Events

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Jun
11
Mon
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum
Jun 11 – Dec 31 all-day
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

In the first comprehensive and complete exhibit of its kind, Mysteries Below Ground: The Architecture of Ant Nests explores the intricate workings of 25 underground ant nests. This exhibit will reveal the enormous range of size and complexity of ant nest structure and reflects the range of scales in which ants live their lives. The exhibit also dives into Dr. Walter Tschinkel’s method of metal casting and the ways in which metal casting reveals a complete, precise and detailed version of ant nest architecture. Dr. Tschinkel’s casts have been featured in 16 museums around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, including two casts at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This exhibit will only be here until December 31, 2018, so don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity.

Nov
1
Thu
Backyard Wilderness @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee IMAX Theatre
Nov 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Backyard Wilderness @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee IMAX Theatre | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wild life images and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy. Your ticket purchase supports the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming.

Nov
22
Thu
The Allison Christmas Spectacular! @ The Allison Christmas Spectacular!
Nov 22 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 10:00 pm
The Allison Christmas Spectacular! @ The Allison Christmas Spectacular! | Havana | Florida | United States

The Allison Christmas Spectacular is celebrating 11 years! Returning this year are 3 mega trees, 12 mini trees, 14 leaping arches, 102.5 FM WACS Radio, hundreds of strobes, and all of our previously featured dancing sequences. Due to the popularity of our 10th Year Celebration theme “Let There Be Light,” we are continuing it again this year! We are again featuring over 200,000 lights, dancing to 6 songs this year! The NEW sequence for this year is Matt Riley’s “Ode to Joy.”

​There is no charge to come see the lights, and the display is a drive-by. The lights will be displayed Thanksgiving through New Year’s from 6-10 pm nightly. Feel free to check out and like our Facebook page to receive timely updates regarding The Allison Christmas Spectacular! Be sure to also visit our official website at allisonchristmasspectacular.com. We hope you and your family and friends are able to come by this year!

Dec
13
Thu
Art Exhibit: 500 Years of Printmaking @ Fine and Performing Arts Center
Dec 13 @ 12:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 4:30 am
Art Exhibit: 500 Years of Printmaking @ Fine and Performing Arts Center  | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Fine Art Gallery

Explore half a millennium of art history in this collection of hand-crafted prints, the oldest of which dates to 1496, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University. Featured artists include Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and many other internationally recognized figures.

In addition, the Ralph & Jean Hurst Gallery will host a supporting multimedia exhibit offering insights about traditional printmaking and printing processes. Both exhibits run through December 13.

Guided group tours of the galleries are available on a first-come, first-served basis Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 3:30 p.m. All tours are free of charge and must be scheduled in advance.

Gallery open Monday through Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gallery is closed during college holidays and on weekends. Admission is free.

Public Reception on Thursday, October 11, TCC Fine Art Gallery, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Dec
14
Fri
Guided Tours in Florida’s Capital and the Forgotten Coast @ Tallahassee, Florida
Dec 14 all-day

 

Guided Driving and Walking Tours

Conducting the finest guided sight-seeing tours of Florida’s Capital City and the surrounding area including Thomasville, GA and the plantations. Tours can be extended to visit Florida’s Forgotten Coast where you will see white sandy beaches, pristine habitats, historic lighthouses, enchanting museums, and dine on the world famous Apalachicola Bay oysters and other seafood. Please see our reviews on TripAdvisor.

From seniors to students on educational field trips, we cater to visitors of all ages. Also great for convention and meeting attendees, newcomers getting acquainted with the area, your family and guests, as an add-on activity during Family Reunions, social clubs, and organization events. Inquire about our private cultural and heritage guided tours and our step-on-guide and itinerary planning services.

HOME SCHOOL 6-12TH GRADE: A CHILD’S LIFE IN THE 1880S @ Tallahassee Museum
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am
HOME SCHOOL 6-12TH GRADE: A CHILD’S LIFE IN THE 1880S @ Tallahassee Museum  | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Students will compare life today with life on the farm in the 1880s. Students will learn the way it was for a child living in the 1880s by participating in farm chores, dressing up in period dress, and practicing cursive on slate in the Concord School House.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00pm (Noon)

Toddler Story Time @ St. Peter's Anglican Church
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Children four and under and their parents are invited each Friday to gather for stories, songs, and a craft. We provide coffee and tea for the parents and snacks for everyone. This is a great way to make new friends, grow young minds, and expand imaginations.

Midtown Reader’s Holiday Open House @ Midtown Reader
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Midtown Reader's Holiday Open House @ Midtown Reader

Midtown Reader, Tallahassee’s only independent, general-subject bookstore, is excited to celebrate the holidays with our annual Holiday Open House! This year we’re welcoming several local writers and a visual artist for a festive meet-and-greet and shopping experience. We’ll have wine and snacks, authors will be available to chat and personalize books, and Midtown Reader staff will be available for complimentary gift wrapping.

This year’s Holiday Open House will be hosted by poets Barbara Hamby and David Kirby, and will feature authors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, poet Dami Aderibigbe, author Ravi Howard, poet Mary Jane Ryals, middle grade author Faith Harkey, and visual artist Pattie Maney.

Contra Dance @ Tallahassee Senior Center Ballroom
Dec 14 @ 7:15 pm – 10:30 pm
Contra Dance @ Tallahassee Senior Center Ballroom |  |  |

Join us for another great contra dance in the second floor ballroom of the Tallahassee Senior Center. No experience necessary and you do not need to bring a partner. A caller teaches each dance before the music begins and a live string band plays the tunes. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. This is a great way to connect with community members of all ages!

Holiday Magic! @ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
Holiday Magic! @ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

After a stunning debut with the TSO at our 2017 “Night at the Oscars” performance, we’ve invited back the fantastic Mikki Sodergren for our Holiday Magic shows! This elegant evening will feature favorites such as “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let it Snow” and more! Holiday Magic is the perfect way to usher in the most wonderful time of the year!

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Magic! @ Ruby Diamond Auditorium
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Magic! @ Ruby Diamond Auditorium | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

After a stunning debut with the TSO at our 2017 “Night at the Oscars” performance, we’ve invited back the fantastic Mikki Sodergren for our Holiday Magic shows! This elegant evening will feature a selection of your favorites, both popular and sacred, to truly lift your holiday spirits!

Featuring vocalist, Mikki Sodergren

The Watermelon Slim Band @ Bradfordville Blues Club
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm
The Watermelon Slim Band @ Bradfordville Blues Club

Music and More:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvHRjp2h74yBaU2zmQQa–w

Advance Discounted Tickets with a table/Tables reserved in your name are now available on our website: http://www.bradfordvilleblues.com

Dec
15
Sat
HOLIDAY DANCE PARTY BY USA DANCE 6010 @ TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER
Dec 15 all-day
HOLIDAY DANCE PARTY BY USA DANCE 6010 @ TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER

COME JOIN THE USA DANCE 6010 FOR THE FINAL DANCE PARTY OF 2018

SEMI-FORMAL SO PUT ON YOUR BEST HOLIDAY DRESS OR ATTIRE

EVENT AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES AND DANCE LEVELS! BEGINNERS, INTERMEDITE AND ADVANCED.

KIDS UNDER 10 GET IN FREE
KIDS FROM 11-18 ONLY $5
ALL OTHER STUDENTS $5 (COLLEGE ID REQUIRED)
MEMBERS – $8
NON-MEMBERS – $14

6:30-7:15 – FREE FOXTROT LESSON WITH ADMISSION
7:30 – 10 PM – DANCE

Santa’s Shopping Day @ Tallahassee Museum
Dec 15 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Santa's Shopping Day @ Tallahassee Museum | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

This season the Museum is offering a day to get your last minute shopping, and wrapping done while
the kiddies enjoy a day of fun-filled festivities at the Museum! The day will include two seasonal crafts,
a seasonal food preparation activity, and a holiday science project along with an outdoor activity.
Children may bring their lunch or eat at the Trail Break. The day is certain to be fun for all who attend!

Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Follow the amazing underground journey of our precious water “blue gold” with Florida springs expert, Jim Stevenson. This fascinating behind-the-scenes tour traces the journey southward from Tallahassee through one of the longest and deepest cave systems in the world to Wakulla Springs. Peer into our underground aquifer though pristine sinkholes not accessible to the general public. This is a journey to Florida’s largest spring that everyone who lives in our beautiful Big Bend region should experience! Car caravan/walking tour departs from Cascades Park with 7 stops of interest along the way to Wakulla Springs State Park. Tour proceeds benefit two local non-profit organizations working to protect Wakulla Springs. $18 per person. $10 students. Spaces limited. 8AM-Noon. Registration required @ www.PalmettoExpeditions.com or 850-926-3376.