ARTS PICKS | July 14-16

Published on July 13, 2023 at 11:42 am

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

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Bold City Circuit: Sad Girl Happy Hour (House Show)

RSVP for Address | Atlantic Beach 

Drawing on the rich history of house shows, Bold City Circuit, a locally run concert series, has made its mark on the Jax music scene by offering one-of-a-kind pop-up events. On Friday, BCC teams with local music collective Sad Girl Happy Hour for a house show in Atlantic Beach featuring performances by folk singer-songwriter Jessica Hope, indie-pop artist Megan McKenzie and Americana artist Elyse Berlin. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15. RSVP for address. More information:

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Space Oddity 

Terry Theater | Downtown Jacksonville

Nearly a decade after his death, David Bowie’s music and mercurial approach to his craft continue to inspire. The widely praised, globally performed multimedia production Space Oddity deftly chronicles the artist’s many transitions, while amplifying the enduring appeal of his music through a elaborately costumed theatrical production. Starring David Brighton, who has embodied Bowie in Space Oddity for two decades now, the production comes to the Terry Theater inside the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts on Friday. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets and more information: 

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10 Walls: Playdate at the Playground

Ritz Theatre & Museum | Downtown Jacksonville

The first installment of a new monthly series at the Ritz Theatre & Museum, the historic venue and museum, presents the Playground, a full-day community event featuring workshops, panel discussions, poetry sessions, live paintings and more. This month’s event, 10 Walls: Playdate at the Playground, highlights the museum’s latest exhibition 10 Walls, which features the work of 10 artists who’ve each been given their own sections of the museum to curate stories based on “the black experience, African and Mexican immigration, ancestral guidance, depression, and self discovery.” Sunday’s event starts at 2 p.m. and is free to attend. More information:

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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