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Featured Events
 
Sons of Mystro Holiday Show
 
 
Opening Nights at Florida State University at Opperman Music Hall
Thursday, December 9, 2021
 
Hear all the holiday classics to life via violin with a fun reggae twist! This dynamic sibling duo blends more than ten different genres of popular music for a unique instrumental experience.
 
 
A Few of My Favorite Things
 
 
Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee at Lincoln High School Auditorium
December 10 - 11, 2021
 
Ring in the holidays with this gorgeous production of “A Few of My Favorite Things” featuring excerpts from The Nutcracker, Pas de Quatre, and Les Patineurs. The performance also features live music by local musicians.
 
 
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Holly Jolly Christmas
 
 
Monticello Acting & Dance Co. at Monticello Opera House
December 10 - 12, 2021
 
Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along that will put you in the holiday mood. This event will have song and dance featuring your favorite local performers.
 
 
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Just One More Downtown Market
 
 
Tallahassee Downtown Marketplace
Saturday, December 11, 2021
 
Come to the Downtown Market to shop from local vendors and artists. Enjoy some holiday cheer with caroling, face painting, and more.
 
 
Holiday on the Harbor and Boat Parade of Lights
 
 
Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce at Downtown Carrabelle
Saturday, December 11, 2021
 
Shop from downtown merchants and festival vendors, and enjoy a tasty variety of food selections. The kids can enjoy activities with a bouncy house, Mr. John’s free train rides, Captain Davy Pirate and Magic Show, and a visit with Santa.
 
 
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Heritage Trail Community Walk
 
 
Visit Tallahassee at Bar 1903 (Historic Walker Library
Saturday, December 11, 2021
 
The trail will be celebrated with a community walk led by Leon County Division of Tourism Staff and County elected officials. Participants will be treated to a walking tour beginning on the steps of the historic Walker Library with stops at the Knott House, The John. G. Riley House Center & Museum, Smokey Hollow, and Cascades Park.
 
 
Variants
 
 
Sangha Press at Small's Gallery
Saturday, December 11, 2021
 
Artist Mika Fowler will be showing his prints from the first pandemic year. Prints will be shown in the main gallery while posters and prints will be available outside the venue.
 
 
Holiday Magic! Cirque de Noel
 
 
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Saturday, December 11, 2021
 
See stunning aerial feats, mind-boggling contortions, and jaw-dropping juggling acts will take your breath away. With awe-inspiring acrobatics accompanied by musical holiday favorites, this event is sure to fill you and your family with the wonder of the season.
 
 
Holiday Stroll through Cascades Park
 
 
City of Tallahassee at Cascades Park
Saturday, December 11, 2021
 
Sing aloud or simply listen to merry melodies as they fill the air of Cascades Park at the annual Holiday Stroll. About a dozen different acts will showcase their talents throughout the winding trails of Cascades Park, including the Smokey Hollow Commemoration.
 
 
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Behind-the-Scenes at
St. Francis Wildlife Video
 
 
St. Francis WIldlife Association (Online)
December 9 - 12, 2021
 
Watch never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage following injured and orphaned hawks, woodpeckers, bunnies, foxes, raccoons, fawns, owls, and more from the time they arrive at St. Francis Wildlife to the exhilarating moment they are released back in the wild. A rare, video tour of their local 36-acre wildlife hospital and sanctuary, tucked deep in the Gadsden County woods. 
 
 
COCA Spotlight
 
Althemese Barnes
Founder of the John G. Riley Museum
When Althemese Pemberton Barnes founded the John G. Riley Museum in 1996, her mission to was ensure that African Americans’ historical contributions to the city of Tallahassee and beyond would be preserved for generations to come. 
 
She entered her role at the John G. Riley Foundation as the youngest person serving on the board. In her time as executive director at the museum, she worked with more than 70 interns and numerous staff. Together, they have made incredible strides towards that goal...
 
Read the complete article written by COCA for the Tallahassee Democrat.
 
Arts & Culture Industry & Education Update
 
 
  • Every Thursday, "COCA Classifieds" provides arts industry info including calls to artists, professional development, funding resources, and more. View all listings here. View the most recent issue from 12/2/21 here.
 
On the first Tuesday of every month, COCA's "Arts in Education" newsletter has resources for teachers, students, caregivers and arts advocates. View the November issue here.
 
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CAMPS
 
Presented by Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee at Challenger Learning Center
Oct 09, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
 
 
DANCE
 
Presented by Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee at Lincoln High School Auditorium
Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Salsa Dancers at Studio D
Dec 11, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
 
 
FESTIVALS
 
Presented by The Bookshelf at The Bookshelf
Dec 09, 2021
 
Presented by Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce at Downtown Carrabelle
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Downtown at Tallahassee Downtown Marketplace
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by the City of Tallahassee at McCarty Park
Dec 05, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
 
Presented by Happy Motoring! at Happy Motoring
Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
 
 
FILM
 
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at Online/Virtual Space
Oct 29, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021
 
Presented by St. Francis Wildlife Association at Online/Virtual Space
Dec 09, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at Online/Virtual Space
Nov 05, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at Online/Virtual Space
Nov 12, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at Online/Virtual Space
Nov 19, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at Online/Virtual Space
Nov 05, 2021 - Jan 01, 2022
 
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at Online/Virtual Space
Nov 12, 2021 - Jan 07, 2022
 
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at Online/Virtual Space
Dec 10, 2021 - Feb 11, 2022
 
 
HISTORY & HERITAGE
 
Presented by John G. Riley Center & Museum of African-American History and Culture at AC Hotel Marriot
Dec 05, 2021 - Dec 07, 2021
 
Presented by Florida Historic Capitol Museum at Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Dec 07, 2021
 
Presented by Museum of Florida History at Museum of Florida History
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Visit Tallahassee at Bar 1903 (Historic Walker Library)
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Carrabelle History Museum at Carrabelle History Museum
Nov 08, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
 
Presented by Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
Dec 02, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
 
Presented by Mission San Luis at Online/Virtual Space
Feb 08, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
 
Presented by Museum of Florida History at Museum of Florida History
Jun 07, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
 
 
KIDS
 
Presented by The Grove Museum at The Grove Museum
Dec 08, 2021
 
Presented by Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee at Challenger Learning Center
Oct 08, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021
 
Presented by Leon County Public Library at Leon County Public Library Eastside Branch
Dec 11, 2021
 
 
MUSIC
 
Presented by Capital City Bands of TCC at Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts
Dec 06, 2021
 
Presented by Opening Nights at Florida State University at Opperman Music Hall - Florida State University
Dec 09, 2021
 
Presented by The Tallahassee Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society at Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts
Dec 09, 2021
 
Presented by Blue Tavern Tallahassee at Blue Tavern
Dec 10, 2021
 
Presented by The Wine House on Market St at The Wine House on Market St
Dec 10, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall - Florida State University
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by The Wine House on Market St at The Wine House on Market St
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by the City of Tallahassee at Cascades Park
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Lofty Pursuits at Lofty Pursuits
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by the City of Tallahassee at Cascades Park
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Thomasville Center for the Arts at Thomasville Center for the Arts
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Youth Orchestras at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall - Florida State University
Dec 12, 2021
 
Presented by I.B.M. Arts & Entertainment at The American Legion Hall, Post 13
Dec 12, 2021
 
Presented by Trinity United Methodist Church at Trinity United Methodist Church
Dec 12, 2021
 
Presented by Moose Magnificat Radio at Online/Virtual Space
Sep 18, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Civic Chorale at Online/Virtual Space
Jul 15, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
 
Presented by Brett Wellman & "Dangerous" Dave Messler at Dreamland BBQ
Dec 10, 2020 - Dec 30, 2021
 
Presented by Tallahassee Live Music Community Charity Group, Inc. at The Warrior on the River Theater of the Performing Arts
Feb 18, 2021 - Dec 30, 2021
 
 
THEATRE & LITERATURE
 
Presented by The Bookshelf at Online/Virtual Space
Dec 08, 2021
 
Presented by Monticello Opera House at Monticello Opera House
Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
 
Presented by Quincy Music Theatre at Quincy Music Theatre
Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
 
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at Cascades Park
Sep 27, 2020 - Sep 27, 2022
 
 
VISUAL ART
 
Presented by Aaron Joseph at Aaron Joseph
Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 09, 2021
 
Presented by Able Artists Gallery at Able Artists Gallery
Sep 10, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021
 
Presented by Wiregrass Gallery at Wiregrass Art Gallery
Dec 09, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021
 
Presented by Museum of Fine Arts at FSU at FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Aug 23, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Sep 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Museum of Fine Arts at FSU at Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
Aug 23, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by AHA Gallery of Artists at AHA Gallery
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by The Joe Center for the Arts at The Joe Center For The Arts
Nov 19, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Purple Lantern Studio at All Saints Cafe
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Sangha Press at Small's Gallery
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by AHA Gallery at AHA Gallery
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Oct 08, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
 
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Oct 08, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
 
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Oct 08, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
 
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021
 
Presented by Anderson Brickler Gallery at Anderson Brickler Gallery
Oct 09, 2021 - Dec 29, 2021
 
Presented by Jefferson Arts Gallery at Jefferson Arts Gallery
Nov 09, 2021 - Jan 05, 2022
 
Presented by Venvi Art Gallery at Venvi Art Gallery
Nov 06, 2021 - Jan 09, 2022
 
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at Artport Gallery
Nov 10, 2021 - Jan 10, 2022
 
Presented by Cassie Tucker and Hubs & Hops, 209 W. Remington Ave., Thomasville GA at Art Opening at Hubs & Hops
Nov 12, 2021 - Jan 15, 2022
 
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at City Hall Galleries
Nov 17, 2021 - Feb 07, 2022
 
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Feb 18, 2021 - Jan 15, 2022
 
Presented by Tallahassee Community College Fine Art Gallery at TCC Fine Art Gallery
May 10, 2021 - Mar 15, 2022
 
Presented by Thomasville Center for the Arts + Local Strolls at Thomasville Center for the Arts
Jul 27, 2021 - Jun 30, 2022
 
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at Downtown Public Art Walk Area
Jan 14, 2021 - Dec 31, 2022
 
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at Gaines Street Public Art Walk Area
Jan 14, 2021 - Dec 31, 2022
 
 
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
 
Presented by Goodwood Museum & Gardens at Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Dec 07, 2021
 
Presented by AR Workshop Tallahassee at AR Workshop Tallahassee
Dec 08, 2021
 
Presented by Leon County Public Library at LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library
Dec 09, 2021
 
Presented by Leon County Public Library at LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by AR Workshop Tallahassee at AR Workshop Tallahassee
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by AR Workshop Tallahassee at AR Workshop Tallahassee
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by Thomasville Center for the Arts at Thomasville Center for the Arts
Dec 11, 2021
 
Presented by AR Workshop Tallahassee at AR Workshop Tallahassee
Dec 12, 2021
 
Presented by Karen Robertson Collection at Karen Robertson Studios
Oct 11, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021
 
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Dec 11, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
 
Presented by Mission San Luis at Mission San Luis
Aug 14, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
 
Presented by Young Actors Theatre at Young Actors Theatre
Sep 07, 2021 - May 10, 2022
 
Presented by Young Actors Theatre at Young Actors Theatre
Sep 07, 2021 - May 10, 2022
 
Presented by Young Actors Theatre at Young Actors Theatre
Sep 07, 2021 - May 10, 2022
 
Presented by Young Actors Theatre at Young Actors Theatre
Sep 07, 2021 - May 12, 2022
 
Presented by Young Actors Theatre at Young Actors Theatre
Sep 09, 2021 - May 12, 2022
 
Presented by Young Actors Theatre at Young Actors Theatre
Sep 09, 2021 - May 12, 2022
 
Presented by Young Actors Theatre at Young Actors Theatre
Sep 09, 2021 - May 12, 2022
 
Presented by Young Actors Theatre at Young Actors Theatre
Sep 09, 2021 - May 12, 2022
 
Presented by We Can Speak-Podemos Hablar Toastmasters Club at Online/Virtual Space
Nov 01, 2021 - Jun 27, 2022
 
Presented by Bach Parley String Academy at Bach Parley String Academy at St. John's Episcopal Church
Oct 06, 2021 - May 31, 2023
 
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For consideration in the weekly Tallahassee Arts Guide weekly email, events must be listed on www.tallahasseearts.org by FRIDAY of the previous week.
 
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COCA's programs are sponsored in part by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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