Oct. 2-8 Arts Calendar
What's coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more
SHOW & TELL
The three-year anniversary show includes art, music and performance, spoken word, poetry and comedy with Braided Light Dance Project, JacksonVegas, Squeedlepuss, Cringe, Matt Nunn & Friends, Jimmy Locksmith, DJ Dr. Vernon during and after First Wednesday Art Walk, 5 p.m.-midnight Oct. 2 at Club TSI Discotheque, 333 E. Bay St., Downtown, facebook.com/showandtelljax.
Local poets and wordsmiths sound off 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and every first Thur. of the month at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.
Cindy Williams (“Laverne & Shirley”) stars in this show about two couples accidentally booked in the same room for a weekend, through Oct. 20 (doors 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun.; 11 a.m. Sat.; noon and 6 p.m. Sun.) at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, dinner and a show $43-$49, reservations required, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.
FIRST COAST CLASSIC DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIP
Ballroom and Latin dancers compete in the 23rd annual event; day sessions are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3-5; doors open for evening shows 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5 at Renaissance World Golf Village, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. Tickets: $25 for day sessions, $40-$55 for night shows, $95-$205 for dinner/show/VIP packages, 338-9219, firstcoastclassic.com.
THE LOVE LIST
The comedy about love and the ideal mate is staged Oct. 3-19 (8 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Oct. 13), with adult content, at Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach, $10-$20, 261-6749, ameliacommunitytheatre.org.
The three-time Tony-winning musical by Eric Idle (“lovingly ripped off from” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”) continues through Oct. 13 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
A musical performance of Mel Brooks’ classic film continues on the main stage through Oct. 12 (8 p.m. Thur.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.) at Players by the Sea, 106 Sixth St. N., Jax Beach, $16-$28, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE
Artist Series presents this touring stage show, featuring Season 8 stars from NBC’s No. 1 TV show, 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $32-$92; children 12 and younger $15.50-$23, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.
A couple schemes to sell their struggling Florida Keys hotel. Michael Parker's farce is staged 8 p.m. Oct. 4-5 and 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, $15, 276-2599, opct.org.
FLORIDA BLACK EXPO GOSPEL BEST SHOWCASE
The 12th annual expo, showcasing choirs, groups, youth musicians and dancers, is hosted by BET’s Bobby Jones, Oct. 5 at Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Downtown, 727-7451.
A play set in a restaurant within a restaurant, written by Jacksonville native Jonathan Rand, is staged Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 — dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. — at Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theater, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $39.95, 824-7211, raintreerestaurant.com.
PROFESSOR WHISKEY’S TRAVELING BIZARRE BAZAAR
The vaudeville and burlesque troupe performs a “Dead Celebrities” show with costumes using some form of the pink ribbon in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month; proceeds benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; doors 9 p.m., show 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at Eclipse Nightclub, 4219 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, $10, facebook.com/ProfessorWhiskeysTravelingBizarreBazaar.
A WISH TO BUILD A DREAM ON
The benefit concert “A Wish to Build a Dream On: Music from Broadway and Beyond” is staged 8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, $10, 276-2599, opct.org.
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
CALL FOR TACTILE ART
The St. Augustine Art Association accepts touchable art that's visually appealing and engaging for the blind for its 12th annual Tactile Art Show, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. The show opens Oct. 4, 824-2310, staaa.org.
OPEN MIC POETRY JAM
Jacksonville Public Library hosts the Poetry Jam, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2 during First Wednesday Art Walk — with short story contest winners announced 6:30 p.m. — at Main Library Café, 303 Laura St. N., Downtown, free.
NASSAU COMMUNITY BAND
The Nassau Community Band seeks new members for its 11th season as a multigenerational ensemble; rehearsals 6 p.m. Oct. 3 and every Thur. in Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road, 277-1257, email@example.com, nassaucommunityband.com.
POETRY READING AND DISCUSSION
Poet Joseph Millar discusses writing poetry, teaching creative writing and working as a telephone repairman, 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at Flagler College’s Gamache-Koger Theater, Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, free, 819-6339, flagler.edu/our-community/events/writers-in-residence for more information.
Jennie Szaltis offers workshops for novices in a weekend series, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 10 a.m. Oct. 5 and 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at 1 Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach; $155 (plus $15 optional supply rental), 525-3959.
ATTACK DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS
The Jacksonville Sharks hold final auditions, 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Highway, Southside; audition fee $60, firstname.lastname@example.org, jaxsharks.com/danceteam/auditions.
AUDITIONS FOR INDIE FILM
Cultivate Films auditions for lead, supporting and background roles in an indie film, Oct. 5-6, to begin shooting here in December or January. For more information, send headshots and résumés to email@example.com.
ST. AUGUSTINE COMMUNITY CHORUS REHEARSALS
“A Celtic Christmas Celebration” rehearsals are held 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Memorial Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Hall, 36 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 808-1904, staugustinecommunitychorus.org.
THE WHITE PARTY
The African dance party and gala is held 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.
SONGWRITER RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS
The Jacksonville Songwriter Residency, a Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville grant project, accepts applications for residency opportunities in the Spark District through Oct. 15. As many as 12 residencies are available for 2013-’14 with durations of 1-4 weeks and performance opportunities at Downtown Jacksonville venues. Applications can be completed online at jacksonvillesongwriter.org.
MICHAEL GOLDBERG IN CONTEXT
New York-based independent curator and art critic Karen Wilkin, a contributor to MOCA Jacksonville’s “Abstraction Over Time: The Paintings of Michael Goldberg,” discusses the artist, 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com.
ROWITA AWARD NOMINATIONS
The St. Johns Cultural Council is accepting nominations for Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts Awards through Dec. 1. For information on application criteria, call 808-7330 or go to stjohnsculture.com.
FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS
Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.
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.
SALSA/HUSTLE AT STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS
Classes are held 8-9 p.m. every Tue. Five one-hour dance sessions, $50 (all five sessions), 551-0459, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Weekly art classes are held at Barbara Thompson’s School of Dance, 8595 Beach Blvd., Ste. 310, Southside; intermediate ballet classes are held 6-7:30 p.m. every Mon. and modern/improv classes are offered 1-2:30 p.m. every Wed., $10, 997-0002, barbarathompsondance.com.
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
NAVY BAND SOUTHEAST TGIF
The Navy Band Southeast’s TGIF performs a concert 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Main Library Promenade Gallery, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2665, jplmusic.blogspot.com.
SATURDAY EVENING JAZZ
The jazz series is 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Sat. with performances by the John Shaffer Band Oct. 5, Just Jazz Oct. 12, Jarell Harris & Sweet Inspiration Oct. 19 and The Session Oct. 26 at 200 First Street, Neptune Beach, free, 249-2922, 200firststreet.com.
GERSHWIN & TCHAIKOVSKY
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-’14 season-opener includes an American classic by Gershwin, a piano concerto by Ravel featuring soloist Teddy Abrams, conducting from the piano, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 8 p.m. Oct. 4-5 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $25-$72, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
Percussion Professor Steve plays with a percussion trio, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, free, 256-7677, ju.edu.
The jazz trumpeter performs a tribute to Miles Davis 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Jazzland Café, 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $10, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.
The Van Cliburn gold-medal-winning pianist appears 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, $30, 797-2800, emmaconcerts.com.
The Jazz Jamm is held 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, $25, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.
AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Mindi Abair, featured saxophonist on “American Idol” in ’11 and ’12, joins the Royal Crown Revue and the Dynamic Les DeMerle Band with Bonnie Eisele as featured performers. More than 15 concerts feature the Spare Rib Six, DieDra & the Ruff Pro Band, El Nino & the Latin Jazz Knights, Jesse Jones Jr., Bobby Pickwood and Mike Levine, Oct. 6-13 at venues in Fernandina Beach (Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park, Amelia Park, Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar & Grill); $15-$100 for individual tickets (one free concert), $250 for all-jazz pass, 504-4772, ameliaislandjazzfestival.com.
Oboist Claudia Minch, violinists Timothy Edwards and Swantje Biernacki, violist Jorge Pena and cellist Brittany Maroney perform with countertenor Hector Gonzalez and organist Michael Mastronicola, 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4171 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, free, 737-8488.
DR. GARY SMART PIANO RECITAL
The program features music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.
A CELTIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION REHEARSALS
St. Augustine Community Chorus rehearses singers for “A Celtic Christmas Celebration” and Handel’s “Messiah” 6:50-9 p.m. every Tue., beginning Oct. 8, at Memorial Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 36 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, membership is $25, 808-1904, staugustinecommunitychorus.org.
WORLD MUSIC DAYS CONCERT
UNF Orchestra joins the Daniel Pearl Harmony for Humanity Worldwide Concerts Celebration, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at UNF’s Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Drive, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.
WORLD MUSIC DAYS CONCERT
UNF Orchestra joins the Daniel Pearl Harmony for Humanity Worldwide Concerts Celebration, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at UNF’s Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Drive, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.
JU STUDENT MUSIC RECITAL
The second of five faculty-selected student recitals, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, free, 256-7677, ju.edu.
A RISING STAR
The Jacksonville Symphony performs with guest violinist William Hagen, 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $16-$26, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.
AN EVENING WITH JAMES BOND & FRIENDS
Conducted by Dr. Gordon R. Brock, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at University of North Florida’s Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.
A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
JU voice majors and musicians perform the 1994 Tony-winning Rodgers & Hammerstein revue, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12 and 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, $10, 256-7677, ju.edu.
DESEAN KIRKLAND TRIO
The jazz trio appears 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Jazzland Café, 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $10, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.
THE EVOLUTION OF GOSPEL
The concert is 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, 69 Washington St., St. Augustine, free, 824-1314.
A RISING STAR
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural performance at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts is “A Rising Star,” with guest violinist William Hagen, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at THCA, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, 276-6750, thcenter.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.
JAX BEACH JAZZ
Live jazz is presented 6-9 p.m. every Fri. at Landshark Café, 1728 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 246-6024.
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 Café features live music 8 p.m. every 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
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. Oct. 2 and every first Wed. in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.
Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. Oct. 2 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held Oct. 4 and every first Fri., with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, 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. Oct. 5 and every Sat. at 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 554-6865, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.
COMMUNITY FIRST SATURDAY
The event, held the first Sat. of each month, features Art in the Park, free art classes in the Hogan Street Gazebo, presented by Wine & Canvas, other arts and family activities, food trucks on Pearl Street, and a music stage as part of the Jacksonville Original Music Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5 on Northbank Riverwalk in Downtown Jacksonville, free, communityfirstsaturdays.com.
JAX BEACH ART WALK
More than 30 local artists display their works, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 8 and every second Tue., 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.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK
The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and every second Sat., 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.
The festival includes an arts and craft show, business expo, haunted maze and kids’ zone, recycling regatta, car show, Poker Run & Battle of the Bars Biker Rodeo, barbecue and live entertainment, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Palatka Memorial Park on the St. Johns Riverfront, 386-325-9598, keepputnambeautiful.org.
HORRORFEST: A POP-UP ART EVENT
Local Artists Coming Together present Horrorfest, showcasing works of the grotesque with Eric Holler of Serial Killers Ink — as seen on The National Geographic Channel show “Taboo” — and suit artist/sculptor for the band GWAR Tyler Pasquale as well as a screening of indie horror film “Kitty, Kitty,” a zombie costume contest, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 13 at Pomade & Tonic Traditional Barbershop & Social Club, 2415 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 1, Jacksonville; bring one nonperishable food item to donate to Second Harvest North Florida to see “Kitty, Kitty”; artistscomingtogether.com, email@example.com.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 17 and every third Thur., at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. 652-5171, 249-2222, nbaw.org.
PIGGIN’ & PEDDLIN’ ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL
The festival includes smoked barbecue — for piggin’ (eat-in or take-out) — as well as arts and crafts (that’s the peddlin’) with proceeds benefiting Ortega United Methodist Church. Arts and crafts festival includes music, face-painting, kids' activities and a pumpkin patch, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; barbecue served 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church, 4807 Roosevelt Blvd., Ortega, 389-5556.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. Oct. 26 and every last Sat. in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.
NORTHSIDE LOVE ARTS & VENDORS MARKET
The market, “Lifting Our Various Enterprises,” includes entertainment, kids’ activities, arts, a fruit and vegetable market, food trucks and Zumba lessons, 2 p.m. Oct. 27 and every last Sun. at Lonnie Miller Park, 5054 Soutel Drive, Northside, 755-5281, northsidelove.com.
AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY
233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. The children’s exhibit, “Discovery Ship,” allows kids to pilot the ship, hoist flags and learn about the history of Fernandina’s harbor.
BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTORY PARK
381 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5657, beachesmuseum.org. “A Painter and a Potter: Mary Ann Bryan and Charlie Brown,” featuring artists from Mayport Village, is on display through Dec. 1.
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.
CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM
Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530, flagler.edu/crispellert. “Clockwise” — an exhibit by multimedia artist Liz Rodda, who examines fate, personal control and the future through sculpture and video — continues through Oct. 18.
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. “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. “Better Left Unsaid,” an exhibit of sculpture and steampunk art by Jim Smith and black-and-white photography by Mary Atwood, is on display through Nov. 1. “Russia,” a history of Russia from Peter the Great to the first conquest of space, is on display through Dec. 28. 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. “Kept Time: Photographs by Joseph D. Jachna” is on display through Oct. 20. “Crush,” an exhibit of works by Heather Cox, explores the distillation of the human figure; it continues through Oct. 27 as part of Project Atrium.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors,” developed by The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, examines risk related to an asteroid hitting Earth and what scientists can learn from the objects. The exhibit is displayed through Dec. 31.
RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM
829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. The exhibit “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner, Connecting Communities Through Language” continues through Dec. 31. Modeled after Harlem’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” 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.
AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. Works by Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master and Marcia Myrick Siany are featured.
THE ART CENTER II
229 N. Hogan St., Downtown, 355-1757. A children’s art exhibit is on display Oct. 2-31.
THE ART CENTER MAIN GALLERY
31 W. Adams St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/main.html. Laura Davis Henningsen is the featured artist for October.
THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY
Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. The juried exhibit “Creatures” opens Oct. 3 and is on display through Nov. 12.
3562 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 384-8797, avondaleartworks.com. British artist and philanthropist Mackenzie Thorpe exhibits his work. Reservations are required for meet-the-artist receptions, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4-5; the exhibit runs through Oct. 31.
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.
CYPRESS VILLAGE ART LEAGUE
4600 Middleton Park Circle, Southside, 223-6100. “Coastal Atlantic,” an exhibit of Gordon Russell’s landscape paintings, is on display through Oct. 17.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928. Atlantic Beach artist Melinda Bradshaw’s work is on display through Oct. 15.
THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO
8780 Perimeter Park Ct., Ste. 100, Southside, 642-6677, houseofstereo.com. Painting, art glass, photography, woodcrafts, pottery and sculpture are featured.
725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320, gallery725.com. “The Elements: Metal” — a multimedia exhibit featuring works by Ken Daga, “Flew” (Frank Lewis), Kelly Meagher, Linda Olsen, Shayna Raymond, Matthew Winghart and Tonsenia Yonn — continues through Nov. 10.
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 works by oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author.
HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Road, Northside, 741-3546. Work by Diane Fraser and Mary Atwood (Haskell Gallery), Jim Smith (Connector Bridge Art display case before security) and Chris Moore (Concourse A and C display cases after security) are on display through Dec. 31.
floridamininggallery.com/exhibitions/the-highway-gallery. Nine artists — Nathaniel Artkart Price, Ken Daga, Ashley C. Waldvogel, Brianna Angelakis, Christina Foard, Linda Olsen, Sara Pedigo, Zach Fitchner and Russell Maycumber — will be featured on digital billboards throughout the city in collaboration with Clear Channel of Jacksonville through July 2014.
ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION
18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7020. Paula M. Porterfield-Izzo’s “Seascape Portraits” are featured for October. An artist's reception is held 5-8 p.m. Oct. 12.
ISLAND LIFE GRILL
2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 215-4522, artguildoforangepark.com. “Art on Wheels,” the Art Guild of Orange Park’s car and motorcycle show, is held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27.
THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING
2 Independent Drive, Downtown, cavendishprojects.com. “Hot-N-Fresh,” an original street exhibit organized by Michael and Michele Cavendish that includes stencil and spray paint art, is on display through Dec. 15 in the upstairs food court.
J. JOHNSON GALLERY
177 Fourth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 435-3200. “Paint Techtonics,” an exhibit of works by painter Leslie Wayne (who uses oils in a sculptural manner to build 3-D compositions), continues through Nov. 1.
JUICE, A JEN JONES GALLERY
1 Independent Drive, Wells Fargo Center, Downtown, jenjonesart.com. The Florida Highwaymen art show, sale and benefit for North Florida Land Trust, featuring artists James Gibson and A.J. Brown, is held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 2-6, including a reception for First Wednesday Art Walk, 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 2, featuring a short film on the Highwaymen.
FSCJ Kent Campus, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd., Northside, 381-3674. “UKIYO — Floating World,” an exhibit by paper cut artist Hiromi Moneyhun, continues through Oct. 22. An exhibit of Troy Ettriem's works opens with a reception 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29 and continues through Nov. 19.
2650 Rosselle St., Riverside, 813-223-6190, metacusp.com. “Still Lifes,” paintings of objects on color fields by Jeff Whipple, is on display through Oct. 5.
701 Market St., Ste. 107A, St. Augustine, 819-1584, palenciafineartsacademy.com. “Passport: Cambodia,” an exhibit of Gina Torkos’ oil paintings created from her experiences traveling in Cambodia, opens with a reception 6-8 p.m. Nov. 9 and continues through Dec. 20.
9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069. The works of painter Karlene McConnell, glass artist Thomas Long and painter Sara Pedigo are featured in an exhibit, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 4.
1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. Works by local artists are featured, with a focus on “emerging artists for emerging collectors.” Collections change monthly.
131 King St., St. Augustine, 829-0065, rembrandtz.com. “A New Light,” an exhibit of paintings and mosaics, opens for First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 4, and continues through October. The gallery features work by more than 50 artists.
St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian Way, St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com. Roger Bansemer’s “La Florida,” an exhibit featuring vanishing Florida landscapes, continues through Oct. 24.
SEVENTH STREET GALLERY
14 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8330. “Inclinations of the Moment,” an exhibit of works by sculptor and painter Arthur Herman, opens with a reception 5-8 p.m. Oct. 12. The exhibit is on display Oct. 19 and 26.
201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. The gallery, featuring works by more than 30 local artists, including MacTruque, Tayloe McDonald, Pablo Rivera, Jane Shirek and Grant Ward, celebrates its new location during First Wednesday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 2.
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Art Dorks Rise,” an exhibit by the Art Dorks Collective, opens with a reception 5-11 p.m. Oct. 4, and continues through Nov. 30.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. The 12th annual Tactile Art Show, featuring touchable art that's visually appealing and engaging for the blind, opens with a reception during First Friday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 4 and runs through Oct. 27.
STELLERS GALLERY AT PONTE VEDRA
240 A1A N., Ste. 13, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-6065, stellersgallery.com. “Synergy,” an exhibit featuring works by painters Jennifer J.L. Jones, Laura Lacambra Shubert, Enrique Mora and Henry Von Genk III, opens with a reception held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18.
Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, jcajax.org. Ponte Vedra Beach-based photographer Lloyd Roberts’ work is on display through Oct. 2.