A comprehensive list of Gainesville-area entertainment events.
Russian National Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $40-$65, $10 UF students (performingarts.ufl.edu, 392-2787). The Russian National Orchestra appears throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. It is a frequent visitor to major festivals such as Edinburgh, Shanghai, and the BBC Proms. With conductor Kirill Karabits at the helm, RNO will be joined by piano virtuoso George Li.
Ghost-Note and Electric Kif: 8 p.m. Friday, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $15-$25. (258-8557) After forming in 2015, Ghost-Note’s two studio albums have earned critical acclaim and popular success around the globe. Electric Kif are a band who came together to perform music as an outlet in between sideman and session gigs with other artists ranging from Matt Schofield to Flo Rida.
Silent Disco: 10 p.m. Friday, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. Tickets: $10. (23rdesque.com/DIONDIA) Seven DJs will perform: three live DJs and four silent disco DJs. There will be a live performance from a local artist and more than 150 headphones. Dank Cakes also will be serving food.
Honky Tonkin Opry: 7 p.m. Friday, Triple Cross Ranch, 20736 NW 100th Ave. Road, Micanopy. $10 at the door; $15 reservation. (615-491-8253) Hosted by Norman Edward and The Jayc Harold Band with special guest Allen Frizzell.
Christian Sands Trio: 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: 7 p.m. SOLD OUT; tickets for 9 p.m. show are $35, $10 UF students (performingarts.ufl.edu, 392-2787). Jazz pianist Christian Sands was enrolled in music classes at age four and wrote his first composition at five. His lightning-fast fingers create complex textures and rhythms all while holding down the groove and weaving intricate melodies.
Hiroya Tsukamoto: 8 p.m. Saturday, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $12-$20. (258-8557) Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing; International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes his listeners on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.
Bing Futch and Chuck Levy: 2 p.m. Sunday, James Paul Park, behind High Springs City Hall at 23760 NW 187th Ave., High Springs. Free. (highspringsmusicinthepark.com/directions) Known for his musical shape-shifting, blues singer Bing Futch switches the channels on style with every new song, sung in a limber tenor voice and woven together with other instruments. He will perform with old-time fiddler and banjoist Chuck Levy. There will be a meet and greet after the concert. The backup location for inclement weather will be the High Springs Community Center & Museum, which is across the street from the park.
Other Voices — Coming of Age: 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Center, 302 NE Sixth Ave., Gainesville. $10. The group Other Voices, whose original music is best described as adult, acoustic rock and whose songs cover rock, folk, blues and country, celebrates its 18th anniversary with this concert.
Acoustic Eidolon: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sandhill Stage at Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234. Tickets: $20 suggested donation (cash or check); advance reservations recommended. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-7307) Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello, have performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia and Canada. With 11 CDs and a DVD to their credit, they are known for their signature “new acoustic” sound that blends Celtic, Americana, World and Flamenco musical influences.
Matt and Kim: 7 p.m. Friday, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $30 (904-209-0367, www.staugamphitheatre.com). The American indie electronic duo performs.
Los Lobos: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $59-$69 (904-209-0399, www.ticketmaster.com). The Grammy Award-winning band performs.
Dawes: Time TBA, Tuesday, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $39 (904-209-0367, www.staugamphitheatre.com). The folk rock band performs.
The Zombies: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $74.50-$174.50 (904-209-0399, www.ticketmaster.com). The British psychedelic pop legends bring their unique style to Florida.
“The Colored Door at the Train Depot”: 8 p.m. Thurday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Actors’ Warehouse, 608 N. Main St. Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 seniors and students; $17 group rate for six or more. (376-8561, actorswarehouse.org) This play is based on the life of the first African American to command whites in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. Born in 1919 in rural Kentucky and raised by a grandmother who could neither read nor write, Anna Mac Clarke won several battles for racial justice in the military and seemed to be defying all the odds — until death took her at age 24.
“In Splendid Error”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $15; $13 students, military and seniors. (352-234-6278, acrosstown.org) This historical drama examines the friendship between the statesman Frederick Douglass and noted abolitionist John Brown as Brown contemplates his now infamous raid on Harper’s Ferry. An intimate portrait of men at the crossroads of history, this play delves into the small decisions that sometimes change the world.
“Footloose — The Musical”: 7 p.m. today-Saturday plus 2 p.m. Saturday, Gainesville High School Auditorium, 1900 NW 13th St. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 students and children. (email@example.com) Put on by Gainesville High School’s Theatre Department, the show involves the work of more than 70 GHS students. Based on the 1984 film of the same name, the story follows Ren McCormack, a teenager who moves to the small town of Bomont, where he encounters a new world with rigorous local edicts — including a ban on dancing. Ren leads the fight to allow for a school dance and, in the process, we see the heartfelt stories of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
“The Savannah Sipping Society”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 24, High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE First Ave., High Springs. (highspringsplayhouse.com/shop) A comedy about four Southern women, all needing to escape their day-to-day routines, drawn together by fate — and an impromptu happy hour. Hilarious misadventures and the occasional liquid refreshment lead the ladies to discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment.
“Beehive — The ’60s Musical”: 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Gainesville Woman's Club, 2809 W. University Ave. Tickets: $60 each or two for $100 for Saturday’s performance; $35 each or two for $60 for Sunday’s matinee. (gfwcfl-GainesvilleWomansClub.org, StarTheatre.org, 376-3901) Celebrate the days when the hairdos were as big as the hits during this live performance presented by Gainesville Woman's Club and Star Center Theatre. Proceeds benefit the Star Center Theatre.
Valentine's Day Swing Dance: 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Fine Arts Hall, Santa Fe College Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83 St., Gainesville. $10 per person or $20 per couple. Visit sfcollege.edu/visitors-friends/tickets. Annual dance featuring live music by the Santa Fe Big Band, directed by Steve Bingham and featuring singers from Lynn Sandefur’s voice class, begins at 7:30 p.m. Swing dance lessons start at 6:15 p.m. Finger foods and non-alcoholic drinks included in admission.
Tenth Annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival: Various times, Thursday through Sunday at the Hippodrome Cinema, 25 SE Second Place. VIP opening night reception is 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursday. Film Screenings run from 5-10:45 p.m. Thursday, 6-10:45 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, noon -8 p.m. Saturday. Individual screening-event tickets for two-hour blocks are $10. Visit cinemaverde.org for schedule and details.
UF College of Medicine Talent Show: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, University Auditorium, 333 Newell Drive. Tickets: $6. (392-2787, performingarts.ufl.edu) Students at the University of Florida College of Medicine will perform live music, dance and theater for audiences of all ages. All proceeds will fund future global health medical outreach trips to provide health care to populations in need in Yucatán, Mexico, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Performances include a White Coat Company production of "Once Upon A Bedtime," a medley of fairy tales with comic twists.
Singing Valentine’s Day Announcement: Orders accepted through Thursday; delivered at time of your choice between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. today, location of your choice. $50. (barbergators.com/valentines) This Valentine’s Day, treat someone special to a singing Valentine delivered by a quartet from the Barbergator chorus. The purchase includes two songs performed by a tuxedoed Barbershop quartet, a rose, a card and photo to celebrate the occasion. Delivery of the singing Valentine can be to anywhere in the Gainesville area.
Lewis Black: 8 p.m. Friday, Florida Theatre Jacksonville, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.50-$65 (904-355-2787, www.floridatheatre.com). The comedian known for his rants will perform in his trademark style.
Camellia Plant Sale: 9 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 204 State Road 26, Melrose. Free. (475-1237) Join the Melrose Library Association for their 2019 fundraising event. There will be a multitude of plants for sale. Breakfast also will be available for $5. Funds will go toward the Melrose Public Library expansion.
VegFest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Free. (GainesvilleVegFest.org) Learn about the benefits of plant-based lifestyles. Sponsored by North Florida Veg Events Inc., the event will feature speakers, chefs, health professionals, environmentalists and local community leaders as well as food, cooking demos, yoga, kids’ activities, artwork, animal sanctuaries and eco-vendors.
Free Store: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. Free; donations appreciated. (civicmediacenter.org) Tables will be set up with material goods that are up for grabs.
Weekly Poetry Jam: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. Free; donations appreciated. The longest-running poetry jam in Gainesville is open to readers of all styles of poetry. (373-0010, www.CivicMediaCenter.org)
Word Weavers Writing Group: 6 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month, Crone’s Cradle Conserve, 6411 NE 217th Place, Citra. Writing group for women. Each meeting begins with a potluck dinner followed by writing, reading, discussion and sharing.
Art at the Archer Depot: Organizers are looking for entertainers, artists, craft makers, horticulturists, farmers-market vendors, Archer-based youth groups and faith-based communities to submit applications to be a part of its annual event, which will take place March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (374-8420, archerhistoricalsociety.org)
Artisans' Guild Gallery: “Heartfelt Art” exhibit features paintings, jewelry, ceramics, fabric art and gifts through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Union Street Station, 201 SE Second Place, Suite 113. (378-1383, artisansguildgallery.com)
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: “PolyCade,” an interactive STEAM building program created by artist Noa Haim of Collective Paper Aesthetics, runs through March 1; "The Sweat Solution," permanent interactive exhibit detailing the invention and impact of Gatorade; Museum is located next to Depot Park featuring interactive science and technology exhibits in addition to various educational programs and events. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001)
Cedar Keyhole Gallery: February Artist of the Month is accomplished potter Niki Mason. Her works include bowls, platters, incense burners, lidded jars, shell-shaped dishes, mugs and pitchers. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 457 Second St., across from the library in Cedar Key. (543-5801)
Florida Museum Of Natural History: “Toxic Algae: Florida’s Summer of Slime” features images captured by nature photographer John Moran, which show the effects of algae blooms on Florida waters and beaches with educational panels explaining the difference between red and blue-green algaes. Free; “Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs” exhibit that explores what Earth was like before the arrival of dinosaurs and mammals continues through May 5. $5.50-$8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. (846-2000)
Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: “Home,” held in conjunction with the Friends of Elementary Arts, features artist members showing artwork centered around the theme of “Home.” Exhibit runs through Saturday. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 1314 S. Main St. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Galleries at The Historic Thomas Center: “iNTIMATE STATES – Works on paper by Eduardo Sarmiento,” on display in concert with the upcoming Bulla Cubana festival, which is set for March. 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, gvlculturalaffairs.org)
Grasshoppa Gallery: “8X10: A Small Works Show,” an exhibit featuring more than 2 dozen artists who used 8x10 canvases to highlight their distinctive styles, runs through February. 206 Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy. (587-4038)
Harn Museum Of Art: “The World to Come” photography and video exhibit chronicling radical and irrevocable ecological change through works of 45 contemporary international artists on display through March 3; “I, Too, Am America: Civil Right Photographs by Steve Schapiro” exhibit on view through March 31. 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. Free. (392-9826)
Hawthorne Historical Museum And Cultural Center: Paintings by Francis Moore along with a historic memory map of "old" Hawthorne; other exhibits spotlight the turpentine industry along with artifacts of Magnesia Springs. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, 7225 SE 221, Hawthorne. (481-4491)
Héctor Framing & Gallery: Artwork from Lennie Kesl, Diane Voyentzie, Peter Bodnar, David Driesbach, Hiram Williams, Myrna Baez, Michael Reeder, Nancy Reyes Suarez and others. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 702 W. University Ave. (271-4243, HectorFraming.com)
Lanza Gallery And Art Supplies: Exhibit “Nature’s Expression,” featuring woodwork by Kirk A. Moss, continues through March 2. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Friday. 23645 W. U.S. 27, High Springs. (lanzagallery.com)
Malgorzata’s Gallery: Exhibit featuring cat pottery by August Ceramics runs through February. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 2441 NW 43rd St., No. 9, Thornebrook Village. (215-8689, malgorzatas.com)
Matheson History Museum: “Gators and Beyond — A Sports History of Alachua County,” which examines the sports history of Alachua County, especially the lesser known stories and organizations, continues through Saturday. Permanent and temporary exhibits tell the story of Alachua County, including a look at area history from the Timucuan Indians and the Spanish occupation of the area to William Bartram's travels and more. Free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)
Melrose Bay Art Gallery: "Wet," featuring the work of guest artist Alfred Phillips, runs through March 10. 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 Galleries: “SciArt Showcase,” featuring paintings, drawings, ceramics, film, photography and digital media from the SciArt events hosted in 2018, continues through March 15. The exhibit was created in partnership with the Florida Museum of Natural History. Santa Fe Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; President’s Hall Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Northwest Campus, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St. (395-5464)
Sweetwater Print Cooperative: “New Year’s High/Low Art Project” on display through Wednesday. Gallery hours: Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and by appointment. 117 S. Main St. (514-3838)
ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES
Blackbird Farm: Gallery show featuring 15 local and visiting artists with the theme “Land/ Sea and Skyscapes” runs through today. Gallery hours: 1-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and by appointment. A rural farm and house which doubles as a gallery during exhibits. 17008 SW Whiting St., Micanopy.
E’lan Hair Studio: “Paperview,” featuring mono prints and cast paper by Dan Rountree, on display through March 29. 115 N. Main St. (378-0072)
Oak Hammock Art Gallery: Portrait photographs taken by Michael Levy of the nonagenarians living at Oak Hammock exhibit continues through April 12. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 5100 SW 25th Blvd. (548-1000, galleryexhibit.org)
Parker Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, University Auditorium, 333 Newell Drive, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-$35, $10 UF students (performingarts.ufl.edu, 392-2787). Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and inspiring performances, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation.
Kathy Mattea: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-$45, $10 UF students (performingarts.ufl.edu, 392-2787). The country star, known for “18 Wheels and A Dozen Roses,” “Where’ve You Been” and other hits, performs.
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