A Weekend Full of Philanthropy, Arts, and Fun!

After last weekend and the High Seas Pirate Fest, this weekend might seem a little more tame.  The Human Society holds the 7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay, the POPS Orchestra opens their season, the Kaleidoscope Theater presents I’ll be Back Before Midnight,  and Bay County fights back against breast cancer.  Weither you support the arts or are more focused on philanthropy, you’ll have something to do this weekend!

7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay

October 15th, 2011 For the 7th year, The Humane Society of Bay County will be holding the Barkin’ on the Bay on October 15th, 2011 from 11:30am to 5:00pm at Bay Point Marina.  The rain date is set for October 16th, from noon to 5pm.  Children get in free, but tickets are available for adults with a suggested donation of $5 -10. Barkin’ on the Bay will include the famous dock diving competition, a frisbee competition, flyball-agility-obedience-and rally obedience dog demos, meet the breeds programs, and several contests.  Contests will include look-a-like, best trick, Halloween costume, largest dog, smallest dog, and Simon Sez Obedience.

Opening Night for the Panama City POPS Orchestra

October 15th, 2011 Opening their 7th season is the Panama City POPS Orchestra, beginning their first season at the Marina Civic Center.  The POPS Orchestra will be focusing on Symphony No.9 from Dvorak in the first section of the show, with the second section being more upbeat and fun. An in-depth look at Dvorak’s No.9 and the Panama City POPS Orchestra can be found here.

I’ll be Back Before Midnight

October 14th-16th, 2011 Opening October 14th, I’ll be Back Before Midnight will be showing at the Kaleidoscope Theater.  Shows will be the 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th with shows at 7:00pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday.  Opening night, there will also be a gala with wine and cheese, where you can meet the cast.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

October 15th, 2011 Registration begins at 7:00am, and the walk/run begins at 8:00am at Aaron Bessant Park to show your support against Breast Cancer.  Heritage, a pop/reggae band from Okaloosa,  will be playing form 10:00am till 12:00pm. This year, Mayor Gayle Oberst, will be the honorary chair for this years Making Strides event.  She recently lost her husband to cancer and has supported the American Cancer Society diligently in the past.  Put your pink on, bring an extra bra to donate, and help raise awareness and fight back against this disease!


Are you going to any of these events this weekend?  Supporting the arts or supporting a philanthropic cause?

Dvorak from the PCB POPS Orchestra

Saturday October 15 at 7:30pm, the Panama City POPS Orchestra will be playing, in its entirety, the No.9 Symphony in E Minor from Dvorak.  This concert will open the POPS Orchestra’s 16th season, and the first at its new home – the Marina Civic Center.

Dvorak to be played by the POPS

About The POPS Orchestra

The concert dates for this season are October 15, January 20, March 17, and May 5.  All concerts will be at 7:30pm at the Marina Civic Center.  Tickets are $29.50 for adults, $20.00 for seniors, and $10.00 for children and are available at 850-763-4696 or www.marinaciviccenter.com from the Marina Civic Center Box office.  Tickets for active military are $20.00.

The second act of the October 15th, 2011 show will be centered on fun.  Songs will include the theme from Jurassic Park, “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Mis, Morton Gould’s “Andalucia,” and more!

About the Dvorak No. 9 Symphony

The No. 9 Symphony was composed in 1893 during a visit to the United States.  It is also referenced as “From the New World,” and was mentioned as No. 5 in earlier recordings and mentions.  There are four movements in this piece, and was debuted at Carnegie Hall.  Dvorak was a Czech composer of late romantic music; sometimes his style is referred to as romantic-classical fusion.  The No.9 Symphony is one of his best known works.

Make sure that you’re able to get out to one if not all of the Panama City POPS Orchestral concerts this season, you won’t be disappointed by the night out!

POPS Orchestra Plays PCB!

Panama City POPS Orchestra is bringing their classical talents to Panama City Beach on Saturday, March 26.

POPS Orchestra is playing their third concert of the season and in addition to their popular symphonic sounds, POPS Orchestra is mixing up the program a bit with a special talent joining them for this event.


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Tune in to the Battle of the Batons presented by Panama City POPS Orchestra

Panama City Beach and Bay County as a whole is extremely rich when it comes to the arts – did you know that Panama City was recently named number 6 out of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America? (John Villani, Muit Press, 1997). A favorite on the list of local artistic offerings is the Panama City POPS Orchestra, a non-profit symphony orchestra who have been making sweet music in Bay County since 1996. Formerly the Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay, the Panama City POPS Orchestra is now in its 14th season and is set to enjoy another great year of exciting musical performances blended with the orchestra’s unique, fun style.

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