10 Day Forecast


Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 7:02 p.m.

TODAY THROUGH AUG. 3

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David Sitler, Nell Page and Libby Arnold star in "The Pursuit of Happiness," on stage at the Hippodrome State Theatre.

Brad McClenny/Special to The Sun

TIME TO 'SMILE': The exhibit "Namibia: The Smile of Africa" features a collection of works by artist Mary Jane Volkmann depicting life in Namibia among its native peoples. See it at the Florida Museum of Natural History in UF's Cultural Plaza. Admission is free.

TODAY THROUGH MAY 3

TAKIN' IT TO THE STREET: Billed as "the Broadway musical for people who love Broadway musicals,""42nd Street" won four Tonys for the original production in 1981 and the revival in 2001. See and hear it at P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Contact the PK PAC Box Office, 392-1850 or visit www.pky.ufl.edu.

TODAY THROUGH MAY 3

HISTORICAL DRAMA: Carlyle Brown's drama "The African Company Presents Richard III" tells the story of a little-known all-black acting troupe that performed Shakespeare in New York more than 40 years before the Civil War. At the Acrosstown, 619 S. Main Street. Tickets are $9, $7 for students.

TODAY THROUGH MAY 11

FAMILY TIES: Not to be confused with the Oscar-nominated Will Smith movie of 2006, the play "The Pursuit of Happiness" that is currently being staged at the Hippodrome State Theatre is "an uplifting story of a typical American family - that's anything but ordinary." Tickets are $25-$30, $20 for seniors, $10 for students. Call 375-4477.

TODAY THROUGH MAY 18

KID STUFF: Artwork by elementary, middle-school and high-school students from Alachua County Public Schools will be featured at the Harn Museum of Art in a new exhibition that is part of the Harn's School and Educator Programs. Visit www.harn.ufl.edu/.

MAY 2

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT: Enjoy the first concert of the season for The Let's Go Downtown Free Fridays Plaza Series at the Downtown Community Plaza, on the corner of SE 1st Street and E. University Ave. Entertainment is local Beatle's tribute band The Imposters. Shows are 8 to 10 p.m. each Friday through Oct. 31. Visit www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.

MAY 4

KEYED UP: Pianist Kama Rasmussen will present a concert featuring works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Muczynski at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, at the corner SW 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street. Admission is free. Call 378-1527.

MAY 5

ON SCREEN: The documentary "Venezuela Bolivariana: People and Struggle of the Fourth World War" examines the the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela as connected to the worldwide movement against capitalist globalization. See it at the Civic Media Center, 1021 W. University Ave. Film starts at 5 p.m.

MAY 5 THROUGH MAY 10

SAMBA ME THIS: The UF Brazilian Music Institute brings outstanding Brazilian musicians to Gainesville and includes free evening concerts. The finale concert featuring the musical prowess of Beatriz Malnic (vocalist, pianist, and choir conductor) and Ulisses Rocha (jazz and Brazilian guitar) takes place at 7:30 p.m., May 10 at Santa Fe Community College's Auditorium, Building E. Call (335) 392-0375 for more information.

MAY 11

HI MOM: Baroque and folk music will be on tap when a string ensemble performs a Mother's Day Concert at the Thomas Center, 306 NE 6th Ave., at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The theme is fiddle-folk music for string ensemble.

MAY 9

BLUES FOR YOU: With a musical identity reminiscent of the "jump blues" bands of the late 1940s and '50s, The 6th Street Rhythm and Blues Review has a unique sound and feel. They'll headline the Let's Go Downtown concert at the Downtown Community Plaza. Music starts at 8 p.m. Free.

MAY 9 THROUGH MAY 11

ON STAGE: The three plays that won the 2008 Florida Senior Playwright Competition will be presented at the Hippodrome State Theatre. Plays include "The Specialist," a look at American soldiers in Iraq; "Yard Sale," a comedy about the Florida heat; and "A Dinner Party," about conversational chaos among mismatched couples. Admission is free. Shows start at 7 p.m. Talk back and reception following May 11 show. Visit thehipp.org.

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