Scene Calendar: Jazz on the Green, BalletX, Clean Creek Fest, Tioga Outdoor Movie Night

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MUSIC

The Drifters, The Platters and Cornell Gunter Coasters: 5 and 8 p.m. today, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $59.50-$69.50. (pvconcerthall.com) Spend a nostalgic evening with three of the world's most beloved musical groups who were instrumental in creating the rock ’n’ roll/ doo wop sound.

Get the Led Out: 8 p.m. today, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $27.50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Back by popular demand, Get the Led Out are a favorite with fans of Led Zeppelin. Get The Led Out brings the recordings of Led Zeppelin like “All of My Love,” “Ramble On,” “Tangerine,” “Kashmir” and more to life in this high-energy concert experience.

Jazz on the Green: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Celebration Pointe, Celebration Pointe Avenue off of Interstate 75 and Archer Road. Free. (celebrationpointe.com) Live music by Oak Hall students on the stage in the promenade, food and drinks, lawn games and more.

Music at Holy Trinity Series: 4 p.m. Sunday, Holy Trinity Church. 100 NE First St. Free; donations accepted for the Holy Trinity Music Fund. (holytrinitygnv.org) “Portraits and Landscapes” concert featuring Tania Moldovan on violin, Dr. Chris Goddard on piano and Will Winter on French horn playing the music of Debussy, Brahms, American composer Luke Carlson and more. A reception (wine and hors d’oeuvres) will follow.

Graham Nash: 7 p.m. Sunday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $88.50-$98.50. (pvconcerthall.com) Per artist requirement, proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours is required. In the absence of the negative test, proof of vaccination may be accepted. The artist asks that all patrons wear a mask.

The Nighthawks: 7 p.m. Sunday, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 North Central Florida Blues Society members. (ncfblues.org) The Nighthawks have built a reputation as a live band touring, and were often called “the hardest working band in America.”

Zach Williams: 7 p.m. Sunday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $23.25-$202.50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Grammy Award winner Zach Williams and his signature blend of southern rock, country and faith-filled songwriting are truly unlike anything else in contemporary Christian music today.

Lyle Lovett And His Acoustic Group: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $34.50-$79.50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Grammy-winning Americana country singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett is best known for his smooth vocals and legendary lyrics. His hits include “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” “If I had a Boat”, “She’s no Lady,” “Sleep Inside This House” and more.

Live and Local Winter Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursday, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/livelocaloct, bit.ly/livelocalnov, bit.ly/livelocaldec) All-ages concert series featuring Gainesville's best and brightest emerging talent. The line ups will include emerging bands, singer/songwriters and independent artists, and offer a diverse mix of musicians that are local or connected to Gainesville's music community. Today will feature Dion Dia Records showcasing their talent in a rescheduled performance from last summer.

Suwannee Spring Reunion: All day Thursday-March 20, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak. Tickets: Visit website for details. (bit.ly/springreunion22) Fourth annual concert featuring performances by Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sierra Hull, Peter Rowan, Donna The Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Roy Book Binder, Jon Stickley Trio and more.

Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional: 6 p.m. Thursday, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $25-$59.50. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) The popular 2000s-era bands will perform.

THEATER

“Living on Love”: 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through March 27, Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $15-$42. (thehipp.org) When world-renowned soprano Raquel De Angelis’ husband, Vito, the larger-than-life maestro, becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, sparks fly, silverware is thrown and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways in this hilarious comedy.

Kountry Wayne: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $39-$79. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Recently named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2021, Kountry Wayne has garnered a loyal following from his widely popular digital sketches and hilarious standup, generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers within the entertainment industry as one of comedy’s most notable rising stars.

Blue Man Group: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$70. (performingarts.ufl.edu, 392-2787) Signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy.

“The Producers”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays opening Thursday and running through April 10, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit!

DANCE

Spring Concert: 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $15. (392-2787, performingarts.ufl.edu) Danscompany of Gainesville’s annual presentation, this year celebrating the works of Nina Cameron.

BalletX: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $10-$40. (392-2787, performingarts.ufl.edu) Distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers will forge new works brimming with athleticism, emotion and grace.

BENEFITS

Clean Creek Fest: 3-8 p.m. supply pick up today; noon collection and festival Saturday, First Magnitude Brewing Company: 1220 SE Veitch St. Free. (bit.ly/creekfest22) Pick up supplies and volunteer today. Clean Creek Fest Day begins at noon Sunday. Bring all collected trash to First Magnitude Brewing Co. to weigh and toss into the CCF dumpster, then enjoy a free drink for volunteering, art show, market and live music all day.

Champagne Gala: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Legacy Park Multipurpose Center, 15400 Peggy Road, Alachua. Tickets: Starting at $250. (champagnegala.org, dancealive.org) Fundraiser featuring dining, dancing, silent auction, Dance Alive dancers and celebrity stars, and dancing to live music by Gosia and Ali.

ET CETERA

Feeling Lucky in Depot: 6-11:30 p.m. nightly through March 31, Depot Park, 870 SE Fourth St. Free. (bit.ly/luckydepot22) Depot Park is decorated with shamrocks, clover and all things green. Restrooms close at 8:30 p.m.

Tioga Outdoor Movie Night Series: 7 p.m. today, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) Kick off the 2022 Tioga Movie Night Series with the Disney film “Encanto.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy the movie under the stars. Upcoming movies include “Peter Rabbit 2” on April 8, “Luca” on May 13, “Soul” on June 17, “Sing 2” on July 8 and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” on Aug. 12.

Art at the Depot Festival: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Historical Archer Depot railroad station, 16994 SW 134th Ave. Free entry. (archerhistoricalsociety.org) Annual family friendly event in its sixth year featuring vendors, children’s area, crafts, games and entertainment.

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Road. Cost: $4 per vehicle, $2 pedestrian or bicyclist. (bit.ly/devilsmill) Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

Guided Hike on Rim Ramble: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park North Entrance, 4801 Camp Ranch Road. Admission: $4 per vehicle. (bit.ly/rrhike21) This 1.5 mile trail meanders through a dense upland forest and sinkhole-rich topography. The terrain varies from level ground to gently rolling hills. This hike takes participants into areas of the park that are not open to the public. The walk originates at the La Chua Trail Horse Barn. Sign-up at the Interpretive Trailer located by the Horse Barn.

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E. County Road 225. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 ages 2-11, free ages 1 and younger; $45 motorized-vehicle tours. (carsonspringswildlife.org, 468-2827, contact@cswildlife.org) Take a tour — on foot or in a tour vehicle — of Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation with big-cat feeding demonstrations and up-close encounters with the animals.

Historic Haile Homestead Tour: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 Archer Road. Entrance: $5 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger. (hailehomestead.org) The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the nation for its "Talking Walls.''

Two Old Goats Farm Open Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Two Old Goats Farm, 245 Lynne Drive, Hollister. Entrance: $5. (twooldgoatsplaytime.com) Working family farm will be open to the public featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, games, farm tour and hay rides. A large pavilion with tables is available.

Lower Suwannee Art and Nature Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Glen Dyals Park, 21354 SE SR 349, Suwannee. Free entry. (bit.ly/suwanfest) Fine art, jewelry, crafts, honey and more. Sample local food. Bring your family, your boats, bikes and kayaks to explore the refuge after the festival.

Horse Feeding: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses, 20307 NW CR 235A, Alachua. Entrance: Bag of carrots. (millcreekfarm.org) The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime care to elderly horses seized by law enforcement agencies, rescued by the SPCA or humane societies, as well as horses retired from government service such as police patrol or state and federal parks.

Back the Blue Fest Alachua County: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, High Springs Civic Center, 19107 NW 240th St., High Springs. Free entry. (bit.ly/bluefest22) Inaugural event to honor and show support of Alachua County law enforcement featuring live bands, vendors, food, bounce houses, emergency vehicle display, face painting, dunk tank, games, photos, and a Blue Fun Run where families can run and donate toward sponsoring two high school graduates who are interested in attending the police academy.

Celebrating High Springs History: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, High Springs City Hall, 23718 W. U.S. 27. Free. (heartofhighsprings.org) Part of “Celebrating History, Celebrating Art.” The event will feature an exhibit of collected historic stories, free picture scanning, a presentation on the history of High Springs, art activities for all ages and the launch of the new walking tour of existing High Springs murals.

Beat the Beast Southern Tour Rodeo: 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 30; 7 p.m. April 9, Rock Star Arena, 20751 NW 87th Ave. Road, Micanopy. Tickets: $12, free ages 5 and younger. (bit.ly/beast22) Touring rodeo.

Gainesville Street Rods Cruz-In: 6 p.m. Saturday, Publix Super Market at Springhill Commons, 9200 NW 39th Ave. Free admission. (bit.ly/marcruz) Vehicles, music and conversation.

Haile Equestrian Center Movie Nights: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Haile Equestrian Center, 7680 SW 46th Blvd. Cost: Free for Haile Equestrian members, $40 for non-members. (haileequestrian.com) From classic horse movies to current films, these movie nights are all about horses. Popcorn and drinks provided, bring other movie snacks if you wish and a comfy blanket to watch with.

Depot Park Sunset Movie Series: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Depot Park, 870 SE Fourth St. Free. (bit.ly/depotmarmov) Spread out across the many social circles painted on the Open Lawn, watch the sunset and enjoy dinner or a sweet treat from a food truck, then watch "Encanto" on the big screen.

Collected Stories: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-March 18, High Springs Branch Library, 23779 W. U.S. 27. Free. (heartofhighsprings.org) Part of “Celebrating History, Celebrating Art.” The Heart of High Springs’ exhibit of a sampling of collected stories will be on display in the public meeting room.

Sweetwater Wetlands Tour: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 Williston Road. Tickets: Free with park admission of $5 per car or $2 per person for bicyclists, pedestrians and buses. (sweetwaterwetlands.org, 393-8437) Get out into nature during a ranger-led tour. Online pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Only 10 spaces per tour are available.

“A Conversation: Building Community Through Preservation of History”: 4 p.m. Sunday and 5 p.m. Wednesday, High Springs Branch Library, 23779 W. U.S. 27. Free. (heartofhighsprings.org) Part of “Celebrating History, Celebrating Art.” Attendees can join Doug and Nora Hancock, father and daughter muralists, as well as Ross Ambrose, local business owner, elected official and a founding board member of The Heart of High Springs, for a conversation about telling stories through art.

Museum in the Parks: Nature Photography: 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, 6239 State Road 21, Keystone Heights. Cost: $14 per adult/child pair, includes park entrance fee; $6 per additional person. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu) Dive into the world of photography and see what it takes to get a perfect shot. Take part in a hike to practice new photography skills alongside museum photographers. Bring your phones, tablets, DSLRs or any other camera you use and learn tips and techniques to take beautiful photos. Cameras are not provided. Best suited for children in grades K-6.

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks: 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays through May 25, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road. Admission: $5 per vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes. (alachuaaudubon.org) Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a two- to three-hour guided walking tour. Birders of all levels welcome. Walks are led by volunteers from Alachua Audubon Society with assistance from Sweetwater Wetlands Park rangers.

Barnyard Buddies: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free; registration required. (bit.ly/barnbuddies2021) Weekly program where youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals by helping staff with afternoon feeding. Number of participants will be limited. All attendees must register for each session. Tickets will be made available the Thursday before the next program. Facial coverings are required for all participants over the age of 6 unless exempt. Animals love donations of carrots, squash, apples, sweet potatoes and melons.

High Springs History Trivia: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, High Springs Brewing Company, 18562 NW 237th St. Free. (heartofhighsprings.org) Part of “Celebrating History, Celebrating Art.” Event with local historian “Railroad Bob” Watson and MC Tyler Lynch. The scheduled food truck is Filipino Flavors.

CASTING CALL

“August: Osage County”: 7 p.m. March 20-21 auditions, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. and online. (bit.ly/augauditionsweb, bit.ly/augauditions22, bit.ly/augonlineinfo) Performance dates: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays plus 2 p.m. Sundays May 13-29, 2022. Roles can be found online.

ART

Artisans' Guild Gallery: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Second Sunday Art Market featuring local artists and makers, food trucks and live music. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 224 NW Second Ave. (378-1383, artisansguildgallery.com)

Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: “Fabric Frontiers — Textiles and Technology” on display through May 1; “Tech Tapestry — Threads of Invention” on display through May 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001, cademuseum.org)

Cedar Key Arts Center: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Eco Painting with Sandi Jackson; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday Fabric Panel Workshop (Part 1 of 2) with Bunny Hand; 2-4 p.m. Tuesday Poets; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday Watercolor Tea with Sandi Allen; 9 a.m. Wednesday Boat Builders; 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesday Shark Sewing Club. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 457 Second St., Cedar Key. (543-5801, cedarkeyartscenter.org)

Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center: “Unapologetic!” on display through August. The exhibit features works by local Gainesville artist, Yvonne Ferguson with images of cultural and human rights icons as well as notable and groundbreaking musicians. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and by appointment for schools and other groups. 837 SE Seventh Ave. (226-8321, info@cottonclubmuseum.com)

Florida Museum of Natural History: Standing exhibits include the “Our Changing Climate: Past and Present,” “Butterfly Rainforest,” “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land,” “Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife,” “South Florida People & Environments,” “Exploring Our World,” “Fossil Plant Garden” and “Florida Wildflower & Butterfly Garden.” All standing exhibits are free, but regular admission fees apply to enter the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit: $14 for adults ($12 for Florida residents and seniors) and $7 for ages 3-17. Admission is free for museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000)

Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: “Process” on display through March 19; “Mythologies” and student shows on display March 22-April 23; “The Future: Conserving Our Earth” on display April 26-May 31. Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1314 S. Main St. (gainesvillefinearts.org, info@gainsevillefinearts.org)

Harn Museum of Art: “Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection,drawn exclusively from the collection of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros to foster cultural exchange and enrichment of the arts, on display through April 24; “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Sept. 25; “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Oct. 1, 2023; “She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China,” which unravels the intersecting roles women played as subjects, artists and consumers of art in traditional, modern and contemporary China, on display through March 24, 2024. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 3259 Hull Road. Free. (392-9826)

Matheson History Museum: “We're Tired of Asking: Black Thursday and Civil Rights at the University of Florida,which follows one slice of African American history in Gainesville, currently on display online and in person; “When Johnny Came Marching Home: Some Gave All – All Gave Some,remembering those who came home from war with both physical and mental wounds, on display outside; “Trailblazers: 150 Years of Alachua County Women,celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States, on display. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)

Melrose Bay Art Gallery: “Abstracting Color and Light,featuring work by Alfred Phillips, on display through March 20; “2022 Open Air Arts,” featuring new work by 35 regional artists, set for March 25-May 1. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. 103 State Road 26, Melrose (475-3866, melrosebayartgallery.com)

Sweetwater Print Cooperative: "A Menagerie of Words: Zoomorphs and other Calligrams," calligraphy in various languages by Joon Thomas in the forms of animals, on display through March 23. Masks required, social distancing appreciated. Gallery hours: By appointment. 117 S. Main St. (514-3838)

ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES

Good News Arts Inc.: “Blood Orange,” featuring work by artist Brittany Watkins, on display beginning March 19; reception 5-8 p.m. March 19. Her brightly colored, laborious installations and performances examine contemporary society through a lens of psycho-analysis and social critique by deconstructing everyday objects, actions and experiences. These conceptual investigations reside somewhere between public and private space, reflecting a framework of larger social issues; 10 a.m.-noon March 19 workshop featuring the Cyanotype Process. Participants can register at goodnewsarts.com. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 18555 Main St., High Springs. (goodnewsarts.com)

This article originally appeared on The Gainesville Sun: Scene Calendar: Jazz on the Green, BalletX, Clean Creek Fest, more