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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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Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
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First Wednesday Art Walk: Back to School SmARTs 5:00 pm
First Wednesday Art Walk: Back to School SmARTs @ Downtown Jacksonville
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Wednesday Art Walk: Back to School SmARTs @ Downtown Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com Celebrate Back to School the smART way by coming out to the 3rd annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk with Fun4FirstCoastKids.com. Enjoy live music, dance performances, chalk art, kids activities and kid-focused[...]
Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
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Community Thread: The Politics of Arts Education 6:30 pm
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[...]
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Jaguars Family Night & Scrimmage 6:15 pm
Jaguars Family Night & Scrimmage @ EverBank Field
Aug 5 @ 6:15 pm
Jaguars Family Night & Scrimmage @ EverBank Field | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaguars.com Jaguars Family Night includes the team’s official scrimmage with team drills featuring Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Malik Jackson, Dante Fowler and Jalen Ramsey; autographs autographs from Jaguars alumni and members of The Roar, and[...]
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Back to School Saturday at MOSH 10:00 am
Back to School Saturday at MOSH @ Museum of Science and History
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Back to School Saturday at MOSH @ Museum of Science and History | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From themosh.org Kick off the new school year with 75-cent admission at MOSH! MOSH is joining forces with Community First Credit Union once again to offer a special back-to-school 75-cent admission celebration in honor of[...]
Rethreaded Turns 5! 10:00 am
Rethreaded Turns 5! @ Rethreaded Retail Space
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rethreaded Turns 5! @ Rethreaded Retail Space | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com Come celebrate five years of breaking the cycle of the sex trade and sewing new stories! A family-friendly, pet-friendly event to celebrate with and thank our community for helping fund their A/C and warehouse[...]
Pokémon GO! Back to School Bash 11:00 am
Pokémon GO! Back to School Bash @ Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pokémon GO! Back to School Bash @ Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From cummermuseum.org Celebrate the end of Summer Vacation with the Museum with a Back to School Bash with a Pokémon theme! The Cummer Museum is a family-friendly location to find Pokémon, and the Gardens are teeming[...]
Riverside Speaker Series: Meredith O’Malley Johnson 11:00 am
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[...]
‘If You’re Dirty, Take a Bath’ 7:00 pm
‘If You’re Dirty, Take a Bath’ @ Ritz Theatre & Museum
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
'If You're Dirty, Take a Bath' @ Ritz Theatre & Museum | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From ritzjacksonville.com In her two years of living in transitional housing, Momma Rose (Sharon Powell) has seen everything at the S.H.R.I.M.P. Center, a local homeless shelter. But this new group that just checked in takes the[...]
Jacksonville Armada vs. Carolina RailHawks 7:00 pm
Jacksonville Armada vs. Carolina RailHawks @ Community First Field
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
Jacksonville Armada vs. Carolina RailHawks @ Community First Field
The Jacksonville Armada take on the Carolina RailHawks.
Masquerade Ball 8:00 pm
Masquerade Ball @ Suite
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 2:00 am
Masquerade Ball @ Suite | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com Ocean County Purveyors are a group of attorneys, doctors and entrepreneurs who love this city and want to give back. We have united forces to create fun events for the Jacksonville social scene. We[...]
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China Cat Sunflower Festival 4:20 pm
China Cat Sunflower Festival @ Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum
Aug 7 @ 4:20 pm – 10:00 pm
China Cat Sunflower Festival @ Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
This year marks the 21st year that some of the grooviest people in town  gather to celebrate Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead with live music from The Ouiji  Brothers, Paradoxymoron, and Dave Hendershott and Friends, as well[...]
Maxwell 7:30 pm
Maxwell @ Times-Union Center
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
Maxwell @ Times-Union Center
From jaxevents.com After announcing his new album “blackSUMMERS’night” and first new song in seven years, “Lake By The Ocean,”soul star Maxwell has confirmed the first dates of his SUMMERS’ 2016 tour. Opening for Maxwell in[...]
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Temples and Toilet Walls: The Anthropology of Fan Tattoo 6:00 pm
Temples and Toilet Walls: The Anthropology of Fan Tattoo @ University of North Florida Art Gallery
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Temples and Toilet Walls: The Anthropology of Fan Tattoo @ University of North Florida Art Gallery
From Facebook.com Tattoos are no longer the marks of rebellion they were just a few years ago. Nearly half of all Americans under 35 have at least one tattoo, suggesting they are becoming integral to[...]
Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
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Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
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“Lift Every Voice” Art Opening Reception 6:00 pm
“Lift Every Voice” Art Opening Reception @ The Art Center Cooperative
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Lift Every Voice" Art Opening Reception @ The Art Center Cooperative | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com Hope and Hand youth created the poetry. The Art Center and invited artists created the visual interpretations of these poems. Jax Poetry Slam will perform (live performances will be on opening night only).[...]
Love Feast 6:00 pm
Love Feast @ Secret pop-up location
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Love Feast @ Secret pop-up location
From Facebook.com VICARIOUS is creating a pop-up food fair in a secret location with live entertainment, an interactive art installation and portrait project and more in support of the Better Together Fund in memory of the[...]
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Vagabond Flea 9:00 am
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park
Aug 13 @ 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.”
Mac and Cheese Fest 1:00 pm
Mac and Cheese Fest @ Blackfinn Ameripub
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mac and Cheese Fest @ Blackfinn Ameripub  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com Blackfinn Ameripub and 97.9 KISS FM are putting a spin on an American favorite with eight mouth-watering, deliciously cheesy dish samples. Drink specials are available. All ages welcome.
GAAM VS Show 6:00 pm
GAAM VS Show @ The Museum and Gardens
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
GAAM VS Show @ The Museum and Gardens  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com #GAAM Games, Art And Music. Your favorite video game based, charity art party/show is back! Indie games, DJs, cosplay, charity art auctions, live performances, food trucks, dancing, prizes, and surprises! For the first[...]
Hemming Park Beer Festival 6:00 pm
Hemming Park Beer Festival @ Hemming Park
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hemming Park Beer Festival @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com General admission tickets include unlimited tastings of nearly 100 craft and import beers and ciders, access to local food trucksand live music. VIP ticket holders get in at 5 p.m. (one hour early)[...]
An Evening With Tom McDermott 7:00 pm
An Evening With Tom McDermott @ Clara White Riverside North Theater
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening With Tom McDermott @ Clara White Riverside North Theater  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premier piano players and composers who is renown around the world as a traditional jazz piano great. His concerts are a journey through the development of[...]
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Me, Myself & Pies Summer Brunch 12:00 pm
Me, Myself & Pies Summer Brunch @ Motion Sweets
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
Me, Myself & Pies Summer Brunch @ Motion Sweets | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com A six-course meal of nothing but pies—both sweet and savory: Cherry pie with crumb topping Vegetable quiche Peach and mango pie Seafood quiche (lump crab and shrimp) Pecan pie Chicken Cordon Bleu quiche
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U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity 12:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art | Sanderson | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
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U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity 10:00 am
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art | Sanderson | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
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U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity 10:00 am
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art | Sanderson | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
Jaxsons Night Market 5:30 pm
Jaxsons Night Market @ Hemming Park
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
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U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity 12:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art | Sanderson | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
Ink, Icons, Identity Exhibit Opening Reception 4:30 pm
Ink, Icons, Identity Exhibit Opening Reception @ UNF Gallery of Art
Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ink, Icons, Identity Exhibit Opening Reception @ UNF Gallery of Art | Sanderson | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
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Retrorama Collectibles Presents FAN Lexicon 9:00 am
Retrorama Collectibles Presents FAN Lexicon @ Lexington Hotel & Conference Center
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am
Retrorama Collectibles Presents FAN Lexicon @ Lexington Hotel & Conference Center  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com   This two-day event features celebrity guests, video game tournaments, events, panels, screenings, displays and artist’s alley. Special guests include George Lowe (voice of Space Ghost), Samantha Newark (Jem from Jem and the Holograms), Mike Toth (animator), Doug Hobart[...]
Summer Time in the City 2016 12:00 pm
Summer Time in the City 2016 @ 1904 Music Hall
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 2:00 am
Summer Time in the City 2016 @ 1904 Music Hall | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com This annual urban festival that features the core hip-hop elements will host a 2 x 2 BBoy battle, graffiti walls, DJs and MCs through out the day. Producer sets and video game tournaments will also[...]
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Retrorama Collectibles Presents FAN Lexicon 10:00 am
Retrorama Collectibles Presents FAN Lexicon @ Lexington Hotel & Conference Center
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am
Retrorama Collectibles Presents FAN Lexicon @ Lexington Hotel & Conference Center  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com   This two-day event features celebrity guests, video game tournaments, events, panels, screenings, displays and artist’s alley. Special guests include George Lowe (voice of Space Ghost), Samantha Newark (Jem from Jem and the Holograms), Mike Toth (animator), Doug Hobart[...]
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U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity 12:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art | Sanderson | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
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U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity 10:00 am
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art | Sanderson | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
Artists Inside Out: a Collaborative Story Collage 7:00 pm
Artists Inside Out: a Collaborative Story Collage @ The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artists Inside Out: a Collaborative Story Collage @ The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From cummermuseum.org The Cummer Museum presents a theatrical ensemble piece conceived by four participating artists in “LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience.” Thony Aiuppy, Ingrid Damiani, Princess Rashid Simpson, and Roosevelt Watson III[...]
Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
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U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity 10:00 am
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art | Sanderson | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
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U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity 12:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
U2 Tattoo Project: Ink, Icons, Identity @ UNF Gallery of Art | Sanderson | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
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An Evening of Promise 7:00 pm
An Evening of Promise @ The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening of Promise @ The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens   | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From nemours.org The Honorable Mayor Lenny Curry and Mrs. Molly Curry invite you to the 4th Annual An Evening of Promise. This special evening will feature delicious food, live music and amazing company – all with[...]
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POP! Dance Party in the Park 5:00 pm
POP! Dance Party in the Park @ Hemming Park
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
POP! Dance Party in the Park @ Hemming Park  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Facebook.com Hybrid Marketing & Hot 99.5 Duval invite you to dress up and dance to the best hits of the ’80s and ’90s in Hemming Park. Enjoy musical entertainment by DJ NickFRESH, DJ Hiztory[...]
Feel the Fantasea: A Benefit for JASMYN 8:00 pm
Feel the Fantasea: A Benefit for JASMYN @ The Museum and Gardens
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm
Feel the Fantasea: A Benefit for JASMYN @ The Museum and Gardens  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From feelthefantasea.com Make a splash at the hottest party of the year. You’re invited to an amazing adventure just below the surface on Saturday, August 27 at our 7th annual party for JASMYN – Feel the[...]
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Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
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Fred’s All-Star Comedians 7:30 pm
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]