Spice up Your Weekday Vibes: Your Guide to Tally Entertainment

By Erica Gleeman on February 1, 2017

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Many students should be accustomed to a weekly routine with school and work by this time in the semester. Unfortunately, with such demanding schedules, it is not hard getting sucked into staying at home, hanging out on the couch, and watching Netflix most nights. Being unproductive is much easier than one would like to think. Most students are known to relax by letting off some steam at the gym, or by taking a night out on the town drinking.

Stepping closer to the month of February, why not integrate some change into your routine? Spice up your tally weekday vibes and gain some knowledge, instead of taking it easy. Knowledge is power after all.

Here are some evening activities for the weekdays that Tallahassee can offer you to be a part of the community out of the house and creatively unwind. Check out the hand-selected list below for the different days of the week.

Monday – Patio Theatre – Waterworks

The Tiki Time Machine, otherwise known as Waterworks, is Tallahassee’s lone tiki bar and American restaurant. Influenced by the Fort Lauderdale Polynesian fire show, Mai-Kai, the restaurant has been up and running for almost 25 years. The staff is friendly, which is no wonder the customers are primarily regulars.

Waterworks hosts events most nights, but on all Mondays there are old, classic flicks shown. The cinema classics are screened beneath the stars when weather permits for outdoor weather or in the cozy indoors. Check out their Facebook page to stay up to date. If you head over early you can grab dinner. Happy hour is also from 4 to 7 p.m. for a dollar off cocktails. Mystery drinks are recommended, and most fruity cocktails have little umbrellas for the tropical aesthetic appeal.

• Location: 1133 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, Florida

• Contact: (850) 224-1887

• Time: 8 p.m.

Tuesday – Trivia – The Brass Tap – Midtown Tallahassee

The Brass Tap is an upscale beer bar, with multiple locations, specializing in craft beers. This beer garden serves wine and cocktails as well. Live music is often played here. The Brass Tap–Midtown Tallahassee holds trivia every Tuesday night, with a vast range of topics. Trivia starts at 7:30 p.m., but you should come early to register.

Stay up to date on their Facebook page to see the weekly topics beforehand. Maybe you’ll get a beer flight while you are there, and join the Brew Crew loyalty program. Head over early for happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. for specials with craft beers, house wines, and flatbreads.

• Location: 1321 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32303

• Contact: (850) 320-6300

• Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday – Cuban Salsa Dance Lessons – Azúcar Dance Company

Azúcar Dance Company is run by Florida State University as a non-profit student organization. They are dedicated to bringing free Cuban salsa dance lessons to Tallahassee for students and non-students. All dance levels are welcomed, even beginners. Parking is not an issue, as it is after hours on campus. Parking is available off of Woodward in the teacher lot, across from the parking garage or in the parking garage itself. Stay up to date with Azúcar’s website and Facebook page. Come learn some new dance moves this Wednesday night.

• Location: 75 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (Florida State University, Oglesby Student Union, Union Room 302 or State Ballroom)

• Contact: (850) 644-6860, azucarfsu@gmail.com

• Time: 7 to 10 p.m

Thursday – Jazz In The Oasis – Shriners Club

The Shriners Club is a social club that is geared towards people with a love for southern blues music. On the first Thursday of every month, they have a live jazz music event called Jazz in the Oasis. Admission is a mere $5 for this soulful night.

Check out their Facebook page to stay up to date. Head over early as doors open at 7 p.m. and make sure you are ready for a night of straight jazz, with that old school. This is a great place for a more mature crowd than the Tallahassee nightlife scene. Street vendors are normally outside, perfect for late night cravings.

• Location: 469 Saint Francis St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

• Contact: (850) 575-1341

• Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday – Ice Skating – Centre Ice at The Pavilion

The Centre of Tallahassee hosts ice skating in the Brickyard (down Music Alley). It is located in the Tallahassee Pavilion, by the Tallahassee Mall and AMC theare. Ice skating is available until the end of February and will cost you a mere $12 with skates, and $7 without. Skating sessions are available for an hour and a half, and large groups of 10 or more can receive discounts. Purchase your tickets beforehand through Ticketmaster. Come build up your appetite skating so you can have a bite at the new Urban Food Market right next door for some authentic Italian food.

• Location: 2415 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32303

• Contact: (850) 385-7145

• Time: 4 to 10 p.m.

Erica Gleeman is a New York native, but was raised in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a senior at Florida State University currently pursuing a degree in English - Editing, Writing, and Media with a minor in General Business. The Editing, Writing, and Media track re-conceives the English major for the 21st century. It still preserves the traditional core of English, the creation and interpretation of texts, by combining practice in writing and editing with the study of cultural history and criticism. However, it transforms both writing practice and critical study to confront the new challenges of digital technology, visual culture, and the Internet. The Editing, Writing, and Media major uniquely prepares for communications related skills.

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