Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2:25 p.m.
Nov. 21-Jan. 20:
TUBULAR TOUR STOP: The Florida Museum of Natural History hosts two new exhibits through the first of the year: “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.
SCIENCE GUY STOPS BY: Television personality and science popularizer, Bill “The Science Guy” Nye, will speak at the Phillips Center at 8 tonight. Admission is free and open to the public. Remaining tickets will become available to the general public at 5 tonight at the box office. Doors open at 7 p.m.
ERASABLES AT THE SANDHILL STAGE: Gainesville band The Erasables are holding a concert and release party for their new CD “Hold On Let Go” tomorrow night at the Sandhill Stage. Admission is $20 to benefit Alachua Conservation Trust and Conservation Burial Inc. The quintet takes the stage at 8 p.m.
GENIUS BOY DEBUT: To celebrate the release of his new solo album “Genius Boy Music,” dblWiDE and Righteous Kind singer/guitarist and UF professor Chuck Martin will hold a concert celebrating release. The album features cameo appearances from Cathy DeWitt, Tom Miller, Gosa Sobala and the horn section from the Soul Searchers. The concert begins at 9 p.m. at Loosey’s. Martin will be joined by FastLane, Nook and Cranny and H.R. Gertner in addition to the Genius Boy Band.
TRASH TO TREASURE: On Friday, the Florida Museum of Natural History hosts Trashformations, a special art show and competition featuring artistic creations made from recycled trash by area middle, high school and college students. All entries are made of at least 70 percent recycled matter and can be seen during the event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Winning entries will be displayed at the museum through Dec. 2.
COUNTRY CIRCUS RETURNS: Two Hawk Hammock in Williston hosts its annual Country Circus on Saturday. The event, to benefit Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, will feature S-Connection Aerial & Equestrian Arts, Rainbow Tiger Circus Productions as well live music, arts and crafts, food, door prizes and more. Admission is $10 advanced or $15 at the door, free for children under 12. The event will run from noon until 6 p.m. For more information, see www.twohammock.com.
PUPPET-PALOOZA, SOME STRINGS ATTACHED: Austria’s Salzburg Marionette Theatre, celebrating its centenial, presents five performances at the Phillips Center. The company performs “The Magic Flute” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., “Hansel and Gretel” and “The Sound of Music” on Wednesday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., respectively, and “Alice in Wonderland” and the Ring Cycle at on Nov. 29 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., respectively. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children, $10 for UF students, available by calling 392-2787 or through Ticketmaster.com.
Nov. 29-Dec. 22:
CHRIST CAROL RE-IMAGINED: Beginning Nov. 29, the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre stages a production of “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” by Tom Mula. The play offers a new spin on the Dickens classic, and imagines the ghost of Jacob Marley, the chain-rattling specter and Scrooge’s former business partner of the original, mounting a behind-the-scenes campaign to save Ebeneezer’s soul. Performances begin Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is $10.
Nov. 29-Dec. 22:
RHYME TIME: The Gainesville Community Playhouse stages the Broadway musical “Seussical” featuring Dr. Seuss creations old and new for the holiday season starting Nov. 29. Performances begin Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 , $10 for students and seniors.
Nov. 29-Dec. 22:
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS: The Hippodrome Theatre reprises two of its most popular Christmas production. “A Tuna Christmas” tells the stories of residents of a small Texas town of Tuna, all played by two actors, in a tizzy over the annual Christmas contest. The Hipp’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” starring Rusty Stalling, is a Gainesville institution. Tickets are $30-$35 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for children and students. For the first 10 days, the Hipp is offering a “2 for $20” admission to “A Tuna Christmas” and free admission for kids with the donation of a canned good and an unwrapped toy. Showtimes for “A Tuna Christmas” are Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. through Dec. 22. Showtimes for “A Christmas Carol” are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 and 4 p.m. through Dec. 21.