Weekend Roundup: Jan. 21


‘The Grapes of Wrath’

Limelight Theatre presents, “The Grapes of Wrath,” Jan. 22 through Feb. 14 with a special preview Friday, Thursday, Jan. 21. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 825-1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org.

‘Cotton Alley’ at Players by the Sea

“Cotton Alley” will be performed at Players by the Sea on select nights through Jan. 30. The Thursday through Saturday curtain is at 8 p.m., and the Sunday curtain (Jan. 24) is at 2 p.m. The theater is located at 106 Sixth St. N, Jacksonville Beach. For more information, call (904) 249-0289 or visit www.playersbythesea.org. 

Intro to Volunteering at Haven Hospice

On Jan. 22 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Haven Hospice will host an event for interested new volunteers at 8301 Cypress Plaza Dr. Suite #119 Jacksonville. There are many ways in which your skills and smile can make a difference through volunteering. Explore all the possibilities including patient support, administrative support. Call Carol Waters (904) 733-9818 for more information. To apply online, go to www.HavenHospice.org/volunteer

The Hot Sardines

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents special guests, The Hot Sardines, Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Jacksonville. “Vanity Fair Magazine” says, “The Sardines have a fast-paced act that combines jazz and old-fashioned showbiz.” If you like jazz, you’ll love the Hot Sardines and the Symphony. For more information, visit www.jaxsymphony.org.

FWA Ponte Vedra Writer’s meeting

Writers wanting to climb aboard the YA bandwagon can have their questions answer by two successful YA authors, S. E. Green (aka Shannon Greenland) and Lynne Matson, at this month’s meeting of the FWA Ponte Vedra Writers, Sat., Jan. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra Library. The Ponte Vedra Writers group is part of the Florida Writers Association, a statewide, non-profit organization with nearly 1,500 members dedicated to the support of both aspiring and published writers in any genre. All meetings are open to members and non-members alike. For more information on FWA please visit www.floridawriters.net. For more meeting information, email FWA Regional Director Vic DiGenti, at vicdig@mac.com.

The M*A*S*H Gala benefitting Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue

St. Augustine Florida-based Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue will present The M*A*S*H Gala: A Benefit for Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue on Sat., Jan. 23 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra.
The event will be emceed by actor Ed Asner, best-known as television’s iconic Lou Grant, and features a reunion of cast members from the award-winning television series M*A*S*H. Attending cast members include Mike Farrell (Captain “B.J.” Hunnicut), Jamie Farr (Corporal Maxwell Klinger), Loretta Swit (Major Margaret “Hotlips” Houlihan) and a special appearance by an additional beloved cast member to be announced during the event.

Individual tickets are available as well as packages including 10-person tables and a limited number of VIP tickets for a reception with the stars prior to the event. Hilton Garden Inn Ponte Vedra will offer discounted rooms for people attending the event.

For more information, email hampton@aylasacres.org or call (904) 671-5506.

The Polish Baltic Philharmonic

EMMA Concert Association and Flagler College present The Polish Baltic Philharmonic with pianist Marcin Koziak performing Chopin Piano Concert No. 2 on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 74 King St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $40; $5 for children and students with ID. Tickets are available at www.emmaconcerts.com or at the Box Office which opens one hour before the performance.

‘Love, Loss & What I Wore’

A Classic Theatre presents, “Love, Loss & What I Wore,” Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Gamache-Koger Theater in the Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. The play, by Nora and Delia Ephron is based on the book by Ilene Beckerman and is directed by Anne Kraft. Tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (904) 501-5093, email aclassictheatre@hotmail.com or visit www.aclassictheatre.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Join the Jacksonville Symphony as they celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Jacksonville. For more information, visit www.jaxsymphony.org.

‘Honkey Tonk Angels’ at The Alhambra

Alhambra Theatre & Dining presents “Honkey Tonk Angels” Jan. 5 through Feb. 7. Hear 31 of your favorite songs performed including, “Stand by Your Man,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Harper Valley PTA.” The theatre is located at 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (904) 641-1212 or visit www.alhambrajax.com.

Jacksonville Color Vibe 5K Run

The Jacksonville Color Vibe 5K Run is Saturday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. at Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., Jacksonville. For more information or to register, visit www.thecolorvibe.com/jacksonville.

Katz 4 Keeps Adoptions/ Open House

Katz 4 Keeps is having an adoption event/ open house on Saturday, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Katz 4 Keeps, 935B A1A N. in Ponte Vedra Beach (next to Sherwin Williams). For more information, call (904) 834-3223 or email katz4keeps.com.

Florida Chamber Music Project concert

Florida Chamber Music Project presents David Bruce & Mozart Sunday, Jan. 24 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra. This is the third concert of the Florida Chamber Music Project’s third season featuring music from David Bruce and Mozart! David Bruce’s “Gumboots” and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet featuring Peter Wright on clarinet will be performed. General admission tickets are $23. Doors open at 2 p.m.; show starts at 3 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.flchambermusic.org.