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October 3, 2008

TODAY

SHE’LL SPEAK HER MIND AT FLORIDA THEATRE

Lisa Lampanelli may be called the “queen of mean,” but we all know that she’s just saying what most of us are thinking, but are too afraid to say. She’ll be performing at the Florida Theatre at 8 p.m. today, and although she doesn’t normally discuss politics, she should have some interesting things to say about the current state of affairs. $32.75. (904) 355-2787.

THURSDAY

JAZZ TRUMPETER DAVE DOUGLAS AT UNF

UNF’s Great American Jazz Series continues with popular jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas. He’s recorded more than 20 albums, worked and recorded with other master jazz musicians, won numerous awards and taught music all over the world. He will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the UNF Fine Arts Center, Robinson Theatre. $8-$25. (904) 620-2878.

TODAY-SUNDAY

A CONSIGNMENT SALE FOR CHILDREN’S GOODS

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, raising a child can cost as much as $190,528 over a lifetime. That’s a lot of clothes, toys and shoes to grow out of. And although the Finders Keepers Children’s Consignment Sale may not be the most exciting event in town this weekend, it may help you save a little on all that stuff for your cutest investment (the kids!). More than 30,000 items will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Morocco Shrine Center. Free parking and admission. (904) 704-8980.

SATURDAY

GET OUT THE VOTE – AND PARTY ON

Democracy has never been so much fun. The Jacksonville Jaycees are hosting a Get Out the Vote party at Mavericks at the Landing. The event will include at least eight live bands, political speakers from each party and the chance to register to vote. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. www.jackson villejaycees.com.

TODAY-SUNDAY

DO YOUR ‘HOME’ WORK AT THIS SHOW

In this market, renovating your home may make more sense than selling. The Fall Home & Patio Show has Pat Simpson and Josh Foss from HGTV, along with lots of other guests and vendors to help you make the most of your home. Noon to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 W. Water St. $5-$9. (904) 630-4010.

THURSDAY

HERE’S AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE

The American Film Institute rates The Godfather as second on the list of its Top 100 Movies of All Time. The movie created some of the most memorable movie scenes of all time, from the horse head to the Don’s death scene. You can get caught up in the family’s business with the Not Just For Babyboomer Film Series presents The Godfather at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Main Library. Free. (904) 630- 1741.

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