The Star Center Theatre will present the Off-Broadway hit, “School Girls," which is also known as "The African Mean Girls Play,” a critically acclaimed comedy by Jocelyn Bioh.

Directed by Brenadette Harper, the play centers on Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, who has her sights set on the Miss Universe Pageant. But, her plans may be derailed by Ericka, a beautiful and talented new student.

The play will conclude its run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday–Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Star Center Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Tickets will cost $15 for adults and $10 for students, and will be available at the door or online at https://bit.ly/2Ok6rAk.

 

50th Anniversary of Woodstock celebration on tap this weekend.

This weeks "Free Fridays Concert Series" will be a Woodstock tribute concert featuring "The Relics."

The famous Woodstock concert was held in upstate New York 50 years ago and was considered by many as "three days of peace and music" at the height of turbulent social unreast in the United States.

The free concert will be held from 8-10 p.m. Friday at the Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza at 111 E. University Ave.

David Ballard, event coordinator for the city of Gainesville, said the concert is the brainchild of local musician Bob McPeek, who proposed it 10 years ago for the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock concert, which was attended by more 3,000 people.

Joining McPeek on stage will be The Relics, which include Janet Rucker on guitar and vocals, Fagan Arouh on guitar and vocals, David Ottenberg on bass and vocals, Rob Rothschild on drums and percussion, Brad Bangstad on keyboards and vocals, Cathy DeWitt on piano and vocals and Michelle Ott on vocals and percussion. Actor and singer Gregg Jones will serve as emcee, Woodstock announcer and vocalist.

 

 

The critically acclaimed three-hour, 44-minute Oscar®-Winning “Woodstock” documentary will be shown for one-night only at 7 p.m. Thursday at Regal Butler Town Center 14, 3101 SW 35th Blvd.

The documentary features 32 acts that defined a generation, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jefferson Airplane and Joan Baez.

For tickets, call the theatre or visit www.fathomevents.com