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