Every week, Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.
Friday and Saturday
Brahms’ German Requiem and Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer
Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville
Jax Symphony Music Director Courtney Lewis and co. take on the tender melodies of two famous romantics, German composers Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler. Soprano Joélle Harvey and baritone John Michael Moore will tackle the solo work, while the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and the University of North Florida Chorale & Chamber Singers handle the famed choral sections. The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets here.
Insight: JDT Fall Concert
Wilson Center for the Arts | Arlington
The contemporary dance company Jacksonville Dance Theatre performs three new works of original choreography that celebrate women in the arts. The event is 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Wilson Center for the Arts at Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus. Limited tickets are available: $20 for students and active military, $40 for general admission. Get tickets here.
Kevin Hart: Reality Check
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena | Downtown Jacksonville
Although he’s enjoyed massive success as an actor, producer and entrepreneur, Kevin Hart is, first and foremost, one of the top funnymen of his generation. Hart’s 2020 Netflix comedy special, the seventh hour-long stand-up special of his career, broke streaming records. He returns to the stage for a new four-month tour that stops in Jax this weekend. Cell phones will be stowed away at the venue’s entrance (it’s one of those comedy shows). The event starts at 7 p.m. Get tickets here.