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No Plans? No Problem! Things To Do This Weekend On The First Coast

Celebrate Asia

Music, dance, beer and photography are in all options this weekend on the First Coast.Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 – Jax Beer Week continues Friday and Saturday with beer tastings, beer dinners, beer tapping, and special brews at about 30 different participating breweries and restaurants. More info at

Saturday, May 31 – The Orange Park Chorale is presenting a benefit concert with all the proceeds going to Waste Not Want Not, a local nonprofit that provides food for needy families in Duval and Clay counties. The concert starts at 8 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Highway 17 in Fleming Island.

Saturday, May 31 – Celebrate Asia is a super festive and formal extravaganza at the Hyatt Riverfront Hotel honoring the Asian Pacific American Heritage month. Hundreds come dressed up in festive Asian attire and Asian celebrities fly in year after year to support this fun filled evening of authentic Asian cuisine, lion and dragon dance, sixteen piece orchestra, ballroom dancing and much more. More info at

Sunday, June 1 – MOCA presents the second annual interactive exhibition, A Thousand Words: A Photo Response Project, in the Florida Blue Education Gallery. In conjunction with our The New York Times Magazine Photographs featured exhibition, visitors will have an opportunity to write their own stories and headlines inspired by images from our own community. Opening reception is June 1 from 2-4 p.m. More info at

You can see more events at The Specktator's Facebook page.

Remember to tune in to First Coast Connect Thursdays at around 9:50 a.m. to hear 'Around Town' with Jacksonville Magazine's Kerry Speckman for a preview of upcoming weekend events.

Patrick Donges served as WJCT's Digital Content Editor from August 2013 - August 2014.
Kerry Speckman shares her unique perspective and observations on people, places and events on Florida's First Coast (aka Northeast Florida) — and beyond.