Wednesday, June 30, 2010

finger lickin good ya'll with greeters!

Monday, June 28, 2010

See Sullivan through the Eyes of the RAMFather: Free Photo Exhibit Wed. June 30

I hope you will attend the free opening for an exhibit of my photographic work at the 5 Points Theatre this coming Wednesday, June 30 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

This is a collection of photographs I have taken across the United States, focusing on the extraordinary details of one of the world's greatest architects. The show is called "The Art & Architecture of Louis Sullivan."

If you are not well acquainted with Louis Sullivan, who had a major influence on our local noted architect Henry John Klutho, then you will find these images to be quite a revelation. But even if you are a seasoned admirer of Sullivan's work, I think you will marvel at the intricacy and intimacy of these high-resolution blowups of the artistry of America's legendary architect.

The photo show will held in the theatre lobby. There will be refreshments and a cash bar (5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park Street). [Stick around after the exhibit to see the 5 Points Theatre's feature film, a very cool documentary "Exit through the Gift Shop," at 7:15pm.]

This photo exhibit is a precursor to next month's premiere showing of an internationally significant film, "Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture," which will be shown at the 5 Points Theatre one day only, Sunday, July 18th. The film was the winner of the Best Documentary at the 2010 Kansas City Film Fest and was an Official Selection at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2010. Its director, Mark Richard Smith, will be appearing in person at the Jacksonville showing to introduce the film.

The movie showing is a benefit for the Jacksonville Historical Society, Riverside Avondale Preservation, and Jacksonville AIA. There is limited seating, and it is expected to be a sell-out. Click here to see a trailer for the film and also to buy tickets.



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Saturday, June 26, 2010

oh usa

rotisserie chickens

this is the last Saturday night for dinners to go for some time. come on down!


new tacos

Friday, June 25, 2010

global stage

getting packed for sean hall

the great working


sean hall at large kick off party @ uptown

5 to 7



Uptown Market is exploring expansion options and will be open for Breakfast and Lunch (and weekend brunches) only Starting July 3. 
We want to thank all of our night time loyal patrons. We will miss your friendly faces! 

We look forward to greeting you with expanded options in the near future and welcome you at our Downtown and Beach Burrito Gallery restaurants, which are both open nights. Please help us pass the word on. Media inquiries or questions: theurbancore(at)

See you on Main Street!

- The Gallery Restaurant Group

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

5 Points Theatre - US World Cup Game / ET Time Change

The 5 Points Theatre will be showing the US World Cup game on Saturday, June 26 at 2:30 pm.  

Admission will be free.  

Beer, wine, pizza, popcorn and other snacks will be available.

Over 150 people attended the USA vs. England game on June 12th.

E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial will be shown at 11 am.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

biggie teas classic med salad


The 5 Points Theatre is excited to present its schedule for classic kids' movies this summer!

The series opens Saturday, June 26 with E.T.

, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 family films of all time.

Friday, June 26 at 2 pm & Wednesday, June 30 at 10 am - E.T. 

July 3 & 7 - Babe

July 10 & 14 - The Great Muppet Caper

July 17 & 21 - Duck Soup (the Marx Brothers classic!)

July 24 & 27 - Loonie Tunes (classic Bugs Bunny cartoons on 35mm!)

July 30 & August 4 - Mary Poppins

August 7 & 11 - TBD

August 14 & 18 - TBD

Movie tickets are $5 for children and adults. Special kids' snacks will be available, in addition to the normal concession lineup.

Unaccompanied children will be given a free puppy.

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Monday, June 21, 2010


photo from the guardian, sponsored by the under regulated yet absurdly highly profitable oil industry

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Friday, June 18, 2010


Greetings RAMfans!
This Saturday will be another blockbuster weekend at RAM. We will celebrate Fête de la Musique
, the worldwide music festival which was born in France and celebrates the summer solstice. Fête de la Musique is the perhaps the most popular event of the year in the city of Paris, although it has spread and is now celebrated in hundreds of cities throughout the world. 

This French-themed day of music at RAM is held in conjunction with the Sister Cities Nantes Committee, Alliance Française, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens(which will present several concerts simultaneously with those at RAM). The internationally acclaimed jazz group,Station Mir Trio, is flying in from Nantes, France, and will play on the Crossroads Stage at 2:15. Here is the lineup of great music in store for you:

On the River Stage: 
Belle Fleur String Quartet - 10:30 am
Ancient City Brass Band - 11:30 am 
Tammerlin - 12:45 pm

On the Crossroads Stage:
Aimee Boggs - Classical Keyboard -10:30 am        
Dalton Cyr - Singer/Musician -11:30 pm       
Rebecca Hewitt  - Singer/Musician -11:30 pm      
Paula Benson -  R&B & Jazz Vocalist - 1:00 pm      
Station Mir Trio - Jazz - 2:15 pm      

On the Hilltop Stage:
Tim Vergenz - Keyboard - 10:00 am
Cameron Taghlabi - One-Man Band - 12:30 pm

On the Gateway Stage:
Kathleen Finnegan -  Celtic Harp - 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
w/ Bret Blackshear - A Curiously Entertaining Musical Fellow   
At the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens:
Ancient City Brass Band -10:30 am
Belle Fleur String Quartet - 11:30 am
Ancient City Brass Band -1:00 pm
It is also World Juggling Day, and we will be featuring three amazing jugglers: David Ferman, the 16-year-old national champion; his dad, Leonard Ferman, who is the National Joggling Champion; and Wacky Chad, the daredevil juggler and pogo stick stunt comedian from Boston.

And don't forget Father's Day is this Sunday! RAM's artists will have thousands of perfect hand-made Father's Day gifts on sale for you to choose from. Shop locally, support the arts community, and make Dad happy, all at the same time!

Last but not least, it is National Knit in Public Day, and a group of radical knitters are going to Yarn Bomb the Riverside Arts Market -- wait till you see this!! Knitted graffiti - who would a thunkit?

So come to RAM, buy some art, get your fresh veggies, eat lunch with Dad while you listen to over five hours of continuous music on five different stages.

No wonder Folio Weekly called RAM "the coolest thing ever!"

See you under the bridge!

Wayne Wood
Interim RAM Director

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

new sack


we've already moved! to the penthouse!

I have a river view from my desk

Monday, June 14, 2010

steve forster

moms bottle collection

LIVE Urban Jacksonville Weekly : Help Spread the Word

Hello friends, media contacts, bloggers!

I'm hosting a live episode of Urban Jacksonville Weekly at the 5 Points Theatre on June 24th. Urban Jacksonville Weekly is a local podcast that talks about urban development issues, downtown news and culture. This is out second live show and will be our 71st episode.

I would like you help spreading the word. Please tweet, post on Facebook and blog! Here are some highlights:

* sneak preview of the new Banksy film Exit Through the Gift Shop
* movie ticket giveaways for Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop
* live music by After the Bomb Baby
* guest co-host Melissa Ross from WJCT's First Coast Connect
* guests Dr. Wayne Wood and Steve Lovett talk about the Laura Trio project
* beer and wine
* after party at Anomaly/Underbelly with two live bands

I've attached a press release with more info and a series of links you can use to post on Facebook and Twitter. Please share this event on your social networks, blogs and publications. I will be eternally grateful!

Example Tweet (more in press release) » 
LIVE Urban Jacksonville Weekly June 24th at the 5 Points Theatre. ujw5points Banksy film preview and ticket giveaway!

Thanks and thanks again, hope to see you there!


Joey Marchy // Urban Jacksonville
Host of Urban Jacksonville Weekly

Twitter: @joeymarchy / @urbanjax

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Friday, June 04, 2010

this is where i work

How can 2 days = 4 days?

Where can you have 4 amazing days in just 2 Saturdays? Well, at the Riverside Arts Market, of course.

Saturday, June 5th
  • WJCT Day at RAM  -- Brings the kids! All of their favorite characters will be there for picture taking, and Angelina Ballerina will be dancing on the River Stage!
  • National Yo-Yo Day at RAM -- featuring the National Champion Yo-Yo Master Jack Ringca performing live on stage and giving free yo-yo lessons and prizes.
Saturday, June 12th
  • Baba RAM Day Yoga Festival at RAM -- Join hundreds of friends doing yoga together at the DJ Yoga Party. There will be yoga booths and free prizes. Click here for more info.
  • National Beard Day at RAM -- Enter the Jacksonville Beard and Mustache Championship -- contestants will be judged on stage for fabulous prizes -- if you can't grow one, there will be a category for Best Fake Beard also! Click here for more info.

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