Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:15 p.m.
Young masters: Concert violinist Benjamin Beilman performs at the Phillips Center’s Squitieri Studio Theater tonight. The Avery Fisher Career Grant and London Music Masters Award recipient will be accompanied by pianist Yekwon Sunwoo as he performs works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Schumann and Beethoven. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 general admission, $10 for UF students.
Simplify with Sister Hazel singer: Sister Hazel’s Drew Copeland performs at Cymplify Central on behalf of the Ference Insurance Agency at 3:30 p.m. today. Food courtesy of Dominos. A portion of all proceeds will support Buchholz High School athletic programs. Cymplify Central is at 5408 NW Eighth Ave.
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.
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, the 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. The performance runs from 8 to 10 p.m.
Hundred Waters homecoming at The Wooly: The Gainesville-based experimental indie-pop band Hundred Waters returns home after months of touring in support of the band’s eponymous debut album for a concert at The Wooly in downtown Gainesville. They will be joined by tour openers Braids of Montreal as well as Kodak to Graph and Peace Arrow. Tickets are $12 advance , $14 day of the show. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Choral Corps: The New Directions Veterans Choir, a vocal group of U.S. military veterans, performs at the University Auditorium on Sunday. The group, which includes formerly homeless members, seeks to highlight the challenges faced by returning U.S. military personnel and has performed on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as well as at the Democratic National Convention. The performance begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission.
Five at the Fellowship: The Gainesville Friends of Jazz presents a performance by jazz vocalist Mark Raisch on Tuesday. Performing American standards in the style of classic crooners, Raisch will be backed by Marty Liquori on guitar, Ben Champion on tenor saxophone, Vic Donnell on Keyboards and bass and Billy Bowker on drums. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4224 NW 34th St. Tickets are $20, $15 for Friends of Jazz members, and $10 for students.
Eclectic selection: Bluegrass/folk singer, songwriter and guitarist Peter Rowan and His Band will perform Tuesday at the Thomas Center, with Tibetan vocalist Yungchen Lhamo as the opening act beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door. For tickets, call 373-5514.
Starstruck: The Florida Museum of Natural History hosts its seventh-annual Starry Night event on Friday. The event offers the chance to enjoy the night sky with astronomy experts and professional telescopes. In addition, visitors can view the universe in 3-D and view a number of space rocks. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m.
High school musical numbers: Gainesville High School hosts Dance Alive National Ballet presenting its “Next Generation Benefit Concert,” which will feature advanced and intermediary student dancers performing a number of styles and genres on Nov. 16. Admission is $15, show starts at 7 p.m.
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