Radar: To Do in JAX 2.1-2.5

Showstoppers: Burlesque Valen-Tease Revue. Photo from eventbrite.com.


Welcome to the weekend. It’s Groundhog Day so please don’t get caught in a time loop. Speaking of time, dance yourself clean at a 2000s dance party! Or you can watch someone else dance at a thrilling burlesque show. Why not hit a high note with a spooky medium? Whatever your tastes are, we’re here to guide you on your journey. Note: Most descriptions are courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


That 2000s Party at Club Heaven
We regret to inform you that you will need low-rise jeans for this party. Sorry! Free. 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. 8136 Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville, FL; clubheavenjax.com/ // @clubheavenjax

Emo/Pop Punk Night at 1904 Music Hall
Two themed dance nights in one night? Why not do both! This time you’re gonna need some tissues for all that emo crying. $10. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 19 N Ocean St. Jacksonville, FL; 1904musichall.com // @1904musichall


Jacksonville Film Festival at WJCT Studios
Opening night kicks off with “Mirror Game.” Childhood friends Rose and Abe both find themselves in Las Vegas on the same weekend, but when Rose asks Abe for a life-changing favor, the evening takes a turn for the unexpected, and the two spend the night trying to beat the odds. $35. 6:30 p.m. 100 Festival Park Ave. Jacksonville, FL; jacksonvillefilmfestival.com // @jacksonvillefilmfestival

Showstoppers: Burlesque Valen-Tease Revue at Stumpy’s Hatchet House
Back after the first sold-out show in December, Envy Inferno returns with two shows to kick off February, the month of love. Showstoppers: Burlesque Valen-Tease Revue hosted by professional deviant and lush, compere Alistair Graves of Tampa, Florida. Envy Inferno is proud to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to Historic Springfield Jacksonville at the newest place in town, Stumpy’s Hatchet House. $15+. 7:30 p.m. 1719 N Main St. Jacksonville, FL; stumpyshh.com/jacksonvillefl // @stumpysjax


44th Annual Model Train and Railroadiana Show at Osborn Convention Center
Over 200 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items in all gauges and Railroad Antiques for sale. This is Florida’s largest combination show, displaying items for both the “Modeler” and “Railbuff” alike all under one roof. The model railroader may choose from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin or Ives Trains from the past or present. The rail buff may focus on dining car china, lanterns, switch locks and keys, calendars, timetables, signs or any other artifacts actually utilized by the railroads. As an extra feature of this show, there will be a large working layout hosted by the First Coast Model Railroad Society and other working layouts for all to view during all open show hours. $12. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1000 Water St. Jacksonville, FL;  primefosborn.com // @primefosborn

STOMP at Moran Theater
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique — an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. See what all the noise is about. Price varies. 3-8 p.m. 300 Water St. Jacksonville, FL; jacksonvillecenterfortheperformingarts.com 


LGBTQA Speed Dating at Indigo VIP
I know we are all tired of using Taimi, Her, Blk and Facebook Dating to meet someone and be disappointed. Come out and meet local singles on the weekend before Valentine’s. They will have drink specials all day, live entertainment, games and giveaways. Plus, local vendors for your shopping needs. $10. 4- 8 p.m. 5063 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL; indigojaxvip.com/ // @indigojaxvip

Opéra Mystique at The Waterworks
Through two short operas written and performed in English, Opéra Mystique invokes mysticism and the afterlife to explore the idea that people believe what they want to believe.  Gustav Holst’s Sāvitri and Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium” offer poignant glimpses into how people confront and react to death.  Small casts and orchestras will offer uniquely-intimate experiences, both thought-provoking and dramatic. Returning stage director Helena Binder (“Madama Butterfly,” “La Traviata”) leads this production conducted by FCO Artistic Director Curtis Tucker. $40; 2:00 p.m.; 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL; firstcoastopera.com/opera-mystique

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