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ARTS PICKS | May 30-June 2

Published on May 29, 2024 at 2:36 pm

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

Friday

Amplified Avondale 

St. Johns Avenue | Avondale 

Businesses along Avondale’s main drag, St. Johns Avenue, host a lineup of visual artists and local musicians for Friday’s Amplified Avondale. Among other artists, Root Sea, Souvineer, Groove Coalition, Kirk Whalen, DJ Excel and DJ Dr. Um perform at venues up and down the street, while Southern Grounds hosts a pop-up art gallery. 6-9 p.m. Free to attend (but grabbing a nosh and a drink at the venues is appreciated). More info

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©Elysa Adams, Baby Boy, 2023. Woodcut, 24 x 24 inches | Courtesy of the artist

Friday-Sunday 

Elysa Adams: Voices of Moncrief 

MOCA Jax | Downtown Jacksonville

Elysa Adams is the latest University of North Florida student-in-residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and her exhibition, Voices of Moncrief, is a multidisciplinary exploration of the printmaking, painting and drawing major’s own community in historic Northwest Jacksonville. The exhibit is on view through Sept. 8. The museum is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free on Saturdays thanks to VyStar Credit Union and on Friday for Jacksonville Public Library card holders. More information.  


Nora (played by Kristi Parker Byers) stands resolute as she faces her daughter in a dramatic and emotionally charged scene from “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at Limelight Theatre. | Ryan Provence, Limelight

Thursday-Sunday

A Doll’s House, Part 2

Limelight Theatre | St. Augustine

Catch the closing weekend’s performances as St. Augustine’s venerable community theater stages a show that JaxPlays calls “essential viewing for anyone interested in the power of modern theater.” A Doll’s House, Part 2 tells the story of what happened after the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, A Doll’s House, when Nora Helmer made the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances: 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee: 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 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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