the Specktator

Events


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.

 

Sep
1
Fri
Puttin’ on the Ritz Amateur Night @ Ritz Theatre and Museum
Sep 1 @ 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!

Oct
6
Fri
Puttin’ on the Ritz Amateur Night @ Ritz Theatre and Museum
Oct 6 @ 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!

Nov
3
Fri
Puttin’ on the Ritz Amateur Night @ Ritz Theatre and Museum
Nov 3 @ 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!

Nov
6
Mon
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Lots of restaurants and bars have trivia. But only a chosen few (three to be exact) have The Specktator as host.

In addition to obscure questions, Trivia With The Specktator features musical interludes from local musicians and, if you’re lucky, The 30-Second Dance Party.

Top three teams win gift cards from European Street Cafe. Extended happy hour for players (people playing trivia, that is). And ask your server about late-night happy hour.

Did we mention E. Street won Best Local Trivia in the Folio Weekly Best of Jacksonville Readers Poll in 2017? Because we did.

Nov
11
Sat
Downtown Community Cleanup @ Lavilla's United Voice
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Downtown Community Cleanup @ Lavilla's United Voice | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From event organizer:

The Downtown Community Cleanup Project will invite every neighborhood organization and cleanup group in the city of Jacksonville to come together for LaVilla. If you’ve been asked to host this event, please accept it and help spread the word. We need as much help as we can get.

The Downtown Community Cleanup Project and the Fight Blight crew will provide enough trash bags, gloves, and tools for everyone, but feel free to bring your own.

Downtown Vision, Inc.’s amazing staff has Volunteered to help out on their day off! (((ROUND OF APPLA– USE))) I* will post photos of problem areas leading up to the event with a location so feel free to prepare for those specific areas (some need shovels and rakes) or just bring yourself, and we’ll tell you where to go.

From 9 AM – 4 PM every group in the DIA will meet at Lavilla’s United Voice at 311 W. Ashley St. From there we will focus on rehabilitating State and Union St and moving to adjacent designated neighborhoods. There are thousands of pounds of trash that needs to be removed. Together, it’s nothing.

In fact, I* bet we can move at least 2,500 pounds of trash in one Saturday.

===

* Not sure who this “I” is. It’s not me.

JAX Veg Fest 2017 @ Riverside Park
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
JAX Veg Fest 2017 @ Riverside Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook:

A free, sustainable festival devoted to environmental awareness, animal advocacy, and of course, plant-based cuisine. Psychic readings also available.

This festival is not affiliated with the Northeast Florida Veg Fest, which is usually held yearly but was cancelled this year.  We’re here to fill in the gap so no one misses out on a day we ourselves love so much.

 

St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular @ St. Johns Town Center
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular @ St. Johns Town Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From the event organizer:

Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the 12th annual St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacula rwith an  action-packed day of free, family fun and musical performances!

Throughout the day, guests will enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ experience. The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways, costume characters, holiday entertainment and more.

Main stage entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with dynamic holiday performances and a show-stopping finale by headliner, Parmalee. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway.

For Holiday Spectacular’s grand finale, Santa will lead the crowd in an official countdown to light the dazzling 32-foot tree and kick off an energetic fireworks finale at 8 p.m. Santa will then be available at the Santa House in the Phase III wing near Nordstrom to hear holiday wish lists.

Additionally, St. Johns Town Center retailers will offer holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials throughout the weekend.

Nov
13
Mon
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Night Trivia With The Specktator @ European Street Cafe—Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Lots of restaurants and bars have trivia. But only a chosen few (three to be exact) have The Specktator as host.

In addition to obscure questions, Trivia With The Specktator features musical interludes from local musicians and, if you’re lucky, The 30-Second Dance Party.

Top three teams win gift cards from European Street Cafe. Extended happy hour for players (people playing trivia, that is). And ask your server about late-night happy hour.

Did we mention E. Street won Best Local Trivia in the Folio Weekly Best of Jacksonville Readers Poll in 2017? Because we did.

Nov
16
Thu
“Curtains” @ Douglas Anderson School of the Arts—Debow Theatre
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
"Curtains" @ Douglas Anderson School of the Arts—Debow Theatre  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From datheatreboosters.org

Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy, tells the story of a misguided Broadway show in its floundering out-of-town tryout, and the backstage mishaps that occur when its talentless leading lady is murdered during a curtain call, and the show itself is slaughtered by critics. Enter Lt. Frank Coiffi, a dedicated Boston detective, called upon to investigate the crime. But as the bodies begin piling up, Frank must act quick to solve the crime, all the while falling in love with a chorine, as well as with life in the theatre itself. With music and lyrics by the Tony-winning songwriters of Chicago and Cabaret, Curtains is a love letter to the Golden Age of the Broadway musical, and the firm belief that “putting on a musical has got to be one of the greatest things a person can do.”

Nov
17
Fri
“A Miracle on 34th Street” @ Jacksonville Univeristy—Terry Concert Hall
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
"A Miracle on 34th Street" @ Jacksonville Univeristy—Terry Concert Hall | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Jacksonville University:

Terry Concert Hall is transformed into a 1930s radio studio for the fourth time as “A Miracle on 34th Street” takes to the airwaves! A wildly popular event, the production features a 30-piece orchestra, talented actors and live sound effects. This season expect a miracle with Kris Kringle and Macy’s!

“Curtains” @ Douglas Anderson School of the Arts—Debow Theatre
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
"Curtains" @ Douglas Anderson School of the Arts—Debow Theatre  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From datheatreboosters.org

Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy, tells the story of a misguided Broadway show in its floundering out-of-town tryout, and the backstage mishaps that occur when its talentless leading lady is murdered during a curtain call, and the show itself is slaughtered by critics. Enter Lt. Frank Coiffi, a dedicated Boston detective, called upon to investigate the crime. But as the bodies begin piling up, Frank must act quick to solve the crime, all the while falling in love with a chorine, as well as with life in the theatre itself. With music and lyrics by the Tony-winning songwriters of Chicago and Cabaret, Curtains is a love letter to the Golden Age of the Broadway musical, and the firm belief that “putting on a musical has got to be one of the greatest things a person can do.”

Puttin’ on the Ritz Amateur Night @ Ritz Theatre and Museum
Nov 17 @ 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!

Puttin’ on the Ritz Amateur Night SEMI-FINALS @ Ritz Theatre and Museum
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
Puttin' on the Ritz Amateur Night SEMI-FINALS @ 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!

Nov
18
Sat
Downtown Community Cleanup @ Lavilla's United Voice
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Downtown Community Cleanup @ Lavilla's United Voice | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From event organizer:

The Downtown Community Cleanup Project will invite every neighborhood organization and cleanup group in the city of Jacksonville to come together for LaVilla. If you’ve been asked to host this event, please accept it and help spread the word. We need as much help as we can get.

The Downtown Community Cleanup Project and the Fight Blight crew will provide enough trash bags, gloves, and tools for everyone, but feel free to bring your own.

Downtown Vision, Inc.’s amazing staff has Volunteered to help out on their day off! (((ROUND OF APPLA– USE))) I* will post photos of problem areas leading up to the event with a location so feel free to prepare for those specific areas (some need shovels and rakes) or just bring yourself, and we’ll tell you where to go.

From 9 AM – 4 PM every group in the DIA will meet at Lavilla’s United Voice at 311 W. Ashley St. From there we will focus on rehabilitating State and Union St and moving to adjacent designated neighborhoods. There are thousands of pounds of trash that needs to be removed. Together, it’s nothing.

In fact, I* bet we can move at least 2,500 pounds of trash in one Saturday.

===

* Not sure who this “I” is. It’s not me.

“Curtains” @ Douglas Anderson School of the Arts—Debow Theatre
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm
"Curtains" @ Douglas Anderson School of the Arts—Debow Theatre  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From datheatreboosters.org

Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy, tells the story of a misguided Broadway show in its floundering out-of-town tryout, and the backstage mishaps that occur when its talentless leading lady is murdered during a curtain call, and the show itself is slaughtered by critics. Enter Lt. Frank Coiffi, a dedicated Boston detective, called upon to investigate the crime. But as the bodies begin piling up, Frank must act quick to solve the crime, all the while falling in love with a chorine, as well as with life in the theatre itself. With music and lyrics by the Tony-winning songwriters of Chicago and Cabaret, Curtains is a love letter to the Golden Age of the Broadway musical, and the firm belief that “putting on a musical has got to be one of the greatest things a person can do.”