June 12-18 Arts Calendar
Here's what coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more
DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?
A musical about a teenager in a ’50s Catholic school “dealing with puppy love, patron saints and sex education,” with music and lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans, is staged June 12-20 at Limelight Theatre’s Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT
Alhambra Theatre & Dining stages the story of Joseph from the Bible as told by the musician behind “Jesus Christ Superstar,” 8 p.m. June 12-16, 18-23, 25-30, July 2-3, 5-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30-Aug. 4 (doors 6 p.m.); 1:15 p.m. June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 8 (doors 11 a.m.); 2 p.m. June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4 (doors noon) at 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
THE THREE MRS. FLAGLERS
The dinner theater show, celebrating the 125th anniversary of Hotel Casa Monica, is staged 6:30 p.m. June 13 at the hotel, 95 Cordova St., St. Augustine, $49 (reservations required), 827-1888, casamonica.com.
FATHER OF THE BRIDE
The Amelia Community Theatre presents the stage play that inspired the Spencer Tracy classic — and the Steve Martin classic — 8 p.m. June 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29 and 2 p.m. June 23 at 209 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach, $10-$20, 261-6749, ameliacommunitytheatre.org.
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
Theatre Jacksonville presents the musical comedy of “friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era,” with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, 8 p.m. June 14-15, 21-22; 2 p.m. June 16; and 7:30 p.m. June 13 and 20 at 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $25, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.
The Orange Park Community Theatre performs Cole Porter’s musical about passengers aboard the SS American en route to England, 8 p.m. June 14-15, 21-22, 27-29 and 3 p.m. June 16, 23 and 30 at 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, $20, 276-2599, opct.org.
DOG SEES GOD
Bert V. Royal’s “unauthorized parody” about the death of a young man’s dog and his begging of life’s greater questions afterward is staged 8 p.m. June 14-15 and 19-22 and 11 a.m. June 15 and 22 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, $20, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre presents this intimate musical about the cycle of a man and woman falling in and out of love over the course of five years, staged 8 p.m. June 14-15, 21-22 and 2 p.m. June 16 and 23 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $20, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.
9 PARTS OF DESIRE
The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company, performs the Heather Raffo play, examining nine Iraqi women — a sexy painter, a radical communist, a doctor, an exile, wives and lovers — starring Zeina Salame, 8 p.m. June 14-15 and 3 p.m. June 16 at CoRK North in CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle St., Riverside, $15, the5anddime.org, corkartsdistrict.tumblr.com.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
The St. Augustine Ballet presents the Shakespearean comedy at 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 15 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, $25-$30, 824-1746, saintaugustineballet.com.
COMEDIA WITH THE SAINT GEORGE PLAYERS
Authentic 1500s Spanish Slapstick Comic Plays are staged 8 p.m. June 15 and 29 at Spanish Bakery Courtyard, 42 St. George St., $5-$10, 377-7063, saintgeorgeplayers.weebly.com.
MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY
A “powerful tale of murder, scandal, love and deceit” in 1880s St. Augustine is staged 5:30 p.m. June 23 and 30 at Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $40, 824-7211.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS
Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. June 12 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.
COMMUNITY HU SONG
The songs are offered 11 a.m. June 23 at Eckankar Center, 6636 Arlington Road, Arlington, 725-7760 and 7 p.m. June 26 at Pablo Creek Library, 13295 Beach Blvd., 725-7760.
Children ages 5-10 can see galleries and gardens and experiment with different art processes, 5-6 p.m. June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org.
JACKSONVILLE ROARS INTO THE 1920S
Speaker Emily Retherford Lisska shares stories from the First Coast in the 1920s, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 13 at Fleet Landing Clubhouse, 1 Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, free, 420-4200, bit.ly/17ypG9F.
AMATEUR NIGHT AUDITIONS
Auditions for the host searches are held 5 p.m. June 13 at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens offers classes in “painting, printmaking, collage and construction with changing themes,” 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 15 at 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, $15, 356-6857, cummer.org.
MOCA GUILD: HAPPY HOUR
MOCA Guild Members celebrate “Inside/Out,” the museum’s permanent collection, 4-6 p.m. June 20. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 25 at MOCA, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, free for members, $5 for nonmembers, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com.
JAX CONTRA DANCE
A live band and caller lead folk dancing 8 and 11 p.m. June 21 and every third Fri. of the month at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., $7, 396-1997.
AMATEUR NIGHT SEMIFINALS
Semifinal auditions for the host searches begin 5 p.m. June 21 at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555.
TEEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Local teens ages 12-18 compete; competition is held 1 p.m. June 22 in Main Library conference center, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2664.
SELLING TO HOLLYWOOD
The class on selling books and scripts to Hollywood is held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22 in University Center’s Bldg. 43, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $99, 620-4200, ce.unf.edu.
An art contest for the best design of race T-shirts for Anastasia State Park’s 10th annual Endless Summer 10K is open to all ages; design size limited to 8-inch-by-10-inch paper and four colors. The deadline is June 30; free, Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A S., St. Augustine, 461-2033, floridastateparks.org.
HEART TO HEART VIDEO CONTEST
Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced the extension of its 2013 Heart to Heart Video Contest, which gives parents a chance to win up to $15,000 toward their child’s education. The contest encourages patients who have struggled with infertility to share their story of becoming a parent; submit a creative video that shows the steps taken to achieve parenthood through Aug. 31 at hearttoheartcontest.com.
Ballet, stretch, flamenco, belly dancing, clogging and ballroom classes are held June 17-Aug. 17 at Boleros, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 721-3399, boleros.cc.
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 distributed during the first few weeks of rehearsals at 6:30 p.m., membership fee: $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.
The Dance Shack offers several classes for all ages and skill levels every Mon.-Fri. at 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
Navy Band Southeast’s Brass Quintet, Windward Brass, plays patriotic fare, from Broadway classics to today's popular music, June 20 at 12:15 p.m. in the Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2665.
St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church holds Candlelight Vespers featuring jazz and other genres, 5:30 p.m. June 16 and every third Sun. of the month, at 37 Lovett St., St. Augustine, 829-8828, stcypriansepiscopalchurch.org.
ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica holds six free concerts June 20-22 and June 27-29 — each at 7:30 p.m. — with different themes ranging from “Mozart and More” to “Grace and Beauty — Spanish Accents,” 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, staugustinemusicfestival.org.
JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
Live jazz is featured nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 825-0502.
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 6-9 p.m. every Tue. and 8 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.
ART WALKS, FESTIVALS & MARKETS
Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. June 12 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET
Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15 and every Sat. at the market, 2623 Herschel St., Riverside, free, 554-6865, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. June 20 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. June 29 and every last Sat. of the month in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.
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.
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.
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.
AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY
233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. “Shrimp Festival: 50 Years and Counting,” an exhibit celebrating the local festival held since 1964, is on display through June. 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. “Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring,” an exhibit of Daniel Heyman's works, is displayed through June 14.
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. Local artist Helen Hoffman’s exhibit of oils, pastels and giclees is displayed through June 28. “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. “Through Our Eyes” celebrates 20 years of African-American art with the exhibit “20/20 Perfect Vision,” featuring works of 20 artists, through June 30.
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, coab.us/index.aspx?NID=158. An exhibit featuring the wife and husband team of Debra and Randy Brienen showcases their acrylic art. The exhibit is on display through June 28 with a reception June 20.
AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. Steve Lohman’s work is featured in “Twist and Shout: Steel and Wire Sculptures” through June 28.
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.
ART INSTITUTE OF JACKSONVILLE GALLERY
8775 Baypine Road, Southside, 486-3000. The “Portfolio Show” is held 5 p.m. June 13. Design, media arts and fashion programs are held on the first floor and culinary programs are on the third floor.
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.
4216 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 384-7724, fairfaxgalleryjackosnville.com. Jacksonville native Christin Easterling’s work in abstract mixed media is displayed through June 17.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. The 11th annual Sea Turtle Show showcases artwork in clay, metal and glass, as well as jewelry and photographs by national, regional and local artists, through July 1.
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
Jax International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. Laird’s “Cphace Series” — infrared captures printed on archival metallic paper — are on display through June 30 in Haskell Gallery. Hiromi Moneyhun’s three-dimensional paper-cut art is shown in connector display cases.
1011 Park St., Riverside. “Teased,” an exhibit featuring illustrations by Jacksonville-based artist and designer Karen Kurycki is on display through Aug. 17. A reception is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. June 14.
9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069, plumartgallery.com. Works by Claire J. Kendrick (“Botanical Series” oil paintings), Mary L. Gibson, Thomas Brock and Tony Gill are shown through June 30.
1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. The Members Show, an exhibit of paintings by local and regional pastel artists of the First Coast Pastel Society, runs through June 28.
St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com. “Water Lines,” an exhibit of Dan Famiglietti’s works inspired by coastal waters, runs through July 2.
Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023, fscj.edu/mydegree/campuses/wilson-center/venues/gallery.php. “Book of Days,” an exhibit of Donald Martin’s works in drawing, book arts, sculpture, painting and prints inspired by European daily devotionals in the late Middle Ages, is displayed through June 20. “Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts Juried Summer Show” is displayed June 27-28 with a reception held at 5 p.m. June 27.
6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. Works in painting, photography and other media by more than 30 local artists and photographers are featured.
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 June 15-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. “Florida-Twenty Seven: Two Decades of Watching” — an exhibit of Florida photography by Bob Willis — is displayed through July 2.