1 MILLION CUPS
Wednesdays at 9am at Catapult Lakeland. A national program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs. The free gathering helps build startup communities on a grassroots level. Entrepreneurs, innovators, funders, and other interested community members are invited to attend. View the national website at www.1millioncups.com and access the Lakeland microsite at www.1millioncups.com/lakeland.
JANUARY FIRST FRIDAY: THREE KINGS CELEBRATION
Jan. 3, 6-9pm in Downtown Lakeland. Enjoy Food and Craft Vendors, Family-Friendly Activities, Dance Demonstrations, and Live Music. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local artists and creators, on North Kentucky Avenue and the Classy Car Show on Tennessee Avenue. downtownlkld.com
Jan. 8, 6:30-9pm at Swan Brewing. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, Best Team name and a special prize pulled for a random team at the end of the night! As always, Swan Brewing is family and pet friendly - Food Truck on site.
33RD ECONOMIC FORECAST BREAKFAST 2020
Jan. 16, 7-9am at the RP Funding Center. Presented by Allen & Company of Florida, LLC, and the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. Nationally recognized Chief Economist Brian Wesbury of First Trust Advisors, L.P., returns as guest speaker. Contact Information: Rebecca Fortier (863) 688-8551 Ext 224. business.lakelandchamber.com
FLORIDA MADE: THE 25 MOST IMPORTANT FIGURES WHO SHAPED THE STATE
Jan. 16, 7-9pm at Florida Southern College. Florida Lecture Series presents George S. Lemieux, Former U.S. Senator, and Laura Mize, Journalist. They tell the stories of twenty-five trailblazing individuals who have changed the state forever. Lecture located in the Hollis Room, free to the public. 863-680-4111
REMEMBERING THE JOURNEY REV. DR. MLK JR. PARADE
Jan. 18, 11am. The Community is invited to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. during this event. The parade begins at Providence and West 14th Street and ends at MLK Avenue and 2nd Street. Contact Natalie Gallon at email@example.com to participate. lakelandgov.net
JIM SALESTROM - DENVER, DOLLY, AND MORE
Jan. 18, 6pm at Lake Wales Arts Center. James Kevin Salestrom is a Grammy Nominated American singer/songwriter. Salestrom was lead singer of the band Timberline from 1971 to 1977. Salestrom performed in Dolly Parton’s band from 1979 to 1991. As a solo artist, he has performed around the world.
THE ART OF FILM: I AM NOT A WITCH (2017)
Jan. 25, 6-8:30pm at the Polk Museum of Art. Audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Intro and Screening at 6:30pm. Free to attend, cash bar available. 863-688-7743 polkmuseumofart.org
ROBBIE FULKS & THE BOTTLE ROCKETS
Jan. 25, 7:30pm at Gram Parsons Derry Down. Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned years best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations.
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Jan. 27, 7 p.m. at the Branscomb Auditorium. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. Hear all the great classics: Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, A String of Pearls and many more. brownpapertickets.com