buffalo rose:7pm and 9pm today, UpStage at Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$50 for a show at 7 pm, R$35 for shows at 9 pm, R$10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) A modern American/folk band will perform.
Playlist on Pointe:7pm-9pm today, Celebration Pointe, Celebration Pointe Avenue. Free. (celebrationpointe.com) Jamey Michael King will perform. Food will be available at restaurants in the area.
air supply:8 pm today, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.50 to $79.50. (floridatheater.com, 904-355-5661) Air Supply is the Australian soft rock duo formed by Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock. They had worldwide hits with top hits "All Out of Love", "Making Love Out of Nothing At All", "Lost In Love", "Here I Am", "The One That You Love" and many more. They are members of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
Leo Kotke:Today at 8 pm, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: R$ 30.50 to R$ 50.50. (pvconcerthall.com) The guitarist will perform.
Sr. Sipp:8 pm today, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. $10 North Central Florida Blues Society Membership. (ncfblues.org) The Blues Music Award winner and 2023 BB King Entertainer of the Year nominee will perform as part of a North Central Florida Blues Society concert.
Isaiah Sharkey:Saturday, 7pm and 9pm, UpStage at Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$50 for a show at 7 pm, R$35 for shows at 9 pm, R$10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Isaiah Sharkey and his band fuse their rock, gospel, jazz, R&B, blues and funk backgrounds into an independent sound with an unmistakable dose of soul. Sharkey has toured as lead guitarist with D'Angelo and John Mayer.
An evening with Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra:Saturday, 8 pm, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: R$ 30.50 to R$ 50.50. (pvconcerthall.com) Ottmar Liebert founded the first formation of his band Luna Negra in 1989.
The British Pack:20:00 Sunday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $34-$44. (pvconcerthall.com) Formed in 2011 by British musicians living in New York, The Brit Pack takes audiences on a journey through a dynamic mix of British classics known and loved by all, including the Beatles. , Rolling Stones, Queen, David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Oasis, Radiohead, The Police, Amy Winehouse and more.
Judy Collins:8 pm Tuesday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $45 to $59.50. (floridatheater.com, 904-355-5661) Judy Collins has a long history of delighting audiences with sublime singing, audaciously vulnerable songwriting, personal triumphs and an unwavering commitment to community service.
Country flags:Thursday at 8 pm, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $35-$55. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) The Frontmen feature the dynamic voices of '90s country legends: Richie McDonald (ex-Lonestar), Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) and Tim Rushlow (formerly Little Texas).
"King Liz":8:00 PM Today-Saturday, 3:00 PM Sunday, Star Center Theater, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students. (spirit-of-soul-ensemble.ticketleap.com/king-liz) Liz Rico is an influential sports agent who represents the stars of the NBA. As accusations swirl around a young phenom, Liz must try to salvage her career or protect her own crown.
"Cheese and guava":8:00 pm Thursday through Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday through February 12, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) An ancient vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by crashing a Capulet party. Romeo Montague, young and in love, immediately falls in love with Juliet Capulet, who is to marry her father's choice, the Count of Paris.
"The elaborate appearance of the Chadian deity":8 pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Saturday-Sunday and 7 pm Wednesday-Thursday through February 12, Hippodrome Theater, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: R$20 to R$50. (thehipp.org) Mace is a professional wrestler. When she teams up with a young Indian man from Brooklyn, she sees her big break. But can he accept it?
Barbecue and Bacon Festival:Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Alachua County Equestrian Center, 23100 W. Newberry Road, Newberry. Tickets: $6, free for children under 2; $1 off canned donations. (newberryfest.com) benefits Green Cove Springs Food Bank. Family festival with beer and wine, crafts, food, bouncy castles, live entertainment, cave painting, pony rides, relay races, face painting, hula-hoop contest, pie-eating contest, petting zoo, baby cute contest, jogging of sackcloth, train rides, corn hole and much more.
Celebrate Medieval de Hoggetowne:Today from 9 am to 4 pm, from 10 am to 4 pm. 5:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday to Sunday, 9409 SW Archer Road. Tickets: $10 Adult Today, $20 Adult Sat-Sun, $17 Military with ID Sat-Sun, $17 60+ Sat-Sun, $5 5-5pm Today, $10 5-5pm Sat-Sun, Free for Minors of 4 years. (hoggetownemedfaire.com) A medieval village comes to life with more than 160 artisans and artists.
"Florida Skies (Winter)":From Friday to February 24, from 7 pm to 8 pm, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $7.19 adult; $6.17 for ages 4-12, 60+, UF members, military, and first responders. (news.sfcollege.edu/event/planetarium-florida-skies-winter/all) Join James Albury, former co-host of the PBS television show Star Gazers, on a personally guided tour of the night sky. with the GOTO Chronos space simulator.
Party yesterday:9:00-16:00 Saturday, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, 6239 SR 21, Keystone Heights. Cost: $5 per vehicle. (floridastateparks.org/events/yesterdays-festival-walk-back-time) Annual event focused on local history with re-enactors, performances, exhibits, entertainment, antique machinery, crafts and more.
Rim Ramble Guided Walk:Saturday, 10 am to noon, La Chua Trail Horse Barn, 4801 Camp Ranch Road. Cost: $4 per vehicle. (prairiefriends.org) Rangers at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park will lead adventures along the La Chua Trail. Limited vacancies for the first 25 people present at the time of each event. Highly recommended items for the trip include hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, binoculars, camera, drinking water and field guides. Insect repellent is highly recommended in warmer climates. Future walks are scheduled for February 4th, February 11th, February 18th, February 25th, March 4th, March 11th, March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, April 8th, April 15th, April 22nd and April 30th.
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation Tour:Saturday, 10 am to noon, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E. County Road 225. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 ages 2-11, children 1 year old free; $45 motor vehicle rides. (carsonspringswildlife.org, 468-2827,firstname.lastname@example.org) Take a walking tour or tour vehicle through the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation to see big cat feeding demonstrations and close-up animal encounters.
Time Machine Tour:Saturday, 10 am, noon, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, 12087 SW USA 27, Fort White. Cost: Park entrance fee $6 per vehicle; Tour reservations $10 per person. (floridastateparks.org/events/time-machine-tour-3) Take a fascinating truck tour of Ichetucknee's past and learn about the history of human settlement on Ichetucknee land. Participants will be driven through the Ichetucknee Forest to the site of the 17th century San Martin de Timucua Mission and the ancient Timucuan capital of Aquacalyquen.
Historic Tour of Haile's Estate:10:00-14:00 Saturday, 12:00-16:00 Sunday, Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 Archer Road. Admission: $5 for children 12 and older, free for children under 11. (hailehomestead.org) The historic Haile Homestead is unique in the country for its "talking walls."
Self-guided tours at the Rooterville Animal Sanctuary:10:00-14:00 Saturday-Sunday, Rooterville Animal Sanctuary, 5579 Darwood St., Melrose. Cost: Suggested donation of $15 per person or $45 for a family of four. (rooterville.org) Pick up a Rooterville Featured Sanctuary Map at the gate to help you orient yourself. Guided tours at 11 am and 1 pm
Six Gun Territory Wild West Weekend:10:00-16:00 Saturday-Sunday, Kirby Family Farm, 19630 NE 30th St., Williston. Tickets: $15.99 Early General Admission, $20 General Admission Day of Event, $10.99 Early Bird Ages 3-9, $15 Children Ages 3-9 Day of Event, Free for Minors from 2 years old. (kirbyfarm.com) Old West event with concerts, food and a historic train.
Flatwoods Fire and Nature Festival:Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, UF/IFAS Austin Cary Forest, 10625 NE Waldo Road. Free. (bit.ly/firenatfest) Celebrating Florida's forests and fire's role in maintaining and enhancing their beauty, diversity and habitat value with exhibits and educational activities; live animals; mandatory burning demonstrations; Visit from Burner Bob the quail; Food trucks and live music.
horse feed:11am-3pm Saturday, Mill Creek Farm Equine Retirement Home, 20307 NW CR 235A, Alachua. Entrance: bag of carrots. (millcreekfarm.org) The Equine Retirement Home provides lifelong care for older horses confiscated by police, rescued by SPCAs or Humane Societies, as well as horses retired from government service such as police patrols or state and federal parks.
Festival Winterwunderland:Saturday, 1pm, Baptist Church Mt. Pleasant, 14105 NW 298th St., High Springs. free ticket; Groceries and items for sale. (bit.ly/winwonfest) Family event with bouncy castles, face painting, petting zoo and more.
Movie night:Saturday, 5 pm, Amber Brooke Farms, 3250 NE 140th Ave., Williston. Tickets: BRL 14.95. (bit.ly/ambermoviejan23) Zootopia exhibition. Includes a blueberry popsicle and access to pre-movie activities.
Sternenbeobachtung em Paynes Prairie:Saturday, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Hickory Ranch, 9300 SE CR 234, Micanopy. Tickets: R$10. (bit.ly/stargazing22) Learn about the stars and planets with music and food. Bring chairs, blankets and drinks.
"Oasis in Space":Saturday, 7 pm, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $7.19 adult; $6.17 for ages 4-12, 60+, UF members, military, and first responders. (news.sfcollege.edu/event/planetarium-oasis-in-space-2022/all) An amazing and beautiful journey through the universe, the Milky Way and our solar system, in search of water and watery worlds like Earth.
Bird Walks on Wednesdays at Sweetwater Wetlands Park:8:30 am. 2 pm to 10 am, Wednesdays through May 31, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road. Admission: $5 per vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, trucks and bicycles. (alachuaaudubon.org) Discover the rich variety of birds at one of North Central Florida's premier birding spots during a 2-3 hour guided walk. Bird watchers of all skill levels are welcome. The walks are led by Alachua Audubon Society volunteers with help from Sweetwater Wetlands Park rangers.
court friends:3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Wednesday through May 31, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. For free. (bit.ly/barnbuds) Weekly program where teens can meet and greet farm animals with an adult, helping staff with afternoon meals. Animals love donations of carrots, squash, apples, yams, and melons.
Sunshine State Book Festival:19:00-21:00 more than 10:00 today. 5:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. For free. (sunshinestatebookfestival.com) Readings by festival authors, a talk by Janis Owens, a panel discussion on science fiction and fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling for children.
4Most Galeria:7pm to 10pm Today, Artwalk event with Alison Burch exploring the idea of deindustrialized spaces and their disconnection from the developing world, and Mark-C. Hilbert, which explores new media technologies and their broader implications through strategies of humor and the odd. 534 SW Fourth Avenue.
A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center:7pm to 10pm Today, Artwalk event with visual artist Kenneth Keith sharing his life journey on the trails. The "I'm Coming Home" exhibition showcases a mix of folk art, graffiti and acrylic paints. 1013 NW Seventh Avenue (955-6840)
Artisans Guild Gallery:7 pm to 10 pm Today Artwalk event with small works by Peter Senesac exploring the landscape seen and imagined in oils and acrylics, as well as live music and drinks. 224 NW Second Ave. (378-1383, craftsguildgallery.com)
The UK market:Today, from 7 pm to 10 pm, Artwalk event with RAKHU. 2031 SW Sixth St.
Bingo Deli and Pub:Today, from 7 pm to 10 pm, Artwalk event with Larissa Maria Kulyk Williams, whose pieces are influenced by her family's ancient Ukrainian culture that ended up shaping her identity, including deeply rooted traditions, mountain air, lots of laughter, talismans and superstitions. 619 S. Main St., Unit 1A. (451-4470)
Black C Art Gallery:7pm-10pm Today Artwalk event with Liliana Dvorianova, a Bulgarian painter invited to a month-long residency at Black C Art. She is a visual artist whose work spans multiple mediums, including digital art, graphics, illustration, and conceptual forms. 111 SE Second place. (blackcproduction.com)
Cedar Key Arts Center:10:00-14:00 Saturday Mão de Barro Building with Chris VanAntwerpia; 17:30-18:30 Tuesday Beginners Learn Ukulele #2; 18:30-19:30 Tuesday Advanced Learning Ukulele #2; 9 am Wednesday boat builders; 2:30-5:00 pm Wednesday Shark Sewing Club; 10:00-16:00 Thursday Baskets of Pine Needles with Diane Boore. The opening hours of the gallery are from 10 am to 5 pm. M. at 5 p.m. M. daily. 457 Second Street, Cedar Key. (543-5801,cedarkeyartscenter.org)
Stadtkirche:Today, from 7 pm to 10 pm, Artwalk event with drawings by students who attended the UF engineering and arts studies program in Lille last summer. The course is designed to help engineering students adapt to their international location, taking them to the streets and museums of Lille, France. 19 SW First Street
Citizen Media Center:Artwalk event from 7pm to 10pm today. 433 S. Hauptstr. (373-0100, civicmediacenter.org)
Cypress and Grove Brewing Company:19:00-22:00 Today's Artwalk event features a selection of themes ranging from street art to portraiture and abstract photography. 1001 NW Fourth Street
Florida Museum of Natural History:"Live spiders!" On display until September 4th. This exciting exhibition delves into the world of spiders, scorpions and their relatives, featuring more than a dozen living species from around the world. Tickets: $8 adults; $7.50 Florida residents, seniors, and non-UF college students; US$5.50 from 3 to 17 years old; Free for children under age 2, UF students, and museum members. Opening hours are from 10am to 5pm. Monday to Saturday, from 13:00 to 17:00 Sunday. 3215 Hull Road (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000)
Fine Arts Association Galerie der Gainesville:Today, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Artwalk event featuring former and current GFAA board members and friends of the Elemental Arts Alachua County Student Art Show. Smaller works of art are available in the gift shop; Former and current GFAA board members issued as of Feb 18; Exhibition by Friends of Elementary Arts students on view until February 18. The opening hours of the gallery are at 13:00. 6:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tuesday to Friday and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. 1314 S. Hauptstr. (gainesvillefinearts.org,email@example.com)
Gainesville Opportunity Center:7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Hoy's Artwalk event with Anu Priyadarshini, a popular indigenous artist from Bihar, India. 1210 NW 14 Ave.
Art Museum in Harn:Posing Beauty in African American Culture runs from Tuesday to June 4. Posing Beauty explores the controversial ways in which African and African American beauty has been portrayed in historical and contemporary contexts through a variety of media including photography, video, fashion and advertising. This exhibition questions the relationship between beauty and art by examining the representation of beauty and different attitudes towards aesthetics through the themes of 'building a pose', 'body and image' and 'beauty modeling and pageants'. Beauty". The opening hours of the museum are from 11 am to 5 pm. Tuesday to Friday from 5 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 am to 5 pm
Hippodrom-Galerie:Artwalk event from 7pm to 10pm today. The opening hours of the gallery are from 12:00 to 22:00. tuesday sunday. Teatro Hipódromo, 25 SE Second Place. (thehipp.org)
Matheson Museum of History:Return to Forever: Gainesville's Great Southern Music Hall features dozens of performance photos taken by John Moran during his two years as Great Southern Music Hall's resident photographer. A display of Bo Diddley artifacts is also on display, including one of Bo's signature square-body guitars. Written by music journalist Bill DeYoung and designed by historian Rick Kilby, this unique exhibit celebrates a golden era in University City music history that will never be seen again; "We're Tired of Asking: Black Thursday and Civil Rights at the University of Florida", which follows a piece of African American history in Gainesville currently on display online and in person; 'When Johnny Came Marching Home: Some Gave All - All Gave Some', which honors those who have returned home from war with physical and mental injuries, is on display outside. The opening hours of the gallery are from 13:00 to 16:00. M. Friday Saturday. 513 E University Ave (378-2280,museomatheson.org)
Melrose Bay Art Gallery:Decorative and functional stained glass and paintings by Dave Morris are on display through Sunday. The opening hours of the gallery are from 10 am to 5 pm. from 6 pm to 6 pm on Saturday and from 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday or by appointment. 103 State Highway 26, Melrose. (475-3866,melrosebayartgallery.com)
Blount Hall of the College of Santa Fe:A large collection of art by local collector Héctor Puigon is on display. Opening hours are from 8am to 5pm. M. at 16:30 M. From Monday to Friday. Corner of West University Avenue and North Sixth Street.
About SL8:19:00-22:00 Artwalk Event with an eclectic selection of works of art by established and emerging artists for sale. University Avenue 10 E.
Sweetwater Printing Cooperative:7-9 pm Today's Artwalk event includes the opening of "Speak to Me" by conceptual artist Charlotte Newman, an interactive piece that encourages people to write messages for people who have lost them or fear losing them, and "Wallpaper", a installation for waste paper . On view until February 2nd. Gallery opening hours: by appointment. 117 South Main Street (514-3838)
Viano String Quartet:2pm Feb 5, Squitieri Studio Theater at Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $35 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) The Viano String Quartet plays chamber music with a zest for life few can match. Formed in 2015 at Los Angeles' acclaimed Colburn Conservatory of Music, the quartet has built a career touring the world and winning top prizes in international competitions, including the coveted first prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Delfeayo-Marsalis:February 9, 7pm and 9pm, UpStage at Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$50 for a show at 7 pm, R$35 for shows at 9 pm, R$10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) For Delfeayo Marsalis, music is in his family and blood! Marsalis is a Grammy-winning trombonist, composer and producer who has toured internationally with jazz icons such as Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones and Slide Hampton and fronted his own group.
Jazz no field:7-9 pm, February 11, Celebration Pointe, Celebration Pointe Avenue at Interstate 75 and Archer Road. Free. (celebrationpointe.com) Live music by Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs on the Boardwalk stage, food and drink, lawn games and more. Future concerts are scheduled for March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9.
Orquestra de Gainesville:7:30 pm. February 17, Santa Fe College Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St., E-127. Admission Tickets: $16.44 to $47.27. (gainesvilleorchestra.com) Stravinsky's brilliant and popular petrushka suite.
Return of the Kings:February 24, 7pm and 9pm, UpStage at Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$50 for a show at 7 pm, R$35 for shows at 9 pm, R$10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Kings Return's tagline is simple: "We sing on the stairs." The harmonious and unique group that became an Internet sensation captures the essence of an old-school a cappella quartet inspired by melodies through gospel and R&B, and has a reputation for performing arrangements ranging from "Ave Maria" to "How Deep is Your Love" and "God Bless America". the country.
Academy of San Martín in the fields:7:30 pm. February 28, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-60 for general admission, $10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Known for its brilliant new interpretations of the best orchestral music, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields has gained an enviable reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. Combine this world-class orchestra with Johannes Moser, a passionate and extremely stylish performer, and you'll experience performance like never before.
Jessica Wax:7pm and 9pm, March 2nd, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$50 for a show at 7 pm, R$35 for shows at 9 pm, R$10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Jessica Vosk is an acclaimed singer and actress, best known for starring in the Broadway and national tour of Wicked. Her strengths lie in her stage presence and natural sense of humor. She draws audiences in with her unique voice, sharing real-life stories about her experiences with the pandemic, her journey to Broadway, her love life and her formative years.
Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva:7:30 pm. March 6, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $45-$75 general admission, $10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) In addition to his technical mastery, legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman is known for his musical eloquence. Grandmaster pianist Rohan De Silva will perform with Perlman.
Stacy Kent:7pm and 9pm, March 9, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$50 for a show at 7 pm, R$35 for shows at 9 pm, R$10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) When talking about Stacey Kent, it's easy to get caught up in all the accolades she's earned in her 20+ years as a jazz singer. The gold, double gold and platinum artist released hits on the legendary Blue Note jazz label, garnering a worldwide following of die-hard fans and countless critical acclaim along the way.
"Celebrating Sun Studio's Elvis Presley Records":7pm and 9pm, March 10, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$50 for a show at 7 pm, R$35 for shows at 9 pm, R$10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Tyler Hilton with the Cowtown Hot Club. Known for its legendary collection of music, including early Elvis Presley albums, Sun Studio has left an indelible mark on rock 'n' roll history. In 2005, Hilton was cast as the legendary rock star in the biographical hit Walk the Line (starring Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash). Now he's joined the hot jazz and western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown to bring Elvis' biggest hits from the Sun studio years to life on stage.
The Kingdom Choir:7:30 pm. March 20, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-40 for general admission, $10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) London's Kingdom Choir was catapulted to worldwide fame following their spectacular performance of Stand By Me at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Since that day, the choir's infectious joy and spirit, matched only by their raw spiritual and gospel style, have taken them around the world performing soulful interpretations of traditional gospel classics and contemporary popular hits.
Suwannee Spring Reunion:All day, March 23-26, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak. Tickets: to be confirmed. (suwanneespringreunion.com) Annual music festival featuring country, bluegrass, and americana music.
San Salvador:7pm and 9pm, April 13, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$50 for a show at 7 pm, R$35 for shows at 9 pm, R$10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Members from San Salvador make it their mission to pursue what they call “universal folklore” that is rooted in the deep troubadour traditions of their region, but oscillates across cultures and musical genres. Singing in Occitan, a language spoken primarily in southern France, this group of six singers compose hypnotic vocal harmonies that cascade over shifting patterns of persuasive polyrhythmic percussion.
Canon of Love:April 14, 7pm and 9pm, UpStage at Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$50 for a show at 7 pm, R$35 for shows at 9 pm, R$10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Love Canon takes you back in time. The group's performances reimagine pop hits from the 80s and 90s. They also offer new interpretations of classics, crossing genres to showcase music from artists such as Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel, Depeche Mode and Paul Simon.
Risa Hokamura:April 16, 2pm, Squitieri Studio Theater at Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $35 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) At just 22 years old, Risa Hokamura has been selected as the world's greatest violinist. He learned the instrument at the age of 3, and by the age of 10, Hokamura was already winning major prizes in competitions in his native Japan.
Angelika Kidjo:2:30 pm, April 18, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-60 for general admission, $10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Five-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the biggest artists in international music today - a creative force with 16 albums. Her distinctive voice, stage presence and fluidity crossed West African traditions from her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America.
"Stamp too hard":7:30 pm. February 3, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: general admission $45-$75, UF students $20. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Explosive, imaginative, provocative, funny and utterly unique, "Stomp" is an unforgettable experience for viewers of all ages. The eight-piece troupe uses anything but traditional percussion instruments (matchboxes, wooden sticks, brooms, trash cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps) to fill the stage with beautiful rhythms.
"You can't take it with you":8:00 pm Friday-Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, February 3-26, High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE First Ave., High Springs. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for students and 65+. (highspringsplayhouse.com) At first the plane trees seem crazy, but it doesn't take long to realize that the rest of the world is even crazier when they're crazy. Contrasting these lovely people are the hapless Kirbys. The plot follows Tony, Kirby's handsome young son, falling in love with Alice Sycamore and taking his parents to the Sycamore house for dinner on the wrong night. The shock of the Kirbys being treated to cheap food tells Alice that marrying Tony is out of the question. Although the Sycamore trees sympathize with Alice, they have a hard time understanding her point of view. Meanwhile, Tony, knowing the Sycamore trees are right and his own people wrong, won't let her go, and Mr. Kirby ends up becoming the merry madness of the sycamore trees, not least because he shows up when her ex is visiting. - Grand Duchess earns her living as a waitress. So far nothing has been mentioned about the strange activities of certain members of the house dedicated to making fireworks; nor the typography installed in the room; nor the girl Rheba and her friend Donald; nor Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in income taxes.
"Hipp Unplugged: A Scenic Reading Series":6 pm February 6th, Teatro Hipódromo, 25 SE Second place. Tickets: to be confirmed. (thehipp.org) A 2014-15 Susan Smith Blackburn Award finalist, Ruby Rae Spiegel's "Dry Land" is an unexpected coming-of-age story. Set in Florida, the play follows Amy and Ester, two teenagers on the varsity swim team whose ambitions cannot outrun their circumstances. A beautiful and brutal take on abortion, female friendship and resilience, and what happens in a high school locker room after everyone is gone.
"Alice":7:30 pm. February 11, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-45 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Travel down the rabbit hole MOMIX style with their new creation, Alice, inspired by the classic Alice in Wonderland story. As Alice's body grows, shrinks and grows again, the dancers are elongated with props, ropes and other dancers.
Miles to Meridian:8:30 am. M. February 11th, Tioga Town Center, 13006 SW First Road, Newberry. Cost: $35 upfront ages 13 and up, $40 ages 13 and up on day of event, $30 under 12 upfront, $35 under 12 on day of event. (bit.ly/milesfm23) Sixth annual 5K walk, run and family fun event. This year's theme is "Chocolate".
Demetri Martin:7:30 pm. February 14, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-40 for general admission, $10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Demetri Martin is one of the most recognizable comic voices of a generation. Combining cerebral and whimsical jokes with hilarious songs and witty illustrations, Martin has toured the world producing four-hour long stand-up comedy specials, most recently The Overthinker for Netflix.
Rubin-Gala:6:00 pm Feb 17, Santa Fe College Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St., E-127. Tickets: $125 Gala only, $165 Gala and concert. (gainesvilleorchestra.com) Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Gainesville Orchestra with special guest artists Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo from Cirque du Soleil, Big Apple Circus and other surprise guests. Followed by a concert by the Gainesville Orchestra.
"Women play villages":8:00 pm Friday-Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, February 17-March 5, Actors' Warehouse, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 students and 65+. (actorswarehouse.org) Show Description TBA.
"Horse of another color":7:30 pm. February 18, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $27-$49. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Presented by Dance Alive National Ballet. A contemporary performance that showcases the excitement and enthusiasm of change with Stella Sung's music.
"Winnie the Pooh da Disney":2 pm, February 19, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$75 general admission, $10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl and Tigger come to life in a beautiful musical adaptation for the stage. Featuring Grammy Award-winning classical music by the Sherman Brothers plus AA Milne, this beautiful scenic variation is told through the eyes of characters in an all-new Hundred Acre Wood story, featuring impressive life-size puppets.
"Dream Girl":8:00 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, March 24-April 16, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) A trio of young Chicago singers get their big break in an amateur competition and begin singing backing vocals for James "Thunder" Early. However, things start to get out of hand when her agent, Curtis Taylor Jr., makes Deena the star of "The Dreams" instead of Effie. Through gospel, R&B, soft pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.
"Swan Lake":7:30 pm. March 25, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: R$35 to R$70. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Dance Alive National Ballet. "Swan Lake" is the story of a prince whose bride was turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer. Featuring guest performers Oksana Maslova and Sterling Baca of the Philadelphia Ballet, this performance transforms the stage into a world of beauty and artistry.
„Carmen“:7:30 pm. March 31 to April 1, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-40 for general admission, $10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by the UF Opera and the UF Symphony Orchestra. Set in 1830s Spain, Carmen is a roller coaster ride of desire, passion and the relentless hand of fate.
"My beautiful wife":7:30 pm. April 3, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: general admission $45-$75, UF students $20. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Told to such classics as "I Could Have Danced All Night", "The Rain in Spain", "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live", "My Fair Lady" The story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a professor of linguistics determined to transform her into his idea of a "lady proper".
"Death by Chocolate":8:00 pm Friday-Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, April 7-30, High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE First Ave, High Springs. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for students and 65+. (highspringsplayhouse.com) Members of the newly renovated Meadowbrook Health Resort are dropping like flies, including celebrity chef Edith Chiles! On the eve of the grand reopening, this isn't the best announcement. It's up to John Stone, the manager, to discover the cause and the killer. Delightfully sarcastic and cynical, Stone finds himself in a mad race against time with mystery writer and amateur detective Ed Parlor. The clues point to a creepy box of chocolates, and the suspects include all the quirky characters who work for the resort. Could it be Lady Riverdale, the owner of the resort and a woman with dark secrets? Or Ralph Deadwood, gym teacher and total idiot? Dick Simmering, the aerobics coach? Anne, the panicked nurse? Or could it be "Sweet Pea" Meadowbrook, the obese and grieving daughter of the resort's late founder? Death by Chocolate combines all the elements of classic detective novels with a blunt satire on today's health trends.
"Investment":7:30 pm. April 22, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-40 for general admission, $10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in association with Chitrasena Dance Company. Nrityagram is a thriving community of artists dedicated to the practice of Odissi, a 2,000-year-old classical Indian dance. The village is home to a Gurukula-inspired school, an ancient teaching paradigm, and an internationally renowned dance company. The mission is to nurture dance professionals through the Gurukula system, perform on a global stage and build community through outreach.
Alan Cumming:7:30 pm. April 23, Phillips Centre, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-60 for general admission, $10 for UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Alan Cumming doesn't perform for his age. Hailed by Time Magazine as one of the top three funniest people in showbiz, the Tony and Olivier Award-winning stage actor enjoys both the stage and the screen. However, he prefers center stage, which allows him to connect with the audience. Join Cumming for a fun night of stories, music and mischief. This performance contains adult content.
Os Globetrotters do Harlem:7:00 pm, April 26, Stephen C. O'Connell Center, 250 Gale Lemerand Drive. Tickets: Prices vary; See the website for more details. (bit.ly/globetrotters23) The tough basketball team will face the Washington Generals, who will stop at nothing to defeat the most successful team in the world.
"Clave":8:00 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, May 26-June 11, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) Based on the legendary 1985 Paramount film and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious crime thriller. The story begins in a secluded mansion where six mysterious guests gather for an unusual dinner where murder and extortion are on the menu. When their host is found dead, everyone becomes a suspect. Led by the butler, Ms. Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count rises. Clue is a mind-blowing mystery comedy about cult fans and newcomers alike trying to figure out who did it, where and with what!
"Nunsense: O Musical":8:00 pm Friday-Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, June 2-25, High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE First Ave, High Springs. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for students and 65+. (highspringsplayhouse.com) The concert is a fundraiser organized by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise funds to bury sisters who were accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Son of God). Updated with new gags, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a new song, this wacky made-for-television musical stars Rue McClanahan as Mother Superior.
"Crazy Boots":8:00 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, July 21-8/13, Gainesville Community Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general, $19 senior, $12 student. (gcplayhouse.org) Based on the Miramax film of the same name, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. While trying to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business, Charlie finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous artist in need of high heels. As they work to transform the factory, this unlikely duo discovers they have more in common than they thought... and discover that if you change your mind, you can change your whole world. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unlikely pair learns to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy high heels unlike anything the world has ever seen. But in the end, their most sensational achievement is friendship.
"The Wind in the Willows":8:00 pm Friday-Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, July 27-7/8, High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE First Ave, High Springs. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for students and 65+. (highspringsplayhouse.com) The famous English gentleman Mr. Toad of Toad Hall sees his first car and quickly falls head over heels in love with driving, so he buys a car which he later crashes. Another car is bought, followed by another accident, and another, and another! When stepping on the accelerator, Toad becomes possessed with glasses and an apron. Soon he will be discarded from the streets. So he steals a car. For this they send him to prison for 20 years. There she discovers that weasels have taken over her family's old home and have evicted all of her friends. But the jailer's daughter loves Toad for his charm and cunning and helps him escape. In an emotional climax, Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole once again take Toad Hall by storm.
"Lunge":8:00 pm Friday to Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday, July 28 to 8/13, Almacén de Actores, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 students and ages 65+. (actorswarehouse.org) Show Description TBA.