Kerry Speckman’s Weekly Rundown May 30 – June 4th

Tuesday, May 30 | I HEART ART Vol. 2
CASK, 9 p.m.
DJ Mas Appeal hosts SoundCloud Sessions, an on-going music and artist series. This installment features the work of “cool and crafty” Jenn Jenn. More Info

Wednesday, May 31 | Jacksonville’s Greatest Landmarks
Old St. Andrew’s Church, 6:30 p.m.
As part of National Preservation Month, historian, author and knower of all things Jacksonville Wayne Wood discusses some of the city’s greatest architectural gems including his 25 favorite buildings in Northeast Florida and Jacksonville’s most endangered buildings. More Info

Thursday, June 1 | Save Our Water Kickoff Celebration
Hoptinger, 6 p.m.
St. Johns Riverkeeper shares the latest on protection efforts, funding for land conservation and summer paddling adventures. It’s a good cause … and a good excuse to check out Hoptinger’s new rooftop bar—not that you need an excuse. More Info

Thursday, June 1 | Latte Art Competition
Vagabond Coffee, 7 p.m.
Speaking of art (three paragraphs ago), some of the best baristas in the Southeast compete in this Thursday Night Throwdown. (Those hearts and roses in your coffee don’t just appear magically, people.) Food and beer will also be available. More Info

Friday, June 2 | Miracle on Ashley Street
The Clara White Mission, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Local media personalities, politicians, business leaders and members of the Jacksonville ROAR serve up everything from mac and cheese to banana pudding at this fundraiser for The Clara White Mission, while Nikki Kimbleton of Channel 4 serves as emcee. More Info

Saturday, June 3 | Alexandra Ni: Art Couture Fashion Show
1951 Market Street Lofts (#14), 7 p.m.
Known for her unique combination of Asian sensibilities and European aesthetics, acclaimed fashion designer Alexandra Ni debuts her new line, Never Talk to Strangers. More Info

Saturday, June 3 | A Night With the Stars
WJCT, 7 p.m.
Big band? Check. Dancing? Check. Vintage cars? Check. Delectable food? Check. ElderSource’s annual event has it all with a performance by Crescendo Amelia Big Band, food by Blue Bamboo and dancing by you. To avoid any embarrassment, cars are for ogling, not driving. More Info

Sunday, June 4 | Survivors Rock: A Benefit for Rocstart
Eco Relics, 1 p.m.
Founded in 2014 by Cynthia Platt, Rocstart (Rallying for Oral Cancer Support Through Art) promotes oral cancer awareness, treatment support and community outreach. And what better way to celebrate survivors than with a roc(k) show featuring Crucial Eddy Cotton and Swing Bone Dixie. 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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