Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.
Tattoos In Japanese Prints
Cummer Museum & Gardens | Riverside
An exhibition of prints culled from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s renowned Japanese art collection explores the history of tattoo art and the origins of some of its most recognizable motifs – many of which date back to the early 19th century. The exhibit opens Friday and is on view through Jan. 14, 2024. More info.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Florida Theatre | Downtown Jacksonville
After going dark for an $8 million facelift, the Florida Theatre will flip the lights on for a special screening of the cult classic sendup of midcentury B movies, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Screenings of the film have long been events in and of themselves – with costume-clad attendees bringing all manner of props, singing and dancing along to the film’s campy, catchy tunes – and the Florida Theatre is pulling out all the stops for Saturday’s showing with a live musical performance by Annie Dukes. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets and more info (and the list of approved props).
Ritz Chamber Players: Human Rights: The Struggle for Freedom
Terry Concert Hall | Jacksonville University
The Ritz Chamber Players, led by founder and artistic director, the esteemed clarinetist and Jax local Terrance Patterson and made up of musicians from preeminent national and international orchestras, return for their 22nd season. Their first program is Human Rights: The Struggle for Freedom at JU’s Terry Concert Hall on Saturday. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. More info.