The Civil Wars
You can hear the music of The Civil Wars on Wednesday. The duo will be performing at the Florida Theatre beginning at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call 904-355-2787 or visit www.floridatheatre.com.
“A HandHeld For a Handheld”
Bring in your old cell phone and receive a free Beef Wrap at Pollo Tropical. The one-day campaign called “A Handheld for a Handheld” will be held on Wednesday. Pollo Tropical is hoping to collect 2,000 cell phones. The phones will benefit Women in Distress. There is no limit on the number of phones a customer can donate or the number of wraps they can receive. For more information, go to www.pollotropical.com.
“Wall of Hope”
Reddi-Arts and Gallery will host the January/February show “Wall of Hope” with conjunction with the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute. The show will feature artwork by cancer patients, their families, friends and staff. The opening reception will be held Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. Reddi-Arts is located at 1037 Hendricks Avenue.
Mike Shad Nissan of Orange Park will host a job fair on Thursday. The automotive dealership is looking for qualified people to join the sales team. The job fair begins at 10 a.m. on Blanding Boulevard. No appointment necessary. For more information, call 904-269-9400.
Most Photogenic Baby Contest
Jacksonville's most photogenic Baby Contest kicks off this week at the Orange Park Mall. A commercial photographer will be at the mall shooting babies (infant through age 5). Parents can enter by bringing their baby for a professional modeling photo shoot. Thursday's hours are from 10 a.m. To 7 p.m. Sunday's hours are from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.photogenicbaby.com.
Winter Jam 2013
You can see Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist TobyMac during the Winter Jam 2013 on Friday. It will be held at the Veterans Memorial Arena beginning at 7 p.m. The 44-city tour includes RED, Matthew West, and others. For more information, call 904-630-3900.
The Passion of Brahms
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will present the Passion of Brahms beginning Friday. It will be held at the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center. Single tickets begin at $25. To purchase tickets, call 904-354-5547 or www.jaxysmphony.org.
The Wood Brothers
The Wood Brothers will return to the First Coast on Friday for a concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The Wood Brothers are from Colorado. Their first album was released in 2006. Doors open for the concert at 7 p.m. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 day of the show.
“Venus in Fur”
The Hipp in Gainesville will start the New Year off with a bang. “Venus in Fur” was the most acclaimed Broadway play of the season and critics say it is a non-stop roller coaster ride of sultry suspense that will fascinate, enthrall and captivate you. It opens Friday. Showtimes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at 352-375-4477 or thehipp.org.