Calendar

Keep busy with fun springtime events all around Tallahassee.
Calendar of EventsMarch and April Compiled by Erica Bailey

March Through November
Downtown Marketplace
Spend a Saturday downtown under the oaks at Tallahassee’s Downtown Marketplace. Find art, music, food and fun under white canopy tents in beautiful Ponce de Leon Park on Park Avenue, located between Monroe and Adams streets. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. most Saturdays, weather permitting. Live music is performed from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. downtownmarketplace.com

Through March 11
Winter Guest Animals
Last call to see the Tallahassee Museum’s Winter Guest Animals – a trio of lion-tailed macaques. The primates, on loan from the Alexandria Zoological Park of Louisiana, get their name from the tuft of hair on the tip of the tail, similar to a lion, and a “mane” of longer hair around the face. Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-5 p.m. Admission: $8 for adults; $7.50 for senior citizens and college students with valid ID; $5.50 for children ages 4-15; free for members and children ages 3 and under. (850) 575-8684, tallahasseemuseum.org

Through March 14
‘Relief,’ New Wood Sculptures by Stephen J. Fox
The nine wall sculptures in this show are the beginning of a series that combine Stephen Fox’s love of small sculptural forms in wood and steel with images from maps and aerial photographs. Thomas Eads Fine Art, 1122 Thomasville Road, Suite 8. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Monday by appointment; closed Sunday. Free. (850) 224-1435, thomaseadsfineart.com

Through April 8
‘Holiday Traditions in Florida’   
This photographic exhibit features various holidays and how they are celebrated around Florida. Artifacts from the museum’s collection will be included in the exhibit. Museum of Florida History, 500 S. Bronough St. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon-4:30 p.m. Free. (850) 245-6400, museumoffloridahistory.com

Through April 30
‘Collard Greens & Artistic Scenes’
This new exhibit highlights the activities and roles of women in the 1930s in Florida. Knott House Museum, 301 E. Park Ave. Tours are Wednesday through Friday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.; Saturday tours start at 10 a.m. and continue up to 3 p.m. Free. (850) 922-2459, museumoffloridahistory.com

Through May 20
‘The Florida Swing! Golf in the Sunshine State’
Golf dates back hundreds of years. This exhibit highlights the game and shows how Florida was a natural setting for the sport. Museum of Florida History, 500 S. Bronough St. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon-4:30 p.m. Free. (850) 245-6400, museumoffloridahistory.com

Through May 20
‘African-American Quilts’
This exhibit features approximately 30 quilts made between 1860 and 1970. Museum of Florida History, 500 S. Bronough St. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon-4:30 p.m. Free. (850) 245-6400, museumoffloridahistory.com

Through May 20
‘Florida’s Highwaymen: Legendary Landscapes’
Florida in the 1950s reflected decades of Jim Crow laws created to enforce segregation of blacks and whites. This exhibition will display paintings from the original nine artists, who are an important part of Florida’s cultural history, and explores the stories of a group of young, self-taught African-American landscape painters. Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-5 p.m. Admission: $8 for adults; $7.50 for senior citizens and college students with valid ID; $5.50 for children ages 4-15; free for members and children ages 3 and under. (850) 575-8684, tallahasseemuseum.org

Through June 3
‘Contemporary African American Art’
A group exhibition of work from nationally recognized African-American artists. Brogan Museum, 350 S. Duval St. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $6 for adults; $3.50 for students, senior citizens and members of the military; free for Brogan members and children ages 2 and under. (850) 513-0700, Ext. 236; thebrogan.org

Through June 3
‘A Day in Pompeii’
In the year 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The Gulf Coast Exploreum in Mobile, Ala., in collaboration with the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompeii (the Italian government agency responsible for the site), will present hundreds of exceptional objects that lay buried under almost 30 feet of volcanic material for more than 17 centuries. Gulf Coast Exploreum, 65 Government St., Mobile. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Mardi Gras and Easter Sunday. Admission: $18.25 for adults; $17.25 for seniors (ages 60 and over) and youths ages 3-18; $11 for children ages 2-12. Add the IMAX film for $4 more. (251) 208-6883, exploreum.net

Through June 17
‘Photographs: The Alvan S. Harper Collection’
The photographs contained in this collection represent a cross-section of Alvan Harper’s Tallahassee-based work from 1885 through the first decade of the 20th century. Museum of Florida History, 500 S. Bronough St. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon-4:30 p.m. Free. (850) 245-6400, museumoffloridahistory.com

March 1-April 5
‘20th Annual High School Student Art Exhibition’
Mahaska Whitley and Travis Giddings coordinated this exhibition of local high-school student art and a senior portfolio competition. The opening reception will be Thursday, March 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, 125 N. Gadsden St. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $1 donation for nonmembers; free on Sundays.
(850) 222-8800, lemoyne.org

March 2-4
‘Intimate Apparel’
The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. One by one, the other denizens of the boarding house marry and move away, but Esther remains, lonely and longing for a husband and a future. Tallahassee Little Theatre, 1861 Thomasville Road. Performance times are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 2 p.m. $10.
(850) 224-8474, tallahasseelittlethatre.org

March 2-11
‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’
When Lucy steps into the wardrobe, she crosses into the magical world of Narnia, where the White Witch has cast an icy spell that keeps it “always winter and never Christmas.” Siblings Susan, Peter and Edmund join Lucy on a quest to destroy the spell. On Sunday, March 4, there will be a fundraising performance to benefit Early Learning programs in the Big Bend region. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. and is $15 for general admission and $25 for balcony seats, with a wine and cheese refreshment break. Tickets can be purchased at the Early Learning Coalition at (850) 385-0551. Young Actors Theatre, 609 Glenview Drive. Performance times: March 2-3 and March 8-11, 7:30 p.m.; March 4 and March 11, 2 p.m. Admission: $15 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens. Reservations are required and the box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (850) 386-6602, Ext. 2,
youngactorstheatre.com

March 4
Winter Concert
The Tallahassee Symphony Youth Orchestra presents one of its two seasonal concerts featuring the young musicians in the five orchestras and four chamber groups, including the TSYO Symphony Orchestra (Alexander Jimenez, director) and the Tallahassee Fiddlers. At 3:15 p.m., the Chamber Orchestra, Chamber groups and TSYO Symphony will perform. At 5 p.m., the Symphonic Strings, Philharmonia and the Tallahassee Fiddlers will perform. Opperman Music Hall, Kuersteiner Music Building, Florida State University campus. 3:15-6 p.m. Free with general seating. (850) 224-9232, tallahasseesymphony.org

March 7
Breakfast in the Park
Springtime Tallahassee’s annual kickoff event features an old-fashioned country breakfast served up in Bloxham Park, located between Monroe and Calhoun Streets on historic Park Avenue. The event is open to the entire community. 6:30-10 a.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance at the Springtime Tallahassee office, 209 E. Park Ave., or at the entrance on the day of the event. (850) 224-5012, springtimetallahassee.com

March 8
Women’s Day Concert
United Way of the Big Bend is celebrating International Women’s Day with a special concert featuring Marvin Goldstein and Pam Laws. The event is part of United Way’s new community outreach program, “Power of the Purse,” that honors women who participate actively in the community. Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Florida State University campus. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office at (850) 644-6500. For more information, contact (850) 414-8827.

March 9
‘A Night of Musical Dreams’
The Tallahassee Symphony Youth Orchestra hosts its annual raffle and benefit concert. The evening will feature Alexander Jimenez, music director, and special guest Emily Hanna Crane on the violin. Raffle tickets are $5. Opperman Music Hall, Kuersteiner Music Building, Florida State University campus. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for students and children. (850) 224-9232, tallahasseesymphony.org

March 9-11
Red Hills Horse Trials
This equestrian competition is recognized by the United States Eventing Association and the Federation Equestre International. It features a challenging cross-country course, a dressage event and stadium jumping. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, 4000 N. Meridian Road. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10 per day per adult or $20 for a three-day pass. (850) 580-4020, rhht.org

March 11
The Borodin String Quartet
The performance is part of the Artist Series of Tallahassee. Opperman Music Hall, Kuersteiner Music Building, Florida State University campus. 2:30 p.m. A season passport includes all four Artist Series concerts for 2006-2007; prices are $85 for adults, $80 for seniors ages 62 and up, and $40 for students. Individual concert ticket pricing is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. (850) 224-9934, theartistseries.com

March 12
Nutcracker Golf Classic
The Tallahassee Ballet’s annual fundraiser includes a shotgun format and golfers receive registration bags filled with great items from local businesses, as well as door prizes. The event also includes a silent auction. SouthWood Golf Club, 3750 Grove Park Drive Registration and lunch take place at 11:30 a.m.; silent-auction bidding begins at noon; the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Entry fees are $115 per individual and $425 for a team of four. (850) 224-6917, tallaballet.com

March 17
Shamrock Scurry 5K
Plan to exercise on St. Patrick’s Day mornin’ with this sponsored event by The Children of Ireland Group. Proceeds benefit children in Ireland and the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Celebration Baptist Church, 3300 Shamrock East. Start times: 5K walk, 8 a.m., children’s 1-mile fun run, 8:15 a.m.; and 5K run, 8:45 a.m. Registration: $15-$20. (850) 321-9352, childrenofireland.us

March 17
‘Barber, Beethoven and Brahms’
The Tallahassee Symphony brings you an evening of music with Miriam Burns as conductor. The symphony will perform Brahms’ “Tragic Overture,” Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” with Carla Conners, soprano; and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7.” Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Westcott Building, Florida State University campus. 8 p.m. For ticket prices, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (850) 644-6500 or visit tallahasseesymphony.org

March 19
Swing into Spring Golf Tournament
Springtime Tallahassee partners with the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation to bring you a full day of fun-filled golf under the oak-covered course at SouthWood Golf Club. A shotgun start and scramble format is slated, followed by an awards reception with many prizes and giveaways. SouthWood Golf Club, 3750 Grove Park Drive. Call (850) 224-5012 for more information.

March 22-25, 29-April 1
‘The New Play Festival’
Florida State University’s School of Theatre presents “The New Play Festival,” which will include short plays, staged readings and interactive events with the writers, audience and performers. Recommended ages: 16 and up. Lab Theatre, Florida State University campus, 502 S. Copeland St. Performance times: March 22-24, March 29-31, 8 p.m.; March 25 and April 1, 2 p.m. For ticket information, call (850) 644-6500 or visit tickets.fsu.edu.

March 23-24
FSU’s Department of Dance MFA Concert
The MFA Concert is in partial fulfillment of Florida State University’s Masters of Fine Arts degree in dance. Featuring Seiji Gammage, Carol L. McCoy and Meg Griffin. Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre, Montgomery Hall, on the Florida State University campus. 8 p.m. Tickets: $6 general admission; free for FSU students. (850) 644-6500, dance.fsu.edu

March 24
45th Annual Pioneer Breakfast
This is one of the Tallahassee Museum’s longest-running traditions; each year, the museum’s Board of Trustees prepares and cooks an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the 1880s farm on the museum grounds. Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive. 7-11 a.m. Prices: $6 for adults, $4 for children. (850) 575-8684, tallahasseemuseum.org

March 24
Asthma Walk 2007
The American Lung Association of Florida’s Big Bend Region welcomes you to its fifth annual Asthma Walk. Help raise awareness and financial support for asthma services in a 2.5-mile walk around downtown Tallahassee. E. Peck Greene Park. Registration is at 8 a.m. the walk begins at 9 a.m. Free. (850) 386-2065, tallyasthmawalk.org

March 24
‘It Takes More Than a Hammer
to Build a House’ 5K Run/Walk
Your participation in this 5K will support us in raising the funds (it takes $45,000) to continue building a Habitat house every four years. All participants will receive a T-shirt and some will receive prizes. Tully Gym Foyer, Florida State University campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Race begins at 9 a.m. Fees: $12 pre-registration before March 15, $15 registration after March 15, group rate is $10 per person for 10 or more people. (850) 644-3285, fsuhabitat.org

March 24-25
16th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival
The Tallahassee Museum will be filled with the smooth and funky sounds of jazz, swing, Dixieland, zydeco, R&B and traditional contemporary blues music. Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $8 for adults; $7.50 for senior citizens and college students with valid ID; $5.50 for children ages 4-15; free for members and children ages 3 and under. (850) 575-8684, tallahasseemuseum.org

March 25
Big Bend Community Orchestra’s
‘The Winners’ Concert’
Support young artists as they perform with the Big Bend Community Orchestra at the Godby High School Auditorium. In January, the orchestra held a Young Artists Competition for orchestral string instruments, and “The Winners” concert features the first- and second-place musicians. 1717 W. Tharpe St. 4 pm. Free. (850) 224-9934, bbco.org

March 26
PACE Center for Girls Golf Open
The Leon PACE Center for Girls is hosting its 13th Annual Golf Open. New this year are opportunities for participants to play a round of golf with celebrity golfers such as FSU Football coach Bobby Bowden and former LPGA golf pro Colleen Walker. Ann Bowden and the FSU football coaches’ wives will host the event, and the proceeds will help fund the educational and therapeutic programs for at-risk adolescent girls at the PACE Center. Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club, 3700 Golden Eagle Drive. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; the shotgun will begin at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $125 per individual, $400 per team of four. (850) 921-9280, golf4pace.com

March 27
‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’
Direct from London’s West End, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” is the smash-hit show that rocks the house with the legendary music of Ray Charles. It’s a non-stop party in which the hits just keep on coming from an on-stage orchestra and a dazzling company of singers and dancers. Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at the Civic Center Box Office, Sam Goody in the Tallahassee Mall, and online at ticketmaster.com. (850) 222-0400, tlccc.org

March 28-April 1
‘My Emperor’s New Clothes’
Highly entertaining, “My Emperor’s New Clothes,” by Larry Shue captures lessons in honesty, pretentiousness and misplaced values. Charles Winter Wood Theatre, Tucker Hall, Florida A&M University campus. Performance times: Monday through Saturday, 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 for adults; $9 for senior citizens; $7 for students; free for FAMU students with ID. The box office is open Monday through Friday, noon-5:30 p.m., and 90 minutes prior to each performance. (850) 561-2425

March 29-April 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’
The Florida State Opera presents Mozart’s supreme opera, “Don Giovanni,” which illustrates the moral “As you live, so shall you die.” Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Westcott Building, Florida State University campus. Performance times: March 29-31, 7:30-11 p.m.; April 1, 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $25, $20 and $12 and can be purchased through the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office. (850) 644-6500, music.fsu.edu/opera.htm

March 30
Springtime Downtown GetDown
Hancock Bank, United Way of the Big Bend and Springtime Tallahassee invite you to come enjoy live entertainment, food, merchants displaying their wares, activities for the kids and much more. The combination block party and food sampler benefits United Way of the Big Bend. Adams Street between Pensacola Street and Park Avenue. 6-10 p.m. Free. (850) 487-8087, uwbb.org

March 31
Springtime Tallahassee 10K Run
The Gulf Winds Track Club presents the Springtime 10K/1-mile road race. The USATF-certified course is challenging and begins with a 3/4-mile downhill stretch, covers rolling hills through the beautiful Myers Park neighborhood, and finishes a half-mile from the start area. Registration and starting line are in front of the Leon County Courthouse on South Monroe Street. Registration begins at 6 a.m.; the race starts at 8 a.m. For the 10K: Early registration is $15 per runner through March 31; family registration is $40 for three runners, with $10 per additional runner; race-day registration is $20 per runner; no-T-shirt option is $10 per runner. For the 1-mile race: Early registration is $8; race-day registration is $10; no-T-shirt option is $5. (850) 383-1361, gulfwinds.org

March 31
American Red Cross Gems & Jeans Gala
The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting its “Gems & Jeans Gala” with a live silent auction, dinner and dancing. This year’s theme is “Cowboy Chic” and will add new excitement to the evening. Goodwood Museum & Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Road. 6-10 p.m. For more information, call (850) 878-6080 or visit cacarc.org

March 31
Springtime Tallahassee
Parade and Jubilee in the Park
You know it’s springtime in Tallahassee when downtown gets ready to celebrate the annual Springtime Tallahassee Parade and Jubilee in the Park. For specific information on events, see the official Springtime Tallahassee program, pages 123-153. Downtown Tallahassee. Jubilee in the Park is 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Springtime Tallahassee parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Free. (850) 224-5012, springtimetallahassee.com

April 7
Lee’s Place 5K Run/Walk
Join Lee’s Place and Gene Deckerhoff for the fifth annual Lee’s Place 5K run/walk where runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to participate. The top overall male and female finishers will receive a new pair of running shoes courtesy of Shaw’s Athletics and each participant is eligible for a raffle prize. Race starts at Lee’s Place, 216 Lake Ella Drive. Registration at 7 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Early registration before March 31 is $12 and $15 regular registration. No t-shirt option is $10. (850) 841-7733, leesplace.org

April 8
Citywide Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny is up to his old tricks  – hiding Easter eggs in Myers Park! Kids up to age 10 are invited to participate in the event, which includes games, an appearance by the Easter Bunny and the culminating event – The Hunt. 912 Myers Park Drive. 1-3 p.m. Free. (850) 891-2856, talgov.com

April 9-11
‘Hairspray’
Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical-comedy phenomenon takes you back to 1962 Baltimore as 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Civic Center Box Office, Sam Goody in the Tallahassee Mall, and online at ticketmaster.com.
(850) 222-0400, tlccc.org

April 12-14
‘Horton Hears a Who’
On the fifteenth of May in the Jungle of Nool . . . Horton the elephant relaxed by the pool. Horton the Elephant represents kindness, trustworthiness and perseverance – all wrapped up, thank goodness, in a comical and even absurd package. Young Actors Theatre, 609 Glenview Drive. Performance times: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission: $3 for Attic Players. (850) 386-6602, youngactorstheatre.com

April 12-14
The Florida Wine Festival
The Brogan Museum hosts its fifth annual celebration featuring fine wine, great food, outstanding performances, exhibitions and more. This year’s Festival celebrates the “Best of 5 Years” with Florida’s new governor, Charlie Crist, serving as honorary chairman. Brogan Museum, 350 S. Duval St. On Thursday, April 12, there will be wine and dinners at partner restaurants for $68 per person. On Friday, April 13, events include reception, a live auction, wine tasting and music from 7 to 11 p.m. for $150 per person. On Saturday, April 14, the free community festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m. (850) 513-0700, Ext. 236; thebrogan.org

April 12-15, 19-22
‘The Full Monty’
Six buddies have a plan to get their lives back together that requires them to triumph over their fears, their nerves and their clothes! Tallahassee Little Theatre, 1861 Thomasville Road. Performance times: Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 2 p.m. Tickets: $16 regular admission; $14 for students and senior citizens. (850) 224-8474, tallahasseelittletheatre.org

April 13-15, April 18-22
‘The Philadelphia Story’
Two years after getting a divorce from C.K. Dexter Haven, Tracy Lord prepared to marry again. However, in the days before her wedding, Haven and a reporter, Macaulay Connor, show up at her doorstep to help Tracy discover for herself that the time to make up your mind about people is never. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Fallon Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building (Call and Copeland Streets), Florida State University campus. Performance times: April 13-14, April 18-21, 8 p.m.; April 15, April 22, 2 p.m. For ticket information, call (850) 644-6500 or visit tickets.fsu.edu

April 14
Leon High School’s ‘Grand Reunion 2’
Celebrating 100 years of graduating classes, this all-day event will allow you to tour Leon High School to see how it has changed over the years and view a “100 Years History” video. After the open house, enjoy a reception, social hour, reunion show with emcee Cheryl Hines and celebration party. For more information on the event, see page 108. Leon High School, 550 E. Tennessee St. 9 a.m. The open house is free; evening entertainment is $32. (850) 921-8176, leon.leon.k12.fl.us

April 14
‘Cruisin’ the Night Away’
Dance the night away with Crooked Shooz at the Girl Scout Council’s ’50s-’60s dance benefit. The evening will include dancing, food, fun and reminiscing with period cars and attire. The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St. 6:30 p.m. Admission: $20 for single tickets, $35 for couples tickets. (850) 386-2131, gscab.org

April 14
WalkAmerica
Premature birth is the No. 1 cause of newborn death in the United States. The March of Dimes’ signature event, WalkAmerica, is coming to Tallahassee to raise money to fund research and programs to prevent premature birth and other threats to infants. Corner of Gaines and Suwannee streets. 9 a.m. A $25 donation is requested. (850) 422-3152, marchofdimes.com/florida

April 15-16
Brad Johnson Charity Golf Classic
The Ronald McDonald House is hosting the Fourth Annual 2007 Brad Johnson Charity Golf Classic. Weekend activities kick off with a “Meet the Pros” dinner party, pairings and an auction on Sunday, April 15. A shotgun start is scheduled for Monday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m., followed by lunch and awards. Golden Eagle Country Club, 3700 Golden Eagle Drive. Sunday, 6-9 p.m. Monday, registration and breakfast at 8 a.m.; shotgun start at 9 a.m. (850) 566-6549, rmhctallahassee.org

April 20
‘High Tea and Hot Topics’: Lecture Series
This month’s hot topic is “Breast Rejuvenation.” Space is limited and reservations are required. Southeastern Plastic Surgery, 2030 Fleishmann Road. 1-3 p.m. Free.
(850) 219-2000, se-plasticsurgery.com

April 20
Wine & Cheese Silent Auction
Members of Good Shepherd Church are sponsoring a fundraiser to assist their friend Jacque Horkan. Associated Industries, 516 N. Adams St. 7:30 p.m. To donate items or for more information, contact Mary Hennessy at (850) 877-8336.

April 21
Spring Concert
The Tallahassee Community Chorus is performing its spring concert. Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Westcott Building, Florida State University campus. 8 p.m. Tickets: $18 general admission; $12 for senior citizens; $5 for students with valid ID. For tickets, call the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office at (850) 644-6500, Beethoven & Company at (850) 894-8700 or Music Masters at (850) 224-6158. For more information, call (850) 668-5394 or visit tcchorus.org

April 21
FSU Coastal and Marine Lab Open House
Come out and experience lab tours, boat trips, children’s activities and more at this annual open-house event. Converse with Florida State University scientists and local naturalists on a wide range of interesting topics while FSU faculty and students perform research on nautical archaeology, marine mammals and other fields of interest. The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, 3618 U.S. Highway 98, St. Teresa. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (850) 697-4120, marinelab.fsu.edu

April 21
Inaugural Belle Vue Spring Golf Tournament
In an effort to raise money for Belle Vue Middle School’s Athletics department, the Golden Leaf Golf & Country Club is hosting a Spring Golf Tournament. Golden Leaf Golf & Country Club, 291 Calvary Ridge Road, Cairo, Ga. Tentative 8 a.m. start. The $50 entry fee is due by Friday, April 13. For more information, e-mail BVMSGolfTourney@mail.bellevue.leon.k12.fl.us

April 21
Drive-in Movie
Keep Tallahassee-Leon County Beautiful, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education, will be showing “Superman: The Movie” at the drive-in. Concessions will be available, no coolers please, for an evening of old fashioned family fun. In case of rain, the show will be on April 22. Cross Creek Place, Mahan Drive and I-10 Exit 209. Activities begin at 4:30 p.m. and show starts at dark. Ticket prices are per carload and are $15 advanced tickets, $20 night of event. (850) 681-8589, ktlcb.com

April 21-22
7th Annual Chain of Parks Art Festival
The LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts is hosting its seventh annual outdoor fine-art festival in downtown Tallahassee’s historic district. More than 100 artists from around the United States will be professionally judged for $12,000 in cash awards. Bring the family and enjoy strolling musicians, food vendors, a kids’ area and more. Park Avenue and Monroe Street. Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (850) 222-8800, lemoyne.org

April 22
Opera Workshop Showcase
The Florida State Opera’s Showcase features scenes, songs and arias from various operas and music theatre pieces. Opperman Music Hall, Kuersteiner Music Building, Florida State University campus. 7:30-11 p.m. Free. (850) 644-5248, music.fsu.edu/opera.htm

April 27
‘Trumpet of the Swan’ Young People’s Concert
The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra brings E.B. White’s story “The Trumpet of the Swan” to life with a musical score and narration. Each child in attendance will receive a copy of the book. Featuring Longineu Parsons, trumpet, and Miriam Burns, conductor. Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Westcott Building, Florida State University campus. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $8 for students; one adult teacher/chaperone free with each 10 students. Registration must be completed by Friday, April 13.
(850) 224-0461, tallahasseesymphony.org

April 27-May 26
‘19th Tri-State Watermedia Competition’
The LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts presents a juried exhibition in collaboration with the Tallahassee Watercolor Society. The opening reception and awards is Friday, April 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, 125 N. Gadsden St. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $1 donation requested from nonmembers; free on Sundays. (850) 222-8800, lemoyne.org

April 28
‘Orchestral Brilliance’
The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra will perform Faure’s “Pelleas and Mellisande”; Sibelius’ “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor,” with Jennifer Koh on violin; Higdon’s “Blue Cathedral”; and Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2.” Miriam Burns will be conducting. Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Westcott Building, Florida State University campus. 8 p.m. For tickets, call the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office at (850) 644-6500. For more information, call (850) 224-0461 or visit tallahasseesymphony.org.

April 28
Blue Ribbon Ball
The Brehon Institute for Family Services hosts its annual Blue Ribbon Ball. Blue martinis, blue beer and the blue carpet will provide guests with an elegant evening of dancing, entertainment and a live auction, with all proceeds benefiting the Brehon Institute. There also will be the unveiling of the 2007 Blue Ribbon Baby Calendar. Florida State University Alumni Center/President’s House, 1030 W. Tennessee St. 8-11 p.m. Tickets: $50 per person and $80 per couple in advance; $60 per person at the door. (850) 222-0200, brehoninstitute.org

April 29
Spring Concert
The Tallahassee Symphony Youth Orchestra presents its annual Spring Concert. At 3:15 p.m., the Chamber Orchestra, TSYO Symphony Orchestra and Chamber groups will perform. At 5 p.m., the Symphonic Strings, Philharmonia and Tallahassee Fiddlers will perform. Opperman Music Hall, Kuersteiner Music Building, Florida State University campus. Free with general seating. (850) 224-9232, tallahasseesymphony.org

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