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Happy Tuesday, Hip Hop & Hookah, Fam!

Here’s this week’s list of events going on in the city that promote art, community, and #TheCulture in Jax.

Wednesday // 8.28

Free Meal Planning 101 hosted by Jacksonville Health and Wellness Center - Join Jacksonville Health and Wellness Center for a FREE meal planning prep class as we walk you through some practical ways to prepare nutrient dense, whole foods, plant-based meals. This class will include samples, recipes, and tips to set you up for success as you pursue your health goals.

Thursday // 8.29

New Moon Yin with Reiki hosted by Steffanie ॐ and Now & Zen Yoga & Pilates Studio - The new moon is the perfect time to turn inward with yin yoga. This 75 minute offering will guide you through a gentle & meditative yin practice, accompanied by reiki energy healing and live ambient guitar. It’s absolutely vital that we make the time for self care, as healing ourselves is the most significant thing we can do to help heal the world. This class is donation based, but pre-registration is required as space is limited!

Paten Locke: A Celebration of Life hosted by FULL PLATE and CoRK Arts District - Join us in celebrating the life & legacy of Paten Locke. Donations for his family will be taken at the door. There will be food + refreshments, DJ sets, live performances, special Paten Locke tees, merch and more.

Records on the Roof hosted by Hoptinger - Five Points - "Records on the Roof" is held every Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. on the Hoptinger rooftop! This event is BYOV (Bring your own vinyl), bring your own record with you to spin or trade! Records are available for purchase as well.

Moth Presents: Makerspace Movies hosted by Jax Makerspace - Movies On The House (MOTH) screens films that help contribute to the important cultural discussions around the art, artists, and ideas of our time. This Summer, MOCA Jacksonville teams up with the Jacksonville Public Library to offer MOTH presents: Makerspace Movies. This series features films that support the Main Library art exhibition, Reclaimed: Life Beyond the Landfill, and include themes of refusing, reducing, reusing, and recycling.

NightCrawler Live at Justice Pub hosted by NightCrawler - NightCrawler return to the Justice Pub stage bringing their signature intergalactic Astrobeat funk alongside DJ Papidisco, spinning the hardest classic afrobeat. No Cover!

Friday // 8.30

The Volstead Block Party! hosted by The Volstead - Do we really need a reason to host a block party? Come and hang with a couple hundred of your closest friends as we shut down the street and throw the hottest party of the year! We will have live music, dancing in the streets, giant games, delicious food from some of your favorite Downtown restaurants and so much more.

GeeXella Live Dj Set at Volstead Block Party hosted by GeeXella - BLOCK PARTY IN DOWNTOWN JAX! That's it. That's the event.

Summer Friday: Latin American Celebre’ hosted by The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens - Kick-start your weekend in a new way by enjoying FREE admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and gardens — now with extended hours from 4 to 9 p.m.!

NETFLIC Owning My Immigration Story hosted by Florida Immigrant Coalition and Women Writing for a Change, Jacksonville - Own your immigration story! We all have one, whether we were born in this country or not. Sharing our stories and the stories of our ancestors helps us connect with one another in today’s world, to find our common ground and appreciate our differences. Potluck night: Bring ethnic dish to share.

Cofresi and Artifakts - "Blossom Tour" at 1904 Music Hall - 1904 Booking Presents: COFRESI / Artifakts / Matthew Connor (Patio) / Drewlface / DJsquared on Friday, August 30th at 1904. 8p Doors // 18 + Welcome $15 ADV - $18 DOS

Saturday // 8.31

Beats, Brunch & Bubbly hosted by Mas Appeal - Kick your weekend off right, with Bunch, Music and All You Can Drink Mimosas!

Opening of Home: The Stories of Arab Immigrant & Refugee Women hosted by Yellow House - Join us for opening night of this special exhibition and experience, where art, food, and conversation come together to empower, educate, inspire and build empathy. The event is free. Light refreshments will be served. It is also the 2nd Anniversary of the launch of Yellow House. Celebrate with us by diving deep into our work.

The Neo Sound Soiree at Myth Terrace | Saturday 08.31.19 hosted by Myth Nightclub, Element Bistro & Craft Bar - DJ Shotgun (AKA Introkut) Presents on The Myth Teraace | Saturday 08.31.19 THE NEO SOUND SOIREE (Soul Driven House With a Mosh Posh of Funk & Groove) Featuring: DJ INTROKUT | DJ ERA | PAPI DISCO Music, Dancers, Arts, Decor and Culture Brought to you by Myth Nightclub

RnB & Hookah hosted by Black Calla Music, RnB Mostly and Nighthawks - RnB & Hookah returns with more hookah & new artists! August 31st come out and experience it LIVE at Nighthawks. Featuring live performances with Kris Vega, Sabrina Sol,Biz Levin, Ebonique, & Avehre backed by On 1 Band! Not to mention DJ Kiki Bangdhat with us inside while DJ 2 Live keeps the party going on the back patio.

Women's Walk hosted by Sexy&Fit - Sexy & Fit is hosting a 3 mile Women's Walk August 31,2019 @9 a.m. We are encouraging all women to come out and join us as we strive to GET SEXY & GET FIT! Women of all ages are welcome to come.

The 2019 Dog Film Fest hosted by Sun-Ray Cinema and Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Inc. - The NY Dog Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people, through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting the Friends of Jacksonville Animals

Sunday // 9.1

The 2019 NY Cat Film Fest hosted by Sun-Ray Cinema and Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Inc. - The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the cats who share our lives, through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting The Friends of Jacksonville Animals

Local Publisher Offers Writing Workshops hosted by Deadsteins - SAVE 50% off for a Limited Time on this 5 week Children's Book Writing and Publishing Workshop beginning this September!!! Deadsteins and Little Chick Lit Books are happy to announce that they are working together with Children’s Author B.C. Hatch, to help bring to the Jacksonville community a series of writing workshops focused on Children's Books.

Sound Wave Music Fest-Street Party hosted by Summer Dance Street Party - Hudson Enterprises
Presents: Soundwave Music Festival- Summer Dance Street Party - part of the All-White Weekend takeover. We are blocking off Forsyth street from Market to Liberty and hosting a FREE Labor Day Weekend Block Party Downtown Jacksonville.

Come Together Day Festival for Peace hosted by Northside Coalition of Jacksonville Inc. - LABOR DAY WEEKEND - Come Together Day Festival for Peace! Live Music - Food Trucks - Bounce House - Face Painting- Mac & Cheese Contest - Raffles & More * Free to the public // Bring out your lawn chairs. The purpose of this event is to engage citizens in the effort to Stop the Violence in our city!

Labor Day Luau at Salt, The Wreck and Myth | Sunday 09.01.19 hosted by Myth Nightclub, Element Bistro & Craft Bar - Kinesis Productions Presents: LABOR DAY LUAU 2019 || 3 VENUES | 13 HOURS | OVER A DOZEN DJ'S AND PRODUCERS

#RUMROAD OPENBAR DAYPARTY hosted by Afrosoca Central1 - Your favorite RumPunch Party has gone Drinks inclusive! HENNY, CIROC, WRAY, JOHNNY WALKER. Everything!!! And of course RUMPUNCH. Bring your flags and rep your country. This will be the largest RumNjerk YET!

Labor Day Eve Pub Crawl hosted by King Street District - Most of you have Labor Day off, so we're throwing a big all-day/night pub crawl on Sunday, Labor Day Eve in the King Street District! This bar crawl has two versions, both of which we promise will be extra fun. You can follow the pub crawl and hit each location during the specific time windows for your chance to win some big prizes OR you can do the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Bar Crawl.

Monday // 9.2



Brought to you by the Jax Bashment Crew and title sponsor Compassionate Alternative Care, the next installment of The Bashment RETURNS on Saturday, September 14th! Join Mas Appeal, DJ Monsta, and EnerJi at Shantytown Pub from 9PM until 2AM for Jacksonville’s Underground Reggae, Latin, & Island Dance Party!

Mas Appeal & DJ Monsta will be spinning the best Afro Beat, Salsa, Reggae, Reggaeton, Dancehall and more all night long. Food will be available for purchase from Tay’s Homestyle Cooking, shop with local vendors, and drink $2 Naturday’s all night!

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