Arts Picks | Oct. 28-30

Published on October 27, 2022 at 5:03 pm
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Don’t Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends, Installation view. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Curated by Jade Dellinger, Director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW September 2021-January 2022.

Every Friday, Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.

Southern Soul flyer

Tonight

Southern Soul Music Festival 

Moran Theater | Downtown Jacksonville

A showcase of celebrated soul, gospel and R&B acts hailing from the Southeastern U.S., including Tucka (Louisiana), Calvin Richardson (North Carolina) and more makes a stop at the Jacksonville Center for Performing Arts’ Moran Theater starting at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $89.50. More information here.


Creepin' it Real flyer

Tonight

Creepin’ It Real, Halloween Art Tour

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens | Riverside

Riverside’s revered Cummer institution gets spooky. Staff will be dressed in museum-collection-themed costumes (including one staff member dressed as the ghost of museum founder Ninah Cummer), offering up eerie secrets and clues to a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. Hours are 6-8 p.m., and participation is free with admission. More information here.

© Nam June Paik, Satellite Duo – John Cage/Joseph Beuys, 1995. Lithograph on artboard, Edition 23/35. 26 x 36 inches. Published by Klaus Staeck/Edition STAECK, Heidelberg, Germany. Private Collection, Tampa, Florida.

Tonight, Tomorrow and Sunday 

Don’t Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends

MOCA Jax | Downtown Jacksonville

A new interactive and multidisciplinary exhibition exploring the life, work and prevailing influence of John Cage comes Jax. Don’t Blame it on ZEN features works by Cage — considered one of the leading voices of the 20th century avant-garde movement — as well as artists who knew him and younger artists influenced by him, including Maria Chavez, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik and Robert Rauschenberg, among many others. An opening preview and celebration is held for MOCA members and patrons tonight from 6-7 p.m. with a public preview from 8-9 p.m. The museum is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. More information here.


author image Arts & Culture Editor Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, The Surfer's Journal, and SURFER Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for The New York Times. He was previously editor in chief of the Void Magazine.
author image Arts & Culture Editor Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, The Surfer's Journal, and SURFER Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for The New York Times. He was previously editor in chief of the Void Magazine.