Local poets and wordsmiths sound off 7 p.m. Jan. 2 and every first Thur. at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.
THE GAME’S AFOOT
This comedic mystery, subtitled “Holmes for the Holidays,” is staged 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2-4, 2 p.m. Jan. 5 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave.,
St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
The country-fried musical, set on North Carolina’s Highway 57, is staged Jan. 2-Feb. 2 (doors 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 11 a.m. Sat. and noon Sun.)
at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside; dinner and a show is $38-$59 (includes parking), reservations required, 641-1212, alhambrajax.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.
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.
The high-energy tribute to 1960s women rock stars is presented Jan. 10-Feb. 8 (8 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.)
at Players by the Sea’s main stage, 106 Sixth St. N., Jax Beach, $16-$28, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.
Jacksonville Dance Theatre presents these individual performances from its company of eight contemporary dancers, 8 p.m. Jan. 11
at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $20 general admission, $15 military and seniors, $10 students, jacksonvilledancetheatre.org.
WALKING IN MEMPHIS
“Walking in Memphis: The Life of a Southern Jew,” featuring Off-Broadway performer Jon Adam Ross, weaves through the artist’s childhood as a Jew in Tennessee, 8 p.m. Jan. 11
at Jacksonville Jewish Center, 3662 Crown Point Road, Mandarin, $20, 292-1000, email@example.com.
TCHAIKOVSKY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY
Artist Series presents this ballet from The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre of Russia, 8 p.m. Jan. 11
at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $42-$82, children 12 and younger $20.50-$30.50, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!
Artist Series presents this comedy – a one-man fusion of theater and standup based on John Gray’s best-selling book, Jan. 14-17
at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $50, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
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. 7
at Premier Gallery. The exhibit opens with a reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 9 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.
The grand prize winner is announced at a reception Feb. 5 during First Wednesday Art Walk. 630-0673, jaxpubliclibrary.org/teens/teen-art-contest2014.pdf.
BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES
7:30-8:30 p.m. every Mon. and Wed. at Dance Trance, 1515 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 390-0939, dancetrancefitness.com.
SALSA/HUSTLE AT STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS
8-9 p.m. every Tue. Five one-hour dance sessions, $50 (all five), 551-0459, firstname.lastname@example.org, zumbajear.com.
Performance classes and workshops, all ages and skill levels, are held Mon.-Fri. at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, fees vary, 249-0289.
Classes in theatrical performance, including song and dance, are held Mon.-Fri.
at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park, fees vary, 322-7672, theperformersacademy.com.
MIXED MEDIA ART CLASSES
Studio 121, 121 W. Forsyth St., Downtown, call for fees, 568-2146, teresemuller.com.
MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES
Murray Hill Art Center, 4327 Kerle St., $80 for adults, $50 for kids, 677-2787, artsjax.org.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra musicians play Jan. 3 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
The Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble performs an early literacy and music program for pre-K children, 11 a.m. Jan. 4 at Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND
The Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble appears 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Bartram Lakes Brooks Assisted Living, 6209 Brooks Bartram Drive, free, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
DR. MINYOUNG CHO
Violinist Cho performs for Tuesday Serenade concert series, 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium,
303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2665, jplmusic.blogspot.com.
No. 2 The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of guest conductor Perry So, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 8 p.m. Jan. 10-11
at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $25-$72, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND
The Jacksonville Symphony String Quintet appears 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, 1718 S.R. 13 N., St. Johns, free, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
JAZZ IN PONTE VEDRA
The Gary Starling Group, featuring Carol Sheehan, Billy Thornton and Peter Miles, performs 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Thur. at Table 1, 330 A1A N.,
Ponte Vedra, 280-5515.
JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE
Trumpeter Ray Callendar and guitarist Taylor Roberts are featured 9:30 p.m. every Thur. at Kickbacks Gastropub, 910 King St., Riverside, 388-9551.
JAZZ IN MANDARIN
Boril Ivanov Trio plays 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum plays 7 p.m. every Fri. at Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 262-0006.
JAX BEACH JAZZ
Live jazz is presented 6-9 p.m. every Fri. at Landshark Café, 1728 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 246-6024.
JAZZ IN NEPTUNE BEACH
Live jazz is featured 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Sat. at Lillie’s Coffee Bar, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922.
JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
The House Cats play 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Sat. at Stogies Club & Listening Room, 36 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 826-4008.
JAZZ IN ARLINGTON
Jazzland Café features live music 8 p.m. every Sat. and 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.
JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
Live jazz is featured nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 825-0502.
ART WALKS, FESTIVALS & MARKETS
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
The art walk for Jan. 1 was canceled because of the holiday. An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m.
Feb. 5 and every first Wed. in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 3 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, 353-1188.
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
The event, held the first Sat. each month, features Art in the Park, free art classes in Hogan Street Gazebo, arts and family activities, food trucks
on Pearl Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 4 on Northbank Riverwalk in Downtown Jacksonville, free, communityfirstsaturdays.com.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTRAGEOUS ART WALK
The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 11
and every second Sat., 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.
JAX BEACH ART WALK
More than 30 local artists display their works, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 14 and every second Tue., along First Street between Beach Boulevard
and Fifth Avenue North, Jax Beach. For a list of artists and businesses, go to betterjaxbeach.com/jax-beach-art-walk.html.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 16 and every third Thur.,
at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. 249-2222, nbaw.org.
CREATIVE KIDS FESTIVAL
The hands-on creative arts experience, for ages 4-12, includes theater, dance, visual arts, music and photography,
held Jan. 18 at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., 206-2607, ameliaflt.org.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. Jan. 25 and every last Sat. in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.
AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY
233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. The children’s exhibit, “Discovery Ship,” allows kids to pilot the ship,
hoist flags and learn about the history of Fernandina’s harbor.
CAMP BLANDING MUSEUM
5629 S.R. 16 W., Camp Blanding, Starke, 682-3196, campblanding-museum.org. Artwork, weapons, uniforms
and other artifacts from the activities of Camp Blanding during World War II are displayed along with outdoor displays of vehicles from WWII, Vietnam and Desert Storm.
CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM
Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530, flagler.edu/crispellert. The museum opens for First Friday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m.
Jan. 3. “The Object Tells a Story,” an exhibit of African-American folk art from Florida, opens with a reception held 5-8 p.m. Jan. 17 and continues through Feb. 28.
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 is 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, a printmaker who holds the record for the longest series of prints in the history of art, displays his work through July 8. “The Human Figure: Sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti” is on display through September.
MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin, 268-0784, mandarinmuseum.net. Exhibits regarding Harriet Beecher Stowe
and the Civil War vessel Maple Leaf are on display, as well as works by several 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 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. “Material Transformations,” an exhibit 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. “Uncovering the Past: Archaeological Discoveries of North Florida” is on display through August.
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 held during First Friday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 3. The exhibit is on display through January. Works by Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master and Marcia Myrick Siany are also featured.
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 Jan. 7. The exhibit is a joint presentation with the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. “A Celebration of Cultures” opens with a reception held 5-7 p.m. Jan. 9.
ART GUILD OF ORANGE PARK
Clay County Main Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, 278-3722, artguildoforangepark.com. The Guild partners with Fleming Island Friends of the Library for “Art in Your Community,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.
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, may be viewed by appointment through Jan. 2.
CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER
4144 Herschel St., Riverside, 388-8205, corsegalleryatelier.com. Permanent works on display feature those by Kevin Beilfuss, Eileen Corse, Miro Sinovcic, Maggie Siner, Alice Williams and Luana Luconi Winner.
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 painter Richard Lundgren’s “Coastal North Florida” is on display 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. 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 Jan. 9-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 Jan. 1-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 of Jacksonville through July 2014.
LUFRANO INTERCULTURAL GALLERY
1 UNF Drive, Student Union Bldg. 58E, Ste. 2401, Southside, 620-2475. Jacksonville native Elizabeth Brown Eagle’s “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, opening Jan. 14 with a reception held 5-7 p.m. Jan. 24, is displayed through March 21.
1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. Works by local artists are featured, with a focus on “emerging artists for emerging collectors.” Collections change monthly.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. The association’s annual “Figure & Portrait Show” includes a debut exhibition of charcoal portraits by Lisa O’Neil. The juried exhibit is on display Jan. 3-Feb. 2. A reception held during First Friday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 3, features the awards presentation held at 7 p.m.
SEVENTH STREET GALLERY
14 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8330, seventhstreetgallery.com. Gallery founder Wayne Howard’s “Egans Creek” is displayed with a reception held 4-7 p.m. Jan. 4.
201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. The works of artists Jack Allen, Enzo Torcoletti, Allison Watson, Hillary Hogue, Dorian Eng and the UNF Artspace Faculty Showcase are featured.
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, continues 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.