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Ritz Chamber Players • Creative Collaborators @ Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ritz Chamber Players will be joined for this performances by the famed Lawson Ensemble, comprised of faculty members of the University of North Florida and members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra with a performance of the extraordinary Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G major, op. 36.  This program showcases works by great black female and American composers written for pure fun and enjoyment! O’CONNOR Old Country Fairy Tale  |  WALLEN Five Postcards  |  MOZART Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581  |  BRAHMS String Sextet No 2 in G major, op. 36 Kyle Lombard and Aurica Duca – Violin, Orlando Wells and Clinton Dewing – Viola, Nick Curry and Grace Bahng Gavin – Cello and Terrance L. Patterson – Clarinet

Reading Royals at Jacksonville Icemen @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Northeast Florida Veg Fest And Exhibition @ Riverside Park
Mar 3 all-day

Northeast Florida Veg Fest And Exhibition is happening on 03 Mar 2018 at Riverside Park Jacksonville, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Food & Beverages industry. Book a stall at 10times.com!

Jacksonville Giants vs. South Florida Gold @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jacksonville Giants vs. South Florida Gold
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Arena
pre-game block party starts at 6pm and tip off is at 7pm

Vision Board Party @ Jacksonville
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

COME JOIN US!! WE ARE HAVING A VISION BOARD PARTY!!  “Where Focus Goes, Energy Flows” A vision board is collage representing things you would like to attract to your life. Vision boards can focus on something specific, like career, love life, or goals for the year. Or, you can make a board that encompasses general life desires. Food and Drinks will be provided Supplies will be provided Plus Goodie Bags 

Pizza Party IV @ Nighthawks
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OSCAR RUN 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2- Jacksonville @ Jacksonville
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

OSCAR RUN 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 *THIS IS A VIRTUAL RACE The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place on March 4, 2018 and we are celebrating with an Oscar Run 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2!  Will you win Best 5K of 2018? Or Best Marathoner of 2018? Get out the red carpet and get running!  March is also Multiple Sclerosis Education Month and we will be donating at least 15% of every registration to the National MS Society. What: This is a 5K, 10K, 13.1, or 26.2 (you choose your distance) virtual run (or walk) to celebrate the Oscars! When: Complete your race any time in March 2018, if you can complete it on March 4, even better.   *Medals and bibs will ship out mid-February. After that they will ship out every 2 to 5 days. Where:  You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).Why:  To celebrate the Oscars!  Cost:  The price is $18 and that includes your medal, bib and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to  the National MS Society.  *We are in no way affiliated with this charity, we like to choose a different charity for each of our races and are happy to raise funds for them. WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Run on your own, or with friends! And your medal will be shipped directly to you. 

KICK – The INXS Experience @ Jack Rabbits
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 KICK – The INXS Experience is the USA’s most captivating salute and tribute to the internationally acclaimed rock band, INXS.Formed in 2014, two years after INXS stopped touring, KICK – The INXS Experience has beautifully managed to capture the spirit of INXS in both its sound and live performance, bringing the highest level of musicianship to the audience while showing a true passion for the music of INXS.  Vocalist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter Cory Massi is the founding frontman of KICK, and has long held a respect and admiration for the late great Michael Hutchence.  Massi even auditioned for the reality TV show, Rockstar: INXS, in 2004, where contestants competed to become the new lead vocalist for INXS.  What convinced him to audition?  “I loved Michael’s singing and his personality,” notes Massi.  “I saw INXS when I was a teenager in ’88 and ’89;  they were great, and the people were just gaga over them.  Michael left a big impression with his star power;  he really had it, that guy.  Our range is similar and I just went for it.  I had to sing “Mystify” acappella so I was kind of nervous because I didn’t have a band behind me.  There was a camera a foot away from my face and it was out of my comfort zone;  I would probably still feel uncomfortable today.  I didn’t get the gig:  I was one of the last people to try out and I think by the time I auditioned they had already made their selection.  No excuse:  it was a good experience.  We include “Mystify” in our set and when I sing it, I have my band with me and we love the music, so we play it with a lot of heart.”KICK is already garnering the attention, admiration, and accolades of well-seasoned “ears” in the music industry.  Radio personalities in several markets have been quick to offer praise;  WZXL / Atlantic City program director Steve Raymond, a longtime fan of INXS, raved after listening to only part of one song, “Wow!  These guys have got the vibe down.  Really impressive!”  107.1 The BOSS (WWZY)’s midday air personality Michele Amabile concurred, “I had to go back and listen again with my eyes closed…. I could have sworn I was hearing Michael Hutchence!”Sounding like legendary frontman Michael Hutchence is no easy task.  “I guess the hardest thing, the most challenging thing when I started KICK,” acknowledges Massi, “was capturing the great variety in Hutchence’s voice.  He can sound sensitive and soft and he can be super strong and really belt it out and sometimes that all happens within one phrase or even a word.  It took a lot of self-control to capture how he projects his lyrics and the music.  It’s impossible to really sound and look like him; he’s an Adonis, another Jim Morrison, Morrison in a pop sense.  I can’t mimic that;  all I can do is do my best to capture his spirit.”The focus has been on faithfully recreating the music in its most powerful sense;  an in-the-pocket bottom end from bass player Don Leslie and drummer Johnny Dee, a brilliant combination of piano and synth by Mark Goodnough, the signature guitar tones produced by guitarist Todd Kingand Jason Taylor, the saxophone by Nottingham, England’s Tom Wheat, and the spot-on lead vocals by Cory Massi, all lend to a powerful high-energy show.  KICK – The INXS Experience will take you back.  It will reignite your passion for INXS.  It will introduce you to music that is still as fresh today as the day it was written;  from “Original Sin” to “Elegantly Wasted” and everything in between, including (but not limited to) “Need You Tonight,” “New Sensation,” “What You Need,” “Don’t Change,” “Listen Like Thieves,” “The One Thing,” “Bitter Tears,” “Suicide Blonde,” “Not Enough Time,” “Beautiful Girl,” and “Devil Inside.”The band hears it, time and time again:“This was like seeing INXS all over again, I’m their biggest fan.”“That was such an awesome surprise;  I’d almost forgotten how much I love INXS!”“I came thinking I would only know a couple of songs, but I knew every single one – and the words, too.”“Cory Massi is Michael Hutchence 2.0, fabulous!”“So, slide over here… and give me a moment.”

Sign Language 101: Beginner’s Class @ The ILRC of Northeast Florida
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us at the ILRC with Johanna Neely for our new, 8-week community education class! During this course, we will cover basic American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Awareness. The class will take place at the ILRC every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM beginning March 6th, 2018.  Instructor: Johanna Nelly, NIC Certified Interpreter for the Deaf with over ten years of experience in the field Cost: $20 per person (full course) Please contact us at [email protected] for more information!  Accommodation Requests: Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow five (5) business days’ notification prior to the event to process. Please contact the ILRC of Northeast Florida at 904.399.8484 (Voice), 904.399.2661 (TTY), or [email protected] (email).

John Kadlecik Band, Stoop Kids @ 1904 Music Hall
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm