Arts & Culture

Jacksonville Special Events April 2011

Movies in the Park

April 8, 15 and 29

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants.  April 8 – Cars, April 15 – The Neverending Story, April 29 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Unveils New Public Art at JAX

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority and the Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission are proud to present SKY BRIDGES, an aerial sculpture and the 13th addition to the JAA permanent art collection.

SKY BRIDGES, by artists Melanie Walker and George Peters of Airworks Studio, is now hanging from the ceiling of JAX’s newly renovated connector bridge. The aerial sculpture works with the architecture of the connector bridge to amplify the natural light in the bridge’s skylight areas. The arcs in the work relate to the air flight paths of take offs and landings and the structure is reminiscent of the many bridges which are landmarks in the Jacksonville area.  The forms literally float in the space by multiple thin suspension cables fanned toward the upper skylight beams.

Paxon Middle School Presents Girls Rock

Paxon Middle School will present Girls Rock, a showcase that encourages positive self-image and promotes literacy among teen girls. The young ladies at Paxon Middle will bring their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and/or caregivers to participate in an evening of discussion on the importance of having a positive self-esteem.   

Thursday, March 17, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Paxon Middle School, 3276 Norman Thagard Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32254

Don't Miss Rhythm of the Dance

Don't Miss Rhythm of the Dance

Finally Rhythm of the Dance is a reality.  Two hours of dance, music and song richly costumed. representing a whole new concept in Irish entertainment, using the genuine spirit of our national dances, songs and storytelling, while including modern influences like Beat, Jazz and Latin combine to give you Rhythm - Rhythm - Rhythm. Rhythm of the Dance will be in Jacksonville at the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 7:00pm for one performance only!

Jacksonville Symphony Concert Saturday, 3/19/2011

Jacksonville Symphony Concert Saturday, 3/19/2011

The EMMA 2010-2011 Concert Season concludes with the presentation of The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, a perennial favorite of music lovers in the St. Augustine area.  The Orchestra will perform its “Pops” program of “Song and Dance” on Saturday evening at 8:00 pm March 19 at the Flagler College Auditorium at 14 Granada St., St. Augustine.

Eco-Safari Themed Charity Event to Benefit North Florida Land Trust

Eco-Safari Themed Charity Event to Benefit North Florida Land Trust

The North Florida Land Trust, dedicated to preserving land for conservation in seven counties, will hold a memorable charity event on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the J.Johnson Gallery, 177 4th Ave. in Jacksonville Beach Fla.

The Eco-Safari themed evening will feature a live auction for an African Safari for two and other great prizes. Catering by Liz Grenamyer, a full bar, silent auction, live music and lots of fun and surprises all for a great cause.

Duval County Public Schools Recognizes Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, public schools throughout Duval County will be participating in a wide variety of programs and events that celebrate African-American history.

Events include book readings, guest speakers, historical re-enactments, presentations of African-American music, literature and arts, and more.

A full listing of school events is attached.

Additionally, for information about our district schools that have been named for African-Americans who have made historically important contributions to both our local community and our country, visit