The Social Portal: Things to do in February

In addition to all the carnival parades and parties this month, there are a few other lesser known events to attend.

The Bugghouse is a local venue for shows and film screenings. And it needs a new roof. Musicians Dalton Wright, Cookies and Cake and Giggle Out Loud will play Donation show Sunday, February 5, 7 p.m on the handlebars. Show is $5-10.

The Blue Dog is a character from Louisiana history created by Louisiana’s most celebrated contemporary artist and now recognized around the world. “It kind of turned out a Symbol of New Orleans and the (post-Katrina) recovery,” artist George Rodrigue said in a 2010 interview with The Times-Picayune. Thursday, February 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits in Miramar Beach you can see The Blue Dog by George Rodrigue Paintings like never before in this mini-exhibition of rarely seen original artworks from the artist’s private collection shared by his widow, Wendy Rodrigue. This one-day creative event features the culinary masterpieces of Chef Jack McGuckin of Bijoux Restaurant. For ticket information, please contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. Tickets are limited.

If you love running, do it for a good cause and sign up for it 2nd Annual Wild at Heart Beach Run on Saturday February 11th. There are 10K, 5K and 1 mile run options for family fun. All proceeds to support the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Pensacola Gulf Pier. Visit emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org for details

What do chocolate and cheese have in common (other than they both start with the letter “c”)? Find out when you attend the First Annual Chocolate and Cheese Festival in Pensacola in the Community Maritime ParkFebruary 11, Sunday 10am-6pm. There will be food trucks and vendors selling chocolate and cheese items and other merchandise. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. For more information, call: 850-376-9350

If a cold brew is more your thing then get your ticket to the Hot Glass Cold Brew: Krewe du Brew, February 24th, 5-9pm It’s an evening of art, community and support for local artists. Full admission includes a handcrafted glass or ceramic mug, entertainment for the evening and two craft beers for adults 21+. Glasses and cups are limited so get there early. Entertainment includes glassblowing, pottery demonstrations, live music, an art market, children’s activities, an artist gallery and more. The appetite is served by some of Pensacola’s most popular food trucks. Details and ticket information: firstcityart.org

Celebrate Black History Month with a special planetarium event Stars and Stories of Africa at the Emerald Coast Science Center, Thursday 23 February. The shows start at 6pm and 7pm. Guests will travel the cosmos to learn about the ancient Kush people; what the Keyan Borana Star Calendar was; the Swahili names for the planets; Folklore stories and how enslaved African Americans were able to witness the dawn of freedom in the north. Space is limited. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance. Call 850-664-1261, visit the Science Center, or use our online ticketing option to purchase your tickets.

Hop off and explore with the Wild and scenic tour in the American Amazon, Sunday February 19thth at noon. Known as the “American Amazon,” this hour-long excursion into the wild and scenic lower reaches of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta introduces guests to an amazing natural habitat. This cruise departs from Bartram Landing at the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. For more information: 251.626.0798 or email: [email protected]

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