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RAP Debuts Free Podcast Walking Tour of Historic Riverside

City’s first MP3-based walking tour puts history in the palm of your hand

Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) has released an innovative video podcast walking tour to celebrate Riverside Avondale’s recent designation as one of the American Planning Association’s Ten Great Neighborhoods for 2010. The free, self-guided multimedia tour begins at RAP’s popular Riverside Arts Market (RAM) and concludes in the heart of “new” 5 Points. It allows tour-goers to explore a small slice of historic Riverside and experience first-hand what makes the neighborhood such a wonderful place to live, work and visit. Downloadable tours are a growing trend worldwide, but RAP’s “sound-seeing tour” is a first for Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings

October 23 through October 29

I-10/I-95 interchange reconstruction project

Lanes and ramps will be closed nightly at various locations within the project limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29.  Detour signs will be posted. The anticipated completion time for all work on this project is late 2010.

'The Wizard of Oz' Showing for Free Saturday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In a bit of Technicolor irony, somewhere over the rainbow is somewhere under the bridge this weekend.

Saturday evening, the Riverside Arts Market is showing the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" under the Fuller Warren Bridge in Riverside.

The fun gets underway at 6:30 when the entertainment cranks up and food sales begin.

The proverbial curtains go up at 7, and when the movie is over, music videos will play on the big screen as the crowd disperses.

The weather will be nice, not that it matters, since the bridge provides a roof for the showing. Temperatures will be heading into the 50s as the night progresses, but will likely remain in the 60s during the movie.

The movie is free and parking is free; bring your own chairs and blankets.

Chocolate & Candy Shoppe Celebrates Halloween with Free Outdoor Movie

Sweet Pete’s, Jacksonville’s only all-natural sweet shoppe, founded by local confectioner Peter Behringer aka the “Peter” of Peterbrooke Chocolatier, will host a free outdoor viewing of a classic favorite movie, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory on Friday, October 22.

Jax India Fest on October 16, 2010 from 3PM to 11PM at the Metropolitan Park

Jax India Fest 2010 is being organized by the Hindu Society of North East Florida along with various Indian organizations of Jacksonville.  Jax India Fest 2010 is on October 16, 2010 from 3PM to 11PM at the Metropolitan Park.  Admission is free and it is open to all. 

Jax India Fest 2010 promises to be a fun filled event.  The event will have fifty-plus booths from a variety of regional Indian organizations and businesses that cater to the local population.  The booths will feature authentic Indian cuisine, traditional Indian dresses, traditional Indian jewelry, and Indian art.  In addition, traditional Indian folk and classical dances will be performed.  The event will culminate in Navratri celebrations, which will include Garba Ras and Dandia-very popular traditional dance in which everyone participates.

San Marco Preservation Society presents Concert in the Park, Friday, October

The San Marco Preservation Society presents Concert in the Park, Friday, October 8 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fletcher Park in San Marco, 1652 Atlantic Boulevard.

FEATURING

  • Toots Lorraine and the Traffc
  • Special Performance by Dance Trance

Bring your own blanket, chairs and a picnic.  Free admission. Pele’s Wood Fired Pizza, Beer & Wine available for purchase.

Tables can be reserved for a donation of $60 for six, $80 for eight. Visit www.SMPSjax.com or call 904-614-7814 to reserve tables.

Make A Scene Downtown! Rocky Horror Picture Show & Street Festival

The City of Jacksonville presents the campy cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 22 at midnight. Rocky Horror enthusiasts will come alive when the street festival kicks off at 8 p.m. on the Northbank Riverwalk directly behind the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.  The Rocky Horror Tribute Band, a costume contest, food, beverages, activities and fun will all be part of this “strange journey.” Theater doors open at 11 p.m.