Seven Days of Opening Nights, Florida State’s annual festival of the fine and performing arts, will go on the road for its 2009 season, set for February 13 through March 1, with a special add-on performance April 16. Since FSU’s Ruby Diamond Auditorium is undergoing renovation, Seven Days performances have been scheduled at 10 venues in and around Tallahassee.
With musical acts that together form a celebration of American roots music, plus a tragedy/comedy meld of Shakespeare and The Simpsons, flamenco dance, indie film, Pulitzer-Prize winning authors, touring art exhibits from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and more, Seven Days 2009 offers an eclectic, exciting mix of events.
Slated for Seven Days 2009:
|February 13||Opening Reception and Exhibitions, Museum of Fine Arts, FSU|
|February 13||The Blind Boys of Alabama & Mavis Staples, Bethel AME Church|
|February 16||Author Junot Diaz, University Center Club Ballroom, FSU|
|February 17||Noche Flamenca, Nancy Smith-Fichter Dance Theatre, FSU|
|February 18||Noche Flamenca, Nancy Smith-Fichter Dance Theatre, FSU|
|February 19||Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin, The Moon|
|February 20||MacHomer performed by Rick Miller, TCC|
|February 21||MacHomer performed by Rick Miller, TCC|
|February 22||Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville|
|February 23||Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Opperman Music Hall, FSU|
|February 24||Dianne Reeves & the Marcus Roberts Trio, Lee Hall, FAMU|
|February 26||Turtle Island String Quartet, TCC|
|February 27||Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Christian Heritage Church|
|February 28||Sundance Film Festival director Geoffrey Gilmore, Student Life Cinema, FSU|
|March 1||Dr. John and the Lower 11 and the Neville Brothers, The Moon|
|April 16||Author and commentator David Sedaris, University Center Club Ballroom, FSU|
Priority ticket sales for members begin September 29 and run through November 3, with ordering periods depending on level of membership. Ticket sales for the general public begin November 4. For more information about membership, visit www.sevendaysfestival.org or call 850-644-7670.