10-Day Forecast


The Latin fusion ensemble Tropix performs Friday at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. (COURTESY OF TROPIX)

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 1:09 p.m.

Sept. 27-29:

Narrative art redux: The Thomas Center exhibition, “Picture/Story 2,” ends its run on Saturday. The exhibition features paintings by 10 artists that are presented without titles so viewers can imagine their own. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday and observed holidays. Admission is free.

Sept. 27-30:

Closet skeletons: The Gainesville Community Playhouse’s production of Arthur Miller’s classic 1947 play, “All My Sons,” stages final performances today through Sunday at the Vam York Theater. The play tells the story of the disintegration of a man’s family, public and business life after it is revealed he was a war profiteer and betrayed his partner. Performances begin at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased at the box office from noon to 6 p.m. today through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and one hour before Sunday’s performance.

Sept. 27-Oct. 7:

Latino film festival at the Harn: The Latina Women’s League and the Harn Museum of Art present the eighth annual Latino Film Festival, which continues Saturday with the 2009 Ecuadorian film “Prometeo Deportado/Deporting Prometeo” and will be followed by new films every Saturday through Oct. 7. The film festival coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month. Admission is free. Screenings are held in the Chandler Auditorium at the Harn.

Sept. 27-Nov. 10:

Gainesville after hours: A new collection of Melanie Peter’s paintings in the Thomas Center, “After Dark, More Night Paintings,” captures places in Gainesville as seen after sundown. A native of Gainesville, Peter’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across Florida. The Thomas Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sept. 28:

Rock ’n’ roll wormhole: The Phillips Center screens a rare concert film, “The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas ’78,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday. This rarely screened footage documents the band’s live show around the release of their album “Some Girls” and attempts to replicate the experience of a concert. The screening starts at 7:30 p.m. and has a 100-minute runtime. General admission is $15, or $10 with a valid UF student ID.

Sept. 28:

Latin sounds: As part of the City of Gainesville’s Free Fridays Concert series and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, the Latin-fusion ensemble Tropix, led by “El Maestro de las salsa” Gilberto de Paz performs Friday at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The band performs a repertoire spanning continents and genres, from Spain to Mexico to the Caribbean and South America, mixing ballads with disco and salsa. The concert will run from 8 to 10 p.m.

Sept. 28-29:

Art Festival at Thornebrook: The Art Festival at Thornebrooke returns for its 28th-year as a juried art show, this year featuring the works of 110 artists as well as live entertainment, food and family fun. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sept. 29:

Local library literacy festival: The Headquarters Library hosts its 24th annual Family Literacy Festival on Saturday. The event features free childrens’ books, literacy displays, performances and other family activities. Admission is free; hours are 10 a.m. to noon.

Oct. 4:

Billboard busting bluegrass duo: The chart-topping and award-winning bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent performs at the Phillips Center on Oct. 4 as part of the duo’s Front Porch Tour. The performers have racked up awards from the major bluegrass authorities and were nominated for a Grammy. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$30, $15 for UF students.

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