Scene calendar

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 12:00 a.m.

Jan. 17-23 THE GAINESVILLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: 25th Anniversary Gala Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, University Auditorium. Tickets: $35 general; $30 seniors; $15 students. (392-ARTS or 336-5448)

THE STATE SYMPHONY OF MEXICO: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$45 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

INTERPRETI VENEZIANI: 5 p.m. Sunday, University Auditorium. Tickets: $20-$30 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

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

JUBILUS CONCERT SERIES: With Christine Alicot, flute; Carlos Beltran, piano, 7:30 p.m. Monday; Betsy Wade Masterson, violin; and Soomee Yoon, piano, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave. (372-3533)

"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. Tickets: $25-$30 general; $20 seniors; $10 students. (375-HIPP)

JOSEPH HELLER'S "CATCH 22:" Performance by Aquila Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$35 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

"JULIUS CAESAR:" Aquila Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's tale of one of history's most notorious leaders, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$35 reserved seating. (392-ARTS) URBAN BUSH WOMEN WITH CAMPAIGNE JANT-BI: "The Scales of Memory," world premiere dance performance explores themes of resistance, memory and love, 7:30 p.m. today, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$35 reserved seating. (392-ARTS) HALL OF FAME BANQUET WITH JOCELYN ELDERS: The former U.S. surgeon general speaks, 6 p.m. Sunday, Paramount Resort and Conference Center, 2900 SW 13th St. Tickets: $50. (376-2442)

BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURAL BRAIN BOWL: 7 p.m. today, Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St. (466-3320)

MLK EDUCATIONAL FORUM: "Has The Dream Been Realized?" 7 p.m. today, Reitz Union, Room 282, UF campus.

MLK CEREMONY: With speaker the Rev. Geraldine McClellan, 3 p.m. today, VA Medical Center Auditorium. ( 225-1246)

"BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER:" Food, entertainment, workshops for kids, demonstrations and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Catherine Taylor Park, 210 SE Douglas St., High Springs. Free admission. (386-454-3950)

NU ETA LAMBDA CHAPTER OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY: Observance program with speaker the Rev. Dr. W.G. Mayberry, 11 a.m Sunday, Friendship Baptist Church, 426 NW 2nd St. (386-344-2233)

ANNUAL COMMEMORATIVE MARCH: 1 p.m. Monday, MLK Memorial Gardens, downtown Gainesville to MLK Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St. (246-1739)

CORETTA SCOTT KING OBSERVANCE PROGRAM: With speaker Vanessa Douyon, membership vice president, Florida Cicerones/SAAUF, 7 p.m. Monday, Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 718 SE 11th St. (335-0572) JAPANESE KOI SHOW: Hundreds of ornamental Japanese fish on display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive. $6 general; $3 children; free for ages 5 and younger. (373-4981)

ART OF BILLIARDS: Features Tom Rossman, trick-shot champion, 1 p.m. Sunday, Art of Billiards, 4251 SW 13th St. (226-3535)

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Headquarters Branch Library. (334-3900)

GALLERY TALK: Tom Southall, Harn curator of photography, discusses "Highlights from the Photography Collection," 6 p.m. today, Harn Museum, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. (392-9826)

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT TOUR: Docent explores "Vision/Revision: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection," 2 p.m. Sunday, Harn Museum, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. (392-9826)

AIA ARCHITECTURE FILM SERIES: 6:30 p.m. today, Harn Museum, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. (392-9826)

FAMILY DAY: Altered Photography Creations, art activities for families with children, 1 p.m. Saturday, Harn Museum, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. Free. (392-9826)

ART TUNES: Musical tour through the museum, 7 p.m. today, Harn Museum, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. (392-9826)

ROWING CLINIC: Learn the sport of rowing, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Newnan's Lake Boathouse, E. University Ave. $75 for three lessons. (

PAYNES PRAIRIE: Gentle walk and talk, 9 a.m. Thursdays; Wildlife Walk, 8 a.m. Saturdays, La Chua Trail, 4801 Camp Ranch Road; Paynes Prairie by Bike, 9 a.m. Saturday, Gainesville Hawthorne Trail, 3300 SE 15th St. $5. RSVP, 466-4100. (466-3397)

KIKA SILVA PLA PLANETARIUM: 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $4 general; $3 children and seniors; $10 general for cosmic concerts at Administration Building reception desk, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays; 30 minutes before shows when available. Children's matinee, 3 p.m. (395-5381)

HISTORIC HAILE HOMESTEAD TOURS: Visit the 1856 plantation house, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 SW Archer Road. $5 general; free for ages younger than 12. (336-9096) MEET THE AUTHOR - ART ADKINS: Book signing by the author of "The Oasis Project," 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Goerings Book Store.

GAINESVILLE WOMAN'S CLUB READING GROUP: Discussion of "Blue Highway," 1 p.m. Tuesday, 2809 W. University Ave. (376-3901)

MEET THE AUTHOR - GARY MONROE: Author and photographer presents "Harold Newton: The Original Highwayman," 7:30 p.m. today, Williston Public Library. (528-5972)

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP: 10 a.m. Saturday, Millhopper Branch Library. (334-1272)

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' CORNER: For new and aspiring writers, 10 a.m. Saturday, Millhopper Branch Library; and 10 a.m. Saturday, Headquarters Library. (334-1272 or 334-3900)

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. ( "HELLO DOLLY" AUDITIONS: Male and female parts for ages 14 and older. Includes dance and singing audition, 7 p.m. Jan. 27-28, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. (376-4949)

CALLING CHILI CHEFS: For a benefit cook-off hosted by Haven Hospice, Feb. 12 at Haven Hospice's ET York Building. $5 entry fee. Register by Jan. 28. (378-0997)

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)

STARS NIGHT OUT: Benefit performance for the SFCC Fine Arts Program, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $25 general; $50 VIP. (392-ARTS)

GAINESVILLE FIREFIGHTER'S CHARITY CALENDAR SIGNING: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, The Swamp Restaurant, 1642 W. University Ave. (377-9267)

EBONY FASHION FAIR: Scholarship benefit hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Middle School, 1001 SE 12th St. Tickets: $25.

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: "Kesl and Collaborators," exhibit of creative collaboration between Lenny Kesl and other artists, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays, Oak Hall School, 8009 SW 14th Ave. Reception, 7 p.m. Friday. (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: "On the Mark - Printmaking," works by students from UF's School of Art and Art History through Feb. 8, UF, Focus Gallery, 400 SW 13th St. (392-0201, ext. 229)

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

GRINTER GALLERY: Global Culture Photography Juried Exhibition, works highlighting locations from Gainesville to China, Jan. 22-Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, UF campus, Grinter Hall, 400 SW 13th St. Reception, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 8. (392-0201, ext. 229)

HARN MUSEUM OF ART: Through July 20: "Vision/Revision: Comtemporary Art from the Harn Collection;" through Sunday: "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. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. (271-4243 or

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: "A Study of Painting," artwork by students of Linda Pence, 3-7 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 103 State Road 26 at Centre Street. Reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday. (475-3866)

SANTA FE GALLERY: Work by more than 16 fine arts faculty, noon-4 p.m. weekdays through today, 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; Alachua County Elementary Schools Exhibit, works by local students, runs through Jan. 27 with a reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, 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 campus, University Gallery, Fine Arts Building B, 400 SW 13th St. (392-0201, ext. 229) 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: 7 p.m. today, House of Blues, Kissimmee. Tickets: $52.50 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

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

HOT WATER MUSIC: 8 p.m. Saturday, 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)

EDDIE MONEY: 8 p.m. March 13, Hard Rock Live, Orlando. Tickets: $27 reserved seating 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)

CASTING CROWNS: 6 p.m. March 22, Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville. Tickets: $24-$50 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

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

"ANNIE:" The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $35-$50 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

"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)

GREAT AIR POTATO ROUNDUP: 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. (917-226-2588)

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-$40 at Phillips Center Box Office and Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

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)

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)

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