Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
A Walk on the Wild Side
MOCA | Downtown Jacksonville
The kickoff exhibition for what will be a year’s worth of programming in celebration of MOCA Jacksonville’s 100-year anniversary, A Walk on the Wild Side explores an undeniably fertile time (and place) in contemporary art: 1970’s New York City. The exhibition features works from the Norman E. Fisher Collection and others on loan from around the world, including pieces by Andy Warhol, Philip Glass, David Bowie, Yoko Ono and Robert Mapplethorpe. A Walk on the Wild Side opens Thursday, Jan. 18, and is on view until June 30. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m-4:30 p.m. More info.
Saturday & Sunday
Power: Black Art, History & Culture
MOSH and the Ritz Theatre & Museum | San Marco & LaVilla
A two-day, two-location celebration of Black art, history and culture kicks off on Saturday at MOSH with an exhibition of works by local artists, a screening of the 2020 George Nelfi film The Banker, live music, a panel discussion, food and vendors. Saturday’s event is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Then, Sunday’s programming at the Ritz Theatre & Museum focuses on a new exhibition of work by local artist Marcus Williams from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Single ticket purchases provide access to both venues. Tickets and more info.
Galvin Cello Quartet
St. Paul’s By-the-Sea Church | Jacksonville Beach
You can say “cello” (sorry) to four of the finest cellists in the world, as the renowned Galvin Cello Quartet performs at St. Paul’s By-the-Sea in Jacksonville Beach as part of the Beaches Fine Arts Series. In addition to the concert, works by local visual artist Hillary McCullough will be on view. Doors at 3:15 p.m. It’s free to attend. More info.
Mid-Century Modern Combo
Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Symphony’s jazz series continues with members of the locally based Jacksonville Jazz Collective performing standards from the trio era of the 20th century – think Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Nat Cole, etc. Tickets and more info.