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Monthly Archive for February, 2009

Art in Gainesville This Weekend

Thursday (Feb. 26): Watch an espionage thriller about wartime politics in WWII-era Shanghai. “Lust, Caution“ will play at the Reitz Union on UF’s campus for free at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. Friday Night (Feb. 27): Explore Gainesville’s art scene at Artwalk on Friday night. Studios and galleries downtown will stay open late and offer live […]

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Thousands of kids from around the world wrote and illustrated their hopes for President Obama in a free e-book called “Dear Mr. President.” The book, organized by the National Education Association, will be sent in a hard copy to the White House for Obama to see later this year. Children from age 5 to 12 […]

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June-Sept. 2009: La Sabranesque is offering a free two-week trip to France for volunteers who do restoration work on beautiful ruins in the Provence region of France. Volunteers work during weekday mornings and occasional weekday afternoons, while traveling the French countryside and seeing historic sites the rest of the time. A typical day: “a Saturday […]

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Feb. 20 (Friday): Virginia’s tourism council starts giving away 40 free trips to places across the state to mark the 40th anniversary of the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign.  The trips focus on Virginia’s historic sites, wineries and restaurants. Some of the trips: “Eastern Shore Ecothusiast,” “Founding Fathers and Founding Farmers” and “Rock Climbing in […]

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Free Animal Rights Film Festival This Week

Monday to Thursday (Feb. 16-19): Animal Activists of Alachua will show a free series of documentaries on animal rights each Monday night to Thursday night at 8 p.m. at the Reitz Union. The schedule details what will show each night: they will show “Earthlings,” “The Witness,” “Eating Mercifully,” “Man’s Best Friend” and the “Dolphin Project.”

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Today (Feb. 12): A multimedia show takes a lighthearted look at the famous evolutionary theorist’s life and work through song at 7 p.m. tonight at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  Professor Betty Smocovitis will explore the controversy and impact of Darwin’s ideas at “Singing His Praises: Darwin and His Theory in Song and Musical […]

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Today (Feb. 12): Lauren Groff, author of “Delicate Edible Birds,” and Jami Attenberg, author of “Kept Man,” will read their works at 8 p.m. tonight at Goerings Bookstore. Listen to short stories about mid-century American women and a novel about a wife in Brooklyn coming to terms with love and loss because of her husband’s […]

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Valentine’s Day Adopt-A-Thon

Saturday (Feb. 14): Adopting a pet should not be taken lightly — animals aren’t cheap! However, adoption has many benefits and is a humane alternative to buying pets from breeders. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Alachua County Animal Services will hold its “Come Fall in Love” adopt-a-thon from 9:30 to 5:30. If you’re looking […]

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Friday the 13th Fish Fry for $10

Friday (Feb. 13): This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Saturday — which means Friday is the 13th! Celebrate both days at Kate’s Fish Camp at 6 p.m. on Friday. For $10, they’ll give you as much organic, farm-raised catfish, coleslaw, grits, hush puppies, sweet tea and cold beer as you can take. At midnight, you’ll […]

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Two Free Films about Women

Tonight (Feb. 10) at 7 p.m.: As part of the Asian Studies Film Festival, the Hippodrome will show the Japanese classic drama “When A Woman Ascends the Stairs” (Onna ga kaidan wo aguru toki, 1960). The film tells the story of Keiko, an aging geisha who has worked as a hostess her entire life: given […]

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