Feb. 26-March 4 Arts Calendar
What's coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more
I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES
Neil Simon’s classic play about a Hollywood screenwriter, played by Richard Karn of Home Improvement, who has commitment issues when a daughter he didn’t know he had shows up with dreams of stardom, at 6 p.m. Feb. 26-March 16, (weekend matinees vary), at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$55, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES
Frank Gilroy’s drama, which won a Pulitzer, a Tony and a New York Drama Critics Circle award for best play, is about Timmy Cleary’s return from WWII to the Bronx in May 1946. It’s staged 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1, 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. March 2 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $25, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.
Artist Series presents classic Irish tunes, pop anthems and inspirational songs, with the signature Celtic Woman sound, 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at the T-U Center, 300 Water St., Downtown, $50-$136, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
RITZ JAZZ JAMM
Guitarist Nick Colionne infuses jazz, funk, R&B and blues 7 and 10 p.m. March 1 at Ritz Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, $28-$35, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.
Two-time Guinness record-setting Latin artist Iglesias sings the hits from his 45-year career 7 p.m. March 2 at the T-U Center, 300 Water St., Downtown, $44-$134, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
Four Seasons (award-winning musical Jersey Boys is based on his life) performs 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the T-U Center, 300 Water St., Downtown, $42-$132, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST
Carnelle rehearses for Miss Firecracker – a win will salvage her tarnished rep. Her cousin Elaine, ex-Miss Firecracker, shows up. 7:30 p.m. March 6-30 (Sunday matinees available), on Limelight Theatre’s Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
The Teatro Lirico D’Europa presents Carmen, a story of a soldier’s betrayal, jealously and metamorphosis as gypsy Carmen seduces him, 8 p.m. March 7 at the T-U Center, 300 Water St., Downtown, $44-$134, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org
MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD
What they didn’t tell you in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The comedy shatters traditional notions about parenthood and celebrates the humor and raw emotions on the rocky road of life, March 8-15 (evening performances at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m.) at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach, $15-$16.50, ameliaflt.org.
ORANGE PARK CHORALE
The Chorale celebrates A Whole Lot of Years of Broadway, running the gamut of showtunes from Carousel to Guys and Dolls to Wicked, 7:30 p.m. March 14 at New Grace Church, 5804 Hwy. 17, Fleming Island and 3 p.m. March 16 at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 849 Park St., Downtown, free, 273-4279, orangeparkchorale.com.
STEVE LEMME & KEVIN HEFFERNAN
Two guys from Broken Lizard comedy team, and stars of Super Troopers and Beerfest, perform comedy and play Broken Lizard Movie Trivia, 8 p.m. Feb. 27-March 1, 10 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Mandarin, 292-4242, $18-$20 (plus tax), comedyzone.com.
The 25-year comedy veteran appears 8 p.m. Feb. 27-March 1 and 10 p.m. March 1 at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-4277, $6-$25, jacksonvillecomedy.com.
Comedian Dustin appears at 8 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Southside, $10, 365-5555, latthirty.com.
XXXTREME COMEDY HYPNOSIS
Comedian-hypnotist Rich Guzzi gets audience members to do outlandish – sometimes lewd – acts onstage. Admission includes free copy of either The Ultimate Man or Dream Physique, Guzzi’s new CDs. 8 p.m. March 4 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Mandarin, 292-4242, $20, comedyzone.com.
MAD COWFORD IMPROV
Weekly improv shows based on audience suggestion are held 8:15 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at Northstar Substation, 119 E. Bay St., Downtown, $5,
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
Part of the ArtWorks for Freedom JAX series to raise awareness about human trafficking in America, indoor art exhibits are shown Feb. 26-28 at FSCJ’s Kent Campus, 401 W. State St., and at Jacksonville University Davis Student Commons, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington.
ACTORS WORKSHOP AT ABET
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre holds an eight-week actor’s workshop, 6 p.m. every Sun., Feb. 26-April 13 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $160 (half at registration, half at first class plan available), 249-7177, abettheatre.com.
LUMINOUS CHOREOGRAPHY MOSH
After Dark presents a dance experience led by Flow Motion and the Light Evolution (LED) Dance Troupe, 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, $10, register at 396-6674, themosh.org.
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Artworks for Freedom holds a two-day workshop on human trafficking, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28 at Jacksonville Children’s Commission, 1095 A.P. Randolph Blvd., $35, 598-0901, email@example.com.
CONCERT ON THE GREEN POSTER CONTEST
In celebration of America’s veterans, Concert on the Green accepts submissions for its poster contest themed Honoring Our Military with Art and Music. All public, private and home school students may enter. First and second place and People’s Choice winners from each grade category (K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12) receive a scholarship or cash prize. Applications must be submitted at concertatthegreen.com and final entries delivered to Great Hang Ups Gallery, 1560 Business Center Dr., Fleming Island by Feb. 28. Winners selected on or before March 28.
JUNIOR ROWITA FELLOWSHIP
The St. Johns Cultural Council accepts applications for the 2014 Junior ROWITA Fellowships, available to all graduating St. Johns County high school girls (public, private, homeschooled) who’ve applied for or been accepted into a Bachelor of Fine Arts program of higher education. One fellowship each in literary, performance and visual arts. Applications must be sent by Feb. 28 to St. Johns Cultural Council, 15 Old Mission Ave.,
St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com.
AUDITIONS AT OPCT
Orange Park Community Theatre auditions singing roles for men and women ages 16 and older for Pirates of Penzance, 2 p.m. March 1 and 7 p.m. March 2 at the theater, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park,
WINE & TASTING FUNDRAISER
Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise presents its annual Amelia Island International Wine & Food Tasting featuring international wine, local craft beers and hors d’oeuvres; proceeds benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital; 7:30 p.m. March 1 at Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, $65, 202-5122, register at ameliarotary.eventbrite.com.
YOUNG ACTORS THEATRE
Theatre Jacksonville holds a spring theater workshop for ages 7-17, featuring improv exercises, poetry study, monologue and scene work, starting March 3; $200 per eight-week session, Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 396-4425, theatrejax.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADULT ACTING CLASS
Theatre Jacksonville holds spring workshops at beginner and advanced levels, starting March 9. Beginner’s course is 4 p.m. Sun.; advanced is 5:30 p.m. Sun. at 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $180 per 8-week session, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
TRADITIONAL CHINESE ORCHESTRA
The Qindao University Orchestra plays traditional Chinese instruments, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, $10, 256-7677, ju.edu.
SYMPHONY 101: FABIO EXPLORES VERDI
A lunch-and-learn on Verdi’s Requiem with Jacksonville Symphony Music Director Fabio Mechetti is followed by a rehearsal, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 Water St., Downtown, 354-5547, $15, jaxsymphony.org.
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and guest artists, including opera star Denyce Graves-Montgomery, perform under the direction of Music Director Fabio Mechetti, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 Water St., Downtown, 354-5547, $25-$72, jaxsymphony.org.
BEACH MEETS WEST
Jazz artist John Pizzarelli and UNF Jazz Ensemble share the stage, as part of the Beaches Fine Arts Series, 7:30 p.m. March 7 at UNF’s Fine Arts Center, Robinson Theater, 11852 UNF Dr., Southside, 620-3835, unf.edu, beachesfinearts.org.
ART WALKS & MARKETS
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 28 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET
RAM returns with local and regional art, food artists and vendors and a farmers market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1 and every Sat. through Dec. 20 under the Fuller Warren Bridge, 715 Riverside Ave., free admission, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. March 5 and every first Wed., Downtown, downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.
ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY
Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 256-7371, arts.ju.edu. The permanent collection features carved ivory, Chinese porcelain, pre-Colombian artifacts and more.
BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTROY PARK
381 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5657, beachesmuseum.org. The exhibit “Don Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Spanish Hero in the American Revolution” is displayed through March 1.
CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM
Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530, flagler.edu/crispellert. “The Object Tells a Story,” an exhibit of African-American folk art from Florida, runs through February.
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. 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. “One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana,” an exhibit by the Israeli photographer detailing four generations of her family, is on display through April 27. Florida State University Professor William Walmsley displays his works 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. “Mark Twain” includes original letters, writings and illustrations on exhibit through April 26. “New Works” features Joe Segal’s sculptural works through February. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts.
75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, lightnermuseum.org. The permanent collection features relics from America’s Gilded Age, exhibited on three floors.
MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
11964 Mandarin Rd., Mandarin, 268-0784, mandarinmuseum.net. Exhibits regarding Harriet Beecher Stowe and Civil War vessel Maple Leaf are on display, and works by Mandarin artists.
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 exhibit “Material Transformations,” in which seven artists uncover symbolism through unconventional substances, runs through April 6. The UNF Gallery presents “Bede Clarke: Barbara Ritzman Devereux Visiting Artist Exhibition” through March 9. The Gold Key portfolio show features works by 15 winners of Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards show, through March.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Uncovering the Past: Archaeological Discoveries of North Florida” is on display through August.
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
10 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 825-1000, staugustine-450.com/journey. “Journey: 450 years of the African-American Experience” is exhibited through July 15.
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. “heArt,” a collection of original works by local artists – jewelry, mosaics, pottery, paintings and more – runs through February. Sculptures by Alexander Wilds are on display.
THE ART CENTER MAIN GALLERY
31 W. Adams St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/main.html. February’s featured artist is Annelies Dyksgraaf. “Valentines” artwork, paintings, pastels, sketches, photography are shown.
THE ART CENTER PREMIER GALLERY
50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier-gallery. “A Celebration of Cultures” exhibit runs through March 6.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. Mermaid artwork is on display in all media types by local artists including Linda Olsen, Mary Hubley, Tracy Womack, Pat Livesay and JoAnne Adams, through April 1.
FSCJ NORTH CAMPUS ART GALLERY
4501 Capper Rd., Northside, 766-6785, fscj.edu. The exhibit “Talismans and Champa Temples of Vietnam” features rubbings and photos by James Kemp, through March 4.
HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. Paintings by Candace Fasano and Marie Shell, examining beauty in the natural world, are displayed through March 28 in Haskell Gallery before security. John Cheer’s decorative wall plates and sculpture, inspired by the sea’s energy and nature, are displayed through April 7 in Connector Bridge Art display case before security. Photographer John Adams’ “Evanescent Trawlers of the South” series examines the vessels from Southern harbors, displayed through April 4 in Concourse A and C display cases after security.
floridamininggallery.com/exhibitions/the-highway-gallery. Nine artists – Nathaniel Artkart Price, Ken Daga, Ashley C. Waldvogel, Brianna Angelakis, Christina Foard, Linda Olsen, Sara Pedigo, Zach Fitchner and Russell Maycumber – are featured on digital billboards throughout the city in collaboration with Clear Channel through July.
LUFRANO INTERCULTURAL GALLERY
1 UNF Dr., Student Union Bldg. 58E, Ste. 2401, Southside, 620-2475. Jacksonville native Elizabeth Brown Eagle’s exhibit, “Visions of Grace,” features mixed-media photo collages based on her experiences working with Samburu and Maasai tribes in Northeastern Kenya and the Xhosa people in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The exhibit is displayed through March 21.
PALENCIA FINE ARTS ACADEMY AND GALLERY
701 Market St., St. Augustine, 819-1584, palenciafineartsacademy.com. Stacie Hernandez’s show “Elements,” about the power of natural elements, runs through March 21.
PINGLEHEAD BREWING COMPANY
14B Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, 276-5159, pinglehead.com. Local artists can submit original works to “Local Motives – A Pop Up Art Show” by noon on March 6.
PLANTATION ARTISTS’ GUILD & GALLERY
94 Amelia Village Circle, Amelia Island, 432-1750, artamelia.com. Spanish oil paintings by Dionisio Rodriquez are exhibited through March 8.
SAWGRASS VILLAGE ARTS GALLERY
1520 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra, 273-4925, villageartspvb.com. Impressionistic Florida Landscapes by Laurel Dagnillo are displayed through March 29.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. The 90th anniversary juried exhibition presents newly acquired artwork including an unveiling of “Lost Colony,” runs through March 2.
201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. First Wednesday Art Walk features local artists’ works on March 5. UNF ArtSpace exhibit featuring Ladnier Scholarship recipient Nina Avis, and runners-up Eman Abdulhalim and Jordyn Rector. Valentine-themed works by Michael Dunlap, Jane Shirek, Pam Zambetti and Taylor McDonald are featured through February.
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. Features lowbrow, pop surrealism, street and underground art by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.