Betty the boujee Cocktail Car
Set the tone at your next event with Betty the Boujee Cocktail Car, a vintage 1973 Volkswagen Beetle that has been converted to a mobile cocktail bar. An idea that came from passion and creativity, Betty Boujee is a unique brand that isn’t purely a service, but an unmatched experience that allows people to enjoy and appreciate pretty in the way of liquid form.
Kremlin Leak Appears to Confirm Existence of Trump ‘Kompromat’
Reuters/Mikhail KlimentyevFor years, there have been whispers that the Russian government holds compromising materials on Donald Trump. Now, an alleged leak from the heart of the Kremlin appears to show them boasting about kompromat.The supposed leak obtained by The Guardian reportedly states that President Vladimir Putin personally approved a nefarious plan to throw Russia’s support behind Trump’s 2016 campaign. The document states that Putin, his spy chiefs, and top ministers agreed that a vicnews.yahoo.com
Live updates Biden to host virtual meeting of Western governors to discuss drought, heat and wildfires
On Capitol Hill, the House is expected to vote on a measure to establish a select committee to probe the violent Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.washingtonpost.com
Fanning the flames: Jacksonville Historical Society hosts ‘The Great Fire Run’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Historical Society is hosting the Great Fire Run of 2021. The 5K and 1 Mile race, commemorating 120 years after Jacksonville’s Great Fire, will be held on Saturday, May 1. The event begins and ends at Old St. Andrew’s Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., across from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Sign up at runsignup.com and search for Great Fire Run. RouteThe run begins and ends at Old St. Andrew's Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
‘Taco & Tequila Festival’ is coming to Jacksonville in May
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Taco and tequila lovers, rejoice! Get ready, because “Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Festival” is officially a thing! A limited amount of General Admission Experience tickets as well as VIP Sip & Savor Passes will be available for purchase but are expected to sell out due to limited capacity. AdThe festival is a fundraiser for The Wagoner Foundation, Chemo Noir, Fur Sisters, The Jacksonville Jaycees, and several other Jacksonville nonprofits. For other questions or if you’re interested in volunteering or being a sponsor or vendor, please email JaxTacoFest@Gmail.com
Love Bites! Valentine’s Haunted House returns on Feb. 12 & 13
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Can you smell the love in the air? Your favorite haunted house is getting a Valentine’s makeover. 13th Floor Haunted House Jacksonville is throwing a massive Valentine’s party for humans on Feb. 13 and 14. Here is a description of what you will be signing yourself up for: “Horrific vampires stalk you in the dark. The perfect experience to spice up your Valentine’s weekend.”Ticket prices begin at $19.99.
‘Repticon’, a two-day reptile show, coming to Jacksonville
Repticon, a reptile and exotic animal expo, is coming to Jacksonville on Jan. 16 & Jan. 17, 2021. The two-day reptile show and sale will be held at the Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex on Philips Hwy. Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tickets are purchased in waves)$10 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free. Here's what you missed at Repticon Fort Walton Beach and Repticon Memphis! Posted by Repticon on Monday, December 21, 2020Click here for tickets and more information.
AnimeDay convention is coming to Jacksonville
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: Cosplayers attend day 3 of Anime Expo 2018 held at Los Angeles Convention Center on July 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – AnimeDay, a small and affordable event, is coming to Jacksonville on Jan. 16 at Embassy Suites on Baymeadows. For many, AnimeDay is a chance to have fun, cosplay and be themselves. “You’re sure to find some great gift ideas for both you and your friends,” the website said. “It’s also a great place to meet other anime fans and find items you won’t see anywhere else.
Jurassic Quest drive-thru experience comes to TIAA Bank Field
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The TIAA Bank Field parking lot is going to be transformed into a traveling dinosaur exhibit this weekend! The “dino-mite” drive-thru experience, called Jurassic Quest, will be at the stadium from Jan. 15 to Jan. 24. During the drive-thru experience, guests are guided by an engaging and informative digital audio tour featuring show entertainers and dino wranglers that lasts about an hour. To further ensure the safety of patrons and staff, all equipment and workstations undergo regular sanitization throughout the show. All attendees receive a free, safari-style family photo in their vehicles set against a dinosaur backdrop as a memento of their experience.
Opera adapts to pandemic, hosts drive-thru show in a parking garage -- and the results are stunning
DETROIT – When one thinks of the opera, images of a parking garage are unlikely to come to mind, but some unexpected creativity during the pandemic allowed people to experience the opera from their vehicle. This proves it: When you can’t pack people into a theater, you find another way to perform. Michigan Opera Theatre opened its season in late December this way. Each act performed on a different level of the opera house garage. Watch nextREAD: Michigan Opera Theatre names Yuval Sharon new artistic director
List: Best Christmas light displays around Jacksonville
Here are some of the best light displays around our area, according to News4Jax viewers. BEST LIGHT DISPLAY🎄☃️🎁 Nights of Lights in St. Augustine is a great place to see amazing Christmas lights! Jacksonville’s best holiday event: Deck The ChairsBEST LIGHT DISPLAY🎄☃️🎁 Deck The Chairs in Jacksonville Beach puts a unique twist on Christmas decorating! Posted by WJXT4 The Local Station / News4JAX on Thursday, November 29, 20188) Meadowfield Subdivision - 86147 Riverwood Dr YuleeBest holiday light displays in 2018 BEST LIGHT DISPLAYS❄️🎄 | Add this house to the list! Check this out!🎄🎅 This house in the Saddlewood neighborhood in Oceanway made our "Best Christmas light displays" list!
Trump has made double the number of campaign stops as Biden in race’s final three weeks
“He’s going around having events, big events — no masks, no protective gear, no precautions. Obama said of Trump during a drive-in rally with Biden on Saturday in Detroit. “That’s the difference between Joe Biden and Donald Trump right there. Trump cares about feeding his ego. Joe cares about keeping you safe and your family safe and getting this country moving again.”chicagotribune.com
Lowe’s to offer curbside trick-or-treating this Halloween
Lowe’s announced the launch of its curbside trick-or-treating event at its stores across the country. The event will run from 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. Space is limited, so be sure to choose your location and event date to save your spot for free sweet treats and a kid-sized pumpkin. There are six locations in Duval County, two in Clay County, one in Nassau County and one in Camden County. Click here to find a Lowe’s location near you.
Sip a cold beer while you enjoy these Jacksonville events
Wicked Barley on April 2, Atlantic Beach Brewing Company on April 3, and Aardwolf on April 4. Awesome Ancient City 5KIn St. Augustine you can party and run like it’s 1985! Dress up in your best 80s garb for the Awesome Ancient City 5K. That at Ancient City Brewing Company in St. Augustine on April 6. Living History EventVeterans United Brewing Company is hosting a Living History event.
Opening Day & First Wednesday Art Walk going on this week
Jacksonville Baseball Grounds | www.jaxshrimp.com4) First Wednesday Art WalkAnother springtime favorite for me is the First Wednesday Art Walk. The theme for April’s First Wednesday Art Walk is “Speak from the heART!" It’s also the kick-off event for the Jax Poetry Fest that takes place at the library. The First Wednesday Art walk takes place on Wednesday, April 3, 5 - 9 p.m. rain or shine. Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach | www.springingtheblues.comThose are the events on my top list for the week April 1 -7.