Plenty to do this week


Published: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 12:07 a.m.

MUSIC

As Willie and Lobo, violinist Willie Royal and flamenco guitarist Wolfgang “Lobo” Fink built a loyal following drawn to the duo's intoxicating blend of musical styles from around the world, from Gypsy and Latin strains to Celtic, Middle Eastern and even Western Swing. On Tuesday, the pair, which have greatly scaled back their performance schedule, play a rare date at the Thomas Center.

Willie and Lobo: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thomas Center. Tickets: $18.

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Last year, 19-year-old Haochen Zhang shared the Gold Medal of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition — and became one of the youngest winners of the prestigious competition, which is held once every four years. On Thursday and Friday, he will perform in the Phillips Center's intimate Squitieri Studio Theatre.

Haochen Zhang: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $34.

DANCE

The dancer Ani Collier returns to the Hippodrome State Theatre for “Swan Song,” a performance combining dance, theater, poetry and music by an international cast that examines the themes of art and raw power.

“Swan Song”: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Hippodrome State Theatre. Tickets: $5-$10.

FESTIVALS

Strap on your Middle Ages mindset, set your taste buds for turkey legs and enter a world of pageantry and color at the 24th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, which opens at the Saturday at the Alachua County Fairgrounds and continues its weekend run through Feb. 7.

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Feb. 6-7, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 5, Alachua County Fairgrounds. Tickets: $7-$14, half-price on Feb. 5.

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