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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.

 

Dec
16
Wed
Jax Media Gives Back(yard) Bash @ Pratt Guys
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jax Media Gives Back(yard) Bash @ Pratt Guys  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From jumpforkidsflorida.org

The Jax Media Gives Back(yard) Bash will be like no other (Anchorman-style) with live bands, DJs, a giant boombox, Santa Claus and his elves, delicious food, drinks,  fashion show and silent auction.

The party benefits Jump for Kids Florida and Nathaniel, who is fighting leukemia, and Samantha, battling cystic fibrosis.

Donations are tax-deductible.

FUN FACT: Jump for Kids Florida, a non-profit focused on providing mentors & personal trainers to underprivileged kids, was founded in Neptune Beach.

Aug
4
Thu
Community Thread: The Politics of Arts Education @ WJCT Studios
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Community Thread: The Politics of Arts Education @ WJCT Studios | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook.com

As Florida school districts prepare students for success in a global, knowledge-based economy, how does arts education factor in the plan? We’ll also explore how advocates are working to ensure that diverse perspectives are represented in the development of new arts policies.

What are your thoughts or questions about the politics of arts education? Be part of our studio audience and share your voice. The program will air Thursday, August, 18 at 8pm on WJCT Public Television.

 

Tickets are free but space is limited. All guests must arrive at 6:30 and must be seated by 6:45, or they will not be allowed into the studio.

 

Aug
6
Sat
Riverside Speaker Series: Meredith O’Malley Johnson @ Willowbranch Library
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Riverside Speaker Series: Meredith O'Malley Johnson @ Willowbranch Library | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook.com

Learn about local politics and the upcoming August ballot with Meredith O’Malley Johnson, host of “Political MOJO” and founder of the Jax Young Voters Coalition.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Willowbranch Library.

Sep
22
Thu
Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From fscjartistseries.org

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea,” “Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone,” and “The iMpossible iWatch.”

If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

Unelectable You @ Florida Theatre
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
Unelectable You @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From floridatheatre.com

Second City, the improv comedy company that brought you Steven Colbert and and Bill Murray, satirizes the 2016 election cycle.

In this new era of viral gaffes and social-media campaigning, of rebels preaching to the disenchanted on both sides of the aisle, who even knows what makes a presidential candidate electable anymore? Join Slate and the Second City as we try to figure it out, in an evening of comedy, insight and topical musings that we’re calling Unelectable You.

Through sketch comedy, improvisation and a whole lot of audience interaction, the satirical muscle of Second City will harness the often contrarian and cutting edge voice of Slate to take aim at the election, the candidates, the spin and even Slate itself. The result is a thoughtful, funny and completely self-aware evening that’s purely Second City, and purely Slate.

Sep
23
Fri
Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From fscjartistseries.org

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea,” “Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone,” and “The iMpossible iWatch.”

If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

Sep
24
Sat
Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm
Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From fscjartistseries.org

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea,” “Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone,” and “The iMpossible iWatch.”

If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From fscjartistseries.org

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea,” “Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone,” and “The iMpossible iWatch.”

If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

Sep
25
Sun
Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm
Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You Are Electing @ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From fscjartistseries.org

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea,” “Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone,” and “The iMpossible iWatch.”

If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

Sep
29
Thu
Banned in Jacksonville: What book are you missing? @ Old St. Andrew's
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm
Banned in Jacksonville: What book are you missing? @ Old St. Andrew's | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From jacksonvillehistory.org

The Jacksonville Public Library reports 70 challenges to materials since 2000.In fact, the Newbery Award-winning book, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by late Jacksonville Leslie Kirkwood, Chair of  Banned: A Community Conversation about Censorship and Free Speech will present crucial history and background and include Barbara A. B. Gubbin, Director of Jacksonville Public Library. The presentation also incorporates performances by Jason Woods, actor/director.