Your guide to more than 250 Northeast Florida concerts, special events, theater performances, art exhibitions and more.
Alhambra Theatre & Dining • alhambrajax.com • 641-1212
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre • abettheatre.com • 249-7177
The Bolles School • bolles.org • 733-9292
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens • cummermuseum.org • 356-6857
Friday Musicale • fridaymusicale.com • 355-7584
Hemming Park • hemmingpark.org • 255-7900
Jacksonville Children’s Chorus • jaxchildrenschorus.org • 353-1636
Jacksonville Symphony • jaxsymphony.org • 354-5547
Jacksonville University • ju.edu • 256-8000
Players By the Sea • playersbythesea.org • 249-0289
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • pvconcerthall.com • 209-0399
Telfair Musuem • telfair.org • 912-790-8800
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts • thcenter.org • 276-6815
St. Augustine Amphitheatre • staugamphitheatre.com • 209-3759
The Jacksonville Zoo • jacksonvillezoo.org • 757-4463
Theatre & Comedy
Through October 10
La Cage aux Folles
This hysterical and full-of-heart musical chronicles a gay couple pretending to be straight for one night, for the sake of their son’s conservative, future in-laws. $28, Players By The Sea.
This provocative comedy features four aspiring young writers who have paid big bucks to seek wisdom at the feet of the fearsome Leonard—once a celebrated literary figure, now a cantankerous editor and teacher. $10, Swisher Theater, Jacksonville University.
Through October 18
9 to 5: The Musical
Three women—an overworked office manager, a jilted wife and an objectified secretary—conspire to depose their smarmy boss and begin making woman-friendly changes in the workplace. Tickets start at $38, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
To The Sea Like the creek, sea, and river they connect to, the stories of a boy, a man, and an elder flow, shift, and interweave in this three-man, theatrical exploration of the human relationship with water. $25, 7 PM, Cummer Museum.
October 21-November 22
This shining example of classic musical theater, complete with amazing tap numbers, campy jokes, unlikely happy endings and eminently hummable songs. Tickets start at $35, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
For a young orphan "human bean," the sight of a giant outside her window is terrifying, and she fears for her life when he whisks her away to an enchanted land. $12, 6:30 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
October 30-31 & November 6-8, 13-15
Black Pearl Sings!
It’s 1935 and an ambitious white song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. $20, Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre.
Described as a speculative fiction in two acts, Weird Romance tackles topics not usually explored in a romantic comedy. Swisher Theater, Jacksonville University.
A Behanding in Spokane
In this dark comedy, a one-handed man, Carmichael, has searched 27 years for his missing appendage. When lovebirds try to con him with a hand stolen from a museum, Carmichael sets out for revenge. $23, Players By The Sea.
NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour
Finalists from the current season perform their stand-up routines, along with some twists and surprise celebrity guests. Tickets start at $40, 7:30 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
This Bolles upper school fall musical presented by directors Laura Rippel and Rachel Clifton music director and choreographer Angela Blackledge. 7:30 PM, Location TBA.
November 24-December 24
The Alhambra classic returns with this musical filled with twists, ghosts, surprises and the meaning of the holiday season. Tickets start at $35, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
December 4-5, 11-13, 18-20
Coney Island Christmas
Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter. $20, Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre.
A group of diverse strangers create a sense of community, making the parables from the Biblical Gospels become an inspiration for compassion and trust. $28, Players By The Sea.
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical
Join Rudolph and his friends through this classic and enchanted tale of Christmas cheer. Tickets start at $39, 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
January 6-February 8
Honky Tonk Angels
When these angels arrive they will sing 31 of your favorite songs including “Stand By Your Man,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Harper Valley PTA.” Prices vary, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
Ragtime, The Musical
The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold in turn-of-the-century New York. Tickets start at $60, 7:30 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
Upper School Drama Showcase
Directors Laura Rippel and DeWitt Cooper present the Bolles Upper School Drama Showcase in McGehee Auditorium. 7:30 PM, San Jose Campus.
January 15, 17
Eva Chase Wood
This special performance, written by local playwright Jennifer Chase, follows an adolescent’s path to discovery and identity, set in a 1970s Catholic School. $20, Cummer Museum.
The story of a coming-of-age 19-year-old, and her damaged mother’s tale of redemption. $23, Players By The Sea.
January 22-23, 39-31-February 5-7
A refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point). $20, Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre.
The heartwarming tale of an orphan girl and rich man who come to learn the meaning of family in this classic musical. Tickets start at $60, 7 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
The Devising Project
Stretching actors and dancers into the world of movement, this performance challenges emotional storytelling through theatre. 7:30 PM, $10, Studio North, Jacksonville University.
Mothers and Sons
Angry and bitter, a mother cannot get over the death of her son, Andre, from AIDS 20 years earlier. $23, Players By The Sea.
Always… Patsy Cline
See the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger filled with down home country humor and many of Patsy's unforgettable hits. Tickets start at $39, 2 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
February 17-March 20
Twain’s timeless classic takes us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Fin helps his friend Jim, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Prices vary, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
Children of Eden
A joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business. Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Saturday Night Fever
The very danceable coming of age tale of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970s Brooklyn. Tickets start at $59, 7:30 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
March 11-13, 18-20, 25-26
Tuna Does Vegas
Tuna Does Vegas re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the third smallest town in Texas as they take a rambling romp in Sin City. $20, Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre.
Upper School Spring Play
Director Laura Rippel presents the Bolles Upper School spring play in the McGehee Auditorium. 7:30 PM, San Jose Campus.
March 23-April 24
Soulful version of the Wizard of Oz infused with dazzling song and dance numbers in a mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Prices vary, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
April 22-May 7
All the Way
Lyndon B. Johnson’s effort to pass the Civil Rights Act, an issue that divided America and deadlocked Congress, is chronicled in this political drama. $23, Players By The Sea.
The tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Tickets start at $60, 2 PM and 7 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
May 4-June 5
Novelist Charles Condomine invites an eccentric medium and clairvoyant to conduct a séance. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife. Prices vary, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
May 6-7, 13-14, 20-22
On The Verge or The Geography Of Yearning
The story of three Victorian women explorers, each with their own specialty, who set off in 1888 to chart Terra Incognita, an unknown and mysterious land. $20, Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre.
Upper School Drama Showcase
Presented in the McGehee Auditorium. 7:30 PM, The Bolles School, San Jose Campus.
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself)
Louis de Rougemont was an actual person who told stories in Victorian London about his pearl-fishing expedition in the South Pacific and much more. His tales come to life in this family-friendly comedy. $23, Players By The Sea.
July 22-August 13
This musical tells the story of Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ and Felicia, his love interest and a black singer whose career he wants to promote in his radio show. $28, Players By The Sea.
August 3-September 4
Smokey Joes Café
A non-stop celebration of the songs by the legendary hit makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber, featuring songs like “Hound Dog” and “Love Potion #9.” Prices vary, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
September 7- October 9
The well-loved musical about Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent. Prices vary, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
October 19- November 20
Annie Get Your Gun
When Annie Oakley joins Col. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, she falls for the show’s star, Frank Butler. But when she soon becomes the main attraction, Butler leaves for a rival show, leading to the ultimate sure-fire finale that hits the mark every time! Prices vary, Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
The Jacksonville Symphony season opens with three days of free community concerts and Courtney Lewis begins his inaugural season as music director. Free, 7 PM, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Scott Watkins, Piano
Associate professor of piano, Dr. Scott Watkins, presents the program he will perform October 10th at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall.
Ani DiFranco with Ana Egge
Enjoy the singer, songwriter, activist and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco as she performs her music mixed with jazz, soul and electronica. Tickets start at $49, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
With old school training but a new school sound, Simply Three blends original works and innovative arrangements that blend classical style with popular songs of today. Free, 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
The Mountain Goats with Blank Range at the Colonial Quarter
Enjoy the sounds described as an enchanting mix of jazz elements, soothing piano, intense drumming, and fun lyrics. $20, 7 PM, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Holst’s The Planets
The Symphony’s opening weekend extravaganza features Courtney Lewis conducting Holst’s “The Planets,” John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 90.” Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
The Winery Dogs
The Winery Dogs’ sound is filled with straightforward rock and roll inspired by some of their favorite bands. Tickets start at $27, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Noah Gundersen with Field Report at the Colonial Quarter
Enjoy gorgeous melodies mixed with a plainspoken language. $15, 8 PM, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
JU Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Professor Artie Clifton, the Wind Ensemble features the best woodwind, brass, and percussion players on campus. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Andrew Smith and Alfredo Oyaguez
Two musicians blend the sound of the cello and the piano to celebrate the 126th concert season for Friday Musicale. Free, 11 AM and 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
High School Choral Invitational
The JU Choirs share the stage with outstanding high school choruses from greater Jacksonville in the sixth annual celebration of choral music in our schools. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Suzanne Vega is a leading figure of the folk-music revival and sings what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation. Tickets start at $29.50, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Little Big Town with Drake White and Big Fire
The country vocal quartet power house will perform, a mix of country and slow, bluesy tunes. Tickets start at $25, 7:30 PM, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Denzal Sinclaire Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook and More
Denzal Sinclaire joins the Symphony for a concert of the great singer's hits. Tickets start at $19, Times-Union Center.
Myron Silberstein, piano, Jay Ivey, Baritone, and Kimberly Beasley, Soprano
Celebrate Persichetti’s 100th birthday with a lecture recital performance of previously unpublished song cycles. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Tab Benoit is a three-time Grammy-nominated musician who mixes the styles of contemporary and blues. $35, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Marcia Ball with Amy Speace
Marcia Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues will leave her audience dancing in the aisles. Tickets start at $40, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Christina and Michelle Naughton join the Symphony for Stravinsky’s landmark score “Petrouchka.” Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
Join the orchestra as they perform this musical mystery, The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and other Halloween favorite tunes. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume. Tickets start at $10, 3 PM, Times-Union Center.
Fall Orchestra Concert
Enjoy an evening of exciting film music, from familiar orchestral works to movie favorites, as well as a few surprises. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band
A multiple Grammy award winner as the lead vocalist and songwriter for Dire Straits, Knopfler has released seven solo albums. Tickets start at $39.50, 8 PM, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
October 28, January 27 & February 24
Ritz Chamber Coffee Concert
The Ritz Chamber Players are back with the yearly Coffee Concert Series. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy an intimate chamber concert from African-American musicians from around the country, led by Executive Director Terrance Patterson. Free with Registration, 2PM, Cummer Museum.
Faculty Selection Honors Recital
The first installment in the series of recitals that features nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Boz Scaggs will perform a full evening of hits. Tickets start at $49, 7:30 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
Jazz in the Black Box: Stan Piper and Friends
Held in the club atmosphere of the JU Black Box stage, the evening will also highlight jazz faculty members alongside Stan Piper in this exciting performance. $10, 7:30 PM, Black Box Theatre, Jacksonville University.
Faculty Selection Honors Recital
The second installment in the series of recitals that features nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Mixed with an eclectic set of musicians and instruments, Leftover Salmon uses rock n’ roll and mixes it with their form of aggressive bluegrass. Tickets start at $25, 7:30 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
John Lumpkin & The Covenant
John Lumpkin, upcoming producer and arranger, brings his unique style of drumming through the sound of jazz, R&B, and gospel. Free, 11 AM and 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
Garden Concert: TOMBOI
TOMBOI performs in the Cummer Gardens for an evening of psychedelic pop vocals and a combination of live and electronic beats. $25, 7 PM, Cummer Museum.
Immerse in the scores of some of the most popular films of all time, such as Ben Hur, Titanic, Gone With the Wind and Star Wars. Tickets start at $19, Times-Union Center.
Symphony in 60
Join the Symphony for 60 minutes of music followed by drinks and hors d'oeuvres with Courtney Lewis and the musicians. $35, 6 PM, Times-Union Center.
Adrian Legg & David Lindley
Adrian Legg and David Lindley combine their sounds to leave the audiences thoroughly enthralled. Tickets start at $39.50, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Jake Shimabukuro mixes both island and outside influences in his playing of the ukulele. Tickets start at $34.50, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
JU Percussion Ensemble and University Singers
The JU Percussion Ensemble and University Singers perform the premier of “And There I Was On Corfu” by Tony Steve. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Celebrating their 45th anniversary, America will take you on a musical journey with signature songs like "A Horse With No Name" and "Ventura Highway.” Tickets start at $43, 8 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
The show will feature Stravinsky, Symphony in Three Movements, Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2 and Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances. Tickets start at $25, 8 PM, Times-Union Center.
20th Anniversary Concert with Kristen Chenoweth
Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristen Chenoweth joins the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus for her Coming Home tour at the Moran Theater. Tickets start at $35, 8 PM, Times-Union Center for Performing Arts.
JU Wind Ensemble
The pops program will feature Broadway singer Ivan Rutherford from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. $10, 3 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
JU Faculty Trio
JU’s Faculty Trio presents a program of Piano Trios by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Jazz In The Black Box: Chamber and Jazz Orchestra Concert
The JU chamber and large jazz ensembles perform again in their Fall concert, this time introducing the JU Jazz Orchestra to cap off this historic event. Free, 7:30 PM, Black Box Theatre, Jacksonville University.
November 22, 2015 & February 7, 2016
Sunday Classical Concert
Join members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for chamber music celebrating the work of female composers. Free with Registration, 1:30 PM, Cummer Museum.
The Upper School Symphonic Band Fall Concert
Conductor Ryan Schulz presents the Bolles Upper School Symphonic Band Fall Concert in the Parker Auditorium. 7:30 PM, Bartram Campus.
JU Chamber Ensembles
Varied chamber music performed by JU’s top student groups, including the Honors Chamber Ensembles. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
The Music of Star Wars
Join the Jacksonville Symphony to relive the music from the previous six movies. Tickets start at $25, 7:30 PM, Times-Union Center.
Sailor Jerry presents An Evening with Lucero
The Memphis band performs its own style of soul and R&B mixed with a bit of country tunes. Tickets start at $28, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Orchestra Holiday Concert
Kick off your holiday celebrations with an evening of traditional holiday music from classical to pops. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Make We, Joy: Songs of the Season
Join the University Singers, Chorale and Men’s and Women’s Choirs in a spirited program of seasonal music. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Pixar in Concert
A compilation of the music and imagery from 14 feature films, performed by full symphony orchestra. Tickets start at $25, 7:30 PM, Times-Union Center.
The Upper School Chorus Concert
Conductor Rachel Clifton presents the Bolles Upper School Chorus Concert in the McGehee Auditorium. 7:30 PM, San Jose Campus.
Loudon Wainwright III with guest Melissa Ferrick
Wainwright entertains with many of his hits such as “Dead Skunk.” Tickets start at $35, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Celebrate the holiday season with the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists. Tickets start at $19, Times-Union Center.
Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra
Kevin Griffin weaves audience participation and well-known rock songs to make this an unforgettable performance. Tickets start at $32, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Ponte Vedra Campus Holiday Concert
Director Stacey Posick presents the Bolles School Ponte Vedra Campus Holiday Concert. 8:45 AM and 10:15 AM, Ponte Vedra Campus.
Festival of Light: An Intimate Evening with Matisyahu
Reggae and hip hop artist Matisyahu and his “Festival of Light” Tour will play songs that highlighted the rise of his career. Tickets start at $37.50, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Tickets start at $25, 8 PM, Times-Union Center.
Cool Side of Yuletide Holiday Concert
Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church hosts the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and other choirs as they perform songs of the holiday season with guest artists Ritz Chamber Players. 3 PM, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church.
Michael McDonald—This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday and Hits
Michael McDonald performs a mix of his hit songs and classic Christmas tunes. Tickets start at $43, 8 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
First Coast Nutcracker
The First Coast Nutcracker Ballet has been a tradition in North Florida for 40 years. Experience it with Tchaikovsky's music played by the Symphony. Tickets start at $18, Times-Union Center.
Friday Musicale presents their current Scholarship Laureates award recipients in concert. Free, 3 PM, Friday Musicale.
Nicolas Altstaedt, who has been honored around the world, joins Courtney Lewis as he conducts one of Claude Debussy’s most acclaimed works. Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
Artist Perspectives Recital with the Ritz Chamber Players Ritz Chamber ensemble musicians perform solo repertoire in an intimate environment. Free, 7 PM, Cummer Museum.
The Lovin’ Spoonful musician brings his American rock n’ roll music to Jacksonville. $36, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Outstanding Young Pianists Students, grades 5-12, will compete in the Outstanding Young Pianists Competition and the winners will perform in concert. Free, 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with New Breed
Brass Band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue band mixes its jazz and hip hop roots with rock and funk to create a distinctive performance. $42, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook
Experience many of Carole King’s timeless favorites as they are given full symphonic treatment. Tickets start at $19, Times-Union Center.
The Hot Sardines
Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you have The Hot Sardines. Tickets start at $25, 8 PM, Times-Union Center.
Anne Tormela and Richard Gordon
Native New Yorker, Anne Tormela, known for her strongly expressive voice and her in bel-canto, early music style joins forces with pianist Richard Gordon in concert. Free, 11 AM & 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Join the Jacksonville Symphony as they celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tickets start at $19, 8 PM, Times-Union Center.
Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. Tickets start at $43, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Jacksonville University Clarinet Day An all-day artistic and educational event for local students, community and professional clarinetists and concertgoers. An evening concert finale will feature the Jacksonville Symphony Clarinet Quartet and the Jacksonville Clarinet Choir. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
13th Annual First Coast Honors Choir Festival
The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus sponsors a day-long program to honor local fourth, fifth and sixth grade children who have been recognized by their music educators for their singing ability, musical aptitude, and strong work ethic. 5 PM, Deermeadows Baptist Church.
Mozart’s Great Mass
Join Courtney Lewis, four soloists and the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus for this performance of the Mass deemed “Great.” Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
Former front man of pop sensation Men at Work brings some of his oldies back to the stage. Tickets start at $29.50, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Faculty Chamber Recital
Faculty chamber recital featuring works for strings and voice by composers such as Barber, Butterworth, and Bernovsky. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Violinists Mariana Hill and Naira Cola specialize in traditional classical repertoire along with brilliant unconventional arrangements of arias, spirituals and other genres. Free, 11 AM & 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
Instrumental Music Recital
Bolles upper and middle school band students perform solos and small chamber ensemble music in historic Bolles Hall. 7 PM, San Jose Campus.
Paul Barnes is professor of piano at the University of Nebraska and is known internationally for his unique recital programs. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Faculty Selection Honors Recital
The third installment in the series of recitals that features nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Hagen, Stern and Shostakovich
Join two great talents and the Jacksonville Symphony for Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 10.” Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
The James Hunter Six
The English artist and his band brings the sounds of R&B and soul to the stage. Tickets start at $35, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
The Mana Quartet
The quartet made up of Diane Hunger, Michael Hernandez, Thomas Giles and Michael Mortarotti use vintage instruments to perform 20th century masterworks. Free, 11 AM & 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
Baby Boomers: Music of the 60s
The music of the baby boomers was among the most varied ever. Relive those great days with the Symphony and guest vocalists who will have guests dancing in the aisles. Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
Seventh Annual “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” Concert
A tribute to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, with special guest choir from Hampton University. 3 PM, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church.
JU Wind Ensemble and First Coast Wind Ensemble
The JU Wind Ensemble partners with the First Coast Wind Ensemble to present the music of celebrated American composer Samuel Hazo, conducted by the composer. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Faculty New Music Recital, featuring Guest Composer Daniel Fulmer
Jacksonville composer Daniel Fulmer presents works alongside compositions by JU faculty. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark Jr. will wow audiences as a mind- blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer. $38, 7 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
JU Chamber Ensembles
JU’s top student chamber groups present an exciting concert of varied repertoire. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Student New Music Concert
Innovative student compositions will be showcased as part of the New Music Concert Series. Free, 7:30 PM. Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet
The Mu’tet is led by Jeff Coffin, saxophonist, composer, educator, and three-time Grammy winner from Dave Matthews Band. $25, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
American virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell takes center stage with the Jacksonville Symphony. 7 PM, Times-Union Center.
Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham
Join Sam-I-Am and the Grouch to experience a merry whiz-bang romp. Tickets start at $10, 3 PM, Times-Union Center.
Band FBA Adjudication Gainesville
Conductor Ryan Schulz presents students in the Florida Band Masters Association adjudication. The Bolles School, San Jose Campus.
American Landscape Michael Butterman and Jeff Midkiff lead the orchestra in a coffee concert. Tickets start at $19, 11 AM, Times-Union Center.
Roger McGuinn Founder of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn will create a performance of his hit songs like “Eight Miles High.” Tickets start at $40, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
The Jacksonville University Orchestra presents works by the student winners of the Delius Composition Awards for 2014 and . $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Marquita Raley and Deah L. Harriott
Marquita Raley’s rich, vibrant mezzo-soprano and award winning pianist Deah Harriot perform together in concert. Free, 11 AM & 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
Back to the Future
Relive the movie in all its glory with Alan Silvestri's newly expanded score played live by the Jacksonville Symphony. Tickets start at $25, 8 PM, Times-Union Center.
Claude Bolling Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano
Jacksonville Symphony Flutist Les Roettges and Bassist Todd Lockwood join JU faculty Tony Steve (percussion) and Scott Watkins (piano) for a rare performance of Claude Bolling’s fanciful Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Faculty Selection Honors Recital The fourth installment in the series that features nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Piano Studio Class Recital
JU’s talented piano students join forces to present a program dedicated to the music of French composer Claude Debussy. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
The Johnny Clegg Band
This band’s crossover music is a vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms. Tickets start at $35, 8 PM, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Assistant Conductor - Coffee Premiere
Join the Symphony's new assistant conductor as he leads the orchestra in a coffee series concert for the first time. Tickets start at $19, 11 AM, Times-Union Center.
Cirque de la Symphonie
Music and acrobatic feats collide when Cirque de la Symphonie and their aerialists join the Symphony. Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
Patrick Hawkins, Early Keyboard Specialist
Patrick Hawkins’ program features music by Viennese composers Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Matielli. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 - Symphony in 60
These beautiful, romantic melodies inspired the creators of many of the popular love songs of our day. If you're a romantic at heart, don't miss this concert. $35, 6 PM, Times-Union Center.
Beethoven and Barber
This overture to Beethoven’s only opera presents a drama all its own—and a powerful one at that, filled with magnificent music. Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
JU Jazz Orchestra in Concert
This performance features students in the JU jazz studies program and Chris Creswell as conductor. The group will perform a hand-picked repertoire ranging from traditional to modern. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Faculty Selection Honors Recital
The final installment in the series of recitals that features nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Russian pianist Ilya Yakushe brings his talent to Jacksonville. Free, 11 AM & 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
Cello Sonatas by Beethoven and Chopin
Cellist Shannon Lockwood presents a program of iconic sonatas for cello and piano. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Join the Symphony's new assistant conductor as part of the coffee series. Tickets start at $19, 11 AM, Times-Union Center.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams' Academy Award-winning score is performed live to the film. Tickets start at $25, 7:30 PM, Times-Union Center.
Choral and Wind Ensembles
The JU Wind Ensemble and Choirs presents a joint program of choral and wind music to celebrate the birthday of President Thomas Jefferson. $10, 3 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
The JU Jazz Combos at the River House
The jazz combos are once again featured in their last concert on campus for the year. Free, 7:30 PM, The River House, Jacksonville University.
JU Chamber Ensembles
Chamber music is performed by JU student groups, including the Honors Chamber Ensembles. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Enjoy songs from Phantom, Les Mis, The Lion King, Wicked, My Fair Lady and more. The music of Sondheim, Lloyd Webber, Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe is brought to life by the Symphony and guest vocalists. Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
JU Percussion Ensemble and The Tom Bennett Band
An evening of percussive virtuosity featuring Mudra by Bob Becker, Cloud Forest by Blake Tyson and The Black Page by Frank Zappa. Free, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Orchestra Spring Finale Concert
The Jacksonville University Orchestra finishes up the season with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, opus 64. $10, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
Bruckner Symphony No. 6 - Symphony in 60
Bruckner’s symphony demonstrates a mastery of classical form. $35, 6 PM, Times-Union Center.
Beethoven and Bruckner No. 3.
Courtney Lewis, Shai Wosner and the Jacksonville Symphony deliver an evening of music. Tickets start at $25, Times-Union Center.
Family Concert by the First Coast Wind Ensemble This 6th annual Concerto Competition is open to high school and college musicians. 3 PM, Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University.
In The Shadow of the Holocaust: Cantata Experience the rebirth of songs from the Holocaust Cantata that were originally written by prisoners while incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps. Tickets start at $19, 8 PM, Times-Union Center.
All Gershwin Lisa Vroman sings Gershwin favorites including “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Summertime.” Michael Chertock plays “Rhapsody in Blue.” Tickets start at $19, Times-Union Center.
The Colombian-American cellis explores many genres of music. Free, 11 AM & 7:30 PM, Friday Musicale.
October 8-November 4
Erin Colleen Johnson, tell me all about it
Erin Colleen Johnson and Kari Marboe explore the relationship between text and image through the process of writing and creating videos, photos, and sculptures in response to each other’s work. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
October 8-November 4
Jefferson Rall, NO HOPE to NEW HOPE
NO HOPE to NEW HOPE looks into the local nonprofit Operation New Hope through the eyes of those it’s helped. Part art, advertising, and design, the exhibit will reflect the hope and restoration of lives impacted for good in the historic Springfield and Eastside neighborhoods. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
October 8-November 4
Margi Weir, Recent Works
Margi Weir’s work uses a computer to repeat images that are stitched together visually in order to make an appealing pattern. This particular use of juxtaposed images, stacked and repeated, is a unique addition to the visual language of painting in the 21st century. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
October 8, 2015-January 2, 2016
Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise
One of the most significant collections of American art pottery of the 20th Century before it opens to the public. Listen to local performers as you dine on small bites, beer and wine. Cummer Museum.
Telfair Museums invites members and guests to a dazzling evening celebrating the opening of Monet and American Impressionism. Enjoy French bistro music, live plein air painting, and French-inspired food and drinks. Free for Telfair members, $15 for non-members, 5 PM, Jepson Center for the Arts.
October 16, 2015-January 15, 2016
Monet and American Impressionism
Monet and American Impressionism highlights the work of American artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French impressionism. $21, Jepson Center for the Arts.
Art Adventures: Newcomb Pottery
Students get a chance to view the exhibit Women, Art and Social Change before creating their own clay pottery. Open to children ages 6-12. $15 for non-members, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
Through October 25
Reflections: Artful Perspectives on the St. Johns River
This exhibition highlights the region's greatest assets, the river, vibrant cultural institutions, and an active creative community. Cummer Museum.
November 7, 2015-October 2, 2016
David Hayes: The Sentinel Series Hayes’ work represents a merger between his two mentors' different interpretations of the physicality of industrial sculpture while still maintaining its own stylistic flair. Cummer Museum.
November 12-December 11
Annual Student Juried Exhibition
Always a favorite among participants and viewers, this juried showcase features student work that is a reflection of the contemporary pulse in art making of Northeast Florida. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
Telfair Arty Party
Kick off the fabulous fair weekend for a preview bash in Telfair Square. This highly anticipated event allows guests an exclusive opportunity to preview and purchase the featured art and meet the artists at a chic cocktail reception. 6 PM, Telfair Square.
The Inaugural Jacksonville Manatee Festival brings together cultural organizations and conservation in a giant celebration of Florida's favorite marine mammal. Free with Zoo admission.10 AM-4 PM, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
History of Western Art: Baroque Art
The Museum staff leads participants through the history of Western Art in this monthly series of lectures. $10 for non-members, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
Makers Workshop: Ceramics
Participants enjoy a glass of wine while creating a ceramic piece of art. $40 for non-members, 6 PM, Cummer Museum.
VyStar International Artist Lecture Series presents Julien de Casabianca
Julien de Casabianca, a French visual artist and filmmaker, speaks about his concept to bring fine art to the streets. VIP Reception: $30, 6 PM. Lecture: $10, 7 PM, Cummer Museum.
Explore the rich history of British watercolors through works given by Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Lee Bebout. Cummer Museum.
November 24, 2015-May 15, 2016
Rockwell Kent: The Shakespeare Portfolio
In 1936, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) completed a limited edition series of illustrations for “The Complete Works of Shakespeare.” Shown in conjunction with the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the exhibition celebrates the legacies of two leading figures in their respective fields. Cummer Museum.
Rooms with a View: Holiday Impressions
The Telfair Academy Guild presents the Second Annual Rooms With A View: Holiday Impressions exhibit. This two-week-long show features local interior designers along with the internationally acclaimed designer Mary McDonald. Jepson Center for the Arts.
December 11-13,18, 2015-January 2, 2016
Thousands of LED lights will transform the zoo into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. Weekdays 6-9:30 PM, weekends 6-10:00 PM, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
ZOObilee Enjoy dinner, cocktails, crafts, animal encounters, pictures with Santa and special entertainment - plus priority admission into ZOOLights! $50 for adults, $25 for children, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
December 16 & 17
Talks & Tea: Art Beyond Sight
Enjoy a talk on the work of the Women of Vision in the creation of this exhibition, led by a museum educator. $6, 1:30 PM, Cummer Museum.
December 19, 2015-November 27, 2016
“Conservation, Beautification, And A City Plan”: Ninah Cummer and The Establishment of Jacksonville Parks
Using original documents and photographs this exhibition explores Mrs. Ninah Cummer’s commitment to the City. Cummer Museum.
Through January 3
Mickalene Thomas at Giverny
The dazzling mixed-media works of Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) combine rhinestones with acrylic and oil paints to create compositions that often reference iconic works of art from nineteenth-century Europe. $21, Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center for the Arts
Art for Two: Fun in 3-D!
Attendees can explore the exhibition David Hayes, The Sentinel Series in the sculpture garden and then meet in the studio to build their own abstract sculpture. Open to children ages 3-5 accompanied by one adult. $20 for pair of non-members, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
The Search for Paradise: A History of Western Gardens Explore some of the world’s great gardens with this lecture, one in a four-part series, which covers antiquities, medieval and Renaissance gardens. $10 for non-members, 1:30 PM, Cummer Museum.
January 14-February 10
Eva Champagne & Sara Schneckloth, Accretion
Champagne’s ceramic work and Schneckloth’s drawings combine to create an immersive environment, one driven by attention to natural systems and the patterns and meanings they contain. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
January 14-February 10
Gabriel Greenlaw, The Seat of Sensation Drawing inspiration from modern imaging sciences, such as neuroimaging, The Seat of Sensation explores the biological phenomena that make up the nervous system and other sensory receptors. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
January 14-February 10
Nicole Gugliotti, receptacle
In a series of ceramic vignettes, the exhibition receptacle explores the role of storytelling in activism and the objects that contain these stories. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
Art Adventures: David Hayes
Students create abstract sculptures in response to the work of artist David Hayes in the Cummer’s sculpture garden. Open to children ages 6-12. $15 for non-members, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
History of Western Art: Rococo, Neoclassicism, and Romanticism
Explore art history through this monthly series of lectures which includes time in the galleries. $10 for non-members, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
January 29-April 17
Archipenko: A Modern Legacy
Featuring approximately 50 sculptures, mixed media reliefs, and works on paper, the exhibition spans Archipenko’s entire career. Cummer Museum.
February 18-March 16
Ryan Adrick, Tracy Longley-Cook, Rachel Girard Reisert, and Janelle Young, Landmark: Alternative Views of the Landscape
This exhibition features four unique perspectives that explore the investigation and interpretation of the landscape. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
February 18-March 16
Phillip Scarpone, Fragments of Recollection: Building a new Whole
In thinking about how our sense of self is connected to our environment, he uses personal connections to places, the history of objects, and familiar mechanical processes as a starting point in his work. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
The Search for Paradise: A History of Western Gardens
Join director of education Lynn Norris for a trip through some of the world’s great gardens as participants trace the connections between art and gardens. $10, 1:30 PM, Cummer Museum.
Destination Dinos – Grand Opening
Live music, celebrations and excitement surrounding Destination: Dino. 9 AM-5 PM, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
March 31-April 29
Division of Visual Arts Annual Thesis Exhibition
The graduating seniors in the Division of Visual Arts will exhibit their faculty–approved Senior Thesis projects in this annual show. Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University.
Learn from the experts and tour the gardens with a member of the horticulture team. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
Party for the Planet
Guests can learn how to take care of of Earth by learning about 'green' and sustainable practices from eco-friendly vendors throughout the Zoo. 10 AM-4 PM, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
April 30-May 1
Garden and Wine Festival Purchase unique and native plants, and other garden-related items, learn from qualified horticulture experts, participate in fun children's craft activities, and enjoy entertainment from local vendors along with sampling beer and wine. Free with Zoo admission.10 AM-4 PM, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
Senior Choreography Concert
For this series of performances, graduating dance Seniors will push the boundaries of contemporary choreography with original works produced. $10, Swisher Theater, Jacksonville University.
Spring Dance Concert
Dance faculty and guest artists will choreograph thrilling, high-energy dance based in theatricality. $10, Swisher Theater, Jacksonville University.
An eclectic body of work that applies a multi-disciplinary technique, weaving dance, theater and music with unusual stage elements, visual arts and mixed-media. $25, 7:30 PM, Swisher Theater, Jacksonville University.
The Cinderella Ballet has inspired many with wonderful, melodious music and exquisite choreography. Experience a full production featuring dancers from Jacksonville's own First Coast Nutcracker. Tickets start at $35, Moran Theatre.
Films, Lectures & Special Events
Brew at the Zoo
Sponsored by the Wild Things, the Zoo’s Young Professional group, this after-hours fundraising event welcomes guests to samplings from 40 area restaurants and over 200 beer tastings. Tickets start at $55, 7 PM, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
This is a family-friendly event centered around raising environmental awareness through the arts, education, and music. Free, 10 AM, Cummer Museum.
Red Baraat Concert with Riverside Fine Arts
Don't miss this New Orleans style brass band with an Indian Bollywood meets Go-Go Hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Enjoy beer, wine and food by Monroe's BBQ food truck. Tickets $25, 8-10:30 PM, Hemming Park.
ToneVendor presents the Fall St. Augustine Record Fair Shop over 30,000 music-related items including new and used vinyl records, CDs, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more. Free, 11 AM, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Help Cummelia, an organization for Nassau County residents encouraging interest in and support for the Cummer Museum, kick off their year with a distillery tour and a presentation on the exhibition Women, Art and Social Change. $40 for non-members, 5 PM, Marlin & Barrel Distillery.
History of Western Art: Early Christian to High Renaissance Art
Explore art history through this monthly series of lectures which includes time in the museum’s galleries. $10 for non-members, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
Monet and American Impressionism Lecture: “Modern Light, Monet, and the Americans”
Dr. Nancy Mowll Mathews, will explore what was new scientifically and culturally about light in the nineteenth century, and how Monet and his American colleagues saw these studies, and impressionism, through nationalistic lenses. Free for Telfair members, $12 for non-members, 6 PM, Jepson Center for the Arts.
Masquerade in the Mansion
Don your masks for an unforgettable masquerade in the mansion, presented by Telfair’s William Jay Society, Telfair Museums’ member group for young professionals. Intrigue and revelry await as you wander the beautiful, historic Telfair Academy, once the mansion home of one of Georgia’s most prominent historical families and now site of Telfair Museums’ collection of masterful paintings and sculptures. 9 PM, Telfair Academy.
Monet and American Impressionism Lecture: “Imprinting Impressionism: The Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt, Frank Benson, and Childe Hassam”
This event will close the Monet series by addressing Impressionism’s influence on prints made by notable American artists and explore why those artists chose to pursue a difficult medium after achieving success with their paintings. Free for Telfair members or $12 for non-members, 6 PM, Jepson Center for the Arts.
November 4-December 16
Art Fundamentals: Acrylic Painting
Learn composition for landscape and still life, color theory and techniques in acrylic painting. Held every Wednesday. Ages 16 and up. $190 for non-members, 1 PM, Cummer Museum.
Women and Creativity in Our Community
Hear from female entrepreneurs and artists about their passions and what each is doing to contribute to the city’s revitalization. Registration is free, Cummer Museum.
FOCUS & Cummelia Lunch and Tour, The Art of the Newcomb Pottery EnterpriseJoin FOCUS Cummer and Cummelia for a special luncheon, lecture and private tour of Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise. $45 for non-members, 11 AM, Cummer Museum.
Veteran’s Day Promotion
Military veterans get in for free with coupon. 9 AM-5 PM. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Monet Family Day at Telfair Art Fair
Enjoy the annual Telfair Art Fair in Telfair Square and the blockbuster Monet and American Impressionism exhibit at the Jepson Center in this inside and outdoors family day. Free, 1 PM, Telfair Square and Jepson Center for the Arts.
Telfair Art Fair
The fair features a wide variety of original art for sale in a broad range of prices and media, offering something to suit every taste and budget. This outdoor event in the heart of historic Savannah features 85 national and local artists. Free, Telfair Square.
Art Adventures: Ancient Art!
This class will view and discuss works from the civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome and use that inspiration to create their own work in response. Open to children ages 6-12. $15 for non-members, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Peking Dreams Watch an amazing display of Chinese circus and acrobatics performed by China's most revered circus artists, such as juggling and contortion. Tickets start at $26, 3 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
Makers Workshop: Textiles
Enjoy a glass of wine while creating a piece of textile art. $15 for non-members, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
Champagne and Shopping at the Cummer Shop
Shop expanded store inventory and trunk shows from artisans’ merchandise with a glass of bubbly in hand. Free, 10 AM, Cummer Museum.
Art for Two: Pop!
On the second Saturday of each month, students will create bright, colorful prints on the printing press inspired by the artwork of Pop artist Andy Warhol. Open to children ages 3 through 5 and their favorite adult. $20 per pair for non-members, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
Makers Workshop: Jewelry
Participants enjoy a glass of whine while creating a piece of jewelry. $40 for non-members, 6 PM, Cummer Museum.
Art Adventures: The Cummer Family
This class focuses on the history of the Cummer Museum and its founders. $15, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
Mike Super: Magic and Illusion
The America’s Got Talent finalist performs his astonishing magic tricks. Tickets start at $16, 7 PM, Thrasher-Horne Center.
Noon Years’ Eve
Visit the Great Lawn, Play Park and the Gardens at Trout River Plaza for live entertainment, party favors, contests and prizes! Don’t forget the apple juice toast at the stroke of noon! Free with admission, 10 AM-1 PM, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
January 13-February 17
Art fundamentals: Acrylic Painting
Learn composition for landscape and still life, color theory and techniques in acrylic painting. Held every Wednesday. Ages 16 and up. $190 for non-members, 1 PM, Cummer Museum.
Conversations & Cocktails
Connect at the Museum for a special Conversations & Cocktails with Research Curator Alexandra Keiser, Ph.D. of the Archipenko Foundation. $35 for non-members, 6:30 PM, Cummer Museum.
Movie Night: Romeo + Juliet
Add a little romance to your Valentine’s Weekend with a special screening of the 1996 film, Romeo + Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. $20, 6 PM, Cummer Museum.
The Sculpted Figure Through Time
Join Chief Curator Holly Keris for a talk about sculptures in the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Cummer Museum.
Art Adventures: Cubism
In this class students will be inspired by several works that typify the Cubist art movement, including works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection as well as the special exhibition Archipenko: A Modern Legacy. Open to children ages 6 through 12. $15, 10:30 AM, Cummer Museum.
Drink & Draw
Enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer during this two-hour drawing of the human figure by artist Tony Wood. $40 for non-members, 6 PM, Cummer Museum.
This adult evening fundraiser has raised over $3.6 million for the care and feeding of the animals, educational programs and conservation initiatives. Join the Zoo for dinner, drinks, dancing and live and silent auctions. Tickets start at $100, 6-11 PM, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
The honor inductions for upperclassmen excelling in two or more of the arts will be held in the Lynch Theater. The event starts at 6 PM on the Bolles San Jose Campus.
Annual Student Choreography Dance Showcase and Awards
Angela Blackledge, director, will present the Bolles School Annual Student Choreography Dance Showcase and Awards in the McGehee Auditorium. 7:30 PM, San Jose Campus.
First Wednesday Every Month
Rain or shine, Art walk spans more than 15 blocks including over 40 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses, plus dozens of artists in Hemming Park, street performers and live music. Free, 5-9 PM, Hemming Park.
First Thursday Every Month
Poets in the Park
Enjoy poetry slams, spoken word, and readings by a variety of local poets and performers including Jax Youth Poetry club leader, Tonya M. Smart and Ebony Payne-English. Free, 3–5 PM, Hemming Park.
First Sunday Every Month
Art Fusion with MOCA Jacksonville
MOCA presents a fun, informative art-making program where kids can enjoy hands on art making projects inspired by works in the Museum. Children participating in Art Fusion receive free gallery admission. Free, 12-4 PM, Hemming Park.
Every Second Wednesday
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a game of bingo in the park. Food trucks and drinks will also be available; pet and kid friendly. Free, 5-8 PM, Hemming Park.
Every Second Saturday
Join Vagabond Coffee Company in Hemming Park to shop vintage finds and handmade foods from local craftsmen and collectors. Free, 9 AM-6 PM, Hemming Park.
Every Third Thursday
Jaxon’s Night Market
Featuring over 20 local street/artisan vendors and street food vendors including Super Food Truck, Smoke It Up BBQ, Fresh Jax and Down To Earth Farm. Other highlights include Intuition Ale Works Craft Beer Garden and several local retailers. Free, 5:30-9 PM, Hemming Park.
Hemming Park Beer Garden Sip on local and craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails created by "gypsy bartenders" around Jacksonville. Local food trucks and entertainment will also be present. Free, 5-8 PM, Hemming Park.