Kerry Speckman’s Weekly Rundown June 5th – June 11th

Monday, June 5 | Carve Vodka Seminar
Kitchen on San Marco, 3–6 p.m.
Paul Grey, CEO of Carve Craft Vodka, explains what goes into making Jacksonville’s first craft vodka. Attendees can also taste the good stuff for themselves (assuming they are least 21) and complimentary snacks. More Info

Tuesday, June 6 | Jack on the Rocks Pop-Up Happy Hour
Bellwether, 5–7 p.m.
Jack Magazine’s exclusive Jack on the Rocks Pop-Up Happy Hour at Bellwether has only five RSVPs left! Don’t miss out on this one. The pop-up features free food and drinks and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Bellwether for those who RSVP and show up. If the RSVPs are gone by the time you read this, be sure to follow Jack Magazine on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to find out when the next one is! More Info

Wednesday, June 7 | June Art Walk
Downtown, 5–9 p.m.
Big John is back! Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale, that is. The release of Bold City’s popular summer release is the main attraction at this month’s Art Walk. Other highlights include the Front Porch at the Landing, ImagiNature festival at Hemming Park, The Court Urban Food Park and free admission to MOCA. More Info

Thursday, June 8 | Art of Cooking: Beer Pairing with Bold City Brewery
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 6–8 p.m.
Speaking of Bold City, their brews are paired with appetizers prepared by Chef’s Garden at this Art of Cooking event. More Info

Friday, June 9 | Medium in the Raw Live ROAR Tour
927 Events, 7 p.m.
Known for her work on Local Haunts, medium Pamela Theresa hosts a fundraiser for ROAR, an organization of mothers dedicated to protecting their children from drug abuse. Seats are limited for this one-of-a-kind event with Pamela conducting live readings. More Info

Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10 | Thoroughly Modern Millie
Theatre Jacksonville
Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, this six-time Tony winner takes audiences back to the Jazz Age in New York City with flapper named Millie Dilmount. A “high-spirited musical romp” ensues. Additional shows June 15-18 and 22-25. More Info

Saturday, June 10 | Florida Spirits & Cocktail Festival
Hemming Park, 6–9 p.m.
More than a dozen Florida craft distilleries showcase their small batch gin, bourbon, rum, vodka and whiskey/whisky/whatever at tempting ticketed tastings (try saying that five times fast … especially after you’ve had a few). Live music and food trucks are also on the menu. More Info

Sunday, June 11 | Tony Awards Viewing Party
Sun-Ray Cinema, 7 p.m.
I have to admit live theater is not my jam. But the mere fact a musical based on a ’90s Bill Murray movie was produced, not to mention nominated (Groundhog Day: The Musical), is reason enough to get me Sun-Ray. That and their pizza. More Info

Sunday, June 11 | SOLID LIFE ADVICE: Better Living Through Comedy
Nighthawks, 7 p.m.
Local comedians set out to prove laughter really is the best medicine by bearing their tortured souls (their words, not mine) for your amusement. The event benefits local health advocacy group Stronger Than Stigma. 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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