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A re-enactor in the cavalry of the Confederate Army fires at the Union Army during the Matheson Museum's Second Annual Civil War Mini-Reeactment of the 1864 Battle of Gainesville, at Sweetwater Park in 2012.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer/file
Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 5:02 p.m.

BATTLE OF GAINESVILLE:

The 1864 Battle of Gainesville comes alive in two events presented by the Matheson Museum this week. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, the museum hosts a Civil War Symposium featuring discussions about the battle and other topics including enslaved Africans and the plight of women during the war. At 10 a.m. Saturday, a Battle of Gainesville Mini Re-enactment will replicate the skirmish in Sweetwater Park — on the 149th anniversary of the actual battle near the area it actually happened.

Battle of Gainesville events: Symposium at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Mini Re-enactment at 10 a.m. Saturday, Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave., and Sweetwater Park, behind the museum. Free.

MUSIC:

Gainesville folk and country singer Tom Shed returns to the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in this week’s “Free Fridays” concert.

Tom Shed: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Free.

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On Saturday, St. Augustine guitarists/songwriters Sam Pacetti and Gabe Valla perform at the Thomas Center in a concert drawing on their past collaborations including their 2006 album, “Union.” Ricky Kendall begins the show with a 7 p.m. opening set.

THEATER:

New at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is “12 Angry Jurors,” an updating of Reginald Rose’s drama, “Twelve Angry Men,” in which a divided jury deliberates a polarizing murder trial.

“12 Angry Jurors”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 25, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $10. (234-6278)

AT THE MOVIES:

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”: Drama

“Jobs”: Drama

“Kick-Ass 2”: Action

“Paranoia”: Thriller

BOOK RELEASES:

“The Liberty Amendments”: Mark R. Levin

“Where Beauty Lies”: Ellie Fowler

“The Last Kiss Goodbye”: Karen Robards

“Rose Harbor in Bloom”: Debbie Macomber

ALBUM RELEASES:

“See You There”: Glen Campbell

“Crash My Party”: Luke Bryan

“Overnight”: Parachute

“Push Any Button”: Sam Phillips

DVD RELEASES:

“Olympus Has Fallen”: Action

“The Big Wedding”: Comedy

“Emperor”: Drama

“The Company You Keep”: Thriller

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