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Apr
27
Sat
2019
2019 Outdoor Experience @ Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2019 Outdoor Experience @ Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting its 12th Annual Outdoor Experience Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, which is a short drive from Tallahassee. We invite you and your family to join us for a day of learning and fun! This free event provides expert instruction and equipment so kids and adults can try activities such as archery, fishing and shooting sports as well as learn about conservation. Plus, there will be bounce houses, shows, and hay rides.

GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ: FOSSILIZED INTENT @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ: FOSSILIZED INTENT @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum

Gary Sczerbaniewicz creates small sculptural works that showcase hybrid architecture as the subject matter. His scale-model replicas of brick building fragments and brick masonry façade catalogue a range of vignettes that have been culled from his experience living in a rust-belt city for more than a decade. In this grouping of works, disconnected doors, blocked windows, shadows of staircases, collapsed walls, eroded rooflines, and bloated surfaces shrug off their originally designed roles and stand as petrified strata which seem to gently mock the beholder.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4
Open Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am-5pm

Plein-Air Watercolor Painting Workshop @ Mission San Luis
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Plein-Air Watercolor Painting Workshop @ Mission San Luis

Learn to use watercolors to achieve beautiful results in plein-air (outdoor) painting!

Prior to going outside to enjoy painting on the historic site, participants will be shown basic techniques in watercolor. Instructor Fiona Borger is our historic gardener as well as an artist and she will be assisting workshop attendees with their paintings. There will be a short demo on natural pigments/dyes that can be extracted from sources grown on site.

Paints, palette, brushes, and paper will be provided for use during the class, but if you already have supplies you favor, please bring them — along with a cushion or outdoor portable chair. Please dress appropriately for outdoors and remember your sunscreen and hat!

Ages: 13 and up
Class size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 5 participants

Registration deadline one week before workshop (April 20, 2019)
Call 850-245-6406

Sciturdays: Celebrate Earth Day (Ages 9 and Up) @ Challenger Learning Center
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sciturdays: Celebrate Earth Day (Ages 9 and Up) @ Challenger Learning Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Go green! Scientists are discovering ways we can reduce our negative impact on the planet. Learn about making plastics from biological materials and more. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.

Tallahassee Jazz & Blues Festival @ Tallahassee Museum
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
Tallahassee Jazz & Blues Festival @ Tallahassee Museum

Please join the Tallahassee Museum for one of the region’s best two-day jazz, swing, and rhythm and blues music festivals! Get up and dance, sit back and enjoy the music, or take part in fun activities on the Big Bend Farm. The Tallahassee Museum outdoor stage area is the perfect setting and one of the few places fans can bring their families to hear live music. Plenty of tasty treats and frosty beverages will be available at the cafe and cash bar! Come on out and enjoy one of the Tallahassee Museum’s great concerts! Guests are welcome to bring camp chairs and blankets.
Tickets are FREE to all Museum Members as well as Children 3 years of age and under.
Adults: $12/per day
Children 4-15 years: $9/per day
Seniors and College Students with Student ID: $11.50/per day

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: Pops in the Park at Southwood @ Southwood Central Park Lake
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: Pops in the Park at Southwood @ Southwood Central Park Lake | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

The TSO Pops in the Park is a springtime tradition of outdoor music overlooking Southwood’s Central Park Lake. There is no better way to celebrate the arrival of Tallahassee’s glorious spring than by gazing skyward into a clear night while our orchestra serenades you from the stage. Southwood’s beautiful Central Park Lake forms a fantastic setting for the spectacular sounds of the Symphony. Children can be seen playing and dancing on the lawn while their parents enjoy picnic dinners brought from home or purchased on site.

Spring Flamenco Fiesta Concert & Dinner @ Crystal Portal
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spring Flamenco Fiesta Concert & Dinner @ Crystal Portal

Performance By Maharajah Flamenco Trio 💃
A feast provided by Real Paella 🥘
(Vegetarian Options Will Be Available)

PRE-SALES AVAILABLE NOW!
**Sale ends April 25th**

The Maharajah Flamenco Trio delivers a moving and dynamic expression of Flamenco Nuevo (New or “modern” Flamenco), by blending traditional Spanish rhythms with jazz, classical, and world music.

Real Paella’s tempting tastes derive from fresh local ingredients and spices, rice, and oil imported from Spain. The master chef only uses all-natural, never processed products, and only of the very best quality.

Tickets include the following:
Musical performance by the Maharajah Flamenco Trio
Paella dinner provided by Real Paella (Vegetarian Options Available)
Complimentary wine (two glass maximum)

Ticket Prices:
GA Pre-Sale (Sale end April 25th): $40
General Admission (After April 25th & Day of): $55

John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers @ Bradfordville Blues Club
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm
John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers @ Bradfordville Blues Club

John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers Saturday, April 27th @ 9:00 pm

Two time Blues Music Award Winner and four time BMA nominee for BB King Entertainer of the Year Award, John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers attack the corner stage with their high energy Memphis soul! This is John’s only Florida appearance this Spring and Summer.

John, who lives in the shadow of Stax Records in Memphis, combines one the most soulful and emotional voices in the blues with scorching blues harp, a mesmerizing high energy show and captivating stage presence.

John is a versatile vocalist who epitomizes blue eyed soul, R&B, blues and the Memphis Stax sound. Somewhere between Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Nat King Cole, with the energy of Jerry Lee Lewis, the soul of Ray Charles and the stage presence of Joe Cocker.

Here is what others say about his shows:

“Definitely one of the best club shows that I’ve ever seen. … Check the man and his band out whenever you might get the chance.” Don “T-Bone” Erickson, BluesWax

“The vocalist/harmonica player and his band here deliver top-shelf goods that can hold their own alongside the finest journeyman work of the mid-Sixties soul era they embrace. Németh & crew are bona fide throwbacks in the most flattering sense of the term. And the cat up front might be the best white r&b singer on the planet.”-Jazz-Blues Report

“Hands down one of the most powerful, charismatic blues performers producing an insatiable blend of contemporary and traditional blues in the style of legendary crooners Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke.” Salt Lake City Weekly

“John Nemeth breaks down perceptions of the way Soul music should sound as he incorporates street beats, Rock’nRoll, and Funk into his natural take on Blues” The Alternate Root–

Accompanying John on this soul train are Matthew Wilson (guitar – vocals), Danny Banks (drums – vocals), & Willie G Stephens (keys – vocals).

This is top shelf stuff. Very highly recommended!

Music, Video and more:

Video

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1KD5LPRkyK9DcvokmNEHAw
http://www.johnnemeth.com/

https://youtu.be/pS3EelnWEuo/

Showtime is 9:00 pm
Advance Discounted Tickets with a table reserved in your name are $25.00.
Available on our website: http://bradfordvilleblues.com/events-tickets/
Tickets at the door are $30.00

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Hearth & Soul Book Club – Sunday, April 28th, 2 p.m. @ Hearth & Soul
Apr 28 all-day
Hearth & Soul Book Club - Sunday, April 28th, 2 p.m. @ Hearth & Soul

Join local gathering place and experiential retail store for our monthly book club on Sunday, April 28th at 2 p.m. Gather with friends and fellow lovers of literature to dive into “Small Island,” a novel by Andrea Levy. Levy’s award winning, international bestseller follows the story of Jamaican immigrants to Great Britain in post WWII era. In a narrative told by four voices, Levy is concerned with the experience of immigrants and racial issues in post war London. Stop by to pick up a copy of the book and mark your calendar to join us in the store living room for a casual chat by the hearth. 

Spring Family Carnival with Joe Manausa Real Estate @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spring Family Carnival with Joe Manausa Real Estate @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Come one, come all, to the greatest carnival this Spring! Joe Manausa Real Estate is inviting you to join us at Goodwood Museum and Gardens on Sunday, April 28th from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for an afternoon full of FREE fun.

Step right up to the inflatable slide, face painting booth, carnival games, and more! You’ll be able to show your friends how much fun you’re having by snapping a selfie with one of the amazing stilt walkers that will be on site. After you work up an appetite playing games and winning prizes, satisfy your cravings with complimentary popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones while moving and grooving to the music. The fun doesn’t stop there, as you are more than welcome to take a scenic stroll around the beautiful, historic gardens or spend some time chatting with your favorite Tallahassee realtors.

This free family-friendly event is sure to be sweeter than the cotton candy. We hope to see you there!

Tallahassee Genealogical Society – 2019 Family Heritage Expo @ LeRoy Collins Public Library
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tallahassee Genealogical Society - 2019 Family Heritage Expo @ LeRoy Collins Public Library

Come join the FUN!
The Tallahassee Genealogical Society’s Family Heritage Expo offers the public an opportunity to view a variety of “treasures” on a Sunday afternoon. Family history enthusiasts will be showcasing their family heirlooms and projects. Past displays have ranged from basic (tables of family antiques) to elaborate (display boards and labeled items).
We have new activities planned for this year:
• 3 p.m. – Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate Presentation to the O’Steen Family.
• A TGS sponsored “Ask A Genealogist” booth for visitors to the Expo.
The Expo will be held 2- 4 p.m. at the Leroy Collins (Main) Library, Program Rooms A & B, 200 W. Park Ave. Admission is free.

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Pitch Distilled @ Level 8 Lounge at Hotel Duval
Apr 30 all-day
Pitch Distilled @ Level 8 Lounge at Hotel Duval

Pitch Distilled – is a multi-city competition brought to you by Gentleman Jack and WIRED magazine. This year, Gentleman Jack and WIRED joined forces to challenge seven incubators with strong community ties to formulate and pitch an idea that solves a sustainability issue and represents that incubator on a national scale.

We are pleased to announce the Domi Station, as the 2019 Pitch Distilled winner. Join us for an evening of cocktails, networking, the winning pitch and a Q&A with our special guest, Adrian Grenier.

April 30, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Level 8 Lounge | Hotel Duval
415 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32304

For more information on Pitch Distilled visit
www.wired.com/pitchdistilled

LITTLE FIELDS OF HORRORS: Carnivorous Plants in North America – RAZOR Lecture Series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
LITTLE FIELDS OF HORRORS: Carnivorous Plants in North America – RAZOR Lecture Series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Tom Miller, Ph.D. | Professor | Biological Science, FSU
Very few people realize that North Florida has a very high diversity of carnivorous plants. Local native savannas and forests contain pitcher plants, butterworts, bladderworts, sundews, and dew threads. This talk will introduce some of our local species, while also providing information about the evolution, biogeography, and ecology of these unusual and beautiful plants. April is when many of these species are flowering, so some plants will be shown at the talk and advice on seeing these plants in nature will be provided.
Tom Miller was raised mostly in the southwestern United States and always assumed that carnivorous plants were only found in exotic tropical forests. However, he was first exposed to pitcher plants while working in his Ph.D. in Michigan, and was thrilled to find the same species when he moved to Florida. He has been a faculty at Florida State since 1989, where he teaches ecology. His research is focused on the small critters that live inside pitcher plants, as well as on the vegetation of coastal dunes and barrier islands.

May
2
Thu
2019
Outdoor Yoga & Pilates Class @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
May 2 @ 5:45 pm
Outdoor Yoga & Pilates Class @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Yoga & Pilates under live oaks and Spanish moss. This Fusion Flow class will be held on Goodwood’s center oval in front of Goodwood’s Main House Museum at 5:45 PM on April 11, April 18, May 2, and May 9. Classes will be outside weather permitting.

Fusion Flow unifies the practice of yoga with the practice of Pilates for a dynamic class to compliment any routine! Fusion Flow’s unique format is great for active recovery, injury prevention, or for increasing overall strength and flexibility.

There is no charge for Premier members, and a $5 donation for all others. The donation will go to support Goodwood’s Community Wellness Garden.

Please bring your own mat, as additional mats will NOT be available at Goodwood.

This is a partnership between Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Premier Health & Fitness Center, and Goodwood Museum & Gardens. For more information, please call 850-877-4202 x232 or email smcandrew@goodwoodmuseum.org.

May
3
Fri
2019
HOME SCHOOL K-5TH GRADE: ANIMAL PHYSICS @ Tallahassee Museum
May 3 @ 10:00 am
HOME SCHOOL K-5TH GRADE: ANIMAL PHYSICS @ Tallahassee Museum | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

How do animals stay upright? Your child will explore how adaptation and body shape contribute to an animal’s survival. In this class we will take a closer look at a mammal, reptile, and a bird to see how the special design of their bodies help them run, slither, and fly.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1st at 12:00pm (Noon).

Uncovering Goodwood’s Great Books @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Uncovering Goodwood's Great Books @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens

On a tour of Goodwood Museum & Gardens, Dr. Michael Wagoner discovered a treasure trove…. a whole parlor-ful of books. He was intrigued. There were books from the 16th to 18th centuries, books signed by famous authors, first editions, rare books, a complete set of Shakespeare and stories about Br’er Rabbit. Dr. Wagoner’s tour of the house ended right there. He has continued researching the Goodwood books ever since.

Join Dr. Wagoner as he introduces you to this collection on May 3rd at Noon in Goodwood’s Jubilee Cottage.

Michael M. Wagoner holds a PhD in English Literature from Florida State and is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the English department. His research focuses on early modern drama, examining the form of interruptions within theatrical texts. He has attended courses at the Rare Book School and is preparing an edition of a Manuscript play held at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Photo Credit: Brittany Morgan Photography

Selwyn Birchwood @ Bradfordville Blues Club
May 3 @ 9:00 pm
Selwyn Birchwood @ Bradfordville Blues Club

Bio
With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues. His deep familiarity with blues tradition allows him to bust the genre wide open, adding new sounds, colors and textures, all delivered with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma. Since the 2014 release of his Alligator Records debut, Don’t Call No Ambulance, Birchwood’s meteoric rise from playing small Florida clubs to headlining international festival stages is nothing short of phenomenal, as he continues to set the contemporary blues world on fire. The album received the Blues Music Award and Living Blues Critics’ Award for Best Debut Album Of 2014, and he won the 2015 Blues Blast Rising Star Award. Selwyn and his band have crisscrossed the U.S. and Europe repeatedly, delivering unforgettable live performances. With his new album, Pick Your Poison, Birchwood, along with his band—saxophonist Regi Oliver, bassist Huff Wright and drummer Courtney “Big Love” Girlie—takes a major step forward, crafting visionary blues for a new generation of forward-looking fans.

Birchwood, who attacks his guitar and lap steel with searing intensity, wrote and produced all 13 songs on Pick Your Poison. His richly detailed, hard-hitting originals run the emotional gamut from the humorously personal “My Whiskey Loves My Ex” to the gospel-inflected “Even The Saved Need Saving” to the hard truths of the topical “Corporate Drone” and “Police State” to the existential choice of the title track. The cutting-edge songs are made all the more impactful by Birchwood’s gruff vocals, his untamed musicianship and his band’s seemingly telepathic accompaniment. “I write and sing what I know,” says Birchwood, whose innovations are as expansive as his influences. “This album has a broad reach. It’s for young, old and everyone in between.”

May
4
Sat
2019
LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
May 4 all-day
LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum

Leslie Wallace-Coon takes inspiration from everyday life, of the visible world of people, animals, and her surroundings. Her sculptures and bas-reliefs tell stories of the humorous contractions and extremes of relationships she witnesses between people and their pets. Domestic animals are an inspiration because of the humorous, physical, and “superimposed” human characteristics she sees in them. Her goal as an artist is to create work that compels the viewer to look, laugh, and become caught up the details. Wallace-Coon has work in public and private collections in the region and owns the Bowery Art Gallery in Apalachicola.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
May 4 all-day

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is pleased to host Norman Rockwell in the 1960s, an exhibition of prints organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, focusing on illustrations he created for magazines during that turbulent decade. In 1963, the artist ended his almost 5 decade-long association with The Saturday Evening Post and began to search for new artistic challenges. Rockwell left behind his beloved story-telling scenes popular in the Post and threw himself into the visual documentation of social issues and current events like school integration, the moon landing, and the murder of civil rights workers.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4

Tails and Trails @ Tallahassee Animal Services
May 4 @ 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tails and Trails @ Tallahassee Animal Services

5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 1 mile run to benefit shelter animals through the Animal Shelter Foundation.