You name it, it’s happening this last week of March. Festivals, plays, concerts, art exhibitions – this region is rich in entertainment possibilities. We can’t list everything, but here are our picks for the top five.
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“The Sleepy Riding Hood”
Called a “show within a show,” this comedy is about a fan of musicals who imagines performers come to life in his apartment every time he plays a 1928 hit song, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Her imagination brings to life the story of a bride celebrating her wedding day and all the characters involved in the wedding, including best friends, bosses, mobsters, a hostess, a butler and more.
The play is performed at the Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., through April 10. For tickets or information, call 386-255-2431 or visit daytonaplayhouse.org
Jewish Heritage Festival
The festival, which only takes place every two years and has been postponed to 2020, celebrates Jewish culture with music, food, exhibits, vendors, camel rides, activities for children and more, including an exhibit of ancient Hebrew scrolls, a petting zoo and a Holocaust memorial. and Jewish Hall of Fame.
It all takes place on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, call 386-843-2962 or visit jewishheritagefestival.com
Crack in the Moon: The Art of Alette Simmons-Jimenez
Miami-based artist Alette Simmons-Jiménez uses paintings, sculptures, collages and installation pieces to show imagination and innovation. She says, “My desire is to create work that gives form to the search for joy in simple things, to inspire new strong connections between nature, society and oneself. …”
The exhibition of his work is available through April 10 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, call 386-255-0285 or visit moas.org
With one of the most distinctive voices in music, Johnny Cash has become known for his unique blend of country, rock ‘n’ roll and folk music and has influenced generations of singers. In “Cash Unchained,” James Tamelcoff III captures Cash’s romance style and delivers the iconic Man in Black songs in concert at the Athens Theater in DeLand on Wednesday.
The Athens Theater is at 124 N. Florida Ave.
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A Daytona Art Festival
The second festival this week is the Art Festival at One Daytona on April 2-3. It includes juried and non-juried art, live jazz on stage, cash prizes to top performers, and a winery walk. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A Daytona is at 1 Daytona Blvd. For more information, visit onedaytona.com