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Spotlight on Dance
Presented by Pas de Vie Ballet at Lee Hall, FAMU
May 17 - 18, 2019
 
 
Enjoy Spotlight on Dance featuring the talent of local dancers in traditional and original works choreographed by artistic directors Natalia Botha and Charles Hagan. The performance includes contemporary and neo-classical offerings with a touch of comedic character to round out the gamut of emotions.
 
 
Artur Popek Art Exhibition: 
Hemingway's Cat
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Exhibiton on display until June 1, 2019
 
 
"Hemingway's Cat" is an exhibition featuring Artur Popek's award-winning graphic prints that span traditional printmaking techniques such as etching, aquatint, dry point, and mezzotint. Both his whimsical paintings and prints offer a detailed view into the artist's imagination, often inspired by nature and civilization. 
 
 
Futurebirds
Presented by Tallahassee Downtown at Capital City Ampitheater
Thursday, May 16, 2019
 
 
See the first concert of the Sundown Concert Series featuring Futurebirds with JB's ZydecoZoo. Local nonprofits and food trucks will also be on site with food and craft beverages available for purchase. All proceeds from alcohol sales will go to local nonprofits.
 
 
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Kids Go for B'roque Honors Recital
Presented by Bach Parley String Academy
at Maguire Center
Saturday, May 18, 2019
 
 
Hear the Tallahassee Bach Parley Kids Go for B'roquehonors recital featuring musicians 18 years old and younger playing pieces of the Baroque period, 1600-1750. The program will feature works by Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, and more.
 
 
 
COCA Spotlight:
John Fraser 
 
 
Leon County Lecture Series: African American Ascension
Presented by Leon County Public Library at FAMU Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives
Monday, May 13, 2019
 
 
Attend the first lecture of the Leon County Library Lecture series, "African-American Ascension: The Rise of The Black Middle Class 1865 to 1935." Dr. Nashid Madyun will examine the fleeting consciousness of the Historically African, the enslaved, the enfranchised, and the caste and class residue of separate, but equal.
 
 
Arts4All Art Exhibition: Access, Opportunity, and Inclusion
Presented by Museum of Fine Arts at FSU
Opening reception on Thursday, May 16, 2019
Exhibition on display until June 14
 
 
This exhibition, curated by Sandra Sroka and Susan Davis Baldino, exemplifies Art4All's vision to create a world in which the arts are universally accessible. The professional and emerging artists in the exhibition represent the wide range of learning and cultural experiences provided by Arts4All Florida.
 
 
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The African Diaspora Experience in Early Florida
Presented by Shops & Studios in Railroad Square Park at Jan's Gallery
Thursday, May 16, 2019
 
 
Anthony Dixon, Professor of History at Florida A&M University, discusses the relationship of Africans and Native Americans in the early history of Florida. The discussion will explore this relationship by anazlyzing topics from 1513 to the present. Event will be preceded by a short musical performance.
 
 
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12 Steps to Somewhere
Presented by Crave Food Truck at Theatre Tallahassee
May 16 - 26, 2019
 
 
Experience the romantic play, "12 Steps to Somewhere" written by Bev DeMelo and directed by Michelle Nickens. Rose deals with grief from her husband's death and meets Dylan, a young man with brain trauma. In her loneliness, she develops an unusual attraction to Dylan but he pushes her to confront a buried truth about her husband's death.
 
 
Cowboy Poetry with Sean Sexton & Rick Campbell
Presented by Midtown Reader
Friday, May 17, 2019
 
 
Enjoy an evening of cowboy poetry with reknowned poets Sean Sexton and Rick Campbell. Cowboy poetry is a contemporary form of poetry that grew from a tradition of cowboys telling stories and many poets tend to focus on the cowboy lifestyle, historical events, and the humorous aspects of the cowboy life style. 
 
 
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DANCE

Pas de Vie Ballet's Children's Performance
Presented by Pas de Vie Ballet at Lee Hall
May 17, 2019 

Spotlight on Dance
Presented by Pas de Vie Ballet at Lee Hall
May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019 

FILM

Jane Fonda in Five Acts
Presented by Covey Film Festival at St Thomas Episcopal Church
May 14, 2019 

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at All Saints Cinema
May 15, 2019 

Kids' Free Day
Presented by Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee at Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
May 18, 2019 

Dogman
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at All Saints Cinema
May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019 

Ask Dr. Ruth
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at All Saints Cinema
May 18, 2019 - May 27, 2019 

Superpower Dogs 3D
Presented by Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee at Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Mar 15, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019 

GALA

Hearth & Soul Friendraiser
Presented by Hearth & Soul at Hearth & Soul
May 14, 2019 

Big Bend Hospice Spring Fling: Under a Symphonic Moon
Presented by Big Bend Hospice at Tallahassee Nurseries
May 16, 2019 

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Leon County Lecture Series
Presented by Leon County Public Library at FAMU Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives and Museum
May 13, 2019 

Sips & Stories Tour Spring Edition
Presented by Florida Historic Capitol Museum at Florida Historic Capitol Museum
May 14, 2019 

Virtual Harlem Exhibit
Presented by John G. Riley Center & Museum of African-American History and Culture at John G. Riley Center & Museum of African-American History and Culture
Mar 02, 2019 - May 15, 2019 

History Happy Hour
Presented by The Grove Museum at The Grove Museum
May 15, 2019 

The African Diaspora Experience in Early Florida
Presented by Shops & Studios of Railroad Square Art Park, Inc. at Jan's Gallery @ Railroad Square
May 16, 2019 

Spring Nature Walk
Presented by The Grove Museum at The Grove Museum
May 18, 2019 

Surf's Up, Florida
Presented by Museum of Florida History at Museum of Florida History
Nov 16, 2018 - Jun 23, 2019 

"Flourishing Roots of Our Past:" The Kinsey Collection at FAMU
Presented by Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives and Museum at FAMU Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives and Museum
Mar 28, 2018 - Feb 29, 2020 

African-American Pioneers in Medicine & Science Featuring Dr. Alexander D. Brickler
Presented by Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives and Museum at FAMU Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives and Museum
Apr 23, 2019 - Dec 18, 2020 

Willie L. Bryant, Sr., D.D.S. Dental Exhibit
Presented by Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives and Museum at FAMU Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives and Museum
Apr 23, 2019 - Dec 18, 2020 

MUSIC

Jerry 'Guitarman' Thigpen at Momo's Northside
Presented by Momo's Pizza Market St. at Momo's Pizza
May 15, 2019 

Old Porch Swing
Presented by Jim Crozier at Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
May 15, 2019 

Food Truck Thursday with Slow Low Crow
Presented by Tallahassee Food Truck Association at The Shops at Lake Ella
May 16, 2019 

Groove Merchants
Presented by Fifth and Thomas Kitchen & Musichouse at Fifth & Thomas
May 17, 2019 

Brett Wellman & The Stone Cold Blues Band
Presented by Bradfordville Blues Club at Bradfordville Blues Club
May 18, 2019 

Kids Go for B'roque Honors Recital
Presented by Bach Parley String Academy at Maguire Center at Westminster Oaks
May 18, 2019 

Sundown Concert Series: Futurebirds w/ JB's Zydeco Zoo
Presented by Tallahassee Downtown at Capital City Amphitheater/Cascades Park
May 18, 2019 

Rise Up: An American Showcase
Presented by Making Light Productions at Turner Auditorium at TCC
May 18, 2019 

Tallahassee Breezes Members' Recital
Presented by Tallahassee Breezes at Maguire Center at Westminster Oaks
May 19, 2019 

Pink Floyd: Music Shows
Presented by Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee at Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Feb 08, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020 

THEATRE & LITERATURE

Michael Knight with At Briarwood School for Girls
Presented by Midtown Reader at Midtown Reader
May 13, 2019 

Alex Kershaw with The First Wave
Presented by Midtown Reader at FSU Alumni Association
May 14, 2019 

An Evening of Cowboy Poetry with Sean Sexton & Rick Campbell
Presented by Midtown Reader at Midtown Reader
May 17, 2019 

InnerSpeak Book Signing & Demo
Presented by My Favorite Books at My Favorite Books
May 18, 2019 

Buried Child by Sam Shepard
Presented by Palaver Tree Theater at Palaver Tree Theater
May 10, 2019 - May 19, 2019 

12 Steps to Somewhere
Presented by Crave Food Truck at Theatre Tallahassee
May 16, 2019 - May 26, 2019 

VISUAL ART

Skate & Skin Art Show
Presented by AIGA Tallahassee at Phaze One Skate Shop
May 18, 2019 

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Jan 12, 2019 - May 18, 2019 

Colorful Chaos: New Abstractions
Presented by Venvi Art Gallery at Venvi Art Gallery
Apr 05, 2019 - May 18, 2019 

Friends of Maclay Gardens 25th annual Tour of Gardens
Presented by Friends of Maclay Gardens, Inc. at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
May 18, 2019 

Artists Overflow - A Sale of Artwork and Art Supplies
Presented by GFWC Tallahassee Junior Woman's Club and Artists Helping Artists (AHA) Tallahassee at GFWC Woman's Club of Tallahassee
May 19, 2019 

The 23rd Annual Middle School Art Show
Presented by Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery at Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery- FAMU
May 16, 2019 - May 22, 2019 

Coming to America: The Immigrant Experience by Andrew Sabori
Presented by Firehouse Arts Center at Bainbridge Firehouse Arts Center
May 02, 2019 - May 26, 2019 

"Portraits in Passing" by Ann Kozeliski at Jefferson Arts Gallery
Presented by Jefferson Arts Gallery at Jefferson Arts Gallery
May 04, 2019 - May 29, 2019 

"The Art of Being Human," by Robin Washington
Presented by The Historic Union Bank Museum at The Historic Union Bank Museum
Apr 24, 2019 - May 31, 2019 

56th Bay Annual Exhibition
Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the Arts
May 03, 2019 - May 31, 2019 

May at Southern Exposure Art Gallery in Railroad Square
Presented by Southern Exposure Art Gallery at Southern Exposure Art Gallery
May 03, 2019 - May 31, 2019 

Hemingway's Cat: Exhibition by Polish Artist Artur Popek
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 16, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019 

Map Conversations
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
May 04, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019 

Creative Tallahassee 2019
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at City Hall Galleries
Apr 17, 2019 - Jun 03, 2019 

Postcards from Nowhere: Artworks by Rich Curtis
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at Artport Gallery
Apr 03, 2019 - Jun 10, 2019 

Arts4All Florida: Access, Opportunity, Inclusion
Presented by Museum of Fine Arts at FSU at Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
May 16, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019 

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild Exhibition
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Mar 16, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 

Hidden Rituals by Coi
Presented by Anderson Brickler Gallery at Anderson Brickler Gallery
May 11, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 

Marina Brown: The Human Poem
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
May 04, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 

31st Tri-State Juried Water Media Exhibition
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
May 03, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 

Local Artists and Groovy Kitties at Fat Cat Cafe'
Presented by Fat Cat Cafe' at Fat Cat Cafe'
Sep 01, 2017 - Jul 01, 2019 

Roots: Leading Regional Artists from the Permanent Collection
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Feb 12, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

2019 Conference for Excellence in Nonprofit Management & Leadership
Presented by United Partners for Human Services at TCC
May 15, 2019 

Fun with Fused Glass - Suncatchers & Ramikins - Tallahassee
Presented by Haute Art at Lafayette Park Arts and Crafts Center
May 17, 2019 

Clay Maker Day
Presented by Tallahassee Clay Arts at Tallahassee Clay Arts
May 18, 2019 

Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee Class "Let's Learn Trapunto" 
Presented by Quilters Unlimited at Woodville Community Center
May 18, 2019 

Preschool Process Art
Presented by You're Maker at You're Maker
Mar 30, 2019 - May 18, 2019 

Fun with Fused Glass - Suncatchers & Ramikins - Crawfordville
Presented by Haute Art at Wakulla Community Center
May 18, 2019 

LeMoyne Arts Sketching & Drawing
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Apr 01, 2019 - May 20, 2019 

Mindful Mondays
Presented by Goodwood Museum & Gardens at Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Apr 01, 2019 - May 20, 2019 

Ceramic Hand Building
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Mar 19, 2019 - May 21, 2019 

LeMoyne Arts Ceramics Open Studio
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Apr 02, 2019 - May 21, 2019 

LeMoyne Arts Watercolors with Nina Freeman
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Apr 03, 2019 - May 22, 2019 

LeMoyne Arts Plein Air Painting
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Apr 04, 2019 - May 23, 2019 

Pas de Vie Ballet's 2019 Spring Classes
Presented by Pas de Vie Ballet at Pas de Vie Ballet Studio
Jan 08, 2019 - May 31, 2019 

Charla's School of Dance
Presented by Charla's School of Dance at The Northside Community Center
Jan 08, 2019 - Jun 06, 2019 

Podemos Hablar Toastmasters Club Weekly Meeting
Presented by Podemos Hablar Toastmasters Club at La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Jan 28, 2019 - Jun 24, 2019 

Samba with Omega
Presented by Hip and Heart Movement Studio at Hip & Heart Movement Studio
Mar 24, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 

Youth Pre-K ArtSparks
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Apr 13, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 

Oglesby Art Center Summer 2019 Classes
Presented by Oglesby Union Art Center at Oglesby Art Center
May 13, 2019 - Aug 03, 2019 

Ballerinas and Cavaliers: Saturday Morning Camp
Presented by Pas de Vie Ballet at Pas de Vie Ballet Studio
May 11, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 

Pas de Vie Ballet's Free Community Ballet Classes for Men and Boys
Presented by Pas de Vie Ballet at Pas de Vie Ballet Studio
Sep 08, 2018 - May 25, 2019 

Violin, Viola, and Cello Lessons
Presented by Bach Parley String Academy at Bach Parley String Academy at St. John's Episcopal Church
Aug 01, 2018 - May 31, 2019 

Thursday Belly Dance Classes with Omaris
Presented by Hip and Heart Movement Studio at Hip and Heart Movement Studio
Mar 07, 2019 - Dec 05, 2019 

Saturday Belly Dance Classes with Omaris
Presented by Expressions Movement Studio at Expressions Movement Studio
Mar 09, 2019 - Dec 07, 2019 

Clogging Lessons - Beginner
Presented by Mountain Dew Cloggers at Jackson Lodge
Jan 09, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019 

ArtZone Drop-in Studio
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Jan 04, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 

Zumba
Presented by Expressions Movement Studio at Expressions Movement Studio
Jan 30, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 

Beginner's Belly Dance
Presented by Expressions Movement Studio at Expressions Movement Studio
Jan 30, 2019 - Dec 25, 2019 

Hula Hoop Dance
Presented by Expressions Movement Studio at Expressions Movement Studio
Jan 30, 2019 - Dec 25, 2019 

Level 1 Bellydance
Presented by Expressions Movement Studio at Expressions Movement Studio
Feb 23, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019 

American Tribal Inspired Belly Dance
Presented by Expressions Movement Studio at Expressions Movement Studio
Jan 28, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019 

Tribal Basics Bellydance
Presented by Expressions Movement Studio at Expressions Movement Studio
Jan 28, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019 

Traditional Flamenco with Kelly
Presented by Expressions Movement Studio at Expressions Movement Studio
Jan 29, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 

 

 

 
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