PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
The country-fried musical, set on North Carolina’s Highway 57, is staged Jan. 22-Feb. 2 (doors at 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 11 a.m. Sat., noon Sun.) at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside; dinner and a show is $38-$59 (includes parking), reservations required, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
C.B. SMITH, SOUTHERN STYLE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
Comedian Smith, “the man with 1,000 voices,” delivers family-friendly, music-based comedy and impersonations Jan. 22-April 12 (7 p.m. Wed.-Sat.) at Mark Lance National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 866-661-6850, cbsmithshow.com.
The high-energy tribute to 1960s women rock stars is presented Jan. 23-Feb. 8 (8 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.) at Players by the Sea’s main stage, 106 Sixth St. N., Jax Beach, $16-$28, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.
BLUE MAN GROUP
Artist Series presents this blend of comedy, music and technology, performed by men in blue, Jan. 22-26 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $32-$82, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
When blind Don Baker moves to San Francisco to escape an overbearing mother, he meets zany neighbor Jill and learns new things. Preview performance 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23; the play runs 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24-25 and 30, Feb. 6-8 and 13-15, and at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 9 and 16 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25 (call for availability), 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre stages an exploration of the life of legendary Mae West, as fans meet at her grave and swap stories about the controversial pop culture icon, staged Jan. 24-Feb. 9 (8 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.) at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $15, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.
POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER
The family-friendly show combines Gregory Popovich’s comedic and juggling skills with talents of cats, dogs, geese, white doves and parrots at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Dr., Orange Park, $14-$36, 276-6750, thcenter.org.
THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS
Actress Sinda Nichols stars in a one-woman play about advice columnist Ann Landers. A silent auction and reception are held at 6 p.m. Jan. 25, performance at 7 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Fernandina Beach; $75 for theater seating, $100 for café table seating; proceeds benefit Fernandina Beach Library; 321-6529, fernandinafol.org.
Artist Series presents this concert of popular Broadway songs, 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $32-$42, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
The circus performance is staged 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, 2445 San Diego Rd., San Marco, $10, 346-5620 ext. 122, da-arts.org.
ALL IN THE TIMING
The collection of David Ives’ six one-act plays is presented Feb. 1-8 at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach, $9, 206-2607, ameliaflt.org.
Playwright A.R. Gurney, a finalist for a Pulitzer prize in drama, wrote about a couple’s romantic lifetime, staged Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $39.95, 824-7211, raintreerestaurant.com.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre course, covering basic components of improvisational storytelling, featuring teamwork and communication skills for actors and non-actors, is held 2-5 p.m. Jan. 25 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $50, 249-7177, [email protected].
NOVICE PAINTING CLASS
Watercolorist Jennie Szaltis holds Know Your Palette workshop; participants use three primary pigments to make 122 colors. The workshop runs 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Szaltis’ Studio, 3921 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $173, bring own supplies, 525-3959, [email protected].
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Artworks for Freedom holds a two-day workshop about human trafficking, why it’s prevalent (Florida ranks third in the U.S. for highest occurrences) and the effects on its victims. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28 at Jacksonville Children’s Commission, 1095 A.P. Randolph Blvd., $35, 598-0901, [email protected].
SPARK GRANT 2014
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville accepts applications for the 2014 Spark Grant Program. Individual artists and nonprofit organizations in Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties are eligible to receive $5,000-$15,000 each. The council seeks proposals designed for child and teen participation to engage residents and visitors with street-level activity. Temporary installations only. Grant applications must be submitted by March 12 through culturalcouncil.org. Funded projects will be executed from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
JSYO CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber Music ensembles, comprising top-level JSYO musicians, perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Dr., Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
WINTER DANCE PARTY
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra plays hits of Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly, with guest artists Ray Anthony and John Mueller, at 8 p.m. Jan. 24-25 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $25-$72, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
The first string quintet to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition brings a classic technique with a gritty sound, 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Craig Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Riverside, $10-$20, 389-6222, riversidefinearts.org.
DR. SEUSS’ THE SNEETCHES
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra brings the classic to life with a full orchestra, narrator and images projected above the stage, at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $7-$24, 354-5547,
JU MUSIC STUDENT RECITAL
The fourth of five faculty-selected student recitals is held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, free, 256-7677, ju.edu.
UNF PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Chamber music performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at University of North Florida’s
Recital Hall, 1 UNF Dr., Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.
JAZZ IN PONTE VEDRA
The Gary Starling Group (Carol Sheehan, Billy Thornton Peter Miles) 7:30 p.m. Thur.,
Table 1, 330 A1A N., 280-5515.
ART WALKS & MARKETS
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 24 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., 353-1188.
Local and regional art, food artists and vendors and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sat. through Feb. 22 at the market under the Fuller Warren bridge, 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, free admission, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. Jan. 25 and every last Sat. in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.
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, at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and every last Sun. at Lonnie Miller Park, 5054 Soutel Dr., Northside, 755-5281, northsidelove.com.
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, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1 on Northbank Riverwalk in Downtown Jacksonville, free, communityfirstsaturdays.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. Feb. 5 and every first Wed. in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.
ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY
Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 256-7371, arts.ju.edu. Brian Frus and Lily Kuonen’s exhibit, “Two Gather,” featuring work exploring the physicality of layering form, material and content, runs through Feb. 12.
BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTROY PARK
381 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5657, beachesmuseum.org. The exhibit “Don Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Spanish Hero in the American Revolution” is displayed through March 1.
CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM
Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530, flagler.edu/crispellert. “The Object Tells a Story,” an exhibit of African-American folk art from Florida, runs through February.
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. “One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana” — an exhibit by the Israeli photographer detailing four generations of her family — is on display Jan. 25-April 27. 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.
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html. “Mark Twain” includes original letters, writings and illustrations on exhibit through April 26. “New Works” features the sculptural works of Joe Segal on exhibit through February. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts.
75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, lightnermuseum.org. Paintings of St. Augustine from the age of Henry M. Flagler are on exhibit through January. The permanent collection features relics from America’s Gilded Age, exhibited on three floors.
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, opens with a preview reception held 6-7 p.m. Jan. 24 for museum patrons; 7-9 p.m. for members ($10 suggested donation for guests). The exhibit runs Jan. 25-April 6.
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.
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. “Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Painting” is on display through January. Works by Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master and Marcia Myrick Siany are also featured.
THE ART CENTER MAIN GALLERY
31 W. Adams St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/main.html. Expressionist works by artists Emine Zander and Deborah Reid are featured through January.
ART GUILD OF ORANGE PARK
Clay County Main Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, 278-3722, artguildoforangepark.com. The Guild partners with Fleming Island Friends of the Library for “Art in Your Community,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.
BUTTERFIELD GARAGE ART GALLERY
137 King St., St. Augustine, 825-4577, butterfieldgarage.com. Jewelry and paintings by Kathryn Carlyle and Cheryl Gibbs are on exhibit through January.
45383 Dixie Ave., Callahan, 879-3406, wnhsfl.org. West Nassau Historical Society presents the second annual Nassau Art Show, featuring artists exhibiting their works – paintings, photography, printmaking and 3-D art – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 25.
CATTY SHACK WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
1860 Starrett Rd., Northside, 757-3603, cattyshack.org. “Wild for Art” show, with animal-related works by local and regional artists, is held 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7; admission $10 for adults, $5 for children.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. Mermaid art work 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. David De Boer’s “Significant Work,” an exhibit co-curated by Nullspace and Staci Bu Shea, features installations, video and stills, is on display through January.
725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320, gallery725.com. The opening reception for “Local Exposure: A Photographic Contest,” an event of PhotoJax 2014, is held at 7 p.m. Jan. 24.
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.
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 through July 2014.
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.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. The annual “Figure & Portrait Show” includes a debut exhibition of charcoal portraits by Lisa O’Neil. The juried exhibit is on display through Feb. 2.
201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. More than 25 local artists, including guest artist Hillary Hogue and the UNF Faculty Showcase, are featured.
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Playbook,” an exhibit of works fueled by desires, hunger and thirst, by Georgia artist George Long and Brooklyn’s Mario Schambon, continues through January.