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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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Collective Con 12:00 pm
Collective Con @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Collective Con @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From collectivecon.com Meet Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin from “Gotham”), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules from “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) and Candice Patton (Iris West from “The Flash”) and many others! Collective Con offers three days of fun featuring celebrity guests,[...]
Save the St. Johns Tour: Low Country Boil 6:00 pm
Save the St. Johns Tour: Low Country Boil @ Sadler Point Marina
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Save the St. Johns Tour: Low Country Boil @ Sadler Point Marina | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From facebook.com St. Johns Riverkeepers’ Low Country Boil is an event our members and supporters look forward to each year! Join us on the banks of the Ortega River for this fantastic evening of delicious food,[...]
Puttin’ On The Ritz 7:30 pm
Puttin’ On The Ritz @ Ritz Theatre & Museum
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
Puttin' On The Ritz @ 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[...]
Ray Stevens 7:30 pm
Ray Stevens @ Florida Theatre
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
Ray Stevens @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com Comedian, singer and songwriter Ray Stevens has been entertaining audiences for the past 50 years. His genre of entertainment spans from country to rock to comedy. He won Grammy for his pop standard “Everything Is Beautiful”[...]
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Race to Mt. Olympus 5K 8:00 am
Race to Mt. Olympus 5K @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am
Race to Mt. Olympus 5K @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From prsracetiming.com Join PRS Race Timing for the Race To Mt. Olympus 5k and 1k Fun Run featuring Kevin  Sorbo, the great American actor best known for the roles of Professor Radisson in “God’s Not[...]
Hubbard House Run/Walk 9:00 am
Hubbard House Run/Walk @ Unity Plaza Jax
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am
Hubbard House Run/Walk @ Unity Plaza Jax | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From facebook.com Hubbard House’s Run/Walk is a free, fun, family-friendly event with more than 1,500 community members coming together to raise awareness about domestic violence. It’s all new this year with a run and a[...]
Collective Con 10:00 am
Collective Con @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Collective Con @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From collectivecon.com Meet Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin from “Gotham”), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules from “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) and Candice Patton (Iris West from “The Flash”) and many others! Collective Con offers three days of fun featuring celebrity guests,[...]
Jax Kids Mural Festival 11:00 am
Jax Kids Mural Festival @ Hemming Park
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jax Kids Mural Festival @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From facebook.com This inaugural event features three mural walls for children to paint: Think of it as a giant coloring book that will be designed by local and visiting artists and muralists from all over the[...]
PHINS Annual Gumbo Festival 11:00 am
PHINS Annual Gumbo Festival @ Jacksonville Landing
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
PHINS Annual Gumbo Festival @ Jacksonville Landing | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com For the 11th year, PHINS (Parrot Heads in Natural Settings) is hosting a gumbo competition. If you haven’t been yet this is the time to come and have phun in the sun while[...]
Dalton Cyr 11:45 am
Dalton Cyr @ Riverside Arts Market
Apr 2 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Dalton Cyr @ Riverside Arts Market | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From riversideartsmarket.com A prolific songwriter, Dalton Cyr wrote, recorded and released his first original song at age 10, his first album at age 12, second album at age 14, and in January 2016 released his[...]
Jax LGBT Awards 7:00 pm
Jax LGBT Awards @ WJCT Studios
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jax LGBT Awards @ WJCT Studios | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From facebook.com The 5th Annual Jacksonville LGBT Awards Show 2016 celebrates local businesses, individuals, charities, groups and organizations that support Jacksonville’s LBGT Community. The black tie event includes open bar with hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Emcees[...]
Love and Betrayal 7:00 pm
Love and Betrayal @ Florida Theatre
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm
Love and Betrayal @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com The stage play “Love and Betrayal” tells the story of the positive and negative issues present in today’s relationship. From romance to suspense to laughter, this production is going to change lives. FUN FACT:[...]
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Collective Con 11:00 am
Collective Con @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Collective Con @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From collectivecon.com Meet Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin from “Gotham”), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules from “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) and Candice Patton (Iris West from “The Flash”) and many others! Collective Con offers three days of fun featuring celebrity guests,[...]
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Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom 8:00 pm
Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom @ Florida Theatre
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom tells the story of Irish independence, beginning 100 years ago with the Easter Rising.  Through music, song, dance and storytelling, Celtic Nights honors the journey of a people fighting to[...]
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Jacksonville Suns: Opening Day 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns: Opening Day @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 7 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns: Opening Day @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Birmingham Barons Promotion: Magnet schedule giveaway (first 5,000 fans), Thirsty Thursday, post-game fireworks  
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Generation W 2016 8:00 am
Generation W 2016 @ UNF Fine Arts Center
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Generation W 2016 @ UNF Fine Arts Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From genwnow.com Leaders and experts from around the country gather for an energizing day that will challenge our thinking, inspire our spirits, and connect our worlds.   The 2016 anniversary edition will continue the mission[...]
Jacksonville Suns 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 8 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Birmingham Barons Promotion: Red shirt Friday (first 500 fans), post-game fireworks  
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Vagabond Flea 9:00 am
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From facebook.com Every second Saturday, shop vintage finds and handmade goods from local craftsmen and collectors. FUN FACT: The first flea markets were in Paris, where they were called “marché aux puces”or “market with fleas.”
Jacksonville Suns 6:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 9 @ 6:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Birmingham Barons Promotion: Memorial Hospital glow-in-the-dark T-shirt and magnet schedule giveaways, Red Trouser Show
Najee 8:00 pm
Najee @ The Ritz Theatre
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Najee @ The Ritz Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From ritzjacksonville.com One of the best-selling instrumentalists of the late ’80s to mid-’90s, Najee has been a consistent favorite in the quiet storm and so-called “smooth jazz” markets. Often compared to Kenny G, George Howard,[...]
Paula Poundstone 8:00 pm
Paula Poundstone @ Florida Theatre
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Paula Poundstone @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com Emmy Award-winning comedian, author and humorist Paula Poundstone is currently a regular panelist on NPR’s widely popular weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.  She has starred in comedy specials for HBO[...]
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Jacksonville Suns 3:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 10 @ 3:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Birmingham Barons Promotion: Kids Opening Day, Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday  
Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles 7:00 pm
Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles @ Florida Theatre
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm
Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com Direct from London’s West End and seen by more than 1 million people worldwide, LET IT BE is jam-packed with more than 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits. Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their[...]
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Jacksonville Suns 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 11 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Birmingham Barons Promotion: Charity Begins at Home featuring Pit Sisters, First Coast News Night and Bark in the Park  
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Kathy Griffin: Like a Boss Tour 8:00 pm
Kathy Griffin: Like a Boss Tour @ Florida Theatre
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm
Kathy Griffin: Like a Boss Tour @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com One of today’s top stand-up comedians, Kathy Griffin is a two-time Emmy winner, NY Times bestselling author, four-time Grammy nominee and Broadway darling. Her Bravo network reality show, Kathy Griffin, My Life on[...]
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ABBA The Concert 8:00 pm
ABBA The Concert @ Florida Theatre
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
ABBA The Concert @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com “The best ABBA tribute band in the world,” according to the Official ABBA Fan-Club, ABBA The Concert pays homage to the beloved anthems of one of the greatest pop phenomenon’s in music history,[...]
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The Bronx Wanderers 8:00 pm
The Bronx Wanderers @ Florida Theatre
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Bronx Wanderers @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com United by their passion for great music, The Bronx Wanderers span decades of music to deliver hit after chart topping hit. Among their massive fan base, songs like “Sherry,” “Runaway,” “We Gotta Get Out[...]
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Jacksonville Suns 5:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 17 @ 5:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Mobile BayBears Promotion: Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday and Dr. Seuss Day
Barrage 8 7:00 pm
Barrage 8 @ Florida Theatre
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Barrage 8 @ Florida Theatre  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com Barrage 8 is the latest project from John Crozman, Dean Marshall and Tony Moore, the original creators of the hit show Barrage. Utilizing the same energy, panache and innovative stage performance that Barrage[...]
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Jacksonville Suns 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 18 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Mobile BayBears Promotion: Charity Begins at Home, Marlins Monday and Jax Jams
Chicago City Limits 8:00 pm
Chicago City Limits @ Times-Union Center Terry Theatre
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
Chicago City Limits @ Times-Union Center Terry Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From fscjartistseries.org With over 30 years of continuous shows in New York (since June 1st, 1980) it is currently the longest running Off-Broadway show with almost 10,000 performances to date. Since 1981 their national touring[...]
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Jacksonville Suns 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 19 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Mobile BayBears Promotion: Community First Credit Union Two-for-Tuesday and Trending Tuesday
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Jacksonville Suns 11:05 am
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 20 @ 11:05 am
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Mobile BayBears Promotion: Education Day
Jaxsons Night Market 5:30 pm
Jaxsons Night Market @ Hemming Park
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jaxsons Night Market @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
The third Thursday of every month local farmers, food trucks, artisan food vendors, street food vendors, craft beer (in the Intuition Aleworks Beer Garden, no less), fashion trucks (did you even know there was such[...]
Generation Axe 8:00 pm
Generation Axe @ Florida Theatre
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
Generation Axe @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com Guitarist and three- time Grammy winner Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake) will be joined by Black Label Society founder Zakk Wylde ( Ozzy Osbourne) Yngwie Malmsteen,  Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) and Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders) to  create Generation[...]
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Symphony in 60 6:00 pm
Symphony in 60 @ Times-Union Center Jacoby Hall
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
Symphony in 60 @ Times-Union Center Jacoby Hall | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsymphony.org Join the Symphony for 60 minutes of music followed by drinks and hors d’oeuvres with Courtney Lewis and the musicians. This performance features Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6. With exceptionally beautilful themes and bold harmonies,[...]
Jacksonville Suns 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 21 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Mobile BayBears Promotion:  Maverick’s Live Thirsty Thursday and Go Greek night
A Night With Janis Joplin 8:00 pm
A Night With Janis Joplin @ Florida Theatre
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
A Night With Janis Joplin @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and almost overnight,  became the queen of rock and roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled[...]
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Ben Folds 8:00 pm
Ben Folds @ Florida Theatre
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Ben Folds @ Florida Theatre  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed Ben Folds Five (“Brick,” “Song for the Dumped,” and “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces“). He[...]
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Beethoven and Bruckner 8:00 pm
Beethoven and Bruckner @ Times-Union Center
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
Beethoven and Bruckner @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsymphony.org Courtney Lewis conducts Brucker’s Symphony No. 6 in A Major and and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37, featuring pianist Shai Wosner. FUN FACT: Beethoven used to stick his head in[...]
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Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival 6:00 pm
Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival @ Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From beerfestjax.com The 8th Annual Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival allows attendees to sample some of the best craft and imported beer available with more than 40 participating breweries bringing more than 300 different beers to taste. The Craft and[...]
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Jaguars 2016 Draft Show 5:00 pm
Jaguars 2016 Draft Show @ EverBank Field
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jaguars 2016 Draft Show @ EverBank Field | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com Watch the 2016 Draft live on the world’s largest videoboards! Be part of the live show featuring player interviews and expert analysis on FanDuelVille. Meet the ROAR and Jaxson de Ville, get autographs[...]
Marvel Universe LIVE! 7:00 pm
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including[...]
Jacksonville Suns 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 28 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Montgomery Biscuits Promotion: Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday and  Princess & Pirates Day
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Marvel Universe LIVE! 7:00 pm
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including[...]
Jacksonville Suns 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 29 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Mississippi Braves Promotions: NAPA Family Fireworks, Red Shirt Friday and First Responders Night
C.C. Sunshield 8:00 pm
C.C. Sunshield @ Ritz Theatre
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
C.C. Sunshield @ Ritz Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com With the purity and sensibility of one who spends much time basking in the glowing rays of the Sun, Colette Coward, also known as CC Sunchild, embodies everything her name suggests. Musically, she[...]
Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet 8:00 pm
Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet @ Times-Union Center
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
Prokofiev's Cinderella Ballet @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsymphony.org Nathan Aspinall conducts “Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet” featuring principal dancers Yumelia Garcia and dancers from Jacksonville’s own First Coast Nutcracker. FUN FACT: The glass slipper is a regular ballet slipper.
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Anjelah Johnson Presents Bon Qui Qui 8:00 am
Anjelah Johnson Presents Bon Qui Qui @ Florida Theatre
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am
Anjelah Johnson Presents Bon Qui Qui @ Florida Theatre | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From floridatheatre.com Since being fired from King Burger, Bon Qui Qui has worked many odd jobs and lost them all. In the search for her calling, the employee with no filter made it her life[...]
Marvel Universe LIVE! 11:00 am
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including[...]
Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet 2:00 pm
Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet @ Times-Union Center
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
Prokofiev's Cinderella Ballet @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxsymphony.org Nathan Aspinall conducts “Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet” featuring principal dancers Yumelia Garcia and dancers from Jacksonville’s own First Coast Nutcracker. FUN FACT: The glass slipper is a regular ballet slipper.
Marvel Universe LIVE! 3:00 pm
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including[...]
Jacksonville Suns 6:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Apr 30 @ 6:05 pm
Jacksonville Suns @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Opponent: Mississippi Braves Promotion: Maverick’s Live Thirsty Thursday and Above Par Night
Marvel Universe LIVE! 7:00 pm
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
Marvel Universe LIVE! @ Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxevents.com Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including[...]