Bill Dean's Top 5 Weekly Must List

Alexandra Kallenbach of McIntosh, Fla., cheers on her son Patrick, 6, during an archery event at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Friday, February 5, 2010. At left is her son Matthew, 8, and at back is her son Nicholas, 11.

Doug Finger/Staff photographer
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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