Events

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Sep
21
Sat
2019
Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Sep 21 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 21 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 21 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.

The Lion King Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 21 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 21 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.

Leon County and Native Nurseries Buy One Get One Native Plants Sale @ Native Nurseries
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Leon County and Native Nurseries Buy One Get One Native Plants Sale @ Native Nurseries

In an effort to encourage citizens to plant native plants, Leon County is partnering with Native Nurseries to offer a Buy One Get One free sale of native plants for the third year in a row. Native plants are an important part of our eco-system, and citizens can help support native wildlife and pollinators by planting native plants in their yards and gardens. Native plants can:

• Create healthy places for people: By choosing native plants for your landscaping, you are supporting a healthy natural ecosystem and creating a healthier place for yourself, your family, and your community.
• Help the Climate: Landscaping with native plants can help combat climate change. Native trees, like our oaks, maples and pines, are very effective at storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
• Provide Savings: Once established, native plants generally require little maintenance. When planted in the right place, they adapt to local environmental conditions – saving time, money, and perhaps the most valuable natural resource, water.
• Save Wildlife: Without native plants, insects can’t survive – taking away the base of the food chain for all of our wildlife. These plants provide nectar for pollinators including hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and bats, while also producing nuts, seeds, and fruits for all other forms of wildlife.

The sale will be available until supplies last. Up to $100 value per person/per transaction. Offer only valid to citizens, not businesses.

https://www.facebook.com/events/3230345463672795/

Frenchtown Farmers Market
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Frenchtown farmers market is located 524 North MLK Blvd. In partnership with the Community Redevelopment Agency, the farmers market represents a first step in plans to develop a local food business incubator on the property.

The project, led by Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, is an effort to improve opportunity for people of color, women, veterans and students. The goal is to diversify the local economy, both by product and proprietor, in order to create more resilient, engaged, safe and thriving communities.

And what better place to start than Frenchtown.

Opening day will feature live music, guest speakers and host of local vendors with handmade and locally grown products. The Frenchtown market will open every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm throughout the year.

Vendor Information

Vendor inquiries from across the Big Bend region are also welcome. The Frenchtown farmers market is the only food retail opportunity in the area with purchase incentive programs that improve families’ ability to purchase fresh food, and also expand the sales potential for market vendors.

Vendor info sessions will be held Wednesday, February 17th @ 12:30pm and Saturday, February 20th at 3:00pm, at the market’s new location, 524 North MLK Blvd. in Tallahassee.

Videos: Frenchtown Market Vendors

Little Ditties: Itty Bitty Infant Music Class @ Verity Health Center (Northside location)
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Join Capital City Music Therapy at Verity Health Center (Northside) on Thursday mornings for Itty Bitty Infant Music classes..

$8 per family, spots are limited.
Sign up for your spot at www.capitalcitymusictherapy.com/events.
Follow our page at www.facebook.com/groups/LittleDitties.

Website: www.capitalcitymusictherapy.com

Category: Classes
**This is a class that meets MOST and Thursdays. Please check our calendar to confirm the class and reserve your spot. www.capitalcitymusictherapy.com/events

Library Card Sign-Up Time @ Leon County Public Library
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Nature Walk @ The Grove Museum
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Nature Walk @ The Grove Museum

Join Grove staff for a guided walk around the grounds and conversation about natural history, local ecology, and environmental sustainability.

The Nature Walk will begin at 10:30 AM and last about an hour. Guests may join or leave the walk at anytime.

Visit the museum before or after the walk and enjoy exhibits from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/340705930191038/

 

Clutches, Cupcakes & Conversation! (Networking Brunch) @ Food Glorious Food
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Brunch & Boardrooms LLC is a networking empowerment brand for current and aspiring entrepreneurial women to connect, gather and share knowledge over a gourmet brunch while establishing quality connections with esteemed female professionals from all facets. Brunch & Boardrooms provides exciting events that include discussions on key strategies to being a successful career woman with an equal balance between the boardroom and personal development. Attendees will be treated to a wealth of knowledge, gourmet brunch and signature brunch box.

Please note that there is a possibility that you may be filmed or have your photo taken for marketing purposes. As an attendee, you agree to these terms with the purchase of admission.

Any payment to Brunch & Boardrooms LLC for this event is non-refundable and the buyer accepts this agreement upon payment being received. For any questions and or concerns please e-mail: info@brunchandboardrooms.com

Sep
22
Sun
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 22 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.

From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Sep 22 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.

IMAX Film – Ad Astra @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 22 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 22 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.

September Literary Event at Hearth & Soul – Meet the Author @ Hearth & Soul
Sep 22 all-day
September Literary Event at Hearth & Soul – Meet the Author @ Hearth & Soul

Gathering place and experiential retail store Hearth & Soul (1410 Market Street) welcomes friends for a special event with local author and FSU professor Elizabeth Stuckey-French on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. Guests enjoy a meet and greet with Stuckey-French, including a casual discussion around her popular book “The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady,” and light sips and bites in the store. For more information about the complimentary literary event, call Hearth & Soul at 850.894.SOUL.

The Lion King Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 22 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 22 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 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

4th Annual Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
4th Annual Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Teams of 10-14 Paddlers in Giant Voyageur Canoe.

Get in the spirit by recruiting at least one paddler with a physical or developmental disability to join your team (or ask FDOA to help.) Teams have 2 opportunities to race 400 yds against the clock. The 2 fastest will compete head to head to be BIG KAHUNA!

Can’t field a team? We can find a team to paddle for you! Team Sponsorship is only $500! Businesses, schools, civic groups and other organizations invited! Awards to winning teams!

Businesses, schools, civic groups and other organizations invited!
More info: https://www.fdoa.org/big-kahuna