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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.

 

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The Party 4:00 pm
The Party @ Seawalk Pavilion
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Party @ Seawalk Pavilion | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States
From theplayersparty.com TPC’s Largest After Party and Concert will fuse world-class entertainment featuring a performance by Better Than Ezra, southern cuisine and highlight our thriving beaches community. The six-hour event will feature the world’s largest happy hour and The[...]
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Holocaust Cantata 8:00 pm
Holocaust Cantata @ Times-Union Center
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
Holocaust Cantata @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsymphony.org   It is well-known that during the Holocaust inmates wrote music while incarcerated in concentration camps. Much of it has since been recorded. At Theresienstadt, for instance – the infamous “Paradise Ghetto” –[...]
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FunkFest 4:00 pm
FunkFest
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
FunkFest
From jacksonville.funfesttour.com Good Music. Good People. Good Times. Artists scheduled to appear include LL Cool J, Dru Hill, Master P. New Edition (the Bobby Brown-less version, FYI) and Naughty by Nature. For more than 20 years, the[...]
Three Things Abide … Faith, Hope and Love 7:00 pm
Three Things Abide … Faith, Hope and Love @ Riverside United Church of Christ
May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Three Things Abide ... Faith, Hope and Love @ Riverside United Church of Christ | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com Join the Jacksonville Men’s Chorus for its 2016 Spring Concert “Three Things Abide… Faith, Hope and Love.” #shortandsweet FUN FACT: The accompanist (aka pianist) for the Men’s Chorus is a woman.
Puttin’ On The Ritz Finals 7:30 pm
Puttin’ On The Ritz Finals @ Ritz Theatre & Museum
May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Puttin' On The Ritz Finals @ Ritz Theatre & Museum | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com The show formerly known as “Amateur Night” has a new name, but it’s still the same great show! Introducing Puttin’ On The Ritz! Each month we’ll have amazing performances; electrifying music by DJ Chill Will; you[...]
All Gershwin 8:00 pm
All Gershwin @ Times-Union Center
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
All Gershwin @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsyphony.org Nathan Aspinall conducts the Jacksonville Symphony for a celebration of the works of George Gershwin, including “Strike Up The Band,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “Shall We Dance?,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Porgy and[...]
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Bark After Dark Prom Night 7:00 pm
Bark After Dark Prom Night @ Winterbourne Inn
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bark After Dark Prom Night @ Winterbourne Inn | Orange Park | Florida | United States
From clayhumaneorg.com Calling all valley girls, yuppies and boy toy wannabes. This year Bark After Dark is going to be so… like, totally amazing! We are going to party hardy for the animals to raise[...]
Three Things Abide … Faith, Hope and Love 7:00 pm
Three Things Abide … Faith, Hope and Love @ Riverside United Church of Christ
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Three Things Abide ... Faith, Hope and Love @ Riverside United Church of Christ | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com Join the Jacksonville Men’s Chorus for its 2016 Spring Concert “Three Things Abide… Faith, Hope and Love.” #shortandsweet FUN FACT: The accompanist (aka pianist) for the Men’s Chorus is a woman.
All Gershwin 8:00 pm
All Gershwin @ Times-Union Center
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
All Gershwin @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsyphony.org Nathan Aspinall conducts the Jacksonville Symphony for a celebration of the works of George Gershwin, including “Strike Up The Band,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “Shall We Dance?,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Porgy and[...]
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Festival of Strings 7:00 pm
Festival of Strings @ Times-Union Center
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Festival of Strings @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsyphony.org This showcase event includes more than 200 students from Jump Start Strings, Foundation Strings, Encore Strings and Premiere Strings for this community event. FUN FACT: Jump Start Strings, an afterschool program for low-income students,[...]
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Puttin’ On The Ritz Auditions 5:00 pm
Puttin’ On The Ritz Auditions @ Ritz Theatre & Museum
May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Puttin' On The Ritz Auditions @ Ritz Theatre & Museum | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com Do you have what it takes to win-it-all?! Here’s your opportunity to find out. Audition to be a contestant on the most popular stage in Jacksonville–Puttin’ On the Ritz! Participants under the age[...]
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The Cut Concert 6:00 pm
The Cut Concert @ Cornerstone Park
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Cut Concert @ Cornerstone Park | Lake Park | Florida | United States
From thecutparty.com The official after-party of The Players Championship features performances by up-and-coming country artists, Clare Dunn, Chris Lane and Nate Moran. Ticket prices includes concert and two drink tickets. This annual event benefits the[...]
Major/Minor Concert 8:00 pm
Major/Minor Concert @ Times-Union Center
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
Major/Minor Concert @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsymphony.org Scott C. Gregg, conductor Maxwell Remmer, student soloist Alexandra McGuire, student soloist This showcase event features the JSYO’s top-tier ensembles, the Philharmonic and Repertory orchestras, playing with their professional mentors in the Jacksonville[...]
Plaid Party 8:00 pm
Plaid Party @ Hoptinger
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – May 14 @ 2:00 am
Plaid Party @ Hoptinger | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States
From facebook.com Sport your plaid-best and join us for complimentary cocktails, wine and beers on tap with bands jamming at Hoptinger and DJ Nick Fresh doing his thing upstairs at Shim Sham! That’s right: two[...]
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Night Ranger 8:00 pm
Night Ranger @ Florida Theatre
May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Night Ranger @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com For more than 30 years, Night Ranger has been rockin’ and rolling all over the world.  They have sold more than 17 million albums, including  their 1983 multi-platinum album Midnight Madness  which features the smash[...]
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Craft & Import Beer Fest 6:00 pm
Craft & Import Beer Fest @ Veterans Memorial Arena
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Craft & Import Beer Fest @ Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From beerfestjax.com The Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival creates a setting for you to sample some of the best craft and imported beer available. We will have over 40 participating breweries bringing more than 300 different beers[...]
Rock the Future Gala 6:00 pm
Rock the Future Gala @ Florida Theatre
May 20 @ 6:00 pm
Rock the Future Gala @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com We’ve rocked a bridge, rocked a rooftop and rocked a decade. Now, as the nonprofit Florida Theatre looks forward, we’re set to Rock the Future! Rock the Future will celebrate the Florida Theatre’s[...]
Tyanna Jones 8:00 pm
Tyanna Jones @ Murray Hill Theatre
May 20 @ 8:00 pm
Tyanna Jones @ Murray Hill Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From murrayhilltheatre.com Tyanna Jones is a 17-year-old Jacksonville native whose dreams of using her voice to connect with people all over the world came true when she was chosen as a contestant on Season 14[...]
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 9:00 pm
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 @ Times-Union Center
May 20 @ 9:00 pm
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsymphony.org Beethoven’s last symphony is one of most the iconic, most discussed works in the history of music. It has become the cornerstone of the Romantic movement and pushed the next two generations of[...]
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Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 9:00 pm
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 @ Times-Union Center
May 21 @ 9:00 pm
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsymphony.org Beethoven’s last symphony is one of most the iconic, most discussed works in the history of music. It has become the cornerstone of the Romantic movement and pushed the next two generations of[...]
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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! 2:00 pm
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! @ Florida Theatre
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are[...]
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 3:00 pm
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 @ Times-Union Center
May 22 @ 3:00 pm
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsymphony.org Beethoven’s last symphony is one of most the iconic, most discussed works in the history of music. It has become the cornerstone of the Romantic movement and pushed the next two generations of[...]
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! 5:00 pm
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! @ Florida Theatre
May 22 @ 5:00 pm
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are[...]
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Jazz Piano Competition 7:00 pm
Jazz Piano Competition @ Florida Theatre
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
Jazz Piano Competition @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com For more than 30 years, The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection has been a tradition.  Join us at the historic Florida Theatre where five finalists, chosen by a committee, will[...]
R. Kelly 8:00 pm
R. Kelly @ Veterans Memorial Arena
May 26 @ 8:00 pm
R. Kelly @ Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com hree-time Grammy Award winner, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly is set to hit the road for “The Buffet.” The tour is set to be one of R. Kelly’s most entertaining shows to date.[...]
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Jacksonville Jazz Festival: Jazz Clinic 10:00 am
Jacksonville Jazz Festival: Jazz Clinic @ Ritz Theatre & Museum
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Jacksonville Jazz Festival: Jazz Clinic @ Ritz Theatre & Museum | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com How do you get to the main stage at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival? Practice, practice, practice! Further your jazz education and refine your chops at this free masters class clinic featuring some of the[...]
Wilson Phillips with the Jacksonville Symphony 8:00 pm
Wilson Phillips with the Jacksonville Symphony @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Wilson Phillips with the Jacksonville Symphony @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
From staugamphitheatre.com Leading up to the 25th year anniversary of their self-titled album, Wilson Phillips has a lot to celebrate. Since the beginning of their union in 1990, Wilson Phillips have won the Billboard Music[...]
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