Friday, Dec. 21

•Athens Theatre: “Holiday Inn, the new Irving Berlin Musical” will be performed select nights through Dec. 22 at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand.

The upbeat show, based on the 1942 film “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Virginia Dale, highlights some of the best music in Irving Berlin’s songbook.

Tickets are priced from $10 to $28. For tickets or more information, visit or call the box office at (386) 736-1500.

•Cinematique: The Swedish film “Border” with English subtitles will be showing Dec. 14-27.

The Korean film “Burning” with English subtitles will be showing Dec. 21-Jan. 3.

In “Border,” customs officer Tina has an extraordinary ability to sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something, until she’s challenged by (and attracted to) a suspicious man. Her entire existence is exposed as one big lie and she must choose between continuing to live the lie or embrace terrifying revelations. Winner of the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes, this Swedish fantasy and has been called the best film of its kind since Pan’s Labyrinth.

In “Burning,” The searing examination of an alienated, frustrated and introverted young man whose already difficult life is complicated by two people who enter his orbit. A spirited woman offers romantic possibility, along with a wealthy and sophisticated young man who has returned with her from a trip and exposed a mysterious hobby. Confusion and obsessions begin to mount after the young woman suddenly disappears, culminating in a stunning finale.

Cinematique is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $9 general or $7 members. Matinees are $7 general or $5 members. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.

•Improv Night with RAI: For adults only, the event will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at The Stage at Thank You Five, 4606 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Unit 2N, Port Orange. The cost is $10. For more information, call (386) 295-5699 or visit

Saturday, Dec. 22

•OneDaytona: Wonderland, a selection of special events and live entertainment, will be presented this holiday season. Live Jazz Music will be from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 22 at 1 Daytona Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit

Sunday, Dec. 23

•Concert: Celebrate the season with the many horns of Christmas free concert at 7 p.m. at the Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula Drive.

•OneDaytona: Wonderland, a selection of special events and live entertainment, will present Sunday Snowdays from 3-7 p.m. Dec. 23 at 1 Daytona Blvd., Daytona Beach.. Entertainment includes Polar Express train and conductor, stilt walkers making balloon art, dual lane snow slide and snow zone, and interactive DJ. For more information, visit

Wednesday, Dec.26

•Walk: AVA Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Christmas lights walk at 6 p.m. at Halifax Marina, 125 Basin Street, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit

•Winter Holiday: This event will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet.

Enjoy family-oriented activities and tour the lighthouse. All activities are included with regular admission. Adults $6.95, children $1.95 (3-11). For more information, visit

Upcoming Events

•The Bank & Blues Club:

A Tribute to the Queen of Soul with Amy Alysia and The Soul Operation will beat 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at 701 Main St., Daytona Beach.

Join Ms. Alysia and her band, The Soul Operation, for the performance of the year with a tribute to the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin. Experience a soulful, funky, and inspiring musical journey through the life and music of Americas undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission per person and $20 reserved per person.

Attendees are encouraged to reserve their seats in advance at:

•Daytona Beach RV Show:

The Daytona Beach RV Show will be at the Ocean Center from Dec. 28-Jan. 1 at 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. It’s a family-friendly show with a selection of new RVs, and admission is free. Show dates and times are: noon-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28; 10 a.m.-8p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 30; and10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

•Stand Up Comedy Night: This event will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the Stage at Thank You Five, 4606 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Unit 2N, Port Orange. Admission is $10. For more information, call (386) 295-5699 or visit

•Poetry Slam and Open Mike: The poets will gather at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Stage at Thank You Five, 4606 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Unit 2N, Port Orange. All styles of poetry welcome. Cash prizes awarded. Admission is $5.

For more information, call (386) 295-5699 or visit

•Bandshell: The City of Daytona Beach will host the 7th Annual Daytona Beach Happy New Year Bandshell Concert Series at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Saturday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Dec. 31. Admission is free to both concerts and VIP front row seating will be available for $10 per person.

On Sunday, Dec. 30, The Ultimate Tribute to Garth Brooks will take the stage at 8 p.m. and will be followed with a firework display over the Atlantic Ocean at 10 p.m..

On Monday, Dec. 31, the Daytona Beach Bandshell will celebrate New Year’s Eve with Jaded Aerosmith Tribute Band who will take the stage 8 p.m. and will be followed with a firework display over the Atlantic Ocean at 10 p.m.

For more information on Jaded Aerosmith Tribute Band, visit:

Bandshell parking is available at the nearby Ocean Center garage and surface lots. Attendees parking in the Ocean Center garage can take the pedestrian overpass to the Bandshell in Oceanfront Park, rent a chair, purchase a drink and enjoy the free show and fireworks!

For more information contact the Daytona Beach Cultural Services Division at (386) 671-8250.

The Happy New Year Concert Series is presented by the City of Daytona Beach and sponsored by Satellite Cinema and IPIE Pizza located in the Ocean Walk Shoppes.

•Walk: AVA Happy Wanderers will host a 5K, 10K walk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Beachside Publix ( Indian River Shopping Center) 709 E. Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Park in BB&T Bank Lot. The cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit

•OneDaytona:New Year’s Eve : Countdown the New Year with the A+Team, an '80s new-wave pop cover band with DeLand roots from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31, at 1 Daytona Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit

•Walk: AVA Happy Wanderers will host a 5K, 10K New Year's Eve walk at3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at RiverWalk Park, 3459 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange 32129. To make a reservation to eat at Aunt Catfish after walk. 321. 256-2160, 386 214-3890 The cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit

•Main Street Block Party:

The 13th Annual Politis & Matovina Law Firm New Year’s Eve on Main Street Party at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve on Main Street will take place on Main Street from A1A to Peninsula, starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. This section of Main Street will be closed to all traffic and become pedestrian traffic only. There is no admission charge and the celebration will feature eight stages of entertainment, street performers, drink specials, food vendors, street vendors, food trucks and lots of tasty food and drink choices.

In addition, attendees will enjoy the holiday festivities with two spectacular rounds of firework displays over the Atlantic Ocean! New this year, early bird revelers can catch a firework show at 8 p.m. and for those who ring in the New Year a second fireworks show at midnight. Both firework shows will be over the Atlantic Ocean and can be seen from various vantage points like the Daytona Beach Pier located at the foot of Main Street and anywhere on Main Street. A live New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Ceremony at midnight will top off the celebration at the corner of Main Street & Wild Olive.

New Year’s Eve on Main Street is free and open to the public. There will be something for all ages! For event updates, log on to

•Walk: AVA Happy Wanderers will host a 5K walk at 6 p.m. Jan. 2, at Riviera Park, 901 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit

•Shoestring Theatre: “Art of Murder” (Mystery) written by Joe DiPietro 2000 Edgar Award Winner for Best Mystery Play, will be shown select nights from Jan. 3-16, at 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen.

As Jack awaits his art dealer, he is intending to kill the man. Harried and annoyed, Vincent, Jack's flamboyant art dealer, arrives. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will his wife, Annie, help him? Or is something else going on? Directed by Andrea Finkle.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.

For more information, call (386) 228-3777 or visit

•Food Truck First Friday: The City of Lake Helen will present this event from 5-10 p.m. Jan. 4 at Blake Park, 493 S. Lakeview Drive. For more information or vendor opportunities, contact Kelly Frasca, event coordinator, at or

•Eighth Annual Volusia County Home & Garden Show: Get projects solved at the eighth annual Volusia County Home & Garden Show, taking place at the Ocean Center Jan. 4-6 at 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. With thousands of square feet of exhibits, attendees will find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape

displays/materials, kitchenware and much more.

General admission tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door or online. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

•Daytona Playhouse: “On Golden Pond” will be shown select days Jan. 4-13 at Daytona Playhouse, at 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.An elderly couple enjoy their cottage on a Maine lake for the summer and (delete which involves) coming to terms with Norman's advancing age and his ongoing estrangement from his newly engaged daughter. Touching and heart warming classic. Tickets are $18 for seniors, $20 for adults and $8 for youth.

For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or visit

•Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center: The Rat Pack – Together Again will be at 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at 399 N. US Highway 1, Ormond Beach.

The Rat Pack -Together Again, starring Tony Sands as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Petillo as Dean Martin, and Geno Monroe as Sammy Davis Jr. This show has all the great songs and wise cracking good natured humor of the most celebrated trio in Las Vegas history, The Rat Pack. Don't miss it! Special Sunday matinee, one show only

Tickets are $25. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.

•Daytona Beach Symphony Society : Tosca by Teatro Lirio D’Europa will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Peabody Auditorium, 600 S. Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Puccini’s Tosca is a story about an epic love triangle between opera singer Floria Tosca, artist Mario Cavaradossi, and the power-hungry chief of police, Baron Scarpia. The opera includes live music by a 40-piece all American orchestra, several soloists who made their much celebrated debut last season, and English supertitles.

All performances are at Peabody Auditorium.

Single Tickets may be purchased in three convenient ways. In person - Peabody Auditorium Box Office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach; over the Phone - Contact Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at

For more information, call (386) 253-2901.

•The Casements: Tickets are on sale now for the The Casements Wine & More Party from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Tickets are $25. Music by the Marian DeVore Trio. For tickets, call (386) 673-5312.

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