Events

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Aug
22
Thu
2019
31st Art in Gadsden Regional Exhibition of Fine Art @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

This annual tradition of Gadsden Arts showcases recent art by the area’s top artists and artists new to the region. Art in Gadsden reached its 30th year in 2018, a milestone for the museum as this was the foundation for the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. The founders of the Art in Gadsden exhibition, Beth Appleton and David Harbaugh, wanted to bring fine art to Gadsden County, foster the careers of local artists, and draw the community together through this special event. Beginning in 1989, Art in Gadsden was displayed in empty downtown storefronts in Quincy, all put together and organized by a dedicated and all volunteer community. This exhibition draws visitors and patrons from across the region each year, and is an exciting opportunity for regional artists to share their work and for Gadsden Arts to celebrate the creativity within our community.

The juror for the 31st Art in Gadsden will be Anne Gilroy. Anne Gilroy is the curator of the Thomas Center Galleries and 352Arts for the City of Gainesville, Florida. Anne also works as a painter and writer, having completed a successful career writing and designing campaigns of public awareness for social justice issues.

APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Aug 22 – Oct 12 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.

Combined Talents: A National Juried Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Aug 22 – Oct 1 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!

Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts
Aug 22 – Oct 5 all-day
Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts

Friday, July 19 – Saturday, August 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 18, 2019. 5-7:30 PM
​Free for members, $5 for non-members

This is a juried exhibition featuring quilts made with the theme “perspectives” in mind. This themes translation into textile works is entirely subject to the artists interpretations; whether it’s exploring their own perspective or trying to capture someone or something else’s. You will get to enjoy in depth artist statements on each of these personal works, as well as statements from the judges giving insight to their selection process, thoughts on the pieces, and exhibition.

The Lion King Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Aug 22 – Oct 5 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/

Back to School Celebrations at Lucky’s Market
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun weekend of live music, food, giveaways and tap takeovers! We’ll also have corn hole, pool and other board games. Check out more deets below.

Thursday, 8/22:
– Tap takeover with Motorworks Brewing
– $3 burgers, $1 hot dogs
– Live music from David Allen

Friday, 8/23:
– Tap takeover with Cigar City Brewing
– $3 burgers, $1 hot dogs
– Music from DJ Fire

Saturday, 8/24:
– Tap takeover with Proof Brewing Company
– Live music from Your Scumbag Neighbors
– $3 burgers, $1 hot dogs

Sunday, 8/25:
– Tap takeover with Grayton Beer Company
– Live music
– $3 burgers, $1 hot dogs

Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Aug 22 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm
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!

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Card Sign-Up Time is here! August 17th – September 30th. Get a free replacement card as well.

Big Bend Rodeo
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Time is almost up!!! Are you ready for the next Big Bend Rodeo?!
Enjoy some pics from last year. Then get your rodeo on beginning Friday, August 23rd. Tickets are $10 at the gate! Second performance is Saturday night.
Vendors this year offering great food & gift ideas. Come early & check it all out!
See you there!

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Midori Okasako: workshop @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 24 all-day

Midori Okasako: Zendala: Zentangle in a Circle

Zentangle, a ‘no mistakes’ art method, is an easy-to-learn, fun, relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns found in our daily lives. Inspired by the ancient mandalas (circular art form), explore a calming rhythm as you ink ‘one-stroke-at-a-time’, add shading and hints of color on white Zendalas, round paper tiles. Gently guided through the core 8 steps of Zentangle, allow yourself to slowly unwind, to focus on the process and, perhaps, to rekindle your creative flow.