The studios of Riverside's CoRK Arts District are open this weekend | Credit: Toni Smailagic, courtesy of @cre8jaxThe studios of Riverside's CoRK Arts District are open this weekend | Credit: Toni Smailagic, courtesy of @cre8jax

ARTS PICKS | Nov. 17-19

Published on November 16, 2023 at 10:06 am

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

L.O.V.E. Culture performing in the Cummer Gardens | Courtesy: Toni Smailagic, @cre8Jax

Saturday 

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.

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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.


Sunday 

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.


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.
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.