Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 12:05 p.m.
TODAY THROUGH JUNE 7
Dostoevsky Doppelganger: The Wooly Theatre in downtown Gainesville is featuring the new feature film “The Double” in several screenings. The film, a thriller/black comedy based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel of the same name, stars Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) and is directed by Richard Ayoade (“The IT Crowd)” and follows an unassuming office drone (Eisenberg) whose life unravels when his physical double and psychological polar opposite is hired at his agency. Admission is $5 with screenings at 8:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. The Wooly is located at 20 N. Main St.
TODAY THROUGH JUNE 15
Storybook Send-up: The Gainesville Community Playhouse is staging “Into the Woods.” Directed by Margery Pierson, the Stephen Sondheim musical brings together classic fairy tale characters from “Little Red Riding Hood” to “Cinderella.” Showtimes are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through June 15. Tickets are $16, $12 for students, available by calling 376-4949.
TODAY THROUGH JUNE 22
Mobile Music: For its summer production, the Hippodrome Theatre stages the Florida premiere of “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical,” a sequel to the enduring favorite, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.” The play picks up where the original left off to tell an age-old tale of avarice and generosity in the holiday season in Armadillo Acres, North Central Florida’s pre-eminent mobile home community. Showtimes are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8:30 and Sunday at 2 p.m., 7. Tickets are $15-$35 , and available by calling 375-4477.
TODAY THROUGH SEPT. 1
Fine Furry Four-Legged Friends: The Florida Museum of Natural History’s current temporary exhibit is “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs,” an exhibition billed as the largest yet on the subject of dogs. The exhibit chronicles dogs’ relatives, the process of selective breeding, the evolution of wolves into domestic dogs and dogs’ relationship with humans. Admission: $7 adults, $6 for UF students, Florida residents and seniors; and $4.50 for children ages 3-17.
Free Friday Fanfare: Soul stalwart and Gainesville music legend Little Jake Mitchell and his band the Soul Searchers perform at this week’s “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The event, in part a celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month, puts the spotlight on a musician who has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in soul and R&B. Admission is free. Show starts at 7 p.m.
High Springs Summer Celebration: The city of High Springs Community Development Corporation hosts a Fantastic Friday festival in the city’s downtown from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. With the theme of “Celebrating Moms, Dads and Kids,” the event features chili and apple pie competitions as well as games and contests for children, vendors, live music, an auction and a scavenger hunt. Admission is free.
Family Farm Fun: Forage Farm hosts the School’s Out Festival on Saturday. The event offers families the opportunity to take in nature tours and features live music from Ricky Kendall, Michael Claytor, Improper Contra Band, Nook and Cranny and the Swamp Cats, along with crafts, games and food from local vendors all while benefiting Forage and the Gainesville Seed Bank. Admission is $8 for children, $10 for adults, free for children under 3. Forage Farm is at 7204 SE County Road 234. Festivities run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
History on the Move: The Matheson Museum presents the Now and Then History Bus Tour, featuring a guided journey though the history of Gainesville and Alachua County. This outing will cover the history of education in Gainesville, highlighting schools and educators. The event begins with light refreshments at the museum followed by the docent-led tour. Tickets are $30 and available at the museum or over the phone at 378-2280. The tour meets at 10 a.m. and runs until 11:30 a.m. The Matheson is located at 513 E. University Ave.
Gainesville Dad Jam: The Gainesville Community Jazz Band presents a special concert commemorating Father’s Day early on Sunday. The performance, which features interpretations of songs by Charles Mingus, Gordon Goodwin, Bob Curnow and Buddy Rich, begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grace at Ft. Clarke Methodist Church, 9325 Newberry Road, at 2 p.m.
Getting Down to (Be-Bop/Blues) Business: As part of the city of Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” outdoor concert series, the jazz-and-blues outfit Cool Corporate Cats will perform at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza on June. 13. The show begins at 8 p.m. and runs to 10 p.m.
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