24 September 2010
What to do in Duval this weekend 9/24-9/26
It's going down downtown at Poppy Love Smoke as Parriscope Entertainment presents Elisha Atlas Parris and A'Jaze with Avery Sunshine. If urban soul and jazz is your thing, then this is the place to be. The event starts at 10 p.m. so if you're reading this today, it's still not too late to get down there. Admission is $10 all night. Poppy Love Smoke is located at 112 E. Adams St. Jax., 32202.
If a live deejay and dancing are more your thing, then check out CED Famous Event's Famous Friday's at the Zodiac Grille down the street. A lounge type event for the 25 and up crowd, Famous Friday's features Rush Hour Happy Hour starting at 5 p.m., live jazz from 7-9 p.m., and line dancing from 9-11 p.m. D.J. Al Pete is on the 1's and 2's from 9 p.m. until spinning old school, new school, neo soul, and R&B. There are plenty of food and drink specials, too, so come with an appetite. Dress is casual, but no white or black tees. Zodia Grille is inside the Schultz Building at 120 W. Adams St.
Ready to learn the latest steps? Then step on down to Cityhall Pub for Final Fridays-"Get Your Step On". With a live deejay inside and outside, and the chance to learn the latest steps out on the patio from 9-11 p.m., comfortable shoes are a must. This is another event for the 25 and up crowd, and adult casual attire is enforced. Food and drink specials are on deck, too. Cityhall Pub is located at 234 A. Phillip Randolph Blvd. near the stadium.
Ready to talk politics? Then come out to Cuba Libre from 4-8 p.m. for the Down with Brown Campaign Mixer. This is the opportunity to meet and talk to Alvin Brown, one of the candidates running for mayor of Jacksonville and to learn more about his platform. Cuba Libre is located at 2578 Atlantic Blvd. on Jacksonville's Southside.
After mixing it up with Alvin Brown, head on back to Cityhall Pub for Sexy Smooth Saturdays, with three parties in one, featuring DJ Plo, DJstylez, a reggae DJ on the roof, and special guest DJQ45. Ladies get in free before 11 and drink specials for all include $5 Ciroc, Crown, and Hennessey, as well as 2-4-1 Sex on the Beach and Long Islands. The dress code is strictly enforced, and the kitchen will be open all night.
If you want to watch college football in high-def, or rub elbows with the who's who in Jville, then check out Sho Nuff Saturdays at Oasis Bar and Grill. Tailored to the 30 and up crowd, ladies get in free until 10 p.m. and everyone can enjoy 50 cent wings, shrimp, and oysters all night and 2-4-1 Hennessey and Grey Goose until midnight. Live DJ's and Southernlistic Radio will be in the building. Oasis Bar and Grill is located at 9551 Baymeadows Rd.
As a Scorpio, maybe I shouldn't be reppin for Libras, but I'm going to give them a shout out anyway and tell you about the Libra Birthday Party at Fat Kats at 9 p.m. Ladies get in free, drink specials will be flowing, and live deejays will be in the building. Fat Kats is located at 1187 S. Edgewood Ave. between FSCJ Kent Campus and Jones College on the Westside.
It's that time again. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, look out for Joy Dennis and Black Thought Sundays at Poppy Love Smoke. The soulful, homegrown singer hosts this open mic/open stage event featuring a live band and plenty of opportunities for local singers, musicians, and spoken word artists to bless the mic with their talents. Remember the two rules" 1)Crowd participation, and 2)Tell a friend, bring a friend. If you come by, you may get to see yours truly bringing some spoken word to the mic.
After you get through cheering for the Jags as they take on Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles, swing on by Cityhall Pub for the after party, which will take place after every home game.A live DJ will be spinning and if you bring your ticket stub from the game you get a free drink.
Interested in checking out a fantasy hair competition? Then stop by Endo Exo in San Marco where DLA Design Company presents The Hair Competition at 8:30 p.m. Cash prizes will be given for short, long, and fantasy hair competitions, and there will be fashion and entertainment as well. There will also be a $100 cash prize given to the best dressed person in leopard. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and if you have a ticket stub from Lenicola's Makeup Dinner party, then you get $5 off. Endo Exo is located at 1224 King St.
Check out my blog every weekend for the latest on what to do around town, and look for a weekly version as well, starting on Monday.