Radar: To Do In JAX // 8.4-8.7

Photo by Markus Spiske.

We’re committed to a weekend that is filled with classics in all forms! Choose between a classic Spike Lee movie or a classic CD & Vinyl sale. Perhaps you’re into new classics like a local film festival or old classics like owl watching. WHO can say? Whatever your tastes are, feel certain that Jacksonville is your place for active living. Note: Most descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


Darrell Hammond at The Comedy Zone, Jacksonville
Legitimately one of the greatest comics to ever grace “Saturday Night Live”/any stage. $25 – $35; 7:30pm; 3130 Hartley Rd., Jacksonville, FL; comedyzone.com // @comedyzonejax

MOCA Movie Night presents “Bamboozled” at MOCA
With this blisteringly funny, unapologetically confrontational satire, writer-director Spike Lee examined the past, present, and future of racism in American popular culture, issuing a daring provocation to creators and consumers alike. Under pressure to help revive his network’s low ratings, television writer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) hits on an explosively offensive idea: bringing back blackface with The New Millennium Minstrel Show. The white network executives love it, and so do audiences, forcing Pierre and his collaborators to confront their public’s insatiable appetite for dehumanizing stereotypes. Shot primarily on unvarnished digital video and boasting spot-on performances from Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport, Mos Def, and Paul Mooney, Bamboozled is a stinging indictment of mass entertainment at the turn of the twenty-first century that looks more damning with each passing year. Free; 6:30pm to 8:30pm; 333 North Laura St., Jacksonville, FL; mocajacksonville.unf.edu // @mocajax


Splash Bash at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
LAST CHANCE! Join us for a DJ dance party on August 5 at Splash Grounds in Play Park! Cool down with water activities and enjoy tasty frozen treats. Access to Splash Bash is included with General Admission tickets. $28.95 – $35.95; 11am to 2pm; 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL; jacksonvillezoo.org // @jacksonvillezoo

Drag Queen Revue at Hamburger Mary’s
It’s the best place to see the best drag with the best food. Like Tina says, it’s simply the best. Free; 7:30pm to 9pm; 3333 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL; hamburgermarys.com/jax


Jacksonville Record & CD Festival at Adam Herbert Center
The Jacksonville Record & CD Festival, North Florida’s premier music collectors show, comes back to the campus of the University of North Florida on August 6th, 2022!! Find vinyl records, CDs, tapes, gear, instruments, supplies, memorabilia and almost anything related to the music you love! With 20 vendors packing the 60 tables with boxes and boxes of vinyl records and CDs to dig through, this event promises to be a treasure trove of musical goodness! Find rare and out of print records and CDs, posters, autographs, as well as the most beloved albums of all time, be it rock n roll, punk, R&B, heavy metal, indie, country, folk, hip hop, comedy, soul, big band, almost any genre you can think of! Don’t miss the FREE VINYL GIVEAWAYS!! Free; 9am to 5pm; 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL; facebook.com/JacksonvilleRecordCDShow

LOL Jax Film Festival at WJCT Soundstage
This comedy film festival highlights the amazing local filmmakers, local stand-up comedians, local musicians and local businesses in JAX. Started in 2017, this festival was created because with so much drama in the world, it’s ok to laugh all while supporting locals. Hosted by the always lovely Jenn Weeks. Live music for the Saturday after party with local musician Jeremy Ryan. Awards Show on Sunday night after the screenings. We will have Wildcrafters, Manifest Distilling, The Family Nut Hut, Popcorn, Cotton Candy and so much more. We are excited that we are at the new venue, WJCT Studios. Come out to enjoy a good laugh while supporting the locals! $20; 7pm to 11pm; 100 Festival Park Ave., Jacksonville, FL


Jacksonville Farmers Market
Operating much as farmers markets have for over hundreds of years, Jacksonville Farmers Market offers a unique shopping experience for any age. Enjoy the open air and festive market atmosphere as you stroll each of the outdoor bays. Greet farmers from across the area as they proudly display their hand-picked produce and assorted food items from amongst the most broadest selection anywhere. The Jacksonville Farmers Market is known best for its featured ethnic, and imported specialty items that are not only unique but sometimes also rare and typically hard to find. Stop by today and see first-hand what the fuss is all about! Free; 9am to 4pm; 1810 West Beaver St., Jacksonville, FL; jaxfarmersmarket.com // @jaxfarmersmarket

Owl Prowl, St. Augustine
If you love owls or are just a fan of The Staircase, then this is the bird watching event for you! All ages are welcome. You need only show up, ready for a good time.Free; 6pm; 29 Old Mission Ave, St Augustine, FL

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