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Summer 2006

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Tallahassee Democrat’s

Gerald Ensley
Plays Tourist
in Tallahassee
Susan Gage Explores

Alternative
Theatre Your
Guide
PLUS... to Arts &
Visual Arts,
Kids Activities, Culture in
Festivals & Annual Events Florida’s
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CONTENTS

Features
4 Seven Places I Like to Play Tourist
by Gerald Ensley

14 Alternative Theatre
by Susan Gage

Vol. 1 Summer 2006 Issue 2
Listings
Official Publication of the 6 Exploring
Cultural Resources Commission
Get up, get out, and explore the incredible variety of art galleries, museums,
For Capital Culture Magazine
Publisher Peggy Brady
historic sites, and more, right in Tallahassee’s backyard.
Editor Randi Goldstein
Creative Director Tony Archer 8 Down the Road
Think you’ve seen and done it all in Tallahassee? Well, there’s another world
Cultural Resources Commission Staff
Executive Director Peggy Brady waiting just a few miles in every direction.
Tony Archer
Randi Goldstein 10 Entertainment
Leslie Puckett From classical to contemporary, these concerts, plays, musical theatre, film,
Clint L. Riley
Amanda Karioth Thompson and dance events will entertain, amuse, and inspire you.
Holly Thompson
12 Shopping
Cultural Resources Commission Board of Directors
Chair Michael H. Sheridan Cover your walls with fine art, brighten up your wardrobe with handmade jewelry,
Vice Chair Ken Winker put on some new dancing shoes, or buy what you need to make your own art.
Treasurer Mark Hillis
Secretary Margaret W. Lewis 15 Alternative
Past Chair Sharon Press
Valliere Richard Auzenne
Expand your horizons with independent music, experimental theatre, avant-
Margo H. Bindhardt garde art, or offbeat poetry readings.
Mickey Brady
Jerry Kidd 16 Children
Beth Langford Here for the summer? Give your kids a break and get them away from the
Anne Mackenzie
Longineu Parsons video games with these fun and educational activities.
Neil Rambana
Mark Ravenscraft 18 Participating
Susan Stratton While in Tallahassee, discover the artist or performer in yourself. Whatever
Ex-officios John Marks, Mayor
Bob Rackleff, County Commission your passion, there’s something here for you.
Marge Banocy-Payne, TCC
Valencia E. Matthews, FAMU 20 Festivals & Annual Events
Donna H. McHugh, FSU
Paula P. Smith, PACC Chair

Capital Culture Magazine is published quarterly by the Cultural Resources Commission
Regular Features
(address below) with support from the Leon County Tourist Development Council and in
cooperation with Tallahassee’s Family Forum Magazine. 3 Letter from the Publisher
Capital Culture Magazine is distributed free of charge to visitors to and residents of Florida’s
Big Bend Area at the Cultural Resources Commission, the TACVB’s Visitor Information
Center (106 E. Jefferson St.), the Tallahassee Regional Airport (1300 Capital Circle SW), as
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Capital Culture Magazine reserves the right to publish any letters to the editor. Although the Summer

CRC makes every effort to publish accurate information, we make no guarantee as to the Art & culture lovers (and daughter & mother) Lindsey and LeeAnn
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accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information in this magazine. All rights reserved.
Beam explore Downtown Tallahassee – Capital Culture style!
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magazine are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the
Behind them we can see the dolphin statue Stormsong which
Cultural Resources Commission, or Capital Culture Magazine’s sponsors or advertisers. was added within Waller Park’s Florida Heritage Fountain
Copyright © 2006 Cultural Resources Commission in 2003. The 50-foot long pod of leaping dolphins, cast in
stainless steel and recycled aluminum, greets visitors to Tallahass
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Florida’s State Capitol Building, a vibrant reminder of an Plays ToEnsley
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Alternat es
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Hugh Bradford Nicholson, and springs from a vision he PLUS...
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had for Waller Park more than a decade ago. Festiva
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Kids Ac ts,
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Your
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Photo by Tony Archer Florida’s
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
A Time to Celebrate!
W
ow! What a difference one issue makes. When we launched our first edition of Capital Culture Magazine,
we had no idea the response would be so overwhelming. Visitors to and residents of the Big Bend Area
have embraced our new publication.

Much of the credit belongs to the Tallahasseans who offer their distinctive observations on the Capital City. In this
issue, Susan Gage guides you through the world of alternative theatre, and Gerald Ensley takes time out from his busy
schedule to become a tourist in his own town. The gifted writers who contribute to this magazine are a testament to the
level of artistry that thrives in our community.

Our local arts professionals aren’t the only ones helping to make this magazine happen. When Capital Culture debuted
on March 14th at a press conference at the Tallahassee Visitors Center, the collaborative energy in the room was
palpable. The public and private partnerships formed in the creation of this magazine exemplify everything that is
Tallahassee: non-profits, businesses, governments, and individuals working together to share our community.
Image: Peggy Brady (right) celebrates the
I hope you enjoy this summer issue of Capital Culture Magazine as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. If you’re premiere of Capital Culture Magazine at
a press conference downtown with Tourist
a visitor to our area, I welcome you to Florida’s artistic and cultural Capital. If you’re lucky enough to live here, take a Development Council Executive Director
vacation at home and savor the treasures that exist right in your own backyard. And as North Florida’s beautiful summer Guy Thompson.
season begins, take the opportunity to discover all there is to see and do in Tallahassee – more than you thought!

Have fun and I hope this issue contributes greatly to that goal.

I’ll see you out and about!

Peggy Brady

CONTRIBUTORS
Susan Gage Gerald Ensley
Susan Gage was a radio journalist Tallahassee Democrat columnist
with Florida Public Radio for Gerald Ensley is an Air Force brat
12 years. She was a Senior who moved to Tallahassee in
Producer/Reporter, and the host 1969. He graduated from Florida
of Capital Report, a half-hour State University with a degree
news magazine broadcast to in political science, joined the
over one million people daily. Democrat in 1980 as a sportswriter,
She is the recipient of numerous and has served the newspaper as
awards for journalism, including a news reporter, feature writer
multiple Florida Associated Press and columnist. Ensley has won
Broadcasters Awards, multiple more than 30 state and national
Society of Professional Journalists Awards, including one for her writing awards. He is the author
coverage of the 2000 presidential election, multiple Florida Bar of Tallahassee Democrat: 100 Years and the editor of From The
Association Awards, and the Hearst Journalism Award for Radio Sidelines: The Best of Bill McGrotha. He is married, plays a lot of
Broadcast News for 1989-90. Susan is also a playwright and golf, loves Scottish terriers, and has a pretty fair collection of
performer. She has won two New York Festivals World Medals: early 1960s baseball cards.
one for a documentary about the electric chair; the other for
Operation Free Cheese, the Mickee Faust Club’s spoof on the
build-up to the war in Iraq. She is a regular writer/performer
with the Mickee Faust Club, and her one-woman show, Susan
Gage: Term Limited, was produced at the Clubhouse in 2004.
After 12 legislative sessions, and too many special sessions, she
decided to follow her passion, and is now a licensed massage
therapist.

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FEATURE

by Gerald Ensley
Senior Writer, Tallahassee Democrat
Art & culture seekers Lindsey and LeeAnn Beam explore the Old Capitol in the heart of Downtown Tallahassee.

[ See pages 6-7 for addresses and hours of all locations.]

T
hirty years ago, the only tourist stop Tallahassee had to offer was The Old Capitol
Wakulla Springs, 20 miles south of town. Now the city has plenty The legislature wanted to tear down this now-167-year-old landmark after
of fun places to visit, especially if you like history. Here are the top the New Capitol opened in 1978 to put in a plaza and fountain. Secretary
seven choices of a longtime resident — and six of them are free. of State Bruce Smathers and a bunch of other history lovers refused to let
them. Thank goodness.
22nd floor of the Capitol Instead, the once-sprawling white building was scaled back to its 1902
OK, so nowadays you have to go through metal detectors to get into the incarnation — when the famous dome was added — and turned it into
Capitol. Then you have to wait for one of the only an increasingly interactive museum about Florida
two elevators that go all the way to the top. government.
But once you get to the 22nd floor of the Capitol,this is
the Zen place. Breathe deep and let the stress ebb away.
“This is where You can spend hours watching films, reading
displays, studying photos, furniture and artifacts that
There’s a changing art gallery on the east end,
a wall of plaques honoring the 39 members of the
Tallahassee began. trace Florida government through modern times
— and marveling at how small Florida government
Florida Artists Hall of Fame and another wall with Sometimes, you can was in 1902. All the state’s finances were handled in
replicas of famous documents from the Declaration one tiny office. The governor spoke to drop-in visitors
of Independence to JFK’s inaugural speech. hear the echoes.” and had one of the few telephones in the building.
But the main attraction is the 360-degree view The House and Senate met only every other year in
of tree-covered, ever-growing Tallahassee. It’s a small, window-filled chambers.
never-boring perspective. The Civic Center, Department of Education, Half the charm is the old building, with its buckling floors and high
and new condos on Kleman Plaza seem close enough to touch. Monroe ceilings. The other half is the education.
Street curves 90 degrees as it heads past Lake Jackson. Campbell Stadium
looks gigantic. Mission San Luis
Lore holds on a clear day, you can see the St. Marks Lighthouse, 30 miles The goal is to turn this state-owned property into another Williamsburg,
south. Maybe if you’re Superman. But I notice something new every visit. with a full-time cast of costumed characters portraying life in this 17th
Which makes it worth the trip.

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century village where Spanish soldiers and friars colonized the Apalachee
Indians. That’s cool and will no doubt be a boost to Tallahassee tourism.
Claude Pepper Library and Museum
Claude Pepper spent 41 years as a U.S. Senator and U.S. Congressman and
But hustle out to this west side enclave and soak up the vibe before the
you’d be hard-pressed to find a more inspiring tribute to public service than
hubbub starts.
this little gem of a museum.
Go into the gigantic Apalachee Council House and
Housed on the first floor of the Pepper Center
imagine hundreds of Indian warriors drinking black
on the FSU campus, the museum is a multi-media
drink, smoking tobacco and dancing before the next
recap of a quintessential American success story:
day’s soccer-like ball game. Stand before the altar of the
Pepper rose from rural Alabama farm boy to become
dirt-floored Catholic Church and imagine Apalachee
an architect of the New Deal and a champion of the
men and women standing on separate sides of the
poor and elderly. You’ll get darn near misty hearing
church as they are introduced to Christianity. Walk
his taped speech from the rostrum of a recreated U.S.
in the small Spanish house and imagine a family of
House chamber.
four preparing beds of straw by lantern light. Visit the
The museum’s most dazzling exhibit is the glass-
soon-to-be-constructed Spanish fort and imagine the
encased, faithful recreation of Pepper’s Senate and
tree-covered mission when it was a bare hill chosen for
House offices, whose walls are adorned with hundreds
defense purposes.
of photos of famous people.
This is where Tallahassee began. Sometimes, you
The museum even includes two cars: a 1938
can hear the echoes.
Studebaker sedan, like one Pepper used to campaign,
and the mile-long, 1973 Lincoln Continental he drove
Florida A&M Black around Washington D.C. before his death in 1989.
Archives
This is the soup-to-nuts overview of black history — amid Viewing the Capitol Building before the 22-floor elevator ride to the top.
the ambience of two buildings on the National
Museum of Florida History
The museum is building a reputation on great temporary exhibits,
Register of Historic Places.
celebrating everything from 1950s Florida architecture to Florida-made
The campus facility is in the 1908-built Carnegie Library and the April-
movies to Florida’s role in World War II. This year’s exhibit of Napoleon
opened, three-story addition. The $7 million project provided historical
memorabilia brought national attention.
renovation of the famous library, created oodles of new research and archive
But the enduring charm is the permanent exhibits, which trace the story
space — and turned the once-cramped museum into a spacious showcase for
of Florida from prehistoric times through its 20th century emergence as
international artifacts, historic photos and exhibits devoted to slavery, blacks in
a tourist paradise.
the military and black families. It also still includes the sometimes-disturbing
There’s a mastodon skeleton, Civil War artifacts, a 1920s camper, exhibits
“coon collection” of racist cartoons, toys and knickknacks popular during the
dedicated to the state’s Cracker heritage and citrus industry. There’s also
Jim Crow era of segregation.
the best mural in the city: a 3-D painting of a 15th century Timucuan
Part of the archives’ collection is across from the Capitol at the Old
Indian village.
Union Bank, the oldest surviving bank building in Florida. Built in 1841
But save a few minutes for the scale-model steamboat, like those that plied
on Adams Street, it survived a perilous move to its present location in 1971,
Florida’s rivers in the late 19th century before railroads and cars became the
and has exhibits about famous black Floridians, early black businesses and
preferred mode of tourist transportation. You never get too old to stand at the
the Rosewood incident.
Archives founder James Eaton spent 30 years assembling this collection wheel and yell “Mark Twain.”
and lobbying for enough space to effectively display and use the materials.
Eaton died in 2004 before his dream came true — but the rest of us should
thank him for the vision.

Tallahassee Automobile Museum
Devoe Moore is a self-made millionaire, who rails against government
intervention and environmental regulations whenever given a soapbox. But to • The Tallahassee
his credit, the one-time farrier has put his millions to good use. He’s bankrolled Museum (3945 Mu
• Riley House Mu seum Drive)
scholarships, buildings and projects at his alma mater, Florida State. And he’s History and Cultu
seum of African
American
turned his passion for all things automotive into a killer museum. re (419 E. Jefferso
• The Tallahassee n St.)
Moving in summer 2006 to a site Gallery (Tallahasse
Aviation Museu
m/ArtPort
farther out Mahan Drive next to I-10, e Regional Airpo
rt)
• Goodwood Museu
Devoe’s museum includes more than m and Gardens
(1600
Miccosukee Road
80 classic cars. He’s got the second car )
• Old City Cemeter
ever made in America, a Duryea. He’s y (M.L. King Jr. Blv
Call St. and Park d. between
got a Tucker, a Dusenberg, a couple Ave.)
• Lake Jackson Mo
of Packards. He’s got an example of unds Archaeolo
(3600 Indian Mo gical Site
every muscle car made in Detroit unds Road)
• Wakulla Springs
during the 1960s and 1970s, plus two State Park (Hwy
. 61 and 267)
Batmobiles. He’s also got the world’s
largest collection of outboard boat
motors, vintage motorcycles and one
of the nation’s leading collections of Wish you were her
American Indian memorabilia.
It costs adults $7.50 (students $5).
e!
But it’s worth it.
Outside the Museum of Florida History.

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EXPLORING
Don’t just sit on the couch watching Lost!
Get up, get out, and explore Tallahassee’s
incredible variety of art galleries, museums,

GET UP,
historic sites, and more.
You never know what you’ll discover
– all you have to do is look.

Get Out, &
EXPLORE

For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit www.morethanyouthought.com.
621 Gallery, 621 Industrial Drive, 224-6163, www.621gallery.com. Hours: W-F 11 am-2 a permanently installed exhibit of the artwork of sculptor Ralph Hurst. A variety of
pm, Sa-Su 12-4 pm. Experience art on the edge, featuring eight contemporary art artwork from the Hurst permanent collection is also on display.
exhibitions per year. Media such as painting, sculpture, photography, installation, ArtPort Gallery, Tallahassee Regional Airport, 3300 Capital Circle SW, 224-2500, www.
and performance art are showcased. The Nan Boynton Memorial Gallery features netcrc.org. Hours: Daily 8 am-11:30 pm. Located in the terminal of Tallahassee
art from Tallahassee artists and performers. Regional Aiport and managed by the Cultural Resources Commission. Exhibits
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, 487-4115, Ranger the work of local and regional artists in all media with shows changing every five
Station 487-4556, www.floridastateparks.org. Hours: Daily 8 am-sunset. On the rolling to six weeks. Also features the annual CRC Photofest juried exhibition of fine
hills overlooking picturesque Lake Hall, Alfred B. Maclay created a masterpiece photography.
of floral architecture. The gardens, which bloom between January and April, are The Black Archives Capitol Complex at the Historic Union Bank, 219 Apalachee Pkwy.,
known for their breathtaking array of camellias and azaleas. The Maclay House, 561-2603, www.famu.edu/acad/archives. Hours: M-F 9 am-4 pm. Exhibits focus on
complete with museum exhibits and antique furniture, is open to the public during the experiences and contributions of African Americans throughout the state, with
this blooming season. The Recreation Area features a boat launch, swimming beach, special emphasis on famous Black Floridians. Often features special exhibits, lectures,
picnic shelters and playground. Lake Overstreet property, with its hardwood forest and programs developed especially for school-age children, and senior community
and spectacular ravines, offers more than eight miles of trails for hikers, bikers, and members and groups. A joint project between the Florida Department of State and
horseback riders. Florida A&M University, housed in a former Freedmen’s Bureau Bank.
Ars Magna @ the NHMFL, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at FSU, 1800 The Capitol Building - 22nd floor, Downtown, S. Duval St., 488-6167, Hours: M-F 8
E. Paul Dirac Drive, Innovation Park, 644-8053, www.magnet.fsu.edu. Hours: M-F am-5 pm. One of four tower Capitols in the U.S., featuring a panoramic view from 22nd
9 am-5 pm. From Georges Seurat’s dots to Quantum dots, art and beauty can be floor observatory/art gallery. View the recently installed soaring crescent of dolphins by
found across the natural world. The emerging Ars Magna Gallery features local sculpture artist Hugh Bradford Nicholson. Group tours available by reservation.
2-D, 3-D, and mixed media artists who are interested in exploring the science of Capitol Complex Galleries, 245-6480, www.florida-arts.org. Six galleries, rotating
art and the art in science. exhibits every three months, designed to showcase Florida artists and arts
Art Galleries at Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, 201-8713, organizations. Exhibition spaces include the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery and the Old
www.tcc.fl.edu/dept/cohu/art/artgallery.htm. Hours: M-F, 12 noon-4 pm. Two exhibition Capitol Gallery, with hours Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:40 pm (weekends
spaces located within TCC’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. The Fine Art Gallery 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with tour guide only), and the Cabinet Meeting Room lower
features changing exhibits by faculty, local, and regional artists, and the annual level, with hours Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:40 pm. Other exhibition spaces
student show. Adjacent to Turner Auditorium, the Ralph Hurst Gallery showcases include the Governor’s Office, by appointment only (call 227-4888).

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City Hall Art Gallery, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 300 reflecting pool. The gift shop sells specialty items from the world of the dead, Lichgate is a lovingly
South Adams Street, 224-2500, www.netcrc.org. such as note cards, framed prints, antiques and built enchanted cottage reminiscent of the fairytale
Hours: M-F 8 am-5:30 pm. Housed on the second collectibles, and regional books. The café is open cottages of childhood stories. With butterfly,
floor of city hall, and managed by the Cultural for lunch Tu-F 11 am to 2 pm. perennial and daffodil gardens enhancing the
Resources Commission, this intriguing gallery John G. Riley Center / Museum of African grounds, Lichgate stands as a memorial to the
offers a diverse selection of works by both regional American History and Culture, 419 E. Jefferson world of retrospect. Regular events include High
and local artists. Exhibits change every five to six Street, 681-7881, www.rileymuseum.org. Hours: Tea on High Road, a delightful English tea with all
weeks, and feature all media from contemporary M, W, F 10 am-4 pm, Saturdays by appointment. the trimmings, a Women’s History Month event,
to traditional paintings, drawings, photographic Nestled among oak, pecan, and palm trees is one and book workshops.
works and sculptures. Annual exhibits include the of Tallahassee’s most significant historical treasures, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science, 350
Creative Tallahassee competition and the Winterfest the John Gilmore Riley House. This two-story South Duval Street, 513-0700, www.thebrogan.
Youth Art Exhibit. frame vernacular house, built in 1890, was home to org. Hours: M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. Inside
Claude Pepper Museum, 636 W. Call Street, FSU a former slave who became the first Negro principal the Brogan Museum, visitors of all ages will
Campus, 644-9311, www.claudepepper.org/museum. in Leon County. A genuine artifact, the house is enjoy interacting with permanent hands-on
Hours: M-F 8:30 am-5 pm. Exhibits dramatically a museum featuring a variety of exhibits based science exhibits, including the WCTV Weather
portray the personal and political experiences on the history and heritage of African American Station, EcoLab, and the ever-popular Mind
of U.S. Senator Claude Pepper, one of the most culture, including rotating exhibits from local and Games. Featured traveling exhibits also include
influential and longest serving members of national artists. dinosaurs, forensic science, energy and more. For
Congress. Included are re-creations of Pepper’s The Kirk Collection, The Public Broadcast Center, 1600 an insightful look at visual art, the Brogan Museum
childhood home, his 1930s U.S. Senate office, Red Barber Plaza, www.wfsu.org. Hours: M-F 9 hosts a multitude of exhibitions throughout the
his 1980s U.S. House office, and a re-creation am-5 pm. A 300-piece collection of antique radios, year featuring the best in sculpture, painting,
of Pepper delivering one of his last speeches. An televisions, musical instruments, microphones, photography, multi-media, and folk art.
audio wand tour featuring Pepper and his aides and other sound equipment, from the turn of the Mission San Luis, 2021 W. Mission Road, 487-3711,
supplements each of the exhibits, and an interactive century through the mid 1950s. www.missionsanluis.org. Hours: T-Su 10 am-4 pm. A
kiosk allows visitors to “Ask Senator Pepper” about Knott House Museum, 301 East Park Avenue, 922- visit to Mission San Luis takes you back in time to
his views on the elderly, health care, labor, and 2459, www.museumoffloridahistory.com. Hours: W-F a place where Native people and Spanish colonists
other issues. 1-4 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. What can an old house lived lives intertwined by religion and economic
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida A&M from the 1840s tell us about Tallahassee history? circumstance. Modern day visitors meet citizens of
University, Foster Tanner Fine Arts Building, 599- Florida’s first African-American physician, a Union San Luis who are going about the daily chores that
3161. Hours: M-F 10 am-noon, 1-4 pm. Host to brigadier general, and a Depression Era poet were sustained life centuries ago. They walk the plaza
a variety of exhibitions that range from faculty among the residents of this house, and their stories where Apalachee Indians played their traditional
exhibits to international showcases. Exhibits and reflect unique perspectives on the evolution of ball game. They visit the most important structure
opening events focus on the richness of visual art Tallahassee. A guided tour will reveal what this in the Apalachee Village, the Council House, and
as an expression of material culture, history, and historic home has seen, taking the visitor back to also stop by at a reconstruction of the type of home
creative genius. Primarily features artists from the the era of early radio, party line phones and the built by the Spaniards. Under construction is a
African Diaspora. first electric refrigerators. Adding to its uniqueness replica of the fort that protected residents of San
FSU International Center Art Gallery, 107 South is Luella Knott’s whimsical poetry about her Luis. Picnic facilities also available.
Wildwood Drive, FSU Campus, 645-4793, www. possessions, still tied to each object with a satin Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray Building,
internationalcenter.fsu.edu. Hours: M-F 8 am-5 ribbon, as it was when she welcomed guests to her 500 S. Bronough Street, 245-6400, www.
pm. Created to provide an exhibition space for home in the 1930s. museumoffloridahistory.com. Hours: M-F 9 am-4:30
international artists from the FSU and Tallahassee LeMoyne Art Foundation, 125 N. Gadsden St., 222- pm, Sa 10 am-4:30 pm, Su 12-4:30 pm. Permanent
communities. Presents fine arts from different 8800, www.lemoyne.org. Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm, and temporary exhibits that highlight significant
countries and cultures, with exhibits changing every Su 1-5 pm. Located in the downtown Tallahassee periods and individuals that have helped to shape
three to four months. historic district, LeMoyne welcomes over 80,000 the Sunshine State. Take a walk into Florida’s past
FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, visitors annually. The main galleries are located in when you uncover the sunken treasures of Spanish
Fine Arts Building, 644-1254, www.mofa.fsu. the historic Meginiss-Munroe House (c.1850) and galleons, visit a 1920s citrus packing house, and
edu. Hours: M-F 9 am-4 pm, Sa-Su 1-4 pm, feature monthly changing art exhibits by regional even climb aboard a reconstructed steamboat.
closed weekends during the summer. A lively mix and area artists. Another historic building (Munroe Other highlights include a fully reconstructed
of exhibitions from new and nationally known House c.1904) houses the LeMoyne Gift Shop. mastodon skeleton, Civil War flags, and an exhibit
artists. Accredited by the American Association The one-and-a-half acre site also includes a lush about prehistoric populations. The Museum Gift
of Museums, the Museum’s exhibits range from sculpture garden that has become an urban oasis Shop offers unique gifts for shoppers.
national-impact, scholarly presentations to the and bird sanctuary. Children 12 and under are free, The Old Capitol, 400 South Monroe Street, www.
exciting and colorful work of regional artists and Sundays are free for everyone. museumoffloridahistory.com, 487-1902. Hours: M-F 9
and students. A cheerful place to visit, either by LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, 200 West am-4:30 pm, Sa 10 am-4:30 pm, Su 12-4:30 pm. Do
yourself or with a K-12 cast of thousands. The Park Avenue, 606-2665, www.leoncountylibrary.org. you know who your state senators are? Who was the
Museum has roughly four thousand works of art Hours: M-Th 10 am-9 pm, F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 first African American in Florida state government?
in its collections. am-5 pm, Su 1-6 pm. Offers monthly exhibits on How did one prisoner change the legal system?
Goodwood Museum & Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee the walls and in glass exhibition cases, featuring What does a butterfly ballot look like? Come explore
Road, 877-4202, www.goodwoodmuseum.org. Hours: artwork, collectibles, and rare books. Emphasis is these and other questions in the intriguing world of
Main House Tours M-F 10 am-4 pm, Sa 10 am-2 on local artists. Library also offers author series Florida politics. Through photographs, recordings,
pm; Garden M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sa 10 am- 2 pm. One Booked for Lunch on the third Thursday of the and multimedia displays, visitors can experience the
of the finest antebellum plantation houses ever month, where local authors talk about and read people and events that have helped shape Florida.
built in this region, situated on sixteen acres of from their books in a casual setting. Every first Saturday at 11 am: Doorknobs to Domes:
sprawling lawns, gardens and centuries-old live Lichgate on High Road, Laura Jepsen Institute, 1401 An Architectural Tour. Every second Saturday at 11
oaks. The Main House, now open to the public High Road, 383-6556, www.lichgate.com. Hours: am and 1 pm: Great Floridian Film.
as a museum, was built circa 1840. The collections Tu 10 am - 2 pm, F 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and by
and furnishings are all original to the house, and appointment. Named for the gates of medieval Images: Opposite page (from left to right) - “The Grand Oak,
Maclay State Gardens” by Russell Grace, Florida’s Capitol Building,
there are thirteen outbuildings, a roller rink, and England that separated the world of the living
a statue of Claude Pepper outside the Claude Pepper Museum.

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EXPLORING

Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research
Center & Museum, Carnegie Library, Florida
A&M University, 599-3020, www.famu.edu/
acad/archives. Hours: M-F 9 am-5 pm. Specialty
Down the
Road
museum and archives that collects, preserves, and
displays information about the history of Africans
and African Americans from ancient times to the
present. Holdings include thousands of museum
artifacts, and more than 500,000 archival records
in subject areas such as Africa, slavery, segregation,
Black churches and schools, Blacks in the military,
African Americans in science and invention, and
African-American women.
Tallahassee Automobile Museum, 3550-A Mahan
Drive, 942-0137, www.tacm.com. Hours: M-Sa
10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. A vast selection of
rare antique cars that date as early as the 1860s,
including the horse-drawn hearse that was used
in President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession,
the actual Batmobile from Batman Returns, and
a mint-condition 1965 Corvette Grand Sport.
Also includes boat motors dating back to 1908,
Indian artifacts, sports memorabilia, motorcycles,
pedal cars, perfume atomizers, baby rattles, and It’s a Jem Fine Art, 307 North Main St.,
much more. Think you’ve seen and Havana (15 miles from Tallahassee), 539-0335,
Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, 575-
8684, www.tallahasseemuseum.org. Hours: M-Sa done it all in Tallahassee? www.itsajem.com. Hours: M-Sa 10 am-6 pm,
Su 12-6 pm.
9 am-5 pm, Su 12:30-5 pm. Discover adventure Well, there’s another world
at the Tallahassee Museum and see why it was Monticello Opera House, 185 W. Washington
voted “Best Museum” and “Best Place to Take the waiting just a few miles in Street, Monticello (30 miles from Tallahassee),
Kids” in the “Best of Tallahassee” survey. Guests
trek along the boardwalk and winding pathways
every direction. Check out 997-4242, moperahouse@juno.com.
through the Natural Habitat Zoo, where they the arts in Quincy, Havana, Pebble Hill Plantation, U.S. Highway 319,
encounter animals indigenous to Florida. On the Thomasville, GA (30 miles from Tallahassee),
other side of the grounds, discover the historical Monticello, Apalachicola, (229) 226-2344, www.pebblehill.com. Hours:
buildings area. Learn from hands-on exhibits in the Colquitt, Thomasville, Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm.
Discovery Center, observe the feathered residents
of the area in the Natural Science Building, or see Bainbridge, and all the Quincy Music Theatre, 118 East Washington
the recreation of a 19th century Big Bend farm. The St., Quincy (25 miles from Tallahassee), 875-
Museum houses more than 30,000 artifacts from
rest, right down the road.
9444, www.qmtonline.com.
the 1800’s to the present, and more than 125,000
individuals visit the Museum every year with their
Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, San Marcos De Apalache Historic State
families or on field trips, camps, and workshops. 527 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA, (229) Park, 148 Old Fort Road, St. Marks (20 miles
Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, 423 247-2787 (84 miles from Tallahassee), www. from Tallahassee), 922-6007. Hours: Th-M 9
E. Virginia Street, 488-7100, www.taltrust.org. lvac.org. Hours: M-Th 10 am-6 pm, F-Sa 10 am-5 pm.
Hours: M-F 9 am-4 pm. Located in the historic am – 4 pm, Su 1-4 pm.
James T. Perkins House, across from the historic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
Brokaw-McDougall House in the Calhoun Street
Bainbridge Little Theater, 220 Troupe Street, north of Live Oak (80 miles from Tallahassee),
Historic District. Contains an extensive library Bainbridge, GA (42 miles from Tallahassee), (904) 364-1683, www.musicliveshere.com.
of books, reports, periodicals, photographs, and (229) 246-8345, www. bainbridgelittletheater.
maps relating to historic Tallahasssee, the region, com. Swamp Gravy, Cotton Hall, Colquitt, GA (64
and the state. Library is open to the public and miles from Tallahassee), (229) 758-5450, www.
Bonifay Guild for the Arts, 1695 Highway swampgravy.com.
staff is available to assist with research questions
and historic preservation issues. Also features a
177, Bonifay (90 miles from Tallahassee), 547-
rotating art exhibit featuring historic themes in 3530, bonifayguild@earthlink.net. Thomasville Cultural Center, 600 E.
the main reception area. Washington St., Thomasville, GA (35 miles
Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola from Tallahassee), (229) 226-0588, www.
(75 miles from Tallahassee), 653-3200, www. tccarts.org. Gallery hours: M-F 9 am-5 pm,
dixietheatre.com. Sa-Su 1-5 pm.
First Street Gallery, 204 First Street NW,
Havana (15 miles from Tallahassee), 539-5220,
www.firststreetartgallery.com. Hours: F-Sa 10
For other places to explore, see pages 12, 13 & 15. am-5 pm, Su 12-5 pm. For other places to explore, see pages 12, 13 & 15.
Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850. Gadsden Arts Center, 13 North Madison, Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
This may not be a complete listing of all organizations. Quincy (25 miles from Tallahassee), 875-4866, This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed, www.gadsdenarts.com. Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-5 To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed,
please contact magazine@netcrc.org. pm, Su 1-5 pm. please contact magazine@netcrc.org.

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Let Us
From classical to contemporary, from
downtown to midtown, on campus
or off, these concerts, plays, musical
theatre, film, and dance events will
entertain, amuse, and inspire you.
There’s something new to do almost

Entertain
every day of the year.
Stick with the arts,
and you’ll never be bored.

MUSIC
YOU
For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit www.morethanyouthought.com.

The Artist Series, 224-9934, www.theartistseries.com. Visiting artist classical music
Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center, 505 West Pensacola Street, 487-1691, box
office 222-0400, www.tlccc.org. Box office hours: M-F 10 am-5:30 pm. Hosts a variety
of events including concerts by today’s top musical artists, family shows, ice shows,
Tallahassee Broadway Series, and sporting events such as FSU Basketball.
series featuring nationally and internationally renowned performing artists from
around the world. The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, season tickets 224-0461, individual concert
tickets 644-6500, www.tsolive.org. Provides the voice of classical orchestral music to
FAMU Music Department, Florida A&M University, 599-3334, www.famumusic. the Tallahassee community.
com. Long known for its excellence, the department’s annual events calendar
includes student performances, faculty recitals, guest lecturers and artists of Teatime Concert Series, Brokaw-McDougall House, 329 North Meridian Street,
international reputation, and festivals. 222-7358, www.teatimeconcertseries.com. A new twist to the classical performing
arts in Tallahassee: afternoon concerts paired with an artist/audience tea reception.
Florida State Opera, FSU College of Music, 644-5248, box office 644-6500, www.
music.fsu.edu/opera.htm. Provides the Tallahassee community with performances Voces Angelorum, 942-6075, www.voicesofangelstallahassee.org. Women’s choir
and other activities designed to foster interest in opera and music theater. dedicated to masterfully performing classical music of excellence.

FSU College of Music, Florida State University, 24-hour concert line 644-4774,
box office 644-6500, www.music.fsu.edu. Offers more than 430 solo, chamber music, DANCE
choral, orchestral, band, jazz, world music, early music, and guest artist concerts
each year, many of which are free. Essence Dance Theatre, Florida A&M University, 412-7525, essencedance@aol.com.
Dedicated to putting on professional-quality and high-energy productions.
Music on the Lawn, Chez Pierre Restaurant, 1215 Thomasville Road, 222-0936, www.
chezpierre.com. Music on Friday nights from March through May, 6:30-10 pm. FSU Department of Dance, Florida State University, 644-1023, www.fsu.
edu/~dance. Offers a wide variety of dance concerts throughout the year in the Nancy
Tallahassee Bach Parley, 942-6075, www.bachparley.org. Provides a three to four Smith Fichter Dance Theatre.
concert season of high quality performances of the music of Johann Sebastian
Bach, the Baroque period, and its musical heirs. Kollage Dance Troupe, Florida State University, 645-1385, kdtfl.tripod.com. A
co-ed hip-hop based dance organization, whose objective is to unite artists from

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ENTERTAINMENT

different cultures and backgrounds for the purpose
of dance.
Museum of Fine Arts
Mahogany Dance Theatre, Florida A&M The increasingly
University, 561-2318, mahoganydancetheatre@ ambitious research
hotmail.com. Founded to create an awareness of the Museum Department of Dance
and appreciation for dance as a fine art in the The Department of
assures that the scope
community at large.
of programs ranges Dance, long-recognized
Orchesis Contemporary Dance Theatre, Florida from national impact, as one of the country’s
A&M University, 599-8678. Presents a repertory scholarly exhibits and strongest & outstanding
encompassing a variety of movement styles, such publications to professional programs,
as African derived and contemporary dance, tap, showcases of offers an environment for
jazz, and ballet. regional artists’ works the training and
- always a vital and development of young
The Tallahassee Ballet, 224-6917, box office 644-
6500, www.tallaballet.com. A diverse repertoire of colorful mix. artists while nurturing the
classical and contemporary works. art of dance.
School of Theatre
THEATRE & FILM Consistently recognized as one of the finest
theatre training programs in the nation, the
Capital City Shakespeare in the Park, 386-6476, School of Theatre emphasizes professional
ccshakespeare@aol.com. Studies and performs training and production opportunities side by
Shakespeare’s plays for the enrichment of our side with rigorous classroom learning. Alumni
Tallahassee community. are working throughout the world on stage,
screen, and more.
FAMU Essential Theatre, Florida A&M
University, Charles Winter Wood Theatre, 599-3430,
box office 561-2846, essential_famu@yahoo.com.
Produces a variety of classical and contemporary
plays on African-American culture.

FSU Film School, University Center Building A,
Florida State University, 644-0453, filmschool.fsu.
edu. Sponsors free public screenings of BFA films
each December, and free public screenings of MFA
thesis films each August.

FSU School of Theatre, Fine Arts Building, 644-
6500, theatre.fsu.edu. A top-ranked theatre training
program that annually produces plays and musicals
in three venues. Florida DANCE
FSU Student Life Cinema, Student Life Building,
FSU Campus, 113 S. Wildwood Drive, 644-4455, State
movies.fsu.edu. Featuring five to six nights a week
of everything from the most recent blockbuster
movies to documentaries, indies, and foreign films,
University ART
and restored cinema classics.
COLLEGE OF
IMAX Theatre at the Challenger Learning
Center, 200 S. Duval Street, 645-STAR, www. VISUAL ARTS THEATRE
challengertlh.com. The region’s only IMAX Theatre, THEATRE
as well as one of only 15 all-digital Planetarium
Theatres in North America. & DANCE
Your destination for the arts in Tallahassee
Tallahassee Film Society, 386-4404, www.
tallahasseefilms.com. Presents foreign, independent,
and documentary films on a limited-showing basis.
Theatre TCC!, Tallahassee Community College, For other performance groups, see pages 9 & 15-19.
Tallahassee Little Theatre, 1861 Thomasville 444 Appleyard Drive, 201-8608, box office 644-
Road, 224-4597, box office 224-8474, www. 6500, theatre.tcc.fl.edu. Produces quality theatre Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
tallahasseelittletheatre.org. Has provided quality appropriate for the entire family at affordable This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
theatrical experiences to local artists and audiences prices in the beautiful and spacious Turner To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed,
for more than 50 years. Auditorium. please contact magazine@netcrc.org.
Theatre A La Carte, 385-6700, www. Young Actors Theatre, 609 Glenview Drive, Images: Opposite page (from left to right) - Theatre
theatrealacarte.org. North Florida’s premiere 386-6602, www.youngactorstheatre.com. A A La Carte’s production of Ragtime, Florida State
musical theatre company, offering fall and summer non-profit youth theatre and school for the Opera’s Werther, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.
musicals annually at Tallahassee Little Theatre.
performing arts that has been providing
quality entertainment to Tallahassee and the
surrounding communities since 1975.

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SHOPPING

Arts Shopping
Cover your walls with fine art, brighten up your wardrobe with handmade jewelry, or put on some new dancing shoes. Rent an
obscure documentary or a musical instrument, or buy what you need to make your own art. And, of course, there’s no place better to
find the perfect gift than at one of these arts-related businesses.

For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit www.morethanyouthought.com.

Fine Art and Gifts
ArtisTree, 1355 A-3 Market Street, 893-2937, www.bigbendhospice.org. Hours:
Pyramid Studios, 1770 Thomasville Road, 513-1733, www.pyramidinc.org. Hours:
M-F 8 am-5 pm.

Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. Railroad Square Art Park, 567 Industrial Drive, 224-
1308, www.railroadsquare.com.
Ash Gallery, 438 W. Georgia St., 510-5621,
anniesharris@earthlink.net. Hours: Sa 9 am-4 Sally Rude Antiques and Fine Art Gallery, 1123
pm and by appointment. rketplace
Downtown Ma
Thomasville Rd., 222-4020, www.trocadero.com/mctc.
on Park Hours: M-Sa 11 to 6’ish. Appraisals by appointment.
Glasshopper, The Gallery at Market Street, 1419 Ponce de Le
@ Monroe St
Park Avenue
Market Street, 668-5007, www.glasshopperonline. Signature Art Gallery, 2779 Capital Circle NE, 297-
com. Hours: M-F 10 am-5:30 pm, Sa 11 am-3 pm. 2422, www.signatureartgallery.com. Hours: M-F 10
297-3945 am-5:30 pm, Sa 10 am-2 pm.
market.com
Glassworks by Susan, 1661 North Monroe St., 222-
5095. Hours: Tu-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm.
www.do town
wn
air market South of Soho Co-op Gallery, 563 Industrial Drive,
en
s premier op
Tallahassee’ te rt ai nm en t, mu si
c, Railroad Square Art Park, 907-3590, jzenickmail@aol.
en
Historically Florida: Florida’s History Shops, ho st s li ve cr af ts from region
al com. Hours: Sa 12-5 pm, Su 12-4 pm.
ne
Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray Building, arts and fi gn in gs and literary
ok si
245-6396, Old Capitol, 922-2432, The Capitol Plaza artists, bo esh produce. Thomas Eads Fine Art, 1122 Thomasville Road, Suite 8,
thors, and fr
Level, 487-2044. Hours vary - consult the website: chats with au ev en ts in clude The 224-1435, www.thomaseadsfineart.com. Hours: Tu-Su
ial
www.floridashistoryshop.com. Annual spec y; Ar t at Your Feet 11 am-7 pm.
ograph Bangles
Art of Phot t; Be ad s,
t Contes
Images of Tallahassee, 1355 Market St., #A10-2, 894- Sidewalk Ar Sh ow ; Th e Art of Visitors Center Gift Shop & Gallery, 106 E.
Jewelry
5596, www.RussellGraceImages.com. Hours: M-F, 10 and Baubles Go od Bu ys ; From Jefferson St., 413-9200, www.seetallahassee.com.
o to Some ; and
am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. Glass; Hell cl e Whee ls Hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm, Sa 9 am-1 pm.
ls to Bicy
Potter’s Whee fo r ch il dr en.
activities
many special er,
* Karen Mack’s Gallery, 645 McDonnell Drive,
Railroad Square Art Park, 942-6565, www.customtiles. Every Saturd
ay from Marc
h - No ve mb White Cottage, 1314 E. 7th Avenue, 222-3499,
www.thomasdeans.com.
.
com. Hours: M-Sa 10 am - 6 pm. 8 am - 2 pm
again!
Thank you, come
Wild Women Art Gallery, 567 Industrial Dr.,
* LeMoyne Gifts and Art Supplies, 133 N. Gadsden St.,
222-2234, www.lemoyne.org. Hours: T-Sa 10 am-5 pm,
Railroad Square Art Park, 224-1308, ubewild@aol.
com. Hours: M-F 11 am-2 pm.
Su 1-5 pm.

M Gallery, 2533 Greer Road, Suite 1, 531-9925,
mgallery_fl@yahoo.com. Hours: M-F 9 am-5:30 pm, Sa 10 am- 2 pm.
* These organizations also carry art supplies.

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Beethoven and Company, 1415 Timberlane
Road in Market Square, 894-8700, www.
beethovenandcompany.com. Hours: M-F
10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm.

Special Upcom
Gordon’s String Music, 1903 North Monroe
ing
Art Buying Eve
Street, 386-7784. Hours: M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa
12-4 pm.

Jim’s Pianos, 2695-A Capital Circle N.E., 205- nts
5467, www.jimspianos.com. Hours: M-F 10 am–6
pm, Sa 10 am – 5 pm. Every Month
CRC’s F irst Frida
Music Masters, 1114 N. Monroe St., 224-6158, y Ga llery Hop, 224-2500, www.netc
On the first Friday rc.org/friday.html.
www.musicm.com. Hours: M-F 9 am-6 pm, Sa 10 of every month, mu
am- 6 pm. until at least 9 pm wi seums and galleries
th no admission charg stay open from 6 pm
and special events for e, often featuring op
the public. Check the enings, receptions,
Music Xchange, 221 East Third Ave., 681-7443, www. Tallahassee Democra
themusicxchange.com. Hours: M-Sa 10 am - 6:30 pm. t’s Limelight or the CR
web site for a comp C’s
lete list of who’s op
Vinyl Fever, 2256 W. Pensacola St., 580-2480, each month. en
www.vinylfever.com. Hours: M-Sa 10 am-9 pm,
Su 12-7 pm. Don’t want to drive
from place to place?
Take the trolley! W
ith its on-board tou
guides, the CRC’s Fir r
Handmade Jewelry st Friday Gallery Ho
p
Trolley is a great wa
y to sample a variet
The Art of High Design, 2522 Capital Circle, NE. on around town at y of local art and he
the same time. Every ar about what’s going
Hours: Tu-F 10 am – 6 pm, Sa 10 am – 4 pm. Pierre Restaurant (12 First Friday, trolleys
15 Thomasville Road depart from Chez
many of the particip ) at 6:15 pm for a thr
Blue Abaco Trading Company, 1690 Raymond ating First Friday ga ee hour tour of
$5 per person and wi lleries/museums. Tr
Diehl Road, 325-2323, www.blueabaco.com. ll go on sale at 5:00 olley tickets are only
Hours: M-Sa 10 am-6:30 pm, Su 12-5 pm. Pierre. Trolley riders pm the day of the eve
are encouraged to pa nt outside Chez
Avenue from Chez rk in the TMH parki
Pierre. ng lot across 6th
* EtCeterocks Gallery, 1038 Commercial Drive,
Railroad Square Art Park, www.et-ceterocks.com.
Hours: Th-Sa, 11:30 am-4:30 pm or by June 24, 2006
appointment. Artopia, 656-AIDS
, www.bigbendcares.o
rg/artopia.
Quincie’s Art Jewelry, 1325 Thomasville Road, Annual art auction
to benefit Big Bend
222-8411, www.quinciehamby.com. Hours: T, Th, provides education Cares, which
and support to peop
F 10 am - 2 pm & 3 -6 pm, W 10 am-2 pm. or affected by HIV/ le infected with
AIDS. Event featur
auctions of a large sel es silent and live
ection of artwork, plu
Books & Video and ref reshments. s entertainment

Book Den, 1836 Thomasville Road, 980-2989,
www.Book-Den.com. Hours: Tu-Th 10 am-9 pm,
F-Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 12-9 pm.

Paperback Rack, 1005 North Monroe St., 224-
3455. Hours: M-Sa 9 am-9 pm, Su 12 noon - 6 pm.

Video 21, 1449 E. Lafayette St., 878-3921. Hours:
M-F 10 am - 11 pm, Sa-Su 11 am - 11 pm.
Art Supplies
Dance & Theatrical
Reavers Enterprises Fine Art Supplies, 1042
Supplies Commercial Drive, Railroad Square Art Park, 561-
6286. Hours: W-Sa 10 am-5:30 pm.
Head Over Heels Dancewear, 1621 N. Monroe
Street, 224-5140, www.head-over-heels.com. Utrecht Art Supplies (formerly Bill’s Art City),
Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am - 6 pm. 1350 East Tennessee Street, 877-0321, www.
utrecht.com. Hours: M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sa 10 am-6
Magic & Fun Costume Shop, 1787 W. Tennessee pm, Su 12-5 pm. For other places to buy local art and souvenirs, see pages
Street, 224-6244. Hours: M-F 11 am-7 pm, Sa 11 9, 10 & 11.
am-5 pm.
Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed,
please contact magazine@netcrc.org.

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FEATURE

Alternative
Little Theatre and Young Actors Theatre help keep the
plays coming year-round, again with an emphasis on more
traditional stage works. But TLT occasionally produces plays

theatre
written by local authors, and has, over time, developed a
second Coffeehouse venue where they produce more adult-
themed material. In addition to its own season of plays, TLT is
the home base for the musically-inspired Theatre A La Carte,
a company going into its second decade of performing both
classic and contemporary musicals. Meanwhile, Young Actors
Theatre takes things in the other direction, providing the
space and classes to groom tomorrow’s actors and actresses.
YAT performers put on shows for the community with some
by Susan Gage special daytime performances for groups that aren’t likely to
venture out at night. While most of the performers in a YAT
production are children, there are sometimes plays that call for

I
adults as well. The material, however, remains family-friendly.
t ’s 6:55 pm on a Friday night and you’re looking for But what if you’re not interested in conventional theatre? I
something to do that’s live, relatively cheap, and has mean, don’t most cities have a place that does really wacky stuff?
nothing to do with the sports scene of Tallahassee. A Well, a few do have something more off-the-wall. Certainly
cynic might tell you to start scouring the real estate ads in a lot of improv comedy troupes have sprung up around the
a bigger city. But that cynic is also the person who has spent country, even in Tallahassee. Your cynical friend, still glued
most of his time sitting at home on the couch on a Friday to watching “The Best of Saturday Night Live” on Comedy
night. So leave the naysayer at home with the potato chips, Central, will grumble, “Tallahassee ain’t New York City!” And
and you go venture out on the town for a night of theatre. yet, here comes a playwright and performer dressed up like a
Now, making the choice to see a show can take you in demented Mickey Mouse with a cigar to tell you, “You ain’t
many directions. Tallahassee benefits from having two state seen nothin’ yet, you miserable lazy malcontent!”
universities and a community college, each with theatre The Mickee Faust Club, based in Railroad Square, is not
departments that keep a busy lineup of performances your typical theatre-going experience. The company plays in a
throughout the year. And they have budgets, so the sets and barn. A bluegrass and folk band greets visitors in the backyard.
costumes alone can help transport you from your everyday And then the show: a cabaret-styled evening of skits and songs
ordinary existence into the make-believe realm of the theatre. that skewer everything from politics to precious literary works
But this year, one of my personal favorites was not a to pop culture makes for a night of side-splitting laughter
mainstage show. The FSU students put on a performance that’s more thought-provoking than your run-of-the-
of Cabaret at the university’s “off-mainstage” venue, the mill stand-up comedy routine. No one and nothing is
Lab Theatre. Having seen the movie, I was ready to sacred; the troupe, who writes all their own material,
be skeptical of the production. But the performances, even torments of the disabled—fair game for the
the staging, the lighting, and the before-show mingling company’s leader, Terry Galloway, who is deaf herself.
by some of the actors with the patrons sold me; I felt (If you take your political-correctness too seriously, a
like I had stepped out of Tallahassee and into a Berlin Faust show may be an uncomfortable experience for
nightclub. you.) Like Tallahassee Little Theatre, the Mickee
Quite often the material on the college stages Faust Clubhouse stage has also hosted
falls into the category of “classics”: original plays by local authors and
Shakespeare, August Wilson, has become a venue for music and
Tennessee Williams, and the like. screening movies.
Occasionally, though, other shows on So thumb your nose at your
campus celebrate ethnic heritages or cynical friend. The theatre scene
even make room for one-act plays by in Tallahassee is alive and well
high school students. and ready to entertain anyone
The same holds true for willing to get out of the house
the city’s two independent for a couple of hours.
community theatres. Tallahassee Are you ready?

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ALTERNATIVE

fine dining and jazz club the perfect place to unwind at and listen to the live pre-show music under the Mulberry

Tired the end of the day or enjoy your weekends.
The Brink, 284-5753, thebrinktheatre@hotmail.com.
Graduate and undergraduate students at FSU plus
community members who perform new and alternative
tree in the backyard.
TheMoon,1105E.LafayetteSt.878-6900,www.moonevents.
com. Box office hours: M-F 12-6 pm. Tallahassee’s premier
variety showcase for total entertainment, hosting major

of the tried
theatrical works. Performs at the Fine Arts Annex at the concerts featuring country, rock, reggae, rap, jazz, R&B,
corner of Call and Copeland Streets. and other popular formats. Is also the venue for pay-per-
Club Downunder, Oglesby Union, Florida State University, view closed circuit events, political gatherings, cultural
644-6673, union.fsu.edu/edu. Offers performances happenings, and private affairs.

& true?
Expand your horizons with independent
throughout the week by nationally recognized bands
and comedy shows.Managed by FSU’s Student Campus
Entertainment,the club also has a food and beverage bar.
All shows are 18+.
Fiction Collective Two (FC2) Readings, 644-2260,
Off Street Players,907-5743,paminole@yahoo.com. Produces
work by new playwrights or newer plays by established
authors. Performs four times a year at the theatre at 609
Glenview Drive.
OncomingTraffic, 445-8076, www.oncomingtraffic.net.An
music, experimental theatre, avant- www.fc2.org. Sponsors periodic “FCTuesdays,” readings experimental comedy troupe specializing in short form
of innovative, challenging, and sophisticated writing improv comedy. Consists of a rotating cast of about 20
garde art, or offbeat poetry readings. followed by book signings. Readings are at The Florida State University students and graduates. Plays
Expect to be surprised and delighted Warehouse, 706 W. Gaines Street, and each feature two weekly at The Warehouse on Gaines Street.
when you venture off the beaten path award-winning FC2 authors. Includes opportunities to Railroad Square Art Park, 567 Industrial Drive, 224-
ask questions, engage in discussion, and interact with 1308, www.railroadsquare.com. A collection of World
to the world of the alternative. the authors. War II-era warehouses now used as artist studios and
Floyd’s Music Store, 666-1 West Tennessee St., www. small businesses. At the entrance is an outdoor sculpture
621Gallery,621 Industrial Drive,224-6163,www.621gallery. floydsmusicstore.com, 222-3506. Hosts an array of live garden; a drive or walk through Railroad Square is an art
com. Hours:W-F 11 am-2 pm, Sa-Su 12-4 pm. Experience music concerts. All tickets are general admission; seating experience in itself,as the buildings are awash with bright
art on the edge. Featuring eight contemporary art is limited. Advance tickets are sold at all CD Warehouse colors and murals.Included in the square is a cafe in a real
exhibitions per year. Media such as painting, sculpture, locations or online. caboose. Hosts open studio days, annual festivals, and is
photography, installation, and performance art are FSU Oglesby Gallery, FSU Oglesby Student Union, extremely popular on First Fridays.
showcased.The Nan Boynton Memorial Gallery features 644-3898, www.union.fsu.edu/artcenter. Hours: M-F Tallahassee Little Theatre Coffeehouse Series, 1861
art from Tallahassee artists and performers. 8 am-10 pm, Sa-Su 12 pm-10 pm. The Florida State Thomasville Road, offices 224-4597, box office 224-8474,
Anhinga Press Poetry Readings, www.anhinga.org, University Oglesby Gallery sparks intelligence and www.tallahasseelittletheatre.org. Contemporary theatre
442-1408. Small press poetry publisher that sponsors inspiration in the university community and in all who performed in the intimate atmosphere of the main lobby
Wednesday night literary readings series in conjunction experience the gallery’s eclectic exhibitions. Collections as a 70-90 seat flexible space.Alternative and challenging
with Apalachee Press. Readings are held at 621 Gallery come from students, faculty, and the community, and programming. All Coffeehouse tickets are $10.
and begin at 7:30 pm. Features the best of poetry and offer varying perspectives, fresh interpretations, and Tallahassee Progressive Center, 1720 S. Gadsden St., 222-
prose written by Anhinga Press and Apalachee Review engaging themes. 1888, www.tallprogcen.com. Hours: M-F 11 am-9 pm, Sa
authors, as well as special invited guests. Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, 12-5 pm. A collective of galleries, a cafe, a fair trade store,
Apalachee Blues Society, 668-5863, www. Montgomery Hall, FSU Campus, 645-2449, www.mancc. and two museums. Features rotating exhibits by local
apalacheebluessociety.org. Brings special Blues concerts org.MANCC (pronounced man-see) is affiliated with the and worldwide artists in a variety of styles and media,
to the Tallahassee region and supports Tallahassee’s FSU Dance Department, and is the first choreographic including performing artists and film.
many venues that present Blues music. Events feature center in the United States. An artist-centered creative TheWarehouse, 706 W. Gaines Street, 222-6188. More than
Tallahassee-based Blues musicians and singers and environment with state of the art facilities and technology, just a warehouse! Features acoustic music, improv jazz,
out-of-town Blues musicians and singers. Events are the center facilitates creativity, research, training, traditional Irish and bluegrass music, as well as literary
held at various venues, such as American Legion Hall, documentation and dissemination of new knowledge in and poetry readings.
Bradfordville Blues Club, Paradigm, and Chez Pierre. dance. MANCC invites the Tallahassee community to Waterworks, 1133 Thomasville Road, 224-1887. Hours:
Back Talk Poetry Troupe, 459-7399, www. share in the creative process of visiting choreographers M-F 5 pm-2 am, Sa 8 pm-2 am, Su 9 pm-2 am. Jazz club
blackonblackrhyme.com. Sponsors a weekly poetry jam, throughout the year through performances, residencies, featuring a Polynesian decor,eclectic menu,and full liquor
Black on Black Rhyme Poetry Night, every Thursday and other community entry points. bar. Live jazz on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and
night from 9-11 pm, featuring an open mic plus live Mickee Faust Club, 623 McDonnell Drive, 224-3089, invigorating Latin salsa on Thursday.
music. Readings held at Mt. Zion’s Calypso Cafe, 904 www.mickeefaust.com. Tallahassee’s tongue-in-cheek
Gamble Street. answer to a certain unctuous rodent in Orlando, often
Bannerman’s, 6800 Thomasville Road, 668-8800. Hours: billed as “community theater for the weird community.”
M-Th 11am-midnight, F-Sa 11 am- 2 am, Su 12 noon-7 Performs cabaret-style shows, heavy on political parody,
pm. Live music every weekend,with an outdoor deck,and in a lime green and purple barn at the lip of Railroad For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit
beer and wine. Acoustical music on Wednesdays, classic Square. It’s fun and it’s cheap – usually just ten bucks a www.morethanyouthought.com.
rock on Fridays, and swing on Saturdays. show. Tickets are first come, first served, so come early
Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
The Beta Bar, 809 Railroad Avenue, 425-2697, www.
thebetabar.com. Tallahassee’s original indie live music
club, The Beta Bar (formerly the Cow Haus) offers a
selection of national and international live music in a
variety of genres, including punk, metal, hip-hop, and
indie music.
Bradfordville Blues Club, 7152 Moses Lane, 906-0766,
www.bradfordvilleblues.com. Unique location and
atmosphere that has hosted an impressive list of nationally
renowned Blues acts. For the serious Blues fan, the BBC
has a different artist each weekend. Just follow the tiki
torches down the dirt roads till you reach the one-room
cinder block “juke joint” under the stars. We’ll keep the
bonfire burning, the beer ice-cold and the music hot!
Cafe Cabernet, 1019 N. Monroe St., 224-6158, www.
cafecabernet.com. Hours: M-Sa 5 pm-2 am. Offers a variety
of live musical entertainment four nights a week, with
area musicians performing jazz, rhythm and blues, pop
hits,and rock music.Sophisticated atmosphere makes this
Images: Opposite page - Theatre A La Carte’s production of Bat Boy. This page - Living it up at Club Downunder.

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CHILDREN

FOR
Here for an extended stay for the
summer? Give your kids a break and get
them away from the video games with
these fun and educational activities.
Dance classes, theatre, music, or art for
vacations, after school, summers, and
more. There are some great birthday
party ideas here, too.

THE
KIDS
For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit www.morethanyouthought.com.

African Caribbean Dance Theatre, 539-4087, www.fadf.org. (C)
Gordon’s String Music, 1903 N. Monroe Street, 386-7784. (C)
Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee, 528-2403, www.boyschoirtlh.org. (C)
In Step Studio, Inc., 2609 Glover Road, 421-5151, www.instepstudio.com. (C)
Brush and Palette Studio, 1379 Timberlane Road, 893-1960, www.
brushandpalettestudio.com. (C, B) Jim’s Pianos, 2695-A Capital Circle N.E., 205-5467, www.jimspianos.com. (C)

Capital City Shakespeare’s Young Company, 386-6476, Killearn Performing Arts, 4500 W. Shannon Lakes #20, 443-7512 or
Ccshakespeare@aol.com. (C) 894-9364, www.killearnpa.com. (C)

Challenger Learning Center, 200 S. Duval Street, 645-STAR, www. Knott House Museum, 301 East Park Avenue, 922-2459, www.
challengertlh.com. (P, B) museumoffloridahistory.com. (SC)

Community School of the Performing Arts and Culture, 614 Osceola Lafayette Park Arts & Crafts Center, 403 Ingleside Drive, 891-3945,
Street, 574-2237. (C) www.talgov.com/parks/commcenter/lfartscrafts.cfm. (C)

Florida Arts and Community Enrichment (F.A.C.E.), 644-8533, LeMoyne Art Foundation, 125 N. Gadsden St., 222-8800, www.
faceart@aol.com. (C) lemoyne.org. (C, SC)

FSU School of Theatre, Florida State University, Fine Arts Building, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, 200 West Park Avenue,
644-6500, theatre.fsu.edu. (P, SC) 606-2665, www.leoncountylibrary.org. Hours: M-Th, 10 am-9 pm, F 10
am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 1-6 pm. (C, P)
Gadsden Arts Center, 13 North Madison, Quincy, 875-4866, www.
gadsdenarts.com. (C, SC) The Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science, 350 South Duval Street,

• C - Classes and/or Private Lessons • B - Birthday
Parties • P - Performances & Events to Attend • SC - Summer Camp

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513-0700, www.thebrogan.org. (P, SC, B)

Mission San Luis, 2021 W. Mission Road,
487-3711, www.missionsanluis.org. (SC)

Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray
Building, 500 S. Bronough Street, 245-6400,
www.museumoffloridahistory.com. (P, SC)

Prophecy School of the Arts, 2312
Apalachee Parkway, Suite 10, 222-8085,
www.prophecyarts.net. (C)

Rossier Productions, Inc. (RPI), 224-
0372, www.rossierprod.org. (C)

Southern Academy of Ballet Arts, 1704-C Capital
Circle NE, 222-0174. (C)

Stubbs Music Center, 1260 Timberlane
Road, 893-8754, www.stubbs.org. (C)

Tallahassee Bach Parley Children’s
Chorus, 942-6075, www.bachparley.org. (P)

The Tallahassee Ballet, 224-6917, www.
tallaballet.com. (C, P) Images: Opposite page - Children find a turtle at the Tallahassee Museum, a student enjoys painting pottery, art work by a local
student. This page - Students from F.A.C.E. celebrate the completion of a mural with former Secretary of State Glenda Hood.
Tallahassee Girls’ Choir of CHOICE,
576-7501. (C)

Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center,
505 West Pensacola Street, 487-1691, box
office 222-0400, www.tlccc.org. (P) Coming in August:
Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive,
575-8684, www.tallahasseemuseum.org. (C,
P, B, SC)

Tallahassee Symphony Youth Orchestras
(TSYO), 1345 Thomasville Road, 224-9232,
www.tsolive.org. (C, P)

Young Actors Theatre, 609 Glenview Drive,
386-6602, www.youngactorstheatre.com.
(C, P)

Note: the preceding listings are for programs designed
especially for children. Many places in other sections,
like the “Get Up, Get Out, & Explore” section, are great
for kids, too.
Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed,
please contact magazine@netcrc.org.

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While in Tallahassee, discover the artist
or performer in yourself. Learn to paint,
sculpt, bead, carve, or quilt. Tango the
night away – bring your own partner,
or meet someone new. Want to make
music? Here’s your chance to play in
the string section or sing with the
tenors. You’d rather work backstage or
write the script? There’s something for
you in here, too.

WRITE,
CREATE,

CREATE ART
&PERFORM
For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit www.morethanyouthought.com.

Beadz, 1690 Raymond Diehl Road, 325-2323, www.blueabaco.com.
Quilters Unlimited, www.quiltersunlimitedtlh.org.

Swamp Buddha Sumi-E, 386-5041, aekoz@yahoo.com.

Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts, 1400 North Monroe Street, 891-4006,
Brush and Palette Studio, 1379 Timberlane Road, 893-1960, www. www.talgov.com.
brushandpalettestudio.com.
Tallahassee Watercolor Society, 385-9517, www.tfn.net/Watercolor.
FSU Museum of Fine Arts Artists’ League, Florida State University School
of Visual Arts and Dance, 644-1299, www.mofa.fsu.edu. Talleon Independent Artists, 386-7176, www.tfn.net/Talleon.

Capital City Carvers, 562-8460, carvers.mytalweb.com.
DANCE
Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Northwest Chapter, 1100 North Monroe
African Caribbean Dance Theatre, 539-4087, www.fadf.org.
Street, www.fsgnw.com.
Argentine Tango Society of Tallahassee, 222-3449, www.tangotallahassee.com.
Gadsden Arts Center, 13 North Madison, Quincy, 875-4866, www.gadsdenarts.com.
Corazon Dancers, Florida State University, 212-1714, www.fsucorazon.com.
Karen Mack’s Gallery, 645 McDonnell Drive, Railroad Square Art Park, 942-
6565, www.customtiles.com.
FSU Ballroom Dance Club, Florida State University, www.fsuballroomdance.com.
Lafayette Park Arts & Crafts Center, 403 Ingleside Drive, 891-3945, www.
In Step Studio, 2609 Glover Road, www.instepstudio.com, 421-5151.
talgov.com/parks/commcenter/lfartscrafts.cfm.
Killearn Performing Arts, 4500 W. Shannon Lakes #20, 443-7512 or 894-9364,
LeMoyne Art Foundation, 125 N. Gadsden Street, 222-7622, www.lemoyne.org.
www.killearnpa.com.
Oglesby Union Art Center, Florida State University Oglesby Student Union,
644-4737, union.fsu.edu/artcenter.

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PARTICIPATING

Prophecy School of the Arts, 2312 Apalachee Mickee Faust Club, 623 McDonnell Drive in LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library,
Parkway, Suite 10, 222-8085, www.prophecyarts.net. Railroad Square, 224-3089, www.mickeefaust.com. 200 West Park Avenue, 606-2665, www.
leoncountylibrary.org.
The Tallahassee Ballet, 224-6917, www. Quincy Music Theatre, 118 East Washington
tallaballet.com. St., Quincy (25 miles from Tallahassee), 875-9444, Society of Children’s Book Writers &
www.qmtonline.com. Illustrators, 942-6143, streetpmr@nettally.com.
Tallahassee Community Friends of OldTime Dance,
421-1559 or 421-1838, www.tallydancer.com. Tallahassee Little Theatre, 1861 Thomasville Tallahassee Writers’ Association, 671-3731, www.
Road, www.tallahasseelittletheatre.org, twaonline.org.
Tallahassee Swing Band Dances, 894-3789, 224-4597.
etoole@aol.com.
T heatre A La Car te, 3 8 5 - 6 7 0 0 , w w w.
USA Dance, 562-1224, homepage.mac.com/ theatrealacarte.org.
mweininger/tallusabda.
Theatre TCC!, Tallahassee Community College,
MAKE MUSIC 444 Appleyard Drive, 201-8608, box office 644-
6500, theatre.tcc.fl.edu. Please note: listed here are activities for adults. See the
Apalachee Blues Society, 668-5863, www. “For the Kids” section on pages 16 and 17 for children’s
apalacheebluessociety.org. WRITE classes and activities.
Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
Barbershop Harmony Society, 562-3876, www. Apalachee Press, 942-5041, lnewt@supernet.net.
This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
capitalchordsmen.org. To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed,
Digital Pulp, 297-1373, www.digitalpulp.org. please contact magazine@netcrc.org.
Big Bend Community Orchestra, 893-4567,
www.bbco.org.

Classical Guitar Society of Tallahassee, 521-0700
or 668-1643, www.istal.com/cgst/index.html.

Gordon’s String Music, 1903 North Monroe
Street, 386-7784.

Jim’s Pianos, 2695-A Capital Circle N.E., 205-
5467, www.jimspianos.com.

Southern Blend, 907-2034 or 385-7219, www.
southernblend.com.

Ta l l a h a s s e e C h a p t e r, N a s h v i l l e
Songwriters Association, 509-2695, www.
nashvillesongwriters.com.

Tallahassee Civic Chorale, 878-2711, www.
civicchorale.org.

Tallahassee Community Chorus, 668-5394,
www.tcchorus.org.

Tallahassee Community College Jazz Band,
567-6336 or 201-8360.

Tallahassee Pipe Band, 576-0708, www.
saintandrewtallahassee.org.

Tocamos, Railroad Square Art Park, 212-0325,
www.tocamos.com.

Voces Angelor um , 9 4 2 - 6 0 7 5 , w w w.
voicesofangelstallahassee.org.

ACT UP
Curious Echo Radio Theater, 228-2473, www.
curiousecho.org.

FSU Film School, University Center Building A,
Florida State University, 644-0453, filmschool.
fsu.edu.
Images: Opposite page - MANCC’s Lost Vibes, a community member involved in local art classes, African Caribbean Dance Theatre. This
page - Creating sidewalk art at the Oglesby Union Art Center’s Art in Low places event.

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SummeR
Festivals &
Annual Events
For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit Celebrate America, 7/4, Tom Brown Park, off
www.morethanyouthought.com. Conner Blvd., 891-3866, celebrateamerica@att.net.
Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850. A capital celebration of American Independence.
This may not be a complete listing of all organizations. To see if
Events include live music, games, food, arts and
your organization or event is eligible to be listed, please contact crafts and, of course, the largest fireworks display
magazine@netcrc.org. the area has to offer.

Emancipation Celebration, 5/20, noon, Knott House Museum, 301 E. Park Jefferson County Watermelon Festival, 6/16-17, Downtown Monticello, 997-
Ave., 922-2459, www.museumoffloridahistory.com. Includes a ceremony with 5552, www.monticellojefferson.com. Celebrates that favorite summertime fruit, the
the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation from the steps of the Knott watermelon. Activities include a 5K run, parade, a rodeo, lots of music, and street
House, music, re-enactors, and a picnic in Lewis Park. dancing. Plenty of barbecue and other refreshments. Most events are free.

Humanatee Festival, 5/20, San Marcos de Apalache State Historic Site, St. Bastille Day Celebration, 7/14-16, Chez Pierre Restaurant, 1215 Thomasville
Marks, 925-6216. Welcome the Wakulla River manatee herd with music, arts Road, 222-0936, www.chezpierre.com. Celebrate France’s Independence Day
and crafts, tours and more. Live music and entertainment, arts, crafts, food, with music, drummers, mimes, clowns, face painters, great French food and
activities for children, a 5K race, and a “White Manatee Sale.” drink, and games for the kids. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.

Jazz for Justice, 5/21, 4-7 pm, Chez Pierre Restaurant, 1215 Thomasville Road, Swamp Stomp, 7/15, Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, 575-8684, www.
385-9007, www.jazzforjustice.org. Benefit concert featuring a variety of jazz tallahasseemuseum.org. Enjoy hot tunes at one of Tallahassee’s coolest summer events.
performers, silent auction, VIP reception, and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Non-stop bluegrass, folk, and acoustical music, plus folk tales, cloggers, and more.
Legal Services of North Florida.
Possum Festival and Fun Day, 8/5, Highway 77, Wausau, 638-1781, www.
Florida Folk Festival, 5/26-28, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State thewtdc.com. Come Friday night for the Possum King and Queen Contests
Park, White Springs, 1-877-6FL-FOLK, www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest. A (contestants dress in their tackiest attire and donate a recipe for cooking
weekend of entertainment and exhibits including performances by musicians, possum), and stay for Saturday’s parade, 5000-meter “Possum Trot,” and
singers and storytellers as well as a banjo and fiddle contest; booths of arts auction when local politicians and celebrities bid against one another for the
and crafts exhibitors; traditional Florida foods; a Florida folk life area, a rights to a live possum. Visit arts and crafts booths, while you listen to local
Seminole Indian Camp, and environmental and cultural awareness exhibits. bluegrass, gospel, and country bands. Try a sample of a variety of unique
Florida African Dance Festival, 6/8-10, Tallahassee Community College, 444 southern foods including possum stew and possum ice cream.
Appleyard Drive, 539-4087, www.fadf.org. A three-day experience sponsored by Caribbean Carnival, 8/18-19, Downtown Tallahassee, 878-5148, www.
the African Caribbean Dance Theatre. Experience culture from Guinea, Mali, carnivaltallahassee.com. A panorama of colorful sounds, music, and food
Senegal, and the Congo with internationally renowned artists featured in over that satisfies the soul. Carnival Parade is a master showcase of Caribbean
20 dance and drum workshops, plus performance concert. Includes a special artists and dancers in costumes decked with brilliant feathers, sequins, and
children’s program, health education forum, and festival vendor marketplace. rhinestones in artful displays. The fun-filled events for children include face
painting, mask making, limbo dancing, and storytelling.

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FESTIVALS & ANNUAL EVENTS
FALL/WINTER Holiday Open House, Knott House Museum,
301 East Park Avenue, 922-2459, www.
SPRING
Annual Old-Fashioned Holiday Open House, museumoffloridahistory.com. Artists in Bloom Festival, Florida A&M
Lichgate on High Road, 1401 High Road, 383- University, 599-3430.
6556, www.lichgate.com. “Just One More” Invitational Art Festival, Ponce
de Leon and Bloxham Parks at Monroe Street, Black History Month Festival, 877-0453,
Antiques & Treasures Show, Goodwood Museum 980-8727, www. downtownmarket.com. BlackHistoryMonthFestival@comcast.net.
& Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Road, 877-4202, www.
goodwoodmuseum.org. Latino Fest, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Blue Crab Festival, Wooley Park, Panacea, 984-
Church, 27 N. Shadow St., Quincy, 875-3806, CRAB, www.bluecrab-festival.com.
Arts and Antiques Fair, FSU Museum of Fine pounceym@paec.org.
Arts, Florida State University Fine Arts Building, Carrabelle Riverfront Festival, Marine Street
644-1254, www.mofa.fsu.edu. The Laughing Stock: Florida’s Musically Twisted along the Carrabelle Riverwalk, 697-2585, www.
Political Cabaret, 841-4063, jestkdn@aol.com. carrabelleriverfrontfestival.com.
Big Bend Folklife Festival, Tallahassee
Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, 575-8684, www. Making Spirits Bright, Goodwood Museum & Chain of Parks Art Festival, Chain of Parks,
tallahasseemuseum.org. Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Rd., 877-4202, www. Park Avenue and Monroe Street, 222-8800, www.
goodwoodmuseum.org. lemoyne.org.
Blessing of the Animals, Mission San Luis, 2021 W.
Mission Road, 487-3711, www.missionsanluis.org. Market Days, North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Civil War Battlefield Re-Enactment, Natural
Russell Road, 575-8684, www.tallahasseemuseum.org. Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site, 1022
Bookfest, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public DeSoto Park Drive, Woodville, 922-6007.
Library, 200 West Park Avenue, 606-2665, www. Monarch Butterfly Festival, St. Marks National
leoncountylibrary.org. Wildlife Refuge, 1255 Lighthouse Rd., St. Marks, Florida Wine Festival, The Mary Brogan
925-6121, saintmarks.fws.gov. Museum of Art and Science, 350 S. Duval Street,
Bradley’s Country Fun Day, 10655 Centerville 513-0700, www.thefloridawinefestival.com.
Road, 893-1647, www.bradleyscountrystore.com. Mule Day, Calvary, GA, 229-377-MULE, www.
caironet.com/mule.htm. FSU Flying High Circus, Haskin Circus
Camellia Christmas, Maclay Gardens State Complex, corner of West Pensacola Street &
Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, 487-4115, www. Music at the Old Capitol, 400 South Monroe Street, Chieftan Way, 644-4874, www.circus.fsu.edu.
floridastateparks.org/maclaygardens. 487-1902, www.museumoffloridahistory.com.
Other Words: A Conference of Literary
CandleLight Tour of Goodwood, Goodwood Next to the Last Armageddon Show, 621 Gallery, Magazines, Independent Publishers, and Writers,
Museum & Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Rd., 877- 621 Industrial Drive, 224-6163, www.621gallery.com. Florida State University, 442-1408, www.anhinga.org.
4202, www.goodwoodmuseum.org.
North Florida Fair, North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Pig Gig, Deep South Fairgrounds, Pavo Road,
Children’s Day at the Museum, Museum Paul Russell Road, 878-3247, www.northfloridafair.com. Thomasville, GA, 229-226-0588.
of Florida History, R.A. Gray Building, 500 Quincyfest, Gadsden Arts Center and courthouse
South Bronough Street, 245-6400, www. The Nutcracker, Ruby Diamond Auditorium,
FSU Campus, 644-6500, www.tallaballet.com. square, Quincy, 627-7681, www.quincyfest.com.
museumoffloridahistory.com.
Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival, Thomasville Rattlesnake Round-Up, Whigham Fairgrounds,
Commemorative Holiday Mass, Mission San Whigham, GA, 229-762-3774.
Luis, 2021 W. Mission Road, 487-3711, www. Cultural Center, 600 East Washington St.,
missionsanluis.org. Thomasville, GA, 229-226-0588, www.pwaf.org. Red Hills Horse Trials, Elinor Klapp Phipps
Pumpkin Festival, Downtown Havana, 539-1544, Park, Miller Landing Road, 893-2497, www.
Down on the Farm Festival, Spanish Moss Farm, rhht.org.
1300 Ball Farm Road, Quincy, 850-875-3862, www.havanaflorida.com.
www.downonthefarmfestival.com. Riverside Artsfest, Bainbridge, GA, 229-243-1010.
Punkin’ Chuckin’, Mickee Faust Clubhouse, 623
Downtown Getdowns, Adams Street between McDonnell Drive, 224-3089, www.mickeefaust.com. Rose Show & Festival, Thomasville, GA, 229-
Pensacola Street and Park Avenue, 487-8087, www. Rock-a-Thon, Culture to Culture, John G. Riley 227-7099, www.downtownthomasville.com.
uwbb.org. Center/Museum, 419 E. Jefferson Street, 681- SouthWoodstock Music & Arts Festival, John
Elf Night, Dorothy B Oven Park, 3205 7881, www.rileymuseum.org. Paul II Catholic High School, 5100 Terrebone
Thomasville Rd., 891-3915, www.talgov.com. Romantic Readings, Knott House Museum, Drive, 201-5744, www.southwoodstock.org.
Experience Asia Festival, E. Peck Green Park, Park 301 East Park Avenue, 922-2459, www. Springtime Tallahassee, 224-5012, www.
Ave. across from the LeRoy Collins Leon County museumoffloridahistory.com. springtimetallahassee.com.
Public Library, 906-9321. Seven Days of Opening Nights, Florida State Tallahassee Celtic Festival and Scottish
Fall Fever, Railroad Square Art Park, 224-1308, University, 644-7670, box office 644-6500, www. Highland Games, Sunny Hill Farm, 7100 Roberts
www.railroadsquare.com. sevendaysfestival.org. Road, 894-6270, www.tallahasseecelticfestival.com.
Florida Seafood Festival, Battery Park, Apalachichola, Swine Time Festival, Climax, GA, 229-248- Tallahassee Jazz & Blues Festival, Tallahassee
653-9419, www.floridaseafoodfestival.com. 8850, www.swinetimefestival.com. Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, 575-8684,
www.tallahasseemuseum.org.
Freedom Blues Festival, 668-5863, www. Sugarplum Fair and Nutcracker Character
freedombluesfest.org. Breakfast, Goodwood Museum & Gardens, 222- Tallahassee Wildlife Festival, 386-6296, www.
1287, www.tallaballet.com. stfranciswildlife.org.
Greek Food Festival, Holy Mother of God Greek
Orthodox Church, 1645 Phillips Road, 878-0747, Valentine’s Day Dinner, Goodwood Museum Worm Gruntin’ Festival, Downtown Sopchoppy,
www.greece.org/HolyMother/festival. and Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Road, 877-4202, 850-962-2020, www.wakullacounty.org/worm_
www.goodwoodmuseum.org. festival.htm.
Halloween Howl,Tallahassee Museum,3945 Museum
Drive, 575-8684, www.tallahasseemuseum.org. Valentine Serenades by the Barbershop Harmony
Society, 562-3876, daveb624@yahoo.com.
Havana Bead, Jewelry & Art Extravaganza, The
Planter’s Exchange, 204 Second Street, Havana, WinterFestival: A Celebration of Lights, Music,
539-6343, www.havanaextrav.com. and the Arts, Downtown Tallahassee, 891-3860,
www.talgov.com.
Holiday Exhibition & Lighted Sculpture
Garden, LeMoyne Art Foundation, 125 N. Zoobilee, Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit
Gadsden St., 222-8800, www.lemoyne.org. Drive, 575-8684, www.tallahasseemuseum.org. www.morethanyouthought.com.

Holiday Magic Concert, Ruby Diamond Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
Auditorium, FSU Campus, 224-0461, tickets 644- This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
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special events for the public. Check the Tallahassee Democrat’s Limelight or the CRC’s
web site for a complete list of who’s open each month.

Looking to buy a piece of artwork or find an artist? Check out the online Artist Directory – a
virtual listing of the Tallahassee area’s talented visual artists, musicians, dancers, authors,
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exhibition season features painting, sculpture, collage, fiber art, photography, and other fine crafts.
p u b l ic Additional group shows highlight youth art and fine art photography. For each exhibition, the CRC
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