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Get Downtown this Month

September 17th, 2010 · Leave a Comment

If you’re still trying to decide what to do this weekend, why not get downtown! With so many exciting events and community offerings in our urban core this month, there’s bound to be something for everyone. 

Here’s a recap of what’s happening and how you can get in on the action courtesy of Downtown Vision, Inc.

Music and Nightlife

  • Ebony and Ivory Gala
    Join the Women of Color as they recognize women who have made outstanding contributions to the community.�
    Sept. 18 7 p.m. at Omni Jacksonville Hotel
  • Rollin’ on the River
    Enjoy hundreds of cars and live music at the annual regional open car and truck show for the 1st Coast Car Council.
    Sept. 18 9 a.m. at The Jacksonville Landing
  • The Black Crowes
    Following this tour the band has planned a lengthy hiatus, so don’t miss your chance to see them live!
    Sept. 21 8 p.m. at Florida Theater
  • Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour Featuring Drake
    This up-and-coming artist is  a must see – live and at the 2010 Grammy awards.
    Sept. 23 8 p.m. at Florida Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash, a trio of legendary singer-songwriters, has been actively collaborating since 1969, when they first harmonized in either Joni Mitchell’s living room or Mama Cass Elliot’s dining room, depending on which member you ask.  Experience them live on Sept. 25 at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts.

 Family Fun

  • Movies at Main – Star Trek
    An alien phenomenon of unprecedented size and power is approaching Earth, destroying everything in its path.
    Sept. 23 5:45 p.m. at Main Library
  • Prehistoric Predators
    Prehistoric Predators features life-sized animatronic dinosaur models sure to inspire visitors of all ages.
    Sept. 25 at MOSH
  • 2010 First Coast Start! Heart Walk
    This is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from heart disease and stroke.
    Sept. 25  8 a.m. at Metropolitan Park

Sports

  • Fall Kickoff and Tailgate Party
    Tailgate Party on the Covenant Hall Field.  There will be lots of Tailgate treats to eat and wholesome tailgate sights and sounds.
    Sept. 19 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church
  • Yappy Hour “Tail” Gate
    Celebrate football season with your pooch at this month’s Yappy Hour, featuring the Longest Yard Fetch Contest and a hot dog eating contest.
    Sept. 19 4 p.m. at The Jacksonville Landing
  • Jacksonville Jaguars v. Philadelphia Eagles
    Support the Jaguars as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the second regular season game!
    Sept. 26 4:05 p.m. at EverBank Field
  • Big Cat Tailgate Party
    Celebrate before the game with fellow Jaguars fans with beer specials, tailgate food and games, contests, live entertainment and more.
    Sept. 26  10 a.m. at The Jacksonville Landing 

Arts and Culture

  • UNF Faculty Show
    The tremendous diversity of disciplines practiced by these artists and educators will be reflected in works of sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, photography and printmaking.
    Sept. 17  at MOCA Jacksonville
  • Mix Media Drawing Class with Nofa Dixon
    Mixed media drawing classes open to everyone!
    Sept. 18 12 p.m. at MOCA Jacksonville
  • Barber and Bolero
    The hypnotic power of Ravel’s Boléro is a feast of tonal color and Prokofiev’s score to Romeo and Juliet infuses passion and drama to the evening.
    Sept. 23 7:30 p.m. at Florida Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
  • Pips and Paracosms, the Lost and Found of Paradise
    Witness this newest installation of drawing on post-it notes by St. Augustine artist Russell Maycumber.
    September 25 10 a.m.  at Nullspace Gallery

Visit http://www.downtownjacksonville.org/things-to-do/ for more information and get downtown!

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