JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
The story of Joseph from the Bible, as told by the musician behind “Jesus Christ Superstar,” is staged through Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 1:15 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
This modern musical about the seventh U.S. president opens 8 p.m. July 17 with performances through Aug. 3 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, $25, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.
THE LAST ROMANCE
The romantic comedy is performed July 17-Aug. 11 with matinee and evening performances at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
AURORA JACKSONVILLE BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL
The sixth annual festival features excerpts from past Stage Aurora shows, including “Dreamgirls,” “The Wiz” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” over four days, along with visual arts, film, dance and children’s activities, July 18-21 at Stage Aurora Performance Hall, Gateway Town Center, 5188 Norwood Ave., Northside, 765-7372, stageaurora.org.
MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY
A “powerful tale of murder, scandal, love and deceit” in 1880s St. Augustine; dinner theater performance with suggested arrival of 5:30 p.m. July 21 and 28 at Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $40, 824-7211.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred performed by First Coast seventh-12th graders in the eighth annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience, 8 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3, and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ’s South Campus, $25, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS
Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. July 17 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.
FREE DANCE CLASSES
Free community dance classes, 6:45 p.m. July 17, 24 and 31 at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/neptunebeach.
ABELLA’S SCHOOL OF DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVES
Intensive classes for all ages are held through Aug 8. Classes for ages 3-4 are 12:30-1:45 p.m. Mon. and Wed.; $65 for one class a week for all five weeks; $130 for two classes a week for all five weeks. Classes for ages 5-8 are 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Thur. Classes for ages 9-18 are 1-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Thur. Both are $150 per week, $625 for all five weeks. Two four-day music and art camps (for ages 4-7), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 22-25, $100 per student per class. Abella’s School of Dance, 1711 Lakeside Ave., Ste. 9, St. Augustine, firstname.lastname@example.org, abellaballet.com.
ACHIEVING INNER PEACE & TRANQUILITY
The class is held 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 17 and 24 in University Center’s Bldg. 43, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $79, 620-4200, ce.unf.edu.
COMIC ILLUSTRATION CAMP
Kids' summer comic illustration camp runs noon-2:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1 at Art League of Jacksonville, 11287 Scott Mill Rd., $60 per session. Adult ceramics classes also available. artsjax.org
BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL CALL FOR WORK
Authors and visual artists may participate in the sixth annual Aurora Jacksonville Black Arts Festival, July 18-21, Aurora Performance Hall, Gateway Town Center, 5188 Norwood Ave., Northside, $20, 765-7372, email@example.com.
JAX CONTRA DANCE
A live band and caller lead folk dancing, 8 and 11 p.m. July 19 and every third Fri. of the month at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., $7, 396-1997.
AUDITIONS FOR HOTBED HOTEL
Roles are available for four men and five women in “Hotbed Hotel,” a farce by Michael Parker. Auditions are 2 p.m. July 20 and 7 p.m. July 21 at Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., 260-1200, opct.org.
Children ages 5-10 experience exhibits in galleries and gardens and experiment with different art processes, 5-6 p.m. July 23 and 30 and Aug. 6 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org.
MOSH AFTER DARK: WALKING WITH TYRANNOSAURUS REX
The Museum of Science & History presents a workshop about the mysterious dinosaurs and other animals with evolutionary biomechanist John Hutchinson, 6 p.m. July 25 at 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, $5, 396-6674, themosh.org.
The class on comedy writing is held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27 in University Center’s Bldg. 43, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $99, 620-4200, ce.unf.edu.
COMPOSITION IN PHOTOGRAPHY
The class is held 6-8:30 p.m. July 29 in University Center’s Bldg. 43, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $39, 620-4200, ce.unf.edu.
Ballet, stretch, flamenco, belly dancing, clogging and ballroom classes are held through Aug. 17 at Boleros, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 721-3399, boleros.cc.
ST. AUGUSTINE BALLET NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS
Auditions for the ballet’s 2013 production of “The Nutcracker” are held 8:30-11 a.m. (for ages 8-10) and 12:30-3 p.m. (ages 11 and older) on Aug. 24 at Abella's School of Dance, 711 Lakeside Ave., St. Augustine, $25 non-refundable audition fee, saintaugustineballet.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES
These classes are held 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Mon. and Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, first class is free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com.
SALSA/HUSTLE AT STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS
Classes are held 8-9 p.m. every Tue. Five one-hour dance sessions, $50 per person, includes all five sessions. 551-0459, email@example.com, zumbajear.com
Belly Dance with Margarita 4 p.m. every Thur. and 10:30 a.m. every Sat. at Boleros Dance Center, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington, 721-3399.
A Kindling Auras & Radiating Musical Awareness group vocal session, focusing on mental clarity, visualization, harmonizing and blending, breath and energy control, is held 6-7 p.m. every Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park. Registration is requested; 322-7672, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART THERAPY CLASSES
Art 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.
ST. AUGUSTINE CHORUS AUDITIONS
Auditions for singers for “On Broadway! Act II” are held 6:50-9 p.m. every Tue. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 215 St. George St., St. Augustine. Music is distributed during the first few weeks of rehearsals at 6:30 p.m.; membership fee is $25, 808-1904, staugustinecommunitychorus.org.
JAZZ, DANCE AND TECHNIQUE
The classes continue every Tue. at Dance Trance, 1515 San Marco Blvd., 390-0939, dancetrancefitness.com.
Several classes for all ages and skill levels every Mon.-Fri. at The Dance Shack, 3837 Southside Blvd., Southside, 527-8694, thedanceshack.com.
DRAMATIC ARTS AT THE BEACHES
Classes and workshops in theatrical performance for all ages and skill levels are held Mon.-Fri. at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, fees vary, 249-0289.
Classes in theatrical performance, including song and dance, are held Mon.-Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park, fees vary, 322-7672, theperformersacademy.com.
MIXED MEDIA ART CLASSES
Art classes are held weekly at Studio 121, 121 W. Forsyth St., Downtown, $20 per class or $100 for six weeks, 568-2146, teresemuller.com.
MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES
Six-week art classes are offered at Murray Hill Art Center, 4327 Kerle St., Murray Hill; $80 for adults, $50 for kids, 677-2787, artsjax.org.
BRAIDED LIGHT DANCE PROJECT’S CLASSES
Weekly art classes held at Barbara Thompson’s School of Dance, 8595 Beach Blvd., Ste. 310, Southside; intermediate ballet classes are 6-7:30 p.m. every Mon. and modern/improve classes are 1-2:30 p.m. every Wed., $10, 997-0002, barbarathompsondance.com.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
LISA KELLY JAZZ COLLECTIVE
The jazz group performs 8 p.m.-midnight July 20, Aug. 2-3, 10 and 31 at the Casa Monica Hotel’s Restaurant Lounge, 95 Cordova St., St. Augustine, 810-6810, kellyscottmusic.com.
JAZZ IN PONTE VEDRA
The Gary Starling Group, featuring Carol Sheehan, Billy Thornton and Peter Miles, performs 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Thur. at Table 1, 330 A1A N., Ponte Vedra, 280-5515.
JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE
Trumpeter Ray Callendar and guitarist Taylor Roberts are featured 9:30 p.m. every Thur. at Kickbacks Gastropub, 910 King St., Riverside, 388-9551.
JAZZ IN MANDARIN
Boril Ivanov Trio plays 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum plays 7 p.m. every Fri. at Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 262-0006.
JAZZ IN NEPTUNE BEACH
Live jazz is featured 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Sat. at Lillie’s Coffee Bar, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922.
JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
The House Cats play 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Sat. at Stogies Club & Listening Room, 36 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 826-4008.
JAZZ IN ARLINGTON
Jazzland features live music 8 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. and 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.
JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
Live jazz is featured nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 825-0502.
ART WALKS, FESTIVALS & MARKETS
Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. July 17 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. July 18 and every third Thur. of the month, at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. For a list of participating galleries, call 249-2222.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET
Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20 and every Sat. at 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, free, 554-6865, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. July 27 and every last Sat. of the month in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held Aug. 2 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. Aug. 7 and the first Wed. of every month in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK
The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and the second Sat. of every month, 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.
AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY
233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. “My Feet, Our Path” is on display through Sept. “Journey Stories” is on display until Aug. 24. The children’s exhibit, “Discovery Ship,” allows kids to pilot the ship, hoist flags and learn about the history of Fernandina’s harbor.
CAMP BLANDING MUSEUM
5629 S.R. 16 W., Camp Blanding, Starke, 682-3196, campblanding-museum.org. Artwork, weapons, uniforms and other artifacts from the activities of Camp Blanding during World War II are displayed along with outdoor displays of vehicles from WWII, Vietnam and Desert Storm.
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. “Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile” — an exhibit of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston — is on display through Sept. 8. Also featured are classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “La Florida,” presenting native and Spanish colonial artifacts celebrating 500 years of Florida art, through Oct. 6.
JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER
2 Independent Drive, Ste. 162, Downtown, 355-1101, jacksonvillemaritimeheritagecenter.org. The museum’s permanent collection includes steamboats, various nautical-themed art, books, documents and artifacts.
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html. “The Boy Scouts in America,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the history of the Boy Scouts, is on display through Aug. 27. “The Great Depression,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the Depression of the early 20th century, also runs through Aug. 27. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts. “Black & White Photography,” an exhibit of work by Bob Willis, is on display through Aug. 29.
75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, lightnermuseum.org. The permanent collection features relics from America’s Gilded Age, exhibited on three floors.
MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin, 268-0784, mandarinmuseum.net. Exhibits regarding Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Civil War vessel Maple Leaf are on display, as well as works by Mandarin artists.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE
333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com. “Traces: Recent Work by Lari Gibbons” runs through Aug. 18 at MOCA’s UNF Gallery of Art. “Inside/Out” — an exhibit of selected works from MOCA’s Permanent Collection, including Alexander Calder’s mobile “Red Triangles” and “Polygons” and Melanie Pullen’s “Full Prada” — is on display through Aug. 25. ”Chalk It Up” – an exhibit co-curated by the students of the Gallery Spaces and Contemporary Society class — runs through Aug. 30. All visitors can express themselves on the chalkboard wall, based on a weekly theme.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” — an interactive summer exhibit using video-game technology — runs through Sept. 3.
RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM
829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. Modeled after Harlem’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” the host searches are held 7:30-10:30 p.m. every first Fri. of the month, $5.50.
ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY
77 Bridge St., St. Augustine, 824-5545, absoluteamericana.com. Romero Britto’s sculptures and limited-edition prints are featured.
ADELE GRAGE CULTURAL CENTER
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-5828. Painter Lois Newman’s work is on display through July. An artist’s reception is held during Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. July 18.
AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. Steve Lohman’s work, along with that of other artists, is featured in “Body of Work” through July 31.
THE ART CENTER GALLERY
31 W. Adams St., Downtown. Tom Gryzbala and Ed Malesky, of Turning Arts Group, are the featured artists through July 31.
THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY
Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. “Dimensions 3D,” a juried exhibit of sculpture and other three-dimensional work, is on display through Aug. 22.
CLAY & CANVAS STUDIO
2642 Rosselle St., Ste. 6, Riverside, 501-766-1266. Works by Tiffany Whitfield Leach, Lily Kuonen and Rachel Evans may be viewed by appointment.
CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER
4144 Herschel St., Riverside, 388-8205, corsegalleryatelier.com. Permanent works on display feature those by Kevin Beilfuss, Eileen Corse, Miro Sinovcic, Maggie Siner, Alice Williams and Luana Luconi Winner.
CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614. “Raw Umber,” an exhibit of work by Lucy Clark and Karlene McConnell, opens with a reception 6-8 p.m. July 19. The exhibit continues through Aug. 31.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. Batik artist Wendy Tatter’s tropically influenced work is featured through Aug. 20.
FORT CLINCH VISITOR CENTER
2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 277-7274. Winning work from the Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest is on display through July 31.
THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO
8780 Perimeter Park Ct., Ste. 100, Southside, 642-6677, houseofstereo.com. The gallery features painting, art glass, photography, woodcrafts, pottery and sculpture.
Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com/gallery.html. Glenda Cason, Rose Threatte and Beth Robison’s work is on display through Aug. 31.
GEORGIA NICK GALLERY
11A Aviles St., St. Augustine, 806-3348, georgianickgallery.com. The artist-owned studio displays Nick’s sea and landscape photography, along with local work by oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author.
HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. The “Rotating Exhibition Program,” featuring the work of Gordon Meggison, Virginia Cantore, Jeffrey Edelson and Claire Kendrick, runs through Sept. 30 in the Haskell Gallery and connector display cases. Mediums include acrylic and oil on canvas, and wood, copper and metal.
1011 Park St., Riverside, 619-3092. “Teased,” an exhibit featuring illustrations by Jacksonville-based artist and designer Karen Kurycki, is on display through Aug. 17.
Floridamininggallery.com/exhibitions/the-highway-gallery. Artist Eric Gillyard’s work is featured June on the Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout the city. The citywide campaign is a collaboration among Harbinger, Florida Mining Gallery, Clear Channel Outdoor and Clearly Jacksonville.
JAXPORT HEADQUARTERS GALLERY
2831 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, 357-3052. The Art Guild of Orange Park’s exhibit, celebrating the discovery of Florida by Spain, is on display; a closing reception is held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30.
9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069, plumartgallery.com. Works by four printers and four “wearable art” artists, including Gina Starr and Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, are featured through July 31.
1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. Works by local artists are featured, with a focus on “emerging artists for emerging collectors." Collection changes monthly.
Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023, fscj.edu/mydegree/campuses/wilson-center/venues/gallery.php. The Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts’ Juried Summer Show features members’ work in all media, through July 28.
6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. The exhibit “Bodyscapes” features works by Craig Monroe, Pablo Rivera, Enzo Torcoletti, Jane Shirek, Paul Ladnier and Tony Wood. The gallery features works by more than 25 local artists and the UNF Artspace. Michael Dunlap, Paul Ladnier, Pablo Rivera and Kathy Stark.
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Dog Days,” an exhibit of works by artist and Emory University professor Sarah Emerson, is on display through July 31. “Ignorance is a Choice,” an exhibit of works by L.A. artist Donny Miller, is on display Aug. 2-Sept. 27, with an opening reception held 5-11 p.m. Aug. 2.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. “Ancient City Mosaic,” a juried exhibit of 450 pieces depicting impressions of St. Augustine, is featured at all six St. Johns County Public Libraries. The pieces will be strung together, hung in a grid format and displayed through Aug. 10 at St. Augustine Art Association. The permanent collection features 16th-century artifacts detailing Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 burning of St. Augustine. The association’s fourth annual “Nature & Wildlife” exhibit includes mixed-media pieces depicting landscapes, flora and fauna, marine life and birds, July 27-Aug. 31; a reception is held 5-9 p.m. Aug. 2.
ST. AUGUSTINE VISITOR CENTER
10 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 825-1000. “Picasso Art & Arena,” an exhibit showcasing 39 pieces of Pablo Picasso’s work from the Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal in Málaga, Spain, is on display through Aug. 11.
VILLAGE ART GALLERY
1520 Sawgrass Village Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-4925. “Wildlife,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Laurel Dagnillo, is on display through Sept. 30.