Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cummer Museum and Gardens are ready for you this June

Children are out of school and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a little entertainment, education and cool air at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.  Take a look at the activities below and set your calendars for some fun while avoiding the cool summer rain.

Florida Blue Free Tuesday – Each Tues. Evening from 4 to 9 p.m. | Free.  No registration required.  Every Tuesday, enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum and its historic Gardens, thanks to the generous support of Florida Blue. Guests can enjoy free admission to the Galleries and Gardens. Each Tuesday evening, the Cummer Café is open for Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union.

Tapas Tuesday – Each Tues. Evening from 5 to 7:30 p.m. | The Cummer Café.  Reservations recommended.  Tap into Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union at the Cummer Café. Every Tuesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the Cummer Café patio, take in the sunset while listening to local musicians with beer, wine, or artfully inspired tapas for sale at the Café. Reserve your table by calling 904.899.6022.

Camp CummerRED Week 1: June 5 through 9; BLUE Week 2: June 12 through 16; RED Week 3: June 19 through 23; BLUE Week 4: June 26 through 30; RED Week 5: July 10 through 14; BLUE Week 6: July 17 through 21.
Mon. through Fri. – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Members $180, Non-Members $215 per week.  Children entering grades 1 through 6.  Registration required.
Immerse your child in summer art camp for a week of learning, adventure, and fun! Students will print, draw, paint, work with clay, and learn new ways to think and talk about art in the Galleries and Gardens. You may enroll your child for two sessions only: one RED week and one BLUE week. We also offer A.M. and P.M. Extended Care. A.M. Extended Care is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and costs $25 per week. P.M. Extended Care is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and costs $35 per week.  For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.

Weaver First Saturday Free For AllSaturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free.  No registration required.  The first Sat. of each month at the Cummer Museum is FREE FOR ALL, thanks to the generous support of J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver. Guests can enjoy free admission, as well as art-making activities for all ages in the Cummer Gardens, live music, and a Docent-led tour at 2 p.m.

Bank Of America And Merrill Lynch Museums On Us – Sun., June 4 from Noon to 4 p.m. | Free to Cardholders.  No registration required.  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens offers free admission on the first Sunday of the first full weekend of the month to all Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders through the Museums on Us program. Each cardholder receives one free general admission to the Museum. For more information on the Museum's programming and events, please call 904.899.6038.

Art of Cooking: Beer Pairing with Bold City Brewery – Thurs., June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. | Members $30, Non-Members $40.  Registration required.  Join us for a tasting event featuring Bold City’s summer seasonal beer, Big John’s, along with other Bold City favorites that will be paired with an array of appetizers prepared by their in-house caterer, The Chef’s Garden Catering & Events.  For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.

Art For Tots: New Class! – Sat., June 17 from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Members $15 per pair, Non-Members $20 per pair.  Registration required.  This class is for children ages 24-36 months and an accompanying adult.  The program is designed to help develop a child’s sensory and motor skills through art, movement, music and storytelling and takes place in the galleries, garden and studios. Art for Tots is funded through the generosity of the Chartrand Family Foundation. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged. Entry is through Art Connections. For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.

Art Adventures: Islamic Art! – Sat., June 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Members $10, Non-Members $15.  Ages 6 through 12.  Registration required.  Join us on the third Saturday of each month for studio classes. Students will visit Ink, Silk, and Gold and look at the intricate use of line, color, and pattern expressed in glass, metal, and textile before creating their own patterns in wet and dry media in the studio. For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.

Summer Nights Art Class: Etching – Thurs., June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. | Members $20, Non-Members $25.  Registration required.  Join local printmaker William McMahan for a workshop that will connect you with etching techniques used by both Whister and McBey as you create a print of your own design. This all-levels program includes supplies, wine, beer, and light nibbles.  For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.

Americana Garden Concert: Hackensaw Boys – Sat., June 24.  Doors Open at 6 p.m., Concert at 7 p.m. | Members $20, Non-Members $25.  Registration required.  With feet firmly planted in the old-time song tradition, hands soiled by the dirt of rock n’ roll and eyes fixed steadily on the future of real country music, the Hackensaw Boys are among the most exciting groups charting new territory in today’s diverse Americana music scene. In the genres of string band classico/punk/bluegrass, they will have you up and dancing.  Enjoy an evening of music under the stars* at the fourth annual Americana Concert featuring the Hackensaw Boys. Guests are invited to bring chairs, picnics, and beverages of choice to enjoy the evening. Beer, wine, sodas, and light snacks will also be available for purchase that evening. Don’t feel like packing a picnic?  Let the Cummer Café handle your food and beverages by ordering ahead of time to pick up upon arrival to the concert!  For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
   829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
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Farewell tour of 'Mamma Mia!' stops at the Thrasher-Horne Center

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, plays the Thrasher-Horne Center on June 20th, 2017 as a part of its final farewell tour.  This performance will be the hugely successful musical’s last Florida date, as well as the tenth to last engagement before the casts takes its final bows.  After closing a 14-year run on Broadway in September 2015, this will be the American public’s last chance to see this electrifying musical in its original tour.

MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway.  The West End production is now in its eighteenth year. To date, MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.  MAMMA MIA! is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Motown, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Vocalosity.

The original production of MAMMA MIA! was produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

DATE: Tues. June 20, 2017   TIME: 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: The Thasher-Horne Ctr.
      St. Johns River State College
      283 College Drive
      Orange Park, FL 32065

TICKETS: range from $43 – $73 with all fees included, and may be purchased in person, online at THcenter, or by calling (904) 276-6815 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday.  VIP tickets are available for this show.  The Thrasher-Horne Center is a performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College.  It is located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.