Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.
Scottish Sleaze:e: The Wooly Downtown eventspace is hosting two screenings of Filth, a dark comedy by Jon S. Baird and co-written by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. The film stars James McAvoy as corrupt and drug-addled Scottish detective further entangling himself in webs of betrayal and deceit while trying to win back his wife while investigating a brutal murder. Also starring Jamie Bell. Rated R. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9 with a $5 admission.
June 19 through July 6
Mobile Musicall: The Hippodrome Theatre has extended its production of “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical,” the Florida premiere of the sequel to the summer 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 and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$35 , and available by calling 375-4477.
June 19 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.
June 19 through July 6
Madcap Immigrant Comedy: The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre stages the Larry Shue-penned play, “The Foreigner,” starting June 19. The play tells the story of a visitor who arrives in a small Southern town and is touted as a foreigner who speaks no English, with chaotic results. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Wild Iris Books, D’Lites Emporium, or at the door half an hour before showtime.
De Iron Lions: The Jacksonville reggae group De Lions of Jah performs at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Friday as part of “Free Fridays” and African-American Music Appreciation Month. Led by Antiguan-born vocalist Dave “Da General” Philip, the group has made a name for itself in the band’s hometown of Jacksonville. The performance starts at 8 p.m.
Summer Sets and a High Dive Debut: High Dive Live and Glory Days Productions are hosting the fourth annual Summer Jam local music festival. The event features the debut performance of Chuck Martin’s (dblWiDE, The Righteous Kind) new band, the Crazy Floridians on Friday along with sets from the Swamp Cats, III Bones and seven other acts. Performances start at 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for both days.
Juneteenth Celebration: The Alachua County Library District’ Cone Park Branch and Library Partnership, the Partnership for Strong Families and other organizations are co-hosting the Juneteenth Celebration. The holiday commemorates the emancipation of slaves in Texas and has come to celebrate the emancipation of all slaves. The event, which features a Juneteenth Idol Competition and musical performers, is planned for the library at 2841-A University Ave. and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
R&B Benefit: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida hosts an encore benefit concert at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall on Saturday. The performers include Episode, formerly a manifestation of the classic R&B vocal group The Drifters, along with local blues mainstays Little Jake & The Soul Searchers. Tickets range from $50 to $100 and are available by calling 395-4181 or online at www.sfcollege.edu/finearts. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
Blue Skies and Bluegrass: The Thomas Center hosts a performance from award-winning bluegrass singer Russell Moore and the band 111rd Tyme Out on Sunday. Admission is $20 advance, $25 day of show, and available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and food will be available. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m.
Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter: Former Muscle Shoals Studios and Polygram/Universal staff songwriter and ASCAP Country Music Award-winner Pierce Pettis performs a solo acoustic show at the Sandhill Stage at the Prairie Creek Lodge. Pierce has appeared on CBS News and Morning Edition, and his work has been performed by such luminaries as Garth Brooks and others. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at 7204 SE County Road 234. Admission is $20 (cash or checks) with proceeds benefiting the nonprofits Alachua Conservation Trust and Conservation Burial, Inc. Seating is limited; for reservations call 317-7307 or email email@example.com.
A Very Special 'Free Friday': As part of the “Free Fridays” concert series, friends, family and former bandmates of the late Bo Diddley, notably his former guitarist Scott Free, will perform a musical celebration of Diddley on the fifth anniversary of the christening of Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The show starts at 8 p.m. at 111 E. University Avenue, and admission is free. “Free Fridays” is the weekly summer concert series produced by the city of Gainesville.
Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.