Summer Events Calendar 2013
A complete listing of everything happening in arts and entertainment
AMELIA ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Time For Three, with violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall, bassist Ranaan Meyer and cellist Loretta O’Sullivan, 7 p.m. May 22 at Walker's Landing, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, $40, 261-1779, aicmf.com.
BOOK OF DAYS:
Donald Martin discusses his works in drawing, book arts, sculpture, painting and prints inspired by daily devotionals in Europe in the late Middle Ages, for his exhibit, 1:30 p.m. May 22. The exhibit is on display May 22-June 20 at South Gallery, Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023, fscj.edu/mydegree/campuses/wilson-center/venues/gallery.php.
An exhibit of works by Sherrie Pettigrew and John Tilton remains on display May 22-24 at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614, ccpvb.org.
AMERICAN GLASS NOW: 2013:
A juried exhibit featuring works by stained-glass artists is displayed May 22-29 at St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org.
CANVAS, CLAY, COLLAGE & CUTTING EDGE:
A juried art exhibition is on display May 22-June 2 at St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org.
The artist’s paintings are displayed May 22-31 at Seventh Street Gallery, 14 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8330, seventhstgallery.com.
The artist’s work is displayed May 22-June 3 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-5828, coab.us/index.aspx?NID=158.
ANCIENT CITY MOSAIC:
A juried exhibit of 450 pieces depicting impressions of St. Augustine is featured at all six St. Johns County Public Libraries May 22-June 4. After June 4, the pieces will be strung together and hung in grid format, displayed June 15-Aug. 10 at St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org.
The Northeast Florida Sculptors’ juried exhibition remains on display May 22-June 7 at Ethan Allen Design Center, 4939 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Center, 292-1700.
20/20 PERFECT VISION:
The Ritz Theatre & Museum celebrates 20 years of African-American art with the exhibit “20/20 Perfect Vision,” featuring works of 20 artists, on display May 22-June 30 at 829 N. Davis St., Downtown Jacksonville, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.
FIRST COAST PASTEL SOCIETY:
The pastel society’s members’ exhibit continues through June at Reddi Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161.
An exhibit of Dan Famiglietti’s works, inspired by coastal waters, continues May 22-July 2 at Rotunda Gallery, St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com.
LANDSCAPES: A PANORAMIC VIEW:
The juried exhibit continues May 22-29 at The Art Center Premiere Gallery, Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html.
An exhibit of works by artist Kari Marquardt continues May 22-31 at The Closet, 51 Cordova St., Ste. E, St. Augustine, 810-5699.
Laird’s infrared captures printed on archival metallic paper remains on display May 22-June 30 in the Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546.
The artist’s three-dimensional paper-cut art is on display in the connector display cases (before security) May 22-June 30 in the Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546.
CHRISTIE THOMPSON HOLECHEK:
The artist’s work is featured through May on the Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout the city. The campaign is a collaboration among Harbinger, Florida Mining Gallery, Clear Channel Outdoor and Clearly Jacksonville.
Works by Claire J. Kendrick (“Botanical Series” oil paintings), Mary L. Gibson, Thomas Brock and Tony Gill are on display for the spring theme exhibit, held through June 30 at Plum Gallery, 9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069, plumartgallery.com.
FLORIDA-TWENTY SEVEN: TWO DECADES OF WATCHING:
An exhibition of Florida photography by Bob Willis is on display May 22-July 2 at the University of North Florida Gallery of Art, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 1001, Southside, unf.edu/gallery.
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 May 22-Aug. 11 at St. Augustine Visitor Center, 10 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 825-1000.
MUSIC BY THE SEA:
The free concert series continues with Navy Pride 7-9 p.m. May 22 at the Pier & Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Each week, an area restaurant offers its fare; this week it’s Coquina Beach, 347-8007, thecivicassociation.org.
MURDER AMONG FRIENDS:
Loretta Swit from “M*A*S*H” stars in Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s production of the play, about a couple planning a murder on New Year’s Eve, 6 p.m. May 22, 23-25, 28-31, June 1, 2-6, 8 and 9; 11 a.m. May 23 and 25, June 1 and 8; and noon May 26 and June 2 and 8 at 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $35-$53, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens exhibits 500 years of Florida art “from native and Spanish colonial artifacts, to digital and video art of today,” May 22-Oct. 6 in the museum’s Thomas H. Jefferson Gallery of American Art, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org.
FUTURE RETRO: THE GREAT AGE OF THE AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE:
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens showcases drawings of American automotive design from Frederick A. Sharf’s collection of post-World War II decades in the Minerva and Raymond K. Mason Gallery, the Joan Wellhouse and Martin Stein Sr. Gallery, and the Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Millner Gallery, May 22-Sept. 8 at 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org.
An exhibit featuring works by street artist Swoon and the art collaborative MILAGROS that include pieces made from materials mined and repurposed from Harbinger recycling bins, continues through May 31 at Florida Mining Gallery, 5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845, floridamininggallery.com.
The Museum of Science & History hosts programs for pre-school-aged children, 9-11 a.m. May 22 and June 12 at 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, $5 per person, 396-6674, themosh.org.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE:
The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater presents J.J. Abrams’ follow-up to “Star Trek,” May 15-29 at 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, $13 for adults 18-55, $10 for children 3-12, 940-4133, worldgolfimax.com.
FUN ON THE FARM:
The Florida Agricultural Museum presents a family farm experience 9 a.m.-5 p.m. all summer long at 7900 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, $9 for adults, $7 for children, (386) 446-7630, myagmuseum.com.
GUIDED SEGWAY TOURS:
In partnership with the Florida State Park Service, EcoMotion Tours provides tours of Little Talbot Island State Park, Fort Clinch State Park (starting Aug. 16) and Fort George Island Cultural State Park with visits to Kingsley Plantation. Starting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; Starting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday, 11255 Fort George Road, Northside, $65-$95, 251-9477, ecomotiontours.com.
Guided kayak nature tours are held daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 13030 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, 251-0016, kayakamelia.com.
KIP MOORE, STEPHEN CAREY, NAVY BAND SOUTHEAST WIND ENSEMBLE:
MCA country recording artist Moore headlines the 99 Days of Summer kickoff show, 7:30 p.m. May 23 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, free, 353-1188, jacksonvillelanding.com.
TRACES: RECEPTION AND LECTURE:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville hosts a reception with a lecture by Lari R. Gibbins, 6-8 p.m. May 23. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 18 at MOCA’s UNF Gallery of Art, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com.
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL:
Players by the Sea stages the 1953 Broadway drama that became a 1985 hit film, 8 p.m. May 23-25 and 30-31, June 1 and 6-8, and 2 p.m. May 26 and June 2 at 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, $20, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.
The hometown Southern League baseball team is up against the Birmingham Barons at 7:05 p.m. May 23 (ZOOperstars, Elvis Himselvis), 24 (Blood Drive, Family Fireworks), 25 (Jersey Auction Salute the Navy), 26 (Memorial Day Fireworks, Salute to Military) and 1:05 p.m. May 27 (Kids Run the Bases) at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, 301 Randolph Blvd., Downtown, tickets range from $7.50-$22.50, 358-2846, jaxsuns.com.
THE 11th ANNUAL SEA TURTLE SHOW:
First Street Gallery showcases artwork in clay, metal and glass, as well as jewelry and photographs by national, regional and local artists, with a reception held 7-9 p.m. May 24. The exhibit is on display May 23-July 1 at 216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com.
AMELIA ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL:
The festival continues with a family concert, “Time for Three,” featuring violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall and bassist Ranaan Meyer 4 p.m. May 23 at the Boys and Girls Club, 907 S. 11th St., Fernandina Beach, free, 261-1995, aicmf.com.
JACKSONVILLE JAZZ PIANO COMPETITION:
The Jacksonville Jazz Festival kicks off with five finalists competing for an award, a cash prize and a guaranteed performance during this year’s festival, 7 p.m. May 23 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $10, 355-5661, jaxjazzfest.com.
FEEL THE VIBE JAZZ:
Comedian Shay Clemons emcees a show featuring jazz saxophonist Dayve Stewart and The Vibe 8 p.m. May 23 at Ultra Lounge, 7707 Arlington Expressway, Arlington, $10, (347) 762-6368.
DEL SUGGS, KORT McCUMBER & JAMES MOORS:
The Florida Folk Festival kickoff night hosts three folk and Americana artists from Northeast Florida, Colorado and Wisconsin, 7:30 p.m. May 23 at European Street Café, 1704 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $12, 399-1740, europeanstreet.com.
SPACE CAPONE, JASON LAMAR & THE RIG:
1904 Music Hall mixes Nashville funk with local jazz 9 p.m. May 23 at 19 N. Ocean St., Downtown, $8 in advance, $12 day of show, 1904musichall.com.
STILL I RISE, XHONORX:
The Hell or High Watour brings two metal bands 6 p.m. May 23 to Brewster’s Pit, 845 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $10, 223-9850, brewstersmegaplex.com.
Underbelly hosts local artists Robert Lester Folsom, Mama Blue, Arvid Smith, The Dewars, Jesse Montoya, New Strangers, Pretty to Think So, Laura Minor, Real Job, The Shylights, The Idiots, The Michelles and Katie Grace Helow as they cover Bob Dylan favorites for the singer-songwriting legend’s 72nd birthday 8 p.m. May 23 at 113 E. Bay St., Downtown, 353-6067, jaxunderbelly.com.
MOSH AFTER DARK: JACKSONVILLE BY DESIGN WITH AIA JACKSONVILLE:
The Museum of Science & History hosts a night of Jacksonville’s architectural design, which complements its “Jacksonville by Design: AIA Celebrates 100 Years of Architecture” third-floor exhibit 6 p.m. at MOSH, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, free for members, $5 for nonmembers, 396-6674, themosh.org.
LET FREEDOM RING:
Presented by Amelia Residents in Action for the Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs patriotic favorites for Memorial Day Weekend, 7 p.m. May 23 at 1600 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, $20, 261-0105.
JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE:
Trumpeter Ray Callendar and guitarist Taylor Roberts are featured 9:30 p.m. May 23 and every Thur. at Kickbacks Gastropub, 910 King St., Riverside, 388-9551.
HUGGY LOWDOWN, CHRIS PAUL:
Comedians from “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” stir up laughs 8 p.m. May 23-26, and 10 p.m. May 24-25 at the Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Mandarin, $20-$25 plus tax, 292-4242, comedyzone.com.
SUMMER, FALL, WINTER, SPRING:
This exhibit of works by Daniel Heyman is on display through June 14 at Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530, flagler.edu/crispellert.
NATURE & WILDLIFE PHOTO SHOOT:
The St. Augustine Art Association offers a photo shoot exclusively for artists submitting work for the “Nature & Wildlife” exhibit, noon-7 p.m. May 23 at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, $10 to cover professional photographs and an image CD of work, 824-2310, staaa.org.
DANCING IN ARLINGTON:
Ballroom dance lessons are held 7:30 p.m. May 23, $6; bop, shag and swing dancing is held 8 p.m. May 24, $10; country music with free two-step lessons, 6:30 p.m. May 25; and free ballroom dancing lessons 3 p.m. May 26; at Club Savoy, 6354 Arlington Road, Arlington, 745-7725.
Belly Dance with Margarita 4 p.m. May 23 and every Thur. and 10:30 a.m. May 25 and every Sat. at Boleros Dance Center, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington, 721-3399.
CALL FOR OUTSIDE/IN EXHIBIT:
The Art Center Premiere Gallery and Art Guild of Orange Park present a collaborative juried exhibit, “Outside/In.” Submission deadline is May 23. The exhibit runs May 30-July 11 at Art Center Premiere Gallery, Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html.
JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013:
The first night of the festival kicks off with Yellow Dog Jazz Band, Doug Carn and Najee 5-10:45 p.m. May 24 on the Swingin’ Stage at Main and Monroe streets; Just Jazz Quartet, Gary Starling and Jazz Jam Session kick it off 5-10:30 p.m. on the Breezin’ Stage, Jacksonville Landing; and the John Ricci Quartet, Von Barlow’s Jazz Journey and Elisha Parris perform 5-10:30 p.m. on the Groovin’ Stage, Hemming Plaza, Downtown, free, 630-3690, jaxjazzfest.com.
JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL OFF JAZZ CONCERT:
Featuring R&B artists Brian McKnight and Avant, an alternative to the jazz popping around Downtown Jacksonville 7 p.m. May 24 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $42, 355-5661, floridatheatre.com.
JAZZ AFTER DARK:
Enjoy more live jazz after the Jacksonville Jazz Festival has turned off its lights, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. May 24-26 at 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St.; Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St.; and Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., 353-6067; Downtown, free, makeascenedowntown.com.
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE:
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre stages Tennessee Williams’ drama 8 p.m. May 24-25 and 2 p.m. May 26 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $15, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.
ART IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN:
Check out artwork from around the country as jazz plays around you, May 24-26, Downtown, free, makeascenedowntown.com.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PALATKA BLUE CRAB FESTIVAL:
The yearly event features arts and crafts booths, food — and plenty of blue crabs! — live music and carnival rides, 5 p.m. May 24 and 10 a.m. May 25-27 at 210 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, free, (386) 325-4406.
SEVENDUST, POP EVIL, ALLELE, DOWN THEORY, MANNA ZEN, NEW DAY & NCEPTION:
Atlanta and Michigan rock bands share the Brewster’s Roc Bar stage with local hard rockers, 6 p.m. May 24 at 845 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $18, 223-9850, brewstersmegaplex.com.
St. Simons Island blues at Dog Star Tavern, 8 p.m. May 24 at 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, $5, 277-8010, facebook.com/dogstartavern.
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, but not required, 322-7672, email@example.com.
The Legends Football League — the first “L” in LFL originally stood for lingerie — promises 7-on-7 full-contact football “played by some of America’s most beautiful and athletic models,” when the Breeze take the field 8 p.m. May 25 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Downtown, $10-$60 (plus applicable fees), 630-3900, jaxevents.com, ticketmaster.com.
JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013:
The annual festival continues with the piano competition winner, AMP Trio, BWB (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Normal Brown), Rachelle Ferrell with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 2-10:45 p.m. May 25 on the Swingin’ Stage at Main and Monroe streets; Marcus Printup with the UNF Jazz Ensemble 1, St. Johns River City Big Band, The Katz Downstairz and The Tropic of Cancer take to the Breezin’ Stage at The Jacksonville Landing 2:30-10 p.m. May 25; the Groovin’ Stage at Hemming Plaza hosts the first round of the youth talent showcase followed by the finals, Ya’Gozo, Euge Groove and Yellowjackets 1-10 p.m. May 25, Downtown, free, 630-3690, jaxjazzfest.com.
YOUTH JAZZ TALENT SHOWCASE:
The winner of this live competition of young jazz singers and musicians receives a savings bond for musical education pursuits 1 p.m.-4 p.m. May 25 on the Groovin’ Stage, Hemming Plaza, Downtown, free, jaxjazzfest.com.
’ROUND MIDNIGHT JAZZ JAM SESSION:
The Kelly/Scott Quintet (Lisa Kelly, JB Scott, Joshua Bowlus, Dennis Marks and Danny Gottlieb) performs at this open jam session 9 p.m.-1 a.m. May 25 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown Jacksonville.
JAZZ IN MANDARIN:
Boril Ivanov Trio plays 7 p.m. May 23 and every Thur. and pianist David Gum plays 7 p.m. May 24 and every Fri. at Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 262-0006.
PERMANENT COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT TOUR:
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens hosts a tour of its permanent collection and — weather permitting — its gardens, 2-3 p.m. May 25 and 28, June 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29 at 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, $6-$10, 356-6857, cummer.org.
Athens, Ga., rock band, 4 p.m. May 25 and 8 p.m. May 26 at Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, free, 277-8010, facebook.com/dogstartavern.
BASEBALL AT THE BEER GARDEN:
European Street Café hosts all-you-can-eat monster German wieners, E-Street sandwiches and chips, and all-you-can-drink draft beer, sodas and water, 6:30-8 p.m. May 25 at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, 301 Randolph Blvd., Downtown, $20, europeanstreet.com.
Fifteen hardcore, rock and punk bands perform on two stages, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, 4 p.m. May 25 at Brewster’s Megaplex, 845 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $10-$25, 223-9850, brewstersmegaplex.com.
JACK & JERRY/CRONIN, MICKEEEL, THE LOOLAH JAMES BAND:
Jacksonville favorites, 8 p.m. May 25 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $8, 398-7496, jaxlive.com.
Miami-based music producers, 8 p.m. May 25 at Fionn MacCool’s, 2 Independent Drive, Southside, free, 374-1547, fionnmacs.com.
FLYING FISH JET:
Flying Fish Adventures hosts one-hour eco tours on jet skis, 10 a.m. May 25 and every other Sat. through Aug. 31 at 1 S. Front St., Fernandina Beach, $120 per ski, $15 extra for passengers, flyingfishfun.com.
Bring a chair or a blanket to see “Independence Day” 9 p.m. May 31 and “Ice Age” June 7, at SeaWalk Pavilion, 11 First St. N., Jax Beach, free, 247-6100, jacksonvillebeach.org.
FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL:
Bellamy Brothers, Jim Stafford, Ben Prestage, Moors & McCumber, Passerine, Jubal’s Kin, The Currys, Ed Cotton, Mindy Simmons & the Hot Pockets, Bing Futch, Rachel Carrick, Frank Thomas, Montine Humphries and Doug Gauss perform over three days at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 8 a.m. May 24-26 at 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, $25 per day or $50 for weekend in advance, $30 per day or $60 for weekend at the gate, (877) 635-3655, floridafolkfestival.com.
ED GAW OPEN WATER CHALLENGE:
A 5K or 1-mile swimming event, 8:30 a.m. May 25 at Main Beach, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, $40 entry fee, active.com.
WORLD WAR II EVENT:
Fort Clinch State Park honors WWII soldiers with a Memorial Day Weekend event, May 25-26 at 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, admission per vehicle with up to eight people is $6; $2 per single person, 277-7274, floridastateparks.org.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET:
Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 25 and every Sat., free, 554-6865, 389-2449. riversideartsmarket.com.
Tonino’s Trattoria hosts saxophonist Saliba 6 p.m. May 25 and every Sat. at 7001 Merrill Road, Arlington, 743-3848.
JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE:
The House Cats play 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. May 25 and every Sat. at Stogies Club & Listening Room, 36 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 826-4008.
THE APARTMENT EXHIBITION:
Artists Thony Aiuppy, Sterling Cox, Lily Kuonen and Edison William explore transparency, ownership and security while showcasing visual and performance art in a shared space in “The Apartment Exhibition,” curated by Staci Bu Shea. The event “Waffles” by Thony Aiuppy is held 10 a.m. May 26. The exhibit continues through June 2 at this garage apartment, 1854 Euclid St., Avondale, theapartmentexhibition.com.
JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013:
The annual events culminate with Firecracker Jazz Band, Gregory Porter, Gerald Albright and Trombone Shorty taking the Swingin’ Stage at Main Street and Monroe Street, 2:30-10 p.m. May 26; the Breezin’ Stage at The Jacksonville Landing hosts Akia Uwanda, JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars and Noel Freidline, 2-7:30 p.m. May 26; and the Groovin’ Stage at Hemming Plaza concludes the weekend with performances by Linda Cole & The Joshua Bowlus Quartet, Freddy Cole and Poncho Sanchez, 2-7:30 p.m. May 26, Downtown, free, 630-3690, jaxjazzfest.com.
SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH:
Soft jazz highlights a Sunday morning brunch at Omni Jacksonville Hotel, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 26 at 245 Water St., Downtown, $32, 791-4987, makeascenedowntown.com.
CONCERT ON THE GREEN:
Fabio Mechetti conducts the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s annual Clay County performance — which also includes fireworks, kids’ activities, local bands and skydivers — 8 p.m. May 26 at 3670 Clubhouse Drive, Green Cove Springs, $12 for adults; $10 for students under 18 in advance; $15 for adults and students under 18 at the gate, free for children younger than 5, 278-9448, concertonthegreen.com.
Local artist Hoffman’s exhibit of oils, pastels and giclees is displayed through June 28 at Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html.
Karpeles Manuscript Library hosts author and genealogist Mary Fears, 10 a.m. May 26 at 101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html.
DROWNING POOL & EYE EMPIRE:
Dallas heavy metal and American rock supergroup perform 7 p.m. May 26 at Brewster’s Roc Bar, 845 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $12-$40, 223-9850, brewstersmegaplex.com.
STEVE MARTIN & THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS, EDIE BRICKELL:
Texas singer-songwriter joins comedian-turned-bluegrass-banjoist 6 p.m. May 26 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine, $39.50-$89.50, 209-0367, staugamphitheatre.com.
MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY:
Raintree Restaurant presents a “powerful tale of murder, scandal, love and deceit” in 1880s St. Augustine; 5:30 p.m. May 26, June 2, 9, 23 and 30 at 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $40, 824-7211.
VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL CEREMONY:
The city of Jacksonville and the Military Affairs, Veterans and Disable Services Departments honors veterans at the Veterans Memorial Wall in EverBank Field’s west parking lots, 8:30 a.m. pre-ceremony, ceremony 9 a.m. May 27 at 1 EverBank Field Drive, Downtown, free, 630-3621, coj.net.
ROCK ON THE RIVER IV:
X102.9 brings Coheed and Cambria, New Politics, RDGLDGRN, The Virginmarys, The Features and IAMDYNAMITE, 2 p.m. May 27 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, free, 353-1188, jacksonvillelanding.com.
BEACHES MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM:
Veterans honor their fallen soldiers and dedicate the chaplains memorial garden at American Legion Post 316, 1:30 p.m. May 27 at 1127 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, coj.net.
CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA:
Frankie & Friends Big Band play 7 p.m. May 27 under the oaks at Plaza de la Constitución, between Cathedral Place and King Street, St. Augustine. The free concerts continue through Sept. 3. Bring lounge chairs. Alcohol is prohibited. staugustinegovernment.com/sites/concerts-plaza
BRYAN STARS TOUR:
Late Nite Reading, Snow White’s Poison Bite, Catching Your Clouds, Her Bright Skies and Farewell, My Love perform with YouTube personality Deefizzy, 8 p.m. May 27 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $10, 398-7496, jaxlive.com.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE:
Unitarian Universalist Church presents violinist Tim Edwards May 26 at 7405 Arlington Expressway, Arlington, 725-8133, uucj.org.
JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE:
Live jazz is featured May 27 and nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 825-0502.
BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES:
These classes are held 5:45-6:45 p.m. May 27 and 29 and every Mon. and Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, first class is free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com.
Children ages 5-10 can look at the galleries and gardens and experiment with different art processes, 5-6 p.m. May 28, June 4, 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.
TUESDAY TRIVIA NIGHT:
European Street Café hosts trivia, featuring a buy-one-get-one-free draft beer, 7:30 p.m. May 28 at 5500 Beach Blvd., Southside, free, 398-1717, europeanstreet.com.
ST. AUGUSTINE CHORUS AUDITIONS:
Auditions for singers for “On Broadway! Act II” are held 6:50-9 p.m. May 28 and 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 IN ARLINGTON:
Jazzland features live music 6-9 p.m. May 28, 8 p.m. May 31 and June 1 and every Tue., Fri. and Sat. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.
SONG OF THE REED: RUMI:
Scholar Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi discusses 13th century Persian poet Rumi’s “Masnavi,” followed by a performance of the poems in English and Persian by Amir Vahab with his ensemble at University of North Florida’s Herbert University Center’s Grand Banquet Hall, 7 p.m. May 29 at 12000 Alumni Drive, Southside, 620-2837, http://capricorn.anf.unf.edu/ticketing/jmojadeddi.asp.
MUSIC BY THE SEA:
The free concert series continues with Those Guys 7-9 p.m. May 29 at the Pier & Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Each week, an area restaurant offers its fare; this week it’s South Beach Grill, 347-8007, thecivicassociation.org.
"Last Comic Standing" finalist and comedy circuit heartthrob Dye appears 8 p.m. May 29-31, 8 and 10 p.m. June 1 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Mandarin, $15-$17, 292-4242, comedyzone.com.
Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. May 29 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.
FREE DANCE CLASS FOR KIDS:
Dance classes for children, ages 7-11, are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. May 29 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.
SHARED HISTORY MEMBER RECEPTION:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville hosts a reception before its Shared History discussion with current MOCA director Marcelle Polednik and curator Ben Thompson and past MOCA directors George Klinghorn and Bruce Dempsey, 6-7 p.m. May 30 at 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, free for members, $5 suggested donation for nonmembers, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com. The interactive discussion, Shared History: The Story of MOCA, “about the process of growing the Museum’s Permanent Collection,” is held 7-8 p.m., free.
A collaborative juried exhibit of works by members of the Art Center and the Art Guild of Orange Park opens May 30 and continues through July 11 at The Art Center Premiere Gallery, Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html.
Tampa Bay acoustic-fingerstylings 9 p.m. May 30 at Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown, $10.54, 353-6067, shaunhopperunderbelly.eventbrite.com.
JB SCOTT’S SWINING’ ALLSTARS:
The Listening Room hosts a night of Dixieland jazz, 7:30 p.m. May 30 at European Street Café, 1704 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $10, 399-1740, europeanstreet.com.
CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA:
The Driftwoods play 7 p.m. May 30 under the oaks at Plaza de la Constitución, between Cathedral Place and King Street, St. Augustine. The free concerts continue through Sept. 3. Bring lounge chairs. Alcohol is prohibited. staugustinegovernment.com/sites/concerts-plaza
Psychedelic jazz band from Charleston, S.C., performs 8 p.m. May 30 at Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, free, 277-8010, facebook.com/dogstartavern.
THE HEAVY PETS, CHROMA, S.P.O.R.E.:
Fort Lauderdale jam band meets Jacksonville psychedelic rock, 8 p.m. May 30 at Freebird Live, 200 First St. N., Jax Beach, $12, 246-2473, freebirdlive.com.
Americana singer-songwriter shows her stuff, 9 p.m. May 30 at the Original Café Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, $10, 460-9311, originalcafe11.com.
Australia-born singer-songwriter and pop sensation, who gained fame through hit singles and TV and concert shows, hits the stage with Ryan Beatty 7 p.m. May 30 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $38.50-$98.50 (plus applicable fees), 630-3900, jaxevents.com, ticketmaster.com.
HORSE TALES LITERACY PROJECT:
Professional riders and horses from the Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction in Kissimmee perform trick riding with music and an appearance from Walter Farley’s Black Stallion, 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 30 at Jacksonville Equestrian Center, 13611 Normandy Blvd., Westside, 573-4895, jaxevents.com.
THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM:
The fusion of rock ‘n’ roll with Broadway show includes original band members — keyboardist Felix Cavaliere, vocalist Eddie Brigati (vocals), drummer Dino Danelli and guitarist Gene Cornish — performing “It’s a Beautiful Morning,” “Good Lovin’” and other hits 8 p.m. May 31 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $38.50-$98.50 (plus applicable fees), 630-3900, jaxevents.com, ticketmaster.com.
SPARK GRANT PROGRAM:
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville invites artists in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties to apply for the Spark Grant Program. As many as seven grants for arts and cultural projects in any discipline planned for the Spark District — spanning the riverfront north to Duval Street with east/west borders of Liberty and Hogan streets — from a pool of $60,000 in year one. The deadline for applications, which must be submitted online, is May 30. Funded projects must be executed from Oct. 1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2014, culturalcouncil.org.
Blues from Miramar Beach, 8 p.m. May 31-June 1 at Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, $5, 277-8010, facebook.com/dogstartavern.
LOT 44, THE LIGHT WITHIN:
Arkansas rockers arrive 8 p.m. May 31 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $8, 398-7496, jaxlive.com.
DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?:
The Limelight Theatre stages 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, May 31-June 20 at Limelight Theatre’s Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
5 x 7 BAND:
Local party band jams at The Jacksonville Landing’s Courtyard Stage, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. May 31 at 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, free, 353-1188, jacksonvillelanding.com.
BRAXTON ADAMSON, BILLY FOSTER DUO:
Southern rock night with Braxton Adamson 5-8 p.m., Billy Foster Duo 8:30 p.m. May 31 at Fionn MacCool’s, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, free, 374-1547, fionnmacs.com.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET:
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.
GREATER JACKSONVILLE COIN SHOW:
The annual event flips the Morocco Shrine Auditorium once again, May 31-June 2 at 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Southside, 315-0349, gjcc.anaclubs.org.
The funnyman performs 8 p.m. May 31-June 1 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, 365-5555, latthirty.com.
The city’s semi-pro rugby league team shows its grit in the season opener 5 p.m. June 1 at Hodges Stadium, University of North Florida, 1 UNF Dr., Southside, $8; free for kids younger than 12, 514-8503, jaxaxe.com.
The Dog Whisperer teaches how to have a better relationship with your pup, 8 p.m. June 1 at the T-U Center’s Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $46.50-$132, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org, jaxevents.com.
DROP ARMS FOR RYAN BENEFIT SHOW:
I Drive a Station Wagon, Brinson, A Call for Kylie and Alexis Rhode play the Murray Hill Theatre to support the anti-violence movement, 7 p.m. June 1 at 932 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill, $8 in advance, $10 day of, 388-7807, mhtrocks.com.
FRAMPTON’S GUITAR CIRCUS:
Peter Frampton, Robert Cray and others take the stage 6:30 p.m. June 1 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine, $39.50-$87.50, 209-0367, staugamphitheatre.com.
New York metal, pop and dance hybrid with free meet-and-greet 6 p.m. June 1 at Brewster’s Roc Bar, 845 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $20-$60, 223-9850, brewstersmegaplex.com.
The 27th annual historical re-enactment of Sir Francis Drake’s Raid in 1586 on St. Augustine is presented throughout the city, June 1, St. Augustine, 829-9792, drakesraid.com.
The hometown arena footballers take on the Pittsburgh Power for Shark-a-Ritaville, sponsored by The Blood Alliance, 7 p.m. June 1 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Downtown, $11-$133, 630-3900, jaxsharks.com, jaxevents.com.
FACE TO FACE, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, BLACKLIST ROYALS, JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS:
California punk rockers headline 8 p.m. June 1 at Freebird Live, 200 First St. N., Jax Beach, $20, 246-