Plenty to do this week

Published: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 11:07 p.m.


Longtime singer/songwriter LJonathan Richman brings his intriguing and always entertaining style to a performance Wednesday at Common Grounds. He’s known for such ’70s songs with the Modern Lovers as “Roadrunner” and “Pablo Picasso,” as well as captivating appearances including Wednesday’s, which also will feature drummer Tommy Larson.

Jonathan Richman: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Common Grounds. Tickets: $10. (372-7320)


The Gainesville Chamber Orchestra offers an early Valentine with Friday’s performance titled "A Musical Valentine— An Evening for Lovers.” The concert will feature an encore appearance by artist Eleanor Blair, who will paint live to Ravel’s “Boléro” and “Scheherazade.”

Gainesville Chamber Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Friday, University Auditorium. Tickets: $10-$25. (392-2787)


Acclaimed violinist Joshua Richman has wowed Gainesville audiences many times before, and he returns Saturday to the Phillips Center for a performance also featuring pianist Jeremy Denk. The program includes sonatas written for both instruments by Ravel, Schumann and Grieg.

Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk: Acclaimed classical violinist performs with pianist, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road, UF campus. Tickets: $39.25-$60.50. (392-2787)


L.A. Theatre Works returns to the Phillips Center on Thursday with a radio theater-style production of “RFK — The Journey to Justice,” an audio docudrama offering a behind-the-scenes look at Robert Kennedy work with Martin Luther King.

“RFK — The Journey to Justice”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $23.25-$44.50. (392-2787)

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