Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:48 p.m.
TODAY THROUGH JULY 19
dutch drifter: The Wooly screens the Dutch film “Borgman” starting tonight. The darkly comic thriller about an upper-class family's encounter with a vagrant and its chaotic consequences was nominated for the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival and has been hailed by Vulture as “destined for cult status.” Screenings begin at 8 p.m. today through Saturday. Tickets are $5.
TODAY THROUGH JULY 20
all aboard: The University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance presents a limited engagement of “Twentieth Century,” the 1930s screwball comedy about a Broadway producer wooing a former chorus girl and now leading lady to star in his new play as they travel the 20th Century Limited. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Constans Theatre in the McGuire Pavilion. Tickets are $17, $13 for UF students, staff and seniors, and are available by calling 392-1653 or online at Ticketmaster.com.
TODAY THROUGH JULY 27
a life in song: The Actors' Warehouse presents “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill,” a musical take on the life of Billie Holiday. Focusing on a performance in Philadelphia just before the singer's death, the play stars Rhonda Wilson, founder of the Star Center Children's Theatre and of the Actors' Warehouse, as Holiday, performing a selection of her songs and telling stories about her life. The production has some adult language and themes and is not recommended for children 14 and younger. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through July 27. Tickets are $15 general admission, available at the door or in advance at www.actorswarehouse.org, and $10 for student and seniors 65 and older, available at the door only.
TODAY THROUGH AUG. 3
making moves: The University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance hosts a series of events as part of its ongoing summer dance intensive, Swamp Dance Fest. Public events include open showings of work-in-progress by students and choreographers on Friday and July 25 at 5 p.m., open artist talks today, Monday and July 24 at 7 p.m., and open movement classes Saturday and July 26 at 11 a.m., all of which are free and planned in the G-6 Studio. Culminating premiere performances by this year's visiting artists are planned in G-6 Studio July 31 through Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17, $13 for UF students, faculty and staff and for senior citizens, and are available through the University Box Office at 392-1653 or at Ticketmaster.com.
TODAY THROUGH AUG. 3
mobile musical: The Hippodrome Theatre has extended its production of “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” a final time, through Aug. 3. The production is a sequel to the summer favorite, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” and picks up where the original left off to tell an age-old tale of avarice and generosity in the holiday season in Armadillo Acres, the fictional mobile home community set in Starke. Showtimes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 and 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$35 and are available by calling 375-4477.
TODAY THROUGH SEPT. 1
four-legged friends: The Florida Museum of Natural History's current temporary exhibit, “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs,” chronicles dogs' relatives, the process of selective breeding, the evolution of wolves into domestic dogs and dogs' relationship with humans. Admission is $7 adults, $6 for Florida residents and seniors, $4.50 for ages 3-17, and free for UF students.
widescreen werewolves: The Florida Museum of Natural History screens “The Shaggy Dog” (1959) at 7 p.m. Friday as part of a month-long series featuring werewolf-themed movies The black-and-white Disney film tells the story of a boy who is turned into an old English sheepdog. The museum will be open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m., with UF students also receiving free admission to the “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” exhibit. A Q-and-A panel discussion follows the screening. Admission is free.
motown music: As a part of Gainesville's ongoing “Free Fridays” concert series, Uncle Morty's Rhythm Cream performs Friday at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The 11-piece band, which features three-part harmonies and a full horn section, will treat the audience to an evening of R&B and soul-styled covers of contemporary and classic hits by artists ranging from Stevie Wonder to Cee Lo Green including a medley of Earth, Wind and Fire songs. The show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is free.
JULY 18 THROUGH JULY 20
“dark nights” at the acrosstown: The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre's “Dark Nights” series, which features smaller productions between full mainstage shows, returns this weekend. Friday and Saturday night's shows will feature works by local playwrights Chuck Lipsig, Ken Brown, Rachel Wayne and LeRoy Clark, while Sunday will feature a matinee puppet and marionette workshop for children and an evening performance of original verse by Jerry Rose. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. and cost $10. Sunday's afternoon workshop starts at 2 p.m. and costs $5 per child, and the Sunday evening show begins at 7 p.m. and costs $10. Tickets are available at the box office.
July 18 THROUGH AUG. 10
dancing dreams: The Gainesville Community Playhouse stages performances of the Tony Award-winning musical, “A Chorus Line,” starting Friday. Telling the story of a group of dancers hoping to be cast in a Broadway show, “A Chorus Line” features such memorable songs as “I Hope I Get It,” “What I Did for Love,” “The Music and the Mirror” and “I Can Do That.” Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $16, $12 for seniors, students and children, and are available at the box office by calling 376-4949.
indie evening: The Queens, New York, record label Wonderland Archives showcases three of its artists Saturday night at the Boca Fiesta Backyard. The show features Boyd Shropshire, who has recorded music as a member of Human Television and as a solo artist and has toured as a guitarist with Kurt Vile; fellow New Yorker Chase King and local favorites Ann Pragg, who released their album “Bitter Fruit” last year to critical acclaim. Doors open at 9 p.m., and admission is $5.
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