Kerry Speckman’s Weekly Rundown April 17 – April 23

photos courtesy of 5 & Dime Theatre, Will Dickey, and DeerRock, LLC

Tuesday, April 18 | Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow Review
Nighthawks, 8 p.m.
The world-renowned sideshow features the usual fire eating, sword swallowing and knife throwing acts. But when’s the last time you saw a half-man who walks on his barehands on shards of glass on fire? More Info

Thursday, April 20 | Jaxsons Night Market
The Court Urban Food Park, 5 p.m.
Help celebrate the third anniversary (or is it birthday?) of Jaxsons Night Market with the businesses that make Jacksonville one-of-a-kind. Enjoy craft beer, street food vendors, food trucks and locally-made products. The market is open the third Thursday of every month. More Info

Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 | “A New Brain”
The 5 & Dime, 8 p.m.
Tony Award winners William Finn and James Lapine wrote this humorous and cynical musical about a composer and his life-changing experience during a medical emergency. More Info

Friday, April 21 | “Life on the Diagonal”
BABS’LAB at CoRK, 8 p.m.
Barbara Colaciello tries to make sense of life through original music, monologues and poetry in her quirky one-woman show. More Info

Saturday, April 22 | Wine and Chocolate 5K
San Marco Square, 4:30 p.m.
If a wine and chocolate after-party isn’t enough to inspire you to run a few miles, feel free to skip to the next event. More Info

Saturday April 22 | City Rock Fest
Murray Hill Theatre , 7 p.m.
Disciple, Seventh Day Slumber, Decyfer Down, Spoken and Random Hero convene at the premier Christian rock venue in the country. IN a related story, the onsite cafe makes some gosh-darned delicious milkshakes! More Info

Saturday, April 22 | A Wonderful Evening
1904 Music Hall, 8 p.m.
A dozen musicians repping some of Jax’s best bands join forces to celebrate the music and the living legacy of Stevland Hardaway Morris (aka Stevie Wonder). More Info

Sunday, April 23 | Vagabond Flea
Murray Hill Theatre lot, 4 p.m.
Vagabond Flea kicks off its 2017 season with live music, JoyShtick Food Truck and local artists, designers and artisans displaying their work. Held the fourth Sunday of each month, the market is kid-friendly, dog-friendly and just all-around friendly. More Info

Kerry is an award-winning writer and blogger, world record holder, trivia host, ordained minister, podcaster and the Official Selfie Queen of Jacksonville. A former resident of San Marco and Avondale now living in Riverside, she is Urban Core to the core and can’t believe she ever lived in Baymeadows. Also known as that chick with the pink hair. Photo by Renee Parenteau Photography.

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