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The Specktator is thrilled to have European Street Cafe as title sponsor of the online calendar!

As one of my favorite places to eat, drink and socialize in the the city, “E. Street” (as the cool kids call it) makes the perfect partner to help promote the best events happening in the city.

NOTE: This is a “curated calendar,” meaning I have personally reviewed each event and consider it to be of interest to the general public and/or something particularly compelling. It is important to know that businesses cannot buy a calendar entry. That said, if you have an event you would like considered for the calendar, send the pertinent information to whatsup@thespecktator.com.

And by the way, be sure to change the view from “month” to “stream” below. Unless you like being really annoyed.

 

May
1
Mon
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 1 @ 12:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

The Jumbo Shrimp take on the Mobile BayBears in a midday matinee (aka the Businessperson’s Special). Fifteen bucks gets you a 16-ounce drink, hot dog, chips and ticket to the game.

May
4
Thu
Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center

From FSCJ Artist Series

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

May
5
Fri
Puttin’ on the Ritz Amateur Night @ Ritz Theatre and Museum
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Puttin' on the Ritz Amateur Night @ Ritz Theatre and Museum

From jaxevents.com

The show formerly known as Amateur Night has a new name, but it’s still the same great show. Each month The Ritz Theatre has amazing performances and electrifying music by DJ Chill Will. And you never know what to expect from show host Rahman Johnson. The liveliest audience in the south can still applaud or boo contestants as they compete for prizes. This isn’t just a talent show…it’s Puttin’ On the Ritz!

Eric Church @ Veterans Memorial Arena
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Eric Church @ Veterans Memorial Arena

From jaxevents.com

Eric Church is back on tour! His North American 60+ city run, the aptly titled Holdin’ My Own Tour, which launched on Jan. 13, 2017.

For the first time ever, there will be no support act on this tour. Eric and the ECB will play two full sets of music with an intermission in between.

Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center

From FSCJ Artist Series

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

May
6
Sat
Art Barket at RAM @ Riverside Arts Market
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Art Barket at RAM @ Riverside Arts Market

From Riverside Arts Market

Everyone loves their pups, and it’s time to celebrate our furry friends at RAM.
Enjoy splash pools, dog treats and a variety of pet-related organizations and producers. As your pups enjoy the splash pools, the humans can enjoy a cold craft beer at First Saturday Brews @ RAM.

At 11:30 a.m. enjoy Canine Costume Contest, hosted by Matt Pittman. Dress your canine up in a costume for a chance to win fabulous prizes from RAM and Chuy’s! Gather behind the stage at 11:15 a.m. and parade your pooch on stage for judging by our live audience!

If you and your best friend love soccer, don’t miss the Soccer Dogs! They’ll be on-site all day but will be performing too! Time will be announced soon.

Chuy’s will be snapping photos of pets for a $5 donation to benefit First Coast No More Homeless Pets and sampling delicious human treats.

 

Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center
May 6 @ 2:00 pm
Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center

From FSCJ Artist Series

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center

From FSCJ Artist Series

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

May
7
Sun
Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center
May 7 @ 1:30 pm
Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center

From FSCJ Artist Series

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Kinky Boots @ Times-Union Center

From FSCJ Artist Series

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

May
8
Mon
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 8 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

It’s Canines and Crustaceans night when the Shrimp battle the Biloxi Shuckers. Dogs must be “willing and able” and do not require a ticket.

May
9
Tue
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 9 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Tickets for the Shrimp vs. BayBears are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members using their CFCU credit or debit card.

May
10
Wed
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 10 @ 12:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Join the Jumbo Shrimp as they take on the Mobile BayBears for a midday matinee and get one 16 oz. soda or beer, hot dog, chips and a ticket for only $15.

In a related story, it’s National Shrimp Day!

May
11
Thu
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 11 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
It’s the Shrimp vs. the BayBears. And more important to some fans, it’s Thirsty Thursday with $1 and $2 Budweiser products.

May
12
Fri
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 12 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

TGIF where the “F” stands for “Friday Family Fireworks” and  Friday Happy Hour with Miller Lite specials. Wear a red shirt to the game and receive $1 off your ticket or donate it to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Oh, yeah, and the Shrimp play the BayBears.