Radar: To Do in JAX 3.11-3.15

Felipe Peláez. Photo from fb.com/felipepelaezartista.


You likely hear your friends making plans for the weekend or talking about what is going on around Jacksonville. If you have been looking for something fun to do, then search no further. Whether it’s a wand making class, a live WWE Raw show, or  Jacksonville’s “Bike Week,” multiple concerts, the city is ready to provide great entertainment this week to locals and visitors alike.


Live Music at Veterans United Craft Brewery
Veterans United Craft Brewery, will be featuring their local and talented regular performers, Tim and Jerry, for some live tunes on Friday night. The duo’s music ranges from classic rock to country to the blues and even more. Veterans United is a small, independent craft brewery, and they just released a new brew — Rifleman’s Irish Red Ale, brewed with English hops, pale malt, a touch of roasted barley for color, and fermented with English Ale Yeast. 6-9 p.m. Free. Veterans United Craft Brewery: 8999 Western Way, Ste 104, Jacksonville, FL; vubrew.com // @vubrew

3.11 – 3.13

With the notorious “Bike Week” taking place now in Daytona Beach, the Harley-Davidson crew will be riding north to Jacksonville for the last three days of the trip, from March 11 to 13. While the following is not as big as the Daytona “Bike Week,” all the motorcycle junkies can still get excited about the crew coming to Jacksonville, especially with the live music and vendors that will be on site. Break out your bike and watch the events unfold at Adamec Harley-Davidson. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. Adamec Harley-Davidson: 8909 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL; adamecharley.com // @adamecharley


Caffeine and Octane
At the Avenues Mall, spectators can enjoy more than 1000 unique cars, trucks, and more. “Caffeine and Octane” is an all-makes and all-models show, so you could unexpectedly see a very distinctive vehicle that enthuses you. The crowd is passionate and friendly, with live music and other forms of entertainment available. 8-11 a.m. Free. The Avenues Mall: 10300 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL; caffeineandoctane.com/jacksonville // @caffeineandoctanejax

Felipe Peláez
On his “20 Tour USA,” Felipe Peláez is making a stop in Jacksonville. His upbeat latino music and passionate lyrics led to a nomination for the Latin Grammys in 2012. He also recorded the single “Vestirte de amor,” which was the leader in the Colombian music charts for over a week. With doors opening at 9pm, his concert is supposedly taking place all night long. If you are a Peláez fan or love latino music, make sure to get your fix at Aramaic Palace Hall. 9 p.m. $80-$120. Aramaic Palace Hall: 4560 Kernan Blvd., Jacksonville, FL; facebook.com/FelipePelaezArtista // @felipepelaez


Wand Making Class
For all you “Harry Potter” fanatics, the perfect opportunity has just presented itself: a wand making class. Worthwich School of Wizardry is hosting a two hour woodworking and wandlore class, using original real wood. The group will learn about the history of wandlore, the magical properties of wand woods and cores, and the importance of combining the four main elements of wood, core, length, and design for the perfect wand. Get your tickets now, if interested. 4-6 p.m. $35. Fort Family Park: 8000 Baymeadows Road E, Jacksonville, FL; worthwich.com // @worthwichschool

Zach Williams
Southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting, Zach Williams and special guest Anne Wilson are going to put on quite the show at the Florida Theatre this Sunday. If you like contemporary Christian music or want to attend a local concert, this performance is said to be a “night of music and ministry that will fill your heart and have you singing along all night long.” 7 p.m. $23+. The Florida Theatre: 128 E Forsyth Street, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL; zachwilliamsmusic.com // @zachwilliamsmusic


Is there any better way to make a Monday less mundane than by attending a WWE Raw event? These superstar athletes will wrestle each other, for the sake of choreographed entertainment, in a way that seems completely realistic. WWE Raw has been a booming business for almost 30 years now, so a local presence in Jacksonville is very intriguing. Get your tickets now, while they are still affordable. 7:30 p.m. $39+. Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena: 300 Philip A. Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL; wwe.com/shows/raw // @wwe_raw.official


“2022 Tapping Party to Defeat ALS”
Who wants a night of fun, while also supporting a good cause? This group will be tapping the Irish Red Ale, while also enjoying live music, participating in drawings for gift baskets, and undergoing a raffle for a signed Gardner Minshew t-shirt. Thirty percent of the night’s Irish Red sales and many gallons of beer will be donated to The ALS Association Florida Chapter — a fun and beneficial party. 6-9 p.m. Free to attend. Beer costs. Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery: 9735 Gate Pkwy N, Jacksonville, FL; 7bridgesgrille.com // @sevenbridgesgrille

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