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Nov
1
Fri
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 1 – Dec 2 all-day
Experience the “out-of-this-world” moment (literally) when the United States of America achieved exploration greatness with APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition. Boasting “how far and how fast we have come,” as a nation, during a time where traveling to the moon was unthinkable, the brilliantly curated film pilots the audience through the lunar landing journey of avid preparation, anxious lift off and triumphant return. APOLLO 11 was made specifically for a giant screen at museums and science centers, offering an exclusive take into “the greatest and most complex exploration in Man’s history.” Featuring a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70 mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film offers a distinctive feature from the documentary genre, without narration. Here, the alluring nature of IMAX and unclassified audio recordings speak for themselves, even in its moments of restless silence. APOLLO 11 showcases the raw reality of humanity’s greatest achievements as the first to put men on the moon. The 47 minute IMAX experience, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition, excites family and friends of all ages to experience an American triumph at an affordable price. Offering tickets between $6-8, purchases support the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming. APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is sponsored locally in part through the Council on Culture and Arts’ Cultural Grant Program, funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.
Gulf Winds’ Wednesday Beginning Running Group @ FSU - Mike Long Track
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm

8-week beginners’ running program to prepare the beginning or returning runner to complete a 5K (3.1 mile), either using a run-walk-run method or by continuous running. Join us for free tools, training, and support as you build your endurance!

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Apply to be a fellow! @ On-line
Nov 2 – Nov 26 all-day

The NLC Institute is the leading training program for progressive young professionals. NLC equips its Fellows with the skills to run for office, manage campaigns, launch businesses, create starts ups and network with thought leaders. The NLC Institute is an intensive, five-month progressive entrepreneurship training program.

We’re looking for entrepreneurial young professionals, typically 25-35, from diverse backgrounds and industries, with strong progressive values and leadership aptitude, who will apply NLC’s trainings in their careers and lives.

Combined Talents: A National Juried Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Nov 2 – Nov 22 all-day
Combined Talents: A National Juried Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts

MoFA’s annual juried exhibition is a showcase of contemporary art from across the country. This year’s iteration was juried by Hallie Ringle, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The exhibition features 39 artists, from 24 states, working in a wide range of media, styles and subject matter. Combined Talents will be on display from August 19-September 28, 2019. There will be an evening reception on Friday, August 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and we hope you will join us!

The Museum is pleased to announce new hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Beginning with the Fall semester, we will have extended hours on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday hours from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Museum will be closed on Sundays. Admission is always FREE!

Elemental Iceland @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Nov 2 – Dec 26 all-day

Elemental Iceland–October 14-December 7, 2019

Contemporary graphic, textile, and sculptural works from Iceland addressing the island nation’s unique landscapes, geology, and cultural history rooted in materials derived from the earth and sea. Featured artists: Valgerdur Hauksdóttir, Elva Hreidarsdóttir, Soffia Sæundsdóttir, Rósa Sigrun, Anna Gunnarsdóttir, Anna Thóra, Nicole Pietrantoni, Johann Eyfells, and members of the ARKIR Book Arts Group. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild Exhibition @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 2 2019 – Jan 18 2020 all-day

On display is the last of four 2019 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild Members. View work by Wendy Adams, Susan Allen, Natalia Andreeva, Deborah Bullock, Kathy J. Ferrell, Janice “Ecinja” McCaskill, Pattie Maney, Hui Chiu McClure, Jill Quadagno, Frederick Sanguiliano,, III, Don Schneider, Koral D. Selvaggio, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody, and Tim White. The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Artists Guild was formed to provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit their artwork year-round, participate in educational seminars and critiques, and volunteer their time helping with members who live throughout the region and work in a variety of mediums including mixed media, fiber oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and pen & ink.

Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Nov 2 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts

“Identity in the Ottoman Empire” is an exploration of the diverse ethnic and religious identities that coexisted in the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1300-1922). Architecture, period photography, stamps, textiles, calligraphy, illustrated documents, and interactive displays will bring to life this vast and complex period in world history. Identity in the Ottoman Empire will be on display from August 19-November 9, 2019. There will be an evening reception on Friday, August 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and we hope you will join us!

The Museum is pleased to announce new hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Beginning with the Fall semester, we will have extended hours on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday hours from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Museum will be closed on Sundays. Admission is always FREE!

Lisa Qualls: These People are My People @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 2 2019 – Jan 4 2020 all-day

This exhibition of Lisa Qualls’ work is comprised of two portrait groupings and an installation. One portrait grouping is from Qualls’ ongoing “Southern Portrait Project”. Qualls travels across the South from North Carolina to Texas meeting people, photographing them and recording their stories. This exhibition will include a select grouping of portraits executed in graphite on claybord.
The second portrait grouping is a suite inspired by quilters and seamstresses from the Quincy area and the Qualls’ family. These are colorful and patterned portraits on panels.
The installation piece is titled “Duty to Memory”. It is inspired by a photo album from the late 1940’s from a Quincy area family. The installation is about American rural life; a lifestyle that continues through generations surviving hardships, natural disasters, market cycles and continues to flourish and be sustained despite the many obstacles.

Ten Voices: A visual Conversation @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 2 2019 – Feb 1 2020 all-day

On view in both the Zoe Golloway Gallery and the Munroe Family Community Gallery, this exhibition presents the visual conversations between the artists belonging to the Ten Artists, Ltd. group, begun in 1985. The works by Rene Lynch, Susan Allen, Mary Apple, Jennifer Clinard, Wendy Devarieux, Rosemary Ferguson, Nina Freeman, Judy Nable, Bev Sipos and Pam Talley in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and mixed media, will explore the individual’s response to place, memory and life experience.

The Lion King Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 2 – Nov 26 all-day
The Lion King Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center

Disney’s upcoming film journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, and utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.
The Lion King excites family and friends of all ages to relive a Disney phenomenon at an affordable price. Offering tickets between $8-10, purchases support the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming. For more information on showtimes please visit https://www.challengertlh.com/showtimes/

Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity @ FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
Nov 2 2019 – Feb 12 2020 all-day

The Florida A&M University Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity from August 26 – December 6, 2019. The opening reception will be held in The Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery on Thursday, September 5.

Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity is collaborative exhibition co-curated by award-winning artist, William Cordova, and curator, Marie Vickles. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of youth radical community activist movements that became prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, through organizations like the Black Panther Party, The Young Lords Party, the Brown Berets, Tupamaros, Red Guard, Grey Panthers, Florida BAMM (Black Afro Militant Movement, American Indian Movement, and many more. Many of these groups exemplify the vanguard for social change in the United States. A phenomenon that would eventually have a national and global impact, yet today most of what is known about the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and other activist organizations is erroneous or misleading.

The exhibition contains mainstream and underground newspapers, magazines and other alternative news from 1965-1982, historical articles from mainstream media sources, such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, Jet, Ebony, New York Times Magazine, and photography by Ducho Dennis, Ilka Hartmann, Bev Grant, Steven Shames, Michael Abramson. Short films, videos, and audio will also be presented as part of the exhibit; Eldridge Speaks (LP), Let Rap, Rap by Rap Brown (LP), Lords of the Revolution (40 Min film) Palante Siempre Palante (50 min) Huey (10 min).

If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 at least five (5) business days prior to the start of the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling TDD via FRS 800-955-8771.

Nov
12
Tue
2019
From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 12 all-day

An exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our local Big Bend community, spanning several generations and cultures to celebrate the beloved art of quiltmaking. For two years, a committee of local quilters and quilt collectors and the Gadsden Arts curator research and identified historic to contemporary quilts in private and public collections across several counties in North Florida. Several of the quillts have been completed by multiple family members over a period of decades as patterns were passed down to younger generations. This exhibition discusses the story of an art form that was utilitarian, uniquely cultural, and inherently social, that bridges gaps between generations and finds commonalities between cultures.

IMAX Film – Mysteries of China @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 12 all-day

SHOWTIMES VARY

MAX® | Documentary, History
Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, we explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past.

Nov
13
Wed
2019
From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 13 all-day

An exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our local Big Bend community, spanning several generations and cultures to celebrate the beloved art of quiltmaking. For two years, a committee of local quilters and quilt collectors and the Gadsden Arts curator research and identified historic to contemporary quilts in private and public collections across several counties in North Florida. Several of the quillts have been completed by multiple family members over a period of decades as patterns were passed down to younger generations. This exhibition discusses the story of an art form that was utilitarian, uniquely cultural, and inherently social, that bridges gaps between generations and finds commonalities between cultures.

IMAX Film – Mysteries of China @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 13 all-day

SHOWTIMES VARY

MAX® | Documentary, History
Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, we explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past.

Wellness Wednesdays at Hearth & Soul with The REFINEry @ Hearth & Soul
Nov 13 @ 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Wellness Wednesdays at Hearth & Soul with The REFINEry @ Hearth & Soul

Local gathering place and experiential retail store Hearth & Soul welcomes The REFINEry as its September Fitness Partner, feeding the soul of the community with complimentary fitness classes on the patio every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, join Felicia Nowels for Barredio, 60 minutes of high intensity, heart rate raising exercise combining traditional barre work, cardio, sports, dance training and total body toning exercises. This fast-paced, challenging class is great for those looking to sweat. Each “Wellness Wednesday” class is complimentary and leaves participants feeling refined and reenergized. Call 850.894.SOUL to reserve space.

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Artists at Work: Sound Design with Glenn Swan @ Museum of Fine Arts FSU
Nov 14 all-day

Come to the Museum Thursday, November 14th for an interactive evening with local sound designer Glenn Swan! Glenn has been recording and creating sound for over 25 years and recently, we invited him to create soundscape to accompany our current exhibition Elemental Iceland.

On Thursday, you can hear Glenn’s soundscape as you explore the exhibition, followed by a brief talk and live, hands-on demonstration. Glenn will take you behind the scenes into his career and process, then take the group back through the gallery to test sound & music in response to individual artworks. See art with your ears!

From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 14 all-day

An exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our local Big Bend community, spanning several generations and cultures to celebrate the beloved art of quiltmaking. For two years, a committee of local quilters and quilt collectors and the Gadsden Arts curator research and identified historic to contemporary quilts in private and public collections across several counties in North Florida. Several of the quillts have been completed by multiple family members over a period of decades as patterns were passed down to younger generations. This exhibition discusses the story of an art form that was utilitarian, uniquely cultural, and inherently social, that bridges gaps between generations and finds commonalities between cultures.

IMAX Film – Mysteries of China @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 14 all-day

SHOWTIMES VARY

MAX® | Documentary, History
Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, we explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past.

Peter Pan, Broadway’s Timeless Musical @ Community Christian School Auditorium
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day

Community Christian School Theatre presents Peter Pan – Broadway’s Timeless Musical

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth, and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

November 14 and 15 at 7:00 pm
November 16 at 1:00 pm
For tickets call 850-893-6628 or online www.myccs.org



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