Scene calendar

Published: Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 12:00 a.m.

Jan. 10-16 JACK WILLIAMS: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Unity Church of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave. (373-1030)

VOICE CONCERT: With Ronald Burrichter, tenor; and Brenda Smith, soprano, 4 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Ave. Free. (378-1527)

THE DEAD GUY:" Reality television brings him fame and fortune, but at the end of the week, viewers decide how he dies, 9 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 5 and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 3, Hippodrome State Theater. Preview: 9 p.m. today. Tickets: $25-$30 general; $20 seniors; $10 students; $15 preview. (375-HIPP)

"THIS IS COLLEGE:" Improv and sketch comedy performed by UF's Theatre Strike Force, 8 p.m. tonight, UF Campus. Constans Theatre, McCarty Drive. Free. (273-0500)

"THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT:" Drama by Mark Fauser and Brent Briscoe, 8 p.m. Friday, The Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., High Springs. Tickets: $5. (493-ARTS)

KIM TUTTLE AND FRIENDS: Performance by Dance Alive National Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $10-$50. (392-ARTS)

SWING AND SWAY SNOWBALL DANCE: Ballroom dance with live music by Don's Blue Notes and dance instruction by Dan Wojoski, 8 p.m. Friday, Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave. $18 couple; $9 single. (334-2189)

DR. JACK KEVORKIAN: Advocate for the legalization of assisted suicide speaks, 8 p.m. Tuesday, O'Connell Center. Doors open 6:30 p.m. for students with ID; 7 p.m. general public. Free tickets at the University Box Office. (392-1653)

GAINESVILLE WEDDING EXPO: Hosted by Jay's Bridal and Special Occasions, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $10 general; $5 ages 12 and younger; free for children younger than 2. (392-ARTS)

GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION CANDIDATES' FORUM: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Emerson Alumni Hall, 1938 W. University Ave. (

"MOVEMENT (R)EVOLUTION AFRICA:" Documentary produced by UF professor of dance Joan Frosch features the art of African choreographers, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Phillips Center. Free tickets at the door. Post-screening discussion follows. (

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: "Connecting the Dots, Living What You Believe," with speaker Deborah Minck, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, UF Hilton, Alberts Room, 13th Street. $12.95, lunch. RSVP by Friday. (332-2618)

MICANOPY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: With speaker Ashley M. Wood, director of UF's IFAS Communication Services Unit, 2 p.m. Saturday, The Church of the Mediator, Ryan Hall, Micanopy.

WOMEN'S VETERANS HEALTH FAIR: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Gainesville VA Medical Center Auditorium, 1611 SW Archer Road.

"THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN:" Documentary about childbirth in America, 6:30 p.m. tonight, Best Western Gateway Grand, 4200 Northwest 97th Blvd. $15. (331-3336)

GALLERY TALK: Kerry Oliver-Smith, Harn Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses works by 25 international artists, 3 p.m. Sunday, Harn Museum, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. Free. (392-9826)

HIPPODROME CINEMA: "Romance & Cigarettes - A Musical," Friday through Jan. 17, Hippodrome State Theater, 25 SE 2nd Place. (373-5968)

CIVIC MEDIA CENTER FILM: "On The Line," documentary about the closing of the School of the Americas, a combat training base, 8 p.m. Monday, 1021 W. University Ave. (373-0010)

MODERN AFRICAN CINEMA: "Dreams of Dust," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Headquarters Library. (334-3900)

THE PEACE ALLIANCE YARD SALE: Support the campaign to establish a U.S. Department of Peace bill, 8 a.m. Saturday, 328 SW 4th Ave. (377-8453)

AMERICAN LEGION BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Hitchcock's Supermarket, Hawthorne. (

SPEED DATING: For single professionals on Monday, 6:30 p.m. ages 36-49 and 8:30 p.m. ages 21-34, Ti Amo!, 12 SE 2nd Ave. $35. Registration required. (

BREATHING MEDITATION: 2 p.m. Saturday, Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st St. (481-3388)

PAYNES PRAIRIE: Gentle walk and talk, 9 a.m. Thursdays; Wildlife Walk, 8 a.m. Saturdays, La Chua Trail, 4801 Camp Ranch Road. (466-3397)

HIGH SPRINGS COMMUNITY GARDEN WORK DAY: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, James Paul Park. (386-454-3950)

KIKA SILVA PLA PLANETARIUM: 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets, Administration Building reception desk, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays; 30 minutes before shows when available. (395-5381)

FACULTY READING: By UF's Poetry Department, 7:30 p.m. today, Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. (334-3900)

HOW TO BUILD A BOOK: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hawthorne Branch Library. (481-3388)

FLORIDA SENIOR PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION: The Hippodrome State Theatre seeks script submissions from writers over the ages of 50 to be presented during the Senior Festival Weekend, May 9-11. Submission deadline Feb. 11. (

WRITERS ROUNDTABLE: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Books-A-Million, 6111 W. Newberry Road. (371-8420)

GAINESVILLE POETS AND WRITERS: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Books-A-Million, 2601 NW 13th St. (376-6623)

JONESVILLE WRITERS' GROUP: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Newberry Road, Jonesville. (

MUSEUM DOCENTS: The Harn Museum of Art seeks volunteer tour guides, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. Next orientation, 9 a.m. Monday. (392-9826)

HOGGETOWN MEDIEVAL FAIRE: Seeking volunteers for event held Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 1-3 at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. (393-8536)

PROFESSIONAL PLAY OBSERVERSHIP FOR SENIORS: The Hippodrome State Theatre offers free six-week observerships for ages 50 and older. Registration required. (375-4477)

CITY OF HAMPTON MUSIC FEST: Calling vendors and entertainers for event held March 29-30. Booth spaces, $25. (Entertainers, 386-523-5900; Vendors, 352-745-2166)

AUDITIONS: The Ocala Civic Theatre seeks adult actors for the play "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," 1 p.m. today, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (352-236-2274)

ARTISANS' GUILD GALLERY: "New Members Show" features works by Elizabeth Strickland, Mary Galbraith, Dominick Martino and Mary Ann Bonner, Millhopper Square, 4201 NW 16th Blvd. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. (378-1383)

ART GALLERY AT BOOKS, INC.: Allism Art by Pateh, paintings on display, through Jan. 31, 505 NW 13th St. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. (374-4241)

ART GALLERY AT SWEETWATER PRINT CO-OP: "Paperview," exhibit of cast paper sculptures and monoprints by Dan Rountree, 117 S. Main St. (375-0790)

BELLAMY ROAD: 5910 Hampton St., Melrose. Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. (475-3435)

CEDAR KEY ARTS CENTER: "Silhouettes," exhibit by January's featured artist mosaist Valerie Bretyl; Main gallery exhibit with works by abstract expressionist Betty Neubauer through Jan. 28, 457 2nd St. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (352-543-5801)

THE CEDAR KEYHOLE GALLERY: Artist of the month, Corrine K. Ryan, displays leatherworks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 2nd Street, Cedar Key. (543-5801)

COFRIN GALLERY: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Oak Hall School, 8009 SW 14th Ave. (332-3609)

ELEANOR BLAIR STUDIO: Florida landscape paintings by Eleanor Blair, 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 113 S. Main St. (378-6006)

FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Through 2008: "Butterflies and Moths in Contemporary Zuni Art," discover how butterflies have influenced Zuni Indian art; through March 30: Ken Sourbeer wildlife photography exhibit; through Jan. 31: "Charles R. Knight: Studies of Lost Worlds," seven study paintings and a self-portrait, Florida Museum of Natural History, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays;1-5 p.m. Sundays. (846-2000)

FOCUS GALLERY: "Ground Truth," work from the May 2007 Paris Research Institute Intersession, UF, Focus Gallery, 400 SW 13th St. (392-0201, ext. 229)

GALLERY UNDER THE OAKS: Artist Margaret Jensen's works featuring equine-themed crafts runs through January, 207 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Meet the artist, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 19. (466-9229)

GRINTER GALLERY: "A Private Eye: Latin American Prints from the Efrain Barradas Collection," 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, UF, Grinter Hall, 400 SW 13th St. (392-0201, ext. 229)

HARN MUSEUM OF ART: Through July 20: "Vision/Revision: Comtemporary Art from the Harn Collection;" through Jan. 20: "The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu: Function, Form and Surface;" through Feb. 24: "Highlights from the Photography, Modern, Asian and African Collections," SW 34th Street and Hull Road. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. (392-9826)

HAROLD'S FRAMES AND GALLERY: Exclusive gallery for John Moran, Florida nature photographer featuring new work "What Lurks Beneath," 101 SE 2nd Place. Hours: 1-5:30 p.m. Mondays; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays. (375-0260)

HAWTHORNE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 7225 SE 221st St. (954-551-7692)

HECTOR'S GALLERY: 702 W. University Ave. (395-5979)

JIM WILSON'S STUDIO: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 1014 NW 4th St. (378-5528)

MATHESON MUSEUM: Framed pieces commemorating UF's football and basketball championships, 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280)

MCINTYRE STAINED GLASS STUDIO AND ART GALLERY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 2441 NW 43rd St., Suite 11A. (372-2752)

MELROSE BAY ART GALLERY: 3-7 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 103 State Road 26 at Centre Street. (475-3866)

SANTA FE GALLERY: Work by more than 16 fine arts faculty, noon-4 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 17, SFCC, 3000 NW 83rd St., Building M, Room 147. (395-5464)

THOMAS CENTER GALLERIES: "Game Day! From Medieval Times to Modern Age," works depict the role of games throughout history, through Feb. 3; Gainesville Artisans' Guild, More than 60 members show works, through Sunday, 302 NE 6th Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 1-4 p.m. weekends. (393-8532)

UNIVERSITY GALLERY: "Graphicstudio: Word & Image," through Feb. 1, UF, University Gallery, Fine Arts Building B, 400 SW 13th St. Reception, 7 p.m. Friday. (392-0201, ext. 229)

"THE AFTERLIFE OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND:" Exhibit of Alice-related materials, through Tuesday, UF Campus, Smathers Library, W. University Avenue. (273-2505)

REITZ UNION POSTER SALE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, UF campus, Reitz Union Colonnade. (392-2378)

ART WALK: Self-guided tour featuring the works of local artists begins at the Sun Center, 7 p.m. last Fridays of each month, Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave. (375-7477)

FALCON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, INC.: Multimedia works by local architect and artist Ron Haase, through Jan. 30, 2631 NW 41st St. Suite B. (375-7977)

WILLIE NELSON: 8 p.m. tonight, Florida Theatre, Jacksonville. Tickets: $50-$67.50 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

TAJ MAHAL: 8 p.m. Friday, Florida Theatre, Jacksonville. Tickets: $25-$35 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

WILLIE NELSON: 7 p.m. Jan. 17, House of Blues, Kissimmee. Tickets: $52.50 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

ROY CLARK, JUNIOR BROWN: 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Florida Theatre, Jacksonville. Tickets: $25-$35 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

HOT WATER MUSIC: 8 p.m. Jan. 19, House of Blues, Kissimmee. Tickets: $17.50; $16.50 advance at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

VAN HALEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Amway Arena, Orlando; and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. Tickets: $49.50, $79.50 and $149.50 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

TRISHA YEARWOOD: 8 p.m. Feb. 14, Florida Theatre, Jacksonville. Tickets: $42.50-$57.50 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER: 8 p.m. March 3, Hard Rock Live, Orlando. Tickets: $60-$75 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: 7 p.m. March 13, House of Blues, Orlando. Tickets: $17.50 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

THE FOUR TOPS: 7:30 p.m. March 18, Phillips Center. Tickets: $30-$50 at Phillips Center Box Office and Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

MARIO CANTONE: 8 p.m. June 7, Hard Rock Live, Orlando. Tickets: $35-$40 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

THE GAINESVILLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: 25th Anniversary Gala Concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, UF Campus, University Auditorium. Tickets: $35 general; $30 seniors; $15 students. (392-ARTS or 336-5448)

IN CONCERT - WILLIE NELSON: 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Silver Springs, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Tickets: $33.99 general. (352-236-2121)

"BLITHE SPIRIT:" Noel Coward's supernatural comedy, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 25-Feb. 10, Gainesville Community Playhouse, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Preview: 8 p.m., Jan. 24. Tickets: $15 at Omni Books, Vam York Theater Box Office; $5 preview. (376-4949)


Volunteers help round up invasive air potatoes. Event is followed by live entertainment, guest speakers, drawings and food, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 26, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. (334-3327)

HOGGETOWN MEDIEVAL FAIRE: More than 150 artisans, human chess matches, jesters, Robin Hood and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 1-3, Alachua County Fairgrounds. $12 general; $6 ages 5-17. (334-5064)

FLORIDA ART FILM FESTIVAL: Features the East Coast premiere of "Ten Inch Hero," directed by David Mackay, Feb. 1-3, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. (375-1321)

DIERKS BENTLEY: With opening acts Bucky Covington and Luke Bryan, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, O'Connell Center. Tickets: $36 at Ticketmaster and University Box Office. (800-277-1700 or 392-1653)

CIRQUE EXTRAVAGANZA: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets on sale now at the Phillips Center Box Office. (392-ARTS)

GORDON LIGHTFOOT: Singer/songwriter performs, 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $32.50-$55 at the Phillips Box Office and Ticketmaster. (392-ARTS)

JERRY SEINFELD - SOLD OUT: Featuring the comedian's stand-up routine, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $61-$76 at the Phillips Center Box Office and Ticketmaster. (392-ARTS)

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 7 p.m. Feb. 27, O'Connell Center. Tickets: $18-$72 at Ticketmaster and University Box Office. (800-277-1700 or 392-1653)

BLUE MAN GROUP: 7:30 p.m. March 12, O'Connell Center. Tickets: $49 general; $20 students on sale Jan. 19 at Ticketmaster and University Box Office. (800-277-1700 or 392-1653)

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