The Weekend Ahead: June 15-19

Courtney Stringfellow

 Graphic by Ben Cross
Graphic by Ben Cross

UNF and Jacksonville have plenty of exciting events to choose from to make the weekend between Summer A and Summer B your best so far this season.

Thursday, June 16: Poetry Vs. Hip-Hop

What: Grab your friends to cheer on local poets and emcees as they face off in a battle of the arts, just remember to choose a side. Queen Sheba will, of course, represent team poetry while Mike Sick (or MiCxSiC) leads the emcees. Tickets are $10 here.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Rain Dogs

Friday, June 17: Community Potluck

What: Get ready for the summer solstice with homemade food, bright music and community games. Remember to bring your favorite dish, playlist or game to share with the Ogier Garden staff, volunteers and students as this is a potluck style event.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Ogier Gardens

Friday, June 17: GlowRage Paint Party

What: Party off the end of Summer A by dancing to loud music beneath LED lights and colored in glow in the dark paint. Tickets are $18-$20 here.

When: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Mavericks

Saturday, June 18: Asian Food Festival

What: Celebrate International Sushi Day with Asian cuisine, entertainment, vendors and even an expo. UNF Alumna Ashley Fordan will hula dance to a local musician’s ukulele music during the first part of the festival. Singer songwriter CJ Fluharty will close the night with some of his acoustic music.

When: 5-9 p.m.

Where: Hemming Park

Sunday, June 19: Party on the Lawn

What: Join UNF Campus Life and fellow students for a party at the Osprey Clubhouse. This is a great opportunity for new and returning students to mingle before Summer B classes begin.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Osprey Clubhouse Lawn

 

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