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ARTS PICKS | March 22-24

Published on March 20, 2024 at 10:13 am

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

Friday 

Llewellyn Sánchez-Werner 

St. Paul’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church | Jacksonville Beach

The Beaches Fine Arts Series presents pianist Llewellyn Sánchez-Werner at St. Paul’s By-the-Sea in Jax Beach. A prodigious talent – he was admitted to Juilliard at age 14 – the award-winning, now 25-year-old is one of the most in-demand solo pianists in the world. Doors at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 7:30. An exhibition of photographs by local lensperson Mary Atwood will be on view after the show. More info.

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Friday & Saturday 

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration! 

Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville

A duo of Broadway stars – Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins)  and Tamar Greene (Hamilton) – join the Jacksonville Symphony to tackle the music of the celebrated songwriting tandem of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, including the scores of The Sound of Music, Carousel and South Pacific. The performances kickoff with a Friday coffee series (11 a.m.) and continue Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday evening (7:30 p.m.). Tickets and more info


Saturday 

Jax Pop Con 

Main Library | Downtown Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Public Library hosts a family-friendly celebration of the books, comics, games, music, television and other pop-culture media that inspire sincere fandom – from Marvel superheroes to K-Pop idols. The event features a jam-packed schedule of costume contests, gaming tournaments and comic-book workshops, among many more conventional (and unconventional) comic-convention activities. The event is held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Some activities and workshops require registration. 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.

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