Feb. 12-18 Arts Calendar
What's coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more
DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Artist Series presents this one-man comedy show, Feb. 12-16 at Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ’s South Campus, 11900 Beach Blvd., Southside, $41.50-$45.50,
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. Feb. 12-March 16, (weekend matinees vary), at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$55, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
The play, about Don (who’s blind)escaping an overbearing mother and meeting zany Jill, runs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15, and 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25 (check for availability), 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
A comedy about putting on a comedy, written by English playwright Michael Frayn, runs Feb. 13-22 at Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach,
$10-$20, 261-6749, ameliacommunitytheatre.org.
The comedy continues 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $20, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.
Douglas Anderson School’s annual event, directed by Dr. Ace Martin, shows off musicians, performers and visual artists, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $15, 346-5620 ext. 122, da-arts.org, ticketmaster.com.
Playwright A.R. Gurney, a Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist, wrote about a couple’s romantic lifetime, staged Feb. 16 and 23 at Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $39.95, 824-7211, raintreerestaurant.com.
DRIVING MISS DAISY
Alfred Uhry’s play about Miss Daisy and her chauffeur Hoke, a meditation on aging, relationships and loyalty, is staged 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, $16-$48, 276-6750, thcenter.org.
Artist Series presents this Broadway show, with life-sized puppets of horses on stage, Feb. 18-23 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $32-$82, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
MFA IN THE WORKS
This informal program presents the work of MFA students in JU’s choreography program, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Jacksonville University’s Brest Dance Pavilion, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, free, 256-7371, arts.ju.edu.
THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES
Frank Gilroy’s drama, which won a Pulitzer, a Tony and a New York Drama Critics Circle award for best play, is about Timmy Cleary’s return from WWII to the Bronx in May 1946. It’s staged Feb. 21-March 8 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $25,
In the grand Russian tradition, a tragic story of a princess turned into a swan by a sorcerer’s curse is staged
7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, $16-$48, 276-6815, thcenter.org.
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE
Artist Series presents this dance show – celebrating African-American cultural experience and American modern dance heritage – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $42-$107, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
Artist Series presents this concert featuring classic Irish tunes, timeless pop anthems and inspirational songs, with the signature Celtic Woman sound, 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $50-$136, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
Comic Benson, star of documentary Super High Me and winner of High Times’ ’09 Stoner of the Year, appears 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin, 292-4242, $20, comedyzone.com.
SOUTHERN STYLE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
Comedian C.B. Smith delivers family-friendly, music-based comedy and impersonations Feb. 12-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.
Always clean comic Cho, who’s been in three feature films and hosted a Comedy Central special, appears 8 p.m. Feb. 13-15, 10 p.m. Feb. 14-15 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin, 292-4242, $20-$25.
DWIGHT SLADE Slade elicits Valentine weekend laughs at 8 p.m. Feb. 13-15 and 10 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Arlington, 646-4277, $6-$25, jacksonvillecomedy.com.
Ranked by Forbes as a top 10 highest grossing comics in the U.S. in ’09 and ’10, rock star comic Peters performs an intimate show 8 p.m. Feb. 20-23, 10 p.m. Feb. 21-22 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Mandarin, 292-4242, $30-$35, comedyzone.com.
STEVE LEMME & KEVIN FEFFERNAN
Two guys (Broken Lizard comedy team, stars of Super Troopers and Beerfest) perform, play Broken Lizard Movie Trivia and reveal how they made Beerfest, 8 p.m. Feb. 27-March 1, 10 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Mandarin, 292-4242, $18-$20 (plus tax), comedyzone.com.
The 25-year comedy veteran appears at 8 p.m. Feb. 27-March 1 and at 10 p.m. March 1 at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Arlington, 646-4277, $6-$25, jacksonvillecomedy.com.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
BOUGHT & SOLD: VOICES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Part of the ArtWorks for Freedom Jax series to raise awareness about human trafficking in America, an outdoor exhibit is displayed Feb. 12-14 in Hemming Plaza, 117 W. Duval St., Downtown, and Feb. 15-28 at UNF’s Carpenter Library, 1 UNF Dr., Southside.
Part of ArtWorks for Freedom JAX series to raise awareness of human trafficking in America, indoor art exhibits are shown Jan. 23-Feb. 28 at FSCJ’s Kent Campus, 401 W. State St., and at Jacksonville University Davis Student Commons, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ORGANIZATION
Businesspeople ages 21-39 meet 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussions about global issues include Defense Technology at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and Israel and the U.S. on Feb. 20 at Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., 630-4655, free, jpl.coj.net.
AUDITIONS AT ABET
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre auditions for Bay at the Moon, two female roles and four male roles, at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.
Dr. Ronald Lukens-Bull discusses The Art of the Hajj, by British Museum curator Venetia Porter, 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., 630-4655, free, reservations required, jaxpubliclibrary.org/muslimjourneys
BEFORE EMAIL: LETTERS FROM BLACK AMERICA
Local authors give life to writings of Toni Morrison, Martin Luther King Jr., Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and others, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, 630-2954, free, jpl.coj.net.
AUTHOR TALK, BOOK SIGNING
Historian Daniel Schafer discusses and signs copies of his new book, Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and The Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at University Park Library, 3435 University Blvd. N., 630-1265, free, jpl.coj.net.
JOURNALIST & AUTHOR
Correspondent T.D. Allman, noted for eyewitness accounts of historic events, discusses his book, Florida: Revelations of America, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at University of North Florida’s Student Union, 1 UNF Dr., 620-1496, free, unf.edu/studentunion.
Charles Tingley, St. Augustine Historical Society senior research librarian, discusses Constance Fenimore Woolson, 19th-century travel writer who visited here, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at St. Cyprian Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St., St. Augustine, 829-8828, free, stcypriansepiscopalchurch.org.
THEATRE JACKSONVILLE AUDITIONS
For three male and three female roles in Hilda’s Yard, by Canadian playwright Norm Foster about empty-nesters whose nest isn’t empty after their grown children return. Cold readings from script, 6 p.m. Feb. 23 (staged April 11-16) at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 396-4425, theatrejax.com/auditions.
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre holds an 8-week workshop, 6 p.m. every Sun., Feb. 23-April 13 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $160, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.
AUTHOR REVISITS RESTAURANTS
Dorothy Fletcher discusses her new book, Lost Restaurants of Jacksonville and other works about her life here, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, 630-2954, free, jpl.coj.net.
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Artworks for Freedom holds a 2-day workshop on human trafficking, and the effects on its victims; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28 at Jacksonville Children’s Commission, 1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., $35, 598-0901, email@example.com.
CONCERT ON THE GREEN POSTER CONTEST
To celebrate U.S. veterans, submissions accepted for a poster contest themed Honoring Our Military with Art and Music. All public, private and home school students may enter. Applications must be submitted at concertatthegreen.com. Final entries delivered to Great Hang Ups Gallery, 1560 Business Center Dr., Fleming Island, by Feb. 28.
PLANTATION ARTISTS’ GUILD & GALLERY
As part of his gallery display, Spanish oil painter Dionisio Rodriquez demonstrates his craft at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle, Amelia Island, 432-1750, artamelia.com.
JUNIOR ROWITA FELLOWSHIP
St. Johns Cultural Council accepts applications for the fellowships, available to all graduating St. Johns County high school girls (public, private, homeschooled) who’ve applied for or been accepted into a Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Applications must be sent by Feb. 28 to St. Johns Cultural Council, 15 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com.
ARTS LEADERS NOMINATIONS
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville accepts nominations for Art Activist, Art Educator, Art Collector, Art Innovator and Art Philanthropist. Submit an essay, up to 500 words, to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15. Include name, email and phone number for nominee and nominator. Winners recognized at Art Awards May 1.
2014 Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville accepts applications for Spark Grant Program by March 12 through culturalcouncil.org. Individual artists and nonprofit organizations in Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties are eligible. Temporary installations only. Funded projects executed July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
JU STUDENT JAZZ COMBOS
7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Jacksonville University’s Swisher Theater, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, free, 256-7677, ju.edu.
JU MUSIC STUDENT RECITAL
Final faculty-chosen recital 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, free, 256-7677, ju.edu.
ROMEO AND JULIET
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of guest conductor André Raphel, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 11 a.m. Feb. 14 and 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $16-$72, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
FESTIVAL OF STRINGS
Ensembles of the JSYO, Douglas Anderson and LaVilla schools, and Jump Start Strings, 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $5-$10, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
ART WALKS & MARKETS
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts & crafts, local produce 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 14 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.
ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
The annual show includes artworks, handmade crafts and food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 15 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16 at St. Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., 352-344-0657, tnteventsinc.com.
Local and regional art, food artists and a farmers market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22 at the market under the Fuller Warren bridge,
715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, free admission, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches 5-9 p.m. Feb. 20 from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center, 249-2222, nbaw.org.
AMELIA ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL
Danny Ellis’ concert, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20 at St. Peter’s Burns Hall, 801 Atlantic Ave. ($20); writer workshops 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21 at FSCJ’s Cook Nassau Center, 76346 Burgess Blvd., Yulee ($85). Author Extravaganza with fiction, nonfiction, children’s and YA authors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 624-1665, ameliaislandbookfestival.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,” exploring layering form, material and content, 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,” through Feb. 16. Artistic and devotional contexts are explored through 21 works, 19 borrowed from collections in the U.S. and Germany. “One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana,” an exhibit by Israeli photographer detailing four generations of her family, through April 27. FSU Professor William Walmsley displays work through July 8. “The Human Figure: Sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti,” through September.
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992. “Mark Twain” exhibits original letters, writings and illustrations through April 26. “New Works,” Joe Segal’s sculptural works through February.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE
333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com. Ingrid Calame’s exhibit “Tarred Over Cracks” runs through March 9, part of Project Atrium in Haskell Gallery. “Material Transformations” through April 6. UNF Gallery shows “Bede Clarke: Barbara Ritzman Devereux Visiting Artist Exhibition” through March 9. The Gold Key portfolio show presents works by Scholastic Art Award winners show, through March.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Uncovering the Past: Archaeological Discoveries of North Florida,” through August.
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
10 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 825-1000, staugustine-450.com/journey. “Journey: 450 years of African-American Experience,” through July 15.
AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. “heArt,” original works by local artists – jewelry, mosaics, pottery, paintings – through February. Alexander Wilds’ Sculptures are on display.
THE ART CENTER MAIN GALLERY
31 W. Adams St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/main.html. February’s featured artist is Annelies Dyksgraaf. “Valentines” artwork is displayed. Paintings, pastels, sketches and photography by member artists is displayed.
THE ART CENTER PREMIER GALLERY
50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier-gallery. “A Celebration of Cultures” exhibit runs through March 6.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. Mermaid artwork by local artists including Linda Olsen, Mary Hubley, Tracy Womack, Pat Livesay and JoAnne Adams, through April 1.
FSCJ NORTH CAMPUS ART GALLERY
4501 Capper Rd., Northside, 766-6785, fscj.edu. James Kemp’s “Talismans and Champa Temples of Vietnam,” through March 4.
HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
JIA, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. Paintings by Candace Fasano and Marie Shell, of beauty in the natural world, through March 28 in Haskell Gallery. John Cheer’s decorative wall plates and sculpture, through April 7 in Connector Bridge Art display case. Photographer John Adams’ “Evanescent Trawlers of the South” series, through April 4 in Concourse A and C display cases.
LUFRANO INTERCULTURAL GALLERY
1 UNF Dr., Student Union, Southside, 620-2475. Elizabeth Brown Eagle’s exhibit, “Visions of Grace,” mixed-media photo collages based on her time with Samburu and Maasai tribes in Northeastern Kenya and the Xhosa people in South Africa, through March 21.
PALENCIA FINE ARTS ACADEMY AND GALLERY
701 Market St., St. Augustine, 819-1584, palenciafineartsacademy.com. Stacie Hernandez’s show “Elements,” through March 21.
PLANTATION ARTISTS’ GUILD & GALLERY
94 Amelia Village Circle, Amelia Island, 432-1750, artamelia.com. “Arts and Flowers” reception 5 p.m. Feb. 14. Spanish oil paintings by Dionisio Rodriquez are exhibited through March 8.
SAWGRASS VILLAGE ARTS GALLERY
1520 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra, 273-4925, villageartspvb.com. Florida landscapes by Laurel Dagnillo are displayed through March 29.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. 90th anniversary juried exhibit includes “Lost Colony,” through March 2.
201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. UNF ArtSpace exhibit features Ladnier Scholarship recipient Nina Avis, and runners-up Eman Abdulhalim and Jordyn Rector.