Holidays

Holiday Movie Countdown, It’s “ALMOST CHRISTMAS”

Release Date: November 11, 2016 Running Time: 1 hour and 52 minutes Rated PG-13 Grade: C Directed By: David E. Talbert If I close my eyes, I can see Mom in here like it was yesterday. Walter, the patriarch of the Meyers family, lost his wife 10 months before this Christmas. For the first time since he lost his beloved Grace, his family is gathering together five days before the holiday. Unfortunately, his family does not get along. His eldest daughter, Cheryl, is a mother of two and is married to a former basketball player who has a roving eye. …

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HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Theatre Jacksonville’s “THE GAME’S AFOOT”

A Game's Afoot, Theatre Jacksonville, Dual Critics

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM THEATRE JACKSONVILLE THROUGH NOV 20 Jacksonville’s legendary playhouse located in San Marco has opened “The Game’s Afoot,” an exciting comedy/farce by contemporary playwright Ken Ludwig, who is well-known for his humorous inventive scripts. The play received an Edgar Award in 2012 from Mystery Writers of America for Best Play. Over the years Ludwig’s plays have frequently graced the stages of many of our local theatres: other award-winning hits include” Lend Me a Tenor,” “Leading Ladies,” “Moon Over Buffalo” and “Crazy for You.” What most theatre patrons don’t know is that …

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The Repository: A New Way to Experience Fear

If you’re tired of the usual jump scares found at haunted attractions, may have just the thing to get you quaking in your boots. In addition to the impressive lineup of houses, scare zones, and shows, has one more devious trick up their sleeve.  is an all new, first-of-its-kind virtual reality experience that combines live actors, cutting-edge technology, and Universal’s innovative storytelling. The result: a truly unique, immersive journey that will frighten and amaze even the most hardened horror fan. Groups of four will enter a warehouse where paranormal and supernatural artifacts have been collected and stored for hundreds of …

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Jaycees Trail of Terror: Generations of Jacksonville Screams

There’s nothing quite like gathering a group of family or friends together on a spooky Halloween outing. Catching the look on Grandpa’s face when Chainsaw Charlie grinds gruesome is priceless. For over 45 years, the scare-masters at the Jaycees have delighted young and old alike. The city’s oldest haunted attraction is scaring up some family frights with the Trail of Terror. Hosted on by the Jacksonville Jaycees, the Trail of Terror is a haunted trail located near the on the grounds of Paintball Adventures on 11850 Camden Road. Created in 1970, the attraction was originally called the Hall of Terror …

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Halloween Horror Nights 26: You Won’t Stand a Chance!

If you attended , you experienced the grand and gruesome return of one of the event’s most beloved original icons, Jack the Clown, a homicidal spirit originally unleashed on the park in 2000 when someone foolishly toyed with his creepy music box prison. He and his trusty sidekick Chance wreaked havoc on unsuspecting guests during their HHN 25 show, The Carnage Returns. There was blood. Lots and lots of blood. “People were killed on stage,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment Creative Development for Entertainment Division. “People died. Jack the Clown, he’s a ghost. He’s not an actual person. He’s …

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LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience

The framework for the art showing at the ’s exhibition , left a lot of room for expression, giving artists the words and melody of the song ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing’ as an inspiration. Director says that they asked the artists to “marry the message in that song with who you are, and how you are looking at our contemporary situation, around race, around equity, around inclusion, around brutality and hope.” “marry the message in that song with who you are, and how you are looking at our contemporary situation, around race, around equity, around inclusion, around brutality and …

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The Sweetest Things at Candy Apple & Sweet Pete’s

Candy Apple Cafe

There’s quite a lot to see at Sweet Pete’s , from a dessert bar and wacky candies to chocolates made right here in Jacksonville. If you haven’t taken your kids to Sweet Pete’s you’re missing out on one of Jacksonville’s newest destinations. But there’s more to the multi-level candy store than just satisfying your sweet tooth–there’s also an opportunity to learn about candy-making, whether you want to learn on your own, are doing a bachelorette activity or want something to do with the little ones. See their online scheduler at sweetpetescandy.com under events>book now! for a drop down menu selection …

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre has filled its Matuza Main Stage with Christmas spirit by opening the popular “” on December 11, 2015. wrote a book of the same name in 1971, which she adapted for the stage in 1982. The play is also popular in Australia, England, and New Zealand under the title “The Worst Kids in the World,” which ought to give you a hint about aspects of the on-stage action. This is the story of the Herdman family, a crew of disorderly and unruly hooligans. Their bullying ways are …

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Tickets for Christmas

Give the gift of experience! Tickets are the gift that keeps on giving and create a lasting memory whether it’s a season pass to a museum or theatre or tickets to a concert or family-friendly event. There are plenty of options for every budget and every age. It’s a perfect alternative for that hard-to-buy-for person. There’s the upside of treating yourself, perhaps, as well as the kid who’s primed for an introduction to the symphony or the gift of spending more time with someone special. And there’s the joy of delayed gratification counting down the days until that outing rolls …

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Holiday Shopping Ideas Out of the Box

BY LISA ACKER & BRITNEY BROUSSARD Every holiday season it seems we are challenged with finding the perfect gift to give that perfect someone. At EU Jacksonville we like to support locally owned small businesses that have unique selections and a variety of items you won’t find at a big box store. The Wardroom, Ltd. 1969 San Marco Boulevard (904) 396-1091 If given the task to sum up the Wardroom, in one word, that word would be delicious. Magical also comes to mind, but then that would be two. This is a warm and cozy collection of things you won’t …

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