Music: Slapstick plays reunion show at The Moon
Once upon a time – 41 years ago in fact – a band called Slapstick. It was a real supergroup of local players from various other bands who came together to shred the content of a songbook stuffed with classic rock hits, originals, and whatever else they collectively liked. The group was, and still is, wildly popular – the massive weight of the dance fans could cause the Bullwinkle’s back deck to shake like an earthquake. Slapstick – starring John Kurzweg, Terry Simpson, Richard Tengstedt, Steve Taff, Perry Nelson and Jim Graham – meets for its 10th Annual Reunion Show at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St. Tickets are at $ 15 general admission, $ 20 reserved seats. Visit moonevents.com.
Festival of world cultures
Delicious food, exciting shows, shopping and free classes await you at the third annual World Culture Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 8 at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 3720 Capital Circle SE. Participants can expect to find their favorites such as the FAMU Gospel Choir, Mau’oli’oli Dancers and El Criollo Grill, as well as new additions such as Native Spirit Jewelry, RikSha Tacos and Raga Prana and Friends. Showcasing traditions from around the world, this family-friendly event has something for everyone. The event, presented by Good Samaritan UMC, was organized by a group with a vision to create an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about religions, philosophies and cultures different from their own through a engagement with an emphasis on experience, information and education. For more information, visit www.wcftally.com.
Two events make short films
Oscar shorts: This year’s Oscar-nominated shorts feature stories from around the world, including the bright and colorful “Hair Love,” which tells the heartwarming story of an African-American father styling his daughter’s hair for the first time. The Tallahassee Film Society will present all nominated shorts at the All Saints Cinema ahead of the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9. ; Live Action Short Films: 4 p.m. Saturday, February 8. Visit www.tallahasseefilms.com for more information.
The 8th Annual Tally Shorts Film Festival is February 7-8 at the Turner Auditorium at Tallahassee Community College. Get a slice of the movies from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Over the weekend there will be 12 hours of the best short film from this year’s competition. An All Fest Pass gives you access to the opening night screening (a sample of all the selected films), the Saturday Morning Filmmaker Meet and Greet and all the Saturday films (the films are shown on two screens simultaneously) . Tickets are $ 20 to $ 18. The Opening Night (after the Opening Night screening) and the Saturday Night Awards Ceremony (after the last film) are open to pass holders and the public.
Theater: ‘Magic Tree House’ at Young Actors
The Young Actors Theater presents the premiere of “Magic Tree House” in Tallahassee from February 7th to 16th. As siblings Jack and Annie Smith set out to explore one afternoon, they stumble upon a treehouse full of books. They soon discover that the treehouse is magical and can transport them to the exciting and mysterious places found in the pages. Based on Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House series, this adventure will delight audiences of all ages. The performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 7; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 8; and 7 p.m. on Sunday February 9 and again next week. The Young Actors Theater is located at 609 Glenview Drive. Tickets cost $ 14 for children (12 and under); $ 16 for students; $ 18 for seniors and $ 20 for adults. Visit youngactorstheatre.com.
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