Published: Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.
JAN. 25 TOMORROW, TOMORROW: That's right, tomorrow (Friday) is your chance to see that red-haired, mop-topped orphan with the striking voice, as the classic Broadway musical "Annie" comes to the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating is $35-$50. Call 392-ARTS for tickets.
JAN. 25 THROUGH FEB. 10 GHOST IN THE HOUSE: A seance leads to unexpected comic results for an unwitting and unlucky novelist in the stage comedy "Blithe Spirit," opening at the Vam York Theater. The show will run Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.
JAN. 26 ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO: Join Gainesville Nature Operations in protecting conservation lands by attending the Air Potato Round-Up, where volunteers collect tons of air potatoes and other invasive plants from 26 natural areas and neighborhoods. Following the event, a celebration will be held at 11 p.m. at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., with food, live entertainment and guest speakers. Round-up starts at 9.
JAN. 26 ROCK ON: Outstanding private and public artifact and fossil collections along with guest speakers and educational displays will be on hand for the Alachua Stone Age Fair, From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 14565 South Main Street. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12.
JAN. 26 THROUGH FEB. 3 BEER FOR MY HORSES!: Get ready to swill some mead, swing your joust and experience the best that the middle ages have to offer at the 22nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, coming to the Alachua County Fairgrounds. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. On Feb. 1, tickets are half price.
JAN. 27 FOLK FOR FOLKS: Popularly known as "The Old Folkie," Ken Sizemore specializes in classic folk music of the 1950s and '60s, including music by Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and others. See him at 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th Street. For more info, call 377-1669.
JAN. 2 7KIWI QUEEN: Hailing from New Zealand, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's soprano voice has brought her across the globe and allowed her to excel in many diverse musical genres. She'll bring her "North American Farewell Tour" to the Phillips Center for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Reserved seating is $35-$65.
JAN. 28 ON SCREEN: A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "Occupation 101: Voices of the Silent Majority" presents a comprehensive analysis of this never-ending controversy. At the Civic Media Center, 1021 W. University Ave. Screening starts at 8.
JAN. 31 STAR OF STAGE: Tony Award-winning actress Katie Finneran will give insight into her journey to the Broadway stage, television and the big screen as well as answer questions from the audience at the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion on the UF campus at 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
JAN. 31 FLIPPIN' OUT: Athletes from the Romanian Gymnastics Federation along with some of the world's best choreographers come together to create AEROS, a groundbreaking stage show coming to the Phillips Center. Reserved seating is $25 to $35. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
FEB. 1 BOMBS AWAY: Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Bombadil uses the musical influence and instrumentation of Bolivia to create a unique international sound. They'll perform along with Michael Claytor, Deep and Holy Sea, and Northerness at 1982 bar, 19 W. University Ave.. Admission is $6 for those over 21, $7 under. Show starts at 10.
FEB. 1 THROUGH FEB. 3 PULLING STRINGS: Using only their hands and a few simple props, Ines Pasic and Gabriela Bermudez take their audience on a journey through air, water, fire and earth in "The Worlds of Fingerman," an intimate work of non-verbal puppet theater for audiences of all ages. The U.S. premiere will be at the Phillips Center Black Box Theatre Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.
FEB. 1 THROUGH FEB. 3
POWER KNAP: The first-ever Gator-Knap-In at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs will include demonstrations and classes in flint knapping, ceramics, cordage and carving of stone, shell, bone and wood. Admission to the park is $4 per vehicle. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FEB. 2 SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA: Long a favorite in South Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo gained worldwide attention when the musical group inspired Paul Simon's seminal 1986 album "Graceland." album. They will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Reserved seating is $20-$35.
FEB. 3 FIRE GOOD: Fans of stoner metal or doom metal will enjoy an pleasant evening as Oakland, Calif.-based bangers High on Fire come to Common Grounds, 210 SW 2nd Ave. A Life Once Lost, Saviours and Rwake are also on the bill. Show starts at 6. $12.
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