Extreme Midget Wrestling is back at Live on Friday, kicking off another big week of fun! / Phil Bailey/GoPensacola.com
Friday: A weekend of parties starts now
Memorial Weekend is traditionally one of the biggest party weekends in the Pensacola area, and this year is no exception. Huge parties at Emerald City, Capt'n Fun Beach Club, Flounder's Chowder House, Crabs We Got 'Em and other locations will bring thousands of GLBT tourists to the area and will provide lots to do for everyone. Check out our party guide for complete info on the circuit parties.
Live Nightclub, 9121 Pensacola Blvd. is getting small for the holiday weekend as it brings the Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation back into the squared circle. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $15. Ages 18 and older are welcome, but there is a $10 surcharge those younger than 21.
And at Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place, the weekend opens with a healthy dose of the funk. Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band returns to showcase its "nu-funk" sound mixing old-school funk with influences including Latin, Afrobeat, electronica and rock. The Dirty Guv'nahs will open the show. Ten bucks gets you in the door if you're old enough to drink; add $5 more is you're not (but you're at least 18).
Saturday: Shake it like a salt shaker
Vinyl Music Hall gets crunk on Saturday with the hip-hop duo Yong Yang Twins taking the stage. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the Atlanta duo's show. You know them from songs such as "Salt Shaker," "Whats Happ'nin!," "Wait (The Whisper Song)" and "Badd," plus guest appearances on tracks by Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz ("Get Low") and Bubba Sparxxx ("Ms. New Booty"). Tickets are $20 in advance at the Vinyl Music Hall box office or online at www.vinylmusichall.com or www.ticketfly.com, or $25 at the door. Tack on $5 more if you're too young to drink. Under 18? You ain't going.
And the circuit parties will continue with some epic bashes on Saturday. See the party guide for more details.
OK, we admit it: "aggrotech" was a new genre description for us. These kids today ... Seriously, though, the Atlanta-based Combichrist is at the forefront of the genre, and if you like the dark, industrial, borderline Teutonic sounds of bands such as Rammstein and KMFDM, Sunday's show at Vinyl Music Hall should be one for you. Opening the show are iVardensphere, Deadstar Assembly and Starkiller. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show. This one's open to all ages, but take an extra $5 if you're too young to drink.
And the circuit parties aren't over yet! In fact, one of the biggest bashes of all is Sunday night. How big? It takes over the entire Pensacola Civic Center. Check the guide for more.
Monday: If you're friends of skee ...
GoPensacola.com Skeeball League at Play, upstairs at 16 Palafox Place, crosses the halfway mark in its latest tournament with Monday's fiercley competitive action, but if you can field a good team, we think you've still got a shot at winning this thing. Even if you don't take the trophy and the cash at the end, the skeeball's free, the atmosphere is fun, and there are always great weekly prizes you could win. Practice starts at 8 p.m.; we start keeping score at 9.
Tuesday: THE Big Choice
We've been looking forward to seeing Face to Face at Vinyl Music Hall since the show was announced several months ago. We won't blather on too much, just read our interview with Trever Keith. Strung Out, Blitzkid and the Darlings will open the show. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, plus $5 if you're too young to know the words to "Disconnected."
Wednesday: Girls together outrageously
The Fish House Deck Bar, 600 S. Barracks St., is the place to be for another red-hot Girls' Night Out. Ladies enjoy $2 drinks, guys enjoy the ladies, and everybody enjoys live and DJ dance music. That's what we call a win-win.
Thursday: Sorry, we're not rhyming
Taproot ("Poem," "Calling") closes out the week with a huge show at Live Nightclub. A chance to see a huge alt-metal act for just $5 in advance or $10 at the door? Sign us up. Too young to drink? Add $10 to that price.