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Weekend Warriors: Wine, Southern Women & Zombie Prom

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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

Jacksonville Arbor“EAT”um Wine and Food Fest

The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens is hosting its third annual Abor“Eat”Um food and wine festival and arboretum fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. More than 15 of Jacksonville’s favorite restaurants and breweries will be on hand to provide food and drinks. The event will also feature music by Sidetrack Duo. Individual tickets are $55 and couple’s tickets are $100. There is a 10 percent ticket price discount for members of the arboretum.

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival“ by Fast Forward Event Productions used under Creative Commons License.


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Martin Lawrence at the Times-Union Center

Martin Lawrence returns to the stage with his first stand-up tour in four years. The comedian/actor became a household name with his popular show “Martin,” and would later direct and star in his own series of “Big Momma’s House” movies. Lawrence is to perform at the Times-Union Center at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets range in price from $35 to $105.


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Bold City Brewery's 8 Year Anniversary Bash

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Bold City Brewery

Celebrate eight years of brews with the Bold City Brew family, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.  During this celebration there will be live music, raffles, food and $2 pints. The live music will be provided by the Bold City Bandits, Firework Tent Revival, The Snacks Blues Band and Bay Street Band. The fun continues until 11 p.m. and tickets are not required to attend.


Bold City Brewery with @robertcvolpe by Artie White used under Creative Commons License.


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Zombie Couple

2016 Zombie Prom

From 9 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday, you have the chance to save the last prom dance at The Clay County Fairgrounds, but with an undead twist. The Scream Park is presenting the event hosted by R. A. Meihaloff, the actor who portrayed Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. Admission is $45 and $67.50 for couples.

Prom zombies” by  Brendan Riley used under Creative Commons License.


14th Annual Buddy Walk

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The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville will be holding its 14th annual Buddy Walk, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. The walk is at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. The event will include food trucks, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more. Online registration is closed, but walkers can register at the event for $20.


Buddy Walk” by Chad Johnston used under Creative Commons License.


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Southern Women's Show

The Southern Women's Show returns to the Prime Osborn Convention Center.This event kicks off its four-day-event at 10 a.m. Thursday and continues until 5 p.m. Sunday. Guests have the chance to shop, learn new tips, try different food and engage in other fun activities. Guest speaker Keegan Allen from the hit tv show “Pretty Little Liars” will be speaking on Sunday. Online tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children and $8 per person for a group of 10 or more people. Tickets at the event are $12 for adults, and $6 for children.

Southern Women's Shows” by Glory Foods used under Creative Commons License.


Interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman can be reached at


Kayla Davis is a Jacksonville native and senior at the University of North Florida, majoring in multimedia journalism.
Blake Allen is a senior studying multimedia journalism at the University of North Florida.
Andre Roman is a senior studying multimedia journalism at the University of North Florida. He is also the creator/host/producer of the the radio/podcast show One Tank Radio.