Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.
Cummer Garden Concert
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens | Riverside
On Saturday, the typically tranquil Cummer gardens is the setting for a concert by the popular high-energy Jax cover group The Band Be Easy for the latest installment in the Cummer Garden Concert series. BYOB picnic basket and blanket or chairs. Beverages will be available for purchase from the Cummer Cafe. Tickets and more info.
Saturday & Sunday
CoRK Open Studios
CoRK Arts District | Riverside
Spanning more than 80,000 square feet of converted warehouse space that is now the studios of more than 70 artists, Riverside’s CoRK Arts District is an inspiring hive of creativity, the exploration of which likely requires more than a full day. Luckily, the latest iteration of the compound’s Open Studios is held over two. On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., the public is invited in for a self-guided tour of the artists’ studios. Admission is free, so consider putting your money toward the purchase of the local art, as most of the work on display will be for sale. More details.
Florida Chamber Music Project: Mozart & Barber
Beaches Museum Chapel | Jacksonville Beach
The Florida Chamber Music Project (FCMP) returns on Sunday with a program featuring the work of 20th century American composer Samuel Barber and the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Barber’s work will be recognizable to movie buffs, particularly Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” which was adapted for Oliver Stone’s 1986 film Platoon. Meanwhile, FCMP will take on Mozart’s famed “String Quartet in G Minor.” The concert begins at 3 p.m. Tickets and more info.