Kerry Speckman’s Weekly Rundown May 8 – May 14

Tuesday, May 9 | Every Single Artist Lounge
The Cafe at the Cummer, 5:30 p.m.
The Cultural Council hosts its monthly meet-up (second Tuesday of the month) to spark dialog  between artists of all disciplines, gallery owners, curators, art educators and the general public. More Info


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | Lunching With The Ritz
You could sit in the employee lounge listening to your coworkers chew with their mouths open, but why not enjoy lunch at concert with a special performance by the Ritz Chamber Players inspired by the Cummer Museum exhibition? More Info


Thursday, May 11 | Spring Concert
Lee High School, 7 p.m.
The Lee High School Choir presents its Spring Concert. Led by Fine Arts Chair and Choral Director (and Lee High School Teacher of the Year) AJ Neaher, the group will perform songs representing this year’s theme: Americana. More Info


Friday, May 12 | How to Dismantle the Racial Hierarchy: A Workshop for White People
Urban League/Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning Center, 8:30 p.m.
“White and Woke” isn’t just a catchy phrase: It’s a movement to improve skills in intervention and personal empowerment; and developing a sense of belonging by engaging individuals who are committed to making a difference. More Info


Friday, May 12 | Change and Permanence: A Journey through the Realm of Forms 
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 5 p.m.
CoRK artist Robyn Andrews shares her abstract journey through art in this solo exhibition. Opening night includes hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and the musical stylings of Patrick Evan McMillan —and an opportunity to meet the artist. More Info


Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13 | The Half-way to Halloween Weekend Party
Eclipse Riverside, 6 p.m.
One of Eclipse’s largest events of the year features costume contests, horror decor, photo ops, drink specials and tunes by DJ Free and DJ Canaan. Wonder how many Donald Trump costumes will be in the house. More Info


Saturday, May 13 | Mind Over Music Movement Turns TWO!
Jack Rabbits, 5 p.m.
Dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues through music and art, the Mind Over Music Movement celebrates its second anniversary (or is it birthday?). Performers include Jenni Reid, Jourdan Frost, Adam Cost, Puddled, Cardinal Slinky and Malakai. More Info


Sunday, May 14 | Second Sundays in Springfield—Bring Your Mama!
Celebrate Mom—or just the beauty of Springfield—at this month’s event. The day’s activities include The Groove Coalition and Brenda Erickson (with a special guest performer … fingers crossed for Beyoncé!). Event is free but BYOLCOB (Bring Your Own Lawn Chair Or Blanket). 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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