Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Full Weekend of Bikes, Art & Music

For you moaners out in the burbs always whining that "there's nothing to do in Jacksonville." The Urban Core is having a full weekend of Bikes, Art and Music. All that warm juicy goodness that feeds our souls.


The Femme Fatale is part 1 of a celebration of the one year anniversary of the monthly Woman's Ride. The show will be showcasing the work of some of Jacksonville finest female artists.

  • Femme Fatale Art Show
  • Dec. 11th 6-9pm
  • 229 N. Hogan


If the second year of the Bikes, Beats and Bags artist series is anywhere near as good it's inaugural, you are in for one hell of a good time. If you're still looking for that special one of kind gift, this is the place to be. Burro Bags has once again joined forces with some of Jax's best artists and designers to create some of the finest one off messenger bags you'll ever find.

There will also be a raffle and along with local made goods from other vendors.

  • BBB Complex Art Show 2
  • Dec. 12th
  • 1520 N Main St. (between 5th & 6th)


Sunday brings us two amazing events.

First up is the part 2 of the celebration of the one year of the monthly Woman's Ride. Despite being called the The Woman's Ride, it is open and welcoming to all.

  • The Woman's Ride
  • Dec. 13th
  • Birdies in 5 points (formally Starlite)

Lexington, KY musician Ben Sollee will be rolling into Jack Rabbits on his Xtracycle bringing us his Pedaling Against Poverty tour Sunday.

Find out more about Ben and the tour from his interview with Jack Diablo at EU Jacksonville You can find all the Ben Sollee goodness from his Website.

  • Ben Sollee Pedaling Against Poverty tour
  • Dec. 13th
  • Jack Rabbits - 8pm
  • 1528 Hendricks Ave.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hard Core Commuter (at least by Florida standards)

I drove up on this hearty soul traveling along the Southside Service road this evening.

He gets my respect for braving the cold and wet conditions despite the fact that he is putting himself at a greater risk of being stuck by vehicles that may squeeze past him gutter riding. He should be controlling the very narrow 10 foot lane.