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What to do this Weekend –

You’re a bit of the way into the semester now, so some of you may feel you’re a bit behind on the schoolwork and need to catch up on that this weekend. Midterms are coming soon, so by all means do so, but don’t forget to enjoy yourself a little bit as a reward for all your hard work. Here are some of the happenings this weekend -

Saturday (All Day, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM)Pagan Pride Day in Riverside Park. Enjoy vendors, workshops, and performances for free, rain or shine.

Saturday  (All Day, 10:00 AM to 11:55 PM)Puerto Rican Fesitval at Jacksonville Landing. For more info, check out the Council for Hispanic Affairs.

Saturday (Evening, 7:00 PM) – Check out the home opener of the Jacksonville Bullies (Professional Lacrosse League), as they host the Charlotte Copperheads at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Sunday (Kickoff at 1:00 PM; Tailgating before, Celebrating after) – The Jacksonville Jaguars look to rebound from a heartbreaking loss on the road in Week 1 and treat the  hometown fans to a win against the division rival Houston Texans. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM and tickets are still available.

What to do this Weekend – Experience the World while Staying Local

One of the nice things about living in a area like Jacksonville is that you often have the opportunity to experience a wide range of cultures and activities without traveling far. This weekend is no exception, and I’m going to highlight some of the opportunities with a brief World Culture Tour of Jacksonville.

Indian
Check out DHOL-N-BEATZ, Jacksonville’s first ever Bollywood Club Party! 
On Saturday, September 8th, at the Aqua Nightclub (11000 Beach Blvd.), DJ Veekay from SF will be on the turntables spinning the best in Bollywood music. Doors open at 9:00 PM and there’s a $12 cover charge. Check out a sample from DJ Veekay here and visit the Facebook event page for additional information.
Bonus Event: Ek Tha Tiger (Trailer), now showing at the AMC Regency 24.

Italian
For centuries, the enduring beauty, majestic history, and rich cultural fabric of Italy have served as inspirations to artists of the world. This weekend, take advantage of the opportunity to see contemporary responses to those inspirations, and visit the ongoing exhibit Rendering Italy: UNF Art & Design Faculty Abroad. The exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art features works by eight UNF faculty members from the Department of Art and Design, and is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM today (9/7) and tomorrow (9/8) and from Noon to 4:00 PM on Sunday (9/9). Weekend admission for Coastal students is only $5, and if you can’t make it this weekend, the exhibit is open until October 7, 2012.

Mexican
You are running out of time to see Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art: Works from the Bank of America Collection at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Running through next weekend, this exhibit takes a close look at paintings, prints and photographs created over the past eighty years, examining and celebrating work by artists on both sides of the border to reveal a variety of cultural aspects as they emerged in the years after the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) to the present day.

Native American
Visit the Jacksonville Public Library (Main Branch) to see Art Walk: Between Two Worlds. A visual representation of the history of Native Americans in the Southwest United States through the art of Lynn Wehrmann, the exhibit is open during library hours – Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM & Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Bonus Event: Before and After 1565: A Participatory Examination of St. Augustine’s Native American History at Flagler’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum.

Spanish
Celebrate the Pedro Menendez 1565 Founders’ Weekend at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. Enjoy this historic 16th Century Encampment and Faire featuring 1565 reenactments, demonstrations, and participation.

Enjoy!

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Labor Day Weekend! What to do around town Aug. 31- Sept 3

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Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end to summer! Be sure to check the library hours, as we will have reduced hours on Monday!

All weekend –

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Saturday, September 1st –

Monday, September 3rd –

What to do this weekend.

Welcome everyone! We hope your first week of school was a good one. If you need to unwind a bit this weekend, try A Walk in the Woods at the Jacksonville Arboretum on Saturday. There are two walks: one focused on fitness, beginning at 8:00 am, and one nature-oriented, beginning at 9:30. Both are fun and informative. Both are free and open to the public. See the link for details.

More of an indoor person? The Florida Theatre will be showing Some Like is Hot Sunday at 2:00 pm. This Oscar and Golden Globe winning film is considered an all-time classic. Take a break at see it in a theater. See this Florida Theatre link for location and time – only $7.50!

School starts Monday; make the most of your weekend!

Time will become a precious commodity on Monday as classes begin for the fall semester, so make the most of your last couple of days without classes. Here are a few activities you can do this weekend. Saturday there is the Mega Talent Show downtown or check out Folio Weekly’s list of happenings this weekend. Finally, don’t miss out on the fun with the Jacksonville Suns, on Sunday they take on the Birmingham Barons.

School Starts Soon! You Better Have Fun While You Can.

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If you want to know the weather report this weekend, take a look  here and plan accordingly. There is lots to do this weekend and here are just a few ideas:

Friday, August 3rd, Saturday, August 4th, & Sunday August 5th

  • LEND ME A TENOR The Limelight Theatre stages Ken Ludwig’s musical farce about two rival opera singers at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 5, 12 and 19 at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $25; $22 for seniors; $20 for military and students. 825-1164. http://limelight-theatre.org/
Friday, August 3rd, Saturday, August 4th
  • GOD’S FAVORITE Amelia Community Theatre stages the Neil Simon comedy at 8 p.m. on Aug. 2, 3 and 4, 9-11 and 16-18, and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 12 at 207 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $20; $10 for students. 261-6749.
  • Pot Goes the Musical!  Players by the Sea sets the dangers of marijuana to music.“Reefer Madness The Musical” is staged at 8 p.m. on July 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach. General admission is $25. 249-0289. http://www.playersbythesea.org/performances/reefer-madness
Friday, August 3rd
  • Like comedy? Go check out Mad Cowford Improv Comedy! Show starts at 8:15 and the cost is only $5.  Get there easrly since this is their six year anniversary show and it is always popular!

Saturday, August 4th

Sunday August 5th

  • LOUDERPALOOZA 2012: AMMO, FFN, BOOGER, POOR RICHARDS, TOE IN THE TRIGGER, POWERBALL, XGEEZER, THE PINZ, SICKSICKSICKS and SHATTERMAT The noise starts at 7 p.m. on Aug. 5 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville. 353-4686.

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 Markets

Beaches Green Market
Beaches: Jarboe Park, Neptune Beach
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Farmers Market of San Marco
San Marco/Southbank: Parking Lot – Elizabeth Swaim United Memorial Methodist Church
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Fernandina Farmers Market
Fernandina/Amelia: Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Mandarin Farmers Market
Mandarin: San Jose / Old St. Augustine Rd
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Riverside Art Market (RAM)
Downtown Jacksonville: Under Fuller Warren Bridge
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Old City Farmers Market
St. Augustine: St. Augustine Amphitheater
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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Sunday, August 5th, 2012 Markets

Avondale Farmers Market
Riverside/Avondale: Historic Avondale at the corner of St. Johns and Talbot
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Jacksonville Farmers Market
Downtown: Jacksonville Farmers Market
All Day
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What Should You Do This Weekend? What Shouldn’t You Do!

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It is late July and the living is easy! If you want to know the weather report this weekend, take a look  here and plan accordingly. There is lots to do this weekend and here are just a few ideas:

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Gators and Sails

Do you have company coming to visit?  When visitors come from out of town to visit me, one of my favorite things to do (particularly with children) is to take them to St. Augustine. The St Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is both fun and educational. The Alligator Farm strives to instill appreciation and understanding of crocodilians and all other wildlife. There are shows, exhibits, feeding times, and the newest attraction zip lining over the entire park! I am fascinated by the albino alligators and the story of Gomek (a 2,000 lbs. crocodile that put the park “on the map”).

After, an often hot, day at the Alligator Park, we like to take an evening sailing trip with Schooner Freedom Charters. It is a 72 foot schooner sailing out of historic Saint Augustine. They provide day sails, sunset sails, twilight (not vampires) sails, and full moon (nor wolves) sails. It is just gorgeous!

Fresh Air and Fresh Food!

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Welcome to the heart of summer here in Jacksonville. The heat is here to stay, but at least we’ll stay in the double digits all weekend and won’t go near 100 degrees for a while.

One positive about summer in Florida is the availability of fresh produce – not just supermarket fresh, but farmer’s-market fresh! Take a break this weekend to get some fresh air and some fresh food!

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Time Well Wasted!!

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

                                                                                                               –Bill Watterson

With the bar and finals approaching, most of you probably view the arrival of yet another weekend with both dread and delight! Dread that there are only a few more weekends between you and the exams; delight that you are almost done. Dread that there is so much more you have to study; delight that you might be able to do something fun or get some much needed rest. Dread that you are going to waste time this weekend, delight that you have time to waste this weekend….While it is important to be prepared for your exams, it is also important to pace yourself and take breaks—both physical and mental so that you do not burn out!!

With a little planning, your time can be both well-spent and well-wasted!

So, here are some fun choices….

For me, this weekend is all about Spidey! Watch the Amazing Spider-Man in action at a theater near you or the IMAX to enjoy spine-tingling special effects and rate your spider senses. However, if a masked superhero is not your cup of tea, how about a crusader of a different mettle? Learn what law and justice really means from Atticus Finch as he takes on the case of his life in the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Enjoy the hot weather! Go to the beach and get some sun (don’t forget the sunblock), or take advantage of summer deals like the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ offer of tickets at half-price for those days that the temperature is predicted to hit 92 or higher.  Make sure you print the coupon from their website before you visit the Zoo. In addition, the grand opening of the Riverside Arts Market is on Saturday.

No matter what you decide to do this weekend, remember to spend some time well-wasted!!