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Mar
15
Fri
2019
Superpower Dogs 3D @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – Jun 14 @ 10:00 am
Superpower Dogs 3D @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee

45 minute IMAX 3D documentary
*SHOWTIMES VARY DAILY* Visit www.ChallengerTLH.com/showtimes to plan your visit.

Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.

As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. Your ticket purchase supports the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
The Green Amendment Book Discussion with Forgotten Nations and Creation Care, @ Saint Paul United Methodist Church
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Green Amendment Book Discussion with Forgotten Nations and Creation Care, @ Saint Paul United Methodist Church

Veteran environmentalist and original petitioner and leader of the Green Amendment movement, Maya van Rossum will holding a community discussion with Forgotten Nations and Creation Care, on her new book, The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment, followed by Q&A and signing.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:30pm doors open
6:00pm potluck
6:30pm talk and then book signing
Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church
1700 North Meridian Road
Tallahassee, FL

*Bring a potluck dish and be entered to win door prizes!

About the book:
In the decades long fight for a cleaner environment, we’ve been fighting a losing battle. The sad truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. People feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and special natural spaces.

The solution, argues Delaware Riverkeeper Maya K. van Rossum in a pathbreaking book, is to bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority: our state and federal constitutions. In 2013, van Rossum and her team won a watershed legal victory that not only protected Pennsylvania communities from ruthless frackers, but affirmed the constitutional right of people in the state to a clean and healthy environment.

Following this victory, van Rossum inaugurated the Green Amendment movement, dedicated to empowering every American community to mobilize for constitutional change. In The Green Amendment, van Rossum lays out an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will finally empower people.

We all have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. It’s time to claim that right—for our own sake and that of future generations.

The Green Amendment has been honored as a 2018 Living Now Evergreen Awards GOLD Winner in the Nature Conservation category, received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, and includes a powerful foreword authored by Mark Ruffalo, which supports the visionary constitutional path advocated for in the book.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Teen Movie Mob: Adventures in Public School @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teen Movie Mob: Adventures in Public School @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library

Teens: Enjoy a free movie and popcorn with friends!

Adventures in Public School
A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother’s wishes. Ages 13-18

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers @ Bradfordville Blues Club
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm
Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers @ Bradfordville Blues Club

The BBC’s 17th Anniversary Celebration Continues

Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers
Friday April 26th @ 9:00pm

Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers return from Down Under to kick off their Spring, U.S. tour and their only Florida appearance Friday at the BBC!

This phenomenal guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer has found a home at the BBC in his annual walkabouts to the States. Geoff is an electric and acoustic blues guitarist with a distinctive, gritty and soulful voice. His live shows are energetic, combining contemporary blues and jazz with some mighty fine guitar play–solid, clean, and unique. His versatility earned Geoff the honor as a guest instructor at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp for more than 10 years.

His acclaim spans the globe:

“Geoff is one of the finest blues guitarists I know with a completely individual style.” ~Jorma Kaukonen, Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna”

“Make sure you never, ever miss an opportunity to see Geoff Achison ‘live’” ~Ron Currens Hittin’ The Note

“Geoff Achison is simply a phenomenal guitarist, great singer, and a riveting live performer.” Cranleigh Arts Center flyer, Surrey UK.

“Achison has been hailed as one of the finest blues players in Australia” ~Ian McFarlane Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop

“Part New Orleans funk, hard blues and soul – they are all done impeccably.” — Rob Dickens, Listening Through The Lens AU

Geoff is backed up by some amazing muscians with Yonrico Scott on drums and Bryan Hall on bass adding a soulful, funky punch to the mix.

From the outback to the boondocks, this is a show you deserve to see!

Music, video and more:
https://www.geoffachison.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTP6hxEhtsTQAbCl-SXklTw

Showtime is 9:00 pm
Advance Discounted Tickets with a table reserved in your name are $20.00.
Available on our website: http://bradfordvilleblues.com/events-tickets/
Tickets at the door are $25.00

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Pioneer Breakfast @ Tallahassee Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Pioneer Breakfast @ Tallahassee Museum

Enjoy a hearty, outdoor, all-you-can-eat meal on Saturday, April 27th, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at our 58th Annual Pioneer Breakfast on the 1880’s-style farmstead.
This fundraiser, benefiting the Tallahassee Museum’s conservation and education efforts, features Register’s freshly grilled sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes and real Bradley’s Country Store grits served up by the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

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

May
3
Fri
2019
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.”