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CONTENTS

Features
4 Exploring Art, Toddler Style
by Melissa Scholes Young
14 The Art of Play
by Randi Goldstein

Vol. 1 Fall 2006 Issue 3
Regular Features
Official Publication of the 3 From the Publisher
Cultural Resources Commission
For Capital Culture Magazine 3 Contributor
Publisher Peggy Brady
Editor Randi Goldstein 3 Letters
Creative Director Tony Archer
Cultural Resources Commission Staff
Executive Director Peggy Brady
Tony Archer
Listings
Randi Goldstein
Leslie Puckett 6 Children
Clint L. Riley Give your kids a break and get them away from the video games with these
Topher Sherman fun and educational activities.
Amanda Karioth Thompson
Holly Thompson
10 Entertainment
Cultural Resources Commission Board of Directors From classical to contemporary, these concerts, plays, musical theatre, film,
Chair Michael H. Sheridan
Vice Chair Ken Winker and dance events will entertain, amuse, and inspire you.
Treasurer Anne Mackenzie
Secretary Margaret W. Lewis 12 Exploring
Past Chair Sharon Press Get up, get out, and explore the incredible variety of art galleries, museums,
Valliere Richard Auzenne
Margo H. Bindhardt
historic sites, and more, right in Tallahassee’s backyard.
Mickey Brady
Jerry Kidd 13 Down the Road
Beth Langford Think you’ve seen and done it all in Tallahassee? Well, there’s another world
Longineu Parsons waiting just a few miles in every direction.
Neil Rambana
Mark Ravenscraft
Susan Stratton
15 Alternative
Ex-officios John Marks, Mayor Expand your horizons with independent music, experimental theatre, avant-
Bob Rackleff, County Commission garde art, or offbeat poetry readings.
Marge Banocy-Payne, TCC
Valencia E. Matthews, FAMU
Donna H. McHugh, FSU
16 Shopping
Paula P. Smith, PACC Chair Cover your walls with fine art, accentuate your wardrobe with handmade jewelry,
Dick Fallon, Cultural Ambassador put on some new dancing shoes, or buy what you need to create your own art.
Capital Culture Magazine is published quarterly by the Cultural Resources Commission
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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Welcome, Fall!

A
s we say goodbye to summer and usher in another beautiful
Tallahassee autumn, I’d like to welcome you to our latest issue of
Capital Culture Magazine. In this issue, Melissa Scholes Young guides
you through the hilarious world of exploring art through the eyes of her three-
year-old daughter. And just in time for a new school year, we present a special
expanded section on kids’ activities. With so many classes and events, and camps
to think about for next summer, you’ll soon find out why Tallahassee is THE place
for children to grow and learn through the exciting world of arts and culture.

And don’t miss our regular sections on performances, exhibits, ways you can get
involved in arts and culture, arts shopping, and our fall listings of festivals and
annual events.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Capital Culture Magazine as much as we have
enjoyed bringing it to you. If you’re a visitor to our area, I welcome you to
Florida’s artistic and cultural Capital city. If you’re lucky enough to live here, Local photographer Russ
ell Grace’s Sunrise at the Gard
savor the treasures that exist right in your own backyard. And as North Florida’s ens I, Maclay State Gardens, Talla
hassee
beautiful fall 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

CONTRIBUTOR LETTERS
Melissa Scholes Young Wonderful Job! Lookin’ Good
Melissa Scholes Young grew up Congratulations on the beautiful, I just wanted to tell you what a
in Hannibal, Missouri, which she informative Capital Culture wonderful job you did assembling
loyally claims as her hometown. Magazine. What an attractive the current issue of Capital
publication filled with “ALL” Culture. I thought the whole
When she is not finger painting
the present and ongoing cultural magazine looked sharp and
with Isabelle, her three-year-old activities in the Big Bend area. vibrant. Well done.
daughter, Melissa teaches English I loved the feature articles, and
and Creative Writing at Lincoln what a wonderful reference Gerald Ensley
High School. She has been a guide! You and your staff did Tallahassee Democrat
teacher for the past eight years good! And, I’m looking forward
and has taught at all levels from to the next edition in the fall.
middle school to high school, from Patti Byars
community college to college and
finally, at an international school in Brazil. Her articles have
been published in Tallahassee’s Family Forum Magazine, A Cup
of Comfort for Teachers, and the nationally syndicated Front
Porch. Melissa moved to Tallahassee a few years ago after being
Want to share your opinion of Capital Culture Magazine?
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EXPLoRINg

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M
ommy, look! It feels like the ocean!” My three-year- when she was one and a half. That book, with its tattered
old daughter, Isabelle, squealed across the art studio edges and gnawed corners, simplified the complex world of
as she rubbed globs of electric blue finger-paint art into common shapes and primary colors. In typical toddler
together on her palms. She smeared. She poked. She used her fashion, we read it repeatedly until I could recite every page
index finger as a modified paintbrush and in my sleep. The book had been a gift from
created zigzags and waves of blue across “I wondered if an eclectic hippy friend who presented my
the glass.
finger-paints have husband and me with Isabelle’s extended
I gazed over her shoulder and astrology chart for her birth. She declared
catalogued the ways my daughter has
any significant my daughter an artist. And she is.
exhibited her genius since birth. Isabelle nutritional value.” We first began taking summer art classes
promptly leaned over and licked the together at the Brush and Palette Studio
ocean in her hand. A frown appeared on her face: “Mommy, it on Timberlane Road two years ago, starting with a class in
dudn’t taste like ocean. Sweet. No salt?” I wondered if finger- “exploratory art” designed specifically for toddlers. Each week
paints have any significant nutritional value. the instructor set up four different projects for us to progress
Isabelle and I have been exploring art in its numerous forms through. We worked at a toddler’s pace, which meant either
since her first love affair with a kid’s Van Gogh book of colors that our short attention span caused us to complete all four

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projects in under twelve minutes, or that we would spend sixty like a helicopter, waving my arms to intercept the impending
full minutes tearing colored tissue paper into tiny bits. I found destruction, but the wonderful people at the museum
myself “exploring” too, and felt guilty when I realized I was assured me that my toddler was doing exactly what the artist
nudging my daughter towards the simple green shaving cream intended.
foam so I could concentrate on a more complex mosaic with Isabelle also likes to simply sit amongst the art and absorb.
seashells. The Helen Lind Sculpture Garden at LeMoyne is one of our
“Remember, it’s the process not the product,” reminds Pam favorite places to soak up culture. I pack snacks and art books
Talley, the owner and instructor. The overzealous parents for us to share. We stroll the brick paths and rest on the stone
collectively sighed and stepped back from our coaching benches as we discuss each sculpture. This is where Isabelle’s
to let our budding artists investigate. This was particularly imagination really comes alive; she pretends each piece of
frustrating during what I call Isabelle’s “Mud Period” – the art can speak only to her. “Listen, mommy, to the art…,” she
time when she discovered over and over that adding brown or exclaims. The sculptures whisper their secrets as we pass, and
black to any color miraculously turns the whole thing brown she nods at them in encouragement.
or black. I kept pushing the yellows and reds, while Pam gently I don’t know if Isabelle will be the next Jackson Pollock or
guided me back to a safe viewing distance. I have a plethora of Vermeer – though she has recently demonstrated a proclivity
framed portraits featuring a single black paint stroke to prove for watercolors – but I know that I won’t have these precious
my restraint. days with her again. So for now, I am content to “ooh” and “aah”
Isabelle and I have learned to mold clay into snakes and over each new toddler creation. As I rinse out her paintbrushes
melt crayons into a blur of waxy hues. We’ve rubbed pencils and replenish her palettes, I realize Pam was right: it is the
onto paper and watched as the outlines of keys and pennies process and not the product that really matters.
and veined leaves emerged. We’ve dripped neon paints into a
salad spinner and spun a rainbow of paper plate masterpieces.
And we’ve stomped aluminum foil into sculptures of swans
and kitties. Each class was thoughtful and adventuresome, and
Pam gently explained the art concepts as we explored in sync.
To encourage a finer appreciation for art, I’ve also organized
outings to each new exhibit at the Mary Brogan Museum
and the LeMoyne Art Foundation. Isabelle asks wonderfully
profound questions like, “Look at the old mummy! Can I
climb it?” and “Why is the picture upside down?” One day,
as we cocked our heads sideways to appreciate the abstract
brush strokes of a very modern artist, she broke the silence
of the gallery by exclaiming, “It’s very messy, mommy.” I
personally thought it resembled one of Isabelle’s mud period
masterpieces, but for the sake of teaching gallery etiquette, I
shushed her and strolled on.
Of course, hands-on art is Isabelle’s favorite method of
discovery. When we happened upon “Complex” by Alex
White in The Art and Ecology Triennial installation at the
Brogan, Isabelle spent an hour happily rearranging the
collection of spray-painted egg cartons on the floor. I hovered
Image: Opposite page - Melissa Scholes Young and her daughter Isabelle enjoy an afternoon of finger painting.

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FOR
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,
weekends, and more. There are some great
birthday party ideas here, as well.

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

African Caribbean Dance Theatre, 539-4087, www.fadf.org. Journey into
Africa with the African Caribbean Dance Theatre. Its weekly schedule
- Denotes First Friday participant (see page 17 or back cover for more information)

Bradfordville Fine Arts Academy, 6494 Thomasville Road, 893-0893, www.
b-fbc.org. Offers instruction in piano, voice, guitar, organ, and brass. A
for youth development training includes Saturday classes in drum and ministry of Bradfordville First Baptist Church.
children’s/beginner’s dance at Palmer-Munroe Community Center at Brush and Palette Studio, 1379 Timberlane Road, 893-1960, www.
1900 Jackson Bluff Road from 10 am-1:30 pm. Each dance class is taught brushandpalettestudio.com. The place where creativity begins! Art classes
with the accompaniment of live African percussion. Prior experience is for kids of all ages, from preschool up. Private lessons also available.
not necessary to participate. Offers birthday parties that feature t-shirt painting or clay sculpture,
Arts Learning Gallery, 500 South Bronough Street, 245-6480, www.florida- pizza, and a special artist’s cake.
arts.org/programs/learninggallery.htm. Hours: M-F, 9 am-4:30 pm, Sa 10 Capital City Shakespeare’s Young Company, 386-6476, Ccshakespeare@
am – 4:30 pm, Su 12-4:30 pm. Located on the first floor of the R.A. Gray aol.com. Made up of high school and middle school students who attend
Building, home of the Museum of Florida History, this gallery features classes in scene study, voice, and movement, and perform Shakespeare’s
the artwork of students, teachers, and lifelong learners. Through an active plays that are adapted for young actors.
program of rotating exhibitions from around the state, the gallery invites Challenger Learning Center, 200 S. Duval Street, 645-STAR, www.
visitors to explore the various developmental stages of the visual artist by challengertlh.com. The region’s only IMAX theatre and planetarium,
showcasing the works of students of all ages and skill levels, including featuring fun and educational shows for kids. Birthday parties also
elder artists and artists with disabilities. available, and include a hands-on activity with the “Flight Director,”
Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee, 528-2403, www.boyschoirtlh.org. A community pizza, and drinks in space themed cups. Parties can also include IMAX
outreach program for young men ages eight to eighteen from public and or Planetarium tickets, or a Mini-Space Mission Simulation.
private schools throughout Tallahassee. The group meets three times weekly Community School of the Performing Arts and Culture, 614 Osceola
for study hall and choir practice. The Boys’ Choir prepares young men for Street, 574-2237. Provides an environment of cultural enhancement and
the twenty-first century through music, discipline, and academic excellence. expression through dance. The school is available to residents of Leon
With its motto “No Excuses,” the choir continues to grow in popularity on and surrounding counties of all ages and gender, and includes ballet,
the local, state, national and international level. The choir has performed jazz, tap, modern, and African dance. In addition to teaching students
at churches, convention halls, nursing homes, group homes, and juvenile the beauty of dance, the school provides students a positive and creative
correctional facilities throughout the United States and abroad. atmosphere that builds confidence and self-esteem.

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Florida Arts and Community Enrichment cost four-week daytime classes in pottery, Montgomery Schools of Dance, 1369 E.
(F.A.C.E.), 644-8533, faceart@aol.com. drawing, cartooning, jewelry crafts, and Lafayette Street, 877-4874. Offers ballet, tap,
Offers classes during non-school hours in others for ages six-twelve. Occasional one- jazz, lyrical, ensemble, and baton, for ages
visual art, music, dance, and theatre free of day Saturday workshops also available. Part three and up. Classes are held weekday
charge for children ages five-eighteen in of the City of Tallahassee’s Award-Winning afternoons and Saturday mornings.
the Frenchtown neighborhood. Monthly Parks and Recreation Department. Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray
outings to local cultural sites, community LeMoyne Art Foundation, 125 N. Gadsden Building, 500 S. Bronough Street, 245-6400,
performances, and mural paintings are St., 222-8800, www.lemoyne.org. After www.museumoffloridahistory.com. Offers free
scheduled throughout the year. school classes for kids (ages six-twelve) Family Craft Hour on the 2nd Wednesday
FSU School of Theatre, Florida State University, and teens (ages thirteen and up) offered of the month, for ages four-ten. Hands-on
Fine Arts Building, 644-6500, theatre.fsu. weekday afternoons and on Saturdays. Pre- and interactive sessions in Florida’s state
edu. Offers the Sue and Richard G. Fallon K art workshops every third Saturday of the history museum with activities varying by
Theatre for Young Audiences Series, which month. Emphasis is hands-on, interactive, month. Also sponsors week-long day camps
features productions particularly suitable for and fun learning, with exposure to a wide from June to August. Camp sessions explore
families. Also offers Adventures in Theatre range of artistic media and methods. Also different themes in Florida history through
Summer Camp, which provides campers offers ArtCamp during the summer for kids field trips, hands-on activities, discussions,
ages five-twelve with the opportunity to ages six-thirteen, for full or half days, which and audiovisual presentations.
experience all aspects of theatre during a include pottery, sculpture, painting, drawing, Music Center, 1221 E. Lafayette Street (next to
two-week summer day camp during the and decorative arts. The Moon), 942-0626. Music store offering
month of June each year. LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, guitar lessons for all ages, beginner to
Gadsden Arts Center, 13 North Madison, 200 West Park Avenue, 606-2665, www. advanced. Also offers new and used musical
Quincy, 875-4866, www.gadsdenarts.com. leoncountylibrary.org. Hours: M-Th, 10 am-9 equipment.
Offers a summer camp of art-making fun, pm, F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 1-6 Musikgarten, Best Beginnings, 1415 Timberlane
where campers experience a variety of art- pm. Offers Babytime for infants from birth Road in Market Square, 668-2119, www.
making techniques and media in the Center’s to two years old along with their parent or best-begin.com/musikgartensignup.html. Early
state-of-the-art drawing, painting, and clay caregiver. Includes stories, fingerplays, rhymes, childhood music program offering morning
studios. Camp is offered for six weeks in June and songs. Preschool Storytime offers the music classes for infants and toddlers up to
and July each year. Also offers art workshops opportunity to develop reading readiness and age three, as well as family music evenings
for children throughout the year. listening skills, as well as a gentle introduction for children up to age five.
Gordon’s String Music, 1903 N. Monroe Street, to group activities for ages two to five. Library Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee,
386-7784. Tallahassee’s home for traditional also features the Summer Reading Program 562-1430, 3244 N. Monroe Street,
music. Quality acoustic instruments for for children grades K-8, to encourage kids performingartscenteroftallahassee.com. Offers
beginners and advanced players, and lessons to keep reading (and win prizes) during classical ballet,tap,jazz,modern,and lyrical dance
for children and adults. the school break. Programs also available at instruction for ages seven and up, as well as an
Home Music Educators, 656-7613, www. branch libraries. early childhood dance program for ages three-six.
homemusiceducators.com. Offers private The Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science,350 Also offers summer programs.
instruction in piano, guitar and voice for South Duval Street, 513-0700, www.thebrogan. Prophecy School of the Arts, 2312 Apalachee
students in their own homes. org. See stars on the first Saturday of every month, Parkway, Suite 10, 222-8085, www.
Jim’s Pianos, 2695-A Capital Circle N.E., 205- with U.S. Cellular StarLab portable planetarium prophecyarts.net. Creative movement and
5467, www.jimspianos.com. Features private shows. Catch a Chemistry Magic Show on the dance classes for children as young as
piano lessons, private music theory lessons, second Saturday of each month, or wise up with toddlers. Offers beginning ballet, beginning
and adult and children’s group lessons. With Smart Art activities on the third Saturday of each tap/jazz, hip hop, Af rican movement,
all lessons, students learn to read music, play month.In the summer,the Brogan combines the and more. The curriculum at Prophecy is
songs by ear and from sheet music, find the best of art and science for Camp AllThat!,offering enhanced by videos, lectures, guest artists,
right harmony to melodies, and experience sessions for four and five year olds, and children performance invitations, and an annual
playing many styles. entering grades K-8. dance showcase.
Killearn Performing Arts, 4500 W. Shannon Mason’s School of Music, 19 North Calhoun Ribits Enchanted Cottage, 215 Lake Ella
Lakes #20, 443-7512 or 894-9364, www. Street, 412-0102, www.masonsmusic.com. Drive, 671-5859, www.ribitsceramics.com.
killearnpa.com. Offers a variety of dance and Private and group lessons in piano, guitar, Offers ceramics and pottery classes for all
drama classes for all ages, preschool to adults. voice, strings, percussion, woodwinds and ages, as well as art-themed birthday parties
Instruction in Irish dance, tap, ballet, modern, brass instruments for all ages. Also offers and summer camp programs.
hip-hop, creative drama, musical theatre, and Kindermusik classes (newborns through Rossier Productions, Inc. (RPI), 224-0372,
social dance (ballroom type) are available. age seven), rock and jazz band classes, www.rossierprod.org. A non-profit film and
Knott House Museum, 301 East Park Avenue, birthday parties, computer music theory lab, video production facility that promotes history,
922-2459, www.museumoffloridahistory. school pickup, and summer camps. Second culture, humanities, and the arts by providing
com. Offers summer poetry workshops for location available in Quincy. educational programs for youth and the
teenagers, Poetry Lasts a Lifetime. Also offers Mission San Luis, 2021 W. Mission Road, community. Offers the Operation Filmmaker
Tallahassee Doll Camp, a one to two week 487-3711, www.missionsanluis.org. Discovery program, a workshop designed to let young
program recommended for ages seven-ten, day camps for ages seven-fifteen are held people have a hands-on experience of creating
where children combine history and art by throughout the year. Offered in both a documentary from concept to completion.
creating their own dolls and stories. Spanish and English, the camps provide
Lafayette Park Arts & Crafts Center, 403 exciting hands-on experiences in topics Images: Opposite page - Children find a turtle at the Tallahassee
Museum, a student enjoys painting pottery, art work by a local
Ingleside Drive, 891-3945, www.talgov.com/ ranging from Spanish heritage to 17th- student. This page - Students from F.A.C.E. celebrate the
parks/commcenter/lfartscrafts.cfm. Offers low- century mission life to archaeology. completion of a mural with former Secretary of State Glenda Hood.

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This program facilitates cross-community and high school students. The Museum also special people. Participants make videos,
exchanges by offering opportunities to students offers fun and educational birthday parties, and create the characters, design the sets
in the local and surrounding counties. including theme parties. and story boards, write the scripts, dance,
Sharon Davis Schools of Dance, 1232 Tallahassee Symphony Youth Orchestras paint, and more. Meets weekly to workshop
Timberlane Road, 893-5900. Offers classes (TSYO), 1345 Thomasville Road, 224- new artistic ideas.
in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, and 9232, www.tallahasseesymphony.org. Offers Young Actors Theatre, 609 Glenview Drive,
pre-school movement for ages three to five orchestras for various levels of playing 386-6602, www.youngactorstheatre.com.
adult. Classes are held weekday afternoons/ ability: Orchestra Fundamentals, Symphonic A non-profit youth theatre and school for
evenings and Saturday mornings, from Strings, Philharmonia, Chamber Orchestra, the performing arts for pre-school through
September to May. and the TSYO Symphony Orchestra. The high school. Offers a comprehensive theatre
Southern Academy of Ballet Arts, 1704-C performance group, the Tallahassee Fiddlers, education program that integrates the three
Capital Circle NE, 222-0174. Beginner is open to students at Philharmonia level and key elements of the performing arts: drama,
and intermediate classes in classical ballet, above. TSYO gives school-age children the music, and dance. Students are placed in classes
contemporary dance, tap, and theatre arts. opportunity to discover the joy of playing according to age, experience, and ability. Classes
Pas de Vie, the school’s performance arm, orchestral music, and presents seasonal are based on September to May curriculum and
presents an end-of-year show in May, and concerts and additional performance feature performance opportunities.
The Nutcracker in December at the FSU opportunities.
School of Theatre Mainstage. Students Tally Piano & Keyboard Studios, 2933
perform in shows, and open auditions are Kerry Forest Parkway, 386-2425, www.
held for community members. tallypiano.com. Offers individual and group
Stubbs Music Center, 1260 Timberlane Road, piano lessons, as well as Piano Adventure
893-8754, www.stubbs.org. Providing music Summer Camps for children ages six-eleven
instruction in North Florida and South in June and July. Note: the preceding listings are for programs designed
Georgia for students of all ages, all levels, and Thomasville Road Academy of the Arts, 3131 especially for children. Many places in other sections,
like the “Get Up, Get Out, & Explore” section, are great
all instruments since 1970. Offers Kindermusik Thomasville Road, 422-7795 x210 or x216,
for kids, too.
program for students from birth to six years of www.thomasvilleroad.org/academy.htm.
age, plus instrumental instruction in piano and Offers instruction in piano, guitar, violin, Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
violin beginning at age four. Other areas of woodwind and brass, percussion, voice, This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
instruction such as music theory, voice, string drama, art, and sign language. A ministry of To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed,
instruments, brass, woodwind, and percussion Thomasville Road Baptist Church. please contact magazine@netcrc.org.
are also available. Wind & Grace, 3620 Shamrock West, 894-
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The Tallahassee Ballet, 224-6917, www. 2888, www.windandgrace.homestead.com.
Youth Orchestra, The Tallahassee Ballet’s DanceChance
tallaballet.com. Community classes for An inclusion-based theatrical troupe for program, creating crafts at Goodwood Museum &
ages eight and up, weekday afternoons and children and creative adults, welcoming Gardens.
Saturdays. Intermediate/advanced ballet for
children, elementary and advanced pointe.
No beginner classes. Also presents periodic

Attention All Teachers!
abbreviated young persons concerts, perfect
for introducing children to ballet.
Tallahassee Girls’ Choir of CHOICE, 576-
7501. Open to girls from eight to eighteen.
Participants meet regularly on Tuesdays and Trying to integrate the arts into all classrooms?
Thursdays to spend time on homework, Looking for fresh ideas to re-energize your lessons?
participate in a variety of enrichment
activities, and practice their music.
Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center, 505
West Pensacola Street, 487-1691, box office • Meet the educators from New York’s Dancing Classrooms featured in the hit movie Mad Hot Ballroom
222-0400, www.tlccc.org. Offers periodic • Enjoy exciting workshops and sample the variety of talent available to bring into
shows specifically for children, and often your classroom
features shows appropriate for young people • Talk to representatives from area arts & cultural organizations to learn about
field trip opportunities, in-school presentations, and artist residencies
as part of the Broadway Series.
Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, • Earn TEC/PAEC credit throughout the day
575-8684, www.tallahasseemuseum.org.
Unique opportunities for children to learn Cultural Resources Commission’s
about animals, nature, and our history Arts in Education Expo
in a hands-on way. Critter Programs are Saturday, August 19, 2006; 9 am – 5 pm
offered on Mondays for children eighteen TCC Legislative Research Center and Museum
months-three and a half years old with 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee
a parent. Pre-School Classes are offered Free Admission (snacks and refreshments provided)
Monday through Friday for ages three and Ample parking available
a half-five years old. Year round Discovery
Day Camps for grades K-5 are presented For more information contact Amanda Karioth Thompson
on weekdays when school is out. Summer at (850) 224-2500 or email athompson@netcrc.org.
camps are available for elementary, middle,

- Classes and/or Private Lessons - Birthday Parties - Performances & Events to Attend - Summer Camp

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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 series featuring nationally and internationally renowned
variety of events including top musical artists, Tallahassee Broadway
Series, sporting events such as FSU basketball, and more.
The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, season tickets 224-0461, individual
concert tickets 644-6500, www.tallahasseesymphony.org. Providing the voice
performing artists from around the world. of classical orchestral music to the Tallahassee community, featuring a
FAMU Music Department, Florida A&M University, 599-3334, www. Masterworks Series, holiday concert, young people’s concert and more.
famumusic.com. Includes student performances, faculty recitals, guest Teatime Concert Series, Brokaw-McDougall House, 329 North Meridian
lecturers and artists of international reputation, festivals, and features Street, 222-7358, www.teatimeconcertseries.com. Afternoon classical
the acclaimed “Marching 100.” concerts paired with an artist/audience tea reception.
Florida State Opera, FSU College of Music, 644-5248, box office 644-6500, www. Voces Angelorum, 942-6075, www.voicesofangelstallahassee.org. Women’s
music.fsu.edu/opera.htm. Provides the Tallahassee community with performances choir dedicated to masterfully performing classical music of excellence.
and activities designed to foster an interest in opera and theatre.
FSU College of Music, Florida State University, 24-hour concert line 644- DANCE
4774, box office 644-6500, www.music.fsu.edu. Offers more than 430
Essence DanceTheatre, Florida A&M University, 412-7525, essencedance@aol.com.
concerts each year, many of which are free.
Dedicated to putting on professional-quality and high-energy productions.
Music on the Lawn, Chez Pierre Restaurant, 1215 Thomasville Road, 222-0936,
FSU Department of Dance, Florida State University, 644-1023, www.fsu.
www.chezpierre.com. Music on Friday nights from March through May, 6-10
edu/~dance. Offers a wide variety of dance concerts throughout the year
pm, featuring jazz and other styles such as swing, samba, Latin & pop.
in the Nancy Smith Fitcher Dance Theatre, and throughout Tallahassee
Tallahassee Bach Parley, 942-6075, www.bachparley.org. Provides a three
and the Southeast Region.
to four concert season of high quality performances of the music of Bach
Kollage Dance Troupe, Florida State University, 645-1385, kdtfl.tripod.
and the Baroque period, held at various venues around Tallahassee.
com. A co-ed hip-hop based dance organization, whose objective is to
Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center, 505 West Pensacola Street, 487-
unite artists from different cultures and backgrounds for the purpose
1691, box office 222-0400, www.tlccc.org. Box office hours: M-F 10 am-5:30
of dance.
pm. A multi-purpose convention and entertainment arena, hosting a

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ENTERTAINMENT

Mahog any Dance T heat re, F l o r i d a
A&M University, 561-2318, Museum of Fine Arts
mahoganydancetheat re@hotmail.com.
The increasingly
Produces and performs two yearly concerts
ambitious research
at various events throughout Tallahassee Department of Dance
of the Museum
and the southeast, with a repertoire The Department of
assures that the scope
including Lindy Hop, African, modern Dance, long-recognized
of programs ranges
dance, ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. from national impact, as one of the country’s
Orchesis Contemporary Dance Theatre, scholarly exhibits and strongest & outstanding
Florida A&M University, 599-8678. Presents a publications to professional programs,
repertory encompassing a variety of movement showcases of offers an environment for
styles with an emphasis on presenting elements regional artists’ works the training and
of the black experience through dance. - always a vital and development of young
The Tallahassee Ballet, 224-6917, box office colorful mix. artists while nurturing the
644-6500, www.tallaballet.com. Presents art of dance.
two full-length productions each year, as
School of Theatre
well as performances from professional
guest artists, and a traditional production Consistently recognized as one of the finest
theatre training programs in the nation, the
of The Nutcracker each December.
School of Theatre emphasizes professional
training and production opportunities side by
THEATRE & FILM side with rigorous classroom learning. Alumni
are working throughout the world on stage,
Capital City Shakespeare in the Park,
screen, and more.
386-6476, ccshakespeare@aol.com. Studies
and performs Shakespeare’s plays for the
enrichment of the Tallahassee community.
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, with a major emphasis
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 MFA thesis
films each August.
FSU School of Theatre, Fine Arts Building,
Florida DANCE
644-6500, theatre.fsu.edu. Top-ranked
theatre program that annually produces
State
plays and musicals in the Fallon Mainstage,
Lab Theatre, and the Augusta Conradi
University ART
Studio Theatre.
COLLEGE OF
FSU Student Life Cinema, Student Life
Building, FSU Campus, 113 S. Wildwood
Drive, 644-4455, movies.fsu.edu. Featuring
VISUAL ARTS THEATRE
THEATRE
five to six nights a week of everything
from the most recent blockbuster movies & DANCE
Your destination for the arts in Tallahassee
to documentaries, indies, and foreign films,
and restored cinema classics.
IMAX Theatre at the Challenger Learning
Theatre A La Carte, 385-6700, www. non-profit youth theatre and school for the
Center, 200 S. Duval Street, 645-STAR, www.
theatrealacarte.org. North Florida’s premiere performing arts.
challengertlh.com. The region’s only IMAX
musical theatre company, offering fall and
Theatre, as well as one of only 15 all-digital
summer musicals annually at Tallahassee
Planetarium Theatres in North America.
Little Theatre. For other performance groups, see pages 15 & 20-21.
Tallahassee Film Society, 386-4404, www.
Theatre TCC!, Tallahassee Community College, Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
tallahasseef ilms.com. Presents foreign,
444 Appleyard Drive, 201-8608, box office
independent, and documentary films on a This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
644-6500, theatre.tcc.fl.edu. Produces quality
limited-showing basis. To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed,
theatre appropriate for the entire family please contact magazine@netcrc.org.
Tallahassee Little Theatre, 1861 Thomasville
at affordable prices in the beautiful and
Road, 224-4597, box office 224-8474, www.
spacious Turner Auditorium. Images: Opposite page (clockwise) - Theatre FSU’s
tallahasseelittletheatre.org. Produces a wide
Young Actors Theatre, 609 Glenview Drive, production of Crazy for You, The Tallahassee Ballet’s
variety of plays and musicals, as well as intimate Beauty and the Beast, Florida State Opera’s production
386-6602, www.youngactorstheatre.com. A
Coffeehouse shows on a second stage. of Handel’s Julius Caesar.

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GET UP, Don’t just sit on the couch watching
reruns of The Golden Girls! Get up, get
out, and explore Tallahassee’s incredible
variety of art galleries, museums, historic

Get Out &
sites, and more.
You never know what you’ll discover
– all you have to do is look.

EXPLORE
For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit www.morethanyouthought.com. - Denotes First Friday participant (see page 17 or back cover for more information)
621 Gallery, 621 Industrial Drive, 224-6163, www.621gallery.com. Hours: W-F 11 am-2 The Capitol Building - 22nd floor, Downtown, S. Duval St., 488-6167, Hours: M-F 8
pm, Sa-Su 12-4 pm. Media such as painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and am-5 pm. One of four tower Capitols in the U.S., featuring a panoramic view from
performance art are featured in eight contemporary exhibitions per year. 22nd floor observatory/art gallery.
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, 487-4115, Ranger Capitol Complex Galleries, 245-6480, www.florida-arts.org. Six galleries, rotating exhibits
Station 487-4556, www.floridastateparks.org. Hours: Daily 8 am-sunset. Home to every three months, designed to showcase Florida artists and arts organizations.
breathtaking floral gardens, eight miles of trails for biking, hiking and horseback City Hall Art Gallery, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 300 South Adams Street, 224-2500,
riding, a boat launch, swimming beach, picnic areas and playgrounds, as well as the www.netcrc.org. Hours: M-F 8 am-5:30 pm. Managed by the Cultural Resources
Maclay House museum. Commission, this gallery offers a diverse selection of works by both regional and
Ars Magna @ the NHMFL, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at FSU, 1800 local artists.
E. Paul Dirac Drive, Innovation Park, 644-8053, www.magnet.fsu.edu. Hours: M-F Claude Pepper Museum, 636 W. Call Street, FSU Campus, 644-9311, www.
9 am-5 pm. Features local 2-D, 3-D and mixed media artists exploring the science claudepepper.org/museum. Hours: M-F 8:30 am-5 pm. Exhibits dramatically portray
of art and the art in science. the personal and political experiences of U.S. Senator Claude Pepper, one of the
Art Galleries at Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, 201-8713, most influential and longest serving members of Congress.
www.tcc.fl.edu/dept/cohu/art/artgallery.htm. Hours: M-F, 12 noon-4 pm. The Fine Art Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida A&M University, Foster Tanner Fine Arts
Gallery features changing exhibits by faculty, students, and local and regional artists.The Building, 599-3161. Hours: M-F 10 am-noon, 1-4 pm. Exhibits and events focus on
Ralph Hurst Gallery showcases the artwork and collection of sculptor Ralph Hurst. the richness of visual art as an expression of material culture, history, and creative
ArtPort Gallery, Tallahassee Regional Airport, 3300 Capital Circle SW, 224-2500, genius, featuring artists from the African Diaspora.
www.netcrc.org. Hours: Daily 8 am-11:30 pm. Managed by the Cultural Resources FSU International Center Art Gallery, 107 South Wildwood Drive, FSU Campus,
Commission, this gallery exhibits the work of local artists in all media with 645-4793, www.internationalcenter.fsu.edu. Hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm. An exhibition
shows changing every five to six weeks. space for international artists from the FSU and Tallahassee communities.
Arts Learning Gallery, 500 South Bronough Street, 245-6480, http://www.florida-arts. FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Fine Arts Building, 644-1254,
org/programs/learninggallery.htm. Hours: M-F, 9 am-4:30 pm, Sa 10 am – 4:30 pm, Su www.mofa.fsu.edu. Hours: M-F 9 am-4 pm, Sa-Su 1-4 pm, closed weekends during the
12-4:30 pm. Features the artworks of students, teachers, and lifelong learners. summer. A lively mix of exhibitions from new and nationally known artists.
The Black Archives Capitol Complex at the Historic Union Bank, 219 Apalachee Goodwood Museum & Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Road, 877-4202, www.
Pkwy., 561-2603, www.famu.edu/acad/archives. Hours: M-F 9 am-4 pm. Exhibits goodwoodmuseum.org. Hours: Main House Tours M-F 10 am-4 pm, Sa 10 am-2 pm;
focus on the experiences and contributions of African Americans throughout the Garden M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sa 10 am- 2 pm. Antebellum plantation house situated
state, with special emphasis on famous Black Floridians. on sixteen acres of sprawling lawns, gardens and centuries-old oaks.

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EXPLORING

Down the
John G. Riley Center / Museum of African
American History and Culture, 419 E. Jefferson
Street, 681-7881, www.rileymuseum.org. Hours: Think you’ve
M, W, F 10 am-4 pm, Saturdays by appointment.
Featuring a variety of exhibits based on the history seen and done it
and heritage of African American culture. all in Tallahassee?
The Kirk Collection, The Public Broadcast Center, 1600 Well, there’s
Red Barber Plaza, www.wfsu.org. Hours: M-F 9

Road
am-5 pm. A 300-piece collection of antique radios, another world
televisions, musical instruments, microphones waiting just a few
and other sounds equipment from the turn of the
century through the 1950’s.
miles in every
Knott House Museum, 301 East Park Avenue, 922- direction. Check
2459, www.museumoffloridahistory.com. Hours: out the arts in
W-F 1-4 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm; closed August. Historic
home dating back to the 1840’s, reflecting a unique Quincy, Havana,
perspective on the evolution of Tallahassee. Monticello,
LeMoyneArtFoundation,125 N.Gadsden St.,222-8800, Apalachicola,
www.lemoyne.org.Hours:Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm,Su 1-5 pm.
One-and-a-half acre site including the main galleries in Bainbridge, and
the historic Meginiss-Munroe House, the LeMoyne all the rest, right
Gift Shop, and a lush sculpture garden.
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, 200 West
down the road.
Park Avenue, 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. Offers monthly exhibits on
the walls and in glass exhibition cases, featuring
artwork, collectibles, and rare books.
Lichgate on High Road, Laura Jepsen Institute, 1401 Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, It’s a Jem Fine Art,307 North Main St.,Havana (15
High Road, 383-6556, www.lichgate.com. Hours:Tu 10 527 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA, (229) miles from Tallahassee), 539-0335, www.itsajem.
am - 2 pm, F 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and by appointment. 247-2787 (84 miles from Tallahassee), www.lvac. com. Hours: M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 12-6 pm.
A lovingly built enchanted cottage reminiscent of the org. Hours: M-Th 10 am-6 pm, F-Sa 10 am Monticello Opera House, 185 W. Washington
fairytale cottages of childhood stories. – 4 pm, Su 1-4 pm. Street, Monticello (30 miles from Tallahassee),
The Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science, 350
Bainbridge Little Theater, 220 Troupe Street, 997-4242, moperahouse@juno.com.
South Duval Street, 513-0700, www.thebrogan.org.
Hours: M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. Featuring Bainbridge,GA (42 miles from Tallahassee),(229) Pebble Hill Plantation, U.S. Highway 319,
permanent hands-on and traveling science 246-8345, www. bainbridgelittletheater.com. Thomasville, GA (30 miles from Tallahassee),
exhibits, and a multitude of fine art exhibits Bonifay Guild for the Arts, 1695 Highway 177, (229) 226-2344, www.pebblehill.com. Hours:
highlighting sculpture, painting, photography, Bonifay (90 miles from Tallahassee), 547-3530, Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm.
multi-media and folk art. bonifayguild@earthlink.net. Quincy MusicTheatre, 118 East Washington St.,
Mission San Luis, 2021 W. Mission Road, 487-3711, Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola Quincy (25 miles from Tallahassee), 875-9444,
www.missionsanluis.org. Hours: T-Su 10 am-4 pm. (75 miles from Tallahassee), 653-3200, www. www.qmtonline.com.
A visit to Mission San Luis takes you back in dixietheatre.com. San Marcos De Apalache Historic State Park, 148
time to a place where Native people and Spanish First Street Gallery, 204 First Street NW, Old Fort Road,St.Marks(20 miles fromTallahassee),
colonists lived lives intertwined by religion and
Havana (15 miles from Tallahassee), 539-5220, 922-6007. Hours: Th-M 9 am-5 pm.
economic circumstance.
Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray Building, www.firststreetartgallery.com. Hours: F-Sa 10 Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
500 S. Bronough Street, 245-6400, www. am-5 pm, Su 12-5 pm. north of Live Oak (80 miles from Tallahassee),
museumoffloridahistory.com. Hours: M-F 9 am-4:30 Gadsden Arts Center, 13 North Madison, (904) 364-1683, www.musicliveshere.com.
pm, Sa 10 am-4:30 pm, Su and holidays 12-4:30 pm.; Quincy (25 miles from Tallahassee), 875-4866, Swamp Gravy, Cotton Hall, Colquitt, GA (64
extended hours from 5 pm-8 pm on the 3rd Thursday of www.gadsdenarts.com. Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-5 miles from Tallahassee), (229) 758-5450, www.
each month. Permanent and temporary exhibits that pm, Su 1-5 pm. swampgravy.com.
highlight significant periods and individuals that Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, 222 Clark Thomasville Cultural Center,600 E.Washington
have helped to shape the Sunshine State. Drive, Panacea, FL (30 miles from Tallahassee), 850- St.,Thomasville, GA (35 miles from Tallahassee),
The Old Capitol, 400 South Monroe Street, www.
984-5297, www.gulfspecimen.org. Hours: M-F 9 (229) 226-0588, www.tccarts.org. Gallery
museumoffloridahistory.com, 487-1902. Hours: M-
F 9 am-4:30 pm, Sa 10 am-4:30 pm, Su 12-4:30
am-5 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm, Su 12 pm-4 pm hours: M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 1-5 pm.
pm. Provides an intriguing look into the world of
Florida politics, and the people and events that
have helped shape the Sunshine State.
Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research
Center & Museum, Carnegie Library, Florida
A&M University, 599-3020, www.famu.edu/acad/ Habitat Zoo, historical buildings, hands-on
archives. Hours: M-F 9 am-5 pm. Specialty museum exhibits, the Natural Science Building, and a
and archives that collects, preserves, and displays recreation of a 19th century Big Bend Farm. For other places to explore, see pages 15-17.
information about the history of Africans and African Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, 423 E. Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
Americans from ancient times to the present. Virginia Street, 488-7100, www.taltrust.org. Hours:
Tallahassee Automobile Museum, 3550-A Mahan M-F 9 am-4 pm. Contains an extensive library of This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
Drive, 942-0137, www.tacm.com. Hours: M-Sa 10 books, reports, periodicals, photographs, and maps To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed,
am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. A vast selection of rare please contact magazine@netcrc.org.
relating to Tallahassee, the region, and the state.
antique cars that date as early as the 1860’s.
Images: Opposite page (clockwise) - Goodwood
Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, 575-
Museum and Gardens, a bald eagle at Tallahassee
8684, www.tallahasseemuseum.org. Hours: M-Sa
Museum, a quilt from the CRC’s By Hand exhibition
9 am-5 pm, Su 12:30-5 pm. Featuring the Natural
at City Hall.

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FEATURE

A particular focus of the new playground is accessibility.The play area has

the ART OF ADA-compliant equipment that allows children with or without special
needs to use it. The Junior League has already targeted enhancements to
make the playground even more accessible to children with disabilities,

PLAY
and has recently received a $15,000 grant from the state Department of
Health’s Division of Obesity Prevention for this purpose. Plans are in place
to add a swing set with two accessible swings for children with limited
mobility, and a raised sand table that children with wheelchairs can use.
The Junior League of Tallahassee organized and helped to fund this
unique community project. Close to 400 volunteers pitched in to make the
new playground happen during a four-day “barn-raising style” community
build in early May. Local businesses and individuals contributed tools,
equipment, building materials, cash, and time to the project.
by Randi Goldstein Established in 1960, the Junior League of Tallahassee is a nonprofit
Editor, Capital Culture Magazine organization of women committed to improving the lives of children and

W
here can you find a “monster” made from reclaimed tires,
a climbing wall painted with images of native Florida
flora and fauna, and a tree fort with lookout tower, slides,
and ramps for accessibility? Where can children play music on a set of giant
chimes beneath a hand-painted mural of a Florida panther?
Thanks to the Junior League of Tallahassee and about 400 community
volunteers, you can find a brand new educational, interactive playground with
a cultural focus at the Tallahassee Museum. More than twice the size of the
previous play area, the colorful new playground is intended for children from
pre-school to age 12, and accents the Museum’s focus on Florida history and
natural science as well as highlighting music and art features.
Russell Daws, executive director of the Tallahassee Museum sums up the
project: “Our playground truly reflects what can be done when a community
and hundreds of volunteers work together towards a common goal.”
The fun and educational playscape was designed by Learning Structures,
Inc. of Somersworth, New Hampshire. Incorporating ideas gathered from The Junior League and about 400 community volunteers worked diligently to construct the new playground.
local children and community members, Learning Structures planned the one-
of-a-kind playground using its signature “playgrounds that teach” concept. families through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
According to Learning Systems, “For a playground to be great, it must offer The League’s 600 members commit more than 5,000 volunteer hours and
children the opportunity to explore, discover, invent, imagine, cooperate – to be a raise more than $80,000 annually for the local community.
monkey swinging from a tree or an astronaut charting space. Each playground The Junior League’s relationship with the Tallahassee Museum goes
provides stimulating play opportunities for children with a broad range of back to the Museum’s beginning. The original drive to establish what was
physical abilities.” then known as “The Junior Museum,” was organized and partly funded
The overall design incorporates by the Junior League in the late 1950s.Throughout the next decades, the
entertaining and interactive League continued to sponsor Museum projects, and in the 1991, sponsored
elements that focus on providing the Discovery Center, its largest project in terms of funding and volunteer
educational content related to the hours to date. This latest project comes just in time for the Museum’s 50th
Big Bend region. Learning tools anniversary celebration in 2007.
are integrated throughout the Oh, did we mention that there’s a dugout canoe that makes you feel
playground.Children can match up like you’re actually gliding through the water? Or that there’s a mini-ship
native animals with their footprints, with portholes and telescopes designed especially for younger children? So
track the life cycles of native Florida bring the kids. Just be sure you don’t forget your imagination!
insects, and follow a gopher tortoise
into her den,all without ever leaving
Gilchrist Elementary School third-grader Mason
Ballard practices the chimes at the playground’s the playground.
Florida Panther Music Wall.

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ALTERNATIVE

Fiction Collective Two (FC2) Readings, 644- Off Street Players, 907-5743, paminole@yahoo.

Tired 2260, www.fc2.org. Sponsors periodic readings
of innovative, challenging, and sophisticated
writing followed by book signings.
Floyd’s Music Store, 666-1 West Tennessee St.,
com. Produces work by new playwrights or
newer plays by established authors.
OncomingTraffic,445-8076,www.oncomingtraffic.
net. An experimental comedy troupe specializing

of the Tried www.floydsmusicstore.com, 222-3506. Hosts an
array of live music concerts.
FSU Oglesby Gallery, FSU Oglesby Student
in short form improv comedy.
Railroad Square Art Park, 567 Industrial Drive,
224-1308, www.railroadsquare.com. A collection

& true?
Expand your horizons with independent
Union, 644-3898, www.union.fsu.edu/artcenter.
Hours: M-F 8 am-10 pm, Sa-Su 12 pm-10 pm.
Features art collections from students, faculty
and the community,offering fresh interpretations,
of World War II-era warehouses now used as art
galleries, studios, and small businesses.
Tallahassee Little Theatre Coffeehouse Series,
1861 Thomasville Road, offices 224-4597, box
music,experimentaltheatre,avant-gardeart,or engaging themes, and varying perspectives. office 224-8474, www.tallahasseelittletheatre.
Maggie Allesee National Center for org. Alternative and challenging contemporary
offbeat poetry readings.Expect to be surprised Choreography, Montgomery Hall, FSU theatre performed in the intimate atmosphere
and delighted when you venture off the Campus, 645-2449, www.mancc.org. An of a 70-90 seat flexible space.
beaten path to the world of the alternative. artist-centered environment that facilitates Tallahassee Progressive Center, 1720 S. Gadsden
creativity, research, training, documentation and St., 222-1888, www.tallprogcen.com. Hours: M-F
- Denotes First Friday participant dissemination of new knowledge in dance. 11 am-9 pm, Sa 12-5 pm. A collective of galleries,
(see page 17 or back cover for more information) Mickee Faust Club, 623 McDonnell Drive, a café, a fair trade store, and two museums.
224-3089, www.mickeefaust.com. Performs The Warehouse, 706 W. Gaines Street, 222-6188.
cabaret-style shows, heavy on political parody, Features acoustic music, improv jazz, traditional
621 Gallery, 621 Industrial Drive, 224-6163, in a lime green and purple barn at the lip of Irish and bluegrass music, as well as literary and
www.621gallery. com. Hours: W-F 11 am-2 pm, Railroad Square. poetry readings.
Sa-Su 12-4 pm. Featuring eight contemporary The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St. 878-6900, www. Waterworks, 1133 Thomasville Road, 224-1887.
art exhibitions per year. Media such as moonevents.com. Box office hours: M-F 12-6 pm. Hours: M-F 5 pm-2 am, Sa 8 pm-2 am, Su 9 pm-
painting, sculpture, photography, installation, Hosts major concerts featuring country,rock,R&B, 2 am. Live jazz club with a Polynesian décor,
and performance art are showcased. rap, reggae, jazz, and other popular formats. also featuring Latin salsa on Thursdays.
Anhinga Press Poetry Readings, 442-1408,
www.anhinga.org. Small press poetry publisher
that sponsors Wednesday night literary reading
series in conjunction with Apalachee Press.
Apalachee Blues Society, 668-5863, www.
apalacheebluessociety.org. Brings special blues
concerts to the Tallahassee region and supports
Tallahassee venues that present blues music.
Back Talk Poetry Troupe, 459-7399, www.
blackonblackrhyme.com. Sponsors a weekly poetry
jam featuring an open mic plus live music.
Bannerman’s, 6800 Thomasville Road, 668-8800.
Hours: M-Th 11am-midnight, F-Sa 11 am- 2
am, Su 12 noon-7 pm. Live music every week,
with acoustic music on Wednesdays, classic
rock on Fridays, and swing on Saturdays.
The Beta Bar, 809 Railroad Avenue, 425-2697,
www.thebetabar.com. Offers a selection of 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, hosting a
different blues artist each weekend.
The Brink, 284-5753, thebrinktheatre@hotmail.com. For up-to-date schedules and event information, visit
Graduate and undergraduate students at FSU www.morethanyouthought.com.
performing new and alternative theatrical works. Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
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, including
jazz, R&B, pop and rock artists.
Club Downunder, Oglesby Union, Florida State
University, 644-6673, union.fsu.edu/edu. Offers
performances throughout the week by nationally
recognized bands and comedy shows. Charlie Musselwhite (pictured with his band) performing at the Bradfordville Blues Club on October 12th

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SHOPPING

Arts Shopping
Cover your walls with fine art, accentuate 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 create 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
- Denotes First Friday participant (see page 17 or back cover for more information)

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.
ArtisTree, 1355 A-3 Market Street, 893-2937, www.bigbendhospice.org. Pyramid Studios, 1770 Thomasville Road, 513-1733, www.
Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm. pyramidinc.org. Hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm.
Ash Gallery, 438 W. Georgia St., 510-5621, Railroad Square Art Park, 567 Industrial Drive,
anniesharris@earthlink.net. Hours: Sa 9 am- 224-1308, www.railroadsquare.com.
rketplace
4 pm and by appointment. Downtown Ma Sally Rude Antiques and Fine Art Gallery, 1123
on Park
Glasshopper, The Galler y at Market Ponce de Le Thomasville Rd., 222-4020, www.trocadero.com/mctc.
@ Monroe St
Street, 1419 Market Street, 668-5007, www.
Park Avenue Hours: M-Sa 11 to 6’ish. Appraisals by appointment.
glasshopperonline.com. Hours: M-F 10 am- 297-3945 Signature Art Gallery, 2779 Capital Circle NE,
5:30 pm, Sa 11 am-3 pm. market.com
www.do town
wn
air market
297-2422, www.signatureartgallery.com. Hours:
Glassworks by Susan, 1661 North Monroe St., 222- s premier op
en M-F 10 am-5:30 pm, Sa 10 am-2 pm.
5095. Hours: Tu-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. Tallahassee’ te rt ai nm en t, mu si
c,
en South of Soho Co-op Gallery, 563 Industrial Drive,
ho st s li ve cr af ts from region
al
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Historically Florida: Florida’s History Shops, arts and fi gn in gs and literary Railroad Square Art Park, 907-3590, jzenickmail@aol.
ok si
Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray Building, artists, bo esh produce. com. Hours: Sa 12-5 pm, Su 12-4 pm.
thors, and fr
245-6396, Old Capitol, 922-2432, The Capitol chats with au ev en ts in clude The
ial
Annual spec Ar t at Your Feet Thomas Eads Fine Art, 1122 Thomasville Road,
Plaza Level, 487-2044. Hours vary - consult the ograph y;
Bangles
Art of Phot t; Be ad s, Unit 8, 224-1435, www.thomaseadsfineart.com.
website: www.floridashistoryshop.com. t Contes
Sidewalk Ar Sh ow ; Th e Art of Hours: Tu-Su 11 am-7 pm.
Jewelry
Images of Tallahassee, 1355 Market St., #A10-2, and Baubles Go od Bu ys ; From
o to Some ; and
Glass; Hell cl e Whee ls Visitors Center Gift Shop & Gallery, 106 E.
894-5596, www.RussellGraceImages.com. Hours: ls to Bicy
Potter’s Whee fo r ch il dr en. Jefferson St., 413-9200, www.seetallahassee.com.
M-F, 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. activities
many special h - No ve mb er,
Hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm, Sa 9 am-1 pm.
ay from Marc
Every Saturd
* Karen Mack’s Gallery, 645 McDonnell Drive, 8 am - 2 pm
.
Railroad Square Art Park, 942-6565, www.customtiles. White Cottage, 1314 E. 7th Avenue, 222-3499,
again!
com. Hours: M-Sa 10 am - 6 pm.
Thank you, come www.thomasdeans.com.

* LeMoyne Gifts and Art Supplies, 133 N. Wild Women Art Gallery, 567 Industrial Dr.,
Gadsden St., 222-2234, www.lemoyne.org. Hours: Railroad Square Art Park, 224-1308, ubewild@
T-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. aol.com. Hours: M-F 11 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

Shop at the Ho
10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm.
Gordon’s String Music, 1903 North Monroe
Street, 386-7784. Hours: M-F 10 am-6 pm, CRC’s F irst Frida
y Ga
p!
Sa 12-4 pm. llery Hop, 224-250
On the first Friday 0, www.netcrc.org/fr
of every month, mu iday.html.
Jim’s Pianos, 2695-A Capital Circle N.E., until at least 9 pm wi seums and galleries
th no admission charg stay open from 6 pm
205-5467, www.jimspianos.com. Hours: M-F and special events for e, often featuring op
the public. Check the enings, receptions,
10 am–6 pm, Sa 10 am – 5 pm. the CRC’s Web site Tallahassee Democra
for a complete list of t’s Limelight or
who’s open each mo
Music Masters, 1114 N. Monroe St., 224- Do n’t wa nt to dr nth.
6158, www.musicm.com. Hours: M-F 9 am-6 ive f ro m pla ce to
on-board tour guide pla ce ? Ta ke th e
s, the CRC’s First sh ut tle ! W ith its
pm, Sa 10 am- 6 pm. way to sample a va Friday Gallery Ho
riety of loc al art p Shuttle is a great
Music Center, 1221 E. Lafayette Street (next hear about what’s go and
ing on around town
to The Moon), 942-0626. Hours: M-Sa 10 the same time. Every at
First Friday, shuttles
am-6 pm, Su 12 pm-5 pm. depart from Chez
Pierre Restaurant (12
Thomasville Road) 15
Music Xchange,221 EastThird Ave.,681-7443,www. at 6:15 pm for a thr
hour tour of many ee
themusicxchange.com.Hours: M-Sa 10 am - 6:30 pm. of the participating
Friday galleries/muse First
ums. Shuttle tickets
Stringfest, 4352 Charles Samuel Drive, 668- only $5 per person an are
6896, www.stringfest.com. Hours: M-F 5-10 d will go on sale at 5:0
pm the day of the 0
pm, Sa –Su 1-10 pm. event outside Chez
park in the TMH pa Pierre. Shuttle riders
rking lot across 6th are encouraged to
Vinyl Fever, 2256 W. Pensacola St., 580-2480, Avenue from Chez
Pierre.
www.vinylfever.com. Hours: M-Sa 10 am-9
pm, Su 12-7 pm.
Special Upcom
ing
Handmade Jewelry Art Buying Eve
Artsy Phartsy Chics, 2522 Capital Circle, NE.
October 19-22,
nts
Hours: Tu-F 10 am – 6 pm, Sa 10 am – 4 pm.
Goodwood Antiq 06 20
ues & Treasures
Blue Abaco Trading Company, 1690 Miccosukee Road, Show , Go od wo od
877-4202, www.goo M use um & Ga rde
Raymond Diehl Road, 325-2323, www. dealers from aroun dwoodmuseum.org. ns , 16 00
d the countr y displa Featuring more tha
blueabaco.com. Hours: M-Sa 10 am-6:30 buildings and on the yin g diverse items in Go n 25
grounds. odwood’s historic
pm, Su 12-5 pm.

* EtCeterocks Gallery, 1038 Commercial
Drive, Railroad Square Art Park, www.et-
ceterocks.com. Hours: Th-Sa, 11:30 am-4:30
pm or by appointment.
Quincie’s Art Jewelry, 1325 Thomasville
Dance & Theatrical Art Supplies
Road, 222-8411, www.quinciehamby.com. Supplies
Reaver Enterprises Fine Art Supplies, 1042
Hours: T, Th, F 10 am - 2 pm & 3 -6 pm, W Commercial Drive, Railroad Square Art
10 am-2 pm. Halimeda’s Oasis, 2609 Glover Road, 421-
5151 or (866) 377-5151, www.halimedasoasis. Park, 561-6285, home.earthlink.net/~trreaver.
com. Hours: M-F 6:30 pm-9:30 pm or by Hours: W-F 10 am-5:30 pm, Sa 12:30 pm-
Books & Video appointment. 5:30 pm.

Book Den, 1836 Thomasville Road, 980-2989, Head Over Heels Dancewear, 1621 N. Utrecht Art Supplies (formerly Bill’s Art
www.Book-Den.com. Hours: Tu-Th 10 am-9 Monroe Street, 224-5140, www.head-over- City), 1350 East Tennessee Street, 877-0321,
pm, F-Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 12-9 pm. heels.com. Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am - 6 pm. www.utrecht.com. Hours: M-F 9 am-5 pm,
Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 12-5 pm.
Paperback Rack, 1005 North Monroe St., Magic & Fun Costume Shop, 1787 W.
224-3455. Hours: M-Sa 9 am-9 pm, Su 12 Tennessee Street, 224-6244. Hours: M-F 11
noon - 6 pm. am-7 pm, Sa 11 am-5 pm. * These organizations also carry art supplies.
Video 21, 1449 E. Lafayette St., 878-3921. Hours:
M-F 10 am - 11 pm, Sa-Su 11 am - 11 pm.
For other places to buy local art and souvenirs, see pages 12, 13 & 15. 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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AUGUST OCTOBER
CaribbeanCarnival,8/18-19,DowntownTallahassee,878-5148,www.carnivaltallahassee. Antiques & Treasures Show, 10/19-22, Goodwood Museum & Gardens, 1600
com. A panorama of colorful sounds,music,and food that satisfies the soul.Carnival Miccosukee Road, 877-4202, www.goodwoodmuseum.org. Featuring more than
Parade is a master showcase of Caribbean artists and dancers in costumes decked with 25 dealers from around the country displaying diverse items in Goodwood’s
brilliant feathers,sequins,and rhinestones in artful displays. The fun-filled events for historic buildings and on the grounds.
children include face painting, mask making, limbo dancing, and storytelling. Blessing of the Animals, 10/7, 10 am-2 pm, Mission San Luis, 2021 W. Mission
PossumFestivalandFunDay,8/5,Highway 77,Wausau,638-1781,www.thewtdc.com. Road, 487-3711, www.missionsanluis.org. Bring your family pets to be blessed
Come Friday night for the Possum King and Queen Contests (contestants dress in by a Franciscan priest. Pets and their owners are treated to free giveaways,
their tackiest attire and donate a recipe for cooking possum), and stay for Saturday’s and photographs of each animal’s blessing are available for purchase.
parade,5000-meter “PossumTrot,”and auction when local politicians and celebrities Fall Fever, Railroad Square Art Park, 224-1308, www.railroadsquare.com. Live
bid against one another for the rights to a live possum. Visit arts and crafts booths, music, open artist studios and galleries, face painting, a New Orleans style
while you listen to local bluegrass,gospel,and country bands.Try a sample of a variety parade, food, animal rescue displays and more. Bring your friends and family
of unique southern foods including possum stew and possum ice cream. and come enjoy the fun!
SEPTEMBER Greek Food Festival, Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church, 1645 Phillips
Downtown Getdowns, Friday nights before FSU home football games, Adams Street Road, 878-0747, www.greece.org/HolyMother/festival. Purchase Greek
between Pensacola Street and Park Avenue, 487-8087, www.uwbb.org. Live specialties to eat under the tents or to take home. Stock up on mouth-
entertainment, food, merchants displaying their wares, activities for the kids, and watering Greek pastries for holiday entertaining. Find authentic Greek
much more.These combination pep rallies/block parties/food samplers benefit the souvenirs and enjoy a Greek band and dancers.
United Way of the Big Bend. Halloween Howl, 10/27-28, 6-10 pm, Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive,
ExperienceAsiaFestival,9/30,E.Peck Green Park,Park Ave.across from the LeRoy Collins 575-8684, www.tallahasseemuseum.org. This two-evening family event is a
Leon County Public Library, 906-9321, www.asiantlh.org. The Asian Coalition of haunting, howling good time with tricks and treats, live music, and things
Tallahassee presents a fun day for the whole family,featuring Asian arts and crafts and that go bump in the night. There is a children’s trail for youngsters from
cuisine.Experience the sights and sounds of Asia with music and dance performances 6-7:30 pm, but when darkness falls, only veteran ghouls dare follow the
from China,India,Japan,and the Philippines,plusTaoistTai Chi,aTaiwanese puppet guides through the adult trail. Fun for all ages.
show, and more from our local and regional Asian communities. Havana Bead, Jewelry & Art Extravaganza, 10/7-8, The Planter’s Exchange,

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204 Second Street, Havana, 539-6343, www. Music at the Old Capitol, 400 South
havanaextrav.com. Attracts thousands of bead NOVEMBER M o n r o e S t r e e t , 4 8 7 - 1 9 0 2 , w w w.
lovers, jewelry, and art collectors. Features Big Bend Folklife Festival, Tallahassee museumoffloridahistory.com.
jewelry artists plus sellers of unusual beads Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, 575-8684, The Nutcracker, Ruby Diamond Auditorium,FSU
and other supplies for making jewelry. The www.tallahasseemuseum.org. Campus, 644-6500, www.tallaballet.com.
surrounding shopping district has a plethora Bookfest, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Rock-a-Thon, Culture to Culture, John G.
of gifts and collectibles, antiques, spectacular Library, 200 West Park Avenue, 606-2665, Riley Center/Museum, 419 E. Jefferson
art and vintage clothing. www.leoncountylibrary.org. Street, 681-7881, www.rileymuseum.org.
Monarch Butterfly Festival, 10/28, St. Marks Bradley’sCountryFunDay,10655 Centerville Road, Sugarplum Fair and Nutcracker Character
National Wildlife Refuge, 1255 Lighthouse 893-1647, www.bradleyscountrystore.com. Breakfast, Goodwood Museum & Gardens,
Rd., St. Marks, 925-6121, saintmarks.fws.gov. Down on the Farm Festival, Spanish Moss Farm, 222-1287, www.tallaballet.com.
Learn about the amazing migrating monarch 1300 Ball Farm Road, Quincy, 850-875-3862, WinterFestival: A Celebration of Lights,
butterflies and butterfly gardening. Lots of www.downonthefarmfestival.com. Music, and the Arts, Downtown Tallahassee,
interesting exhibits, programs and guided tours. Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival, Thomasville 891-3860, www.talgov.com.
Includes food and gift vendors. Cultural Center, 600 East Washington St.,
Next to the Last Armageddon Show, 10/28, Thomasville, GA, 229-226-0588, www. JANUARY
621 Gallery, 621 Industrial Drive, 224-6163, pwaf.org. Children’s Day at the Museum, Museum of
www.621gallery.com. Annual Halloween Punkin’ Chuckin’, Mickee Faust Clubhouse, Florida History, R.A. Gray Building, 500
non-juried thematic “Free-For-All”exhibition 623 McDonnell Drive, 224-3089, www. South Bronough Street, 245-6400, www.
with works of nearly 100 local artists. Bring a mickeefaust.com. museumoffloridahistory.com.
flashlight and wear a costume. Swine Time Festival, Climax, GA, 229-248- Freedom Blues Festival, 668-5863, www.
Pumpkin Festival, 10/14, Downtown Havana, 8850, www.swinetimefestival.com. freedombluesfest.org.
Rattlesnake Round-Up,Whigham Fairgrounds,
539-1544, www.havanaflorida.com. Fall family DECEMBER Whigham, GA, 229-762-3774.
fun with face painting, food vendors, antiques Annual Old-Fashioned Holiday Open House,
and collectibles vendors, music, rides, costume Lichgate on High Road, 1401 High Road, FEBRUARY
contests, and more. 383-6556, www.lichgate.com. Black History Month Festival, 877-0453,
Zoobilee, 10/13, 7-10 pm, Tallahassee Museum, Arts and Antiques Fair, FSU Museum of Fine BlackHistoryMonthFestival@comcast.net.
3945 Museum Drive, 575-8684, www. Arts, Florida State University Fine Arts Other Words: A Conference of Literary
tallahasseemuseum.org. The grown-ups’ Building, 644-1254, www.mofa.fsu.edu. Magazines, Independent Publishers, and
opportunity to enjoy the natural setting of the Camellia Christmas, Maclay Gardens State Writers, Florida State University, 442-1408,
Tallahassee Museum after-hours, with food, Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, 487-4115, www.anhinga.org.
drink, and live music in a casual atmosphere. www.floridastateparks.org/maclaygardens. Romantic Readings, Knott House Museum,
Whether it’s a Fiesta Frenzy, Bootcamp Boogie, or Candle Light Tour of Goodwood, Goodwood 301 East Park Avenue, 922-2459, www.
of the Asian Persuasian,this theme party happens Museum & Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Rd., museumoffloridahistory.com.
to be the wildest “fun” raiser in Tallahassee. 877-4202, www.goodwoodmuseum.org. Seven Days of Opening Nights, Florida State
EARLY NOVEMBER Commemorative Holiday Mass, Mission San University, 644-7670, box office 644-6500,
Florida Seafood Festival, 11/3-4, Battery Luis, 2021 W. Mission Road, 487-3711, www. www.sevendaysfestival.org.
Park, Apalachichola, 653-9419, www. missionsanluis.org. Tallahassee Celtic Festival and Scottish
floridaseafoodfestival.com. Florida’s oldest Elf Night, Dorothy B. Oven Park, 3205 Highland Games, Sunny Hill Farm,
maritime exhibit, this annual three-day event Thomasville Rd., 891-3915, www.talgov.com. 7100 Roberts Road, 894-6270, www.
draws thousands of visitors to the scenic Holiday Exhibition & Lighted Sculpture tallahasseecelticfestival.com.
historic town at the mouth of the Apalachicola Garden, LeMoyne Art Foundation, 125 N. Valentine’s Day Dinner, Goodwood Museum
River. Features seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, Gadsden St., 222-8800, www.lemoyne.org. and Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Road, 877-
seafood-related events and displays, oyster Holiday Magic Concert, Ruby Diamond 4202, www.goodwoodmuseum.org.
eating, oyster shucking, a parade, a 5K Redfish Auditorium, FSU Campus, 224-0461, tickets Valentine Serenades by the Barbershop
Run, and a Blessing of the Fleet. 644-6500, www.tallahasseesymphony.org. Harmony Society, 562-3876, daveb624@
Mule Day, 11/4, Calvary, GA, 229-377-MULE, Holiday Open House, Knott House Museum, yahoo.com.
301 East Park Avenue, 922-2459, www.
www.caironet.com/mule.htm. More than 500
museumoffloridahistory.com. MARCH
booths of arts,crafts,and other wares,plus mules, Artists in Bloom Festival, Florida A&M
old fashioned wagons, and hitching gear.There’s “Just One More” Invitational Art Festival,
Ponce de Leon and Bloxham Parks at Monroe University, 599-3430.
a parade with prizes for the prettiest, ugliest, and Civil War Battlefield Re-Enactment, Natural
most ornery mules, plus a Mule Museum that Street, 980-8727, www. downtownmarket.
com. Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site, 1022
will take you back to the days of “shade”tobacco DeSoto Park Drive, Woodville, 922-6007.
farms. There’s cane juice to drink and you can Latino Fest, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic
Church, 27 N. Shadow St., Quincy, 875-3806, Pig Gig, Deep South Fairgrounds, Pavo Road,
even watch cane syrup and corn meal made on Thomasville, GA, 229-226-0588.
the spot as it was in the old days. pounceym@paec.org.
The Laughing Stock: Florida’s Musically Red Hills Horse Trials, Elinor Klapp Phipps
North Florida Fair, 11/2-12, North Florida Park, Miller Landing Road, 893-2497, www.
Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Russell Road, 878- Twisted Political Cabaret, 841-4063,
jestkdn@aol.com. rhht.org.
3247, www.northfloridafair.com. One of the Riverside Artsfest, Bainbridge, GA, 229-243-1010.
southeast’s largest agricultural shows and Making Spirits Bright, Goodwood Museum &
Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Rd., 877-4202, Springtime Tallahassee, 224-5012, www.
craft exhibits, serving more than 24 counties. springtimetallahassee.com.
Also features varied entertainment including www.goodwoodmuseum.org.
Market Days, North Florida Fairgrounds, Tallahassee Jazz & Blues Festival, Tallahassee
music and dance performances, contests, and Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, 575-8684,
animal shows. 441 Paul Russell Road, 575-8684, www.
tallahasseemuseum.org. www.tallahasseemuseum.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.
LeMoyne Art Foundation, 125 N. Gadsden
Street, 222-7622, www.lemoyne.org.
Oglesby Union Art Center, Florida State
University Oglesby Student Union, 644-
- Denotes First Friday participant (see page 17 or back cover for more information)

Corazon Dancers, Florida State University,
212-1714, www.fsucorazon.com.
FSU Ballroom Dance Club, Florida State
University, www.fsuballroomdance.com.
B r u s h a n d Pa l e t t e S t u d i o, 1 3 7 9 4737, union.fsu.edu/artcenter. In Step Studio, 2609 Glover Road, www.
Timberlane Road, 893-1960, www. Q u i l t e r s U n l i m i t e d , w w w. q u i l t e r s instepstudio.com, 421-5151.
brushandpalettestudio.com. unlimitedtlh.org. Killearn Performing Arts, 4500 W. Shannon
FSU Museum of Fine Arts Artists’ League, Swamp Buddha Sumi-E, 386-5041, aekoz@ Lakes #20, 443-7512 or 894-9364, www.
Florida State University School of Visual yahoo.com. killearnpa.com.
Arts and Dance, 644-1299, www.mofa. Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts, 1400 Mountain Dew Cloggers, 386-1263, www.
fsu.edu. North Monroe Street, 891-4006, www. nettally.com/mountaindew.
Capital City Carvers, 562-8460, carvers. talgov.com. Prophecy School of the Arts, 2312 Apalachee
mytalweb.com. Tallahassee Watercolor Society, 385-9517, Parkway, Suite 10, 222-8085, www.
Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Northwest www.tfn.net/Watercolor. prophecyarts.net.
Chapter, 1100 North Monroe Street, www. Talleon Independent Artists, 386-7176, The Tallahassee Ballet, 224-6917, www.
fsgnw.com. www.tfn.net/Talleon. tallaballet.com.
Gadsden Arts Center, 13 North Madison, ThomasEadsFineArt,1122Thomasville Road Unit Tallahassee Community Friends of Old
Quincy, 875-4866, www.gadsdenarts.com. 8, 224-1435, www.thomaseadsfineart.com. Time Dance, 421-1559 or 421-1838, www.
Karen Mack’s Gallery, 645 McDonnell Drive, tallydancer.com.
Railroad Square Art Park, 942-6565, www. DANCE Tallahassee Swing Band Dances, 894-3789,
customtiles.com. etoole@aol.com.
African Caribbean Dance Theatre, 539-4087, USA Dance, 562-1224, homepage.mac.com/
Lafayette Park Arts & Crafts Center, 403
www.fadf.org. mweininger/tallusabda.
Ingleside Drive, 891-3945, www.talgov.
Argentine Tango Society of Tallahassee, 222-
com/parks/commcenter/lfartscrafts.cfm.
3449, www.tangotallahassee.com.

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PARTICIPATING

Voces Angelor um, 942-6075, www. leoncountylibrary.org.
MAKE MUSIC voicesofangelstallahassee.org. Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators,
Apalachee Blues Society, 668-5863, www. 656-3410, streetpmr@nettally.com.
apalacheebluessociety.org. ACT UP Tallahassee Contemporary Poets Society,
Barbershop Harmony Society, 562-3876, 1-888-248-3495, www.myspace.com/
www.capitalchordsmen.org. Curious Echo Radio Theater, 228-2473, tcpoetssociety.
TheBeckleySchoolofHarp,903 1/2 North Monroe www.curiousecho.org. Tallahassee Writers’ Association, 671-3731,
Street, 264-1044, www.Beckleyharp.com FSU Film School, University Center Building www.twaonline.org.
Big Bend Community Orchestra, 893-4567, A, Florida State University, 644-0453,
www.bbco.org. filmschool.fsu.edu.
Classical Guitar Society of Tallahassee, Mickee Faust Club, 623 McDonnell Drive
521-0700 or 668-1643, www.istal.com/ in Railroad Square, 224-3089, www.
cgst/index.html. mickeefaust.com.
Gordon’s String Music, 1903 North Monroe Quincy Music Theatre, 118 East Washington
Street, 386-7784. St., Quincy (25 miles from Tallahassee), 875-
Jim’s Pianos, 2695-A Capital Circle N.E., 9444, www.qmtonline.com.
205-5467, www.jimspianos.com. Tallahassee Little Theatre, 1861 Thomasville
Southern Blend, 907-2034 or 385-7219, Road, www.tallahasseelittletheatre.org,
www.southernblend.com. 224-4597.
Tallahassee Chapter, Nashville Songwriters Theatre A La Carte, 385-6700, www.
A s s o c i a t i o n , 5 0 9 - 2 6 9 5 , w w w. theatrealacarte.org.
nashvillesongwriters.com. Theatre TCC!, Tallahassee Community
College, 444 Appleyard Drive, 201-8608, Please note: listed here are activities for adults. See the
Tallahassee Civic Chorale, 878-2711, www. “For the Kids” section on pages 6–8 for children’s classes
civicchorale.org. box office 644-6500, theatre.tcc.fl.edu.
and activities.
Tallahassee Community Chorus, 668-5394,
www.tcchorus.org. WRITE Unless otherwise indicated, all area codes are 850.
Tallahassee Community College Jazz Band, This may not be a complete listing of all organizations.
567-6336 or 201-8360. Apalachee Press, 942-5041, lnewt@supernet.net. To see if your organization or event is eligible to be listed,
please contact magazine@netcrc.org.
Tallahassee Pipe Band, 576-0708, www.
Digital Pulp, 297-1373, www.digitalpulp.org.
saintandrewtallahassee.org. Images: Opposite page (clockwise) - Tallahassee
Tocamos, Railroad Square Art Park, 212- LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, Contemporary Poets Society, The Tallahassee Ballet’s
0325, www.tocamos.com. 200 West Park Avenue, 606-2665, www. Beauty and the Beast

FESTIVALS & ANNUAL EVENTS (cont.)
APRIL MAY JUNE
Carrabelle Riverfront Festival, Marine Street Blue Crab Festival, Wooley Park, Panacea, Florida African Dance Festival, 6/8-10,
along the Carrabelle Riverwalk, 697-2585, 984-CRAB, www.bluecrab-festival.com. Tallahassee Community College, 444
www.carrabelleriverfrontfestival.com. Emancipation Celebration, 5/20, noon, Knott Appleyard Drive, 539-4087, www.fadf.org.
Chain of Parks Art Festival, Chain of Parks, House Museum, 301 E. Park Ave., 922-2459, Jefferson County Watermelon Festival, 6/16-
Park Avenue and Monroe Street, 222-8800, www.museumoffloridahistory.com. 17, Downtown Monticello, 997-5552, www.
www.lemoyne.org. Florida Folk Festival, 5/26-28, Stephen monticellojefferson.com.
FloridaWine Festival,The Mary Brogan Museum Foster Folk Culture Center State Park,
of Art and Science, 350 S. Duval Street, 513- White Springs, 1-877-6FL-FOLK, www. JULY
0700, www.thefloridawinefestival.com. floridastateparks.org/folkfest. Bastille Day Celebration, 7/14-16, Chez
FSU Flying High Circus, Haskin Circus Humanatee Festival, 5/20, San Marcos de Pierre Restaurant, 1215 Thomasville Road,
Complex, corner of West Pensacola Street Apalache State Historic Site, St. Marks, 222-0936, www.chezpierre.com.
& Chieftan Way, 644-4874, www.circus. 925-6216. Celebrate America, 7/4, Tom Brown Park, off
fsu.edu. Jazz for Justice, 5/21, 4-7 pm, Chez Pierre Conner Blvd., 891-3866, celebrateamerica@
Rose Show & Festival, Thomasville, GA, 229- Restaurant, 1215 Thomasville Road, 385- att.net.
227-7099, www.downtownthomasville.com. 9007, www.jazzforjustice.org. Swamp Stomp, 7/15, Tallahassee Museum,
SouthWoodstock Music & Arts Festival, John Quincyfest, Gadsden Arts Center and 3945 Museum Drive, 575-8684, www.
Paul II Catholic High School, 5100 Terrebone courthouse square, Quincy, 627-7681, www. tallahasseemuseum.org.
Drive, 201-5744, www.southwoodstock.org. quincyfest.com.
Worm Gruntin’Festival,Downtown Sopchoppy, Tallahassee Wildlife Festival, 386-6296, www.
850-962-2020, www.wakullacounty.org/ stfranciswildlife.org.
worm_festival.htm.

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