Weekend calendar


Published: Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 30, 2007 at 9:12 p.m.

Today

"The Little Match Girl:" Performance by the Gainesville Ballet Theatre, 2:30 p.m., Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. (392-ARTS)

Cane Grinding Day: Craft demonstrations, entertainment and vendors, 9 a.m., Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W. Newberry Road. Cost: $4 per carload. (271-4998)

Home for the Holidays Pet Adopt-A-Thon: 10 a.m., Oaks Mall, South Lawn, 6419 Newberry Road.

Hindustani Music: Presented by The Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions, 4:30 p.m., Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Auditorium, Center Drive. Tickets: $15.

Open Horse Show: 9 a.m., Canterbury Equestrian Showplace, 23100 W. Newberry Road. Free to watch.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides: 5 p.m. at the Thomas Center, NE 6th Avenue and NE 3rd Street. Cost: $7 general; free for child with adult. $1 per additional child. (historicduckpond.com)

"A Question of Race - Education in Alachua County:" Hosted by the Anti-Racism Coalition, 9 a.m., Duval Elementary School, NE 8th Avenue.

Book Reading - "The Lonesome Traveler:" Tribute to Jack Kerouac, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dreamers Garden, corner of NW 10th Avenue and 4th Street. (258-1238)

Holiday Reception and Book Sale: Hosted by Sustainable Alachua County, 6 p.m., Goering's Book Store, 1717 NW First Ave. (377-3703)

Global Dance Fest: Egyptian belly dancing, Indian Bollywood and tribal dance, 8 p.m., Indian Culture and Education Center, 1115 SW 13th St. Tickets: $15 general; $12 advance. (globaldancearts.com)

Floridance: 7:30 p.m., Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. (392-ARTS)

"Letters From God" Art Benefit: Spiritual art from local artists benefits the Home Van non-profit group, 6 p.m., Presbyterian and Disciples of Christ Student Center, 1402 W. University Ave. (376-7539)

Sunday

Sounds of the Season: Christmas concert by UF choirs, 6 p.m., University Auditorium. Tickets: $8; free for UF students with ID. (392-ARTS)

Evening with Tom Stoppard: Scenes from the modern theater of Tom Stoppard, author of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," 8 p.m., Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $5. (378-9166)

Women's Dinner and a Movie: 5 p.m., Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. $5. (mamaraga.com)

Chanukah Factory: Menorah making, activity center, latke frying, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; 2:30-4:30 p.m., Jewish Student and Community Center, 2021 NW 5th Ave. $6. (336-5877)

Holiday Concert: The Gainesville Flute Ensemble performs, 2 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1001 NW 98th St.

Robert Phillips in Concert: Classical guitarist, 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St. Free. (377-1669)

Rick Recht Band: Hanukkah concert, 3 p.m., Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $18 per family. (376-1508)

Meet the Author - Bill Ragan: "Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization," 2 p.m., Goerings Book Store, 1717 NW 1st Ave. (377-3703)

Book Signing - Barry Walsh "A History of Florida Forests," 2:30-3:30 p.m., Florida Museum of Natural History, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. (846-2000)

Red Stocking Tea: The American Association of University Women raise funds for fellowships and grants with speaker Dean Judy Russell, 3 p.m., 1643 NW 14th Ave.

Private Shopping Night: Food, discounts, 6-8 p.m., Steinmart. $10. Benefits Children's Home Society. (331-8808)

Both days

Agbedidi Africa: Dance spanning regions from the U.S. and Africa, 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday, UF, McGuire Pavilion Constans Theatre. Tickets: $13 general; $9 students, faculty, staff, children, seniors. (392-1653)

"Oliver:" Presented by The Gainesville Community Playhouse, through Dec. 16, Vam York Theater, NW 16th Boulevard. Performances: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 at Omni Books. (375-3755)

"A Christmas Carol:" Holiday production of the Dickens classic, through Dec. 23, Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets: $25-$30 general; $20 seniors; $10 students and children. (375-4477)

"A Tuna Christmas:" Two actors play dozens of roles, through Dec. 23, Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25-$30 general; $20 seniors; $10 students and children. (375-4477)

"Bell, Book and Candle:" 8 p.m. today; and 2 p.m. Sunday, , High Springs Community Theater. Tickets: $10 general; $9 seniors; $8 senior Sundays; $6 children at Omni Books, The Coffee Clutch and Silver Chest. (375-3755)

Suwannee Old-Time Music Weekend: Featuring Rhythm Rats, Fay Baird, Tammy Murray, Chuck Levy, today and Sunday, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs. Tickets: $10. (386-397-4478)

"The House of Yes:" Presented by Florida Players, 2 and 8 p.m. today and Sunday, Phillips Center Black Box Theatre, 315 Hull Road. Free. (392-ARTS)

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