Nina Simone was a child prodigy, jazz superstar, activist
Upcoming week: August 14-20, 2022
IT HAPPENS NOW
Souls at the polls: 1-4 p.m. today, Supervisor of the Elections Building, 515 N. Main St. Featuring the Florida Fellowship Choir, Paris Winningham of “The Voice,” local hip-hop artists, a bouncy house, face painting, and free food.
Apes of The State, Doom Scroll, Cooper and Michael Jumpshot: 8 p.m. Wednesday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $11 in advance, $13 the day of the show. ([email protected])
NGV market: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. With over 40 vendors, live music, craft beer and fresh produce.
Showcase of local artists: 8 p.m. Thursday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. ([email protected]) Tickets: $5 in advance, $10 the day of the show.
Soul Scientists: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Bo Diddley Plaza, downtown Gainesville. Free. Soul music. As part of the “Free Fridays” concert series.
Northwood, The Pine Draped and Under His Eye: 8 p.m. Friday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)
“Just Simone”: 8-9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday plus Aug. 21, Aug. 26, and Aug. 27-28, Star Center, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Tickets: $22 adults, $18 seniors, $15 students. (ticketleap.com) Created by David Grapes and Robert Neblett, the play tells the story of Nina Simone, child prodigy, jazz superstar, civil rights activist and more. Simone was a real diva of the 20th century and a real powerhouse.
Auditions for Dance Alive National Ballet, “The Nutcracker” and Next Generation: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Pofahl Studios, 1325 NW Second St. Cost: $20. (371-2986)
Tamayo, Joy Wagon and Funky Frank: 8 p.m. Saturday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)
Invitation to craft vendors: Event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 14, The High Springs New Century Woman’s Club, 23674 West US 27, High Springs. (386-518-3276, [email protected]) Tables will be available inside and outside. Handmade items only.
Daniel Champagne: 7-10 p.m. Aug. 21, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $20. (258-8557) Australian guitarist Champagne has gained worldwide recognition for his energetic performances and unique tapping and fingering game.
Back-to-school party: 1-4 p.m. August 27, First Missionary Baptist Church, 1515 SE 15th St. Featuring a bouncing house, magic show, DJ, Covid testing, food.
Fundraising for bags and bingo: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10, GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club, 23674 WUS 27, High Springs. Tickets: $20 before September 1, $25 after. A brunch will be served. Proceeds will be donated to Unity Foster Ministries of High Springs.
1890s McIntosh Festival: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5, 5835 Ave. G., McIntosh. With over 280 arts, crafts, plants and antiques vendors.
Inner Beauty Exhibition: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. FREE ENTRANCE. Colorful, high-resolution images showcase the artistic marvels of modern preservation science while real specimens from the museum’s collections show their true size.
“Speechless: Text and Image in Global Culture”: To discover until December 30, Harn Museum of Art, Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. A fascinating look at how words, aesthetics and materials have supported religious, political and socio-cultural agendas for millennia.
“Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades”: Current exhibition, James G. and Caroline Julier Richardson Gallery, Harn Museum of Art, Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. Masks from the mid-twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century show the continuity of masking but also present new directions in masquerades. Although much of the exhibit focuses on the spiritual and religious underpinnings of masking, it also explores the aesthetics of masking by looking at the dazzling costumes, music, and dance.
“On the first draft”: Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Cade Museum, 811 S. Main St. (cademuseum.org) Permanent exhibit explores the history of the invention of the toilet and how it made modern cities possible. He questions the science of soap and introduces visitors to NASA’s Zero-G toilets, which help astronauts boldly go where no human has gone before.
“Science up close: fantastic fossils”: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. Admission: $7 adults; $6.50 Florida residents, seniors, and non-University of Florida students; $4.50 from 3 to 17 years old; free for museum members, children 2 and under, and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu/visit/plan, floridamuseum.ufl.edu/exhibits/fantastic-fossils, 846-2000) The exhibit is a collaborative effort connecting museum exhibits and collections staff, giving people a look at never before- seen specimens and real fossils. Researchers from the Vertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleobotany collections will be present in the exhibition as part of its working laboratory, offering insight into the daily lives of curators, collection managers, students and volunteers.
“She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China”: On view through March 24, 2024, David A. Cofrin Asian Wing. (harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/current) The exhibition uncovers the intersecting roles played by women as subjects, artists, and art consumers in traditional, modern, and contemporary China. Features a wide range of works – paintings, calligraphy, textiles, ceramics, bronzes, photographs, lacquerware and silverware, some of which have never been exhibited before. Organized around four themes – “Representing Femininity”, “Anonymous Beauty”, “Female Artists” and “Beyond the Boudoir” – this exhibition not only achieves a full spectrum, but also offers a more nuanced view of the dynamic engagements of women with and contributions to the arts of China throughout history.