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Sep
19
Thu
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 19 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.

Apply to be a fellow! @ On-line
Sep 19 – Oct 13 all-day

The NLC Institute is the leading training program for progressive young professionals. NLC equips its Fellows with the skills to run for office, manage campaigns, launch businesses, create starts ups and network with thought leaders. The NLC Institute is an intensive, five-month progressive entrepreneurship training program.

We’re looking for entrepreneurial young professionals, typically 25-35, from diverse backgrounds and industries, with strong progressive values and leadership aptitude, who will apply NLC’s trainings in their careers and lives.

Combined Talents: A National Juried Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Sep 19 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!

Comic and Cartoon Illustration @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 19 all-day
Comic and Cartoon Illustration @ LeMoyne Arts

This is an 8 week course, meeting on Thursdays, September 19-November 7, from 10:30-12:00 and is recommended for children ages 6-12

​Learn to tell stories, explain concepts, or make people laugh with this broad foundations and skills class focused on cartoons and comics. You’ll learn the basic tools and format of comics and graphic novels by drawing from life, creating imaginary creatures, character development, exaggeration, scene-setting, and storyboarding. You’ll use different mediums to develop concepts and characters, from pencil and ink to paint and clay. We’ll cover a wide range of foundational techniques for you to build on! All ages welcome.

Dr. Munir Humayun’s Presentation on 100% Renewable Energy @ LeRoy Collins Public Library
Sep 19 all-day

Professor Munir Humayun will discuss his plan for 100% Renewable Energy Strategy for Tallahassee. This free event will be held at the LeRoy Collins Main Library, Room A, at 6:30 PM. He is a professor in the Dept of Earth, Ocean, and atmospheric science & National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University.

From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Sep 19 all-day

An exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our local Big Bend community, spanning several generations and cultures to celebrate the beloved art of quiltmaking. For two years, a committee of local quilters and quilt collectors and the Gadsden Arts curator research and identified historic to contemporary quilts in private and public collections across several counties in North Florida. Several of the quillts have been completed by multiple family members over a period of decades as patterns were passed down to younger generations. This exhibition discusses the story of an art form that was utilitarian, uniquely cultural, and inherently social, that bridges gaps between generations and finds commonalities between cultures.

Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Sep 19 all-day
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!

IMAX Film – Ad Astra @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 19 all-day

SHOWTIMES VARY

IMAX® | PG-13 | Drama, Fantasy
An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

IMAX Film – Mysteries of China @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 19 all-day

SHOWTIMES VARY

MAX® | Documentary, History
Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, we explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past.

Shape Painting @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 19 all-day
Shape Painting @ LeMoyne Arts

This is an 6 week course, meeting on Thursdays, September 19-October 24, from 3:30-5:00 and is recommended for children ages 6-12

“The Shape Painting Method” is a new technique for making art by recycling painted cardboard boxes from group painting activities. Learn how to make amazing paper collage out of painted cardboard boxes! Have fun mixing fluorescent paint and building a 3D art project in a blacklight room. The possibilities are endless!

The Case for Preservation in Space @ Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Sep 19 all-day

Join Michelle Hanlon, co-founder of For all Moonkind, an official observer to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and Tim McLendon, Law Professor from the University of Florida, to discuss the possibility of historic preservation efforts on the Moon. During this interactive session, participants will decide which lunar sites – if any – should receive special protections from the international community.

Light dinner from Social Catering and Events will be provided.

Program is free but reservations are required due to very limited seating at https://caseforspace.eventbrite.com.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Lion King Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 19 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/

Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity @ FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
Sep 19 all-day

The Florida A&M University Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity from August 26 – December 6, 2019. The opening reception will be held in The Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery on Thursday, September 5.

Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity is collaborative exhibition co-curated by award-winning artist, William Cordova, and curator, Marie Vickles. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of youth radical community activist movements that became prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, through organizations like the Black Panther Party, The Young Lords Party, the Brown Berets, Tupamaros, Red Guard, Grey Panthers, Florida BAMM (Black Afro Militant Movement, American Indian Movement, and many more. Many of these groups exemplify the vanguard for social change in the United States. A phenomenon that would eventually have a national and global impact, yet today most of what is known about the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and other activist organizations is erroneous or misleading.

The exhibition contains mainstream and underground newspapers, magazines and other alternative news from 1965-1982, historical articles from mainstream media sources, such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, Jet, Ebony, New York Times Magazine, and photography by Ducho Dennis, Ilka Hartmann, Bev Grant, Steven Shames, Michael Abramson. Short films, videos, and audio will also be presented as part of the exhibit; Eldridge Speaks (LP), Let Rap, Rap by Rap Brown (LP), Lords of the Revolution (40 Min film) Palante Siempre Palante (50 min) Huey (10 min).

If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 at least five (5) business days prior to the start of the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling TDD via FRS 800-955-8771.

Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Hemp Industries Association of Florida Finalizes Industrial Hemp Road Tour in Tallahassee @ Double Tree by Hilton
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hemp Industries Association of Florida Finalizes Industrial Hemp Road Tour in Tallahassee @ Double Tree by Hilton

The Florida chapter of the Hemp Industries Association is concluding their statewide road tour that provided informational workshops and presentations to the community surrounding the growing opportunities within the expanding hemp industry. The tour kicked off in South Florida earlier in August and will finalize in Tallahassee on at the Doubletree on Thursday, September 19.

This event will include remarks from a local elected official, as well as informational presentations and updates from representatives of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and a retail representative.

These free public events will convene local farmers, professionals and government leaders to share their ideas and insights on the hemp industry and how best to address the growing demand. Topics covered during the informational session will include a hemp industry overview, a legislative and rulemaking backgrounder, as well as retail, legal and compliance discussions.

Bomba Music & Dance Concert @ Mission San Luis
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bomba Music & Dance Concert @ Mission San Luis

Join us at Mission San Luis for a FREE CONCERT by Taller Balancé Bomba Afro-Boricua who will present bomba, a style of music and dance that emerged in Puerto Rico from West African, Taíno and Spanish cultural roots. Taller Balancé will share the fundamentals of bomba as well as the cultural and historical significance of the style. Participation is encouraged!

Taller Balancé is featured as part of the 2019 Folklife Artist-in-Residence Program sponsored by the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida State University Center for Music of the Americas.
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Also don’t miss the FREE WORKSHOP offered to the public on Wednesday, September 18 from 5-6 pm in the FSU Westcott Building, Room 060!

For more information visit https://bit.ly/2ZwwHMs

Sep
20
Fri
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 20 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
Sep 20 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!

From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Sep 20 all-day

An exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our local Big Bend community, spanning several generations and cultures to celebrate the beloved art of quiltmaking. For two years, a committee of local quilters and quilt collectors and the Gadsden Arts curator research and identified historic to contemporary quilts in private and public collections across several counties in North Florida. Several of the quillts have been completed by multiple family members over a period of decades as patterns were passed down to younger generations. This exhibition discusses the story of an art form that was utilitarian, uniquely cultural, and inherently social, that bridges gaps between generations and finds commonalities between cultures.

Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Sep 20 all-day
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!