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Published: Friday, January 18, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 4:59 p.m.

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)

"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)

Kika Pla Planetarium: Southern Nights, 7 p.m. Fridays; Children's matinee, 3 p.m. Saturdays; Black Holes, 5 p.m. Saturdays; Night Spirits, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets: $4 general; $3 children and seniors on sale at the door, SFCC, 3000 NW 83rd St. (395-5381 or sfcc.edu/planetarium)

TODAY

The Gainesville Chamber Orchestra: 25th Anniversary Gala Concert, 7:30 p.m., UF Campus, University Auditorium. Tickets: $35 general; $30 seniors; $15 students. (392-ARTS or 336-5448)

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

SATURDAY

The State Symphony of Mexico: 7:30 p.m., Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$45 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

Light Bulb Exchange: Learn about energy efficiency and trade incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs for 75 cents each, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Westside Park Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th St.

Princeton Review: Free practice tests to determine whether students will do better on the SAT or ACT, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Contact Vanessa Robinson. (372-5402)

Meditation and Healing Classes: Classes on non-duality led by Tad Leitho, Vedanta instructor, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 19, Melrose. Free. (475-1599)

"Bringing the Community Together:" Food, entertainment, workshops for kids, demonstrations and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Catherine Taylor Park, 210 SE Douglas St., High Springs. Free admission. (386-454-3950)

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

Rowing Clinic: Learn the sport of rowing, 10:30 a.m., Newnan's Lake Boathouse, E. University Ave. $75 for three lessons. (gainesvillearearowing.com)

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

Historic Haile Homestead Tours: Visit the 1856 plantation house, 10 a.m., Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 SW Archer Road. $5 general; free for ages younger than 12. (336-9096)

Great Books Discussion Group: 10 a.m., Millhopper Branch Library. (334-1272)

SUNDAY

Interpreti Veneziani: 5 p.m., University Auditorium. Tickets: $20-$30 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

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

Family Movie Matinee: 2:30 p.m., Headquarters Branch Library. (334-3900)

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

Hall of Fame Banquet with Jocelyn Elders: The former U.S. surgeon general speaks, 6 p.m., Paramount Resort and Conference Center, 2900 SW 13th St. Tickets: $50. (376-2442)

Nu Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha: Observance program with speaker the Rev. Dr. W.G. Mayberry, 11 a.m., Friendship Baptist Church, 426 NW 2nd St. (386-344-2233)

Joseph Heller's "Catch 22:" Performance by Aquila Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m., Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$35 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

English course: 7 p.m., Hawthorne Branch Library. (481-1920)

Meet the Author - Art Adkins: Book signing by the author of "The Oasis Project," 2-3:30 p.m., Goerings Book Store.

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