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.
The Legends Football League — the first “L” originally stood for Lingerie — was quick to contact Northeast Florida legend Tim Tebow a job after the Jets released him, offering him a slot as “Quarterbacks Coach nationally” — in an obvious PR move. On the field, the LFL promises 7-on-7 full-contact football “played by some of America’s most beautiful and athletic models.” The Breeze (1-0) face the Baltimore Charm and Angela Rypien, daughter of Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien. 8 p.m. May 25, Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Downtown, $10-$60, 630-3900, jaxevents.com, ticketmaster.com.
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.
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.
Festival organizers will have jazz fans groovin’, swingin’ and breezin’. Urban jazz pianist Elisha “Atlas” Parris — playing 9-10:30 p.m. May 24 — joins Najee, Yellowjackets, Poncho Sanchez and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at 2013's Jax Jazz Fest. The jazz piano competition is 7 p.m. May 23 at The Florida Theatre, $10. Festival 5-11 p.m. May 24, 2-11 p.m. May 25 and 2-8 p.m. May 26, The Jacksonville Landing, Hemming Plaza and a stage at Main and Monroe streets in Downtown Jacksonville, free; one-day VIP passes $70-$80, four-day $175-$240, 630-3690, jaxjazzfest.com. Photo: Courtesy Elisha Parris