Plan Your Week

Soprano and former "America's Got Talent" performer Barbara Padilla appears in a benefit concert for the Climb For Cancer Foundation on Saturday, May 10, at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall.

Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:16 p.m.

Renowned soprano:

Classical-crossover soprano Barbara Padilla, who gained fame as a first runner-up on “America’s Got Talent,” performs Saturday at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall. Proceeds from the performance benefit the Climb For Cancer Foundation.

Barbara Padilla: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Fine Arts Hall, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 84rd St. Tickets: $25-$150. (


The Gainesville Orchestra’s season-finale concert, “Nature’s Eden, A Pops Spectacular,” features Frederick Delius’ “Florida Suite” with projected images by area artists, the world premiere of the “Frozen” orchestral suite and other works including the “1812 Overture” on Friday at the Phillips Center.

The Gainesville Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $35, $25 seniors, $15 for students and children under 12. (392-2787,

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On Tuesday, the Musica Vera Consort performs songs, dances and concert pieces from the 1200s to the 1600s on reproductions of period instruments in Room 101 of the UF School of Music Building.

Musica Vera Consort: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 101, UF School of Music Building, UF campus. Free.

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The Gainesville rock band The Shambles salutes Steely Dan, with performances of songs from all seven albums released by the group from 1972 to 1980, in this week’s “Free Fridays” concert at Bo Diddley Community Plaza.

‘Free Fridays’ concert series: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free.

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The Currys, the acoustic-folk trio from Port St. Joe, return to Gainesville for a Friday performance at the Prairie Creek Lodge.

The Currys: 8 p.m. Friday, Sandhill Stage at Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234. Admission: $20, proceeds benefit Alachua Conservation Trust and Conservation Burial Inc. (317-7307 or email


“Legends of Oz — Dorothy’s Return”: Animated adventure

“Mom’s Night Out”: Comedy

“Neighbors”: Comedy


“Walking on Water”: Richard Paul Evans

“Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive”: T.D. Jakes

“Unlucky 13”: James Patterson

“The One”: Kiera Cass

“The Longest Ride”: Nicholas Sparks


“Shine On”: Sarah McLachlan

“Natalie Merchant”: Natalie Merchant

“Storyline”: Hunter Hayes

“Sheezus”: Lily Allen


“After the Dark”: Action

“The Art of the Steal”: Comedy

“Still Mine”: Drama

“Veronica Mars”: Crime adventure

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