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Nov
12
Tue
Life Drawing Class @ The MARC
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm
Life Drawing Class @ The MARC

Explore the classical discipline of drawing the human form through direct observation of a live nude model.
Create your own finished works of art on paper through the mastery of academic drawing techniques using pencil, colored pencil, and charcoal.
Take advantage of live drawing demonstrations, personalized one-on-one instructor guidance and supportive class critiques based on the elements of art and the principles of design.
Concepts taught include proportion, intuitive perspective, anatomical correctness, cross contouring, foreshortening, chiaroscuro, and color theory. Whether you are a student developing your college portfolio or an experienced artist looking for a fresh perspective,
come experience the discipline of figure drawing from a live model in an inspiring classroom setting.

Dec
8
Sun
Miracle on 34th Street at Lakeland Community Theatre @ Lake Mirror Center
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson.
Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.
Dec
13
Fri
Miracle on 34th Street at Lakeland Community Theatre @ Lake Mirror Center
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson.
Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.
Gus Palas and Jeff McNiven Open Mic at La La LAND
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
14
Sat
Lakeland Salsa at LkldLive @ LKLD LIVE
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lakeland Salsa at LkldLive @ LKLD LIVE

We are beginning a new partnership with the nonprofit LKLD LIVE to host a dance social on the second Saturday of each month starting on Aug. 10,2019.

Miracle on 34th Street at Lakeland Community Theatre @ Lake Mirror Center
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson.
Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.
Dec
15
Sun
Miracle on 34th Street at Lakeland Community Theatre @ Lake Mirror Center
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson.
Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.
Dec
17
Tue
Open Mic @ Swan Brewing
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dec
20
Fri
Gus Palas and Jeff McNiven Open Mic at La La LAND
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
23
Mon
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical @ RP Funding Center
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical @ RP Funding Center

The story that inspired the soundtrack of a generation BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is coming to the RP Funding Center December 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.

Single show tickets go on sale Monday, August 19th at 9:30 am. Ticket prices are $77, $64, $59 (other fees may apply) and are available by visiting the RP Funding Center Box Office, toll-free 888-397-0100, and online at www.rpfundingcenter.com. All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Dec
27
Fri
Gus Palas and Jeff McNiven Open Mic at La La LAND
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
31
Tue
Open Mic @ Swan Brewing
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
2
Thu
Polk Senior Games Registration @ Polk Senior Games Office
Jan 2 – Feb 14 all-day
Polk Senior Games Registration @ Polk Senior Games Office

Registration begins the first week of January. The individual entry fee is $10 for the first event and $3 for each additional event up to a maximum of $28. Fees for team sports are $150 for Softball, $50 for Basketball 3 on 3, and $36 for Bowling. There are also facility fees for a few events – $25 for Golf Singles, $25 for Golf Mixed Doubles, $6 for Bowling, $10 for Archery and $10-25 for Shooting events. Everyone receives a specially designed T-shirt. A free Closing Celebration for participants, family and friends is includes goody bags, health fair, special awards, door prizes and entertainment.

Jan
3
Fri
Gus Palas and Jeff McNiven Open Mic at La La LAND
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
4
Sat
Uncle John’s Band – Grateful Dead Experience @ RP Funding Center
Jan 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Uncle John's Band - Grateful Dead Experience @ RP Funding Center

Attention all ‘Deadheads,’ come relive the legendary 1977 Grateful Dead concert at (then) Lakeland Civic Center as Uncle John’s Band will be recreating this concert at the RP FUNDING CENTER on January 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM.

Formed in 1989 in Clearwater FL, Uncle John’s Band has kept the Grateful Dead fire aglow in the Southeast for nearly three decades. With three generations of fans spread across the U.S., UJB has provided thousands of deadheads with their weekly dose of authentic live Dead music. UJB has shared the stage with notable guests including Grateful Dead alums & related artists John Kadlecik, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Merle Sanders, Melvin Seals, David Gans, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Other noted guest sit-ins include Jeff Mosier and Jake Shimabukuro.

With this much history and community, it makes sense that Uncle John’s Band was invited to play for a VIP party at Chicago’s Field Museum each afternoon of the Grateful Dead’s 3-day ‘Fare Thee Well’ run at Soldier Field in 2015. In addition to regular appearances on the Florida festival circuit, UJB’s reputation for excellence has allowed the band to maintain a consistent year-round schedule at many of Tampa Bay’s favorite venues.

In a world overflowing with Grateful Dead inspired tribute bands, it is rare to find one that consistently captures the essence and groove of the Dead’s engine firing on all cylinders.

Single show tickets go on sale Friday, August 9th at 9:30 am. For the first 19 days and 77 seconds ticket prices will be $19.77 (plus service fees). General Admission Ticket prices are $29.77 (other fees may apply) and are available by visiting the RP Funding Center Box Office, toll-free 888-397-0100, and online at www.rpfundingcenter.com. All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Jan
6
Mon
A Bronx Tale @ RP Funding Center
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A Bronx Tale @ RP Funding Center

A BRONX TALE, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Be transported to the Bronx from your seat at the RP Funding Center on January 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM.

Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony® Award nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical – based on Palminteri’s true life story.

Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

Single show tickets go on sale Monday, August 19th at 9:30 am. Ticket prices are $77, $64, $59 (other fees may apply) and are available by visiting the RP Funding Center Box Office, toll-free 888-397-0100, and online at www.rpfundingcenter.com. All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice

Jan
10
Fri
Gus Palas and Jeff McNiven Open Mic at La La LAND
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
11
Sat
Lakeland Salsa at LkldLive @ LKLD LIVE
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lakeland Salsa at LkldLive @ LKLD LIVE

We are beginning a new partnership with the nonprofit LKLD LIVE to host a dance social on the second Saturday of each month starting on Aug. 10,2019.

Jan
14
Tue
Open Mic @ Swan Brewing
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
17
Fri
The Naked Magicians @ RP Funding Center
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Naked Magicians @ RP Funding Center

The Australian magic duo, THE NAKED MAGICIANS, as seen on London’s West End, in 200+ cities around the world, and by over 50 million on TV (NBC, ABC, FOX, iTV) are making their way to the RP Funding Center on January 17th at 7:30 PM.

The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious Aussie magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level.

This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it”. Good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants. This show proves just that! For 18+ only.

Single show tickets go on sale Friday, August 2nd at 9:30 am. Ticket prices are $73, $45, $38 (other fees may apply) and are available by visiting the RP Funding Center Box Office, toll-free 888-397-0100, and online at www.rpfundingcenter.com. All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

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