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Jan. 29-Feb. 4 Arts Calendar

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

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts students – including triple trapeze artists Carley Lazeau (from left), Jackie Jones and Jessie Jacobson – perform two shows Feb. 1 in San Marco.
Photo: Cathy Jones
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PERFORMANCE

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
The country-fried musical is staged Jan. 29-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
“The man with 1,000 voices” offers family-friendly comedy and impersonations Jan. 29-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 Sixties women pop stars is presented Jan. 30-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.

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 is staged at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Feb. 6-8 and 13-15, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 9 and 16 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25 (check for availability), 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.

DIRTY BLONDE
Fans meet at the grave of Mae West and talk about the pop culture icon. Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre stages the play Jan. 30-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.

BROADWAY ROX
Artist Series presents a concert of popular Broadway songs at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $32-$42, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

STARFISH CIRCUS
The circus performance is held at 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.

LOVE LETTERS
Playwright and Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist A.R. Gurney’s romantic play is staged Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $39.95, 824-7211, raintreerestaurant.com.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Artist Series presents big band music at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at FSCJ’s Wilson Center for the Arts, 11900 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38.50, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

AN EVENING WITH THE KING
Kevin Mills stars as the undisputed 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, written 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
The 22-year-old world-renowned Korean pianist, known professionally as Ji, performs at 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 (Dolly Parton said he’s “the best one-man show in America”) 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 at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at FSCJ’s Wilson Center for the Arts, 11900 Beach Blvd., Southside, $16; kids 12 and younger $8.50, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

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

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,
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 (“One ringy-dingy”) and Broadway appears at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $41.50-$68.50, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.

BRAD TASSELL
Comedian Tassell appears at 8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Southside, $10, 365-5555, latthirty.com.

NATE BARGATZE
Comedian Bargatze appears at 8:04 p.m. Jan. 30, at 8:34 p.m. Jan. 31 and at 8:04 and 10:10 p.m. Feb. 1 at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside, $6-$25, 646-4277, jacksonvillecomedy.com.

JOHN REEP
Last Comic Standing winner Reep appears at 8 p.m. Jan. 30, and at 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at The Comedy Zone, Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin; $15-$20; 292-4242, comedyzone.com.

 

CALLS & WORKSHOPS

NOVICE PAINTING CLASS
Watercolorist Jennie Szaltis holds Know Your Palette workshop 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 10 a.m. Feb. 22 and 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at 3921 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $173, bring supplies, 525-3959, jennie@jenniesgallery.com.

PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Artworks for Freedom holds a two-day workshop on 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, info@thevoiceforgirls.org.

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. Applications must be submitted by March 12 at culturalcouncil.org. Funded projects are executed July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.

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
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 an essay, up to 500 words, including the nominee’s works and community influence, 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 38th annual Art Awards May 1.

 

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

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 is 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.

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs with guest artist Zebra’s Randy Jackson and his rock band at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $18-$75, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.

KOGER/MATTESON JAZZ FESTIVAL
The 26th annual concert, directed by Dr. Clarence Hines, is held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 4 at University of North Florida’s Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.

JULIAN TOHA
Pianist Toha performs for Tuesday Serenade concert series at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2665, jplmusic.blogspot.com.

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

 

ART WALKS & MARKETS

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts & crafts and local produce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 31 and every Fri. at Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.

WINTER RAM
Local and regional art, food artists and vendors and a farmers market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at the market under the Fuller Warren bridge,
715 Riverside Ave., free admission, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.

COMMUNITY FIRST SATURDAY
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1: Art in the Park, free art classes in Hogan Street Gazebo, family activities, food trucks on Pearl Street, on Northbank Riverwalk, Downtown, free, communityfirstsaturdays.com.

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, including 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is 5-9 p.m. Feb. 5, Downtown, iloveartwalk.com.

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

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

 

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,” 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 borrowed from collections in the U.S. and Germany. “One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana,” an exhibit by the Israeli photographer detailing four generations of her family, runs through April 27. FSU professor William Walmsley displays his work through July 8. “The Human Figure: Sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti” runs 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 Joe Segal’s sculptural works through February. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts.

LIGHTNER MUSEUM
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, runs through April 6. 

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 the African-American Experience,” through July 15.

 

GALLERIES

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.

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

FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. Mermaid art in all media 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,” co-curated by Nullspace and Staci Bu Shea, features installations, video and stills, through January.

GALLERY725
725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320, gallery725.com. Works and hand-crafted gifts by local artists are featured, along with a selection of national and international works.

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, through March 28 in Haskell Gallery. John Cheer’s decorative wall plates and sculpture, inspired by the sea’s energy and nature, through April 7 in Connector Bridge Art display case. Photographer John Adams’ “Evanescent Trawlers of the South” series examines vessels from Southern harbors, displayed through April 4 in Concourse A and C display cases after security.

HIGHWAY GALLERY
floridamininggallery.com/exhibitions/the-highway-gallery. Works by nine artists (Nathaniel Artkart Price, Ken Daga, Ashley C. Waldvogel, Brianna Angelakis, Christina Foard, Linda Olsen, Sara Pedigo, Zach Fitchner, Russell Maycumber) on digital billboards through July 2014.

LUFRANO INTERCULTURAL GALLERY
1 UNF Dr., Student Union, Ste. 2401, Southside, 620-2475. Jacksonville native Elizabeth Brown Eagle’s exhibit, “Visions of Grace,” features mixed-media photo collages based on her experiences 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,” 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” opens Feb. 9; reception held 5 p.m. Feb. 14. Dionisio Rodriquez’ Spanish oil paintings are exhibited Feb. 9-March 8.

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

ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. The annual juried exhibit “Figure & Portrait Show” includes a debut of Lisa O’Neil’s charcoal portraits; through Feb. 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, Paul Ladnier and Jane Shirek, displaying her new series “Love,” 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5.

SPACE:EIGHT GALLERY
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, through January.

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