“Free Fridays” Concert: 7-9 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 21, Bo Diddley Plaza amphitheater, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bodiddleyplaza.com/upcoming-events) RC and Showtime will perform R&B and soul. Future dates include The Last Waltz, a The Band tribute band, performing Oct. 7; Morningbell performing psychedelic rock and soul on Oct. 14; and The Imposters, a The Beatles tribute band, closing this year’s series on Oct. 21.
Molly Hatchet: 8 p.m. today, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $28-$32. (pvconcerthall.com) Molly Hatchet firmly cemented their place in music history in the late seventies. They stood alongside other iconic Southern rock bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers. A perfect mixture of English invasion rock, blues, country, and gospel remains the unique sound of Molly Hatchet.
We the Kingdom: 7 p.m. Sunday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $27.50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) We the Kingdom is an American contemporary Christian music band signed to the Capitol Christian Music Group. The band consists of multiple generations of relatives: Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Rae Cash, Martin Cash and Scott Cash.
Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and Derico Watson: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $28.50-$73.50 (pvconcerthall.com) The Bass Extremes members will perform.
The War On Drugs: 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $28.50-$78.50. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) The band will perform in support of “I Don’t Live Here Anymore,” released last year.
Todd Barry: 7 and 9 p.m. today, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) UF alum Todd Barry has been serving up deceptively deadpan comedy for decades. He’s made appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Barry has released three one-hour stand-up specials, including his latest one for Netflix, “Spicy Honey.”
“BLACK: An Evening of One-Acts”: 8 p.m. today-Saturday plus 2 p.m. Sunday, Actors Warehouse, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $15 students. (actorswarehouse.org) “BLACK” explores the world of Black consciousness and ideas of breaking stereotypes, the evolution of love and what it means to be free in white spaces.
“Sister Act Jr.”: 8 p.m. today-Saturday plus 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Star Center Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Tickets: $18 adults, $12 students, $15 seniors. (bit.ly/sisteractjr22) Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent!
Todd Barry: 8 p.m. Saturday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $27.50-$33.50 (pvconcerthall.com) UF alum Todd Barry has been serving up deceptively deadpan comedy for decades. He’s made appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Barry has released three one-hour stand-up specials, including his latest one for Netflix, “Spicy Honey.”
Ainsley Earhardt: 2 p.m. Sunday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $49.50-$99.50 (pvconcerthall.com) Join Ainsley with special guest Sean Hannity for a celebration of her newest children’s book, “I’m So Glad You Were Born” – an affirmation of parents’ hopes for their children’s dreams for the future and God’s plan for all of them.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Live: 8 p.m. Wednesday plus Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 day of show. (bit.ly/rockyfall22) Live action skits from local players to accompany the cult movie classic — with audience participation. Ages 18 and older unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian; $3 under-21 fee charged at the door.
Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Post 230, 20370 E. Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. (481-4883) Pancake and sausage breakfast, vendors and more. Fundraiser to benefit veterans, local schools and food pantries.
Joey’s Wings 5K and Kids Obstacle Run: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Santa Fe College, Building O, Northwest 91st Street. Cost: $20-$25. (runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/joeysrun) Eighth annual charity run to benefit pediatric oncology at Shands Children’s Hospital. The obstacles represent the obstacles that children with cancer have to overcome during treatment: chemo, radiation, pills, testing, etc.
Zucchini Festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, County Road 234 between State Road 20 and State Road 26. Admission: $1 donation. (bit.ly/zucchinifest22) Annual event in its 38th year featuring live music, vendors, food, bounce house, obstacle course, 50/50 drawing and raffle items. Funds benefit Windsor Fire Department.
One Day for Ukraine Community Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, ISKCON Alachua Temple, 17306 NW 112th Blvd., Alachua. Free entry; items for sale. (bit.ly/ukrainefest) All proceeds will benefit Ukraine. Event features Ukrainian food, ethnic crafts, carnival games, live music, live art auction, kids’ activities, hay rides, bonfire and more.
Sycamore Lane Fall Vintage Market: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 3824 SW 170th St, Archer. Free entry; items for sale. (bit.ly/sycamore22) Seasonal outdoor vintage market with more than 50 vendors offering vintage goods from furniture and decor to arts and clothing, food trucks and live music.
Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays plus 1-7 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 13, Amber Brooke Farms, 3250 NE 140th Ave., Williston. Tickets: Rates vary, see website. (redwhiteandbluesfarm.com/fall-festival) Annual event in its second year featuring food trucks, live music, kids’ activities, jump pillows, large yard games, train, you-pick sunflowers, corn maze, pumpkin patch, ball zone and more.
Newberry Cornfield Maze: 5-11 p.m. Fridays, 3-11 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, Hodge Farm, 20015 W. Newberry Road, Newberry. Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 ages 3-9, free ages 2 and younger; $5 hayride, $5 mechanical bull, $5 human hamster balls. (newberrycornfieldmaze.com) Annual fall family event featuring cornfield maze, hayride, haunted house, kids’ play area and more.
Peanut Patch and Corn Maze Halloween Festival: 5-11 p.m. Fridays, 3-11 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, 8656 SW 75th St. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 ages 4-10, free ages 3 and younger. (facebook.com/peanutpatchandcornmaze) Annua, haunted attraction featuring new thrilling scares to the haunted house and hayride.
Tioga Oktoberfest: 6-9 p.m. today, World of Beer Newberry-Tioga, 140 SW 128th S.t, Suite B, Newberry. Free entry; food and drinks for sale. (bit.ly/tiogaoktoberfest22) Annual event featuring German fest beers, authentic food, games and music.
Chomp the Block: 6-10 p.m. today, Celebration Pointe, off of Interstate 75 and Archer Road. Free entry; food and drinks for sale. (celebrationpointe.com) Pre-Gator football event featuring food and drinks from onsite restaurants and food trucks, live music, giveaways and games, along with special appearances by the Gators’ Spirit Team. Live music will be performed by The Broken Hearts. Future events will include performances by Jamie Davis on Oct. 7, You’re Gonna Get It! on Oct. 14, and Gainesville Retro Society on Nov. 11.
Hollow Oaks Corn Maze: 6-11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, 2-6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 6, Hollow Oaks, 18005 NW 190th Ave., High Springs. Tickets: $12 general admission, $10 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and younger. (hollowoakscornmaze.com) Annual fall event featuring an interactive game in the maze with a chance to win prizes, hay ride (haunted at night), photo opportunities and kids area.
“Florida Skies (Autumn)”: 7-8 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 18, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $7.19 for adults; $6.17 ages 4-12, ages 60 and older, UF affiliates, military and first responders. (showpass.com/o/santa-fe-college-planetarium) Join James Albury, former co-host of the PBS TV Show “Star Gazers,” as he takes you on a personally guided tour of the night sky using the GOTO Chronos Space Simulator.
UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory: 8:30-10 p.m. today, UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory, 211 Bryant Space Science Center. Free. (astro.ufl.edu) The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus teaching observatory for educational and public programs.
Central Florida Peanut Festival: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Heritage Park, Northwest First Avenue, Williston. Free entry; items for sale. (bit.ly/peanutfest22) Family friendly event featuring music, arts and crafts, children’s games and peanuts.
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E. County Road 225. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 ages 2-11, free ages 1 and younger; $45 motorized-vehicle tours. (carsonspringswildlife.org, 468-2827, firstname.lastname@example.org) Take a tour — on foot or in a tour vehicle — of Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation with big-cat feeding demonstrations and up-close encounters with the animals.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Guided Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 ages 5-13, free for ages 4 and younger; free for members; group rates available. (kanapaha.org) Guided tour of the gardens.
Historic Haile Homestead Tour: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 Archer Road. Entrance: $5 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger. (hailehomestead.org) The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the nation for its "Talking Walls.''
Oktoberfest: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 9700 W. Newberry Road. Free entry; food $5 per plate. (abidingsavior.info) Annual celebration featuring live German music, German food, pumpkin patch and local craft vendors. Lunch includes bratwurst or hot dog, German potato salad, sauerkraut, dessert and drink.
Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Rooterville Animal Sanctuary, 5579 Darwood St., Melrose. Cost: Suggested $15 donation per person or $45 for a family of four. (rooterville.org) Take a map of the sanctuary at the gate to see highlights of Rooterville to help you find your way. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Harvest Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, Sugar Camp Ranch, 387 SW Cumorah Hill St., Fort White. Tickets: $12 general admission, free ages 2 and younger, $9 ages 65 and older, military, police and first responders. Free parking. (sugarcampranch.com) Annual event featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin meet and greet, pollinator pathway, hay ride, corn maze, interactive critter corral, lead-line horse rides and more.
Horse Feeding: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses, 20307 NW CR 235A, Alachua. Entrance: Bag of carrots. (millcreekfarm.org) The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime care to elderly horses seized by law enforcement agencies, rescued by the SPCA or humane societies, as well as horses retired from government service such as police patrol or state and federal parks.
Mayhem Ranch Fall Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Oct. 30, Mayhem Ranch, 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston. Tickets: $12 online, $15 at the gate, free ages 1 and younger. (bit.ly/mayhemfall22) Annual event featuring live music, food trucks, craft vendors, animal shows, you-pick pumpkins, crop maze, hayride, cow feedings, farm train, petting farm and more.
“Molecularium”: 3-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $7.19 for adults; $6.17 ages 4-12, ages 60 and older, UF affiliates, military and first responders. (showpass.com/molecularium) A computer-generated animation for digital dome theaters. The creators have integrated advanced scientific simulations into a groundbreaking immersive cartoon with kid-friendly characters to introduce young people to the world of atoms, molecules and the three states of matter — solids, liquids and gasses.
Night of Dance 2022: 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (ufl.edu) Annual event in its fifth year featuring interactive health and fitness performances, community partnerships, health education, information on local resources and COVID shots.
“Forward! To The Moon”: 7-7:30 Saturday, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: Tickets: $7.19 for adults; $6.17 ages 4-12, ages 60 and older, UF affiliates, military and first responders. (showpass.com/forward-to-the-moon) Kari Byron from “Crash Test World” and “MythBusters” launches attendees on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.
“Music 360 — Horizons of the Future”: 8-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: Tickets: $7.19 for adults; $6.17 ages 4-12, ages 60 and older, UF affiliates, military and first responders. (showpass.com/music360-horizons-of-the-future) This comfortable, elevating fulldome work winds through endless immersive landscapes and constantly evolving scenery accompanied by downtempo (pulsing, relaxing and ambient), music.
Perspectives in the Park Speaker Series: Noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Hogtown Creek Headwaters Park 1500 NW 45th Ave. Free. (bit.ly/speakers22a) Monthly event. Learn from experts in their field about nature, history and art, and hear some of their stories.
Sweetwater Wetlands Tour: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 Williston Road. Tickets: Free with park admission of $5 per car or $2 per person for bicyclists, pedestrians and buses. (sweetwaterwetlands.org, 393-8437) In-person, socially distant tours. Online pre-registration through Eventbrite is required; only 10 spaces per tour are available. Guests not registered cannot participate in the tour. Masks required.
Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks: 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays through May 31, 2023, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road. Admission: $5 per vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes. (alachuaaudubon.org) Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a two- to three-hour guided walking tour. Birders of all levels welcome. Walks are led by volunteers from Alachua Audubon Society with assistance from Sweetwater Wetlands Park rangers.
Barnyard Buddies: 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays through May 31, 2023, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/barnbuds) Weekly program where youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals by helping staff with afternoon feeding. Animals love donations of carrots, squash, apples, sweet potatoes and melons.
Loomis Bros. Circus: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Suwannee County Fairgrounds, 1302 SW 11th St., Live Oak. Tickets: $25 general admission, $8 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and younger. (loomiscircus.com/tour) An all-new show for 2022. Seating is first come, first served.
Movie on the Lawn: 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Campus USA Credit Union, 14007 NW First Road, Newberry. Free. (bit.ly/campusmoviefall22) Annual event in its 11th year featuring Elio Piedra, free popcorn, refreshments and giveaways. Movie begins at dusk.
“Camellias and Their Connection to Local Medical History”: 7 p.m. Thursday, Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave., or online via Zoom. Free; registration required. (bit.ly/camellias22, bit.ly/camellias22zoom) UF Associate Professor Dr. Alice Rhoton-Vlasak will share about the history of the relationship between horticulture and medicine, specifically in Alachua County. Masks required.
Craft Sale: Event set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19, GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club, 23674 W. U.S. 27, High Springs. (craftshopgirl@gmail, 386-518-3276) Inside and outside tables available. Handmade items only.
4Most Gallery: 7-9 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring opening reception for “Characters” by Lindsay Carlton, on display through Oct. 21. “Characters” is a series of photographs in which Carlton used both staged photography and self-portraiture to create bizarre scenes with different characters. Within these scenes Carlton created a staged image that introduces both a character and a narrative to the viewer without providing any concluding details. Carlton used costume design, lighting, special effects and props in these images to enhance this idea of a storyline. Inspired by media and the horror/thriller genres of films, this series also has suggestions of dark situations and theatrical elements. The pieces in this series are large scale inkjet prints on luster paper. Open 1-6 p.m. weekdays. 534 SW Fourth Ave.
Art Studios of Grace: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event. 3146 NW 13th St.
The AUK Market: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring “Within,” a collection of art by Blood Hive. 2031 SW Sixth St.
Bingo Deli & Pub: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring Israeli-born Nava Ottenberg, whose inspiration for her colorful paintings comes from traveling in Italy. Since graduating from the Art Academy and University of San Francisco, Ottenberg has taught art for the past 25 years. With sculptor Eric Bushnell, she led the public art initiative, placing 22-plus sculptures in downtown Gainesville. Ottenberg paints portraits, landscapes and still life in acrylic and pastel. Her latest ceramic’s creations began during the Covid pandemic. Mostly self-taught, she discovered the wheel and the lushness of colorful glazes. Ottenberg believes that creating new ways to discover beauty is the greatest use of one’s time. 619 S. Main St., Unit 1A. (451-4470)
Black C Art Gallery: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring a black-and-white digital collage by Ani Collier, a conceptual mixed-media environment. Conceived by Ani Collier and Tom Miller, feel as if you have stepped into the black-and-white cinema of yesteryear where music paints your soul with color and Manhattan is more than a cocktail with a big, beautiful, red Maraschino cherry. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 111 SE Second Place. (blackcproduction.com)
The Bull: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring Brian Wilson, an abstract/energy artist who mainly works with acrylic paints/inks on canvas and includes charged crystal/gemstone powders for the protective and healing properties they offer. His paintings rarely reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted, and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By applying abstraction, he invites his audience to consider his vision of eclectic, eccentric, forward thinking and apply it to themselves on a spiritual level. Brian currently lives and works in Gainesville. 18 SW First Ave.
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: “Wandering the Milky Way,” a tour of the solar system, on display through Jan. 1, 2023; “Voyages,” a trip through space and time, on display through Jan. 1, 2023; “Animationland” on display through Jan. 3, 2023. Tickets: $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001, cademuseum.org)
Cedar Key Arts Center: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday Adult Sewing Class with Bunny Hand; 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesday Shark Sewing Club. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 457 Second St., Cedar Key. (543-5801, cedarkeyartscenter.org)
Cypress and Grove Brewing Company: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event. Discovering intuitive art as a self-expression tool during the pandemic, Sarit Ben-David Sela is opening her visual journal to attendees. Her work is inspired by myths, stories, dreams and daily experiences, and uses a wide variety of materials and techniques. 1001 NW Fourth St.
First Magnitude Brewing Co.: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring local brews, outdoor and indoor displays of art and seating, live music and food trucks. 1220 SE Veitch St.
Florida Museum of Natural History: Standing exhibits include the “Our Changing Climate: Past and Present,” “Butterfly Rainforest,” “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land,” “Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife,” “South Florida People & Environments,” “Exploring Our World,” “Fossil Plant Garden” and “Florida Wildflower & Butterfly Garden.” All standing exhibits are free, but regular admission fees apply to enter the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit: $14 for adults ($12 for Florida residents and seniors) and $7 for ages 3-17. Admission is free for museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000)
Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event focusing on “Things Unseen: Biennial National Juried Exhibition,” featuring artists from 16 different states, on display through Oct. 22. These artists make the implicit explicit; they investigate, dive deep into and bring to light things unseen; “Indulge: The Art of Food” on display Oct. 25-Nov. 19. Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1314 S. Main St. (gainesvillefinearts.org, email@example.com)
Gainesville Opportunity Center: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring several artists from the community, and the food truck Rahda's Kitchen serving vegan cuisine. Information will be available about "Art For All" and the free classes that will be offered for the rest of the year. 1210 NW 14th Ave.
Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring “Into the Woods” and “Out of the Woods” and live music by chamber folk ensemble The Wire Birds. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 302 NE Sixth Ave. (393-8532, historicthomascenter.org)
Harn Museum of Art: “COPIA II,” celebrates new photographs that have entered the Harn Museum of Art’s collection in the last six years, with a few other photographs rarely or never shown before, on display through Oct. 30; “Speechless: Text & Image in Global Culture,” a fascinating look at how words, aesthetics and materials have supported religious, political and socio-cultural agendas for millennia, on display through Dec. 30; “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Oct. 1, 2023; “She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China,” which unravels the intersecting roles women played as subjects, artists and consumers of art in traditional, modern and contemporary China, on display through March 24, 2024. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3259 Hull Road. (392-9826)
Hippodrome Gallery: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event. Gallery hours are noon-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. (thehipp.org)
Hyatt Place Downtown: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring Frank Barone, an oil painter who paints from observation. This show includes traditional landscapes, figure and still-life paintings. View the three-stories-tall mural by Visionary FAM and work by local artists Leslie Tharp, Nancy Hyer and John Westmark in the lobby on the second floor. 212 SE First St.
Maude’s Classic Café: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring work by Troid Brett, who has been painting realistic portraits in oil for about seven years. She never tires of looking at the human face as a window into the inner self. Included in the show are pieces by friends in her art group with paintings and drawings of the same model from different points of view. 101 SE Second Place, Suite 101.
Matheson History Museum: “Return to Forever: Gainesville’s Great Southern Music Hall,” showcasing dozens of John Moran‘s performance photos from his two years as the Great Southern Music Hall house photographer. Also featured is a display of Bo Diddley artifacts, including one of Bo’s signature square box guitars. Written by music journalist Bill DeYoung and designed by historian Rick Kilby, this unique exhibit celebrates a golden age in the University City’s musical history, the likes of which may never be seen again; “We're Tired of Asking: Black Thursday and Civil Rights at the University of Florida,” which follows one slice of African American history in Gainesville, currently on display online and in person; “When Johnny Came Marching Home: Some Gave All – All Gave Some,” remembering those who came home from war with both physical and mental wounds, on display outside. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)
Melrose Bay Art Gallery: Work from Nancy Betty on display through Oct. 30; work by Gwen Chraznowski on display Nov. 4-20; Gallery Special Pre-Holiday Gifts Show to be held Nov. 26-Dec. 31; 2022 Holiday Invitational Reception to be held Dec. 2 during the First Friday Art Walk. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. 103 State Road 26, Melrose. (475-3866, melrosebayartgallery.com)
Santa Fe College’s Blount Hall: A large art collection from local collector Hector Puigon display. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Corner of West University Avenue and North Sixth Street.
Swamp City Brewery: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring Christopher Phillips, of Nastiiart, an acrylic, spray paint and digital artist as well as a photographer. Phillips has been creating art in one capacity or another for a little over a decade now. He was very interested in art from a young age, but unfortunately the arts programs were all defunded by the time he entered high school. Phillips received a camera and some photo editing software as a gift in his late 20s and never looked back. Recently, he was invited to beta test OpenAi’s AI Art Generation program as well, and has been making incredible digital art, just using word prompts! The swing jazz ensemble Porch Swing also will make their return to the Swamp City Brewery stage. 716 N. Main St.
Sweetwater Print Cooperative: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring opening reception "Nothing So Delightful as Drawing," an exhibit of color prints by Mike Donovan that began as drawings and have been given new life by being reworked mainly in pastels on art paper or gel pens on photo paper. Show runs through Oct. 26. Gallery hours: By appointment. 117 S. Main St. (514-3838)
University Galleries: “The Exquisite Moving Corpse,” in which each invited artist made a one-minute video based on the last frame of the previous minute, on display through today. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 400 SW 13th St. (arts.ufl.edu/university-galleries)
Tioga Concert Night: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 7, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) A live band will perform. Future performances are planned for Oct. 21 and Nov. 18.
Jazz on The Green: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 8, Celebration Pointe, Interstate 75 and Archer Road at Celebration Pointe Avenue. Free. (celebrationpointe.com, 333-9333) Live music, food and drinks, lawn games and more. Future events planned for Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.
Music at Holy Trinity Series: 4 p.m. Oct. 9, Holy Trinity Church, 100 NE First St. Free. (holytrinitygnv.org) The 15th anniversary season continues with The Gainesville Brass Quintet. A reception (wine and hors d’oeuvres) will follow the performance.
Melissa Aldana Quartet: 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 13, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Hailed by The New York Times as one of the most exciting young tenor saxophonists touring today, Grammy-nominated artist and composer Melissa Aldana has garnered international recognition for her visionary work. Hailing from Santiago, Chile, Aldana draws audiences in with sounds that connect listeners on a spiritual level.
Gabriel Martins: 2 p.m. Oct. 23, Squitieri Studio Theatre in the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $35 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Lauded for his rich, warm, and mesmerizing sound on the concert stage, cellist Gabriel Martins has established himself as one of the world’s most enthralling young artists.
Suwannee Hulaween: All day Oct. 27-30, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak. Tickets: Prices vary; see website. (musicliveshere.com) Numerous live musical performances set across five stages.
Playlist at the Pointe: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28, Celebration Pointe, Celebration Pointe Avenue. Free. (celebrationpointe.com) A live band will perform. Food will be available from area restaurants. Future events include Nov. 25 and Dec. 16.
UF Carillon Studio Recital: 7:20 p.m. Oct. 28, Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Drive. Free. (arts.ufl.edu) Annual Halloween Spooktacular. The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers a chance to hear the UF Carillon during a 50-minute recital. Listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for an optimal listening experience.
The BASH Music Festival: All day Nov. 5-6, Depot Park, downtown Gainesville. Tickets: Free general admission; upgraded packages available. (thebashgnv.com) Music festival showcasing more than 30 artists on three stages plus food trucks and vendors, an artisan art and craft market, beer garden and more.
UF Carillon Studio Recital: 1:55 p.m. Nov. 13, Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Drive. Free. (arts.ufl.edu) The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers a chance to hear the UF Carillon during a 50-minute recital. Listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for an optimal listening experience.
UF Carillon Studio Recital: 1:55 p.m. Dec. 4, Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Drive. Free. (arts.ufl.edu) Annual holiday concert. The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers a chance to hear the UF Carillon during a 50-minute recital. Listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for an optimal listening experience.
tenThing Brass Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Norwegian brass ensemble tenThing will be your tour guide on this journey through the musical traditions of the Christmas season. Featuring songs from Norway, Germany, Italy, England and Ukraine, as well as modern classics from America, tenThing helps spread holiday cheer the only way they know how — with fantastic new arrangements and masterful performances.
Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$60 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Concerto Budapest is one of the most progressive and versatile symphonic orchestras in the world. The young musicians are characterized by the passion, energy and commitment they bring to the stage. Their repertoire traverses well-loved masterpieces to newly composed works of the 21st century.
International Guitar Night XXIII: 7 and 9 p.m. Jan. 20, 2023, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) The intercontinental super-group of four acoustic guitarists has returned for its 23rd year of touring with Stephanie Jones (Australia), Olli Soikkeli (Finland), Jocelyn Gould (Canada) and Jesús Guerrero (Spain). The guitar greats take the stage displaying their individual diverse styles and then perform together, mesmerizing audiences with an evening of grandeur.
Bobby Rush: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) With special guest Jontavious Willis. Thanks to Bobby Rush’s long memory and quick wit, he’s hailed as one of the blues’ best storytellers, which shines through during his live shows. The two-time Grammy-winning legend and Blues Hall of Famer incorporates humor, prolific guitar and harmonica playing into his stunning performances.
Interpreti Veneziani: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-$45, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) When Interpreti Veneziani takes center stage, prepare for remarkable interpretations of Vivaldi, Bach and other Baroque composers. The ensemble has gained a reputation for its exuberance and Italian brio characterizing their performances.
Isaiah Sharkey: 7 and 9 p.m. Jan. 28, 2023, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Isaiah Sharkey and his band fuse their background in rock, gospel, jazz, R&B, blues and funk to create an original sound with an unmistakable dose of soul. Sharkey toured as lead guitarist with D’Angelo and John Mayer.
Viano String Quartet: 2 p.m. Feb. 5, 2023, Squitieri Studio Theatre in the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $35 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Viano String Quartet performs chamber with a lust for life that few can rival. Formed in 2015 at the prestigious Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, the quartet has built a career on touring the globe and winning top prizes at international competitions, including the coveted First Prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Delfeayo Marsalis: 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 9, 2023, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) For Delfeayo Marsalis, music runs in his family, and it’s in his blood! Marsalis is a Grammy award-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, as well as leading his own group.
Kings Return: 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 24, 2023, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Kings Return’s tagline is simple: “We sing in stairwells.” The unique, harmonizing group turned Internet sensation captures the essence of an old-school a cappella quartet with sounds inspired by gospel and R&B, and has a reputation for performing diverse arrangements from “Ave Maria” to “How Deep is Your Love” and “God Bless America.” Kings Return has been featured on NPR and has performed on stages (and stairwells) nationwide.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$60 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the greatest 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, who is a passionate and fiercely graceful artist, and you’ll experience a performance like never before.
Jessica Vosk: 7 and 9 p.m. March 2, 2023, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Jessica Vosk is a celebrated singer and actress known for her starring role on Broadway and in the national tour of “Wicked.” Her strengths are in her stage presence and in her natural humor. She draws audiences in with her unique voice and by sharing real-life stories about her pandemic experience, journey to Broadway, her love life and her formative years.
Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva: 7:30 p.m. March 6, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $45-$75 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Beyond his technical mastery, legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman is known for his musical eloquence. Performing with Perlman is grandmaster pianist Rohan De Silva.
Stacey Kent: 7 and 9 p.m. March 9, 2023, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) When talking about Stacey Kent, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the accolades she’s earned during her 20-plus years as a jazz vocalist. The Gold, Double Gold and Platinum-selling artist has released hit records on legendary jazz label Blue Note, garnered a global following of diehard fans and received endless praise from critics along the way.
“Celebrating Elvis Presley’s Records from Sun Studio”: 7 and 9 p.m. March 10, 2023, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Tyler Hilton with the Hot Club of Cowtown. Known for its legendary music collection, including the early albums of Elvis Presley, Sun Studio left an indelible mark on the history of rock ’n’ roll. In 2005, Hilton was cast to play the legendary rock star in the blockbuster biopic “Walk the Line” (starring Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash). Now, he has teamed up with hot jazz and Western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown to bring Elvis’ greatest hits from the Sun Studio years to life on the stage.
The Kingdom Choir: 7:30 p.m. March 20, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) London’s The Kingdom Choir were catapulted to worldwide fame after their show-stopping 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 gospel spiritual style, has taken them around the world performing soulful renditions of traditional gospel classics and popular contemporary hits.
San Salvador: 7 and 9 p.m. April 13, 2023, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) The members of San Salvador have made it their mission to search for what they call “universal folklore,” rooted in their region’s deep troubadour traditions yet oscillating between cultures and musical genres. Singing in Occitan — a language that is spoken primarily in southern France — this group of six singers composes hypnotic vocal harmonies cascading over shifting patterns of compelling polyrhythmic percussion.
Love Canon: 7 and 9 p.m. April 14, 2023, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Love Canon takes you back in time. The group’s performances reimagine pop hits of the ’80s and ’90s. Additionally, they deliver a fresh take on classics, crossing genres to recount music from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel, Depeche Mode and Paul Simon.
Risa Hokamura: 2 p.m. April 16, 2023, Squitieri Studio Theatre in the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $35 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) At just 22 years old, Risa Hokamura is on the short-list of the world’s great violinists. She picked up the instrument at the age of 3 and by 10, Hokamura was already capturing top prizes at competitions in her native Japan.
Angélique Kidjo: 2:30 p.m. April 18, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$60 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today — a creative force with 16 albums to her name. Her striking voice, stage presence, and fluency have cross-pollinated West African traditions of her childhood in Benin, with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America.
Gator Growl: 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 250 Gale Lemerand Drive. Tickets: Starting at $45. (oconnellcenter.ufl.edu) Annual pep rally event featuring opening performance from Olivia O’Brien and headlining performance from Flo Rida.
Loomis Bros. Circus: 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex, 4050 S. U.S. 129, Bell. Tickets: $25 general admission, $8 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and younger. (loomiscircus.com/tour) An all-new show for 2022. Seating is first come, first served.
Paleontology in the Park: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Depot Park, 870 SE Fourth St. Free. (bit.ly/paleonov21) Complete a fossil-finding expedition with the help of Depot Park Ambassadors while learning about the unique fossils hidden throughout the Blue Grotto. Future dates include Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.
Loomis Bros. Circus: 3 and 6 p.m. Oct. 9, Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness. Tickets: $25 general admission, $8 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and younger. (loomiscircus.com/tour) An all-new show for 2022. Seating is first come, first served.
High Springs Art Walk: Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 15, downtown High Springs. Free entry. (facebook.com/HighSpringsDowntownMerchants) Seasonal monthly event featuring local artists gracing sidewalks and storefronts with some locations featuring live painting and demonstrations. Future dates are Nov. 19 and Dec. 17.
Sunday Assembly: 11 a.m. Oct. 16, Pride Center located in the Liberty Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Free. (SundayAssembly32601@gmail.com, sagainesville.weebly.com) Sunday Assembly will host guest speaker Henri Pellissier, the founder/director of Humanist Global Charity. He produced the first atheist film festival in San Francisco in 2009, and he launched the world’s first atheist orphanage in Uganda in 2015. As a journalist, he has been a columnist for major papers such as the New York Times. The title of his talk is “Humanist Global Charity — Humanitarian Atheists Helping Internationally.” Music will be provided by Sunday Assembly musicians with the opportunity to sing along. Vaccinations, boosters and face masks are recommended and encouraged. It also is possible to attend via Zoom.
Bat Fest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22, Lubee Bat Conservancy, 1309 NW 192nd Ave. Tickets: $25 beer garden online, $28 beer garden at the gate, $8 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger. (lubee.org/batfest) Annual event featuring baby bats, new education building, games, vendors, beer garden, food offerings, live music by Jig to a Milestone and more.
Thornebrook Fall Arts Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22-23, Shoppes at Thornebrook, 2441 NW 43rd St. Free entry; items for sale. (facebook.com/Artfestivalthornebrook, shoppesatthornebrook.com) Annual event in its 37th year featuring 75 fine artists and craftsmen exhibiting their work.
“Dracula”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $27-$49. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Dance Alive National Ballet. Through the fog and mist of Transylvania appears a sinister castle. Within it lives Count Dracula, the vampire to end all vampires! This is the story of a gentleman, his fiancée and the dastardly deeds of the evil Count Dracula. After all is said and done, good wins out and life goes on. Family friendly.
BodyVox: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Overflowing with rich imagery, peak athleticism, and humorous charm, BodyVox helped push dance into the 21st century, and now they’re celebrating 25 years of breathtaking productions. Funny and quirky, to be sure, but BodyVox is also equal parts charming and awe-inspiring.
“Macbeth”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-5, Squitieri Studio Theatre in the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Actors from the London Stage. Traditional Shakespeare performed in an inventive way — but, make no mistake, this is not a new interpretation, this is “Macbeth.” Five versatile actors play multiple roles, weaving together dialogues and switching between characters all while maintaining a clear narrative that is true to the original.
McIntosh 1890s Festival: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5, town of McIntosh, 5835 Avenue G, McIntosh. Free entry; items and food for sale. (mcintoshfestival.com) Annual event in its 48th year with more than 280 arts, crafts, plants and antiques vendors plus live music.
“Chicago”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $45-$75 general admission, $20 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) After 25 years, “Chicago” is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another, and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder “Chicago” has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.
“The Nutcracker”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$50. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Dance Alive National Ballet. The all-time family favorite returns. Clara saves the nutcracker prince, and to thank her, he brings her on a magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy puts on a regal show.
Class With Cara: 4 p.m. Dec. 17-18, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $25; free for spectators. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Presented by Dance Alive National Ballet. Join the charming Clara, heroine of “The Nutcracker,” for a princess-style ballet class onstage in the Kingdom of the Sweets. Training not required. Street shoes acceptable, but you can dance in your socks or ballet shoes. Company dancers will be available to help children as well, so they will have the most possible attention given.
Shen Yun: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3-4, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $84-$184. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Exquisite beauty from the heavens, profound wisdom from dynasties past, timeless legends and ethnic traditions all spring to life through classical Chinese dance, enchanting live orchestral music, authentic costumes and patented interactive backdrops. Revisit a time when scholars and artists sought harmony with the Tao, or the “Way” of the universe, and when divine beings walked upon the earth to inspire humanity.
“Stomp”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $45-$75 general admission, $20 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) “Stomp” is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique — an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
“Alice”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-$45 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Travel down the rabbit hole MOMIX-style with their newest creation, “Alice,” inspired by the classic story “Alice in Wonderland.” As Alice’s body grows and shrinks and grows again, dancers extend themselves by means of props, ropes and other dancers.
Demetri Martin: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Demetri Martin is one of the most recognizable comedic voices in a generation. Blending cerebral and fanciful jokes with hilarious songs and inventive illustrations, Martin has toured the world and released four one hour-long standup comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, “The Overthinker.”
“Horse of a Different Color”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $27-$49. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Dance Alive National Ballet. A contemporary performance showcasing the thrill and excitement of change set to music by Stella Sung.
“Disney’s Winnie the Pooh”: 2 p.m. Feb. 19, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$75 general admission, $10 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 beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation. Featuring the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award-winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne, this beautifully fresh stage variation is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of the characters in a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood.
“Swan Lake”: 7:30 p.m. March 25, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $35-$70. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Dance Alive National Ballet. “Swan Lake” is the story of a prince whose fiancee has been transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer. With guest artists Oksana Maslova and Sterling Baca from Philadelphia Ballet, this performance transforms the stage into a world of beauty and artistry.
“Carmen”: 7:30 p.m. March 31-April 1, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by UF Opera Theatre and UF Symphony Orchestra. Set in 1830 Spain, “Carmen” is a roller-coaster ride of desire, passion and the relentless hand of fate.
“My Fair Lady”: 7:30 p.m. April 3, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $45-$75 general admission, $20 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Boasting such classic songs 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” tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But, who is really being transformed?
“Āhuti”: 7:30 p.m. April 22, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in collaboration with The Chitrasena Dance Company. Nrityagram is a thriving community of artists dedicated to the practice of Odissi, a 2,000-year-old classical dance of India. The village is home to a school inspired by the Gurukula, an ancient teaching paradigm, and an internationally renowned dance ensemble. The mission is to nurture dance professionals through the gurukula system, perform on a global stage, and forge a community through outreach.
Alan Cumming: 7:30 p.m. April 23, 2023, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$60 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Alan Cumming is not acting his age. Hailed by Time Magazine as one of the three most fun people in show business, the Tony and Olivier award-winning theatre actor equally enjoys the stage and the big screen. However, he prefers center stage, which allows him to connect with audiences. Join Cumming for a hilarious night of storytelling, music and hijinks. This performance includes adult content.
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