Oct. 5, 5-9 PM, MOCA • Monthly event held on the first Wednesday of each month, free admission.
Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep
Through Oct. 30, MOSH • Join flesh-eating fish, monster sharks and carnivorous reptiles in an undersea adventure.
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Through Oct. 30, MOSH • Ground-breaking fossil finds from around the globe presented with cutting edge computer generated recreations, $5 in addition to museum admission.
Oct. 1-15, Players by the Sea • It’s the Roaring Twenties and their wild ways have landed Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly behind bars. Trust silver-tongued lawyer Billy Flynn to drum up publicity and bamboozle the jury to get them off, $26.
$5 Fridays at MOSH
Weekly, through 8 PM, MOSH • $5 admission and extended hours.
Each Friday, 5-8 PM, MOSH • Laser lights and digital sound collide in this weekly presentation, which starts at 5, 6, 7 and 8 PM, $5 per person, laser glasses $1.
Victory Begins at Home: Florida During World War II
Oct. 1-Jan.1, MOSH • This exhibit transports visitors back to the war years to learn about Floridians in service, military recruitment, training and more.
Jacksonville’s Norman Studios: Movie Posters from the Permanent Collection
Through Nov. 2, Cummer Museum • Early filmmakers once flocked to Florida in the 1920s. Posters from Richard Norman’s Arlington-based film production company capture pre-Depression African-American cinema.
Oct. 5, 9:45 AM, MOSH • Seniors enjoy a coffee reception, planetarium program or special guest speaker, plus free time to explore the museum on the first Wednesday of each month, $6, reservations required.
Douglas Anderson Wind Symphony Benefit Concert
Oct. 6, 7:30 PM, Douglas Anderson Theatre • DA Wind Symphony is one of only five high school bands invited to perform at the prestigious Midwest International Band Conference in Chicago in December. Proceeds fund the students’ trip.
Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings
Oct. 7 through Jan. 8, 2012, Cummer Museum • This exhibition marks the first time the works of Eugene Savage, including a series of over three dozen paintings, have been publicly exhibited since the 1960s.
Intercollegiate Choral Festival
Oct. 7, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • The 16th Annual Intercollegiate Choral Festival will host the choices of Florida State College, Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida to kick off the collegiate choral season, free admission.
Art for Two on Saturdays: Texture Exploration
Oct. 8 and Oct. 15, 10:30 AM-12 PM, Cummer Museum • Celebrate Art Beyond Sight month and learn to “see with your hands” in a touch tour of Art Connections and create a self-portrait with wax string. $10-$15 per pair. Pre-registration is required, 355-0630.
Dirty Pictures: Controversy and Photography
Oct. 8, 2 PM, MOCA • A screening of “Dirty Pictures,” about the 1990 attempts to censor the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center’s controversial Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit, followed by Q&A session with MOCA director Marcelle Polednik, free admission
Oct. 9, 7 PM, Times Union Center • The boys from the Emerald Isle return for a one-night performance of traditional Irish songs and new classics.
Oct. 11-16, Times Union Center • Set in the tropics during World War II, South Pacific is one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved and classic stories.
Lecture: Eugene F. Savage: Imagining the Seminoles of Florida
Oct. 11, 7 PM, Cummer Museum • UNF Asstistant Professor Dr. Elizabeth B. Heuer, Curator of the exhibition, speaks on Savage’s vision of Seminole culture and his manipulation of imagery, free admission to the public.
Little Women: The Musical
Oct. 13-15, 7:30 PM; Oct. 16, 3 PM, JU Swisher Theatre • The book that five generations have loved comes to life in this rousing musical, featuring all your favorite March sisters! Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy sing of their hopes, dreams and fears to Jason Howland’s lush score, $10 for adults, special pricing for seniors, military, students and children.
Organ and a Movie
Oct. 16, 1 PM, The Church of the Good Shepherd • Vance Reese prepares a score to the silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, $20.
Talks with Tea Lecture Series: Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings
Oct. 19-20, 1:30 PM, Cummer Museum • A seated gallery talk with tea reception immediately following the exhibit tour. Pre-registration required, $6.
My Fair Lady Classic Musical
Oct. 19-Nov. 27, Alhambra Theatre & Dining • Eliza Doolittle, a coarse little peddler of flowers in Covent Garden, agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream and ends up falling in love, $42-$49.
North Beaches Art Walk
October 20, 5-9 PM, Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage Cultural Center • Monthly art walk held every third Thursday. This month marks the event’s fourth anniversary with a “Pop-Culture” theme that highlights the ’60s and ’70s, free.
The Territory of Light: Reflections on the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection
Oct. 20, 6:30 PM, MOCA • Dr. Paul Karabinis, exhibition co-curator and UNF assistant professor of photography, discusses the process of selecting and organizing the “Shared Vision” exhibition, free admission.
Campout Under the Stars
Oct. 22, Russell Park Field • Family fun day starts at 2 PM and includes a free movie in the park, Wall-E. Campsites are $10 for the night and include pancake breakfast.
State Symphony Capella of Russia
Oct. 23, 4 PM, St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church • Led by chief conductor Valeri Polyansky and assistant conductor Sergey Veprintsev, the State Symphony Capella of Russia brings classic masterpieces by composers such as Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, Verdi and Brahms to a powerful aural experience, free admission.
Oct. 25, 7:30 PM, Terry Concert Hall • The JU Orchestra opens its season with the high-spirited Festival Overture composed by JU Composition faculty member Jianjun He. Also featured on the program is Claude Debussy’s charming Petite Suite, free admission.
Cummer Concert Music Series
Oct. 30, 1:30 PM, Cummer Museum • Featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
Nov. 2, 5-9 PM, MOCA • Monthly event held on the first Wednesday of each month, free admission.
Nov. 4-19, Players by the Sea • Arthur Przybyszewski is shuffling through the motions of running a donut shop in a down-at-the-heels Chicago neighborhood. But things change when he hires Franco, an ambitious young black man with plans to turn things around.
Cummer 50th Anniversary Ball
Nov. 5, 6 PM, Cummer Museum • The museum’s annual black-tie affair celebrates the legacy of Cummer Museum founder, Ninah Cummer.
Family Day: Archaeology
Nov. 5, MOSH • Join members of the Southeast Archaeology Conference & Florida Public Archaeology Network for a full day of programs, included with museum admission.
Splendours of the Baroque
Nov. 5, 7:30 PM; Nov. 6, 3 PM, Terry Concert Hall • JU opera theatre students and the JU dance department present scenes and dances from these gems of antiquity, $10 for adults, special pricing for seniors, military, students and children.
Brenda Jackson’s “Truly Everlasting”
Nov. 5, 8 PM, Florida Theatre • JU grad Brenda Jackson has over 85 women’s fiction books to her name. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Josephine Threatt Scholarship Foundation at Florida Memorial University, $53.50.
Sound Effects: Music at MOCA
Nov. 6, 2 PM, MOCA • Directors Rhonda Cassano and Philip Pan are joined by Alexei Romanenko, principal cellist of the Jacksonville Symphony and Dr. Christine Yoshikawa, concert pianist and adjunct professor of music at Chipola College, reservations suggested, $9 for MOCA members, $12 for nonmembers.
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
Nov. 8-13, Times Union Center • Belle looks beyond the Beast’s hard exterior and falls in love in this tale as old as time.
Lecture: An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century
Nov. 8, 7 PM, Cummer Museum • UF professor of history Dr. Jack E. Davis examines Douglas’ eighty-year relationship with the Everglades, book signing to follow.
Nov. 9, 7:30 PM, Wilson Center for the Arts • Inspired by a The New York Times article called “The Things They Wrote,” this play brings letters from soldiers in Îraq and Afghanistan to life.
Nov. 10-12, 7 PM, South Point Community Church Theatre • This performance by the East Coast Ballet consists of three distinct parts: the Classical Suite (Good and Evil, Scarves, the Sower and the Seed), Hands and Spellbound, $30-$60
50th Anniversary Community Celebration
Nov. 11, 10 AM-5 PM, Cummer Museum
Art for Two
Nov. 11, 10 AM-5 PM; Nov. 12, 10 AM-12 PM, Cummer Museum • Children and their favorite adults participate in classes that infuse art, storytelling, movement and music that help channel children’s interest into the development of new skills for ages 3-5. $15 for non-members per adult/child pair.
Nov. 11-May 13, MOSH • Explore the bizarre world of modern materials and glimpse where they might take the human race in the future.
Veterans Day Activities
Nov. 11, 10 AM-5 PM, MOSH • Veterans are honored with military re-enactors and vehicles, a patriotic Cosmic Concert in the planetarium and the exhibit Victory Begins at Home, included with museum admission.
Nov. 15, 5-9 PM, Adele Grage Cultural Center
Symposium: Eugene Savage: Beyond Image
Nov. 15, 2-6 PM, Cummer Museum • Guest speakers Dr. Elizabeth B. Heuer, UNF assistant professor of art history, and Dr. Andrew K. Frank, FSU associate professor of history, discuss how imagery tells a story.
Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles – Direct from Broadway
Nov. 16, 7:30 PM, Times Union Center • Songs of the Fab Four are the highlight of this tribute show, which is an offshoot of the Broadway hit, Beatlemania.
North Beaches Art Walk
November 17, 5-9 PM, Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage Cultural Center
Nov. 17-19, 7:30 PM, Bolles School San Jose Campus • Director Laura Rippel, music director Rachel Clifton and choreographer Angela Blackledge lead this beloved stage production, reservations required.
MOSH After Dark: Telescope Workshop
Nov. 17, 6-8 PM, MOSH • Learn about the history of the telescope and observe celestial objects from the MOSH rooftop. $10 per person, $5 for MOSH members.
Nov. 17-19, 7 PM, Douglas Anderson Theatre • This long-running Broadway musical comedy comes to Jacksonville with buckets of laughter and a heavy stream of satire.
Earl Klugh and Nnenna Freelon
Nov. 18, 8 PM, The Church of the Good Shepherd • Grammy-nominated jazz singer Nnenna Freelon joins Grammy-award-winning jazz guitarist Earl Klugh for a night of smooth tunes, $25.
Riders in the Sky
Nov. 18, 7 PM, Florida Theatre • While remaining true to the integrity of Western music, Riders in the Sky have become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, $26.
Nov. 18, 7:30 PM, St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church • The Grammy-winning Ying Quartet are the current artists in residence at the Eastman School of Music, and their string performances are highly regarded events in the chamber music world, free admission.
Art Adventures: Everglades Foliage Still Life
Nov. 19, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Cummer Museum • Enjoy classes in painting, printmaking, collage and construction with changing themes, recommended for ages 6-12, $15 for non-members.
Mac Miller: The Blue Slide Park Tour
Nov. 23, 8 PM, Florida Theatre • Self-taught musician and hip hop artist Malcolm “Mac Miller” McCormick joins Pac Div and Casey Veggies, $28.50-$33.50.
Sustaining Beauty: The Life of Ninah Cummer
Nov. 29, 7-8:15 PM, Cummer Museum • Players by the Sea and the Cummer Museum present an original one-woman play about the Museum’s founder and her sense of civic responsibility, $5.
A John Waters Christmas
Nov. 30, 8 PM, Florida Theatre • The storied filmmaker and stand-up comedian comes to town with a sack full of jokes and observations for his critically acclaimed one-man show, $30-$35.
Nov. 30-Dec. 24, Alhambra Theatre & Dining • Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and the three ghosts of Christmas take the stage in the beloved Charles Dickens story, $42-$49.
Dec. 1, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • The Christmas portion of George F. Handel’s immortal masterwork is performed by the JU Orchestra, University Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Choruses, free admission.
Sounds of the Season
Dec. 2, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • Celebrate the season with First Coast Wind Ensemble and the Don Thompson Chorale in this popular annual concert of holiday favorites, free admission.
Dec.2-17, Players by the Sea • Truman Capote became an overnight outcast after publishing scandalous secrets of high-society. He holes up with pills, vodka, cocaine and chocolate truffles, while contemplating fame, literature and his unfulfilled life.
Kings of Salsa
Dec. 3, 8 PM, Times Union Center • This fast-paced dance performance brings the excitement and thrill of the streets of Havana to Jacksonville, with street salsa, hip hop, mambo, rumba and cha cha rhythms.
Dec. 5-6, 6 PM, St. John’s Cathedral • Be transported to the medieval times for a night of music from Douglas Anderson vocalists in Renaissance regalia and festive dining with kings and queens.
A Holiday Evening with Garrison Keillor
Dec. 6, 7:30 PM, Times Union Center • Beloved Grammy-award winning radio personality Garrison Keillor shares an intimate evening of anecdotes and tales about growing up in the American Midwest.
Eugene Savage Family Night
Dec. 6, 4-8 PM, Cummer Museum • Experience old Florida and discover Seminole traditions, crafts and storytelling, free admission.
Dec. 7, 5-9 PM, MOCA • Monthly event held on the first Wednesday of each month, free admission.
Visual Arts Exhibition: “Breaking Ranks”
Dec. 8-Feb. 17, 5:30-7:30 PM, Douglas Anderson Gallery • An exhibition of student works in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography.
Dec. 9, 8 PM, The Church of the Good Shepherd • The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality and boisterous fun, $25.
Gallery Tour: Shared Vision
Dec. 10, 2 PM, MOCA • Curator-led tour of “Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography” offers insight into the artists and their works represented in the exhibition, free admission.
Peter White Christmas featuring Mindi Abair and Kirk Whalum
Dec. 14, 8pm, Florida Theatre • Inspired by the Beatles as a young boy, Peter White taught himself to play the guitar at an early age. The renowned English acoustic guitarist joins Grammy winner Kirk Whalum and saxophonist Mindi Abair, $31-$40.
North Beaches Art Walk
Dec. 15, 5-9 PM, Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage Cultural Center
MOSH After Dark: Music Under the Stars
Dec. 15, 6-9 PM, MOSH • Learn about the star system while enjoying a live musical performance, rooftop stargazing and wine tasting.
The Nutcracker Prince
Dec. 15-17, Wilson Center for the Arts • The East Coast Ballet performs this holiday classic for three nights only, $15-$60.
Anthony & Beard Holiday Program
Dec. 18, 4 PM, St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church • Trumpeter Ryan Anthony and organist Gary Beard have performed classical music and jazz together since 1993, free admission.
Straight No Chaser
Dec. 21, 8 PM, Florida Theatre • Straight No Chaser started in 1996 as a group of ten friends at Indiana University who happened to enjoy singing a capella together. Fifteen years later, the group has reunited for a national tour, $32-$40.
Dec. 30-Feb. 5, Alhambra Theatre & Dining • Singing nuns, greeting cards and a botched batch of vichyssoise are major plot devices in this musical comedy by Dan Goggin, $42-$49
Dec. 31-Jan. 21, Players by the Sea • Nostalgic and upbeat, this cabaret-style musical features hip and swinging tunes made famous in the 1950s and 60s by great Las Vegas entertainment like Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
Jan. 4, 5-9 PM, MOCA • Monthly event held on the first Wednesday of each month, free admission.
Jan. 4-22, Times-Union Center • Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is a cultural phenomenon heralded as “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times. The story of Elphaba and Galinda, better known as the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North, features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Jon Kimura Parker
Jan. 6, 7:30 PM, St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church • Jon Kimura Parker is currently a professor of piano at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and his musical career includes time spent with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra, free admission.
Cummer Concert Music Series
Jan. 8, 1:30 PM, Cummer Museum • Featuring David Finckel and Wu Han.
North Beaches Art Walk
Jan. 19, 5-9 PM, Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage Cultural Center
Jan. 20, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • Faculty member Robert Tudor will present “Between the Sea and the Sand” with selections from jazz to Irish folk songs to female choir, $10 for adults, special pricing for seniors, military, students and children.
MOSH After Dark: Bacardi Rum Making Workshop
Jan. 27, 6-8 PM, MOSH • Learn the science behind rum with a hands-on sensory activity with Bacardi’s senior beverage scientist.
Jan. 28, 8 PM, Times-Union Center • Journey through the King’s life, style and music in this one-night-only performance, featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide tribute artist contest.
Beach Meets West! The Ravi Coltrane Quartet
Jan. 29, 4 PM, Lazarra Performance Hall • Grammy-nominated saxophonist, bandleader and composer Ravi Coltrane joins pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress and drummer E.J. Strickland, free admission.
Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo
Jan. 31, 7:30 PM, Times-Union Center • The famed all-male drag ballet corps started in New York City in 1974, and continues to entertain with its humorous parodies of ballet standards.
American Impressionist Works from the Permanent Collection
Jan. 31-Aug. 15, Cummer Museum • The Cummer’s American Impressionist collection comes together in the Jacobsen Gallery as a counterpart to the exhibition of the High’s Collection, on display in the Mason Gallery.
Feb. 1, 5-9 PM, MOCA • Monthly event held on the first Wednesday of each month, free admission.
Feb. 2, 8 PM, Florida Theatre • “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” brings 30 years of live music performance and five Grammy nominations to the Florida Theatre stage, $47-$57.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
Feb. 8-26, Alhambra Theatre & Dining • Patsy Cline’s story of rising to stardom from her hometown in Virginia to the Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall, $42-$49
Three Days of Rain
Feb. 10-25, Players by the Sea • A lyrical romantic comedy about the three children of famous architects, puzzling over an enigmatic diary entry from 1960, “Three days of rain.”
Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show, Shadows in the Desert
Feb. 10-12, Wilson Center • Step back in time to a bygone era of strong drinks, hijinks, from the creator of “The Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey & Dean.”
UNF School of Music
Feb. 12, 3 PM, Jacoby Hall • The Riverside Fine Arts Series brings together the UNF School fo Music and James Holyer, director of music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on the pipe organ, $20.
Capitol Steps, Politics Takes a Holiday
Feb. 14-19, Wilson Center • The Capitol Steps put the “mock” in democracy with music and political satire. The troupe’s rotating cast of former Congressional staffers and professional actors and singers have entertained the masses since 1981.
Feb. 15, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • Featuring works by Jian-jun He, Thomas Harrison, and Tony Steve, as well as, other composers on the faculty at JU, free admission.
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism from the High Museum of Art
Feb. 16-May 6, Cummer Museum • A selection of almost 50 paintings, drawings and ad prints from the High Museum of Art.
Where Music Takes You
Feb. 16, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • Journey with the First Coast Wind Ensemble to sound landscapes that are full, vibrant and uniquely American, free admission.
Feb. 16, 7:30 PM, Times Union Center • Inspired by the delightfully irreverent classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a three-time Tony award-winning musical comedy penned by Eric Idle, a member of the Monty Python comedy team.
Florida Bandmasters Association District Solo & Ensemble Festival
Feb. 17-18, 2012, Landmark Middle School • Showcase of middle and high school FBA bands from the Jacksonville area.
Feb. 17, 8 PM, 5 Points Theatre • Three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre brings Latin flavor to Riverside, $25.
Feb. 18, 7:30 PM, Times-Union Center • Broadway-style showcase featuring Douglas Anderson performances in dance, musical theatre, vocal music, symphonic music, creative writing & film.
North Beaches Art Walk
Feb. 23, 5-9 PM, Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage Cultural Center
The Official Blues Brothers Revue
Feb. 23, 7:30 PM, Times Union Center • The comedy and music from the popular movie come to the stage in this concert, which nods to the Windy City’s storied history of blues, gospel and soul. Shades optional.
Dick Fox’s Golden Boys starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian & Bobby Rydell
Feb. 25, 8 PM, Times Union Center • Three of the most popular teen idols of the late 1950s and 60s gather together to perform highlights from each member’s impressive musical career.
Paquito D’Rivera & The Brasil Duo
Feb. 26, 4 PM, St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church • Nine-time Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera joins The Brasil Duo in a concert entitled Cuba Meets Brazil: Latin America Synergy, free admission.
Feb. 28, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • Following the church year calendar, soprano Kimberly Beasley performs cantatas. Featuring performances by Scott Watkins, harpsichord; Shannon Lockwood, cello; Marguerite Richardson, violin; Austin Clark, oboe, $10 for adults, special pricing for seniors, military, students and children.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb. 28, 7:30 PM, Times Union Center • Lauded in a Congressional resolution as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater started in March 1958 with a performance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City; today, the company has performed before an estimated 23 million people worldwide.
Say Goodnight Gracie: The Life, Love and Laughter of George Burns and Gracie Allen
Feb. 29-March 4, 7:30 PM, Wilson Center • Nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Play and winner of the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Play, Say Goodnight Gracie tells the true story of George Burns and Gracie Allen’s life together and George’s struggles and successes after Gracie’s death.
Feb. 29-Apr. 8, Alhambra Theatre & Dining • Matchmaker Dolly Gallgaher Levi seeks a wife for grumpy Horace Vandergelder, but the new widow has other plans about his romantic future, $42-$49.
Verdi’s La Traviata
Mar. 4, 7 PM, Times Union Center • Giuseppe Verdi’s three-act opera is a tragic romance performed in Italian, with a full orchestra and a vocal company of 60 singers.
Hot Off The Press!
Mar. 6, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • The JU Orchestra and JU faculty composers present an evening of newly composed orchestral music in this biennial event, a community favorite, free admission.
Mar. 7, 5-9 PM, MOCA • Event held on the first Wednesday of each month, free admission.
March 9, 7:30 PM, St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church • Renowned tenor Ian Bostridge has performed traditional German and English songs, as well as opera classics, in concert halls throughout the world, free admission.
Time for Three
Mar. 10, 8 PM, The Church of the Good Shepherd • Classical, country Western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own in this trio’s music, $25.
Garden Week 2012
Mar. 12-17, Cummer Museum • Highlights include a concert on March 16 and Impressionism Family Day on March 17.
Mar. 13-Apr. 1, Times Union Center • Frankie Valli and his pals Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi were a group of blue-collar boys before they became Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and Jersey Boys tells the story of how the group rose to American pop stardom.
Brahms and Friends
Mar. 13, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • Dr. Bobb Robinson, baritone, and Dr. Scott Watkins, piano, join with guest artists for an evening of the music of Johannes Brahms, $10 for adults, special pricing for seniors, military, students and children.
North Beaches Art Walk
Mar. 15, 5-9 PM, Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage Cultural Center
Simon Thomas Jacobs
Mar. 27, 7:30 PM, Jacoby Hall • 2010 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition winner Simon Thomas Jacobs takes the organ at Jacoby Hall, $20.
Mar. 29, 7:30 PM, Wilson Center • With a Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance or Folk Recording to her name, Judy Collins’ style as a singer and songwriter reflects influences from folk, show tunes, pop and rock.
Bolles Jazz Night
Apr. 3, 7:30 PM, Bolles School Bartram Campus • With special guest performance by the University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 1.
Apr. 4, 5-9 PM, MOCA • Monthly event held on the first Wednesday of each month, free admission.
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Apr. 5, 7:30 PM, Wilson Center • Based in Lake Mary, Florida, the Glenn Miller Orchestra brings its famous big band sound to audiences around the world for an average of 300 performances each year.
Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story
Apr. 11-June 3, Alhambra Theatre & Dining • Buddy Holly was only 22 years old when he died in a plane crash, but this popular musical celebrates the 1950s pop star’s greatest hits and musical legacy, $42-$49.
Apr. 12-14, 7:30 PM, JU Swisher Theatre • The 12th collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan, this comic opera concerns the young bride of the heir to the throne of Barataria who arrives in Venice to join her husband, $10 for adults, special pricing for seniors, military, students and children.
Apr. 12-14, Location TBA • The East Coast Ballet performs an original ballet composed by Eric Painter, owner of Ascent Music Productions.
Burn the Floor: Ballroom. Reinvented.
Apr. 17, 7:30 PM, Times Union Center • Traditional competitive ballroom styles heat up in this fiery show. Dancers cha cha, Charleston and salsa their way across the stage in one of Broadway’s most visually stunning dance shows.
North Beaches Art Walk
Apr. 19, 5-9 PM, Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage Cultural Center
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Apr. 20-May 12, Players by the Sea • One of Tennessee Williams’ most famous plays, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof tells the tale of Big Daddy Pollitt as he grapples with greed, superficiality and his own mortality.
Apr. 20, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • An all-Beethoven recital program in partnership with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Festival. Features four favorite piano sonatas: Tempest, Pathétique, Moonlight, Waldstein, $10 for adults, special pricing for seniors, military, students and children.
Apr. 22, 3 PM, Jacoby Hall • Special guest organist Scott Montgomery is the director of music ministries and organist for Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Champaign, Illinois, $20.
Apr. 24, 7:30 PM, JU Terry Concert Hall • Join the JU Orchestra in a performance of the distinctively Russian work “The Arabian Nights” in the season finale concert, free admission.
MOSH After Dark: Music Under the Stars
Apr. 26, 6-9 PM, MOSH • Learn about the star system while enjoying a live musical performance, rooftop stargazing and wine tasting.
Arts in the Park
Apr. 28, 10 AM-6 PM, Johansen Park • Annual arts festival.
Apr. 29, 2 PM, Times Union Center • Best known for his starring role in The Cosby Show and for the cartoon he created, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Bill Cosby’s style of humor has a strong base in creating humor out of everyday family situations.
May 1-6, Times Union Center • Claude-Michel Schonberg’s musical, based on Victor Hugo’s popular French novel, is the longest running show in Broadway history. A cast of 19th-century French students, factory workers and prostitutes sing a Tony-award winning lineup of songs, including “I Dreamed a Dream.”
May 2, 5-9 PM, MOCA • Monthly event held on the first Wednesday of each month, free admission.
Spring Dance Concert
May 4, 7 PM, Douglas Anderson Theatre • Tiffany Rae-Fisher with the renowned Elisa Monet Dance Company will set a piece on the DASOTA Dance Theatre. Evening will also include works by other guest choreographers and performers.
North Beaches Art Walk
May 17, 5-9 PM, Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage Cultural Center
Annual Student Choreography Dance Showcase and Awards
May 18, 7:30 PM, Bolles School San Jose Campus • Presented by director Angela Blackledge, this event showcases student-choreographed dance routines with an awards presentation to follow.
Talking Heads 2
May 18-26, Players by the Sea • A follow-up to the well-received Talking Heads performance in 2010 with masterful sketches about the extraordinary lives of ordinary women by British playwright Alan Bennett.
Spring Film Festival
May 18, 7:30 PM, Douglas Anderson Theatre • Showcasing the finest student short films from the past year. Evening also includes a rehearsed reading of the best student screenplay.
A T. Rex Named Sue
May 26- Sept. 23, MOSH • At 42 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips, Sue is the largest, most complete and best-preserved T-Rex ever discovered.
Miradas: Ancient Roost in Modern Mexican Art
June 5-Sept. 16, Cummer Museum • The
exhibition examines and celebrates work by artists on both sides of the border—American and Mexican-American—to reveal a variety of cultural aspects as they emerged in the years after the Mexican Revolution to the present day.
June 6, 5-9 PM, MOCA • Monthly event held on the first Wednesday of each month, free admission.
The Trojan Women
June 8-23, Players by the Sea • Bereft of their husbands, children and homes after a decade of battle, Queen Hecuba of Troy joins her daughter Cassandra and daughter-in-law Andromache in paying the price of war.