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The cast from the Hippodrome Theatre's Halloween production of "Carrie, A Comedy," including, Chelsea Sorenson as Carrie White, right, and Sara Morsey as Margaret White, rehearses at the Hippodrome in Gainesville, Oct. 3, 2012.

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Published: Monday, October 8, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:54 p.m.

Scream -- and Laugh


What's Ahead

Japanese Film Series: “The Matsugane Potshot Affair,” about people whose lives become intertwined in a provincial town, screens 8 p.m. today, followed by “Hanging Garden” at 8 p.m. Wednesday and “Dog in a Sidecar” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Reitz Union Auditorium, UF Campus. Free. (392-1581)
“Urinetown”: UF production of the hit musical satirizing corruption and greed, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Constans Theatre, UF campus. Tickets: $13-$17.
“Rent”: Eastside High School presents classic story set in New York City, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Eastside High School Auditorium, 1201 SE 43rd St. Tickets: $10. (262-9635)
“An Evening of One-Act Plays”: Christopher Durang offers an off-center view of life in this limited, black box run, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Seating is limited. Cost: $10. (376-4949)
“Dracula”: Leroy Clark's comedy/thriller adaptation of Bram Stoker's tale, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28, High Springs Community Theater, 130 NE First Ave. Tickets: $8-$11, $9 seniors on Sundays. (386-454-3525)
“The Thing That Came From Gainesville”: Four original pieces written, directed and performed in 24 hours, 8 p.m. Saturday, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. Cost: $5-$10 suggested donation. (373-0010)
Ensemble Basiani: Folk ensemble from European Georgia performs, 2 p.m., University Auditorium, Newell Drive and Union Road. Tickets: $15-$25.

The Hippodrome Theatre's comedic take on Stephen King's “Carrie,” with Sara Morsey as the mother, standing, and Chelsea Sorenson as Carrie, combines big laughs with big thrills (to say nothing of that big bucket of whatever-it-is) in a new production opening Friday. Reduced-ticket preview performances start at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8 p.m. Thursday. The screams and guffaws will continue through Nov. 4.

“Carrie”: Previews Wednesday and Thursday, opens Friday, showtimes are 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 4, Hippodrome Theatre. Tickets $30-$35, $25 senior citizens, $15 students; $15 and $18 for previews. (375-4477,


The annual Downtown Festival & Art Show returns Saturday and Sunday with works by 250 artists, children's activities and live entertainment as well as Saturday's Downtown Blues Concert featuring singer/harmonica player John Németh, The R. Mutt Blues Band and Terraplane at 7 p.m.

Downtown Festival & Art Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Downtown Blues Concert is 7 p.m. Saturday at Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Free.

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ButterflyFest, with special family activities, entertainment, butterfly releases and more, flutters to life at the Florida Museum of Natural History on Saturday and Sunday. Festival admission is free; admission is required to the Butterfly Rainforest.

ButterflyFest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Florida Museum of Natural History. Free admission to festival; Butterfly Rainforest admission is $10.50 for adults, $9 for Florida residents, $6 for ages 3-17.

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The Fall Festival at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens features the gardens annual plant sale, the Gainesville Orchid Society's juried show and free tours of the facilities and grounds on Saturday and Sunday.

Kanapaha Fall Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive. Free.


“A Cat in Paris,” animated

“Prometheus,” sci-fi

“The Raven,” thriller

“Rock of Ages,” musical


“NYPD Red,” James Patterson

“In the Tall Grass,” Stephen King

“The Tucci Cookbook,” Stanley Tucci

“Who I Am,” Pete Townshend


“Argo,” thriller

“Here Comes the Boom,” comedy

“Sinister,” thriller


“Monster,” Kiss

“# 3,” The Script

“Release Me,”Barbra Streisand

“Close-Up 4: Songs of Family,” Suzanne Vega

“Songs for the End of the World,” Rick Springfield

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