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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

More Cool Things in Tallahassee

After about two years here in Tallahassee, I'm still trying to figure out where I fit in. I have to admit the community is a kitsch mix of old-Floridian tradition with college-capital culture.

I mean, there's the flea market on Capital Circle where you can buy things like guns, bows with arrows, chickens, jewelry and produce.

Then there's the kitsch, whimsical folk art of Mary Proctor. Have you visited her yet? Head south on Monroe and look to the left - the glittery sparkle from the junk yard is eye-catching. Don't be afraid to visit. Ms. Proctor is a lovely woman and passionate about her art.

Of course, there's the powerful draw of the area's universities. Last night I saw Spike Lee lecture at Ruby Diamond Auditorium (pictured). Even though I've been outta school for oh, too many years, he was inspirational. Hope you enjoy my take on the evening.

What's coming up in Tally?
The First Friday Gallery Hop is this weekend (already?!?!). Tomas Eads Art (www.thomaseadsfineart.com) will host a reception 6 - 9:00 p.m. with the Still Lifes exhibit of Noah Verrier. The gallery describes the still lifes as: "Simple in composition, economically rendered, and beautifully illuminated."

Learned "The Full Monty" playing at the Tallahassee Little Theatre April 12 - 14 at 8:00 p.m. and April 15 & 22 at 2:00 p.m. I haven't seen this on the stage but the movie had me laughing hysterically. I just wonder how they will show the full monty?????

Big Bend Hospice presents "Wind in the Willows" on Thursday, April 12 at the Quincy Music Theatre. It's a benefit performance in memory of Dr. Jessie Furlow:

"Wind in the Willows"
Quincy Music Theatre
118 E. Washington Street
Quincy, FL
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2007
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Benefit Performance: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 general admission
For tickets and information: (850) 701-1341 or www.qmtonline.com

2 Comment(s):

Stacey N. Getz said...

Check this out: www.artofthecatwalk.com

New place. Offers strip cardio classes and high heel workouts, for women only. Cool alternative to the gym. Located across from Cafe Cabernet.

JA Huber said...

Stacey - Lovin' it! Your comment is timely, I was working on an article about options for Tallahassee women to get fit and I included this. Thanks!