Downtown Tallahassee Events

February 2015

PIPER KERMAN

In her memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, Piper Kerman recounts the 15 months that she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility for a crime she had committed ten years prior as a very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. Compelling, moving, and often hilarious, the stories of the women she met while in prison raise issues of friendship and family, mental illness, the odd cliques and codes of behavior, the role of religion, the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailor, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison.

“I loved this book. It’s a story rich with humor, pathos, and redemption... I will never forget it.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

The memoir was...

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP @ THE FOOD TRUCK COURT

Every Wednesday members of the Tallahassee Food Truck Association gather at the Downtown Food Truck Court for a weekly lunch roundup. The Food Truck Court is located just off Gaines Street at 725 S Brunough Street. Each week from 11am to 2pm you will find a gathering of some of the city's best Food Trucks! 

The Wednesday Roundup is the perfect place to grab a quick bite and enjoy the beauty of Tallahassee's Downtown. The Food Truck Court is convient to everyone working Downtown and makes for a unique place to take in lunch each Wednesday.

Come on out and give the Wedensday Roundup a try! You can learn more about which trucks will be there each week by following the Tallahassee Food Truck Association on Facebook at ...

CAMERON CARPENTER

A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Cameron Carpenter’s approach to the organ is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure, and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach and Cesar Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his original compositions, and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists – is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album.

“Cameron Carpenter is one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument... He is a smasher of cultural and classical music taboos. He is technically the most...

THE KING’S SINGERS

One of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing, they are also consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit.

“They make splendid use of vocal arrangements to tap into current cultural idiom. Fusing forms, timbres and styles, they turn education and entertainment into art and back again.” – The New York Times

With a discography of over 150 recordings, the group’s contribution to classical recording was recognized when they were selected to join the Gramophone Hall of Fame in June...

BHANGRA ‘N’ BRASS: DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND & RED BARAAT

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games, and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries on five continents. The Dirty Dozen have been featured guests on albums by artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Widespread Panic, and the Black Crowes.

“...the Dirty Dozen Brass Band continues to be a national treasure; steeped in both the past and present, impossible to...

Second Saturday Space Mission Simulation: Think you have what it takes to be an astronaut?  You can experience the next best thing to space travel at the Challenger Learning Center Space Mission Simulator  – now open to the public.  On the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm you will have the opportunity to be a part of a NASA mission to the moon, voyage to Mars or rendezvous with a comet. You’ll take on the role of a life support scientist, navigator, probe engineer, medic or communications specialist inside the mission control room and onboard the space station lab. The cost for your trip to outer space is $10 per-person for CLC members and $15 per-person for non-members. These opportunities are first-come, first-serve and...

2nd Saturday Family Programs at the Museum of Florida History offer hands-on history for every member of the family. The program, admission, and parking are free.

To learn more about the programs each month visit http://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/news/calendar/secondSaturday.cfm

PRISM

After returning from their performance in California for the 2013 BCS National Championships, PRISM returns for yet another magnificently conceived and beautifully played performance. Featuring music students from Florida State’s top-ranked College of Music, PRISM covers the spectrum of band activities at Florida State. Chamber Winds, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles, and the Marching Chiefs, are just a few of the ensembles performing in the annual event.

The Tallahassee Democrat shares, “The PRISM shows are built on a more-is-more philosophy. A saxophone ensemble might pop up in the balcony, followed by ten tuba players on the stage and then a marching band might come stomping down the aisles. It’s a sonic collage of barely controlled madness. PRISM’s contrast...

A MOVIE YOU HAVEN’T SEEN

Since its inception in 1999, Opening Nights has presented an annual film. Silent films, local creations, Oscar® nominees, and international film circuit delights – each has added to the collective cinema experience in Tallahassee. This year’s selected film will be appropriate for all audiences and will be followed by a panel discussion with industry professionals. Presented collaboratively with the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program, this experience is sure to inspire, entertain, and educate.

 

http://openingnights.fsu.edu/performers/a-movie-you-havent-seen

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP @ THE FOOD TRUCK COURT

Every Wednesday members of the Tallahassee Food Truck Association gather at the Downtown Food Truck Court for a weekly lunch roundup. The Food Truck Court is located just off Gaines Street at 725 S Brunough Street. Each week from 11am to 2pm you will find a gathering of some of the city's best Food Trucks! 

The Wednesday Roundup is the perfect place to grab a quick bite and enjoy the beauty of Tallahassee's Downtown. The Food Truck Court is convient to everyone working Downtown and makes for a unique place to take in lunch each Wednesday.

Come on out and give the Wedensday Roundup a try! You can learn more about which trucks will be there each week by following the Tallahassee Food Truck Association on Facebook at ...

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