Nov. 27-Dec. 3 Arts Calendar
What's coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more
The Rogers & Hammerstein musical, of romance on a South Pacific island during WWII, continues 6 p.m. Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 11 a.m. Nov. 30 and noon Dec. 1 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, dinner and a show $43-$49, reservations required, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
Julian Wiles’ family holiday comedy, about small-town alienation, understanding and reconciliation, is staged Nov. 29-Dec. 14 at Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach, $10-$20, 261-6749, ameliacommunitytheatre.org.
The production, about two WWII veterans with a successful song & dance routine who follow two beautiful sisters to their Christmas show in Vermont, is staged 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1, 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 at Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., $20, 276-2599, opct.org.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK TWAIN
The one-night show of birthday musings of the popular humorist – on his actual birthday – is presented Nov. 30 at Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $39.95, 824-7211, raintreerestaurant.com.
THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES
The reindeer dish on the real Santa, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $39.95, 824-7211, raintreerestaurant.com.
JUNIE B. JONES – JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS
The kids’ comedy, about Junie B. who's drawn her arch-nemesis Tattletale May for a Secret Santa gift, is staged 10:15 a.m. Dec. 3 at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, $8, 276-6815, thcenter.org.
Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story is adapted for the stage at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Dec. 3-24, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside; dinner and a show is $43-$49 (includes parking), reservations required, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
Local poets and wordsmiths sound off 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and every first Thur. at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
NASSAU COMMUNITY BAND
The band seeks new members for its 11th season as a multigenerational ensemble; rehearsals 6 p.m. Nov. 28 and every Thur. in Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road, 277-1257, nassaucommunityband.com.
ROWITA AWARD NOMINATIONS
The St. Johns Cultural Council accepts nominations for Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts Awards through Dec. 1. For criteria information, call 808-7330 or go to stjohnsculture.com.
NORTHEAST FLORIDA SCHOLASTIC ARTS AWARDS
Students in grades 7-12 in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia counties may submit digital images of their works through Dec. 18; the awards are held 10 a.m. Feb. 1 at Jacksonville University Auditorium, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington. Gold Key winning pieces displayed at a reception 2-4 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, and then through Feb. 28 at Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown; artandwriting.org.
FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS
Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.
BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES
These classes are held 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
Classes are held 8-9 p.m. every Tue. Five one-hour dance sessions, $50 (all five sessions), 551-0459, email@example.com, zumbajear.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.
ART THERAPY CLASSES
Classes are held 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at Diversions, 210 N. Laura St., Downtown, $30 includes supplies, 586-2088, email firstname.lastname@example.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
Theatrical 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
Art classes are held weekly at Studio 121, 121 W. Forsyth St., Downtown, $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; $80 for adults, $50 for kids, 677-2787, artsjax.org.
BRAIDED LIGHT DANCE PROJECT
Weekly art classes are held at Barbara Thompson’s School of Dance, 8595 Beach Blvd., Ste. 310, Southside; intermediate ballet classes are held 6-7:30 p.m. every Mon. and modern/improv classes are offered 1-2:30 p.m. every Wed., $10, 997-0002, barbarathompsondance.com.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
CAROLE FREEMAN REMEMBERS
The jazz concert features pianist Jack Pierson, upright bassist Fran Coraggio and drummer Scott Mariash, 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at Jazzland Café, 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $10, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.
THE IRISH TENORS
Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan perform with a full orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $45-$55, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.
Fleming Island Friends of the Library present Navy Band Southeast's Holiday Brass concert, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, 278-3722, ccpl.lib.fl.us.
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents violinist Gregorian, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.
University of West Florida faculty artist Bonev plays the cello for Tuesday Serenade concert series, 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2665, jplmusic.blogspot.com.
Chopin edition play-off is held 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.
MICHAEL W. SMITH
Musician Smith performs Christmas favorites, 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $35-$85, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
UNF STUDENT JAZZ COMBO
The concert, directed by Lynne Arriale, is held 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at University of North Florida’s Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Drive, Southside, $8-$20, 620-2878, unf.edu.
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
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL
The association’s annual festival features the works of 150 artists in painting, pottery, jewelry, glassware, sculpture, fiber art, photography, mixed media and fine crafts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Francis Field, 11 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, 353-1188.
AMELIA FARMERS MARKET
The market offers farm-direct fruit and vegetables 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 30 and every Sat. at The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 491-4872, ameliafarmersmarket.com.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET
Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30 and every Sat. through Dec. 21 at 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 554-6865, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. Nov. 30 and every last Sat. in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA GAAM
Games Art and Music celebrates the heroes in a half-shell, video games art, games and music from the ’80s and ’90s, an art installation dedicated to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” costumes and cosplay, a juried art show, art by gaming professionals and a live charity art auction, 6-11 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Museum & Gardens, 4160 Boulevard Center Drive, Jacksonville, gaam.eventbrite.com.
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4 and every first Wed. 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 Dec. 6 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, and a music stage as part of Jacksonville Original Music Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7 on Northbank Riverwalk in Downtown Jacksonville, free, communityfirstsaturdays.com.
JAX BEACH ART WALK
More than 30 local artists display their works, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 10 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.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTRAGEOUS ART WALK
The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and every second Sat., 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 19 and every third Thur., at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. 249-2222, nbaw.org.
NORTHSIDE LOVE ARTS & VENDORS MARKET
The market, “Lifting Our Various Enterprises,” includes entertainment, kids’ activities, arts, a fruit and vegetable market, food trucks and Zumba lessons, 2 p.m. Dec. 29 and every last Sun. at Lonnie Miller Park, 5054 Soutel Drive, Northside, 755-5281, northsidelove.com.
ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY
Jacksonville University, 2800 N. University Blvd., Arlington, 256-7371, arts.ju.edu. JU’s Annual Student Juried Exhibition, featuring animation, ceramics, computer-generated images, drawings, glass art, graphic design, paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture, continues through Dec. 12.
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.
BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTORY PARK
381 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5657, beachesmuseum.org. “A Painter and a Potter: Mary Ann Bryan and Charlie Brown,” featuring artists from Mayport Village, is on display through Dec. 1.
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 Chess Project: Lee Walton Plays The World” runs through Nov. 30.
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 2014.
JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER
2 Independent Drive, 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. “Works of Yard and the Art of Lawn” continues through Dec. 31. “Russia,” a history of Russia from Peter the Great to the first conquest of space, is on display through Dec. 28. 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. 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.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors,” developed by The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, examines risk related to an asteroid hitting Earth and what scientists can learn from the objects; through Dec. 31. “Uncovering the Past: Archaeological Discoveries of North Florida” is on display through August 2014.
RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM
829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. The exhibit “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner, Connecting Communities Through Language” continues through Dec. 31. Modeled after Harlem’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” host searches are held 7:30-10:30 p.m. every first Fri., $5.50.
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. Works by Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master and Marcia Myrick Siany are featured.
THE ART CENTER MAIN GALLERY
31 W. Adams St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/main.html. Cookie Davis is the featured artist for November.
THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY
Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. “Our Feminine Side,” an exhibit of works representing the female form, women’s issues, politics and the stages of womanhood, is on display.
CLAY & CANVAS STUDIO
2642 Rosselle St., Ste. 6, Riverside, 501-766-1266. The biannual Open Studio Night Exhibition, featuring new works by resident artists and guest artist Nida Bangash, is held 6-9 p.m. Dec. 13. DJ e. lee (WJCT’s “Indie Endeavor”) performs. Works by Tiffany Whitfield Leach, Lily Kuonen and Rachel Evans may be viewed by appointment.
CORK ARTS DISTRICT
2689 Rosselle St., Riverside, 707-0030, corkartsdistrict.tumblr.com. “Femme Deux,” an exhibit of works by artists Lucy Clark, Christina Foard, Caroline Daley and Sharla Valeski, continues through November at CoRK West.
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.
725 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 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.
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 Road, Northside, 741-3546. Works by Diane Fraser and Mary Atwood (Haskell Gallery), Jim Smith (Connector Bridge Art display case before security) and Chris Moore (Concourse A and C display cases past security) are on display through December.
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.
ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION
18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7020. The juried theme show “Everyday Stuff” is featured in November.
THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING
2 Independent Drive, Downtown, cavendishprojects.com. “Hot-N-Fresh,” an original street exhibit organized by Michael and Michele Cavendish that includes stencil and spray paint art, is on display through Dec. 15 in the upstairs food court.
701 Market St., Ste. 107A, St. Augustine, 819-1584, palenciafineartsacademy.com. “Passport: Cambodia,” an exhibit of Gina Torkos’ oil paintings created from her experiences traveling in Cambodia, continues through Dec. 20.
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.
201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. “Light Sensitive IV,” a exhibit of works by students in UNF’s school of photography, is displayed through November. The gallery features the works of 25 local artists, including Sydney McKenna, Peter Blunt and John Bunker, as well as guest artist Larry Davis.
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Art Dorks Rise,” an exhibit by the Art Dorks Collective, continues through November.
1028 Park St., Five Points, 359-0047, sunraycinema.com. Sam North’s solo exhibit, “Sammy thrashLife,” is displayed in Sun-Ray’s lobby through Nov. 30.
Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, jcajax.org. “Point of View,” a juried exhibit of contemporary fiber art, opens Dec. 6 and continues through Jan. 8. The exhibit is presented by the Fiber Artists Network.