Bear Creek Music and Art Festival
Thousands of music fans will be at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park this weekend. The Bear Creek Music and Art Festival will kick off on Thursday and last through Sunday. Organizers say it will be four days of music from some of the best bands in the U.S. For more information and artist schedule, go to www.spiritliveshere.com.
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will present Ravishing Rachmaninoff beginning Thursday. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday’s show will begin at 8 p.m. You can purchase tickets at www.jaxsymphony.org or by calling 904-354-5547.
“Twelfth Night, Or What You Will”
See the Shakespearean production of “Twelfth Night or What You Will” beginning Thursday night. It will be held at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at the Florida State College at Jacksonville South campus. The show will run through Sunday. Tickets are $10 for general public. Tickets are $5 for students and employees of the college. Thursday’s show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday’s show will begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday’s show begins at 2 p.m. For more information, call 904-646-2222.
Another reason for James Bond fans to be excited. The new James Bond Movie is playing at the IMAX Theatre at the World Golf Hall of Fame. You can see the movie beginning Thursday, one day earlier than normal. For a list of showtimes and to purchase tickets, go to www.worldgolfimax.com/coming-soon/skyfall-the-imax-experience.
Picnic in the Plaza
Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the Plaza. Picnic in the Plaza will be held at Hemming Plaza. There will be games, magazines and plenty of fun. It will begin at 11:30 and last until 1:30 p.m.
“Name Your Own Price” Adoption Event
If you are looking for a puppy, kitten, dog, or cat, you may find that lucky one this weekend. The “Name Your Own Price” adoption event will begin on Friday. It will be held at three locations around Jacksonville. The three locations will be the Jacksonville Humane Society on Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services on Forest Street and the First Coast No More Homeless Pets on San Jose Boulevard. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The goal is to find homes for 200 homeless pets. Adopters can choose how much to donate toward the adoption of a pet.
Hands of Jacksonville will host its third annual Holiday benefit on Friday. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry will be held at a private house located at 24652 Harbour View Drive in Ponte Vedra beginning at 5:30 p.m. Food will be catered by Ruth’s Chris, there will also be an open bar, live music and silent and live auction. Tickets are $100 per guest. For more information, call 904-280-8273.
Dr. Seuss’s “Secrets of the Deep”
Avondale Artworks will host the North American premiere of “The Cat that Changed the World” in a exhibition at the gallery on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s hours will begin at 6 p.m. and Saturday’s hours are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and then 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All appearances are open to the public. The collection’s curator will do a question and answer session. To RSVP, call 904-384-8797 or www.avondaleartworks.com.
Santa arrives at the Avenues Mall on Friday. He is scheduled to arrive aboard Trauma One helicopter at 5 p.m. Children can be photographed with Santa in the Center Court. The Avenues in an appointment mall for the Santa Photo Experience. The appointment link is http://TheAvenues.fullslate.com/ .