‘Shadows of Plantations’ and Indigenous Peoples Day
Micah Tyler: 6 p.m. today, The Family Church, 2022 SW 122nd St. Tickets: $19-$49. (bit.ly/tyler22a) Micah Tyler brings his Christian radio hits like “Even Then,” “Walking Free” and “I See Grace” to Gainesville.
Gov’t Mule and Old Crow Medicine Show: 7 p.m. today, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $44-$81. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) Gov’t Mule has galvanized a global fan base with their honest, organic and daring music. Old Crow Medicine Show began in late September of 1998 when a group of old-time string band musicians left New York to cross the Canadian border and play their way to the Pacific.
“Free Fridays” Concert: 7-9 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 21, Bo Diddley Plaza amphitheater, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bodiddleyplaza.com/upcoming-events) Morningbell will perform psychedelic rock and soul today, and The Imposters, a The Beatles tribute band, will close this year’s series on Oct. 21.
Bob Mould: 8 p.m. today, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $30-$50. (pvconcerthall.com) The legendary musician will perform as part of his “Distortion and Blue Hearts!” tour.
Scotty McCreery: 8 p.m. today, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $49-$85. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Scotty McCreery released his fifth studio album, “Same Truck,” in 2021. The first single, “You Time,” hit No. 1 on both the Billboard and Mediabase country radio charts, and the second single, “Damn Strait,” is out now.
Trace Adkins: 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $33-$77. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) The multi-platinum country star will perform.
“A Visit With Quentin Crisp”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays plus 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 23, Actors Warehouse, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $15 students. (actorswarehouse.org/coming-soon) Highlights from the memoir of Quentin Crisp, an English raconteur whose work in the public eye included becoming a gay icon.
“The Fall Of The House Of Usher”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays plus 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30, High Springs Playhouse, 23416 NW 186th Ave., High Springs. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students 17 and younger and seniors ages 65 and older. (highspringsplayhouse.com) Based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe, re-invented as a detective thriller and set in 1930s Boston.
“Ax of Murder”: 7 p.m. today-Saturday, PK Yonge Performing Arts Center, 1200 SW Sixth St. Tickets: $8. (pkyonge.ufl.edu) Everyone’s heard of a haunted house. But a haunted play? Curiosity gets the best of the actors and, despite the playwright’s adamant warnings, they open the script and start reading the play!
“Running Mates”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays through Oct. 30, Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $20-$50. (thehipp.org) With the scandal of a leaked video, Sam, the longtime beloved mayor of Anderson suddenly sees his seat in office threatened. Mischief ensues when the last person he ever expected, his wife Sophia, decides to run against him.
“Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.50-$49.50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) The true story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be The Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “The Day the Music Died.”
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Live: 8 p.m. Wednesday plus 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.
“Elf” Toy Drive: Today-Saturday, Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27th Ave. (buchholzdrama.com) Buchholz Drama is looking for gently used, non-battery-operated toys, especially ride-on and larger toys, for their production of “Elf.” All donations will be given to children in need this holiday season. Please donate toys that are large enough to be seen by the audience.
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.
Fall Festival: 4-7 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and noon-7 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 6, Coon Hollo Farm, 22480 N. U.S. 441, Micanopy. Tickets: $13, free ages 3 and younger. (coonhollo.com) Annual fall festival featuring hayride to feed cows, harvest hoops, pony rides, archery, crop maze, pig races, putt putt golf, sack slide, trough train and more.
“In the Shadows of Plantations: Enslaved Africans in Alachua County”: 6 p.m. today, Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center, 837 SE Seventh Ave. Free. (cottonclubmuseum.com) Panel discussion with Kenneth Nunn, Sherry DuPree, Garlenda Greene, Karen Kirkman and Jon Sensbach. There will be a reception preceding the panel. Masks required.
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free. (gainesvillefl.gov) Native dancers and drummers will showcase dances indigenous to America, and a living history encampment will take attendees back in time to showcase the Potano/Timucuan people who called Gainesville home.
Oktoberfest: 5-10 p.m. today, Haile Village Center, 5100 SW 91st Terrace. Free entry. (bit.ly/haileokt22) Annual event featuring food and drink vendors, food trucks, five bands, three bounce houses, face painting, family friendly activities and performance by Danscompany.
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) Annual haunted attraction featuring new thrilling scares to the haunted house and hayride.
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 You’re Gonna Get It! Future events will include performances by 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.
Tioga Outdoor Movie Night: 7:30 p.m. today, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) Tioga movie night featuring “Hocus Pocus.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy the movie under the stars.
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.
Family Fishing Day: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, 7922 NW 71st St. Free; cash donations welcomed. (ffgs.ifas.ufl.edu) Family oriented fresh-water fishing with loaner poles and bait available. Railed fishing deck with two handicapped accessible ramps.
Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, Morningside Nature Center 3540 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/memorialwalks) Join nature interpreters for a stroll along the trails of Morningside Nature Center and learn about native wildflowers. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring water and field guides.
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) Rescheduled family friendly event featuring music, arts and crafts, children’s games and peanuts.
BBQ from the Hart: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Hart Springs RV Campground, 4009 SW 80th Way, Bell. Free entry; food and items for sale. (bbqfromthehart.com) Annual event featuring live music, food and craft vendors, professional barbecue teams, emergency vehicles on display, car show, cornhole contest, kidzone, barbecue taste testing and dunk tank.
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, [email protected]) 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.
BooBoo’s Halloween Party: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Kirby Family Farm, 19630 NE 30th St, Williston. Tickets: $15.99 ages 10 and older in advance, $20 ages 10 and older at the gate, $10.99 ages 9 and younger in advance, $15 ages 9 and younger at the gate. (kirbyfarm.com) Annual fall event for children ages 10 and younger featuring creepy critters area, train ride, meet and greet with BooBoo the racoon and other farm mascots, carousel, ferris wheel, candy stops, carnival games, magic show, dance party, costume parade and pumpkin pie eating contest.
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.”
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.
Cedar Key Seafood Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cedar Key City Park, 188 Second St., Cedar Key. Free entry; food and items for sale. (cedarkey.org) Celebrate the area’s fishing heritage with food, parade, arts and crafts exhibitors, live music and family fun.
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Branford Farm Stand, 27687 U.S. 129, Branford. Free entry; $5 crop maze; purchase of pumpkin requested. (bit.ly/pumpkinstand22) Pumpkin patch and crop maze plus authentic Mexican food, desserts and milkshakes.
Fall Festival and Corn Maze: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and 2-7 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 6, Crossroads Farm and Apiary, 3831 NW 156th Ave. Tickets: $10. (crossroadsfarmandapiary.com) Annual fall festival featuring bounce pad, hay ride, train ride, paintball, hay bale target shooting, punkin’ chunkin’, games, playground, animals, corn bin, haystack, hay bale jungle gym, face painting, crafts, shopping, photo ops and a beekeeping encounter.
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.
Diwali Fest: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Celebration Pointe, 4949 Celebration Pointe Ave. Free entry; food and items for sale. (bit.ly/diwali22a) Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with live Indian music and dance performances with a variety of Indian food and retail vendors.
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.
High Springs Art Walk: Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 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.
Two Hawk Hammock Happy Hour: 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Two Hawk Hammock, 17950 NE 53rd Lane, Williston. Tickets: $5 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger. (twohawkhammock.com) Live music, food and drinks, and barn animals.
Fall Festival: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave., Newberry. Entry: One canned food donation per family. (bit.ly/greenfieldfall22) Annual fall family event featuring pony rides, hay rides, cow train, live music, food trucks, fall games and more.
Haile Equestrian Center Movie Nights: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Haile Equestrian Center, 7680 SW 46th Blvd. Cost: Free for Haile Equestrian members, $40 for non-members. (haileequestrian.com) From classic horse movies to current films, these movie nights are all about horses. Popcorn and drinks provided, bring other movie snacks if you wish and a comfy blanket to watch with.
Pumpkin Nights and Halloween Frights: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Baseball Field at Worthington Springs Park, State Road 121, Worthington Springs. Free; $1 costume contest entry fee. (bit.ly/pumpkinnights22) Halloween booths, games, trick-or-treating, food, musical chairs, bounce houses, dunk tank, costume contest and more.
Alachua Conservation Trust Pride: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Prairie Creek Lodge 7204 SE County Road 234. Free. (alachuaconservationtrust.org) Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in the outdoors with preserve tours and nature-based activities, food vendors and community groups.
Sunday Assembly: 11 a.m. Sunday, Pride Center located in the Liberty Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Free. ([email protected], 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.
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.
“The Music Man”: Auditions 6-9 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; sign ups begins one hour before auditions, Santa Fe College, Room E-134, 3000 NW 83rd St. Free. (bit.ly/musmanaud) Auditions for “The Music Man,” a staged concert performance with The Gainesville Orchestra. Performances April 14-55, 2023. Prepare a song from a classic American musical and a short monologue.
American Legion Auxiliary Flea Market: Event set for 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 12, American Legion Post 230, 20370 E. Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. $15 per vendor space. (481-4483) Each vendor space is 15 feet by 15 feet.
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. ([email protected], 386-518-3276) Inside and outside tables available. Handmade items only.
4Most Gallery: “Characters” by Lindsay Carlton, on display through Oct. 21, 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.
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: 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)
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: “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 protected])
Harn Museum of Art: “COPIA II,” celebrating 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)
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: Oil paintings by 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.
Sweetwater Print Cooperative: “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, on display through Oct. 26. Gallery hours: By appointment. 117 S. Main St. (514-3838)
University Galleries: “Painting Situations: Sigfredo Chacón and Liliana Porter / ISLAA Artist Initiative,” showcasing the work of two pioneers of Latin American conceptualism, on display through Dec. 2. 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. 21, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) Crooked Counsel will perform today and Couch Messiahs will perform on Nov. 18.
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 fifty-minute recital. Listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for an optimal listening experience.
Voices Rising Community Chorus: 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 30, First United Methodist Church, 419 NE First St. Tickets: $10-$20 suggested donation. (vrccgainesville.org) The chorus will present their fall concert “Songs of Social Conscience.” A portion of the proceeds will benefit the PACE Center for Girls.
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.
Jazz on The Green: 7-10 p.m. Nov. 12, 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 Dec. 10.
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 fifty-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 fifty-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.
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.
Gainesville Pride Festival: Noon-8 p.m. Oct. 22, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, downtown Gainesville. Free entry. (gainesvillepride.org/2022pride) Annual event featuring entertainment highlighting local LGBTQ+ performers, activities and a variety of vendors.
“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.
Gainesville Pride Brunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 23, Paramount Grill, 12 SW First Ave. Tickets: $33.46 (tax/gratuity/booking fee included); must be purchased by Oct. 17. (gainesvillepride.org/brunch) Pride Week festivities wrap up with a special two-course brunch.
Next Generation’s Fall Showcase: 4 p.m. Oct. 23, Eastside High School Performing Arts Center, 1201 SE 43rd St. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children. (pofahldancestudio.com/works, [email protected]) Dance Alive National Ballet’s student group, The Next Generation, takes the stage with a wildly varied concert.
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.
“Elf”: 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays plus 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 3-Dec. 11, Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27th Ave. Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 students, $10 group rate, free for BHS faculty. (buchholzdrama.com) “Elf” is a musical based on the motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The book is adapted by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan from the 2003 film. The musical ran on Broadway and tours annually in the U.S.
“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.
Tioga Outdoor Movie Night: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) Tioga movie night featuring “Elf.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy the movie under the stars.
American Legion Auxiliary Flea Market: 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 12, American Legion Post 230, 20370 E. Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. Free entry; food and items for sale. (481-4483) Vendors, breakfast and lunch. All proceeds benefit local veterans, a special education class at Shell Elementary and local food pantries.
Paleontology in the Park: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 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 Dec. 10.
“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 Clara: 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.