PLAN YOUR WEEK
What's going on in music, movies and more
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:02 p.m.
Get a ‘BOO' at the ZOO!
Matheson Museum Historic Halloween Haunt: Event features a costume parade, ghost stories, candy and an evening museum tour, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave. Cost: $5 per child, free for accompanying adults; pre-registration required by calling 328-2280.
Scary Stories: Eerie tales on Halloween Eve, 6:30 p.m., Alachua County Library Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave. Free. (334-3941)
Halloween Carillon Concert: Halloween-themed concert performed on the 61-bell carillon in UF's Century Tower, 9-10 p.m., Century Tower, UF campus. Free. (273-3181)
“Grapes & Grains”: Attendees can sample regional beers and wines and explore museum exhibits, 5:30-8 p.m., Florida Museum of Natural History, Hull Road and Southwest 34th Street. Cost: $25, $20 for members, ages 21 and older.
Asian Arts & Entertainment Festival: Closing ceremony for Asian Kaleidoscope Month features singing, dancing and comedy from guest performers, 6:30 p.m., Reitz Amphitheatre, UF campus. Free. (www.ufakmonth.com)
“Driving Miss Daisy”: Play about the relationship of an elderly Southern Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur, 8 p.m.Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 11; Actors Warehouse, 608 N. Main St. Cost: $15. (222-3699)
“Carrie, A Comedy”: Comedic adaptation of Stephen King's novel; 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Hippodrome Theatre. Tickets: $15-$35. (375-4477, www.thehipp.org)
One of Gainesville's most popular Halloween traditions, Boo at the Zoo, returns Wednesday to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, where a crowd of 6,000 is expected to enjoy costumed zookeepers passing out candy at 12 stations and the zoo itself decked out with Halloween themes.
Boo at the Zoo: 3-7:30 p.m. Wednesday (zoo open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.), Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, 3000 NW 83rd St. Cost: One canned food item per person to donate to area food banks. (www.sfcollege.eu/zoo, 395-5000)
On Wednesday, the Florida Museum of Natural History hosts a candy-free Halloween event with kids receiving treats of other kinds at stations while all attendees dressed as a “Peanuts” character receive free admission to the “Peanuts... Naturally” exhibit. The event also features screenings of “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” every 30 minutes.
Halloween and The Great Pumpkins: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Florida Museum of Natural History, Hull Road and Southwest 34th Street. (273-2062)
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Also Wednesday, the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre features a staged reading of Henrik Ibsen's classic play, “Ghosts,” starting at 8 p.m.
Halloween for Eggheads — “Ghosts” by Henrik Ibsen: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. Cost: $10. (378-8858)
The 6th Street Rhythm and Blues Review performs blues, R&B and standards in this week's installment of the “Free Fridays” Concert Series.
6th Street Rhythm and Blues Review: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free.
Saturday's “Birthday Bash at The Doris” celebrates the first anniversary of the Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center with music by pianist Cathy DeWitt and others performing on Bardon's Steinway grand. The event also features auctions of works from Bardon's personal art collection, hors d'oeuvres and birthday cake.
Birthday Bash at The Doris: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center, 716 N. Main St. Admission: $20. (505-5062, www.thedoris.org)
TUESDAY'S DVD RELEASES
“The Campaign,” comedy
“First Position,” documentary
“Safety Not Guaranteed,” comedy
“Your Sister's Sister,” comedy drama
AT THE MOVIES
“The Man with the Iron Fists,” action
“Wreck-It Ralph,” animated
“This Must Be the Place,” comedy
“Barefoot Contessa Foolproof,” Ina Garten
“The Cartel 4,” Ashley and JaQuavis
“A Cowboy for Christmas,” Lori Wilde
“A Winter Dream,” Richard Paul Evans
“Hope on the Rocks,” Toby Keith
“Cee Lo's Magic Moment,” Cee Lo Green
“Psychedelic Pill,” Neil Young & Crazy Horse
“Talking Book,” Macy Gray