January PlanAhead: Your Lakeland events calendar

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Happy New Year, Lakeland. 🎉  If you’re anything like us, you’re ecstatic about the start of a new year, winter temperatures, and spring on the horizon — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in Swan City.

All month long

  • Downtown Farmers Curb Market | Every Sat. | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland | Free | Support local business and shop from 100+ vendors including East of These, Florida Fresh Live Herbs + La Caribbean Taste. 🍅

Saturday, January 1-Sunday, January 2

Saturday, Jan. 1

  • Jack Sprouse Live | Sat., Jan. 1 | 2-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Snack on food from Genesis starting at 12 p.m. and jam out to music from Jack Sprouse starting at 2 p.m.
  • Dan Peppin Live | Sat., Jan. 1 | 7-10 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Relax and listen to music from Dan Peppin + eat Caribbean food like chicken, beef, or wings from Genesis. 
  • Plant-Based Cooking | Sat., Jan. 1 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Plant-eaters can learn to make cauliflower crust pizza, spinach-tempeh lasagna, and roasted vegetable farro risotto. 🥬
  • Kids 3-day New Years Camp | Sat., Jan. 1-Mon., Jan. 3 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $135 | Kids ages eight to ten can attend this three-day camp and learn to make various tasty bites, handhelds, and sweets. 🍴
  • Winter Haven Brunch Food Tour | Sat., Jan. 1 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven’s best brunch spots while learning about Winter Haven’s culture + history. 🥞
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Sat., Jan. 1 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Go on a guided tour of downtown Winter Haven and visit restaurants + bars for Happy Hour. 🍸

Sunday, Jan. 2

  • Florida Tropics vs Utica City FC | Sun., Jan. 2 | 3 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | Score big and see the Florida Tropics soccer team play against their opponent at home. ⚽
  • Laura Thurston Live | Sun., Jan. 2 | 2-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Jam to music from artist Laura Thurston + eat food from Mary Jane’s Burgers and drink beer from Swan Brewing. 
  • Winter Haven Brunch Food Tour | Sun., Jan. 2 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven’s best brunch spots and taste your favorite brunch foods all while learning about Winter Haven’s culture + history. 🥞

Monday, January 3-Sunday, January 9

Monday, Jan. 3

  • Trivia Night | Mon., Jan. 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Bring your friends to Trivia night + take advantage of happy hour prices all day. 💭
  • Open Mic Night | Mon., Jan. 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Gram Parsons’ Derry Down | Free | Musicians of any age can sign up and perform up to three songs for a live audience. 🎤
  • Happy Hour | Mon., Jan. 3 | 12-7 p.m. | The Brass Tap | Free | Catch a game of Monday night football + savor select draft beer, wine, spirits, and food for only $4.25 until 7 p.m. 🍺

Tuesday, Jan. 4

  • Lakeland Magic Promotional Game | Tues., Jan. 4 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | The first 1,000 fans will receive a Lakeland Swans hat at this Lakeland Magic game against the Cleveland Charge. 🏀 
  • Music BINGO & Fun Run | Tues., Jan. 4 | 5:30 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Participate in a fun run at 5:30, followed by Music BINGO at 6:30 + food from Smokin’ Chanchos. 
  • Teens 3-day New Years Camp | Tues., Jan. 4-Thurs., Jan. 6 | 4 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $135 | Teens aged thirteen to seventeen can attend this three-day camp and learn to make various breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. 🍴 
  • Paint Your Pet | Tues., Jan. 4 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $55+ | Email one photo of your four-legged-friend prior to coming, then learn step-by-step from an artist how to paint your pet. 🐾

Wednesday, Jan. 5

  • Cinderella | Wed., Jan. 5 | 7 p.m. | Polk Theatre | $35+ | Experience the classic story of Cinderella like never before, told by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. 👸
  • Hernando Audubon Society Birding | Wed., Jan. 5 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Circle B Bar Reserve | Free | Bird watchers and those interested in birding can view Lakeland’s birds — contact trip leaders for more information. 🐦
  • General Trivia with Swan Brewing | Wed., Jan. 5 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | You and six teammates can compete in trivia + feast on bites from Breezy Eazy Bistro.
  • Lunch & Learn: Container Gardening | Wed., Jan. 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Lakeland Electric, 501 E. Lemon Street | Free | Register in advance for this container gardening class, offered in person or online. 🌱
  • Trivia Night | Wed., Jan 5 | 7-9 p.m. | Union Taproom | Free | Bring your trivia partners + sip on tap beer from Union Taproom. 
  • Early Moonrise Painting | Wed., Jan. 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $41 | Learn step-by-step how to paint this beachy moonrise scene — paint supplies are included. 🎨

Thursday, Jan. 6

  • Jukebox Bingo | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 7-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Play traditional BINGO but the spaces are songs — take advantage of drinks + food trucks. 📻
  • After Hours at the Museum | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 4-8 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art | Free | Browse the galleries after hours. 🎨
  • Manny Velazquez Trio | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Spend Thursday night at Swan Brewing listening to country blues + feasting on food from Cuban B’s. 
  • Night Market | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Union Taproom | Free | Shop from local vendors at the Night Market and hear live music from Mike Monts De Oca. 
  • Tastes Of The World Food Tour | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 2-5 p.m. | 220 Ave. A NW | $45+ | Sample dishes from around Winter Haven while learning the history of both the food and the city. 

Friday, Jan. 7

  • First Friday | Fri., Jan. 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland | Free | Head downtown for live music from Expresion Latina, a makers market, classy car show, and family-friendly activities — restaurants and shops will be open late. 💃
  • Lakeland Magic Promotional Game | Fri., Jan. 7 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ |  The first 1,000 fans will receive a Lakeland Magic Calendar at this Magic game versus the College Park Seahawks. 🏀 
  • One Pot Wonders | Fri., Jan. 7 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Ditch most of the dishes when cooking these one pot meals, including wild rice soup, creamy Cajun sausage, pasta chicken, and apple crisp.
  • The Detectives | Fri., Jan. 7 | 7-10 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | The Detectives are back to bring the music, and La Palapa Time will bring the food. 🎵 
  • Party Animal Painting | Fri., Jan. 7 | 2-4 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $30 | Kids can learn step-by-step how to paint a whale in a party hat — paint supplies are included. 🎨
  • Southern Sunshine BBQ Fest | Fri., Jan. 7 | 5 p.m. | Lake Wailes Park, 33 N. Lake Shore Blvd. | $25+ | Backyard and professional teams can register in this BBQ competition for a chance to win up to $10,000. 🐷

Saturday, Jan. 8

  • Spirit Fest | Sat., Jan. 8 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10 | Experience Spirit Fest with speakers, holistic vendors, card readers, artists, and authors at this two-day event. 
  • Renée Fleming in Concert | Sat., Jan. 8 | 7-9 p.m. | Branscomb Auditorium, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | $25+ | See Renée Fleming perform classic opera arias and broadway hits in her only Florida performance with orchestral accompaniment. 🎼
  • Transcendence: Student Exhibition Reception | Sat., Jan. 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art | Free | View the art made by Polk County high school students. 
  • ArtLab | Sat., Jan. 8 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Polk Museum of Art | $5 | Engage in an artistic experience related to an exhibition on display in the Museum — materials are included. 🖼️
  • Lakeland Magic Promotional Game | Sat., Jan. 8 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | The first 1,000 fans will receive a Lakeland Magic shirt and koozie at this Magic game versus the College Park Seahawks🏀 
  • Couples Cooking: Welcome to Peru | Sat., Jan. 8 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $110 | Couples can learn how to cook Peruvian dishes including shrimp ceviche, tallarines verdes, papas ala huancaina, and arroz con leche. 🍴
  • 5K to End Human Trafficking | Sat., Jan. 8 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Lake Silver Winter Haven | $45 | Run or walk to support the fight to end human trafficking at this 5K — proceeds support Compassion In Action Ministries. 🏃‍♂️
  • 2022 Three Kings Block Party Celebration | Sat., Jan. 8 | 4-8 p.m. | Downtown Winter Haven | Free | Prolong the holidays with food, music, and festivities at this traditional Hispanic holiday.

Sunday, Jan. 9

  • Spirit Fest | Sun., Jan. 9 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10 | Experience Spirit Fest with speakers, holistic vendors, card readers, artists, and authors at this two day event. 
  • Second Sunday Artisan Market | Sun., Jan. 9 | 12-5 p.m. | Lakeside Village | Free | Browse and shop local makers selling hand-made goods.
  • Remembering Hee Haw | Sun., Jan. 9 | 7-9 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $35+ | Celebrate 50 years of the show Hee Haw with original cast members of “The Kornfield Friends.”🚜
  • Florida Tropics Game | Sun., Jan. 9 | 3 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | Score big and see the Florida Tropics soccer team play against Utica City. ⚽
  • Big and Little Chef: Exploring Produce | Sun., Jan. 9 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $80 | Parents and children can learn to prepare dishes with produce, including broccoli cheddar stuffed biscuits, caprese lettuce wraps + sweet potato feta roll ups. 🥦
  • BIL Mural Ride | Sun., Jan. 9 | 1 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Join this family-friendly bike ride around town and stop for photos at Lakeland’s murals — grab food and drinks from Swan Brewing before or after the ride. 🚲
  • B & R Music | Sun., Jan. 9 | 2-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Jam out to B&R Music + artist Rich Miller while snacking on food from Genesis Caribbean Cuisine.  

Monday, January 10-Sunday, January 16

Monday, Jan.  10

  • Trivia Night | Mon., Jan. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Bring your friends to Trivia night + take advantage of happy hour prices all day. 💭
  • RENT | Mon., Jan. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $52+ | Celebrate 25 years of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT in the “Farewell Season of Love” tour.  
  • Happy Hour | Mon., Jan. 10 | 12-7 p.m. | The Brass Tap | Free | Catch a game of Monday night football + savor select draft beer, wine, spirits, and food for only $4.25. 🍺
  • Zen Night Painting | Mon., Jan. 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $37 | Paint Mandala Stones in this step-by-step class — paint supplies are included. 🎨

Tuesday, Jan. 11

  • Lakeland Magic Promotional Game | Tues., Jan. 11 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | The first 1,000 fans will receive a Lakeland Magic cup at this Magic game versus Capital City Go-Go. 🏀 
  • Ladies Tuesday Morning Bible Study | Tues., Jan. 11 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Family Ministry Building, 4777 Lakeland Highland Rd. | Free | Study the book “What Love Is, The Letters of 1, 2, 3 John” by Kelly Minter — books are available for purchase for $16. 📖
  • Big Chef Teen Chef: Simply Homemade | Tues., Jan. 11 | 4 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $85 | Parents and teens can learn to prepare dishes including Caesar salad, chicken parmigiana, green chili meatloaf + chocolate chip banana bread. 🍴
  • Blessings and Hope Distribution | Tues., Jan. 11 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Highland Park Church, 2150 E. Edgewood Dr. | Free | Volunteer for the Blessings and Hope food pantry + help distribute food to the community. 🥫
  • Music BINGO & Fun Run | Tues., Jan. 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Participate in the fun run at 5:30, followed by music BINGO at 6:30 where Smokin’ Chanchos is serving up fresh food. 

Wednesday, Jan. 12

  • Couples Cooking: Asian-Style Street Foods | Wed., Jan. 12 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $110 | Date night includes learning to cook spicy beef yakitori and marinated shrimp skewers, Japanese fried rice omagashi-style, and matcha ice cream. 🍴
  • Florida Southern Men’s Basketball Game | Wed., Jan. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Florida Southern College | $5+ | Support Florida Southern’s Men’s Basketball team as they compete against St. Leo University. 🏀
  • General Trivia with Swan Brewing | Wed., Jan. 12 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Gather up to six  of your trivia teammates + feast on food from Cuban B’s.
  • Catapult’s Lakeland Entrepreneur Awards | Wed., Jan. 12 | 5:30 p.m. | Catapult Lakeland, 502 E. Main St. | Cast your vote for one of the five nominees to win the “People’s Choice Award” for this year’s 3rd Annual Lakeland Entrepreneur Awards.🏆*
  • Trivia Night | Wed., Jan 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Union Taproom | Free | Pour out your own drafts at Union Taproom + while competing in a round of trivia. 🍺
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Wed., Jan. 12 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A NW | $69+ | Go on a tour of downtown Winter Haven and visit family-owned restaurants and bars during happy hour. 🍸

Thursday, Jan. 13

  • Lakeland Food Truck Rally | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 6-9 p.m. | Munn Park | Free | Head downtown + sample a variety of dishes from 20+ vendors. 🍴
  • Jukebox Bingo | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 7-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Pay attention to what songs are playing to compete in this spin on BINGO while ordering drinks from the bar + fresh eats from the food trucks. 📻
  • Legumes, Pulses, or Beans | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Cook dishes with beans including Tuscan four-bean turkey stew, butterbean tortellini, sofrito black beans with crispy pork milanese, and sweet pinto bean fritter. 
  • 35th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast 2022 | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 7-9 a.m. | RP Funding Center | $20+ | Hear from expert economists as they give valuable insight into the year’s economy. 
  • Greg Redding w/ La Palapa Time | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 6-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Musical artist Greg Redding brings the music starting at 6 p.m. and La Palapa Time brings the tacos starting at 3 p.m.
  • Uncle John’s Band | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 7-9 p.m. | Lake Wales Arts Council, 1099 Florida 60 | $19+ | Rock on with the Grateful Dead tribute band Uncle John’s Band in this outdoor show — bring your own lawn chair.
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A NW | $69+ | Go on a tour of downtown Winter Haven and visit family-owned restaurants and bars during happy hour. 🍸

Friday, Jan. 14

  • The Room Special Screening | Fri., Jan. 14 | 7 p.m. | Polk Theatre | $20 | Watch the cult classic The Room followed by a Q+A and meet + greet with the film’s star, Greg Sestero.  
  • Point of View Gallery Talk | Fri., Jan. 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art | Free | Learn about the museum’s newest exhibition from a special guest speaker. 🎨
  • Florida Tropics Game | Fri., Jan. 14 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | Score big and see the Florida Tropics soccer team play against Harrisburg Heat. ⚽
  • Resin Art Workshop | Fri., Jan. 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Art Centric Studio, 1035 S. Florida Ave. | $46+ | Learn to use resin along with other mediums and create art in an eight by ten-inch frame.  
  • Wine and Dine: Spain | Fri., Jan. 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $65 | Taste California wine + Spanish food prepared by Publix Aprons Cooking School chefs. 🍷
  • 6th Annual MLK Jazz In The Park 2022 | Fri., Jan. 14 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Munn Park | Free | Bring a lawn chair and groove to the 6th Annual Jazz Music Festival. 🎷
  • Silverback Live | Fri., Jan. 14 | 7-10 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Rock and roll with the band Silverback while munching on food from Smokin’ Chanchos. 🦍

Saturday, Jan. 15

  • Central Florida Comic Con | Sat., Jan. 15 | 10-6 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $20+ | Experience a weekend of comics, collectibles, tv shows, movies + cosplay. 💥
  • The Great Swan Chili Cook-Off | Sat., Jan. 15 | 12-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing | $20 | Warm up with chili + vote on a winner or join in on the competition by entering yourself — spots are limited to the first 20 entrants. 
  • Docent-led Tour | Sat., Jan. 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art | Free | Tour a featured exhibition with educational + engaging conversation from a Polk Museum of Art educator. 
  • Cigar Life 5th Anniversary | Sat., Jan. 15 | 12-4 p.m. | Cigar Life, 5724 S. Florida Ave. | $125 | Celebrate Cigar Life’s birthday with cigar specials, live music, boneless rib-eye + free gifts.  
  • Tuscan Steakhouse | Sat., Jan. 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $65 | Taste wine while eating Tuscan-style food prepared by Publix Aprons Cooking School chefs. 🍷
  • Big and Little Chef: Sharing Breakfast | Sat., Jan. 15 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $80 | Parents and children can learn to prepare stuffed breakfast bagels, baked unicorn biscuits, and strawberry and waffle mason jar parfaits — one ticket covers an adult + child. 🍳
  • Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show | Sat., Jan. 15 | 4 p.m. | Lake Silver, 250 S. Lake Silver Dr. | Free | Try to stay dry at this ski show with members of the original Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team — food, drinks, and merchandise are available for purchase. 

Sunday, Jan. 16

  • Central Florida Comic Con | Sun., Jan. 16 | 10-6 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $20+ | Fly, teleport, or smash your way into a weekend of comics, collectibles, tv shows, movies, and cosplay. 💥
  • Florida Tropics Game | Sun., Jan. 16 | 3 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | Score big and see the Florida Tropics soccer team play against Harrisburg Heat. ⚽
  • Open Mic Sessions | Sun., Jan. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Just Dance, 310 E. Lemon St. | Free | Poets, musicians, and singers can showcase their talent at open mic night. 
  • Moonlight Peacock Painting | Sun., Jan. 16 | 2-4 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Novice painters can take this step-by-step class and create a painting of a peacock in the moonlight — paint supplies are included. 🎨

Monday, January 17-Sunday, January 23

Monday, Jan. 17

  • Trivia Night | Mon., Jan. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Bring your friends to Trivia night + take advantage of happy hour prices all day. 💭
  • Couples Cooking: Welcome to Peru | Mon., Jan. 17 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $110 | Mix up date night by learning to cook Peruvian dishes like shrimp ceviche, tallarines verdes, papas ala huancaina, and arroz con leche. 🍴
  • Happy Hour | Mon., Jan. 10 | 12-7 p.m. | The Brass Tap | Free | Catch a game of Monday night football + savor select draft beer, wine, spirits, and food for only $4.25. 🍺

Tuesday, Jan. 18

  • Tasty Tuesday | Tues., Jan. 18 | 4:30-9 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland | $25+ | Skip dinner and try dishes from different participating downtown restaurants — tickets are sold in packs of ten. 🍴
  • Latin Soup Appreciation | Tues., Jan. 18 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Make Latin soups and stews including Colombian-style sancocho, Caribbean-style callaloo, Puerto Rican-style sopa de mondongo, and Brazilian-style moqueca. 🍲
  • Ladies Tuesday Morning Bible Study | Tues., Jan. 18 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Family Ministry Building, 4777 Lakeland Highland Rd. | Free | Study the book “What Love Is, The Letters of 1, 2, 3 John” by Kelly Minter — books are available for purchase for $16. 📖
  • Music BINGO & Fun Run | Tues., Jan. 18 | 5:30 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Participate in this fun run at 5:30, followed by music BINGO at 6:30 — feast on food from Smokin’ Chanchos while you play. 
  • Florida Love Painting | Tues., Jan. 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Upgrade your personalized home decor and paint a sign for your home in this step-by-step class — paint supplies are included. 🎨

Wednesday, Jan. 19

  • Sushi 101 | Wed., Jan. 19 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $60 | Learn how to make different types of sushi including the California roll, Philadelphia inside-out roll, tempura shrimp & asparagus roll, and the spicy crab hand roll. 🍣
  • Trivia Night | Wed., Jan 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Union Taproom | Free | Sip on tap beers from Union Taproom while you and your friends compete in a round of trivia. 🍺
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Wed., Jan. 19 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Go on a tour of downtown Winter Haven and visit local restaurants and bars during happy hour. 🍸
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse Painting | Wed., Jan. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Take a step-by-step class and create a painting of the St. Augustine lighthouse at sunset — paint supplies are included. 🎨

Thursday, Jan. 20

  • Madeline Joins the Circus | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | Experience the musical adventure of Madeline at the circus. 🎪
  • Classic Albums Live Fleetwood Mac Rumours | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 8 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $29+ | Experience Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” like the original tour as it’s recreated on stage at the RP Funding Center. 
  • 48 States Away | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 7 p.m. | Hillcrest Coffee | Free | Hillcrest Coffee is serving up snacks and drinks while 48 States Away plays this free show — donations are accepted.
  • Jukebox Bingo | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 7-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Play traditional BINGO but the spaces are songs — take advantage of drinks + food trucks. 📻
  • Cooking with Peanuts | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Cook with peanuts and learn to make boiled peanut hummus, peanut powder-breaded pork cutlets, spicy boiled peanut salad, and peanut butter mousse. 🥜
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven to visit family-owned restaurants and bars during happy hour. 🍸
  • Always…Patsy Cline | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre Winter Haven | $36 | Watch the true story of the friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and friend Louise Seger. 
  • Hip & Knee Pain Lecture Series with Dr. Mario John | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Mulaney Auditorium – Lakeland Regional Health’s Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, 1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | Free | Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mario John will share his expertise in this free seminar.* 

Friday, Jan. 21

  • Madeline Joins the Circus | Fri., Jan. 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | Experience the musical adventure of Madeline at the circus. 🎪 
  • Liz Longley Live | Fri., Jan. 21 | 7 p.m. | Gram Parsons Derry Down | $20 | Liz Longley, an accomplished Nashville singer-songwriter, performs music from her most recent album, “Funeral For My Past.”  
  • Parm to Table – learn about Parmesan Cheese | Fri., Jan. 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $60 | Sample different parmesan cheeses before dining on a three-course dinner prepared by Publix Aprons Cooking School Chefs. 🧀 
  • Proper Wednesday Live | Fri., Jan. 21 | 7 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Proper Wednesday is back to jam out while you savor food + Swan Brewing beers. 🎤
  • Florida Tropics Game | Fri., Jan. 21 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | Score big and see the Florida Tropics soccer team play against the Dallas Sidekicks. ⚽
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Fri., Jan. 21 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Tour downtown Winter Haven to visit family-owned restaurants and bars during happy hour. 🍸
  • Always…Patsy Cline | Fri., Jan. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre Winter Haven | $36 | Watch the true musical story of the friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and friend Louise Seger. 

Saturday, Jan. 22

  • Madeline Joins the Circus | Sat., Jan. 22 | Times vary | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | Audience members can experience the musical adventure of Madeline and her friend as they get lost at the circus and try to get home. 🎪
  • An Evening with Marie Osmond | Sat., Jan 22 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $60+ | Marie Osmond performs original music, broadway hits, pop, country + opera with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. 🎵
  • Great Florida Bigfoot Conference 2022 | Sat., Jan. 22 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $25 | Sasquatch enthusiasts can appreciate a panel of Bigfoot researchers, investigators + authors. 
  • JD Simo and GA-20 Double Feature | Sat., Jan. 22 | 7-11 p.m. | Union Hall | $15 | Bring some music into your life with a show featuring two musical acts, JD Simo and GA-20.
  • Cinéma Art Historique | Sat., Jan. 22 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art | Free | Dr. Alex Rich, Executive Director and Chief Curator discusses the documentary “Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?” — must register in advance. 👨‍🎨
  • Food Heaven – An Indulgent Food Experience | Sat., Jan. 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $70 | Dine on lobster and corn chowder, chile-glazed pork belly skewers, beef tenderloin, and chocolate truffle cheesecake prepared by Publix Aprons Cooking School Chefs. 🍴
  • Miss Florida Citrus and Miss Winter Haven Competition | Sat., Jan. 22 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre, 999 Ave. H | $10+ | See young women compete to earn the title of Miss Florida Citrus and Miss Winter Haven + the chance to win $3,000 in scholarship money. 🍊
  • Always…Patsy Cline | Sat., Jan. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre Winter Haven | $36 | Watch the true musical story of the friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and friend Louise Seger. 
  • The Great Union Taproom Chili Cook-Off | Sat., Jan. 22 | 12-4 p.m. | Union Taproom | $10 | Spice up your weekend with Union Taproom’s first ever chili cook-off and later listen to live music from Micah Madore. 
  • Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Sat., Jan. 22 | 4:30-7 p.m. | 220 Ave. A. NW | $69+ | Go on a guided tour of downtown Winter Haven and visit restaurants and bars that host Happy Hour. 🍸

Sunday, Jan. 23

  • Uplift and Be Well | Sun., Jan. 23 | 1-4 p.m. | Lake Crago Amphitheatre, 525 Lake Crago Dr. | Free | Relax with a yoga class, meditation class, or dance cardio class + order from food vendors on site — proceeds go to the United Way of Central Florida. 🧘‍♀️
  • Madeline Joins the Circus | Sun., Jan. 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $15 | Audience members can experience the musical adventure of Madeline at the circus. 🎪
  • Toast of Tampa Show Chorus and the Heralds of Harmony Barbershop Chorus | Sun., Jan. 23 | 4 p.m. | First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Dr. | $13 | See these two internationally recognized barbershop-style singing groups. 🎶
  • Florida Tropics Game | Sun., Jan. 23 | 3 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | Score big and see the Florida Tropics soccer team play against the Dallas Sidekicks. ⚽
  • Always…Patsy Cline | Sun., Jan. 23 | 2:30 p.m. | Theatre Winter Haven | $36 | Watch the true story of the friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and friend Louise Seger. 

Monday, January 24-Sunday, January 30

Monday, Jan. 24

  • Trivia Night | Mon., Jan. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Bring your friends to Trivia night + take advantage of happy hour prices all day. 💭
  • Sushi 101 | Mon., Jan. 24 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $60 | Sushi lovers can learn how to make different rolls including the California roll, Philadelphia inside-out roll, tempura shrimp & asparagus roll + spicy crab hand roll. 🍣
  • Happy Hour | Mon., Jan. 24 | 12-7 p.m. | The Brass Tap | Free | Catch a game of Monday night football + savor select draft beer, wine, spirits, and food for only $4.25. 🍺

Tuesday, Jan. 25

  • Legumes, Pulses, or Beans | Tues., Jan. 25 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Prepare dishes with beans including Tuscan 4-bean turkey stew, butterbean tortellini, sofrito black beans with crispy pork milanese + sweet pinto bean fritter. 
  • Ladies Tuesday Morning Bible Study | Tues., Jan. 25 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Family Ministry Building, 4777 Lakeland Highland Rd. | Free | Study the book “What Love Is, The Letters of 1, 2, 3 John” by Kelly Minter — books are available for purchase for $16. 📖
  • Token Tuesday | Tues., Jan. 25 | 4 p.m.-2 a.m. | Rec Room | Free | Head to Rec Room for Token Tuesday to get $2 in game tokens for every drink purchased. 🎟️
  • Rose Colored Glassware Set | Tues., Jan. 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $37 | Learn to paint a floral pattern onto wine glasses that you can take home with you — supplies included. 🍷

Wednesday, Jan. 26

  • Kitchen Fundamentals: Phyllo Dough | Wed., Jan. 26 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Learn to make savory dishes using phyllo dough, including crispy sherry-laced seafood strudel, ricotta and ground turkey triangles + cinnamon spice caramel-pecan cups. 🥐
  • Florida Southern Basketball Game | Wed., Jan. 26 | 5:30 p.m. | Florida Southern College | $5+ | See Florida Southern’s Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams compete against Florida Tech, starting with the Women’s game at 5:30 p.m.. 🏀
  • Trivia Night | Wed., Jan 26 | 7-9 p.m. | Union Taproom | Free | Pour your own drafts at Union Taproom while you compete in a round of trivia. 🍺
  • Love Sign Painting | Wed., Jan. 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $60 | Take a step-by-step class and create a sign for your home — paint supplies are included. 🎨

Thursday, Jan. 27

  • Always…Patsy Cline | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre Winter Haven | $36 | Watch the true story of the friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and friend Louise Seger. 
  • Jukebox Bingo | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 7-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Pay attention to the songs playing to compete in BINGO while you take advantage of drinks + food trucks. 📻
  • Instructor Course American Red Cross | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 8:30 a.m. | Staybridge Suites, 3855 Don Emerson Dr. | Those interested in being an American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED course instructor can take this class — must already have a basic-level Adult CPR/AED certification. 
  • Pansy Painting | Thurs., Jan. 27 |  6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Winter Haven, 6264 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $38+ | Paint a picture of a pansy in this instructor-guided class — paint supplies are included. 🎨
  • Recruitment Informational Meetings | Select days Thurs., Jan. 27-Sat., Feb 19 | Times vary | 3425 Winter Lake Rd. | Free | Learn about Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School + how students can earn an Associates degree for free.*

Friday, Jan. 28

  • Lakeland Pigfest | Fri., Jan. 28 | 5-10 p.m. | SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus | $5 | Come out to this barbeque festival and pig out on good barbeque, entertainment, and live music. 🐷
  • Lakeland Magic Promotional Game | Fri., Jan. 28 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | Basketball fans can watch the Lakeland Magic play the Long Island Nets + the first 1,000 fans will receive a mystery gift. 🏀 
  • A Cheese, Beer, and Dinner Experience | Fri., Jan. 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $60 | Dine at this carefully curated dinner experience, featuring cheese and beer. 
  • Always…Patsy Cline | Fri., Jan. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre Winter Haven | $36 | Watch the true story of the friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and friend Louise Seger. 

Saturday, Jan. 29

  • Lakeland Magic Promotional Game | Sat., Jan. 29 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | The first 1,000 fans will receive a special edition t-shirt at this game of the Magic versus the Long Island Nets. 🏀
  • Steelin’ Peaches | Sat., Jan. 29 | 8-11:30 p.m. | Union Hall | $20 | Sing along to music from the Allman Brothers tribute band, Steelin’ Peaches. 🍑   
  • Cozy Comfort Foods | Sat., Jan. 29 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $55 | Prepare comfort foods like shaved brussels sprout salad, creamy gnocchi soup, steak au poivre, and cinnamon apple donut bread pudding.   
  • Always…Patsy Cline | Sat., Jan. 29 | Times vary | Theatre Winter Haven | $36 | Watch the true story of the friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and friend Louise Seger.

Sunday, Jan. 30

  • Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold | Sun., Jan. 30 | 2 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $30+ | The Mystery Inc gang is back in this show featuring cutting-edge technology including puppetry, an interactive audience response video, aerial arts, and video mapping. 
  • Miss Lakeland Scholarship Competition | Sun., Jan, 30 | 3 p.m. | Polk Theatre | $15+ | See the next Miss Lakeland and the next Teen Miss Lakeland be crowned. 👑 
  • Florida Tropics Game | Sun., Jan. 30 | 3 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $10+ | Score big and see the Florida Tropics soccer team play against St. Louis Ambush. ⚽
  • Big Chef Teen Chef: Simply Homemade | Sun., Jan. 30 | 4 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $85 | Parents and teens learn to prepare dishes including Caesar salad, chicken parmigiana, green chili meatloaf + chocolate chip banana bread — one ticket covers an adult + child. 🍴
  • Always…Patsy Cline | Sun., Jan. 30 | Times vary | Theatre Winter Haven | $36 | Watch the true story of the friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and friend Louise Seger. 

Monday, January 31

Monday, Jan. 31

  • Trivia Night | Mon., Jan. 31 | 7:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Bring your team to Trivia night + take advantage of happy hour prices all day. 💭
  • Cooking with Peanuts | Mon., Jan. 31 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School | $50 | Learn to make boiled peanut hummus, peanut powder-breaded pork cutlets, spicy boiled peanut salad + peanut butter mousse. 🥜
  • Happy Hour | Mon., Jan. 31 | 12-7 p.m. | The Brass Tap | Free | Catch a game of Monday night football + savor select draft beer, wine, spirits, and food for only $4.25. 🍺