Local poets and wordsmiths get a chance to sound off 7 p.m. July 4 and every first Thur. of the month at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.
BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
This modern musical about the seventh U.S. president, opens 8 p.m. July 12 with performances through Aug. 3 at 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, $25, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.
THE LAST ROMANCE
The romantic comedy is performed July 14-Aug. 4 with matinee and evening performances at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
The story of Joseph from the Bible, as told by the musician behind “Jesus Christ Superstar,” is staged through Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 1:15 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred performed by First Coast 7th-12th graders in the eighth annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience, 8 p.m. July 26-27, Aug. 2-3, and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ’s South Campus, $25, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS
Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. July 3 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.
FREE DANCE CLASSES
Free community dance classes, 6:45 p.m. July 3 and every Wed. in July at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/neptunebeach.
CALL FOR DIMENSIONS 3D SCULPTURE SHOW
Sculpture and three-dimensional works by visual artists accepted by July 4, Premier Gallery at Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown. The Art Center members fee is $20 for up to three entries; nonmembers $25, $5 per additional entry for all. Unaccepted work notifications by July 8 for show running July 11-Aug. 22 at Premier Gallery. Tacjacksonville.org.
AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE RITZ
Modeled after Harlem’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” the host searches are held 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 5 and every first Fri. at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, $5.50, 632-5555.
ABELLA’S SCHOOL OF DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVES
Intensive classes for all ages are held July 8-Aug 8. Classes for ages 3-4 are held Mon. and Wed. 12:30-1:45 p.m.; $65 for one class a week for all 5 weeks; $130 for two classes a week for all 5 weeks. Classes for ages 5-8 are held Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m.-noon. Classes for ages 9-18 are held Mon.-Thur. 1-4:30 p.m. Both are $150 per week, $625 for all 5 weeks. Two 4-day Music & Art Camps offered to ages 4-7 July 15-18 and July 22-25, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $100 per student per class. Abella’s School of Dance, 1711 Lakeside Ave., Ste. 9, firstname.lastname@example.org, abelaballet.com
Children ages 5-10 experience exhibits in galleries and gardens and experiment with different art processes, 5-6 p.m. July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org.
ACHIEVING INNER PEACE & TRANQUILITY
The class is held 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 10, 17 and 24 in University Center’s Bldg. 43, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $79, 620-4200, ce.unf.edu.
COMIC ILLUSTRATION CAMP
Kids' summer comic illustration camp runs noon-2:30 p.m. July 15-18 and July 29-Aug. 1, Art League of Jacksonville, 11287 Scott Mill Rd., $55 members, $60 nonmembers per session. Adult ceramics classes also available. Artsjax.org.
BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL CALL FOR WORK
Authors and visual artists may participate in the sixth annual Aurora Jacksonville Black Arts Festival July 18-21, Aurora Performance Hall, Gateway Town Center, 5188 Norwood Ave., Northside. $20 registration, 765-7372, StageAurora-Administrator@Hotmail.com.
JAX CONTRA DANCE
A live band and caller lead folk dancing, 8 and 11 p.m. July 19 and every third Fri. of the month at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., $7, 396-1997.
Professional and nonprofessional playwrights vie for a $300 prize and public staged reading of their work at the 12-Hour Playwriting Competition, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. July 13, Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., $30 and application required, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.
Ballet, stretch, flamenco, belly dancing, clogging and ballroom classes are held through Aug. 17 at Boleros, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 721-3399, boleros.cc.
SALSA/HUSTLE AT STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS
Classes Tue. 8-9 p.m. Five 1-hour dance sessions, $50 per person, includes all 5 sessions. 551-0459, email@example.com, zumbajear.com
BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES
These classes are held 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Wed. and Mon. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, first class is free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com.
Belly Dance with Margarita 4 p.m. every Thur. and 10:30 a.m. every Sat. at Boleros Dance Center, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington, 721-3399.
A Kindling Auras & Radiating Musical Awareness group vocal session, focusing on mental clarity, visualization, harmonizing and blending, breath and energy control, is held 6-7 p.m. every Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park. Registration is requested; 322-7672, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART THERAPY CLASSES
Art classes are held 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at Diversions, 210 N. Laura St., Downtown, $30 includes supplies, 586-2088, email email@example.com.
ST. AUGUSTINE CHORUS AUDITIONS
Auditions for singers for “On Broadway! Act II” are held 6:50-9 p.m. every Tue. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 215 St. George St., St. Augustine. Music is distributed during the first few weeks of rehearsals at 6:30 p.m.; membership fee is $25, 808-1904, staugustinecommunitychorus.org.
JAZZ, DANCE AND TECHNIQUE
The classes continue every Tue. at Dance Trance, 1515 San Marco Blvd., 390-0939, dancetrancefitness.com.
Several classes for all ages and skill levels every Mon.-Fri. at The Dance Shack, 3837 Southside Blvd., Southside, 527-8694, thedanceshack.com.
DRAMATIC ARTS AT THE BEACHES
Classes and workshops in theatrical performance for 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
Art classes are held weekly at Studio 121, 121 W. Forsyth St., Downtown, at $20 per class or $100 for six weeks, 568-2146, teresemuller.com.
MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES
Six-week art classes are offered at Murray Hill Art Center, 4327 Kerle St., Murray Hill; adult fee is $80; $50 for kids, 677-2787, artsjax.org.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
RIVER CITY SATIN SWING
Bring food, drinks, blankets and lawn chairs to a patriotic concert featuring the nine-piece band, 7 p.m. July 3 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, $10-$20, 356-6857, cummer.org.
CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
The All Star Orchestra performs 6 p.m. July 4 under the oaks at Plaza de la Constitución, between Cathedral Place and King Street, St. Augustine. The free concerts continue through Sept. 2. Bring lounge chairs. Alcohol is prohibited. staugustinegovernment.com/sites/concerts-plaza
The Spanish group, internationally renowned for its baroque music played with original instruments from the early 1500s, launches its American Tour 7 p.m. July 9 at St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 35 Treasury St., St. Augustine, free.
EVENING WITH TOM MCDERMOTT
Renowned New Orleans pianist McDermott plays a wide range of musical styles, 8 p.m. July 12 at Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Riverside, $16.55, tommcdermott.eventbrite.com.
SUMMER JAZZ SERIES The 12th annual Summer Jazz Series, with headliners Jeff Lorber and Everette Harp, is held 5-9 p.m. July 14 at Sea Walk Pavilion, by the ocean in Jax Beach, free, jacksonvillebeach.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.
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 features live music 8 p.m. every Fri. and 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
Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. July 3 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. July 3 and the first Wed. of every month 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. July 5 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held July 5 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET
Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 6 and every Sat. at the market. St. Johns Riverkeeper’s “Raise a Ruckus for the River,” 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 6, 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, free, 554-6865, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK
The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 13 and the second Sat. of every month, 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. July 18 and every third Thur. of the month, at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. For a list of participating galleries, call 249-2222.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. July 27 and every last Sat. of the month 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.
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. “Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile” — an exhibit of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston — is on display through Sept. 8. Also featured are classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “La Florida,” presenting native and Spanish colonial artifacts celebrating 500 years of Florida art, runs through Oct. 6.
JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER
2 Independent Drive, Ste. 162, Downtown, 355-1101, jacksonvillemaritimeheritagecenter.org. The museum’s permanent collection includes steamboats, various nautical-themed art, books, documents and artifacts.
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html. “The Boy Scouts in America,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the history of the Boy Scouts, is on display through Aug. 27. “The Great Depression,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the Depression of the early 20th century, runs through Aug. 27. 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 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 Mandarin artists.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE
333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com. “Traces: Recent Work by Lari Gibbons” runs through Aug. 18 at MOCA’s UNF Gallery of Art. “Inside/Out” — an exhibit of selected works from MOCA’s Permanent Collection, including Alexander Calder’s mobile “Red Triangles” and “Polygons” and Melanie Pullen’s “Full Prada” — is on display through Aug. 25. Sarah Emerson’s mural, based on her imaginary interpretation of Aokigahara, Japan’s suicide forest, concludes the second season of Project Atrium and is displayed through July 7.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” — an interactive summer exhibit using video-game technology — runs through Sept. 3.
RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM
829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. Permanent display includes artifacts, displays and photos of everyday life chronicling the history of African Americans in Northeast Florida.
A POP-UP GALLERY
Local Artists Coming Together hosts its Artful Evening Series “One Night Only – A Multimedia Exhibit” reception, 5-9 p.m. July 14 at Tapa That, 820 Lomax St., Five Points, free but ticket required for door-prize drawing, bit.ly/PopUpTapa.
ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY
77 Bridge St., St. Augustine, 824-5545, absoluteamericana.com. Romero Britto’s sculptures and limited-edition prints are featured.
ADELE GRAGE CULTURAL CENTER
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-5828. July exhibit to be announced.
AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. Steve Lohman’s work, along with that of other artists, is featured in the exhibit “Body of Work” running July 5-31. An opening reception is held 5-9 p.m. July 5.
THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY
Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. “Outside/In,” a collaborative juried exhibit of works by members of the Art Center and Art Guild of Orange Park, is on display through July 11.
BOLD BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS
869 Stockton St., Ste. 1, Riverside, 855-1181. “Letterpress Poster Exhibition” is displayed through July 14.
CLAY & CANVAS STUDIO
2642 Rosselle St., Ste. 6, Riverside, 501-766-1266. Works by Tiffany Whitfield Leach, Lily Kuonen and Rachel Evans may be viewed by appointment.
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.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. Batik artist Wendy Tatter’s tropically influenced work is featured July 3-Aug. 20, with an opening reception held 7-9 p.m. July 5.
FORT CLINCH VISITOR CENTER
2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 277- 7274. Winning work from the Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest is on display in the Fort Clinch Visitor Center through July 31.
THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO
8780 Perimeter Park Ct., Ste. 100, Southside, 642-6677, houseofstereo.com. The gallery features painting, art glass, photography, wood crafts, pottery and sculpture.
GEORGIA NICK GALLERY
11A Aviles St., St. Augustine, 806-3348, georgianickgallery.com. The artist-owned studio displays Nick’s sea and landscape photography, along with local work by oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author.
HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. The “Rotating Exhibition Program,” featuring the work of Gordon Meggison, Virginia Cantore, Jeffrey Edelson and Claire Kendrick, runs July 5-Sept. 30 in the Haskell Gallery and connector display cases. Mediums include acrylic and oil on canvas, and wood, copper and metal.
1011 Park St., Riverside. “Teased,” an exhibit featuring illustrations by Jacksonville-based artist and designer Karen Kurycki, is on display through Aug. 17.
Floridamininggallery.com/exhibitions/the-highway-gallery. Artist Eric Gillyard’s work is featured June on the Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout the city. The citywide campaign is a collaboration among Harbinger, Florida Mining Gallery, Clear Channel Outdoor and Clearly Jacksonville.
9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069, plumartgallery.com. Works by four printers and four “wearable art” artists, including Gina Starr and Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, are featured July 5-31. Plum’s third anniversary party is held 2-6 p.m. July 6, and features Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards.
1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. Works by local artists with a focus on “emerging artists for emerging collectors are featured. Collection changes monthly.
6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. The gallery features the UNF Artspace and works by more than 30 local artists, including Michael Dunlap, Paul Ladnier, Pablo Rivera and Kathy Stark. Musician Arvid Smith plays and Natural Body and Spa offers massages during First Wednesday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. July 3.
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Dog Days,” an exhibit of works by artist and Emory University professor Sarah Emerson, is on display through July 31.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. “Ancient City Mosaic,” a juried exhibit of 450 pieces depicting impressions of St. Augustine, is featured at all six St. Johns County Public Libraries. The pieces will be strung together, hung in a grid format and displayed through Aug. 10 at St. Augustine Art Association. The permanent collection features 16th-century artifacts detailing Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 burning of St. Augustine.
ST. AUGUSTINE VISITOR CENTER
10 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 825-1000. “Picasso Art & Arena,” an exhibit showcasing 39 pieces of Pablo Picasso’s work from the Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal in Málaga, Spain, is on display through Aug. 11.
UNF GALLERY OF ART
1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 1001, Southside, unf.edu/gallery. “Commute,” an exhibit of recent work by UNF graduate and realist painter Scott Bell, is on display through July 3.