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Published: Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 7:53 p.m.

"Night of the Living Dead:" Experience a scary and funny thrill ride when the unburied dead become zombies in the 1968 cult classic, now through Nov. 11 at The Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place. Performances: 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25-$30 general; $20 seniors; $10 students and under 18. (375-HIPP or

"Oliver:" The Gainesville Community Playhouse presents a musical about an orphan who struggles through the world looking for a home, Friday through Nov. 18; and Nov. 29-Dec. 16 at the Vam York Theater, NW 16th Boulevard. Performances: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Preview performance: 8 p.m. today for $5. Tickets: $15 at Omni Books. (375-3755)

"Dracula's Widow:" Suwannee Valley Players presents play about Dracula's widow, who moves to England in search of fresh blood, 2:30 p.m. today; and 8 p.m. today through Nov. 4 at The Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave. Tickets: $8 general; $6 students. (493-ARTS or

"For Colored Girls:" The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre presents Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf," a montage of poetry, music and dance, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17. Tickets: $9 general; $7 students. (283-5611)

Museum Nights - "Day of the Dead:" Join the Florida Museum, Mexicans in Gainesville, and the Center for Latin American Studies to celebrate life and the after-life on Dia de los Muertos, 5 p.m. at the Florida Museum of Natural History, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. Free. (846-2000)

Liszt Festival: Piano students from UF and other Florida universities showcase the artistry of piano composer Franz Liszt, 7 p.m. at UF's College of Fine Arts, University Memorial Auditorium, Union and Newell Drives. Free. (392-2787)

Mother Goose Storytime: For children 18 months and younger, 11 a.m. at the Tower Road Branch Library, 3020 SW 75th St. (331-0600)

Mystery Book Discussion Group: 2 p.m. at Tower Road Public Library, 3020 SW 75th St. (331-0600)

Jonesville Writers' Group: Open to writers of all genres who want to discuss writing, 6-8 p.m. at Jonesberry Books, Tioga Town Center, Newberry Road. (333-2445)

Introduction to Watercolor Painting: Learn the fundamentals of watercolor techniques and materials, 10 a.m. at the Harn Museum of Art, Harn's Goforth Learning Center, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. (392-9826)

Shands Eastside Community Relations and Education: Breast Health Outreach, noon at Springhill Baptist Church, 120 SE Williston Road; "Grief and the Holidays," 6 p.m. at Williams Temple Church, 628 NW 7th Ave.

UF Students for Barack Obama Meeting: Official wing of the Barack Obama campaign meets, 7 p.m. at UF, Anderson Hall 101.

Hogtown Zydeco: Louisiana-style dancing, 7 p.m. at Fat Tuesday, 116 SE 1st St. Cost: $5. (

Remembering the Loss of Your Baby Support Group: For families who have experienced the loss of a baby, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Haven Hospice North Building, 4305 NW. 90th Blvd. Registration required. Free. (692-5100)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Patients and relatives meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Gainesville Hematology-Oncology Associates, 1147 NW 64th Terrace. Refreshments provided. Free. (332-3900)

High Springs Farmers' Market: Locally grown produce, music, arts and crafts and more, 2-6 p.m. at James Paul Park. Storytelling at 4:30 p.m. by High Springs Library. (386-454-3950)Nov. 1

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