Best bets around town

Published: Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 1:00 a.m.
At the movies "Darkness Falls" stars Chaney Kley as a man who must face the fairy in order to help his hometown. The film opens at Butler Plaza and Gator Cinemas Oaks 4 West.
George Clooney makes his directorial debut in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," the odd film biopic of odd TV personality Chuck Barris, game show producer and host of "The Gong Show." The movie opens at Royal Park.
Also opening this weekend: "Rabbit-Proof Fence," "Interview with the Assassin" and "Heaven."
'Fences' The Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Fences" continues its run this weekend at the Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. The play runs through Feb. 9. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 at Omni Books.
Albee in town The Edward Albee drama "The Play About the Baby" continues through Feb. 2 at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place. Showtimes are 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $13-$26 for general public and $6-$15 for students. Call 375-4477 for information.
Charity ball The Black and White Ball is scheduled for 7 p.m. to midnight today at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The affair is a fund-raiser for University of Florida Performing Arts and will feature a buffet, music, auctions and dancing. Tickets are $125 per person; black tie optional.
Beethoven's best The Gainesville Chamber Orchestra will perform a mostly Beethoven concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the University Auditorium on the UF campus. The orchestra is celebrating its 20th anniversary season.
Tickets are $18 for general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and $6 for ages 12 and younger. Call 336-5448 for information.

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