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

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From Weezer to the World Cup, there are plenty of options for your entertainment this weekend on the First Coast.Friday, June 6 – Players by the Sea Theatre presents Venus in Fur, a new play by David Ives directed by Daniel N. Austin nd starring Amanda Morales & Carl Vorwerk. The New York Times called it, "seriously smart and very funny," and many critics are hailing it as the year's best play. More info at PlayersByTheSea.org.

Friday, June 6 – In May 1994, Weezer released their first of three eponymous albums, known by fans as "The Blue Album," featuring the alt-rock classics "Undone – The Sweater Song," "Buddy Holly," and "Say It Ain't So." Twenty years, eight albums, and two bassists later, Weezer will take the stage Friday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The band has been recording their ninth studio album with producer Ric Ocasek, who also produced their first and third "green" album, since January. Gates open at 6 p.m., JEFF the Brotherhood will open. More info at StAugAmphitheatre.com.

Saturday, June 7 – Join us for an evening of retro ‘50's glam in an elegant club atmosphere, where the Rat Pack would feel right at home, at A Night With The Stars to benefit ElderSource at WJCT Studios. Music by Crescendo Amelia Big Band, throwback inspired menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and exclusive signature cocktails, Vegas-esque table gaming area, classic, antique and vintage cars, dancing and more. Doors at 7 p.m. More info on Facebook.

Saturday, June 7 – The U.S. men’s national soccer team will play their final "send-off series" match against Nigeria on Saturday night at EverBank Field. They will begin World Cup play nine days later with their first tournament match against Ghana in Brazil. More into at JaxEvents.com.

Saturday, June 7 – The Jacksonville Symphony welcomes American singer-songwriter and five time Grammy Award winner Christopher Cross for the second and final Starry Nights concert at Metropolitan Park. More into at JaxSymphony.org.

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.