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Weekend Warriors: Tracy Morgan, Veterans Day Parade & It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

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Tracy Morgan perfoming on stage.

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.

Tracy Morgan “Picking up the Pieces Tour”

Veteran comedian Tracy Morgan is coming to Jacksonville’s Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts on Saturday. Morgan was a “Saturday Night Live” cast member and a star in NBC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning “30 Rock.” The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets range in price from $43 to $73.

Tracy Morgan StandUp 1” by Alex Erde used under Creative Commons License

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A look inside the Anheuser-Busch brewery.

Jacksonville Anheuser-Busch Tour Center Veterans Day Celebrations Jacksonville

Celebrate Veterans Day with Anheuser-Busch. Military personnel receive a free Budweiser Beermaster tour starting at 10 a.m. Friday. Active and retired military members can bring a guest for $20. On the Beermaster tour guests can visit the Brew Hall, Primary Fermentation Cellar, Lager Cellar, Packaging Facility, Quality Assurance and Finishing Cellar. Those who are ages 21 and older can also enjoy a sample directly from a finishing tank. Veterans and active military members will receive a free custom-made commemorative Budweiser military coin while supplies last.      

Inside the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Brewery” by Willy Volk used under Creative Commons License

Art (Re)Public Lecture Series

Artists across many different mediums will be speaking at a lecture series titled “The Curated Life.” The event is at the Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with TEDxJacksonville and Art(Re)Public from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The theme for the event is expression of the collective creative consciousness through a chosen art form. Speakers include: Krista Kim, René Romero Schuler,Sylmarie Rivera Ruiz, Pola Orellana and Mark McCombs. JaMario Stills will moderate the event and Toni Hernandez is the keynote speaker. Tickets are $10.

TEDxJacksonvilleRehearsal” by TED xJacksonville used under Creative Commons License

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2016 Veterans Day Parade

The city of Jacksonville is honoring all veterans and active-duty members of the military with the 2016 Veterans Day parade Friday. The parade begins at 11 a.m. outside of EverBank Field on Gator Bowl Boulevard/Bay Street, and ends at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Several viewing areas will be open along Bay Street, near the Landing, and on Water Street. More than 5,000 members of the military, veteran groups, marching bands and JROTC units are expected with decorative floats and giant balloons.

Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade 2012” by JaxStrong used under Creative Commons License

St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular

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The St. Johns Town Center is holding its 11th annual holiday spectacular from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. There will be musical performances, oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, ornament decorating and more. The event will conclude with lighting of a 32-foot tree and fireworks. Local retailers will offer holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials throughout the weekend.

JaxTown Center Christmas Lights” by Om 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.