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Alex Christophy, left, as Tom Sawyer, and Marissa Vairo, as Becky Thatcher, in the Gainesville Community Playhouse production of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," at the Vam York Theater.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer
Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 19, 2013 at 6:29 p.m.


‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Musical” has Mark Twain’s hero hanging with Huckleberry Finn and romancing Becky Thatcher, among other pursuits at the Gainesville Community Playhouse through Aug. 4.

“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Musical”: 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 4, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $16, $10 for students and children. (376-4949)


Sounds of the Emerald Isle come to life Friday when the local trio An Triúr performs traditional Irish music at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza.

An Triúr: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Free.


Dancentral! Productions and the Star Center Theatre present their production of the Broadway musical, “The Color Purple,” through July 28 at the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center.

“The Color Purple”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center, 1080 SW 11th St. Tickets: $25 advance, $40 at the door. (222-3699,

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The Hipp’s production of “Avenue Q,” the Tony Award-winning musical featuring actors and puppets, has been held over a second time with performances continuing through Aug. 4.

“Avenue Q”: 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 Aug. 4, Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $15-$35. (375-4477,


“The To Do List”: Comedy

“The Wolverine”: Superhero action


“Hurry Up, Houdini! (Magic Treehouse)”: Mary Pope Osborne

“Unleashed”: David Rosenfelt

“The Rise of Nine”: Pittacus Lore

“What You Want Is in the Limo”: Michael Walker


“My Favorite Picture of You”: Guy Clark

“Stars Dance”: Selena Gomez

“Collapsible Lung”: Relient K

“Pura Vida Conspiracy”: Gogol Bordello

“Best of the BBC Vaults”: Ella Fitzgerald


“Graceland”: Thriller

“The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes”: TV comedy

“Pieta”: Drama

“The Place Beyond the Pines”: Drama

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