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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
And by the way, be sure to change the view from “month” to “stream” below. Unless you like being really annoyed.
The Spring Market is here @ Space42 + extended hours!
Fri Open Studio Preview night 630-930 Friday tix ($35) is good all weekend. separate event listing here.
The Makery Market is a curated market, showcasing utilitarian goods that serve as functional art, by the best Makers in Jacksonville and the Southeast.
Quality handmade, reclaimed, and vintage items are featured with a focus on fresh, modern design and attention to detail.
One ticket = 2 DAYS OF FUN!
A Mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assemblage of small pieces.
“Mosaic 2018” will be an interactive and inspiring gathering that will feature a live and in-person interview with WJCT’s “First Coast Connect” host/producer Melissa Ross and award-winning writer and “Selfie Queen of Jacksonville”, Kerry Speckman. Mosaic will include food & drink, inspiring entertainment, interactive art activities and the launch for our TheStudio:JAX concept!
Mosaic will be a beautiful Spring rooftop event held at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) and emceed by Jacksonville’s beloved Robert “Bob” White. You will not only be mesmerized by the evening’s entertainment but a self-tour of the museum’s current event “Science Fiction, Science Future” is included in your ticket price.
Guests will enjoy the following:
|| Real-time “live” interview with Melissa Ross & Kerry Speckman
|| Spoken word poetry by AS Minor
|| Music by Stacey Bennett from Folk is People
|| Food & Drink
|| Interactive mosaic
|| Silent art auction with art by local professional artists
|| Rooftop selfies at sunset and a little activity we like to call “Smash Stuff!”
In collaboration with Where Is The Sunshine & I Still Matter, TheStudio:JAX will be Jacksonville’s first supportive arts center to offer fine arts education and skills training to encourage artist entrepreneurship, along with wellness recovery training and support groups for artists, creatives and makers living with mental health challenges.
Windborne’s Music of David Bowie.
“Bowie has come to not just represent his innovations but to symbolize modern rock as an idiom in which literacy, art, style and social commentary could be rolled into one.” So said Rolling Stone Magazine. He was gone far too young and far too soon. Be there for the Symphony’s tribute to the life and music of the incredible David Bowie.
The Spring Fling will feature donut eating contests,a talent competition, dog pools, FREE raffles, pet expo, and more!
Enjoy live music on the Sleiman Riverfront stage, free giveaways, and contests! Plus, walk around and check out the local pet vendors, you are sure to find a treat or toy your pup will love!
Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Inc.
Sam Maimone- State Farm Insurance Agent
Jacksonville Dog Fanciers’ Assoc., Inc.
The Woof Pack Pet Boutique
K9 Services German Shepherd Rescue, Inc.
Artzy Fartzy Petz
Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Happy Hound Dog Resorts
Teresa Johns Photography @ Yappy Hour -Spring Fling at the Landing
People have said that Abe Partridge sounds older than his chronological age, and there’s a very good reason for that – he’s packed a lot of living into his 37 years.
Those experiences, ranging from the earthy to the surreal, the spiritual light to the depths of depression, come together with gripping intensity on Partridge’s second full-length album, Cotton Fields and Blood for Days. Over the course of ten songs, this troubadour draws listeners in with a combination of southern gothic storytelling and a dark humor reminiscent of the late Townes Van Zandt – delivered in a gravelly tone that conjures up images of Tom Waits in his barstool warming days.
Since its founding in 1974, RAP has been an advocate for active preservation of our neighborhood’s historic assets. Historic preservation is much more than saving old buildings. Modern preservation efforts are about saving the heart of communities, ensuring vibrant, special places full of character. This means looking beyond architecture to what makes historic towns and neighborhoods thrive – actively used historic buildings, healthy businesses, and community gathering spaces being paramount.
Located in the streets of downtown Jacksonville. Lineup is not complete, but acts announced include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sheila E, Lohai, the Bad Plus, Euge Groove, the Pete Escovedo Orchestra, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, the Vijay Iyer Sextet, the Champian Fulton Quartet, the Chris Thomas Band, the 4 Korners, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys and the Noel Freidline Quintet with Maria Howell. Free. jacksonvillejazzfestival.com
Stoopidheads VIP package includes a ticket, backpack, foil poster, beach towel, koozie, collectable wristband, exclusive merch item, and a viewing area and early entry where applicable.
Come to the BIGGEST JAX Chamber Downtown Council event of the year – 2018’s Painting of the PawPrints!
Attendance is free, but registration is requested.
Beginning at the base of the Main Street Bridge to TIAA Bank Field, attendees will paint the 330+ PawPrints along Bay Street.
Afterward, all are invited to enjoy a family friendly after-party in Lot K that will include Jaxson de Ville, the ROAR of the Jaguars and D-Line.
There will be “draffles” prizes, with proceeds going toward children’s programs in the Jacksonville Downtown community.
And don’t miss our pre- and after-parties at Manifest Distilling! Proceeds from Manifest sales during these times will go to the JAX Chamber Downtown Council.
Pre-Party: 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 27 (until closing)
After Party: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28 (until closing)
Video games, a charity art auction, food trucks, dancing, DJs, live music, Cosplay, selfie spots, and more for Jacksonville’s award winning Gaming + Art event!
We’re going all out this year with extra perks for VIPs, more games, dance-offs, crafting stations, art, a funko exhibit, and special exhibits dedicated to Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, and all the gamer stuff you’ve come to love at GAAM!
This GAAM is going to be OVER 9000! RSVP to GAAM today to win prizes and join your friends at the ultimate nerd charity party! 🎉🎮
P.S. Don’t forget, GAAM is for grown ups. Kids…you can go to GAAM when you get old enough. MUHAHAHAHA!