Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 8:48 p.m.

Jan. 24-30 DAME KIRI TE KANAWA: Internationally renowned soprano artist performs, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $35-$65. (392-ARTS)

ORGAN RECITAL: Laura Ellis performs, 7:30 p.m. Friday, UF campus, University Memorial Auditorium. (392-2787)

JUBILUS CONCERT SERIES: Thomas Kraines, cello; Stephen Coxe, piano, 7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave. (372-3533)

KEN SIZEMORE IN CONCERT: Folk singer and guitarist performs, 3 p.m. Sunday, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St. (377-1669) "ANNIE:" The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 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, Friday through Feb. 10, Gainesville Community Playhouse, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Preview: 8 p.m. today. Tickets: $15 at Omni Books, Vam York Theater Box Office; $5 preview. (376-4949)

"THE DEAD GUY:" Reality television brings him fame and fortune, but at the end of the week, viewers decide how he dies, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 5 and 8:30 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)

"DRAMA WARS:" Middle school drama festival acting competition, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oak Hall School, Cofrin Arts Center, 8009 SW 14th Ave. Free. (339-3609)

"LITTLE WOMEN:" The Star Center Theatre performs the musical based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of four sisters in Civil War era, 8 p.m. today, Alachua Woman's Club. Tickets: $10 general; $5 children 12 and younger at the door and Omni books. (336-5309)

STAGE MANAGERS WORKSHOP: Training session covering technical theater basics, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. $35. (538-5516)


AEROS: Performance of theater, dance and acrobatics, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-$35. (392-ARTS)

HOGGETOWN MEDIEVAL FAIRE: More than 150 artisans, human chess matches, jesters, Robin Hood and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 2-3, Alachua County Fairgrounds. Tickets: $12 general; $6 ages 5-17; $5 general on Feb. 1. (334-ARTS)

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. Saturday, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. (334-3327)

CIVIC MEDIA CENTER FILM: "Meeting Resistance," Iraqi citizens discuss the war, 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1021 W. University Ave. (373-0010)

FLEX FILM FESTIVAL: The Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival runs Friday through Sunday, UF campus, Fine Arts Gallery, WARPhaus. Tickets: $5 per program; $15 festival pass. (

GALLERY TALK: Celeste Roberge, professor of sculpture, speaks about Harn's Vision/Revision collection, 3 p.m. Sunday, Harn Museum of Art. (392-9826)

VETERANS AWARDS BANQUET: Honoring those who served our country, 6 p.m. Saturday, Paramount Hotel. $20, dinner. (264-6740)

ALACHUA STONE AGE FAIR: Public artifact and fossil collections, displays and speakers, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Alachua Woman's Club, 14565 S. Main St. $3 general; $1 for ages 12 and younger.

FARMERS MARKET CHILI COOK-OFF: 2-6 p.m. today, James Paul Park, High Springs. Free. (386-454-3950)

MISS ALACHUA COUNTY USA: Preliminary pageant to Miss Florida USA, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hall School, Cofrin Theatre, 8009 SW 14th Ave. (284-8688)

ARBOR DAY TREE GIVEAWAY: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Bradford Farmers Market, Bradford Health Department, State Road 301. (904-964-2461)

FLORIDA YARDS LANDSCAPING PROGRAM: Learn to create a Florida-friendly yard, 3 p.m. Friday, Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave.

WORLD TOUR: Children learn about the art of Africa, 1 p.m. Saturday, Harn Museum of Art. $135 general; $100 members. (392-9826)

TOT TIME - ANIMALS ON THE MOVE: Children ages 2-5 tour the galleries, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Harn Museum of Art. Free. (392-9826)

"LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE SEMINAR:" With speaker Mark Gungor, 7 p.m. Friday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. $60 per couple. (376-6615)

PAYNES PRAIRIE: Gentle walk and talk, 9 a.m. Thursdays; Wildlife Walk, 8 a.m. Saturdays, La Chua Trail, 4801 Camp Ranch Road; Stargazing with campfire, hay rides and live music, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Hickory Ranch, 9300 County Road 234. $5 general; free for children. (466-3397)

KIKA SILVA 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 at the door, SFCC, 3000 NW 83rd St. (395-5381 or

GOERINGS BOOK STORE: "UF Professors and Their New Books," Jessica Harland-Jacobs, author of "Builder of Empire" and "Freemasons and British Imperialism," 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1717 NW 1st Ave. (377-3703)

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION - SUSAN NUGENT: Author discusses her book, "Women Conservationists of the Florida Keys," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Millhopper Branch Library. (334-1272)

MEET THE AUTHOR - SUDYE CAUTHEN: "Rooted in a Florida Place," 2 p.m. Saturday, Headquarters Library. (334-3900)

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. (

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

STAR CENTER THEATRE AUDITIONS: Seeking ages 6-12 for singing and non-singing roles for the plays "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Beauty and the Beast," 4:30-5:30 p.m. today, 607 E. University Ave. (336-5309)

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

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 for event held March 29-30. Booth spaces, $25. (352-745-2166)

ALACHUA SPRING FESTIVAL: Calling vendors for event held April 20 in Alachua. (386-462-9552)

TEXAS HOLD 'EM FUNDRAISER: Benefits Sidney Lanier School, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Beef O' Brady's, 1999 NW 43rd St. Cost: $20. (378-7771)

"HARD HAT TO HOUSEWARMING:" UF benefit with silent auction, dinner and music celebrates opening of the Fackler Foyers, 6:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $150. (846-3647)

NEWBERRY HOSPICE RODEO: Calf roping, bull riding and barrel racing benefits Haven Hospice, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Canterbury Showplace, 23100 W. Newberry Road. Tickets: $10 general; $5 ages 12 and younger.

CARDS AND GAMES BENEFIT: Hosted by the Gainesville Woman's Club, noon Friday, 2809 W. University Ave. Tickets: $15. (376-3901)

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. Reception, 7 p.m. Friday. (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 Monday, 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. (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. (466-9229)

GRINTER GALLERY: Global Culture Photography Juried Exhibition, works highlighting locations from Gainesville to China, through 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 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 FRAMING AND GALLERY: Featuring Florida landscape works by PJ Lamb and abstract acrylic works by Andrew Masseo, 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. (475-3866)

SANTA FE GALLERY: 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 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 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, 7-10 p.m. last Fridays of each month, Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave. (375-7477)

"ART AT TRINITY:" Gainesville Fine Arts Association members display their works, Sunday through March 25, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4200 NW 53rd Ave. (376-6615)

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

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)

AVRIL LAVIGNE: 7 p.m. April 19, Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa. Tickets: $9-$45 at Ticketmaster. (904-353-3309)

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

"DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS:" Musical comedy about two con-artists who take on the lifestyles of the rich and shameless, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-13, Phillips Cener, 315 Hull Road. (392-ARTS)

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)

BLUE MAN GROUP: 7:30 p.m. March 12, O'Connell Center. Tickets: $49-$69 reserved; $20 students, on sale at Ticketmaster and University Box Office. (800-277-1700 or 392-1653)

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