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March 5-11 Arts Calendar

What's coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more

MIXED MESSAGE: Fernandina-based artist Casey Matthews uses layered acrylic paint, medium, charcoal, handmade paper, tissue and oil sticks on canvas in her mixed-media abstract painting. Matthews’ Bougie is among the pieces in an exhibit also featuring works by Michelle Armas, Anna Kincaide and Thomas Hager, opening March 7 at Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach.
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PERFORMANCE

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
The enduring singers (award-winning musical Jersey Boys is based on the group) perform 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the T-U Center, 300 Water St., Downtown, $42-$132, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

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. March 5-16, (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, winner of a Pulitzer, a Tony and a New York Drama Critics Circle award for best play, chronicles Timmy Cleary’s return from WWII to the Bronx in May 1946. It’s staged 7:30 March 6, 8 p.m. March 7 and 8 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd.,
San Marco, $25, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.

THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST
Carnelle rehearses for Miss Firecracker – a win will salvage her tarnished rep
– then her cousin Elaine, a former 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.

CARMEN
The Teatro Lirico D’Europa presents the story of a soldier’s betrayal, jealously and metamorphosis as a gypsy 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, 7:30 p.m. March 8-15, Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach, $15-$16.50, ameliaflt.org.

RED
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre presents the compelling story of 20th-century artist Mark Ruthko, whose struggle to accept his wealth was his ultimate undoing. 8 p.m. March 14-15, 21-22 and 27-29, 2 p.m. March 23 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $15, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.

ANGELS IN AMERICA
Characters struggle with their true sexual identity in the Pulitzer-Award winning play that explores guilt, compassion, right-wing conservatism and the American state of mind at the millennium. 8 p.m. March 14-15, 20-23 and 27-29, 2 p.m. March 23 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, $20-$23, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.

THE NOT SO NEWLYWED GAME
Bob Eubanks narrates clips from the long-lasting TV game show before randomly selecting couples from the audience to play a half-hour live version, 8 p.m. March 15 at the T-U Center’s Moran Theater, , 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $42-$52, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

MEMPHIS
The Broadway musical, about a white radio DJ in 1950s Memphis underground dance clubs and a black club singer ready for her big break, is staged 7:30 p.m. March
18-20, 8 p.m. March 21, 2 and 8 p.m. March 22, 1:30 and 7 p.m. March 23 at the T-U Center’s Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $47-$77, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.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 U.S. 17, Fleming Island and 3 p.m. March 16 at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 849 Park St., Downtown, free, 273-4279, orangeparkchorale.com.

 

COMEDY

DOM IRRERA
A six-time nominee for an American Comedy Award, with credits on big and small screens including Seinfeld, The Big Lebowski and Everybody Loves Raymond, Irrera appears 8 p.m. March 6-7 and 8 and 10 p.m. March 8 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin, 292-4242, $18-$22, comedyzone.com.

DAVE LANDAU
Landau, named a Las Vegas Comedy Festival top club comic, was on two seasons of Last Comic Standing. He appears 8:04 p.m. March 6, 8:34 p.m. March 7 and 8:04 and 10:10 p.m. March 8 at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-4277, $6-$25, jacksonvillecomedy.com.

KEITH ALBERSTADT
Alberstadt’s been on Late Night with David Letterman and Last Comic Standing, and was an SNL writer; he appears 8:04 p.m. March 13, 7 and 8:34 p.m. March 14, 8:04 and 10:10 p.m. March 15 at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-4277, $6-$25, jacksonvillecomedy.com.

MIKE RIVERA
Comedian Rivera appears at 8 p.m. March 7 and 8 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Southside, $10, 365-5555, latthirty.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,
233-2359, madcowford.com.

 

CALLS & WORKSHOPS

LIGHTNER’S HIDDEN TREASURES
On a one-night-only tour of Lightner Museum’s first floor, Harriet Baskas, author of Hidden Treasures, What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You, features rarely seen items from the off-limits fourth floor – shrunken heads, animal horn furniture and Grover Cleveland’s wedding cake. Baskas signs copies of her book 6 p.m. March 6 at Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine, $45, reservations 824-2874, lightnermuseum.org.

SPRING FOR THE ARTS GALA
Cathedral Arts Project presents the 10th annual Spring for the Arts, a benefit for CAP that includes live music by KTG Entertainment, dancing, live and silent auctions, gourmet cuisine and scotch and bourbon tastings. CAP honors Susan and Hugh Greene with its Guardian of the Arts Award at the gala, 6:30 p.m. March 7 at Deerwood Country Club, 10239 Golf Club Dr., Deerwood, $125 per person, $75 for young professionals (35 and younger), 281-5599 ext. 17, forrest@capkids.org.

OPEN PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
A portrait-drawing workshop is held March 8 at The Art Center II Studios, 229 N. Hogan St., Downtown, $40, 355-1757, info@tacjacksonville.com.

ACTORS WORKSHOP
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre holds an eight-week actors’ workshop, 6 p.m. every Sun., March 9-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.

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.

DEVELOPING CORPORATE SPONSORS
The St. Johns Cultural Council holds a two-day developing corporate sponsors workshop, featuring one-on-one consultations with MixIt Marketing’s Rick Kern, March 11 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine and March 12 at SJCC Office,
15 Old Mission Ave., free, 808-7330, st.johnsculture.com.

ABET CREATIVE DRAMA CAMP
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre holds an out-of-theater spring break creative drama camp for kids in grades 2-5 (unless by arrangement). Age-appropriate theater games, music and dance, improvisation and story-telling are featured. 9 a.m. March 17-21 at Discovery Montessori School, 102 15th St. S., Jax Beach, $35 per day or $160 per week, 509-1472, aine@thefirstact.net.

A SUESSTASTIC SPRING BREAK
Theatre Jacksonville hosts a five-day course for kids featuring acting, song, dance and improvisation, 9 a.m. March 17-21 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $200, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.

PAINTING SILK SCARVES
Professional artist Elaine Bedell leads a workshop 10 a.m. March 22 at The Art Center II Studios, 229 N. Hogan St., Downtown, $40, 355-1757,
info@tacjacksonville.com.

STATE OF THE ARTS
The St. Johns Cultural Council accepts applications from nonprofits, artists and teachers for funding of up to $500 for its Spring State of the Arts Grant. The council is interested in arts education and outreach to underserved areas. Applications must be submitted by April 15. For details, call 808-7330 or go to stjohnsculture.com.

CALL TO ARTISTS
The Art Center seeks photographers and video artists to present slide shows or videos at Art Walks at its studios. Artists must have their own projection equipment. $25 fee. For details, email reidartlaw@gmail.com.

 

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

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.

RACHELLE FARRELL
Crossover artist Farrell performs urban contemporary pop, gospel, classical music and jazz, 7 and
10 p.m. March 14 at Ritz Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, $45, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.

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., 280-5515.

JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE
Trumpeter Ray Callendar and guitarist Taylor Roberts are featured at 9:30 p.m. every Thur. at Kickbacks Gastropub, 910 King St., 388-9551.

JAZZ IN MANDARIN
Boril Ivanov Trio plays at 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum plays at 7 p.m. every Fri. at Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., 262-0006.

JAX BEACH JAZZ
Live jazz is presented 6-9 p.m. every Fri. at Landshark Café, 1728 Third St. N., 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., 249-2922.

JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
The House Cats, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Sat. at Stogies Club & Listening Room, 36 Charlotte St., 826-4008.

JAZZ IN ARLINGTON
Jazzland Café features live music at
8 p.m. every Sat. and 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at 1324 University Blvd. N., 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.

JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
Live jazz is featured nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., 825-0502.

 

ART WALKS & 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. March 5 and every first Wed., Downtown, downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 7 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 March 7 and every first Fri., with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.

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 8 and every Sat. through Dec. 20 under the Fuller Warren Bridge,
715 Riverside Ave., free admission, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.

ARTRAGEOUS ART WALK
Downtown Fernandina Beach galleries are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 8 and every second Sat., 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.

JAX BEACH ART WALK
More than 30 local artists display works, 5-9 p.m. March 11 and every second Tue., along First Street between Beach Boulevard and Fifth Avenue North, Jax Beach, betterjaxbeach.com/jax-beach-art-walk.html.

 

MUSEUMS

ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY
Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 256-7371, arts.ju.edu. Kyungmin Park and Britt Spencer explore the world from uninhibited perspectives in “Function/Dysfunction: Study of Human Condition,” through March 14. The permanent collection features carved ivory, Chinese porcelain, pre-Colombian artifacts and more.

CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM
Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530, flagler.edu/crispellert. “Ocean Floors,” an exhibit by Celeste Roberge, includes photography, cyanotypes and vessels that reflect the forms of the sea, on display March 7-April 19.

CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. 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. “One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana,” an exhibit by the Israeli photographer detailing four generations of her family, is on display through April 7. Florida State University Professor William Walmsley displays his works through July 8. “The Human Figure: Sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti” is on display through September. “A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement” photographs are on display through Nov. 2.

JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER 
2 Independent Dr., Ste. 162, Downtown, 355-1101, jacksonvillemaritimeheritagecenter.org. The permanent collection includes steamboats, nautical-themed art, books, documents and artifacts.

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html. “Breaking Free: Dark Energy, Dark Matter,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Margaret Schnebly Hodge, opens with a reception held 5:30-8 p.m. March 7 at the museum. The exhibit continues through April 29. “Mark Twain” includes original letters, writings and illustrations on exhibit through April 26. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts.

LIGHTNER MUSEUM
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, and works by Mandarin artists are on display.

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.

 

GALLERIES

AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. Kelsey Schirard’s accumulations of wrapped jewelry and 3-D artistry is on display beginning March 7 at First Friday Art Walk. Sculptures by Alexander Wilds are also displayed.

THE ART CENTER MAIN GALLERY
31 W. Adams St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/main.html. Elaine Bedell’s exhibit “Walk in the Woods” features local landscapes, through March. Paintings, pastels, sketches and photography by a diverse group of member artists is displayed.

THE ART CENTER PREMIER GALLERY
50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier-gallery. The exhibit “A Celebration of Cultures” runs through March 6. “The Woods” exhibit, featuring artwork using wood to depict forests and trees, runs March 6-May 6.

BUTTERFIELD GARAGE ART GALLERY
137 King St., 
St. Augustine, 825-4577, butterfieldgarage.com. The artist-run gallery features a wide range of traditional and contemporary art by several local artists.

CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER
4144 Herschel St., Riverside, 388-8205, corsegalleryatelier.com. Works on permanent display feature those by artists 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. 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.

FLORIDA MINING GALLERY
5300 Shad Rd., Southside, 
425-2845, floridamininggallery.com. Ambler Hutchinson’s exhibit “Visual Artifacts: Part One” features different mediums that express the complexity of human psychology, on display through March 14. 

FSCJ SOUTH CAMPUS ART GALLERY
11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023, fscj.edu. Works by Duval County public high school students and Duval Art Teachers Association members are on display through March 14.

GALLERY725
725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 
345-9320, gallery725.com. Works and hand-crafted gifts by local artists are featured, along with a selection of national and international works.

THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO
8780 Perimeter Park Ct., Ste. 100, Southside, 642-6677, houseofstereo.com. Painting, art glass, photography, woodcrafts, pottery and sculpture are featured.

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 works by oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author.

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.

HIGHWAY GALLERY
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 through July 2014.

THE LOOKING LAB
107 E. Bay St., Downtown, 
917-239-3772. “Art in Empty Store Fronts” features multimedia video art and sculptures by Crystal Floyd and David Montgomery.

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 April 12.

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.

STELLERS GALLERY
240 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, 
273-6065, stellersgallery.com. New works by Michelle Armas, Casey Matthews, Anna Kincaide and Thomas Hager are on display March 7.

ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., 
St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. The exhibit “Canvas, Clay, Collage and Cutting Edge,” exploring different ideas and materials using four themes, is on display March 7-30.

SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY
201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. First Wednesday Art Walk features 25 local artists’ works on March 5.

SPACE:EIGHT GALLERY
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 
829-2838, spaceeight.com. Features lowbrow, pop surrealism, street and underground art by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

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