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09-27-2016

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Home + Patio Cooking Stage schedule


Home + Patio Show: Sept. 29–Oct. 2
One word: samples

08-30-2016

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“Another Round” Ep. 26: J. Dash

How many times in your life do you get to do a duet with a platinum-record artist and future Grammy winner? 'Cause I did.

Photo by Robin Patton

08-18-2016

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“Another Round” Ep. 25: Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Four-time Olympic medalist in swimming (including three gold medals), civil rights activist and CEO of Champion Women Nancy Hogshead-Makar takes a dip into the treacherous waters of "Another Round."

Photo credit: Robin Patton

07-18-2016

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Pokémon GO … away?

To Pokémon or not to Pokémon ...

Everybody seems to be on the hunt but me. You may be surprised.

05-04-2016

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We have a podcast!

What are Jacksonville's celebs really like? Give me a mic and an endless supply of beer, and I'll find out.

Clockwise from top right: Melissa Ross, Kenny Gilbert, Lew Turner, Nikki Kimbleton, Courtney Lewis (photo credit: Robin Patton)

Upcoming Jacksonville Events

Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Prime Osborn Convention Center
From jacksonvillefallhomeshow.com More than 300 exhibitors will be on hand with information on home improvement, new home construction, home entertainment, mortgages, home decor, cleaning products and more. The show also features the Jacksonville Magazine Cooking Stage,[...]
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Anheuser-Busch Brewery
From Facebook.com Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery celebrates German cuisine, culture and great beer with this two-day event in Jacksonville, Florida. Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music and traditional dancing while food[...]
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm Florida Theatre
From floridatheatre.com Blues, gospel, rock singer, songwriter and  guitarist Jonny Lang  released his first solo album at age 15. He won a Grammy for his album Turn Around, and has five albums that have charted on[...]
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm Times-Union Center
From jaxsymphony.org The Jacksonville Symphony kicks off the 2016-17 season this weekend! Costumed dancers and quartets will entertain before the concert begins, opening with one of the most influential works of the 20th century, “The Rite[...]
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
From Facebook.com Join the Museum, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board, for the third annual Envirofest. This is a family-friendly event centered on raising environmental awareness through the arts, education, and[...]
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Prime Osborn Convention Center
From jacksonvillefallhomeshow.com More than 300 exhibitors will be on hand with information on home improvement, new home construction, home entertainment, mortgages, home decor, cleaning products and more. The show also features the Jacksonville Magazine Cooking Stage,[...]
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm JAX Chamber
From Facebook.com Join the JAX Chamber and ImpactJAX for a laid-back afternoon of fun activities and local craft beer at the JAX Chamber! We’ll have some interactive games and music! Food will be available for[...]
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Anheuser-Busch Brewery
From Facebook.com Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery celebrates German cuisine, culture and great beer with this two-day event in Jacksonville, Florida. Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music and traditional dancing while food[...]
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
From Facebook.com Join us for the Jax Truckies 5th Annual Food Truck Championship as Jacksonville’s food trucks compete for bragging rights as the best in their category or overall.
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm Riverside
From rivercitypride.org Parade starts at Boone Park, heads down St. Johns Avenue to McDuff Avenue to Park Street and ends at 5 Points. Block party begins immediately after.
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm Times-Union Center
From jaxsymphony.org The Jacksonville Symphony kicks off the 2016-17 season this weekend! Costumed dancers and quartets will entertain before the concert begins, opening with one of the most influential works of the 20th century, “The Rite[...]
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Prime Osborn Convention Center
From jacksonvillefallhomeshow.com More than 300 exhibitors will be on hand with information on home improvement, new home construction, home entertainment, mortgages, home decor, cleaning products and more. The show also features the Jacksonville Magazine Cooking Stage,[...]
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm site of Riverside Arts Market
From Facebook.com Come out Sunday, October 2 to celebrate River City Pride with a festival of family, food and fun. There will be local merchants to browse and entertainment on the main stage including performances[...]
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm Times-Union Center
From jaxsymphony.org The Jacksonville Symphony kicks off the 2016-17 season this weekend! Costumed dancers and quartets will entertain before the concert begins, opening with one of the most influential works of the 20th century, “The Rite[...]
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Avenues
From chsfl.org Caring Chefs is the First Coast’s first, biggest and best food and wine-tasting event. Discover new restaurants, dishes and trends to the tune of 3 live bands! For more than 30 years Caring Chefs[...]
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Hemming Park
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.”
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Hemming Park
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[...]
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]

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