Bill Dean's Top 5 Weekly Must List
Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 6:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 6:46 p.m.
Gainesville adopts its annual alter-ego as a playground for the Middle Ages, an acclaimed songwriter holds sway at University Auditorium and compelling theater awaits at the Gainesville Community Playhouse and at UF.
1 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Yes, a high time in Hoggetowne awaits — jousting by armored knights, countless costumed performers, arts and crafts and giant turkey legs galore — Saturday and Sunday at the Alachua County Fairgrounds; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2 Karla Bonoff
The award-winning singer/songwriter performs such songs she’s written as “All My Life” (which was a Grammy-winning duo performance for Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville) in an acoustic show at 7:30 tonight at University Auditorium.
3 ‘Intimate Apparel’
The Gainesville Community Playhouse stages Lynn Nottage’s play about an African-American seamstress who seeks independence and a better life in 1905 New York; shows this weekend are 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
4 Greg Tamblyn, Cathy Dewitt
The humorous songwriter Tamblyn is known for putting smiles on people’s faces and tonight at 7:30 he teams up with Gainesville’s own Cathy DeWitt for a performance at Unity of Gainesville. Tickets are $12, $20 per couple.
5 ‘Robert Zucco’
UF’s School of Theatre and Dance tackles Bernard-Marie Koltès tragi-comedy about an escaped killer who became the most wanted criminal in Europe. Times are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 Sunday at the McGuire Black Box Theatre.
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