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APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 13 – Nov 3 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.

Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 13 – Oct 27 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 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

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.

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.

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

Trivia Night at the Museum: Spaced Out @ Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Sep 26 all-day
Trivia Night at the Museum: Spaced Out @ Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Your destination? The coolest trivia chamber in Tallahassee’s galaxy. Your mission? To test your crew’s knowledge of all things Space: out-of-this-world music, fantastic movie voyages, and the real people who made it happen. Assemble your team and embark on a voyage to fun at the Historic Capitol Museum.

Tasty snacks from Social Catering Events and beverages from Wine and Spirits Distributors of Florida and Tri Eagle will be served. As always, top recruits receive prizes at the end of the night.

Team program fee is $15 for Members and $20 for non-Members, max per team is 4. Flying solo? Individual entry is $5.

Sign-in and food service starts at 6:00 PM, games will start at 6:30 PM.

He’s Crazy/She’s Crazy – Behavioral Profiling @ Tallahassee Museum
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Museum Files

In this multi-part series, the Tallahassee Museum presents The Museum Files—lectures in criminal justice, forensics, behavioral profiling, police investigation, myths, legends, and unsolved crimes.

He’s Crazy/She’s Crazy – Behavioral Profiling

We will briefly discuss some mental pathologies that impact people as it relates to relationships and crime. Ideally, we will cover the telltale signs of disorders, what those disorders may be recognized as from a behavioral perspective, and for individuals who fall into certain categories, what challenges those behaviors present to others as well as to identify people who may cause harm within intimate relationships.

Dr. Lee Bushong, FAMU

Sham: A 1920s Comedy @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sham:  A 1920s Comedy @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Join us for a comedy set in a familiar time and place… a mansion in the Roaring ‘20s!

This one-act play begins when a couple encounters a thief in their home. Be astonished by the audacity of a thief and see if you understand his strange logic in this adventure through Goodwood’s Main House.

The Main House provides not just a stage, but a live 360° experience as you follow the characters from room to room. Instead of the set changing behind the actors, the actors move from one set to another and the audience follows. The Main House Museum provides the ideal background, as both the play and museum are set in the 1920s.

A wine reception and a unique “stage” make this a theatrical event to remember.

Friday, September 27th
Wine Reception 6:30 PM
Performance 7 PM

Limited to 25 seats per performance
Tickets $25

Ticket Link:

For more information contact JoAnn Bixler at 850.877.4202 x228 or

Soundscapes of a Spanish Mission @ Mission San Luis
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Soundscapes of a Spanish Mission @ Mission San Luis

“Soundscapes of a Spanish Mission: Music, Dance & Bells in the Borderlands of the Ibero-American World”
by Dr. Kristin Dutcher Mann

Reception 6:00 pm | Lecture: 6:30-7:30 pm

Join us at Mission San Luis for the second in our series of presentations on “Colo-nial Sounds: The Influence of Native and Spanish Music on America”

Historian Kristin Dutcher Mann will discuss the ways in which music and dance shaped cultural interactions in the Franciscan and Jesuit mission communities in Northern New Spain. Performed sound — liturgical music, devotional songs, music for special occasions, and bell-ringing — structured time and space. It created, reinforced and sometimes challenged power structures, as well as social and economic relationships in places in the borderlands between native ground and the Spanish empire.

Dr. Kristin Dutcher Mann, a professor of History at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, is a specialist in the history of Colonial Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Blessing of Animals @ Mission San Luis
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Pet owners and animal lovers ~ bring your furry, feathered, or other friends to Mission San Luis to enjoy the following:
— Blessings for Animal Companions
(with free certificates & online photos)
— Crafts & Animal ID activities
— Living History
— Paso Fino Horse Demonstrations
— Animal-Organization Booths
(with information and pets for adoption)
— Butterfly & Caterpillar Display

The Blessing of Animals originated in the 13th century in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, who believed that all animals should be treated with dignity and respect.

Mission San Luis is a pet-friendly site, so bring your leashed animal companions to
enjoy the beautiful park setting year-round!