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Feb. 5-11 Arts Calendar

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

GENERATIONS: “One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana” includes this photo of Neta and her husband Elas, taken on the West Bank in 2003. The Israeli photographer’s work, detailing four generations of her family, is on display through April 27 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.
Photo: Courtesy of Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
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PERFORMANCE

SOUTHERN STYLE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
Comedian C.B. Smith, “the man with 1,000 voices,” delivers music-based comedy and impersonations Feb. 5-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.

BEEHIVE
The high-energy tribute to 1960s women rock stars is presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 6-8 at Players by the Sea’s main stage, 106 Sixth St. N., Jax Beach, $16-$28, 249-0289, playersbythesea.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. The play runs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-8 and 13-15, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25 (check for availability), 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.

ALL IN THE TIMING
The collection of David Ives’ six one-act plays is presented Feb. 6-8 at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach, $9, 206-2607, ameliaflt.org.

DIRTY BLONDE
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre stages an exploration of the legendary Mae West; fans meet at her grave and talk about the pop culture icon, staged at 8 p.m. Feb. 6-8, 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $15, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.

DREAMGIRLS
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company presents the Broadway musical that won six Tonys, about up-and-coming 1960s girl groups, at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 and 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, 5188 Norwood Ave., 765-7372, $15-$25, stageaurora.org.

LOVE LETTERS
Playwright A.R. Gurney, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, wrote about a couple’s romantic lifetime, staged Feb. 9, 16 and 23 at Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $39.95, 824-7211, raintreerestaurant.com.

AN EVENING WITH THE KING
Kevin Mills stars as the king of rock ’n’ roll, recreating Elvis’ 1969 “comeback” performances down to the last leathery detail, at 6 p.m. Feb. 6-7, 11 a.m. Feb. 8 and noon Feb. 9 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $47-$55, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

NOISES OFF
A comedy about putting on a comedy, by English playwright Michael Frayn, runs Feb. 6-22 at Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach, $10-$20, 261-6749, ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW
A newly widowed woman learns the etiquette of grief from her mother-in-law – a professional widow. Feb. 7-23 (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun.) at Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, $15, 276-2599, opct.org.

PIANO PRODIGY
22-year-old world-renowned Korean pianist, known professionally as Ji, performs 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Baymeadows, free, 730-2100, jcajax.org.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN SUNDAY
Singer-songwriter/comedian James Rogers blends comedy with original songs, at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 9 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., $40-$50, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

SUPER SCIENTIFIC CIRCUS
Artist Series presents the family education show 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ’s South Campus, 11900 Beach Blvd., Southside, $16; kids 12 and younger $8.50, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS
Artist Series presents the circus at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ’s South Campus, 11900 Beach Blvd., Southside, $34.50, kids 12 and younger $15.25, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Artist Series presents this comedy solo, Feb. 12-16 at Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ’s South Campus, 11900 Beach Blvd., Southside, $41.50-$45.50,
442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES
Neil Simon’s play about a Hollywood screenwriter, played by Richard Karn of Home Improvement, who faces commitment issues when a daughter he didn’t know he had shows up with dreams of stardom, 6 p.m. Feb. 12-March 16, (weekend matinees vary), at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$55, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

EXTRAVAGANZA
Douglas Anderson School’s annual event, directed by Dr. Ace Martin, showcases 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.

DRIVING MISS DAISY
Alfred Uhry’s play about Daisy and her chauffeur Hoke, 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.

WAR HORSE
Artist Series presents this Broadway show, with life-sized horse puppets, Feb. 18-23 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $32-$82, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

MFA IN THE WORKS
Choreography students perform 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 award-winning drama, about Timmy Cleary’s return from WWII to the Bronx in 1946, is staged Feb. 21-March 8 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $25, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.

COMEDY

AN EVENING WITH LILY TOMLIN
The winner of six Emmys, two Tonys and a Grammy and star of film, TV and Broadway appears 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $41.50-$68.50, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.

MIKE PALMA
The comic is on 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Southside, $10, 365-5555, latthirty.com.

RICHIE BYRNE
The comedian is on 8:04 p.m. Feb. 6; 10:10 p.m. Feb. 8 at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside, $6-$25, 646-4277, jacksonvillecomedy.com.

PLASTIC CUP BOYZ
The trio appears 8 p.m. Feb. 6; 8 and 10 p.m. Feb. 7-8 at The Comedy Zone, Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin; prices vary; 292-4242, comedyzone.com.

CALLS & WORKSHOPS

INFLUENCING CHANGE
The Cathedral Arts Project’s young professionals’ group, the CAPtivators, hosts a breakfast and panel discussion about how up-and-coming leaders can impact and create a thriving community, 7 a.m. Feb. 12 at Deerwood Campus Conference Center, 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway, 281-5599, $35-$45, capkids.ejoinme.org/feb12. Registration deadline is Feb. 5.

PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
“Nine Communication Skills Needed to Strengthen Your Marriage” is discussed at a relationship workshop series, at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd St., Jacksonville, 630-4655, jaxpubliclibrary.org.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CAREER FAIR
The fair pairs job-seekers with employers. If you don’t have a résumé, professionals help you create one onsite at 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at Main Library’s Conference Center, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, 630-2954, free, jpl.coj.net.

MARKETING WORKSHOP
St. Johns Cultural Council and Shepard Agency hold a marketing and advertising workshop for St. Johns County Arts Culture and Heritage (ACH) nonprofits, businesses and artists, 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Augustine Record Community Meeting Room, 1 News Place, St. Augustine, RSVP at 808-7330, historiccoastculture.com/toolkit.

GLOBAL HEALTH & MEDICAL DIPLOMACY
Florida Network for Global Studies at University of North Florida and University of Florida present an international summit Global Health and Medical Diplomacy: Haiti and Florida at 8 a.m. Feb. 12 at University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, 273-1515, $20-$95, mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu.

ACTORS WORKSHOP AT ABET
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre holds an actor’s workshop. Returning and advanced actors bring monologues and scenes. New actors focus on basics. The eight-week workshop is held 6 p.m. every Sun., Feb. 23-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.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ORGANIZATION
Young professionals 21-39 gather 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Lightner Museum Ballroom, 75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, info@staugypo.com

GREAT DECISIONS
Four-month program of discussions about global issues includes Defense Technology 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and Israel and the U.S. Feb. 20 at Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., 630-4655, free, jpl.coj.net.

AUDITIONS AT ABET
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre auditions two female roles and four male roles for Bay at the Moon, 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.

CONCERT ON THE GREEN POSTER CONTEST
To celebrate America’s veterans, submissions for the contest themed Honoring Our Military with Art and Music are accepted at concertatthegreen.com. Entries delivered to Great Hang Ups Gallery, 1560 Business Center Dr., Fleming Island by Feb. 28. Winners selected on or before March 28.

JUNIOR ROWITA FELLOWSHIP
The St. Johns Cultural Council accepts applications for the 2014 Junior ROWITA 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 of higher education. One fellowship each in literary, performance and visual arts. Applications must be sent by Feb. 28 to St. Johns Cultural Council, 15 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com.

NORTHEAST FLORIDA’S ARTS LEADERS NOMINATIONS
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville accepts nominations for arts leaders in Northeast Florida. Categories are Art Activist, Art Educator, Art Collector, Art Innovator and Art Philanthropist. Submit to Mason Martin at mason@culturalcouncil.org before March 15. Must include name, email and phone number for both nominee and nominator. Winners are recognized at the Cultural Council’s 38th annual Art Awards celebration May 1.

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

UNF JAZZ TRIO
The scholarship concert, with Barry Greene on guitar, Dennis Marks on bass and Danny Gottlieb on drums, is held 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at University of North Florida’s Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Drive, Southside, $8-$20, 620-2878, unf.edu.

SING INTO SPRING
UNF choral ensembles and soloists appear at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
The Beaches Fine Arts Series presents the choir performing African gospel music, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, 465 11th Ave. N., Jax Beach, 249-4091, beachesfinearts.org.

BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Maestro JoAnn Faletta conducts Grammy-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, with pianist Philippe Bianconi, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, 797-2800, $30-$35, emmaconcerts.com.

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart’s comic masterpiece with English supertitles, 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the T-U Center’s Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $35-$95, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.

PIANO PERCUSSION QUARTET YARN/WIRE
Presented by the Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.

JU CHAMBER ENSEMBLES
Jacksonville University’s top chamber groups perform, 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, free, 256-7677, ju.edu.

ORGAN SHOWCASE
The San Marco Chamber Music Society’s showcase features organist Rodney Cleveland, 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3976 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, free, 731-1310, sanmarcochambermusic.org.

CELEBRATE THE PIANO
Pianists Scott Watkins and Edith Hubert perform on one piano, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, free, 256-7677, ju.edu.

CONCERTO SHOWCASE CONCERT
UNF orchestra and a soloist, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at University of North Florida’s Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Drive, Southside, $10, 620-2878, unf.edu.

JU STUDENT JAZZ COMBOS
Jazz ensembles play 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Jacksonville University’s Swisher Theater,
2800 University Blvd., Arlington, free, 256-7677, ju.edu.

ART WALKS & MARKETS

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
30-40 galleries, museums and businesses participate, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 5, Downtown, downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
Art Galleries of St. Augustine tour is Feb. 7, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 7 at Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.

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

JAX BEACH ART WALK
Local artists display works, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 11, First Street between Beach Boulevard and Fifth Avenue North, Jax Beach, betterjaxbeach.com/jax-beach-art-walk.html.

ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL
Arts, 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, 352-344-0657. 

NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Atlantic and Neptune beaches galleries open 5-9 p.m. Feb. 20; Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center, 249-2222, nbaw.org.

MUSEUMS

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,” through Feb. 12.

BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTORY 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. 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,” through April 27. FSU Professor William Walmsley displays 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. “Mark Twain” includes original letters, writings and illustrations; through April 26. “New Works” features 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 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. UNF Gallery presents “Bede Clarke: Barbara Ritzman Devereux Visiting Artist Exhibition” through March 9.

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: 450 years of the African-American Experience” through July 15.

GALLERIES

AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. “heArt,” a collection of original works by local artists – jewelry, mosaics, pottery, paintings – opens Feb. 7 during First Friday Art Walk and runs through February. Sculptures by Alexander Wilds are on display.

THE ART CENTER MAIN GALLERY
31 W. Adams St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org. February’s featured artist is Annelies Dyksgraaf. “Valentines” artwork is on display. Paintings, pastels, sketches and photography by a diverse group of member artists is displayed.

CATTY SHACK WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
1860 Starrett Rd., Northside, 757-3603, cattyshack.org. “Wild for Art” featuring animal-related works by local and regional artists, is held 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7; admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children.

FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. Mermaid artwork by 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. “Talismans and Champa Temples of Vietnam” features rubbings and photos by James Kemp, through March 4.

HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. Paintings by Candace Fasano and Marie Shell are displayed through March 28 in Haskell Gallery. John Cheer’s decorative wall plates and sculpture are displayed through April 7 in Connector Bridge Art display case. 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.

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; 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 Feb. 8-March 21.

PLANTATION ARTISTS’ GUILD & GALLERY
94 Amelia Village Circle, Amelia Island, 432-1750, artamelia.com. “Arts and Flowers” show opens Feb. 9; a reception is held at 5 p.m. Feb. 14. Spanish oil paintings by Dionisio Rodriquez are exhibited Feb. 9-March 8.

SAWGRASS VILLAGE ARTS GALLERY
1520 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra, 273-4925, villageartspvb.com.  Laurel Dagnillo’s Florida landscapes are displayed through March 29.

ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., 824-2310, staaa.org. The 90th anniversary juried exhibit includes an unveiling of “Lost Colony,” Feb. 7-March 2.

SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY
201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. Art Walk features 30 local artists; guest artists include Taylan Caster and Jane Shirek, displaying her new series “Love,” 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5. 

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