Kerry Speckman’s Weekly Rundown May 15 – May 21

Monday, 15–Friday, May 19 | Jacksonville Car-free Week
Sponsored by the Jacksonville Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the event promotes healthy transportation alternatives like walking, riding the bus, biking, taking the Skyway, skateboarding … heck, you can pogo stick if you want. Check out my adventures going car-free at thespecktator.com. More Info

Tuesday, May 16 | Intuition One-Offs!
Intuition Aleworks, 3–10 p.m.
In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, the folks at Intuition are reviving one-offs (i.e., small batch runs using existing beers with additional ingredients). A special tap, devoted to one-offs and other limited brews, debuts today with weekly one-offs continuing every Tuesday. Other events are scheduled throughout the week. More Info

Wednesday, May 17 | The Bold City Improv Jam
Rain Dogs, 8:30 p.m.
The Groundlings they are not, but Mad Cowford Improv Comedy brings their boundless enthusiasm to the stage with their “coached house team” and Beastwood team performing followed by an open-mic improv jam. More Info

Thursday, May 18 | Relay for Life of Metro Jacksonville
Friendship Fountain, 3 p.m.
Nearly 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. The American Cancer Society celebrates survivors—and remembers those who lost their battle—with an opening and closing ceremony, survivors lap, caregivers lap and luminaria. More Info

Friday, May 19 | Professor Whiskey Presents: Where the Wild Things Are
1904 Music Hall, 10 p.m.
Jacksonville’s only vaudeville troupe brings traditional vaudeville theater to life with an evening of burlesque, musical guests, comedy and general tomfoolery. More Info

Saturday, May 20 | This Is My Brave
Friday Musicale, 7:30 p.m.
Local residents (including yours truly) share their experiences living with mental illness through essays, original music, spoken word, comedy and poetry. I promise not to sing. Proceeds benefit Where Is the Sunshine. More Info

Saturday, May 20 | The Purple Party—A Celebration of Prince
Jack Rabbits, 8 p.m.
Gone but never forgotten, Prince gets the royal treatment at the world’s premier tribute party featuring music (duh), dance contests, trivia and photo booth hosted by “The Imprinceanator.” More Info

Saturday, May 20–Sunday, May 21 | Historic Springfield Tour of Homes 2017
Historic Springfield, noon–5 p.m.
This two-day event allows attendees to take a peek inside seven homes—without breaking the law. This year’s stops include six renovated historic homes and one innovative new construction home. Walk, bike or drive. Tickets are valid for both days. More Info


Jack’s Pick

Saturday, May 20—Sunday, May 21 | Oyster Jam Music Fest
Metro Park, 10 a.m.
It was cancelled, but now it’s back! The Oyster Jam Music Fest is a two day event, coinciding with the Southeast US Boat Show, featuring live music, food trucks, craft beer, and steamed, chargrilled, and raw oysters! More Info

Editor’s note: Jack is an official media sponsor of the Oyster Jam Music Fest.


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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