“Let Them Come” Benefit Concert: 6-8 p.m. today, Celebration United Methodist Church, 9501 SW Archer Road. Free; donations welcomed. (bit.ly/letthem21) Benefit concert for Celebration United Methodist Church’s accessible playground featuring live music performed by The Medicine Show and food options from Filipino Flavors Florida.
“Free Fridays” Concert: 8-10 p.m. today, Bo Diddley Plaza amphitheater, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (gnvculturalseries.org/free-fridays-concert-series) Wax Wings will perform.
Santana: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $40.25-$110.25. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The guitar legend will perform as part of his “Blessings and Miracles” tour.
311: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.50-$89.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). On the heels of their 30th anniversary as a band, 311 will perform as part of their “Live From the Ride” tour with special guests Iration and Iya Terra.
Davina and the Vagabonds: 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $50 for 7 p.m. showing, $35 for 9 p.m. showing, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu, 392-2787). Davina and the Vagabonds has been creating a stir with their shows filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger and a frontwoman whose voice and stage presence are simply electric. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the group serves up high-energy tunes with a twist of edgy nostalgia.
Counting Crows: 7 p.m. Thursday, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.50-$129. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). Counting Crows have enchanted listeners worldwide for more than two decades with their intensely soulful and intricate take on timeless rock ’n’ roll. They will perform as part of their “The Butter Miracle” tour with guests Seán Barna and Matt Sucich.
Squeeze: 8 p.m. Thursday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.50-$79.50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661). (ticketmaster.com) Squeeze first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their songwriting partnership, brought together by an ad in a sweetshop window. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits which lasted until 1982, the maturity of their songs outliving their initial burst of chart activity on the back of New Wave. Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations, but the Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting duo reunited 10 years ago to relaunch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together since.
“Murder for Two”: 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Oct.3, Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: Prices vary; visit website for more information. (thehipp.org) The perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder. Two performers play 13 roles in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.
“BKLYN: The Musical”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays plus 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 3, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 seniors, military, first responders, teachers and students. (acrosstown.org) A story within a story. On the one hand, you have a troupe of street performers who are sharing a story from their lives. Then there is the story they tell – the story of a young girl who comes to the U.S. to find the father she never knew.
“The Roommate”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays plus 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 3, Actors’ Warehouse, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $15 students. (actorswarehouse.org) Sharon is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. As Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own desire to transform her life completely.
Ginger Billy: 7 p.m. Thursday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $40 general seating paid in advance, $45 general seating at the door, $30 standing paid in advance, $35 standing day of show, $65 meet-and-greet add on, $3 under-21 charge. (bit.ly/ginger21a) Shirtless and tattoed, Ginger Billy gives viewers a humorous look into life in rural upstate South Carolina.
GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club Yard and Bake Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club, 23674 W. U.S. 27, High Springs. Free entrance. (gfwchighspringswomansclub.org) Sale featuring vendors, food and a surprise drawing. Proceeds will benefit Deeper Purpose Kids Academy and Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary.
Eye Spy: 7:30-11 p.m. today, Skate Station, 1311 NW 76th Blvd. Tickets: $5 spectators, $11 and up for participants. (funworks.com) Team up with friends, listen for clues and find the items to win prizes.
Alachua Movie in the Park: 8 p.m. today, Legacy Park Multipurpose Center, 15400 Peggy Road, Alachua. Free. (bit.ly/alachuaraya) Bring a blanket, bag chair or bean bag chair and enjoy the family friendly movie “Raya and The Last Dragon” under the stars. Free food and beverages will be served while supplies last. No pets and no smoking.
Family Fishing Day: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, 7922 NW 71st St. Free; cash donations welcomed. (ffgs.ifas.ufl.edu) Family oriented fresh-water fishing with loaner poles and bait available. Railed fishing deck with two handicapped accessible ramps.
“So Long to Summer”: 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Haile Farmers Market, SW 91st Terrace. Free entrance; items for sale. (facebook.com/hailefarmersmarket) Haile Farmers Market is expanding for a special day of additional local vendors. Grab a pre-tailgate lunch from a local food artist, buy a special gift for someone special, and shop for local fruits, vegetables, meats, milk and eggs all produced by small farmers. Special events and prizes for kids and live music in a COVID-conscious outdoor venue.
Dance Alive Great Halloween Costume Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pofahl Studios, 1325 NW Second St. Free entrance; costumes for sale. (bit.ly/danbhalloween21) Adult and children’s costumes plus hip-hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary and tap costumes for girls and boys/men and women — some never worn.
Storytime on the Green: 10 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 2, park by the fire station, corner of Northeast Cholokka Boulevard and Northeast Seventh Ave., Micanopy. Free. (aclib.us) Outdoor stories and songs with Micanopy Branch library staff.
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E.County Road 225. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 ages 2-11, free ages 1 and younger; $45 motorized-vehicle tours. (carsonspringswildlife.org, 468-2827, email@example.com) Take a tour — on foot or in a tour vehicle — of Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation with big-cat feeding demonstrations and up-close encounters with the animals.
Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Rooterville Animal Sanctuary, 5579 Darwood St., Melrose. Cost: Suggested $10 donation per person or $30 for a family of four. (rooterville.org) Take a map of the sanctuary at the gate to see highlights of Rooterville to help you find your way. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Horse Feeding: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses, 20307 NW CR 235A, Alachua. Entrance: Bag of carrots. (millcreekfarm.org) The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime care to elderly horses seized by law enforcement agencies, rescued by the SPCA or humane societies, as well as horses retired from government service such as police patrol or state and federal parks.
Two Hawk Hammock Happy Hour: 4 p.m. Saturday, Two Hawk Hammock, 17950 NE 53rd Lane, Williston. Tickets: $5 ages 13 and older, free for ages 12 and younger. (bit.ly/hammock2021) Enjoy live music by multi-instrumentalist Don Austin, food and drinks, barn animals and trapeze flights with Gainesville Circus Center. Tour of Devil’s Den begins at 7:30 p.m.
Historic Haile Homestead Tour: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 Archer Road. Entrance: $5 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger. (hailehomestead.org) The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the nation for its “Talking Walls.”
Haile Equestrian Home Show: 9 a.m. Sunday, Haile Equestrian Center, 7680 SW 46th Blvd. Cost: Free for spectators. (haileequestrian.com) Spectators are welcome to Haile Equestrian Center’s Home Show featuring flat classes, jumping and mounted games classes. Ribbons and trophies will be rewarded.
Critter Creek Farmers Moo-ket: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary, 12626 NW County Road 231. Free. (bit.ly/critters213) Family event featuring plant-based food, vendors and the chance to interact with the farm’s rescued critter residents. All items sold are 100% vegan.
Julie Naim: 11 a.m. Sunday, Pride Center in the Liberty Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Free. (SundayAssembly32601@gmail.com, sagainesville.weebly.com) Sunday Assembly will host guest speaker Julie Naim, who was trained as a Master Gardener and who volunteers because she wanted to share her love of gardening with others. The title of her talk will be ”Welcoming Winter: Cool Season Vegetable Gardening in Florida.” Music will be provided by Sunday Assembly musicians. Masks required if not vaccinated. It also is possible to attend via zoom.
Storytime on the Green: 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 28, Possum Creek Park, 4009 NW 53rd Ave.; Cone Park Branch, 2801 E. University Ave.; and Lois Forte Park, 120 NW 260th St., Newberry. Free. (aclib.us) Outdoor stories and songs with library staff.
Storytime on the Green: 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 29, Headquarters Library courtyard, 401 E. University Ave.; Hawthorne Branch, 6640 SE 221st St., Hawthorne; Wilson Robinson Park, 13975 SW 174th St., Archer; and High Springs Farmers Market, 23517 NW 185th Road, High Springs. Free. (aclib.us) Outdoor stories and songs with library staff.
Barnyard Buddies: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free; registration required. (bit.ly/barnbuddies2021) Weekly program where youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals by helping staff with afternoon feeding. Number of participants will be limited. All attendees must register for each session. Tickets will be made available the Thursday before the next program. Facial coverings are required for all participants over the age of 6 unless exempt. Animals love donations of carrots, squash, apples, sweet potatoes and melons.
Storytime on the Green: 10 a.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30, Veterans Memorial Park playground area, 7400 SW 41st Place; Smokey Bear Park, 2300 NE 15th St.; Waldo Branch, 15150 NE U.S. 301, Waldo; and Hitchcock Baseball Park playground, 15120 Main St., Alachua. Free. (aclib.us) Outdoor stories and songs with library staff.
“A. Quinn Jones, Black Education and HBCUs”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave. Free; registration required. (bit.ly/hbcu2021a) Celebration of the life of A. Quinn Jones, a HBCU graduate, and the impact that HBCUs continue to have on the state and community.
National Library Card Sign-up Month: Ongoing through Sept. 30, online and any of the district’s 12 locations. (aclib.us/librarycardsignup) Alachua County residents can add a library card — and possibly a grocery gift card — to their wallets in September during National Library Card Sign-Up Month. All month, new cardholders can enter to win a $20 Publix gift card courtesy of the Rotary Club of Gainesville by signing up for an Alachua County Library District card at one of the district’s 12 library locations and taking a photo with their mega card, sharing it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and tagging @alachualibrary. Ten winners will be announced in October.
“Oliver”: 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Free. (bit.ly/audoliver) All levels of talent and experience welcomed, no previous theater experience required. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theater piece that best shows your vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided at the audition. Make sure that your sheet music is clearly marked as to where the start/end of your audition piece is. A cappella auditions or auditions with CDs will not be allowed. Bring a list of any and all known conflicts that you may have between now and Dec. 19. There will be a dance part of the audition. Bring or wear clothing that you can comfortably move/dance in as well as appropriate shoes. Jazz shoes, ballet slippers and tennis shoes are all acceptable. Bare feet or socks are not acceptable. The lobby will be open a half hour before the auditions. Open roles: Bet, female, late teens to early 20s. Part of Fagin’s establishment and an idolizer of Nancy. (Alto. E above middle C); Mr. Bumble, male, 30s to 50s. A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse. (Baritone. Must be able to pop up to A above middle C); Mrs. Sowerberry, female, 45-55. Mr. Sowerberry’s wife and his overseer. (Alto); Charlotte, female, 18 to 25. The Sowerberrys’ daughter. A trouble-maker. (Non-singing); children’s ensemble; and adult ensemble. Show dates: Nov. 19-Dec. 19, four shows a week excluding Thanksgiving Day.
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: The Cade’s latest museum-wide theme, “Toys and Games,” and exhibit, “The Great Indoors,” welcomes explorers young and old to build their own fortress and accept their very own quest into some of their favorite video game worlds; “Reinventing Immunity” on display through September; “Eureka!” on display through September; “How People Make Things,” which tells the story of how everyday items are manufactured and brings to life the people, ideas and technology that transform raw materials into finished products, on display through September. “Measurement Rules,” an interactive exhibit, on display Sunday-Jan. 2, 2022. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001, cademuseum.org)
Cedar Key Arts Center: Cedar Keyhole Artist Co-op Y’Art Sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 457 Second St., Cedar Key. (543-5801, cedarkeyartscenter.org)
Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: “Motion” on display through Saturday; “Douglas Dankel Retrospective” on display Tuesday-Oct. 23; “Synergy,” an integrative exhibition with the Writers Alliance of Gainesville, on display Tuesday-Nov. 20; Opening reception for “Douglas Dankel Retrospective” and “Synergy” 6-9 p.m. Sept 24. Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1314 S. Main St. (gainesvillefinearts.org, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Harn Museum of Art: “Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection,” drawn exclusively from the collection of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros to foster cultural exchange and enrichment of the arts, on display through April 24, 2022; “Tempus Fugit: Time Flies,” a reflection on time and its many meanings, on display through Jan. 23, 2022; “Plant Life: Exploring Vegetal Worlds in the Harn Museum Collection,” featuring 12 works that were chosen because something in them provokes critical reflection on the strange entanglements of humans and plants, on display through Feb. 20, 2022; “Shadow to Substance,” which creates a chronological arc from the past to the present into the future using historical photographs from the Harn and Smathers Library collections and through the lens of black photographers working today, on display through Feb. 27, 2022; “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Sept. 25, 2022; “Florida Impressions: Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers” on display Sept. 21; “Everyday to the Extraordinary: Highlights from the Korean Collection” includes objects from everyday life alongside exemplars of artistic production. Ceramics in the exhibition span nearly 2,500 years of history, from the Three Kingdoms Period (57 BCE–668 CE) to the present, while paintings date from the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) and into the 20th century. On display indefinitely; Ongoing exhibitions include “ClayCurvyCool,” “Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades,” “Highlights from the Asian Collection” and “Highlights from the Modern Collection.” Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 3259 Hull Road. Free. (392-9826)
Matheson History Museum: Museum will be resuming in-person programs this fall. Capacity will be limited to 50 people and masks are required. Free registration will be available via Eventbrite.com. “Trailblazers: 150 Years of Alachua County Women,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States, on display online; “Lights of Conversation” on display outside; “COVID-19 Community Archives” on display online; “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida” on display online. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)
Melrose Bay Art Gallery: “Art Quilting,” featuring fiber art by Candace McCaffrey, on display through Sept. 26. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. 103 State Road 26, Melrose (475-3866, melrosebayartgallery.com)
University Galleries: “Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection” on display through Dec. 3. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 400 SW 13th St. (arts.ufl.edu/university-galleries)
ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES
Good News Arts Inc.: “Men Without Patriarchy,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Jerry Clum, on display through Saturday with opening reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday; Noon-3 p.m. mini painting workshop with artist Jerry Clum, who will share the tradition of painting miniatures. Participants will paint their own 3-D printed sculpture together. All materials will be provided. Cost is pay-what-you-can donation. 23352 W. U.S. 27, Suite 80, High Springs. (goodnewsarts.com)
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