Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 12:02 p.m.
Oct. 31-Nov. 3:
UNDEAD ACTING: The Hippodrome Theatre’s current play, the stage mockumentary “Zombie Town,” has final performances today through Sunday. The comedy depicts the fictional account of a zombie takeover as a theater troupe in Texas interviews survivors of a zombie invasion for a play. Performances begin at 7 p.m. today and Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Oct. 31-Jan. 20:
TUBULAR TOUR STOP: The Florida Museum of Natural History hosts two new exhibits at the museum: “Surf Science — Waves and Wildlife,” which examines ecosystems on beaches and in the surf, and “Surfing Florida — A Photographic History,” which celebrates the history of surfing in Florida and around the world with interactive exhibits. Admission to both exhibits is $4 for adults, $3.50 for Florida residents and college students, $3 for children and free for UF students and museum members. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. The exhibits continue through Jan. 20, 2014.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2:
HIPPIE-WEEN: The inaugural Suwannee Hulaween at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park features three-days of music by big names in the jam-band scene. Headliners The String Cheese Incident will play all three days at the festival, which also features sets from STS9, Leftover Salmon and others. Single-day tickets are $80, while tickets for Friday and Saturday are $155 and three-day tickets are $189 advance, $220 at the gate. For advance tickets and more information, see www.musicliveshere.com/events.
PUNCH BROTHER DOES BACH: Mandolin virtuoso and Punch Brothers member Chris Thile performs at University Auditorium on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Thile will peform selections from his latest album, “Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1,” featuring pieces by J.S. Bach. Through his work with Nickel Creek, the Punch Brothers and in a solo career, Thile has developed a reputation as a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and interpreter of a wide range of genres and styles. Tickets are $20-$35, $10 for UF Students.
COUNTRY ROCKER SALUTE: To celebrate the life and legacy of country-rock trailblazer and former Florida resident Gram Parsons, the Bo Diddley Community Plaza hosts the annual GramFest featuring local artists performing some of Parsons’ best-known songs. This year’s slate will include Gram Parsons collaborator in the International Submarine Band, Ian Dunlop, along with Gainesville’s Couch Messiahs, Quartermoon, Hals Shows & Curt MCKenzie and Karl Miller. Admission is free. The performance is scheduled to run from 8 to 10 p.m.
IT WAS A DARK AND SPOOKY STAGE: The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre hosts another Dark Night, or “between play,” event on Friday and Saturday. This go-round celebrates the Halloween spirit with “Teatro de los Muertos: Day of the Dead Play Festival: A Dark Night Event at the ART,” a festival of five short plays on the topic of death and dying. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at Acrosstown.org.
RAMBLING RELIQUIARY: A world-wide Tour of Historic Buddhist Relics kicks off in Gainesville on Friday. The collection will be on exhibit for three days at the A Nan Temple, 2120 SE 15th St. An opening ceremony is planned 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and the exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
TRIO RETURNS: The Americana trio Red Molly returns to the Phillips Center’s Squitieri Theatre for a performance at 2 p.m. Sunday. The trio, which is known for its three-part harmonies and instrumentation featuring guitar, dobro, banjo and bass, sold out a Saturday evening show and nearly sold out a Sunday afternoon show at the Squitieri in February 2011. For remaining availability of $35 tickets for Sunday’s performance, call 392-2787.
INSPIRATION AT THE O'DOME: Christian recording artist Chris Tomlin will perform at UF’s O’Connell Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The performance is part of Tomlin’s “Burning Lights Tour,” and Tomlin will be joined by pastor Louie Giglio. Tickets are $23 for college students, $29-$39 for the general public; available from Ticketmaster.com.
DETROIT BE NOT PROUD: The Wooly cinema and event space will screen the recent documentary, “A Band Called Death,” on Wednesday. In following the trail of a long-forgotten band on the brink of success, the filmmakers track down the three African-American siblings from Michigan who lost it all when they refused to change their name. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with a classic short screening at 8 p.m. followed by the feature at 8:20 p.m. The $5 admission includes free popcorn while it lasts. A cash-bar is available.
FREE FRIDAY FINALE: The City of Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” Concert Series comes to a close with a special performance featuring faculty and students from UF’s school of music. Performers will include the UF Asian Ensemble led by director Sangmi Kang, UF Guitar Ensemble led by director Ulisses Rocha, Jacare Brazil led by Rocha and Larry Crook, and Agbedidi Africa led by Mohamed da Costa. Admission is free. Concert runs from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.
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