Events

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Dec
13
Fri
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 13 – Dec 31 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.

The Allison Christmas Spectacular 2019! @ The Allison Christmas Spectacular
Dec 13 2019 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 9 2020 @ 10:00 pm

The Allison Christmas Spectacular is celebrating 12 years! This year, The Allison Christmas Spectacular is receiving a complete overhaul to include 100% LED lights! This will help make the display be bolder and brighter than ever before!

Returning this year are 3 mega trees, 12 mini trees, 14 leaping arches, 102.5 FM WACS Radio, hundreds of strobes, and all of our previously featured dancing sequences. We are again featuring over 200,000 lights, dancing to 7 songs this year! We have two NEW dancing sequences debuting this year: Selah’s “Little Drummer Boy” and an updated version of Michael W. Smith’s “Christmas Angels!”

There is no charge to come see the lights, and the display is a drive-by. The lights will be displayed Thanksgiving through New Year’s from 6-10 pm nightly. We will be hiring a deputy to be on duty each night this year, and we will again be taking donations to help cover the deputy fees.

Feel free to check out and like our Facebook page to receive updates regarding The Allison Christmas Spectacular! Be sure to also visit our official website at allisonchristmasspectacular.com. We hope you and your family and friends are able to come by for our biggest and brightest year ever!

Dec
14
Sat
2019
SE Native American Festival @ Mission San Luis
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum for two days of Southeastern Native American dancing, craft vendors, cultural demonstrations, music, and storytelling. Also enjoy living history, archery, atlatl/spear throwing, crafts for kids, and more! Fun for all ages!

Saturday, December 14 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sunday December 15 (10 am – 4 pm)
(The Weekend BEFORE the Solstice)

Admission fee per day:
Adults – $5; Seniors (65+) – $3; Children (6 -17) – $2; Members, Children under 6 and Active Duty Military – FREE!

Craft Vendors:
Support our artisans and get your holiday shopping done! Find jewelry, baskets, gourd art, dance regalia, traditional instruments, shell art, fabrics and clothing with Southeastern Native American designs, native plant and herbal products, wood carvings, and much more!

Cultural Demonstrations:
— Traditional dances with audience participation
— Storytelling
— Native American encampment
— Craft working
— Educational exhibits and more!

More on our website — about the nationally/regionally known performers as well as the daily schedules — as information becomes available! https://missionsanluis.org/events-calendar/winter-solstice/

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Enjoy a meal during the festival! Food vendors will be on site.
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Bring chairs/blankets for seating and dress appropriately for the weather (most activities are outdoors). NO COOLERS, NO ALCOHOL, and NO SMOKING on the historic site!
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Many thanks to Visit Tallahassee, Friends of Florida History, Inc., and Florida Council on Arts and Culture for providing assistance!
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See photos from last year at
Solstice Celebration 2018 Graphic

Dec
17
Tue
2019
Voces Angelorum Holiday Concert at Goodwood Museum & Gardens @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Voces Angelorum invites you to usher in the holidays with an evening of candlelight, food, wine, and chorale on Tuesday, December 17 at 7pm at Goodwood Museum & Gardens located at 1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Come and enjoy an elegant evening with a stroll around the grounds and a tour of the main house beginning as early as 5:30pm, followed by a beautiful holiday choral concert in the Carriage House at 7pm. This winter’s concert includes a variety of holiday choral music from around the world, and you will also hear Three Christmas Choruses from Handel’s Messiah arranged for treble voices!

Admission is $25. The evening includes a complimentary wine bar which will be open prior to and after the concert, museum tour, concert, and a variety of foods after the performance. Grounds, wine bar and light snacks open at 5:30, with a larger variety of food available after the performance. You may arrive any time between 5:30-7pm. This will be a very elegant evening and a wonderful way to usher in the holiday season!
Proceeds benefit Voces Angelorum and Goodwood Museum.

For more information, please contact vocesangelorum@gmail.com

Dec
26
Thu
2019
A Night of Comedy with Erica Rhodes @ Temple Israel - Tallahassee's Jewish Community Center
Dec 26 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us Thursday, December 26th for a Night of Comedy with our guest comedian, Erica Rhodes. She was most recently seen this summer on NBC’s Bring the Funny where judge Jeff Foxworthy described her as the best defined comic voice of the competition.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for priority seating. Our wine & schmooze hour starts at 6:15pm leading up to the show starting at 7:30pm.

Dec
28
Sat
2019
Gypsy & Me at Railroad Square Craft House @ Railroad Square Craft House
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gypsy & Me is comprised of Carolina-based duo, Mike Moore and Kyzandrha Zarate. Together, they bring us original Americana | Folk | Country | Acoustic music. They pride themselves on being perfectly imperfect and singing of life, love and their experiences while traveling the world. They celebrate the release of their third album, Get Busy Livin’, with a tour through the Carolinas, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, & Tennessee. Catch this duo on Saturday, December 28th from 8-10PM. Show is FREE.

Dec
31
Tue
2019
Sunrise Rotary New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball @ Bricks & Brass
Dec 31 2019 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 1:00 am

Please join the members of Sunrise Rotary for our first-ever New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball! We will ring in the new year with great fun, fellowship, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening to ensure you are fully prepared to watch the ball drop in style!

This sophisticated evening out is a perfect date night or opportunity to socialize with friends in a unique setting. To add to the excitement, we are encouraging guests to dress in their best formal wear and find creative ways to hide their identity!

The location for our magical evening is the beautiful new Bricks and Brass venue on West Tennessee St. And if you anticipate that a hotel room next door might be handy after we’re done, you can reserve a room at the Four Points by Sheraton. Book today using the Sunrise Rotary New Years Eve Masquerade Ball group rate.

The Masquerade Ball is open to the entire community and proceeds from our event raffle benefit projects supported by Sunrise Rotary.

Limited Tickets Available

Event Sponsors:

Chicken Salad Chick
Accent Office Interiors
Dean Mead Attorneys at Law
Kathy Reardon, Realtor
Centennial Bank
Alzheimer’s Project

Jan
24
Fri
2020
Pigmania @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Jan 24 all-day

Explore an extravaganza of Southern Food including roast pigs, sausages, raw oysters, and all the fixin’s. Dance to live music and sip wine, beer, and bourbon at an open bar. This party is a true celebration of Southern cuisine and hospitality.

The whole roasted hog will be displayed at the beginning of the event before we dig in. All you can eat until the pig runs out!

Members receive a discounted rate of $75 and non-members can purchase both a ticket and individual membership for $115.

Appetizers and drinks will begin at 6 PM and the grand feast starts when the Carriage House doors open at 7 PM.

Pigmania is made possible by Prime Meridian Bank.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Third Annual World Culture Festival @ Good Samaritan UMC
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at Good Samaritan UMC for delicious cuisine, exciting performances, unique shopping experiences, and free classes at Tallahassee’s third annual World Culture Festival. Featuring food, artists, faith, and performances which showcase traditions from around the world, this family-friendly event has something for everyone. This festival is a celebration of the human existence and the diversity of our local area and offers the chance for the entire community to come together to celebrate their differences and discover their similarities.

One of the most powerful ways to share culture is through art, craft, and food. Tables offering information about various religious and cultural beliefs and practices, as well as craft vendors showcasing art, music, and food from around the world will be part of the event. This festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about faiths, philosophies, and cultures different from their own through interaction. The focus is on information and education, not condemnation or conversion.

Expressions of culture and belief vary across the globe and the World Culture Festival showcases these traditions in the greater Tallahassee area by bringing together local dancers, singers, poets, musicians, and storytellers to share their talents. Performances and interactive engagements will be scheduled all day so enjoy the performances or jump in for a class!

Last year’s participants included the the FAMU Gospel Choir, the Matsiko World Orphan Choir, Sambistas Do Sol, Dandera Dancers, Temple Israel’s Bagels and Biscuits, Shirdi Sai Samsthan, Azúcar Dance Company, Swaravahini, Mua’oli’oli Dancers, Gym Force Aerial Arts, Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers, Arte Mexico, Mary Proctor, El Criollo Grill, Faith4You African Food, Caribbean Crossroads, Two Feathers Indian Center, La Gardenia Prints, and many more. Visit us at www.wcftally.com for more information on the 2020 list of performers, vendors, food trucks, and more.

Apr
2
Thu
2020
SportsAbility | Seminole Showdown @ Miracle Field at Messer Park
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SportsAbility | Seminole Showdown @ Miracle Field at Messer Park

SportsAbility 2020

Join Florida Disabled Outdoors Association for three days of waterskiing, tennis, martial arts, rock climbing, SCUBA, and more at the 30th Annual SportsAbility held by the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association! The event will be held April 2-4, 2020. Adults and children, both with and without disabilities are encouraged to experience hands-on recreation activities for no cost thanks to our friends and sponsors in the community!

Families will learn about opportunities to engage in recreation TOGETHER around the Tallahassee area. SportsAbility aims to provide experiences and enable everyone to participate in as many or few activities as they please. Activity providers have adaptations available to make the games playable for everyone. Some activities include golf, art, martial arts, SCUBA, waterskiing, boat rides, tennis, archery, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and more!

Details:
• Thursday, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Miracle Field at Messer Park
• Friday, April 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the TCC Lifetime Sports Complex
• Saturday, April 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens

For information and registration, visit www.fdoa.org. You can also contact us at info@fdoa.org or (850) 201-2944.