Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.
Beaches Fine Arts Series Presents: Espressivo!
St. Paul’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church | Jacksonville Beach
The Beaches Fine Arts concert series is back with Espressivo!, a new piano quartet made up of Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson (formerly of the Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio), Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt (formerly of Dover Quartet) and pianist Anna Polonsky. Each concert in this year’s series is paired with a visual art installation showcasing the work of a local or regional artist. A reception for the work of Jax-based painter, mixed-media illustrator and muralist Elena Øhlander is held on Friday night after Espressivo!’s performance. The event is free to attend. Doors at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 7:30. More info here.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Anila Quayyum Agha: Flight Patterns
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens | Riverside
An exhibit of new works by world-renowned artist Anila Quayyum Agha opens on Friday at the Cummer. Featuring two of the Pakistani-American artist’s large, geometric and internally lit sculptural installations, Flight Patterns also includes a selection of Agha’s mixed-media works and wall sculptures, all of which invite viewer participation, creating a distinctive immersive experience. The exhibit will be on view through April 30th. More info here.
Saturday & Sunday
Winterland V Music Festival
Riverfront Plaza | Downtown Jacksonville
Locally founded and independently run music festival Winterland returns to Riverfront Plaza (the former site of the Landing) with a lineup of internationally renowned artists, plus nearly two dozen local and regional artists performing over the course of two days. It’s free to attend. (Disclosure: I serve on the board of the nonprofit, Winterland Music Outreach Foundation, which puts on the festival.) Headliners this year include Portland indie-rock icons The Dandy Warhols, legendary Brazilian band Os Mutantes, Cincinnati R&B multi-instrumentalist and producer Sudan Archives, LA singer-songwriter Sasami and Miami rock trio Jacuzzi Boys. You can preview all the artists playing, find set times and play your way in and around the various art installations, VIP experiences, vendor markets and more with the Jacksonville Music Experience Winterland V Festival Guide. Music goes from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m.-9 p.m. on Sunday. More info here.