Kerry Speckman’s Weekly Rundown May 1 – May 7

Monday, May 1 | Abridged Reading: Sarah Gerard
BABS’ LAB, CoRK Arts District North, 7p.m.
Author Sarah Gerard gives an “abridged reading” of her new book, Sunshine State: Essays. The book details Gerard’s experiences on the Gulf Coast and explores topics from intimacy to addiction and homelessness to incarceration.
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Tuesday, May 2 | Beer School: Craft 101
Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, 6:30 p.m.
Want to learn more about craft beer? Hops to it! The class covers beer basics, including ingredients, brewing process and flavor vocabulary, and, of course, tasting. More Info

Wednesday, May 3– Friday, May 5 | World Arts Film Festival
WJCT, times vary
The fourth annual festival feature than 100 short films, as well as panels, workshops, industry guests, art exhibits and receptions. More Info

Wednesday, May 3 | The Landing Walls
Jacksonville Landing, 7 p.m.
The first series of murals for the annual Landing Walls Mural Project is unveiled with works by Leo Hearn, Ingrid “Yuzly” Mathurin, Rachelle Terry, Brook Ramsey, Martin Torres, Halsi and Tatiana Kitchen. More Info

Thursday, May 4 | Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You
Metro Entertainment Complex, 10 p.m.
Star Wars costume contest. Drink specials. Metro. What else do you need to know? More Info

Friday, May 5 | RAP’s First Friday
Generation US, 6 p.m.
Get to know more about local businesses and community organizations—and meet new neighbors—at RAP’s First Friday events. More Info

Saturday, May 6 | JPL Comic Con 2017
Willowbranch Library, 11 a.m.
“A day of fun and nerdery at the Willowbranch Library” (their words, not mine). Activities include a cosplay contest, scavenger hunt, superhero crafts, video game marathon and appearances by local artists and authors. And zombies. More Info

Saturday, May 6 | Jax AquaFest
Museum of Science and History, 10 a.m.
Immerse yourself in education about clean water as a vital resource via river tours, museum exhibits, intertidal touch tank and a waterless carnival. Free admission to the museum. More Info

Sunday, May 7 | Community Yoga On The River
River City Brewing Company, 9:30 a.m.
Yoga 4 Change hosts a yoga session on the Riverwalk with proceeds going to the organization. For experienced yogis and beginners. More Info


Kerry is an award-winning writer and blogger, world record holder, trivia host, ordained minister, podcaster and the Official Selfie Queen of Jacksonville. A former resident of San Marco and Avondale now living in Riverside, she is Urban Core to the core and can’t believe she ever lived in Baymeadows. Also known as that chick with the pink hair. Photo by Renee Parenteau Photography.

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