Limelight Extra: Explore ‘Broken Ground,’ two ‘Beauties’ Neil Coker and Mark Hinson, Democrat writer and senior writer
Published 1:50 p.m. ET Feb. 14, 2017 | Updated 2:45 p.m. ET Feb. 14, 2017
Movies THE FULL SPA TREATMENT: After a mentally unstable executive from Wall Street dashes off to a remote sanatorium in Switzerland, a young broker (Dane DeHaan) arrives to fetch the runaway and gets dragged into the hellish spa as a patient in the horror flick “A Cure For Wellness.” It’s rated R and opens Fridayat AMC 20 and Governor’s Square. (Photo: Special to the Democrat)
SCUFFLE IN THE SCHOOL YARD: On the last day of school, a meek teacher (Charlie Day) is challenged to a brawl by an angry educator (Ice Cube) after classes are over in the raunchy comedy “Fist Fight.” It’s
rated R and opens Fridayat AMC 20 and Governor’s Square. LOOK OUT FOR FLYING LIZARDS: A mercenary (Matt Damon) with excellent archery skills is taken prisoner but later used as a warrior when flying, lizard-like beasts attack China during ancient times in the action pic “The Great Wall.” It’s rated PG-13 and opens Fridayat AMC 20 and Governor’s Square.
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ...: Catch up on the latest batch of Oscar-nominated animated shorts, live action shorts and documentary shorts this weekend when The Tallahassee Film Society screens the mini-movies at various times at All Saints Cinema, in the Amtrak station of Railroad Avenue. The animated pics run Friday through Sunday. Catch the live action shorts on Saturday and Sunday. The documentary shorts are slotted for Feb. 26. The films are not rated. Visit www.tallahasseefilms.com. BOOK A TRIP TO THE MIDDLE EAST: The Middle East Film Festival kicks off with a screening of “Borrowed Identity” (2014) at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Askew Student Life Cinema, 942 Learning Way, on the Florida State campus. It tells the story of an intellectually gifted Palestinian teen attending an elite Jewish prep school across the border who falls in love with an Israeli girl in his class. It’s subtitled. The four-day film festival rolls on with a reception at 6:45 p.m. after “Borrowed Identity” in the Askew Center and then a screening of the Oscar-nominated, subtitled “Mustang” (2015) from Turkey at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday. For a complete rundown of the festival, visit www.mec.fsu.edu (http://www.mec.fsu.edu/). It’s all free and open to the public. Theater TALE AS OLD AS TIME: Disney’s first crack at adapting one of its animated films for the stage springs to life with two local, silmultaneous productions of “Beauty and the Beast,” the tale of a French bookworm and her captor, a hideous beast who must find love or remain forever cursed. The School of Theatre at Florida State is putting it on at the Fallon Theatre, 540 W Call St., and opens 8 p.m. Thursday. It runs that time through Saturday, as well as Feb. 21-24. It also runs Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. It’s $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students. Call 644-6500 or visit tickets.fsu.edu. In nearby Quincy, “Beauty and the Beast” is also playing at the Quincy Music Theatre, 118 E Washington St., starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, running again that time Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Those times repeat next week, with an additional 2:30 p.m. performance next Saturday. It’s $18, or $15 for students, seniors, and military. For tickets, call 875-9444 or visit www.qmt.org (http://www.qmt.org/). Dance STEP INTO AN IRISH WINTER: For its 11th anniversary, Killearn Performing Arts and the Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers will present their annual production of “The Snow Queen” at Theatre Tallahassee, 1861 Thomasville Road. Set to music, the cast members will dance their way through Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale about an Irish lass who embarks on a journey to save her love from the wicked title character. It’s being performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children under 12 or students with ID. YOU GO, ‘FANGIRL’: Florida State University graduate student Amanda Sieradazki meshes together dance, popular music and poetry in her original stage piece titled “fangirl & the liner notes” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Warehouse, 706 W. Gaines St. It’s free and open to the public. Art BACK TO THE ‘LAND’: Nationally known artists such as Bill Gilbert, Lucy Raven, Erika Osborne, Cathleen Faubert and more turn their eyes to the natural world when the exhibition “Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art” opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, 530 W. Call St. The gallery is also displaying the exhibits “Honest Visions: Artists and Autism” and “Cinema Judaica: The War Years.” They are all a part of the Opening Nights Performing Arts festival and are free and open to the public. Visit www.openingnights.fsu.edu. ART ALL OVER THE PLACE: Catch live music acts (Faking Jazz, Satin Vibes, Rob Ohtis), check out student-made art or stop to paint your own minimasterpiece during the “Untitled: An Interactive Art Experience” starting at 7 p.m. Friday on the Union Green and then moving indoors for music at 9 p.m. at the Club Downunder, in the Florida Student Union. It’s free and open to the public. Festivals ENJOY SOME BAZAAR BEHAVIOR: Learn origami, watch belly-dancers, nibble on snacks from around the world, soak in world music and more when the 22nd Annual International Bazaar sets up shop from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Union Ballrooms at the Florida State Student Union. It’s free and open to the public. START A WAR THIS WEEKEND: Travel back to the 1860s to witness the 41st Annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Olustee at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at The Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park off Interstate 10 near Lake City. Admission is $10 general public, $5 students and free for children (5 and under). A warm-up battle re-enactment is also being staged at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.oulusteefestival.com. THE FIRE NEXT TIME: Bring the family along for wagon rides, live bluegrass music by Crossroad, wildlife demonstrations and educational talks about prescribed burns during the Red Hills Fire Festival that runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Dr. near the Florida-Georgia state line. It’s not a bad idea to bring folding chairs and blankets. The Fire Festival is free and open to the public. Music IT’S BEEN A LANG LANG TIME: World famous concert pianist Lang Lang (pronounced Long Long) makes his debut performance at the Opening Nights Performing Arts festival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The program boasts works by Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Manuel De Falla, Enrique Granados and Isaac Albeniz. Tickets are $15, $80, $95 and $110. Call 644-6500 or visit www.openingnights.fsu.edu (http://www.openingnights.fsu.edu/). CATCH THE COLTRANE: Tenor sax player Tim Warfield joins Florida State’s Jazz Ensemble I for a performance of “A Love Supreme (Suite)” by John Coltrane and other works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 general public; $7 seniors and non-FSU students; free for FSU students. Call 645-7949. ENJOY A THERAPY SESSION: Get ready to rock when Bryan Lee & Six String Therapy plugs in at 9 p.m. Friday at The Bradfordville Blues Club, 7152 Moses Lane. Tickets are $20 advance and $25 day of the show. Visit www.bradfordvilleblues.com. GO SWIM IN THE AQUARIUM: Drink in your fill of twangy, heart-aching, hard-boozing songs when American Aquarium returns with a new batch of hard-bitten tunes starting at 8 p.m. Saturday at Fifth & Thomas, 1122 Thomasville Road in Midtown. Atlanta’s Brother Hawk is opening the show. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 day of the show. Visit www.fifthandthomas.com. ACME IS READY TO JAM: The Acme Rhythm & Blues band moves the dance party down the street for an evening of grooving tunes from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Junction @ Monroe, 2011 S. Monroe St. Tickets are $10 general admission and $15 reserved seat. Visit www.junctionatmonroe.com. BRUCE KATZ IS BACK: Berklee School of Music-trained keyboardist Bruce Katz — who has played with everyone from Big Mama Thornton to The Allman Brothers Band to Barrence Whitfield and the Savages — brings The Bruce Katz Band back to one of his favorite venues at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Bradfordville Blues Club, 7152 Moses Lane. Tickets are $20 advance and $25 day of the show. Visit www.bradfordvilleblues.com. BACH TO BASICS: Hear the talents of 18 students under 18 as they throw down in an honors competition of Baroque music at the Tallahassee Bach Parley’s “Kids Go for B’roque” concert. It’s 3 p.m. Saturday at the Maguire Center at Westminster Oaks, 4449 Meandering Way. It’s free, familyfriendly, and open to the public. Visit TallahasseeBachParley.org/KGFB TOBYMAC GETS ‘DEEP’: Grammy Award-winning Chrisitan hip-hop perform TobyMac rolls into the city with his “Hits Deep Tour” at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Tucker Civic Center. Tickets are $15, $19.75 and $28.75. Visit www.tuckerciviccenter.com. Read or Share this story: http://on.tdo.com/2lgrtQo