Kings Return: 7 and 9 p.m. today, 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) The unique, harmonizing group turned Internet sensation captures the essence of an old-school a cappella quartet with sounds inspired by gospel and R&B.
Playlist at the Pointe: 7-9 p.m. today, Celebration Pointe, Celebration Pointe Avenue. Free. (celebrationpointe.com) Live music by Little Mike and the Tornadoes. Food will be available from area restaurants.
Mania — The Abba Tribute: 8 p.m. today, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $29-$50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Featuring a special concert presentation that celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.
Willie Nelson and Family: 8 p.m. today and Sunday, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $54-$129. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) With a seven-decade career, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
The Beach Boys: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $44-$114. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) The Beach Boys have birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions.
The Weight Band: 8 p.m. Saturday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $34-$44. (pvconcerthall.com) Performing original songs as well as classics of The Band, The Weight Band is led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band.
Music at Holy Trinity Series: 4 p.m. Sunday, Holy Trinity Church. 100 NE First St. Free. (holytrinitygnv.org) A three-organ spectacular featuring John T. Lowe Jr., Seth Bott, Shawn Thomas and Pete Kinzie, and special guests The Holy Trinity Choir performing Charles Marie-Widor’s “Mass for Choir and Two Organs.” A reception (wine and hors d’oeuvres) will follow.
Blues on the Patio: 7 p.m. Sunday, A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center, 1013 NW Seventh Ave. Free. (bit.ly/bluespatiofeb23) North Central Florida Blues Society’s bi-monthly series featuring local blues artists.
The Man in Black — Tribute to Johnny Cash: 8 p.m. Sunday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $29.50-$49.50. (pvconcerthall.com) Born and raised in a working-class suburb of St. Louis, Shawn Barker took a schoolboy love for singing in church with his family and turned it into a career, a one-of-a-kind tribute to Johnny Cash, one of America’s greatest musical icons.
Al Stewart: 8 p.m. Monday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $50.50-$55. (pvconcerthall.com) The Scottish-born singer-songwriter has released nearly 20 introspective and lyrically powerful records featuring brilliant backing musicians (Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Richard Thompson, Peter White, etc.).
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$60 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the greatest orchestral music, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields has gained an enviable reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. Combine this world-class orchestra with Johannes Moser, who is a passionate and fiercely graceful artist, and you’ll experience a performance like never before.
Tower of Power: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $40.50-$60.50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Tower of Power is a horn-driven R&B band.
Hank Williams 100 Year Celebration Starring Jason Petty: 7 p.m. Thursday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: Prices vary; see website for more information. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Jason Petty made a striking impression on New York’s Theatre District, starring in “Hank Williams: Lost Highway,” which played for nine months to sold-out audiences at the Little Shubert Theater.
Jessica Vosk: 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) Jessica Vosk is a celebrated singer and actress known for her starring role on Broadway and in the national tour of “Wicked.” Her strengths are in her stage presence and in her natural humor. She draws audiences in with her unique voice and by sharing real-life stories about her pandemic experience, journey to Broadway, her love life and her formative years.
“You Can’t Take It With You”: 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE First Ave., High Springs. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students and ages 65 and older. (highspringsplayhouse.com) At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening.
“Women Playing Hamlet”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 5, Actors’ Warehouse, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 students and ages 65 and older. (actorswarehouse.org) When Jessica is cast as “Hamlet” in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin.
Justin Willman: 7 p.m. Saturday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $35-$45. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Justin Willman wants to melt your brain while making you laugh. He’s best known as the star and creator of the hit Netflix series “Magic For Humans.”
“The Gainesville Music Scene in the 1970s”: 7 p.m. today, Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave.; and online via Zoom. (bit.ly/gvillemusic23, bit.ly/gvillemusic23zoom) Jim Forsman, Jeffrey Meldon, John Moran and Albert Teebagy, with moderator Bill DeYoung, will share their stories about the Great Southern Music Hall. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their memories and stories, as well as view the piano played by Ray Charles at the Great Southern Music Hall.
“Florida Skies (Winter)”: 7-8 p.m. today, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $7.19 for adults; $6.17 ages 4-12, ages 60 and older, UF affiliates, military and first responders. (news.sfcollege.edu/event/planetarium-florida-skies-winter/all) Join James Albury, former co-host of the PBS TV Show “Star Gazers,” as he takes you on a personally guided tour of the night sky using the GOTO Chronos Space Simulator.
Guided Hike on Rim Ramble: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, La Chua Trail Horse Barn, 4801 Camp Ranch Road. Cost: $4 per vehicle. (prairiefriends.org) Rangers from Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park will lead adventures through the La Chua Trail. Limited space available to the first 25 people who are present at the time of each event. Heavily suggested items for the trip include hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, binoculars, camera, drinking water and field guides. Insect repellent is highly recommended in warmer weather. Future hikes planned for March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22 and April 30.
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 protected]) 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.
Time Machine Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, 12087 SW U.S. 27, Fort White. Cost: Park entry fee $6 per vehicle; tour reservations $10 per person. (floridastateparks.org/events/time-machine-tour-3) Take a fascinating journey by van into the Ichetucknee’s past and learn about the history of human occupation on Ichetucknee’s lands. Participants will be taken into Ichetucknee’s forest to the site of the 17th century Mission de San Martin de Timucua and the ancient Timucuan capital of Aquacalyquen.
Historic Haile Homestead Tour: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 Archer Road. Entrance: $5 ages 12 and older, free ages 11 and younger. (hailehomestead.org) The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the nation for its “Talking Walls.”
Pints and Predators: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, First Magnitude Brewing Co., 1220 SE Veitch St. Tickets: $25 includes one fill voucher and logo glass, $10-general entry, $5 ages 12 and younger. (bit.ly/pintpred23) Educational festival and fundraiser featuring live birds of prey, creatures of the night and more.
Live Oak Strawberry Fest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Suwannee County Fairgrounds, 1302 11th St. SW, Live Oak. Admission: $6, free ages 2 and younger. (liveoakfestival.com) Annual event in its third year featuring strawberries, art and crafts, food, bounce houses, live entertainment, rock painting, pony rides, strawberry relay, face painting, hula hoop contest, car show, toddler play area, petting farm, berry cute baby contest, sack races, train rides, corn hole and more.
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.
Stargazing at Paynes Prairie: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Hickory Ranch, 9300 SE CR 234, Micanopy. Tickets: $10. (bit.ly/stargazing22) Learn more about the stars and planets with music and food. Bring chairs, blankets and beverages.
Spaghetti Dinner and Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing: 6 p.m. Saturday, Parish Hall, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE First St. Tickets: $20. (372-4721) Dinner includes appetizers, spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, tea and beer/wine. Dinner followed by an old-fashioned hymn sing. Make your hymn requests when purchasing your tickets. As many requests will be honored as time permits.
Multicultural Food Festival and Health Fair: 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Gainesville SDA Church, 2115 NW 39th Ave. Tickets: $15. (672-8292) Event targeting the community as a whole to encourage healthy lifestyles.
International Food Truck Rally: 2-8 p.m. Sunday, First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St. Free admission; food and drinks for sale. (bit.ly/intfood23) Food from all over the world and live music.
Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks: 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays through May 31, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road. Admission: $5 per vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes. (alachuaaudubon.org) Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida’s premier birding hotspots during a two- to three-hour guided walking tour. Birders of all levels welcome. Walks are led by volunteers from Alachua Audubon Society with assistance from Sweetwater Wetlands Park rangers.
Barnyard Buddies: 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays through May 31, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/barnbuds) Weekly program where youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals by helping staff with afternoon feeding. Animals love donations of carrots, squash, apples, sweet potatoes and melons.
Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. March 3-4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 6, Alachua County Agricultural and Equestrian Center, 23100 W. Newberry Road, Newberry. Free. (acyfls.com) Educational platform for youths in Alachua County who are interested in agriculture.
Flea Market: Vendors needed for event set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4, American Legion Post 230, 20370 E. SR 20, Hawthorne. 15-by-15-foot outdoor spaces for $15. (481-4483) Fundraising event to help vet relief, donations to a local food pantry, and contributions for special education at Shell Elementary.
Community Arts Fest: Anyone with a string instrument (all levels/ages) is welcome to play with the orchestra during a 2 p.m. workshop and 3:30 p.m. performance March 26 at Howard Bishop School, 1901 NE Ninth St. Free. (annasemble.org) The arts join together for an afternoon of music, dancing and acting to rehearse a piece together and then perform that piece as part of a combined performance with the Star Center Theatre and Caring and Sharing school. This year’s selection is the well-known folk tune “Shenandoah” and includes silent acting-out of the scenes of the story as sung/played by members of the orchestra and Star Theatre. Contact [email protected] for the music part for your instrument or visit annasemble.org and submit a form online.
4Most Gallery: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring [email protected], a collective of works by UF undergraduates of mostly studio art disciplines that analyzes and considers the “at sign” (@) through various mediums such as 3D modeling, AI, digital fabrication, drawing, printmaking, video and sculpture. 534 SW Fourth Ave.
Art Studios of Grace: 6-9 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring works by resident artists. 3146 NW 13th St.
Artisans’ Guild Gallery: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring photographer Ann Ramsden. 224 NW Second Ave. (378-1383, artisansguildgallery.com)
The AUK Market: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring “Wooden Blankets” by Chris Mott. 2031 SW Sixth St.
Bingo Deli & Pub: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring work by Jessica Anne, whose intuitive free-flowing style allows for layers and color relationships to direct composition organically and embraces media experimentation of canvas and original woodwork. 619 S. Main St., Unit 1A. (451-4470)
Black C Art Gallery: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring “inner=outer,” works by Celino Dimitroff and Tom Miller. 11 SE Second Place. (blackcproduction.com)
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: “Latimer, Edison, Tesla: The Age of Electricity,” where attendees can meet the inventors and innovators who wired the world as they tinker, design and traverse their way across the turn of the 20th century, on display through May 21; “Lewis Latimer: Lighting the Way,” where attendees can walk through the life of Lewis Latimer, an inventor who changed the way the world viewed electric light, on display through May 21. Tickets: $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001, cademuseum.org)
Cedar Key Arts Center: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today Pop-Up Peace Pole Sculpture Garden Workshop; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday open studio for Play with Clay; 10 a.m.-noon Monday Alcohol Ink Succulent Planters with Julie Tibus; 9 a.m. Wednesday Boat Builders; 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesday Shark Sewing Club; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday Crafts and Fine Wine Macrame Wall Hanging with Sandy Witcher. 457 Second St., Cedar Key. (543-5801, cedarkeyartscenter.org)
Civic Media Center: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event. 433 S. Main St. (373-0100, civicmediacenter.org)
Cypress and Grove Brewing Company: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring “My Journey” by Maria Leite. 1001 NW Fourth St.
First Magnitude Brewing Co.: 6-9 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring How Bazar, a stimulating experience based around the live creation of artwork featuring more than 40 unique artists all showcasing their live art. 1220 SE Veitch St.
Florida Museum of Natural History: “Spiders Alive!” on display through Sept. 4. This exciting exhibit dives into the world of spiders, scorpions and their relatives with more than a dozen live species from around the world. Tickets: $8 adults; $7.50 Florida residents, seniors and non-UF college students; $5.50 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and younger, UF students and museum members; Standing exhibits include the “Our Changing Climate: Past and Present,” “Butterfly Rainforest,” “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land,” “Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife,” “South Florida People & Environments,” “Exploring Our World,” “Fossil Plant Garden” and “Florida Wildflower & Butterfly Garden.” All standing exhibits are free, but regular admission fees apply to enter the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit: $14 for adults ($12 for Florida residents and seniors) and $7 for ages 3-17. Admission is free for museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000)
Gainesville Circus Center: 7-8:30 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring students and staff presenting original works of aerial dance and acrobatic arts. 1925 NW Second St., Suite B.
Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring opening reception for “Inclusion” member drive on display through March 25. 1314 S. Main St. (gainesvillefinearts.org)
Gainesville Opportunity Center: 6-9 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring Becky Quiroga, an artist and elementary school art teacher. 1210 NW 14th Ave.
Harn Museum of Art: “She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China,” which unravels the intersecting roles women played as subjects, artists and consumers of art in traditional, modern and contemporary China, on display through March 24; “AWE-some : time :: materiality :: meaning” on display through May 14. “AWE-some” celebrates new photographs recently bought for, or donated to, the Harn’s permanent collection. Its theme is recognition of several brilliant, dedicated photographers, their time, their actual prints (not on a screen), and why they made them. “AWE-some” spawns self-reflection and an appreciation for the vision and artistry of 15 fine-art photographers; “Posing Beauty in African American Culture” on display through June 4. “Posing Beauty” explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media, including photography, video, fashion and advertising. This exhibit challenges the relationship between beauty and art by examining the representation of beauty and different attitudes about aesthetics through the themes of “Constructing a Pose,” “Body and Image” and “Modeling Beauty and Beauty Contests”; “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Oct. 1; “Under the Spell of the Palm Tree: The Rice Collection of Cuban Art” on display July 11–Jan. 7, 2024. “Under the Spell of the Palm Tree” is drawn exclusively from the collection of Susie and Mitchell Rice, and offers a glimpse into the complexity of culture and history that has inspired Cuban art throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century. Guest curators Gabriela Azcuy and David Horta will utilize the work of a broad range of artists in the Rice Collection to display an inclusive view of Cuban art, reflecting on its current dynamic and the existence of new geographies as an essential part of its reality. Through more than 70 works representing 53 artists, the exhibition will present the narrative of a “crossing” — a virtual crossing of the seas as well as a crossing of generations, of artists living or having lived both in Cuba and in the Diaspora; “Gateway to Himalayan Art” on display Feb. 6, 2024-July 2024. “Gateway to Himalayan Art” provides an entry point into understanding the art of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongol and the surrounding regions, and its cultural connections to other parts of Asia. The exhibition features about 80 works of art in the Rubin Museum of Art collection, including sculptures, paintings, manuscripts and ritual implements. It further integrates first-person Himalayan, Tibetan and Inner Asian voices and commissions from contemporary artists working in traditional forms. This exhibition aims to acquaint visitors with the fundamental visual language and meanings of Himalayan art, the materials and techniques used and the purposes for the objects’ creation. 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. (392-9826)
Hippodrome Gallery: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event. Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. (thehipp.org)
Matheson History Museum: “Return to Forever: Gainesville’s Great Southern Music Hall,” showcasing dozens of John Moran‘s performance photos from his two years as the Great Southern Music Hall house photographer. Also featured is a display of Bo Diddley artifacts, including one of Bo’s signature square box guitars. Written by music journalist Bill DeYoung and designed by historian Rick Kilby, this unique exhibit celebrates a golden age in the University City’s musical history, the likes of which may never be seen again; “We’re Tired of Asking: Black Thursday and Civil Rights at the University of Florida,” which follows one slice of African American history in Gainesville, on display online and in person through April 22; “When Johnny Came Marching Home: Some Gave All – All Gave Some,” remembering those who came home from war with both physical and mental wounds, on display outside. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)
Melrose Bay Art Gallery: Work by Gary Borse on display through March 5 with Artwalk reception March 3; 2023 Annual Open Air Arts to be held March 11-April 30 with art reception 6-9 p.m. April 7; Works by Linda Zidonik on display May 5-28 with an Artwalk reception 6-9 p.m. May 5; Works by Jay Winter Collins on display June 2-25 with an Artwalk reception 6-9 p.m. June 2; Works by Christine Brundige ostepn display July 1-30; Works by Vivian Jendzio and Ann Ramsden on display Aug. 4-27 with an artwalk reception 6-9 p.m. Aug. 4; Quilted fiber art wall hangings and pillows by Candace McCaffery on display Sept. 1-24; Wood sculpture and carvings in cypress by Bob Bird on display Sept. 30-Oct. 29 with an Artwalk reception 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6; Special Pre-Holiday Gifts Show to be held Nov. 3-12 with an Artwalk reception 6-9 p.m. Nov. 3; 2023 Holiday Invitational to be held Nov. 18-Dec. 30 with an Artwalk reception 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1. 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)
The Richardson Collection: 6-9 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring a pop-up gallery and art sale. 3620 NW 43rd St., Suite B.
Rosa B. Williams Center/352artspace: 6-9 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring a dance expo Black History Month celebration with the artwork of Alyne Harris. 524 NW First St.
Santa Fe College’s Blount Hall: A large art collection from local collector Hector Puigon display. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Corner of West University Avenue and North Sixth Street.
Sweetwater Print Cooperative: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring Frank Barone’s “Sight on Site.” 117 S. Main St. (514-3838)
University Galleries: “Uncertain Codes,” an essay in the form of an exhibition by the artist and writer Julien Bismuth, on display through March 4. 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)
Wacky Shack: 7-10 p.m. today Artwalk event featuring hand-crafted polymer clay creations by Diane Callaway. 101 SE Second Place, Suite 104.
Live and Local: 7-9 p.m. March 3, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/livelocal23) Monthly concert featuring local acts. Performances by A. Sunroom, Ash, Jenarchy, Trevor Griffin, Mike Llerena, Alivia Hunter, Nolia Joy, Cooper!, Dylan Kadas and Alyssa Thomas.
Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva: 7:30 p.m. March 6, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $45-$75 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Beyond his technical mastery, legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman is known for his musical eloquence. Performing with Perlman is grandmaster pianist Rohan De Silva.
Stacey Kent: 7 and 9 p.m. March 9, 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) When talking about Stacey Kent, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the accolades she’s earned during her 20-plus years as a jazz vocalist. The Gold, Double Gold and Platinum-selling artist has released hit records on legendary jazz label Blue Note, garnered a global following of diehard fans and received endless praise from critics along the way.
“Celebrating Elvis Presley’s Records from Sun Studio”: 7 and 9 p.m. March 10, 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) Performed by Tyler Hilton with the Hot Club of Cowtown. Known for its legendary music collection, including the early albums of Elvis Presley, Sun Studio left an indelible mark on the history of rock ’n’ roll. In 2005, Hilton was cast to play the legendary rock star in the blockbuster biopic “Walk the Line” (starring Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash). Now, he has teamed up with hot jazz and Western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown to bring Elvis’ greatest hits from the Sun Studio years to life on the stage.
Jazz on the Green: 7-9 p.m. March 11, Celebration Pointe, Celebration Pointe Avenue off of Interstate 75 and Archer Road. Free. (celebrationpointe.com) Live music on the stage in the promenade, food and drinks, lawn games and more. Future concerts planned for April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.
Music at Holy Trinity Series: 4 p.m. March 12, Holy Trinity Church. 100 NE First St. Free. (holytrinitygnv.org) “Feel the Spirit!” featuring John Rutter’s collection of spirituals performed by the Holy Trinity choir, chamber orchestra with John T. Lowe Jr. conducting, and guest singers Shanelle Woods and Laquavia Alston. A reception (wine and hors d’oeuvres) will follow.
UF Carillon Studio Concert Series: 6:15 p.m. March 18, Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Drive. Free. (arts.ufl.edu/sites/carillon-studio/welcome) Featuring guest artist John Widmann. The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers a chance to hear the UF Carillon during a 50-minute recital. Listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for an optimal listening experience.
The Kingdom Choir: 7:30 p.m. March 20, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) London’s The Kingdom Choir were catapulted to worldwide fame after their show-stopping performance of “Stand By Me” at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Since that day, the choir’s infectious joy and spirit, matched only by their raw gospel spiritual style, has taken them around the world performing soulful renditions of traditional gospel classics and popular contemporary hits.
Suwannee Spring Reunion: All day March 23-26, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak. Tickets: TBA. (suwanneespringreunion.com) Annual music festival featuring country, bluegrass and Americana music.
UF Carillon Studio Concert Series: 1:55 p.m. March 26, Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Drive. Free. (arts.ufl.edu/sites/carillon-studio/welcome) The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers a chance to hear the UF Carillon during a 50-minute recital. Listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for an optimal listening experience.
Live and Local: 7-9 p.m. April 7, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/livelocal23) Monthly concert featuring local acts. Performances by Breakfast for Dinner, Venture, Wyatt Johnson, Prizilla, Amber Mackenzie, Princess Charming, Idiots Anonymous, Grant Gravlee, Amarissa Nicole, Buboy, JaydaDrums and Madi Wallace.
San Salvador: 7 and 9 p.m. April 13, 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) The members of San Salvador have made it their mission to search for what they call “universal folklore,” rooted in their region’s deep troubadour traditions yet oscillating between cultures and musical genres. Singing in Occitan — a language that is spoken primarily in southern France — this group of six singers composes hypnotic vocal harmonies cascading over shifting patterns of compelling polyrhythmic percussion.
Love Canon: 7 and 9 p.m. April 14, 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) Love Canon takes you back in time. The group’s performances reimagine pop hits of the ’80s and ’90s. Additionally, they deliver a fresh take on classics, crossing genres to recount music from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel, Depeche Mode and Paul Simon.
UF Carillon Studio Concert Series: 1:55 p.m. April 16, Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Drive. Free. (arts.ufl.edu/sites/carillon-studio/welcome) Featuring guest artist Alex Johnson. The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers a chance to hear the UF Carillon during a 50-minute recital. Listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for an optimal listening experience.
Risa Hokamura: 2 p.m. April 16, Squitieri Studio Theatre in the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $35 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) At just 22 years old, Risa Hokamura is on the short-list of the world’s great violinists. She picked up the instrument at the age of 3 and by 10, Hokamura was already capturing top prizes at competitions in her native Japan.
Sunday Sampler Series: 2-4:30 p.m. April 16, Historic Dunnellon Train Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. Free. (discoverdunnellon.com) Bear and Robert will perform.
Angélique Kidjo: 2:30 p.m. April 18, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$60 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today — a creative force with 16 albums to her name. Her striking voice, stage presence, and fluency have cross-pollinated West African traditions of her childhood in Benin, with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America.
Sunday Sampler Series: 2-4:30 p.m. May 21, Historic Dunnellon Train Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. Free. (discoverdunnellon.com) Brian Smalley will perform.
Sunday Sampler Series: 2-4:30 p.m. June 18, Historic Dunnellon Train Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. Free. (discoverdunnellon.com) In Good Company will perform.
Dusty’s Ragtime Circus: 7 p.m. March 3, noon March 4, Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW Second St., Suite B. Tickets: $10-$15. (gainesvillecircus.com) Catch Professor Dustys Bottom’s musical shenanigans paired with live music, dance, aerial acrobats and more.
Flea Market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4, American Legion Post 230, 20370 E. SR 20, Hawthorne. Free entry; food and items for sale. (481-4483) Fundraising event to help vet relief, donations to a local food pantry, and contributions for special education at Shell Elementary.
Gainesville Street Rods Cruz-In: 5-8 p.m. March 11, Publix Super Market at Springhill Commons, 9200 NW 39th Ave. Free. (bit.ly/cruzinfeb23) Car-lovers show.
“Really”: 7 p.m. March 20, Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: TBA. (thehipp.org) When a grieving mother visits her late son’s girlfriend, the two women look back at the man they both loved, each jockeying for a claim to his legacy as a son, lover and artist. “Really” is a play about mourning, intimacy and the conflict between goodness and greatness as seen through the lens of photography.
“Dreamgirls”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays March 24-April 16, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) A young female singing trio from Chicago get their big break at an amateur competition and begin singing backup vocals for James “Thunder” Early. However, things begin to spin out of control when their agent, Curtis Taylor Jr., makes Deena, and not Effie, the star of what will become known as “The Dreams.” Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more,”Dreamgirls” explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.
Thornebrook Spring Arts Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 25-26, Shoppes at Thornebrook, 2441 NW 43rd St. Free entry food and items for sale. (shoppesatthornebrook.com) Fine artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting throughout the park-like setting of Shoppes at Thornebrook.
“Swan Lake”: 7:30 p.m. March 25, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $35-$70. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by Dance Alive National Ballet. “Swan Lake” is the story of a prince whose fiancee has been transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer. With guest artists Oksana Maslova and Sterling Baca from Philadelphia Ballet, this performance transforms the stage into a world of beauty and artistry.
Community Arts Fest: 2 p.m. workshop, 3:30 p.m. performance March 26, Howard Bishop School, 1901 NE Ninth St. Free. (annasemble.org) The arts join together for an afternoon of music, dancing and acting. Anyone with a string instrument (all levels/ages) is welcome to play with the orchestra; to rehearse a piece together and then perform that piece as part of a combined performance with the Star Center Theatre and Caring and Sharing school.
“Carmen”: 7:30 p.m. March 31-April 1, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by UF Opera Theatre and UF Symphony Orchestra. Set in 1830 Spain, “Carmen” is a roller-coaster ride of desire, passion and the relentless hand of fate.
“My Fair Lady”: 7:30 p.m. April 3, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $45-$75 general admission, $20 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” “My Fair Lady” tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But, who is really being transformed?
“Death by Chocolate”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 7-30, High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE First Ave, High Springs. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students and ages 65 and older. (highspringsplayhouse.com) Members of the newly renovated Meadowbrook Health Resort are dropping like flies, including famed chef Edith Chiles! On the eve of the grand re-opening, this is not the best advertisement. It’s up to John Stone, the manager, to find the cause and the murderer. Delightfully sarcastic and cynical, Stone finds himself teaming up with Ed Parlor, mystery writer and amateur sleuth, in a wacky race against time. The clues point to a sinister box of chocolates, and the suspects include all the outlandish characters working for the resort. Could it be Lady Riverdale, owner of the resort and a woman with dark secrets? Or Ralph Deadwood, gym instructor and all around cad? Dick Simmering, the aerobics instructor? Anne, the panic-stricken nurse? Or could it be “Sweet Pea” Meadowbrook, overweight and grieving daughter of the recently deceased founder of the resort? Death by Chocolate combines all of the elements of classic murder mysteries with a scathing satire of today’s health crazes.
“Āhuti”: 7:30 p.m. April 22, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$40 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Performed by The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in collaboration with The Chitrasena Dance Company. Nrityagram is a thriving community of artists dedicated to the practice of Odissi, a 2,000-year-old classical dance of India. The village is home to a school inspired by the Gurukula, an ancient teaching paradigm, and an internationally renowned dance ensemble. The mission is to nurture dance professionals through the gurukula system, perform on a global stage, and forge a community through outreach.
Alan Cumming: 7:30 p.m. April 23, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $30-$60 general admission, $10 UF students. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Alan Cumming is not acting his age. Hailed by Time Magazine as one of the three most fun people in show business, the Tony and Olivier award-winning theatre actor equally enjoys the stage and the big screen. However, he prefers center stage, which allows him to connect with audiences. Join Cumming for a hilarious night of storytelling, music and hijinks. This performance includes adult content.
The Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m. April 26, Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 250 Gale Lemerand Drive. Tickets: Prices vary; see website for details. (bit.ly/globetrotters23) The trick-performing basketball team will go head-to-head against the Washington Generals, who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world’s winningest team.
“Clue”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays May 26-June 11, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie that was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, “Clue” is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party with murder and blackmail on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. “Clue” is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out … who did it, where and with what!
“Nunsense: The Musical”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, June 2-25, High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE First Ave, High Springs. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students and ages 65 and older. (highspringsplayhouse.com) The show is a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). Updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song, this madcap musical was recorded for television starring Rue McClanahan as the Mother Superior.
“Kinky Boots”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays July 21-Aug. 13, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) Based on the Miramax motion picture of the same name, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized … and discover that, when you change your mind, you can change your whole world. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.
“The Wind in The Willows”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, July 27-Aug. 7, High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE First Ave, High Springs. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students and ages 65 and older. (highspringsplayhouse.com) The famous English gentlemen, Mr. Toad of Toad Hall, sees his first motor car and promptly falls uncontrollably in love with motoring, so he buys a car that he then crashes. Another car is bought, followed by another crash and another — and another! For once at the throttle, Toad in his goggles and duster is a man possessed. Soon he is ruled off the road. Then he steals a car. For this he’s sent to jail for 20 years. While there, he learns that weasels have taken over his old family home and all of his friends have been thrown out. But the jailor’s daughter adores Toad for his charm and dash, and she helps him escape. In an exciting climax, Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole retake Toad Hall by storm.
“Lungs”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, July 28-Aug. 13, Actors’ Warehouse, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 students and ages 65 and older. (actorswarehouse.org) Show description TBA.