What's going on? Music, musicals and a movie about music

Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 12:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 1:08 p.m.

Howdy folks, I'm back with some more things for you kids to check out. By now those financial aid checks should be rolling in and all that cheese is burning a hole in your pocket. After you have paid everybody and their mother, now it's time for you to live a little.

On Thursday, "Life x 3" is playing at the Hippodrome State Theatre. The play, written by Yasmina Reza, details a chaotic evening that occurs when a couple arrives a week early for a dinner party. The hosts frantically whip up a feast of Cheez-Its, cookies and wine in an attempt to make the guests feel welcome. The play documents the evening and how hosts Henry and Sonia deal with the unexpected guests. The show starts at 8:15 p.m. and tickets start at $18. For additional information contact 375-4477

For all you folks who haven't received your financial aid checks, "School of Rock" is playing at the Reitz Union for free on Friday. Jack Black is up to his usual "hey I'm fat and crazy" antics in this flick. Black plays Dewey Fin, a musician who gets fired from his band. In an attempt to get out of debt, Dewey poses as his roommate in order to score a job as a substitute teacher for a fifth-grade class. Dewey forms a band with his students when he learns about a local band contest that offers a cash prize. Throughout the movie, Dewey must hide his intentions from the parents and the school faculty. The show times are 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. For additional information on what's happening at the Reitz call 392-1655.

This weekend also brings many bands to Gainesville. On Saturday, take it back to the old school hip-hop with an indie flair - Shermy D plays at the Common Grounds at 10:30 p.m. Also playing on Saturday are The Sultanas and Nathan Brown. For additional information on Common Grounds shows call 372-7320. Be sure to check out the full list of bands at the bottom of the story.

If musicals are better music to your ears, "Guys and Dolls" performs at the Gainesville Community Playhouse. Folks, this play is a classic. "Guys and Dolls" is a love story set in New York in the 1930s. Sky Masterson, a Broadway gambler, tries to woo Sarah Brown, a mission worker. This is a good chance to see what it was like to mack in grandpa's era. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets for musicals are generally $10. For additional information call 376-4949.

On Sunday, if you haven't blown all your cash during the weekend, there is an exhibit showing at the Matheson Museum. "The Printed Florida: Illustrated Newspaper Images, 1860-1900" features Harper's weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper images depicting Florida in the post Civil War era. The exhibit runs from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. For information contact the museum at 378-2280

Kick off the weekend on Thursday night at:

  • Common Grounds - Billy Reese Peters, The Bad Ideas, Period Three, Black Cougar Shock Unit

  • Eddie C's - Ten 13 Concept, Suburban Tragedy

  • Lillians Music Store - 4 Cryin' Out Loud

    Bands coming to rock out on Friday:

  • Common Grounds - New Mexican Disaster Squad, Kite Flying Society, Williams Eve, mightaswell

  • Eddie C's - C O R E, HigherLedge

  • Emeralds - The Mid Life Crisis Band, Corona Lane, Apollo Quartet

  • Faces Lounge - Hey NIce Guy, The Suicide Bombs, Enough by Now

  • Lillian's Music Store - Area Code

    If you're Saturday night is open:

  • Common Grounds - Shermy D, The Sultanas, Nathan Brown

  • Eddie C's - Monroe Brown, One, Jabberwocky

  • Emeralds - The Mid Life Crisis Band

  • Lillian's Music Store - Area Code

  • Market Street Pub - Maxwell Edison, Morning Bell, Broken Sound

    Maybe you don't have school or work on Monday and have time for the last shows of the weekend:

  • Market Street Pub - King Django, The Usuals, SHMNMNM, The Know How, One and Done

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