The Cummer Museum becomes a showroom. The beauty, style and ingenuity of American automobiles are on display in two and three dimensions in “Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile.” In addition to drawings illustrating automotive design in post-WWII decades, the museum showcases six classic automobiles selected by Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance founder Bill Warner, including the Chrysler Turbine (pictured) and the Firebird III. “Future Retro” is on display May 14-Sept. 8 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Regular admission: $10; free 4-9 p.m. every Tuesday; free every first Saturday, 356-6857, cummer.org.
Inviting folks to an “Open House” unlike any other, artists Thony Aiuppy, Sterling Cox, Lily Kuonen and Edison William with curator Staci Bu Shea, examine the idea and definitions of “home.” Works include paintings, drawings, photography, installation and performance May 10-June 2 — when the tenants’ lease is up. “Open House” reception 5-8 p.m. May 10, featuring the mixed drink Security Deposit. “A Sunday Kind of Conversation” with Kuonen, 6 p.m. May 15. “Waffles” by Thony Aiuppy, 10 a.m. May 26 in a shared garage apartment (window pictured), 1854 Euclid St., Avondale, theapartmentexhibition.com.
Northeast Florida musicians celebrate the birthday of the legendary singer-songwriter born Robert Allen Zimmerman. Mama Blue (pictured), Robert Lester Folsom, Arvid Smith, The Dewars, Jesse Montoya, New Strangers, Pretty to Think So, Laura Minor, Real Job, The Shylights, The Idiots, The Michelles, Katie Grace Helow, Mike Shackelford, Roy Peak, Scott Horowitz, E.L. Wood and the Botanistas, and The Lifeforms cover favorite Bob Dylan songs to celebrate his 72nd birthday. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. May 23, Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown, free, 353-6067, jaxunderbelly.com.
Lari Gibbons’ work reflects on humans’ reverence, alteration and destruction of the natural world in an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. The University of North Texas associate professor’s art is held in many collections, including the Beijing Natural Culture Center and the New York Public Library. “Traces No. 7” (letterpress monoprint, pictured) is among the works on display. Reception and lecture, 6-8 p.m. May 23; exhibit continues through Aug. 8, MOCA’s UNF Gallery of Art, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, regular admission on most days, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.org.
“Iron Man 3” costs $10 or more at many theaters. Jacksonville Beach offers the original (and most critics say superior) “Iron Man” for free. If you don’t like the hero in the metal suit, wait for Will Smith to punch that alien in the face. (That never gets old!) Or see saber-toothed Scrat jumpstart the “Ice Age” franchise. Bring a chair or a blanket to see “Ironman” 9 p.m. May 24, “Independence Day” 9 p.m. May 31 and “Ice Age” 9 p.m. June 7, SeaWalk Pavilion, 11 First St. N., Jacksonville Beach, free, 247-6100, jacksonvillebeach.org.