Events

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Feb
20
Thu
2020
Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dennis DeYoung, an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and founding member of rock band Styx, will be performing the entire Grand Illusion album and more LIVE at the Capital CIty Amphitheater on February 20, 2020!

Searching for the Bluest Water @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Aaron Thomas will give a talk about The Bluest Water, a play about Hurricane Camille. In the summer of 2019, Dr. Thomas directed this play in a community in Virginia impacted by the storm.

Admission is always FREE!
Museum hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 A.M. with extended hours on Thursday to 8:00 P.M., Saturdays are 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Metered parking is available on the main level of the Call St. garage, Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M., and on weekends all legal spaces are available to visitors.

In The Heights
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm

In Washington Heights, a young store owner watches the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit, vibrant community as they pass through his bodega. Over the span of three days, the neighborhood adjusts to massive changes as each member fights for their slice of the American dream. In a community full of hope, the biggest struggle is deciding which traditions to take with you and which ones to leave behind. From the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the winner of the 2008 Tony Award® for Best Musical, come celebrate what home really means to each of us.

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Queer Appalachia: Talk and Workshop @ FSU Museum of Fine Art
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this special Friday event co-hosted by the Tallahassee Zine Fest, artist collective Queer Appalachia will discuss their work and lead a zine workshop.

In The Heights
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm

In Washington Heights, a young store owner watches the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit, vibrant community as they pass through his bodega. Over the span of three days, the neighborhood adjusts to massive changes as each member fights for their slice of the American dream. In a community full of hope, the biggest struggle is deciding which traditions to take with you and which ones to leave behind. From the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the winner of the 2008 Tony Award® for Best Musical, come celebrate what home really means to each of us.

February 21 Southern Avenue–2020 Grammy Nominee @ Bradfordville Blues Club
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm

February 21
Southern Avenue–2020 Grammy Nominee
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChZIaSJGQfSVb0nhuYh6Bsw

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Book Club: Part One @ Museum of Fine Arts at FSU
Feb 22 all-day

Zora Neale Hurston’s most well renowned work is coming to MoFA and Foster-Tanner! Join Leah Delaney, an English instructor and doctoral student at Florida State University, in a two part book club and discussion on “Their Eyes Were Watching God” this Spring.
The first meeting will be held on February 22nd at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts and cover chapters 1 through 9. The second will occur two weeks after on March 7th at the FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery to conclude the novel. Both meetings will span from 11 am to 12 pm. And both sessions are free and open to the public!

SuperHero Saturday Walk at Cascades Park @ Cascades Park
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
SuperHero Saturday Walk at Cascades Park @ Cascades Park

In a revolutionary act of self care, black women & girls all over the country gather on Saturdays to celebrate ourselves and participate in a transformative Girltrek Tradition–SuperHero Saturday. After a full week of working, toiling, & caring for others – – we women of “super power” lace up our walking shoes, put on our Girltrek Superhero bright blue gear, and join forces to be about the business of “Self Care”. If you have not joined the Girltrek Movement, please log onto Girltrek.org and click “Join”. This notifies our national office that a new Superhero Sister is joining forces with other black women across the nation to participate in the ‘revolutionary act of self care’ through walking!

We meet in the parking lot directly across the street from the Florida Department of Transportation at Cascades Park. Located in the heart of downtown, Cascades Park offers a variety of outdoor and recreational amenities, including a state-of-the-art amphitheater, interactive water fountain, children’s play area, Smokey Hollow Commemoration and miles of multi-use trails. The trail is paved. We look forward to seeing you!

National MagLab Open House 2020 @ National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come see the world’s largest and highest powered magnet lab during our FREE annual event that features fun for visitors of every age: hands-on demonstrations, self-guided tours of our fleet of world-record magnets, delicious food, and the chance to interact with our expert scientists. Get an up-close look at the world’s strongest magnet – the 45 tesla hybrid – where there will be special demonstrations and performances throughout the day.

This year’s theme – TIME – aligns with the MagLab’s 25th anniversary and celebrates science past, present and future. Special time-themed experiences only available this year include the ability to turn back time with a laminar flow demonstration, timed radar races, crystals as timekeepers, ancient geological samples, and some special Dr. Who-time lord demos. We’ll also have a travel through time scavenger hunt and a time vault where you can predict the future that will be opened at the MagLab’s 50th Open House in 2045.

SCIturdays – Animation Station @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2 PROGRAM TIMES: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 9-99
Discover the art of filmmaking! Develop a storyboard, create an animated short using LEGO Minifigures or StikBot, the stop-motion figurine, explore the rules of animation and more.

Borne Book Club at the Eastside Branch Library @ Eastside Branch Library
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a special discussion of Borne by Jeff VanderMeer in conjunction with our NEA Big Read – Leon County programs.

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Location: Eastside Branch Library

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum @ Northeast Branch Library
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

All ages are invited to explore the wonderful world of an alligator and meet a live one! Presented by the Tallahassee Museum.
A part of the NEA Big Read – Leon County.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Borne Escape Room at the Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library @ Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library
Feb 22 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Can you escape our post-apocalyptic escape room?

Time is running out as Wick is scrambling to find medicine he needs to survive in the ruined city. In order to escape the room, teams of 2-4 people must break the codes and find the medicine Wick needs before its too late.

A part of the NEA Big Read – Leon County.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with
Arts Midwest.

FAMU Harambee Festival @ Cascades Park
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Get ready! It’s time for the FAMU Harambee Festival. The festival is Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Cascades Park.

Mapy, also known as The Violin Queen, headlines the entertainment. Mapy exploded on the music scene with her patented sound that is redefining her classical instrument by infusing soca, hip-hop and afro-beat music.

Alumnus and saxophonist BK Jackson, just off of his performance with Trombone Shorty during the Grammy Awards show, will also perform.

Come and enjoy the food and vendors from across the region and much more as we continue to “Inspire Unity In The Community” at the festival. Make your plans to attend.

For more information, call (850) 599-3413.

Harambee Festival @ Cascades Park
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm

It’s time for the FAMU Harambee Festival. Mapy, also known as The Violin Queen, headlines the entertainment. Alumnus and saxophonist BK Jackson, just off of his performance with Trombone Shorty during the Grammy Awards show, will also perform. Come and enjoy the food and vendors from across the region and much more as we continue to “Inspire Unity In The Community” at the festival. Make your plans to attend.
For more info, call the Office of Communications at (850) 599-3413.

In The Heights
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm

In Washington Heights, a young store owner watches the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit, vibrant community as they pass through his bodega. Over the span of three days, the neighborhood adjusts to massive changes as each member fights for their slice of the American dream. In a community full of hope, the biggest struggle is deciding which traditions to take with you and which ones to leave behind. From the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the winner of the 2008 Tony Award® for Best Musical, come celebrate what home really means to each of us.

February 22 The Damon Fowler Group @ Bradfordville Blues Club
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm

February 22
The Damon Fowler Group
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi_5R0yFTuVZi_dfqoXSKAQ

Feb
23
Sun
2020
Acrylic Pour Art class @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get creative with Acrylic Pouring in a demonstration and workshop with Tricia Beall. Each ‘pour’ is unique and just like Forest Gump’s box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get. You will love this new way of expressing yourself creatively and we dare you to do it once and stop, it is so therapeutic and addictive!
Registration is required, and seating is limited.

This class will be held in Goodwood Museum & Gardens’ Jubilee Cottage on February 23rd from 1 – 3 PM. Tickets are $40 and can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-with-the-flow-acrylic-pour-painting-workshop-tickets-91224935237

For more information, please call 850-877-4202 ext.232 or email smcandrew@goodwoodmuseum.org

Tricia Beall is an artist whose experience includes painting in watercolor, acrylic and oils as well as working with collage and wood. She owned her own gallery which represented Russian Impressionists in Hendersonville, NC and trained and worked in fine art, frame conservation, and restoration. Since her recent discovery of the acrylic pour method of painting, she has turned her entire house into a studio and if you look hard enough you can find her all hours of the day and night buried under plastic cups with paint from the tips of her fingers to the tip of her nose! You can see examples of Tricia’s work in the gift shop and Visitors Center at Goodwood.

Tallahassee Genealogical Society monthly meeting – FL Pioneer Descendant Certif. Program @ LeRoy Collins Public Library
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

At this month’s meeting Ms. Pat Rand will be presenting Pioneer certificates to descendants of the Perkins family, who settled in Leon County in 1840. She will speak about the El Destino project briefly, and then present a program on the Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate program and the Pioneer database.
Her current project is in cooperation with the Library of Florida History in Cocoa Village, which holds plantation records for the El Destino Plantation outside Tallahassee. Volunteers are scanning the documents and journals, transcribing them, and will be indexing them for slave names.
The meeting will be held in Program Room A of the downtown public library, 200 W. Park Ave. Sharing time is at 1:30pm and the meeting starts at 2pm.

February 23 @ 6PM Walter Parks’ Swamp Cabbage @ Kimberly Anton
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

February 23 @ 6PM
Walter Parks’ Swamp Cabbage
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWhqqnP01nDzpkSWgXsxrg