Arts & Culture

Jacksonville Symphony Guild 2011 Designer Showhouse

Jacksonville Symphony Guild 2011 Designer Showhouse

The Jacksonville Symphony Guild’s 2011 Designer Showhouse location has been announced at the Coxwell Estate, a 17-acre property located at 9433 Coxwell Lane in Jacksonville. The Showhouse will feature a variety of fundraising events to benefit the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. The theme of this year’s Showhouse is “Southern Grandeur” which typifies the expansive two-story residence that sits on a gated estate with entryway featuring a large, natural stone and nature-themed fountain with lawns, nature areas and natural streams.

MOSH's Bella Luna set for February 12th!

Do you cringe at the idea of spending another Valentine’s Day at a crowded restaurant? Treat your sweetheart to the Museum of Science & History’s annual Valentine’s event, Bella Luna: Dessert Under the Stars.

What's New in Jacksonville, Fla. Winter/Spring 2011

Winter in Jacksonville is mild, and spring temperatures and festivals are just around the corner.  This season, visitors to Northeast Florida get excited about an inaugural lacrosse tournament, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 50th Anniversary celebration, the new Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park – Jacksonville’s first LEED certified hotel and new diverse activities and experiences. 

High School Students: Time to Enter Manatee Art Contest

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites high school art students across the state to participate in a contest to create a piece of manatee artwork that will be used on the 2011-2012 manatee decal.

Students in grades 9-12 in Florida should coordinate with their school’s art teacher to submit the artwork, because each school may submit no more than five entries. Home-schooled students also are eligible to enter the contest. Contest details and forms are available online at MyFWC.com/Manatee.

The Artist Series Presents THE CAPITOL STEPS January 19-23, 2011

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

The Artist Series Presents SWAN LAKE January 8, 2011

Swan Lake, one of the greatest classical ballets of all time,  is based on a German fairy tale and follows the heroic young Prince Siegfried as he labors to free the delicately beautiful swan maiden, Odette, from an evil sorcerer’s spell. Now it’s your turn to experience this enchanting tale through the brilliant dancers of the State Ballet Theater of Russia, coming to the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater on Saturday, January 8th at 8:00PM for one performance only!

MOSH Calendar of Events

Through January 9 – Prehistoric PredatorsWalk alongside the dinosaurs!  Encounter a soaring Pteranodon with a 23-foot wingspan, a Maiasaura mother caring for her hatchlings, a Pachycephalosaurus, Apatosaurus, Albertosaurus and more in the limited-engagement exhibit, Prehistoric Predators. Dinosaur models are handcrafted based on fossil records and equipped with internal computers, making them look – and sound – like the magnificent beasts that once roamed Earth!