Kerry Speckman’s Weekly Rundown June 19th – June 24th

Monday, June 19 | Paddy’s Pub Takeover
The Volstead, 8 p.m.
If you don’t watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you probably don’t know what Paddy’s Pub is … in which case, you would really suck at this “Always Sunny” trivia competition. Fans of the show, on the other hand, can win $100 cash. More Info

Tuesday, June 20 | All Dessert Dinner Adventure
Bistro Aix, 7 p.m.
Eating dessert before a meal is one thing. But eating six courses of nothing but dessert takes indulgence to a whole new level. Pastry chef extraordinaire Michael Bump brings his “Aix” game to this sweeeeeet event hosted by Jax Restaurant Reviews. More Info

Wednesday, June 21 | Scotch & Suits
Riverside Liquors, 6 p.m.
Sip, listen and learn, my fancy friends, about handcrafted Scotch whiskey from a representative of The Balvenie and what to look for when buying gentlemen’s suits from the CEO of JT Vinson Clothiers. More Info

Thursday, June 22 | Summer Cocktail Tasting: Tiki Bar Edition
MOCA Jacksonville, 6 p.m.
Proving chefs and mixologists are artists in their own right, MOCA showcases a variety of tropical cocktails and exotic hors d’oeuvres just in time for summer. Gallery admission is included in ticket price. More Info

Friday, June 23 | The First Pitch
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 5:30 p.m.
The first major fundraiser for the recently launched Walk Off Charities features a food and beer fest, silent auction and celebrity home run derby. I mean, who doesn’t want to see Mayor Lenny Curry, ahem, step up to the plate? More Info

Saturday, June 24 | The Great Race 2017
Krystal, 8:30 a.m.
Hemming Motor News’ annual cross-country, vintage car race travels the Historic Dixie Highway, starting in Springfield and ending in Traverse City, Mich. on July 2. Watch the cars line up and hit the road at the Krystal on Main and 10th streets, then stick around for live music from Mama Blue and Highway Jones. More Info

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Thursday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 25th | KONA Skatepark’s 40th Anniversary
KONA Skatepark
The oldest skatepark on the planet is celebrating its 40th birthday, and we can’t wait. Skating events, bands, BBQs, and more for four days! As a media sponsor for the anniversary party, we’ll be giving out tickets all week on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To read blogs from some of the skaters at KONA over the years, check out our Faces of KONA blog or our cover story from this month’s issue of Jack. 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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