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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.

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Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 5:02 p.m.


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.


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.


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)


“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”: Drama

“Jobs”: Drama

“Kick-Ass 2”: Action

“Paranoia”: Thriller


“The Liberty Amendments”: Mark R. Levin

“Where Beauty Lies”: Ellie Fowler

“The Last Kiss Goodbye”: Karen Robards

“Rose Harbor in Bloom”: Debbie Macomber


“See You There”: Glen Campbell

“Crash My Party”: Luke Bryan

“Overnight”: Parachute

“Push Any Button”: Sam Phillips


“Olympus Has Fallen”: Action

“The Big Wedding”: Comedy

“Emperor”: Drama

“The Company You Keep”: Thriller

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