Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:42 a.m.
PITLESS PULP: The Wooly Theater in downtown Gainesville hosts a one-night only screening of director Abel Ferrara’s (“Bad Lieutenant”) 1981 cult favorite, “Ms. 45.” The newly remastered, R-rated movie tells the story of a young, mute seamstress, played by Zoe Tamerlis, going on the warpath in a crime-riddled city after she is assaulted. Admission is $5. Screening starts at 8 p.m. The Wooly is located at 20 N. Main Street. (352) 278-1178
PIANO PAIR: As part of the Young Concert Artists series at UF’s Squitieri Studio Theatre, award-winning concert pianists Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee having both recently earned their master’s degrees from Juilliard, will perform works by Brahms, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Horowitz, Stravinsky and others today at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $35, $10 for UF students, are available by calling 392-2787.
CEDAR KEY COUTURE: The Cedar Key Arts Center hosts the Wearable Art Project, which features wearable works by area artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free at the center, 457 Second St., Cedar Key.
ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL: The Matheson Museum’s current exhibit, “Flora and Fauna of Florida: Symbols of Alachua County,” features photographs of rare and vulnerable plants and wildlife native to the Sunshine State from a number of area photographers. Admission is free. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Matheson is located at 513 E. University Ave.
JAN. 23-FEB. 2:
SOUTHIE STRIVERS: The new Hippodrome play, “Good People,” kicks off 2014 with the story of a down-on-her-luck single mom in South Boston looking for solace with a successful high school ex-boyfriend. Performances begin Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m.
HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, CLASSIC CINEMA: Saturday’s 6:30 p.m. event at the Hippodrome Cinema, “Cocktails and Casablanca,” which celebrates the theater’s new digital projector, has sold out. So the Hipp has added a second screening of the classic Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman film for 2 p.m. Sunday. The admission price of $10 includes a complimentary bag of popcorn. Seating is limited; tickets are available at the Hipp’s box office, 375-4477.
SONGS BY CINDY, STEVE: The folk duo Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen will perform a set of original songs at the Sandhill Stage at Prairie Creek Lodge on Saturday. The pair has five albums between them, and Gillette’s songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, the Kingston Trio, Linda Ronstadt, the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and Tammy Wynette. Admission is $20 with proceeds benefiting Alachua Conservation Trust and Conservation Burial, Inc. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
CAST OF TWO: The critically-acclaimed, kid-oriented singer/songwriting duo Trout Fishing in America brings their blend of disparate genres and inventive arrangement to UF’s Squitieri Studio Theatre on Sunday. The four-time Grammy-nominated group will take the stage at 2 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for Children and $10 for UF students.
DOWN IN FRONT: Up-and-coming folk-punk band The Front Bottoms will perform at High Dive as part of its Hot Chocolate tour. The group’s latest album, “Talon of the Hawk,” made it to seven Billboard charts and the band’s latest single, “Twin Size Mattress,” made National Public Radio’s 100 favorite songs list of 2013. Admission is $10 advance, $12 at the door.
ABSTRUSER MUSINGS: An event featuring performance and recitation by Florida poets, Poetry Speaks, is planned at the Thomas Center on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. The event also will feature a performance by jazz pianist Lincoln Antonio. Light refreshments will be served.
JAN. 29-FEB. 1:
IMPROV ON AROUND TOWN: The Gainesville Improv Festival returns for its ninth-annual multi-day series at multiple venues. Featuring workshops and performances featuring UF’s Theater Strike Force, among others, the event aims to popularize, share and educate about the form for participants of all ages and levels of experience. Recently, Strike Force alumna LaKendra Tookes was hired as a writer at Saturday Night Live.
NONCONFORMIST ORGANIST: Described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the rare musicians who changes the games of his instrument,” organist Cameron Carpenter has earned a reputation for expanding the boundaries of “organ music” to include jazz and pop along with classical sounds. Carpenter will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the University Auditorium. Tickets are $20 to $35.