Things to do in Tallahassee: Crank up the PostModern Jukebox, get your pets blessed

Scott Bradlee's Post-Modern Jukebox deconstructs rock and emerges with jazz and swing.
Scott Bradlee's Post-Modern Jukebox deconstructs rock and emerges with jazz and swing.

Just as fall events were picking up, Hurricane Ian threats postponed the FSU Homecoming parade and a few other activities. All this weekend's shows at Bradfordville Blues Club have been canceled.

With Tallahassee getting lucky and avoiding the brunt of the storm, plenty of shows will go on, however. So far, the football games are still on with FSU playing Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and FAMU taking on Mississippi Valley State at 6 p.m.

Tom & the Cats are still planning their 2nd annual homecoming weekend show Friday at none other than Hurricane Grill & Wings.

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Florida State's Opening Nights series will have three performances early in the week: Postmodern Jukebox, All-4-One and Mykal Kilgore.

We can count our blessings and get our pets blessed at Mission San Luis on Saturday.Be sure to check the weather and websites to confirm events before you go.

Here's a roundup of entertaining happenings around Tallahassee, culled from emails, the Council on Culture & Arts online listings and elsewhere.

Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox checks in for Opening Nights on Oct. 2, 2022.
Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox checks in for Opening Nights on Oct. 2, 2022.

Triple threat of Opening Nights

Opening Nights has three shows booked for next week in Ruby Diamond Auditorium. Visit openingnights.fsu.edu/events.

First up at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 is  Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. Tickets are $40-$55. New York City pianist Scott Bradlee created Postmodern Jukebox to remake the pop hits of today into the classic sounds of the legends of yesterday. A decade later, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox has grown to become a pop culture mainstay in its own right, having played over one thousand shows on six continents.

The vocal group All-4-One is set to perform  7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for Opening Nights.
The vocal group All-4-One is set to perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for Opening Nights.

Pop and R&B artists All-4-One are up next at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at Ruby Diamond. Tickets are $30-$45.The Grammy Award-winning group's timeless songs include “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “So Much In Love,” “I Turn To You,” “These Arms,” “Beautiful As You” and much more.

Grammy-nominated singer Mykal Kilgore brings his R&B-inspired songs to Opening Nights on Oct. 6, 2022,  in Opperman Music Hall.
Grammy-nominated singer Mykal Kilgore brings his R&B-inspired songs to Opening Nights on Oct. 6, 2022, in Opperman Music Hall.

R&B artist Mykal Kilgore checks in at 7:30 p.m. at Opperman Music Hall. Tickets are $45. Kilgore’s artistry cuts through traditional barriers and represents the hope of gospel, the soul of R&B and the vulnerability of country. His debut album, "A Man Born Black, was released in 2019. Kilgore’s new single “The Man In The Barbershop” (via Affective Music,) is a story told from a Black gay man’s perspective.

Tom & the Cats will play at Hurricane Grill on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
Tom & the Cats will play at Hurricane Grill on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

Tom & the Cats blow in at Hurricane Grill for homecoming weekend

Longtime Tallahassee band Tom & the Cats is set to rock its 2nd Annual Homecoming party from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Hurricane Grill & Wings, 6800 Thomasville Road. Free admission. Visit hurricanewings.com.

Powerehouse vocalist Ayonna Charese joins forces with close friend Chris Seepersaud on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
Powerehouse vocalist Ayonna Charese joins forces with close friend Chris Seepersaud on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

Get happy at the Blue Tavern

Don't miss a beat at happy hour from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Blue Tavern, 1206 N. Monroe St., with Tommy Hoople's Delta Ringnecks. Seep and Ayonna pick it up from 8-11 p.m. Ayonna Charese is a seasoned powerhouse vocalist who will knock you off your barstool. Normally touring with her band REHAB, she joins forces with close friend Chris Seepersaud for a night of musical expression. $10 cover.

The Lil Grizzly Boogie Band cranks it up at the Blue Tavern Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
The Lil Grizzly Boogie Band cranks it up at the Blue Tavern Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

It's 1st Saturday Swim from 5-7 p.m. with Bluegill Bill at the Blue Tavern. Steve Malono brings his guitar. Then it's Lil Grizzly Boogie Band from 8-11 p.m. Come out and boogie with Tallahassee's favorite Southern boogie band – featuring Scott Buchanan, Kaye Rhinehart, Pete Knowlton, Tuba Jake and Chris Buda. $10 cover.

From 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, spend happy hour with Paddy League and his Brazilian guitar. Then Frank Lindamood brings the Tuesday is Bluesday groove from 8-10 p.m. $3 cover.

Bruce Graybeal plays happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Last time Bruce played, the place turned into the Blue Tavern-acle Choir. Doc Russell hosts Open Mic Night at 8 p.m.

Bronwyn Chelette is leading a bluegrass jam at Blue Tavern on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.
Bronwyn Chelette is leading a bluegrass jam at Blue Tavern on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

Happy hour features Bramble's Bluegrass Jam from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Every month Bronwyn Chelette is leading a bluegrass jam in the tavern (or out in the courtyard when weather permits) for whoever wants to join in.

Peruvian singer, guitarist, and charango player  Cecilia Bohorquez makes her first Tallahassee appearance at Blue Tavern on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.
Peruvian singer, guitarist, and charango player Cecilia Bohorquez makes her first Tallahassee appearance at Blue Tavern on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

Then from 8-10 p.m.  it's World Music First Thursdays with Music from the Andes and Beyond with Cecilia Bohorquez. The Center for Music of the Americas presents World Music First Thursdays concert series in partnership with Blue Tavern. Peruvian singer, guitarist, and charango player  Bohorquez makes her first Tallahassee appearance. Her expertise ranges from opera to Andean folklore to avant garde world fusion. $5 cover.

Blessing of the Animals takes place at Mission San Luis

It's time to bring your furry ones to the annual Blessing of Animals at Mission San Luis, 2100 W. Tennessee St., set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Admission is free.

The Blessing of Animals originated in the 13th century in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, who believed that all animals should be treated with dignity and respect. Mission San Luis carries on this tradition as the site of a 17th-century Franciscan mission. The mission is also celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15.

Don Ruane  talks to tour members at the Tallahassee Democrat's Literacy sculpture in Kleman Plaza last year.
Don Ruane talks to tour members at the Tallahassee Democrat's Literacy sculpture in Kleman Plaza last year.

Take a free guided art tour

Free, guided walks to see and learn about public art in Tallahassee begin Oct. 1 and continue until mid-March 2023, presented by Tallahassee Art Walks founder Don Ruane. There are three walks to chose from. Walks begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays and last about an hour. Groups can schedule tours during the week by contacting Ruane.

The first walk will tour the Gaines Street-Railroad Avenue murals and learn how art and history intermingle. This tour will be repeated on Nov. 5, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 18.

The Monuments and More tour through downtown is scheduled Oct. 29, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25. Walkers will learn about art, state history, and visit a display recalling pivotal events in Tallahassee’s civil rights movement.

An insider’s look at Railroad Square’s building murals and history begins an hour before sunset on the first Friday of each month. The dates are Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan.  6, Feb. 3 and March 3. Take the tour and stay in the Square afterwards for the First Friday celebration when artists and merchants stay open late with bands and food trucks.

For more information, call Ruane at 239-464-3429, email ruanedon@aol.com or visit the Tallahassee Art Walks page on Facebook.

OTHER EVENTS

Great Oaks Pub at Southwood: If the weather holds up, Great Oaks Pub, 3750 Grove Park Drive, welcomes welcoming back the new, revised, “Deja Blu” from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.  The group has a lineup that features Mike Brawer, Mark Blair, Trey Grauer and Kent Rodriguez.  The band plays all the classics from the '60s with complex harmonies. Call 850-942-4653 for early seating.

Bingo, anyone? The Elks Lodge, 276 Magnolia Drive, has a fundraiser Bingo on Wednesdays, doors open at 4:30 p.m.; Early Bingo at 5 p.m., and Regular Bingo at 7 p.m. Food can be purchased from 5-6:50 p.m.

Square Cubed: The acoustic duo Hot Tamale will be entertaining on Saturday, Oct. 1, for the Third Anniversary Celebration of the Square Mug Cafe in Railroad Square. The Square Mug has been a music venue, art gallery and neighborhood gathering spot for three years and will be celebrating with 4 bands from 3 p.m. till “late.”  The event, titled “Square Cubed,” will be a fundraiser for neighborhood food pantries, with suggested donation of $10 to $15. Hot Tamale will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Swamp Gravy: Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play is turning 30. Once intended to be a one-time event at the old Miller County auditorium in Colquitt, Georgia, Swamp Gravy became something of a phenomenon in those early day"Swamp Gravy: Nuthin’ But A Will" has been selected as the play to kick-off for a year of events celebrating the milestone. It runs Sept. 30, and Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 2022 with Friday performances at 7 p.m. and Saturday performances at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at swampgravy.com or by calling the Box Office a 1-229-758-5450. Tickets are $22 for individual tickets and $20 for groups of $20 or more.

Coming up

Friday, Oct. 7: JJ Grey & Mofro w/ Young Bucks @ Capital City Amphitheater - gates @ 6 p.m., show @ 7 p.m., $30 GA advance, $40-$50 reserved seating advance.

Saturday, Oct. 8 - Gov't Mule w/ Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs @ Capital City Amphitheater - gates @ 6 p.m., show @ 7:30 p.m., $30 GA advance, $40-$55 reserved seating advance.

Saturday, Oct. 8 - Marabella w/ Curly Q, Satin & Hollow Memories @ 926 Bar - doors @ 8:30 p.m., show @ 9 p.m., $8 over 21, $10 under 21, all ages.

Monday, Oct. 10: Lucy Dacus at Club Downunder in the new FSU Union. Doors open and 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Free for students.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ Big Freedia @ Capital City Amphitheater - gates @ 6 p.m, show @ 7 p.m., $30 GA advance, $40-$50 reserved seating advance.

Have an event coming up? Email details to limelight@tallahassee.com. 

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