As always, there are a lot of happenings going on around Jacksonville this weekend. How about heading out to the beach for the 22nd Annual George’s Music Springing the Blues Festival at Jax Beach. Make sure you check the schedule, so you don’t miss your favorite artist. Musicians will be playing all weekend, starting Friday night and ending Sunday evening. There is also a Running the Blues 5k on Saturday at 9:30am; race day registration is allowed. If visual art is more to your liking, then try the MOCA Jacksonville’s ArtFusion Sundays To Dye For event. Finally, enjoy arts and crafts and plenty of exhibits and music in Orange Park at the third annual Art & About: Neighborhood Art and Music Event on Saturday.
Need a stress-buster this weekend? Try the fourth annual MuckRuckus (f/k/a the Mud Run). Either 5k or 10k, your $60.00 entry fee will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Check here for more information: Multiple Sclerosis Society MuckRuckus
If you would rather forget your troubles from a sitting position, go see the Peking Acrobats Saturday at the Thrasher-Horne Center. Tickets are as low as $15.00.
If you prefer music, the 23rd Annual Great Atlantic Music Festival is on this Saturday.
If you weren’t able to get tickets to the now-sold-out Vagina Monologues, there are still other things to do this weekend in Jacksonville!
What: You think you know The Globetrotters? Think again because you’ve NEVER seen them like this. This year’s team will not only feature your favorite Globetrotters – Big Easy, Flight Time, Special K, Scooter, etc., but also a whole new exciting class of rookies that will have your family talking about this year’s show forever.
When: Friday, 3/2/12 at 7:00 PM
Where: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (Map)
Cost: Tickets start at just $22.
For More Information: Ticketmaster; The Florida Times Union; Harlem Globetrotters 2012 World Tour Preview
Twentieth Century Auditions
What: The Hecht-MacArthur comedy is set in the observation car of the Twentieth Century Limited, traveling from Chicago to New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Aboard the luxury train are egomaniacal theatre producer Oscar Jaffe, desperately in need of a hit, and his former paramour and protégé, temperamental actress Lily Garland (born Mildred Plotka), who abandoned him for a Hollywood career. Oscar is determined to sign her for his new show, and Lily is just as determined to ignore his advances, both professional and personal. AUDITIONS WILL BE COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT.
When: Saturday, 3/3/12 at 1:00 PM
Where: Theatre Jacksonville (Map)
For More Information: Audition Notice
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
What: Monster Jam will feature USHRA Monster Trucks including Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson, Maximum Destruction® driven by Neil Elliott, El Toro Loco® driven by Chuck Werner, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, Mohawk Warrior℠ driven by George Balhan, Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠ driven by Lupe Soza, Madusa, Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims, Monster Magic driven by Bryan Wright, Bounty Hunder driven by Jim Creten , Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten, Gunslinger driven by Scott Hartsock, Raminator driven by Mark Hall, Rammunition driven by Mat Dishman, Predator, and Pouncer!
When: Saturday, 3/3/12 at 7:00 PM (Gates open at 5:00 PM)
Where: Everbank Field (Map)
Cost: Tickets start at just $20 (plus parking).
For More Information: Visit Jacksonville; The Florida Times Union; Jax Events
Looking for something fun that also supports local farmers? Go to the Farmers Riverside Arts Market otherwise known as FRAM. It is located the under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge at 715 Riverside Avenue. It is open from 10am to 1pm only on Saturdays and you will find many local farmers and specialty food vendors. A student told me about it and I go whenever I have a Saturday off. Also note they welcome well behaved dogs! Bring your dogs and have a great time! (Note, on March 3rd, the whole Riverside Arts Market opens back up too!)
Need something to do this weekend to get your mind off the past week? The past month? Well, this weekend is full of exciting things to do in Jacksonville. In case you missed the past few months somehow, this Sunday is SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! The Giants and Patriots will duke it out in Indianapolis this Sunday February 5, 2012 at 6:30pm.
If you aren’t into football you can catch a day filled with basketball at Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday February 4, 2012. The Jacksonville University Women’s and then the Men’s Basketball teams will play against Florida Gulf Coast University. If that’s not enough basketball for you stick around to see Jacksonville’s minor league basketball team the Giants defend against the Fayetteville Flight at 7:00pm.
Not a sports fan? Check out First Coast Fashion Week. There are cocktail parties, runway shows, and after parties Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are still available.
If Salvador Dali is more your style, then don’t miss the closing of the Avondale Artwork’s presentation of Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection.
Have a Great Weekend!
As a former law school student, I know that law school can take up most of your time, but you still need to take a break from ‘hitting the books.’ In addition to the numerous restaurants, bars, and dance clubs located in Jacksonville, Jacksonville and the surrounding areas have special events happening every week. Maybe you like the circus, theatre, or symphony, or maybe you have always been a horse lover, if so, then Jacksonville has an event that you might be interested in this weekend. Additionally, with just a short drive down I-95 to Saint Augustine, you can see the Saint Augustine Film Festival hosted by Flagler College–Saturday night’s special guest is Pamela Poitier, daughter of Sidney Poitier. Now that you are ‘in the know,’ make sure you don’t miss out on the fun!