Jan. 8-14 Arts Calendar
What's coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more
PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
The country-fried musical, set on North Carolina’s Rte. 57, is staged Jan. 8-Feb. 2 (doors 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 11 a.m. Sat., noon Sun.) at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside; dinner and a show $38-$59, reservations required, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
The high-energy tribute to 1960s women rock stars is presented Jan. 10-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.
Jacksonville Dance Theatre presents individual performances from its company of eight contemporary dancers, 8 p.m. Jan. 11 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $20 general admission, $15 military and seniors, $10 students, jacksonvilledancetheatre.org.
WALKING IN MEMPHIS
Subtitled “The Life of a Southern Jew,” featuring Off-Broadway performer Jon Adam Ross, 8 p.m. Jan. 11 at Jacksonville Jewish Center, 3662 Crown Point Road, Mandarin, $20, 292-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCHAIKOVSKY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY
Artist Series presents The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre of Russia, 8 p.m. Jan. 11 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $42-$82, ages 12 and younger $20.50-$30.50, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!
Artist Series presents a one-man fusion of theater and standup based on John Gray’s bestseller,
Jan. 14-17 at T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $50, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz’s musical, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17,
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, $58, 276-6750, thcenter.org.
THE SPENCERS: THEATRE OF ILLUSION
Kevin and Cindy Spencer, International Magicians Society’s Magicians of the Year, mix magic and illusion with humor and mystery, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $13.50-$26.50, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.
The actor famed as Capt. Kirk (also singer, husband, father, horseman and philanthropist) performs “Shatner’s World” (anecdotes, songs, humor and storytelling), 8 p.m. Jan. 18, The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $65-$80, $178.50 VIP, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company presents the Broadway musical at 7 p.m. Jan. 31, 6 p.m. Feb. 1 and 8, and at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 and 9, at 5188 Norwood Ave., 765-7372, 765-7373, $15-$25, stageaurora.org.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
TEEN ART CONTEST
Kids ages 12-18 may submit a maximum of up to three entries for the Public Library’s Teen Art Contest – including photography, mixed media and sculpture – through Jan. 15 at any library. The grand prize winner is announced at a reception Feb. 5 during First Wednesday Art Walk. 630-0673, jaxpubliclibrary.org/teens/teen-art-contest2014.pdf.
BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES
These classes are held 7:30-8:30 p.m. every Mon. and Wed. at Dance Trance, 1515 San Marco Blvd.,
San Marco, 390-0939, dancetrancefitness.com.
ART THERAPY CLASSES
Classes are held 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at Diversions, 210 N. Laura St., Downtown, $30 includes supplies, 586-2088, email email@example.com.
Several classes for all ages and skill levels every Mon.-Fri. at The Dance Shack, 3837 Southside Blvd., Southside, 527-8694, thedanceshack.com.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
BRAHMS SYMPHONY No. 2
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of guest conductor Perry So, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 8 p.m. Jan. 10-11 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $25-$72, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND
The Jacksonville Symphony String Quintet appears 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, 1718 S.R. 13 N., St. Johns, free, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
STARS OF THE SYMPHONY
Members of the Jacksonville Symphony – Philip Pan, Peter Wright, Les Roettges and Jeffrey Peterson – appear 11 a.m. Jan. 17 and 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $16-$58, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
RAN DANK & SOYEON KATE LEE
The piano duo performs a four-hand piano concert at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, $30, 797-2800, emmaconcerts.com.
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents pianist Angelov, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20
at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.
ART WALKS & MARKETS
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at The Jacksonville Landing,
2 Independent Drive, Downtown, 353-1188.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTRAGEOUS ART WALK
Galleries in downtown Fernandina Beach open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.
JAX BEACH ART WALK
Local artists display their works, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 14 along First Street between Beach Boulevard and Fifth Avenue North, Jax Beach. For a list of artists and businesses, go to betterjaxbeach.com/jax-beach-art-walk.html.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches open 5-9 p.m. Jan. 16, 249-2222, nbaw.org.
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 – opens with a reception held 5 p.m. Jan. 16 and runs 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. St. Augustine High School Classical Guitar Ensemble performs 6 p.m. Jan. 16 in the museum chapel.
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, opens with a reception held 5-8 p.m. Jan. 17 and continues through Feb. 28.
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. 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.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE
333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com. “Mythos: From Concept to Creation” – sculptural works by Enzo Torcoletti, reflecting a symbolic diversity of the human form – are displayed through Jan. 19 in the UNF Gallery MOCA. 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.
AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. “Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Painting” is on display through January. THE ART CENTER PREMIER GALLERY Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. “A Celebration of Cultures,” a joint presentation with the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, opens with a reception held 5-7 p.m. Jan. 9.
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.
4600 Middleton Park Center W., Egret Hall, Intracoastal West, 360-3923. “Winter Joy,” an exhibit of sketches and paintings by Cypress Village resident artists, is displayed through Jan. 9.
FLORIDA MINING GALLERY
5300 Shad Road, 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.
725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320, gallery725.com. “Wonderland,” multimedia work by Tonsenia Yonn, Linda Olsen, Matthew Winghart, Flew, Ken Daga, Kelly Meagher and Shayna Raymond, through Jan. 20.
HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Road, 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 Jan. 9-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.
LUFRANO INTERCULTURAL GALLERY
1 UNF Drive, Student Union Bldg. 58E, Ste. 2401, Southside, 620-2475. Jacksonville native Elizabeth Brown Eagle’s “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, opening Jan. 14 with a reception held 5-7 p.m. Jan. 24, is displayed through March 21.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., 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. Works of Jack Allen, Enzo Torcoletti, Allison Watson, Hillary Hogue, Dorian Eng and the UNF Artspace Faculty Showcase are featured.
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Playbook,” works fueled by desires, hunger and thirst, by Georgia artist George Long and Brooklyn’s Mario Schambon, continues through January.
Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, jcajax.org. “Point of View,” a juried exhibit of contemporary fiber art presented by Fiber Artists Network, through Jan. 8. Nofa Dixon, UNF associate professor of drawing, painting and design, selects the winners.