MOCA Studio View. Photo by Casey Van Dyke.MOCA Studio View. Photo by Casey Van Dyke.

ARTS PICKS | Jan. 27-29

Published on January 25, 2023 at 1:19 pm

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

Friday and Saturday 

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody 

Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville 

Natasha Paremski is next in line to tickle the ivories of the symphony’s Steinway & Sons model D concert grand piano. The Russian-American pianist performs with the Jax Symphony as they take on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s emotion-spanning Rhapsody for two performances at Jacoby Symphony Hall. Both Friday and Saturday’s shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more info here.


Saturday

Brennan Wojtyla: Cathedral of Labor 

MOCA Jax | Downtown Jacksonville

Brennan Wojtyla is the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville’s newest artist-in-residence. In Cathedral of Labor, the multidisciplinary artist and University of North Florida class of 2022 alum uses found artifacts of modern living and human intervention – say, a cinderblock, curb markings, debris – to explore utilitarian form and process and question the very definition of art. MOCA is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free on Saturdays. More info here.


Saturday 

Art Bike Tour 

Florida Theatre | Downtown Jacksonville

A two-wheeled tour of Downtown Jacksonville and its various art-centered attractions, the Art Bike Tour begins and ends at the Florida Theatre (with a special tour of the historic venue) on Saturday. All 10 e-bikes have been claimed; so BYOB (bring your own bike). Tickets: $50. Three opportunities to hop on a bike: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Tickets and more info 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.