. Almost Kings of Atlanta perform. $10 to $12. More info: vinylmusichall.com, 850-607-6758.

Cast members rehearse scenes from "The Music Man" on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at the University of West Florida’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
‘The Music Man’ at UWF

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17 and Feb. 23 and 24, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 and 25, Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, University of West Florida. The UWF Music Department presents the classic musical “The Music Man,” with music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson. Directed by Sara Schoch. $18 adults, $14 senior citizens and active military, $12 non-UWF students, faculty and staff, $6 high school students, free for UWF students with Nautilus cards. More info and ticket purchase: uwf.edu/tickets, 850-857-6285.

‘In His Steps’

7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, The Rex Theater, 18 N. Palafox St. The original musical “In His Steps" is presented entirely by teens, and tells the story of a group of wealthy Christians who break down the walls of their restrictive society when they ask themselves the question, "What would Jesus do?” $15. More info: 850-207-6877.

Ballet Pensacola’s ‘An American in Paris’

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Ballet Pensacola’s winter program, "An American in Paris” and "Stars and Stripes Forever.” $34. More info and ticket purchase: balletpensacola.com, 850-432-2042.

More: Chinese lanterns, dancing dragons will take over Gallery Night during Lunar New Year

An Evening with Ronnie Milsap

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Saenger Theatre, 118 Palafox Place. Concert by the legendary Ronnie Milsap, whose hits led him to Grammy wins, three Country Music Association Album of the Year, as well as Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year honors on the way to the Country Music Hall of Fame. $79.95, $59.95, $48.95, $36.95 plus taxes and fees. More info: pensacolasaenger.com, 850-595-3880.

Skeet Shoot

8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Santa Rosa Shooting Center, 6950 Quintette Road, Pace. Skeet shooting event. Breakfast and lunch provided. 850-293-4495.

Run for the Cookies

8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, University of West Florida Multipurpose Field, 11000 University Parkway. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle present the Girl Scout’s Run for the Cookies 5K Trail Run and One Mile Run/Walk. $20 early 5K registration, includes T-shirt and box of Girl Scout cookies. $15 early one-mile entry, includes T-shirt. $25 day-of-race 5K registration, $18 day-of-race one-mile fee. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Register online at active.com. More info: gscfp.org, 1-888-271-8778.

One-year-old Gabe Bokelman gets ready for the Bike Pensacola November Slow Ride Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Bowden Bldg. as part of the Foo Foo Festival.
February Science Saturday

9 a.m. for third and fourth graders, 11 a.m. for fifth and sixth graders, Saturday, Feb. 17, IHMC, 40 S. Alcaniz St. This month’s Science Saturday features the topic of 3-D Printing, led by Dr. Lakshmi Prayaga of the University of West Florida. Learn to use 3-D printing software to design objects in 3-D and then print them. More info: 850-202-4462.

Pet Partners: Read With Me

10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave. School-aged children are invited to register for a 15-minute session to pick a book and practice reading with a furry friend. Dogs and handlers are coordinated through Pet Partners and Cherry Point Dog Training Inc. Preregistration is requested. More info: mywfpl.com, 850-471-6980.

‘Fake News in Today’s World’

10:15 a.m. coffee, 10:30 a.m. program, Saturday, Feb. 17, Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave. The League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area presents the discussion, "Fake News in Today’s World,” featuring panelists Lisa Nellessen Savage, executive editor Pensacola News Journal; Mickaela Lusignan, digital media sales manager of PNJ; and Rick Outzen, editor, Independent News. Free and open to the public. More info: 850-346-5199.

Gun & Cooler Bash

12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. Raffle of guns, coolers and other items, presented by Ducks Unlimited and Flora-Bama. Portion of sales benefits Wildlife Conservation. $20. More info and ticket purchase: ducksystem.com.

Crawfish For A Cure

12 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Crawfish-sale fundraiser to benefit Pensacola Childhood Cancer Advocacy and charity group Rally #MoreThan4Pensacola. $20 in advance, $25 day of the event. More info: sevillequarter.com, 850-434-6211.

Curiosity Day at MESS Hall

1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Pensacola MESS Hall, 116 N. Tarragona St. The Curiosity Day theme for February is “Engineer It.” Celebrate National Engineering Week by building bigger, taller and better. Tackle multiple engineering challenges to discover the variety of skills needed to build structures successfully. $8 adults and children older than 3. Free to MESS Hall members. More info: pensacolamesshall.org.

Riders get ready for the Bike Pensacola November Slow Ride. February’s ride begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at First City Art Center.

(Photo: John Blackie/jblackie@pnj.com)

Bike Pensacola’s February Slow Ride

3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, First City Art Center, 1060 N. Guillemard St. Explore the quiet, scenic streets of Pensacola’s many historic neighborhoods for a fun and leisurely ride among friends. This month’s neighborhoods include Long Hollow, Eastside, East Hill, and Old East Hill. Party follows the ride. Children ages 10 to 16 must be accompanied by an adults. Helmets required for younger than 16. More info: facebook.com/bikepensacola, 850-687-9968.

Market Basket Moonlight and Magnolias

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 5Eleven, 511 S. Palafox St. The Junior League of Pensacola’s Market Basket is making a comeback with an upscale food and shopping fundraiser. The event gives attendees and opportunity to shop businesses they not normally get to, while enjoying samples from food venders as well as entertainment and music. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 day of the event. Tickets and more info: juniorleagueofpensacola.org.

Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale

7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3400 Bayou Blvd. The Legacy Concert Series at Trinity Presbyterian presents the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale. Free. More info: 850-432-3505.

Comedian Cliff Cash

9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, Chizuko, 502 W. Belmont St. “New South” comedian Cliff Cash performs. More info: 850-471-8822.

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