Tag Archives: Festivals

Trick or Treat or Where is Your Permit?

Are you planning to wear a mask with your Halloween costume?  Be sure you don’t need a permit!  At the Stupid Laws & Dumb Laws blog they have a list of Halloween specific laws that might affect you depending on where you plan to celebrate.  Click the link and see if they found a law that might affect you.

Note the disclaimer at the bottom of their page.  “The laws listed here are for entertainment purposes only. We have tried to cite specific references when available but, we make no guarantees on the validity of these laws and as such: the laws and regulations including the interpretation and commentary we have provided are for entertainment only.”  If you really want to see if your town or city has a law that might restrict your candy-collecting fun you should check out Municode.  A helpful tip: Start with the index if you can.  Happy Halloween! 

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!

Remember - If you have any tips on things to do in Jacksonville or the surrounding area, feel free to submit them to the Reference Librarians to be included in future posts.

Stein Suit (+Subscription)

In only two days, Musikfest will begin in Bethlehem, PA.

Billed as the “nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival,” Musikfest - put on by ArtsQuesta non-profit organization that celebrates arts and culture - boasts an extensive lineup of acts performing for free, including Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (video), Royal Southern Brotherhood (video), and Scott Pine and the Conifers (video) among many others.

In the past, people who attended Musikfest commemorated the experience with a stein purchase. For only $69.99, people were offered the opportunity to own a piece of music memorabilia, manufactured in Germany, that could be passed down through the generations.

Instead, according to former ArtsQuest employee Rebecca Stoneback, those steins were actually made in China!

If you can’t trust the music-festival vendor selling you a beer stein for $70, who can you really trust?

Stoneback has now filed two lawsuits against ArtsQuest in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Allentown) in connection with this alleged deception and her firing (5:12-cv-03286-MMB & 5:12-cv-03287-JKG).

Here in the library, we have a trial subscription to Bloomberg Law, which makes docket searching a breeze. So, if you want to read up on the suit, or just have a demonstration of how to do that research, contact the Reference Desk (web form or (904) 680-7612) and we’d be happy to help you.

Tip o’ the hat to Alanna Byrne at Inside Counsel, Strange Lawsuits, from July 25, 2012 for spreading the word about the Stein Scam.

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!!

Things To Do This Weekend

There are a lot of interesting activities in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas this weekend. Take a look at some of the offerings:

Friday, June 8th –

  • Have fun watching the Mad Cowford Improv Comedy on Friday, June 15th from 8:15pm to 10:00pm at Northstar Substation, Jacksonville.

Saturday, June 9th –

 

 

  • Watch artist Marc Licari in Project Atrium: Mark Licari Saturday at 10:00 to 4:00 at MOCA Jacksonville

 

 

Sunday, June 10th –

  • Listen to music at the Intermezzo Sunday Concert with pianist Jost Van Dyke on Sunday, June 10th from  2:30p to 4:00p at the Main Library – Hicks Auditorium ,Jacksonville.

 

 

  • North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) Conservation Jubilation Open House and Fish Fry Sunday at 1:00pm to 6:00pm  at Big Talbot House, Jacksonville.

Holiday Weekend May 25 – 28

If you have any tips on things to do in Jacksonville and surrounding areas, feel free to send them to me to be included in future posts.

Memorial day weekend and the unofficial start to summer! Be sure to check the library hours, as we will be closed on Monday!

All weekend –

  • Theater your thing? After Ashley, a dark comedy produced by the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre, is at the Adele Grage Cultural Center Friday and Saturday nights at 8 t. $15 cash or check only.
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Friday, May 25th –

Saturday, May 26th –

  • Sweet Pete’s Bee Palooza is all about the honey! From sustainable bee gardens to honey marshmallows, Sweet Pete’s has bees covered!

Sunday, May 27th – 

Monday, May 28th –

  • The Jacksonville Suns Baseball team is playing the Mobile BayBears (no, that’s not a typo, they are the BayBears, one word) Monday at 6:05 pm. Check the schedule for times, prices, and specials for the rest of the week.

Finals Finally Finished! Here’s What’s Going on May 11-13

Of course, the library hours will change, so be sure to check before coming in.

If you have any tips on things to do in Jacksonville and surrounding areas, feel free to send them to me to be included in future posts.

All weekend –

  • Local Bluegrass band Grandpa’s Cough Medicine is playing Friday night at Fly’s Tie Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach at 10 pm. They’ll also play Saturday with Fusebox Funk at Mojo Kitchen in Jacksonville Beach at 10 pm.
  • With headliners Erykah Badu and Doug E. Fresh (I think I just dated myself), Funk Fest looks to be an exciting place to be this weekend! Tickets are $65 for both Friday and Saturday, at Metropolitan Park at 6 pm on Friday and 5 pm Saturday.
  • Theatre your thing? After Ashley, a dark comedy produced by the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre, is at the Adele Grage Cultural Center Friday and Saturday nights at 8 through the end of the month. $15 cash or check only.

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What are you doing this weekend?

If you’re working on an ALWR or studying for finals, take a look at the library hours and reference hours.

If you’re headed out, here are some things to see and do: