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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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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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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!

Click Continue reading for info on some of the Farmer’s Markets open this weekend (all free!) and other events.

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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!!

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:

Things to do this weekend

Need to take a break from the law?

The Pilot Club of Jacksonville is holding their 62nd Annual Charities Antuques Show and Sale at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Admission is $10.00. 35 antiques dealers will be there from all over the country.

The Lincolnville Farmer’s Market at 339 Riberia St., St. Augustine is open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm every Sunday.

Finally, if you want to do something midweek, try the First Wednesday Arts Walk.

Weekend Fun!

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!