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Nov
23
Sat
2019
Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity @ FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
Nov 23 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.

Fall Farm Day 2019 @ Tallahassee Museum
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday, November 23rd at the Tallahassee Museum for a fun-filled day that celebrates our region’s agricultural heritage! Fall Farm Day will host an array of activities and demonstrations celebrating the historical and contemporary stories of our region’s farmed resources. The event is FREE with Museum admission. Demonstrations and activities include:

o Blacksmithing in the 1880s Forge

o Living History Interpretation on the 1880s Farm

o Shopping Local Farm Vendors (fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy, eggs, wine, etc.)

o Hands-on Farm Activities

o Animal Encounters

o Syrup Making (will begin at 9:30 am and sold in the Museum Store)

Frenchtown Farmers Market
Nov 23 @ 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

From History to Holidays @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tallahassee’s beautiful and historic Goodwood estate is open to the public with FREE admission on November 23rd.

The free admission day at Goodwood features:

Free Tours: The Main House is displayed as it appeared around World War I, including original furniture, ephemera, and garments. A new special exhibit “A Dry Spell: A Brief History of Prohibition” will also be open for visitors. Tours and exhibits are FREE and open to the public from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Theatrical Performance: Enjoy a theatrical performance connecting history and holidays by Theater with a Mission on Goodwood’s Games Court.

Habitat for Humanity’s Festival of Trees: On Nov. 22nd and 23rd, Big Bend Habitat for Humanity presents beautiful artificial trees and wreaths for purchase as well as family-friendly festivities, including an early visit from Santa in the Goodwood Carriage House on November 23rd from 10 to Noon . Visit the Friday Night Preview Party on November 22nd from 6 – 9 PM or visit on November 23rd Hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM, with bidding closing at 4:30 PM on Saturday. For more information, visit http://bigbendhabitat.org/festival-of-trees/

Under One Roof: Come enjoy a curated collection of clay, glass, jewelry, and enamel works by premier Tallahassee artisans including Brian Bachman, Lesley Nolan, Robin Rodgers, and Kathy Wilcox. This art show and sale will be in Jubilee Cottage on Friday November 22nd 4:30 PM to 8 PM, Saturday November 23rd 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday November 24th 12 PM to 4 PM. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/241201026750140/

SCIturdays – Food Lab @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Ages 9-99
Calling all chefs! Churn homemade butter for your Thanksgiving meal, make cranberry sauce, identify chemical versus physical change and more.

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Apply to be a fellow! @ On-line
Nov 24 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.

Elemental Iceland @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Nov 24 all-day

Elemental Iceland–October 14-December 7, 2019

Contemporary graphic, textile, and sculptural works from Iceland addressing the island nation’s unique landscapes, geology, and cultural history rooted in materials derived from the earth and sea. Featured artists: Valgerdur Hauksdóttir, Elva Hreidarsdóttir, Soffia Sæundsdóttir, Rósa Sigrun, Anna Gunnarsdóttir, Anna Thóra, Nicole Pietrantoni, Johann Eyfells, and members of the ARKIR Book Arts Group. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 24 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.

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild Exhibition @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 24 all-day

On display is the last of four 2019 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild Members. View work by Wendy Adams, Susan Allen, Natalia Andreeva, Deborah Bullock, Kathy J. Ferrell, Janice “Ecinja” McCaskill, Pattie Maney, Hui Chiu McClure, Jill Quadagno, Frederick Sanguiliano,, III, Don Schneider, Koral D. Selvaggio, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody, and Tim White. The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Artists Guild was formed to provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit their artwork year-round, participate in educational seminars and critiques, and volunteer their time helping with members who live throughout the region and work in a variety of mediums including mixed media, fiber oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and pen & ink.

IMAX Film – Mysteries of China @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 24 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.

Ten Voices: A visual Conversation @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 24 all-day

On view in both the Zoe Golloway Gallery and the Munroe Family Community Gallery, this exhibition presents the visual conversations between the artists belonging to the Ten Artists, Ltd. group, begun in 1985. The works by Rene Lynch, Susan Allen, Mary Apple, Jennifer Clinard, Wendy Devarieux, Rosemary Ferguson, Nina Freeman, Judy Nable, Bev Sipos and Pam Talley in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and mixed media, will explore the individual’s response to place, memory and life experience.

The Lion King Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 24 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
Nov 24 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.

Hearth & Soul Hosts Royce Lovett for Celebratory Event @ Hearth & Soul
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Engrained in the mantra of celebrating community, local gathering place and experiential retail store Hearth & Soul welcomes Tallahassee’s own Royce Lovett, the talented singer-songwriter appearing on the current season of The Voice. Join Hearth & Soul to meet Royce and celebrate his amazing accomplishments while enjoying complimentary bites and bubbles with friends. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2-4 p.m. at Hearth & Soul, 1410 Market Square. For more information, Hearth & Soul at (850-894-SOUL).

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Apply to be a fellow! @ On-line
Nov 25 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.

Elemental Iceland @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Nov 25 all-day

Elemental Iceland–October 14-December 7, 2019

Contemporary graphic, textile, and sculptural works from Iceland addressing the island nation’s unique landscapes, geology, and cultural history rooted in materials derived from the earth and sea. Featured artists: Valgerdur Hauksdóttir, Elva Hreidarsdóttir, Soffia Sæundsdóttir, Rósa Sigrun, Anna Gunnarsdóttir, Anna Thóra, Nicole Pietrantoni, Johann Eyfells, and members of the ARKIR Book Arts Group. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 25 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.

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild Exhibition @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Nov 25 all-day

On display is the last of four 2019 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild Members. View work by Wendy Adams, Susan Allen, Natalia Andreeva, Deborah Bullock, Kathy J. Ferrell, Janice “Ecinja” McCaskill, Pattie Maney, Hui Chiu McClure, Jill Quadagno, Frederick Sanguiliano,, III, Don Schneider, Koral D. Selvaggio, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody, and Tim White. The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Artists Guild was formed to provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit their artwork year-round, participate in educational seminars and critiques, and volunteer their time helping with members who live throughout the region and work in a variety of mediums including mixed media, fiber oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and pen & ink.

Grossology Day Camp @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 25 all-day

Available for Grades K-5, $40/day including lunch:
Grades K-1: Venture inward on a journey down the “Organ Trail” to explore the digestive system, make edible dog poop, and play the germ travelling game.
Grades 2-3: By exploring the science of gross, usually referred to as chemistry and biology, campers will snack on an edible petri dish, observe worm anatomy, and make a pimple stress ball.
Grades 4-5: It’s the science of bodies! Students will explore how gross and amazing bodies are by making drinkable blood, edible skin layers, learning the science of the flatulence and dissecting owl pellets.

IMAX Film – Mysteries of China @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 25 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.