This week, instead of your usual after-work routine of getting wasted and making questionable decisions, why not get yourself some culture? Jacksonville has a lot of beer flowing, but we also have a number of excellent cultural institutions that offer thought-provoking and entertaining events every week. Take in some good culture so when your Tinder bio says you’re a “patron of the arts with well-rounded interests,” you’ll be telling the truth.
MOCA is featuring a new exhibit of Andy Warhol prints called “In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking,” which runs through May 15. Warhol is best known for his funky prints of tomato soup cans and Marilyn Monroe but he made a ton of really interesting work and had a huge impact on American pop culture. This exhibit will definitely be a cool one!
If art isn’t your thing, then you need to suck it up and stop being such a philistine. But how about something a little more historical?
The Ximenez-Fatio House in St. Augustine is a historic boarding house that used to be operated by women. It has been preserved as a museum to illustrate how people lived in the 1800s. They are celebrating Women’s History Month every day until March 31, with a discounted admission price for women. It’ll cost $3.50 instead of the usual $7. Go celebrate the awesomeness of women AND local history.
What? You don’t like museums? I’m sorry you’re such a miserable person. Perhaps you need a bit of theatre in your life then. First Coast High School is putting on a production of “Beauty and the Beast” every night this week, with the final showing on Saturday. Everyone loves “Beauty and the Beast,” even if you don’t want to admit it. Get out there and support your local drama geeks.
This one is really cool, I promise. This Saturday night, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be performing the score of “Back to the Future” live along with the movie. This totally counts as high-brow culture because it’s the symphony. If you go to this, you can forever be one of those people that brags about how they go to the symphony. Just using the word symphony in a sentence will make you seem 120 percent smarter and more interesting.