The Specktator

Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Pete Davidson scheduled a last-minute date for two shows at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall late last month. I, for one, was not willing to spend a car payment to see him, which is a relief since I saw some very mixed reviews on FB (from “great show” to “cringy misogyny”). Turns out, I could have seen Davidson the day before had I been at Don’s Barbershop in Ponte Vedra. In a Specktator exclusive, I spoke to stylist Khristina Himes who gave the comedian a quick trim around the ears and neck. “He was super nice and down-to-earth. Just a regular guy,” she said about her surprise walk-in client. Davidson also told her he just bought a Honda Ruckus scooter and asked where he should take it for a ride. The cut, she said, took less than five minutes, and for her work, he handed her a $100 bill. In case you are wondering (because I sure was), Davidson found Don’s randomly in a Google search and read the reviews.


I spotted this ridiculousness on a white box van on 301 near Baldwin. While there’s no “QIA” on this piece of “art,” I have a suggestion: “Q” for “Questioning,” “I” for “Indictment” and “A” for “Arrest.” #P01135809

The Regency AMC 24 is literally rolling out the red carpet for Chad Hendricks’ latest film, “Bloody Freakin Mary.” Shot entirely in Jacksonville (mostly Moncrief, to be more specific), the film centers around four teens (played by Aniyah Thomas, Whitney Carroll, Gwenett Henderson and Pao Portillo) and their unintentionally “killer” slumber party. Hendricks, who served as writer, director, producer and editor of the film, as well as many of the all-local cast and crew, will be in attendance when “Bloody Freakin Mary” premieres Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at Regency AMC 24. Check out for the deets. And be careful what you say in front of a mirror.



Selma Alicajik (middle) smashed it in the Battle of the Neighborhoods Cocktail Competition hosted by the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The Volstead bartender, who represented Downtown, took home the top prize with her creation —the Selma Smash — made with Roku gin, fresh peaches, basil, lime, simple syrup and club soda. As part of her win, the hotel will make a donation to her charity of choice, JASMYN. Michael Bovender and Rachel Gerber placed second and third, respectively.


Membership has its privileges. And as a member of the Florida Theatre, I went on a hard hat tour of the venue while it’s undergoing an $8.2 million make-over. Florida Theatre President Numa Saisselin explained the changes, which include total makeovers of the bathrooms “down to the studs” and repair and repainting of the entire interior using historically accurate colors, which are noticeably different from the colors they’ve been for decades. The project is scheduled to be completed in October, just in time for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Oct. 28. 

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