June 5-11 Arts Calendar
Here's what coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more
MURDER AMONG FRIENDS
Loretta Swit, of “M*A*S*H” fame, stars as Angela Forrester in the comedy murder mystery, staged 8 p.m. June 5-9, 1:15 p.m. June 8 and 2 p.m. June 9 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $46-$53, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
The 1953 Broadway drama that became a 1985 hit film is staged 8 p.m. June 6-8 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, $20, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.
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 6-20 at Limelight Theatre’s Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
Local poets and wordsmiths sound off 7 p.m. June 6 and every first Thur. 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 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 7 and every first Fri. at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, $5.50, 632-5555.
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 7-8, 14-15, 21-22; 2 p.m. June 9 and 16; and 7:30 p.m. June 13 and 20 at 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $25, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!
Covering everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom, this one-night-only comedy is staged 8 p.m. June 8 at the T-U Center’s Terry Theater, $45, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES
The mystery-solving cartoon characters hit the Moran Theater stage with music, antics and Scooby snacks, 2 p.m. June 9 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $22-$82, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
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 9, 23 and 30 at Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $40, 824-7211.
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.
FATHER OF THE BRIDE
The Amelia Community Theatre presents the stage play that inspired the Steve Martin classic — or the Spencer Tracy 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.
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.
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.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
The St. Augustine Ballet presents the Shakespearean comedy 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 15 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, $25-$30, 824-1746, saintaugustineballet.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 23 at 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, $20, 276-2599, opct.org.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS
Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. June 5 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.
The Museum of Science & History offers Northeast Florida’s senior citizen community a cookie and coffee reception, a program in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and a chance to tour the museum, 9:45 a.m. June 5 at 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, $6, 396-6674, themosh.org.
LUNCH & LIT
The Jacksonville Public Library presents a lunchtime discussion of Orhan Palmuk’s “Snow,” noon June 7 in Rm. G-4 at Main Library, 303 Laura St. N., free, 630-2665, jaxpubliclibrary.org.
COMMUNITY HU SONG
The songs are offered 11 a.m. June 9 and 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.
THEATRE JAX AUDITIONS
Theatre Jacksonville auditions for four men and two women in principle roles, and supporting and ensemble roles, in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” 6 p.m. June 9 at 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco. The production is staged Aug. 23-Sept. 7 at the theater, theatrejax.com.
Children ages 5-10 can see galleries and gardens and experiment with different art processes, 5-6 p.m. June 11, 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, $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, 356-6857, cummer.org.
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.
JAX CONTRA DANCE
A band and caller lead folk dancing at 8 and 11 p.m. every third Fri. of the month at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., $7, 396-1997.
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
PETER MICHAEL AND STRING QUARTET
The Jacksonville native and guitarist for punk band Inspection 12 performs a classical pop concert that he calls “New American Songbook” with a string quartet of Edward Latimer, Jonathan Lindsey, Philip Pan and Jon Engel. Singer-songwriter Jessica Pounds — of Canary in the Coalmine — also performs during First Wednesday Art Walk, 7 p.m. June 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville’s theater, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com.
Percussionist Tony Steve, pianist Bob Moore and bass clarinetist Joe Yorio perform for First Wednesday Art Walk, 7 p.m. June 5 at the Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2664, jplmusic.blogspot.com.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville hosts an interactive night of music — including works by John Williams, Nino Rota, Arvo Parte and Debussy — performed by flutist Rhonda Cassano, violinist Philip Pan and pianist Christine Yoshikawa, with the musicians sharing their thoughts on the pieces with the audience, 7 p.m. June 6 at 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, free with RSVP, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com.
SUMMER JAZZ SERIES
The 12th annual Summer Jazz Series is held 5-9 p.m. June 9 and July 14 at SeaWalk Pavilion, by the ocean in Jax Beach. Phil Perry and Joey Sommerville headline the July 9 concert; Jeff Lorber and Everette Harp headline July 14, free, jacksonvillebeach.org.
RITZ CHAMBER PLAYERS COFFEE CONCERTS
Final concert of four by the Ritz Chamber Players, 2-3 p.m. June 11 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org.
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.
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
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. June 5 and the first Wed. of every month in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.
Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. June 5 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held June 7 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7 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 8 and every Sat., 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. June 8 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. 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.
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.
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” with an opening reception held 5-9 p.m. June 7 during First Friday Art Walk. The exhibit is on display 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.
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 Kevin Beilfuss, Eileen Corse, Miro Sinovcic, Maggie Siner, Alice Williams and Luana Luconi Winner.
ETHAN ALLEN DESIGN CENTER
4939 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Center, 292-1700. The Northeast Florida Sculptors’ juried exhibition “in situ” runs through June 7.
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.
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.
6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. Live music and Bustin Dance Salsa for First Wednesday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. June 5. 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 June 7-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 and hung in grid format, 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.
820 Lomax St., Riverside, 383-5650,
tapathat.com. Local Artists Coming Together presents an “Artful Evening Series” pop-up gallery show, 6-10 p.m. June 9. Featured artists include Dan Davis, Michelle Green, Rob Hardin, Tony Miller and Ashon Wynn with musical guests Keith and Allison Kimball.
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; a reception is held 5-7 p.m. June 6. “Florida-Twenty Seven: Two Decades of Watching” — an exhibit of Florida photography by Bob Willis — is displayed through July 2.