Catch a performance at this experimental theatre, which presents the audience with new ideas including classic musicals, comedies and dramas but with a twist. The troupe also introduces new playwrights to the public in support of alternative theatre. The season consists of approximately five performances. Situated on Atlantic Beach, and just a few blocks from Atlantic Boulevard and A1A in the beaches area. The season begins in mid-September.
2642 Rosselle Street Jacksonville, FL 32204 +1 904 388 8830
This non-profit professional theater company specializes in children's theater with its Tot Theatre, geared for preschool kids through second grade. Hosting a year-round season of plays based on children's favorite stories and fairy tales, from Snow White to Rumpelstiltskin and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the Playhouse is also home to an Educational Theatre program presenting curriculum or issue-related plays for all grade levels.
Tap your feet to the beat of Jacksonville's official band. This talented group performs at free concerts throughout the city, including a series at Metropolitan Park on the St Johns River. They are also the official band of the State of Florida and its guest musicians and vocalists have been entertaining crowds for years. They typically perform light classical arrangements, big band swing music and some old standards. River City Band has ensembles of any size available for special events and business meetings.
20 South 2nd Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 +1 904 261 8100
French for "The Enclosure," Amelia Island's premiere French restaurant adds a dash of European culture to this small community. Light music adds intimacy to this cozy spot that comes complete with candlelight and a cottage setting. Master Chef-owner Katherine Ewing was trained in France and creates such treasures as a chicken and pork liver pate, escargots, or Crabe Farci, a crabmeat cake served with assorted peppers and pineapple relish. Entrees might include Coquilles St Jacques a la Provenal or a catch of the day with an irresistible sauce.
You can't miss this place with the huge "Eat at Joe's" sign visible from blocks away. Sporting a bright blue-and-red-trimmed exterior and a boardwalk ramp that leads up to front door, the restaurant focuses on seafood selections with a few landlubber options. There's a full bar and a limited selection of beer and wine. Seafood is the main catch from grouper prepared with craw fish sauce to fried or grilled shrimp. You can request your fish or seafood dish the way you want it-blackened, grilled, broiled, fried or lemon peppered.
Located on Prudential Drive on the south bank of the St Johns River, this 25-year-old restaurant exudes a classic Mediterranean atmosphere with intimate indoor or outdoor dining. Appetizers include beluga caviar, fresh scallops, or tender crab cakes. Between courses, a cooling sorbet is served and the restaurant features a number of showy tableside preparations including Caesar salads and steak Diane. Other selections include seafood, duckling, and even a vegetarian dish or two. It offers an impressive selection of 250 vintages and 30 varieties are available by the glass.
When you pull up to the deceivingly small, gray building, you would never imagine what fanfare awaits inside this animated sports bar. Despite its small size, this South Side haven is host to some stadium-sized parties with all the essentials: beer, mixed drinks, wings and snacks that keep the crowd happy. Foosball fans have competitive tournaments on Mondays, and a bevy of televisions are tuned into any sport any day of the week.
333 North First Street Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 +1 904 249 3338
Featuring tastes from Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, specialty dishes at this eatery include Spicy Thai Beef salad, Japanese Seaweed salad, grilled vegetable pizza, Roquefort Crusted Filet Mignon or Roasted Sante Fe Chicken. In the lounge, live bands and a disc jockey play the area's hottest music ranging from jazz, dance and techno to swing and rhythm and blues. Waterfront dining is indoors or out on the veranda in casual elegance with white linen-covered tables. Inside, seating is peppered throughout the lounge around the stage and piano bar.
Located in the beautiful San Marco historic district, this is Jacksonville's king of live music with hot new bands and DJs, both local and national. The venue is home to jazz, country, rock 'n' roll, hip hop, funk, and blues. It is also known for hosting CD-release parties for up-and-coming groups. Visitors of all ages are welcome, but you must be over 21 to drink from the bar, which serves beer and wine. It is an intimate pub, so quarters are tight on busy nights. Open daily from 8p onwards.
50 North Laura Street No. 125 Jacksonville, FL 32202 +1 904 356 5568
Jazz it up with breakfast or lunch at this charming downtown café in the Bank of America Tower. An in-house bakery adds mouthwatering aromas to the air. The café proudly displays posters and artwork relating to the city's annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival. For breakfast, choose from eggs and ham, bacon or sausage stuffed into a warm pita. For lunch, enjoy a varied menu, which includes low-fat, low-cholesterol choices like the baked breast of chicken sandwich, hummus, tabbouleh sandwiches and pasta primavera.
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