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Event Calendar


european_street_cafe_logo_medThe 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 or a $pon$ored feature, 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.

 

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.”

“Grey Gardens” @ Theatre Jacksonville
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
"Grey Gardens" @ Theatre Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Theatre Jacksonville:

The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses.

The talented cast includes Amy Farmer, Laura Adkison, Daniel Austin, Kelly Wolfe, Justin Reynolds, Kevin Bodge, Kevin Turner, Tatum Matthews, and Cecilia Adkison under the direction of Michael Lipp. Musical direction by Ben Beck and Choreography by Curtis Williams.

As a side note, this musical was developed in a workshop at White Oak Plantation just north of Jacksonville as part of the Sundance Theatre Institute. Sarah Boone worked with composer Scott Frankel to cast two of our local students to appear in the workshop production. The show went on from workshop phase to Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway and winning multiple Tony Awards.

 

Nov
17
Fri
“Abstractions: Bold + Beautiful” Reception @ Jacksonville International Airport—Haskell Gallery
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Abstractions: Bold + Beautiful" Reception @ Jacksonville International Airport—Haskell Gallery | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook:

Please join artists Stephanie Cafcules, Rob Middleton and Cynthia Walburn for a reception featuring their works currently on exhibition as part of Haskell Gallery show “Abstraction: Bold + Beautiful.” The exhibition runs until December 30.
“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!

“Grey Gardens” @ Theatre Jacksonville
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm
"Grey Gardens" @ Theatre Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Theatre Jacksonville:

The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses.

The talented cast includes Amy Farmer, Laura Adkison, Daniel Austin, Kelly Wolfe, Justin Reynolds, Kevin Bodge, Kevin Turner, Tatum Matthews, and Cecilia Adkison under the direction of Michael Lipp. Musical direction by Ben Beck and Choreography by Curtis Williams.

As a side note, this musical was developed in a workshop at White Oak Plantation just north of Jacksonville as part of the Sundance Theatre Institute. Sarah Boone worked with composer Scott Frankel to cast two of our local students to appear in the workshop production. The show went on from workshop phase to Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway and winning multiple Tony Awards.

 

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 APPLAUSE))) 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.

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* 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.”

“A Miracle on 34th Street” @ Jacksonville Univeristy—Terry Concert Hall
Nov 18 @ 3:00 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 18 @ 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.”

“Grey Gardens” @ Theatre Jacksonville
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
"Grey Gardens" @ Theatre Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Theatre Jacksonville:

The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses.

The talented cast includes Amy Farmer, Laura Adkison, Daniel Austin, Kelly Wolfe, Justin Reynolds, Kevin Bodge, Kevin Turner, Tatum Matthews, and Cecilia Adkison under the direction of Michael Lipp. Musical direction by Ben Beck and Choreography by Curtis Williams.

As a side note, this musical was developed in a workshop at White Oak Plantation just north of Jacksonville as part of the Sundance Theatre Institute. Sarah Boone worked with composer Scott Frankel to cast two of our local students to appear in the workshop production. The show went on from workshop phase to Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway and winning multiple Tony Awards.

 

Nov
19
Sun
Nothing Tops DogFest Fundraiser @ TopGolf
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nothing Tops DogFest Fundraiser @ TopGolf | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook:

Join Katie Jeffries of First Coast News at Topgolf Jacksonville as she joins us to play at the area’s premier golf entertainment complex. (Don’t worry about missing the Jags playing in Cleveland because we will have the game on the TVs while you are playing.)

Anyone can play Topgolf, from aspiring pros to those who’ve never walked 18 holes. This multi-level driving range is equipped with drivers, microchipped balls and targets to hit.

Registration is $100 for each person and includes three hours of golf, heavy hors d’ouevres and bottomless soda, iced tea and water. A cash bar will be available. There will also be a chance to win prizes at our raffle and silent auction! All proceeds benefit Canine Companions for Independence DogFest Walk’n Roll Jacksonville.

There are a maximum of six people per bay.

 

 

“Grey Gardens” @ Theatre Jacksonville
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm
"Grey Gardens" @ Theatre Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Theatre Jacksonville:

The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses.

The talented cast includes Amy Farmer, Laura Adkison, Daniel Austin, Kelly Wolfe, Justin Reynolds, Kevin Bodge, Kevin Turner, Tatum Matthews, and Cecilia Adkison under the direction of Michael Lipp. Musical direction by Ben Beck and Choreography by Curtis Williams.

As a side note, this musical was developed in a workshop at White Oak Plantation just north of Jacksonville as part of the Sundance Theatre Institute. Sarah Boone worked with composer Scott Frankel to cast two of our local students to appear in the workshop production. The show went on from workshop phase to Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway and winning multiple Tony Awards.