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Apr 112014
 

one sparkTake your shot at being a venture capitalist!  Jacksonville’s innovative  One Spark crowdfunding festival continues this weekend, through April  13, with 630 “creators”–that is, entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and entertainers–plus thousands of visitors.  There’s also a festival of food trucks and a beer village for attendees. The festival headquarters is at Hemming Plaza with exhibits and stages within a 20-block radius of the square. The fun goes on into the night with disc jockeys, dancing in the streets and restaurant specials.  Participants are vying for a $200,000 crowdfunding pot, which will be distributed based on crowd votes, plus bonuses for the top vote getters and $3-plus million in venture capital and individual crowd contributions.  The party is free for visitors, who can register to vote for their favorite participant and get festival maps at www.beonespark.com.  For more detailed coverage of the festival, check out Jacksonville.com or Folio Weekly.

Apr 082014
 

one sparkTake your shot at being a venture capitalist!  Jacksonville’s innovative  One Spark crowdfunding festival goes on this week, from April 9 to 13, with 630 “creators”–that is, entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and entertainers–plus thousands of visitors.  There’s also a festival of food trucks and a beer village for attendees. The festival headquarters is at Hemming Plaza with exhibits and stages within a 20-block radius of the square. The fun goes on into the night with disc jockeys, dancing in the streets and restaurant specials.  Participants are vying for a $200,000 crowdfunding pot, which will be distributed based on crowd votes, plus bonuses for the top vote getters and $3-plus million in venture capital and individual crowd contributions.  The party is free for visitors, who can register to vote for their favorite participant and get festival maps at www.beonespark.com.  For more detailed coverage of the festival, check out Jacksonville.com or Folio Weekly.

Apr 012014
 

artwalk art April 2,  Jacksonville First Wednesday Art Walk celebrates Earth Day with earth-friendly exhibits, artworks made from recycled goods, and a “Trashy to Classy” recycled goods fashion show. In addition, performance artists, musicians and dozens of vendors and exhibitors will be on hand for the downtown festivities. Listen to live music at Hemming Plaza and at other venues around the square. Details on exhibits and a map for the self-guided Art Walk tour can be found at www.jacksonvilleartwalk.com.

Apr 012014
 

museumThis weekend is the first full weekend of the month, and that means Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers can visit museums free through the bank’s Museums On Us program. Just show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card Saturday or Sunday and you’ll get free admission to more than 150 museums and attractions in cities across the United States.

In Jacksonville, the deal is good at  the Museum of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Science and History.

If you’re traveling, you can also get free entry to other Florida museums in Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, West, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. There’s also a mobile-friendly site to check out museum deals from your phone: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

Mar 292014
 

RAMThe March 29 Riverside Arts Market offers a line-up from the North Florida Folk Network, including Charley Simmons, Road Less Traveled, Larry Mangum and Dixie Rodeo. The concerts go on between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., along with other performances and RAM food, arts and craft vendors. As always, RAM takes place under the Fuller Warren Bridge on Riverside Avenue.

Mar 172014
 

Mini Mania happens every Monday at Sweet by Holly.  The St. Johns Town Center gourmet cupcake and yogurt emporium offers two-and-a-half bite wonders in an array of flavors for $1 each all day Monday.  That’s a 50-percent discount.  Order them by the dozen and while you’re waiting, sample the self-serve yogurts.  You may just want to return on Tuesday when yogurt is 22-cents an ounce.