THE GAME’S AFOOT
The comedic mystery, subtitled “Holmes for the Holidays,” is staged 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26-28, Jan. 2-4; 2 p.m. Dec. 29, Jan. 5 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164,
Local poets and wordsmiths sound off
7 p.m. Jan. 2 at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.
AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE RITZ
Modeled after Harlem’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” the host searches are held Jan. 3 and every first Friday of the month at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, $5.50. 632-5555.
WALKING IN MEMPHIS
“Walking in Memphis: The Life of a Southern Jew,” featuring Off-Broadway performer Jon Adam Ross, weaves through the artist’s Jewish childhood in Memphis, 8 p.m. Jan. 11 at Jacksonville Jewish Center, 3662 Crown Point Road, Mandarin, $20, 292-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
The country-fried musical, set on North Carolina’s Highway 57, is staged Dec. 28-Feb. 2 (doors 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 11 a.m. and noon Sat.-Sun.) at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside; dinner and a show is $38-$59 (includes parking), with a special New Year’s Eve Party show, $125, reservations required, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
PHILADANCO DANCE COMPANY
The dance company – known for innovation, creativity and mostly African-American traditions in dance – performs 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, $35, 797-2800, emmaconcerts.com.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
A CELEBRATION OF CULTURES
The Art Center accepts art in all media “celebrating our differences as well as common interests” that help unite and educate, through Jan. 1 at Premier Gallery. The exhibit opens with a reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 2 at the gallery, Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html.
THEATRE OF YOUTH AUDITIONS
The Jewish Community Alliance’s Theatre of Youth holds open auditions for its upcoming production of “Annie,” 1 p.m. Jan. 5 at JCA
8505 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 730-2100 ext. 252.
TEEN ART CONTEST
Kids ages 12-18 may submit a maximum of up to three entries for the Public Library’s Teen Art Contest – including photography, mixed media and sculpture – through Jan. 15 at any library. 630-0673, jaxpubliclibrary.org/teens/teen-art-contest2014.pdf.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
Jazz/blues vocalist appears at
8 p.m. Dec. 28 at Jazzland Café, 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $10, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.
FRIDAY MUSICALE CONCERT
Pianist Andrew Callahan, violinist Likai He, oboist Mitchell Kuhn and flutist Allison Watkins perform the Scholarship Laureates concert at
3 p.m. Dec. 29 at Friday Musicale Auditorium, 645 Oak St., Riverside, free, 355-7584, fridaymusicale.com.
TOAST! TO THE NEW YEAR!
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra rings in the New Year with tenor Mike Eldred, followed by live music and dancing, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $75-$150, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR CAROLS
Tim Tuller directs the choir in “Nine Lessons and Carols,” 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 at St. John’s Cathedral, 256 E. Church St., Riverside; the congregation may sing as well. A nursery is provided; free, 356-5507.
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
A free buffet and midnight champagne are offered 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Jazzland Café, 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $35, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.
ART WALKS, FESTIVALS & MARKETS
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 27 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, 353-1188.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. Dec. 28 and every last Sat. in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.
OLD TOWN ART SHOW
The winter show, sponsored by Folio Weekly, includes a juried art and fine arts and craft show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 28-29 at Francis Field in
St. Augustine, oldtownartshow.com.
NORTHSIDE LOVE ARTS & VENDORS MARKET
The market, “Lifting Our Various Enterprises,” includes entertainment, kids’ activities, arts, produce market, food trucks, 2 p.m. Dec. 29 and every last Sun. at Lonnie Miller Park, 5054 Soutel Drive, Northside, 755-5281, northsidelove.com.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held Jan. 3 and every first Fri., with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.
COMMUNITY FIRST SATURDAY
Art in the Park, free art classes in Hogan Street Gazebo, family activities, food trucks on Pearl Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 4 Northbank Riverwalk, free, communityfirstsaturdays.com.
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. “The Art of Empathy,” an exhibit showcasing a permanent collection masterwork, “Mother of Sorrows,” one of five known works by the Master of the Stötteritz Altar, is displayed through Feb. 16. The artistic and devotional contexts of painting are explored through 21 works, 19 of which are borrowed from collections in the United States and Germany. “Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection” continues through Jan. 5. Florida State University Professor William Walmsley displays his work through July 8. “The Human Figure: Sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti” is on display through September.
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html. “Works of Yard and the Art of Lawn” continues through Dec. 31. “Russia,” a history of Russia from Peter the Great to the first conquest of space, is on display through Dec. 28. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE
333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com. Ingrid Calame’s exhibit “Tarred Over Cracks” continues through March 9 as part of Project Atrium in Haskell Atrium Gallery. The first exhibit to encompass the entirety of Michael Goldberg’s work, “Abstraction Over Time,” reappraises his contribution to postwar painting and presents a case study of the transformations of abstraction in American art, through Jan. 5. “Mythos: From Concept to Creation” – sculptural works by Enzo Torcoletti, reflecting a symbolic diversity of the human form – are displayed through Jan. 19 in the UNF Gallery MOCA. The exhibit “Material Transformations,” in which seven artists uncover symbolism through unconventional substances, opens with a preview reception 6-7 p.m. Jan. 24 for museum patrons; 7-9 p.m. for members ($10 suggested donation for guests). The exhibit runs Jan. 25-April 6.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors,” developed by The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, examines risk related to an asteroid hitting Earth and what scientists can learn from the objects; through Dec. 31. “Uncovering the Past: Archaeological Discoveries of North Florida” is on display through August.
RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM
829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. The exhibit “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner, Connecting Communities Through Language” continues through Dec. 31.
ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY
77 Bridge St.,St. Augustine, 824-5545, absoluteamericana.com. Romero Britto’s sculptures and limited-edition prints are featured.
AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. “Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Painting” opens with a reception during First Friday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 3. The exhibit is on display through January.
THE ART CENTER PREMIER GALLERY
Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. “Our Feminine Side,” a multimedia exhibit of works representing the female form, women’s issues, politics and the stages of womanhood, is on display through December. The exhibit is a joint presentation with the Women’s Center of Jacksonville.
3562 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 384-8797, avondaleartworks.com. “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!” – an exhibit of the author’s hat collection alongside a series of estate-authorized works from Ted Geisel’s original drawings, paintings and sculpture – is on display through Jan. 5.
CoRK ARTS DISTRICT
2689 Rosselle St., Riverside, 707-0030, corkartsdistrict.tumblr.com. Thony Aiuppy’s “The Darkness Beyond Tomorrow,” an exhibit on the subject matter of portraiture and the figure, opens with a reception 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 27 in CoRK’s North Gallery. The exhibit may be viewed by appointment through Jan. 2.
THE CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra, 280-0614, ccpvb.org. Handmade art by more than 30 artists is displayed through Dec. 28.
4600 Middleton Park Center W., Egret Hall, Intracoastal West, 360-3923. “Winter Joy,” an exhibit of sketches and paintings by Cypress Village resident artists, is displayed through Jan. 9.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach,
241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. Pastel artist Richard Lundgren’s “Coastal North Florida” is displayed through Jan. 3.
FLORIDA MINING GALLERY
5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845, floridamininggallery.com. David De Boer’s “Significant Work,” an exhibit co-curated by Nullspace and Staci Bu Shea, features installations, video and stills. The exhibit is on display through January.
725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320, gallery725.com. “Wonderland,” an exhibit of multimedia work by artists Tonsenia Yonn, Linda Olsen, Matthew Winghart, Flew, Ken Daga, Kelly Meagher and Shayna Raymond, is displayed through Jan. 20.
HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Road, Northside, 741-3546. Works by Diane Fraser and Mary Atwood (Haskell Gallery), Jim Smith (Connector Bridge Art display case before security) and Chris Moore (Concourse A and C display cases past security) are on display through December.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. Woodworker Leonard Ruel’s miniature village of historic St. Augustine buildings is displayed through Dec. 29; 39 replicas include Cathedral Basilica, Villa Zorayda, Government House and Pena Peck House.
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Playbook,” an exhibit of works fueled by desires, hunger and thirst, by Georgia artist George Long and Brooklyn’s Mario Schambon, runs through January.
Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, jcajax.org. “Point of View,” a juried exhibit of contemporary fiber art presented by Fiber Artists Network, runs through Jan. 8. Nofa Dixon, University of North Florida associate professor of drawing, painting and design, selects the winners.