Radar: Things To Do in JAX 4.20-4.23

Women’s Wellness Fest. Photo from womenswellnessfest.com.

Welcome to the weekend! There’s a lot going on in your local area and we’re here to guide you through it. Celebrate 4/20 at B&Sun with a mediative experience and visit the Jacksonville Zoo for Illuminights on the 21st. Enjoy a taco at the JAX Taco & Margarita Festival and don’t forget to get your steps in at the Strides for Pride 5K. Have a great weekend and make the most of it! Note: Most descriptions are courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


Jim Gaffigan at Florida Theatre
Jim Gaffigan is a six-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, two-time Emmy-winning top touring performer and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. He is known worldwide for his unique brand of humor, which primarily revolves around his observations on life. Gaffigan has won two Emmy awards for his humorous commentaries on CBS Sunday Morning. See him perform live this weekend.. $40-200. 7 p.m. 128 E Forsyth St. #300 Jacksonville, FL; floridatheatre.com // @floridatheatre

Libation & Meditation at B&Sun Arts and Culture Center
Come join for a vibe like no other and to meet new people, listen to live entertainment and express yourself. You won’t want to miss this event hosted by Velvet G, Tiffany Simone and Soular as they guide you through a 4/20 meditative experience. $10. 7 p.m. 2422 N Myrtle Ave. Jacksonville, FL; bsunartsandculture.com // @bsunartgallery


IllumiNights Summer Spectacle at the Jacksonville Zoo
The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens are now home to an incredible scattering of illuminations. An amazing display of color, IllumiNights Summer Spectacle promises to transcend from sleepy wildlife to a fantasy landscape of nature drenched with rich lighting. Enriching hearts and minds around fauna and flora through the use of illumination, this striking spectacle cycles through creative imagery, moving light and interactive entertainment. Opens April 21. $25-35. 6 p.m. 370 Zoo Pkwy. Jacksonville, FL; jacksonvillezoo.org // @jacksonvillezoo

“XANADU” the musical at All Beaches Experimental Theatre
This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you is coming to Jacksonville. “XANADU” follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco. (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. $25. 9:30 p.m. 106 N 6th St. Jacksonville Beach, FL; abejax.com // @abetheatre


Jacksonville Taco & Margarita Festival at TIAA Bank Field
The 3rd Annual Jacksonville Taco & Margarita Festival returns to TIAA Bank Field and Daily’s Place. Find over 40 of Jacksonville’s best restaurants, food trucks and carts serving up an amazing variety of mouthwatering tacos and related food items (sold separately). There will be bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, tequila, ice cold beer, water, soda and more. It’s for the whole family with live music, wrestling and kids activities. $10-90. 11 a.m. 1 Daily’s Pl. Jacksonville, FL; dailysplace.com // @dailysplace

Women’s Wellness Fest at the Seawalk Pavilion Jacksonville Beach
Empowering women through community, connection and education: Join for a full day of activities including yoga, meditation, public speakers, dancing and a sound bath. Enjoy shopping at the Vendor Village of over 40 vendors with amazing products and services like chiropractors, massage therapists, gemstones, apparel, candles and jewelry. $35-67. 10 a.m. 75 1st St. N Jacksonville Beach, FL; womenswellnesfest.com // @womenswellnessfest


904 Pop Up
It’s almost that time of the year again when 200 creatives and 15 food trucks take over Jax Beach to create North Florida’s largest curated pop-up. Spread the word and bring your friends — we can’t wait to see you there! Free. 11 a.m. 75 1st St. N Jacksonville Beach, FL; 904popup.com // @904popup

Strides For Pride
Strides for Pride is a 5K run/walk with a 1M fun run/walk at Northbank Riverwalk Artist Square. The live event will benefit LGBTQIA+ teens and young adults at JASMYN, a Five Points neighborhood safe place for more than 28 years. Registration pricing is tiered and available up to and including race day. $45. 8 a.m. 729 Riverside Ave. Jacksonville, FL; jasmyn.org // @jasmynjaxlgbtq

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