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The North Carolina-based folk-rock group, The Avett Brothers, land in the O'Connell Center for a performance on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

Published: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 4:47 p.m.

Crowd-pleasing folk-rock


What's Ahead

The Tom Miller Unspectacular: Miller's open mic/variety show ends its two-year run with today's show, 9:30 p.m., The Laboratory, 818 W. University Ave. Free.
Matisyahu: Hasidic reggae singer performs, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Florida Theater of Gainesville, 233 W. University Ave. Tickets: $22. (
Passion Pit: Electro-pop indie band performs, 8 p.m. Wednesday, O'Connell Center, UF campus. Tickets: $28-$38 general public, $15-$28 UF students. (392-1649,
“Carrie, A Comedy”: Adaptation of the Stephen King novel, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 4, Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $15-$35.
“Papa's Blues”: Play about a man whose father was slain during the civil rights movement in the 1960s, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Sundays through Oct. 28, Acrosstown Repertory Theater, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $10-$12.
High Springs Fall Festival: Vendors, baked goods, barbecue and a craft and gift show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, James Paul Park, Northeast Second Avenue, High Springs.
Takacs Quartet With Marc-Andre Hamelin: Chamber music group performs with world-renowned pianist, 2 p.m. Sunday, University Auditorium, Newell Drive and Union Road. Tickets: $20-$30. (392-2787)

On the heels of releasing their seventh album “The Carpenter,” the North Carolina-based folk-rock group, The Avett Brothers, land in the O'Connell Center for a performance on Thursday. Produced by Rick Rubin, “The Carpenter” debuted at No. 4 in Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart shortly after its release Sept. 11.

The Avett Brothers: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, O'Connell Center. Tickets: $40-$50. (392-2787 or 392-1649,


The New York-based modern troupe RIOULT performs the musical works of founder and choreographer Pascal Rioult in a performance on Thursday at the Phillips Center.

RIOULT: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $15-$30. (392-2787)


“Got Beethoven — Music For Revolutionary Times,” the season-opening performance by the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, will have conductor Evans Haile leading the orchestra on Beethoven's “Corolian Overture” and on works by composers Beethoven influenced including Leonard Bernstein's Dances from “On the Town,” John Cage's “Living Room” and Felix Mendelssohn's “Reformation Symphony.”

“Got Beethoven — Music For Revolutionary Times”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, University Auditorium. Tickets: $30, $20 seniors, $15 students and children. (392-2787)


The Lubee Bat Conservancy opens doors to the public Saturday for its annual Florida Bat Festival, which features family fun including crafts, live music and other events.

Florida Bat Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lubee Bat Conservancy, 1309 NW 192nd Ave. Free.


“The Racketeer,” John Grisham

“Who Could That Be at This Hour?,” Lemony Snicket

“Rod: The Autobiography,” Rod Stewart


“Red,” Taylor Swift

“On This Winter's Night,” Lady Antebellum

“Viva Duets,” Tony Bennett

“Christmas in the Sand,” Colbie Caillat

“Blak and Blu,” Gary Clark Jr.


“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,”

horror thriller

“Magic Mike,” drama

“Savage,” drama


“Silent Hill: Revelation 3D,” horror

“Cloud Atlas,” drama, sci-fi

“Fun Size,” comedy

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