Radar: To Do in JAX 2.9-2.12

Pieces of chocolate sit next to a raspberry.
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Welcome to the weekend. Are you ready for some football? Or a lot of football? Watch the Super Bowl! Or you can get ready for some farm-to-fork meals. For something less healthy, why not chomp on some chocolate? Whatever your tastes are, we’re here to guide you on your journey. Note: Most descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


Chocoholic Tour at Sweet Pete’s Candy Shop, Jacksonville

It’s like Willy Wonka but without the terror! If you love chocolate then this is the tour for you. Just don’t drink from the chocolate river! Buy tickets here. $21.50. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 400 N Hogan St. Jacksonville, FL; sweetpetescandy.com // @sweetpetescandy


Step Afrika! at Florida Theatre

Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Step Afrika! expands the aesthetic possibilities of stepping by creating works that combine dancing with live music, technology, and storytelling. The Company’s collaborations with arts and non-arts partners have engaged Americans in all 50 states and global friends in more than 40 countries. Using teamwork, commitment, and discipline as the core values, the group builds community, one step at a time. Buy tickets here. $25. 7 p.m. 128 E Forsyth St. #300, Jacksonville, FL; floridatheatre.com // @floridatheatre


Jacksonville Icemen vs Atlanta Gladiators at VyStar Memorial Arena

Just because it’s the biggest weekend in football doesn’t mean you can’t kick it off with some hockey. Buy tickets here. $19.50+. 7 p.m. 300 A Philip Randolph Blvd. Jacksonville, FL; vystarveteransarena.com // @vystarvetarena

Sugar Brown Burlesque Presents: Heaux at Kloud 9

Sugar Brown presents Houston’s first and only black burlesque house presenting Heaux Tales. Featuring an all black female cast of burlesque dancers who perform to sexy R&B & Hip Hop music while a poet takes you through a series of her Heaux Tales! A full, high energy dance show, laced with erotica and wrapped in poetry! Buy tickets here. $32+. 8-9:30 p.m. 142 Mc Cargo St. N, Jacksonville, FL


Vegan Brews & BBQs at Historically Hoppy Brewing Company

We’re excited to bring our special brand of soul food to Jacksonville! We’ll have a loaded menu featuring Southern Staples and Sandwich specials.Menu highlights include Fried Chickun, BBQ, Mac N Cheeze, Jambalaya, Cajun Corn, Beer-Cheeze Battered Beyond Burgers and Totchos! Our menu is 100% Nut Free with numerous Gluten-Free options. Free. 1-5 p.m. 1636 N Main St. Jacksonville, FL; historicallyhoppy.com // @historically_hoppy


John Mellencamp at Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts

John Mellencamp’s career in music has spanned more than 35 years during which time he transitioned from pre-fab pop idol to one of the most highly regarded mature songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp fell in love with music at an early age and was fronting a soul band in his native Indiana by the time he was 14. He would go on to release 26 albums with domestic sales exceeding 40 million units. Buy tickets here. Prices vary. 8 p.m. 300 Water St. Jacksonville, FL; jacksonvillecenterfortheperformingarts.com



Super Bowl LVII – Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles

Watch at home or your favorite sports bar! Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m. EST


Gullah & Soul Farm to Fork at Green Legacy Farm

If football isn’t your thing then head to Green Legacy Farm for a 3-course farm-to-fork dinner experience. For dinner, guests are seated at a community-style table in the barn or garden to enjoy a seasonal 3 -course meal. The meals are freshly harvested and prepared by Farmery Executive Chef, Andrea, Bryant Smith. Andrea Bryant-Smith Award-winning chef, owner of Mena’s Legacy Kitchen & Co/Owner of Farmery Bakery & Bodega will take guests through each course and share more about their flavors to guide the farm-to-fork experience. Buy tickets here. $65. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 9200 Plummer Rd. Jacksonville, FL; greenlegacyfarm.com // @greenlegacyfarm


Bonus 2.14 Pick

Let us buy you a drink on 2/14.

Join us for an anti-Valentine’s Day date at Ruby Beach Brewing for a complementary drink, games, a card-decorating contest and – of course – a chance to mingle with other local singles. Grab a solo ticket or bring your favorite wing person.

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