ARTS PICKS | Oct. 6-8

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.


No Trespassing: Graffiti Art Show

The Petite | Downtown Jacksonville 

The third installment in a series of exhibitions by The Petite — a new pop-up gallery next to Sweet Pete’s Candy in Downtown Jax — No Trespassing puts the spotlight on more than a half-dozen graffiti and street artists. The event is held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. It’s free to attend. More info and tickets.

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The Nest | Riverside 

Local nonprofit FemArt Gallery presents this group show “examining ancestry, foundations, trees and that which keeps us grounded,” featuring the work of nearly 20 artists. An opening reception of Roots is held on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the Nest Coworking space in Riverside. It’s free to attend. More info.

Saturday & Sunday

River City Pride Festival & Parade 

Riverside Park & Willowbranch Park | Riverside

Jacksonville’s annual week-long celebration of the LGBTQA+ community, River City Pride, culminates with a family-friendly festival in Riverside Park on Saturday and a parade beginning in Willowbranch Park on Sunday. Saturday’s lineup of music and celebrity appearances is headlined by country-music star Chris Housman. Sunday’s parade (2 p.m. start time) will flow through Riverside and end in the Five Points district. More info.

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