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ARTS PICKS | April 28-30

Published on April 27, 2023 at 11:37 am

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

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rickoLus & The Angel Garcia Quartet 

Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach 

Prolific local songwriter Richard Colado (rickoLus, Julius Airwave, Hurricane Party) teams with multi-instrumentalist Angel Garcia (LPT) for a night of newly arranged original tunes from Colado’s catalog and lounge-y covers. Billed as rickoLus and & the Angel Garcia Quartet, this Blue Jay Listening Room show is a great way to get acquainted with two of the area’s most accomplished musical artists. Check out this story about the unique collaboration from the Jacksonville Music Experience. Ticket info here.

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Hiromi Moneyhun: 幽 霊 Yūrei (Ghosts)

MOCA | Downtown Jacksonville

The latest Project Atrium exhibition featuring a new, immersive installation by Jacksonville-based papercut artist Hiromi Moneyhun opens Friday. With 幽 霊 Yūrei (Ghosts), the Kyoto-bred artist presents a call-to-action on behalf of the world’s oceans. An opening exhibition — which includes an artist talk, beverages and bites — is held at 6 p.m. on Friday for MOCA members and special guests. The exhibit opens to the public at 8 p.m. More info here.

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

Mean Girls

Moran Theater | Downtown Jacksonville 

After the success of the film, an all-star crew of Broadway veterans came together to bring SNL-alum and 30 Rock creator Tina Fey’s 2004 teen comedy, Mean Girls, to the stage. The FSCJ Artists Series brings the Broadway musical adaptation of the film to the Moran Theater, with performances on Friday (8 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m., 8 p.m.) and Sunday (1:30 p.m.; 7 p.m.). Ticket 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.

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