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Trinculo, left, and Stephan (Kenneth Smoak and Logan Wolfe) rehearse a scene from "The Tempest" at The Hippodrome Theatre on Wednesday.

Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:18 p.m.

ADVENTURE ISLAND:

The Hippodrome’s production of “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare’s fantastical adventure set on a remote island, features Kenneth Smoak as Trinculo, left, and Logan Wolfe as Stephen. The production, which also features Sara Morsey as the island-exiled protagonist Prospera, continues through May 4.

“The Tempest”: 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays, through May 4. Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $30-$35, $25 seniors, $15 students. (375-4477, TheHipp.org)

FESTIVAL:

Avner the Eccentric, who is best known for playing Jewel the holy man in the film “The Jewel of the Nile,” brings his silent comedy and physical humor to Saturday’s Jest Fest! which also features juggler Dan Raspyni and one-man-band Marc Dobson.

Jest Fest!”: 6 p.m. Saturday, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free.

THEATER:

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s Dark Nights series features “Saint Joan,” George Bernard Shaw’s comedy and tragedy about Joan of Arc, through Sunday.

“Saint Joan”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $10.

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The High Springs Community Theater’s production of “Proof,” David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a young woman (Catherine Uuk) dealing with her feelings and fears following the death of her genius father (Kurt Orwich), is onstage through May 4.

“Proof”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, High Springs Community Theater, 130 NE First Ave., High Springs. Tickets: $11, $9 for seniors on Sundays. (386-454-3525, Highspringscommunitytheater.com)

MUSIC:

Santa Fe College presents two concerts in the Fine Arts Hall this week. The Santa Fe Wind Ensemble and students from Santa Fe College’s hand drumming class perform Tuesday, while the Santa Fe Jazz Band and Big Band perform “Jazz Up Spring” on Thursday. Both performances are directed by Gary Langford.

Santa Fe Wind Ensemble And Hand Drummers: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fine Arts Hall, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $9-$15, free for Santa Fe students and staff. (395-4181, www.sfcollege.edu/finearts)

Santa Fe College Jazz Band/Big Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Fine Arts Hall, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $9-$15, free for Santa Fe students and staff. (395-4181, www.sfcollege.edu/finearts)

AT THE MOVIES:

“Heaven is for Real”: Drama

“A Haunted House 2”: Comedy

“Bears”: Nature documentary

“Transcendence”: Sci-Fi drama

BOOK RELEASES:

“The Collector”: Nora Roberts

“The Church of Mercy”: Pope Francis

“Sunrise”: Mike Mullin

“NFL Draft 2014 Preview”: Nolan Nawrocki

ALBUM RELEASES:

“Tarpaper Sky”: Rodney Crowell

“Lights Out”: Ingrid Michaelson

“Rivers In The Wasteland”: NEEDTOBREATHE

“Petty’s Peculiar Picks”: Various artists

DVD RELEASES:

“Black Nativity”: Comedy

“The Gabby Douglas Story”: Biography

“The Nut Job”: Comedy

“Ride Along”: Comedy

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”: Comedy, adventure

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