June 26-July 2 Arts Calendar
Here's what coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more
DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?
A musical about a teenager in a ’50s Catholic school “dealing with puppy love, patron saints and sex education,” with music and lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans, is presented 7:30 p.m. June 27-29, and 2 p.m. June 30 at Limelight Theatre’s Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
LA CAROLINE SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
Excerpts from “La Caroline,” a new rock opera steeped in Northeast Florida and European history, by local playwright Jennifer Chase; music by John E. Citrone, are staged 7-10 p.m. June 29, at the home of Wayne Wood, $48.50, bit.ly/LaCarolineJax. Fundraiser includes French wines and Euro/Florida cuisine. Proceeds benefit local and international productions, including next summer’s show in Nantes, France, to mark the 450th anniversary of Fort Caroline’s founding.
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. matinees, 2 p.m. Sun. matinees at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
FATHER OF THE BRIDE
The stage play that inspired the Spencer Tracy classic – and the Steve Martin remake – is presented 8 p.m. June 27-29 at Amelia Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach, $10-$20, 261-6749, ameliacommunitytheatre.org.
Cole Porter’s musical about passengers aboard the SS American en route to England is presented 8 p.m. June 27-29, 3 p.m. June 30 at Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, $20, 276-2599, opct.org.
BEEHIVE, THE ’60s MUSICAL
Memorable ’60s songs made famous by the iconic girl groups and singers of their time are brought to life on stage through June 29 at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach, 206-2607, ameliaflt.org.
MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY
A “powerful tale of murder, scandal, love and deceit” in 1880s St. Augustine, is presented 5:30 p.m. June 30 at Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $40, 824-7211.
COMEDIA WITH THE SAINT GEORGE PLAYERS
Authentic 1500s Spanish slapstick comic plays are staged 8 p.m. June 29 at Spanish Bakery Courtyard, 42 St. George St., $5-$10, 377-7063, saintgeorgeplayers.weebly.com.
A staged reading of the play that became the beloved film, 2 and 8 p.m. June 29 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $35-$55, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred performed by First Coast seventh through 12th graders in the Eighth Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience, 8 p.m. July 26 and 27, Aug. 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus, $25, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
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 registration, 765-7372, StageAurora-Administrator@Hotmail.com.
FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS
Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. June 26 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.
COMMUNITY HU SONG
The songs are offered 7 p.m. June 26 at Pablo Creek Library, 13295 Beach Blvd., 725-7760.
Children ages 5-10 experience exhibits in galleries and gardens and experiment with different art processes, 5-6 p.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org.
MOSH AFTER DARK: WINE MAKING 101
Calling all wine lovers for this class, held 6 p.m. June 27 at the Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, $15-$20, 396-6674, themosh.org.
APOLLO 13: THE LONGEST HOUR
Apollo 13 flight controller Sy Liebergot gives a presentation, 1 p.m. June 29 at Museum of Science & History’s Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, free with museum admission, 396-6674, themosh.org.
CAR DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Instructor Mike Viafora helps students ages 7-13 create their own car designs using watercolor, tempera paint and colored pencils, 1-3 p.m. June 29, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, $25 members, $30 nonmembers, 356-6857, cummer.org.
BOOK TRAILER BASICS
The audio/video production class is held 5-9 p.m. June 29 at the University Center, Bldg. 43, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $99, 620-4200, ce.unf.edu.
An art contest for the best design of race T-shirts for Anastasia State Park’s 10th annual Endless Summer 10K is open to all ages; design size limited to 8-inch-by-10-inch paper and four colors. The deadline is June 30; free, Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A S., St. Augustine, 461-2033, floridastateparks.org.
TEEN AUDITIONS FOR LEGALLY BLONDE
Teen auditions for “Legally Blonde,” 1 p.m. July 1 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. The show is performed on the Matuza Main Stage July 25-28 and Aug. 1-4, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
FREE DANCE CLASSES
Free community dance classes, 6:45 p.m. July 3 and every Wed. in July at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/neptunebeach.
CALL FOR DIMENSIONS 3D 2013 SCULPTURE SHOW
Sculpture and three-dimensional works by visual artists accepted by July 4, Premier Gallery at Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown. The Art Center members fee is $20 for up to three entries; nonmembers $25, $5 per additional entry for all. Unaccepted work notifications by July 8 for show running July 11-Aug. 22 at Premier Gallery. Tacjacksonville.org.
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.
Ballet, stretch, flamenco, belly dancing, clogging and ballroom classes are held through Aug. 17 at Boleros, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 721-3399, boleros.cc.
BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES
These classes are held 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Wed. and Mon. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, first class is free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.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, at $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; adult fee is $80; $50 for kids, 677-2787, artsjax.org.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Free concerts with themes ranging from “Mozart and More” to “Grace and Beauty – Spanish Accents,” 7:30 p.m. June 27-29 at St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, staugustinemusicfestival.org.
THE BIG ORANGE CHORUS
Jacksonville’s The Big Orange Chorus performs its annual concert “Excellence in Harmony” along with Ringmasters and Main Street, June 30 at The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $25 for adults or $18 for groups of six, bigorangechorus.com.
NAVY BAND DIXIELAND
TGIF, a Navy Band Southeast New Orleans-style Dixieland group, performs 7 p.m. July 2 in the Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2665.
RIVER CITY SATIN SWING
Bring food, drinks, blankets and lawn chairs to a patriotic concert featuring the nine-piece band, 7 p.m. July 3 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, $10-$20, 356-6857, cummer.org.
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 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. June 26 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 28 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. June 29 and every Sat. at the market. St. Johns Riverkeeper’s “Raise a Ruckus for the River,” 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 6, 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. June 29 and every last Sat. of the month in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. July 3 and the first Wed. of every month in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held July 5 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK
The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 13 and the second Sat. of every month, 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.
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.
AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY
233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. “Shrimp Festival: 50 Years and Counting,” an exhibit celebrating the local festival held since 1964, is on display through June. 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, runs 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. Local artist Helen Hoffman’s exhibit of oils, pastels and giclees is displayed through June 28. “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, runs through Aug. 27. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts.
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. Sarah Emerson’s mural, based on her imaginary interpretation of Aokigahara, Japan’s suicide forest, concludes the second season of Project Atrium and is displayed through July 7.
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. Special $4 admission on July 4 and giant outdoor science experiments by Friendship Fountain.
RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM
829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. “Through Our Eyes” celebrates 20 years of African-American art with the exhibit “20/20 Perfect Vision,” featuring works of 20 artists, through June 30.
A POP-UP GALLERY
Local Artists Coming Together hosts its Artful Evening Series “One Night Only – A Multimedia Exhibit” reception, 5-9 p.m. July 14 at Tapa That, 820 Lomax St., Five Points, free but ticket required for door-prize drawing, bit.ly/PopUpTapa.
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, bit.ly/AdeleGrage. An exhibit, on display through June 28, featuring the wife and husband team of Debra and Randy Brienen showcases their acrylic art.
AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. Steve Lohman’s work is featured in “Twist and Shout: Steel and Wire Sculptures” through June 28. Lohman’s work, along with that of other artists, is featured in “Body of Work” running July 5-31. An opening reception is held 5-9 p.m. July 5.
THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY
Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. “Outside/In,” a collaborative juried exhibit of works by members of the Art Center and Art Guild of Orange Park, is on display through July 11.
BOLD BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS
869 Stockton St., Ste. 1, Riverside, 855-1181. “Letterpress Poster Exhibition” is displayed through July 14.
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.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. The 11th annual Sea Turtle Show showcases artwork in clay, metal and glass, as well as jewelry and photographs by national, regional and local artists, through July 1.
FORT CLINCH VISITOR CENTER
2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 277- 7274. Winning work from the Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest is on display in the Fort Clinch Visitor Center 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, wood crafts, pottery and sculpture.
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. Laird’s “Cphace Series” – infrared captures printed on archival metallic paper – are on display through June 30 in Haskell Gallery. Hiromi Moneyhun’s three-dimensional paper-cut art is shown in connector display cases.
1011 Park St., Riverside. “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.
9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069, plumartgallery.com. Works by Claire J. Kendrick (“Botanical Series” oil paintings), Mary L. Gibson, Thomas Brock and Tony Gill are shown through June 30.
1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. The Members Show, an exhibit of paintings by local and regional pastel artists of the First Coast Pastel Society, runs through June 28.
St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com. “Water Lines,” an exhibit of Dan Famiglietti’s works inspired by coastal waters, runs through July 2.
Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023, fscj.edu/mydegree/campuses/wilson-center/venues/gallery.php. “Book of Days,” an exhibit of Donald Martin’s works in drawing, book arts, sculpture, painting and prints inspired by European daily devotionals in the late Middle Ages, is displayed through June 20. “Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts Juried Summer Show” is displayed June 27-28 with a reception held 5 p.m. June 27.
6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. The gallery features the UNF Artspace and works by more than 30 local artists, including Michael Dunlap, Paul Ladnier, Pablo Rivera and Kathy Stark. Musician Arvid Smith plays and Natural Body and Spa offers massages during First Wednesday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. July 3.
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.
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.
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.
UNF GALLERY OF ART
1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 1001, Southside, unf.edu/gallery. “Commute,” an exhibit of recent work by UNF graduate and realist painter Scott Bell, is on display through July 3. “Florida-Twenty Seven: Two Decades of Watching” – an exhibit of Florida photography by Bob Willis – is displayed through July 2.