As weekday responsibilities are checked off one by one, excitement for the weekend rustles through the River City. With a projected forecast of clear skies accompanied by perfect temperatures there’s every reason to get out and enjoy the events happening all around the city. Let WJCT interns Sarah De Nicolais and Kelsey Oates be your guide for sun, fun and culture on the First Coast.
Tom Segura at the Comedy Zone
Tom Segura, a comedian originally from Cincinnati, will be performing at the Comedy Zone in Mandarin with shows on Friday and Saturday evenings. Segura has performed at some of the top comedy festivals across the globe, including Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and has also appeared on Conan and Comedy Central Presents. Show times and ticket prices can be found at http://comedyzone.com/event/tom-segura-2/.
Puttin’ on the Ritz
The Ritz Theatre and Museum will be hosting a talent show Friday evening at 7:30 pm. Formerly known as Amateur Night, the event gathers talent from all over the city to showcase some of Jacksonville’s artists. Join host Octavius Davis and HOT 99.5 FM as the contestants give it all they’ve got. More information can be found at www.ritzjacksonville.com
Jax Beach Open
Tee off on Saturday with 904 Happy Hour for this year’s Jax Beach Open. Tee time is at 3 p.m. at the Ritz and Brix Taphouses. Golfers will travel to nine different beach bars and compete at nine different challenging holes while enjoying drink specials, raffles and giveaways. This year’s grand prize includes tickets to next weekend’s The Players Championship. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-jax-beach-open-tickets-22424489251
This all new music and arts event will be held at 1904 Music Hall and aims to raise awareness for all mental illnesses. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the event will feature local artists, interactive art displays and resources for those struggling with mental illness. All proceeds will go to NAMI and their efforts to normalize this common struggle. For more information, visit http://destigmatizeme.com/.
Superhero lovers unite this Saturday at the fourth annual Comic Con event in the beaches Jacksonville Public Library. Comics aren’t just for the little ones so be sure to bring the whole family out for an action packed day fit for a superhero beginning at 11 a.m. Come check out local graphic artists, test your superhero knowledge with team trivia, and even snap a photo with Batman’s Bat Mobile. https://ilovejpl.org/ComicCon/