Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (02.05-08.18)

Get Ready! The Florida State Fair Opens This Week!


Winter Whiskeyfest THIS FRIDAY!
Join us for the inaugural Winter Whiskeyfest! Try over 12 different whiskeys, enjoy light bites, and mingle over live music as we break in the brand new La Florida event space on a Friday evening. We’re partnering with Red Mesa Cantina to showcase their beautiful downtown venue and benefit a great community cause. Tickets going fast, with room for only 250 of our closest friends and fans. Friday, February 9, 6–9p.m. $75. Click here for more info and to buy your tickets now.

Monday 2/5

Abe’s Place Karaoke Night
come on down & have some fun singing your favorite song.
Warm up those vocal chords, sip some liquid courage –  Abe’s has plenty of craft beers & specialty libations for just that purposes. Whether you’re entertaining/embarrassing your family, fellow conference goers or just a crowd of strangers, you just have to be a star.  5:30 pm
Abe’s Place 1250 S Missouri Ave

Tuesday 2/6

August Burns Red – The Phantom Anthem Tour, Born of Osiris, ERRA, Ocan Grove
August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania formed in 2003. The band’s current lineup consists of vocalist Jake Luhrs, rhythm guitarist Brent Rambler, lead guitarist John Benjamin “JB” Brubaker, bassist and keyboardist Dustin Davidson, and drummer Matt Greiner. The band was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016 for Best Metal Performance for the song “Identity” from its 2015 release Found in Far Away Places, and again in 2018 for “Invisible Enemy” from their most recent studio album Phantom Anthem. 6-11p.m.
1503 E 7th Ave.

Wednesday 2/7

Matt Bergman
Matt Bergman has been performing at clubs and colleges since he was in college pursuing a degree in criminal justice. After graduating, he realized he was afraid of criminals and decided stand up comedy was the way to go.  As it turns out Bergman made the right decision quickly becoming one of the most sought out comedians working today. His ability to relate to any audience has allowed him to work with comics from Mike Birbiglia to Bruce Bruce and any audience in between. He’s a favorite at colleges across the country and was selected to be a part of the Inaugural Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta. Bergmans debut CD A Little Bit Balder Now landed him at #15 on the iTunes comedy charts and he recently made his TV debut on Live at Gotham.
1600 East 8th Ave C-112

Thursday 2/8

John Heffron
Energetic and accessible, acclaimed standup comedian John Heffron shares an array of relatable experiences from childhood through life as a married father. Heffron was the winner of the second season of NBC’s hit reality competition Last Comic Standing and has since performed on The Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show, HBO, FX, VH1, A&E, and CMT. Heffron remains one of a small handful of veteran performers to tape two separate Comedy Central specials and has an hour-long special, Middle Class Funny, on Netflix.  Heffron has been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience and Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. 8:00p.m.
1600 E 8th Ave. C-112

Florida State Fair Opening Day
Each year Florida residents create exhibits for Aquaculture, Horticulture, Woodcarving, Needlework and more. Over ninety years later and bragging rights are still won for the prized bull, best pie and the most beautiful quilt. The Midway rides provide our visitors with all the thrills and chills they’ve come to expect. As the first State Fair of the year, we get all the latest and greatest in Fair foods such as the Pizza Cone, Redneck Burger, Bacon Ice Cream, and more! It’s affordable family fun at its best. Nobody does it better than the Florida State Fair! Gates open at 10a.m.
4800 U.S. 301

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