Since the early 1990s, Pensacola has had its own memorial to the undercurrent of alternative music that ran through the Gulf Coast since the 1990s. The 309 Punk Museum Project began as a place to crash and has now become its own nonprofit run by the artists and archivists closest to its legacy.
The house hosts ‘zine and screenprinting workshops, a local punk archive, a recording studio and an artist-in-residence program. Four of its members – 534N L1N320, Valerie George, Scott Satterwhite and Eliza Espy – along with special guest Mike Brody will appear at Alabama Contemporary Art Center (ACAC, 301 Conti St.) on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. to talk about the institution just over the state line.
Entrance is $5, free for ACAC members.
Exploreum special approaching
Go ahead and mark your calendars because the Gulf Coast Exploreum (65 Government St.) is having a back-to-school field trip special in October. Field trip admission for all students and chaperones will be only $7 per person, a savings of $2 per student and $5 per chaperone. Educators get in free.
Admission includes all the permanent exhibits plus the new fall exhibit, “FEAR: The Science of Phobias.” This includes science-based programming, hands-on opportunities and regular presentations about our most powerful and maybe illogical worries.
For more information, call Monica Dunklin at 251-208-6880.
Season tickets available
As mentioned in Artifice, season tickets are available for a variety of organizations right now. The symphony, opera and chamber music are running deals as is the University of Mobile’s Alabama School of the Arts.
The Baptist-affiliated school just north of town features a wide slate of performances this year. Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Iolanthe” premieres in October, “Oklahoma!” in November, “Our Town” in February, Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” in February and “Little Women” in April. There’s also an October symphonic concert, their annual Christmas Spectacular, a jazz band Christmas show, a pair of piano ensemble concerts, symphonic winds and a spring spectacular.
For more information on season subscriptions, call the box office at 251-442-2383 or visit their website at umobile.edu/pas.
Celtic group marks seasonal change
Flutist Andra Bohnet has formed yet another Celtic ensemble with Rachel Nozny, Ben Harper and Andy Kruspa named 2nd Breakfast. They will mark the autumnal equinox with a Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., concert at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on the University of South Alabama (USA) campus.
Tickets are $8, $5 for USA faculty, staff, students, youth under 18 and all senior citizens. Cash or check only. Available at the door only.
For more information, call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.
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