Music director Courtney Lewis will lead the Jacksonville Symphony’s “German Giants” Friday through Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St. The program will consist of Schoenberg’s “Five Pieces for Orchestra,” Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, known as the “Eroica.”
Guest violinist Tai Murray will perform during the Violin Concerto. Concerts will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, which range from $19 to $77, can be purchased at www.jaxsymphony.org or by calling (904) 354-5547.
CUMMER HOSTS A TASTING EVENT
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., will present “The Art of Cooking Series: Holiday Savoir Faire” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. It will be a tasting event featuring French flavor profiles, recipes, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The cost is $30 for members, $40 for non-members. To register, which is required, go to bit.ly/2mRR4l4 or call (904) 899-6038.
BEACH CRUISERS TO MEET AT TPC SAWGRASS
The Beaches Museum’s young professionals group, the Beach Cruisers, will hold a History Happy Hour at 6 p.m. Thursday that will include a tour of the Clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass, home of The Players Championship, located at 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. The event is free to Beaches Cruisers members, $5 to non-members.
‘CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS’ AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
“Coney Island Christmas” opens Thursday at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 23. Tickets are $26, $24 to seniors over 62, $20 for students and military and $10 for student rush 30 minutes prior to the curtain. Go to limelight-theatre.org or call (904) 825-1164 to buy tickets.
DA TO DEDICATE SCULPTURE GARDEN
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts will dedicate a new sculpture garden on its campus at 2445 San Diego Road at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The Augusta Savage Sculpture Garden is named for the artist who was born in Green Cove Springs and lived briefly in Jacksonville before moving to New York where she became a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. The ceremony dedicating the sculpture garden, which features 19 pedestals and six concrete pads which will be used to exhibit work by DA students and local professional artists, was originally scheduled for September but was postponed following Hurricane Irma. A reception will follow in the school’s Atrium.
ART & ANTIQUES SHOW NEXT WEEKEND
The 41st Annual Art & Antiques Show, which features lecturers and more than 40 internationally recognized art and antiques dealers, will take place Friday through Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. Guest speakers will include designers Maria Crosby Pollard, India Hicks, Kathryn Ireland, Toma Clark Haines, Juli Catlin and William Nash IV.
The event, a fundraiser for Wolfson Children’s Hospital organized by the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission is $15. Lecture tickets are $30. Tickets to the “Paddington at the Palace” Children’s Fashion Show are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free to children 5 and under. Tickets can purchased and full schedule found at www.artandantiquesshow.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (904) 202-2886 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CD RELEASE AT JU
There will be a CD release event for “Fashion Sense: Songs in Recital” at 5 p.m. Friday in the Terry Concert Hall on the campus of Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N. The CD, released on the JU label Dolphinium Records, is a collaboration of Kimberly Beasley, a JU professor of voice, and Scott Watkins, a JU professor of piano. Included are work by Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Strauss and Ermano Wolf-Ferrari. The event is in part a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. To donate by purchasing a CD, go to bit.ly/2AnIY9D.
‘ANNIE’ AT THE CONSERVATORY
Beginning Friday the Northeast Florida Conservatory will present 12 performances of “Annie” over the next three weekends. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 17. The production will have 30 actors and a 16-piece orchestra. Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased at bit.ly/2jRWKuo. The conservatory is located at 11363 San Jose Blvd., Bldg. 200.
‘BUDDY’ WILL COME TO THE MORAN THEATER
“Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story,” which opened in London in 1989 and is considered the first “jukebox musical,” will come to the Moran Theater in The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., for one performance at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, which range from $32.50 to $84.50, can be purchased at fscjartistseries.org or by calling (904) 632-5000.
WINTER CELEBRATION IN MANDARIN
The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society will hold its 18th annual Winter Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Walter Jones Historical Park, 11964 Mandarin Road. The free event will include tours of all 19th century historical buildings in the park, reenactors, Maple Leaf divers, music, children’s games and crafts, plein air artists, horse-drawn hay rides, antique cars and more. For a full schedule go to bit.ly/2zdRQKZ.
ADVENT PROCESSION AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL
An advent procession with carols will take place in the St. John’s Cathedral, 256 E. Church St., at 5 p.m. Sunday. Dec. 3. The St. John’s Cathedral Choir will sing under the direction of organist/choir director Timothy Tuller. The event is free.
WOODS GIVE ONE MAN PERFORMANCES OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’
Actor Jason Woods will give performances of his one-man version of “A Christmas Carol” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd. Tickets, which are $25 for adults and $22 for students, can be purchased at www.jasonwoodsactor.com.
JU WIND ENSEMBLE GIVES FREE PERFORMANCE
The JU Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Terry Concert Hall on the JU campus, 2800 University Blvd. N. The featured work is Kurt Weill’s 1928 cantata “Das Berliner Requim,” based on poems by Bertolt Brecht.
ARTIST APPLICATIONS FOR ART WALK NOW AVAILABLE
The 2018 artist application is now available for local artist seeking to exhibit in Hemming Park during the First Wednesday Art Walk. Artists can apply online at bit.ly/2yCaxHK. The deadline to apply for the Jan. 3 art walk is Dec. 8. There is a $35 application fee. For more information go to iloveartwalk.com or contact Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa at email@example.com or (904) 634-0303.
CHILDREN’S CHORUS ILLUMINATING DUVAL STREET
The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is currently illuminating their office building at 225 E. Duval St. from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a holiday light display synchronized to recorded songs of the season. The light show will continue through Dec. 31.
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