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Batteries Not Included: Artworks by Christopher Rivera
August 21 - November 4, 2019


Looking back on his pre-digital childhood, artist Christopher Rivera finds more than just fond memories, he finds inspiration. The subjects of his paintings are iconic characters like He-Man, Barbie and Mr. Potato Head, transporting the viewer back to their own youth. This collection of works promotes open-ended reflection and a return to the days when children weren't so quick to grow up.

7th Annual Rockin' with Spirit Benefit Concert
Presented by Spirit of a Child Foundation at Railroad Square Craft House
Saturday, August 24, 2019


Enjoy live music while supporting a good cause at the Rockin' with Spirit Benefit Concert. This concert gives the Spirit of a Child Foundation the opportunity to raise important funds while showcasing nationally-known and local musicians to the community for an evening of great entertainment and fun. This year's featured performer is Grammy award-winning country singer Bryan White.

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Identity in the Ottoman Empire
Presented by Museum of Fine Arts at FSU
August 15 - November 9, 2019
Evening reception on Friday, August 30, 2019


Indulge in an exploration of the diverse ethnic and religious identities that coexisted in the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1300-1922). Architecture, period photography, stamps, textiles, calligraphy, illustrated documents, and interactive displays will bring to life this vast and complex period in world history. The evening reception will be on Friday, August 30 at 6:00PM.

COCA Spotlight:
Adrian Fogelin

Handmade History: Southern Womanhood
Presented by The Grove Museum
Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Explore the diversity and complexity of southern womanhood. Special guests from the community include Hannah Beth Ragland (bookseller at Midtown Reader), Misty Penton (Education Director at the Fred George Greenway Museum), and Brittany Smith (Public Information and Communications Manager for Leon County) whom will lead the group discussion. During their conversations, they will be working on a small cross-stitch kit, with instruction from staff.

5th Annual Greater Southeast Harmonica Championships
Presented by Bradfordville Blues Club
Saturday, August 24, 2019


Compete at th e 5th Annual Greater Southeastern Harmonica Championships. Participants will get a free t-shirt, workshop access, and one free drink. Even if you don't compete, you can come to hear the amazing talent. The competition gets better every year and this year it's gonna be a blowout.

Black Dog Speaks: Open Mic Poetry Reading
August 20 - 21, 2019


Bring poems, short stories, and even short songs to share at this poetry open mic. All poets and the public are invited to the premiere of Black Dog Speaks, poetry at Black Dog on the Square. This event will be hosted by poet and artist Linda Marie with featured poet Taj Shotwell.

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FILM

Norma Rae
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at All Saints Cinema
Aug 24, 2019

Cold Case Hammarskjold
Presented by Tallahassee Film Society at All Saints Cinema
Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition
Presented by Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee at Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Jul 12, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019

The Lion King
Presented by Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee at Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Jul 19, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Handmade History: Southern Womanhood
Presented by The Grove Museum at The Grove Museum
Aug 21, 2019

Homeschool Day at Mission San Luis
Presented by Mission San Luis at Mission San Luis
Aug 21, 2019

Tallahassee Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting: Overlooked Records & Collections
Presented by Tallahassee Genealogical Society at LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library
Aug 25, 2019

Alligators: Dragons in Paradise
Presented by Museum of Florida History at Museum of Florida History
Jul 13, 2019 - Sep 08, 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

Tallahassee Scavenger Hunt: Outdoor Activities in Tallahassee
Presented by Let's Roam at Strozier Library
Jul 01, 2019 - May 31, 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

The Hot Tamale Sizzling Summer Show
Presented by blue tavern at Blue Tavern
Aug 20, 2019

Steve Sternberg with Jim Crozier in the Lab
Presented by Jim Crozier at Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
Aug 21, 2019

Coastal Highway at Food Truck Thursday
Presented by Southern Red Bird at Food Truck Thursday
Aug 22, 2019

BooRadley in the Gallery
Presented by The Gallery at High Cotton at The Gallery at High Cotton
Aug 22, 2019

Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl
Presented by Bradfordville Blues Club at Bradfordville Blues Club
Aug 23, 2019

5th Annual Greater Southeast Harmonica Championships
Presented by Bradfordville Blues Club at Bradfordville Blues Club
Aug 24, 2019

7th Annual Rockin' with Spirit Benefit Concert
Presented by Spirit of a Child Foundation at Railroad Square Craft House
Aug 24, 2019 

Swingin' Harpoon
Presented by Bradfordville Blues Club at Bradfordville Blues Club
Aug 24, 2019

The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn
Presented by Cat Pointe Music at Cat Pointe Music
Aug 25, 2019

Bluegrass & Americana Sundays: Top Shelf Trio
Presented by Bradfordville Blues Club at Bradfordville Blues Club
Aug 25, 2019

An Afternoon of Chamber Music: Megan Sahely and Dean Peiskee
Presented by Tallahassee Bach Parley at Christ Presbyterian Church
Aug 25, 2019

Jazz Night at the Level 8 Lounge
Presented by Level 8 Lounge at Level 8 Lounge
Aug 08, 2019 - Dec 26, 2019

Tallahassee Swing Band Tuesday Dances
Presented by American Legion at The American Legion Hall, Post 13
Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 23, 2020

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

Black Dog Speaks: Open Mic Poetry Reading
Presented by Big Bend Poets & Writers at Railroad Square Art Park
Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019

Floridiana: Fun. Funny. Not for the Faint of Heart
Presented by Literacy Volunteers of Leon County at J@M - The Junction At Monroe
Aug 22, 2019

Gypsy at the QMT
Presented by Quincy Music Theatre at Quincy Music Theatre
Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

The Drowsy Chaperone
Presented by Theatre Tallahassee at Theatre Tallahassee
Aug 15, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019

VISUAL ART

Transcend the Ordinary: Infrared Photographs by Michael Riffle
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at Artport Gallery
Jun 12, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019

Mickey Adair's Homage to the Artemis Jegart Airport Mural
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at Airport Observation Room
Jun 12, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019

31st Art in Gadsden Regional Exhibition of Fine Art in Quincy
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Jun 15, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019

Mark Dickson: Construction to Commemorate
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center and Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
May 28, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019

Master Artist Workshop with Midori Okasako
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 24, 2019

A Mile in Their Shoes - Art Exhibition
Presented by Panama City Center for the Arts at Panama City Center for the Arts
Jul 27, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019

"A Taste of the South" at Jefferson Arts Gallery
Presented by Jefferson Arts Gallery at Jefferson Arts Gallery
Jun 01, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019

Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA)
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Jul 18, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019

August at Southern Exposure Art Gallery
Presented by Southern Exposure Art Gallery at Southern Exposure Art Gallery
Aug 02, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019

Gadsden Arts Artist Guild
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Jun 27, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

Royal Flipping Skateboard Deck Art Challenge Exhibition
Presented by Panama City Center for the Arts at Panama City Center for the Arts
Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

15th TOWN Show
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at City Hall Galleries
Jul 31, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019

Combined Talents
Presented by Museum of Fine Arts at FSU at Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
Aug 19, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019

Lisa Qualls: These Are My People
Presented by Gadsden Arts Center & Museum at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 24, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019

Batteries Not Included: Artworks by Christopher Rivera
Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at Artport Gallery
Aug 21, 2019 - Nov 04, 2019

Identity in the Ottoman Empire
Presented by Museum of Fine Arts at FSU at Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
Aug 19, 2019 - Nov 09, 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

Indian Food Cooking Class with KitchenAble
Presented by KitchenAble Cooking School and Catering at KitchenAble Cooking School and Catering
Aug 20, 2019

Solange Scarf
Presented by Fuzzy Goat at Fuzzy Goat
Aug 22, 2019

Summer SCIturdays: Weather Trackers
Presented by Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee at Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Aug 24, 2019

Youth Saturday Studio (Ages 6-12)
Presented by LeMoyne Arts at LeMoyne Arts
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019

Learn to Crochet
Presented by Fuzzy Goat at Fuzzy Goat
Aug 24, 2019

Wakulla Line Dance
Presented by Palaver Tree Theater at Palaver Tree Theater
Jul 09, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019

Engage With The Page
Presented by Tallahassee Senior Center at Tallahassee Senior Center Art Gallery
Aug 20, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019

Acrylic Painting for Pleasure with Robin Gray
Presented by Tallahassee Senior Center at Tallahassee Senior Center Art Gallery
Aug 15, 2019 - Oct 03, 2019

Clay Creations
Presented by Tallahassee Senior Center at Tallahassee Senior Center Art Gallery
Aug 12, 2019 - Oct 07, 2019

Belly Dance Workshops
Presented by Palaver Tree Theater Co. at Palaver Tree Theater Co.
Jul 24, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019

Meditation Workshop
Presented by Palaver Tree Theater Co. at Palaver Tree Theater Co.
Jul 22, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019

Wakulla Line Dance Tuesdays
Presented by Palaver Tree Theater Co. at Palaver Tree Theater Co.
Jul 23, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019

American Tribal Inspired Belly Dance
Presented by Expressions Movement Studio at Expressions Movement Studio
Aug 07, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019

Beginner's Belly Dance at Studio B
Presented by Studio B at Studio B
Jul 30, 2019 - Dec 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

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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