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SALSA DANCING

Lakeland Salsa & Swing partner with the City of Lakeland to host dance socials every Tuesday night at the Lake Mirror Complex.   6:30 - 7:30pm — Group Lesson, 7:30 - 9:00pm— Open Floor Dancing.  General Admission — $5 (cash only please).  Lakelandsalsa.com

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LAKELAND MAGIC 5K

Oct. 5, 7:30-9:30am.  Lakeland Magic 5K participants will run/walk alongside Lakeland Magic mascot, Swish. The course will take runners through several blocks neighboring the Center and then back to the RP Funding Center for a Lakeland Magic center court finish.  Entry includes shirt, medal and ticket to a game.  All ages.  Register online at lakeland.gleague.nba.com

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BILOXI BLUES

Oct. 3-6 at the Loca Lee Buckner Theatre.  Neil Simon’s Tony Award winning comedy is the second part of his semi-autobiographical trilogy of plays about a writer growing up in New York during the 1930s and 1940s. This play features Eugene Jerome, a young army recruit during WWII at basic training, as he learns about life and love.  www.flsouthern.edu

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KON TIKI TACO

Oct. 4, 6:30-10pm at Haus 820.  Presented by LKLD Magazine, guests will enjoy an assortment of handcrafted Tiki cocktails by Cob & Pen and Revival Bar, local beer from Swan Brewing, and tasty pacific street tacos from Cob & Pen, Blue Dog Craft BBQ, Fuzzy’s Tacos while dancing the night away to DJ Jenks, Only $35 prior $50 at the door.  CentralFloridaTix.com

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WHITNEY JAMES-SONGS OF “SUMMERTIME”

Oct. 12, 6pm at the Lake Wales Arts Center.  The 2019-2020 Concert Series starts off with jazz vocalist extraordinaire Whitney James and her all-star jazz band for her tribute to George and Ira Gershwin.  She sings with a bright clarity of tone, with earthy inflections, dark growls, and notes of soaring purity. Her polished musicianship helps her interpret the best of American popular music.  CentralFloridaTix.com

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LAKELAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS FOUNDATION INC, GOLF SCRAMBLE

Oct. 25, noon - 6pm at Cleveland Heights Golf Course.  This year, a portion of proceeds will benefit the Lakeland Fire Department with the purchase of a new emergency ATV and equipment.  This will be a shotgun start tournament beginning at 1pm. $99 player.  Lakelandrealtorsfoundation.org

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SPIRITS: RITUAL AND CEREMONIAL AFRICAN AND OCEANIC ART

Exhibit runs from Oct. 26, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020 at the Polk Museum of Art. From the Dr. Alan and Linda Rich Collection.  While working in clinics in Papua New Guinea and throughout Africa, the Riches they acquired a collection of ritual and ceremonial objects that fill their home today.  This is the first time they will be displayed for the public.  Polkmuseumofart.org

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ROGUE STAGE PRESENTS “HOW TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE”

Oct. 26, 7:30-9:15pm at the Lkld Live.  Join Dr. Dale Seslick and his team of survival “experts” as they present an interactive and hilarious “seminar” of Zombie Survival. This show will provide the perfect way to celebrate Halloween and it might even come in handy one day. Rated PG.  lkldlive.com

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TRUCK OR TREAT

Oct. 28, 5-8pm at the Lakeland Fire Dept. Station 1, 701 E Main St. on Lake Mirror.  A free and fun halloween-themed family event hosted by the Lakeland Fire Department and LakelandPD. Kids attending in costume is encouraged!  Check out the trucks, learn about fire safety and trick or treat along the way!  

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IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SPOOKY SYMPHONY

Oct. 29, 7-8:30pm at the Youkey Theater.  Music tells a story, and some stories are spooky! With loud noises and creepy sounds, hear some of the most beautiful scary music ever written as the ISO presents “Spooky Symphony.”  imperialsymphony.org

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