First Friday: Dog Days Downtown
Sept. 6, 6-9pm in downtown Lakeland. Features canine caricatures, canine educational speakers, agility demonstrations and an agility course, a pet parade (bring your leashed pets), a pet lookalike contest and more! Family-friendly!
Pierre Henri Matisse: Stories of Creativity
Sept. 7 through Nov. 24 at the Polk Museum of Art. Visitors will see how Pierre and his art were inspired deeply by his grandfather and his legacy, and this exhibition puts a spotlight on the artist’s narrative works and series.
(863) 688-7743 polkmuseumofart.org
JJ Grey & Mofro
Sept. 7, 7-10pm, outdoor concert at Jessie’s in Winter Haven. All ages, ticket required. JJ Grey & Mofro perform blues, southern rock and R&B, check him out at www.jjgrey.com and purchase tickets at centralfloridatix.com
9 to 5 The Musical
Sept. 13-22 at the Lakeland Community Theatre. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, based on the 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. lakelandcommunitytheatre.com
Return to the 19th Century: A Night at the Museum
Sept. 14, 7-11pm at Polk Museum of Art. The carnival will expand on the theme of French-versus-American culture including a burlesque show, French cabaret-style entertainment, carnival games and food. Signature drinks inspired by the era, crafted by Revival. polkmuseumofart.org
Haus Mrkt Fall 2019
Sept. 20, 5:30-9pm at Haus 820. A family-friendly evening of shopping, food, music, and a whole lot of fun. Food Trucks, Cocktails crafted by Cob & Pen and Music provided by Graingertainment. haus820.com/haus-mrkt/
Bourbon & Blues
Sept. 27, 6-9pm at Gram Parsons Derry Down. An evening of Live blues, a bourbon tasting, BBQ, craft beer, wine, silent auction, water, soda and a signature mocktail all included in your ticket. Proceeds from this event will support Gram Parsons Derry Down. gpderrydown.com
Leading Edge Take Heart 5K
Sept. 28, 7:30am. Presented by Leading Edge to benefit Take Heart Project. TH will use the funds to provide housing, education, job training, and medical care to women and young teenage girls and will aid in the prevention of these women and girls falling victim to human trafficking, disease, and poverty. Register at runsignup.com/Race/FL/Lakeland/Fl
Live Green Lakeland Eco Festival
Sept. 28, 8am-2pm at Munn Park. Hosted by the GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Lakeland. A family-friendly event highlighting the community’s eco-friendly businesses, non-profits and organizations. gfwclakelandjuniors.org
Punk Rock Flea Volume 2
Sept. 29, noon-6pm at Swan Brewing. Over 40 vendors from coast to coast, selling original artwork, jewelry, band shirts, vinyl, button booth, oddities, LIVE T-shirt screen printing, and more.